College of DuPage
Continuing Education Teleconference Series 2010-2011
Welcome to another year of quality teleconference programming for
libraries from the
College of DuPage
in Glen Ellyn, IL, sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission.
Programs are available via Webcast or satellite downlink. Register on the Nebraska
Training & Events Calendar.
Do not register with College of DuPage
When you have registered, you will get an automatic email about one week
before the program that will give you Webcast URLs and satellite
The Nebraska Library Commission has purchased unlimited access for
Nebraska institutions to downlink or view the Webcast of each program,
so you will not have to pay any registration fees.
Host a group! Enhance the learning by sharing and discussing the
program with others. Only one person per site needs to register.
Programs for this year:
Each program is on Friday, and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. [CT] or 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Joe Murphy will provide an overview of
the emerging landscape of information engagement through mobile technology.
He will introduce the major mobile technologies and outline their usage as
well as the cultural shifts that accompany their introduction into
information society. Joe will lead us through an exploration of the
opportunities for libraries to implement mobile technologies to enhance or
supplement traditional services and collections, and will explain how
libraries can most strategically engage these tools as well as the mobile
culture. We will discuss the real world changes this means for libraries and
the new skills we may have to learn in this evolution. At the conclusion of
this session we will all be familiar with how to best meet this shift
towards mobile technologies in our libraries.
Redesigning Today's Public Services: Focus on Reference -
November 12, 2010
Marie L. Radford, just back from Reference Renaissance 2010
in Denver, Colorado, and co-editor of Reference Renaissance: Current
and Future Trends will talk with you about re-designing library
public services, focusing on reference and its interaction with other library
Free Content for Library Collections -
February 4, 2011
(Rescheduled for March 11)
The Internet offers a treasure trove of free resources that can greatly
expand the range of information and services that libraries can offer their
patrons. But it's not always easy to find the best information to meet
users' needs. In this program, Michael Galloway, Manager, Digital
Collections for ipl2: Information You Can Trust, and John Mark Ockerbloom,
editor of The Online Books Page, will give a tour of some of the millions of
books, magazines, journals, and informative web sites that can be accessed
online for free. They will discuss how they evaluate and describe online
resources to include in their directories, how readers can find what they
need in these directories and elsewhere online, and how they can distinguish
useful information from unreliable or irrelevant sites. You'll find out how
you can integrate free online resources with your local library offerings in
ways that give patrons better service than either online or print alone can
provide. And you'll also learn how your library and your patrons can
contribute to this growing corpus of knowledge.
Cataloging: New Perspectives - April 8, 2011
What's going on with Cataloging??? Over ten years after the publication of FRBR
and two years after the final draft of RDA, we come to a decision point. The
questions that are posed are not just about the adoption of new cataloging
rules, but of possible new directions for library data. The report on the Future
of Bibliographic Control advised us to increase sharing -- between libraries and
with non-library communities -- and to move our data from silo'd databases to an
open web platform. We will review steps that are being taken to at least
experiment with those recommendations: the definition of library terms in a
format compatible with the Semantic Web; national and international efforts to
create linkable library data for web services; and results from two significant
efforts: the World Wide Web Consortium's Incubator Group on Linked Library Data
and the U.S. National Libraries test of RDA.
Information on the
technical requirements for Webcasts and/or
technical requirements for satellite downlinks is available from College of DuPage.
If you would like us to record the C.E. credits you've earned, please
send your name, or the list of people who watched with you to Linda Jensen
at the Nebraska Library Commission.
Recordings of past programs are available from the Nebraska
Library Commission collection. (Search our catalog for "dupage.")
If you would like to borrow any of the videos from the Nebraska Library Commission, please call 1-800-307-2665 and ask
for Reference Services, or you may choose to use our online Inter-Library Loan form.