Yes, You Can Video

Yes, You Can Video: A how-to guide for creating high-impact instructional videos without tearing your hair out

Cost: LITA Member: $45; Non-Member: $105
May 12, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT


egistration is now open for the ACRL/NY Annual Symposium – Innovation by Design: Revisioning the Library – Friday, December 10, 2010

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Registration is Now Open!

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium

Innovation by Design: Revisioning the Library — Friday, December 10, 2010

Design impacts everything we do.  What does this mean for libraries? Design comes into play as we craft our collections, create instruction programs, construct user-centered websites, renovate buildings, and redesign our policies.  It mediates our information-seeking behavior, connects us with both students and faculty, and influences our interactions with our physical environment.  This year’s symposium looks at design in academic libraries from four very different perspectives.  Come join the conversation.

***Please go to the symposium website and click on the ‘Registration’ tab to access the links to online registration by check or credit card/PayPal.***

Fees are as follows:
Non-members: Save $10 on Symposium registration by becoming a member of ACRL/NY for 2011.
Current members: Renew your membership for 2011 now.

Symposium registration fees:
$90: ACRL/NY current member
$100: non-member
$50: Poster session presenter
$50: Library school student or retiree
Membership fees:
Current member of ACRL national: $25
Non-member of ACRL national: $35
Library/information science student: $10
Retiree: $10

The William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center
Baruch College
55 Lexington Avenue (at 24th Street) Room 14-220 (14th floor)
New York, NY
We hope to see you there.

Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites (ALA TechSource Workshop)

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ALA TechSource Workshops are designed to help you and your staff participate in a hands‐on learning experience that will help you make the best technology decisions for your library. We hope you’ll find the workshop both informative and practical.

Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites
An ALA TechSource Workshop
August 3rd, 2010 @ 2:30pm Eastern (1:30pm Central, 11:30 Pacific)

Every library needs a presence on the web. Whether you work at a large academic library or a public library in a small town, you need to be able to provide service and content to your patrons beyond the walls of your building. In this workshop, David Lee King will take you through the process of building an effective, user-friendly library website that will expand and enhance your library’s presence in its community.

David Lee King is the Digital Branch and Services Manager at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans for, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends. He speaks internationally about emerging trends, website usability and management, digital experience planning, and managing techie staff and has been published in many library-related journals. David was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker for 2008 and recently published his first book, Designing the Digital Experience. David writes the Internet Spotlight column in Public Libraries magazine with Michael Porter and maintains a blog at

Please note: upon purchase you will receive a registration PDF in the form of a digital download. Downloads may only be purchased using a credit card. If purchased using a purchase order, your account will be billed but the download will be inaccessible.

This ALA TechSource Workshop is licensed for use by staff or users of the purchasing institution or library organization.

Library Journal Design Institute heads to Atlanta, GA

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an event series on library building and design in partnership with Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

ADMISSION IS FREE! Attendance is limited. Sign up today to secure your spot.
DATE: April 30, 2010
LOCATION: Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303
For more information and to register visit:

Questions? Contact

Join Library Journal in Atlanta, Georgia, for its seventh, free Design Institute on April 30th, a one-day think tank on library buildings and design, this time in partnership with the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. The educational seminar will bring together leading architects, librarians, and vendors to address the challenges and opportunities of building anew and renovating or retrofitting existing buildings. The day will provide an abundance of information on green design practices and cost saving tactics as well as focus on designing specific spaces (technology centers, work/study spaces, teen centers, etc.). We will also take a close look at the future of library design in the age of downloadable books.

You’ll get plenty of time as well to network with vendors and colleagues. These enormously successful programs are limited to 100 attendees. There is no fee, so get your registration in fast!
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“Thinking Like a Designer” Webcast

Register for now for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) e-learning webcast, ” Thinking Like a Designer: How Blended Librarians Can Use Design Thinking for Better Information Literacy Collaboration,” to be offered January 13, 2009 at 11 a.m Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern.


A blended librarian is one who combines traditional library and information technology skills with instructional design and technology skills as well as knowledge of collections of instructional resources and current trends in developing and distributing instructional resources. The blended librarian uses this combination, along with a heightened emphasis on pedagogy, to collaborate with faculty, information technologists, and instructional technologists/designers on the design of information literacy that is tightly integrated into the individual instructor’s courses and with broader programmatic curricular goals.

Participants will draw on the experiences of the workshop leaders and other academic professionals in exploring new forms of collaboration. The instructors will engage their librarian and non-library faculty, administrative, and information technologist colleagues in seeking innovative ways (including the use of newly available tools that support collaborative work and related communication) to use collaboration to further campus-wide information literacy initiatives.


Steven Bell, Temple University

John Shank, Penn State University

Registration for this webcast is now open. For additional information, including technical requirements and a link to the online registration form, visit:

ACRL and ALA members will receive a registration discount. The seminar is limited to 60 participants, so register early. Payment may be made by credit card or purchase order (PO) only.

ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
CACUL member: Can$90 (charges will be made in U.S. dollars)
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40

Group*: $295

* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

Conflict in the Peaceful Library has a new start time

The next WebJunction webinar, Conflict in the Peaceful Library, has a new start time. The one-hour webinar will now be held on September 16, 9 AM Pacific/12 PM Eastern. We apologize greatly for any inconvenience this may cause you, but the schedule change was unavoidable.

You do not need to re-register or do anything special to accommodate the time change.

If you are not able to make it to the live webinar, it will be recorded and made available on the WebJunction website here:

We apologize for the inconvenience the schedule change causes, but unfortunately, it was unavoidable.

Here is a list of other upcoming WebJunction Webinars (Times listed inCentral Time Zone):

Conflict in a Peaceful Library (UPDATE: Start time has changed to 11 AM Central)
When: Tuesday September 16th, 2008 – 11:00 AM
UPDATE: The start time has changed for this webinar! This webinar will now begin at 11 AM Central.

Conflict happens! Many of us try to avoid it, some fight with it, some seem to enjoy it and still others seem to handle it with tact and skill. What’s the secret to effectively handling situations of conflict? How can we de-emotionalize ourselves to the situations so that we don’t get caught up in them?

Join Andrew Sanderbeck as he explores our dealings with others in the library by defining the conflict situation and using one of three approaches to successfully handle or resolve it. If you don’t like to be yelled at by other people, you’ll really enjoy this fun and interactive webinar.

Public computers and 2.0 Tools (MaintainIT Cookbook Webinar)
When: Wednesday September 17th, 2008 – 01:00 PM

Grab a comfy chair and participate in a 30-minute discussion where contributors to the Cookbooks share their insights, their secrets, and what you can do to get started with projects like theirs. Join Robin Hastings from the Missouri River Regional Library as she talks about the steps they have taken to foster a 2.0 friendly environment at their library, for both staff and library users. By setting up a flexible computing environment and creating innovative learning opportunities, this creative professional has helped her community make the most of collaborative technologies. Take 30 minutes out of your day to learn from the experiences of others and get something started.

Teaching The Redesigned (New) Naturalization Test
When: Thursday September 25th, 2008 – 01:00 PM

This webinar will provide an overview of the redesigned (new) naturalization test, which will replace the current test on October 1, 2008. Join Dr. Michael Jones, Senior Advisor Immigrant Education, and Carlos Muñoz-Acevedo, Outreach Specialist, of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, as they cover the necessary skills and instructional methods needed by those who are preparing students to take the redesigned (new) naturalization test.

Visual Design: Theory & Best Practices for Library Websites
When: Tuesday October 7th, 2008 – 01:00 PM

Today, our users/patrons expect visually engaging and informative websites. The fonts, images, colors and styles of your web pages should support your mission, content, publicity and service goals. Join presenter Michael Leach as he highlights both theory and best practices that support a visually engaging website—what fonts should you choose; which styles work best for content presentation; what types of images and graphics convey information better; and how do colors influence users’ perceptions and use of a website.

Latinos and Public Library Perceptions
When: Tuesday October 14th, 2008 – 12:00 PM

WebJunction, in partnership with the Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, recently publised a research report detailing the results of a six-state telephone survey of over 2,860 adult Latinos completed in early 2008. Learn about the findings and implications of the study from WebJunction’s Laura Staley and researchers from TRPI.

Refugees 101
When: Thursday October 23rd, 2008 – 01:00 PM

In 1975 the United States began accepting large numbers of refugees in response to the Fall of Saigon. Over the next 33 years approximately 2.6 million refugees have been resettled in this country, and many of these individuals are now using our libraries. Join Valerie Wonder, Immigrant & Refugee Programs Manager at Seattle Public Library (WA) and Homa Naficy Manager of Multicultural Education and Outreach Services at Hartford Public Library (CT) as they provide an overview of refugee resettlement in the United States including information on recent refugee populations. She will also highlight some successful approaches to serving refugees in public libraries. Before working for SPL, Valerie was the Community Programs Manager for the International Rescue Committee’s Seattle office where she specialized in refugee services.

Branding Libraries and Their Services
When: Friday November 7th, 2008 – 01:00 PM

We are surrounded by brands in our world—visual representations of a manufactured good or some service that allows a customer/user/patron to quickly identify the product/service. If someone says, “Golden arches,” you immediately think of a certain fast food restaurant. Any business or service can brand itself, for marketing and publicity purposes. But what is a brand? How are they created? What benefits do brands offer? What are the challenges facing a branding project? Can libraries effectively brand themselves and their services? If so, how? Join Michael Leach as he answers these and other questions, while providing a solid framework and background on what brands are and how they work.

24/7 Librarianship: Reaching Patrons With Digital Tutorials
When: Wednesday November 12th, 2008 – 01:00 PM

Join guest speaker Marcia Dority Baker of Schmid Law Library,University of Nebraska College of Law as she explains how libraries can use digital tutorials to reach customers around the clock. She will discuss how digital tutorials can support learning and instruction as well as provide access to information and educational resources to customers when the doors of the library are closed.

We will explore: what is a digital tutorial, how libraries can use digital tutorials, help brain-storm ideas on how all types of libraries could be creative with limited budget and staff resources, and include tips on free video software librarians could use to get started.

Bite-size Digital History
When: Wednesday December 3rd, 2008 – 10:00 AM

Join guest presenter Katie Artzner of the Foundation Center for a half-hour overview of ideas for creating local digital history documentaries in short, bite-size form using Microsoft PhotoStory 3. We will explore: what makes a good local history digital history documentary, a few nuts and bolts of using Microsoft Photostory 3, and your ideas for what your library could do with them.

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