Vermont Department of Libraries

March 10, 2010

Online Continuing Education Opportunities for March 2010

Filed under: Continuing Education, Vermont Department of Libraries — Tags: — vtdeptlib @ 10:38 am

Listed below are FREE programs the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, WebJunction, BCR, Booklist, Infopeople, Library Journal, OPAL, and TechSoup will be webcasting in March.

(In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

WebJunction Webinar Archives
OPAL Webinar Archives
SirsiDynix Institute Webinar Archives
MaintainIT Archive
BCR Archive
Infopeople
BCR Free Friday Forum
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
SirsiDynix Institute
eSchool News Webinars)

March 10 (11 am-12 pm)
ADAPT: Leverage Your Knowledge of Communication Styles to Positively Influence Work Relationships (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Align with the future you want to create in 2010 by setting your intention for outcomes, crafting a vision and setting goals. Using traditional and non traditional methods, ‘think forward’ into the new year; ‘pull back’ the vision and make vision a reality.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/430420491

March 10 (1-2 pm)
TechAtlas for Libraries (WebJunction Webinar)

Join us as we explore the technology inventory tool features in WebJunction’s free resource, TechAtlas for Libraries. The TechAtlas tools can help your library build a complete inventory of your technology resources – everything from computers to digital cameras. You can even use a great set of automated inventory tools to help make the process easier. Participants will be lead through a live demonstration of TechAtlas and hear best practices about inventory management.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/9rPP1J

March 10 (2-3 pm)
Implementing an Online Help Desk Using Event Tracker (WebJunction Webinar)

Event Tracker is a tool within WebJunction’s free set of tools called TechAtlas for Libraries which allows users to create an online “help desk” so they can track all of the requests and solutions to computer troubles in the library. When a staff member reports the problem using the web-based form, TechAtlas notifies the designated technical support staff by e-mail. After the problem has been resolved, there is space in Event Tracker to include the solution. This creates a knowledge base that can be referred to later if the same problem occurs. It also helps you to stay on top of all the technology tasks that need to be completed in the library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/bROgyO

March 11 (1-2 pm)
Get Started on Facebook (TechSoup Webinar)

Many nonprofits and libraries are using Facebook to interact with their constituencies and reach out to new audiences – but what’s the best way to get your organization started on this hugely popular social networking site?

In this webinar Kami Griffiths will interview social media consultant John Haydon, who will walk through the essential steps to establishing and managing a successful Facebook presence for a nonprofit or library.  We will also hear from Gabe O’Neill of Kids Are Heroes, who will share lessons learned from developing their own Facebook page.  Get practical how-to information, learn best practices, ask questions, and leave with action items that will help you create an engaging Facebook presence for your organization.

This webinar is for people who are beginning to explore Facebook and have questions on how to get started.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=78nswp9hxv3e

March 11 (3-4 pm)
Getting Grounded: Legal Issues Facing Libraries Offline in 2010 (Infopeople Webinar)

Legal issues on a variety of situations facing libraries on the ground, from privacy to censorship to meeting rooms, are constantly changing.  What is the current status of the Patriot Act and how does it affect your library? Is it time to refresh staff on how to respond to requests for patron records? Want an update on challenges to library materials and how the courts have weighed in? Is your meeting room and exhibit space policy legally viable?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/347/index.html

March 12 (12 pm-1 pm)
ISTC: the International Standard Text Code (BCR)

The ISBN has been working well since 1970 to help the publishing, retail and library worlds identify “books” in a standard way. In FRBR (Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records) terms, an ISBN identifies a particular “manifestation” of a “work.” But what identifies a work? Several years ago, the International Standard Text Code (or ISTC) was developed as a standard identifier for a textual work. This free one-hour session will introduce you to the ISTC.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/cHsSm9

March 16 (2-3 pm)
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New for 2010 (Booklist Webinar)

Following up on our very successful fall 2009 webinar on series nonfiction, our own expert on the topic, Books for Youth associate editor Daniel Kraus, and representatives from select series publishers discuss what’s new for 2010 in this growing area of youth publishing.
Sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing, Enslow Publishers, Lerner Publishing Group, and Marshall Cavendish.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/9nBSnu

March 16 (3-4 pm)
The Power and Pitfalls of RFID (Library Journal Webinar)

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology offers a host of benefits to libraries – improved customer service, ergonomics, labor savings, and a more enjoyable experience for both patrons and staff – but only when things are done right. Our panel will discuss the power as well as the pitfalls of RFID and share their experiences of libraries that discovered the power only after feeling the pain of the pitfalls.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/cuLEIw

March 17 (8-9 pm)
Getting Your First Library Job: Tips from Library Directors (OPAL)

With today’s economy, you’ll need an extra edge to land that first library job. Join us for a discussion about the skills that make new librarians more marketable, new technologies that directors will hope you know how to use, and most importantly, how you can stand out in a sea of new graduates. Session will include ample time for Q&A.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm

March 18 (3-4 pm)
Open Office: What Libraries Need to Know (Infopeople Webinar)

Are you curious about a free, open source alternative to Microsoft Office? Meet OpenOffice, the leading open-source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. Learn how it measures up to the competition, how it can be used in libraries and other factors that will help you decide if OpenOffice is for you.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/351/index.html

March 24 (12:30-2 pm)
Let’s Get Social: Twitter (OPAL)

We’ll talk about library-related uses of Twitter and your favorite Twitter applications. Everyone is welcome to attend this live online event, which will last approximately 90 minutes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm

March 24 (3-4 pm)
Technology Planning with TechAtlas (WebJunction Webinar)

Join us as we explore the technology planning features in WebJunction’s free resource, TechAtlas for Libraries. The TechAtlas tools can help

your library build a technology plan starting with defining your mission and vision, creating goals and objectives and all the way through budgeting your expenses. We’ll discuss important tips for libraries that apply for E-rate funds and that are creating a technology plan as a requirement for that program. Participants will also see a live demonstration of TechAtlas and hear best practices about technology planning and how to help lead your library into the future through effective planning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/at0vsV

March 26 (12-1 pm)
Using Free Tools to Make A Big Splash (BCR)

The public libraries of Key West and the Florida Keys face a situation familiar to a lot of small libraries: no dedicated webmaster on staff to maintain a sophisticated, dynamic website. In an effort to provide innovative and interesting content to their users, they got creative! Sit in on this free webinar to hear how the folks way down at the Southernmost Library are using the social networking tools Facebook and Flickr to provide great, current information to their patrons.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/aMDZso

March 29 (2-3 pm)
FiLBeRt Roundtable Discussion: The Future of Libraries, Books, and Reading (OPAL)

The shared futures of libraries, books, and reading seem very hazy at present. Join us for a monthly, lively, informal discussion of new developments, challenges, and opportunities. It’ll be a roundtable, so everyone is welcome to chime in. If it’s a FiLBeRt discussion, it’s going to be nutty!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm

March 30 (2-3 pm)
Library Images and Video: Engage, Inspire and Tell your Story (WebJunction Webinar)

In this entertaining and heartwarming presentation you will learn how two librarians teamed up to advocate more effectively (and boldly) while staying true to the personality of the communities, the libraries and the staff they serve. You and your library really can market your services and engage more effectively, and images, video and authenticity can be a key! Learn how you too can use images and video creatively and effectively to inspire Libraryland, engage the communities you serve boost staff morale and get more enjoyment from your job.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/aI7eP1

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