December 19, 2014

Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries – A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with ER&L

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A free, three-part webcast series, developed in collaboration with ER&L

Building on last year’s Data-Driven Academic Libraries series of webcasts, Data & Assessment in Academic Libraries will focus on projects that range across various service points. Starting with an in-depth focus on qualitative measures used in libraries, the series will move into how data is being used in innovative ways to inform and make changes in information literacy and reference, and then conclude by looking at measures that impact collection development and discovery decisions in the digital environment.

Digging Deeper: An Introduction to Qualitative Assessment Techniques

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Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Sarah Tudesco will kick off the webcast series with an overview of qualitative assessment methods. Qualitative assessment is designed to help you understand how people make meaning of and experience their environment. Using tools and techniques will help you better understand how users interact with libraries, staff, services, and programs. This program will provide an overview of qualitative research methods and illustrate their use in academic libraries.
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Data for ROI and Benchmarking Ebook Collections

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Data is being used to make quick ebooks acquisitions decision changes at a single library and being used in scale to better understand ebook usage globally. Ying Zhang will present on a study undertaken at the University of Central Florida to determine the best ROI for their library ebook acquisitions models. Michael Levine-Clark will discuss a large-scale study showing trends across over 10,000 libraries and hundreds of thousands of ebooks. A study of this scale allows us to show broad patterns of usage and establish benchmarks that should prove useful for libraries and consortia for local planning.
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Data, Assessment, and Participatory Design: Rethinking Information Literacy, Spaces, and Services in Two Academic Libraries

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Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
The Claremont Colleges Library has developed a range of approaches to holistically evaluating information literacy (IL) learning and perceptions among students and faculty, as well as strategically identifying the best points of IL intervention across the complex curriculum of the seven Claremont Colleges. Char Booth and Sarah Lower consider approaches to applying teaching and learning-related data to improve pedagogy, enhance program effectiveness, and compellingly demonstrate the impact of librarian collaboration on student performance. UCLA Library’s Inquiry Labs leveraged library public service statistics, data from campus partners, and participatory design to develop new spaces and services. Kelly Miller and Doug Worsham suggest strategies and provide tips to encourage a culture of engagement and continual improvement.
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Evidence Based Collection Models: Not your Traditional DDA

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00 AM ET, 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM PT
Join a panel of librarians who are using this usage based collection management model will discuss their experience. Wiley moderator, Lisa Nachtigall, will facilitate the panel discussion. Attendees can expect to learn best practices for implementing a program like this, promoting and socializing to patrons, and key findings and challenges.
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Open Access: Looking Back at Ten Years of Open Access Publishing

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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT
Join our panelists as they reflect on a decade of Open Access publishing at Oxford University Press and explore the challenges and opportunities of Open Access for publishers, scholars and librarians.
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Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.
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Participatory, Continuous, Connected | Top Trends from Library 2.014

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Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—the Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable. Join us for this free LJ webcast, where we’ll cover the highlights of each one and offer key takeaways.
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Supercharge Your Collection: Ways to Boost the Patron Experience and Maximize Turnover

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Event Date & Time: Wednesday, October 29th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
Discover the results of this research and find out how your library can deliver an enhanced patron experience and improve turnover by attending “Supercharge Your Collection: Ways to Boost the Patron Experience and Maximize Turnover”, a webcast from collectionHQ and Library Journal; featuring case study examples from libraries that are using evidence based practices with collectionHQ, the world’s leading collection performance improvement solution based on the proven Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM) methodology. The results of the study into Big Data will be presented in line with the four key stages of the collection development process supported end-to-end by collectionHQ: Select, Manage, Promote and Evaluate. Register Now!

Charleston 2014 Conference Trends and Takeaways

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Thursday, November 13th, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT
Whether you missed this year’s Charleston Conference or just couldn’t get to every simultaneous session, come hear our panel of conference attendees recap the event. They will share what they see as the key takeaways from the 2014 event and what it means for the direction of the field in the year to come. Trending topics include the library’s role in institutional data, managing collection development through the digital shift and rising journal prices, working with self-published authors, and much more. Register Now!

Library UX: Unique Programs and Services for an Engaged Community | Lead the Change

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Thursday, November 20th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and the co-founders/directors of DOKLAB, we will highlight a variety of novel and meaningful things that libraries around the world are doing to engage their communities. Register Now!

Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites | Lead the Change

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Tuesday, October 28th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and Scott Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University, we will cover usability, web conventions, writing for the web, content strategy, and user research. You’ll take home tips and ideas that you can immediately use to improve your website.
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Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development | Lead the Change

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Tuesday, October 14th, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT
During this insightful discussion moderated by Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience), library branding mavens will share the basics of branding and identity development, show examples from their successful efforts, and share practical tips that you can implement right away.
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Charleston 2014 – Coming Attractions

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT
Not making it to this year’s Charleston conference? We’ve got you covered. Join us for this free webcast as representatives from the Charleston Conference, Ex Libris, and Library Journal offer a sneak peek at some of the topics we expect to see trending at the 2014 Charleston Conference.
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The Reference Interview Today: Practical Principles, Timeless Tips

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Dave Harmeyer, author of The Reference Interview Today (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), will outline his approach he takes to conducting a successful reference interview every time. He’ll be joined by representatives from reference publishers SAGE and Credo, who will offer more information on what librarians can ask and do today to get to the heart of patron needs. Register today to get a 30% discount on Dave Harmeyer’s book (link to purchase will be provided in your registration confirmation email) along with a complimentary downloadable copy of LJ’s 2014 Reference Supplement. Archive is now available!

Fall Mystery Announcements

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Join us for a one-hour, free webcast to get a preview of the latest titles in the *highest circulating fiction genre in U.S. libraries from Midnight Ink, Oceanview Publishing, Severn House and Soho Press. Featured publishers will help you prepare your physical and virtual stacks for your library’s mystery lovers. Register Now!

Christian Fiction Book Roundup

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There’s more to Christian Fiction than “gentle reads” and bonnet fiction, and the genre continues to expand and appeal to more and more readers. Join Library Journal Christian Fiction editor Shelley Diaz on August 19 as she moderates the Christian Fiction Book Roundup webcast, for a sneak peek at the latest inspirational titles. Register Now!

Making Your Maker Space: Building for Hands-on Learning in Libraries

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Our panel of experts will explore hands-on learning in the library and provide both practical and big picture advice on creating a design plan that meets your community’s unique needs. We’ll look at different kinds of spaces, including indoor and outdoor, underutilized areas, nontraditional mobile or pop spaces and ones that serve multi-purpose needs. We’ll explore Maker Spaces that support audio, craft, music, gardening and more. We’ll discuss strategies for engaging external partners and spend time looking at furnishings to support needs. Archive is now available!

An Evolving Model for Consortial Print and E-books Collections: The TRLN – OUP Pilot

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The Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and Oxford University Press (OUP) are in the third year of a pilot to create a financially sustainable model for consortial acquisition of e-books coupled with needed shared print copies, in cooperation with YBP Library Services (YBP). The project expands acquisition of e-books in tandem with reductions in print, so as to move both the consortium and the university presses to a decidedly electronic environment for books that will enhance support for instruction and research across the disciplinary spectrum within an environment that is acceptable to users. Archive is now available!

Mobile Worklists: Opening the Stacks

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This one-hour webcast focuses on how library staff can bring a mobile app to the stacks. Join us and see how you can break away from the confines of your desktop and perform key tasks right in the stacks. Archive is now available!