Friday, October 30, 2009

Millennials in the Library

Source: State Library of Florida

Note: For Florida Library staff only

Friday, November 13, 12noon - 1:30pm EST.

Millennials in the Library: College of DuPage Teleconference

The Millennial Generation, Generation Y, Echo Boomers, Digital Natives, and the Trophy Generation are all terms used to describe people born in the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. They have been shaped by a heady mix of culture, politics, and technology. "Millennials" have had an unprecedented exposure to mass media, pop culture, instant communication, and cultural freedom woven together by a complex technological net. It is daunting to try to classify a group of over 70 million people easily.

This teleconference will seek to add nuance to these classifications to help us understand them more fully and answer the questions: Who are Millennials? How can our libraries better serve them as patrons, students, and staff?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

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E-Government in Public Libraries: Legal Concerns

Source: State Library and Archives of Florida

Note: For Florida library staff only


Thursday, November 12, 2pm-3pm EST.

E-Government in Public Libraries: Legal Concerns

Providing E-government services is not an option for Florida public libraries. Libraries must tailor services and programs that are appropriate for the community and available resources. This session will explore the legal implications for policy development.

Join Mary Minow, attorney, consultant, former librarian, and library trustee for this free webinar.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The High Cost of Doing Nothing

Source: Webex

Tuesday, November 10, 12 noon EST.

The High Cost of Doing Nothing: Quantifying the Impact of Leadership on the Bottom Line

Most executives instinctively know that strong leadership is essential for overall organizational success. However, in most organizations, there is a lack of urgency to improve leadership skills driven by a belief that an organization's current leadership capacity--and subsequent performance--is good enough.

But is it?

Analysis by The Ken Blanchard Companies shows that the average organization is forfeiting over $1 million per year in untapped potential because of less-than-optimal leadership practices.

In this webinar, Kathy Cuff and David Witt of The Ken Blanchard Companies will explore the impact that leadership has on employee productivity, employee turnover, and customer satisfaction. By looking at the effect that leadership has in each of these three areas, you'll learn:

  • Where performance gaps occur in most organizations

  • What those gaps cost your organization in bottom line performance

  • How to close those gaps with better leadership practices

Don't miss this opportunity to identify, quantify, and improve the leadership practices in your organization.

Monday, October 26, 2009

E-Resources Licensing

This archived webinar is provided by NISO.

E-Resources Licensing: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Part I
Part II

About the Webinar:

Not every librarian is a lawyer, but many have to have an in-depth understanding of legal issues to succeed in their jobs. Licensing, contract and copyright law all have significant impacts on our community. This seminar will provide an overview of the parts of copyright law with which librarians have historically been concerned and how the introduction of license agreements moved the library/publisher relationship more deeply into the realm of contract law.

Participants will learn about basic legal terminology common to most licenses and about some distinctions and exceptions directly tied to the licensing of content.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Romance Fiction

Source: Booklist


Thursday, November 12, 3pm-4pm EST.

Sweet Talk: Romance Fiction in the Library

Romance is hot . . . in the library, that is. Join Donna Seaman, Booklist's romance fiction editor, and a panel of librarians, authors, and publishers to discuss the state of the genre—in public libraries and in the marketplace.

Panelists include:

  • John Charles, Scottsdale (AZ) Public Library
  • Shelley Mosley, Glendale (AZ) Community College
  • Madeline Hunter, best-selling author
  • Kayleigh George, HarperCollins Publishers
  • Cheryl Herman, Books on Tape and Listening Library.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mobile Tech for Outreach and Education

This archived webinar is provided by TechSoup.


You keep hearing how mobile phones are a great way to reach a large audience of people, but how can your nonprofit or library use this technology, and where do you start? In this webinar Kami Griffiths will interview Adam Shyevitch, Teen Initiative Director at Boston After School & Beyond, who will share information about how their organization is using mobile technology for their outreach efforts. We will also hear from Michael Sabat, of Mobile Commons, a company that develops web-based applications to launch interactive mobile campaigns including text messaging, voice calls, and web-based components.

Learn from their experiences, ask questions, and leave with some ideas for how your nonprofit or library can utilize mobile technologies for outreach and education. This webinar is for people who are beginning to explore using mobile technology and have questions on how to get started.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

WebJunction's November Webinars

Source: WebJunction


Tuesday, November 10, 2pm-3pm EST.

Reaching Spanish-speaking Agricultural Communities

Spanish-speakers working in agriculture communities are looking to their libraries and other community technology centers for public access to computers. But like the recent Latinos and Library Perceptions Report confirms, there's more to be done to reach out to these communities.

Join special guests, Patricia Rempel, PhD, Reference and Collections Librarian at Coutts Education Library, University of Alberta and José Garcia, Teen and Reference Services Librarian, King County Library System and NW REFORMA Past President, for this free webinar.

They will share insights from research on perceived usages of community public access computers by Spanish-speakers in rural Washington gathered through interviews with information professionals. The presentation will include real life examples of library usage in these communities as well as the direct results of the outreach efforts of the libraries studied.


Thursday, November 19, 1pm-2:30pm EST.

Using Social Media to Make the Case for Supporting Library Services

Join us and learn how non-profits such as libraries can use social websites to put access to information and libraries on the agenda of community leaders, elected officials, and local and national agencies. The content of this WebJunction and REFORMA co-sponsored webinar includes a background on social websites, how to use social websites for advocacy, national and international advocacy efforts by representatives from American Library Association (ALA) and the International Federation of Libraries and Institutions (IFLA), and suggestions on how to advocate for services for Latinos and Spanish speakers.


  • Meredith Farkas, Norwich University
  • Fiona Bradley, ALP
  • Max Macias, Portland Community College
  • Loida Garcia-Febo, Queens Library

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Advocacy and Social Media

Source: ALA's Washington Office

Tuesday, October 27, 4pm-5pm EST.

Libraries, Advocacy and Social Media

Believe it or not, Twitter, Facebook, Linked In and other Web 2.0 applications are becoming more and more effective tools for library advocacy efforts. Join Dr. Curtis Rogers (South Carolina State Library), Kristin Murphy (ALA Washington Office) and Stephanie Vance (Advocacy Guru), for this session on how libraries can use social media techniques to capture the attention of policymakers and the public they represent — from townhall to Washington, DC! If you’re wondering how to use Web 2.0 to get heard on issues that matter to your library, this is the place to be!

Monday, October 19, 2009


Source: OCLC


Friday, October 30, 1:00pm EST.


RDA, Resource Description and Access, is the new cataloging standard that will replace AACR2. RDA offers libraries the potential to change significantly how bibliographic data is created and used. The RDA publication is scheduled for formal release later this year. To help you learn more, OCLC is offering a webinar titled, “RDA and OCLC.”

Choose the date and time that’s most convenient for you and register to attend one of the sessions listed below.

During the no-cost, live webinar you’ll learn about:

  • Ongoing work at OCLC that relates to RDA concepts, including bibliographic relationships, linked data and mappings to and from other data structures
  • OCLC’s involvement in the development and testing of RDA
  • Work being done at OCLC to support implementation of RDA
  • Other resources that will help you prepare for the implementation of RDA

Thursday, October 15, 2009

October's Live Webinars

I'll try to provide more notice for live webinars that are coming soon. So in the interest of time here are just brief listings for the rest of October. -- Brad


Monday, October 19, 9:00am EST.

Provider: Florida Electronic Library

Topic: General and Academic OneFile Searches


Tuesday, October 20, 1:00pm EST.

Provider: ACRL

Topic: H1N1 and the Academic Library Response


Tuesday, October 20, 2pm-3pm EST.

Provider: Library Journal

Topic: Doing More With Less: "Training Up" in Tough Economic Times


Thursday, October 22, 2pm-3pm EST.

Provider: School Library Journal

Topic: Teen Read Week 2009 Book Buzz


Thursday, October 22, 3pm-4pm EST.

Provider: InfoPeople

Topic: Open Source ILS (Koha and Evergreen)

Note: Only California library staff may attend this webinar live. Other library staff may view this webinar anytime after 10/22/09 in the InfoPeople webinar archives.


Friday, October 23, 10:00am EST.

Provider: Florida Electronic Library

Topic: Increasing Usage of FEL Resources


Friday, October 23, 12 noon EST.

Provider: Florida Electronic Library

Topic: FEL's Gale Resources: An Overview


Thursday, October 29, 12 noon EST.

Provider: Library Journal

Topic: Acquiring Scholarly Content: Putting Rankings and Reviews to Work for You


Thursday, October 29, 2pm-3pm EST.

Provider: WebJunction

Topic: Technology Planning with TechAtlas

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Strategies for Open Access



Throwing Open the Doors: Strategies and Implications for Open Access

Friday, October 23, 1:00pm EST.

In the past decade, the proliferation of Web 2.0 tools for sharing and creating knowledge, coupled with the creation of open-access journals, databases, and archives across the web, has begun to redefine the concept of “openness” in higher education.

Advocates of the open-access campaign argue that free, virtual access to scholarly works and research advance scientific discovery and lead to faster knowledge dissemination and richer research collaborations, throwing open the doors that once restricted knowledge sharing and exploration.

Critics of the movement have doubted its economic sustainability and raised concerns about its impact on peer review. Regardless, open access requires a new examination of campus copyright and publishing policy. Join us as we discuss the strategies and definitions behind open access and its implications for campus IT, librarians, administrators, and policy offices.

Speakers: Tracy Mitrano, Cornell University & Heather Joseph, SPARC

Open Access Publishing

Source: OASPA


Definition of "Open Access": Free online access to articles that have traditionally been published in scholarly journals.


Open Access: Live Q&A Session with Five OA Publishers

Tuesday, October 20, 12 noon EST.

Join the Open Access Publishing Community in a free live webinar to discuss the latest developments in Open Access scholarly publishing.

How does Open Access publishing work in practice? Representatives of 5 very different publishers discuss the promise and perils of open access publishing. Following short presentations by each of the panelists, webinar attendees will be able to pose questions live to our panel of Open Access journal publishers.


  • Pierre de Villiers - African Online Scientific Information Systems (AOSIS)
  • Matthew Cockerill - BioMed Central (BMC)
  • David Hoole - Nature Publishing Group (NPG)
  • Mark Patterson - Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Saskia Franken -Utrecht University Library (Igitur)


  • Caroline Sutton, President, Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association
Attendance is free, but advance registration is required as the number of participants is limited. To register your interest and reserve a place, please email with the subject line: OASPA Webinar

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finding (Legally Safe) Music and Video

This archived webinar is provided by InfoPeople.


Finding (Legally Safe) Music and Videos for Presentations, Blogs, and Podcasts

Your library has been creating content for websites and blogs for years, and now it’s moving into adding sounds, songs and video. You know just what type of clip you want, but have an uneasy feeling about its copyright status. Do you have a right to use it? Is there podsafe content you can use?

This webinar will help you analyze the legal rights attached to sounds, songs and video you find online and offline. It will walk you through safer approaches to using audiovisual content you want to use to make your podcasts sing!

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of podsafe music and sounds
  • Identify at least three good sources
  • Be familiar with best practices in evaluating Fair Use when using video and audio
  • Know what to ask for when requesting permission from copyright owners
This webinar will also be of use to reference staff who field questions from the public about copyright issues.

Speaker: Mary Minow

Monday, October 12, 2009

Host your own Mock Newberry Awards

Source: OPAL

Hosting a Mock Newberry @ your Library

Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 pm EST.

Every year you wait anxiously for that magic moment when you hear, "The winner of this year's Newbery Award is…" This year, let the kids at your library decide who they think the winner of the Newbery Award might be! Join librarians Kiera Parrott and Anna McKay as they discuss the details of hosting a mock Newbery program, from how to provide a reading list to leading discussions about the books.

About the ALSC Student Session Series: ALSC invites student members to interact, network, and learn virtually through this free online series of presentations and discussions. Each one hour session gives students the opportunity to discuss hot library topics with ALSC members across the country without having to leave home. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Host: ALSC: Association for Library Service to Children

Location: ALA OPAL 100-Seat Online Room

Friday, October 9, 2009

Stretch Your Large Print Budget

Source: Library Journal

Stretch Your Large Print Budget with Smart Collection Development

Thursday, October 15, 2pm-3pm EST.

Every library has its own philosophy and policies governing collection development and management. One important part of the library’s service to its community is the large print collection which many patrons depend on for both entertainment and information. Recognizing that there is as much art as there is science in the selection process, there are guidelines and best practices that can help maximize the dollars in your large print book budget and promote circulation of these materials. With more baby boomers than ever using public libraries, circulation of large print materials is expected to increase as well.

Webcast panelists from three very different libraries will discuss how they have refined their large print selection and collection management processes to maximize their investment in Large Print. Join us to hear how these professionals’ philosophies on building a robust Large Print Collection helps them meet the needs of their customers, internal and external.

Additionally we’ll explore which authors, series and genre are most in demand by patrons, get tips on supplementing the core Large Print collection, and find out what kind of marketing is being done to draw attention to Large Print collections. Finally, we’ve asked the panelists to pull out their crystal balls and speculate on the state of their Large Print collections in three years – which should lead to a lively question and answer session following the panelists’ presentations!


Lucy Lockley, Collection Development Manager, St. Charles City-County (MO) Library District

Christy Wagner, Outreach Coordinator, Ela Area (IL) Public Library

Lesley Daly, Director, Wichita Falls (TX) Public Library

Moderator: Barbara Hoffert, Reviews Editor, Library Journal

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Using Ning to Connect with Your Community

Source: TechSoup.

Using Ning to Connect with your Community

Thursday, October 15, 2:00pm EST.

The internet is a great tool for communicating and connecting. We now have a variety of ways to do so, but which one is best suited for your needs? Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn? Each serves its purpose and audience, but what if your needs aren't served with these tools? Create your own! Ning is a powerful tool that allows you to not only create a dynamic, easy to update website, but its functionality allows your community to create accounts, share information, connect with you and other people in your community and work collaboratively.

Kami Griffiths will interview Manny Hernandez, author of "Ning For Dummies" who will give an overview of Ning and how it is being used by several organizations. Learn what it takes to get a Ning site set-up and the resources needed to keep it going.

ALCTS Webinars

Source: ALCTS.


How To Present a Webinar

Wednesday, October 21, 3:00pm EST.

Yours, Mine, Ours? Copyright Ownership and Insitutional Repositories

Wednesday, October 28, 2:00pm EST.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

23 Free Webinars for NonProfits in October

Source: ALA Learning Round Table.


Have you noticed how many great free training opportunities the Web offers to nonprofits, these days? Live or recorded, online seminars (webinars) or web-based teleconference calls make it easy and affordable for your staff and volunteers to get in direct contact with expert resources, without anyone needing to take time off work or to travel.

Of course, if you’re like me, you tend to find out about these online events a day after they’ve happened! So… here's a list of webinars I've rounded up for this month, just to help with that whole "planning ahead" thing.

State Librarian - Online Conversation

An Online Conversation with the State Librarian

Tuesday, October 13, 2009. 10-11am, EST.

State Librarian, Judi Ring, will provide an update of the activities of the State Library and Archives of Florida, including the status of statewide projects and an overview of activities, issues, and programs that impact the Florida library community. Join colleagues from around the state for this free webinar and your opportunity to interact live with your State Librarian.

Taking Your Ideas to the Next Level

This archived webinar is provided by Infopeople.


Taking Your Ideas to the Next Level

You have a terrific idea for improving your library's service. You excitedly share this fantastic new idea, only to have your enthusiasm deflated by picky questions, managerial indifference, or passive/aggressive resistance from your colleagues.

No matter how good your ideas are, if you don't present them in a way that can be discussed and understood by the people who can make them happen, they won't be implemented. You'll be left frustrated. And your community will never experience that terrific new service.

This webinar will describe techniques that prepare library staff members at any level to present new ideas effectively. Participants will learn how to:

  • Demonstrate how your idea fits in with other organizational goals and practices;
  • Improve your empathetic skills, "think with someone else's brain," and anticipate how ideas will be received;
  • Identify the people who can assist you in carrying your ideas to reality;
  • Face resistance squarely and overcome objections;
  • Improve presentation skills so that a good idea won't be lost in a substandard delivery.
This webinar will be of interest to any members of the library community who wish to see their ideas move forward. The tips and techniques covered here will also be useful to those who need to coach others in how to present their ideas more effectively.

Speakers: Joan Frye Williams, George Needham

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Best Small Library in America

Source: WebJunction.

Best Small Library in America

Wednesday, October 7, 2-3pm, EST.

Library Journal’s annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. Join a webinar with Nancy Rosenwald, the library director of this year’s winner, the Union County Carnegie Library of South Carolina. The library was recognized for its transformation into an “inclusive, modern, service-oriented, community center.”

Come hear how the strategies and tactics applied over the past three years have brought renewal to library services in this tiny community in spite of its high unemployment rate and the library’s shoestring budget. Nancy will be joined by Library Journal’s executive editor, Rebecca Miller, who will provide an overview of the nomination process and details for next year’s award.

Plus, you've got until November 2 to nominate your favorite U.S. small library!

What is "Library Webinars"?

This site has been created by NEFLIN to provide Florida library staff with one location for information about webinars.

Webinars are online courses that are self-paced or instructor-led. They are provided by a variety of organizations, but to include them on this list they should be free of charge and on topics of interest to library staff.

Send suggestions for webinars to add to this site by e-mailing

Webinars provided by your local multitype library cooperative, e.g., NEFLIN, are not listed here. For those virtual training events, please visit your MLC's website (see map and website links at bottom of this page).