Vermont Department of Libraries

July 12, 2011

Free Online Education Opportunities for July 2011

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources, Programs & Presentations — vtdeptlib @ 4:18 pm

Listed below are FREE programs The American Management Association, Booklist, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Public Library Association, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

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:

OPAL Webinar Archives

Maintain IT Archive

Infopeople

Common Knowledge

School Library Journal

Booklist

Tech Soup

Library Journal

eSchool News Webinars

WebJunction

SirsiDynix Institute Webinars

July 7 (11 am-12:30 pm)
Social Networking with Seniors (Texas State Library & Archives)

Join Allan M. Kleiman for part one of a four webinar series regarding senior patrons and libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/476140786

July 7 (12-1 pm)
Five Secrets for Delivering Engaging Online Presentations (American Management Association)

In a short-attention-span culture, engaging an online audience gives presenters a new challenge. The good news is that delivering a live, online presentation that gets and keeps attention doesn’t have to be a mystery.  Join Roger Courville, Webinar expert and author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook to jumpstart your success when planning, designing, and delivering online presentations. Gain specific tips and tactics for building robust, relevant interaction to keep your audience focused and engaged. After attending, you’ll be able to develop online presentations that are as effective as if they were
delivered face-to-face.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Engaging-Online-Presentations.aspx

July 7 (12-1 pm)
The Future of Library Technology: How Trends in Scholarly Communication and Technology are Impacting Academic Libraries (Library Journal)

Few libraries today develop the 5-10 year strategic plans they once did due to the dynamic environments within academic and research libraries. In this webinar, Jack Ammerman, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives and Open Access at Boston University Libraries, will discuss ways in which shifting user needs and expectations as well as trends in the scholarly and technology worlds have effected planning for library technology at BU. Oren Beit-Arie, Chief Strategy Officer at Ex Libris, will review the ways in which Ex Libris has and is responding to these trends with specific examples from the next generation library services Primo and Alma.

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

July 12 (11 am – 12 pm)
The Ideal Accessible Community Computer Lab (Texas State Library & Archives)

This series of four webinars is an overview of disability issues designed to give computer center personnel in public libraries and other community venues the information they need to plan for and
create accessible computer labs and develop effective outreach to people with disabilities, i.e. people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, have mobility impairments, cognitive, learning and other types of disabling conditions. The webinars will address overall disability awareness, etiquette, web accessibility and assistive technology. The series will cover the history and legal background of accessibility and give examples of common communication barriers and specific techniques for providing services to people with disabilities and many older users. Each webinar will include links to free reference materials and informational resources for further developing accessibility policy and accommodations.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/508853611

July 12 (2-3 pm)
Speaking with Sizzle, Substance and Style (insynctraining)

Having to speak in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. This program will cover strategies for overcoming stage fright, staying calm and composed, creating an interesting, useful presentation,
understanding how and when to use visuals and activities, and even things to consider when choosing your wardrobe the day of a presentation.

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

July 12 (2-3 pm)
Ten Tips for Basic Cataloging with Melissa Powell (LE@D)

Making information accessible is the key to a relevant library. You are handed materials and asked to make it easy for people miles away to find them. The power a simple, accurate, and concise record has to draw a straight line from the question to the answer is amazing!  It doesn’t need to be complicated, and the logic in it is beautiful.
Learn some tips that might help improve a new cataloger’s competence and confidence, whether you are that new cataloger, or someone who supervises or trains new catalogers. Did you know you can break the rules? That the age of the reader counts?  That there are times when you should not catalog? And sometimes, simple is better?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/493959176

July 12 (2-3 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising (GrantSpace)

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover: The role of your board, why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/kKI5TL

July 13 (11 am-12 pm)
What’s Happening with Genre Headings? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Genre headings can be very useful in library catalogs in order to let patrons search for particular types of items. In May of this year, the Library of Congress changed how its genre headings are handled,
separating them from subject headings and establishing a separate thesaurus, the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). In this session, Emily Nimsakont, the
NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, will give an overview of how genre headings are used and discuss the effects of this decision by the Library of Congress.

To register for this event, go to:
http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10573

July 13 (3-4 pm)
Connecting with your Community via Facebook – They already Like you!
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Want to know the secrets behind The Seattle Public Library’s 10,000+
fans on Facebook? Three staff members from their social media team
will describe how they developed a robust Facebook presence and
provide practical tips for libraries of all sizes. Get ideas for how
you can engage with your community and thrive on Facebook.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/425908707

July 20 (11 am-12 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Please join Coordinators Dana Abbey and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) MidContinental Region as they lead a panel discussion-Health Information Literacy: On the Front Lines at this monthly webinar. Speakers include Ann Ryan
Haddad, Associate Professor Pharmacy Practice, Creighton University; Lisa Cohen, HHS Region VIII, HIV/AIDS Regional Resource Coordinator; and Jeanette Courtad DDS, Colorado School of Mines and author of “Toothful Tales: How We Survived the Sweet Attack.” For more information and to access archived sessions go to:
http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/updates.html

To join the webinar: Go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr . Enter as a
guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions
in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you
on your telephone.

July 20 (12-1 pm)
How to Identify and Manage Critical Project Risks (American Management Association)

In this Webcast you’ll discover ways to understand when it’s a good idea to manage a risk and when it may not be. It’s obvious that doing something about a risk that actually occurs makes sense. Doing nothing for a risk that does not happen is also sensible (or perhaps just lucky).  However, some risk management we undertake will ultimately prove to be unnecessary and some risks we choose to  accept may lead to disaster.  Project managers must use qualitative and quantitative assessment techniques to rank order risks, and then work out responses to deal with the ones that warrant the effort. To improve the effectiveness of your efforts, you must carefully consider each identified project risk in terms of history and impact and particularly in consideration with your tolerance for consequences.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/How-to-Identify-and-Manage-Critical-Project-Risks.aspx

July 20 (2-3 pm)
Information Cartographer: Social Media Librarians of the Future (WebJunction)

Ever wonder if it’s too late or too early to bring social media services to your library? Whether you are in a one-person library or one with one hundred staff, social media applications are impacting library services just like the Internet has. But how do you fit social media into your already busy schedule, and what has to change to make that possible? Will enough of your patrons use your new services to
make it worth the effort? Come hear from a library that has successfully “operationalized” its social media services and actually has fun in the process. Join Stephanie Bents, digital services librarian, and Greta Chapman, director of the Rapid City Public Libraries, recognized by USA Today as one of the top libraries in the U.S.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/m2JaEN

July 21 (11 am-12:30 pm)
Outreach to Seniors (Texas State Library & Archives)

Join Allan M. Kleiman for part one of a four webinar series regarding senior patrons and libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/726815138

July 21 (1-2 pm)
Killer Collections: Libraries Beyond Books (Infopeople)

Are you interesting in engaging a new segment of your community? By introducing Killer Collections, featuring non-traditional items like seeds, guitars, programming kits, and eReaders, your library can
better meet the ever-changing needs of your users. After this one-hour webinar, attendees know ways to: identify needs in community for non-traditional collections, implement lending policy and loan rules for non-traditional collections, and identify potential community partners who can help make your non-traditional collection a reality.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/killer_collections

July 25 (2-3 pm)
Brain Bandwidth: Reducing Cognitive Load (insynctraining)

Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load
considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient’s ability to receive, process, and
understand the information (i.e., their “brain bandwidth”).

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/iTdd2H

July 26 (12-1 pm)
Book Group Buzzing (Booklist)

As the popularity of book clubs grows, so does the need to make informed decisions about which books to select. Join Rebecca Vnuk—readers’ advisory expert, co-creator of Shelfrenewal.com, and
blogger for Booklist’s Book Group Buzz blog—for an hour-long presentation about trends in book group selections as well as a look at upcoming and backlist titles that might be a perfect fit for your
group. Representatives from Macmillan, Random House, and HarperCollins will join the discussion.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/kzBoA5

July 26 (1-2 pm)
I Didn’t Know the Census Bureau Did That! Finding and Using Data from Lesser Known Censuses and Surveys (Infopeople)

We will review the three main demographic programs – the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Population Estimates Programs – and then explore other Census programs like Local Employment Dynamics (LED), Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE), County
Business Patterns (CBP), Survey of Business Owners (SBO), Economic Census, and the Census of Governments.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/i_didnt_know

July 27 (11 am-12 pm)
Voice of the Customer: Designing Library Services to Meet User Expectations (Nebraska Library Commission)

Information seekers have unprecedented avenues to acquire information, many of which do not involve the library. Unless users can see an immediate benefit in time, effort, and quality, they will continue to use the avenues from their “real” lives instead of venturing into the library space. Voice of the Customer is a Bellevue University initiative which identifies the expectations of the student and calls for a change to the institutional environment. This is a top-down call to action. Come learn how the library is meeting the call to become more user focused. Speakers: Robin Bernstein, Casey Kralik, and Becky Wymer, Bellevue University.

To register for this event, go to:
http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=10572

July 27 (2-3 pm)
Finding a Legal Comfort Zone on the Web (WebJunction)

Allowing the public to contribute to, comment on and otherwise engage with your library’s website content can be a scary thought, fraught with bogeymen real and imagined, lined with both success and horror stories, and seemingly paved with difficult policy decisions. But it really doesn’t have to be that way. Eli Neiburger will present on how to move squeamish colleagues, administrators, or trustees to a point where web initiatives can be understood as less risky than the daily act of unlocking the front doors. He will demonstrate how to structure engagement on the web so that it doesn’t require another written policy.  Joining Eli will be Barbara Jones from the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom, who will focus on how the overarching principles of intellectual freedom apply to user engagement, access, and information literacy programming on social media. She will show how these new and sometimes intimidating technologies do fit the intellectual freedom and privacy principles that American Library Association has embedded in the Library Bill of Rights and Its Interpretations. Barbara will provide examples of how these very idealistic statements can be reflected in practical policy statements and inform best practices at the local level.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/iHvin1

July 27 (1-2 pm)
The Visionary Leader
(insynctraining)

The very essence of an effective leader is to have a clear and concise vision. This vison must be communicated frequently and consistently! If an organization is to success, it must keep it’s eye on the goal. at all times. This webinar will help you:
• Discover how to create a compelling vision
• Explore the six key elements to effectively communicate your vision
• Identify why creating a powerful vision is not enough

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/jU2GER

July 27 (3-4 pm)
Howdy Partners! Don’t Be a Lone Ranger: Building Community Partnerships to Augment Adult Services (Infopeople)

Would you like to do more with less? Have less staff, money, or time than you would like at your library? Considered partnering with other organizations to expand your resources? Being the Lone Ranger might look fun on TV, but in the library it may lead to staff burnout and limited programming. Forming strong community partnerships will help you achieve more with less. Library users will experience richer services, and library staff will gain support from the community. At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will: Know how to build community partnerships to augment Adult Services, Understand differences between cooperative, collaborative and strategic partnerships, and Be able to identify potential partnerships in diverse communities including rural, large urban, affluent, and those with few or limited resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/howdy-partners

July 27 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Barbara Jones, Missouri Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine(NN/LM)will present resources on neurological disorders. For more information and to access archived sessions go to: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html .

To join the webinar: Register at www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses .  On the day of the webinar, go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr and enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone.

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