Monday, October 29, 2012

Live Webinars for November 2012

November webinars. Go learn stuff!

Nov 1.  ALMA:  Harnessing the Power of Unified Resource Management (Library Journal)

Nov 1.  Getting Started with Windows 8 (O'Reilly)

Nov 2.  Harnessing the Power of Multimedia for More Effective Teaching (eSchoolNews)

Nov 6.  Cool New Productivity Tech Tools (InSync Training)

Nov 13.  ADA Case Law Update (ADA Online)

Nov 14.  RDA:  Are We There Yet?  (Georgia Library Association)

Nov 14.  Beyond Publish or Perish:  Alternative Metrics for Scholarship (NISO)  $

Nov 19.  Introducing the Learning Space Toolkit (Educause)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
11 events in November.  Click the link if interested.

Nov 6. New Nonfiction for Students
Nov 8. New Common Core Connections
Nov 13. Author Interview:  Patrick Ness

Nov 14.Communicating through Infographics

Nov 15. Text a Librarian:  Ideas for Best Practices

Nebraska Library Commission
Nov 7. The History and Importance of Youth Series Books
Nov 14.  Video Book Talks:  From Script to Screen

School Library Journal
Nov 7. Author Interview:  Lois Lowry
Nov 20.  Common Core - Part 2:  Librarians, The Secret Weapon

Nov 6.  The Power of Image:  Presenting with the Brain in Mind
Nov 14.  Raise Awareness and Build Support for Library Services

Wild Apricot
Nov 7.  Social Media Staffing, Culture and Policies
Nov 15.  Measuring Success:  Assess Your Volunteer Program
Nov 27.  Google Analytics for the Enthusiastic Beginner
Nov 28.  Create your 2013 Fundraising Plan

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Value of Usability Testing

Wednesday, October 24, 2:00pm EST. ($) 

Sponsor: The Florida & Caribbean Chapter of the Special Libraries Association

Learn the basic principles of usability testing and how they can be incorporated into a user-centered design process that improves the quality of your site or product. This overview will cover developing, conducting, and reporting findings from a small usability test; and will illustrate why a small test can make a big difference to your users. Our speaker is Brian Arsenault, currently Senior Web Application Engineer at the Florida State University Center for Information Management & Educational Services and coordinates on-site and remote usability testing for CIMES. Mr. Arsenault earned his MS in Library and Information Studies from FSU in 2000. 

Registration fees (pay with PayPal) 
Florida & Caribbean Chapter members: $10 
Other SLA members: $15 
Non-members: $20


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Makerspaces and Public Libraries

Monday, October 15.  2:00pm EST.  (ALA TechSource)

Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another. Libraries have expanded on traditional library services to provide DIY/craft/make services, setting up spaces within their buildings and within their communities that allow people to do anything from building model airplanes to 3-D printing to self-publishing novels.

Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement by attending our upcoming series of free webinars. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administration, and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They’ll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You’ll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically, and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library!