March 15, 2010 (Vol. 16, No. 5) – Happenings
***Upcoming ACRL Webinars
ACRL National is offering the following upcoming webinars for continuing education. For more information on these and other e-learning opportunities for academic librarians please see:
- ACRL-Oregon Continuing Education webpage (http://www.olaweb.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=68063)
- New ACRL-Oregon blog which also announces upcoming opportunities (http://acrloregon.org/)
Superpower your Browser: Open Source Research Tools – March 23, 2010
This webcast will examine the two powerful browser tools LibX and Zotero, as well as others. By using free, open source tools, libraries can offer assistance and resources with little cost and foster skills that patrons can use throughout life, regardless of location.
Presenter: Jason Puckett, Librarian for Communication and Instruction Librarian for User Education Technologies, Georgia State University Library
Visualizing Data – March 30, 2010
Data visualization is fast becoming a premier tool for understanding data across information industries. The field of library and information science is no exception. Why visualize? Data visualizations make complex data easier to understand and bring forward concepts that otherwise might not emerge.
Presenters: Lisa Kurt, Head, E-Resources and Serials, University of Nevada Reno; Will Kurt, Applications Development Librarian, University of Nevada Reno
Creating iGoogle Gadgets for your Library Users – April 6, 2010
Learn how to populate basic, pre-programmed, ready-to-use gadgets with your library’s content and take a look at an iGoogle page that contains a wide range of gadgetry including tabbed gateway searching of catalogs and databases, flash-animated library subject maps, a YouTube channel of library videos, Flickr slideshows of rare photographs from special collections, a search box for local electronic theses and dissertations, a gadget of highlights and links to blogs, and a gadget for communicating with reference librarians–all on one webpage.
Presenters: Jason Clark and Tim Donahue, Montana State University
Getting Started with the Mobile Web – April 15, 2010
More and more studies are showing that the trend towards usage of mobile devices has moved beyond early adopters into the mainstream. Are you interested in launching a mobile-optimized website for your library, but not quite sure where to begin? Constrained budgets don’t have to limit an institution’s ability to remain flexible and dynamic in the face of the constantly moving target of emerging technologies. Participants will benefit from this timely snapshot of what is rapidly becoming an essential venue for library access.
Presenters: Courtney Greene, Instruction & Online Learning Librarian, DePaul University; Missy Roser, Reference & Instruction Librarian, DePaul University; Beth Ruane, Outreach & Reference Services Librarian, DePaul University
Influencing without Authority – April 28, 2010
Regardless of what position you hold, much of your success in the library profession will depend on your ability to enlist the support of others. How can you influence people even when you don’t have (or don’t want to rely on) formal authority?
Presenter: Melanie Hawks, Learning and Development Coordinator, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
All webcasts will be held at 11 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, and are 90 minutes in length. Complete details and registration materials are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/index.cfm. Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at email@example.com, or call 312-280-2522.
This two-day workshop is designed to give attendees a solid foundation in the principles and practices of subject cataloging using LCSH, an introduction to the most important tools, and practice in formulating heading strings using subdivisions. It will be useful for those who are new to subject cataloging with LCSH but who have some basic knowledge of cataloging and the MARC formats. While not designed to cover advanced or specialized topics, the course will also be a useful review for experienced catalogers, especially those who supervise or train other catalogers. Some familiarity with MARC is helpful.
Adam Schiff, Principal Cataloger, University of Washington
Lori Robare, Assistant Head, Metadata Services and Digital Projects, University of Oregon
The workshop will be held May 13-14, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, at the Eugene Public Library in downtown Eugene.
Cost of the two day workshop is:
Early Registration (February – April 15) $60
Registration (April 16 – May 10) $80
This includes the workshop manual (lunch is on your own, a list of nearby places will be provided with registration confirmation)
Registration is limited to 25 attendees.
To reserve your space, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with your name, institution, address, email and phone number, then send payment to the address below. Registration is not final until payment has been received.
Please make check or money order for your registration payable to OLA TSRT and mail to:
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1299
Confirmation of registration will be sent upon receipt of payment. Directions, parking, food and lodging information will be included with your confirmation. For more information, contact Megan Dazey at email@example.com
BCR, LYRASIS and OCLC are proud to present a new workshop, Digital Preservation for Digital Collaboratives, designed to help digital collaboratives with existing digital collections develop and implement a long-term preservation option. The workshop, designed for multiple representatives from a collaborative, will provide the information and tools the collaborative needs to develop a long-term preservation plan that will work for its unique collections and organizations.
Register now for the April workshop: http://www.bcr.org/training/workshops/register.html
April 13, 14 and 16 from 1-3pm ET: Three webinars will address the following topics:
- Introduction to the Digital Preservation Landscape
- Digital Preservation Standards
- Sustaining the Digital Investment: Developing a Digital Preservation Program
- Developing Preservation Policies for Collaboratives
April 28-29 at LYRASIS – Philadelphia: Two full-day sessions will address the following topics:
- Elements of TRAC
- Using TRAC in Planning and Assessment
- Technology and Technical Infrastructure
Faculty and program staff will host monthly follow-up activities, including webinars, to assist collaboratives in completing their preservation plans.
The workshop will be taught by a faculty of digital preservation experts:
- Liz Bishoff, Director of Digital & Preservation Services, BCR
- Priscilla Caplan, Assistant Director for Digital Library Services, Florida Center for Library Automation
- Tom Clareson, Senior Consultant for New Initiatives, LYRASIS
- Robin Dale, Director of Digital Services, LYRASIS
- Katherine Skinner, Executive Director, Educopia Institute and Program Manager, MetaArchive Cooperative
Cost is $150 per individual registration and $125 per member of a registered collaborative team.
For more information, please visit: http://www.bcr.org/dps/training/neh-dpdc.html
Questions? Contact Holly South: firstname.lastname@example.org
Partial funding for this workshop is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
***Oregon Information Literacy Summit
The 4th Annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit will take place on Saturday, April 3 at Linn Benton Community College. Attendance is capped at 80, so don’t delay – complete your registration today! Point your browser to: http://ilago.wordpress.com/oregon-il-summit/
Join colleagues from across Oregon’s colleges, universities and K-12 schools for a day focused on The C’s of Change: Curriculum, Courage, and Collaboration.
Keynote speakers are Dr. John Bean and Lynn Deeken of Seattle University with “Creating Students as Expert Insiders: Using Backward Design and Library/Faculty Partnerships to Teach Disciplinary Writing and Research.”
Registration is only $25 ($20 students). We look forward to seeing you all!
***National ACRL Conference to be Held in Portland in 2015
Just in from the ACRL-Oregon blog:
Careful readers of the March issue of C&RL News will note that the ACRL Board of Directors has approved Portland as the official location of the ACRL 2015 National Conference, pending receipt of all letters of support. The dates are March 25-28, 2015. Exciting news!
***Portland Downtown Librarians Meeting
This month’s Downtown Librarians’ brown bag lunch will be hosted by Lenora Oftedahl at the StreamNet Regional library. We’ll meet on Wednesday, March 17, from noon until 1. The library’s address is: 729 NE Oregon St, Ste 190. There closest MAX stop is NE 7th St. (Map: http://www.fishlib.org/library/access.htm#map) Head south through the small courtyard and veer to the right after exiting the courtyard. Go all the way down the hall to the front lobby.
The mission of The StreamNet Library is to serve “the scientific community of the Pacific Northwest and those working in cooperation with the region’s fish and wildlife recovery efforts, who are not otherwise served by a specialized library. We also serve the General Public who are interested in the issues surrounding the Columbia Basin and Salmon Recovery Efforts.”
Next month, Nancy Thurston will host the Downtown Librarians meeting at the Art Institute of Portland.
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