Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education July Workshops

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**Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education – Exceptional CE Since 1975**

*July 2014 Online* *(asynchronous) Workshops *

*July 1 – July 31, 2014*
*$250 (GSLIS Alumni Price: $200)*
*PDPs: 15*

— *Blaze a Trail: How to Use–and Create–Book Trailers in Your Library

*– **Business Research 101: Sources and Strategies*

*– **Creating Great Online Research Guides*

— *How to Become a Great Teacher*

— *Managing the One-Person Library*

*– **MARC Basics for New Catalogers*

— *Re-imagining Nonfiction and Reference Collections, Services, & Spaces*

— *Teen Lit Boot Camp: Nonfiction*

*June 2014 Onsite **Workshops *

*– **Album Structures*
$220 (Simmons GSLIS Alumni Price $175)
July 12, 2014, 9:00am – 5:00pm – PDPs: 7

Please note: This workshop requires tools and also has an additional
materials fee. It is part of the Book Arts & Artists


Please check our full schedule for
additional workshops!

For additional information on workshops or to register see

Linnea Johnson ’04LS
2014 MBA Candidate
Manager of Technology | Adjunct Faculty
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2834

Continuing Education/Communications/Community
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
office 617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192
email or

Check out our most recent CE schedule !

Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State

ACRL e-Learning webcast – “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State”
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central

Register now for the ACRL e-Learning webcast, “Fair Use in Your Library after Georgia State,” to be offered Tuesday, December 4 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central time).  This live, interactive webcast will examine how the recent federal court decision involving copyright and the Georgia State University Library may shape fair use policies in academic libraries for decades.  A lower-court judge ruled that the Georgia State University Library was the “prevailing party” in a lawsuit brought by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Sage Publications. The publishers have appealed that ruling. What does this all mean, and what does it mean for your library?  During the webcast, copyright librarians and lawyers will explore and dissect the court’s framework using specific examples from the case in order to explain the ruling of the case, the effect that the case may have on future fair use analyses, and its impact on library policies such as course reserves and interlibrary loan.  Bring questions about fair use in your library!

Presenters: Dwayne K. Buttler, J.D., Professor, University Libraries, Evelyn J. Schneider Endowed Chair for Scholarly Communication, University of Louisville; Donna Ferullo, Director of the University Copyright Office and Associate Professor of Library Science, Purdue University; Tim Gritten, Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Complete details including the full webcast description, learning outcomes, and registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

Brave New LibGuide

LYRASIS Professional Development invites you to join us in our virtual librarian’s lounge every 2nd Friday scheduled from 12:30pm – 2:00pm (EST). During each session, you will be given the opportunity to connect with your peers, discuss the hottest topics, and share best practices.

Cost per individual:

Member Cost: FREE

Non-Member Cost: $25 per session

November 9, 2012 – Brave New LibGuide (Live Online) – REGISTER NOW!{60C6D59C-E884-4016-ABB2-1E60D40578E3}&RowId=1-O3TFS

In this age of information saturation, where even the most casual researcher has immediate access to millions of potential sources, a well-made LibGuide remains a powerful tool of curated reference material. However, despite the amount of time librarians invest in developing and updating LibGuides and the large number of articles outlining best design practices for LibGuide creation, there has been a surprising dearth of research conducted on their use. In this presentation, you’ll see the results of the largest quantitative study ever conducted on user behavior on LibGuides, and learn what the aggregate trends and patterns in this data suggest can help you build better and more usable LibGuides.

Presented by Lindsay Cronk, LYRASIS Member Support Specialist

NEW Library Juice courses!

Upcoming online courses through Library Juice Academy

November 15th 2012: 

Introduction to FRBR

Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90

Consumer Health Information

Instructor: Courtney Mlinar | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90

December 2012:

Introduction to RDA

Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

The Mechanics of Metadata

Instructor: Grace Agnew | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Game-Based Learning in Library Instruction

Instructor: Scott Rice | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Introduction to XML

Instructor: Robert Chavez | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175

Embedded Librarianship

Instructor: Courtney Mlinar | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175

Techniques for Creative Problem Solving in Libraries

Instructor: Annie Downey | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90

January 2013:

Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries

Instructor: Julie Biando Edwards | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Introduction to the Semantic Web

Instructor: Robert Chavez | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175

Introduction to Drupal for Libraries

Instructor: Cody Hennesy | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Online Instruction

Instructor: John Doherty | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for Engagement

Instructor: Madeleine Charney | Credits: 0.75 CEUs | Cost: $90

Library Juice Academy

PO Box 25322, Los Angeles, CA

Tel. 218-260-6115

Fundamentals of Foundation Grant Writing

The Fundamentals of Foundation Grant Writing is a 4-month, instructor-guided online course. It is sponsored by CD Publications’ Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, an online, continually-updated grant service covering private and federal funding opportunities for communities across the nation for over 25 years.

This unique, hands-on course, geared specifically towards working adults, takes you step-by-step through writing an actual foundation grant application — one that you can submit with confidence at the completion of the course, knowing you’ve been aided by a veteran grants professional.

Here’s what a student in our Fall 2012 class told us after her very first month:

“There is so much GREAT information available. [The instructor’s] experience and knowledge just oozes from every angle. I have told everyone in my nonprofit that I got more than my money’s worth already.”

The lessons from this course can be applied to grantwriting in any field — education, health care, social services, environment, faith-based, and governmental agencies.

Students will select a project of their choice and write a grant proposal for their nonprofit or public organization. They will be guided through the development of their proposals section-by-section, providing and receiving feedback from fellow classmates as well as the course instructor every step of the way.

At the conclusion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • Collect      data and information to write a grant proposal;
  • Write      a foundation grant proposal utilizing a standard format;
  • Constructively      critique the work of other grant writers; and
  • Understand      how foundations make funding decisions.


Your instructor for this unique course is Glenda O’Neal, a highly regarded professional grants consultant and educator with more than 30 years of experience. Ms. O’Neal has prepared foundation and government grant applications for educational institutions, nonprofits, public and government agencies, faith-based organizations, health care providers, environmental agencies, and more. She is widely recognized for her skill in planning and writing federal grants and her applications routinely rank among the very best.

Ms. O’Neal’s experience includes the development of a grant-writing program for the University of Missouri-St. Louis’ (UMSL) Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program, as well as online grant-writing courses for UMSL, Purdue University-Calumet, and Loma Linda (Calif.)University. She has also led training programs for The Foundation Center, Association of Fund Raising Professionals, and many others.

This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who wants to learn foundation grantwriting hands-on, with help from someone with years of experience.

But you need to act quickly, and here’s why:

To better control the quality of instruction and student/teacher interaction, we only accept about 10 students. So, if you’ve always wanted to get a trained grantwriter on staff, here’s your chance. Completing just one application in-house instead of hiring a grantwriter will more than cover the cost of instruction.


This class starts mid-January and runs about four months (participants work at their own pace, but have two to three weeks in which to complete each course section prior to starting the next lesson).  All course work is critiqued and discussed with the instructor via emails and/or by phone if necessary.

Students will receive a comprehensive course book on grantwriting fundamentals that incorporates the instructor’s years of “hands-on” experience, as well as access to an extensive library of grant materials and winning grant applications, a subscription to Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, and more.


Register before December 15 and save $300 off the regular course rate of $1295 — a $300 savings!

To register, click here to go to our website.

Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping from RUSA

You may use tools like Google Maps in your personal life

all the time for locating restaurants and local businesses,

driving directions or planning trips via public
transportation, but have you considered how this same

technology could be used at your library to improve library services?

RUSA’s online course “Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping”
is the perfect opportunity for librarians and library staff from public and
academic libraries to gain a basic understanding of Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) technology and learn about specific technologies they may be
exposed to at the library. Registration for this course, which runs Nov. 5-25,
ends on Thursday, Nov. 1.


**Know someone who should enroll in this course? Please forward this message!**

If you’ve already taken this introductory course or have a good working
knowledge of GIS and want to go further, consider enrolling in “Spatial
Literacy II: Incorporation of Maps and GIS”, which shows you how to
harness these technologies for reference work, library projects, library
administration, collection delivery, instruction, outreach and library
promotion. The next session of this course begins Dec. 3.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if several of your staff could take this course and your
library could reap the benefits in improved library services? Group discounts
are available! Rates for two or more registrants from the same library, library
network or library system start at $110 per person.

Learn more about all of our courses and webinars at the RUSA online learning

Register online now for this and other upcoming RUSA courses:

Questions about registration? Contact
or (800) 545-2433, option 5.

2012 Global Education Conference

The 2012 Global Education Conference is November 12 – 17 this year, and if you   haven’t been a part of this amazing, online, 5-day, 24-hour-a-day event, we   sure hope you will join us this year! There’s lots of amazing news about the conference   below (really), so skim down below and find that which is important to you:1. The conference is free to attend. If you join the   conference network, you’ll be kept informed of the details and new   announcements.

2. You can still submit to present! The deadline   to submit proposals for both the Global Education Conference and the   affiliated iEARN Annual Conference and Youth Summit are October   29th. This is a highly inclusive event with a focus on participation–we’ll   have hundreds of sessions from educators around the world, and even if you’ve never presented before, we hope you will consider sharing your experiences   and expertise in connecting educators, classrooms, and students globally.   You’ll be hard-pressed to find a conference more dedicated to peer professional development, so jump right in!

This also means that we have extended the deadline for film exhibition submissions. If you’ve got a  digital film to share on a global topic, check out this post for more details.

3. Even though we are still accepting proposals to present, the   current schedule of accepted sessions has been posted! You’ll find the hourly listing of sessions in any one of 36 times zones here. (We’re quite proud of how easy it is for anyone in the world to attend and participate in the conference in their own time   zone!) More sessions are being added daily.

4. We’re starting our drive for volunteer moderators,   which also means that we have our first training sessions for presenters and moderators starting next week. We love our volunteer moderators, and you don’t have to be an expert to help us with this crucial part of the   conference program. To learn more or to sign up as a volunteer moderator,  go here. To see the training sessions that are scheduled, go   to the session schedule for your time zone.

5. Lucy Gray has done it again this year with another INCREDIBLE set of keynote speakers for the conference. Seriously, you are going to be blown away.  Check them out here. Tell your friends. Email everyone you know. Really, the lineup is THAT SERIOUSLY AMAZING. I don’t want to diminish your   excitement at seeing the whole list, but (I’m whispering): Dale Dogherty,   Karen Cator, Larry Johnson, Dan Russell, and Tony Wagner just to start. Really. Go look…

6. We have a gaming strand this year!   We’re  thrilled to be working with BrainPOP to   highlight game play within a global education context.

7. We’re also working with Cisco’s and EdSurge on a   specialized conference strand that will focus on innovative and collaboration technologies with the potential to transform learning experiences for students around the globe. This strand will focus on   companies offering tools and resources that support the mission of the conference and showcase global collaborations between groups.

8. We’re still accepting conference sponsors and non-profit partners. Organizations interested in financially supporting the conference, please   email me at Potential non-profit partners can sign up here.

9. We depend on the community to help get the word out about the conference,   since this is a free event and built by the community. So please do spread the word! Forward this email, blog or tweet about the   conference (#globaled12), or send the conference website link (   to your own mailing list. Global education has never been more important, and   there’s really nothing quite like our free and highly-participative online conference to help make a difference in the lives of students, educators,   administrators, parents, families, and communities.

See you online!


Steve Hargadon
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, 2012 Global Education Conference

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ASCLA online course

Registration for the
popular ASCLA online course “Improving Library Services to People With
Disabilities” ends at close of business this Thursday (that’s tomorrow!),
and we only have a handful of spots left!

**Please share this message with colleagues or other distribution lists as

This course provides incredibly valuable information for library staff,
librarians and library leadership about providing outstanding services to
people with disabilities. Topics covered include:

>>Identifying people with disabilities who use your library

>>Attitudes, laws and practices affecting services to people with

>>Communication: etiquette, people-first language and options for
alternative communication techniques

>>Discovering assistive technology

>>Applying policies and procedures at your library

>>Developing goals and recommendations for service improvements at your
More information about the course is available at the ASCLA website:


This course will run Oct. 1 – Oct. 28, 2012. Most coursework is asynchronous,
however there are two live chats scheduled:

Chat 1:  Thursday, October 11, 3-4 pm Central Time OR Friday, October 12,
10-11 am Central Time

Chat 2:  Thursday, October 25, 3-4 pm Central Time OR Friday, October 26,
10-11 am Central Time

Questions about registration? Contact
or (800) 545-2433, option 5.

Questions about the course content or schedule? Contact RUSA Web Manager Andrea
Hill at

REGISTER for this course NOW:

NISO Cataloging webinar Oct. 10th

Join NISO for our October webinar event:

Webinar: MARC and FRBR: Friends or Foes?

Date: October 10, 2012

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

Event webpage:



MARC and FRBR are among the best known acronyms in today’s cataloging world.

With the implementation of RDA by the US national libraries in the late winter/spring of 2013, and with other libraries already adopting the new cataloging code, a great deal of discussion is taking place about FRBR and whether it is implementable. In addition, the viability of the MARC format has been called into question. What is wrong with MARC, and what alternatives are there?

Join NISO for presentations and Q&A relating to these two cataloging fundamentals.


. Whither or Wither MARC? The Challenges of 21st Century Data to a 20th Century Communications Format John Myers, Catalog Librarian at Union College’s Schaffer Library Originally developed to assist in printing catalog cards, the MARC format is in its 45th year. Are today’s (and tomorrow’s) data needs and structures adequately served by this workhorse of most contemporary catalogers’

experience? What possibly could displace this reliable feature of the bibliographic landscape?

. FRBR at Fourteen: Will Its Time Ever Come?

David Lindahl, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Executive Director of the eXtensible Catalog Organization, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries IFLA’s Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records was published in 1998, and most library systems still have not implemented it. What is the likelihood that this data model will ever play an integral role in the design of library applications? This presentation will examine the future prospects for this data model in terms of its real impact upon libraries and library technology.

Registration is per site (access for one computer) and includes access to the online recorded archive of the webinar. Can’t attend on the date/time of the webinar; register and you can view the recording at your convenience.

Discounts are available for NISO and NASIG members and for students. NISO Library Standards Alliance members may attend this webinar free of charge (included in membership); contact your organization’s NISO representative for information about participation.

For more information and to register, visit the event webpage: