Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Live Webinars for March 2012

March webinars. Go learn stuff!

Mar 1.  Building a Bomb Proof Backup Strategy (O'Reilly)

Mar 5.  Gaming @ Your Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Mar 5.  The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Technologies (Educause)

Mar 9.  Social Metadata for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (OCLC)

Mar 13.  Social Media for Trainers (InSync)

Mar 14 & 21.  eBooks: Standards for Formatting and Metadata (NISO)  $

Mar 20.  The Scoop on Series Nonfiction (Booklist)

Mar 28.  Improving the User Experience Through Usability Testing (GLA)

Mar 28.  Content Creation for Teens (GLA)

Mar 29.  Unraveling the Mobile Web (O'Reilly)

Mar 30.  Integrated Services Points/Information Commons (SWFLN)

Apr 4 & 11.  eBook: Purchasing and Lending eBook Readers (ALA TechSource)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
Almost twenty events in March.  Click the link if interested.

Mar 1.  Engaging Volunteers During Difficult Economic Times
Mar 8.  Corporate Fundraising for Children's Programming
Mar 20. Digital Preservation: Audio and Video Formats
Mar 21. New and Emerging Trends in Customer Service
Mar 28. Outreach to Hispanic/Latino Populations

Mar 6. Directors' Summit: Community Outcomes
Mar 22.  Spring Mystery Announcements

Mar 7. American FactFinder
Mar 28.  Reflections on PLA 2012

Mar 2.  Tech Tools: Prezi
Mar 9.  Tech Tools: YouTube
Mar 23.  Tech Tools: LibraryThing

Mar 6. It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide
Mar 27.  Adult Programs on a $0 Budget

Mar 5.  Make Your Grant Proposal Stand Out from the Pack
Mar 7.  Create a Practical Marketing Roadmap
Mar 8.  10 Mistakes Nonprofits make in Social Media
Mar 21.  Collaborating with Partners on Joint Grants

Friday, February 24, 2012

Archived Webinar: Your Library at Webscale

Your library at Webscale: How radical collaboration is redefining library management services

Sponsored by: OCLC and Library Journal.  Aired February 21, 2012.
The library community has indicated that traditional management systems lack the flexibility and connectivity to meet the changing needs of their users. And while demand for library services has never been higher, new collaborative and innovative solutions are needed now more than ever.

As the first cooperative management services for libraries, OCLC WorldShare™ Management Services provide all the applications for cataloging, acquisitions, license management and circulation, and a next-gen discovery experience for library users. This newly architected and streamlined approach frees resources to focus on higher priority projects. WorldShare Management Services are built on the new OCLC WorldShare™ Platform—the vehicle for big library collaboration.

Join Marshall Breeding, Vanderbilt University Libraries; Gregg A. Silvis, University of Delaware Libraries; and Andrew K. Pace, OCLC, as they share perspectives on the current and future state of library management services.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ask the Advocate

“Ask the Advocate” webinar provides opportunity to talk to ALA experts and learn about ALA advocacy resources.

Wednesday, February 29, from 2-3pm EST.

Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn who resources are available to help make the case for libraries.

Patricia Tumulty, Chair, ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy (COLA), and Marci Merola, Director, ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy (OLA) will take questions from attendees during this open forum style webinar and share their expertise on successful advocacy efforts. They will highlight ALA’s Advocacy University, which provides information, courses and tools to help library advocates make the case at the local level.

Visit https://ala.ilinc.com/register/bfhjyyt to sign up today.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Strategic Downsizing

February 28, 3:00pm Eastern Time.

Some are born to downsize, some achieve downsizing, and some have downsizing thrust upon them. Let’s face it: in today’s economic and governmental climate, library decision makers are more likely to be reducing their organizations than increasing them. Downsizing is never fun, but it can be done in a way that leaves the library less damaged, and in a better position to recover as times improve.

Join library consultants George Needham and Joan Frye Williams as they offer practical advice about how to downsize strategically, making the best of bad circumstances in a positive, active way. Join them as they discuss how to stop trying to do more with less and start doing differently by:
  • Shifting the focus from cutbacks to outcomes
  • Leveraging existing assets
  • Realigning operations with community priorities
  • Engaging the staff and Board in planning and implementation
  • Retiring services that are no longer sustainable
  • Communicating effectively and supporting staff throughout the transition
Even if you’re not downsizing right now, it pays to be prepared. The ideas in this webinar can help you make your organization more flexible and resilient, and strengthen your confidence in the tough decisions you are called upon to make.

This webinar will be of interest to library trustees and commissioners, library directors, managers, supervisors, team leaders, and others who are engaged in setting priorities for their organizations or work groups.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Turning the Page 2.0

Invest In Your Library's Future

Turning the Page 2.0 is a FREE library advocacy training course developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In this six-week, facilitated online course, library staff and supporters will learn how to create and tell their library's story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

Participants are encouraged to come with a specific, self-determined advocacy goal for their library. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have a complete Advocacy Work Plan to guide your efforts.

Turning the Page 2.0 consists of the following components:
  • In-person kick-off (optional)
  • Facilitator-led virtual classroom sessions (1 hour each week for 6 weeks)
  • Independent work on Turning the Page online modules (about 1 hour each week)
  • Online community for discussion (optional)
  • Completion of an Advocacy Work Plan (about 1 hour each week)
  • One-on-one feedback from professional facilitators (free consultancy)
Previous participants have told PLA that they spend on average three hours per week (18 hours total) on this course. ALA membership is not required to participate.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WorldCat Resource Sharing: FirstSearch Admin Module

Join OCLC and Tina Baich, Assistant Librarian from Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis (IUP) for an overview of resource sharing settings in the OCLC FirstSearch Administration Module. Use FirstSearch Administration to create and modify Constant Data, Direct Request Profiles and Custom Holdings. This refresher on your library’s administration settings will help you prepare you for your upcoming transition to the new WorldShare Interlibrary Loan service, due for initial release later this year.

Date: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Time: 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time