Online CE Roundup – March 2011

This is the Online CE Roundup for March. Our thanks to Jamie Markus of Wyoming and other colleagues who gather this information.

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

March 1, 1:00 – 2:00, Central Time
Diderot Goes Digital: Why Authority, Comprehensibility, and Utility in Reference Sources Still Matter (Booklist)
 
In an environment that offers many opportunities to acquire free digital information, what is a reference publisher like World Book doing to ensure that its content is authoritative, comprehensible, and useful? Why do these characteristics still matter? In this hour-long Booklist webinar, World Book’s Editor-in Chief, Paul Kobasa, explains how World Book has progressed from an annual publishing cycle to a daily cycle while maintaining its exceptional editorial standards. He will suggest that World Book and libraries are invested in a parallel effort to provide access to reference material and to ensure the material is both credible and creditable.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
 
 
 
March 1, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Library Evaluation for Grant Writers and Others (Infopeople)
 
Those attending the webinar will: Know how to conceptualize a project using a logic model, Identify key evaluation points, Understand how to develop evaluation questions and measurable outcomes, Learn simple data analysis techniques, and Have completed one sample program evaluation plan. This one-hour webinar will be of interest to library directors, managers and staff who are involved with (or plan to be involved with) writing grant proposals and implementing grant-funded programs, and those responsible for writing reports evaluating library programs and activities.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
 
 
 
March 2, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
One World, Many Stories: Summer Reading Program 2011 (Nebraska Library Commission)
 
Sally Snyder, Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, will give brief book talks of new titles pertaining to the 2011 Summer Reading Program themes: “One World, Many Stories” (children’s theme) and “You Are Here” (teen theme).
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/training/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10279
 
 
 
March 2, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
 (11-12 pm)
The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet (EDUCAUSE)
In this talk, Daniel J. Solove discusses how gossip and rumor on the Internet are affecting the lives of school students in some profound and troubling ways. People—especially teenagers and college students—are increasingly spilling their most personal secrets as well as intimate details about their families and friends, in blogs and on social networking sites. In a world where anyone can publish any thought to a worldwide audience, how should we balance privacy and free speech? How should the law protect people when harmful gossip and rumors are spread about them on the Internet?
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://net.educause.edu/live117
 
 
 
March 2, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Project Management and Measuring Success for Digital Projects (Infopeople)
 
By the end of this webinar, attendees will: Be familiar with project planning best practices and tools, Be comfortable with how to solicit user input for digital projects, Successfully solicit staff participation and buy-in for digital projects, Carry out successful digital service launches, Respond quickly to rapidly-changing user needs with rapid prototyping and frequent changes, and Evaluate digital projects with meaningful metrics. This webinar will be of interest to web and IT services library staff, general managers and administrators, and anyone involved with digital projects.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
 
 
 
March 3, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Mystery Announcements Spring 2011  (Library Journal)
 
Mystery and crime fiction have always been popular genres in public libraries, but in 2010 patrons were enthralled by a certain tattooed Swedish girl who played with fire and kicked the hornet’s nest. Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed Millenium trilogy topped library circulation lists in all formats (print, ebook, and audiobook). Larsson was not only ubiquitous, he and his heroine had also become an institution in libraries. While readers are searching for the next Stieg Larsson, they remain hungry for more thrillers, historicals, police procedurals, cozies, and romantic suspense. Help satisfy that hunger by filling your library shelves with the latest titles from their favorite mystery writers!
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.libraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/LJ/Tools/Webcast/index.csp
 
 
 
March 3, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Improving the Reference Interview: An Instructional Designer Introduces Video Game Design For Staff Development (Blended Librarian)
 
In Fall 2010 the University of Minnesota Libraries’ hired an instructional designer to boost their instructional efforts. At the same time, the Libraries’ Reinventing Reference Collaborative began work on developing a reference training program based on a set of eleven core competencies they had identified as essential skills for all reference services staff. One specific competency–the reference interview–offered a unique opportunity for a new digital training tool. Using video game design principles, the group began the process of creating branching narratives based on the libraries’ core users and types of reference interactions (email, chat, face-to-face, and phone). In addition to the training deliverable, the group has used the video game design process as an opportunity for reflecting and experimenting with instructional practice. University of Minnesota collaborators Tony Ihrig, Kate Peterson, and Paul Zenke will describe the origins of the project and their progress to date.
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.blendedlibrarian.org/events.html
 
 
 
March 4, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 hour of Google Sites (Texas State Library & Archives)
 
In this session of Tech Tools with Tine, technology trainer Christine Walczyk will focus on Google Sites. 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.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/
 
 
 
March 8, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
George and Joan on Conflict Resolution Techniques (Infopeople)
 
In this one-hour webinar, consultants Joan Frye Williams and George Needham will discuss: Solving disagreements before they escalate into conflict, Recognizing when you have a conflict, Identifying your personal conflict resolution style, and understanding the styles of others, Picking your fights, and Understanding and ameliorating passive-aggressive behavior.  With their characteristic humor and energy, Joan and George will present real world examples of ways to approach conflict honestly, to find common ground, and to come to a mutually agreeable outcome.  This webinar should be of interest to librarians, trustees, branch managers, grant writers, and any member of the library community who seeks to work with outside organizations.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
 
 
 
March 8, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
YA Spring Announcements (School Library Journal)
 
The whoosh of angel’s wings; high-pitched screams of joy; the whisper of a ghost’s spirit; the splash of tears; a pen scratching a secret message-all these can be found in the hottest new teen fiction, possibly even in the same book! This trio of YA publishers never fails to surprise and delight with their exciting lists of new and forthcoming titles, rounding the corner on familiar series, introducing new talent, and bringing teen favorites to the forefront. The School Library Journal YA Spring Announcements webcast is guaranteed to make you the smartest teen services librarian on the block. Share this webcast with your teens-they’ll thank you!
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/SLJ/Technology/WebCasts/index.csp
 
 
 
March 9, 10:00 – 10:45 AM, Central Time
WYLD Wednesday: VDX and WYLDCAT Upgrades (Wyoming State Library)
 
Join us for a VDX upgrade update with Trish (what we’ve learned, and what to expect), and a WYLDCat update with Des (new features fun).

To join the webinar, go to https://www.yugma.com/viewer/viewersignup.php?SessionID=413910024 The audio portion of the webinar will be presented through LeaderPhone. Dial 1-877-278-8686 and enter the PIN 315052 to join.
 
 
 
March 9, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Now That Talking Books Are Digital: Talking Book Readers Describe a New Way of Reading (Nebraska Library Commission)
 
The Talking Book and Braille Service now offers books and magazines in digital formats, both downloadable and on flash cartridges for use with a digital player. Join talking book borrowers Ana Kalin, Robert Kalin, Jamie Taylor, and Zoya Zeman as they share their experiences with the new format and player.  **Please go here (http://will.state.wy.us/talkingbooks/index.html) for more information for information on Wyoming’s library services for the blind and print disabled**
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/training/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10340
 
 
 
March 10, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Reader-friendly Library Design (Texas State Library & Archives)
 
We have had some fantastic new library buildings created round the world in the last 25 years. Many of us, however, work in buildings which are not quite so great – what can we do to offer our customers a better experience? Rachel Van Riel will talk about designing library interiors that work for readers. How can we find out what people want? How can we design libraries which are tempting for customers, drawing people into the space and encouraging them to linger and browse? Rachel will present evidence of changes in patron behaviour in the UK and illustrate how a reader-centred approach to library layout can help to meet new needs. Putting readers at the centre of your design may change the way you organise and promote your collections as well as your space. It will probably change the role of library staff too. If you are seeking a new look for your library, join this webinar to discover a fresh approach.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/
 
 
 
March 10, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
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://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Grantseeking-Basics-2011-03-10-Webinar
 
 
 
March 11, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 hour of LinkedIn (Texas State Library & Archives)
 
In this session of Tech Tools with Tine, technology trainer Christine Walczyk will focus on LinkedIn. 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.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/
 
 
 
March 15, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
E-rate: Form 471 and Beyond! (WebJunction)
 
We’re continuing with our E-Rate series by providing more details about completing an E-Rate application with our friends from E-Rate Central. Join us to hear more about filling out the Form 471 which is the second major step in the application process. During the one-hour webinar, our presenters will cover the steps you need to take before filing the Form 471, an example of a successfully completed form and recommendations on what documentation to retain. We’ll also take a look at the next steps in the process after completing the Form 471. And of course, our presenters will save time at the end of the session to answer your questions.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
 
 
 
March 15, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Libraries are Essential: Connecting to Youth in Your Community (Library Journal)
 
Even though it’s still cold outside, summer is just around the corner. And we all know what that means – summer reading programs! These programs are a great way to connect with the youth in your community. But what happens after the lazy days of summer fade away? Tune in to the second Libraries are Essential webcast: Connecting to Youth in Your Community to get some great tips for using youth programs throughout the year to continually promote the essential value of the library.
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.libraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/LJ/Tools/Webcast/index.csp
 
 
 
March 16, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time
PR: Telling Your Library’s Story with a Smile (Texas State Library & Archives)
 
PR- expensive, a sellout, or just plain too hard? Toss the doubts and discover the underlying processes that will help you tell your community all about your favorite library. Unleash the fun by lifting the lid of a toolbox of ready to hand goodies. Take home a plan! Tune in to Lisa Charbonnet as she lifts the curtain on the Westbank Library’s branch building PR efforts- the 22 PR campaigns that raised a million dollars, brought in more than 1,100 new member families, almost a thousand family donors, and earned the ALA’s prestigious 2010 John Cotton Dana Award for public relations.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/
 
 
 
March 16, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time
Breezing Along With the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
 
Please join Liaisons from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (MidContinental Region) as they present topics of interest in this monthly webinar. For more information and archived sessions: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/updates.html Questions to: Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu
To log in, 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.
 
 
 
March 17, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Central Time
Proposal Writing Basics (GrantSpace)
 
or those new to proposal writing, 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, What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments, Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process, and  Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Proposal-Writing-Basics-2011-03-17-Webinar
 
 
 
March 17, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
Ten Tips for Web Searching (LE@D)
 
Internet searching is easy to do; actually finding the right information for you and your library user is harder. One problem is that even experienced library reference staff can treat online searching as a superficial tactic. Learn some practical tips that can improve the quantity, quality, and focus of your internet search results.

Kit Keller is the director of Library Services and Student Achievement at Chancellor University in Cleveland and the author of “Online Research Strategies for Librarians”, a new self-paced continuing education course for anyone interested in improving their reference skills from the University of North Texas Lifelong Education @ Desktop (LE@D) project.  **If you would like to take this class for free, contact Chris Van Burgh at the State Library (cvanbu@wyo.gov)**
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/590651312
 
 
 
March 17, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time
Social Media, Libraries, and the Law (Infopeople)
 
In this one-hour webinar, you will: learn some copyright pointers, including two important steps you can take to protect your library from secondary liability if users post copyright-protected content in the comments sections, understand what you may delete, and what you shouldn’t delete without a lawyer’s advice, look at privacy issues of special concern with children, see a sample policy that you can use as a starting point. This one-hour webinar will be of interest to Public Service staff, Library Administrators, all staff contributing to social media, and individuals responsible for creating library policies.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list
 
 
 
March 22, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Central Time
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New in 2011 (Booklist)
 
Continuing our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Daniel Kraus will moderate presentations on spring titles and initiatives from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Scholastic Library, Mason Crest Publishers, Lerner Publishing Group,  Enslow Publishers, Inc., and ABDO Publishing Group.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
 
 
 
March 23, 10:00 – 10:45 AM, Central Time (9-9:45 am)
WYLD Wednesday: Create a stand-alone self-check station for your library (Wyoming State Library)
 
Madeleine Mundt and Charles Santos from Teton County show you how WY libraries can easily create their own self-check station using a recycled PC, a scanner, a touch screen monitor and open source software.

To join the webinar, go to https://www.yugma.com/viewer/viewersignup.php?SessionID=413910024 The audio portion of the webinar will be presented through LeaderPhone. Dial 1-877-278-8686 and enter the PIN 315052 to join.
 
 
 
March 23, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, Central Time (9-10 am)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Live from Computers in Libraries! (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://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/training/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10190
 
 
 
March 23, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, Central Time (1-2 pm)
Online Patron Training: A Project Review (WebJunction)
 
Join us for a look at online patron training as we review the results of a year-long grant project that was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. WebJunction and our partners at the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) worked together to explore online patron training and how this service can be successfully delivered. The project included researching national trends for online patron training, completing a patron needs assessment, and designing and launching an online tutorial at SFPL. You’ll hear the results of the research, how SFPL launched the tutorial and their plans for pursuing and implementing new activities around patron training in the future.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventcalendar.asp
 
 
 
March 23, 11:00 – 12:00, Central Time (10-11 am)
Spotlight! On National Library of Medicine Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
 
Barb Jones, Missouri Liaison in the RML (MidContinental Region) will present information on how to Find Articles – PubMed Central, Loansome Doc & Evidence-Based Medicine. Instruction will include hands-on exercises. Questions?: Jim Honour- jhonour@uwyo.edu
Registration: Register at www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses. To Log In, 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. More information and to view archived sessions: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html
 
 
 
March 24, 11:30 – 12:30, Central Time
Creating Advocacy for Your School Library (School Library Journal)
 
Technology has vastly changed the way information is accessed, and it has greatly enhanced library and information services. It has also raised some unsettling questions about the practicality and necessity of school libraries. Library advocates have a critical role to play in answering these questions. In schools across the country, library advocates are the voice of America’s school libraries.  During this complimentary one hour webinar, learn how panelists Carl Harvey and Connie Williams have successfully advocated the success of their library programs within their schools, districts, communities and even states.
 
To register for this event, go to: http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/SLJ/Technology/WebCasts/index.csp
 
 
 
March 24, 12:00 – 12:45 PM, Central Time
Database of the Month: More SIRS!  (Wyoming State Library)
 
In addition to SIRS Issues Researcher, we now have access to SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS Discoverer, and SIRS WebSelect.  Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at the amazing variety.  From Supreme Court Decisions to Visual Arts. Social Issues to Science Fair ideas. Resources for students, grades 1-9 (SIRS Discoverer) and  older students (SIRS Issues Researcher).  Full-text articles, images, web links.
 
To join the webinar, go to https://www.yugma.com/viewer/viewersignup.php?SessionID=305823442 The audio portion of the webinar will be presented through LeaderPhone. Dial 1-877-278-8686 and enter the PIN 315052 to join.
 
 
 
March 29, 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Central Time
Developing Online Patron Tutorials (WebJunction)
 
Online patron tutorials can be valuable resources for directing your patrons to information of all kinds and this webinar will provide you with great tips for designing and implementing tutorials as part of your library’s offerings. A tutorial can be a quick 90-second video demonstration or an hour long training resource. The options are endless and there are many opportunities for creating resources that are specific to your patrons and that also help staff to highlight great resources even without face-to-face patron interaction. Tutorials can be created with both purchased and free software and we’ll explore the different options that are available and how to choose the right tool for your library. We’ll also hear tips about the development of tutorials including patron needs and topic selection, how to promote and implement these resources and evaluating the effectiveness of the new resources.
 
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

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