PDA April 2021

PDA Event: CARLI Undergraduate Research Webinar Series – Day 4

April 1, 2021 – 11:00am to 1:00pm EST

11:00 a.m. CST: From Rookie to Researcher: Integrating Information Literacy into Undergraduate Research / presented by Larissa Garcia, Dee Anna Phares, & Kimberly Shotick, Northern Illinois University Libraries

This presentation will describe the library’s collaboration with the university’s office of undergraduate research (OSEEL) and efforts to incorporate information literacy into its Research Rookies program. What began as an optional section of the library’s credit course that drew only a few students, evolved into a series of sessions for the entire program, and, ultimately, a required Blackboard course with assignments. Additionally, librarians successfully advocated for integrating information literacy criteria into the Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, the office’s spotlight annual event. Presenters will share assessment data and helpful tips for librarians seeking to develop partnerships with undergraduate research offices.

12:00 a.m. CST: Building Relationships on Campus to Support Undergraduate Research / presented by Jason Kruse, Northwestern University Libraries

In this presentation, learn about how Northwestern University Libraries have developed long-time partnerships with programs that offer and support undergraduate research opportunities. Through these relationships, the Libraries have been able to promote and integrate their expertise, resources, and services into these student experiences, and be part of more robust support for undergraduate research across campus. The presentation will highlight the work to build awareness and understanding of the role libraries can play, successes and failures, programming and promotional opportunities, and the benefits to the students, the libraries, and campus partners.

PDA Event: Free Tools and Tips for Getting Started with Digital Humanities

April 6, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Are you curious about the role of digital humanities in your library community? New technologies are transforming the way our patrons and we do research and communicate ideas. This workshop provides an introduction to the field of digital humanities and digital tools for text and visual analysis. We will look at a selection of free tools for creating visualizations, timelines, mapping and image recognition.

Presented by Jenna Rinalducci, Art & Architecture Librarian at UNC-Charlotte

PDA Event: Who Owns That, Who Can Use It, and Who Cares?: Copyright and Digital Media in the Classroom

April 7, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

“Can I read stories aloud to my students in the virtual classroom and post the video to YouTube? Where can I find openly licensed materials for inspiring, no-worries slides? And who actually owns all this stuff, anyway?” Copyright issues in education could feel complicated even before the pandemic. In this session, we will review the fundamentals of copyright and explore questions about how the law supports your instruction. Bring your tough questions and come ready to talk about your work!

Presented by Will Cross, Director of the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at NC State Libraries


PDA Event: Anti-racism: From Conversation to Action and Leading with Intention

April 9, 2021 @ 10:00am EST

Join the Boston Library Consortium and the ACRL New England Leadership Development Committee for a conversation and open dialog addressing anti-racism through policies and professional practice in academic libraries.

Hear four leaders in the profession share their experiences in taking action in their libraries and communities through topics such as promoting diversity, recruitment and retention efforts, having difficult conversations, evaluating institutional policies, and shifting the culture

PDA Event: Media Landscapes: Deepfakes and the Misinformation Landscape

April 13, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Deepfakes, cheap fakes, and other forms of synthetic media are creating new challenges in assessing what is real and what is fake in the media landscape. This talk will cover what deepfakes are, how they’ve been used, how they work, and what every library professional should know about their future. Rooted in real world examples with an eye towards tomorrow’s developments, this talk shows how misinformation keeps evolving and how libraries can work to combat it through knowledge and expertise.

Presented by John Mack Freeman, Suwanee branch of Gwinnett County Public Library


PDA Event: Incoming Library Collections: A Unified Approach to Newly Acquired Material

April 20, 2021 @ 11:00am EST

New collections come from a variety of sources. Whether a gift, donation, or acquisition, all incoming material present challenges to libraries. Collections are often varied and are rarely comprised of one type of material. Their history may not be entirely know to the donor. Curators may not be aware of physical or technology related issues within a collection. Library staff in different departments each have their own sets of questions regarding incoming material. This presentation will review how one institution unified its process for incoming collections. Special attention will be paid to preservation issues relating to incoming collections.

Presented by Tonia Grafakos, Northwestern University Libraries

Please attend this session live; it will not be recorded. Presentation materials will be shared afterwards at Professional Development Alliance Past Webinars.
Register for this event. Registration closes Monday, April 12, 2021

PDA Event: Turning on a Dime: Reworking an Information Literacy Workshop series in the COVID Crisis

April 22, 2021 @ 3:00pm EST

The BRCC Magnolia Library hosted a number of Research 101 information literacy workshops in recent years, and was planning to continue in the spring 2020 semester. With the COVID-19 crisis, this series had to be re-thought, re-worked, and re-imagined to accommodate a virtual setting. How we adapted to this situation, and how we plan to go forward with what we learned from our experience will be discussed.

Presented by Johannah M White, Instruction & OER Librarian, Baton Rouge Community College & Peter Klubek, Instructor and Research Librarian, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


PDA Event: Meet Anthony Smith – IMLS Associate Deputy Library Director

April 26, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Grab some coffee, tea and refreshments and join us for an interactive discussion with Anthony Smith. Anthony will talk about his life leading up to his current position, along with an insider look at what we should expect from the agency in terms of priorities and their commitment to DEI related initiatives.

Anthony D. Smith is the Associate Deputy Director for Discretionary Programs in the Office of Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). He provides oversight of grant programs including: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries, the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program, National Leadership Grants for Libraries, and Native American Library Services grants.

PDA Event: Special Topics in Copyright: Best Practices for Digitization Projects

April 27, 2021  @ 3:00pm EST

Libraries hold rich and wondrous treasures in their archives and special collections that they may wish to digitize and present to the world for purposes of research, instruction, and user’s personal interests. Often these collections are of mixed or unknown copyright status. During this webinar, participants will learn how the basics of U.S. copyright law and fair use apply to these digitization projects as well as discover best practices to be employed when engaging in digitization of library and archive collections. Permissions and post-digitization licensing and reuse policies will also be covered.

Presented by Christine Fruin, Scholarly Communication and Digital Projects Manager, Atla

PDA Event: An Afternoon with Athena Jackson (ARL Dean – University of Houston Libraries)

April 28, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Grab your coffee and tea and join us for an intimate discussion with ARL Dean of University of Houston Libraries, Athena Jackson.

Athena Jackson began her role as Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at the University of Houston on February 15, 2021. She was most recently the Director of Library Special Collections at the University of California, Los Angeles. Athena has broad experience empowering teams and individuals to engage in contemporary access, authentic inclusion, and transformative learning opportunities and has a passion for working with faculty, staff, students, donors, researchers and communities.