Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Division of SLA webinar

Please plan to join the Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Division of SLA for its second contributed papers webinar on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central time (3 p.m. Eastern; 1 p.m. Mountain and 12 noon Pacific time).  This is a free event.

Click on the following link to connect on the day of the webinar:

Three 20-minute presentations are scheduled, each followed by a 5-minute question and answer period as follows:

Citation Metrics: Established and Emerging Tools  — Linda Galloway, Associate Librarian, Syracuse University,

This presentation will provide an overview of free and subscription-based citation metric tools used to quantify an individual’s research output.  Participants will be introduced to established and emerging tools including Scopus, Web of Science, Google Scholar Citations and various altmetric tools used to measure scholarly influence.  The presenter will compare and contrast these tools and provide an example of a basic search in each resource. 

Use of Agricultural & Food Electronic Databases at the University of the West Indies (UWI): Implications – Dr. Sasekea Harris, Science Librarian, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

An analysis of the agricultural and food databases at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus indicate that only a small percentage of students and faculty are utilizing them. This presentation will attempt to provide an understanding of the reasons for the current usage patterns; the implications for collection management, as well as, for research output; and the ways in which the Science Branch Library and the Faculty of Science & Technology can encourage greater usage.

Science Video Journals to Increase Productivity in Research and Education — Dr.Moshe Pritsker, Journal of Visualized Experiments,

This presentation will provide an overview of the growing field of video publication and discuss its technical challenges, implications for scholarly communication and acceptance in the academic and library community. 

Questions? Contact Anita Ezzo (Michigan State University) or Luti Salisbury (University of Arkansas, Fayetteville), Co-Chairs, SLA/FAN Contributed Papers Committee

International Librarianship: Nov. 6th

Adventures in International Librarianship:

Living and Working Outside of the United States

Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.

You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective. For more information:

MLA Approved CE

MLA Approved  CE Self-Paced Web-based (Moodle) Courses for Fall 2012/Winter 2013:


Review Syllabi and Register anytime to work on-demand and at your own pace  –


1. *Instructional Design for Online Teaching and Learning* – <>

Register: <> $275

30 CE from the MLA –


2. *Implementing Online Teaching and Learning: Using Moodle and Other Web 2.0 Features *-


Register: <> $275

30  CE from the MLA -


*4. Authoritative and Readable:  Finding Quality Health and Medical Information for Consumers on the Web** –

Register: <> $200

15 CE from the MLA –


5. *Safe and Reliable: Finding Quality Complementary and Alternative Health Information for Consumers on the Web *-

Register: <> $200

15 CE from the MLA –

Diane K. Kovacs – Web Teacher AIM & Yahoo:  SaintsMrsDi – MSN – <> – GTalk – <> – Di Wind on Second Life

Creating a Latino Friendly Library

Nationwide, Latino communities continue to grow. The Census Bureau

reports that the U.S. Hispanic population is now 50.5 million–a

43% growth from the previous census–and that one in four

people under the age of 18 is Latino. Even in the face of this

significant growth, bringing Latinos into the library in

our communities still remains an uphill battle that has

stumped many a librarian.

ASCLA can help! Take the first step towards engaging this

community with your library by attending our upcoming

webinar “Creating a Latino Friendly Library”. This 90-minute

online presentation will introduce practical and simple techniques

that libraries of all sizes can use to begin the process of making

Latinos feel welcome and comfortable in the library. Participants will

learn how to work with and challenge the language and cultural

barriers that keep Latinos from using the library.

Event Details:
Webinar: Creating a Latino Friendly Library
Thursday, November 15, 2012, 2:00 – 3:30pm Central Time

Who Should Attend: Anyone whose library serves Latino/Spanish-speaking

populations and who is interested in implementing a plan to bring more

Latinos into the library and make them feel welcome.
Instructor: Yolanda J. Cuesta, lead consultant

at Cuesta MultiCultual Consulting
Registration: starts at $40 for ASCLA members.
Group rates are available! Single-login group rates are $99;

multiple login group rates are $38/person, minimum 2 people.

More information here.

Questions about registration? Contact

or (800) 545-2433, option 5

ASCLA—the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies—is a division of ALA. Learn more and become a member at

Simmons course: Basic business research skills

If you or someone you know is interested in learning basic business research skills in the area of investment research, please consider the following online course at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science:

See link:

This online course is four weeks long, begins November 1st-30th, with about 3-4 hours of work per week.

We will cover personal finance, investments, banking products, stocks, bonds, company and industry research, mutual funds, retirement accounts, real estate, taxation and more… The focus is on both understanding financial concepts and building research skills. Weekly activities include lectures with links to mainly free business resources and selected databases, case studies to respond to and discuss, short exercise sets and a work related project of each student’s choice.

It’s a great way to delve into business research! No experience necessary, but appropriate for both novice and intermediate searchers.

Examples are relevant to both public and academic libraries.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

For registration information and link click here:

Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed

Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed
Featuring author and ALA TechSource columnist Jason Griffey

1:00 pm Central time on Friday, November 16
2:00pm Eastern |11:00am Mountain | 10:00am Pacific

NEW! American Libraries Live, a free streaming video broadcast viewable from your home, library or favorite wi-fi spot. AL Live allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat, offering immediate answers to your pressing questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Professionals like ALA TechSource columnist Jason Griffey, author of Mobile Technology and Libraries (THE TECH SET® #2), and other respected figures from the industry will address important topics such as how to get an ideal library job, the latest innovations in mobile services, digging into databases and the inside scoop on libraries and e-books.

In the first program, “Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed,” airing at 1:00 pm Central time on Friday, November 16, Griffey will speak about libraries in the near future.

The programs are easy to view—just go to American Libraries Live. Upcoming broadcasts include:

  • Nov. 16:      Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed
  • Jan. 10:      Landing Your Ideal Library Job
  • Feb. 14:      Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket
  • March 14:      Library Safety and Security
  • April 11:      The Present and Future of Ebooks
  • May 9:      Library Learning Goes Online
  • June 6:      New Technologies in Library Equipment
  • July 30:      Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
  • Sept. 10:      Digging into New Databases

American Libraries Live – a free service offering new and exciting ways to get to the heart of the real issues in our industry.

Internet Librarian Lightning Round-Up!

Internet Librarian Lightning Round-Up!

Tuesday, October 30th, 12pm-1pm CDT /  1-2pm EDT.

A free webinar presented by the ACRL-ULS Technology & Libraries Committee. This post-conference online session will provide you with an overview of some of the best presentations from the recent Internet Librarian conference. Speakers from a variety of university libraries will present overviews of what they learned at the conference in a lightening-round fashion.

Presenters are:
Jennifer Castaldo, Distance Education Librarian/Electronic Resources Manager
Johns Hopkins University/Excelsior College Library

Tammy Allgood, Web Services Librarian
Arizona State University

Cindy Fisher, First-year Experience Librarian
University of Texas at Austin (Perry~Castaneda Library)

Roy Degler, Digital Services Librarian
Oklahoma State University


Let us know you’ll be attending: We will e-mail you the link to the live webinar.

On behalf of the ACRL-ULS Technology and Libraries Committee,

Britt Fagerheim, Utah State University
Rebecca Blakiston, University of Arizona
Sara Arnold-Garza, Towson University
Kristin Henrich, University of Idaho
Nicole Sump-Crethar, Oklahoma State University
Carolyn Cunningham, University of Texas San Antonio
Dan Chaney, Oklahoma State University

Library Juice Academy November classes

November 2012

Changing Lives, Changing the World: Information Literacy and Critical Pedagogy

Instructor: Maria T. Accardi |

Credits: 1.5 CEUs |  Cost: $175

Exploring Fair Use

Instructor: Rachel Bridgewater

Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

So Now I Am an Archivist, Too?! Introduction to Archives Administration and Management

Instructor: Christine D’Arpa

Credits: 1.5 CEUs |  Cost: $175

Introduction to FRBR

Instructor: Melissa Adler

Credits: 0.75 CEUs |  Cost: $90

Introduction to Health Science Librarianship

Instructor: Courtney Mlinar

Credits: 0.75 CEUs |  Cost: $90

Consumer Health Information

Instructor: Courtney Mlinar

Credits: 0.75 CEUs |  Cost: $90

Cloud Computing for Librarians

Cloud Computing for Librarians:
An Introduction

with Krista Godfrey
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
2:30 – 4:00 PM Eastern |1:30 – 3:00 PM Central
12:30 – 2:00 PM Mountain |11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific

The computer world is constantly talking about cloud computing and the revolutionary implications of shifting from owning and operating local servers to Web-based services. But what does cloud computing actually mean, and how can you put it to use for yourself, your library and your library’s users? In this new workshop, librarian and cloud computing expert Krista Godfrey will introduce you to the cloud, explaining how it works in straightforward terms librarians at every technical level can understand. She’ll then show how you can use cloud-based tools to collaborate, save money, and make your library more efficient.