[aserl_coll_assess] ASERL: Offering Service in a Time of Global Disruption
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:16:48 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

Many libraries are contending with significant operational disruptions due to 
the COVID-19 pandemic.  ASERL is offering support by accelerating delivery of 
our acclaimed professional development webinars to serve our members and others 
who are displaced from their normal routines and responsibilities.  These 
sessions have been selected to serve the needs of people working in many 
different roles in ASERL libraries.

These sessions are available at no cost and the recordings made available under 
a Creative Commons license at www.aserl.org/archive.  Participants in the 
'live' sessions will receive a certificate of attendance via follow-up email.

The first offerings in this series are listed below and attached; please also 
check www.aserl.org  as the schedule will be continually updated.

Below you'll also see a list of recorded webinars from the 2020 Virtual 
Membership Meeting of the Washington Research Library Consortium, shared with 
permission from our WRLC colleagues.  

Please share any/all with your teams and colleagues as desired.  And please let 
us know if we can be of service in other ways.  Take care, all!

Upcoming ASERL-hosted Webinars
The Last Piece of the Puzzle: One Library's Experience with Successful MLIS 
Student Internships 
April 9, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6196348761628324875 

How We Talk, How We Work 
April 14, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
This hands-on, interactive webinar helps participants understand themselves 
better so that they can continue contribute to a healthy work environment.  
Topics include Emotional Intelligence, soliciting and providing constructive 
feedback, active listening and understanding different communication styles.
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1202014005118459403 

Not Just a Number: Negotiating Salary in Academic Archives and Special 
April 16, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
Although this is geared for new grads, the presenters are going to focus on 
salary negotiations skills that will benefit all employees.   
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3206133428297890315 

Self-Advocacy: Using your Voice and Presence to Better Your Environment
April 20, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
This interactive webinar will explore self-advocacy, speaking up, and putting 
one's ideas into action when working in a team environment. Attendees will 
learn how they can use their voice and presence to benefit their coworkers, the 
community they serve, and themselves.  
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5383153260318604045 

Overview of UVA's Digital Project Framework
April 23, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3531359075251710475 

Hook Line and Sinker: Reeling in Your Patrons
April 24, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
Library spaces play an essential role for our customers and students by 
providing safe, comfortable places to study and collaborate.  Attempting to 
build community and reel our patrons into these opportunities, we began a 
program to engage users in the library spaces.  This presentation will describe 
how we recognized the need for change and implemented programming to connect 
with our users.   Some of the most successful programs will be highlighted as 
well as lessons learned and next steps.
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3732088117142844939 

Are Leaders/Managers Born, or Made? 
April 28, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
Strong leadership is the most significant driver of high morale and 
productivity. In fact, poorly trained, inadequate leaders cost large 
organizations billions of dollars lost in productivity, low morale, and 
turnover. On the other hand, successful organizations are full of strong, 
passionate leaders who make a real difference. The question is:  Are these 
leaders born or made?
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7152156418657284364 

Developing Digital Scholarly Research Systems
April 29, 2020 at 4pm ET / 3pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1599918467118627854 

Recorded webinars from WRLC's 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting

Cultivating Leadership in the Next Generation of Librarians
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/_MeubXNPWEE
What does leadership or management mean to you? Is it limited to a title in 
your organization's hierarchy? Cultivating value in your organization can be 
challenging no matter the position you hold. If leadership is about influence 
and vision, it shouldn't be limited by position. Our speakers discuss what 
being a leader means to them within the context of both formal and informal 
opportunities to influence individuals and outcomes. 

Personal librarianship: Impact on Information Literacy Confidence and Academic 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/FAe3rFixH6c
Many academic libraries have implemented personal librarian programs, seeking 
to improve relationships with students and reduce library anxiety. This session 
shares early findings and lessons from a personal librarian research study at 
the University of District of Columbia that occurred in a general education 
class during the fall 2019 semester. Speakers discuss the pros/cons of our 
approach and how, if at all, personal librarians supported student success. 

Saving Their Memories: Oral History Capture and Curation
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/mRt1LV5Rcmo
Interested in setting up an oral history program for your institution, and not 
sure what is involved? Speakers discuss George Mason's experience in putting 
one together, maintaining, and growing it, with respect to personnel, 
equipment, workflows, and best practices. 

Using APIs to Increase Alma Workflow Efficiency
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/QGpN6_4aJXA
Staff at the Washington Research Library Consortium have developed applications 
to facilitate working with the records for materials in each member library's 
Alma Institution Zone. These applications can create or edit fields in the 
bibliographic, holding and item records without using the Alma interface or 
user roles. The applications can be especially beneficial for library staff and 
student assistants who do not need full resource management privileges to 
perform a discrete task. Recently completed apps have improved Alma workflows 
for the Shared Collections Facility, leading to significant improvement in 
efficiency and cost control. 

Using Alma Analytics In Our Day-To-Day Work
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/WcODy53_HLs
The Alma Analytics Training Team has been helping individuals build their 
capacity to use the Alma Analytics tool since July 2018. Twenty months later, 
WRLC libraries are able to see the impact of the tool on their day-to-day work. 
A panel of Analytics users will share specific examples of reports, how they 
are used, and how their workflows have changed since the migration.

The Living Alma Community Zone Community: Working with Community Contributed 
Records and Collections
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/GPqiwNY_YJs 
The Alma Community Zone (CZ) is a centralized, comprehensive platform focused 
on electronic resource offerings, leveraging community cataloging and 
knowledge. The CZ is an ever-evolving and increasingly complex resource that 
librarians and paraprofessional staff must learn to navigate effectively. Ex 
Libris User communities have often voiced dissatisfaction with the overall 
quality of the metadata within the CZ, particularly for ebooks. Through 
Community Contributed Records and Collections, Ex Libris users have the 
opportunity to contribute robust metadata directly to the CZ-empowering users 
with useful tools that can help shape and raise the overall bibliographic 
standard of CZ metadata.

A New Approach to Finding Aid Displays with Web CMS
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/SERaEEb5PM8
Catholic University Libraries' website transitioned to a new University 
enterprise Content Management System (CMS) in 2019. The libraries' Web Team 
used this opportunity to implement substantive enhancements to the appearance 
of its finding aids to archival collections. This presentation discusses this 
process and the improvements, setbacks, and lessons learned.

Supporting Faculty Research with Online Exhibition Software Platforms: Tropy, 
WordPress, ESRI StoryMaps, and Omeka-S
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/TlflhcLmjtE
Learn about a collaboration between American University Library and AU's Center 
for Teaching, Research, and Learning to promote online exhibition platforms as 
a way of showcasing faculty research.  Speakers provide use cases and examples 
for each platform (i.e., Tropy, WordPress, ESRI StoryMaps and Omeka-S).

Web Accessibility Strategies for the New Decade
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/AZP49ivSyQo
Section 508 was added to the Rehabilitation Act in 1998 and the Web Content 
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 became a W3C recommendation in 1999. Despite these 
laws and guidelines having now been in place for over twenty years, the 
progression of Web technology and the corresponding evolution of accessibility 
recommendations has made compliance, if anything, even more difficult. The 
presenter gives a brief overview of recent accessibility-related developments 
followed by a demonstration of accessibility evaluation and remediation 
techniques of varying technological complexity. 

Absentee Ballot Day in the Library
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/eVUCT_Kp5cY
In 2018, the American University Library held its first Absentee Ballot Day and 
helped over 1,000 students request absentee ballots. Gwendolyn Reece has 
created an Absentee Ballot Day toolkit, started a listserv for collaboration 
and will share all you need to host an Absentee Ballot Day at your library. The 
WRLC Library Directors Council has endorsed the idea. 

DIY VHS Preservation for Libraries
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/E0Z7FTJx_4w 
By the end of the decade, library VHS collections will be unusable due to 
degradation and obsolescence. Faced with losing access to their collection of 
4000+ out-of-distribution VHS titles, the American University Library developed 
a comprehensive do-it-yourself plan to preserve their collection. Chris Lewis 
and Phil Salvador from American University explain their VHS preservation 
project and how it fits within their collection management responsibilities. 
Their project offers a potential blueprint for others to develop a practical, 
cost-effective process to preserve their collections.

Getting Started with Library Privacy: Privacy Practices for Library Personnel
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/FrXWSLZcT44
Listen to this session to learn some concrete skills and attitudes that can 
help protect the privacy of our communities. The speakers start with the 
concept of "threat modeling" to help viewers understand the risks to their data 
from a more theoretical perspective, and then move to concrete best practices 
to protect our data at both organizational and individual levels. They look at 
toolkits such as the ALA Library Privacy Checklists, EFF's Surveillance 
Self-Defense training and the Library Bill of Rights. You'll leave with a list 
of actions you could take to improve web privacy for yourself and your 

Teaching Computational Skills with the Carpentries
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/jHoAHUb9ekQ
As a means to address the ever increasing need for computational skills across 
disciplines and departments, many libraries and other research services 
providers on campuses around the globe have been participating in the 
Carpentries, a community-driven, global organization focused on teaching data 
and coding skills with evidence-based instruction practices. In this 
presentation, librarians from George Washington and George Mason Universities 
introduce the Carpentries, describe their participation in this effort at each 
school, and outline future plans for instruction and other services around 
computational literacy.


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL)
c/o Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle, Suite 316
Atlanta, GA  30322

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