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January 2019

Tue 8
All Cambridge Libraries : Alma Acquisitions Module new [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 Faculty of Law, Freshfields Legal IT Centre, IT Training Room

This course is for staff that will need to use the Acquisitions functionality in Alma and have not had experience of it before. The course covers the key activities that will be performed in Acquisitions, including:

  • Vendor records
  • Funds and Ledgers
  • Po lines and POs
  • Creating a PO line
  • PO line template
  • Manual packaging
  • Creating a PO Line from an external bib record
  • Cancelling or deleting a Purchase Order
  • Receiving
  • Cataloguing processes
  • Invoices
  • Claims
All Cambridge Libraries : Further use of Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) new [Full] 09:30 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Aoi Comms Room 1

We will look at the rules for creating LC geographical subject heading strings, the subject headings for biography and collections of correspondence, and pattern headings.

Mon 14
All Staff Briefing new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in January 2019. Details of the agenda will be advised closer to the dates.

Tue 15
Web Archiving : An Introduction new [Places] 13:30 - 15:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

An introduction to the UK Web archive – its purposes and what it collects. An initial training session for those who might be interested in contributing. Attending the training session will not commit you to contributing, but rather indicate to us who would like to be involved in further discussions.

Wed 16
Cambridge University Library Staff : Mentoring Workshop new [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Whilst the importance of coaching is widely recognised it is important to maintain the organisations mentoring capability. Be this formal mentoring where the mentor has been assigned or using mentoring skill in a more day to day conversational way having people who are skilled at providing guidance and developing people can have a marked effect on organisational performance . The workshop is suitable for anybody with either a formal or informal role as a mentor and also for line managers wishing to develop this skill. The workshop can be a way of developing a mentoring culture across the organisation or for specific departments or service areas.

All Staff Briefing new [Places] 15:00 - 16:00 Faculty of Divinity, Sidgwick Site, Runcie Room

Dr Jessica Gardner, University Librarian and Director of Library Services, would like to invite all University Library staff, College Librarians, non-affiliated Librarians and Departmental Librarians to join one of two all staff briefings in January 2019. Details of the agenda will be advised closer to the dates.

Thu 17
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Recruitment and Selection Skills new [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Recommended for those responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff, who are interested in developing further skills in this area. This course prepares you to effectively carry out the recruitment and selection process taking you through the stages of producing a person specification, short listing effectively against selection criteria, designing questions, structuring and conducting interviews, and making the final decision. University policies and procedures will also be covered.

Sat 19
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Reader Services Workshop new Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

A series of workshops for Reader Services staff and relief staff to discuss the proposed changes to the way Reader Services operates.

These are intended to align with The new Library Strategy

Wed 23
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Reader Services Workshop new Not bookable 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

A series of workshops for Reader Services staff and relief staff to discuss the proposed changes to the way Reader Services operates.

These are intended to align with The new Library Strategy

Thu 24
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Reader Services Workshop new Not bookable 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

A series of workshops for Reader Services staff and relief staff to discuss the proposed changes to the way Reader Services operates.

These are intended to align with The new Library Strategy

Fri 25
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Reader Services Workshop new Not bookable 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

A series of workshops for Reader Services staff and relief staff to discuss the proposed changes to the way Reader Services operates.

These are intended to align with The new Library Strategy

February 2019

Thu 14
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Health & Safety Briefing new [Places] 11:00 - 11:45 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

A general Health and Safety and Security briefing for staff who work in the main Cambridge University Library Building and the affiliated Faculty Libraries.

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Induction Workshop new [Places] 13:00 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This is an interactive workshop, designed to help new staff learn more about the Cambridge University Library and meet some of the key people who work in it.

Thu 21
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : HR for Managers new [Places] 09:30 - 16:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

One day workshop for CUL Managers

March 2019

Wed 13
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Implicit Bias Briefing new [Places] 12:30 - 13:30 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make. These may include decisions around recruitment, selection, assessment and broader interactions with others. The session will include tutor input and group activities to raise awareness about how to recognise and begin to manage the impact of implicit bias. We will also consider further sources of guidance to support individuals in their roles with specific responsibilities e.g. for managing others, teaching etc.

May 2019

Wed 22
Cambridge University Libraries Staff : Trans Awareness new [Places] 12:00 - 13:00 Cambridge University Library, Milstein Room

This session will set the wider context for Trans identities, provide greater understanding of the experience of Trans people and explore uses of language and key terms such as cisgender, non-binary and transgender, all in a safe supportive environment.