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LAC Group librarians share knowledge and expertise

Presentations and webinars in April and May

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LAC Group employees will be participating in a series of educational events in April and May of 2018, sharing their knowledge on a variety of topics:

  • Making data machine-readable
  • Using social media to maximize a job search
  • Advanced Google searching
  • Federal information mandates and how agency libraries supports researchers

The first event listed is open to the public; the remainder have specific audience requirements.

Making data machine-readable (open to the public)

Presented by Erin Antognoli, webinar coordinator
April 24, 2018 online webinar

USDAThe National Agricultural Library’s Ag Data Commons sponsors a monthly webinar series with the next session—”Making Data Machine-Readable”—on April 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm EDT.

According to webinar coordinator and LAC Group employee Erin Antognoli:

“Anyone is welcome to join the webinar. We will provide an overview of what machine-readable data is (and is not), and while we will briefly review a variety of data types, this webinar will focus on tabular data.”

Learn more and register for the webinar here.

The Ag Data Commons is the catalog for research data funded by USDA REE—Research, Education, and Economics. Webinars cover a variety of topics relevant to ag research data. Introductory webinars teach researchers to use the Ag Data Commons interface. Other webinars feature topics related to digital data curation and preservation.

For a schedule of upcoming webinars and how-to-join instructions, visit Note each webinar will have a different join code.

Erin Antognoli is an LAC Group metadata librarian on assignment at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Library, Knowledge Services Division.

Using social media to maximize your job search (for event association members)

Presented by Nathan Rosen for New York University Alumni Association
April 25, 2018 at Wasserman Center for Career Development in New York City

LAC Group employee Nathan Rosen is presenting a four-step program to use online social media to improve a job search, maximize online profiles to capture the attention of your target audience and distinguishing yourself as a candidate through superior knowledge of prospective employers. Participants will learn how to assess their current social media profile and take control of what people see.  Additionally, attendees will walk through the steps to developing a powerful online social media presence, improving their networking opportunities, increasing the likelihood of finding a job, and enhancing their ability to prepare for an interview.

Nathan Rosen is on assignment as Manager of Research & Knowledge Services at Herrick.

For more information, view the event on the NYU alumni website.

Advanced Google Searching (part of Advanced Legal Research course for law students)

Presented by Nathan Rosen for JD students at Seton Hall Law School
April 26, 2018 at Seton Hall Law School in Newark NJ

LAC Group employee Nathan Rosen teaches a class in Advance Google Searching as part of a JD degree program instructing students on the key questions they should ask about every Internet page, how to use Google basic and advance search pages, how to manipulate settings to change search results, image and reverse image searching, copyright considerations, Google Alerts and alternatives, searching for web pages that no longer exist and keeping up with web pages that are changing.

Nathan Rosen is on assignment as Manager of Research & Knowledge Services at Herrick law firm.

Digital scholarship in a federal research library (open to event association members)

 Presented by Jennifer Fagan-Fry for Maryland/Delaware Library Associations’ Joint Conference
May 2-4, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge MD

MLALAC Group employee Jennifer Fagan-Fry will be delivering a presentation on digital scholarship services at the MLA / DLA Joint Library Conference, co-presenting with Ingrid Hsieh-Yee from the Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University of America. Their session, Trends, Design & Strategies for Digital Scholarship Services, takes place on Thursday, May 3 and will focus on what digital scholarship is, what new service opportunities digital scholarship presents, what innovative services have been offered, and how to implement new services.

In the context of a federal research library, Jennifer will discuss federal mandates for publications and data and how the library supports researchers through the entire research cycle, including a bibliometrics program and author services. Attendees will learn various aspects of digital scholarship and trends in support services while earning continuing education credit.

Jennifer Fagan-Fry is on assignment as Institutional Repository Manager at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.