Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Live Webinars for January 2011

Wikipedia in the Classroom (Educause)

January 5, 1:00pm EST.

Very few educators have thus far used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in their classrooms, but this is beginning to change due to the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative. The Wikimedia Foundation launched the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative in fall 2010 in order to find new ways to incorporate Wikipedia into higher education environments. In the fall 2010 semester, 13 classes from 10 universities participated by developing various assignments that incorporated Wikipedia editing as a main component, with many more signing up for the second iteration in spring 2011.

In these classes, professors and trained ambassadors worked together to develop assignments that achieved the learning goals of the professor while contributing to the development of new content on the free encyclopedia. Though the first classes to receive ambassadors focus on developing mainly public policy–oriented pages, one of the program's end goals is to develop a model that can be expanded to other disciplines.

Social Networking to Your Advantage (ADA)

January 11, 2:00pm EST.

Social networking sites, like Facebook, are all the rage, but can they really improve your work place productivity, visibility, and connections? This session will discuss which social network sites are accessible and might work best for you. Case studies from users with disabilities will and practical strategies will be given.

Become a PowerPoint 2010 Rock Star (Elluminate)

January 20, 1:00pm EST.

Want to know what’s new in PowerPoint 2010? Then check out these tips and tricks from Tom Kuhlmann, author of the Rapid E-Learning Blog.  Tom will show off some of the new features that make PowerPoint 2010 one of the best and most versatile software applications out there.  Whether you build presentations, develop elearning, or use PowerPoint to create graphics, you’re sure to benefit from this boatload of practical tips and tricks.

Battle Bullying with Books (Booklist)

January 25, 2:00pm EST.

Bullying is a hot-button topic, and while kids and adults alike acknowledge the distressing problem of peer intimidation, it remains a pervasive issue. Join Booklist Publications for an hour-long webinar on how high-quality children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying, including a presentation by James Howe, acclaimed author of The Misfits (2001).

Reader-Friendly Library Design (Texas State Library)

January 25, 3:00pm EST.

We have had some fantastic new library buildings created round the world in the last 25 years.  Many of us, however, work in buildings which are not quite so great - what can we do to offer our customers a better experience?  Rachel Van Riel will talk about designing library interiors that work for readers.  How can we find out what people want?  How can we design libraries which are tempting for customers, drawing people into the space and encouraging them to linger and browse?  Rachel will present evidence of changes in patron behaviour in the UK and illustrate how a reader-centred approach to library layout can help to meet new needs.  Putting readers at the centre of your design may change the way you organise and promote your collections as well as your space.  It will probably change the role of library staff too.  If you are seeking a new look for your library, join this webinar to discover a fresh approach.

Summer Reading Outcomes Measures (Infopeople)

January 26, 3:00pm EST.

Details TBA.
Measuring the ROI of Online Learning (Adobe)

January 27, 2:00pm EST.

With today’s economic environment, integrating online learning technologies as part of the learning and development process seems like a reasonable strategy. By bringing learning to the desktop, not only do you reduce delivery costs, but your organization’s carbon footprint as well.  But when it comes to the bottom line, does online learning, really result in a positive ROI?

Join Patti Phillips, Ph.D., president & CEO of the ROI Institute, for this Training Industry, Inc. and Adobe webinar. You’ll interact with Patti in this hands-on program as she shows you how you can measure the return-on-investment for your online training programs.

Jan 19.  Finding Savings in the Collection Budget. ($)
Jan 19.  Financial Literacy @ Your Library. ($) 
Jan 20.  Technology Programs for Every User. ($)  
Jan 26.  Copyright and Contracts: Moving Beyond Text in IRs. ($) 
Jan 26.  QR Codes and Libraries. ($) 

Jan 5.   Emergency Preparedness for Public Libraries.
Jan12.  Internships: A Good Fit for Your Library?
Jan 26. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers.

Jan 18.  Best Small Library in America 2010.
Jan 25. "Geek the Library" Public Awareness Campaign.
Jan 27. Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact on Library Customers.

ASCLA Virtual Convergence Webinar Series
Jan 18 - 21.  22 different Topics! ($)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Copyright Webinars

I don't post NEFLIN webinars, but I decided to make an exception. I haven't seen many online webinars regarding copyright, so I am going to provide the details for our upcoming copyright series.


Note: It is suggested that you attend the first three webinars and then the Issues course that is applicable to your library.

Wednesday, January 26, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Copyright laws can be confusing. What are the guidelines for librarians, patrons, faculty, and students in the age of the Internet? Gretchen McCord - librarian, attorney, and copyright consultant - will cover some crucial tips for making the right decisions. Later programs will go into details in different areas of copyright.

Wednesday, February 23, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Librarians and library users rely heavily on fair use on a daily basis. Everyone has an idea of what constitutes fair use and most of those ideas are a mix of correct and incorrect information. Learn not just what factors go into determining what constitutes fair use, but learn how to actually apply those factors in making a determination of fair use.

Wednesday, March 23, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Although there is no separate copyright law for the Internet, generally speaking, applying copyright to the Internet and social media offers its own particular challenges. Learn how to work through those often confusing and complicated situations so that you can best help your library and its users to exercise their rights without crossing risky lines. This session will also address law that is specific to the Internet, such as certain aspects of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


Wednesday, April 6, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Engage in discussion regarding how to deal with copyright concerns in situations commonly encountered in public libraries, such as the ability of the library to publicly display or perform different types of works, whether F2F or online; making archival copies; copying works from one medium into another; and the library’s potential liability for actions of library users.

Wednesday, April 20, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Engage in discussion regarding how to deal with copyright concerns in situations commonly encountered in
school libraries, such as the conditions under which the school or library may show movies to students; copying works from one medium into another; classroom photocopying; and the library’s potential liability for actions of library users.

Wednesday, April 27, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Engage in discussion regarding how to deal with copyright concerns in situations commonly encountered in academic libraries, such as the use of print course packs and content management technology such as Blackboard; electronic reserves; classroom photocopying; and the library’s potential liability for actions of library users.

Pricing per Webinar:
NEFLIN Members: Free or $25 (depending on membership category)
Non-Members: $50

Friday, December 10, 2010

ASCLA Webinar Series in January

On behalf of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), I am thrilled to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming webinar series we’re calling the 2011 Virtual Convergence.

Throughout the day, from Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, we’ll be offering webinars on a variety of topics relevant to all types of libraries and library job functions.

It’s an opportunity to take a few hours at the start of the year to focus on you and the knowledge that will help you improve your job performance, enhance your library’s service delivery or take your career in a whole new direction—all from the convenience of your computer at a very reasonable price.

Registration for a single session starts at $40 for ASCLA members. Save $$ when you sign up for more than one session.

More information is available at the ASCLA website: 

  • “Grant Writing 101”
  • “Presenting Topics to People who are Autistic, Deaf, Disabled, and Non-Disabled”
  • “Teaching Ophelia: Assisting At-Risk Teenagers”
  • “Why Reinvent the Wheel? Tools for Serving the Fast-growing Teen Population”
  • “Knowledge Management: Process and Tools for Convergence”
  • “Using Learning Objects to Enhance Distance Reference Services”
  • “The Disability Experience in a Post- 2.0 World: Implications for Libraries”
  • “Contract Librarianship: Concepts and Strategies”
  • “Accessibility 101: Assure That Your Library Is Welcoming & Usable for Persons With Disabilities”
  • “A Copyright Policy Update on Access to Information for Persons with Print Disabilities”
  • “Public Computer Conundrums: Policy and Program Choices That Improve Patron Outcomes”
  • “How to Build a Bridge: Connecting Different Types of Libraries”
  • “Starting a New Library for At-risk Young Adults in a Digitally Divided Community”
  • “Libraries and Information Access for Differently-able Patrons: What We Can Do to Ensure Equality”
  • “Extending Our Reach: Using Extension Programs to Promote Statewide Resources.”
  • “Attracting Latinos to the Library: It’s All About Relationships”
  • “Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings”
  • “Careers in Federal Libraries”
  • “How to Find a Federal Job”
  • “Managing Library Adult and Family Literacy Programs”
  • “Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques”
  • “Saks Fifth Avenue Service on a Dollar General Budget”
Liz F. Markel, M.A.
Marketing Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL  60611
800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. lmarkel@ala.org

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Live Webinars for December 2010

Not surprisingly, the events in December are heavily front loaded. Most appear in the first two weeks and then few after December 15.  Many good topics as we head into the holidays.

Hosting Your First Webinar: Understanding What's Involved (Adobe)

December 1, 1:00pm EST.

Ken Molay, president of Webinar Success, will lead you through a beginner’s guide to web conferencing including proper planning, delivery and follow up for an effective and compelling web seminar.

Is Your Internet Use Policy Social Media Proof? (Webex)

December 1, 2:00pm EST.

This session is ideal for IT decision makers and administrators in schools — anyone responsible for adopting and enforcing the Schools email and Web Acceptable Use Policies (AUPs) for staff as well as students. You’ll receive practical guidelines for updating your Internet Use Policy to accommodate the increasing demand for and use of social media in the education environment and some tips on how to monitor and enforce this policy. Plus we’ll identify some of the complexities schools face in balancing Internet Use enforcement in a Web 2.0 world.

Facebook for Nonprofits: Features Update (Common Knowledge)

December 1, 2:30pm EST.

We'll be covering the following recent developments on Facebook:
  • Facebook Messages (the most recent Facebook innovation)
  • Expanded Page tabs
  • Facebook Single Sign-on
In this interactive webinar, we highlight the newest features released from Facebook, explain their function and role in Facebook, and most importantly dig into why and how they are valuable for nonprofits – for fundraising, marketing, communications, advocacy, events, etc.  Along the way, we take your questions, talk over your suggestions, and explore your cool new ideas about the innovative, evolving, sometimes hectic world that is Facebook for nonprofits.

Using Social Software in Library Marketing (ALA TechSource) ($)

December 1 and 8, 2:30pm EST.

The popularity of social networking software continues to skyrocket, particular among younger populations. For libraries in the 21st century, a presence on these social networking sites is an essential part of library outreach and patron services. In this exclusive event, librarians and social software experts David Lee King and Robin Hastings will teach you about what tools you can use to engage with your patrons and the best practices for using them.

You’ll learn about:
  •    Collaboration with libraries and patrons using YouTube, Flickr and Dropbox
  •     Marketing your library with Facebook and Twitter
  •     4 things you must do when signing up for any social media (listen, plan, respond, and opening up)
  •     Time-savers and tools to use for maximizing your library's social media reach

How to Make Your ILL Statistics Work for You (OCLC)

December 2, 1:30pm EST.

Join us for a live session to hear Collette Mak of the University of Notre Dame explain what you can do with ILL stats to take the numbers from something only an ILL person could love to something that is useful for a library director. 

Public Outreach and Collections Care (IMLS)

December 2, 2:00pm EST.

Public awareness is the key starting point for building support –from individuals, from local government, from the private sector. When people have first-hand experience with the issues facing your collections, they can become effective advocates in the community. Susan Blakney has helped many small museums with which she has consulted involve their communities in their collections. Beth Tice has reached beyond the university community to show the residents of Waco ways in which the library’s collections and resources can help them preserve their own treasures. Amber Kerr-Allison has conducted public outreach activities at the Smithsonian’s Lunder Conservation Center.

Technology's Role in the College Completion Agenda (Educause)

December 3, 1:00pm EST.

It is estimated that, by 2018, jobs requiring some kind of postsecondary education will make up 64 percent of the workforce. Yet, for an increasing number of young adults in the United States, a postsecondary credential is out of reach. On our own campuses, the road to completion is often complicated by the demands on students’ lives and the costs of higher education. Just over half of those students who do enroll will graduate and as few as one-quarter of low-income students will obtain a degree.

The realities of college completion in the United States have garnered considerable attention in recent months, but what role do we, as IT professionals, have to play? How can we leverage technology to help students engage more deeply and master content more quickly in the face of shrinking budgets? Are there ways that today’s tools can help us intervene with at-risk students and keep them on the path toward graduation?

Building Community Partnerships (Texas State Library)

December 6, 11:00am EST.

This webinar is for public librarians who want to build community partnerships and produce sustainable and innovative library programs with minimal cost. Come and learn from the experience of the Frisco Public Library on how they build successful relationships with local businesses, sponsors, volunteers, advocacy groups, city departments and external organizations.

Bringing Home and Garden Into the Library (Booklist)

December 7, 2:00pm EST.

Stitching in the sewing room, digging in the garden, looking information up in the library—these activities are often closely related for book-oriented home gardeners and crafters. If you find inspiration from yarn and paper, if you inhale wholesomeness while seeding and weeding, and if you take comfort from gathering instructive advice by experts (or, of course, if selecting books for your library on either subject is your fond duty), then this webinar on crafts and gardening is for you. Join crafts expert and Booklist reviewer Tina Coleman, Kansas City Public Library readers’ advisory librarian Kaite Mediatore-Stover, and representatives from Storey Publishing; Creative Publishing, a division of the Quayside Publishing Group; and Wiley Publishing to learn about what’s new in crafts and gardening books and how those books are used in the public library.

Using the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List (Texas State Library)

December 8, 11:00am EST.

Confused about graphic novels and manga? Need to know what to order for your collection? This webinar will show you what to look for, resources for ordering, and reader's advisory for all age groups, kids through adults, using the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List.

WyLaina Hildreth is a Senior Librarian with the Denton Public Library in Denton, Texas. She is also the current Chair of the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List for the Texas Library Association. If she had a superpower, it would be invisibility.

Competency Cavalcade (WebJunction)

December 9, 1:00pm EST.

Our work with libraries and educators around the country for several years helped to create the Competencies Index for the Library Field, published by WebJunction in 2009. In this year-in-review session, we'll discuss the powerful, free resources you can access to make competencies work for you and your library, including the new expanded and indexed document that can help you locate more customized competency resources. We'll also visit with several special guests who are front-line competency builders. Come and listen, learn and ask your questions about how you can use competencies in your library.

Care of Paper, Photographs, and Audiovisual Collections (IMLS)

December 9, 2:00pm EST.

More than 3,000 libraries, museums, and archives now have the Connecting to Collections Bookshelf, a set of collections care resources designed to assist small institutions in caring for their collections. While rich with information, the Bookshelf can be challenging to navigate.

Kristen Laise, who organized selection of the Bookshelf texts and prepared the User’s Guide, will lead participants through means to find the information they need in the Bookshelf and its companion Guide to Online Resources. Julie Page, a librarian, consultant, and expert on emergency preparedness, and an editor of Promoting Preservation Awareness in Libraries, Jean-Louis Bigourdan, a contributor to the IPI Media Storage Quick Reference, and MJ Davis, a paper conservator who consults regularly with small museums, libraries, and archives, will answer questions about steps you can take at your own institutions.

Blending Traditional and Online Learning

December 9, 2:00pm EST.

Today, the blending of traditional classroom instruction with online learning is bridging the achievement gap and marking the biggest single shift in public education in more than 100 years. Innovative public schools are opting for blended or hybrid classroom environments, with 70% of learning taking place in a traditional brick-and-mortar setting and the remaining 30% of learning happening online. Hybrid models offer a powerful mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning styles, enabling students to master core content online while deepening critical thinking, problem solving and application of content mastery in a face-to-face setting. Blended or hybrid learning models not only make pedagogical sense, they also make financial sense.
This presentation, presented by Aventa Learning/K12, Inc. in partnership with the Santa Clara County of Education, will offer real-world examples of how schools can successfully incorporate a hybrid model.

eGov: Make It Work @ Your Library (ALA)

December 9, 2:30pm EST.
  • Use new e-government resources and data to help patrons
  • Develop and market e-government partnerships
  • Address key challenges to meeting patron e-gov demands
  • Use e-gov data to make the case for your library
New Technology Training Materials (WebJunction)
December 14, 1:00pm EST.

Find out about our newly developed training resources collection, and get tips and techniques for incorporating these materials into your public training programs. This webinar will be great for all public library trainers, whether you are a new technology trainer struggling to design your workshops for the first time, or a seasoned expert who just wants a few new ideas. Stephanie Gerding, author of The Accidental Technology Trainer: A Guide for Libraries, will highlight this truly valuable collection of free, downloadable library technology training resources contributed by library staff. Thank you to all of you who helped reduced the burden of developing materials!
FRBR: Cataloging's New Frontier (Nebraska Library Commission)

December 15, 11:00am EST.

Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, or FRBR, is a conceptual model used to understand bibliographic records and the ways in which users of library catalogs interact with these records. Join Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, to learn about basic FRBR concepts, see examples of "FRBRized" resources, and find out about FRBR’s influence on cataloging rules.

December 15, 1:00pm EST.

Digital preservation is a phrase that is thrown about frequently in the archives and library world. And, responsibility for saving our era from being known as the "Digital Dark Age" has fallen to us. But, do you really understand what it means and is required to preserve digital objects? Join us for this 2-hour online webinar for an introduction to terms, concepts, and some methods for beginning your institution’s foray into this important and challenging area.

Launching a Netbook (Mobile Learning) Program

December 15, 2:00pm EST.

This webinar features one school district’s story of launching a Netbook program. Lake Tahoe Unified School District embarked on a journey in 2009 to capitalize on smaller, low cost Netbooks to increase student engagement and save money on textbooks. The district began with a pilot program and almost immediately noticed improved classroom results as a result of greater student engagement. The district plans to expand the program, as a result, by putting a Netbook in hands of every student in grades 3 – 12 by the end of 2012. Dr. James Tarwater, Superintendent of Lake Tahoe USD, will present his first hand perspective on launching this program and its impact to date. He will address issues such as funding, organizational buy-in, and technical issues to consider. Dr. Tarwater will also review the key benefits the district has experienced, including cost savings, teacher time savings and increased student enthusiasm.

InfoPeople's December Webinars
Dec 2.  Re-Energize Your Preschool Storytimes.
Dec 7.  Using Video Book Trailers to Reel in Readers.
Dec 8.  Marketing as a Team Sport.
Dec 9.  User Experience Design for Web Services.
Dec 14.  Leading from any Position.
Dec 15.  E-rate, CIPA and Library Filters. 

Dec 8.     Graphic Novels and Manga.
Dec 15.   FRBR.
Dec. 29.  Tech Talk.

ALA's December Webinars
Dec 1.  An Active Learning Approach to Teaching FRBR. ($)
Dec 1.  Submitting for Publication. ($)
Dec 13. Nancy Pearl's "Books That Make Great Gifts". ($)
Dec 15.  FRBR as a Foundation for RDA. ($)
Dec 16.  Gear Up for Summer Reading. ($)

Online Conferences
Serving the 21st Century Patron (WebJunction)

December 1 and 2. 12 noon - 5:00pm EST.

WebJunction's second online conference is coming December 1 & 2, 2010. Topics will focus on the changing needs, approaches, challenges and opportunities related to customer service in your 21st Century library. Browse the conference program, consider attending the conference with others in your library or region as an online conference cohort, and register now for this FREE 2-day event!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Archived Webinars

Archives are now available for the following webinars:

As more library patrons are obtaining eReaders, many libraries have questions about why some of the devices work with our services and some don't, and why the books won't work on the different devices.

Open Source Software in Georgia Libraries' with Jason Puckett

What is open source software? Why should it matter to you, and how are Georgia librarians using it to their advantage?

A new 1080 Group survey reveals that "the quality of the presenter's voice and delivery" fundamentally affects the success of a webinar.  The good news? Sure, you can't change the voice you were born with, but you can change how well your voice communicates confidence, conviction, trust and authority.  Join Roger Courville, webinar expert and author of The Virtual Presenter's Handbook, for a practical 50-minute demonstration of how to transform your voice to grab attention and deliver impact.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Holiday Shopping Online?

This is my annual request for assistance to keep this blog going.

Amazon.com provides a credit to NEFLIN when anyone makes a purchase. Visit http://www.neflin.org/amazon first before shopping.

(All purchases are anonymous. We receive no identifying information on any items ordered.)

Thanks for your support!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Top Tech Trends for the Non-Technical

Tuesday, November 30, 3:00pm EST.

When it comes to technology, the gap between "I can't believe the library has that!" and "I can't believe the library doesn't have that!" is getting shorter and shorter. Even if you're not a techie at heart, you probably agree that staying abreast of new tech tools and techniques is an important part of providing relevant library service. But isn't there some easy way to keep up with all the changes without bogging down in impenetrable details or permanently ruining what's left of your work/life balance?

The answer, of course, is yes! Just spend an hour with Joan Frye Williams, Infopeople's own trend spotter and tech explainer extraordinaire. Joan will bring you up to speed on what's hot, what's not, what you can just ignore, and what you need to know to stay in the mainstream. She'll describe the technologies that are most likely to change the way you work, and how you can prepare for those changes. She'll also point you towards the best technology investments for people with limited time and dollars.

Joan promises to deliver a technology update that is both painless and practical. Don't miss it!

Link to Webinar will be available here starting Tuesday, Nov 30, 2:30pm EST.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Floating Collections: An e-forum

If you Love Them, Let Them Float!: An E-Forum Discussion on Floating Collections
November 16-17, 2010

Please join us for an e-forum discussion. It’s free and open to everyone!

With many libraries facing budget cuts and looking for more efficient ways to manage services, the option of floating collections has entered the spotlight again.  Once considered a radical approach to collection management, floating a few or perhaps all of a library’s collections is becoming more mainstream than revolutionary.  What are the benefits of this model and how does it impact patrons, library collection development, and library staff?  If you are just curious, considering moving toward this model, or about to flip the switch and set your collection free, you’re bound to find useful information for your floating toolkit in this discussion. 

What is an e-forum?

An ALCTS e-forum provides an opportunity for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works like an email listserv: register your email address with the list, and then you will receive messages and communicate with other participants through an email discussion. Most e-forums last two to three days. Registration is necessary to participate, but it's free. See a list of upcoming e-forums at: http://bit.ly/upcomingeforum.

To register:

Instructions for registration are available at: http://bit.ly/eforuminfo. Once you have registered for one e-forum, you do not need to register again, unless you choose to leave the email list. Participation is free and open to anyone.

Deborah George is the Division Director of Materials Management at Gwinnett County Public Library in Lawrenceville, Ga., where she supervises Materials selection and cataloging, as well as Technical Services and Interlibrary Loan.  Deborah received her MLS from Florida State University.  Her previous positions include working as a children’s and reference librarian, as well as serving as a manager of both a physical branch and the library website. 

Barbara Spruill is the Branch Services Division Director for Gwinnett County Public Library, which has been floating all collections (except Reference materials and magazines) since 2004.  Barbara received her MLS from Florida State University and has worked with library collections throughout her career.  She recently moderated a panel presentation and virtual program -  “Adrift or Right on Target:  Perspectives on Floating Collections” at the national PLA conference  in Portland, Oregon.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The New Virtual Body Language

November 16, 12noon EST.

A new 1080 Group survey reveals that "the quality of the presenter's voice and delivery" fundamentally affects the success of a webinar.  The good news? Sure, you can't change the voice you were born with, but you can change how well your voice communicates confidence, conviction, trust and authority.  Join Roger Courville, webinar expert and author of The Virtual Presenter's Handbook, for a practical 50-minute demonstration of how to transform your voice to grab attention and deliver impact.

Friday, November 5, 2010

A National Digital Library System

November 17, 12noon EST.

On November 4th David Rothman, the founder of Teleread, the oldest English language site offering general e-book news and views, had an essay published in The Atlantic titled "Why We Can't Afford Not to Create a Well-Stocked National Digital Library System." David will join us for this online conversation with librarians, policy makers, and the general public about the need to develop a system in the U.S.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Live Webinars for November 2010: Part 2

November 8, 2:00pm EST.

Pattern Research, Inc., currently uses GoToWebinar®, Camtasia For Mac® and Screencast.com® to produce and distribute our webinars; the combination has made a big difference in how they look and sound. Tim Sullard, our operations manager, will share what he is using, why he chose these tools, and how you can make this combo work for you. Even if you use a PC or other platforms to record and post your webinars, the concepts could be applied to your productions.

Because these technologies are relatively new, we are all experimenting together to find creative work-arounds and tease higher-quality results from limited technologies. Please join us and see if we have something to teach each other.

Best New Youth Books for 2010 (Nebraska Library Commission)

November 9, 11:00am EST.

Sally Snyder, Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, will present brief book talks of new titles you may or may not have heard about, and that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles starting with teens and going back through preschool age will be highlighted.

November 15, 2:00pm EST.

Would you like to learn about a simple, effective strategy that will make you, your library, and our profession indispensable? It does not require changing anything we do. What is involved? Modifying what we say. 

Based on the instructor’s award-winning  article, “Transforming Our Image through Words that Work—Perception is Everything” (Valerie Gross, Public Libraries, Volume 48, Number 5, (2009): p. 24–32), this webinar will describe a straightforward concept that enables public libraries to heighten their importance by replacing traditional terms with powerful, intuitive, value-enhanced terminology. Join in to learn how strategic vocabulary can immediately convey your true value—even to someone who has never set foot in a library.

November 16, 2:00pm EST.

Encyclopedias are the cornerstones of a library’s reference collection, but traditional encyclopedia publishing has been transformed over the past several years. Join Reference Books Bulletin editor Mary Ellen Quinn for an up-close look at how encyclopedias have changed. Joseph Janes, Associate Professor, The Information School, University of Washington, will discuss why encyclopedias exist, what they do, what they tell us, and how they’ve evolved. Representatives from Britannica, Grolier, and World Book will also talk about and demonstrate their newest encyclopedia models. Since general encyclopedias range from the elementary to the scholarly, there’s something here for librarians from every type of library.

Open Source Software (Georgia Public Library Service)

November 17, 10:00am EST.

What is open source software? Why should it matter to you, and how are Georgia librarians using it to their advantage? You don't have to be a programmer to understand how the open source software movement can benefit you and your library, from the web browser to media production, research tools and the ILS. This session will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using open source software in libraries with practical examples and ideas you can use.

How Ebooks, File Types, and DRM Affect Your Library (Georgia Public Library Service)

November 17, 11:15am EST.

As more library patrons are obtaining eReaders, many libraries have questions about why some of the devices work with our services and some don't, and why the books won't work on the different devices. The eReader market is confusing and this session will explain the differences of format, device, and their overall importance to your library and how they effect all facets of service.

November 22, 11:30am EST.

One of the biggest challenges in moving ahead with collections care projects can be finding adequate funding. Donors, board members, and even your own development staff often see collections care as less than compelling. The speakers in this webinar have achieved success in raising funds for collections care, both on behalf of their own organizations and for others. Debbie Hess Norris will demonstrate how enthusiasm in making the case, coupled with a rich understanding of the stories behind your collections, can yield success in fund-raising. Lee Price will discuss strategies for successful grant applications.

Becoming a Great Trainer (Training Magazine Network)

November 23, 1:00pm EST.

Do you want to be a great trainer? Do you know what it takes to be one?  Bob Pike CPAE-Speakers Hall of Fame, says that a great trainer is one that adds value and makes a difference. In this fast-paced, content rich webinar.

Included will be:
  1. The HDB to BDH Paradigm Shift - and why it is so important.
  2. Clarifying what adds value.
  3. The Iceberg Model of Human Behavior.
  4. What it means to be a participant-centered trainer.
  5. Getting to the C.O.R.E. of training
  6. Understanding the ONLY purpose of training
  7. Bob's top ten training lessons
  8. The one thing that must be added to every training program NOW (hint: it doesn't exist in 90% of all training programs - a fatal flaw!) and more!!

November 23, 2:00pm EST.

The current generation of teens is the most ethnically diverse and technologically plugged-in ever. Is your library ready to serve them? YALSA's Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth play a key role in everyday service to young adult patrons. Join Sarah Flowers, YALSA President-elect and author of Young Adults Deserve the Best: Putting YALSA's Competencies into Action, to discuss practical ways to promote and apply the competencies to ensure quality library service to the teens in your community. WebJunction is pleased to host this webinar in collaboration with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Live Webinars for November 2010: Part 1

My day job has me out of town next week, so I am going to post the November webinars I have in hand now, and the first of November I'll post any more that I come across. Here goes!

November 2, 2:00pm EDT.

More than ever, a strong graphic novel collection is essential in both school and public libraries. Whether used as curriculum support, literacy tools, or avenues of entertainment, comics hold undeniable appeal for both reluctant and avid child and teen readers. Booklist associate editor Ian Chipman and comics expert Kat Kan, collection development librarian for Brodart Books and librarian at St. John Catholic School in Panama City (Fla.), will be joined by representatives from Lerner Publishing Group/Graphic Universe, ABDO Publishing Group, and SLG Publishing in this hour-long webinar that looks at new titles and explores the role of graphic novels in the library and beyond.

Serving Young Adults: It's Not Just Video Games (WebJunction)

November 4, 2:00pm EST.

Need to develop or improve your library services to youth? This webinar will provide you with a basic primer on how to attract and keep young adults interested in your library services and programs and how to create an atmosphere of inclusion comfortable for you, your staff and your local young adults. Join Jill Jarrell, librarian, author and web content consultant, and Maurice Coleman, Technical Trainer at Harford County Public Library, to learn about materials and tactics that can help bring the reluctant reader back into the library and how to create a safe and welcoming space for your young adults.

November 9, 2:00pm EST.

(Editor's Note: Looks interesting for those who check out laptops, or are thinking about doing so.)

The transformation of classrooms through technology brings with it a new category of administrative challenges. Rising insurance costs and frequent laptop theft are often the reality for school districts managing 1:1 computer programs on limited budgets.

In our discussion with Alice Owen, Executive Director of Technology for Irving Independent School District, learn how she effectively secures and tracks her district's 12,000 computers while also being able to:
  • Enforce computer use and software policy
  • Implement protective measures to safeguard sensitive data
  • Save time and money spent on costly insurance and paperwork
  • Recover computers that have drifted outside district boundaries
  • Deter theft and reduce computer loss

How to Conduct A Workplace Computer Accessibility Assessment (ADA)

November 9, 2:00pm EST.

Choosing the appropriate accommodations for an employee with a disability can be a daunting task. The Internet is flooded with products to accommodate limitations when using a computer. But where to begin? How do you know you are getting the right product or setup for your employee? This presentation will provide an overview of the process, ergonomics and assistive technology products that can help you make the right choices in providing accommodations for computer tasks. Case studies will be used to illustrate the methodology.

Collaboration through Understanding (School Library Journal)

November 10, 12:30pm EST.

Collaboration between educators, students and parents is essential not only because it may hold the key to each student's success in an increasingly competitive world, but also because it creates a common understanding that fosters innovation and student achievement.
Join moderator Dr. Elaine Roberts, Director, Professional Learning at Follett Software Company and a panel of education experts to learn more about:
  • Why collaboration among educators, students and parents is important and how it can positively impact student achievement.
  • How to create a more collaborative environment within your school.
  • How technology can positively influence collaboration.
  • The positive influence of social media on collaboration.

Libraries Build Community (WebJunction)

November 16, 2:00pm EST.

Some view the public library as a central purchasing and distribution center of books, movies, and music. Today, that content is increasingly digitized and consumed on gadgets carried in our homes, backpacks, purses and pockets. Distribution remains germane and yet, libraries are well positioned to extend beyond the limits of this role, to facilitate what John Seeley Brown and Paul Duguid called the social life of information. Social media technology presents libraries with new opportunities to enhance and extend the distribution model, to empower and engage patrons to build relevant and vibrant communities via the library. Moderator Chrystie Hill and presenters Helene Blowers and Nancy Dowd will engage you in a discussion of how public libraries build community with technologies and programs, new and old. 


ALA Webinars (All $)

ALA/LLAMA Series for New Library Directors or Deans (All $)
  • You are New, but Your Staff is Not
  • Your Library Users: Get Started on the Right Foot
  • Build Your Executive Team
  • Partnerships with Community and Institutional Leaders
State Library and Archives of Florida

State Library of Texas
  • Baby Boomers: Serving the Next Generation of Seniors
  • Big eRef on a Small Budget: Parts 1 and 2
  • Creating Community through Teen Book Discussion Groups
  • Your Library as a Place for Seniors
Online Conferences

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mobile Services for Libraries: Archive

Great webinar by the Librarian in Black, Sarah Houghton-Jan, on mobile everything. Check out the archive. Webinar description below.

Mobile services have taken off in the United States over the last several years and libraries have struggled to keep pace. This webinar will cover the core mobile services available for libraries to take advantage of, many of them free to use.

You’ll learn about the various devices and platform, tips about how to ensure that your paid services are providing mobile-friendly versions, how to make your own core library services mobile-compatible, and how to market your library’s mobile services.

Come away with a checklist of free and quick things to do at your library today, as well as long-term goals for serious mobile library services strategy. Whether you’re new to mobile or an expert user, this webinar will help you identify places where your library can quickly improve its accessibility to your users, no matter where they are.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Teens and Tech: Virtual Hangouts

Teens and Tech: Virtual Hangouts (State Library of Florida)

Thursday, November 4, 9:30am EDT.

Join Paul Stonebridge, Teen Services Manager at the Land O' Lakes Branch Library of the Pasco County Library System, as he shares some of the hottest sites on the ‘Net for teens and tweens. He’ll cover websites ranging from general entertainment and pop culture to enlightening and creative sites that engage the young adult mind. He’ll offer advice on the safety and pitfalls of certain sites as well as the latest trends in what's hot and what's not in the world of 9-17 year-olds.

This program is a must for youth services staff and school media specialists who work with teen patrons.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

E-Rate Update

E-Rate Update (State Library of Florida)

Thursday, October 28, 9:30am EDT.

Universal Services Administrative Company (USAC) conducts a series of training sessions each year for applicants and service providers who participate in the Schools and Libraries (E-Rate) Program. Come join Melinda Crowley, Maureen Givens, Mark Flynn and Dan Lhotka for a discussion about this year’s session, the changes in the program for 2010-11 and the relevance to Florida and Florida library E-Rate applications.

Bring your E-Rate questions, problems and difficulties and this expert panel will offer their suggestions for the 2010 filing year. This is your opportunity to be prepared for the 471 opening.

This program will be of interest to anyone involved in the E-Rate program and those considering applying for the first time.

Keep Your Computers Safe

Keep Your Computers Safe (WebJunction)

Thursday, October 28, 3:00pm EDT.

When you have computers connected to the Internet or to any external device, you need to take precautions. There are threats present that can not only cause harm to your computers, but could damage files on your network or potentially put sensitive data at risk. This free webinar will help you understand what the threats are and how your computers can get infected.

Kami Griffiths from TechSoup will interview Marian Merritt, an Internet Safety Advocate from Symantec Corporation who will explain what employees should know and what activities can be problematic. This webinar is ideal for anyone who seeks a basic understanding of security threats or needs a refresher course.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Story of an Open Source Library

The Story of an Open Source Library (WebJunction)

Thursday, October 21, 2:00pm EDT.

This webinar will cover specific open source tools (some of which you may not have heard of before!) that work well for libraries and the benefits and challenges associated with their use. Meadville Public Library uses open source software on 90% of their public access computers.

Cindy Murdock Ames, IT Services Director and Kyle Hall, the library's on-staff developer, will share recommendations for libraries considering open source software and how to get started successfully. Cindy has been using open source software for over 10 years, which has allowed the library to save licensing costs and have more control over its computing environment. The library uses open source tools for their websites, e-mail, Internet firewall, wireless router, proxying, filtering, and productivity software. They use thin clients for Internet access and Koha for the circulation and public catalogs.

Friday, October 8, 2010

WebJunction Archived Webinars

As usual, archived webinars by WebJunction include the webinar recording, chat log, transcript, links galore, etc.  Great content, great archive.

Monday, October 4, 2010

More Live October Webinars

WorldCat Resource Sharing Best Practices: Custom Holdings (OCLC) 

October 6, 2:00pm EDT.

Join us for a live session in which Mary Radnor, Resource Sharing Librarian at Florida International University will share her tips for successful use of the custom holdings feature of WorldCat Resource Sharing.

Conversations on Curricular Resource Strategy on the Road Ahead  (Blended Librarian) 

October 7, 3:00pm EDT. 

In this webcast we'll dive into conversations about the quickly-changing curricular resource landscape. Content abounds, created by innovative publishing houses, hard-driving open-content advocates, and truly transformative interactive digital resource creators; but there is more complexity and confusion in this learning resource rich world than ever before. What is the leadership role of librarians in helping strategically leverage these resources to drive high-quality, high-impact learning? How do we make these intriguing ideas work logistically, technologically, and practically?
Cloud Computing: Why You Should Care (TechSoup)

October 14, 2:00pm EDT.

The term cloud computing is being used more and more, but what is it and why should you understand it? In this free webinar we will explain what cloud computing means, define the different types, discuss how it is impacting nonprofits and libraries, and outline some criteria for use. The challenges of using the “cloud” will be discussed, as well as whether cloud computing will simplify your life and reduce software and IT staffing costs.

Friday, October 1, 2010

One Year Old

It is hard to believe the Library Webinars blog just turned one.  A "side project" that has taken on a life of its own.  

I'm pleased that the site has been helpful, not just to Florida library staff, but the blog is currently read by over 1,000 unique visitors each month from all over the globe.  

Thanks all!  You keep reading, I'll keep writing!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Live Webinars: October 2010

Brick and Mortar School Libraries in the Digital Age

October 4, 8:00pm EDT.

Today’s reality is that readers and information seekers are having increasingly less need to visit a physical library to meet their basic information needs. Digital information sources, readily accessed from classroom, home or mobile computing devices, are the choice of many learners and teachers. The “Net Generation” student increasingly prefers the visual and the virtual rather than the printed text. Why, many educators are asking, does a school need a physical library when seemingly all resources can be obtained using an inexpensive netbook and a wireless network connection? How can these large physical spaces in our schools be re-purposed for greater educational impact?

Programs that will get your Teens Involved (Texas State Library)

October 5, 11:00am EDT.

Anime Conventions and Creating Recorded Books are tried and true programs that teens love.  Valerie Jensen of the Chambers County Library System will share logistics and best practices that will ensure the success of your programs - including how to involve teens in planning and hosting.

Cookbooks in the Library (Booklist)

October 5, 2:00pm EDT.

From celebrity-chef cookbooks to the burgeoning interest in organic and sustainable foods, things are heating up in the cookery section of today’s libraries. In this hour-long webinar moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, Booklist columnist and readers’ advisory librarian Kaite Mediatore Stover and Booklist’s cookery reviewer, Mark Knoblauch, discuss trends in cookbook publishing and the important place of the cookery collection in public library services.

October 5  (LYRASIS)

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM, EDT    
Give Them What They Want? Patron Driven Acquisitions for eBooks
Patron driven acquisitions for eBooks is not a new concept but interest in it is growing thanks to broader adoption of eBooks in libraries and patron expectations, driven in part by consumer experience. Just what are the rewards and risks of the patron driven approach, and are there best practices? In this session, we will provide an overview of concepts and issues from the librarian, patron, and vendor viewpoints and hear actual case studies from librarians who are planning or have implemented successful (and unsuccessful) patron driven programs. Timothy Cherubini, LYRASIS' Program Director for East Region Services and Shared eBook Collections Librarian leads the discussion with contributions from several librarians from the field.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, EDT.     
Beyond MARC Records: Patron Discovery of eBooks

What is the most common advice to librarians who are adding eBooks to their collections and want to know how their patrons will find them? Add MARC records to your catalog. Although a wise step, is it enough? Increasingly, discussions of discovery suggest a focus on being where the patrons are, not relying on directing patrons to library catalogs or web pages. With eBooks, the issue is exacerbated as the concept of a "book" and its authority in an online world are challenged. Samual Klein, Wikimedia Foundation Trustee and Director of Outreach for One Laptop Per Child; Mike Sweet, Credo Reference CEO, and librariens discuss the issue in a panel moderated by LYRASIS' Timothy Cherubini.

Buying Library Materials on the Out of Print Book Market (ALCTS)  $

October 6, 2:00pm EDT.

The out-of-print market offers advantages to libraries that are willing to tap into this source of millions of books.  This webinar will explain how the distinctions between the print and out-of-print marketplace are blurring. The presentation will show how the out-of-print market offers potential cost savings and allows libraries to build retrospective collections, and replace missing items. In some cases, purchasing the out-of-print book may be a cost effective substitute for interlibrary loan.

Are you Naked Online? (O'Reilly)

October 7, 1:00pm EDT.

You are exposing yourself every day online. You probably don't know how naked you are and how much sensitive information you display. Learn about the many ways you show yourself to others, what naughty bits they learn about you and what you can do to cover sensitive places. Learn who is straining to peek at you and how those peeping toms profit from your private information.
How to Develop a Social Networking Strategy for Your Organization (NTEN)

October 8, 2:00pm EDT.

After experimenting with social media for the last several years, NTEN is ready to reevaluate and update our social media strategy. Out goal is to sharpen our focus for each of our channels and address how we can better integrate our work in social media with our email, web site, and events. It wouldn't be any fun to do it alone though, so we're inviting you into the process.

Technology Training for Seniors (Texas State Library)

October 12, 11:00am EDT.

Tips and tricks for teaching senior citizens how to use computers and technology to improve their lives.
RoseAleta Laurell has worked with seniors for over 6 years, teaching them everything from email to wikis to Facebook. She will share some of her ideas, inspirations and thoughts on working with senior citizens. Ms. Laurell is the director at the Ingleside Public Library, and has been chosen to participate in the IMLS Western Regional Fellowship: Transforming Life After 50.
Sensibly Incorporating Technology in Today's Classroom (Webex)

October 12, 2:00pm EDT.

Come spend an hour with BookJams author and California's 2007 Teacher of the Year Alan Sitomer as he hosts a webinar on how to sensibly incorporate technology and new literacies.
  • Understanding why the bells and whistles of technology will not replace the need for students to critically read, write and think
  • Seeing how cutting edge tech tools can (and should) coexist side-by-side with projects that can be done by candlelight.
  • Recognizing that successfully incorporating technology in today's classroom BEGINS WITH THE WRITING!
  • Getting comfortable with the idea that technology is evolving at such a rapid pace that there is no more "keeping up."
  • Re-conceptualizing our methodologies so that we can allow students to demonstrate their full capabilities without unnecessarily holding them back simply because we, the educators, do not have the same technological abilities that they, the students, possess.
RDA for Administrators: Managing the Transition (ALCTS)  $

October 13, 2:00pm EDT.

Released in June 2010, Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the intended successor to the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2). At this initial stage, much remains unknown about the impact that RDA will have on library staff, metadata, systems, and services. One thing is clear: adopting RDA will not happen immediately, and will not be uniform across all institutions. Over the coming months and years, libraries will have different timeframes and levels of support for the shift to RDA. Administrators will require accurate information, particularly from early adopters, on what is required to implement the new cataloging code. During this beginning period, while the U.S. cataloging community awaits a formal decision on adoption resulting from the U.S. National Libraries RDA Test process, how do library administrators and cataloging managers begin to think about preparing their staff and their systems for the transition from AACR2 to RDA?

Facebook Features Update (Common Knowledge)

October 13, 2:30pm EDT.

In this interactive webinar, we highlight the newest features released from Facebook, explain their function and role in Facebook, and most importantly dig into why and how they are valuable for nonprofits – for fundraising, marketing, communications, advocacy, events, etc.

Mobile Services for Libraries (Infopeople)

October 13, 3:00pm EDT.

Mobile services have taken off in the United States over the last several years and libraries have struggled to keep pace. This webinar will cover the core mobile services available for libraries to take advantage of, many of them free to use. You’ll learn about the various devices and platform, tips about how to ensure that your paid services are providing mobile-friendly versions, how to make your own core library services mobile-compatible, and how to market your library’s mobile services.

Come away with a checklist of free and quick things to do at your library today, as well as long-term goals for serious mobile library services strategy. Whether you’re new to mobile or an expert user, this webinar will help you identify places where your library can quickly improve its accessibility to your users, no matter where they are.
The Effectiveness of Leaders as Coaches (Webex)

October 14, 2:00pm EDT.

One of the most effective learning methods is when leaders coach their teams - especially leaders of leaders. When teams are dispersed and time is limited, how can organizations maximize learning opportunities for leaders? Join us for this complimentary one-hour webinar, led by Karie Willyerd, co-founder of Future Workplace, who will provide evidence supporting the effectiveness of leaders as coaches, as well as showcase successful implementations of this coaching model.
Is Social Media a Waste of Time and Effort? (NTEN)

October 18, 2:00pm EDT.

This talk introduces a conceptual framework for deciding which social media tools
 and software components will be effective.  It draws on research on user adoption
 and behavioral economics to present a decision making framework that is robust and has predictive value.  It looks at the relationship between social networking, privacy,
 permission boundaries and user adoption.  We will discuss specific social media
 components that audience members would include in their toolset.  Finally, a way to
 think about social media that doesn’t rely on hype.

Reaching Reluctant Readers using High-Interest Fiction (Booklist)

October 19, 2:00pm EDT.

Students can be reluctant readers for many reasons and using fiction and independent reading to engage them can be a great way to bring them into the wider community. In this webinar sponsored by Orca Book Publishers, attendees will hear from presenters in the library and education fields who have had success using fiction to reach at-risk and disengaged readers.

The hour-long presentation will focus on hands-on tips for both school and public librarians and will touch on the research behind the benefits of using fiction in the classroom. Examples of practical classroom projects, such as Read 180 and lit circles, and the insights of a successful publisher of short novels are just some of the offerings in this webinar moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth managing editor Gillian Engberg.

Create an Interactive Information Literacy Tutorial (ACRL)  $

October 19, 2:00pm EDT.

Although there are numerous examples of Information Literacy tutorials, few of them can truly be called interactive. They comprise of screens filled with text and the “interactive” element consists of clicking from one screen to the next.  This webcast is unique because it will allow you not only to collect practical ideas, but also analyze the concept of the Information Literacy tutorial as a flexible tool that can be used for strategic assessment in the classroom, as well as a stand-alone source for students that provides individualized feedback and the opportunity for review.  This session will detail the experience of the presenter in creating a tutorial from beginning to end in collaboration with a multimedia designer.

Do More with Less: Passive Program (YALSA)  $
October 21, 2:00pm EDT.

Keeping up programming in the face of budget cuts and staff reductions are challenges school and public librarians across the country are facing. Join Gregory Lum, Library Director at Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon and Sarah Ludwig, past Head of Teen and Technology Services at Darien Public Library in Darien, Connecticut and current Academic Technology Coordinator at Hamden Hall Country Day School for a conversation on budget friendly passive programs. Gregory and Sarah will discuss how school and public librarians can plan, design and implement passive programs for their library. Participants in this webinar will learn about passive program ideas and how to turn passive programs into low-cost active programs. 

Developing the 21st Century Leader (Webex)

October 21, 2:00pm EDT.

Countless challenges - notably the rise of global economy and its impact on countries everywhere - have forced leaders worldwide into uncharted territory and redefined what it takes to succeed. Recently, AchieveGlobal completed a worldwide research study to understand what's needed for leaders to be successful today.

Cool New Legal Resources Online (Infopeople)

October 21, 3:00pm EDT.

A stunning array of new sources and tools are available to librarians and the general public. Learn how to guide library users to self-help legal materials written by legal experts. Go beyond Google in searching for reputable legal information, by using specialized legal search engines and tools. Want primary law? It's been enhanced with 2.0 tools that can help your users navigate the arcane waters of legislation, regulations, and more. Finally, it's time to review the difference between legal information and legal advice, to make sure you stay on the information side of the line.
LIFE in the Library: Events to Build Community  (Texas State Library)

October 26, 3:00pm EDT.

Join Claire Gunnels for an engaging and interactive hour packed with ideas, stories, caveats, tips and tricks on how to develop your own branded event on a budget. Discover the basic principles that can be  transferred to ANY type of programming.  Involve your community in your organization.  In just one short hour you will be ready to do it yourself!  

Maximizing Revenue from Selling withdrawn Books and Unwanted Gifts (ACLTS)  $

October 27, 2:00pm EDT.

This webinar will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of four methods of selling withdrawn books and unwanted gifts—book sales, sales to dealers, consignments to Internet vendors, and selling directly on the Internet. The session will provide tips for maximizing revenue and minimizing staff costs. Many libraries could increase revenue, some significantly, by understanding the various options.

Innovating the Live Virtual Classroom (Adobe)

October 28, 1:00pm EDT.

There is a stampede away from the physical classroom, mainly in an effort to lower the cost of training, but this virtual world can leave the learner with a less than satisfactory experience.

In this webinar, Martyn Lewis, Principal at 3g Selling, will share the journey that one company took in offering live virtual training programs that do not simply mimic the physical classroom, but offer the learner a richer experience with more immediate and impactful learning outcomes. Focusing on the critical importance of learner engagement, the webinar will delve into specific topics like production style, program architecture, learning environment and work assignments to uncover the critical role each plays in shaping the learner’s training experience—and by extension, the relative success of the entire training program.

NCompass LIVE (Nebraska Library Commission)

Big Read Discussions @ your library Oct 611:00am EDT.

Oct 2011:00am EDT.
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers Oct 2711:00am EDT.

State Library & Archives of Florida