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eResources Interest Group Meeting
Topic: Accessibility - Do you evaluate e-resources, how does it play into content selection decisions, etc.
Speaker: Patrick Roth, Grand Valley State University

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1/20/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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1/22/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

Are you a current or prospective Community College librarian, or work in a CC library in another role? Missed our first conversation? Be sure to join us for our next Community College Interest Group Snap Chat on Tuesday, January 28, 1:00 to 1:45 pm, via Zoom. We will focus on strategies to engage our classroom colleagues who may not recognize the value of library instruction.

Not to be confused with the popular social app, this series of casual and snappy sessions will provide CC librarians with an opportunity to exchange ideas and network. University and College librarians are also welcome to attend!

Registration is not required; see the invite below to attend by video, phone, or chat!

Questions? Future topic ideas? Email

Darlene Johnson-Bignotti (she/her/hers)
CC IG Chair
Library Faculty, Oakland Community College

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Topic: CC IG Snap Chat- "Yes, Your Students DO Need My Instruction"!

Time: Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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1/28/20201:00 - 1:45 pmDarlene Johnson-Bignotti

To make your website accessible for everyone, you must include accessibility practices into your everyday workflow, otherwise you risk creating websites that only work for some. In this talk, you will learn how the University of Michigan Library supports accessibility, how you and your team can work together on accessibility, and techniques to overcome common challenges. Presented by Jon Early, Front End Developer and Accessibility Specialist at the University of Michigan Library. This webinar is provided by the Web/UX Interest Group. Open to all MiALA members.

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1/30/202010:00 - 11:00 a.m.Angela Brcka

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2/5/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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2/12/20201:00 - 2:00 pm

eResources Interest Group Meeting
Topic: RedLink & Usage Stats
Speakers LeAnne Rumler, Hillsdale College

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2/17/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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2/19/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

Involving student colleagues in user experience efforts can be symbiotic, benefiting your library and the students themselves. Organizational structures vary, but student colleagues can be involved in UX work in ways that align with your institutional context. Presenters will share how Grand Valley State University Libraries have embedded student colleagues into UX processes and the corresponding benefits, encouraging participants to imagine how they might want to involve student colleagues in their own libraries. The presentation will include perspectives of a UX Librarian, staff, a student supervisor, and a current student colleague.

Kristin Meyer is the UX Librarian at GVSU and a Certified Customer Experience Professional. She's worked in libraries for eighteen years and is passionate about design thinking, creating user-centered library spaces and services, and training and development.

Heather Allen is a student supervisorfor the GVSU Libraries UX team and a former GVSU Libraries student colleague. Heather has her Master's of Education in Adult and Higher Education from GVSU.

Katie Alphenaar is a Library Specialist on the GVSU Libraries UX team. She conducts, analyzes, and reports on user research, implements user engagement initiatives, and mentors student employees. Katie is a Master of Library and Information Science student at Wayne State University and a member of MiALA's Communications and Marketing Committee.

Rya Greene is a Lead UX student colleague at GVSU Libraries. She is a Dance/Non-profit Administration Major and has an anticipated graduation date of April 2021.

This webinar is provided by the Web/UX Interest Group. Open to all MiALA members.

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2/28/202010:00 - 11:00 amAngela Brcka

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3/4/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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3/11/20201:00 - 2:00 pm

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3/18/20202:00 - 3:00 pm

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