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LSC – Reading Recs for April 8-12 webinars

2013 April 8
by Christina Manz

Each month, we post a list of free online CE and training. Want to read up on some of this week’s topics? Time to see what’s at the library! The Texas Library Science Collection is your library of professional materials, for you to use when you need library-related books, DVDs, and journals.

Borrowing is easy, Texas librarians can simply request titles by e-mailing

Digital Archiving – Metadata description for accessibility:
Metadata for Digital Collections: A How-to-Do-It Manual (2011) Author: Steven J. Miller ASERL (the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries) continues with its Introduction to Digital Preservation Webinar series with #2: Forbearing the Digital Dark Age: Capturing Metadata for Digital Objects. “Metadata is the key to both discovery and long-term accessibility of digital content… Topics include categories of metadata, metadata standards for different asset types, metadata capture strategies, and metadata software tools.” Tuesday, 10-11:00 a.m.

Booktalking Nonfiction to Kids:
Gotcha Covered! More Nonfiction Booktalks to Get Kids Excited about Reading (2005)
Authors: Kathleen A. Baxter and Michael Dahl
Booklist hosts 6 top publishers’ presentations for The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: Spring 2013 for “a free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth.” Tuesday, 1-2:00 p.m.

Digital Archiving II – More describing for accessibility:
Describing Electronic, Digital, and Other Media Using AACR2 and RDA: A How-to-Do-It Manual and CD-ROM for Librarians (2011)
Author: Mary Beth Weber and Fay Angela Austin
If you are interested in these topics, consider joining the online community Connecting to Collections, which has many resources and archived events available to members. This week’s event is Caring for Digital Materials Series: Describe It So You Can Find It; Metadata, Finding Aids, and Digital Asset Management. Tuesday, 1-2:30p.m.

School and public libraries working together:
Homework Help from the Library: In Person and Online (2011)
Author: Carol F. Intner
SLJ is hosting a chat for Part 5 On Common Core – The Common Core and the Public Librarian, about what public librarians in partnership with their local school librarians “need to know about the initiative and how it will affect collection development, homework help, and reference service.” Tuesday, 2-3:00 p.m.

Digital Access:
Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide (2011) Author: Jessamyn West
Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI) is being proudly hosted by WebJunction to discuss their experience in Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community. “Key collaborators will explain their involvement, how various sectors were engaged, the impact of NTIA funded projects upon the stakeholder engagement process, and how policy recommendations were created and prioritized.” Wednesday, 12-1:00 p.m.

Strategic Planning:
Strategic Planning for Results (2008)
Author: Sandra S. Nelson for the PLA
Nonprofit Webinars is including “both a structure and tools for planning” this Wednesday with Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Getting Results. “This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process.”
Wednesday, 12-1:00 p.m.

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