Sierra: Spring Create Lists Training

I’ll be offering two general Sierra Create Lists training sessions this spring. Both sessions will be held in Bierce 274. You’re welcome to attend whether you are new to Create Lists and would like basic training or you’re familiar with Create Lists and would like a review.

10:00 am – 11:30 pm on Monday, 5/15/2017
2:00 pm –   3:30 pm on Wednesday, 5/24/2017 (rescheduled from 4/26)

Please e-mail me at ashby@uakron.edu if you plan to attend either session.

More Sierra training sessions will be scheduled this summer including Create Lists, exporting/importing data from Sierra to Excel, Statistics, and Using Sierra Help/CSDirect.  Stay tuned for details!

Susan

UL Hourly Timecard Training- Nov 14

Mark your calendars! IT will be hosting a training for hourly library employees from 10-11:30am on November 14, 2013 in Bierce 274.

This session is open to any hourly employee in the UL (including students). Our go-live date for hourly employees is November 18.

Other training opportunities for online timecards:

Reminder: open sessions this week for Discovery service

Our new Discovery Service, tentatively called Search-A-Roo, will be live from our library website on Sept 28th. Our library catalog is included in Search-A-Roo, as well as the OhioLINK catalog and the vast majority of our databases and electronic resources.

Open session for Search-A-Roo are scheduled for today, Sept 24, and Thursday, Sept 26.

See a brief demo of the discovery service and how it works, talk about some of its potentials and limitations, and share your own experiences.

Open Sessions:

  • Sept 24 (Tuesday)  10.00-11.00 Bierce 154
  • Sept 26 (Thursday) 3.00-4.00 Bierce 279

Pilot Online Timecard Training Beginning

Online timecards are one step closer to reality! The UL volunteered to be involved in the pilot testing of the online timecard system for campus, EmpCenter.

In Phase One, a small group of 12 UL employees will be testing the online environment while still completing normal timecards. Those employees have been notified and start training and testing this week.

In Phase Two, all UL employees will be testing the timecard system- keep your eyes open for Phase Two training events in the next few weeks.

Phase Three is the campus roll-out which they are hoping will be in the fall.

The first campus open forum for policy related e-timecard discussion is on Friday, August 2, 2013 in SU312 from 10-11am. More forums are in the works.

Sierra News and Update / IUG 2013 review on July 9th 1:30 – 3:00

Sierra News and Update / IUG 2013 review

When: Tuesday, July 9th  1:30 – 3:00
Where: Bierce 154

Join e-Services and celebrate our 1 year Sierra-nniversary. We’ll review the library’s accomplishments of last year and tell you about upcoming Sierra enhancements and developments.  We’ll show you how to find the latest information on Sierra from III and IUG and talk about the upcoming III Sierra training sessions and plans for implementing an on-going Sierra training schedule.  And best of all, we’ll have some goodies to eat and prizes to give.

Schedule of events

1:30 – 1:40:         Mingle, grab some goodies, find a seat and welcome.
1:40 – 2:00:         Sierra development review and Akron Sierra development leadership.
2:00 – 2:20:         Sierra and III news and updates with time for Q & A.
2:20 – 2:40:         Sierra Training at UA Libraries.
2:40 – 2:55:         IUG resources, enhancement process, IUG 2013 highlights
2:55 – 3:00:         Raffle and prizes.

ALCTS Continuing Education Webinar Archives

The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) routinely offers one hour continuing education webinars on a variety of topics including cataloging, preservation, and institutional repositories to name a few.  After 90 days of original broadcast, these webinars are made freely available in the ALCTS webinar archive and on the ALCTS YouTube Channel.

Included are several introductory level webinars on Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new rules and guidelines for creating cataloging recordings that will be fully adopted by the Library of Congress at the of the month.  Those wanting to know more about the standard may be interested in the RDA for the Non-Cataloger webinar from Oct. 2012. (One word of caution: RDA continues to evolve as a standard so some of the older RDA webinars contain information that is now out of date.)

Upcoming LexisNexis training webinars

A message from LexisNexis about their upcoming offerings:

LexisNexis Academic
Learn about this premier general reference tool that provides access to news, business, and legal information from one interface. Redesigned specifically with students in mind, this research tool provides students as well as other researchers across all disciplines with comprehensive results on the past and the present. Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.

  • Friday, March 8; noon to 1 p.m. (EST)Register here(Telephone ONLY)
  • Tuesday, March 26; 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)Register here(VOIP ONLY)

LexisNexis Academic – Business 
Learn about this premier general reference tool that provides access to news, business, and legal information from one interface. This seminar focuses on business resources and Company Dossier.

LexisNexis Academic – Legal Research 
Learn about this premier general reference tool that provides access to news, business, and legal information from one interface. Redesigned specifically with students in mind, this research tool provides students as well as other researchers across all disciplines with comprehensive results on the past and the present. This session will concentrate specifically on conducting legal research.

  • Tuesday, February 26; 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)Register here(VOIP ONLY)
  • Tuesday, March 19; 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)Register here(VOIP ONLY)