Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

ALCTS Web Course: Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Acquisitions

Session 2: April 24 – May 19, 2017

This four-week online course provides an overview of acquiring, providing access to, administering, supporting, and monitoring access to electronic resources. Gives a basic background in electronic resource acquisitions including product trials, licensing, purchasing methods, and pricing models and will provide an overview of the sometimes complex relationships between vendors, publishers, platform providers, and libraries. The course was developed by Dalene Hawthorne, Head of Systems and Technical Services, Emporia State University.

Who Should Attend:
This is a fundamentals course that will appeal to anyone interested in the topic with no previous experience.

Jesse Holden, Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services
Elizabeth Winter, Head of Collection Acquisitions & Management, Georgia Tech Library
Susan Davis, Acquisitions Librarian for Continuing Resources, SUNY at Buffalo
Lisa MacKinder, Head of Acquisitions and Collection Services, Ohio University

Registration Fee:
$109 ALCTS Member and $139 Non-member

For additional details and access to the registration link, please go to:
This course is sponsored by Harrassowitz.

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email For all other questions or comments related to the web courses, contact Julie Reese, ALCTS Events Manager at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5034 or

*Posted on behalf of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee.*


I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian’s Introduction to KanbanFlow

“I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian’s Introduction to KanbanFlow” sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions:

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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


Most librarians and library staff are constantly multi-tasking. Despite the type of library, our tasks are endless and can range from cataloging to working the reference desk to IT support and everything in between. It can be very difficult to organize our to-do lists, not to mention get things done. This session will introduce the concept of Kanban (Japanese for “sign” or “billboard”), an important tool for managing workflow and measuring improvement and outcomes that was first popularized by the manufacturing industry. Today Kanban is utilized by software development teams, marketing units, human resource offices, people in strategy and leadership, and for organizing personal tasks and achieving goals.

This session will also introduce KanbanFlow, a free online project management tool that digitizes the Kanban method. This tool supports real-time collaboration between team members and weaves in the Pomodoro method of time-tracking. A live demo of KanbanFlow, its various features, and real-life examples of how it can be used in a library setting will be included to help illustrate the usefulness of this method and tool for librarians.

About the Presenter:
Rachel Evans is a web coordinator and digital media specialist at the University of Georgia Alexander Campbell King Law Library. Her primary responsibility as part of the Information Technology team is maintaining the law school’s website. Evans also contributes to library instruction ranging from technology-centered sessions to video tutorial creation. Additionally, she assists in archiving items in the law school repository Digital Commons, assembling the library’s monthly newsletter and contributing to the library’s public relations and web teams. Evans has presented instructional technology and web-design related sessions at local, state and regional conferences, and has also been published in the national professional magazine Computers in Libraries. Prior to joining UGA Law Library, Evans got her start in libraries at LaGrange College’s academic library, and subsequently worked at two public libraries in Georgia’s Troup and Oglethorpe counties. Evans earned her M.L.I.S. from Florida State University in 2012.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page:
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.

RUSA’s Spring Online Learning Opportunities Through May

RUSA’s Spring Online Learning Opportunities Through May!

Register at

3/22/17 – [Webinar] “Paging a Librarian: Eliminating the staffed reference desk”
Staffing a reference desk is a wonderful service for patrons when they need it. However, it can monopolize your staff talent and resources between reference interactions. Changes in libraries and patrons’ needs revealed a desire for more flexibility in reference shifts and not being anchored to a desk.

​4/4/17 – [Webinar] “The Library within a Library: The Makerspace Service Point”
This webinar will recontextualize library services and infrastructure for a makerspace experience that is consistent for every patron, scalable to any skill level, and integrated into the overall library experience. Specifically, we will cover circulation, reference services, and staffing models.
4/24/17 [eCourse] “Talking Technology: An Experiential Tour of Library Technology”
The Library Tech Project is a six-week asynchronous online course, designed to give librarians direct exposure to different types of library-related technology that they may have heard about but have not had the opportunity to use. The emphasis is on experiential learning, where participants handle different devices to see what they do and how they work.

4/25/17 [Webinar] “Situated Learning in the Library: Using Reference Services to Extend Teaching and Learning”
Participants in this workshop will engage in discussion about Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger’s work with the theory of situated learning, its emphasis on social exchanges for providing a context for learning, and how this applies to reference interactions in the library.

4/27/17 [ Webinar] “Beyond Ancestry: Genealogical Resources All Researchers Need to Know”
Ancestry is often the first resource that genealogy researchers use, but then where should they go? After briefly covering the differences between the library edition of Ancestry and a personal subscription, we discuss the newly renovated HeritageQuest Online.

NEW! 5/4/17 [BRASS Webinar Series 3 of 3] “Data in Libraries Data processing and Visualization”
Library patrons now need not only help finding facts and figures, but help with turning that raw data into analysis and presentation. This webinar will describe and discuss data services for libraries, with a particular focus on the data visualization techniques and tools that are transforming how we analyze and understand our world.
NEW! 5/16/17 [Webinar] “Health Reference and You: Guidelines, Best Practices and Strategies”
Answering health and medical reference questions can be challenging. This webinar will present the guidelines, highlight some of these practices, and introduce a new “Quick Start” guide connecting the guidelines to suggested reference behaviors, in order provide high quality health and medical reference service.
NEW! 5/23/17 [Webinar] “Targeted Beta Testing of Non-traditional Partnerships: Supporting Student Academic Success Alaska-Style”
To be fully integrated into the University Community, academic libraries must create partnerships and collaborative opportunities with campus organizations focused on student academic success. Because the Millennial and Generation Z students often don’t think of the library first when starting their research, libraries should reach them wherever they are on campus.
NEW! 5/23/17 [Webinar] “Back to the Whiteboard: Large Whiteboards and Group Activities in Library Instruction”
Learn how Mary Baldwin University librarians improved student engagement in library instruction by updating learning spaces with whiteboard paint. This session will cover how to plan a similar renovation, ideas for active learning in a whiteboard painted space for single and semester long classes, and how we measured increased engagement.
NEW! 5/29/17 [eCourse] “Learning Design Essentials for Librarians”
By understanding the essentials of learning design, librarians can better prepare the ways they communicate and plan the instructional experiences for patrons. This course will introduce participants to key learning theories and they will practice applying theoretical concepts to the design of instructional materials (e.g., handout to be used at the reference desk or classroom) and a learning environment (e.g., a classroom or programming space).

Please direct ALL questions to Jennifer Cross, RUSA’s Web Services Manager at

Introduction to Readers’ Advisory – Library Juice Academy April course offering

Introduction to Readers’ Advisory

Instructor: Jessica Moyer
Dates: April 3rd through 38th, 2017
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175

Work in a public library, but have no idea how to help readers? Freeze up when patrons ask you for a good book? Then this class is exactly what you need. Taught by an expert in reader services and readers’ advisory this class will introduce library staff to the basic concepts of readers’ advisory and help them prepare to work with books and patrons. Also a great class for library school students who are interested in public library and are unable to take a full readers’ advisory course.

By the end of the course participants will be able to:
– Understand readers’ advisory services and their role in the public library
– Identify a selection of readers’ advisory tools and learn how to assess, evaluate, and select readers’ advisory tools for library use
– Talk with readers and conduct a basic readers’ advisory interview
– Be aware the current trends and issues in readers’ advisory services work and how to keep up

Jessica E. Moyer is an assistant professor in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education and MS and CAS degrees from the University of Illinois, Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Moyer has taught reference and readers’ advisory courses for the LIS programs at the University of St. Catherine, San Jose State, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as well and continuing education courses for the American Library Association. She is the author of Research-Based Readers’ Advisory (American Library Association, 2008), co-editor of The Readers Advisory Handbook (ALA Editions 2010) and editor of the Integrated Advisory Services (Library Unlimited 2010).

Jessica’s website:

Interview with Jessica Moyer about her LJA classes:

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:

For a list of all of the courses being offered next month, please go to:

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

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Community College Librarians

Please join the ACRL Student Learning & Information Literacy Committee for two webinars that will focus on how community college librarians are using and considering the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. This webinar offering is free.

Framework for Information Literacy: A Community College Showcase

Speakers: Ellen Carey, Librarian & Assistant Professor, Santa Barbara City College; Carleen Huxley, Coordinator of Library Instruction, SUNY Jefferson Community College; Ann Roselle, Faculty Librarian at Phoenix College – MCCCD
Description: This session will showcase the work of three community college librarians who have found recent success in using the Framework for Information Literacy in their practice.

Date & Time: Thursday, June 1, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 pm (CST) – 1 hour

Extreme Makeover: A Blueprint for Redefining the Role of the Liaison Librarian in the Academic Library

What does it mean to be an engaged liaison in today’s academic library? New trends in liaison roles have shifted the focus of many librarians from traditional activities to new areas, such as scholarly communication and research data management. Join the ACRL Instruction Section’s 2017 Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum to delve into the issues related to these trends and hear about one librarian’s experience using a model of change management to successfully engage this shift. The ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee presents:

Extreme Makeover: A Blueprint for Redefining the Role of the Liaison Librarian in the Academic Library

A virtual discussion led by Cinthya Ippoliti, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at Oklahoma State University on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time.

Find out more about the session by reading the discussion digest:

Join the forum:

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)


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