How Do Our Students Learn? A Cognitive Psychological Model for Information Literacy

Please join us on Thursday for a free professional development webinar, “How Do
Our Students Learn? A Cognitive Psychological Model for Information Literacy,”
presented by Dani Brecher (Claremont Colleges) and Kevin Michael Klipfel

Effective student-centered pedagogy requires understanding how students learn,
and tailoring our instruction accordingly. This webinar is designed to
introduce teaching librarians to the cognitive science of learning and its
potential to improve information literacy instruction.

When: Thursday, July 10 @ 3 PM EDT

If you can’t make the session, you can still register to receive an archived
recording in a follow-up email.

Best wishes,


Emily Gover, MSIS
Information Literacy Librarian
Twitter: @Emily_EasyBib
Imagine Easy Solutions
10 East 39th St., Floor 3
New York, NY 10016

Webcast Alert! Moving Foward: Engaging the 21st Century Learner

DATE: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 | TIME: 12:30–1:30 PM EDT | REGISTER TODAY

Are schools engaging today’s digital learner and empowering them with the skills and knowledge demanded by universities and employers in a global economy? As a library professional and educator, your interaction with the 21st century learner may hold the key to each student’s success in an increasingly competitive world.

Join moderator Michelle Begora, Program Director at Follett Software Company and a panel of library experts to find out:

* What new skill sets are important to move the librarian role forward.
* How new library technology is re-engaging digital learners.
* Why librarians are ‘information managers’ who help students become competitive and competent in today’s world.
* How librarians can improve student achievement by increasing the library-classroom connection.
* How to integrate social networking to bring students back to the library.

Who Will Benefit: Librarians, library media specialists, administrators, technology professionals and other district stakeholders and school-based administrators who help set the foundation for achievement.
During the web seminar, attendees may submit questions to the speakers via chat mode for discussion during the Q&A period following the presentations.

Following the live webcast, registrants can access a rich media recording of the webcast. Space is limited. Please register today – you’ll receive a confirmation and link to test your computer for compatibility.

Connie Dopierala, Media Services & Special Projects, Charleston County School District (SC)
Buffy Hamilton, School Library Media Specialist, Creekview High School (GA)
Connie Williams, Librarian, Petaluma City School District (CA)
Jeanne Ziemba, Media Specialist, St Lucie Schools (FL)

MODERATOR: Michelle Begora, Program Director, Follett Software Company
Can’t make it on November 17? No problem!
SLJ webcasts are archived for 12 months after the live event. With your webcast registration,
enjoy the ability to access this event on-demand as often as you’d like.

The New “Free Agent” Learner – Blended Librarians webcast

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Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guest, Julie Evans, invite you to join the next webcast, “Coming Soon to Campus: The New “Free Agent” Learner – Are You Ready?” on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 3 pm. Eastern.

Event Description:

The dynamic profusion of emerging technologies, both in school and out of school, is propelling today’s K-12 students to make new demands on education institutions for technology-rich learning experiences and environments. Enabled, empowered and engaged, this next wave of students is bringing to college their own set of objectives for 21st century learning. Get a first hand glimpse into the activities, values and aspirations of tomorrow’s students through this webinar presentation by Project Tomorrow CEO, Julie Evans.

Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (, a national education nonprofit organization (formerly known as NetDay). Project Tomorrow is dedicated to empowering K-12 students to have a larger voice in improving education and learning. Ms. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999. She is a Frances Hesselbein Community Innovation Fellow and a frequent speaker, writer and commentator on children, education, science and technology issues. In April 2008, Ms. Evans was named as one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Education Technology over the past 10 years by eSchool News, a leading national education publication. This past year, Ms. Evans served on the Project Advisory Boards for both the 2009 Horizon Report for Higher Education and the 2009 K-12 Horizon Report.

Although this event is free, advance registration is required to reserve a virtual seat. If you are already a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community here is a link into the Learning Times Network that will get you to our Community and the registration page:

If you need to join the Blended Librarians Online Community in order to register (no fee to join):

1. Go to the Blended Librarian website at

2. Click on the “Join” button on the home page of and follow the instructions.

3. After you receive confirmation of your Learning Times account you can return to this email message and use the link above for registered members of Learning Times. Click on the link, and then register on the next page (you may need to scroll down to see the register button).

4. We recommend that those participating in the webcast obtain a microphone or headset in order to make use of the VoIP technology that allows conversation between the speakers and participants. A microphone or headset is not required to participate.

5. Please plan on allowing yourself sufficient time to log in to the webcast on Oct. 22, 2009. If it is the first time attending a Learning Times event it may take a few extra minutes to log on to their Elluminate webcasting software. Once you have registered for the event you may wish to try the “test room” to make sure your computer is set up and ready to go the day of the webcast.

Cultivating a Culture of Learning in the Library

Lori Reed’s June Learning Webinar presentation was so well-received that WebJunction asked her back for a repeat performance.

Cultivating a Culture of Learning in the Library
When: Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 1:00 PM Central Time

How much time does your library spend on “training?” Statistics show that most learning takes place on the job or with a coworker, yet, as trainers, we spend an inordinate amount of time preparing for and delivering classroom training. In this webinar you will learn why you need to get your staff out of the classroom and instead focus on creating a culture of learning in your library.

Lori will explore:

  • The differences between training and learning
  • The benefits to libraries for creating a culture of learning
  • The key elements of a learning organization
  • Tips for creating a culture of learning in any size library

Please register for this webinar here:

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2nd Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference

I’m writing to invite you to join us for the second annual Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference, which is sponsored and produced by LearningTimes. The OTL Conference is based on the popular series of guidebooks and co-chaired by best-selling authors Rena Palloff and Keith Pratt.

The event will take place entirely over the Internet on October 8 and 9, 2008. A special pre-conference workshop, hosted by Fielding Graduate University, will be held on October 7, 2008. Register now and get early-bird registration savings AND a special discount coupon just for LearningTimes members.

For more information visit:

Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get your extra savings.

The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) Conference offers concrete and practical resources to help higher education practitioners meet the challenges of the online learning environment. During the conference you will:

— Meet the authors and attend live interactive sessions

— Network with hundreds of colleagues from across the globe

— Participate in engaging keynotes and featured workshop sessions

— Access archived session information at any time after the conference

— Experience online learning facilitated by leaders in the field

Gain an instant library:

Registrants receive their choice of ANY three books from the Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning series upon registration, for no additional fee.

Sign up by September 8, 2008 and save $30.00 with the early-bird offer.

Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get an extra $10 savings for LearningTimes members.

Many group pricing and sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more click this link to contact us.

We hope to see you online in October!

MERLOT Conference ’08 Early Registration ending soon!

Have you registered for the MERLOT International Conference (MIC08) yet?
If not, please do so now because Early Bird registration ends July 6th.
Go to:

You certainly don’t want to miss:

§ Three excellent keynote addresses:

§ A variety of almost 200 workshops, panel presentations, round table discussions and interactive presentations sorted by track, presenter, day and time, session type:

§ The Connections room with sponsor exhibits, Editorial Board exhibits, desserts, and refreshments

§ Social opportunities to learn, network, see old friends and meet new ones.

Remember, Early Bird Registration ends July 6th & conference rooms at the MERLOT rate are held at the Minneapolis Hilton only until July 1st:

For information about Conference Registration, go to:

Hotel Registration can be found at:

This week’s free training

Tuesday, June 10th – 1pm – Teen Spirit in the Library: Best Practices in YA and Teen Services

Learn more about creating and maintaining great teen physical and online spaces, and receive guidance in creating programs and events that keep teens coming back to the library again and again.

Polaris Library Systems President and CEO Bill Schickling will lead a one hour webcast which will include a stellar panel of educators, researchers and librarians who are at the forefront of promoting teen services in public libraries.

Topics will include:

  • Your Teen Area as Their Third Space: Creating a Place Cool Enough to Call Their Own – Michele Gorman, Teen Services Coordinator for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
  • Teen 2.0: Using New Technologies to Tap Into Teens – Jen Maney, Manager of Virtual Library, Pima County Public Library, Tucson (AZ)
  • An Online Oasis for Teens at Maricopa County Library District – Christine Pearson, Fountain Hills Library Branch Manager, Maricopa County Library District (AZ)
  • The Intersection of Gaming and Libraries: Where Are We, Where Are We Going? – Scott Nicholson, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies at Syracuse University
For expert information and advice, register today!

Tuesday, June 10th – 1pm – Webcast: Cultivating a Culture of Learning in the Library

Lori Reed, Training Specialist for the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenberg County, is giving a webcast for WebJunction: “Cultivating a Culture of Learning in the Library.” That is a topic we could all use a little bit more knowledge about, right? The one hour webcast will be held on June 10th at 11am PST / 2pm EST.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The differences between training and learning
  • The benefits to libraries for creating a culture of learning
  • The key elements of a learning organization
  • Tips for creating a culture of learning in any size library

    Looking ahead:

    Thursday, June 19 – 8am-11:30am and 1pm-3:30pm – National Community College Symposium

    The U.S. Department of Education is sponsoring a National Community College Symposium to be held June 19, 2008, in Washington, D.C. The symposium was initiated by the Department’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) and will bring together academics, practitioners, and policy experts to hear, discuss and learn about key issues related to student transitions. Drawing from recent national community college initiatives, panelists will be asked to: 1) describe practices that appear to improve student transitions; 2) offer thoughtful views on what we need to know to validate and further refine these practices; and 3) propose strategies for building a more complete and valid understanding of practices that educators can use to improve student transitions. Registration is free of charge. If you are in the area and are interested in attending the symposium please contact Gisela Harkin,

    If you would like to view the Symposium in real time on June 19, please click on between 9 am and 12:30 pm and 2 to 4:30 pm. Full video footage of the proceedings will be archived for later viewing, and a written summary of the proceedings will be posted on or before July 31. Please click on for updates and other useful links.