TLA webinars on making the case for your library

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The budget crisis is upon us. Now more than ever, we need to justify the role of libraries to administrators in our towns, schools, and universities.

The Texas Library Association is rolling out six new webinars to help libraries in their fights to preserve budgets, jobs, and services. Register for these new programs at www.txla.org/CE.

Collaborating for Texas Work Skills Development
Join TWDL team members on February 22, 2011 for a webinar on this far-reaching program. Learn more about current and forthcoming training and resources, as well as discovering ways to market the library’s role in workforce development.  The webinar will be held at 2 pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered.

 

Have School Libraries Been Stamped with an Expiration Date?
Marty Rossi’s program on February 24, 2011 will discuss how school librarians can integrate and leverage technology to improve the learning process.  Learn more about the issues identified in the Speak Up Survey and what technology resources and tools are available to encourage connections with teachers and engage students.The webinar will be held at 3:30 pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered.

Assessing Your Library
Dr. Julie Todaro will return to the TLA webinar stage on March 3, 2011. Since the days of libraries getting money and more money automatically or “just because we are there” or “because we are the heart of the organization” are over, we need to know how to make our case on our worth and value. While some of our worth and value content and justification comes from articulation of our intrinsic value and long-standing successful performance, much of it must now come from gathering and reporting out usage and impact. Join the Webinar audience to find out what you can do immediately – no matter what data you gather – and what you can plan to do in the future, given unique situations you may be facing including cutbacks, need for major changes, etc. This premium webinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

Strategic planning
Dr. Julie Todaro continues her webinar series on March 10, 2011. With spring comes new growth, bird’s nests and eggs, blooming flowers and the dreaded strategic plan. Not intended to be crystal balls or long-term speculation, older planning processes used to include intricate processes with extensive involvement by diverse individuals as well as timelines that spanned five-or-more years.   The more contemporary plan is based on sound research principles and practices with data gathering strategies that include input by targeted populations, a variety of aggregated data reports as well as  scenarios that tell “stories” of future activities.  The plan – required for reportage related to funding in many library settings – provides general vision and mission, assessment strategies and outcomes with projected and actual progress. Webinar discussion will introduce plan elements as well as provide examples of a variety of plan elements. This premium webinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

Using Annual Reports To Make Your Case
Dr. Julie Todaro finishes her new series on March 24, 2011. One communication technique used to assist managers in reporting out, justifying, articulating need, identifying issues and activities is the annual report. Recommended as a tool that tells a monthly or quarterly story or the mid-year and final report , the annual report had become an even more valuable tool that describes library performance and specifically library value and worth. Tune in to learn about report techniques and best practices. This premiumwebinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

BONUS:  Julie Todaro will present an encore of her popular webinar from February 3:

Management and Supervision
Dr. Todaro reprises her presentation on March 28 – Although the majority of library managers at all levels of management are responsible for both functions – management and supervision – these responsibilities are dramatically different. Tune in to hear how management differs from supervision, roles and responsibilities including the contemporary wording for job descriptions, goals and outcomes, how to report out your performance to your supervisor, ways to evaluate others in the organization who are managing and/or supervising, and how you indicate what you do on a resume! This premium webinar will be held at 2pm Central Standard Time.One hour of CE credit will be offered. Invoices are available upon request.

The premium webinars by Julie Todaro are $55 for non-TLA members, $45 for members, or $35 per person in groups of 5 or more. Group members do not need to be at the same location, but a single payment is needed. Again, invoices are available upon request.

Registration and more information are available at www.txla.org/CE.  ALSO – please join the effort to save library budgets across the state at www.txla.org/take-action and www.txla.org/news/2011/01/save-our-texas-libraries!

Ted Wanner, Continuing Education Specialist
Texas Library Association
3355 Bee Cave Rd, Ste. 401
Austin, Texas 78746-6763
512-328-1518 x154 / 800-580-2852
tedw@txla.org
www.txla.org/ce

 

TLA Webinars coming up fast

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Seats are still available for several upcoming webinars from the Texas Library Association. Please register at www.txla.org/CE.

Friday, December 10, 2pm Central Time: Google Tools for Teaching and Learning
Google is not just another search engine. Discover Google’s fabulous components like Google Docs, Blogs, Maps, and more with popular tech guru Tammy Worcester. This program is not a commercial, but real training on these important online tools. Invoice available by request: $45 for TLA members, $55 for non-members, $35 per person in groups of 5 or more. One hour of CE credit will be offered.

Wednesday, January 12, 3:30pm Central Time: The Latest in Legislative News and Legislative Day, 2011
Join TLA Legislative Committee Chair, Joyce Baumbach; TLA Legislative Committee Vice-Chair Susan Mann; TLA Director of Communications Gloria Meraz, and TLA Policy Analyst Marty DeLeon for a discussion about the upcoming legislative session, issues, and advocacy opportunities. Bring your questions and ideas. The free webinar is intended for anyone interested in supporting libraries. Registration for each webinar is limited to the first 150 participants.

Tuesday, January 18, 2pm Central Time: The eBook Revolution
Downloadable content is the hot topic in libraries. While libraries are already providing many downloadable resources, publishing and copyright issues loom large – and potentially limiting for libraries of all types. Be sure to register for this webinar by Beverly Shirley, Danielle Plumer, and Russlene Waukechon. Learn more about eBooks, the current market, opportunities, challenges, and the library arena. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Free.

Thursday, January 20, 10am Central Time: Faculty-Librarian Collaborations at the University of Texas at Austin
Join Roxanne Bogucka and Michele Ostrow for a webinar on academic faculty and librarian collaborations. Learn more about their ongoing projects and how they are working to embed library services and programming into courses throughout the university. Bogucka covers how to identify and work faculty for extracurricular programming and identifying content to incorporate into collaborative programming. Ostrow will cover methods for collaborating with faculty to integrate information literacy into freshmen level courses and will discuss approaches that for getting information literacy written into curriculum at the department, school or university level. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Free.

Tuesday, February 22, 2pm Central Time: Collaborating for Texas Work Skills Development
Join TWDL team members for a webinar on this far-reaching program. Learn more about current and forthcoming training and resources, as well as discovering ways to market your library’s role in workforce development. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Free.

Thursday, February 24, 3:30pm Central Time: Have School Libraries Been Stamped with an Expiration Date?
Join Marty Rossi for a webinar on how school librarians can integrate and leverage technology to improve the learning process. Learn more about the issues identified in the Speak Up Survey and what technology resources and tools are available to encourage connections with teachers and engage students. One hour of CE credit will be offered. Free.

Technology Training at Amigos

Amigos has scheduled web-based technology training in our live online classroom. Available courses include the following titles. All times below are Central Time.

Creating Mobile Websites
December 7 & 9
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/cP5prd

Digital Imaging for Text-based Collections
December 1, 3, 8, 10
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/5UWN8A
Digital Library System and Applications
February 8-11, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hrsqbT

May 3-6, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hrsqbT

Digital Project Planning & Management Basics
January 18-21, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hyY1BG

April 18-21, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/hyY1BG

EAD2HTML: Transforming your Finding Aids with XSL
January 25-28, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/9qCz4y

Image Editing Fundamentals
March 23-24, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/dcHG0n

Introduction to the Encoded Archival Description
December 14 – 17
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/cvhwpV

Know & Go: Demystifying Image Editing
December 6
1:30p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/dJdKz4



Know & Go: Wolfram Alpha and More Ready Ref on the Web
February 7, 2011
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/ha3OhQ


Metadata Standards and Crosswalks
February 22-25, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/gCNp9q

May 31-June 3, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/gCNp9q


METS: The Basics
March 2-3, 2011
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/7cpW0I


Tools for the Reference Desk
December 1 & 8
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/2EH5Eq

Virtual Reference Communication
December 15 & 22
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/cvhwpV

Web Publishing: Principles of Site Design
January 11-14, 2011
10:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/i53HQl


Web Publishing: The Basics
January 4-7, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/ii0CaK

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OCLC–related courses:

Basics of WorldCat Resource Sharing
January 18-21, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/1v2TIZ

Connexion Browser – Authority Control
December 8
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. CST
http://bit.ly/7rSQo4

Connexion Browser – Editing, Upgrading, and Enriching Master Records
February 10, 2011
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
http://bit.ly/6ZuXQ1

Connexion Client – Basic Bibliographic Searching
March 10, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/4N7kf5

Connexion Client – WorldCat, MARC, and Client Basics
January 13, 2011
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/5oXF5U

Constructing Custom Holdings in OCLC
March 8, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/3Eul0P

Creating Copy, Loan and Deflection Policies in OCLC
March 15, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/asN49T

Know & Go: WorldCat Direct
March 28, 2011
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
http://bit.ly/afWK5j

Mysteries of the WorldCat Resource Sharing Administrative Module Explained
March 29-April 1, 2011
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
http://bit.ly/2CuR10

Reminder: CONTENTdm Users Group December 1-3

If you haven’t yet registered for the first Southwestern CONTENTdm Users Group meeting, don’t delay! The meeting will be held at the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library, December 1-3, 2010. The keynote session from Phyllis Kaiden (OCLC) will focus on the changes we will see in version 6. For more information, including registration, go to http://sites.google.com/site/swcdmug/.

For the most up-to-date training schedule, a complete list of courses, descriptions, and a convenient online registration form, visit http://www.amigos.org/learning/calendar/ or contact Chris Brown at Amigos, 1-800-843-8482, ext. 2829, or brown@amigos.org.

 

Latest TLA webinars for November for District 3

TLA webinars are coming up fast in November. Discover the ease of improving your knowledge and skills through these short online workshops.
TLA webinars require only an Internet-linked computer and a nearby telephone. In most cases, no downloads are necessary. All webinars carry CE credit.
Visit www.txla.org/CE to register.

 

The Latest in Legislative News and Legislative Day, 2011
November 8, 2:00-3:00pm Central Standard Time * Free
The upcoming legislature session will be a debate over priorities in the face of enormous budget shortfalls. What can you do to help libraries get the funding and programs they need to maintain current levels of service? Join TLA Legislative Committee Chair Joyce Baumbach as well as Susan Mann, Gloria Meraz, and Marty DeLeon for a discussion about the upcoming legislative session, issues, and advocacy opportunities. Bring your questions and ideas. The free webinar is intended for anyone interested in supporting libraries.

 

 

Three Simple Rules for Great Presentations
November 9, 2:00-3:00pm, Central Standard Time * Free
Lee Hilyer of the University of Houston Libraries will show you how to make the most out of your presentations. He describes three simple rules that can dramatically improve the delivery of your presentations—whether to an audience of students or faculty. He will provide practical, step-by-step and “before and after” examples will be discussed. This program is appropriate for anyone who gives presentations to an audience.

 

Push your library dollars farther through tech tips and tricks
November 10, 3:30-4:30pm Central Standard Time * Premium Webinar ($35 per person in groups of 5 or more; $45 per individual TLA member, $55 per non-member)
School librarian Angela Steagall will provide practical, easy, and clever ways to stretch your library resources. Learn creative ways to make the most of your assets, and to take maximum advantage of price breaks, free offers, and revenue sources to get the most for your library and your students in these difficult times. This webinar is intended for school librarians.

 

Speak Up Survey: Educational Technology and Learning for Today’s Children
November 16, 2:00-3:00pm Central Standard Time * Free
Be sure to join Project Tomorrow’s Julie Evans and Laurie Smith for an overview of the national 2009 Speak Up Survey, which for the first time contains information about Texas school librarians. Hear more about the exciting and challenging insights gathered from almost 300,000 stakeholders nationwide. Get a sneak peak at the 2010 survey and find out how you might leverage data from this incredible tool at your own campus. This webinar is also intended for school librarians.

Upcoming CTLS Workshop: D3.Ten Technology Conference

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CTLS and TLA District 3 come together to bring you theD3.Ten Tech Conference!  Experts from academic, school and public libraries share innovative responses to the rapidly changing ways young people use media.

Our keynote speaker, UT Professor S. Craig Watkins, shares his findings about young people’s social and digital media behaviors, and their innovative uses of new media technologies. Chris Peterson will catch us up with technology – find out what tech changes you missed this year. She’ll also let us know what Google is up to, where it’s going and what we should know to help our patrons.
We’ll have a Speed Geeking session where you’ll learn about useful tech gadgets in ten minutes, then get some hands-on time with the gadgets. The Sheryl and Dianne Show will feature AISD’s Innovation Station – a combination computer, wireless keyboard and mouse, overhead projector, microphone, whiteboard and webcam. UT’s Cindy Fisher will let us know what information literacy skills freshman college students need to have and how we can get them ready.

There will be door prizes and more, so please don’t missthis fabulous event!

TLA presents a webinar on Copyright Issues in Academic Libraries

Please note the date change for the webinar on Copyright Issues for Academic Libraries

Please visit www.txla.org/ce to register:

Copyright Issues in Academic Libraries with Gretchen McCord Hoffmann – September 21 • 3:30-4:30 pm CDT
Engage in discussion regarding how to deal with copyright concerns in situations commonly encountered in academic libraries, such as the use of print course packs and content management technology such as Blackboard; electronic reserves; classroom photocopying; and the library’s potential liability for actions of library users. This premium webinar costs $45 for TLA members, $55 for non-members, and $35 per person for groups of 5 or more.
TLA’s ReadyTalk webinars require only an internet-linked computer and a nearby telephone. Instructions for logging into the webinar will be emailed a few days before the event, and again on the morning of the event. For more information, please contact Gloria Meraz at gloriam@txla.org or Nan Ellis at nane@txla.org.

Also coming soon from TLA for academic librarians…

Building a Learning Organization: Creating and Implementing a Training Program for the University of Houston Libraries by Damon Camille and Annie Wu – October 10 w10-11am CDT
In their free webinar on October 26, Camille and Wu will cover the concept of creating a learning organization – what it is, and why it is important for a library to strive to become one. They will describe the processes the University of Houston Libraries used to design a training program to meet the needs of all its employees. They will also share the skills that UH Libraries staff felt they needed to be successful in today’s environment.