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Upcoming DEDU webinars

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SLA's Education division offers a monthly free webinar the second Friday of each month 1:30pm-2:30pm Eastern time. The Sept. webinar has been rescheduled for Nov. 13: Visiting state parks virtually and incorporating them into curriculum Oct. 9: Digital literacy Future: Graphic novels Interested in a topic – or presenting? Email lfarmer@csulb.edu Please register for DEDU Inside Byte's webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1733173780110116367 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Brought to you by GoToWebinar® Webinars Made Easy
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SLA's Education Division (DEDU)  held a free "Inside Bytes" webinar on August 14, 1:30 PM EDT. which discussed Escape rooms.   Breakout EDU is an immersive platform and toolkit that allows educators to create their own escape-room style games for the classroom.  The presenter will share how this game-based approach has been particularly useful for engaging students in "one-shot" instruction sessions, and for promoting valuable mindsets for research and lifelong learning, such as problem-solving, persistence, and adaptability.  The presentation will outline the process of designing and implementing the games, as well as the outcomes, lessons learned, ...
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International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars Announcing  Call for Journal Papers   ALL Scholars and researchers from across disciplines are invited to address issues in international education and studies. Papers are welcome on topics that can include, but are not limited to, our understanding of international studies, education, internationalization, globalization, teaching and learning in the context of international educational exchange and, within the university classroom, issues regarding curricular development, and other related topics. We welcome critical, qualitative, quantitative, ...
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On July 10, the SLA Education Division's webinar featured three ibrarians from the University of Alaska, who shared their experiences creating  online self-help reference guides. During this pandemic environment, the uncertainty of in-person access to the library makes providing some kind of 24/7 help even more critical. In an ongoing project begun several years ago, librarians at the University of Alaska Anchorage created a series of self-help guides, tutorials, and FAQs to serve students with their most basic research needs.      Presenters:  D’Arcy Hutchings is the Instructional Design Librarian at the UAA/APU Consortium Library ...
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Online Learning Webinar

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On  SLA Education Division's June 12 webinar, Professor Dr. Cynthia Sisteck-Chandler discussed her new book    Exploring Online Learning through Synchronous and Asynchronous Instructional Methods  (IGI Publishing, 2020). Her presentation slides are available at  https://tinyurl.com/exploringonlinelearning Dr. Cynthia Sistek-Chandler is a Professor of Education at National University who will be working with Social and Emotional Learning programs as a director and content developer in the 2020-2021 school year. Dr. Sistek-Chandler received her doctorate in Educational Technology in 2007 and is a pioneer in online learning (teaching online since 1999). ...
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Podcasting Webinar

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February's DEDU webinar featured Shannon Tabaldo and Brenda Angaro, who discussed their podcast site mytechtoolbelt.com : how they started it, how they manage it, and its benefits. See their PPT here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/14op_STG_KRgnWlB8cTYz0bqNKcG8tg9b9l5SF5yQHh8/edit?usp=sharing
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On January 10, 2020, Dr. Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach Library Program Coordinator) presented concepts and strategies for teaching and assessing visual literacy through comic arts. Her PPT is here: SLAVisualLiteracyComicArts.ppt
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Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar on December 13, 2019, featured Chris Wymer. He  is the associate system administrator for the San Joaquin Valley Library System, where he helps maintain the ILS, OPAC and related software. Previously, he was the librarian at the California Energy Commission, where he gained first-hand experience with the wealth of information in government publications. Presentation "Accessing Government Documents" description:  Has this happened to you? You’re helping a patron research for a project and locate a link to a report that sounds perfect. You click on the link, and boom! ...
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November 2019's SLA Education division's webinar featured Dr. Kristen Schuster, a Lecturer in Digital Curation in the Department of Digital Humanities at King's College London. Her primary areas of research explore systems and standards for knowledge organization and metadata management, information and metaliteracy in diverse, multicultural contexts and gender issues in the library profession. These three areas may seem rather distinct, but they do come together to inform critical and ongoing conversations about identity, representation and inclusion.   Dr. Schuster uses a   critical analyses of historical research  on gender politics in ...
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September's Education Division webinar featured Derek, Johnson: an outreach specialist with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Derek conducts training and outreach to health professionals and librarians on a variety of topics focusing on health information access. Derek has previously facilitated web-based trainings on multilingual and multicultural health information and presented on topics including health equity, health disparities, and population health. Prior to his role with NNLM, Derek worked as a consultant conducting competitive intelligence research within the health and wellness industry and as a prospect researcher with ...
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Take advantage of Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar Title: From Beyond our Borders: Providing Health Information Outreach to Immigrant and Refugee Populations Speaker: Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Librarian Specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region Moderator: Dr. Lesley Farmer, CSULB Professor of Library Media Date: September13, 2019 1:30 PM EST. Register at: : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5145397059955903243 Description: As a home to more than 43 million immigrants and 3 million refugees, ...
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The 2019 Social Sciences & Humanities, Academic and Education Divisions’ Joint Poster Session SLA Annual Conference in Cleveland, Monday June 17, 2019  from 10:45 to 11:45 in INFO-EXPO. Digitization of the U.S. Army's Archives by Greta Braungard , U.S. Army War College The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center, which has a collection of approximately 24,000 linear feet of archival materials, including personal papers, memoirs, diaries, photographs, and other ephemera, has been funded by the U.S. Army to digitize this collection in a $31 million contract over the next five years. This came in a two-part process, including the purchase ...
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DEDU April Webinar

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In April DEDU hosted a webinar on instructional design. The featured speaker was Jennifer Lares. Here is the link to the Instructional Design Presentation .   Jennifer Lares has been working in higher education both as a student and professional for 17 years now.  Her experiences include student retention, student leadership, academic advising and registration.  She is currently an Instructional Designer (ID) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and has been with CSULB for 5 years. Her academic background includes a B.A. in Comparative Literature from San Diego State University, a Professional Writing Certificate and M.A. in Education, ...
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DEDU July Webinar

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July's SLA DEDU webinar featured Jim Carmichael: a recently retired Professor in the LIS program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research areas include southern library history, gender studies in librarianship, and LGBT library history. A sampling of some of his writings can be found at https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/clist.aspx?id=1103 James V. Carmichael , UNCG NC DOCKS (North Carolina Digital Online Collection of Knowledge and Scholarship) Title Date Views Brief Description; Ahistoricity in Librarianship: Perceptions of Practitioners of Biographical Research: 1991: 941: The ALA Library History Roundtable recently ...
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DEDU August webinar

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Special Libraries Association's Education Division free Inside Byte's webinar on August 9, 2019, featured Samantha Bouwers, who is currently serving as a librarian at educational testing company ACT, Inc. There, she orchestrates research and knowledge management projects, maintains the corporate archive, develops a diverse collection of materials, and supplies chocolate to desperate researchers and test writers.   She shared how organizations are applying best practices in program analysis onto library services management. Regularly gathering and evaluating key performance metrics on library services help improve the awareness and impression ...
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In February Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight presented a webinar on "Wikipedia Editing and the Gender Gaps". Rosie serves as the Vice President of Wikimedia District of Columbia and sits on the Board of Advisors of Women in Journalism. She is a Visiting Scholar at Northeastern University, Women Writers Project. She founded Wikipedia’s project on Women Writers (2014), and co-founded Women in Red (2015), the multi-language Wikipedia project devoted to increasing the percentage of women’s biographies, a project that also aims to improve Wikipedia’s editor gender g
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In January, Stephanie Grimm, at George Mason University, and Amanda Meeks , at Northern Arizona University, shared their expertise about taking concepts of critical information literacy and pedagogy, and applying them to visual literacy instruction and practice. We are pleased to provide the webinar recording: January 2019 Webinar: Visual Literacy and Gender ---- Speakers: Stephanie Grimm and Amanda Meek
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In December, Char Booth presented a DEDU webinar on TRANS & GENDER NON-CONFORMING INCLUSION IN UNIVERSITY SPACES.  Their university's report on this valuable work is available at  https://csusm.edu/president/documents/2017/csusm-trans-task-force-report-and-recommendations-sp2017-draft-for-public-review.pdf     Char Booth is Associate Dean of  the Library  at CSU San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion Institute  faculty member . Char’s work explores the intersection of pedagogy, advocacy, and design in libraries. Char was previously the Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services at the Claremont Colleges Library, and has held positions at the ...
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DEDU has volunteer opportunities. Gain leadership skills while working with a great team! Chair-Elect:   In this division officer role, you will gain valuable leadership skills as you work with the division chair to plan programs for the SLA National Conference, co-lead business meetings, and attend SLA leadership meetings-- online and in person at conferences.  Serving as chair elect is a great way to network and gain leadership experience. In the following year the chair elect serves as chair and manages the division and assists with program planning for the annual conference.   Chair Elect is a 3 year commitment, with 1 year as chair-elect, ...
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