2013 Resource Archive

RDA: How Do the New Cataloging Rules Affect Me? – Presentation geared toward non-librarians, given at the WALE Conference, Oct. 29, 2013.

Google vs. Gale: PowerPoint Presentation – This is the PowerPoint presentation that Julie Pepera, a trainer from Gale, shared during the OSLIS/Gale session at the 2013 OASL fall conference. It is intended to be used by library staff to explain periodicals databases to teachers and students and to point out some specific features in the Gale databases. A couple of slides were intentionally left blank for you to add your own information. Customize as you see fit. Questions? Contact Jennifer Maurer, School Library Consultant, Oregon State Library.

AASL Lesson Plan Database: PowerPoint Presentation – This is the PowerPoint presentation that Deanna Draper and I used for the 2013 OASL fall conference session about the AASL Lesson Plan Database. We encourage licensed school librarians to submit lesson plans! It’s truly not that difficult.

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian – The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.

MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge? – This playlist includes videos of the sessions from the “MOOCs and Libraries: Massive Opportunity or Overwhelming Challenge?” event that took place 18-19 March 2013 in which OCLC Research and the University of Pennsylvania Libraries presented thoughtful and provocative presentations about how libraries are already getting involved with MOOCs. We invite you to watch these videos to learn from the pioneers how library content and services can be represented in these new learning environments, and how MOOCs are creating opportunities for new discussions with partners in supporting learning on campus.

2012 Oregon Public Library Internet Survey Report – Every four years, the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Oregon Library Association conducts a survey about the use of the Internet in Oregon public libraries. The 2012 survey collected data about Internet policies, filtering practices, and patron access to social media and other types of sites. Similar surveys have been conducted in 1998, 2000, 2004 and 2008. These surveys have collected data across time about the responses of Oregon libraries to new Internet developments, such as the passage of CIPA and the growth of social media.Results of the 2012 survey show that practices across Oregon libraries vary significantly about whether and how libraries filter the Internet, and at what age patrons can use the Internet without restriction. Trends towards less use of filtering and less monitoring of Internet use can be detected in a number of areas. Overall, survey results show that Oregon public libraries have stable, effective policies for regulating Internet use that are First Amendment-friendly, reflective of community values, and are generating little controversy. Full report is attached.

Intellectual Freedom Issues in Oregon: A News Database – This database is a joint project of the Oregon Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Committee and the Oregon State Library’s Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse. The database is the online version of the Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse’s news clipping files, and will be updated on a semi-annual basis. Currently, this is a citation/abstract database of news articles and editorials related to intellectual freedom issues covered in Oregon community newspapers over the past 65 years. Full text of articles will be added and available for download as permission is obtained from individual newspaper publishers. To request the full text of an article, contact the coordinator of the Oregon Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse. To search the database, perform a keyword search using the search box below. Indexed (searchable) fields include: article title, newspaper name, date, city/location, name of challenged book/material, organizations/individuals involved and abstract. The attached flyer can be used by anyone who would like to help publicize this resources.

No One is Leaving Without You . . . or Me Knowing: Interactive Classroom Assessment Techniques (iCATs) using Clicker Technology – Online Northwest 2013 Conference presentation about using interactive classroom assessment techniques (iCATs) with audience response systems—clickers–to measure “real time” learning of students.

Sharing Our Craft of Teaching: Articulating Intention and Reflecting upon Action Using Collaborative Peer Conversation – Slide presentation from a workshop delivered at the California Conference on Library Instruction 2013 at San Jose State University in San Jose, California on April 5, 2013 that actively demonstrated the collaborative peer conversation, a formative assessment process in which two individuals engage in a formative process to articulate intentions prior to teaching, then reflect upon actual classroom experiences afterward with the intended result being to improve one’s craft of teaching. 

Internet Searching Tools – The following tools and services are designed for searching the Internet for sites and resources. Note: These tools are ranked based on their interface, versatility, and ease of use. The How to Search the Internet provides useful tools to learn about Internet searching. The Best of the Rest provides an eclectic list of other useful resources for a variety of Internet searching needs.

RDA Toolkit Essentials – The webinar RDA Toolkit Essentials serves as an introduction and guide to using RDA Toolkit.

RDA for the Non-Cataloger – This webinar provides a general overview of the changes in RDA, particularly those affecting staff in technical services and those noticeable in the OPAC. No knowledge of current cataloging standards or MARC required! This session does not teach how to catalog with RDA, but it can be a useful foundation for catalogers new to RDA as well as other library staff and administrators.

API Hackery: Customizing Your Library’s Services Using APIs – This presentation will demonstrate how librarians can use APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) to customize search and other library services to their patrons’ specific needs. We will walk through the steps of a practical application of an API from problem identification, to API selection, to customization and implementation. Some coding knowledge is necessary to work with an API on your custom project, but less than you might think. Some time spent w/ Codecademy’s code year PHP and Javascript will be enough to get started. In the session, we’ll be working at an introductory level. Nicholas Schiller, Systems and Instruction Librarian, Washington State University Vancouver. All presentation resources including slides, code repository, and bibliography are available on the presenter’s site.