A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Capstone, The Creative Company, Jump!, Lerner, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Overview of resource for legal, news, and business-related research available through GALILEO to technical colleges and other subscribing academic institutions.
Leveraging Visual Literacy for Communication
Presented by Nicole Brown
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 2:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern Time
The ability to critically engage with and communicate through visual materials is becoming a core competency for participation in today's highly visual culture. This presentation will share successful techniques for using images in libraries. Visual learning objects will show how images can frame an instruction session by capturing learners' attention and preparing them to delve into conceptual content. Pedagogical considerations of using images in the classroom will also be discussed, with special attention to active learning. Attendees will take away concrete ways to integrate visual literacy into existing content.
Nicole Brown is the Multidisciplinary Instruction Librarian at NYU, where she teaches research workshops to a variety of user groups and works to expand and strengthen the teaching role of librarians. Her first teaching position was at the American University in Cairo, where she spent three years teaching a required information literacy course. She also worked as the Instruction Coordinator at Emerson College, where she partnered with the Center for Teaching to create an Information Literacy Learning Community. She has given presentations, workshops, and led professional development training on four continents and has written articles for Library Journal and Internet Reference Service Quarterly. Her research interests include innovative teaching practices and incorporating new literacies into teaching and learning environments. As a member of the ACRL Visual Literacy Task Force, she works to promote the integration of visual literacy into library instruction. Nicole earned her MLIS from the Pratt Institute in 2004 and attended the ACRL Immersion Program Track in 2008.
The Carterette Series is an educational webinar series which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations. Topics are chosen to be of interest to students and employees from all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour.
Can't make it to the live show? That's okay. The session will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.
Beyond the SEA - A Monthly Webinar Series
November 20, 2013 - The Affordable Care Act & Libraries
12 Noon to 1PM (EST)
This presentation will cover a basic introduction to the Affordable Care Act (Health Care Reform) and the important role librarians will take in equipping community members with helpful information resources about the implementation and evolution of the multi-step plan. NN/LM SE/A region-specific resources will also be shared, including a tour of our ACA LibGuide: http://guides.nnlm.gov/sea/ACA
- Terri Ottosen, MLIS AHIP, is the NN/LM SE/A Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, working mainly with librarians in the SE/A region.
- Nancy Patterson, MLS, is the NN/LM SE/A Community Outreach Coordinator, working mainly with faith and community groups in the SE/A region.
Both Terri and Nancy work to promote health literacy with the goal of decreasing health disparities in the region.
What do you need to join this conference?
- A computer (with Flash installed)
- A telephone
How do I connect?
- Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/
- Enter as a Guest
- Sign in with your first and last name
Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some other reason cannot let Adobe connect call you phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)
Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview
Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.
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
- Tips for strengthening your fundraising board
This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.
Worldcat.org is OCLC’s public-facing Web portal to the WorldCat database. It is a discovery tool for library-owned materials worldwide and a social networking tool for libraries and their patrons. This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.
Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves!
Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers, and get forthcoming Spring 2014 titles on order.
As you expand the tools you use to communication online and off and staff's roles change, how do you ensure you're all speaking with one voice?
Based on Sarah Durham's book Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications, this webinar will help you apply Brandraising concepts to improve your program's communications, and make sure they make sense with other aspects of your organization's communications, too.
A group of pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks in their libraries and communities. Join us on September 25th at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from pilot libraries located in rural communities. What did they do? What did they learn? What are they planning to do next?
The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. Edge helps libraries connect their services to community priorities. Edge will be available to public libraries nationwide in January 2014.
Presented by renowned librarian/author/blogger David Lee King
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 from 1:30 pm - 3:00 p.m.
Traditionally, when our library customers wanted to make something, we’d send them to the craft section or to the “how to write a poem” section of the library. Today’s makers want to make gadgets, 3D-printed prototypes, and a video series. And guess what? They want the library’s help!
In this webinar, renowned librarian/author/blogger David Lee King provides an overview of technology innovations that focus on “making” – including hackerspaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and self-publishing tools, and provides ideas on how to incorporate these innovations into your library.