Reference, User Services & Library Instruction
Do you wish you felt more confident when faced with a business reference question? Want to demystify SIC and NAICS codes, ROI and 10k's? Then Business Reference 101 is for you! This four-week, Web-based professional development course is designed for academic, special or public librarians and other researchers and library staff who have a basic understanding of some business resources but who do not work with them often enough to build expertise.
Interested in partnering with faculty and other user groups for creating digital humanities projects? This webinar demonstrates how librarians can form successful partnerships with their user groups and play an active role in digital humanities projects. Audience will gain an understanding of the various ways in which librarians can engage in such projects.
Interactions with customers can be some of the most rewarding… and frustrating… experiences of working in a library. Get the right tools to make more of them rewarding. Refresh your customer service skills and reduce work stress with this on-demand webinar featuring instructor Cheryl Gould, library training consultant. Cheryl defines the three elements of customer service interactions and shows how they can successfully engage in each part—resulting in more successful and positive customer (and staff) experiences. This archived webinar was originally presented November 30, 2011.
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 online course will provide new interlibrary loan (ILL) practitioners and those that need a refresher with a broad overview of interlibrary loan (ILL) policies, procedures, and practices. Participants will learn standard practices, gain an overview of emerging trends, and practice writing policies for interlibrary borrowing and lending.
Students will learn to use the Instructional Design Process and apply it effectively to library instruction which includes: indentifying instructional problems, learner analysis, task analysis, defining instructional objectives, sequencing content, identifying instructional strategies, message design, instructional delivery, and evaluation instruments. This course will utilize the Morrison, Ross, and KEMP Instructional Design Model.
This course will introduce library practitioners to empirically sound approaches to learner-centered teaching that can be applied to creating effective reference and instruction services that maximally facilitate student learning. The first part of the course will be devoted to understanding the current science of how students learn from the perspective of cognitive and educational psychology, and concrete ways that library practitioners can apply this learning to the library context.
Providing friendly, clear, and helpful service in line with RUSA’s professional guidelines is an essential part of successful library reference. However, in the increasingly popular reference medium of SMS/text messaging, it’s not always easy or clear how to provide both the requested information and the ideal professional service markers. In this webinar, participants will recognize the unique complications of SMS apply learn new strategies to provide the best service possible in this medium.
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.
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.