Libraries were central to helping people be counted in the 2020 Census. Now, learn how to make the data count for your library and community. This on-demand webinar introduces you to the important role that public libraries can play in assisting individuals, groups, and organizations with finding, accessing, and using census data for planning and decision making. Resources and tools for searching basic census sources are covered.
The Design and Marketing for Libraries course will teach students how to market their library to send positive messages, advocate, promote, and engage with their users. This course is for librarians and library staff of any type (public, academic, etc.) that are responsible for or involved with promoting the library via social media and other engagement tools.
Surveys are popular assessment tools to understand users' needs and perceptions because they are easy and quick to use. In spite of the convenience and popularity, it is hard to have a well-designed survey. In this presentation, the Assessment Coordinator of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library will share her experiences and lessons learned from consultations over the years, as well as practical tips.
How do we move from a scattershot evaluation process which nearly everyone dreads to one that effectively resolves issues and motivates employees to stretch with full managerial support? The Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library has developed a hybrid evaluation process that achieves these goals yet remains flexible enough to work for all employees. Most people dread evaluations; this library has worked hard to make them inspirational and effective. Hear their story and see what they’ve developed. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
Developing Your Storytelling will teach the foundations of storytelling for library assessment, user experience, and marketing. You will learn the principles of a great story, crafting strategic and consistent messages to create more engaging and user-centered experiences.
The Census is an essential source for discovering and reconstructing local and family history. Rich data about communities, neighborhoods, and families document local demographics, immigration and naturalization information, ancestral family names, relationships, birth years, and birthplaces. Although the U.S. government has conducted a Census every ten years since 1790, the categories of data collected and the details provided in the Census records vary. Learn how categories for race, ethnicity, and other demographics have changed over time and how that impacts research.
This will be a discussion of the current digital curation ideals, systems, pain points, and successes that participants currently encounter at their institution, with a view towards how each envisions future improvements.
e-Forum: A two-day moderated email discussion.
Dates: June 15 and 16, 2021
Offered by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association (ALA).
Three panelists in the IT profession will present an overview of current cyber threats facing libraries and the challenges of sharing data in a digital age. IT professionals representing federal, public and county library systems will share their suggestions for safeguarding your library infrastructure.
This e-Forum will focus on staffing/organizational structure; eBook acquisition and licensing; ebook discovery and promotion; eBook troubleshooting; and tools to support ebook management.