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All Cambridge Libraries : Alma Acquisitions Module new Tue 8 Jan 2019   09:30 Finished

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

An introduction to adding holding and item records to existing catalogue records as part of record-sharing in the Alma database. There is an opportunity for hands-on participation. Course leaders: Vanessa Lacey, vl203@cam.ac.uk (Head of English Cataloguing, UL) and Katherine Sendall, ks344@cam.ac.uk (English Cataloguing, Alma trainer)

An introduction to the theory and structure of Library of Congress Subject Headings. There is an opportunity for hands-on participation. Course leaders: Vanessa Lacey, vl203@cam.ac.uk (Head of English Cataloguing) and Fiona Grant, fmg24@cam.ac.uk (Metadata Librarian).

An interactive workshop on the fulfillment module on the ALMA system.

All Staff Briefing new Wed 25 Sep 2019   15:00 Finished

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 September 2019. There will be a presentation on the Cambridge University Libraries’ strategic and financial priorities.

Alma Fulfillment Training new Mon 23 Sep 2019   09:30 Finished

Learn how to use the ALMA fulfilment module – an intensive course for beginners. We will cover:

  • User records
  • Item records
  • CLiPS
  • Issuing
  • Returning
  • Renewals
  • Fines
  • Requests
Annual Leave Briefing - All Staff new Wed 16 Oct 2019   14:30 Finished

The HR team will be holding a number of briefing sessions covering the new E-days system, demonstrating how it works and some of the key principles that sit alongside it, such as flexible working. They will also be an opportunity to take questions.

Booker Briefings for All Staff new Mon 25 Nov 2019   14:00   [More dates...] [Open]

On the 30th September, the University Libraries began using Booker as the new booking system for meeting rooms across the Libraries.

To walk staff through the new system and to answer any questions, Rob Smith from UIS will be hosting a Booker Briefing for All Staff on Monday 25th November at 2pm - 4pm in the Milstein Room, and Thursday 5th December at 10am - 12pm.

These sessions are drop ins, so please pop along between these times as most suitable for you!

Both Briefings will be the same and are open drop in events.

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Thu 5 Dec 2019 10:00 [Open]

This session is designed to provide library staff with hints and tips on academic publishing pathways from an experienced journal editor.

The session will look at what happens during the publishing process as well as how to best navigate the world of academic publishing.

It would be of use to those librarians supporting researchers with publications and those looking to publish their own work.

A drop-in session for Cambridge University Staff who are interested to learn more about management, team leading and other apprenticeships.

This short session will provide an understanding of the principles, tools and techniques involved in Process Analysis with a view to improving business process effectiveness and efficiency. Delegates will have the opportunity to practice using the techniques that they learn via exercises designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking.

The course refers to the methodology used in conjunction with Triaster process mapping software available to users across the University of Cambridge.

A team building workshop designed to identify and maximise the skills needed for your role.

Briefing on the security of the CUL collections

One day workshop for CUL Managers

Induction workshop for Engineering Library staff on affiliating with Cambridge University Library.

Bespoke session for Finance team to assist in setting their vision and challenge statements

There will always be too much to do within the time available! We cannot manage time, but we can manage ourselves and our workload within the time we do have. The trick is to get better at your time management!

Most managers would like to organise themselves more effectively whilst helping their team to develop and achieve more. This, in turn, can help to reduce stress levels and enhance the feeling of wellbeing.

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Cambridge University Libraries Staff : GDPR update Tue 22 Oct 2019   14:00 Finished

Led by : James Knapton

In this session the University’s Information Compliance Officer will give a short presentation on the core provisions of data protection legislation and how these have been operating in practice since the changes introduced in May 2018. He will talk about some of the main challenges of the new legal and regulatory landscape and how they impact on various University activities, including academic research, HR and events marketing. There will be plenty of opportunity for questions.

A whistle-stop tour of the University’s governance arrangements: topics covered include the roles of the Regent House, the Council and the General Board, and the approval process for making major policy changes.

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

One day workshop for CUL Managers

L&D will contact workshop attendees approximately 3 months after the training with some basic questions to see how effective found the training and how training learnt from has been applied into work practice.

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.

If you would like to book onto this event, please book on to the Equality and Diversity page via this link https://www.equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/events/understanding-implicit-bias

L&D will contact workshop attendees approximately 3 months after the training with some basic questions to see how effective found the training and how training learnt from has been applied into work practice.

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

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Tue 26 Nov 2019 14:00 [Places]
Mon 9 Dec 2019 14:30 [Places]
Thu 19 Dec 2019 14:00 [Places]

An interactive workshop, focusing on providing service for both internal (colleagues) and external (readers) customers.

The course is designed to give participants an overview of Lean six sigma thinking as applied within Higher Education, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to improve business processes.

Managers Briefings: Return to Work Discussions

This session is designed give managers a brief overview of how to effectively conduct a Return to Work (RTW) discussion following the HR for Managers workshop. The session will cover the newly introduced RTW discussion template, and will also allow an opportunity for questions.

Many managers attempt to ‘project manage’ their way through change, deal with uncertainty when it happens or try and ignore it altogether. Such managers then seem surprised by the backlash and resistance they get from their staff! Most managers would like change to be easier and less time consuming. Most managers would like to plan effectively even in times of uncertainty.

This workshop will give you a range of practical and thought-provoking tools, tips and techniques to help you lead and facilitate changes more effectively

This workshop is aimed at budget managers and is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • Define “budgets” and why we set them
  • Setting and monitoring budgets
  • Explain budgeting in the University including sources of income
  • Analyse a budget report and understand variances

Led by Simon Halliday, Facilities Management Supervisor, colleagues will learn important health and safety regarding manual handling. Register your interest for this training and Simon Halliday will be in contact regarding times and dates suitable for training.

Intensive Higher Education mental health awareness and skills course

A session focusing on the procedures for dealing with mould and insect identification.

Briefing for all new CUL Managers to understand the range of HR policies

Outline Programme

13.30 Refreshments

14.00 Getting started

14.15 Brief introduction – Marjolein Allen

14.25 Why the change?/ Linking to roadmap/ CUL strategy – Rose Giles

14.35 Hopes & concerns – pairs exercise Also - What is working well? / needs to change?

15.00 Excellent Reader Service – Pairs/groups exercise

15.30 Refreshments

15.50 Feedback – excellent reader service

16.00 Making it happen? What do we need to start, stop & continue doing?

17.00 Way forward/close

17.15 Finish

The programme is designed to be flexible and to respond to emerging issues.

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.

This session is designed give all staff a brief overview of Return to Work (RTW) discussions and paperwork. The session will cover the newly introduced RTW discussion template, and will also allow an opportunity for questions.

Many managers attempt to ‘project manage’ their way through change, deal with uncertainty when it happens or try and ignore it altogether. Such managers then seem surprised by the backlash and resistance they get from their staff! Most managers would like change to be easier and less time consuming. Most managers would like to plan effectively even in times of uncertainty.

This workshop will give you a range of practical and thought-provoking tools, tips and techniques to help you lead and facilitate changes more effectively

A Facilitate Event focusing on the new strategy for Cambridge University Libraries

Cambridge University Libraries Staff : SRD Review new Tue 27 Feb 2018   14:00 Finished

A facilitated workshop, to review the Cambridge University Library Staff Review and Development (SRD) Processes.

An overview of the changes to the Cambridge University Libraries Staff Review and Development Process

A briefing session on the Cambridge University Libraries Staff Review and Development Process

One to one and staff review and development (SRD) meetings are a crucial aspect of the organisations approach to performance management and key to the way in which we manage our people.

This workshop is aimed at the skills needed to facilitate great meetings, but more importantly, explains the positive benefits in behaviour and motivation that can be achieved through these discussions.

It can however be daunting and the course is intended to help you understand the context of SRD and build confidence in managing the process.

SRD is fundamentally a positive relationship building event between the manager and staff member. The skills and techniques that make this possible will be reviewed during this course.

Outline Content:

• Understanding SRD and its role in performance management • Linking to your one to ones • Setting good SMART objectives • Understanding the system in the University • Structuring the SRD • What makes a successful meeting? • Giving feedback & discussing performance • Dealing with challenges and unwilling people • Closing the SRD on a high • Personal actions

An interactive workshop covering the basics of project management.

A drop-in session for Cambridge University Staff who are interested to learn more about management, team leading and other apprenticeships.

Reality Alert for Managers…

There will always be too much to do within the time available! We cannot manage time, but we can manage ourselves and our workload within the time we do have. The trick is to get better at your P.I.E. management!

Most managers would like to organise themselves more effectively whilst helping their team to develop and achieve more. This, in turn, can help to reduce stress levels and enhance the feeling of wellbeing.

This course is designed to help give you confidence when managing people through difficult situations, to hone your skills further and highlight any areas that may require further development.

Outline:

Difficult? - Understanding difficulty - What can cause difficult behaviour/performance issues? - Developing empathy/Stepping back - Personality Style: Difficult or just Different? - Difficult situations: examples

Feedback - Purpose and Pitfalls - The four feedback factors - Giving feedback effectively

Behaviour/Performance Management - Managing difficult behaviours: Foundations - The One-to-One: The CHANGE model - Approaches to difficult people and situations - Handling defensiveness - Know when to involve HR

Action Planning.

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.

Office of Scholarly Communication away day, including LEAN training with Linda Spinks and a presentation by Dr Owen Roberson and Emma Bonsall from the Research Information Office.

Cataloguing Training : How to Use MARC21 new Tue 17 Sep 2019   09:15 Finished

MARC21 is the international format used to code information in catalogue records. During this intensive course for beginners we will cover the basic MARC21 terminology and the most frequently used MARC fields. There will be plenty of practical exercises and time for questions

Course leader: Vanessa Lacey and others

EDI Forum Launch new Wed 13 Nov 2019   12:30 Finished

Our commitment to EDI is explicitly stated in our Strategic Plan under Theme 5 (‘Strong foundations for the future’). We say there that we will: ‘Work towards a more flexible, diverse and inclusive working environment and foster a research and learning culture that looks outward, compares and shares ideas and encourages innovation to achieve our aims.’

Over the past year, we have been doing quite a bit of thinking about how we ensure that our approach to EDI is, literally, inclusive. As a first step, we are launching an EDI Forum which, as a Non-School Institution Equality and Diversity Champion, Kirsty Allen will chair and Natalie Deighton will co-ordinate.

Leadership Network - Launch Session new Thu 21 Nov 2019   14:00   [More dates...] [Full]

Network Launch Session

Jess Gardner will launch the new Leadership Network at the two following sessions. The launch has been split between the two dates to accommodate the need for cover in Libraries and Departments. Therefore you only need to sign up for one launch session. The new network will be launched at two sessions. The launch has been split between the two dates to accommodate the need for cover in Libraries and Departments. Therefore you only need to sign up for one launch session. However, if possible can you hold both slots in your diary in case we need to balance the numbers between the two dates.

21 November 14:00 – 16:00 – Milstein Room

26 November 09:30-11:30 – Milstein Room (please note this is in place of the scheduled SMG meeting)

The programme detail for the session will follow.

Network Goals:

1. To create structured opportunities to improve communication across our teams.

2. To help build a community of practice, sharing ideas and experience, round leadership and management for the University Libraries beyond the more formal structures of the Senior Management Group and Leadership Team.

3. To create a forum for dedicated training and development for us all, relevant to our roles as managers and leaders

Any enquiries to sw761@cam.ac.uk

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Tue 26 Nov 2019 09:30 [Full]
Librarian's Tea new Fri 12 Jul 2019   15:00 Finished

In the Summer Term, Jess would like to invite colleagues to come and join her for an informal chat in small groups over a cup of tea. Jess paused these popular sessions due to the pressure of work in the Michaelmas Term, but would like to start them up again in the Easter Term and Summer.

These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to get to know each other better and to talk with Jess about any issues that are affecting you.

Bookings for each session will close as soon as ten people have signed up, so first come, first served! This session will take place at the Pendlebury Music Library, 11 West Road.

Event will start at 3 pm.

Cambridge University Libraries has a new Digital Preservation Policy that has been developed over the past two years as part of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project.

Come along to hear how this policy has been developed, what the policy covers, and what this means for you and your work.

Staff Survey Focus Groups new Tue 10 Sep 2019   14:00 Finished

I am writing to invite you to attend one of a number of Focus Groups, where you will be asked to give feedback on questions relating to some of the outcomes of the staff survey. The session will last around 90 minutes. The aim will be to hear from everyone in the group and to seek different opinions and ideas, including:

 Your views about the staff survey;

 Your thoughts about improvements we can make related to the subject areas outlined below.

 Any additional comments you would like to make

There are a number of conversations taking place to address the outcomes of the staff survey at both the University and Institution level. We are keen to hear from staff across all our Faculty and Departmental libraries, and from departments within the University Library building. The Focus Groups will look at the following topic area:

Focus Group 4: Tuesday 10 September 14.00 - 15.30, Clinical School, Seminar Room 6

Objective: To explore improvements required in:

Equality & diversity Career development and promotion processes Internal communications and staff engagement The focus will be on what needs to happen. Survey comments- Survey comment- Career development/promotion processes are fair Survey comment- Able to contribute my views before changes are made Survey comment- Individual differences are valued

If you have any questions please contact Amy Glover on ullandd@lib.cam.ac.uk

For World Digital Preservation Day, come and celebrate the thinking and work required for the long-term preservation of our collections.

Hear about the challenges of audiovisual content (including both digital and analogue), in relation to Cambridge University Libraries audiovisual collections. Find out about why there is a ‘deadline’ for audiovisual content, and what might be done about it.

Learn about why we're at a crossroads in regard to digital preservation and where we might go from here.

Two short talks by Somaya Langley and Dave Gerrard of the Polonsky-funded Digital Preservation at Oxford and Cambridge (DPOC) project. Plus an opportunity for Q&A and discussion of audiovisual and digital preservation challenges.

Web Archiving : An Introduction new Tue 15 Jan 2019   13:30 Finished

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.

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