webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date December 15, 2010
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 2 hours

Digital preservation is a phrase that is thrown about frequently in the archives and library world. And responsibility for saving our era from being known as the "Digital Dark Age" has fallen to us. But do you really understand what it means and is required to preserve digital objects? Join us for this 2-hour webinar for an introduction to terms, concepts, and some methods for beginning your institutions foray into this important and challenging area, with expert presenters from the State Library of North Carolina's Digital Information Management Program.

Presented by: Lisa A. Gregory, Jennifer Ricker, and Amy Rudersdorf

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date March 18, 2015
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

The cataloging of continuing resources has weathered the change to RDA but unresolved issues remain and new issues have surfaced. This presentation will explore continuing resources cataloging from the perspectives of ISSN, RDA, and FRBR; introduce an alternative model, PRESSoo; highlight questions raised by BIBFRAME; and examine RDF output from the ISSN records in the ISSN International Centre’s ROAD database.

Presented by: Regina Romano Reynolds

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 2, 2011
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

RDA: Resource Description & Access was published in June 2010 and has been undergoing a test by the U.S. national libraries and others. This webcast uses numerous side-by-side examples in MARC format to show the most significant changes between AACR2 and RDA cataloging practices. Part 1 covers descriptive elements, and part 2 covers access points.

Presented by: Adam L. Schiff

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 9, 2011
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

RDA: Resource Description & Access was published in June 2010 and has been undergoing a test by the U.S. national libraries and others. This session uses numerous side-by-side examples in MARC format to show the most significant changes between AACR2 and RDA cataloging practices. Part 1 covers descriptive elements, and part 2 covers access points.

Presented by: Adam L. Schiff

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date June 9, 2010
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

Once a disaster strikes, the knee-jerk reaction is to rush in and save everything. Rushing in without advance planning puts collections at risk of more damage and staff at risk of injury. This session discusses managing a disaster situation and salvaging collections. Topics covered include:

  • assessment and planning
  • working with a vendor and volunteers
  • handling public relations
  • managing collection salvage

A single-building incident will be used as a case study to illustrate the implementation of a disaster response effort. Lessons learned in this presentation can be applied to disasters large or small no matter the size of the institution.

Presented by: Nancy Kraft

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date March 16, 2015
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

Acquiring and cataloging e-books received as firm orders presents a unique challenge to librarians accustomed to print materials, who struggle to manage an invisible backlog and workflow, and the attendant difficulties with tracking, communicating between departments, and notifying users when the materials are available to them. This session will show participants how to plan and create a workflow for processing these orders using a shared mailbox.

Presented by: Nancy Mitchell Poehlmann

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date May 13, 2015
Hosted by:
ALCTS
Length:
1 hour

This presentation provides an introduction to the Bibliographic Framework (BIBFRAME), a model used for expressing and connecting bibliographic data through the semantic web. Includes an overview of linked data, examples of MARC metadata expressed as BIBFRAME, and shows the possibilities of library linked data.

Presented by: Carolyn Hansen and Victoria Mueller

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date February 17, 2016
Hosted by: TechSoup
Length: 1 hour

Do you have special collections that need to be digitized? Digitization projects can be a big undertaking, but the key to success is in the planning process. Libraries must consider content selection, scanning processes, copyright, and making content available for public use.

In this webinar, collaborators from the Digital Public Library of America's Public Library Partnerships Project will help participants think through the digitization of their archives. Using a free, online curriculum developed as part of the project, they will share tips and ideas to consider when planning the who, what, when, where, how, and why of a digital project. They will also discuss feedback from the beginners who have been through their training program.

Presented by: Franky Abbott, Jennifer Birnel, and Sarah Hawkins

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

This course, aimed at library staff new to cataloging, provides an introduction to the purpose, importance and varieties catalogs. It also provides the learner with a basic orientation to standard cataloging activities.

Topics covered include:

  • The underlying concepts of cataloging
  • A brief history of cataloging
  • An explanation of why cataloging is important
  • An overview of the characteristics and varieties of library cataloging.
  • The varieties of OPAC displays
  • The three different types of cataloging activity

Course Design: updated by WebJunction

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date September 22, 2010
Hosted by:
ALCTS
Length:
1 hour

This introductory webcast on the proposed cataloging rules, Resource Description and Access (RDA), highlights the critical differences between the current cataloging rules (AACR2) and RDA. It is designed as a primer for both front-line catalogers and library administrators in all types of libraries who need to learn how bibliographic and authority records will change when RDA is implemented. The session would be an excellent introduction to record changes for both original catalogers and copy catalogers.

Presented by: Robert Ellett

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date July 22, 2015
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

If your library can lend books, why not:

  • Telescopes and microscopes?
  • Synthesizers or spinning wheels?
  • Or even replica dinosaur bones?

A chief strength of libraries is making knowledge accessible through the lending of physical objects. Join us for an interactive discussion on building a circulating collection of objects for your library. Together we will explore how to select the tools needed by your community. We will also examine how partnerships with local organizations and events can help raise awareness of your tools collection.

Presented by: Steve Teeri and Anne Drozd

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date January 30, 2014
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

  • Is your backroom overrun with book carts full of in-process material?
  • Does it take more than a couple hours to get your incoming delivery processed?
  • Does it take three days to catch up after a holiday closure?
  • Does it take more than four people to get a new acquisition into circulation?
  • Can you easily determine the age and status of items on every book cart?

As much as we love our book carts, they have helped us develop some very bad habits, and Lean will help us reduce or eliminate some of these bad habits. Lean is a management philosophy designed to identify and eliminate "waste” in a workflow. Waste can be any number of things including waiting, unnecessary handling or transport, duplicating steps, processing that doesn't provide any benefit to the customer, and unnecessary hand-offs. By eliminating these wastes, we can find an optimal workflow that will get items to our customers faster and reduce our costs.

Presented by: Lori Bowen Ayre

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date March 11, 2015
Hosted by:
ALCTS
Length:
1 hour

As more and more content (books and journals and other genres) is made available only in an electronic format, ensuring that the scholarly record remains intact in the event of a technological or natural disaster is ever more critical. Learn about the importance of digital preservation, rights and responsibilities of all stakeholders, and what you can do to ensure that key research remains readily available.

Presented by: Victoria Reich and Dr. Katherine Skinner

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date November 7, 2012
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the successor to the cataloging rules, AACR2. RDA completely revamps the structure of the cataloging instructions by closely following the entity-relationship model used to construct databases. However, as complex as these changes are, they can be reduced to ten easy steps. Join in on a walkthrough of the new structure. A demonstration of how a simple book can be cataloged with RDA helps catalogers understand the new structure and makes it easier to navigate RDA and find related instructions for other resources.

Presented by: Thomas Brenndorfer

Webinar recordingFormat:Webinar, original date August 27, 2014
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

While much has been published on how RFID technology works and its uses for libraries, there has been limited public discussion of factors that should be considered in deciding whether to move forward with implementation or the specifics of planning and decision-making involved should a library decide to implement. This webinar will inform and equip librarians to handle this still relatively new territory. Presenter will give a brief overview of the history, the technology, and library uses of RFID and factors to consider including financial, time, technical, consortium/community, and educational considerations.

Learning Outcomes
Attendees will be more informed and better equipped to handle decision-making related to RFID.

Presented by: Stephanie Handy

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

This course provides a great introduction for any library staff, assistants or volunteer needing to learn how to shelve items by the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

One of the most time-consuming tasks for library staff is training assistants and volunteers about classification systems and how to properly shelve materials. Few tasks are more vital for shelf maintenance and patron access. This lesson provides online training that will help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the professional librarian.

After completing this training, the learners will be able to accurately read shelves and properly file materials according to the Dewey Decimal System in a school or public library.

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

This course provides a great introduction for any library staff, assistants or volunteer needing to learn how to shelve items by the classification system used by the Library of Congress (LC).

One of the most time-consuming tasks for library staff is training assistants and volunteers about classification systems and how to properly shelve materials. Few tasks are more vital for shelf maintenance and patron access. This lesson provides online training that will help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the professional librarian.

After completing this training, the learner will be able to accurately read shelves and properly file materials according to Library of Congress (LC) standards.

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

One of the most time-consuming tasks for library staff is training assistants and volunteers about classification systems and how to properly shelve materials. Few tasks are more vital for shelf maintenance and patron access. This series of Shelving modules is designed to provide online training that will help new staff members and volunteers become productive as quickly as possible with a minimum of time investment by the professional librarian.

The module explains the classification system used with NLM.

After completing this training, the learners will be able to accurately read shelves and properly file materials according to the National Library of Medicine (NLM) standards.

Webinar recordingFormat:Webinar, original date February 23, 2015
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

This webinar focuses on the importance of communication for technical services librarians and staff. In a single day, we may find ourselves negotiating with vendors, requesting or providing tech support, explaining new purchases to public services staff, defending budget requests to administration, and advertising new services to patrons. Each of these situations involves a different kind of communication. We will begin by identifying all the people we might need to communicate with, and the reasons for communication. With these various audiences and goals in mind, we will look at tips and tricks for effectively communicating in different scenarios.

Presented by: Jennifer Williams

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date January 14, 2015
Hosted by: NCompass Live, Nebraska Library Commission
Length: 1 hour

Have you found yourself responsible for cataloging with no previous experience? Is "cataloger" only one of many hats you wear at your library? Attend this session to learn about free tools to innovate your cataloging process, make your life easier, and get your library's materials cataloged and in the hands of your patrons.

Presented by: Emily Nimsakont

Webinar recordingFormat:Webinar, original date May 6, 2015
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

The nature of work in technical services shifts and fluctuates depending on the time of year, type of materials, staffing levels, and changes in technology. By using time management methods inspired by business strategies, software development, and mindfulness-based practices, technical services managers can set goals and prioritize tasks to successfully accomplish daily work and special projects.

This webinar will cover prioritization techniques and freely available organizational tools. We will discuss methods for remaining responsive and flexible when unexpected events or interruptions occur, as well as how time management can have a positive impact on work-life balance.

Presented by: Amber Billey

Webinar recordingFormat:Webinar, original date February 18, 2015
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

Marshall Breeding, an independent consultant, will provide an overview of the current realm of search tools that libraries provide to their communities, including index-based discovery services, socially enabled library portals, and related products. Looking beyond the current slate of products, Breeding will discuss some of areas of opportunity and possible areas of future development. Areas of interest include ways that libraries can leverage these capability of these tools beyond the confines of their own web sites to increase discoverability of library resources in other contexts such as learning management systems, community portals, and the general web.

Presented by: Marshall Breeding

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

Mention collection development and most librarians think of the selection of new materials for the library. Weeding - removing library materials from your collection - is an often forgotten, yet integral part of collection development. In this course you will first discover why that is true, and then learn the techniques of weeding, develop policies and avoid common pitfalls.

The information is relevant to all types of libraries and addresses the weeding of all types of library materials, including adult and children's collections, as well as print and non-print materials.

Learning Objectives

  • State the reasons for weeding the library collection.
  • Identify print and online resources to aid in planning an effective weeding program.
  • Adapt published weeding guidelines to develop criteria for weeding their collection.
  • Develop a weeding plan for the library which includes a schedule, criteria for specific subject areas and material types, and procedures.
  • Explain positive solutions to avoid common pitfalls and problems with weeding such as "unweedable" gifts, "sacred" memorial donations, the "recommended collection size" trap, fear of admitting a selection error, and others.
  • Incorporate weeding in the library's collection management policy.
  • Identify tools associated with automated library catalogs that can assist in weeding such as inventory reports, collection age reports, and others.

Webinar recordingFormat:Webinar, original date March 9, 2015
Hosted by: ALCTS
Length: 1 hour

Have you ever asked “How can we make this process better” only to realize that no one really understands the process from start to finish in the first place? Workflow mapping can be a powerful approach to understanding the systems and processes libraries already have in place and a great first step in figuring out how to improve them.

This webinar will provide an introduction to workflow mapping. Topics covered will include basic workflow mapping syntax, software, and techniques for creation. Just as importantly, participants will also hear tips on how to structure a successful workflow mapping project—from getting buy-in from stakeholders to making the most of our your completed map.

Presented by: Kristen Wilson