PDRC Program Archive

The program archive is updated each year and events in the program archive listed in descending chronological order.

2015/2016:

  • The In-House: a UGA Libraries Conference (June 3, 2016): A half-day, in-house professional development event for UGA Libraries faculty and staff.
  • Out on a Limb: My Adventures and Misadventures in Branch Librarianship (June 1, 2016): John Cruickshank, Librarian at UGA Griffin Campus Library, discussed his experiences in branch librarianship.
  • 2016 Dossier Clinic (May 18, 2016): Annual workshop on preparing a dossier for promotion.
  • Qualitative research in library assessment and instruction (May 5, 2016): Dr. Trena Paulus and Mr. David P. Atkins discussed research methodology used in qualitative research and gave examples of qualitative research in library and information science. This event was co-sponsored with UGA Libraries Reference Department.
  • Welcoming the differences of others: exploring team member perspectives and work styles (April 6, 2016): A hands-on program about workstyles held at UGA Training and Development.
  • BIBFRAME in transition (March 23, 2016): A presentation with Angela Kroeger from the University of Nebraska Omaha on BIBFRAME developments.
  • Faculty coffee hour (February 25, 2016): An informal meet-and-greet event for new and incumbent faculty members.
  • Understanding records management and archives (January 28, 2016): A presentation and Q&A period with Venus Jackson (UGA Records Manager) and Steve Armour (University Archives and Electronic Records Archivist) on records retention.
  • Makerspace workshop (December 17, 2015): A hands-on workshop in the Makerspace
  • Experiential learning at the University of Georgia (December 3, 2015): A presentation and Q&A period with Dr. Linda Bachman, Director of Experiential Learning
  • Panel discussion on publishing (November 4, 2015): Caroline Barratt (MLC), Nadine Cohen (Reference), Julie Darken (Cataloging), Mick Gusinde-Duffy (University of Georgia Press), and Tim Smolko (Cataloging) discussed writing for publication from both the author's and the publisher's point of view.
  • Strategies for effective communication (August 26, 2015): an ALCTS webinar co-sponsored by the S.T.E.P. program

2012/2013:

  • The NEW New Georgia Encyclopedia (Brown Bag): NGE Project Editors showcase the newly redesigned New Georgia Encyclopedia website.
  • E-Dossier Workshop: Annual workshop focusing on how to create your e-dossier for promotion.
  • Using ARL Salary Data to Make the Case for Higher Salaries (ARL Webcast): The ARL Annual Salary Survey reports salaries for more than 12,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries on an annual basis. How are ARL libraries using custom peer-group analysis to make a case for higher salaries at their institutions? Carla Stoffle has systematically used these data for a number of years and will share her experience. Arnold Hirshon and Jeffrey Trzeciak have used and augmented the data ARL provided to make a similar case at their institutions.
  • Introduction to the UGA Press: Lisa Bayer, head of the University of Georgia Press, gives a basic introduction to the functions of the UGA Press as well as what it means to be in the scholarly publishing in the 21st century.
  • Assessment on Campus @ UGA: Dr. Eddie Watson, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, will discuss current assessment initiatives on campus. Lynn L. Wilson, of EITS, and Dr. Tim Chester, the Vice President for Information Technology, will discuss the new technology assessment on campus, TechQual.
  • Introduction to the ARL Salary Survey (ARL Webcast): The ARL Annual Salary Survey reports salaries for more than 12,000 professional positions in ARL member libraries on an annual basis. These data are used to determine whether salaries are competitive, equitable across institutions and personal characteristics, and keeping up with inflation. The survey also tracks minority representation in US ARL libraries and reports separate data for health sciences and law libraries.
  • Assessment at the UGA Libraries: Ian Thomas, Carolina Barratt, and Nan McMurry, discussed their assessment work in the classroom, in facilities effectiveness and outreach, and in the LibQual+ survey.
  • Translating the Library Catalog from MARC into Linked Data: An Update on the Bibliographic Framework Initiative (NISO/DCMI Webinar): In this webinar, Eric Miller of Zepheira will report on progress towards this important goal, starting with an analysis of the translation problem and concluding with potential migration scenarios for a broad-based transition  from MARC to a new bibliographic framework
  • Tips for Giving Presentations : Come prepared to present, actively listen, ask practice questions and give constructive feedback. Before we begin, we'll briefly chat about body language, self timing, knowing your audience, how to relax, and why it may or may not be a good idea of just wing it.

 

2011/2012:

  • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop: Jan Hudson, UGA Libraries' Human Resources Coordinator, will speak briefly about her experience evaluating candidates for positions in the library and address the the do's and don'ts of preparing a cover letter and resume. Following Jan's talk, attendees may have their resumes and cover letters "workshopped" by faculty from different departments around the library.
  • Amanda French lecture/THATCamp Southeast
  • DDA at UGA: Demand-driven acquisitions at the University of Georgia Libraries
  • UGA's Institutional Repository: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going: Mariann Burright and Andy Carter discussed the early development of the UGA IR and the Georgia Knowledge Repository project, give an update and demo of the site, including how to deposit scholarship, and how we would like our users to take advantage for this service. All are welcome to attend, especially subject specialist librarians who may find it very useful.
  • LibQual+T Again?: LibQUAL+T is a survey sponsored by ARL that helps libraries learn more about users' expectations and to what extent a library is meeting them. The UGA Libraries participated in this survey in 2004, 2006, and 2010. Come and hear about our findings for the 2010 survey and how they compare with earlier years. Are we doing better? worse? Do our users love us? hate us? know we're alive?

 

2010/2011:

  • E-Dossier Workshop: Annual workshop focusing on how to create your e-dossier for promotion.
  • Whit Gibbons Presentation: Whit is Head of Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) Outreach, and connected to the work of multiple UGA Libraries units. He is an author of a five-book series on reptiles and amphibians of the Southeast published by the University of Georgia Press, and will be providing his personal papers to University Archives. Come and meet the person (and animals) behind the books and papers!
  • Introducing the Journal List: The Journal List functions as a clearinghouse of information on all of our electronic journal subscriptions, including ILL and Reserves restrictions, license information, usage statistics, and more.
  • Mid-Career Development for Librarians (ACRL Online) (Co-Spnsored with STEP): Are you a not-so-new librarian wondering what to do next in your career? Maybe you feel overwhelmed with changing roles and added responsibilities? Or perhaps you've been there and can offer some advice for your less experienced colleagues.
  • Library Security: Ever wonder what security issues are handled every day at UGA Libraries? Join us for a panel with a question and answer period on Security at UGA Libraries.
  • COMO Presentation Preview: Every year, PDRC provides a forum for sharing conference presentations.This gives presenters an opportunity to practice and perhaps get feedback, and for those of us not attending the conference, it's a great way to experience some of the events without leaving campus!
  • LibQual+T Again?: LibQUAL+T is a survey sponsored by ARL that helps libraries learn more about users' expectations and to what extent a library is meeting them. The UGA Libraries participated in this survey in 2004, 2006, and 2010. Come and hear about our findings for the 2010 survey and how they compare with earlier years. Are we doing better? worse? Do our users love us? hate us? know we're alive?

 

2009/2010:

  • UGA Libraries Circulation Study (June 16, 2010): Nan McMurry reported findings uncovered by the recent study of item circulation data.
  • E-Dossier Workshop (May 6, 2010): Caroline Barratt led this annual workshop focusing on how to create your dossier for promotion.
  • How to Run an Effective Meeting (May 13, 2010): Presenter: Trish Kalivoda, Senior Associate Vice President for Public Service and Outreach
  • Special Collections (April 14, 2010): Toby Graham, Kat Stein, and Ruta Abolins highlighted new developments and planning for the UGA Libraries' Special Collections building.
  • Mentoring Social (March 30, 2010): We celebrate the class of 2010 and welcome the new group of faculty and student mentoring pairs.
  • Effective Presentation Skills (February 19, 2010): Presenter: Dr. Kristi Schaller, UGA Speech Communication Department
  • A Crossroads for Ideas: Exploring the Place of Civic Engagement in Archival Enterprise (February 11, 2010): Presenters: Jill Severn and Monica Pereira
  • Optimize Your Professional Presence Online (November 17, 2009): Presenter: Amy Watts
  • Inside Peabody: Metadata Cataloging in the Real World (October 21, 2009): Presenter, Mary Miller
  • Post-COMO presentation: Maps Online: an Overview of Online Maps and Interactive Mapping Web Sites(October 15, 2009): Presenter: Hallie Pritchett
  • Pre-COMO presentation: Library Home Page Design: The Artist-Librarian Perspective (September 30, 2009): Presenter: Ginny Feher
  • GILFind Encore (September 21, 2008): Presenters: Bill Clayton and Deborah Stanley

 

2008/2009:

  • Create Your Own Web Page (May 28, 2009): Presenter: Amy Watts
  • Implementing Archivists' Toolkit (AT) in UGA Special Collections (April 30, 2009): Presenters: Kat Shirley, Esther Giezendanner, Sheila McAlister, Abby Griner
  • E-Dossier Workshop (April 28, 2009)
  • How to Get Published (Mary 24, 2009): Presenters: Sarah McKee, Caroline Barratt, and Kristin Nielsen
  • Simplify Your Inbox: Making RSS Work For You (December 5, 2008): Presenters: Robin Fay, Amber Prentiss, Amy Watts and Elizabeth White
  • Librarians and Faculty Learning Communities at UGA (November 11, 2008): Presenters: Caroline Barratt, Robin Fay, Monica Pereira, and Ian Thomas
  • The Athens Big Read: Planning, Partnering, and Promoting Beyond the UGA Libraries (October 28, 2008): Diana Hartle, Chandra Jackson, and Emily Luken, and Carissa DiCindio
  • Web 2.0+ and Professional Networking: Are You LinkedIn? (August 12, 2008): David Noah (CTL), Janet Frick (Psychology), Kaye Sweetser (Advertising and Public Relations), and Robin Fay (Libraries)

 

2007/2008:

  • Using Project Management Software (June 20, 2008): Presenter: Tim Peacock
  • Tools of Engagement: Attracting and Engaging Library Users (May 9, 2008): a S.T.E.P. "Librariy Challenges & Opportunities" program
  • E-Dossier Workshop (April 18, 2008)
  • Trends, Fads or Folly: Spotting Library Trends That Matter (April 11, 2009): a S.T.E.P. "Soaring to Excellence" program
  • How to get published (March 20, 2008)
  • Library Spaces: Future Needs (March 7, 2008): a S.T.E.P. "Library Challenges & Opportunities" program
  • Advanced PowerPoint (March 5, 2008): Presenter: Robin Fay
  • People Watching With a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It (February 8, 2008): a S.T.E.P. "Soaring to Excellence" program
  • Wiki Presentation (Part 2) (January 14, 2008)
  • Staff Biography Pages hands-on event (November 13 and 15, 2007): Presenter: Amy Watts
  • Library as Place webinar (SOLINET) (November 12, 2007): a S.T.E.P. event
  • GLA Practice Session: Taming the Monster: Cataloging Serials Using the New CONSER Standard (October 5, 2007): Presenters: Beth Thornton and Sophie Dong
  • Introduction to Wikis (part 1) (July 18, 2007): Ian Thomas presented on library-related Wikis

 

Suggest a program

PDRC welcomes suggestions for programs and workshops from Libraries faculty and staff. PDRC will also arrange pre- or post-presentation practice sessions for faculty and staff members preparing for conferences. To propose an event or request a practice session, contact the Chair of PDRC.