CHICAGO—Implementing web accessibility in libraries requires more than an educated site administrator. Managers need to be backed up with institutional changes to accessibility language in procurement policies and a budget to purchase necessary software. Lay leaders are needed to model accessibility in-house and trained staff are needed to create public-facing library communications. In 2014, the Library of Michigan and the Michigan Department of Education were the first agencies to enter into a web accessibility consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice.
CHICAGO—More than ever, library leaders at all levels are asked to design and implement new services and programs on a rapid timeline. How can projects move quickly while engaging equitably with community and staff members? On Wednesday, April 21, discover how a design sprint process can lead a group from ideation to implementation in only five days with the webinar "Service Design In One Week: Design Sprint Basics". This session will explore how a sprint process can set the stage for both innovation and equity when designing a new library service.
CHICAGO—On Wednesday, May 5, join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures for a webinar on how you can improve the way you write your online content in order to connect users to the resources and answers they need. Beginning with a discussion on how people read online and the way they look for the content to answer their questions, "Writing for the Web" will explain the inverted pyramid style and how it can be used to write effective content and closely examine well-formatted content.
MIDDLETOWN, CT - Choice is thrilled to produce the upcoming live online panel webinar event, When You Picture a Scientist, Who Do You See? sponsored by ProQuest, Scientific American, ro*co films, and FILM PLATFORM.
During this live event, to be broadcast on March 24 at 3pm ET, Nobel Prize-winning Dr. Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR technology, and other world-renowned scientists will answer audience-submitted questions following a candid conversation on advancing diversity and inclusion in STEM.
CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Wednesday, May 19 for the webinar "Building Teams that Work", and gain insight into how to create teams that are successful, effective, purposeful and resilient. During this webinar, attendees will learn how to broadly consider how they define teams within their libraries and will be introduced to the factors that make teams strong and effective.
CHICAGO—On Wednesday, May 12, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the webinar "Overview of XML Metadata Quality Assessment Tools". This webinar will provide an overview of the capabilities and drawbacks of several tools for XML metadata quality assessment, including XML Schema Definitions (XSD), Schematron, and OpenRefine.
CHICAGO—Starting in 2009, ALCTS e-Forums provided an opportunity for librarians in technical services to discuss issues with colleagues across the country and around the world. With the creation of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, potential e-Forum topics expanded to cover all areas of library work: management to cataloging and collections, technology to building operations, and assessment to access and equity.