Tag Archives: Academic Libraries

Professionalism in the Workplace – 1 LEU


Professionalism doesn’t always mean what position you hold at a library. It can also mean how you show honesty and responsibility in any position you hold. This presentation will discuss topics such as dress codes, appropriate workplace language and conversations, diversity, and electronic communication issues. Small group exercises are also included.

Date Recorded: 12/19/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kimberly Brown-Harden / Indiana State Library


Learning Analytics and the Academic Library – 1 LEU


Analytics word colored pencils and handLearning Analytics and the Academic Library: What are the Intellectual Freedom and Informational Privacy Issues?  Higher education institutions are increasingly looking to mine student data in order to gain new, actionable insights into student behaviors using learning analytics technologies. Purportedly, these insights can help institutions improve student learning outcomes, increase student engagement, decrease time-to-degree measures, and ameliorate graduation rates. While on the face of it these aims are worthy of the resource expenditures necessary to build capacity for and implement learning analytics practices, there are serious serious threats to long-held values. Student privacy, academic and intellectual freedom, and the trustworthy relationships necessary for successful teaching and learning experiences are all affected by data mining practices that dig into and expose intellectual and social behaviors represented in a wide variety of data. This webinar will discuss the on-the-ground practices of learning analytics, how learning analytics specifically threatens these values, and why institutional actors–such as faculty, librarians, and advisors–should take notice. Special emphasis will be placed on particular concerns that arise when libraries participate in learning analytics with relationship to ALA’s Code of Ethics.

Date Recorded: 10/11/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Kyle M.L. Jones / Assistant Professor at IUPUI Department of Library and Information Sciences


Using Newspapers in Your Research – 1 LEU

a stack of newspapersIn this program, we will explore how to use newspapers more effectively to research family history.  Using newspaper columns, obituaries, death notices, and articles, you can better piece together family ties during times when other types of records did not exist. Newspaper digitization is a new technology that we will discuss, as well. The Indiana State Library has the world’s largest collection of Indiana newspapers. If you would like to find out how to utilize this vast collection to help with your research, plan to attend this webinar.

Date Recorded: 10/17/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leigh Anne Johnson / Indiana State Library

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Bring Frankenstein to Life – 1 LEU

IH Frankenstein LogoWhen it comes to asking the hard questions at the heart of scientific investigation, perhaps no book has ever topped Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This remarkable novel, which turns 200 in 2018, is the center of One State/One Story, an ambitious statewide read presented by Indiana Humanities and the Indiana State Library. Join us for a one-hour webinar to learn about ways to get your library or school involved with this fun and stimulating statewide project. We’ll present a detailed overview of what resources, including funds, books and more, will be available, and walk you through how to apply to take part. We’ll also share creative ideas for how to build community and school programs around this amazing book. Librarians who participate can earn one hour of LEU credit. One State/One Story: Frankenstein is part of Quantum Leap, a special initiative of Indiana Humanities that explores the spirit of creativity and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.

Date Recorded: 9/19/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Leah Nahmias / Indiana Humanities

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Visit Indiana Humanities’ website to see everything coming to life as part of One State / One Story: Frankenstein. These links may be helpful:


Fake News – 1 LEU

 

Image of text that says Fake NewsWhat makes fake news fake? As a society, we have been bombarded with the idea that the news we consume every day is fabricated, but the truth is far more complicated than that. Join Indiana University East librarian KT Lowe as she discusses the identifiable traits of fake news, offers tips on how to tackle fake news claims and demonstrates what makes real news real.

Date Recorded: 3/1/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: KT Lowe / Indiana University East


Jumping Ship from Public to Academic – 1 LEU

 

image of paper boats in different colors

Are you curious about academic librarianship? Are you a public librarian who is considering switching? While there can be many reasons you might consider switching to academia, join us for this webinar where Courtney Block will talk about her journey. She will discuss the differences and similarities between public and academic libraries, the surprising aspects of academia, the benefits of academic librarianship, and the struggles that she’s encountered during this transition. If you are curious about the implications of switching your career focus, come and join us to get your questions and concerns answered..

Date Recorded: 8/1/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Slides in Prezi Format

Presenter: Courtney Block / Indiana University Southeast


Indiana Archives and Records Administration: Retention of Records – 1 LEU

an image of archived materials on shelvesJim Corridan, commissioner for Indiana Archives and Records Administration, presents on records retention and the tasks of archives and records administration.

Date Recorded: 6/6/2017

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Jim Corridan, Indiana Archives and Records Administration


Indiana’s State Data Center: Access the Data You Need! – 1 TLEU

logo for the Indiana State Data CenterWhat do you need Indiana’s State Data Center for? Demographic data for your next grant proposal, raw data to compare this year’s statewide economy to last year’s, fun facts to share with  your students and patrons, and much more. Learn how to request data, how to partner with us, and receive an overview of the services we provide to you.

Date Recorded: 6/17/2016

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenter: Katie Springer / Indiana State Library


Defending Internet Privacy at Work and Home – 1 LEU

Internet privacy leaped back into the news with the March 28, 2017 repeal of the FCC regulation “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services.” With user browsing data potentially on offer to advertisers, join Butler University librarian Franny Gaede to find out what will and won’t help protect your and your users’ privacy in this new regulatory environment.

Date Recorded: 5/17/17

Format: Archived YouTube Video

Presenters: Franny Gaede / Butler University