Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.
Christine Walczyk is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in Library & Information Science as well as an independent technology/library consultant with Trainers-R-Us.. She has 10+ years in libraries and is a former software trainer.
CindyChristin of Bozeman Public Library will share some of the new early math research and discuss how you can incorporate lots of different math concepts into your storytime programs. . . easily!
Learn how your LIS skill sets are opening up paths to careers in a number of exciting, new ways. Our skills at finding, managing and analyzing information are increasingly valued as organizations worldwide struggle to gain insight and make decisions in the face of explosive information growth. In this session, I will present one professional's journey and experiences, as I transitioned from working in traditional library roles to doing strategic analysis for a well-known industrial R&D lab, HP Labs.
Sue Charles is a research analyst for the HP Labs (Hewlett-Packard Company) Strategic Planning team. After working in both public and academic libraries, she started her career with HP as a technical research analyst. Presented with a number of interesting challenges, Sue's career has followed an entrepreneurial path at HP, and she is now involved in key strategic planning, trends and visioning, and analysis projects, while continuing to provide custom research support to lab directors, managers and, of course, R&D scientists at HP Labs worldwide.
What is the use of a library if nobody comes? Or worse, what if they come but don’t come back?
Libraries offer a compelling set of resources and services to meet the needs of their communities. But old service models often focus on the needs of the library first, and the user second.
Retail establishments such as bookstores, coffee shops, information services, computing services, and purveyors of e-readers are all encroaching on the library’s core user base by replicating services traditionally associated with libraries. They really know what they’re doing, and we can, too!
Consumer research has shown repeatedly that understanding user needs and cultivating good customer relationships is key to the success of the modern organization. Creating a customer-focused library enables staff to know their users and meet their needs. A customer-focused library means more users, engaged staff, and a satisfying relationship with your community.
This one-hour webinar will present exciting success stories of customer-focused libraries, and will give participants strategies to shift their own libraries to a customer focus. At the end of the presentation, participants will:
- Understand the changing customer service milieu in which libraries operate.
- Be aware of tools and techniques to understand customer needs.
- Learn scalable strategies for empowering customers to serve themselves and staff to give strong service.
- Have a checklist to analyze their own organizations as well as best practices to get the process started.
This webinar will be of interest to staff in all types of libraries, especially front-desk staff.
Setting expectations, directing, delegating, enforcing policy.
If you’ve been doing the same thing and not getting anywhere, listen to this webcast for new techniques that tap into the human psyche. Because understanding the root reasons of human behavior allows you to make different choices about how you manage and what kind of results you get.
Thought, behavior, personality — all three affect everything from having a preference for a particular employee to how often you voice your opinions in a group.
In this webcast, Dr. Boyce will give you a quick overview of three major schools of psychology—behavioral, cognitive and social — and give you insights into each one. So you can heighten your self-awareness and increase your effectiveness as a manager.
What You Will Learn
- Behavioral Psychology: what truly motivates human behavior— including four universal needs that are at the core of all human decisions
- Cognitive Psychology: why people perceive different things from the same physical reality and how to get everyone on the right page
- Social Psychology: individual performance within the group and how to use this to your advantage
- How to use psychology to be a better motivator
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
Discover the technical side of eBooks and eReaders. Learn about DRM, Adobe ID and troubleshooting eBooks.Presenters are Darlene Pearsall, King County Library System; Liz Boston, Timberland Regional Library System and Michelle Angell, Pierce County Library System. Read more at http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1346&audience=state
For nonprofits, LinkedIn can be a development and outreach goldmine.
LinkedIn is a no or low-cost database that can be used to:
- research donors
- find board members with the skills and passion you need
- get that all-important introduction to someone you want to know
- brainstorm with peers
- find volunteers and employees
- connect with community leaders
It is a tool that boards, executives, and staff must understand because e-based outreach will be the norm.
LinkedIn is the one social medium geared to business people interested in professional development and connections. It links 135 million personal profiles and more than 2 million company profiles that can be tapped according to interest, specialty, location, and background. Recently, LinkedIn has added professional staff to look after the specific needs of nonprofits.
There are also more than 80,000 LinkedIn groups focus on nonprofit issues and ideas. Their members ask and answer questions, float ideas, and engage in discussions. It’s a rich and far-reaching knowledge base.
For this webinar, we will have a panel of three LinkedIn experts who will show you the LinkedIn ropes and answer your real-life questions.
- Learn the importance of keywords, the basic ingredient of a successful profile
- Learn how to perfect the profiles of key team members and of the nonprofit
- Learn why and how to use advanced search to mine the LinkedIn database
- Learn the proper etiquette for getting introductions on LinkedIn
In the last of our four-part series on Digital Preservation, this webinar present and explain:
- basic formats and standards used in digital audio and video collections for libraries, archives, and museums
- the development of audio and video formats and introduce participants to the significant technical features that pertain to digital libraries.
- Audio formats and encodings introduced include Pulse-Code Modulation (PCM), WAV and BWAV, and the issues related to compression for online delivery.
- Video topics include formats and standards, particularly the role of compression and data storage.
- the meaning of “HD” and options for video transfer and capture, as well as format and encodings for uncompressed video and the Motion JPEG standards.
Participants in this webinar will be able to make informed decisions about digital audio and video projects and revisit their planned or existing projects with an eye to making sure they will be useful sustainable into the future.
This webinar will be of interest to: Librarians archivists who are involved in developing digital projects, no special technical background required.
This presentation is the fourth in the series. Archived webinars are available at:
Webinar 1, Digital Preservation: Fundamentals archive
Webinar 2, Digital Preservation: Text and Image Formats archive
Webinar 3, Digital Preservation: Storing and Managing Digital Collections Feb 7, 2012
An hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth, featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: ABDO, Lerner, DK, Enslow, and Scholastic. Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus moderates.
Presented by: Clay Johnson
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.
We'll talk about obesity -- where it comes from, and what's been done to prevent it. Believe it or not, publishing and publishers have a lot to learn from the fields of food and Agriculture. Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet, will explain the parallels between them in this live webcast presentation.
About Clay Johnson
Clay Johnson is best known as the founder of Blue State Digital, the firm that built and managed Barack Obama's online campaign for the presidency in 2008. After leaving Blue State, Johnson was the director of Sunlight Labs at the Sunlight Foundation, where he built an army of 2000 developers and designers to build open source tools to give people greater access to government data. He was awarded the Google/O'Reilly Open Source Organizer of the year in 2009, was one of Federal Computing Week's Fed 100 in 2010.