(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)
CARLI is pleased to share the upcoming Professional Development Alliance webinar offerings. Please see below for additional information, including registration links.
“CARLI OER Faculty Workshop: Supporting Academic Success: Open Educational Resources and Affordable Course Materials”
Thursday, September 8, 12:00-2:00 PM CDT
The CARLI OER Committee invites institutions to share with their teaching faculty this opportunity to attend a workshop to learn about open educational resources including open textbooks. The workshop will identify the problem are we trying to solve, explain open educational resources including open textbooks and affordable course materials, and provide options for what can we do. After attending, CARLI-member teaching faculty will be invited to write a short review of an open textbook in the Open Textbook Library.
“Building a Successful Budget”
Tuesday, September 13, 1:00-2:30 PM CDT
This session will provide attendees with a high-level overview of budgeting in libraries. Ben Mead-Harvey will examine nuances of the word “budget” and what that implies about how we discuss budgets with various departments within the organization, share similarities and differences in the budget process across organizations, and discuss long-term strategies for weathering budget cuts. Ben will finish by demonstrating how human bias impacts budgetary decision-making.
“Racial Equity in Libraries: Hiring, Retention, and Promotion of BIPOC Employees”
Monday, September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT
In this session, Kristyn Caragher and Tatiana Bryant will highlight select results of their national survey and provide implications for libraries to consider in their racial equity work regarding the hiring, retention, and promotion of BIPOC employees.
“Leading Together: Academic Library Consortia and Advocacy”
Tuesday, September 20, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT
There is strength in a consortium voice and through the agency of the consortium the opportunity to lead together under a unified plan. Irene M.H. Herold reviews the landscape of effective consortia advocacy work, while presenting an approach to developing an advocacy plan. Drawing from Irene’s recent book by the same title, participants will leave with a sense of options and opportunities to build a consistent message to influence and persuade throughout the consortium (or any group) for agreed-upon goals.
“FL-OER-ishment Webinar Series: Assessing and Engaging with Your Campus Community”
Thursday, September 22, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT
Join Marco Seiferle-Valencia & Abbey K. Elder, two of the editors of The OER Starter Kit for Program Managers, in a hands-on workshop focusing on how you can learn more about the open activity happening around you, and develop strategies for getting your open education program embedded in your local context. In this workshop, participants will get the chance to reflect on their own open education programs and how they can further develop their work to be more engaged and impactful.
“Increasing Faculty Engagement with Makerspace Technologies”
Tuesday, October 4, 1:00-2:00 PM CDT
Libraries often build spaces that offer all kinds of exciting technologies, but sometimes faculty do not make use of the equipment. Due to budgets that are already stretched thin, faculty do not always have the resources or expertise to try out new technologies in their courses. Woodall highlights how they turned this around when Salisbury University Libraries partnered with the campus’s Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) program to create an opportunity for faculty interested in technologies like 3D printing and AR/VR to share their knowledge and explore how these technologies can enhance their courses. Through this program, they were able to develop a core group of evangelists on campus who could spread the word about how these technologies can be helpful for teaching in a wide variety of disciplines. Faculty were much more engaged and willing to work with the makerspace.