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.
The impact and magnitude of the COVID-19 situation caught us off guard, leading to library closures. Many libraries struggled to pull together work at home plans for staff and to get the equipment and services necessary to enable them to do so. This eForum will be a conversation about how to develop a contingency plan and implementing best practices for emergencies.
Public libraries across the country readily embrace their role as centers for democracy and civic participation. But what role should libraries play in advancing social justice and addressing persistent racial inequities? Learn how public libraries can engage in meaningful social justice and racial equity work by leveraging their existing strengths, supporting transformational relationships, and developing new tools to support social change. — PREVIEW AVAILABLE
"Enhancing Your Organization with Short-Term Staff"
Equity, diversity and inclusion are critical and strategic values that librarians work to integrate into their collections and services. Touching on the many aspects of library collections, this discussion will address equitable access to collections, scholarly communication and diversity, diversity and visibility in collection development and management, and inclusion and advocacy in cataloging.
This eCourse introduces essential strategies and techniques for project management in libraries.
This session will show ways to transform data for analysis. The presenter will demonstrate how to use Excel to: import fields from one spreadsheet into another, find duplicates, split columns and use conditional formatting.
This session will demonstrate options for viewing lists of items in Excel, and ways to manipulate those lists for better readability.