In Their Own Words: Feedback from Today’s Academic Medical Library Users

ACRL and CHOICE present a FREE webinar:

Thursday, November 10, 2016
2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific

Are you aligned with your health and medical students? Find out through feedback and trends collected from faculty, undergraduate and graduate students. This session features guest speaker Joe Costello, Informationist at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, who will join our panel to discuss the challenge of discovering and accessing vital health and medical resources.

Courses Available from Library Juice Academy: Nov, Dec, Jan – Sign up!

Library Juice Academy courses offered in and November, December, and January

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

We accept registrations through the first week of class (unless enrollment is full).

Classes are taught asynchronously, so participants can do the work as their schedules allow.

Details on these courses are at


Metadata Design
Grace Agnew

Creating an Oral History Project
Carmen Cowick

Patent Searching for Librarians
Michael White

Planning and Leading Effective Team Meetings
Deborah Schmidle

Evaluating Service Quality and Patron Satisfaction
Jennifer Sweeney

Easy Patron Surveys
Jennifer Sweeney

Student Staff Development
Jeremy McGinniss

Getting Started with Digital Image Collections
Beth Knazook

Transforming Your Teaching Toolkit
Maria T. Accardi

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

Introduction to Library Classification in Dewey and LC
Catelynne Sahadath

Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction
Andrea Baer

Research Data Management
Jillian Wallis


Strategic Planning: Setting Directions for the Future
Deborah Schmidle

Ontologies and Linked Data
Robert Chavez


Introduction to Cataloging
Melissa Adler

Metadata Implementation
Grace Agnew

Introduction to Book Indexing
Joanne Sprott

Critical Strategies for Implementing and Managing Organizational Change
Deborah Schmidle

Assessing and Improving Your Library’s Social Media Presence
Abigail Phillips

E-Book Management for Academic Libraries
Erin Crane

Business Information
Amy Jansen

Crash Course in Assessing Information Literacy
Candice Benjes-Small and Eric Ackermann

Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction
Kristin Ziska

The SPARQL Fundamentals I – the Semantic Web in action
Robert Chavez

Information Literacy and Writing Studies: Exploring Pedagogical Possibilities
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



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Copyright 101: Helping students and patrons understand copyright

Scheduled Dates
November 9 – 10, 2016, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm CST


— Early Bird Deadline: October 18 Available On Request

Course Type: Live-Online

Librarians come in contact with copyright laws in a variety of ways in their work. Whether it is a student wanting to make copies, an instructor wanting to show a a film in class, or a small business owner wanting to use content for marketing materials, our work and our patrons present us with a myriad of copyright-related dilemmas.

In this course, we will inspect the history of American copyright law. We will list ways that copyright law effects library work. Finally, we will discuss solutions to possible copyright-related dilemmas.
Disclaimer: This class is not taught by a lawyer. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer.

Learning Objectives:
Identify ways that copyright law effects library work
List ways that copyright law effects library work
Explain copyright-related solutions in library work

Target Audience:


Homework Expectations and Completion Requirements:
Approximately one hour of homework will be required each day.
It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Technical Requirements:
Live Online System Requirements

Session Duration:
This course consists of two 2-hour sessions.

Kyla Hunt –

Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours:

Amigos Member Early Bird Fee:
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Library Resource Management and Discovery Services: A Strategic View

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 2-3 pm, EST


Libraries depend on resource management systems such as integrated library systems or library services platforms to acquire and manage their collections. Many also invest in discovery services to facilitate access of these resources for their clientele. Having technology platforms well matched with the library’s strategic priorities is essential for strengthening the success of the library.

Marshall Breeding will provide an overview of some of the major trends in academic, public, and school libraries and how technology platforms are responding to the realities each type of library faces. Don’t miss this information-packed webinar!

The registration fee is $49 with special group rates available. Can’t make it on November 3rd? Register now and we will send you an email with instructions on how to watch at your convenience after the event.

Please contact Jenny Newman with Strategic Library at if you have any questions.

Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course

Developing a Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Course

Instructor: Angela Pashia
Dates: August 1-26, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

The one-shot is still the most common mode of teaching information literacy, so most library-focused professional development opportunities reasonably focus on that model. However, that leaves librarians who are asked to teach a semester-long information literacy course to seek strategies elsewhere. This class is designed to fill that gap, to translate skills honed in one-shots to a new format.

We will start with the assumption that you have some background in techniques for designing active, engaging exercises, but that you have not been solely responsible for grading student work or managing class dynamics across a full semester. Embedded in the discussions of class planning and classroom management, we will also discuss ways that this format provides opportunities to enact feminist and critical pedagogies. This class will focus on designing a semester-long information literacy course, but it may also provide insight that could be useful in working with other faculty to incorporate information literacy into their courses.

By the end of this course, participants will have:
– Practiced developing and connecting lesson-level learning outcomes and overarching course-level outcomes
– Explored different assignment types in order to determine the most appropriate method of assessment for the course learning outcomes
– Examined the value of rubrics for use in grading
– Compared syllabi in order to discuss elements you may like to include in yours
– Discussed classroom management strategies

This course can be taken as one of the elective courses in our eight-course Certificate in Library Instruction, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Angela Pashia is an Assistant Professor and the Instructional Services Outreach Librarian at the University of West Georgia, where she regularly teaches a credit bearing information literacy course. She has a Masters in Information Science & Learning Technologies, with an emphasis in library science, from the University of Missouri, and a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. She is currently focusing on practicing critical pedagogies, incorporating social justice issues into “the library course”, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Read an interview with Angela Pashia about this course:

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 (as long as it is not full). 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 us to send a billing statement or wants to pay using a purchase order, please contact us by email to make arrangements:

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



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ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services”

Join the ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services,” on July 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 ET. This online discussion will feature six presentations from librarians with new and innovative ideas for working with distance learning students. After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to create an implementation plan for a cool tool or service in their own libraries.

Registration is limited to 100 total participants.
Event Registration Page-

Registration will close on July 20th or when capacity is reached.
You will receive a registration confirmation with information about connecting to the session once your registration has been submitted and accepted.​

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional

Be More Productive!

Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional
with Rita Gavelis

90-minute workshop
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:30 PM Eastern | 1:30 PM Central
12:30 PM Mountain | 11:30 AM Pacific


Handheld devices are not just convenient for reading email, surfing the Internet, and downloading eBooks, they are also powerful tools for performing research and office tasks. In this workshop, Gavelis will demonstrate how tablets and smartphones can function like a desktop or laptop in the library—from searching publications databases to creating and editing documents. Throughout the workshop, you will be introduced to and will explore popular productivity and office applications for creating, editing, and sharing documents, photos, and information. You will also investigate utilities for managing time, projects, and social media content to optimize your time and effectiveness on the go. Though an iPad will be used for demonstration purposes, the content of the workshop is applicable to Android and Windows devices, as well as the higher-end Nook and Kindle Fire Tablets.

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