Contextual Inquiry is an ethnographic research method that involves in-depth, participant-led sessions where users take on the role of educator, teaching the researcher by walking them through tasks in the physical environment in which they typically perform them. It can be used to better understand the intents and motivations behind user behavior and works well as an accompaniment to quantitative data, illuminating the “why” behind the “what.”
Web search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo are integral to making information more discoverable on the open web. How can you expose data about your organization, its services, people, collections, and other information in a way that is meaningful to these search engines?
IT Security starts with some basics like using good passwords, keeping everything updated and following other basic precautions. Understanding the reasons behind these rules is critical. This session will help you learn how to "Stay Safe From Ransomware, Hackers & Snoops".
Libraries collect many different types of data, from demographic data, usage statistics to survey responses. As the amount of data grows, how can we present data and information clearly and efficiently in order to assist decision making? We will discuss what data visualization is, learn different types of visualization and how to choose an effective visualization for a dataset. Last, but not least, we will explore Microsoft PowerBI that enables users to create dashboards and interactive reports.
This spring, LITA’s Patron Privacy Interest Group will offer a webinar/training series on privacy issues for libraries! Targeted at “advanced newcomers,” this series is for you if you’re interested in privacy issues; have ever wondered how to protect the data you use; and read through the Patron Privacy Checklists and wondered what else was out there.
A solid background in the fundamentals of project management will increase the success of any project. This course presents the basics of the Projecte Managment Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) with practical experience to provide the individual with the tools to create a successful project plan.