Assuring Materials Can Be Used By Your Community

Wednesday, 1/31/2018
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Having materials in a library's collection is good; having those materials in the formats needed by the library's community is much better. The act of supplying content in the formats that community members require is critically important to meeting their information needs. This webinar will delve into ways of discerning the format needs of a community, including using the census and other data, along with existing reports, to discern the best way of provisioning material for the community. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, attendees wil be able tol:

  • Explain the various ways content can be made accessible to members of a library's community
  • Examine U.S. Census data and draw preliminary conclusions based on that data
  • Select data from other sources which will support an understanding of the community's accessibility needs

Who Should Attend

Collection development librarians and staff and liaison librarians

Presenter

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of its M.S. library and information science program, which includes MSLIS: School Media (2012-2017). A former corporate librarian, Jill has always been an advocate for expanding the career opportunities for LIS graduates. She is a member of the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council and the Onondaga County Public Library Board of Trustees. Her interests include copyright, the use of social media, and the future of the profession.

In 2017, Jill presented a webinar for ALCTS on creating effective webinars. Some of her presentations have been video recorded, including this one from 2012. Slides from a variety of different presentations are available.

Jill is currently re-developing a graduate class on "Collection Development and Access" for the Syracuse University MSLIS program.

Registration

Cost

  Fee ($USD)
Participant Each
ALCTS Member (individual) 43
Nonmember (individual) 59
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point. 129

All webinars are recorded and the one-time fee includes unlimited access to the webinar recording. All registered attendees will receive the link to the recorded session so if you are unable to attend the webinar at the time it is presented, you will have the opportunity to listen to the recording at your convenience.

How to Register

Complete the online registration form. Courses are listed by date and you must log in.

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Tech Requirements

Computer with Internet access (high-speed connection is best) and media player software. Headphones recommended.

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Credits

none

Contact

For questions about registration, contact ALA Registration by calling 1-800-545-2433 and press 5 or email registration@ala.org.

For all other questions or comments related to the webinars, contact Megan Dougherty, ALCTS Program Officer, Continuing Education at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5038 or mdougherty@ala.org.