Training Events

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 / 10:00am to 3:30pm

This workshop has been postponed until October 8, 2020. Registration will be open again in late August.

Messy Data? Clean it up with OpenRefine!

Location:
I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 South First Street, Champaign

Driving Directions

Join the CARLI Created Content Committee on April 30, 2020, at the I Hotel in Champaign for a workshop which introduces OpenRefine (https://openrefine.org/), a free, open source tool used to organize, clean up, and transform your data. Presenters Tricia Lampron from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Greer Martin, from Loyola University Chicago, will provide an overview of this browser based application, as well as use cases that show the benefits of working with your data in OpenRefine. The first half of this workshop will demonstrate the basic functions to get you started on cleaning up your data, while activities in the second half include reconciling data against two different types of sources, library authority data and Wikidata. The workshop will also teach how to import data by making an API call in OpenRefine, and how to export your data in a different formats such as XML and JSON.

Lunch will be provided.

This workshop is intended for all CARLI members, but may be of special interest to those who work with spreadsheets, data, metadata, authorities, controlled vocabularies, and open data.

While the workshop will not be completely hands-on, participants are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops so they can work with their own dataset or some provided metadata during the workshop. Wifi and power strips will be available.

Wed, May 20, 2020 / (All day)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Please Note: Because of the requirements of the Big Ten Center, and because lunch will be provided, attendees must register separately for each day. You may attend only Day 1 (Resource Management) or only Day 2 (Fulfillment) or both days, but if you are attending both days, you need to complete a registration for each day. Building security will check the registration list to allow entry, so we will not be able to accommodate last minute replacement of one attendee for another. 

This is a Day One Session: Technical Services Activities (Resource Management) in Alma: Acquisitions, Electronic Resource Activation, Metadata Editor

If you wish to also attend Day 2 (Access services), please register for it separately from the CARLI website calendar.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
Room 202
Big Ten Conference Center
5440 Park Place
Rosemont, IL

Directions and Parking

Parking: $7.50/day

Trainer: Ex Libris Staff

This training will provide staff at I-Share libraries with the opportunity to see Alma workflows in action. View sample agenda.

The workshop is not “hands-on” training.  You may bring a laptop if you wish, but the workshop will be lecture-discussion format.

Prerequisites: Attendees should complete the Alma Essentials training series before attending the workshop

Lunch will be provided.

Nearby Hotels

HOTEL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALMA TRAINING

Library staff who are traveling to attend these Alma training events may request reimbursement for their hotel room for the night before and the night during the 2-day training sessions, and any associated parking costs. Requests for reimbursement are bound by the State of Illinois travel guidelines.

Details and limitations:

The attendee must be traveling over 30 miles each way, from home to workshop site and back, to receive reimbursement.

Reimbursement for hotel costs is limited to the State of Illinois Lodging Allowance Rates: https://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/travel/reimbursement-rates/lodging-allowance-rates/

Reimbursement for hotel costs requires an itemized receipt, including the name of the guest. Reimbursement is limited to actual cost of accommodations, not to exceed the lodging maximum amount plus tax. Reimbursement for parking costs requires a detailed receipt, including the date.

The receipt and signed reimbursement form must be submitted to the CARLI Office () no later than 14 days after the event.

Reimbursement is made to the individual listed on the receipt, not to the institution. Attendees may expect to be reimbursed within 60 days.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 12.

Thu, May 21, 2020 / (All day)

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED

Please Note: Because of the requirements of the Big Ten Center, and because lunch will be provided, attendees must register separately for each day. You may attend only Day 1 (Resource Management) or only Day 2 (Fulfillment) or both days, but if you are attending both days, you need to complete a registration for each day. Building security will check the registration list to allow entry, so we will not be able to accommodate last minute replacement of one attendee for another. 

This is a Day Two Session: Access Services Activities in Alma: User Records, Fulfillment configuration, day-to-day patron services, course reserves

If you wish to also attend Day 1 (Resource Management), please register for it separately from the CARLI website calendar.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily
Room 202
Big Ten Conference Center
5440 Park Place
Rosemont, IL

Directions and Parking

Parking: $7.50/day

Trainer: Ex Libris Staff

This training will provide staff at I-Share libraries with the opportunity to see Alma workflows in action. View sample agenda.

The workshop is not “hands-on” training.  You may bring a laptop if you wish, but the workshop will be lecture-discussion format.
 

Prerequisites: Attendees should complete the Alma Essentials training series before attending the workshop

Lunch will be provided.

Nearby Hotels

HOTEL REIMBURSEMENT FOR ALMA TRAINING

Library staff who are traveling to attend these Alma training events may request reimbursement for their hotel room for the night before and the night during the 2-day training sessions, and any associated parking costs. Requests for reimbursement are bound by the State of Illinois travel guidelines.

Details and limitations:

The attendee must be traveling over 30 miles each way, from home to workshop site and back, to receive reimbursement.

Reimbursement for hotel costs is limited to the State of Illinois Lodging Allowance Rates: https://www.obfs.uillinois.edu/travel/reimbursement-rates/lodging-allowance-rates/

Reimbursement for hotel costs requires an itemized receipt, including the name of the guest. Reimbursement is limited to actual cost of accommodations, not to exceed the lodging maximum amount plus tax. Reimbursement for parking costs requires a detailed receipt, including the date.

The receipt and signed reimbursement form must be submitted to the CARLI Office () no later than 14 days after the event.

Reimbursement is made to the individual listed on the receipt, not to the institution. Attendees may expect to be reimbursed within 60 days.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 12.