PDA events February 2021

PDA Series: Why I Left the Library Profession II? – DEI Perspective

Thursday, February 11, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Join us for the second webinar in the Why I Left the Library Profession Series co-moderated by Twanna Hodge, DEI Librarian, University of Florida.
We will ask the panelists:

* Why did you decide to become a librarian?
* MLIS Education
* Describe your experience working in libraries?
* How long did you stay in the profession? Why did you leave?
* What was great about being a librarian? What was frustrating?
* What advice would you provide DEI and other committees who are designing recruitment/retention programs?

Panelists
Dr Claudia Timmann began her library career through an internship program called SABIO at the University of Arizona shortly after graduating from the library program at the University of Alabama in 2001. A few years later she accepted a position as the campus librarian at Mohave Community College in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Claudia enrolled in a doctorate program at the University of Maryland with a focus on leadership and management and received a doctorate in management and) in 2014.
Tarshel Beards began her career journey as academic reference librarian. She is currently the Director of the Black Unity Center at San Francisco State University. Prior to this appointment, Tarshel held posts as a communications and development director, acquisitions editor, and public relations manager for a non-profit organization, library association and academic library. In addition, Tarshel taught journalism and composition PT for ten years at Malcolm X College in Chicago.
Michele Echols has served in various leadership position for the New York Black Librarians Caucus (NYBLC) and held the Councilor at Large for the New York Librarians Association (NYLA) representing academic libraries, and as Co-committee chair for the Affiliates of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA). Since 2015, Echols has also taught courses at several colleges and universities in New York State specializing in Information Literacy, Grant-writing, Career Development, and Reference.

 

PDA Series: Project Management for Libraries: Mapping Out Projects

Friday, February 12, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Libraries very often have project-based work that calls upon its current staff to provide the necessary skills to complete. This series of 6 webinars will introduce library staff to the concept of what a project is and the basics of project management. This series will break out the various levels of a project from start up, planning, execution, monitoring, to closing out with each session. Project management terminology and methodologies will be discussed. Presenters have experience managing a variety of projects and represent public, academic, and consortial libraries in Minnesota. Join us for all sessions or some of the sessions in the series.

Presented by Carla Pfahl, Outreach & Instruction Librarian / AskMN.org Coordinator, Minitex; Ashley Alexander, Organization Development and Learning Associate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Francine Alt-Greene, IT Project Manager, Hennepin County Library; Sarah Anderson, Technical Support & Developer, Information Technology (IT), Minitex

PDA Series: Meet Harriet Tubman

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 11:00am EST

If you could step back in history, with whom would you like to have a conversation and lunch?

If Harriet Tubman is your choice, please join Kathryn Harris as she presents her first-person presentation as “Harriet Tubman”. Harriet Tubman is perhaps the most famous Conductor on the Underground Railroad and Ms. Harris tells her life story, including not only her own escape to freedom, but also the trips she made back South to free her family and others so that they could also experience the “sweet taste of freedom”.

Presented by:  Kathryn Harris
A native of Carbondale, IL and a graduate of Southern IL University—Carbondale, Kathryn M. Harris is the first woman and the first African American to serve as the President of the Abraham Lincoln Association since its inception in 1909. Harris served in this capacity from February, 2016 to February, 2018. She received her Masters of Library Science degree from the University of IL at Champaign-Urbana, and retired in 2015 as the Library Services Director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, formerly the IL State Historical Library, after more than 25 years of service. She began her library career at the Lincoln Library, Springfield’s public library before moving to Florida and serving in a supervisory capacity at Florida International University, Miami.

She has held managerial and supervisory positions at the IL State Library and the SIU School of Medicine Library in Springfield. She has served on the Board of the IL Library Association and the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI); in addition she is a Past President of the Sangamon County Historical Society and is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the IL State Historical Society. The Illinois State Historical Society called has called her “The First Lady of Illinois History”. In 2015, she was recognized by the Springfield Rotary Club as a Paul Harris Fellow and she was honored as a Woman of Influence by the Springfield Business Journal. She was also recognized by the Illinois Society of Public Administrators as an Outstanding Public Administrator. She was named the 2020 State Journal –Register First Citizen from a field of more than twenty nominations.

Harris has also served on the Board of the IL Humanities Council (now IL Humanities) and has served as a Road Scholar. She also serves on the Board of the Springfield and Central IL African American History Museum.

Harris presents one woman first-person performances which honor four historic 19th century African American women: Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad Conductor; Jarena Lee, the first female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church; Phoebe Florville, wife of William Florville, Abraham Lincoln’s barber; and Elizabeth Keckley, seamstress and confidante of First Lady Mary Lincoln. Harris makes these presentations to school children, civic, church and social groups; her favorite character to introduce to audiences is Harriet Tubman.

 

PDA Series: Faculty Outreach in a Virtual Environment

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @ 12:00pm

Creating faculty partnerships in the online environment without the benefits of daily face to face interaction generates a number of obstacles. This session will show how to build strong, respectful relationships with faculty. From tenacious outreach to long term goals of collaboration, faculty will soon realize that the academic librarian is a force they cannot live without.

Presented by Anne Rojas & Kim Burton, Liaison Librarians to the College of Education, Walden University

PDA Series: An Afternoon With Afro Latino Travels Television Host Kim Haas (PBS Travel Host and Producer)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 @- 2:00pm EST

We are in for a real treat so bring your tea/coffee and your positive vibes as we take a journey with our special guest Kim Haas. During our time with Kim we will discuss her journey from idea to television host and producer, her process of gathering primary source materials and background research for her show, what’s next in her production schedule and finally how we can support her moving forward. Kim has such a warm inviting energy that I guarantee you will leave the session with a smile on your face. We will also leave plenty of time for questions.

Presented by: Kim Haas
Kim Haas is Executive Producer, Host and Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas, a travel show celebrating the African influence in Latin America. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America. Kim has been active in Afro-Latino issues for more than a decade and is founder of www.losafrolatinos.com, a blog celebrating Afro-Latino culture. She has extensive experience in media and communications. Kim served as Director of Marketing for WWSI TV Telemundo in Philadelphia. She also served as an on- camera pledge host (English, Spanish and Italian) for WYBE TV in Philadelphia. She has appeared in numerous videos and commercials for companies such as Kohl’s, Time Warner Cable and Walgreens. She speaks fluent Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are in Spanish. Kim is owner of Haas Media LLC, a multilingual community outreach, translation services, and communications firm located in the Greater New York City area.

 

PDA Series: Patron-Driven Acquisitions: Implementing a Transferable, Sustainable Model

Thursday, February 18, 2021 @ 1:00pm EST

In a continuation of our September webinar “Creating Patron-Driven Acquisitions For Your Library,” Dr. Jeffrey Waldrop, now Dean of the Mercer University Libraries, describes how he brought the PDA model originally developed at Fuller Seminary to a much larger and different institution. This webinar will discuss how to partner with faculty and other stakeholders to encourage the adoption of a PDA model, restructure budgets and staff in support of it, and reflect the diversity of changing student bodies and online education through a balance of print and e-textbooks.

Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Waldrop

PDA Series: Learning in Virtual & Augmented Reality: Intro to Technology, Design, and Collaboration for High-Impact Educational Experiences

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 @ 2:00pm  EST

Recent shifts toward social distancing and remote learning have highlighted a widespread interest in virtual and online resources for enrichment and instruction. Though the unique experience of engaging with collections cannot be exactly replicated in the virtual world, technologies exist that can provide opportunities to enhance and extend object-based learning in a wide range of ways. This session explores the opportunities and instructional challenges of encountering objects in virtual and augmented reality. We will use two of our Digital Scholarship in Museum Partnerships projects, one focused on middle schoolers, and one on college-age learners, as case studies, to illuminate the technological, theoretical, and design work required to create high-impact virtual learning experiences. Our goals are to de-mystify both the technology and design processes, and to demonstrate how they can be used to supplement rather than replace traditional object- and space-based instruction.

 

PDA Series: Get Funded! Join Us To Get Expert Advice for Your Grant Idea(s)

Thursday, February 25, 2021 @ 2:00pm 

Generating fundable grant project ideas for new grant opportunities can be a daunting task when considering the time it takes to prepare the grant application along with creating competitive fundable applications. So during this webinar, the presenters will provide valuable feedback about grant ideas and how to improve your grant application.

If you are interested in getting expert advice, we will need a quick summary of the grant idea, total funding amount, along with the proposed funding agency/program name (s). Submission of grant project ideas should be sent to enorlin@aserl.org by February 19, 2021. We will prioritize the grant idea submissions during the first part of the workshop.

Presented by Bess de Farber
Bess de Farber serves as the grants manager for the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida Libraries and held the same position at the University of Arizona Libraries. She is the author of Collaborative Grant-Seeking: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016), and co-author of Collaborating with Strangers: Facilitating Workshops in Libraries, Classes, and Nonprofits (2017). Her latest book, Creating Fundable Grant Proposals: Profiles of Innovative Partnerships, will be released March 2021.

PDA Series: Project Management for Libraries: Project Leadership

Friday, February 26, 2021 @ 2:00pm EST

Libraries very often have project-based work that calls upon its current staff to provide the necessary skills to complete. This series of 6 webinars will introduce library staff to the concept of what a project is and the basics of project management. This series will break out the various levels of a project from start up, planning, execution, monitoring, to closing out with each session. Project management terminology and methodologies will be discussed. Presenters have experience managing a variety of projects and represent public, academic, and consortial libraries in Minnesota. Join us for all sessions or some of the sessions in the series.

Presented by Carla Pfahl, Outreach & Instruction Librarian / AskMN.org Coordinator, Minitex; Ashley Alexander, Organization Development and Learning Associate, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Francine Alt-Greene, IT Project Manager, Hennepin County Library; Sarah Anderson, Technical Support & Developer, Information Technology (IT), Minitex