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!

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