Are you looking to close out 2017 with some professional development? Amigos Library Services has a number of classes in December.
Myers-Briggs at Work - December 1, 1-2 pm CST: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is one of many personality tests that helps you understand yourself and people around you. We will start with a quick overview of Myers-Briggs, and then start to relate it to the workplace. Understanding your MBTI, as well as those of your co-workers, can open up communications between you. Before attending this class, be sure to have your MBTI. If you don't know it, you can take a freely-available test at https://www.onlinepersonalitytests.org/mbti. If you have the MBTI for others, bring them as well. Register today at https://www.amigos.org/node/4720.
Cataloging & Classification Basics - December 5-14, 10:30 - 12:30 pm CST: Need a "boot camp" to get started with cataloging? This course is designed to give you the practical, hands-on information needed to succeed in cataloging. We will cover MARC bibliographic, classification and categorization schemas, basic copy cataloging, and other areas essential to the cataloging department. This course offers an in-depth look at MARC fields (fixed and variable) and subfields used for cataloging. It prepares participants to begin copy cataloging by demonstrating how to interpret bibliographic records and match to items in hand. Topics include terminology, resources, and workflow. Hands-on exercises (at least one per day) provide practice using new skills. Examples and exercises will be based on OCLC-MARC, accessed through the Connexion cataloging interface. This course is designed for new technical services staff, those desiring a refresher, as well as paraprofessional staff earning the ALA Library Support Staff certification. Register today at https://www.amigos.org/node/1890.
Copyright 101: Helping Patrons Understand Copyright - December 5 & 7, 2-4 pm CST: Librarians encounter copyright laws in a variety of ways in their work. Whether it is a student wanting to make copies, an instructor wanting to show a film in class, or a small business owner wanting to use content for marketing materials, our work and our patrons present us with a myriad of copyright-related dilemmas. In this course, we will start with a brief overview of the history of American copyright law and then discuss how copyright law effects our work as information professionals. Finally, we will explore solutions to possible copyright-related dilemmas we may encounter with our patrons and in our work. Disclaimer: This class is not taught by a lawyer. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer. Register today at https://www.amigos.org/node/4052.
Know & Go: Deciphering Music Preferred Titles - December 11, 1:30-2:30 pm CST: Catalogers, increasingly given the task of cataloging music audio recordings and scores, are brought into contact with music preferred titles (AACR2 uniform titles). This Know & Go will help catalogers to better understand these access points and the RDA instructions for formulating them. Among the topics to be covered: the purpose of preferred titles; distinctive and non-distinctive music titles; when and how to add medium of performance; numeric designation of a musical work and key to preferred titles. Register today at https://www.amigos.org/node/4655.
Using Trello for Project Management - December 13 & 14, 1-2 pm CST: Trello is a freely-available, easy-to-use, web-based project management service. It can help you keep yourself organized at work, as well as at home. You can use it yourself, or with groups or teams of people. In this class, we'll use Trello to set up basic projects, work with some of its more advanced functionality, and discuss how you might use it yourself. Register today at https://www.amigos.org/node/4727.
Know & Go: The Dark Web - December 18, 1:30 - 2:30 pm CST: Dark Web has the star quality and luster of a Hollywood movie, but in reality, it is a den of inequity operated by the technically sophisticated. The more "google'ized" we have become as investigators and researchers, the less we understand what is going on behind the scenes and how to operate in this world. This class will introduce the dark web and channels that are used to institute private sales and exchanges. Our class will explore dark web channels for content, learn some of the specialized search engines to attempt searching in this venue, and learn the lingo of this underworld. Register today at https://www.amigos.org/node/4717.
You can view our entire course schedule at: https://www.amigos.org/continuing_education.
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