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Disaster Preparedness and Response Workshop
Feb 28, 9:00am - 4:00pm
This full-day workshop will cover disaster preparedness and response for cultural heritage collections. Planning exercises will help institutions prioritize next steps for creating or updating their plans. Risk assessment will be discussed and covered in an exercise, so participants can gain skills to assess and mitigate risks at their own institution. The workshop will include a hands-on portion where participants will stabilize wet collections materials, including books, papers, and audiovisual materials, and actively learn about appropriate drying methods to effectively salvage materials.
Location: Broward County Main Library
Library of Congress Classification Workshop
Apr 5, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Library of Congress Classification (LCC) is used to classify works in many libraries, particularly academic libraries. It provides an “address” for each resource, as well as organizes resources primarily by subject. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the meaning of each part of an LCC call number, how to construct LCC Cutters, how to build basic and more complex LCC call numbers, and how to create LCC call numbers for fiction books. The instructor will primarily use Classification Web to find and build LCC call numbers, but other avenues for finding LC classification numbers will be discussed as well. This workshop is perfect for LCC novices, as well as those looking to refresh their LCC knowledge!
Location: Broward County Library, South Regional/Broward College Library
Improve Your Library’s Website; No Tech Skills Required
Live Online Feb 8, 2-3 pm
Is it time to refresh your website?….Probably!
Join UX expert Aaron Schmidt in this webinar as he shares tips on assessing and improving your library’s website using best practices and web conventions; no tech skills or big budgets required. He will discuss topics including critical tasks, the homepage, writing for the web, typography, navigation, and more. After this webinar you’ll have a better understanding of how to create a user-centered website, and plenty of ideas that you can implement right away.
Teens Using Virtual Reality to Create 3D Prints
Live Online - Feb 20, 12-1pm
Join Baltimore County Public Library’s Liz Sundermann as she shares her library’s innovative partnership with local gaming company Earthborn Interactive. Through this partnership, teens help design an interactive game that allows users to woodwork in virtual reality and exports their file and prints their design in 3D.
Presenter: Liz Sundermann, Virtual Services and Media Creation Manager at Baltimore County Public Library.
CFPD Financial Literacy Workshop
One Event Two Locations for your convenience
The Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) is hosting a Financial Education Day being organized by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and has opened seats to SEFLIN members. This full day event forms part of the CFPB’s Financial Education Project to bring financial literacy information and resources to libraries throughout the United States.
West Dade Regional Library
February 7, 2018
Northeast Dade/Aventura Branch
February 8, 2018
UX - Graphic Design Basics
Jan 25, 2018 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Want to improve your library’s signs, posters, brochures and website graphics?
Join UX expert Aaron Schmidt in this webinar about the basics of practical graphic design. Aaron will demonstrate effective examples of good graphic design in libraries, and suggest tools that you can use to improve your graphics in your print materials and on your library’s website.
Smart Digital Assistants
Jan 23, 2018 from 11am to 12pm
In this webinar we will cover:
• demonstrations of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, with information about their capabilities;
• the benefits of voice computing for people with disabilities;
• privacy and security concerns of voice computing
• predictions for future use of these platforms, and
• suggestions for using these platforms in library services and events
SEFLIN Breakthrough Digitization Awards
First round applications are due by February 1st, 2018
SEFLIN is thrilled to announce that the Breakthrough Digitization Award program is back and now accepting proposals. The Breakthrough Awards are intended to support library digitization efforts that have run into roadblocks due to financial shortfall. The purpose of these awards is to provide the necessary resources to get a project to the next level, or ensure the success of projects just shy of completion. Awards will support projects that aim to create and share significant local digital content. Creativity in proposed projects is welcome, and applications are encouraged to propose novel solutions to their unique situations.
For more information about the Breakthrough Digitization Awards, please download the RFP here.
If you have any questions about the Breakthrough Awards or any of SEFLIN’s other Digital Services, please contact our Director of Digital Services, Josh Stone.
Personal Archiving at the Library
Jan 16, 2018 from 12 noon to 1:00pm
This webinar features the personal archival program of the Lakeland (FL) Public Library. Join LuAnn Mims as she discusses how the library developed the program and the tools you will need to do the same! users create personal digital archives.