Join a Credo trainer for a look at the new Credo Reference platform.
Tips and tricks for stepping out of the stacks and into the limelight as instructional, pedagogical and technological library leaders!
with Library Girl, Jennifer LaGarde and Jennifer Northrup, The Candid Librarian.
Scholars are looking beyond traditional metrics to show the impact their work can have in the online world, while publishers are looking to show more value for their content. This has led to looking at other sources of data to determine other ways to consider value. This webcast will highlight the work scholars and organizations are doing around alternative metrics and article-level use to expand the definition of the impact of scholarly exchange.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) announced the first in a series of four free webinars for public libraries about immigration and U.S. citizenship issues. The webinar series was developed as part of a broader effort through a federal partnership between IMLS and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to ensure that librarians have the necessary tools and knowledge to refer their patrons to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics.
The webinar will include a question-and-answer session and will cover
- basic immigration procedures and benefits,
- the role librarians can serve, and
- new online resources for librarians on the USCIS website.
Overview of these comprehensive reader's resources available through GALILEO for matching readers with interesting books and helping teachers and students with tools for measuring text and and complexity and identifying titles that align to cirriculum standards.
NoveList and NoveList K-8 are available to all GALILEO institutions.
In the sea of resources about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it can be easy to miss what’s most essential: a basic explanation of what the standards are, how they are structured, and the themes that run throughout.
Presented with the elementary school librarian in mind, this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Capstone offers attendees a chance to develop a practical understanding of the standards and how librarians are uniquely positioned to support them, as well as a sneak peek at Capstone’s Top 10 resources for K-5 Common Core support. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director Gillian Engberg.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to the block group level of geography through the ACS Summary File. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS Summary File, and a demonstration of accessing block group data using the ACS Summary File.
Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems. With discovery services, you can find and retrieve information in ways never before possible. But if you’re a librarian interested in Discovery, what do you need to know to make a decision?
Managing Changes to Reference Services: Keeping Reference Services (and Reference Librarians) Alive in a Turbulent Environment
Being a librarian isn’t what it used to be, but how do you deal with and manage this shift? Libraries and the services they provide are adapting to meet the ever-changing needs of their communities. How can reference librarians embrace and lead change to keep their services relevant, while staying sane and healthy?
This webinar, featuring Gail Griffith, will discuss change and transition as it relates to reference librarians and departments. Using online discussion and activities, Griffith will not only ask participants to define current reference trends and models, she will discuss how reference librarians and professionals can manage change on a personal and professional level.
- Did you know Common Core standards require that, by 12th grade, 70% of student reading be nonfiction?
- Are you looking for ways to strengthen your collection and programming to meet these new needs?
- How can you help students and their parents understand the Common Core standards and find resources related to it?
One of the exciting aspects of the new Common Core standards is their emphasis on nonfiction, which is better than ever for young people. This gives public libraries a great opportunity to highlight their nonfiction holdings and integrate them into programming, booklists, and more. Public libraries can also be instrumental in guiding students and their parents through the maze of information about the standards and what they mean.
During this webinar, participants will learn ways to improve and promote their nonfiction collections, especially in the areas of science and history. The program will review Common Core text complexity guidelines and introduce resources related to the standards.