Monday, December 21, 2009

January 2010 Webinars - Part 1

The monthly list of live webinars. (It's like waiting at your door for the postman to deliver your favorite magazine!) .

Check back after the holidays. Some providers haven't listed their January offerings yet. I will have an update the first week of January.

Bite-Sized Marketing: Realistic Solutions for Overworked Librarians (SirsiDynix)

January 11, 1:00pm EST.

Librarians are increasingly under pressure to step up their marketing efforts but where to begin when there's no plan, no time, no staff and no money? Is it possible to create a marketing plan when your organization has an outdated or nonexistent strategic plan? You betcha! There are many news tools available for marketing. Create effective strategies and avoid the "Shiny Object Syndrome" by learning how to determine which web 2.0 tools are best for your library. Join Nancy Dowd as she shares tips on working with the new marketing mix to find the right combination for your library. She will discuss the newest trends in marketing including mobile marketing, word of mouth marketing strategies, Twitter, Facebook, blogging and Podcasting.

Developing the Kept-On Workforce: A Critical Talent Strategy
(Training Magazine)

January 12, 1:00pm EST.

Kept-on workers know they're talented and they know they're the future of the organization. Yet those valuable employees are ready to move on from an organization in transition unless they have good reasons to stay. They understand the reality of the contemporary employee-employer relationship, yet they're eager to sharpen their skills and hone their resumes to retool their careers. The kept-on workforce expects satisfying work, exciting growth, development opportunities, and on-going dialogue about their careers and contributions. Yet in trying times, few managers and leaders are focused on the valuable work of people development.

21st Century Reference Collections (Booklist)

January 12, 4:00pm EST.

Reference collections are changing, driven by technology and new patterns of use. Join Booklist’s Mary Ellen Quinn, editor of Reference Books Bulletin, and a group of library and publishing experts as they talk about how the traditional reference collection is being transformed. Panelists include David A. Tyckoson, Associate Dean, California State University Henry Madden Library; and representatives from Encyclopaedia Britannica, M. E. Sharpe, World Book, and ABC-CLIO.

WorldCat Holdings: Why They Matter and The Tools To Maintain Them (OCLC)

January 12, 4:00pm EST.

This course reviews benefits for libraries of accurate WorldCat holdings, and provides information on the available methods for maintaining holdings. After completing this web-based training, managers of cataloging and technical services functions will be prepared to select and implement the holdings maintenance methods that are most appropriate for their library.

The Power of Social Network Sites for People with Disabilities (ADA Online)

January 13, 2:00pm EST.

The explosion of the use of Internet-based social networking sites and social media to communicate and connect with friends, work colleagues, potential job applicants and customers has been particularly beneficial to businesses and people with disabilities who may not have had the opportunity to connect so freely through more traditional or in-person means. This session will examine what social networking is all about and how it can be leveraged successfully to enhance communication and to break down barriers to full participation by everyone in the digital age.

Webinars for the Large Enterprise (Adobe)

January 14, 1:00pm EST.

Join Ken Molay, president of Webinar Success, in a discussion of webinars and web conferencing as an enterprise-wide business asset. Your large enterprise has requirements and opportunities that are fundamentally different from the needs of small businesses and individuals. Find out how to plan for enterprise use of web conferencing technology and learn how to maximize the benefit of using web conferencing throughout your entire organization. Too often, webinars are viewed as departmental tools, purchased and managed in piecemeal fashion by different groups in your company. This can lessen the value and cost benefits you can gain by centralizing control of a single solution for all employees. Learn:
  • Ways to leverage technology for different business applications
  • What licensing models are common and how they can affect ongoing operating costs
  • Options for integrating with third-party tools and other enterprise applications
You will have the opportunity to ask questions related to your own company's concerns and priorities. The content is valuable for enterprise managers, executives, and strategists involved in information technology, training, communications, marketing, sales, or operations.

Classrooms without Walls: Using Social Media in Training (Training Magazine)

January 14, 1:00pm EST.

The advent of Web 2.0 has brought us a dazzling array of free, easy-to-use social networking technologies. These can help trainers stay connected with our learners, facilitate the growth of learning communities, and help us get into the spaces between formal training events where REAL learning often occurs. This session provides an overview of several popular social networking sites (including Facebook and Twitter) with ideas for ways of using each
to support learning.

New Copyright Tools and Best Practices: Copyright Law Update 2010 (Infopeople)

January 14, 3:00pm EST.

Put this webinar on your schedule if you want to:

  • Get updates on new copyright tools and best practices that can be helpful for libraries;
  • Learn the latest developments in copyright laws and cases, including the latest in the Google Book Search case, e-reserve and coursepack lawsuits.
  • Learn about a simple procedure to file with the Copyright Office to minimize liability for user-supplied-content.
This webinar will be of interest to library staff who confront copyright issues in designing web pages, making digital copies for interlibrary loan and e-reserves, and will help those who fear receiving copyright infringement notices.

From Recovery to Prosperity: The Power of Vision and Leadership (Webex)

January 19, 12 noon, EST.

Vision always comes back to leadership. That's because leadership is about going somewhere. People look to their leaders for vision and direction.

This webinar is designed specifically for existing and aspiring executive leaders, you'll learn that creating a clear and inspiring vision is not an activity that can be checked off a list. It's one of the most critical ongoing roles of a successful leader. It means the difference between high and average performance, whether it's an entire organization, a department, or a team.

Ken Blanchard has spent more than 30 years helping leaders and organizations become and stay great. With Ken's guidance, you'll learn that today's leaders need to provide their people with:

  • A compelling vision that starts everything in the right direction.
  • A picture of the future that people can actually see.
  • Clear values that define the way employees act on a day-to-day basis while doing their work.
Ken will also show you that great leadership starts with looking at yourself and sharing who you are and what you stand for. In the second half of this presentation, you'll learn why it is important to identify your beliefs about leadership and how these beliefs will impact your work relationships with the people who report to you. Ken will show you how to:
  • Identify the influencers in your life
  • Claim the core values that guide your behavior as a leader
  • Surface your beliefs about leading and motivating people
Don't miss this opportunity to explore and strengthen your leadership abilities with one of the foremost experts in the world. Whether you lead a team, a department, or an entire division, you will walk away from this event inspired, motivated, and ready to lead your group forward in the coming year.

Cloud Security and Privacy (O'Reilly)

January 20, 11:30am EST.

Thiis 75–minute webcast will discuss current issues in cloud computing with regard to security and privacy. The presenters are the three coauthors of a recently published O'Reilly book, "Cloud Security and Privacy." In this webcast, they will discuss cloud issues with infrastructure and data security, identity management, security management, privacy considerations, audit and compliance, security–as–a–service (cloud–based security solutions), and the impact of cloud computing on traditional enterprise IT. The authors will present for 60 minutes, and then 15 minutes is reserved for Q&A. The authors will also be answering questions live online during the webcast.

Cloud Security: Dive Deep (O'Reilly)

January 20, 1:00pm EST.

In this 90 minute webcast, the three coauthors of "Cloud Security and Privacy" (recently published by O'Reilly) will take a deep dive into cloud security issues and focus on three specific aspects: (1) data security; (2) identity management in the cloud, and; (3) governance in the cloud (in the context of managing a cloud service provider with respect to security obligations). Each of these three topics will be covered in a 30 minute segment that will include a presentation and Q&A with the audience. Join us for this in–depth look at three of the most discussed security topics related to cloud computing.

From Chalkboard to Keyboard: Creating Collaborative Learning Experiences Online (Adobe)

January 21, 1:00pm EST.

Many organizations are turning to web-conference training delivery to reduce the costs associated with travel and time away from work. But with virtual training, knowledge transfer begins with collaborative sessions built around solid learning design principles. Join us for this Training Industry Webinar, held on the Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional platform, to learn how to repurpose traditional classroom activities like lectures, peer-to-peer discussions, role playing, and other activity-based learning methods for web delivery. Cynthia Clay, president of NetSpeed Learning Solutions, will help you incorporate chat, polling, white-boarding and icons into your training to create interactive and engaging online sessions.

In just one-hour, you will discover how to:

  • Lead virtual classrooms that come alive with peer-to-peer learning.
  • Use web conference interaction tools creatively to drive learning transfer.
  • Repurpose traditional classroom exercises to engage learners in a virtual classroom.
  • Synchronous online learning that engages people and ignites performance.
  • Encourage eager participation by learners motivated to share their experiences.
  • Leverage interactive exercises that stops multi-tasking and keeps people focused on content.

Using Information & Communications Technology to Create a Sustainable Business (O'Reilly)

January 21, 1:00pm EST.

Sustainability is not a catch phrase or a flash-in-the pan endeavor; it is a guiding principle that drives a business. It ensures that an organization is able to sustain long-term economic opportunities, competitive differentiation, and market relevance, which positively impacts all constituents. And the most sustainable businesses are those that are able to effectively tie their information and communications infrastructure to support their business objectives. Attend this webcast for tips on how to leverage ICT to create sustainable success.

Creating Sticky Lesson Pages (Elluminate)

January 26, 12 noon EST.

Submit your micro-lesson pages to check if they meet the "emotional impact test" and "vividness test." Learn to avoid boring lessons and engage learners. Submit your mini-projects for group brainstorming and critique.

Discover and apply these ideas.

  • Learn to apply the "Relate-Interpret-Apply" technique
  • Keeping conversations with learners
  • Let the brain "fill the blanks"
  • Simplify
  • Minimalist approach
  • Ask others to critique your scenarios
  • Join the group four weeks before the webinar and download "3Minute Ideas on Sticky Pages"

  • Q&A: Ask the Experts about Large Virtual Events (Webex)
    January 26, 12 noon EST.


    Q&A: Ask the Experts about Large Virtual Events (Webex)
    January 26, 4:00pm EST.

    Are you thinking about extending your traditional face-to-face events to online attendees in your enterprise? Learn best practices from the best in the business!

    • Extend your reach to remote attendees without additional travel cost.
    • Extend convenience for a wider choice of keynote speakers and experts.
    • Extend collaboration to include video, live, and recorded content, as well as online discussion.
    • Extend your budget to do more with less.

    Join us for a lively 30-minute conversation with a Cisco WebEx Advanced Services expert. Get “make it or break it” tips for successful company meetings, sales meetings, product launches, and user conferences.

    E-Learning Is Not What You Think It Is (Training Magazine)

    January 26, 1:00pm EST.

    Some think eLearning is Powerpoint slides with voice over. Others favor podcasts. And still others program scenarios or blends. What is the current state of practice? Where do professionals aspire to take their efforts? There are some surprises in the results of this study, as stated in the title.

    Speaker: Allison Rossett, Professor Emerita of Educational Technology, San Diego State University

    The Future of Libraries, Books, and Reading (OPAL)

    January 26, 2:00pm EST.

    The shared futures of libraries, books, and reading seem very hazy at present. Join us for a monthly, lively, informal discussion of new developments, challenges, and opportunities. It'll be a roundtable, so everyone is welcome to chime in.

    The Science of Social Media Marketing (O'Reilly)

    January 28, 1:00pm EST.

    More and more people are using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook to talk about companies and products with their friends and colleagues. Learn what drives people to share information and opinions online and learn scientifically proven best practices for spreading your content virally through social media. You'll have plenty of time for Q&A with Dan Zarrella, social media and viral marketing scientist and author of "The Social Media Marketing Book."

    Libraries and Workforce Recovery (WebJunction)

    January 28, 2:00pm EST.

    The data show that people turn to libraries in tough times. As part of Project Compass, a grant-funded initiative by WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina, research has been conducted to assess the type and extent of current patron needs from libraries and the response to those needs by state and local public libraries. Join us for an overview of this initial research, and to be introduced to the project and to a new section on WebJunction for Workforce Resources designed to collect library-specific resources and responses to these tough times.
    You'll hear about strategies for triaging social services and how to analyze your library's services in relation to existing community social services. You'll discover new ways to create partnerships with community agencies to leverage workforce development efforts. Finally, you'll get tips on tactics that can be implemented on a shoestring or non-existent budget to respond to patron workforce development needs.


    The events below are for Florida library staff only

    Making the Best of a Shrinking Budget: Creative Practices in a New Economy (College of DuPage)

    January 29, 12 noon EST.

    Costs rise while budgets and our buying power shrink. And if we want to innovate, the incorporation of new formats and technologies taxes our budgets even further. Librarians, traditionally used to budgets with modest or no growth, now face steep cuts.

    In the face of insufficient funding, libraries reduce hours, cut subscriptions, step up their resource sharing efforts, engage in consortial buys, outsource where possible, use staff more creatively, deal more aggressively with vendors, boost fundraising efforts, mount advocacy campaigns, seek open source solutions, seek input from focus groups to prioritize services, and even merge with other libraries.

    State Library of Florida: January Webinars

    • LSTA Grant Workshop Series
    • An Online Conversation with the State Librarian
    • E-Government: DCF and Access Florida
    • Florida Electronic Library (numerous)