Category Archives: Training & Staff Development

Training

Join METRO on Monday, November 8th from 10:00 am – 11:00 am for their next fall webinar, “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries: Part 1.” Follow-up and take a closer look the next day, November 9th , with “Practical Open Source Software for Libraries, Part 2.”

Open source has become a valuable way for libraries to increase their flexibility and freedom with software. During the first session of this two-part webinar series, instructor Nicole Engard will introduce students to open source software and how it is being used to improve library services.

Students who register for the second session will take a more in-depth look at specific applications that libraries worldwide are using now to improve services for patrons and staff alike.

*Please note that attendance at Part 1 is not required but is recommended as a pre-requisite for those who need more background on open source software and its application in libraries.

Part 1 registration fees: $20 members; $20 myMETRO; $40 non-members

To register or to learn more, visit  http://bit.ly/a30HuZ.

Part 2 registration fees: $20 members; $20 myMETRO; $40 non-members

To learn more, visit _http://bit.ly/9TnQK7_.

Please contact Laura Forshay at _lforshay@metro.org_ <mailto:lforshay@metro.org>, 212.228.2320 x10 with any questions.

Please follow the Libraries guidelines for approval of this training: https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/libraries/staffweb/hr/training_dev/procedures.html

Columbia University Libraries hosts the 6th Reference Services Symposium

On March 14th, 2008, Columbia University Libraries hosted the 6th Reference Services Symposium. https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/libraries/bts/symposia/reference/2008/
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The day’s theme: “Beyond the Desk” sought to highlight the changing nature of reference. The keynote speaker, Joe Janes, was both provocative and entertaining and encouraged reference librarians to focus on what we do well and not fight the Google culture. The contributed papers in the morning continued with the theme and discussed the impact of different technologies on how we provide reference. The afternoon panel explored generational differences amongst librarians and with our user groups.

The symposium was attended by about one hundred librarians from research libraries in the Northeast. Next year’s symposium is tentatively scheduled for mid-March 2009.

End Note Essentials

End Note Essentials designed for social science students and faculty are being offered for the second year.¬? Alysse Jordan, Jerry Breeze, and Fadi Dagher designed the course and are the instructors for the sessions offered in the Social Work Library training space.¬? The schedule for this term is:
EndNote Essentials for the Social Sciences
Designed specifically for researchers in the social sciences, this one-hour workshop offers you a quick start on using this personal bibliographic software.¬? As noted below, specific sessions are tailored for specific social science disciplines and programs, but you are welcome to attend any one that is convenient for you.
September 19 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00, Social Work Library (Social Work)
September 20 (Thu.)¬? 6:00-7:00 Social Work Library (SIPA)
September 21 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00¬? Social Work Library (Anthropology)
September 24 (Mon.) 6:00-7:00 Social Work Library (SIPA)
September 26 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00¬? Social Work Library (Social Work)
September 26 (Wed.)¬? 6:00-7:00 Social Work Library (Pol Sci)
September 28 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00 Social Work Library (Sociology)
October 3 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00¬? Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 10 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 12 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00¬? Social Work Library (SIPA)
October 15 (Mon.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Sociology)
October 17 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 19 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00¬? Social Work Library (Pol Sci)
October 24 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 26 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00 Social Work Library (SIPA)
October 31(Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
November 7 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
November 9 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00 Social Work Library (General)

Orientations and Welcome Receptions Coming Up

New Employee Orientation
What: for new employees, by invitation
When: Tues., 9/25 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: 523 Butler
Welcome Reception
What: for everyone – to welcome new staff but also to connect with colleagues.
When: Thurs., Oct. 18 from 3 to 4:30 pm
Where: 523 Butler

For more information, contact Regina Golia, rg2101@columbia.edu