Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for ILL & Reference

Register now for RUSA’s online course
“Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for ILL & Reference”
with Christina Baich & Collette Mak!
Four week course
Live sessions
Thursdays, Feb. 3-28, 2014
1-2pm CST

Users expect the impossible. Xtreme Bibliographic Searching for reference and interlibrary loan will show you sources and techniques to make the impossible possible. Bad citations, international publications, unpublished works, extremely old and extremely new materials may not be lost causes for a skilled searcher with a few tricks and tools. This four-week class, taught by Christina Baich from IUPUI and Collette Mak from Notre Dame will take you from Mansel Pre 56 to Digital Repositories, DOAJ to Trove to HathiTrust. Don’t know those terms? This course is for you!
The Method: Lecture, demonstrations, homework with student presentations of solutions
The Need: increasingly ILL operations are run by clerks without formal training resulting in an over reliance on WorldCat and licensed content.
This course goes beyond the basic tools to creative problem solving—using traditional tools in untraditional ways to fill requests.

Content covered Reading a MARC record
General MARC (which chunks describe the content, which describe the format, where the standard numbers are)
Searching Monographs
Monographic series
Articles cataloged as books
Conference proceedings
Chapter level information
Title changes
Holding statements
Fixing citations
Google, publisher sites without passing the paywall
Untraditional tools, LinkedIn, academia.edu, PubMed, Google scholar Finding and communicating with authors
Linked in, Academia.edu, other sources
How to approach authors for best results Open Access Resources
Open Access journals
Open Access requirements in the US
Digital repositories Member sites for non-members
CRL Old school—NUC Locating international publications

Learning Outcomes

Ability to correct bad citations using Google scholar, PubMed, publisher web sites and other freely available web sites
Ability to search and use resources such as HathiTrust and CRL, even if the library is not a member, as bibliographic verification tools
Ability to use institutional repositories , Open Access resources, social network sites such as LinkedIn and academia.edu as bibliographic verification tools and fulfillment sources


Tina Baich, interlibrary loan librarian, IUPUI University Library
Collette Mak, head of resource access and delivery, University of Notre Dame, and formerly resource sharing product manager at OCLC

Feb. 3 – 28, 2014
Live sessions are on Thursdays from 1 to 2 p.m. CST.


$130 for RUSA members
$175 for ALA members
$210 for non-ALA members
$100 for student members and retired membersPlease ensure that you have Adobe Flash Player Version 10.1 or later on your computer. Audio for these sessions will be streamed over computer speakers and via a teleconference line. You will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenter and other webinar participants via chat.
You can test your settings to verify that your computer is configured properly to participate in the live sessions.
You will receive access instructions from Andrea by Friday. If you registered after Friday morning, you should have the instructions by Monday morning.

How to Register

By Fax: download, complete, and fax form (PDF format) to (312) 280-1538
By Mail: download, complete, and mail form (PDF format) to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS/Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Questions about your registration should be directed to registration@ala.org. Technical questions about the webinar should be directed to Andrea Hill, RUSA Web Manager, at ahill@ala.org.
Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

Course Format
ALA will use Moodle for all online educational courses. Learn more about Moodle at http://www.moodle.org.
The Moodle login instructions will be sent the Friday before the start date. The course site will remain open one week after the end date for students to complete any assignments and submit the course evaluation survey.
***The live sessions will be offered using Adobe Connect.