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Kansas Library Association Conference 2010
Kansas libraries like you have never seen them before!
This year for the very first time, the Kansas Library Association Conference 2010 offers free access to three dynamic, online sessions. All sessions are open, free-of-charge to the entire library community. Each session will be hosted in a WebJunction Kansas Wimba room. (Login instructions are included below.) All three sessions will be archived and CE credit for each session will be available from the State Library of Kansas. Questions? Contact Cindi Hickey, State Library, chickey @ kslib.info.
Wednesday, April 7, 10:00 – 11:30 AM, Royce Kitts, More than just capes and tights: Graphic novels and collection development
This program will lead you to the essential graphic novel titles for your existing graphic novel collection or give you a starting place for building a new collection. 15 titles will be briefly discussed, including guidelines and tips for how to determine what makes a quality graphic novel that your patrons will want to read. Tips for collection development and purchasing will also be presented.
Royce Kitts is the director of the Tonganoxie Public Library and the 2nd Vice President of the Kansas Library Association. Royce is an avid reader (not collector) of graphic novels and comics. His favorite superheroes are Green Arrow and Green Lantern. Royce’s ideal library day consists of a trip to Astrokitty Comics in Lawrence, KS and spending the afternoon showing patrons the cool new comics the library has on the shelves.
Thursday, April 8, 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Brenda Hough, Everyday Ethics: The Ethics of Facebook
Are you on Facebook? Join us for a group discussion on the rise of online social networking and the impact it is having on our personal and professional lives. This session will launch Everyday Ethics, a collaborative continuing education program developed by the regional library systems and the State Library of Kansas.
Online social networking continues to skyrocket exponentially in popularity. The number of people on Facebook doubled from 150 million in January 2009 to 300 million September 2009 and most of that increase is in users over 35. What effect does the ubiquity of Facebook have on our work? What happens when your personal and professional social networks collide? Should you “friend” customers? When a coworker represents your library in a negative way on Facebook, what should you do? Is it appropriate for managers to keep track of frontline staff through online social networks? We plan to discuss these questions and more in an open group discussion on the ethical decisions we all must make in the brave new world of online social networking.
Brenda Hough is the Continuing Education Consultant for the Northeast Kansas Library System, headquartered in Lawrence, KS. She is also a doctoral student in the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University. In the past, she has worked with TechSoup for Libraries, WebJunction, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s US Library Program, and the Lake Agassiz Library in Detroit Lakes, MN. She enjoys spending time with her family, kayaking, reading, and cooking, too.
Thursday, April 8, 2:00 – 3:30 PM, Kate Pickett, Teens 3.0: the future of library services to young adults
Join Young Adult Librarian, Kate Pickett of the Johnson County Library, and talk about the future of library services to teens, one of the most dynamic age groups. Look into the future and see what the library will look like 5, 10, 30 years in the future and how teens will shape that future.
Kate Pickett is the Young Adult Librarian for the Johnson County Library. Her favorite parts of her job include booktalks, playing Wii at work and long walks on the beach. She also enjoys watching Project Runway and calling it professional research for the annual teen fashion show. Kate is a member of ALA, YALSA and is the Secretary of the Kansas Young Adult Librarians section of KLA. Find out more about Kate’s work with young adults at http://blogs.jocoteenscene.org/pickettup and http://www.goodreads.com/profile/katepickett.
For more information about the Kansas Library Association visit the association website.
Login instructions for all Wimba sessions:
What you will need:
* A headset with microphone (preferred) or speakers and a stand alone microphone
* An Internet connection
To get ready and login (Start this process at least 30 minutes before the session is scheduled to begin.):
1. Go to http://webj.wimba.com/launcher.cgi?room=ks_adastra
2. Close the pop-up box and click on “run the Setup Wizard” in the right hand box to run the Wizard.
3. After you successfully completed the setup, click on the orange “Participant Login” button.
4. Enter your full name in the “Name” box (first and last name, please) and then click on the orange “Enter” button.
5. It will take a minute or two to get into the room and get everything loaded. When you hear the tones, you are ready to go.
Help will be available until 10 minutes before the scheduled session start time by e-mail to Cindi Hickey, chickey @kslib.info.
For audio troubleshooting tips, see the State Library’s Wimba Participant Guide at http://www.kslib.info/ce/wimba_participant_guide.pdf.