Copyright and Open Educational Resources: Creation, Licensing, and Use (December 6, 2018)
Copyright permeates almost every aspect of the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER). Given academic librarians role in championing the OER movement and promoting the ethical and responsible re-use of information, students and faculty are often turning to librarians for answers about copyright compliance when creating and using OER. This interactive webcast will help prepare academic librarians to assist patrons in addressing these issues.
Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace (January 31, 2019)
As human beings, we cannot hide from bias: It is a natural part of our brain. However, it is up to us to recognize how biases in the workplace impact others and our own productivity. This webcast will help attendees identify biases, explore how they affect the work environment, and discuss strategies for reducing these biases within recruitment, hiring, and retention in the library workplace.
Controversial Topics and Difficult Dialogues - Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library (February 21, 2019)
Misinformation and fake news are deeply complex and often fraught issues that can be difficult to address in the library. Misinformation is in many respects designed to play on people’s emotions, to polarize issues, and to heighten controversy. Unpack some of the trends, concepts, and ideas surrounding misinformation, and discuss and explore strategies and techniques for addressing controversial or polarizing information in the library. Leave with concrete strategies and action plans for tackling controversial topics, misinformation, and media literacy.
Impostor Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and solutions (February 28, 2019)
Impostor syndrome is a form of anxiety characterized by lack of confidence in one’s own knowledge and competence, the feeling that success is undeserved, and a fear that one will be “revealed” as an impostor. Learn how to identify impostor syndrome, how it affects us personally and professionally, and how to take steps to push back against it.
Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction (April 24, 2019)
“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience.