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Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship

Presenter: Casey Davis

Instructional Designer (IT), Arizona State University

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:00 – 1:30 pm Central Time

As academic librarians, we help build our students into digital citizens. It’s our duty to make sure students have the tools and resources to be savvy tech users, become information literate, and understand the permanence of their digital actions. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn research-based best practices you can implement using the framework of the hero’s journey without creating an additional burden on faculty, staff, and students.

Learning objectives for this program include:

• An expanded understanding of digital citizenship within the context of college/university life

 Examining areas where increased awareness and practice is needed within the college/university community

• Creating authentic training for increasing digital citizenship within the college/university community

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In-House vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities, key differences and pitfalls to avoid

Presenter: Marina Georgieva

Digital Collections Librarian, University of Nevada – Las Vegas

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time

With the rise of digitizing archival collections across academic and public libraries, more librarians are getting involved in project management, but not all of them have the expertise or relevant background in digitization or managing projects. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll gain tips and strategies for managing digitization projects.

Learning objectives for this program include:

• Librarians new to digitization

• Librarians new to project management

• Librarians new to outsourcing and vendor relations

• Librarians (with expertise in all above) willing to learn new perspective of digitization management and vendor relations

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Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services

Presenter: Lily Troia

Solutions Account Manager, Digital Science

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (rescheduled from October 3rd)

1:00 – 2:30 pm Central Time

Altmetrics are traditionally viewed as the realm of evaluation and assessment, but altmetric data can offer valuable insights throughout the research lifecycle. This 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating and promoting wider adoption of altmetrics throughout the research lifecycle at your institution and beyond.

Learning objectives for this program include:

• Understand and articulate the ways in which altmetrics come into play throughout the research lifecycle, with particular emphasis on altmetrics’ role in incentivizing and tracking open data and science initiatives, and other non-traditional publication formats.

• Learn how to align institutional and department goals with altmetric workflows and develop an engagement rubric that identifies unique communication strategies for various stakeholder groups.

• Identify and assess benchmarks by which to measure success of altmetrics initiatives with an eye on sustainability and broader cultural change across the scholarly

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You Can Keynote!

Presenter: Dorothea Salo

Faculty Associate, UW-Madison iSchool

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Noon – 1:00 pm Central Time

That confident person there on the dais, holding the conference crowd in the palm of their hand? That could be you! In this 60-minute webinar, discover your strengths as a keynoter and learn how you prepare best – it’s not the same for everyone. Learn how to think about talk structure and slide design. Discover useful techniques for coping with nerves. Most of all, learn what to avoid!

Learning objectives for this program include:

• Prepare a compelling talk

• Avoid common talk-design and delivery mistakes

• Overcome nerves

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Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording.

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