Course Archives

  • NISO Session: The Start-Up Effect

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    This session will explore the organizational and cultural characteristics that support innovation from the perspective of both new and traditional organizations. It will also explore the impacts the culture of start-ups has already had on scholarly communications and what might be forthcoming from this innovative explosion.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in February 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Ensuring the Scholarly Record

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    Science is often referred to as a self-correcting system and scholarly communications are meant to play an important role in that process. By describing the work that has been undertaken, others can verify the work by replicating it, testing its validity, and applying it in their own work, thereby building upon it. Recently, questions have arisen about the scholarly record, with revelations about false data, erroneous processes, and irreproducible research. This webinar will explore ways in which scholars, publishers and libraries are working to ensure the trustworthiness of the scholarly record.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in January 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Supporting Underrepresented Groups in Technology

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    This session will highlight potential approaches to improving representation in the technical management within libraries and publishers. Speakers will also cover efforts underway to expand skills and advancement opportunities for underrepresented groups in our community, especially at a management level.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in April 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Supporting Research on Your Campus

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    This webinar will highlight some successful libraries that have integrated their services into the research activities in their institutions. Speakers will describe ways that they support researchers beyond traditional library services, and how they have become more engaged in the research activities, though tools, data, resources, or skills.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in May 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • NISO Session: Integrating Library Management Systems

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    This webinar will explore some of the issues involved with integrating technology components into a cohesive environment for efficient resource management and easy access for library users. It will include both an overview of the key issues involved and perspectives from librarians who have practical experience with integrating library management and discovery systems.

    This session was presented by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) in June 2016. Access to this archive is sponsored by the Georgia Library Association.

  • Instructional Design: An Introduction for Librarians

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    Presented by Karen Viars, Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
    A Carterette Series Webinar, hosted by the Georgia Library Association. Presented by Karen Viars, Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

    Many librarians find that teaching patrons, colleagues, and other stakeholders is a significant part of their work, regardless of their role in the library. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where or how to begin, this session is a straightforward introduction to designing, developing, implementing and assessing instruction. We will cover what the discipline of instructional design is, some of the most popular models in the field, and suggestions for applying instructional design inside and outside your library.

  • An Introduction to GLASS

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    Through the Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services (GLASS), Georgia Public Library Service provides library services for the blind and others whose physical abilities require the use of books and magazines in audio format or in braille. This course reviews GLASS services, programs, and eligibility.

  • When Nice Isn't Enough

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    Good manners and a friendly demeanor can handle most library customer relations issues. But what if civil is not enough? Do you, your staff, and your co-workers know what to do if someone is emotionally or physically intimidating? If they are belligerent? Impaired by drugs or alcohol? Refusing to leave? Caught stealing or damaging property? Threatening library staff or other library customers? Planning and prevention will work 99% of the time, and when do you call the police?

    In this archived video, library consultant Pat Wagner of Siera Learning will share how to deal with the most challenging of customers.

  • Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries

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    How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan can help you focus your efforts.

    Join us for this free webinar to learn from small libraries that have used technology planning to make better decisions, be more prepared, and improve services to their communities. Even with limited time and resources, a technology plan can help your library stay up-to-date. We will share tips and tactics to help you create a plan for your library’s technology.

    This session is provided by TechSoup and was recorded on August 19, 2015.

  • Managing Challenging Patrons

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    Every library encounters challenging situations with patrons who seem eccentric, entitled or possibly even aggressive. In this one hour webinar, Dr. Steve Albrecht, one of the leading national experts on library safety and security, will guide you through managing these challenging patrons effectively, efficiently, and without creating major disruptions in your library environment.

    Author of the new ALA book, Library Security: Safer Facilities, Better Communication, Steve has trained thousands of library employees on the do’s and don’ts of handling difficult or challenging patrons who disrupt the library environment. This webinar offers practical, realistic tools to make your facility a better, safer place to work. Using a mix of real-life experiences as a law enforcement officer, knowledge of workplace behavior and security measures, and a good sense of humor, Steve will teach you how to activate your “high-risk” customer service skills. This session was originally recorded on June 2, 2016.

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