C&RL Online Forum:
“Degrees of Impact: Analyzing the Effects of Progressive Librarian Course Collaborations on Student Performance”
Tuesday December 2, 2014
11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central | 2pm Eastern
REGISTER in advance or VIEW live
Stated simply, how much instruction does it take to improve information literacy (IL) learning? The Claremont Colleges Library conducted rubric assessment of first-year seminar research papers to analyze this question, evaluating the impact of diverse levels of librarian course collaborations on information IL performance in student writing. Findings showed that progressive degrees of librarian engagement in IL-related course instruction and/or syllabus and assignment design had an increasingly positive impact on student performance. Furthermore, a secondary analysis of librarian teaching evaluations and self-perceived learning gains by students and faculty showed no correlation to rubric IL scores, results which underscore the importance of “authentic” assessment in determining actual learning outcomes. Panelists will discuss their C&RL pre-print study and its implications for effective IL course collaborations at the first year and beyond.
Char Booth: Char is the Director of Research, Teaching, & Learning Services at the Claremont Colleges Library.
M. Sara Lowe: Sara is the Assessment Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library.
Natalie Tagge: Natalie is the Social Sciences Team Leader at the Claremont Colleges Library.
Sean M. Stone: Sean is the STEM Team Leader & Asian Studies Librarian at the Claremont Colleges Library.
Each C&RL Online Forum will highlight a new C&RL study with a free, live, expert panel comprised of the study’s authors. The Fora are your chance to engage live with the researchers and have your questions answered. The discussions will be broadcast on YouTube.
Applying Copyright in Online Learning Environments
A 90-minute workshop with Gretchen McCord
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:30pm Eastern|1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain|11:30am Pacific
Online platforms have become the base of operation for instruction for both face-to-face classes and distance education; yet current copyright law does not provide direct guidance on what you can legally upload into your CMS. In this workshop, lawyer and librarian Gretchen McCord will break down the elements of course management system (CMS) use and help you assess risk and analyze copyright law to ensure your CMS is within copyright regulations. She will illuminate facets of copyright law that will help you make informed decisions.
You will learn:
- How to apply fair use and other copyright exceptions to your decision making
- How to make sound analogies from court decisions on brick-and-mortar cases
- How to assess risk when using copyright-protected content
Open Access and Libraries
Thursday, November 6, 2014
2pm Eastern | 1pm Central
12pm Mountain | 11am Pacific
Scholarly journals are increasingly becoming digital, experimenting with new publishing models such as Open Access (OA) and incorporating multimedia into their formats. In addition, the process of research continues to evolve because of mandates from funding agencies to publicly share research findings and data. For a candid discussion of what OA is (and isn’t), tune in Thursday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) for the next free, streaming video broadcast of American Libraries Live.
Our panel of experts will give their unique perspective on what OA means now and how it will shape the future and will answer your questions.
You can pre-register here for this free event (pre-registration assures you a reminder before the event), or go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org on November 6 at 2:00 p.m.(Eastern) to view.
Register NOW and save up to 20%!
Web Design Basics for Librarians
with Diane Kovacs
Beginning Monday, November 3, 2014
Let Diane Kovacs, an experienced web designer and online instructor, show you how to design attractive, clear, and accessible webpages and give you the foundation for learning more.
With basic HTML skills, you can add links to your press releases, customize your Facebook page, or update your library’s website. Even if you work with rich text editors in a content management system, fundamental web design principles will give you better results.
Sign up this week and save 10% (ALA members save 20%)! Just enter promotional code WDBL14 at checkout to receive your discount.
Through this course, you’ll gain
- the ability to compose basic- to intermediate- level HTML documents and to understand and compose basic CSS (Cascading Style Sheets).
- the ability to draft a needs assessment for a website design and plan for a web project
- an understanding of accessibility and how to design accessible pages
- the knowledge to plan and implement usability testing
- a foundation for further self-learning for more advanced web design
Horror Readers’ Advisory for Halloween!
with Becky Spratford
Thursday, October 30, 2014
1:00pm ET | 12:00pm CT
11:00am MT | 10:00am PT
Halloween is right around the corner, and the demand for horror books is peaking! In this free webinar, horror expert Becky Spratford will teach you the basics of providing great readers’- advisory services for students and patrons of all ages.
You’ll learn how to provide age- and community-appropriate resources for your readers as well as how to avoid potential problem areas. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn! Becky Spratford has been a Readers’ Advisor for patrons ages 13 and up for over 14 years at the Berwyn Public Library (IL). She has taught at the graduate level and trains librarians all over the world. Spratford runs two popular and critically acclaimed blogs, RA for All (raforall.blogspot.com) and RA for All: Horror (raforallhorror.blogspot.com) and writes content for EBSCO’s NoveList database. She is the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror (ALA Editions, 2012) and is a proud member of the Horror Writers Association.
NISO Webinar: Keyword Search = “Improve Discovery Systems”
Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern time
ABOUT THE WEBINAR
The “single search box” approach of web search engines like Google and Bing
have forced libraries and system developers to rethink their whole approach
to end-user searching for library and publisher resources and electronic
content. Discovery systems are continuing to evolve from simple keyword
search systems to more elaborate indexed discovery, new forms of usage-based
discovery, and beyond. Because discovery of content is such a critical
component of library services, understanding in what potential ways these
systems will develop is critical for library staff, either when selecting a
system or in seeking ways to improve the services.
This webinar will cover some of the latest developments of library discovery
systems as well as discuss the findings of the NISO research study, launched
in early 2014 on the status of discovery systems, their potential future
development directions, and the systems interoperability needs of these
TOPICS AND SPEAKERS
* Differential Discovery: Effect of Discovery on Online Journal Usage
– John McDonald, Associate Dean, Collections, University of Southern
California Libraries and Jason Price, Program Manager, Statewide California
Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC)
* Library Resource Discovery: Next Steps – Marshall Breeding, Library
Consultant, librarytechnology.org <http://librarytechnology.org/>
Registration is per site (access for one computer) and closes at 12:00 pm
Eastern on November 12, 2014 (the day of the webinar). Discounts are
available for NISO and NASIG members and students. NISO Library Standards
Alliance (LSA) members receive one free connection as part of membership and
do not need to register. (The LSA member webinar contact will automatically
receive the login information. Members are listed here:
<http://www.niso.org/about/roster/%23library_standards_alliance> . If you
would like to become an LSA member and receive the entire year’s webinars as
part of membership, information on joining is listed here:
http://www.niso.org/about/join/alliance/.) All webinar registrants and LSA
webinar contacts receive access to the recorded version for one year.
Visit the event webpage to register and for more information: