Collected here are the recordings, handouts and other files from webinars organized by the TS-SIS Professional Development Committee.
Going Up: Elevator Pitches to Promote the Value of TS
As budgets tighten and discussions open up, we need to be thinking about how we can maintain our seat at the table. At our webinar on Wednesday, March 31st, we discussed the elements of an elevator speech, looked at some examples, and tried our hands at crafting a pitch that was right for attendees and/or their departments. We then took the finished elevator pitches to the Management Round Table April 2021 Meeting where they took a deeper look at the drafted pitches and provided feedback and insight into polishing them up.
Guest speakers for this webinar were Alan Keely (Associate Director for Collection Services at Wake Forest University Law Library), Jackie Magagnosc (Cataloging and continuations Management Librarian at Cornell Law Library), and Jennifer Mart Rice (Head of Collection Services at the Washington and Lee University School of Law Library).
Building Your Emotional First Aid Kit
As we approach the 1-year mark for many of us working from home, it’s a great time to touch base and support one another. At our webinar on Friday, February 12, 2021, we discussed tips and tools that you can add to your “Emotional First Aid Kit. ” We discussed things you can do to overcome burnout, handle stressors, and practice self-love. The idea for this topic was inspired by an episode of Brené Brown’s podcast: Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle.
Guest speakers for this webinar were Alexis Zirpoli (Serials Librarian at the University of Michigan Law Library), Annie Mellott (Acquisitions Librarian at the Loyola Law School Los Angeles, William M. Rains Library), and Jennifer Mart Rice (Head of Collection Services at the Washington and Lee University School of Law Library).
From Task Management Apps to Accessible Training and Procedures: Tools & ADA Compliant Tech for Teleworking Librarians
The transition from F2F to a virtual work environment has brought many challenges to libraries, particularly in the TS department. On December 2, 2020, this webinar took a task-focused approach to utilizing “out of the box” technology to create a game plan and accomplish tasks within the TS department, both as a supervisor and as a team member. Additionally, we will discuss how these tools can be ADA compliant and how to approach and work with your staff who may need technology accommodations.
Guest speakers for this webinar will be Rachel Evans, the Metadata Services & Special Collections Librarian at the University of Georgia Law Library, and Mari Cheney, Assistant Director for Research & Instruction at Lewis & Clark Law School Boley Law Library.