What is the difference in conducting focus group research or survey research? Participants in this session will learn how to choose between qualitative research such as focus groups, and quantitative research such as surveys. We will then create a list of the necessary research and administrative tasks for a focus group, and learn some tricks of focus group facilitation.
- Learn to choose between a survey or focus group process
- Create a list of the important research and administrative tasks for focus groups
- Develop some tricks for focus group facilitation
- Understand the right items to emphasize via analysis and reporting
Unmasking Corporate "Virtues" Whose Importance We Take for Granted
You work hard to do the right thing: work well with others, treat them fairly, and never settle for mediocre work. But too often, virtues like collaboration, fairness and excellence are revered beyond question.
But when these virtues become "sacred cows" - ideas revered beyond reason - they lead to wasteful, career-limiting behaviors.
What You Will Learn
Instead of zealous pursuit of seemingly virtuous traits, leaders must appreciate the unintended consequences of their good intentions.
You will improve your ability to see when your own values and virtues, and the values and virtues of the people you lead, backfire. This webcast covers:
Developing practical strategies to know when and how you help your organization most by going it alone, instead of collaborating with others.
Learning how the instinctual drive for fairness leads to spite and sameness, and develop habits to overcome this naturally destructive tendency.
Expanding your notion of excellence to understand when high standards help, and when they hurt by leading to paralyzing perfectionism in yourself and others.
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
Are you considering applying for a Preservation Assistance Grant? Join us for a lunch and learn discussion to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals. We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.
What are the best nonfiction Common Core books to stock with your shelves with? DK Publishing, Teacher Created Materials, Lerner Publishing and ReferencePoint Press are here to help fill your library’s nonfiction section by presenting their upcoming titles that fit perfectly into the new standards. This is a must-see resource for Common Core, featuring forthcoming books, nonfiction trends, and answers to your questions!
- Does your library have Kindles, Nooks and iPads for loan or in-house use?
- Do you have accessible e-readers available to customers who are print disabled?
- Do you know the legal requirements to make your services accessible?
Ebooks present both opportunity and challenge as the dominant delivery is via electronic license, governed by contract law rather than by copyright law.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand the difference between eBook content licenses and ownership
- Be brought up to date on the latest legal issues, including the settlement agreement between the National Federation of the Blind and the Sacramento Pubic Library Authority
- Learn how the Califa Library Group (http://www.califa.org/) has fared in buying (not just licensing) eBook content for use by its customers.
- MORE INFO AND REGISTRATION
This session is part of the LYRASIS second Friday series, a series of workshops providing information about and sharing new ideas and resources for resource sharing, electronic resources, and cataloging.
In this one and one half hour 2nd Friday Series session, Robin Fay, Head of Database Maintenance at the University of Georgia and co-author of the book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians, will introduce the concept of the semantic web, a movement founded by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in an effort to offer a common framework for shared data. She will review principles of linked data, RDA, FRBR, & BIBFRAME, including an overview of basics concepts and terminology.
Montana State Library
We spend a lot of time in meetings so let's talk about tools, tips, and techniques for having better meetings. We'll discuss the roles of the chair and attendees in maximizing meeting effectiveness, and because we are a part of government agencies we'll also talk about the open meeting law and public participation. Presented by MSL lead library consultant, Tracy Cook.
Whether you're using Windows 8 for work, or just to get things done at home you need to be able to be truly productive with it. In this webcast Mike Halsey, the author of "Windows 8: Out of the Box" and "Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out" will show you how you can maximize your productivity with this new OS using some very useful and sometimes even hidden features.
Major gifts–whether $1,000 or $100,000 or anything in between–still produce the lion’s share of a nonprofits philanthropic revenue. The key to a successful program to identify, inform, interest and involve major gift donors, is more than simply asking–as important as the solicitation is. This webinar will focus on the development of a disciplined approach to achieving consistently good results and exceeding your goal.
- Create a major gifts management plan
- Build a team of major gifts partners–staff and volunteer
- Learn to keep your eye on the ball–focus on the goal
- Know the difference between lead and lag measures
- Create a compelling scoreboard
- Maintain a cadence of accountability
Leadership effectiveness is often cited as of critical importance to nonprofits. You add it to your goals but then get side-tracked by more immediate priorities that make leadership development seem such a luxury. This webinar speaks to anyone, at any level, who wants to take responsibility–starting right now–for enhancing their own effectiveness at leading.
- Understanding of the broad themes in leadership theory and exposure to the ‘Bold Intentions’ framework.
- Insights into your own strengths and developmental opportunities among key drivers of effective leadership.
- A foundation for establishing a personal plan of action directly following from the webinar.