Spring 2013 Webinars

Please join UW-Madison faculty for a free webinar series!

All webinars will be held from 12-1 p.m. CST

To register, please email Anna Palmer (ahpalmer@wisc.edu) and specify the date and name of the webinar.

Webinar Dates and Descriptions

Tuesday, February 19, "But I'm not a ventriloquist!" Using puppets in story time programming

Speaker: Dr. Allison Kaplan

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Most children love puppets. In this one hour webinar, we will explore how puppets can be used in story time programming for young children. The focus will be on suggestions for how to use puppets and participants will have the opportunity to make two easy puppets during the webinar using one large athletic type sock, one pipe cleaner, googly eyes, and glue! Have your supplies on hand to make them on the spot or take notes on making these simple story time tools.


Thursday, March 14, Trends in Cataloging and Resource Description

Speaker: Debra Shapiro, MA-LIS

Presentation slides as printable .pdf (9pp.)

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Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new content standard for library cataloging, the replacement for Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, was released in 2010, but RDA has not been fully implemented by the Library Congress, and is only very slowly being adopted in other US libraries. Meanwhile, in May 2011, the Library of Congress announced its Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), in part to find a replacement for the MARC format - although BIBFRAME is much more than simply a new format - it is a new foundation for bibliographic description, designed for our networked, digital age. This webinar will take a look at what is happening in resource description, building on the BIBFRAME report, "Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services", released by Library of Congress and Zepheira, in November 2012.


Tuesday, April 23, Consumer Health Information: Challenges and Resources for Public Librarians

Speaker: Dr. Catherine Arnott-Smith

Presentation slides

Key Associations, Resources, Guidelines for Consumer Health Information Work

Recommended Resources for Healthcare Reform/Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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In this webinar, Professor Arnott Smith will talk about common misconceptions and challenges to consumer health information provision in the public library setting and provide participants with helpful resources to meet these challenges.