Join us for a live guided tour of LearningExpress Library; the interactive online platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of career and academic resources for job preparation, career advancement, basic skills mastery and academic success. During this session, not only will you learn how to help your patrons effectively navigate our site, you will also learn how to access our promotional materials to help get the word out about LearningExpress in your local community. This tour is being offered exclusively to Georgia Public Library Staff.
Searching was easy with Google, relevant and reliable with GALILEO databases. Now your patrons don't have to choose between easy AND smart; GALILEO's new Discovery Service, the replacement for federated search, is both. This session includes an overview and tips for maximizing results.
From PLA:Join us for a trip off the beaten path. This engaging, one-hour webinar will feature the latest books from small and independent presses, hybrid-publishers, and self-published works. The proliferation of small publishing houses as well as the increasing numbers of self-published authors has lead to an unprecedented number of indie books. Help your readers sort through the onslaught by learning about great reads from this newly explosive area of publishing. Our expert readers' advisors will guide you to undiscovered choice picks and great resources for you and your patrons.
Dedra Anderson, district trainer, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries
After working in both circulation and reference, Dedra became district trainer in 2006. She is also the web mistress of two readers' advisory websites: TheRomanceReader.com and TheMysteryReader.com. In her spare time she likes reading serial killers and Tudor history-but not in the same book.
Lisa Casper, program liaison, Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, Highlands Ranch Library
Lisa graduated from University of Denver in the field of mass communications. She works Highlands Ranch Library bringing in/running programs, author events, working with local self-published authors, and doing book talks/readers' advisory. She also helps host author events at the Tattered Cover Book Store.
Date & Time
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM Eastern
PLA Personal Member: $28.00
ALA Personal Member: $31.50
Discover the Why and How of Putting Gamification to Work
Playing games is one of the most popular activities in our culture, generating tens of billions of dollars in revenue and absorbing literally billions of hours per week. Yet we still conceptualize games as frivolous and distinct from the meaningful activities of the real world. The truth is that human beings are built to play—our brains are wired for the kind of experience that games provide—and play is just another word for learning, under optimal conditions.
When we play games we’re more engaged, motivated, and likely to succeed. Aaron Dignan has explored the emerging field of games while researching his book on the subject, and has returned with some lessons for anyone who wants to turn their office, classroom, or home into something more like a game.
What You Will Learn
The webcast will explore:
- What is a game and why it matters
- What are the most powerful game ingredients and how can we use them
- What forces hold us back
- How to design a game in the workplace
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
This webinar focuses on turning the evidence of our daily patron encounters into short, compelling, and memorable messages that build support.
Learn how to tell a succinct, powerful story about the value of libraries. Based on OCLC's "From Awareness to Funding" and the latest findings of brain research, this session focuses on turning the evidence of our daily patron encounters into short, compelling, and memorable messages that build support.
The U.S. government provides a wealth of services and information on the Web with a great many Web sites. Laura Johnson will review "who’s got what" in a whirlwind virtual tour of the federal government on the Web. This Webinar, the first of a series, starts with the executive branch and Cabinet departments. Future programs will cover the legislative and judicial branches and independent agencies. Be sure to get the list of sites covered (available on Tuesday before the program) so you can take notes on it.
WVLC’s Heather Campbell-Shock explains how comics, graphic novels, and manga are no longer for geeks thanks to popular television shows and movies. Learn the basics of these three types of materials, how to predict what will be popular among your users, and have programming that appeals to all ages.
For more information and to register for this program, contact: email@example.com
Trainers have enormous potential to influence their whole organizations. In this session, we'll explore ways to enhance transfer of training, get support and resources for training initiatives, and develop solution-focused strategies while avoiding self-defeating behaviors. Target audience: trainers and those who supervise trainers.
Are you looking for a better way to communicate with your staff, colleagues, and funders?
We frequently work so hard at being professional that we forget about the power of personal communication that comes from sharing our own stories and the stories of others. Organizational Storytelling for Librarians takes a growing trend in the business world and applies it to library staff in all kinds of information agencies.
This webinar will cover the basics of organizational storytelling and will give examples of its uses in communicating vision, managing change, and creating community. Special guest Waynn Pearson, former City Librarian of the Cerritos (CA) Library, will talk about telling stories through architecture as he describes the narratives embedded in the Cerritos Library building dedicated in 2002.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand organizational storytelling as an effective communication tool for leadership, based on the concept as used in business settings and as applied to libraries.
- Understand the potential of one’s own personal and professional stories to better communicate as a leader
- Identify a variety of specific uses of organizational storytelling, including communicating vision and values, building community, navigating change, advocating for libraries, and telling stories through library buildings.
- Access additional relevant resources.
This webinar will be of interest to library staff in all kinds of organizations and at all levels of their organization who are interested in improving their leadership skills through better personal communication and telling their library’s stories.
Teen Read Week (TRW) is an annual event to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms–books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more.
Join this interactive conversation to share your plans and ideas with colleagues on creating a fun and meaningful TRW for your community, including
- outreach and partnering opportunities
- involving teens themselves in planning your TRW
- using TRW to spur in-house improvements and awareness of teen services
How will you celebrate TRW at your library?
About Beth Crist
Beth’s background is rich in youth services and state library experience. She began working in libraries in 1999, has museum experience, and has worked as a state library consultant in North Carolina, New Mexico, and now Colorado. In her position, Beth supports children, teens and families by coordinating statewide initiates for early literacy, summer reading and other programs.