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WFH? Boost your skill set with LITA CE!

Reserve your spot and learn new skills to enhance your career with LITA online continuing education offerings. Buying Strategies 101 for Information TechnologyWednesday, May 27, 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm Central TimePresenter: Michael Rodriguez, Collections Strategist at the University of Connecticut In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn best practices, terminology, and concepts for effectively negotiating contracts for the purchase of information technology (IT) products and services. View details and Register here. Using Images from the Internet in a Webpage: How to Find and CiteWednesday, June 3, 2020, 2:00-3:30 pm Central TimePresenter: Lauren Bryant, Priority Associate Librarian of Ray W. Howard Library In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn practical ways to quickly find and filter creative commons licensed images online, learn how to hyperlink a citation for a website, and how to use creative commons images for thumbnails in videos and how to cite the image in unconventional situations like this. View details and Register here. Troublesome Technology Trends: Bridging the Learning DivideWednesday, June 17, 2020, 1:00-2:30 pm…

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Data Privacy While Working From Home

Today’s guest post is brought to you by our recent presenter, Becky Yoose. Special thanks to Becky for being willing to answer the questions we didn’t have time for during our webinar! Hello everyone from your friendly neighborhood library data privacy consultant! We covered a lot of material earlier this month in “A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home,” co-sponsored by LITA and OIF. We had a number of questions during the webinar, some of which were left unanswered at the end. Below are three questions in particular that we didn’t get to in the webinar. Enjoy! Working from home without a web-based ILS We don’t have a web-based version of our ILS and our County-based IT department says they can’t set up remote desktop (something to do with their firewall)… do you have any recommendations on how to advocate for remote desktop? If I have…

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Latest in LITA eLearning

So much has changed since COVID-19. Online learning is in greater demand and we are working hard to provide you with resources and more professional development opportunities that strengthens the library community. We hope you are well and staying safe. There’s a seat waiting for you. Register today! Digital Inception: Building a digital scholarship/humanities curriculum as a subject librarian Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central Time Presenter: Marcela Isuster, Education and Humanities Librarian, McGill University This presentation will guide attendees in building a digital scholarship curriculum from a subject librarian position. It will explore how to identify opportunities, reach out to faculty, and advertise your services. It will also showcase activities, lesson plans, and free tools for digital publication, data mining, text analysis, mapping, a section on finding training opportunities and strategies to support colleagues and create capacity in your institutions. In this 90-minute webinar, you’ll learn:…

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Free LITA Webinar: Protect Library Data While Working From Home

A Crash Course in Protecting Library Data While Working From Home Presenter: Becky Yoose, Founder / Library Data Privacy Consultant, LDH Consulting Services Thursday, April 9, 2020 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time There’s a seat waiting for you… Register for this free LITA webinar today! Libraries across the U.S. rapidly closed their doors to both public and staff in the last two weeks, leaving many staff to work from home. Several library workers might be working from home for the first time in their current positions, while many others were not fully prepared to switch over to remote work in a matter of days, or even hours, before the library closed. In the rush to migrate library workers to remote work and to migrate physical library programs and services to online, data privacy and security sometimes gets lost in the mix. Unfamiliar settings, new routines, and increased reliance on vendor…

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Hebah Emara is our 2019-20 LITA/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

LITA and OCLC are funding Hebah Emara’s participation in the ALA Spectrum Scholars program as part of their commitment to help diversify the library technology field. Emara is a second year distance student at the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Information Science and Learning Technologies MLIS program. She is interested in the ways libraries and technology intersect. Her background in IT and love of learning about technology, computers, and programming drew her to working in library technology. Libraries’ ability to bridge the digital divide and their use of technology to provide opportunities to their communities and solve problems are also of particular interest to Emara. Her decision to apply to the Spectrum Scholarship was fueled by a desire to learn from a community of peers and mentors.  Emara is currently the co-chair of a Tech UnConference to be held in April 2020 and organized by MentorNJ in collaboration with the…

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Latest LITA Learnings

There’s a seat waiting for you… Register today for a LITA webinar! 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 View details and Register here. In-House vs….

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Master Your Keynote Presentations with this LITA webinar

Sign up for a repeat of this popular webinar. 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! View details and Register here. Discover upcoming LITA webinars and web courses Courses are listed by date, Register here Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services Presenter: Lily TroiaOffered: October 3, 2019 Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship(Re-scheduled) Presenter: Casey DavisOffered: October 16, 2019 In-house vs. Outsourced Digitization: similarities,…

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Take Altmetrics to the Next Level with this LITA webinar

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Sign up for a repeat of this popular LITA webinar. Taking Altmetrics to the Next Level in Your Library’s Systems and Services Instructor: Lily Troia, Solutions Account Manager, Digital ScienceOctober 3, 2019, Noon – 1:30 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. It can help inform researcher decisions around where to publish or self-deposit, with whom (and where) to collaborate, and provide those tasked with facilitating the scholarly process a richer, more complete view of research attention and influence. Register here, courses are listed by date This 90-minute webinar will bring participants up to speed on the current state of altmetrics, and focus in on changes across the scholarly ecosystem. Through sharing of use cases, tips, and open discussion, this session will help participants to develop a nuanced, strategic framework for incorporating…

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LITA Learnings: Guiding Students through Digital Citizenship

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As academic librarians, we help build our students into digital citizens. They need the tools and resources to be savvy tech users and to become information literate. We need to make sure that our students understand the permanence of their digital actions. This 90-minute webinar explores how you can collaborate with students to expand their digital citizenship skills within your campus community through academic departments, technology offices, and student engagement initiatives. You’ll learn research-based best practices that you can implement using the framework of the hero’s journey without creating an additional burden on faculty, staff, and students. Presenter: Casey Davis, Instructional Designer (IT), Arizona State University’s University Technology OfficeWednesday, August 7, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time View details and Register here. Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording. More LITA Continuing Education Coming Soon Universal Parity to Resources: Rethinking Library AccessJuly…

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LITA Learnings: Universal Parity to Resources

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This 60-minute webinar examines the topic of innovative technologies and collections through the lens of access and stewardship. Parity goes beyond making books and information accessible to all; it means making all library services accessible, including open resources, makerspace services, and others. Presenters: Christine Elliott, Learning Services & Assessment Librarian, Juniata College; and Courtney McAllister, Electronic Resources Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library, Yale UniversityThursday, July 25, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm Central Time View details and Register here. Can’t attend the live event? No problem! Register and you’ll receive a link to the recording. More LITA Continuing Education Coming Soon Guiding Students through Digital CitizenshipAugust 7, 2019, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central TimePresenter: Casey Davis Check out our new spring lineup and get details on our latest round of online learning to boost your skill set! Questions or Comments? For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312)…