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Law & Reference: Answering Legal Reference Questions, Wendy Moore, Maureen Cahill Oct 2011

Law & Reference: Answering Legal Reference Questions, Wendy Moore, Maureen Cahill

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Answering legal reference questions can be challenging, especially when you are not doing it on a daily basis. More and more legal information is available freely on the internet, but sometimes it is hard to know what the best sources are and how to make certain you are not accidentally practicing law at the reference desk. This presentation provides exposure to helpful internet resources and discussion of effective strategies to help you answer legal related reference questions in a non-law library setting with skill and confidence.


Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle, Linda Masselink Sep 2011

Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle, Linda Masselink

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Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore Jul 2011

Advanced Meeting Facilitation Techniques, Carol A. Watson, Wendy Moore

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As many librarians learned in last year's AALL presentation on facilitation, a well-facilitated meeting can transform a regular work session into an extraordinarily productive event. Participants learned that a well-crafted agenda, thoughtful ground rules, optimal meeting space, and detailed minutes can all set the stage for a successful meeting.

However, meetings can still go awry. A poorly facilitated meeting can make everyone dread meetings even if the meeting has been well-planned. Managing or facilitating behaviors is the final essential ingredient for success. Have you ever been in a meeting that is monopolized by one individual? Or someone offers a ...


Designing And Preserving Special Collections, Sharon Bradley, Suzanne R. Graham Apr 2011

Designing And Preserving Special Collections, Sharon Bradley, Suzanne R. Graham

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Our collections' unique holdings can make the greatest impact to scholarship, and yet our special collections often suffer from a lack of staff expertise to preserve and describe unusual formats. An experienced special collections cataloger and a special collections librarian will share the basics of standards-based cataloging and preservation of these formats. Program will include hands-on practice with creating a metadata record for a manuscript and a photograph collection (with attention paid to perceived impact of RDA).


Resource Description & Access, Suzanne R. Graham Feb 2011

Resource Description & Access, Suzanne R. Graham

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For a decade, the cataloging world has relied upon the _Anglo-American Cataloging Rules 2nd ed. revised_ to guide its work. As soon as July 2011, AACR2 might be replaced with a new cataloging code, Resource Description & Access (RDA)

RDA is still a work in progress, but this talk covers the main goals in greater detail and points out a couple of the major changes to our MARC records (major new fields and subfields) that appear in records already.