Programs

PDRC coordinates several workshops, training, and continuing education throughout the year including the Dossier workshop Spring. Have a program idea? Contact Chandra Jackson or any member of the committee.

Past events

Events are listed in descending chronological order

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 - Three UGA Libraries faculty, 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 - http://southeast2012.thatcamp.org/
  • 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 - Nan McMurry reported findings uncovered by the recent study of item circulation data. Wednesday, June 16th from 2-3pm in the Russell Auditorium. PDRC contact: Emily Luken (ehopkins@uga.edu). Full report and presentation slides available at G:\UGALibs\FACCOM\PDRC\Programs\2010.
  • E-Dossier Workshop - Caroline Barratt led this annual workshop focusing on how to create your e-doosier for promotion. May 6, 2010. PDRC contact: Caroline Barratt (ccason@uga.edu)
  • How to Run an Effective Meeting - Trish Kalivoda, Senior Associate Vice President for Public Service and Outreach presented Thursday, May 13th from 10-11am in the Russell Auditorium. PDRC contact: Beth Thornton (bethj@uga.edu)
  • Special Collections - Toby Graham, Kat Stein, and Ruta Abolins highlighted new developments and planning for the UGA Libraries' Special Collections building. Wednesday, April 14th from 2-3pm in the Russell Auditorium. PDRC contact: Sandra Riggs (sriggs@uga.edu)
  • Mentoring Social - We celebrate the class of 2010 and welcome the new group of faculty and student mentoring pairs. Tuesday, March 30th from 2-3pm in the Nort Tower at the Miller Learning Center. PDRC contact: Esther Giezendanner (egiez@uga.edu)
  • Effective Presentation Skills. Presenter: Dr. Kristi Schaller, UGA Speech Communication Department. Main Library, Admin Conference Room, Feb. 19th, 2010, 1-2pm.
  • A Crossroads for Ideas: Exploring the Place of Civic Engagement in Archival Enterprise. Presenters, Jill Severn and Monica Pereira. Russell Library, Feb. 11th, 2010, 2-3pm. Russell Forum for Civic Life in Georgia (RFCLG) www.libs.uga.edu/russell/rfclg
  • Optimize Your Professional Presence Online. Presenter, Amy Watts. Miller Learning Center, Nov. 17th, 2009, 11am-noon.
  • Inside Peabody - Metadata Cataloging in the Real World. Presenter, Mary Miller. Main library, Admin Conf Room, Oct. 21st, 2:30-3:30pm. Article for discussion at: http://tinyurl.com/pdrc-10-09.
  • Post-COMO presentation: "Maps Online – an Overview of Online Maps and Interactive Mapping Web Sites." Hallie Pritchett, presenter. Main Library Admin Conference Room, 2-3pm, October 15, 2009. Presentation.
  • Pre-COMO presentation: "Library Home Page Design: The Artist-Librarian Perspective." Ginny Feher, presenter. Russell Library Auditorium 2:30-3:30pm, September 30, 2009.
  • GILFind Encore. Bill Clayton and Deborah Stanley, presenters. Main Library Instruction Lab 11am-12:15pm, September 21, 2009.

2008 - 2009

  • Create Your Own Web Page: Amy Watts, presenter. Main Library Lab A 2:00-3:00 p.m., May 28, 2009
  • Implementing Archivists' Toolkit (AT) in UGA Special Collections: Kat Shirley, Esther Giezendanner, Sheila McAlister, Abby Griner, panelists. Russell Auditorium 2:00-3:00 p.m., April 30, 2009
    Implementing Archivists' Toolkit PowerPoint
  • Electronic Dossier Workshop (annual program), April 28, 2009
  • How to Get Published: Sarah McKee, Caroline Barratt, and Kristin Nielsen, panelists. List of resources and suggestions from the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
    Russell Library Auditorium, 2:00-3:00 p.m., March 24, 2009
  • Simplify Your Inbox: Making RSS Work For You: Robin Fay, Amber Prentiss, Amy Watts and Elizabeth White, December 5, 2008
  • Librarians and Faculty Learning Communities at UGA: Caroline Barratt, Robin Fay, Monica Pereira, and Ian Thomas, November 11, 2008
  • The Athens Big Read: Planning, Partnering, and Promoting Beyond the UGA Libraries: Diana Hartle, Chandra Jackson, and Emily Luken (Libraries), and Carissa DiCindio (GMOA) , October 28, 2008
  • Web 2.0+ and Professional Networking: Are You LinkedIn? David Noah (CTL), Janet Frick (Psychology), Kaye Sweetser (Advertising & Public Relations), and Robin Fay (Libraries), August 12, 2008

2007 - 2008

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 Sheila Devaney or another member of the committee.