Conferences, Meetings, & Webinars 8/10/13

Professional Growth & Development Opportunities from ALCTS; ASCLA; RUSA; 

alcts logoUsing Open Refine to Update, Clean up and Link your Metadata to the Wider World

Date: September 18, 2013

All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time

Description: Missspelings, extra spaces, random; punctuation/ and wEird capitalizaTion: Are any of these issues with your metadata? Open Refine (formerly Google Refine) is a powerful tool that can solve all of these problems with a single click. Even more amazing, Open Refine allows you to transform your data from one format to another, extend it with web services, and even connect it to linked data sources like Freebase. This presentation will show just how useful this tool can be for local database projects like the Minneapolis Community & Technical College Zine Collection as well as messy MARC records in your ILS. The world of metadata has been rapidly changing and it’s time to get your data out of the 90’s, clean it up and be ready to link to the wider world of information!

Presenters:

Sarah Weeks is Head of Tech Services for the St Olaf College Libraries. She received her MLS from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and worked as a systems librarian in public and academic libraries until 2011…

Elissah Becknell is a Zine Librarian and Instructor at Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library. She received her MLIS from Saint Catherine University and has worked as an academic librarian, instructor and cataloger since 2010…

Registration Fees: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are sweeping the country and libraries and librarians are watching this development carefully. This series of four webinars will help librarians gain an understanding of the complexity of the MOOC “movement,” learn how to support students and faculty engaged with MOOCs, become familiar with the copyright and intellectual property requirements in relation to MOOCs, and hear what the future may hold for MOOCs…

  • September 25, 2013, Mike Eisenberg will set the stage by examining the origins of online learning and explaining why MOOCs continue to thoroughly capture the imagination of students, educators, and administrators.
  • October 9, 2013, Steven Bell will outline his views on the role of the librarian as a “solutions provider” to the online learning community. Whether a traditional online course, or a MOOC, librarians should be recognized as full partners throughout the development process. Steven will discuss how librarians can get into the conversation
  • November 6, 2013, Kevin L. Smith will offer insights into the library’s role educating users with regard to their rights and responsibilities vis à vis copyright in settings beyond the traditional classroom model.
  • December 11, 2013, Jonathan Grudin will let us know whether he is optimistic or pessimistic about the future of MOOCs.

Sessions are intended to last 1 hour, starting:  11 am Pacific | 12 Mountain | 1 pm Central | 2 pm Eastern

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ASCLA is offering two series of webinars presented by Linda Bruno,an outstanding trainer who just presented our Servant Leadership workshop in Chicago with rave reviews!
When you register for either of these series, you are registering for three separate webinar sessions on the dates and times listed below. Register for both series–a total of six webinars–and save 15%! All webinar sessions will be recorded, and links to the recordings will be sent to paid registrants so you’ll be able to catch up if you miss a session.

SERIES 1: Understanding Personalities in the Workplace, Aug. 14, 21, and 28, 2:00-3:00 PM
If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Why did they DO that?” attend this informative and fun workshop series and find out! Participants will learn and begin to master an understanding of their own personality style; the characteristics of each of the 4 personality styles; how to interact with each of the 4 styles; and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each style. Learn more and register now.


SERIES 2: Emotional Intelligence in Your Workplace, Sept. 18, 25 and Oct. 2, 2:00-3:00 PM
Emotional Intelligence: simply defined, it’s being intelligent about emotions–yours and others’. We’ll delve into how our behavioral styles can affect our levels of emotional intelligence. We’ll also take a closer look at emotions: What are emotions anyway? Are we even aware of them when they happen? Can we control them? We’ll also probe how our emotions affect how we interact with others and discover the potential for improving our emotional intelligence, why it matters in the workplace, and why it might be challenging to do so. Learn more and register now.

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How to Conduct Usability Studies: A Librarian Primer, Sept. 4, 2:00-3:00p.m.
Interested in conducting some usability test of your library website or resources, but not sure where to start? Hear about what things to consider when conducting usability tests for the first time. We will cover research questions, recruitment, creating user study scripts and other best practices for implementation.Learn more and register now.

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