Vermont Department of Libraries

September 30, 2011

Free Online Education Opportunities for October 2011

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, GrantSpace, Idealware, Infopeople, Library Journal, Lyrasis,  Library Commission, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives, University of Wyoming, and Webjunction will be webcasting during October.

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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
SirsiDynx Institute Webinars
EDUCAUSE Live! archives

 

October 4 (12-1 pm)
Out with the Old, In with the New: Transforming Libraries Through Weeding (Library Journal)

Libraries are constantly looking for way to energize their space and collections to add appeal for patrons. A new building or a fresh coat of paint is a good start, but what about all the stuff on the shelves? What is taking up space there that is no longer needed, or relevant? Maybe your library transformation should begin with a thorough review of the items that are collecting dust, on both your physical and virtual shelves.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/o61AZ8

October 4 (1-2 pm)
Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility: Stop, Think, and Connect (EDUCAUSE)

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In this webinar, representatives from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Higher Education Information Security Council will discuss international and national cybersecurity strategies, the importance of cybersecurity awareness for both citizens and organizations, and the role that higher education plays in addressing cybersecurity challenges in an increasingly interdependent networked society.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://net.educause.edu/live1127

October 4 (2-3 pm)
Food for Thought: New Cookbooks for the Library (Booklist)

Food remains hot! The population of foodies grows by leaps and bounds. As a reflection, public libraries have turned up the heat in their food collections, and publishers are eagerly appeasing the public’s insatiable appetite for more cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, a panel of publishers—Tuttle, Sterling, Chelsea Green, and Wiley—will discuss what’s hot in their new line of books about food.

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

October  5 (3-4 pm)
Beyond the Norm: Building a Culture of Creativity & Innovation in Libraries
(Infopeople)

In order to succeed in the 21st century, library workers and leaders will need to embrace new ways of doing business and reaching our users. This webinar will examine models for innovation used within the private sector and explore their relevance to libraries. Everyone has a role in charting the future for libraries and each of us has a responsibility for helping build a culture of creativity and innovation within our libraries. Please note: Be sure to download the webinar workbook before the presentation begins!

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

October 5 (3-4 pm)
Nonfiction Can Be Fun. Fun Can Be Informative.
(School Library Journal, Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers)

Who says nonfiction has to be boring? We beg to differ, and to prove it we are bringing together the authors of three of the most entertaining and accessible, yet educational, nonfiction books that you’ll find on the shelves today.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/qM5O6O

October 7 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Google Search
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts about social media. It’s really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in. In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Google Search. Although just about everyone uses Google for searching, there have been many updates to its features and functionality — join us for the latest and greatest on Google Search.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/174925978

October 7 (2-3 pm)
Celebrating National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads, 2011 (Booklist)

October is National Reading Group Month, sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association. Celebrate the month and its Great Group Reads program at this Booklist webinar. Join popular readers’-advisory expert Kaite Mediatore Stover to hear about her long experience running and blogging about library book groups and get programming ideas, tips, and recommendations for your own National Reading Group Month/Great Group Reads celebrations.

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

October 11 (12-1 pm)
RDA & AACR2: What’s the Difference
(University of Wyoming)

RDA is the new cataloging standard developed to replace AACR2.  Susan Wynne from the University of Wyoming will examine the major differences, view RDA records, discuss the status of implementation plans in U.S. libraries, and consider RDA’s possible effects on catalogers, public services, and users.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/636833878

October 11 (2-3 pm)
Common Core Opportunities for Librarians: Strategies for Leading the Way
(Booklist)

How does The Common Core State Standards Initiative open up exciting new opportunities for youth librarians? Learn more from a panel of experts, including Kristin Fontichiaro of University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Julie Green of Birmingham Public Schools (Birmingham, MI), and Carolyn J. Starkey of Madison County Schools (New Market, AL), in this free, hour-long presentation moderated by Gillian Newberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/oq0oqK

October 12 (3-4 pm)
Grantseeking Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/rmNf9h

October 12 (3-4 pm)
Using Smartphones as a Marketing & Programming Tool: The Future Is Mobile
(Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on the use of smartphones and its application to the library’s marketing and programming needs. Patric Stillman will present an overview of smartphone basics, identify how to make your programming smart through media and technology, demonstrate how one library blended marketing and programming through their teen center, and receive online resources that can assist you with next steps.  By the end of this webinar you’ll have the basic knowledge needed to move forward in utilizing smartphones in your marketing efforts and programming that will engage your community.

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

October 13 (2-3 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This class will cover: how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, and tips for communicating with funders during the grant process.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/n1pNZZ

October 14 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Google Places
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts about social media. It’s really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in. In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Google Places — customizable place pages that all libraries should know about!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/647096426

October 18 (1-2 pm)
Proposal Budgeting Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:  What is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it? What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? How do you determine reasonable costs?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/raQ0KJ\

October 18 (2-3 pm)
How to Effectively Engage and Retain Your Volunteers
(Techsoup)

This free webinar is sponsored by GiftWorks. Volunteers are the backbone and the hidden gems of your nonprofit. In this webinar, learn how leveraging engaged volunteers can open a treasure trove of skills, experience, and influence for your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events/how-to-effectively-engage-and-retain-your-volunteers

October 18 (2-3 pm)
What’s New in Reference: Fall 2001
(Booklist)

Reference publishing has changed dramatically over the last few years, with an ever-growing number of users choosing to plug in or log on to find answers to their reference questions. Join Booklist for a free, hour-long presentation illuminating new products relevant to the needs of today’s patrons and students. Representatives from Encyclopedia Britannica, Scholastic Library Publishing, and World Book will discuss and showcase their new print and digital reference sources.

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

October 19 (2-3 pm)
Innovative Use of Skill-based Volunteers in Public Libraries
(WebJunction)

Members of the net-generation will volunteer if they can use their expertise and professional skills to make a difference. The Baby Boomers will volunteer if they believe the experience will be intellectually challenging. By engaging these “new volunteers,” libraries are helping to build vibrant sustainable community support for their library. This webinar identifies the critical issues and plan of action necessary to engage skilled-based library community volunteers.  Moderated by Eileen Dumas and Preston Driggers, co-authors of Managing Library Volunteers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/p2qsFO

October 20 (1-2 pm)
Creating Great Graphics for the Web
(Idealware)

How do you take your current photos – or find inexpensive photos or illustrations online – and convert them into great graphics for your website? We’ll talk through methods to acquire good material, principles of transforming them into great web-ready images, and the inexpensive software packages that can help you whip them into shape.

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

October 20 (3-4 pm)
Reaching More Readers—The Book and Beyond
(School Library Journal/ Orca Book Publishers)

Reaching struggling readers has always been a challenge and that is truer now than ever before. With a dazzling array of distractions, it can be difficult to engage a reader with text and help them find those connections that are so important to be successful in school and in life. This webinar will discuss available books that are useful with struggling readers but also some of the new technologies and approaches that can be useful in connecting with these students, including audio books, digital and eBooks, classroom projects and more. Join a panel including a bestselling author, a library media specialist, a publisher and a state library director of development for a far-reaching discussion on reaching more readers, in more ways.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/o1XPaS

October 20 (3-4 pm)
Technology and Health 2.0
(Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on the use of mobile devices and social networking for finding and sharing health information, the implication of using these devices for library staff, the benefits and issues around health-related social networking sites, examples of well-designed, safe sites and quality health apps and mobile sites, evaluation tips, and resources to point.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/technology-and-health-20

October 25 (2-3 pm)
Teaming Up With Teens @ Your Library
(WebJunction)

What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? How can you encourage them to be peer reader advisors and library advocates in the community? In this webinar, you will explore ways teens can take part in your library, such as advisory groups, volunteering, short-term projects that use teen’s special skills, and partnering with adults. You’ll also get tips on planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating teen participation. Presented in collaboration YALSA by Kelly M Johnson, Ketchikan Public Library (AK) and Diane Tuccillo, teen services librarian, Poudre River Public Library District (CO).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/r8F9Pm

October 25 (2-3 pm)
What’s New in Audiobooks: Fall 2011 (Booklist)

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with audiobook experts and get a heads up on new titles and trends in audiobooks in a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join AudioGo, Galaxy Press, and Tantor Audio for an enlightening discussion on sure-to-be popular fall and winter releases.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/o8nTlk

October 26 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Growing Our Future, Community Engagement
(Nebraska Library Commission)

UNO believes part of our future lies in looking farther than our own campus for new partners. By being accessible to not only the academic community, but also to the wider Omaha community, we are building a bridge to our future. UNO has a history as the Omaha metropolitan university and being very active in the community. To that end, Criss Library has formed a community engagement link with Girls Inc. of Omaha and the UNO Teachers Education Department library science classes to create functional libraries for both the north and south campuses of Girls Inc. This session will detail the first steps already taken in this three year agreement and will offer ideas to other libraries how they, too, can build a future with their wider community.

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

October 26 (12-1 pm)
Relationship Networking: Converting Your Conversations into Connections
(American Management Association)

Have you ever had a conversation you wanted to follow up on but didn’t?  Do you find yourself wishing you had a reason to get in touch with a colleague, customer, or old acquaintance?  This webinar will cover:  how technology can help you recognize reasons to connect , leveraging social media in simple ways to increase familiarity, discovering specific ways to increase your value to your network.

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

October 26 (3-4 pm)
E-Z Accessibility: Making Documents Accessible
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Did you know that the files you post to your website, download from the internet, or send by email might be inaccessible? PDF is particularly notorious for having problems, but even simple Microsoft Word files can present barriers. When considering accessibility of your services and website it is important to address the accessibility of all documentation.  Fortunately, there are often easy ways to fix this. This webinar will cover several common file formats and specific strategies for making them usable, particularly by blind people

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://atcoalition.org/training/e-z-accessibility-making-documents-accessible

October 27 (3-4 pm)
Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Library
(ALA)

Public libraries now confront formidable challenges.  The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity.  A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs. virtual library; individual vs. community focus; portal vs. archive service; collection vs. creative approach.  Join us to hear about this new report from ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/937284098

October 27 (2-3 pm)
Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Highlights from Project Compass (WebJunction)

It’s been a whirlwind year as Project Compass worked with library staff across the country to help them amplify their services to provide patrons with the skills they need to move from surviving to thriving, especially in a turbulent economy. Join the Project Compass team and special guests as we review the highlights from the staff training workshops and from the actions libraries have taken as a result of the project. We’ll look at successful strategies and discuss what lies ahead for libraries at the hub of vibrant 21st century communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/pMyS9P

October 28 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Foursquare
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts about social media. It’s really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in. In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Foursquare — a location-based social networking site that is hot, hip, and growing in popularity.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/408822018

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