Professional Growth & Development
- Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA);
- UC Davis Library and the Andrew Mellon Foundation;
- Indiana State Library
- “Evidence-based decision making”
April 16-May 11
This Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) sponsored course addresses the basic components of evidence-based decision making in libraries through a combination of reading and writing assignments, online chats, quizzes and self-assessments. Students will gain a full understanding of evidence-based decision making; how it can be applied at their own workplaces; and how to overcome common barriers to using it. The course runs April 16-May 11.
Instructors: Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction; and Beth S. Woodard, Staff Development & Training Librarian and Associate Professor; both from University Library, University of Illinois, Urbana.
Registration: ALA Members: $169; LLAMA members: $139; Student Members: $99; Non-Members: $249
Other upcoming competency courses:
Conflict Resolution, May 14-June 8 and Change Management, July 9-August 6.
Registration opens four weeks in advance
For questions about this course or LLAMA’s other continuing education offerings, contact Fred Reuland, [email protected], 312-280-5032.
June 21–22 in Oakland, California.
UC Davis Library, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, invites applications to participate in a “Move-It-Forward” workshop focused on exploring and vetting publisher models for transitioning existing scholarly journals to open access. Following a competitive review process, we anticipate hosting up to 25 interested representatives from publishers of scholarly journals for a one-and- a-half day workshop and discussion to take place June 21–22 in Oakland, California. Workshop participants will provide brief presentations on past, present, and theorized approaches, and the group will work to identify the most promising and transformative methods, as well as their roadblocks and prerequisites. Subsequent to the workshop, we plan to explore and, where possible, operationalize discussed plans and models.
Publishers interested in attending the event (entitled “Move-It-Forward”, as a nod to its predecessor project, “Pay-It-Forward“), will:
- Presently publish (or, through a third-party vendor, have published) one or more scholarly journals;
- Have a demonstrable interest in, or be in the process of, transitioning some or all of their existing titles to open access models; and
- Be ready to discuss the merits, difficulties, and prerequisites of their approach candidly.
- Note that do not want to cabin this engagement to any one model, and are particularly interested in exploring a variety of approaches. Accordingly, we are seeking to convene a range of publishers with a diverse range of business models, subject foci, and portfolio sizes.
We anticipate publishers will benefit from the meeting in several ways, notably by gaining better insight into how peer organizations are approaching the open access transition process; by exchanging experiences and lessons learned to date; by discussing concerns and interests that have surfaced among key stakeholders; and by establishing a “community of practice” around this issue.
Limited funding is available to facilitate the participation of applicants whose attendance is contingent on support. The project team will send out preliminary invitations for all approved applications by mid-April. Please contact Michael Wolfe, Scholarly Communications Officer, at [email protected] with any questions.
Please complete your application here.
May 2 at 1 pm ET
This panel discussion offered by MediaShift “will include a discussion with publishers who are at the forefront of thinking about how to measure user loyalty in this new community-driven era to strengthen their brands and use a loyal readership to grow revenue for their businesses. Panelists are Denise Law at The Economist and Dave Burdick at Denverite, and the panel will be moderated by MetricShift editor Jason Alcorn. Sponsored by Opinary.
Save your spot now for the online panel on May 2! Note that even if you can’t attend the live session, all registrants will have access to the archived video.
Class starts May 7th. Enroll today in this popular class, or throughout the first week of class May 14th, 2018. Open to all. Approved for 12 TLEUs (Indiana State Library)
Online Workshop for Librarians and Staff (No Prior Art Background Required)
Fun, Relaxed, Informative! Recommended by Librarians. Learn where to locate the tools and programs that make your job easier.
All Library Staff Welcome
See what graphic design projects librarians are creating.
Unit 1 opens the first week, access at your convenience and interact with other participants and the instructor on the forum, read the lecture, and watch the videos. Unit 1 will remain open throughout the 4 weeks, Unit 2 opens the second week, etc. There will be an additional 2 weeks to catch up if you have to miss a week.
Librarians are often asked to communicate or speak a visual language. The Graphic Design for Librarians class gives you the rules and tools for making that challenge not only possible but fun.
The four week class gives you an opportunity to network and share ideas with others who are actively engaged in what you are doing. No prior art experience is needed or required to learn simple guidelines for making those graphic design tasks easier and more effective-no matter the project.
Ignite your creative spark while learning basic skills needed to produce practical projects with the hardware and software you probably already have on your computer or can easily access online…”