Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient's ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their "brain bandwidth").
Do you think children's reading programs can only be offered during the summer? Roanoke Public Library (Roanoke, Texas) doesn't think so! They revamped their children's reading club program a few years ago, making the transition to a year-round reading program that is intensified during the summer. This program has been met with great success and director Jesse Ephraim can't wait to share all the details. Join us for this very practical and informative Webinar and learn how Roanoke made this program go!
Join Karen Kitchens, Intellectual Property Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, for a basic overview of copyright law and fair use as it applies to librarians. Learn to be more confident when providing copyright advice to patrons, students and teachers!
How to align a fundraising team to secure “stretch gifts.” Ask appropriately to grow philanthropy. Gain insights to help your team discover, qualify, engage and ask donor-investors who are pre-disposed to give.
This webinar offers ways to find resonance with stakeholders and sustain compelling communication for effective engagement, and for solicitation of major gifts.
Hear how to execute a fundraising plan that brings real returns on investment.
- How to align senior management, board trustees and advancement staff
- Building a culture of giving
- Steps to identify, engage and ask for major gifts appropriately and effectively
- Ways to find resonance with donor-investors
It’s inevitable, at some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. You know these people; they seem to be chronically critical, belligerent, indignant, angry, or just plain rude. But it doesn’t have to be that way for you. Learning tactics for dealing with negative or difficult people will help you survive in the workplace. Join us for this thought provoking session.
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.
NCompass Live: Your Government Online: The White House, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch
In this second of a three-part series, Laura Johnson will tour federal government Web sites. Part I of the series, "The Cabinet Departments," is now archived at: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=11598. Part 3 of the series, scheduled for October 24, will cover independent agencies of the federal government.
Get ready to take some notes in your captain’s log during the lineup of fall’s Science Fiction books. Learn about Priestess of the Eggstone: The Fall of the Altairan Empire (Jaleta Clegg) and the race to get the Eggstone back to prevent an outbreak of war. Rob Zeigler’s debut novel Seed takes place in a starving, broken United States where orphans try to reshape the future. Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks takes place in a dark mirror-world where the barriers are eroding. The second book in the Shannara series focuses on the quest for the missing Elfstones and things aren’t going as planned. Join panelists from JournalStone Publishing, NightShade Books, and Random House as they discuss their exciting forthcoming titles.
Norman L. Rubenstein – Managing Editor, JournalStone Publishing
Norman L. Rubenstein, Managing Editor for JournalStone Publishing, a litigation attorney and judge for over twenty years, also organized major Doctor Who conventions with the BBC and co-produced numerous theatrical plays, including one that ran for over six months on London’s famed West End. He’s had 7+ years of small press editorial experience, has been a frequent reviewer and columnist for magazines and genre sites including Cemetery Dance, Shroud, Dark Scribe, Fear Zone, Pod Of Horror, Horror World, and Hellnotes, and, as an author, has had fiction and non fiction published in three anthologies. He’s an Active member of both the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and the International Thriller Writers (ITW) and is currently serving a second year as Co-Chair of the HWA’s Bram Stoker Awards®.
Jeremy Lassen – Editor in chief, Night Shade Books
Jeremy Lassen is the editor in chief of Night Shade Books. Prior to his work at Night Shade he was an independent bookseller. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.
Elizabeth Fabian - Associate director, Random House
Elizabeth Fabian is thrilled to have recently rejoined the Random House Library Marketing Department as Associate Director. Prior to this new role, Elizabeth was Associate Director of Advertising for The Random House Publishing Group, executing campaigns for bestselling authors including Lee Child, Sophie Kinsella, and Jonathan Kellerman. Previously she has worked with the marketing departments at Harcourt Trade Publishers and Hachette Book Group. In 2006 Elizabeth received her MA in Literature from the University of Virginia.
Kelly Coyle Crivelli - Library Marketing Manager, Random House
Kelly Coyle Crivelli is a Library Marketing Manager at Random House, Inc. She started her career at Random House back in 1998 when the library marketing “team” consisted of only two people and there was not yet such a thing as a blog! And after nearly a decade away, she returned to Random House in 2012 and is very happy to be reunited with the incredible titles and authors that Random House offers, having missed them very much over the years. Kelly will read just about anything- but has a particular fondness for books that make her cry- (Richard Russo always gets her!) and of course, finds nothing as enjoyable as the way Jane Austen can depict a character.
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. We'll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we'll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
Whether you’re a public or school librarian, you will be impacted by the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For the first time, the majority of states will have identical learning standards in math and English language arts (ELA). The great news for librarians is that research skills and projects are included in CCSS at all grade levels. Cherry Lake’s authors have been engaged deeply in what great research looks like in the digital age. In this program, presented by Kristin Fontichiaro and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing, learn specific strategies that public and school librarians can employ to become active partners in CCSS implementation, and the Cherry Lake resources that can help you get there. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth editorial director at Booklist Publications, will moderate this free, hour-long webinar.
We often have assumptions about how teens and tweens use the Internet.
- Are those assumptions true?
- Are teens interested or concerned about their online privacy?
- What kind(s) of social media should your library use?
Learn the answers to these questions and many more, as well as discovering if your library can effectively engage (or not) with young people in social media.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Know which social media tools are currently popular with teens and why
- Be able to name at least two methods by which teen control their online privacy
- Understand how many teens use cell phone and how libraries may be able to integrate them into programming
- Be able to list at least one major obstacle to connecting with teens on social networks
This webinar will be of interest to library staff who work with teens and youth, as well as those responsible for library social media work.