ACRL Webinars on June 13 at OSU-Newark: Making the Leap to Library Leadership & Data Visualization Strategies for Library Assessment

For the second year, the ALAO Professional Development Committee will be hosting a spring event that will re-broadcast two ACRL webinars at a central location, OSU-Newark. Join us on Friday, June 13th, to watch these thought-provoking webinars and discuss as a group.

Space is limited to the first 100 registrants so please register early to save your spot.

“Making the Leap to Library Leadership” will play from 10:00 – 11:30 AM and “Data Visualization Strategies for Library Assessment” will play from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Attendees are welcome to come to either or both sessions. Each session will be followed by a brief opportunity to converse with colleagues on these important topics. Re-broadcasts are only available in-person that day.

Registration for these webcast rebroadcasts is free for ALAO members and $30 for non-members (the cost of a one year membership to ALAO). Attendees can bring their lunch or visit one of the many convenient options close to campus during the break. Coffee, tea and water will be available through out the day. For those that attended last year, we are in a different room this time with comfortable seating.

Descriptions of each webinar are listed below courtesy of the ACRL website:

“Making the Leap to Library Leadership” 90 minutes
Leadership occurs at all levels of an organization and is not limited to those in managerial roles. Committee chairs, working group leaders and well trusted colleagues all hold important leadership roles in an organization. This webcast is designed both for people who have been called upon to serve a leadership role and those who wish to take on more leadership responsibility. The session will outline essential skills for twenty-first century library leaders and help participants to gain a deeper understanding of their own role, as well as that of their department and library, within the larger picture of their umbrella organization.

“Data Visualization Strategies for Library Assessment” 90 minutes
Assessment has become a ubiquitous activity in all areas of librarianship, and a key component of assessment projects is effectively communicating data and outcomes to library administrators and stakeholders. However, many practicing librarians have had little to no formal training in data analysis and presentation. This live, interactive webcast focuses on data visualization strategies and best practices that will ensure clear and accurate communication of quantitative assessment results. The targeted audience includes library professionals who would like to maximize their effectiveness in presenting their assessment findings to library and institutional administrators and stakeholders.

For more information, please contact Katie Blocksidge (Email: blocksidge.3@osu.edu / Phone: 740-366-9308)

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