Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Live Webinars for February 2011

Inside Google eBooks: The Platform, Partners, and Titles (O'Reilly)

Thursday, February 3, 1:00pm EST.

Google eBooks is a device-agnostic e-commerce platform that helps publishers, authors and retailers reach new, connected readers. Two months since launch, what does Google eBooks mean to you? Test your know-how, refresh your memory and learn the latest about the web reader, apps, retail and reader trends from Google. The fact-filled presentation will be followed by a lively and interactive Q&A session.

  • Abraham Murray is a product manager on Google's Books team.
  • Chris Palma is Strategic Partner Development Manager for Google 
New Teen Titles for 2011 (Booklist)

Tuesday, February 8, 2:00pm EST.

Young adult literature remains one of the most exciting areas of the publishing world, and it’s challenging to keep up with the latest news and books. In this information-packed Booklist Publications webinar, attendees will learn about the year’s hottest YA releases. Booklist’s Young Adult editor Gillian Engberg will be joined by publishing representatives who will fill you in on their leading teen titles for spring and beyond. Sponsored by Egmont USA, Bloomsbury Children’s Books/Walker Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Disney Book Group.

How to be a Great Webinar Moderator (Adobe)

Thursday, February 10, 1:00pm EST.

Supporting the presenters in a webinar seems at first like a simple task: Read an introduction, open and close the session, and look through audience questions. But as a great moderator, you do much more. You make sure that all presenters are prepared and comfortable with the content, the flow, and the technology. You have a presentation plan and are ready to manage the flow and pacing of the webinar. You have contingency plans in place to deal with the potential for technical problems during the webinar. And you have developed your written and vocal communication skills to work with the audience in an assured and engaging manner.

New Spring Titles from Workman (Booklist)

Tuesday, February 15, 2:00pm EST.

In this free Booklist webinar, the staff of Workman Publishing, with divisions including Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Artisan, Storey Publishing, and Timber Press, preview a wealth of forthcoming books that will appeal to a wide range of library readers, from fiction lovers to hobbyists to gardeners.

What you Don't Know about LinkedIn (Office Depot)

Tuesday, February 15, 4:00pm EST.

Measuring Learning's Impact on your Business (Elluminate)

Wednesday, February 16, 1:00pm EST.

This session will highlight six approaches that practitioners can use to measure learning's impact on the business.  The approaches range from the use of ‘smart sheet' evaluations to glean reasonable indicators of learning's link to business results to a highly statistical causal model that creates an optimization roadmap of the correct inputs that drive results oriented outputs.  In between we will explore the use of benchmarking, conditional questions, consultative templates and correlation analysis to reasonably yet credibly show how learning influences a business or behavioral outcome.  In addition we will underscore the session with the use of concepts like Six Sigma applied to L&D to optimize performance and minimize defects.

Self-Service in Libraries: Lessons from the Retail World (Library Journal)

Thursday, February 17, 1:00pm EST.

NCR, the world leader in self-service technologies has helped more than 150 retailers in over 25 countries achieve cost efficiencies and improved customer service through self check-out. Company experts will share valuable lessons learned from studies done in retail environments covering:

• Customer Experience: Human Interaction and Reaction
• Optimized Placement and Configuration
• Target Utilization
• Dashboard Metrics to Measure Success 

ALA (American Library Association)
Feb 2 & 9.  RDA and AACR2 Compared.  ($)
Feb 17.  Homework Help Programs.  ($)
Feb 22.  Online Library Instruction to Engage Students and Faculty. ($)
Feb 23.  Creating a User-Centered Website for your Library.  ($)

Feb 17.  ADA Update.
Feb 22.  Introduction to Digital Storytelling Communities.
Feb 23.  Teens, Tweens, and Social Networking.
Nebraska Library Commission
Feb 2.    Collections for Your Community.
Feb 9.    Accessing Courts through E-Government.
Feb 16.  New Basic Skills.
Feb 23.  Tech Talk.

Feb 3.    Spring Nonfiction Book Buzz.
Feb 8.    Spring Teen Book Buzz.
Feb 22.  Spring Nonfiction Announcements.

Feb 4.    Google Documents.
Feb 11.  Google Presentation.
Feb 18.  Google Spreadsheet.
Feb 25.  Google Forms and Drawings.
Feb 2.    E-Rate for Beginners.
Feb 15.  Library Reading Incentive Programs for Summer and Beyond.
Feb 23.  2010 Access to Learning Award.

Trendy Topics Online Conference (All Day)
Feb 16.  Geo-Based Social Networks: FourSquare, Gowalla, MyTown, and more. ($)

Florida Library Staff Only
February 4.  Free Content for Library Collections. (College of DuPage)


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