You’ve been asked (or maybe you actually volunteered) to do a webinar. Now what? You’ve sat through your share of horrendous webinars, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else.
- How do you prepare?
- How is a webinar different from giving an in-person presentation?
- How do you keep people interested so they don’t just go spend the whole time on Facebook?
The questions can be overwhelming and the challenges numerous. Find out what works and what doesn’t, and how to keep your audience engaged. Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that newbie presenters make. Discover what it takes to get asked to do it again--you can make your first (or next) webinar ROCK!
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
- Name the six reasons that cause webinars to go poorly
- Define common mistakes that novice webinar presenters make and how to avoid them
- Identify at least three strategies to help your webinars be successful
- Identify 3 or more tech tips to prevent technical issues during a webinar
This webinar will be of interest to anyone who plans to give a webinar or wants to improve his/her online presentation skills.
Is your small or rural library the community's best kept secret? Libraries are not known for "tooting their own horns" so valuable services and resources go unnoticed. Join us for a webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn about marketing and branding and what it means to the 21st century small and rural library. Michelle and Melinda will talk about ways to build mutually beneficial business partnerships that result in free media advertising as well as sponsorship for events and services. These marketing techniques are guaranteed to lead to long term development opportunities as well as sustainability.
Presented by: Michelle A. McIntyre, director, Roaring Spring Community Library (PA); and Melinda Tanner, district consultant librarian, Washington, Greene & Fayette Counties (PA)
Rationally we know that change is imminent and to stay competitive we must adapt quickly, but emotionally we want to stay in our “comfort zone.” For things to change, somebody has to start acting differently. Maybe it’s you; maybe it’s your coworkers. Join us for a thought provoking conversation on how you and those around you can break out of your comfort zones to move towards success in these challenging times.
About Jean Marie Heilig
Jean has been with the Colorado State Library since 2005 and is currently the Fiscal Officer and LSTA Grant Coordinator. Previously, she was Senior Director of Jones e-global library at JonesKnowledge.com where she developed an online academic library. She also held the title of Library Director for Jones International University. She spent four years as a Public Services Librarian in the Helen Fowler Library at the Denver Botanic Gardens. She earned her MLIS from the University of Denver and her MBA from the University of Colorado Denver campus.
This webinar will explain the traditional relationship between pressure, tension and stress as it can be seen in human and social systems. The participants will haver the opportunity to understand how stress is created in NFP Organizations and in their professionals, and how to develop strategies to reduce its frequency, severity and crippling effects.
- A simple model of systemic stress development
- A self-diagnostic tool
- Four general strategies of management: physical, emotional, social and spiritual.
- Several specific strategies for each general strategy
Most any library can be a target, so join Blake Carver, the Owner of LISHost.org, and get some ideas on how to make your library and your home more secure. Carver covers privacy, as it is closely related to security, and should be taken seriously. He shares many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. He also tackles some common security myths, talks about secure passwords and network security, as well as hardware and PC security. Carver discusses security issues that you’ll find in your library as well as tricks sysadmins can do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you’ll never see as an end user.
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
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 resource
For public library staff, dealing with the media can sometimes be rewarding, sometimes frustrating, sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting... but always necessary. PLA's free, hour-long webinar, "Managing Traditional & Social Media for Libraries," covers the fundamentals of media planning and outreach-including social media-to prepare you to work with the media and generate attention that will support your library's activities and advocacy efforts.
This webinar is an extension of the free PLA advocacy training program, Turning the Page 2.0.
At the conclusion of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
State the importance of media outreach in relationship to advocacy
Identify the difference between "traditional media" and "social media"
List the six key steps involved in traditional media outreach
Identify at least four key concepts to remember when they speak to ("pitch") the media about their library
Recognize at least three keys to success to preparing and delivering a media interview
Describe what is Turning the Page 2.0 and how this advocacy planning program can serve as a larger context for your media activities
Who Should Attend
Public librarians new to working with the media or those who would like a refresher
Public librarians who participated in Turning the Page 2.0, PLA's free advocacy training program
Steve Yacovelli, EdD, owner and principal of TopDog Learning Group LLC, Orlando, Fla., has over twenty years experience in learning and development, including over fourteen-years experience in e-learning management. He has worked with international corporations, national nonprofits, and academic institutions.
He is currently a facilitator for Turning the Page 2.0, PLA's free advocacy training program and was also a facilitator during the original version of the Turning the Page program.
He first taught this webinar's content to representatives from libraries in ten different countries around the world as part of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative.
The Westin Atlanta Airport
4736 Best Road
Atlanta, GA 30337
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
You are invited to join fellow library managers and directors for a day of exploration and discussion. "Operating at Webscale: Transforming Library Workflows" is a free event and lunch will be provided by OCLC.
Cooperation... Change... the Cloud... These words characterize a revolution taking place in libraries that is both exciting and critical for our future. Collaboration at Webscale-made possible through shared infrastructure, shared data, shared intelligence and shared innovation-has arrived. Together, we can transform our workflows and realize the full potential of library cooperation at Webscale to enhance our value and serve our communities.
Steven Smith, Dean of Libraries at the University of Tennessee
Steven Smith has been Dean of Libraries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since June 2011. Steve earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English literature and a master's degree in librarianship from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate in English literature from Texas A&M University.
He was Associate Dean for Advancement and later Associate Dean for Collections and Services at the Texas A&M University Libraries. While at Texas A&M, Smith delivered the university's 2007 Distinguished Faculty Lecture on "The Book, Google and the Future of the Research Library," and oversaw fund-raising initiatives that resulted in more than $19 million to support the libraries' mission.
Lynn Deal Futch, Dean for Academic Affairs and Library Services
Lynn Deal Futch has been Dean for Academic Affairs and Library Services at Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, Georgia since 2008. Lynn earned her BS, MS, Ed. Sp and PhD in educational leadership from Georgia Southern University. She also holds certificates in Early Childhood, Middle Grades, Media Specialist and Educational Leadership. She is national board certified in Media and holds an MLIS from Valdosta State University.
Lamar Veatch, State Librarian of Georgia
Lamar is currently State Librarian and director of the Georgia Public Library Service. Past experience includes State Librarian, Alabama Public Library Service and Director of Public Libraries, Irving, Texas. He has also served as Director of High Plains Regional Library System, Greeley, Colorado. He is a longtime member of Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), and is the organization's president for the 2011–2013 term.
Dr. Veatch holds a PhD in librarianship from Florida State University and earned his master's in librarianship from Emory University. He also holds a BA in history from The University of Georgia.
Matt Goldner, OCLC Product and Technology Advocate, will join me to describe how OCLC is redefining library management at Webscale, at this interactive and informative event. Although this event is free to attend, space is limited and we ask that you reserve your seat.
Presented by ASCLA, a division of ALA
The current economic environment is leading to budget cuts and a reduction in Library service hours across the country. Libraries are being forced to shut their doors earlier, offer fewer services, and staff fewer Librarians to assist patrons. Having an online digital Library branch that is available 24/7 with a full service offering for patrons to access when physical Library branches are closed is an absolute necessity.
$40 for ASCLA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$45 for ALA student members and retired members
Want to run better meetings or lead better planning discussions? You can be a more effective facilitator! Learn how to improve group participation and productivity. Focus groups… Staff meetings… Brainstorming sessions… Learning sessions… All of these activities require an effective facilitator. Who makes an effective facilitator? You! With some knowledge about group dynamics, learning styles, and models for running meetings and group sessions, you can be a great facilitator. Discover ways to improve participation and productivity. Both face-to-face sessions and online sessions will be discussed.
Number of seats: 30 max
$40 for ASCLA members
$50 for ALA members
$65 for non-ALA members
$45 for ALA student members and retired members
$99 single login
$38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)