Training Events

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Recent news about social media, smartphone apps, and data breaches highlight the fact that much of our online activity is tracked, monetized, and often tied to our offline identities. Fortunately, there are steps we can all take to keep our online activities and identities more private. This webinar will cover tips and strategies to more privately browse the internet and use smartphones.

Topics will include:

  • Privacy tips and extensions for popular Internet browsers
  • Smartphone privacy tips
  • Privacy-focused Internet searching
  • Tips for Teaching Others

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify 3 browser extensions to increase online privacy
  • Identify 3 Smartphone settings and features to increase privacy
  • Incorporate these tools and tips into existing classes

Joshua Stone is the Director of Staff Development for SEFLIN. Joshua has over a decade of experience teaching technology courses to patrons and library staff. He is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Library Freedom Institute, a partnership between New York University and the Library Freedom Project to set up a network of online privacy advocates and trainers.

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Sponsored by SELFIN

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 / 1:00pm to 2:15pm

CARLI is pleased to offer a 3-week synchronous and asynchronous course on open educational resources. This virtual course includes material that was first shared with the CARLI membership during the Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainer workshops in Spring 2018.

This course will be offered September 2020 with the live sessions on September 15, 22, and 29 from 1:00 – 2:15pm. Attendees should plan to attend each live session.

The live sessions will include some presentations, but the aim of the course planners is that these will incorporate a flipped classroom model to build community among participants as all share and discuss the topics.

Technology used for live sessions: Zoom, ideally participants will be able to use video as well as audio.

Registration: More information on this course and instructions for registering can be found here.

If you have any questions, please send them to CARLI Support.

Wed, Oct 14, 2020 / 10:00am to 11:00am

Dr. Gianina Baker

CARLI is pleased to host a webinar presented by Gianina Baker, Assistant Director of the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), on October 14, 10-11:00 a.m. CST.

The assessment of learning is not a new practice – it has unfolded within institutions of higher education since the 1980s. The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), formed in 2008, has been examining assessment processes and practices in the United States to better understand meaningful, sustainable engagement with authentic assessment of student learning. While historically, assessment has occurred within institutions of higher education, learning occurs in a variety of contexts and places. Increasingly, efforts are unfolding to capture and document evidence of student learning outside of traditional curricular experiences. 
Given the intensified attention to assessment and accountability issues in the higher education sector, academic libraries and librarians in the United States have felt increasingly compelled to demonstrate the value they bring to their colleges and universities. Opening with an introduction to assessment, in this session, we will explore how academic libraries have approached assessment in recent years as well as current practices and future trends in assessing and documenting learning.
Dr. Gianina Baker is currently the Assistant Director at the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment which is co-located at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University-Bloomington. As Assistant Director, Dr. Baker researches, writes, and presents on all topics related to the assessment of student learning outcomes on college and university campuses. Prior to this position, she served in roles of Counselor, Director of Institutional Research, and Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Planning, all at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Organization & Leadership with a Higher Education concentration from the University of Illinois, a M.A. in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University. 
Registration is available to CARLI members and to members of the ICOLC Professional Development Alliance. To register, visit the Zoom event page.

Wed, Nov 18, 2020 / 10:00am to 11:00am

Presenter: Beck Tench

At a time of pandemic and civil unrest, many of us are glued to our devices, doomscrolling with anticipation for the worst to come. We rely on technology more than ever before to connect to each other, our students, our families. How do we use it wisely? And how do we manage and protect our attention when our lifeline to the outside world is designed to exploit it?

In this webinar, we will take a look at the market forces that incentivize technology to distract and manipulate us. We’ll consider the consequences of chronic distraction in the short and long term, across individuals and society as a whole. And then we’ll look to attention restoration theory (ART) for ideas about what to do differently. 

ART is a theory that helps us understand how our attention is depleted and restored. At UW, I used ART in an undergraduate design methods course to frame the design of restorative spaces and experiences on the University of Washington’s campus. In the process, students showed promising signs of changing their behaviors and attitudes with technology. We’ll learn about several of the practices we used in the class, many of which were contemplative in nature. We’ll also consider how these practices, and a design-framing, might help us and our students use technology differently.

Registration will open soon and will be available to CARLI libraries and members of the Professional Development Alliance.

Sponsored by CARLI

Wed, Dec 2, 2020 / 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Call for Presenters: Primo VE in Practice—Life After Going Live

The CARLI Instruction Committee is planning a Fall webinar focused on instruction and the Primo VE user experience. The committee is soliciting volunteers who would be willing to participate in a moderated panel or deliver a brief 10-15 minute presentation focused on their practical experiences instructing patrons on how to use Primo VE, whether at a reference desk, in a classroom, or other setting. The committee is seeking information on best practices for teaching Primo VE, examples of materials created for instruction, or other strategies developed for making the most out of the new system.

Interested presenters (either individuals or groups) should submit an approximately 100-word description of the approach or strategy they’d like to discuss.

The deadline for submission is Monday, October 19, 2020.

The webinar is planned for Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 1pm central.

Please contact committee co-chairs or , or the , with any questions.