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Librarians in Training course timetable

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Tue 3 Mar – Wed 22 Apr

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March 2020

Fri 20
Librarians in Training: Database Sharing (Cambridge Knowledge Exchange) new POSTPONED 10:30 - 12:00 Faculty of Divinity, Room 2

There are hundreds of databases available to us in Cambridge. How confident do you feel navigating them and recommending them to end users? For this session we have four faculty librarians who will demonstrate Scopus, ArtSTOR, Lexis and Westlaw and statistics and markets business databases. There will be plenty of time for questions.

Wed 25
Librarians in Training: ebook Purchasing Training for Librarians new POSTPONED 09:30 - 11:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This course is aimed at those faculty librarians who purchase their own ebooks and those who may be interested to start purchasing their own. The course will introduce librarians to our ebook suppliers, including ebook license models, how user-friendly they are and how to identify them on the supplier platforms. We will also look at Digital Rights Management (DRM) and ebooks; what are the implications for users, and why we should try to buy DRM-free ebooks where possible. We will demonstrate searching, interpreting results and purchasing ebooks from the main vendor platforms. We will also cover what happens after the ebook order, including creating purchase orders and invoices, cataloguing, and portfolio administration within Alma.

There will be chance to ask questions throughout the session, and an accompanying ebook supplier checklist to take away.

Librarians in Training: Introduction to Cataloguing in MARC21 new POSTPONED 14:00 - 17:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This course is an introduction to the core fields in MARC21, the format we use for catalogue records in Alma. It’s suitable for beginners and also for those who have done some cataloguing but want a more formal training session in MARC. We will look at MARC coding for author, title, publication information and physical description, and highlight the important elements to check in control fields.

April 2020

Thu 2
Librarians in Training: Introduction to Cataloguing in Alma new POSTPONED 09:30 - 12:30 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

This course is a short introduction to cataloguing in the Alma metadata editor. It’s suitable for beginners who have some knowledge of MARC or experience of editing holdings and items. We will look at creating records from templates, downloading records from external databases, editing information in catalogue records and practise cataloguing some novels.

Wed 22
Librarians in Training: Know Your Referencing Tools new POSTPONED 10:00 - 11:00 Cambridge University Library, IT Training Room

Referencing software is a great way for students to make the referencing process easier. But how much do you know about the different tools that are available?

In this session, several demonstrations of popular referencing tools will be given in order to increase your knowledge and understanding of how they work, and help you troubleshoot if students come to you with queries. The demos will include Zotero, Mendeley and BiBTEX. Please bring a laptop or other personal device if you wish to follow along.