2011 courses for MIM

Course Description
There are a number of training courses devoted to data management and access. However most seem to be geared toward the scientist. As libraries become partners in the curation and archiving of research data, existing skill sets must be expanded and new expertise developed. This course will introduce information professionals to the history of scientific data and the e-science lifecycle. Practical experience in digitization of a document with inclusion of data link will be accomplished.

Purpose of this course is to introduce students to various tools and techniques for dealing with damage caused to library resources from accidents caused due to natural disasters or human error.

Course Description
The need for effective outreach is greater than ever given the present day competition for economic resources. This will be a highly practical course which looks at the techniques and technologies that libraries and information managers can use to develop and implement communications, marketing programs and create a solid baseline for measuring outreach strategies.

Topics Covered:
• Communicating with Management
- Emphasis on local standards, policies, protocol
- Draft convincing advocacy document for MIM program
• Communicating with the Public
- Implementation of a web and social media presence-class creation of an outreach video, individual creation of a blog or facebook page
• Public Speaking and Presentation Techniques in general
- Individual Creation of powerpoint or poster presentation on local topic
• Outreach
- Development of partnerships, collaborations, networks
- Planning outreach events, communication resources, training skills for colleagues
- Interview techniques

Learning Outcomes
• Improved skills in using new technologies to communicate science and marine information
• Advanced oral and written presentation skills
• Improved collaboration skills within the organization and amongst marine professionals nationally and internationally
• Increased knowledge of resources available – forms, permissions, copyright, Rights management, protocols and policies.


Linda Pikula

Pauline Simpson

Roger Longhorn


Course Dates

7 - 11 November, 2011, Oostende, Belgium