Learn how to become more comfortable providing readers' advisory (RA) services. Through practice sessions, learn how to use RA tools, craft annotations, read in genres, articulate appeal, and experiment with methods to offer RA services. Readers' Advisory 101 is tailored for support staff, library technicians, newly hired reference librarians, and those librarians who want to brush up on their skills. The topics covered are introductory in nature. Class segments are geared to cover issues of interest to staff in all types of libraries.
Special Collections & Rare Books
Discover how to utilize primary sources from special collections and archives to teach critical information literacy. Explore primary source analysis as a critical teaching tool that is rooted in both critical consciousness-raising and postmodern archival theory. Examine more strategies for building teaching and learning programs within archives and special collections libraries..
eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory is a repository of webcasts, podcasts, and resources from AASL professional development events. eCOLLAB offers more than 300 opportunities for on-demand learning. eCOLLAB also contains a read-only version of the latest issue of AASL’s print journal, Knowledge Quest, which is available for view before the issue mails.
During this hour-long webinar, special collections librarians that include Spectrum Scholars and members of the RBMS Diversity Committee will speak about different career paths within the rare books, archives, and special collections profession. Each professional will share stories about how they chose their careers and contribute to different facets of the special collections profession, from public services and curating exhibits to collection development and digital initiatives.
Collections of games and other three-dimensional materials may be invisible to the library user if they are not cataloged. This presentation will provide best practices for providing access to these collections through the application of cataloging standards, discovery layers and controlled vocabularies. The presenters will discuss how they implemented these practices to meet user needs.
Linked data offers the possibility of expressing the rich relationships among performed entities found in music resources. This webinar introduces and describes the Performed Music Ontology, an extension to BIBFRAME 2.0 for recorded music resources. Come learn about the ontology, available tools to use, and about the ongoing evolution of the ontology.
This e-Forum will address concerns and provide a collaborative arena for discussion on the cataloging of Special Collections and Archives materials. Topics for this e-Forum may include, but are not limited to, difficulties of cataloging non-traditional formats, methods for learning and implementing new specialized standards, and creating local policies and workflows.
This webinar will help catalogers who have little or no experience with rare and unique materials, but who nonetheless find themselves faced with a rare or unique collection. The presenter will share general archival principles, best practices, and tips for creating finding aids and converting those to MARC records.
Special Collections materials can be rare and unique, but they can also just be odd and unusual. In this webinar, a special collections cataloger will guide catalogers of all levels through the bibliographic description of special collections monographs.
This e-Forum will focus on sharing best practices for selection and ongoing evaluation for this important component of library collections. Among other topics, we will cover developing criteria to evaluate journal renewals, the role of usage statistics in those decisions, communication with faculty or other constituents, analysis of packages, and more.