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How to Host a Preservation Week Event

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:00pm

 

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose, who can you find to speak, what if someone asks a question after the event and you don't know the answer? The Preservation Week web site is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

Ignite Your Career by Creating a Powerful Body of Work in 2014

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12:00pm

 

Overview

Define Your Action Plan for the Next Year

In today's job market, job titles, years of experience and educational background are not enough to ensure a flourishing career.

To stand out from your peers and invite ongoing opportunities, you have to create and share a compelling body of work. Whether you want to aim for a promotion, switch careers, grow your personal brand or deepen your expertise by writing a book, you need a plan of action to get you there.

What You Will Learn

In this webcast, business coach and bestselling author Pamela Slim will help you:

  • Understand the eight steps required to build a powerful body of work that will drive career growth and opportunities
  • Define your top three strategic career priorities for 2014, and identify the underlying projects you need to accomplish them
  • Identify the specific knowledge, resources and mentors you need to accomplish your goals
  • Create a concrete plan with milestones to ensure you accomplish your career goals in 2014.

Authority Control in the Library Catalog

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:00am

 

Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority control benefit users of the catalog? What data is important to include? How do authorized terms and authority records improve searching in the catalog? How has RDA impacted authority control? How are libraries managing all the changes (including terms, the structure of authority records, and cataloging format)? Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on these questions and more as we explore the present and future of authority control.

Authority Control in the Library Catalog

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:00am

 

Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority control benefit users of the catalog? What data is important to include? How do authorized terms and authority records improve searching in the catalog? How has RDA impacted authority control? How are libraries managing all the changes (including terms, the structure of authority records, and cataloging format)? Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on these questions and more as we explore the present and future of authority control.

Succession Planning with Jamie LaRue: a Board and Staff Responsibility

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 11:00am

 

Succession planning is NOT anointing the heir apparent, and taking action only when the director retires. It starts long before that. This talk focuses on a new way to think about board planning, administrative goals, and who to hire at all levels of the organization.

Credo Reference - GALILEO

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 2:00pm

 

Please join us for an hour long demonstration of the new Credo Reference platform for all GALILEO institutions.

LexisNexis Academic

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:00pm

Learn about this premier general reference tool that provides access to news, business, and legal information from one interface.  Redesigned specifically with students in mind, this research tool provides students as well as other researchers across all disciplines will comprehensive results on the past and the present.  Whether the search is on a current hot topic in the news, financial information of a specific company, or a following of a judgment on a case, LexisNexis Academic has it all.

The Iron is HOT: Libraries as Innovative & Creative Community Catalysts

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 2:00pm

 

This webinar helps to define the successful library as one that serves as a vibrant and active community center. Learn how to take a leadership role as a creative catalyst – exploring new ways to build partnerships, strengthen community and contribute to local development.

Renew your sense of hope for the longtime viability of public libraries. Presenter Mary Lou Carolan sees amazing and out-of-the-ordinary opportunities for your library to serve as a vibrant and active community center. The library can be the creative catalyst to ignite community enthusiasm. Learn about the ‘Inside/Outside Approach’ and other engaging and fun marketing practices. Find out how to implement ‘placemaking’ for lighter, quicker, cheaper ways to attract more users. And catch the sense of urgency that libraries need to act now:  Hope, Opportunity, Time – strike while the iron is HOT!

Once Upon A Time, Storytelling Was Learning

Monday, 10 February 2014 10:00am

 

We all like a good story, right? Well, your brain likes a good story too. Research has shown that our brains wilt faster than a hot lettuce leaf when presented with a bunch of slides containing bullet points. (You probably already suspected that on some level, but as it turns out it really is true!) The language processing part of our brains is the only part that is active when we are experiencing death by PowerPoint.

It’s tough to learn with a wilted brain.

On the other hand, when we are listening to a story our brains light up like a pinball machine. Our brains are not just sitting there decoding language, but instead are fully engaged and experiencing the events of the story. This is what makes storytelling such a great learning tool. Come find out how you can use storytelling in all of your classes whether they're virtual, face-to-face or computer-based!

6 Essentials for Teams That Work

 

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect.

This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.