Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians

“Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Register: https://goo.gl/hvPh7b

Description:
Are you new to publishing your research or ideas and unsure where to begin? In
this session, we’ll discuss various aspects of academic publishing: getting
started, selecting a topic, selecting a research methodology, organizing a
literature review, finding an appropriate place to publish, and handling
suggestions and rejection from editors.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the GLA Academic Library Division

Copyright 101: Helping students and patrons understand copyright

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

Register

— 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:
Everyone

Prerequisites:
None

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.

Instructor:
Kyla Hunt – hunt@amigos.org

Continuing Education Credit
Contact Hours:
4

Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee:
$140.00
Amigos Member Fee:
$165.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee:
$175.00
Non-member Fee:
$200.00

Library Resource Management and Discovery Services: A Strategic View

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

Register

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 jenny@libraryworks.com if you have any questions.

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-http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2p6xi6ritw/event/registration.html

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.​

Easy Patron Surveys

Easy Patron Surveys

Instructor: Jennifer Sweeney
Dates: July 5-31, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/096-patron-surveys.php

Surveys are one of the most useful and least expensive ways to gather information about your patrons! This course will orient participants on basic survey procedures, techniques, tips, and tricks. Topics will include sampling and response rate, question/response design, interpreting results, and ethical questions. The course provides readings, hands-on exercises, example survey questions and response patterns, discussion, and up-to-date online resources. Participants will finish the course prepared to collect and analyze survey data from library users on a number of different topics.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
– Select and reach the most respondents for typical survey topics
– Design relevant questions and useful response categories
– Use a spreadsheet to analyze survey results
– Understand basic ethical principles in survey design and use, such as protecting respondent privacy.

This course is part of our Painless Research Series, which provides an overview of basic research techniques needed by library managers and other staff in different workplace sectors, such as service quality, customer satisfaction, and operational metrics, or in specific tools such as surveys and focus groups. Participants develop skills in formulating typical research questions and strategies, making use of existing studies and data, collecting and analyzing data, and tailoring presentations for different audiences.
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/series-research.php

Dr. Jennifer Sweeney teaches at the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University, and is a program evaluation consultant for libraries and other public agencies and nonprofits. Prior to joining Drexel, Dr. Sweeney developed measurement instruments for K-16 educational interventions for the University of California, Davis School of Education, and provided evaluation services for the California Center for the Book, the California Library Association, and Smith & Lehmann Consulting. Previously, she was library analyst at the UC Davis Library, reference librarian at the American University Library in Washington, DC, and business librarian with Cost Engineering Research, Inc. in Arlington, VA.

Read an interview with Jennifer Sweeney about her series of courses:
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/news/?p=615

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: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

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

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/

Observational Assessment Techniques for the One-Shot Instruction Session

Observational Assessment Techniques for the One-Shot Instruction Session

Instructors: Candice Benjes-Small and Eric Ackermann
Dates: July 5-31, 2016
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/129-assessment.php

You know what you’re teaching, but are your students learning? In this course, you will learn about observational assessment techniques, which bring together qualitative and quantitative data as well as self-reflection to help you determine whether your one-shot sessions are successful. Observational assessment can be used for formative (how am I doing) as well as summative (how did I do) purposes, and can be employed by a solo librarian looking to evaluate her teaching as well as by larger groups of librarians evaluating a wider information literacy program. It’s flexible, cheap, and actionable- what’s not to love?

– Week 1: What should I assess using observational assessment?
– Week 2: How do I create an effective observational assessment exercise?
– Week 3: How do I analyze the data from the exercise?
– Week 4: What do I do with the data?

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.
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/certificate-instruction.php

Candice Benjes-Small is Professor, Head of Information Literacy and Outreach and University Information Literacy Coordinator at Radford University in Radford, VA. As Head of Information Literacy she oversees a team of five instruction librarians who teach 400+ library sessions each academic year. Since 2009, she has also been an instructor of record every semester for two critical thinking courses that are required as part of general education. She has collaborated with Eric Ackerman on numerous instruction assessment projects, culminating in articles in Reference Services Review and Academic Exchange Quarterly, and presentations at ACRL and LOEX.

Eric Ackermann is Associate Professor, Head of Reference Services and Library Assessment at Radford University in Radford, VA. Eric received his BA and MA in History from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and his MSIS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. As the assessment librarian he coordinates the library level assessment projects for the university assessment office and for internal use. Since 2005 Eric has administered the LibQUAL+ service quality survey five times and participated in piloting the LibQUAL+ Lite and Triads protocols. He is currently collaborating with his librarian colleagues to create a library-wide culture of assessment, while editing an Assessment in Action casebook for ACRL.

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: inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com

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

inquiries@libraryjuiceacademy.com
http://libraryjuiceacademy.com/