Vermont Department of Libraries

August 17, 2010

Online Continuing Education Opportunities for August 2010

Listed below are FREE programs the Georgia Public Library Service, SirsiDynix Institute, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, School Library Journal, Booklist, WebJunction, and The Nebraska Library Commission will be webcasting in August.

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
eSchool News Webinars

August 18 (10-11 am)
Free Learning: Developing No Cost, Online Learning for Patrons and Staff
(Georgia Public Library Service)

Jay Turner, maverick Training Manager of the Gwinnett (GA) Public Library (and current ALA Learning Round Table Board Member) knows that keeping library staff current and up-to-date when valuable resources (time and money) are decreasing can be challenging but not impossible. He uses free and low cost authoring tools to create customized e-learning courses to meet his library’s specific learning needs. Attend this webinar and learn how you, too, might use these tools to your library’s advantage!

To register for this event, go to: http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/free-learning-developing-no-cost-online-learning-patrons-and-staff-jay-turner

August 18 (1-2 pm)
Advocacy for Libraries: In our Own Interest
(SirsiDynix Institute)

As promised at the event on Capitol Hill in D.C. at ALA Annual 2010, SirsiDynix and Gale Cengage Learning present a webinar on advocating for libraries. Advocacy has two main goals –  to promote the library and to gain support, funding and endorsement of libraries’ roles in our communities and society. Stephen Abram has been involved in both internationally for his entire career. This session will explore both tried and true methods as well as some of the emerging strategies that are gaining traction. As the world of information and technology changes rapidly, it is even more critical that libraryland positions itself well for the future. Libraries matter.

To register for this event, go to: http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/community/sirsidynix-institute/overview

August 18 (11 am-12:15 pm)
Fantasy Football, Flash Mobs, and Fanfiction: Pop Culture Programming in Your Library
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Want to give your programming a spark and bring together patrons of all ages? Integrate pop culture into your library’s events! By using elements of the mainstream media in your programs, you can draw in new interests and invigorate your library. In this webinar, you’ll get step-by-step suggestions for creating pop culture programs for children, teens and adults. Get advice on adapting ideas from the book Pop Goes the Library! to suit your community, and discover the pitfalls to avoid in pop culture programming. Book clubs and storytimes are great–but let’s show the world that the library is for fun, too!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/popgoes.htm

August 18 (9:15-10:15 am)
Tech Tips Training Series
(Georgia Public Library Service)

The Tech Tips series at the Athens-Clarke County Library was created in 2009 to provide public and staff training on current s oftware, technology, and social media trends. Tech Tips sessions have included live, how-to demonstrations including Facebook, Adobe Photoshop, Skype, Twitter, Podcasting, YouTube, eBay, etc. as well as recorded sessions available for those unable to attend the face-to-face training sessions. Join Karen Douglas, Technical Trainer at the Athens-Clarke County Public Library as she describes various aspects of this highly successful program…. including finding trainers, scheduling sessions, necessary equipment, advertising and creating a video recording of the session.You’ll leave with an arsenal of tips for setting up your own version of “Tech Tips” in your library.

To register for this event, go to: http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/tech-tips-training-series-karen-douglas

August 19 (3-4 pm)
Teen Book Buzz Fall 2010
(School Library Journal)

How do you satisfy the inexhaustible reading hunger of young adults and teens? Get them something new! Register for this Teen Book Buzz webcast and get the early word on the season’s biggest hits and forthcoming titles that you are just going to have to stock to keep those voracious teen readers happy.  Our participating publishers always make it entertaining to hear about their titles, and you’ll get the inside story on authors, read-alikes and next in series news. Get the buzz behind the big hits and find out what is in the YA pipeline for 2011!

To register for this event, go to:  Teen Book Buzz Fall 2010

August 24 (2-3 pm)
Fantastic Fall Fiction for Youth
(Booklist)

Temperatures may be starting to drop, but fall reading is hot! Autumn ushers in some of the most exciting youth fiction titles of the publishing season, and this free Booklist webinar will give you a head start on books to watch for from our sponsors, Egmont USA, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Albert Whitman and Company. Middle-school librarian Cindy Dobrez will offer tips on using fiction in library programs and getting kids hooked on reading. Join us for an hour that will get you ready for a new season of reading!

To register for this event, go to: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/530880610

August 24   (4-4:30 pm)
Turning Your Databases into Business for Your Customers
(WebJunction)

Part of the Libraries and Economic Development Series. The Business Special Interest Group (BSIG) from the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL), the Colorado State Library, and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) are pleased to offer a series of three free 30-minute webinars on Tuesday afternoons in August that will discuss how you can play a role in the economic development of your community. During this second session, Terry Zarsky and Kathleen Rainwater will help you: 1. Identify the best business databases for each type of business question. Databases to be covered include Reference USA, Business Decision, All-in-One (EBSCO’s, which includes Business Source, MasterFile, Regional Business News, Newspaper Source) and Business Plans Handbook. 2. Locate libraries near you that have business databases available for use. A handout will cover all Colorado libraries with a website.

To register for this event, go to: http://bit.ly/9N5Mlq

August 25 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
(Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

To register for this event, go to: http://bit.ly/cp8SIg

August 25   (2-4 pm)
Digitization & Preservation Symposium
(WebJunction)

WebJunction is hosting a two-hour symposium that will feature four presentations on current trends and practical approaches to library digitization and preservation projects. Our guest panelists will address: Designing a digital preservation system using a framework that includes all stakeholders, from library administrators to archivists to IT workers to vendors. The difference between access and preservation tools, and why we need to consider both. Harvesting social networking websites for preservation. The organizational “long-view” of preservation resources, technology, costs and policies.

To register for this event, go to: http://bit.ly/cjQdRG

August 26 (10-11 am)
Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Capital campaigns are not rocket science but conducting a successful campaign involves many activities and a lot of hard work. Done well, conducting a successful campaign can go way beyond building a new library building – it can position your library for great fundraising into the future. Library Strategies consultant, Sue Hall, will lay out all the activities in a capital campaign – including the feasibility study, setting a campaign goal, recruiting campaign leadership, creating a compelling campaign case, soliciting major donors and all the campaign activities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/fundraising/capitalcampaign.htm

August 31   (4-4:30 pm)
Going to Your Customer – Outreach and Strategic Partnerships
(WebJunction)

Part of the Libraries and Economic Development Series. The Business Special Interest Group (BSIG) from the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL), the Colorado State Library, and the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) are pleased to offer a series of three free 30-minute webinars on Tuesday afternoons in August that will discuss how you can play a role in the economic development of your community. During this third session, Suzanne Kaller and Colbe Galston provide an overview and tips for how your library can: 1. Assist the business community it serves. 2. Create and implement a business outreach plan to a Chamber of Commerce, small business development center, community group or government entity.

To register for this event, go to: http://bit.ly/asDAsv

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