Reference, User Services & Library Instruction
In this 5-week eCourse, you’ll learn about the most useful apps available on tablet and mobile devices and how they can be applied in your library to create the best learning experiences for your patrons and students.
Are you new to the reference desk? The ability to provide reference services is a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential. Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians is a full-online course designed to help librarians who have never done reference work get up to speed.
Clone of Yes, You Can Video: A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out
Have you ever wanted to create an engaging and educational instructional video, but felt like you didn't have the time, ability, or technology? Are you perplexed by all the moving parts that go into creating an effective tutorial? In this session, Anne Burke and Andreas Orphanides will help to demystify the process, breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps, and provide a variety of technical approaches suited to a range of skill sets. They will cover choosing and scoping your topic, scripting and storyboarding, producing the video, and getting it online.
Wondering where to get clear, practical answers to your intellectual freedom questions? On a special episode of the never before broadcast talk show, IF LIVE, we explore the new and useful features of the ‘fresh off the press’, 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual. Hear contributors to the manual talk about the best parts of this book and what it can do for you. All attendees will receive a coupon to purchase the 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual at a discounted price and one lucky winner will win a FREE COPY.
This is part 2 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics covered in this intermediate session include instructions on the use of geographic, chronological, and free-floating subdivisions, the application of names as subject headings, headings for literature, and genre terms.
This is part 1 in the two-part series on Library of Congress Subject Headings. Topics covered in this introductory session will include the history and principles of the LCSH vocabulary, the basics of content analysis, how to assign main headings and to build structured headings with topical free-floating subdivisions, and tools, such as the Subject Headings Manual, that support these activities.
This session will focus on the selection and construction of LC Classification (LCC) call numbers for literature, maps and atlases, and moving images, including the construction of cutters for literary works and juvenile belle lettres.
This session will briefly introduce the history of LC Classification (LCC) and the general principles of classification. Participants will be introduced to the Classification and Shelflisting Manual and learn how to make use of Classification Web, Authorities.loc.gov, freely-available LCC schedules, and LC cutters.
You’ve heard it—reference transactions are down. Expensive resources aren’t used. Librarians feel their skills are underutilized. What can we do? Don’t give up! Innovative libraries are finding ways to revitalize their reference departments by shifting attitudes, changing their collection philosophies and service models, and pioneering new services. Learn proven methods for reinvigorating reference service and find out what you can do to make reference one of the centerpieces of your library again.
PIE-J: The Presentation & Identification of E-Journals is a NISO Recommended Practice that provides guidance to e-journal publishers and providers. This presentation will provide an overview of the PIE-J guidelines that relate to holdings/coverage data, with examples, and will provide methods that librarians can use to report holdings problems to publishers and providers.