Driving Community Engagement for Library Makerspaces

Driving Community Engagement for Library Makerspaces
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

FREE 1-hour webcast event
Register Now!
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Makerspaces are becoming increasingly popular in both public and academic libraries as a new way to engage patrons and add value to traditional library services. Discover how you can create a makerspace within your own library though this step-by-step guidebook. From planning your innovation center to hosting hack-a-thons, guest lectures, and social events in your new lab, Makerspaces in Libraries provides detailed guidance and best practices for creating an enduring, community driven space for all to enjoy and from which both staff and patrons will benefit.


Theresa Willingham – Author

Jeroen de Boer – Author


Etta Verma – Reviews Editor, Library Journal

LOEX 2016

LOEX 2016: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
Learning from the Past, Building for the Future.

44th Annual LOEX Conference
May 5-7, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

You are invited to Pittsburgh for LOEX 2016 to showcase your innovations in
library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians across the country
are shaping the future of information literacy.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:

● ReImagine: Rethinking Teaching & Learning

● ReFrame: Exploring Multiple Perspectives on Pedagogy

● ReCycle: Using Technology & Keeping Teaching Fresh

● ReConnect: Meeting Your Neighbors – Outreach & Collaboration

● ReInvigorate: Leading to Create Change

● ReAssess: Learning from Success & Failure

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be
submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by
Friday, November 20, 2015. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a
message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be
notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January
11, 2016.

For more details, please visit

Assessment in Action

WNY/O ACRL Fall Conference, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W. Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: 585-359-1800

Our speakers for the day:

Gabriela Castro Gessner, Research and Assessment Analyst, Cornell University Library
Zsuzsa Koltay, Special Projects Librarian, Cornell University
Bonnie J.M. Swoger, Science Librarian, Head of Reference and Access Services, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo
Corey Ha, Head of ITS, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo

The conference program will follow shortly. More information can be found here: http://wnyoacrl.org/wnyo-acrl-fall-conference-2015-2/.

Registration is open until October 16. Register online at https://wsadmzxukh.formstack.com/forms/wnyoacrl_fall_conference_2015.

Any questions or comments can be directed to:
Jonathan Coe
Programs Chair, WNY/O ACRL
Niagara University Library,
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 286-8005

Want a Drone?

Register now for the Fall IOLUG Conference: Teach Me Tech, and you could
win your very own Quadcopter Drone, Virtual Reality Headset, or Arduino


WHO: IOLUG is an organization that provides opportunities for individuals
to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to
inspire innovation. Membership is open to anyone interested in networking
with us to innovate, share and grow!

WHAT: Our conference theme is Teach Me Tech, and we have an exciting
program for you designed to equip you with ready-to-implement tools and
strategies for your library! See the conference agenda below!

WHEN: Friday, October 16th from 9:00am – 3:30pm

WHERE: Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus in Indianapolis, IN

WHY: To learn, grow, get inspired, and network with librarians just like
you who are interested in emerging technologies and innovative services!

Our Keynote speaker, Holly Klingler from the Northeast Ohio Regional
Library System, will be presenting on emerging technologies and will bring
a Traveling Tech Lab with wearables, drones, and other fun toys for folks
to play with.



9:00-9:30am – Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00am – Welcome and Business Meeting

10:05-10:55am – KEYNOTE
“Emerging Excitement: Learning how to train and inspire with emerging
tech” – Holly Klingler, NEO-RLS

11:00-11:45am – Breakout sessions
OPTION A – “Tech Tuesdays: Exploring and Growing with 45 minute Tech
Workshops” – Delores Rondinella and Jesse Peek, Stark County District Library
OPTION B – “Using Multimedia and Technology to Connect with Online
Students” – Stephanie Brouwer and Jennifer Wendt, Harrison College

11:45am-1:00pm – Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:45pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “PowerPoint + iSpring = Interactive eLearning” – Melissa
Renner, Allen County Public Library
OPTION B – Panel of Video Presentations –
“Screen Cast Fast: Help Patrons at Their Point-of-Need “ – Liz
Barksdale, University of Dallas
“Videos Gone Viral: How to create a video for your organization “ –
Jenn Bielewski, LYRASIS
“15 Minutes of Fame: Cultivating Patron-Created Content at Your
Library “ – Melody VanWanzeele and Marianne Kruppa, St. Joseph County
Public Library

1:50-2:35pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “Leveraging the Functionality of Microsoft Office Mix” –
Allan Celik and Catherine Lemmer, Indiana University
OPTION B – Panel of Social Media Presentations –
“Using Twitter to Market Your Library” – Mary Hricko, Kent State
“The Four Faces of Social Media” – Edita Sicken and Rebecca Johnson,
Manchester University

2:40-3:30pm – Maker Panel
“LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kits at Tipton County Public Library” – Lindsey
Powers and Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library
“Making Makers: How the Plainfield Library is Embracing the Maker
Movement” – Courtney Allison and Laura Brack, Plainfield-Guilford Township
Public Library

3:30-3:45pm – Conference wrap up – Door Prizes, Evaluations

Register for LITA courses

Immediate Registration Available Now for any of 4 webinars, or the web course

Check out all of the empowering learning opportunities at the line up page, with registration details and links on each of the sessions pages.

The offerings include 4 fast paced one shot webinars:

Teaching Patrons about Privacy in a World of Pervasive Surveillance: Lessons from the Library Freedom Project, with Alison Macrina
Offered: October 6, 2015, 1:30 pm Central Time
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about NSA and FBI dragnet surveillance, Alison Macrina started the Library Freedom Project as a way to teach other librarians about surveillance, privacy rights, and technology tools that protect privacy. In this 90 minute webinar, she’ll talk about the landscape of surveillance, the work of the LFP, and some strategies you can use to protect yourself and your patrons online.

Creative Commons Crash Course, with Carli Spina
Offered: October 7, 2015, 1:30 pm Central Time
Since the first versions were released in 2002, Creative Commons licenses have become an important part of the copyright landscape, particularly for organizations that are interested in freely sharing information and materials. Participants in this 90 minute webinar will learn about the current Creative Commons licenses and how they relate to copyright law. This webinar will follow up on Carli Spina’s highly popular Ignite Session at the 2015 ALA Mid Winter conference.

Digital Privacy Toolkit for Librarians, with Alison Macrina
Offered: October 20, 2015
This 90 minute webinar will include a discussion and demonstration of practical tools for online privacy that can be implemented in library PC environments or taught to patrons in classes/one-on-one tech sessions, including browsers for privacy and anonymity, tools for secure deletion of cookies, cache, and internet history, tools to prevent online tracking, and encryption for online communications.

Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know – 2, with Steven Bowers, A.J. Million, Elliot Polak and Ken Varnum
Offered: November 2, 2015, 1:00 pm Central Time
We’re all awash in technological innovation. It can be a challenge to know what new tools are likely to have staying power ­­and what that might mean for libraries. The 2014 LITA Guide, Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Know, highlights a selected set of technologies that are just starting to emerge and describes how libraries might adapt them in the next few years. In this fast paced hour long webinar, join the authors of three chapters as they talk about their technologies and what they mean for libraries. Those chapters covered will be

• Impetus to Innovate: Convergence and Library Trends, with A.J. Million
• The Future of Cloud-Based Library Systems with Elliot Polak & Steven Bowers
• Library Discovery: From Ponds to Streams with Ken Varnum

Plus the 4 week deep dive web course:

Personal Digital Archiving for Librarians, with Melody Condron
Offered: October 6 – November 3, 2015
Most of us are leading very digital lives. Bank statements, interaction with friends, and photos of your dog are all digital. Even as librarians who value preservation, few of us organize our digital personal lives, let alone back it up or make plans for it. Participants in this 4 week online class will learn how to organize and manage their digital selves. Further, as librarians participants can use what they learn to advocate for better personal data management in others. “Train-the-trainer” resources will be available so that librarians can share these tools and practices with students and patrons in their own libraries after taking this course.

Sign up for any and all of these great sessions today.

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact LITA at (312) 280-4269 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org.

Library Juice Academy courses offered in September, October, and November

Look at this great lineup!

Most of the online classes are four weeks in length, with a price of $175.

September classes begin on the 7th.

Registrations accepted through the first week of class.

Details on these courses are at http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/courses.php

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Writing for the Web
Nicole Capdarest-Arest

Introduction to Library Classification in Dewey and LC
Catelynne Sahadath

Introduction to Digital Humanities for Librarians
John Russell

Service Design: Towards a Holistic Assessment of Library Services
Joe J. Marquez

Digital Scholarship: New Metrics, New Modes
Marcus Banks

Bilingual Storytime at Your Biblioteca
Katie Scherrer

Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction
Scott Rice

Business Information
Amy Jansen

Transforming and Querying XML with XSLT and Xquery
Robert Chavez

Introduction to Archives Administration and Management
Christine D’Arpa

New Directions in Information Literacy: Growing Our Teaching Practices
Andrea Baer


Introduction to Project Management
Robin Hastings

Marketing the Library in the 21st Century
Debra Lucas-Alfieri

Metadata Design
Grace Agnew

Embedded Librarianship
Courtney Mlinar

Developing a Website Content Strategy
Rebecca Blakiston

Patent Searching for Librarians
Martin Wallace

Introduction to GIS and GeoWeb Technologies
Eva Dodsworth

Library Makerspaces: From Dream to Reality
Melissa Robinson

Describing Photographs for the Online Catalogue
Beth Knazook

Introduction to the Semantic Web
Robert Chavez

Threshold Concepts in the Information Literacy Classroom: Translating
the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy into Our Teaching Practices
Andrea Baer


Metadata Implementation
Grace Agnew

RDFa1.1 (RDFa and RDFa Lite) and RSS
Robert Chavez

Research Data Management
Jillian Wallis

Games in Academic Libraries
Lauren Hays and Teresa Slobuski

Student Staff Development
Jeremy McGinniss

Evaluating Service Quality and Patron Satisfaction
Jennifer Sweeney

Getting Started with Digital Image Collections
Beth Knazook

Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses
Mimi O’Malley

Visual Analytics with D3.js
Olga Buchel

Information Literacy, Composition Studies and Higher Order Thinking
Andrea Baer

While academic programs focus on conceptual understanding of
foundations, we focus on the kinds of skills that library schools
generally expect librarians to learn on-the-job, but which usually turn
out to require additional study. These workshops earn Continuing
Education Units, and are intended as professional development
activities. Workshops are taught asynchronously, so you can participate
as your own schedule allows.

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446


Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction

Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction

Instructor: Scott Rice
Dates: September 7 to October 2, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Gamification is a hot new buzzword in academic circles, but what does it
mean, and what does it mean for librarians? This four week course will
explore readings and research on the effectiveness of gaming, discuss
ways in which librarians can use gaming in their own instruction, and
survey gaming products and case studies of the use of games in
instruction. The course aims to provide practical as well as theoretical
knowledge and participants will leave the course with numerous resources
to use to implement their own gaming strategies.

Scott Rice is the E-Learning and Digital Initiatives Librarian at
Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, where he works on
producing, promoting, and assessing e-learning, as well as emerging
technologies and other digital projects. His research interests include
e-learning, mobile applications, and educational gaming. He is the
co-editor of the book Gaming in Academic Libraries: Collections,
Marketing and Information Literacy.

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that
participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The
class does not meet together at any particular times, although the
instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction
includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class
participation is in an online forum environment.

You can register in this course through the first week of instruction.
The “Register” button on the website goes to our credit card payment
gateway, which may be used with personal or institutional credit cards.
(Be sure to use the appropriate billing address). If your institution
wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make
arrangements: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com .

Library Juice Academy
P.O. Box 188784
Sacramento, CA 95818
Tel. 218-260-6115
Fax 916-415-5446