Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library
with Lesley Ellen Harris
Beginning Monday, October 13
Educators, librarians, archivists, and other information professionals are often required to understand international copyright treaties and foreign copyright laws as well as the copyright laws in their own country—at least on a practical level. In this course, Harris will provide you with the knowledge you need to complete daily activities within the confines of copyright law.
After participating in this eCourse, you will be able to:
- Evaluate the copyright issues in your institution
- Set priorities for your library when it comes to copyright and licensing issues
- Identify helpful resources on copyright law and licensing
Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites
90-minute workshop with David Lee King
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:30pm Eastern|1:30 Central
12:30 Mountain|11:30am Pacific
Whether you work at a large academic library or a public library in a small town, you need to be able to deliver service and content to patrons outside your building. David Lee King talks you through the process of building an effective, user-friendly library website that will expand and enhance your library’s presence in the community.
In this Workshop you’ll learn to:
- create strategic plans and goals for your website
- identify what patrons want from your website
- successfully plan and implement a redesign of your website
- use your website to interact with patrons
Free Introduction Webinar (five-part webinar series to follow throughout 2015)
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014
Time: 2:00 – 3:30 PM (CST)
Management of personal finances requires information. Different kinds of information are needed to safely and successfully earn, borrow, save, invest, spend, and protect against risk. As with other literacies, libraries are uniquely qualified to address this information need. This webinar will describe the rationale, process, and purpose of these national guidelines and best practices, with recommendations for implementation.
What You Need to Know About Grant Writing
with Nancy Kalikow Maxwell
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
2:30pm Eastern | 1:30pm Central
12:30pm Mountain | 11:30am Pacific
In this workshop, Nancy Kalikow Maxwell—a professional library grant writer, former library director, and editor of the classic ALA Book of Library Grant Money—will share techniques on identifying the best private givers, corporations, community foundations, and government agencies for your library project. Whether you are new to grants or a seasoned grant pro, you will learn library-specific strategies to identify funding opportunities and develop winning proposals and letters of inquiry.
Attend this workshop and you’ll be able to better:
- find funding opportunities from private givers, corporations, community foundations and government agencies
- identify the most common components for a successful grant
- employ your research capacity to benefit from grants developed by other non-profit organizations