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

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