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Teen Tech Week 2014

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 2:00pm

 

Join YALSA for information on Maker Activities for Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families. This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.

 

What Is and What's Next - "Making" Assessment and New Opport

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 4:00pm

ALA President Barbara Stripling’s ongoing, three-part Winter Webinar series focused on making concludes March 5, 2014 at 3pm CST with “What is and What’s Next: Making Assessment and New Opportunities,” a free webinar focusing on academic, public and school libraries that are building community and supporting student and user success through making.

Low Vision and Computer Access

Thursday, 20 February 2014 1:00pm

 

AbleNet presents a webinar that will help users adapt their computers for low vision. This will include tweaks to the Windows system (mouse, cursor and screen display among others), software programs which can assist and hardware solutions. Starting with the free and moving to the higher technology solutions, the computer can accommodate the needs of a low vision user. Frank Sapp, MBA, MS is the presenter.

RDA: Revising, Developing, and Assessing

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 2:00pm

 

This session will give an overview of the development, revision, and assessment processes for RDA, with a look at changes coming in 2014 and at possible proposals for consideration at the end of the year.

How to Host a Preservation Week Event

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:00pm

 

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose, who can you find to speak, what if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week web site is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

Authority Control in the Library Catalog

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:00am

 

Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority control benefit users of the catalog? What data is important to include? How do authorized terms and authority records improve searching in the catalog? How has RDA impacted authority control? How are libraries managing all the changes (including terms, the structure of authority records, and cataloging format)? Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on these questions and more as we explore the present and future of authority control.

Authority Control in the Library Catalog

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:00am

 

Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority control benefit users of the catalog? What data is important to include? How do authorized terms and authority records improve searching in the catalog? How has RDA impacted authority control? How are libraries managing all the changes (including terms, the structure of authority records, and cataloging format)? Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on these questions and more as we explore the present and future of authority control.

How to Present a Webinar

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:00pm
Webinars have become a standard continuing education tool. ALCTS is committed to creating new webinars on emerging issues for all technical services topics, and we would like to train possible presenters on how to develop and present a webinar.
Join Keri Cascio, an experienced trainer and former chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, for a how-to presentation on webinars. Topics for this session include:
  • choosing your subject focus
  • structuring your webinar
  • keeping your attendees interested