Thursday, June 30, 2011

Live Webinars for July 2011

July webinars. Go learn stuff!

FEATURED WEBINAR:  Spotlight on Mobile Computing.  July 14, 1:00pm EDT.

In this interactive session, Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, will discuss the project’s latest findings about how people use mobile devices, including smartphones and tablet computers (iPads). He will describe how mobile connectivity has changed some of the racial and ethnic composition of the online population and shrunken the digital divide. He will also explore how the mobile revolution has combined with the social networking revolution to produce new kinds of learning and sharing environments and how this has changed users’ expectations about the availability of media and information.

Further, he will describe how people’s experience of the Internet is different when people access it on different-sized screens (i.e., small handheld screens versus large desktop screens). And he will consider how the changing media ecosystem is affecting the way people receive, share, and create information.

July 6.  Campus IT Policy: Past, Present and Future (Educause)

July 7.  How Trends in Scholarly Communication are Impacting Academic Libraries (LJ)

July 12.  How to Create Accessible Video (ADA)

July 12.  Ten Tips for Basic Cataloging (LE@D)

July 19.  Using Video to Delivery More Impactful Remote Training (Webex)

July 20.  Social Media Librarians of the Future (WebJunction)

July 20.  10:00am EDT.  Podcasting in the Library (GLA)
July 20.  11:15am EDT.  Library Marketing to Youth (GLA)

July 26.  Book Group Buzzing (Booklist)

July 27.  Finding a Legal Comfort Zone on the Web (WebJunction)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
July 7.  Leveling Easy Readers
July 12.  The Library's Role: International Success on Campus
July 14.  E-readers and Your Library
July 18.  Using Scrum to Streamline Web Apps
July 19.  Great Summer Reads to Recommend
July 19.  Classroom Assessment for Information Literacy Instruction
July 20.  Learning Spaces
July 22. Family Programs on a Shoestring
July 27.  Succession Planning and Leadership Development

July 21.  Killer Collections: Libraries Beyond Books
July 26.  Using Data from Lesser Known Censuses and Surveys
July 27. Building Community Partnerships to Augment Adult Services

Nebraska Library Commission
July 6.  The Best of ALA 2011
July 13. What's Happening with Genre Headings?
July 20. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
July 27.  Designing Library Services to Meet User Expectations

Texas State Library
July 7.  Social Networking with Seniors
July 12.  The Ideal Accessible Community Computer Lab
July 13.  Connecting with your Community via Facebook
July 21.  Outreach to Seniors

July 12.  Nonprofit Newsletters that Engage
July 12.  Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
July 13.  Measuring Social Media ROE (Return on Engagement)
July 14.  Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Green IT for Nonprofits and Libraries

Join our free one-hour webinar on Tues. June 28th at 1 PM (Eastern), presented by TechSoup and the U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR program. 

We will cover the biggest green IT opportunities for nonprofits and libraries, including numerous ways you can save on your electric bills, on new equipment purchases, and how to access free technical support and software from Energy Star's Low Carbon IT Campaign.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

OCLC to offer free training

OCLC Announcement


OCLC will offer free, live-online and self-paced training for many courses that cover Cataloging, Resource Sharing and FirstSearch services beginning July 1, 2011.

Advances in e-learning technologies and the increased demand for online learning have allowed us to offer more training while affording greater economies of scale. This makes it possible to pass these savings on to OCLC members in the U.S. and Canada by offering free training on the services members rely on most.

In April, OCLC announced that prices remain flat for the third consecutive year, through June 2012. Adding training at no additional cost further increases savings and the value of membership in the OCLC cooperative.

We want all members to be able to take full advantage of OCLC training and learning opportunities. OCLC trainers and training partners—Amigos, WiLS, Minitex, MLNC, MCLS, OHIONET and LYRASIS—will continue to offer a wide variety of classes and learning opportunities to help members refresh or maintain skills, ensure effective use of OCLC subscription services, and learn new applications to help members leverage their investments in the cooperative.

To find out more about training OCLC offers, sign up for courses and begin taking advantage of these new learning opportunities, please visit the OCLC Training Portal.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Live Webinars for June 2011

June webinars. Go learn stuff!

June 2.  What do eReader Customers Really, Really Want? (O'Reilly)

June 6.  DIY Summer Reading List (Teacher-Librarian Virtual Cafe)

June 7.  Play, Learn, Innovate: An Online Symposium (OCLC/Library Journal)

June 7.  How to Use Social Media to Enchant Your Customers (Wild Apricot)

June 8.  Facebook Features Update (Common Knowledge)

June 8.  Joining TechSoup (TechSoup)

June 16.  Where is Mobile Learning Going? (Training Magazine)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
June 1.  Re-engineering the Institutional Repository to Engage Users
June 7.  YouTube as a Research and Instructional Tool
June 10.  Family Programs on a Shoestring
June 15.  Leveling Easy Readers
June 16.  Serving Teen Street Lit Readers

June 7.  Fresh Voices for Teen Readers
June 14. What's New in Audiobooks

June 9.  Copyright Law Update 2011
June 21.  The Census
June 22. Preventing Staff Burnout

June 8.  A Tour of Four New Landmark Libraries
June 14.  Libraries are Essential: Building an Ongoing Connection
June 15.  World Bank Data and Research
June 16.  Craft Essentials

Nebraska Library Commission
June 1.  Using the iPad in Schools and Libraries
June 8.  Booktalks with a Bang
June 15.  Pioneer's Progress
June 22.  23 Things for Professional Development
June 29.  Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

Texas State Library
June 2.  Gaming for Seniors
June 7, 21 & 28.  Providing Services to People with Disabilities
June 16.  Working with Senior Patrons and Technology

June 2.  Cataloging as Collaborative Librarianship
June 14.  Cataloging Efficiencies that make a Difference
June 21.  Foreclosure, Bad Credit, No Job, Oh My!