Register Now for “Digital Copyright” with Mary Minow

*Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing Education*

* Digital Copyright*

Online (asynchronous)

$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
April 1 – April 30, 2011
PDPs: 15

This four-week workshop gives students a hands-on, nonacademic view of copyright. Bring your own real-life scenarios for class discussion. Who owns the works I create? When can I use text, images and music created by others? Learn how to determine if an item is in the public domain. If it is not, learn how to determine if the library/archive or another user exception in copyright law allows your use. If the user exceptions don’t fit your need, learn how to make a good faith Fair Use evaluation. Finally, learn some tips about getting permission to use others’ works.

Assignments include: registering for a copyright, creating a creative commons license for a work you’ve created, searching the Copyright Clearance Center (copyright.com) for permissions and designating a copyright agent with the Copyright Office (optional).

Threaded discussions with classmates and the instructor will be the primary means of teaching.

Instructor: Mary Minow, J.D., A.M.L.S. is a Library Law consultant at librarylaw.com.
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For additional information or to register see http://gslis.simmons.edu/ce or contact gslisce@simmons.edu

Register Now for “Marketing Your Library” online workshop with Rebecca Metzger (March 1-31, 2011)

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Marketing Your Library

Location: Online
$250 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $200)
March 1 – March 31, 2011 – PDPs: 15

What exactly is marketing and what does your library need to do it right? Money? A marketing plan? A dedicated job position? No, no, and no! Marketing does not have to eat up your budget (sometimes, it even saves money); you don’t have to devote an entire job position to it; and you certainly don’t need a lengthy marketing plan. Marketing is the process of communicating with users and potential users to determine their needs; designing services to meet those needs; and informing users about your services. This workshop will introduce students to basic marketing definitions and concepts, but the main focus will be on developing a user-centered approach to marketing that can be customized to students’ individual libraries. The class will draw on marketing lessons learned from outside the library world as well as proven marketing successes in public, academic, and special libraries (case studies will be presented on a weekly basis).

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn the basics of the marketing cycle
  • Apply concepts of product lines and market segmentation to their own libraries
  • Discover various techniques for gathering information about library users
  • Identify metrics to tell a compelling story about the impact of your library
  • Explore library marketing trends, such as word-of-mouth marketing, value studies, design thinking, and ethnographic studies
  • Receive peer and instructor feedback on a promotional idea or plan

“Good pace, great resources that can be taken away and referenced later, great feedback from workshop leader.” –student, 2010 “Marketing Your Library” workshop

Rebecca Metzger: Rebecca Metzger is a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Lafayette College’s Skillman Library in Easton, PA. In addition to regular reference and instruction duties, Rebecca heads Skillman Library’s outreach efforts. She runs a student advisory board, organizes orientations and open houses for students and parents, produces a newsletter for faculty, and promotes library services to students through online and offline communications. On campus, she is a faculty advisor to Hillel Society, an academic advisor, and serves on faculty committees. Off campus, she was recently chair of ACRL’s Instruction Section’s Management and Leadership Committee. She has been published in Library Journal and NMRT Footnotes and was selected to participate in ACRL’s Immersion 2008 program and ALA’s Emerging Leaders Program in 2009. Rebecca graduated from Simmons GSLIS in January 2006. Before becoming a librarian, Rebecca Metzger was a marketing and public relations specialist for art museums, arts organizations, and individual artists.

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To register or for additional information, visit http://alanis.simmons.edu/ceweb/workshop.php?id=20 or contactgslisce@simmons.edu

Registration still open: DECIDING TO DIGITIZE Online Course

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Registrations are still being accepted for the upcoming online course:

DECIDING TO DIGITIZE: Legal, Ethical, and Copyright Considerations (4 weeks).
http://www.cipcommunity.org/advanced-digitization.
Dates: February 14 – March 11, 2011.

Instructor & guest speakers include:

~ Peggy Hoon, J.D. (Instructor).
~ Kevin Cherry, Senior Program Officer, Institute of Museum and Library Services.
~ Peter B. Hirtle, Senior Policy Advisor, Cornell University Library.
~ Kate Torrey, Director, UNC Press.

REGISTRATION.
https://secure.imodules.com/s/1039/index.aspx?sid=1039&gid=1&pgid=516&ci
d=1769
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SEE FULL COURSE and CERTIFICATION PROGRAM LISTING:
http://www.cipcommunity.org/educationprogram/.

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS:
~ Group Discounts Available. Please call 240-684-2964.
~ Membership. Use your individual or institutional membership to save 20% today and on future courses along with additional member benefits.
http://www.cipcommunity.org/membership/.

Winter 2010/11 – MLA approved CE Courses: Online, On-demand, and Self-Paced

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MLA Approved Online (Moodle) CE Courses:

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace  – http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web** – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/351

2. *Safe and Reliable: Finding Quality Complementary and Alternative Health Information for Consumers on the Web *- http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/70

3. *Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning* – http://kovacs.com/idcourse.html<http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/392

4. *Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features *-http://kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html <http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20  CE from the MLA –http://cech.mlanet.org/node/393

5. * Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries* – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html
Register:
http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/72

6. **Evaluating Medical Information on the Web * 5  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html
This course is the first topic/unit of *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web. *
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html Free but requires registration.

Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs (LITA)

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del.icio.us subject guides, Flickr library displays, YouTube library orientation; with mashups and APIs, it’s easier to bring pieces of the web together with library data. Learn what an API is and what it does, the components of web services, how to build a mashup, how to work with PHP, and how to create web services for your library. Participants should be comfortable with HTML markup and have an interest in learning about web scripting and programming.

This hands-on course is synchronous with a daily lecture followed by a hands-on exercise. Instructors will be available for any questions during the exercises.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the major terms of web services
  • Use simple web services like Yahoo Pipes to bring multiple sources of data together.
  • Build simple mashups with Javascript
  • Build simple mashups with Server-side scripts (PHP)

All of the required readings and activities for the course will be available online.

Who Should Attend

Librarians and other information specialists who want to learn how to build web applications and simple web pages that bring together multiple data sources to create engaging and new library services.

Course Level & Prerequisites

Participants should know how to use e-mail and a current standard Web Browser. Mozilla/Firefox , Netscape 7.0, Safari or IE 5.5 or higher is preferred.

Instructor(s)

Karen Coombs (OCLC Developer Network)

Jason Clark (Montana State University Libraries)

Date(s) & Time(s)

November 15-19, 2010; live, synchronous lectures 10:00 am – 12 noon CST

Day 1: Web Services Introduction
Day 2: Widgets, Gadgets, and Embedding Web Services
Day 3: Geographic and News APIs
Day 4: Bibliographic Data APIs
Day 5: Media APIs

Fee

  • LITA Member: $135
  • ALA Member: $175
  • Non-member: $195

Moodle and iLinc login info will be sent to registrants 1 week prior to the start date.

Technical Requirements

Live, synchronous lectures will take place in iLinc. Attendees will need a wired, high-speed internet connection and a USB headset with microphone (e.g. Plantronics 645and above).

A Moodle-developed site is composed of self-paced modules with facilitated interaction led by the instructors. There are predetermined start and end dates and a suggested pace which includes interaction with the instructors and your classmates. Students regularly use the forum and chat room functions to facilitate their class participation.

The course web site will be open for 1 week prior to the start date for students to have access to Moodle instructions and set their browser correctly. The course site will remain open 1 week after the end date for students to complete any sections and submit the course evaluation survey.

How to Register

Register Online

ORMail, fax, or email registration form [pdf]

Contact

Melissa Prentice

LITA Programs and Marketing Specialist

mprentice@ala.org

(312) 280-4268

 

Fall 2010 MLA approved CE Courses: Online, On-demand, and Self-Paced

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MLA Approved Online (Moodle) CE Courses:

Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace  – http://kovacs.com/training.html

1. *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web** – http://kovacs.com/mlaceconsumer.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/351

2. *Safe and Reliable: Finding Quality Complementary and Alternative Health Information for Consumers on the Web *- http://kovacs.com/mlacealt.html
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
15 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/70

3. *Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning* – http://kovacs.com/idcourse.html<http://www.kovacs.com/idcourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/392

4. *Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features *-http://kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html <http://www.kovacs.com/moodlecourse.html>
Register: http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20  CE from the MLA –http://cech.mlanet.org/node/393

5. * Electronic Collection Development for Health and Medicine E-Libraries* – http://kovacs.com/mlacecolldev.html
Register:
http://kovacs.com/register.html <http://www.kovacs.com/register.html> $175
20 CE from the MLA – http://cech.mlanet.org/node/72

6. **Evaluating Medical Information on the Web * 5  CE – http://kovacs.com/mlaceeval.html
This course is the first topic/unit of *Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web. *
Register: http://www.kovacs.com/register.html Free but requires registration.

Fair Use and Balance in Copyright: Online Course Registration

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The Center for Intellectual Property, a non-profit member association, will
be offering several online courses. The fall & spring Copyright Management &
Leadership courses include:

Fair Use and Balance in Copyright: The Best Practices Model.
http://cipcommunity.org/PA_PJ_FairUse.
Dates: November 8-19, 2010 (Register by 10/29).
Instructors: Patricia Aufderheide, Ph.D., & Peter Jaszi, J.D.

Description: What rights do new makers and users have to use copyrighted
material without permission or payment, and how do they convince their own
administrators that they have those rights? How risky is it to use those
rights, and how can those risks be mitigated? What’s at stake in exercising
and defending fair use and other balancing features of copyright, and how
does the balancing concept fit into the evolution and current reality of
copyright law and practice?

The two pioneering academics who changed industry practice with
best-practices codes for fair use explain both the law and the importance of
these new codes as tools for practitioners. They describe how new makers of
cultural material are designing and employing best practices codes that help
them use the rights they have under law. They explain the historical and
legal justifications for the fair use right (including why a defense can be
a right!), troubleshoot interpretations and explore with you how this model
could work in your community.

For more details on this course, please see-
http://cipcommunity.org/PA_PJ_FairUse.
View the complete 2010-2011 Fall & Spring Course Line-up at
http://cipcommunity.org/educationprogram.
Need more time or assistance? Please contact us at 240-582-2803 or
ddefreitas@umuc.edu.

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Did you know that all employees of institutional members of the CIP Member
Community get 20% discounts on educational programming? For $500 a year,
your colleagues, teachers, and you can enjoy these discounts along with
other benefits like access to our on-going Community Conversation Series;
free to all members. Visit our institutional membership page for more
details- http://cipcommunity.org/institutionalmembership.

Register Now for Online Business Research Class

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Dear Colleagues:

There is still room in the following 4-week online course on business ethics research at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science:
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/workshops/online.php#business2
The course begins 8/2 (still time to register!)  with about 3-4 hours of work per week. It focuses on research in business ethics and covers research in: accounting, company culture, management, and sustainability, banking, finance and investments, and business law.

Weekly activities include learning about databases and references sources, and strategies useful in doing research in business ethics, exploring links to selected free websites, doing exercises and assignments to share with other students on each topic. Students  post evaluations of sources on the discussion list and do a short research project. The course provides access to Mergent Online and Plunkett’s Research databases.

It’s a great way to delve into business research!
Examples are relevant to both academic and public libraries.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
To register click here:
http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/careers/continuing-education/register.php

Register Now for Upcoming ACRL e-Learning Opportunities!

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Registration is now open for the following e-learning opportunities from ACRL.  Stretch your professional budget by registering now for these affordable distance learning courses and events! For more information on each course, including a link to online registration and registration fees, please visit the course page by clicking the course title.  Space is limited, so register now to reserve your seat!

ACRL is excited to announce the introduction of the ACRL e-Learning RSS feed. Stay up to date on affordable professional development opportunities!  Subscribe today at http://feeds2.feedburner.com/acrl_elearning.

Multi-week courses

Electronic Collection Development (May 18 – June 6, 2009)
In this hands-on course you will learn to create an academic e-library collection development plan for free and fee-based Web-accessible resources for a patron community of your choice. Students will focus on developing a collection plan for one library patron group of their choice. Patron groups may include: faculty, students, researchers, general public, subject specialists, etc. This collection plan will be developed in five parts. Each part includes lecture, discussion and hands-on activities that will step participants through creating or assessing a collection plan for developing a e-library collection.

Web Design and Construction for Libraries Part 2 (May 18 – June 13, 2009)
This four-week course builds on the work completed in “Web Design and Construction for Academic Libraries, Part 1.” Participants will learn about advanced CSS design, accessible menus, and re-Javascript and will review multimedia (FLASH, Quicktime etc.), Web-accessible database applications (PHP, MYSQL, ASP etc.), and content management software options.

Virtual Reference Competencies (June 22 – July 31, 2009)
In this six-week seminar, participants will engage in learning activities, supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to acquire and improve the technical competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians. During this course, engage in learning activities supported by readings as well as lecture and discussion, to practice and expand the communications competencies required by effective virtual reference librarians.

Live Webcasts

From Encounters to Experiences: Using Design Thinking to Create a User Experience (April 23, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Convenient. Simple. Unexpected. Impressive. The Age of User Experience has forever altered the expectations of American consumers, especially the younger generations that are the academic libraries significant user population. To successfully reach and engage these users academic librarians must master the art of adaptability. Many organizations are learning they must go beyond traditional customer service into the new realm of user experience design. Doing so requires new skills and a willingness to evolve professionally. This webcast will explore how user experience design may help academic librarians to offer their users more than just transactions. Moving from transactions to experiences can enable the library to exceed user expectations. Steven Bell, co-author of Academic Librarianship by Design and lead blogger at Designing Better Libraries, will introduce user experience as a strategy library workers can use to transform routine products and service into memorable experiences that exceed user expectations.

Design Thinking (Blended Librarianship) (May 14, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
There is an extensive body of literature on information literacy and the importance of librarian-faculty collaboration in achieving it. The workshop will bring a new perspective on information literacy and collaboration through a conceptual framework the workshop leaders refer to as “Blended Librarianship.”

Podcasting for Libraries (June 2, 2009: 2PM Eastern/11AM Pacific)
Podcasting is like an Internet radio show, or a blog with audio.  It uses the power of RSS syndication to automatically deliver new episodes to listeners.  There are millions of podcasts available, covering nearly any topic imaginable.  Any library can produce a podcast using free software and inexpensive hardware.  If you can post to a blog and talk into a microphone, you can create a podcast.  How can your library use podcasting as a tool for teaching, promotion, outreach and programming?

For more information about any of the above courses or webcasts, please contact ACRL Web Services Manager Jon Stahler at jstahler@ala.org.

Marketing Basics online course: registration closes Monday, March 30

Looking to perform better at your current job?

Hoping to diversify your skill set and give some “oomph” to your resume?

Consider RUSA’s Marketing Basics for Libraries course.

This 5-week online course teaches you the fundamentals of marketing, and also guide you through the development of a marketing plan specific to you and your library’s needs. It’s perfect for librarians in all types of library settings who are asked to market library services.

Get the full scoop on the course content and our knowledgeable instructors at the RUSA blog:

http://rusa.ala.org/blog/2009/03/26/marketing-basicssp09/

Register for the course now:

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Discounts are available for two or more registrants from the same library or library system. Contact lmarkel@ala.org for details.