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
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.
Changes in collection development and technical services lead to reorganization and the redefinition of roles. Join this e-Forum to share insights and tips with colleagues as the hosts facilitate a discussion about change while sharing their own experiences and insights.
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.
Are you looking to take steps to identify or address a lack of diversity and inclusion within your library’s collections? Do you want to go beyond usage stats and cost-per-use and assess collections using values-based metrics? Attend this ALCTS AS Committee on Research & Statistics sponsored e-Forum to learn about the need, techniques, and tools to assess collections for diversity and inclusion.
As data-driven decision making becomes more important and drives the planning and use of resources in our libraries, Technical Services and Collections departments are having to shift the statistics and information we gather and use. This e-forum will discuss the numbers our libraries want to see and how we’re gathering them, and how we are using them to improve our work processes.
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.