Date & Time: Thursday, October 04 at 2:00pm ET   |   Sponsored and presented by Rakuten Overdrive

Summary:

In a world where students are on their computers and mobile devices 24/7, academic librarians know that digital content is the way of the future – but is there a way to provide titles without breaking the bank? With consortium collections, member libraries share resources, giving students and faculty access to the same library of digital content all on one platform. Christina Virden from Missouri’s MOBIUS consortium and Jeff Brunner from the Wisconsin Academic Library eBook Consortium will share their personal experiences establishing and growing a digital consortium and OverDrive’s Lindsey Levinsohn will provide information on getting started. Whether you’re an existing consortium wanting to increase reach or a group of stand-alone libraries looking to join forces, you won’t want to miss this free webinar!

Presenters:    
  • Christina Virden is the E-Resources Coordinator of MOBIUS, where she strives to connect members with products and services that support the diverse needs of their communities. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the MOBIUS electronic resources offerings, along with developing and maintaining content for the MOBIUS website. Christina earned an MLS from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a JD from Hofstra University School of Law.   
  • Jeff BrunnerCommunity Liaison/Service Specialist, WiLS
  • Lindsey Levinsohn is an Account Manager at OverDrive, working with academic, corporate, and special libraries. Prior to joining the OverDrive team, she worked in public libraries as a collection development and technical services manager. She holds a master’s in library and Information Science from Kent State University.

Dates: Tuesday, 9/18/2018 – Wednesday, 9/19/2018

Writing and publishing is an important aspect of librarianship. Whether you are writing to earn tenure or a promotion, writing to share your knowledge and experience with colleagues around your region or across the globe, documenting policies and procedures for your department, or a student writing to meet course requirements, writing is something that many of us do as part of our professional lives. The act of writing can be challenging or can stall for a number of reasons, and there are a variety of self-directed or group-directed ways to overcome the challenges many of us experience when we write. Join us to discuss tips, strategies, tools, or apps that people use to work through the writing process, and complete an article, book, or other writing project.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this e-Forum, participants will have:
  • identified practical strategies for completing a writing project
  • an increased awareness of tools available to support their writing
Who Should Attend

Librarians from any type of institution who write and publish as a service to the profession or to maintain or advance their position; students, staff, or aspiring librarians looking for ways to become or remain productive in their writing projects.

Hosts
  • Rebecca Nous is the Catalog Management Librarian at University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). She writes and publishes essays, articles, and web content personally and professionally, and is continually experimenting with new strategies for staying productive in her writing. She has presented on this topic for the ALA ALCTS Research, Writing, and Publishing Fair.
  • Wendy West is the Head of Discovery Services at University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). Her writing includes conference reports, conference proceedings and peer-reviewed articles. She participates in a local writing group at her campus that focuses on writing productivity. She has co-presented at the ALCTS Research, Writing, and Publish Fair at an ALA Annual Conference.
  • Stacey Marien is the Acquisitions Librarian at American University, Washington, DC. She has written many book reviews, articles, book chapters and edited a soon to be published book from Purdue University Press. She co-writes and edits a column called Let’s Get Technical for the publication Against the Grain. She has been published in several library-related journals and magazines including Against the Grain, Choice, Reference and Users Services Quarterly, and The Bottom Line.
Cost: Free
How to Register

You must register your email address to subscribe to or access an electronic discussion list on ALA’s Mailing List Service. Find instructions for subscribing online.

Once you have registered for one e-Forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the list. Find instructions for unsubscribing.

Tech Requirements

Internet connection with email address. You can manage your subscription to this list following the online instructions.


Course Instructor Credits Cost
Introduction to Collection Development Robert Holley 1.5 CEUs $175
Metadata Design Grace Agnew 1.5 CEUs $175
Using MarcEdit (Class full – December session open) Natalie Hall 1.5 CEUs $175
Student Staff Development Jeremy McGinniss 1.5 CEUs $175
Effective Communication Strategies Deborah Schmidle 1.5 CEUs $175
Describing Photographs for the Online Catalogue Beth Knazook 1.5 CEUs $175
Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies Eva Dodsworth 1.5 CEUs $175
Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses Mimi O’Malley 1.5 CEUs $175
Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy Maria T. Accardi 1.5 CEUs $175
Deconstructing the Low-Morale Experience in Academic Libraries Kaetrena Davis Kendrick 1.5 CEUs $175
Mental Disorders in the Library: Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Patrons Struggling with Mental Disorders Dawn Behrend 1.5 CEUs $175
Early Literacy Enhanced Storytimes: Supercharging Your Storytime Using Interactivity, Intentionality, and Assessment to Help Children Learn with Joy Saroj Ghoting 1.5 CEUs $175
Media Mentorship in Storytime and Beyond: Supporting Newborn to Five-Year-Olds and Their Families Claudia Haines 1.5 CEUs $175
Introduction to RDF Robert Chavez 1.5 CEUs $175
Fundamentals of XSLT Robert Chavez 1.5 CEUs $175
Research Data Management Jillian Wallis 2.25 CEUs $250

Date: Friday, October 26, 2018

Values & Ethics in Open Access will feature visionary ideas from inspirational speakers. The symposium will explore influential scholarly communication initiatives that concern values and ethics in open access environments, systems, and practices. The symposium brings open access front and center, with presentations and discussions on its value and meaning for academics, researchers, students and librarians.

Featuring keynote speaker Heather Joseph, SPARC Executive Director, and presentations on open access policy developmentOER development and implementation, lightning talks, posters and much more!

Light breakfast, lunch, and a reception included.  REGISTRATION IS FREE