Driving Community Engagement for Library Makerspaces

Driving Community Engagement for Library Makerspaces
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

FREE 1-hour webcast event
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Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Makerspaces are becoming increasingly popular in both public and academic libraries as a new way to engage patrons and add value to traditional library services. Discover how you can create a makerspace within your own library though this step-by-step guidebook. From planning your innovation center to hosting hack-a-thons, guest lectures, and social events in your new lab, Makerspaces in Libraries provides detailed guidance and best practices for creating an enduring, community driven space for all to enjoy and from which both staff and patrons will benefit.

Speaker

Theresa Willingham – Author

Jeroen de Boer – Author

Moderator

Etta Verma – Reviews Editor, Library Journal

Assessment in Action

WNY/O ACRL Fall Conference, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W. Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: 585-359-1800

Our speakers for the day:

Gabriela Castro Gessner, Research and Assessment Analyst, Cornell University Library
Zsuzsa Koltay, Special Projects Librarian, Cornell University
Bonnie J.M. Swoger, Science Librarian, Head of Reference and Access Services, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo
Corey Ha, Head of ITS, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo

The conference program will follow shortly. More information can be found here: http://wnyoacrl.org/wnyo-acrl-fall-conference-2015-2/.

Registration is open until October 16. Register online at https://wsadmzxukh.formstack.com/forms/wnyoacrl_fall_conference_2015.

Any questions or comments can be directed to:
Jonathan Coe
Programs Chair, WNY/O ACRL
Niagara University Library,
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 286-8005
jcoe@niagara.edu

Want a Drone?

Register now for the Fall IOLUG Conference: Teach Me Tech, and you could
win your very own Quadcopter Drone, Virtual Reality Headset, or Arduino
Uno!

REGISTRATION:
http://www.iolug.org/conferences/teach-me-tech/registration-fall-conference-2015/

WHO: IOLUG is an organization that provides opportunities for individuals
to share and learn about current trends in libraries and technology to
inspire innovation. Membership is open to anyone interested in networking
with us to innovate, share and grow!

WHAT: Our conference theme is Teach Me Tech, and we have an exciting
program for you designed to equip you with ready-to-implement tools and
strategies for your library! See the conference agenda below!

WHEN: Friday, October 16th from 9:00am – 3:30pm

WHERE: Indiana Wesleyan University North Campus in Indianapolis, IN

WHY: To learn, grow, get inspired, and network with librarians just like
you who are interested in emerging technologies and innovative services!

Our Keynote speaker, Holly Klingler from the Northeast Ohio Regional
Library System, will be presenting on emerging technologies and will bring
a Traveling Tech Lab with wearables, drones, and other fun toys for folks
to play with.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

9:00-9:30am – Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:30-10:00am – Welcome and Business Meeting

10:05-10:55am – KEYNOTE
“Emerging Excitement: Learning how to train and inspire with emerging
tech” – Holly Klingler, NEO-RLS

11:00-11:45am – Breakout sessions
OPTION A – “Tech Tuesdays: Exploring and Growing with 45 minute Tech
Workshops” – Delores Rondinella and Jesse Peek, Stark County District Library
OPTION B – “Using Multimedia and Technology to Connect with Online
Students” – Stephanie Brouwer and Jennifer Wendt, Harrison College

11:45am-1:00pm – Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:45pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “PowerPoint + iSpring = Interactive eLearning” – Melissa
Renner, Allen County Public Library
OPTION B – Panel of Video Presentations –
“Screen Cast Fast: Help Patrons at Their Point-of-Need “ – Liz
Barksdale, University of Dallas
“Videos Gone Viral: How to create a video for your organization “ –
Jenn Bielewski, LYRASIS
“15 Minutes of Fame: Cultivating Patron-Created Content at Your
Library “ – Melody VanWanzeele and Marianne Kruppa, St. Joseph County
Public Library

1:50-2:35pm – Breakout Sessions
OPTION A – “Leveraging the Functionality of Microsoft Office Mix” –
Allan Celik and Catherine Lemmer, Indiana University
OPTION B – Panel of Social Media Presentations –
“Using Twitter to Market Your Library” – Mary Hricko, Kent State
University
“The Four Faces of Social Media” – Edita Sicken and Rebecca Johnson,
Manchester University

2:40-3:30pm – Maker Panel
“LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kits at Tipton County Public Library” – Lindsey
Powers and Jason Fields, Tipton County Public Library
“Making Makers: How the Plainfield Library is Embracing the Maker
Movement” – Courtney Allison and Laura Brack, Plainfield-Guilford Township
Public Library

3:30-3:45pm – Conference wrap up – Door Prizes, Evaluations

Instructional Design Essentials

Instructional Design Essentials
with Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, May 4

Register

Create a foundation in instructional design! Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan and receive feedback along the way from instructors and fellow participants.

After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:

Identify major principles of instructional design to apply to your teaching
Incorporate appropriate learning theories into your materials
Develop an assessment plan appropriate for your objectives
Select and effectively integrate appropriately matched technologies and teaching tools

Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices

Fair Use: Guidelines and Best Practices
90-minutes
by Gretchen McCord, attorney and librarian

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific

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Don’t let restrictive guidelines stifle creativity and research in your library’s community. Become informed of fair-use guidelines for libraries with this workshop by attorney and librarian—Gretchen McCord. You will learn how to empower your patrons with statements of best practices used independently and along with the fair-use guidelines.

Implications of Microaggressions

LLAMA Webinar Explores Implications of Microaggressions

Microaggressions are subtle, denigrating messages delivered to members of marginalized groups, and they can negatively affect an organization’s culture. Experiences of microaggressions can lead individuals to feel increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, which may result in their physical or psychological departures from their organizations. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) and the ALA Office for Diversity will present “Racial and LGBT Microaggressions: An Introduction for Library Leaders,” on Mar. 18, at 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central time).

This webinar will define microaggressions, cover racial microaggressions and microaggressions toward LGBT people, and discuss how this affects librarians and the potential implications for the future of the profession.

By the end of this webinar participants will:

Understand the concepts of racial and LGBT microaggressions and their potential effects on the profession.
Be able to describe the manifestations of microaggressions in order to recognize when participants or their colleagues may be experiencing these phenomena.
Recognize strategies for addressing microaggressions in order to propose solutions to improve the climate at participants’ institutions.
Presenters: Alanna Aiko Moore, Librarian for Sociology, Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies, University of California, San Diego; Jaena Alabi, English & Psychology Librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Register online

Register with a purchase order or by mail: registration form (PDF, 1 pg.).

Can’t attend the live event? No problem! If you register, you will automatically receive a link to the recorded version for later viewing.

For questions about this webinar or other LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

Immersion Management Track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator at ACRL

Practical Management Track — March 25, 2015, Portland, OR
Deadline to register: February 20, 2015

Register by February 20 for the Immersion Management Track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator. The Immersion ’15 Practical Management track will be held in conjunction with the ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland on March 25, 2015.

Instruction coordinators are often well-grounded in theory and instruction practice and have some of the tools they need to begin building campus-wide programs. Frequently, however, coordinators or those in similar roles do not supervise the majority of librarians who participate in a library’s instructional program, presenting challenges to the development of innovative and effective programs. This interactive one-day program will address how to lead from within – developing the powers of persuasion to influence in multiple directions. Other topics include creating the right environment for a successful instruction program, understanding a broader campus environment, providing constructive feedback, and coaching for success.

“The Immersion Program gave me plenty of practical ideas to take home. Being in a room of people all facing the same challenges that I’m facing, and all acknowledging that they ARE challenges is invaluable.” ~ 2013 Practical Management Track Participant
Learning Outcomes
After participating in the Immersion ’15 Practical Management track, you will be able to:
Open a discussion with appropriate leadership about your role and responsibilities
Provide influence in multiple directions in order to achieve programmatic goals
Develop a succinct proposal for administrative consideration
Understand the critical elements for creating a desired environment
Understand the potential of information literacy programs in a larger campus context
Complete details about the program and registration materials are available online. Questions about the Immersion Practical Management Program should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.

Persistence: “Got yours?” Preserving Scholarship

ALCTS webinar: Persistence: “Got yours?” Preserving Scholarship

This webinar is one of the six-part “Working with Continuing Resources” webinar series

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.

Description: As more and more content (books and journals and other genres) is made available only in an electronic format, ensuring that the scholarly record remains intact in the event of a technological or natural disaster is ever more critical. Learn about the importance of digital preservation, rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders, and what you can do to ensure that key research remains readily available.

Learning outcomes: This webinar will provide a broad introduction to digital preservation, the economic and social challenges and opportunities, including a smattering of technology and a mention of standards.

Who should attend? Everyone is welcome.

Presenter: Victoria Reich is Executive Director of the LOCKSS Program, Stanford University. Dr. Katherine Skinner is Executive Director of the Educopia Institute.

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Single Webinar Registration Fees: Registration Fees: ALCTS Member $43 ; Non-member $59 ; Group rate (members/non-members) $99/$129 ; International $43

This webinar is part of a six part series. Please check the ALCTS Web site for discount pricing for the entire webinar series.

Register

ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

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

Open Access and Libraries

Open Access and Libraries

Thursday, November 6, 2014
2pm Eastern | 1pm Central
12pm Mountain | 11am Pacific

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Scholarly journals are increasingly becoming digital, experimenting with new publishing models such as Open Access (OA) and incorporating multimedia into their formats. In addition, the process of research continues to evolve because of mandates from funding agencies to publicly share research findings and data. For a candid discussion of what OA is (and isn’t), tune in Thursday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) for the next free, streaming video broadcast of American Libraries Live.

Our panel of experts will give their unique perspective on what OA means now and how it will shape the future and will answer your questions.

You can pre-register here for this free event (pre-registration assures you a reminder before the event), or go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org on November 6 at 2:00 p.m.(Eastern) to view.