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An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

 

According to CAST, “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into how humans learn.” In this interactive and informative session, Lauren will introduce the attendees to the UDL framework and provide examples of how using the framework impacts learning.

Concrete ideas and strategies will be discussed for those that teach or train in Academic and Public libraries. Attendees will walk away with practical ideas for how to implement UDL in their own teaching.

As a result of this program, attendees will:

• Recognize the main components of Universal Design for Learning
• Consider ways to apply Universal Design for Learning in their own teaching
• Reflect on what they want to change to incorporate Universal Design for Learning

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Original broadcast March 31, 2020

Biography ~ Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays, PhD, is the instructional and research librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS where she enjoys teaching and being a member of her institution’s Faculty Development Committee. She has co-presented at the annual conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and was the 2017 speaker on SoTL for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee’s Midwinter Discussion. Her professional interests include SoTL, teaching, information literacy, educational technology, library and information science education, teacher identity, and academic development. On a personal note, she loves dogs, traveling, and home.

Library Social Media During the Pandemic – Part 1 of 2

Library Social Media During the Pandemic – Part 1 of 2

NEFLIN
This webinar will focus on how to approach marketing public libraries online, across social media, in the current climate. Do we become more serious, more fun, post less often, more often? How do we frame messages so they have the most impact? What actually matters to our audiences right now?
In particular we’ll look at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We’ll discuss when and what to tweet, multimedia and images, and accessibility. We’ll talk about tone during these very tricky times, and share examples of successful tweets, as well as focusing on what works to build engagement for library twitter accounts.
We’ll also look at boosting engagement across Facebook, the largest social network in the world: how do we use it strategically and to get key messages to our users during the pandemic? Instagram is by far the most important newer platform for Libraries, and you don’t need a good camera to make it work. We’ll look at types of content, logistics, and tagging – plus a hack for posting to Instagram from laptops and PCs.

Ned Potter
Ned Potter is an Academic Liaison Librarian at the University of York, and a Trainer on library marketing for organizations in the UK, the US, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He authored the Library Marketing Toolkit, published by Facet Publishing / Neal Schuman in 2012; it has been Number One in the Amazon Library charts on both sides of the Atlantic.

Ned has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker(link is external) and was a winner of a Special Libraries Association Early Career Conference Award(link is external). He can be found online at ned-potter.com(link is external) and on Twitter at @ned_potter(link is external).

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Does the Word Copyright Make You Want to Cringe? Help is Here!

You are not alone in your feelings about copyright; the word makes many people uncomfortable. The academic world tends to cringe when you mention the word copyright. Many think and hope they fall under the Fair Use Act, or the TEACH Act and that educational use keeps them lawful. Faculty may have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” mentality when dealing with numerous copyright issues. Copyright does not have to be that complicated.

Come discover some of the simple things you can do to ensure your electronic course content (images, documents, etc.) keeps you in the clear with Copyright Laws.

Original broadcast August 8, 2017

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Cheryl Ann Coyle ~ Biography
Cheryl Ann is sharing her passion for copyright with the world. She graduated from C.W. Post, Long Island University in 1995 with her Master’s in Library Science. She has presented several workshops at local and state conferences on the various aspects of Copyright, and continually shares her knowledge through her website, www.copyrightlibrarian.com.

Seeking more knowledge of copyright, she recently completed her Certificate in Copyright Management through SLA and CopyrightLaws.com. She also serves as a member of her Library Copyright Committee and is working on ways to facilitate more copyright discussions among professional staff and faculty in colleges.

Intellectual Freedom and the Collection Management Policy

Intellectual Freedom and the Collection Management Policy

One of the core values in libraries is Intellectual Freedom, ensuring free access to information. Collection Management is one of the key areas in that mission. Creating policies that ensure diversity and accessibility to information for our communities, while also valuing the different opinions in that community, can be challenging for the library organization. 

It is important to understand the core concepts of Intellectual Freedom and how they apply to collection development so that your library is fulfilling its mission in your community.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Understand what ‘intellectual freedom’ means and ensure that collection management policies include and align with these concepts
  • Understand the processes for handling challenges to materials and services and be able to create appropriate procedures and documents for challenges
  • Be more aware of tools to assist with intellectual freedom concepts and collection management

Originally broadcast September 23, 2014. 

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry. She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Weeding: The Action

Weeding: The Action

Once you have created your plan for de-selection what next?  There are many ways to determine what goes and what stays and usage and age are only two of them.  How do you deal with the digital collection?  What about resource sharing?  Should you sell, donate, or toss what you cull?  Are you applying this equally in all areas of your library including services related to collections? Make informed decisions without bias.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Be able to assess materials and services in terms of de-selection
  • Understand how to take a more holistic approach to weeding in all areas of the library
  • Be more aware of tools to assist in the de-selection process
  • Have new ideas of how to dispose of weeded materials 

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry.

She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Originally broadcast 05/27/2014

Collection Management Policies

Collection Management Policies

The best defense is a good offense. Putting parameters in place for your collection management strategy, in writing, makes it easier for your staff, your board and your community when hard choices or questions arise. Aligning these with your mission and your abilities as an organization is vital.

Ensure that you are covering all the bases while remaining flexible for the many changes in information access.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Understand the purpose of writing policies and their place in library administration
  • Know what to include in collection management policies
  • Be able to begin an outline for writing a collection management policy
  • Be more aware of tools to assist with writing collection management policies

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry.

She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Originally broadcast 05/06/2014

Weeding: The Action

Weeding: The Plan

“Weeding” in library circles is often a dirty word.  Why would we want to get rid of anything?  Or maybe you have experienced a backlash or resistance from the community, persistent patrons, your board, your staff, or even yourself.  How we approach the task is as important as how we carry it out. Preparation, publicity, timing, mindset, and creating your strategy all figure in the first steps of de-selection.

After this webinar participants will:

  • Understand how weeding fits into the larger scheme of collection management
  • Understand more fully the need for de-selection of materials and the reasons for resistance to weeding
  • Understand the need for transparency and working with public relations in relation to weeding
  • Be able to get started on a strategic plan for weeding in their library 

Melissa Powell ~ Biography
Melissa Powell has worked for 35 years in libraries as a paraprofessional and degreed professional, in addition to a 4-year “retirement” to learn about the book & publishing industry.

She is an Independent Librarian currently teaching Cataloging Fundamentals and Collection Management both online and through state libraries, library consortia, and other education agencies.  She spent 2009 organizing a local history collection at a public library in the mountains of Colorado (“from boxes to shelves”), 2012-13 assisting with the setup and cataloging of a dual language university catalog, and regularly consults with school and public libraries on technical and public services.

Originally broadcast 04/22/2014