NASIG 2012 Preconference Registrations – Time is running out!

Don’t miss your chance!

The North American Serials Interest Group 27th Annual Conference, June 7-10, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee is fast approaching, and preconference spots are going fast. Make sure to secure your spot in one of these remaining preconference sessions today!

Early Bird registration is still open! Early Bird ends May 4, 2012, 5 p.m. Eastern.

To register:


Thursday, June 7, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Making the Leap to Mid-Management

Are you interested in becoming a department head?  Or have you recently been appointed as one?  Many library schools and libraries provide little, if any, training on how to be an effective department head.  To help you prepare for what lies ahead, Micheline Westfall, Kay Johnson, and Molly Royse will share the insight gained from 40 years of combined experience in middle management.  Topics include:  human resources (hiring, disciplinary actions, performance evaluations), budgeting, time management, leading meetings, mentoring, networking within the library and on campus, maintaining a good work/personal life balance, and other tidbits you should learn about your library and university.

Micheline Westfall, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Kay Johnson, Radford University and Molly Royse, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Thursday, June 7, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Hands-on with Drupal: Making a Licensing Database

Drupal is a flexible content management system that allows for easy organization and quick remixing of information that static web pages cannot provide – all without requiring any knowledge of code to get results!  This session will simplify Drupal and get you started with confidence by both explaining jargon and leading you through the development and creation of a website to manage and track database licenses.  This is a hands-on workshop, and participants should bring a laptop to follow along and build their own Drupal site.  By the end of the session, beginning Drupal users will be able to put together a simple site by using fundamental functionality such as content type creation, views and permissions.  The creation of a license tracking database will also highlight ways to share and manage licenses online.

Amanda Yesilbas, Florida Center for Library Automation


Thursday, June 7, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

E-book Cataloging Workshop: Hands-on Training Using RDA and the Separate Record Approach

This hands-on workshop will introduce beginning and seasoned catalogers to the creation of original MARC records for e-books using the RDA and the AACR2 content standards.  Introduction to guidelines and plenty of practical exercises will also be provided.

Marielle Veve and Wanda Rosinski, University of Tennessee, Knoxville


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