Wed. Session 3

Wednesday, June 11th

SUNYLA Continuing Education Workshops

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Session 3

  • Customizing EBSCO’s A to Z and LinkSource Products
    • Patrick Patterson, SUNY Potsdam
    • In this workshop you will learn how to customize EBSCO’s A to Z and LinkSource products to best fit the needs of your library. A to Z is used to manage all of your library’s electronic resources including subscriptions to individual electronic journals and full-text databases. LinkSource is the link resolver component that allows for full text linking to occur from one database to another. This will be a chance to learn about the different ways that you can present information to your patrons, such as branding and creating section titles to communicate the type of content that is available to them. The workshop is for administrators who are responsible for managing these two products.
  • Sustainable Thinking
    • Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Mid-Hudson Library System, and Mary Ellen Mallia, PhD
    • Join the “sustainable thinking” movement! The infusion of the core value of sustainability into our organizations – in every area of operations, not just facilities – will help lead to choices, partnerships and messages that will positively impact the future of our libraries. There are advantages to be gained on many fronts by adopting and developing a sustainable thought pattern, including funding, public perception, and library worker satisfaction.
  • Understanding Altmetrics
    • William Gunn, Mendeley
    • This workshop will provide an introduction to the concept of altmetrics and how they’re being used by libraries, researchers, and publishers. The major sources of altmetrics will be compared and the coverage, time scales, and field differences will be discussed. Attendees will learn how talk to authors about altmetrics and assist patrons in understanding the broader impacts of their research by building their altmetrics profile and registering for an ORCID. In addition, examples of the use of altmetrics for discovery and collection development will be demonstrated. We would like this workshop to be interactive, so there will be plenty of opportunities for hands-on activities and questions. The primary presenter will seek to partner with a librarian attendee to develop the workshop and ensure relevance to attendees.
  • Getting Started with WordPress for the Classroom and Personal Use
    • Roger Lipera, University at Albany
    • WordPress is a very popular Web content management and page design system. This class is an overview of how WordPress works. Discussion includes how to start a WordPress account, setup a site, and the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.
  • Collaborating to Write Scholarly Communications: Find Inspiration from one Librarian’s Journey
    • Jennifer Kegler, the College at Brockport
    • During this session perspective authors will learn how one librarian wrote and published articles, as a sole author, co-author and with a group of authors. Creative opportunities and projects abound on a college campus; the harder part is converting these projects into publishable material. Bring your own ideas and/or drafts, and we will work on them together. We will also identify publishing opportunities: both “traditional” journals and open access titles.
  • A whirlwind tour of RDA, or, Toto, I don’t think we’re in AACR2 anymore!
    • John Myers, Union College
    • An overview of the key conceptual and structural differences between AACR2 and RDA, accompanied by examples of specific differences between the results achieved by the two cataloging codes.