[aserl_coll_assess] REMINDER: ASERL webinars -- Week of April 12
From: John Burger (jburgeraserl.org)
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2020 14:01:58 -0700 (PDT)
ASERL Friends:

This is your weekly reminder that we are offering a raft of new webinars to 
support our members during this time of global disruption.  Please see below 
for the list of April sessions and a few new sessions added for May.  With more 
in the works. 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.  

All of the following information is also available on the www.aserl.org 

Upcoming ASERL-hosted Webinars
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
235 people registered as of April 12, 2020

Not Just a Number: Negotiating Salary in Academic Archives and Special 
Collections 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
115 people registered as of April 12, 2020 

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
150 people registered as of April 12, 2020 

Overview of UVA's Digital Project Framework April 23, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm 
Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3531359075251710475
65 people registered as of April 12, 2020

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
121 people registered as of April 12, 2020

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 
145 people registered as of April 12, 2020

Developing Digital Scholarly Research Systems April 29, 2020 at 4pm ET / 3pm 
Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1599918467118627854  
67 people registered as of April 12, 2020

NEW!  Re-Framing Student Success
Join Elaine Westbrooks, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Vice 
Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian, and Christine 
Wolff-Eisenberg, Ithaka S+R Manager of Surveys and Research, for a 
discussion-based webinar focused on the evolving nature of and differing 
stakeholder views on student success. Speakers will share recent research and 
initiatives aimed at supporting students toward both traditional and more 
holistic outcomes.
May 5, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7644596889368787723 

NEW!  Collaborative Federal Depository Program Town Hall e-Meeting
NEW!  May 6, 2020 at 3pm ET / 2pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1029118000650520587 

NEW!  Rethinking Work: Measure Results Not Hours!
May 19, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8485976173723669772 

NEW!  The Clock Starts Now: Creating Information Literacy Escape Rooms
May 29, 2020 at 2pm ET / 1pm Central Time
REGISTER: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7472150586638001677
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Recorded webinars from WRLC's 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting

Cultivating Leadership in the Next Generation of Librarians
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. 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/_MeubXNPWEE

Personal librarianship: Impact on Information Literacy Confidence and Academic 
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. 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/FAe3rFixH6c

Saving Their Memories: Oral History Capture and Curation
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. 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/mRt1LV5Rcmo

Using APIs to Increase Alma Workflow Efficiency
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. 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/QGpN6_4aJXA

Using Alma Analytics In Our Day-To-Day Work
 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.
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/WcODy53_HLs

The Living Alma Community Zone Community: Working with Community Contributed 
Records and Collections
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.
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/GPqiwNY_YJs  

A New Approach to Finding Aid Displays with Web CMS
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.
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/SERaEEb5PM8  

Supporting Faculty Research with Online Exhibition Software Platforms: Tropy, 
WordPress, ESRI StoryMaps, and Omeka-S
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).
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/TlflhcLmjtE  

Web Accessibility Strategies for the New Decade
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. 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/AZP49ivSyQo  

Absentee Ballot Day in the Library
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. 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/eVUCT_Kp5cY  

DIY VHS Preservation for Libraries
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.
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/E0Z7FTJx_4w  

Getting Started with Library Privacy: Privacy Practices for Library Personnel
 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 
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/FrXWSLZcT44

Teaching Computational Skills with the Carpentries
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.
RECORDING:  https://youtu.be/jHoAHUb9ekQ   

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!


John Burger, Executive Director
Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) c/o Robert W. Woodruff 
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