Start out the fall with these all new sessions, including a web course and
two webinars:

*Web Course:*

Social Media For My Institution; from “mine” to “ours”
Instructor: Plamen Miltenoff
Starting Wednesday September 21, 2016, running for 4 weeks
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

A course for librarians who want to explore the institutional application
of social media. Based on an established academic course at St. Cloud State
University “Social Media in Global Context” (more information at http://web. ). A theoretical introduction will
assist participants to detect and differentiate the private use of social
media from the structured approach to social media for an educational
institution. Legal and ethical issues will be discussed, including future
trends and management issues. The course will include hands-on exercises
on creation and dissemination of textual and multimedia content and
patrons’ engagement. Brainstorming on suitable for the institution
strategies regarding resources, human and technological, workload share,
storytelling, and branding.

*This is a blended format web course:*

The course will be delivered as 4 separate live webinar lectures, one per
week on:

Wednesdays, September 21, 28, October 5 and 12
2:00 – 3:00 pm Central

You do not have to attend the live lectures in order to participate. The
webinars will be recorded and distributed through the web course platform,
Moodle for asynchronous participation. The web course space will also
contain the exercises and discussions for the course.

Details here <>
* and *Registration here


How to Talk About User Experience
Presenter: Michael Schofield
Wednesday September 7, 2016
Noon – 1:30 pm Central Time
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

The explosion of new library user experience roles, named and unnamed, the
community growing around it, the talks, conferences, and corresponding
literature signal a major shift. But the status of library user experience
design as a professional field is impacted by the absence of a single
consistent definition of the area. While we can workshop card sorts and
pick apart library redesigns, even user experience librarians can barely
agree about what it is they do – let alone why it’s important. How we talk
about the user experience matters. So, in this 90 minute talk, we’ll fix

Details here <>*
and *Registration

Online Productivity Tools: Smart Shortcuts and Clever Tricks
Presenter: Jaclyn McKewan
Tuesday September 20, 2016
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Central Time
Register Online, page arranged by session date (login required)

Become a lean, mean productivity machine! In this 90 minute webinar we’ll
discuss free online tools that can improve your organization and
productivity, both at work and home. We’ll look at to-do lists, calendars,
and other programs. We’ll also explore ways these tools can be connected,
as well as the use of widgets on your desktop and mobile device to
keep information at your fingertips.

Details here
* and *Registration here

And don’t miss the other upcoming LITA fall continuing education offerings:


Beyond Usage Statistics: How to use Google Analytics to Improve your
with Hui Zhang
Offered: Tuesday October 11, 2016, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

*Web courses:*

Project Management for Success, with Gina Minks
Offered: October 2016, runs for 4 weeks

Contextual Inquiry: Using Ethnographic Research to Impact your Library UW,
with Rachel Vacek and Deirdre Costello
Offered: October 2016, running for 6 weeks.

*Check the *Online Learning web page
<>* for more details as they become

*Questions or Comments?*

For all other questions or comments related to the course, contact
LITA at (312)
280-4268 or Mark Beatty, [log in to unmask]

Ken Varnum
Senior Program Manager for Discovery, Delivery, and Library Analytics
Library Information Technology | University of Michigan Library
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