Cost: Programs are FREE to library staff within the SENYLRC region. There is a $10 charge for library staff from other regions of New York State.
Dates: January through March 2013
Time: All programs are 10 am to 12 pm EST. The programs are live and interactive.
Location: The webinars will be live via the internet using AdobeConnect with URLs that will provided prior to the program. If you would like to participate in the program and network with colleagues, SENYLRC will provide group viewing in the large conference room.
Registration: http://www.senylrc.org/reg/ Registration is required to receive the webinar’s active URL.
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about all 11 webinars!
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Presenter: Christopher Cronin, Director of Technical Services, University of Chicago Library
The cataloging profession is on the cusp of major changes in the content and encoding standards it uses to provide access to library resources. Learn about the development, testing, and adoption of the new cataloging code, Resource Description and Access (RDA), as well as the conceptual model that influenced the design of RDA, the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR). Participants will also be introduced to the Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative, an effort to transition from the MARC standard to a new carrier for bibliographic data.
About the presenter:
Christopher Cronin is Director of Technical Services at the University of Chicago Library, and received his Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He is active on several committees of the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS). He is currently on the Policy Committee of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, the Editorial Board of the ALCTS journal Library Resources & Technical Services, and a member of the ALA Committee on Organization. He recently chaired a PCC task group that created the RDA BIBCO Standard Record guidelines. Chris will be part of the 2013 class of Harvard University’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Class of 2013. In addition to his publications on metadata and cataloging, Chris has been a consultant on a number of metadata initiatives, both nationally and internationally. He was the coordinator for the University of Chicago’s testing, and subsequent implementation, of RDA.
Date: Friday, March 29, 2013
Presenter: David Lee King, Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
Traditionally, when our library customers wanted to make something, we’d send them to the craft section or to the “how to write a poem” section of the library. Today’s makers want to make gadgets, 3D-printed prototypes, and a video series. And guess what? They want the library’s help!
In this webinar, David provides an overview of technology innovations that focus on “making” – including hackerspaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and self-publishing tools, and provides ideas on how to incorporate these innovations into your library.
About the presenter:
David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website management, digital experience, and social media, and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008. His newest book, Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections, was published in September. David writes the Outside/In column in American Libraries Magazine with Michael Porter, and maintains a blog at http://www.davidleeking.com.
Archived Webinars from this series:
(please contact Carolyn for a link to the archived series.)
Learning Everywhere: The Transformative Power of Hyperlinked Libraries
Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Presenter: Michael Stephens
Mobile and Web technologies are changing the way we live and learn. Libraries can play a key role in this future. Imagine the emerging hyperlinked library as a creation space, community space, anything space. Imagine this library available everywhere via mobile devices and tablets. How will services change? What skills will staff require? What does this future look like going forward as we encourage learning everywhere as a means for transformative change for ourselves and our users? This interactive presentation provides a roadmap toward becoming the Hyperlinked Library: transparent, participatory, playful, user-centered and human, while still grounded in our foundations and values.
About the presenter:
Dr. Michael Stephens is an Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. His research focuses on use of emerging technologies in libraries and technology learning programs. He currently writes the monthly column “Office Hours” in Library Journal exploring issues, ideas and emerging trends in library and information science education. Stephens has spoken about emerging technologies, innovation, and libraries to audiences in over 26 states and in nine countries. He is fascinated by library buildings and virtual spaces that center around users, participation, creating content, and encouraging the heart.
An Interactive Approach to Designing a Library Website
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Presenter: Patrick Patterson
Interactive design is a process for the creation of websites that makes it easier for library patrons to locate the information they need. Whether re-doing a website or creating one for the first time, the steps involved in designing and testing the website are fundamental to good web creation. Google Analytics can be used to improve an existing website or when building a new one. In this webinar, content management systems available for website creation will also be discussed.
-Interaction Design Process: Personas; Conducting a Card Sort; Creating the Information Architecture; Concept Sketches; Developing Wireframe Models; Building an Interactive Prototype.
-Usability Testing: Creating Tasks/Scenarios; Recruiting Participants; Conducting Usability Test.
-Google Analytics – Website Traffic: What is it and what information is available; how can it help you to make better informed decisions.
-Website Creation: Content Management Systems: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress etc.; HTML/XHMTL and CSS; DreamWeaver.
About the presenter:
Patrick Patterson is the Web Services Librarian for the SUNY Potsdam College Libraries. Along with working at the college, he is an Adjunct Instructor for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in the Web Design and Multimedia Department. Prior to working for SUNY Potsdam, Patrick worked for the Indiana University Foundation as the web producer working on a variety of different websites. His areas of interest include interaction design and human computer interaction.
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Presenter: Sarah L. Shreeves
Discover the roles of the library in Scholarly Communication initiatives. These roles include: Educating faculty and students about their rights and helping them negotiate publishing agreements; Developing and promoting sustainable models for publishing; disseminating the scholarly output of your institution; and Keeping up with emerging trends in the Scholarly Communication environment.
About the presenter:
Sarah L. Shreeves is the Coordinator for IDEALS, the set of services and collections that support scholarly communication services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sarah also co-coordinates the Scholarly Commons, a space that supports advanced research services in data access and management and the digital humanities among other things. She is responsible for working with faculty, students, and researchers on a range of scholarly communication issues including author rights, open access, and data curation. Sarah speaks and publishes regularly on scholarly communication issues as well as on the social and technical barriers to metadata interoperability. She can be found on twitter @sshreeves, and her full CV can be found at http://sarahlshreeves.com.
Digital Library Initiatives Part 1: Digital Public Library of America
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Presenter: Emily Gore, Director for Content, Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America: Who?, What?, When? and How?
Emily Gore, DPLA Director for Content, will provide an overview of the DPLA, including past and future endeavors. Gore will discuss the DPLA organization and community, the upcoming April 2013 initial launch of the DPLA, and the Digital Hubs Pilot Project. If you have been wondering what the DPLA is all about and how you might can get involved or share your content, join this session to find out!
About the presenter:
Emily Gore is the Director for Content of the Digital Public Library of America. In this role, Emily oversees the Digital Hubs Pilot Project and coordinates content workflows for DPLA. Gore came to the DPLA after working for 12 years in digital library and technology development in academic and state libraries. Most recently, Gore served as the Associate Dean for Digital Scholarship and Technology at Florida State University Libraries. Emily’s work has largely focused on building digital collection collaborations among cultural heritage institutions. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama, a BA in English/Technical Writing from Clemson University and is a 2011 graduate of the Frye Leadership Institute.
Digital Library Initiatives Part 2: The Internet Archive
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2013
Presenter: Robert Miller, Global Director of Books, The Internet Archive
A digital world, accessible through your browser, a behind the scenes look at one of the world’s largest on-line libraries. In seven years, the Internet Archive team has come from a single test location to a world-class operation where eBook digitization is now being performed in seven countries at 33 locations. Over 500 library partners and content providers have worked with the Internet Archive ranging from the Library of Congress, Harvard University, The Natural History Museum in London to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou.
About the Presenter:
Robert Miller leads the Internet Archive’s global eBooks digitization project as Global Director of Books. In this capacity, he has three main roles; establishing and maintaining the relationships between all categories of Libraries and funding partners, building and managing the teams that perform the digitization, and evangelizing within the library community to move more items from non-digital to digital. Robert brings a blend of Fortune 500 management experience and successful start-up company talents to the non-profit community.
Robert holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania USA.
Digital Library Initiatives Part 3: HathiTrust Digital Library
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Presenter: Jeremy York, Assistant Librarian & HathiTrust Project Librarian, University of Michigan Library
HathiTrust is a broad collaborative that was started by a group of academic and research libraries in 2008 to help them do what they do better – provide more and better access to their collections – while gaining efficiencies in costs and ensuring the long-term preservation of an increasingly comprehensive representation of the cultural record. This webinar will discuss in detail the progress HathiTrust has made toward these goals, both organizationally and technically, in light of HathiTrust’s vision and aspirations for the future.
About the presenter:
Jeremy York has been the project librarian for HathiTrust since July 2008. His primary duties include project coordination among the partnership, maintenance of HathiTrust’s informational web site, and activities surrounding new partners and partnership contracts. Jeremy received a bachelor’s degree in history from Emory University and a Master of Information Science from the University of Michigan, with a specialization in archives and records management.
Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Presenter: Jason Puckett, Communication Librarian/Assistant Professor at GSU in Atlanta
Online library research guides are more than just lists of sources: they can serve as a customized portal to your library, tailored for specific user needs. Learn how to apply research-based ideas from teaching theory and user experience (UX) design to improve pathfinders. Topics will include: discussion of the most popular platforms for creating online guides; how to use principles of library instruction to improve guides; how to optimize your guides for readers on the web; how design affects user experience. Whether you use LibGuides or a home-grown system, this session will give you ideas for how to make your guides engaging and useful for your library users.
About the presenter:
Jason Puckett is Communication Librarian/Assistant Professor at GSU in Atlanta, and a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. He writes and speaks about open-source software in libraries, digital rights management, and information literacy topics. He co-produced the Adventures in Library Instruction podcast from 2009-2012, and blogs at Librarian X. Jason is the author of the 2011 book Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers and Educators and a forthcoming book from ACRL about library research guides. He also teaches online continuing education workshops, including “Creating Great Online Research Guides,” for Simmons College School of LIS. Jason has been teaching in libraries since 2000, and has been the LibGuides administrator for two university libraries.
Rethinking Library Resources: Sustainable Print Collections in a Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2012
Presenter: Rick Lugg
Library shelves are increasingly full, and more books are being published than ever. Yet surprisingly few are being used. In October 2010, Cornell University Libraries determined that 55% of its monographs had not circulated since 1990. Circulation per user continues to decline steadily. Meanwhile, library administrators seek to expand space for group study, information commons, writing centers, and cafes. Much of the available space is currently occupied by low-use print collections, stored and maintained at an estimated annual cost of $4.26 per volume in open stacks, $.86 per volume in high-density storage. For these reasons, print collections face increased scrutiny. SCS will present on these and related topics:
The Changing Value of Local Print Collections: changing user preferences; usage of print collections; shelving and floor space; and lifecycle management costs.
Alternatives to Local Print Collections: collection integrity & security; the “collective collection”; archival vs service copies; Hathi Trust; and shared print initiatives (WEST, CRL, ASERL, Maine)
Managing Down Local Collections: making the case; coordinated deselection; efficient storage & withdrawal; analytical tools and deselection metadata; disposition options.
About the presenter:
Rick Lugg has worked with academic libraries since 1983. As a consultant and vendor, he has written approval plans, streamlined workflows, evaluated collections, and designed library-friendly products and services. He holds an MLIS from Simmons College. In 2007, Rick saw a growing need to weed monographs collections—responsibly, intelligently, and efficiently. His interest in this unlikely topic is partly karmic: having spent the first half of his career putting books into libraries, he must now spend the second half taking them back out. Rick is a native of New Hampshire, whose state motto (“Live Free or Die”) and unofficial secondary motto (“Common Sense for All”) have shaped his world view.
Cloud Computing in Libraries and Web-scale Library Management and Discovery
Date: Friday, March 15, 2013
Presenter: Marshall Breeding, independent consultant, speaker, and author.
This is an introduction to the concepts of cloud computing and how this suite of technologies is positioned to re-shape the ways that libraries make use of strategic applications such as discovery and management applications. The instructor will describe the evolution of discovery systems from next-generation library catalogs that provided some improvements in the interfaces and performance of the established online catalogs toward the current wave of index-based or Web-scale discovery services. Major changes are also underway in the applications that libraries use to manage their operations and collections, with a new slate of library services platforms coming on the scene, providing an alternative to the integrated library systems that have been available for many decades.
About the presenter:
Marshall Breeding has extensive knowledge of the library technology industry, including the companies that produce integrated library systems, discovery services, link resolvers, and other business applications or user portals. He has worked with all types of libraries, including academic, public, and special, providing assistance related to strategic and operational technology issues. Many projects have involved multi-institutional collaborations.
As a speaker, presenter, and workshop instructor, Breeding aims to build awareness of emerging technology trends, help libraries make effective use of automation systems, and to make educated decisions regarding technology options.
A hands-on technologist, he has built enterprise networks and developed complex software applications in programming languages including FORTRAN, C, C++, Pascal, and Perl. Applications created include database-driven Web sites, digital collection management systems, video processing utilities, and modules to automate library processes.
This series of programs is supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.