Errors and mistakes happen but are not the end of the world. Often, gift officers view researchers as data geeks. And, that’s OK, too! In their recent webinar, “Did I Do That?,” board member Beth Havens and former board president Regina Alhassan teamed up to explore owning your space as the team's data ambassador and how to turn common missteps into opportunities to improve systems and relationships.
Infused with American pop-culture, the 60-minute webinar had over 50 participants with members actively engaged, asking questions and sharing comments. Top tips include editing each other's work; letting it rest – review work with fresh eyes after 30 minutes or the next day; taking a walk to clear your mind; and using a formal request system which offers a menu of 3-5 research products. Kudos to Beth and Regina for representing our chapter in Apra’s annual Chapters Share The Knowledge Week.
“Did I Do That?” and other CSTK webinars will be available on Apra’s online store soon. Webinars are $49 for members, $79 for non-members.