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Registration Open for “Introduction to Scholarly Metrics” (Jan. 20) and “Media Literacy for Librarians” (Jan. 21) Amigos Online Classes

(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Join Amigos Library Services for these two upcoming online classes.

“Introduction to Scholarly Metrics” – Wednesday, January 20, 1:00 pm – 3:00 PM CDT

This course will provide an introductory overview of tried-and-true bibliometric indicators, including citation-based metrics such as Journal Impact Factor and h-Index. We will also cover the web-based metrics known as alternative or altmetrics. Scholarly metrics is a rapidly evolving field, so we will also identify some newer bibliometrics and altmetrics tools. More information and registration details are available here.

“Media Literacy for Librarians” – Thursday, January 21, 2:00 pm – 4:00 PM CDT

Libraries are at the center of information literacy. Though frequently used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between media literacy and information literacy. Media literacy focuses on analyzing media content and the effect of media on society, while information literacy is the ability to identify, find, evaluate, and use information effectively. In this course, designed for librarians and staff, you will learn how to interpret media messages and their effect on individuals and society by applying media literacy theory and practices. You will also learn how to pass this knowledge on to your patrons and colleagues to help them better evaluate media. More information and registration details are available here.

To view the entire Amigos Library Services training schedule, please go here.

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