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.
There are many websites that provide information on individuals and businesses but not all are created equal. This class will help public librarians know where to look for different types of information and how to evaluate a site to determine its accuracy and trustworthiness. Participants will learn how to use free web-based resources to find: • Telephone, Address and Other Verification Information • Professional Licensing • Real Property • Criminal and Court • Web Presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
This class will be held via Elluminate and instructions will be sent to each registrant. Presented by staff from the King County Law Library Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=833&audience=state
As society and technology evolve in ways that can sometimes be startling, we may find ourselves occasionally wondering "What can *I* really do to make a real difference at work?". In this session we'll come together to learn and think about the role of the modern library and how you, regardless of the position you fill at your day job, can make substantial impacts you might not have felt empowered to before. Come for ideas, motivation and inspiration about your work and the work of libraries. Leave ready to affect more change and create more opportunity for yourself and your local community than you may have ever imagined possible.
The first webinar in this series focused broadly on skills that are needed in the contemporary library environment, and where to find training in those skills. This webinar will focus on your individual skills and skill gaps. Determining the specific combination of skills you need to acquire in order to advance your career or take it in a different direction can be a daunting challenge.
How can you:
- Determine which skills are essential for pursuing your chosen career path?
- Craft a plan to acquire the critical skills that may be lacking or increase your level of competency for skills you already possess?
- Acquire the new skills necessary for career advancement if you are unable to attain those them within the confines of your current job?
- Successfully break through these barriers and smooth the way to career growth and expansion?
- Design and create a resume that will rise to the top of the pile and maximize you chances of landing your dream job?
In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn a number of proven strategies to acquire new skills and be shown how to formulate a plan to attain those new skills or bolster the skills they already possess. They also learn how to successfully overcome some of the greatest barriers to career growth. Finally, they learn how to redesign their resumes to garner maximum impact.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to generate a customized list of the skills they need and levels of expertise they must attain in order to move their careers forward and meet their career objectives.
- Be able to conceptualize and prioritize their skill acquisition strategies to meet their career objectives.
- Be able to create a customized plan for the acquisition of new skills or improvement of existing skills to meet their career objectives.
- Learn how to overcome the five biggest obstacles for career advancement
- Know how to rewrite their resume to stand out from the crowd and maximize their chances of success.
This webinar will be of interest to Library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquiring new ones.
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 resources.
Did you know that YouTube is the second most-used search engine, after Google? We'll cover the following features that improve access:
- Simplified interface
- Interactive transcripts
- Captions, both on YouTube and from other sources
- Using YouTube with a screen reader
- Specialized content for deaf users
We'll approach this from the point of view of a user who is low vision, blind, hearing impaired, or deaf. Then we'll consider what one can do as a content publisher on YouTube to increase access.
During the webinar you will: Learn about our Moon’s origins and its long and turbulent history, Follow along as Lunar and Planetary Institute staff members conduct hands-on activities designed specifically for children and youth ages 8 to 13 in the library learning environment, and Participants are encouraged to do the activities for themselves during the webinar (using inexpensive, easily acquired materials purchased ahead-of-time).
West Virginia Library Commission
Can you judge a romance novel by its cover? Sometimes. WVLC’s Suzy McGinley will share vignettes of romance novel covers through history.
For more information and to register for this program, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever get the feeling that nobody is reading your library’s website? Trust your gut on this one; unfortunately, this is the case for much of the content posted on library sites. You may also be asking:
- Why is my content failing?
- How can I attract attention without resorting to irritating writing conventions?
Learn how to make your content not only attractive, but also palatable to today’s online reader. Some simple guidelines will make all the difference.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be able to identify at least two ways to write effective headlines
- Be able to list at least three writing conventions to avoid
- Be familiar with how to format content specifically for online readers
This webinar will be of interest to all library staff responsible for producing online content for their library.
Fall is a great time for at least one appeal letter (maybe more). If you’re making an important contribution to your community, many others will want to be part of that! The idea is to ask community members to invest in your organization’s vision and results. Appeal letters offer the opportunity to build/maintain relationships with community members and encourage the attitude that everyone can contribute.
- Identify the Purposes, Priorities, and Intended Readers of your appeal letter
- Discuss the elements you must include
- Check out some great (and not-so-great) examples and discuss the writing techniques used