ILS webinar moderated by Marshall Breeding

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With all the recent news and discussion about Integrated Library Systems (including Marshall Breeding’s call for participation in this year’s Perceptions 2009 International Library Automation Survey), I thought it apropos to mention the upcoming webinar WebJunction is hosting in collaboration with ALA TechSource.

On December 10th at 1:00 Eastern join us for a discussion of Integrated Library Systems (ILS) and the trend toward customizability through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) with library systems expert Marshall Breeding and representatives from leading vendors in the field. We’ll discuss new features and capabilities available in the most modern library software, and what it really means for these tools to be “customizable.” This event will coincide with the publication of Marshall Breeding’s December 2009 issue of Library Technology Reports.

Register now for the webinar

Webinar: Creating a Reading Challenge Program

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Join us for this free webinar next Tuesday, July 7Crouching Tigers, Reading Dragons: Creating a Reading Challenge Program. Ada Con, Diversity Services & Programming Coordinator, Fraser Valley Regional Library (BC) and Mary Palmer, Global Reading Challenge Coordinator, The Seattle Public Library (WA) will share their experiences and expertise with Reading Challenge Programs, that encourage team building, reading for retention, and cooperation between school and public libraries. Using a “quiz bowl” format, the programs have successfully challenged teams of young readers across the continent for over a decade. They will demonstrate how the program can fit into your library’s programming, regardless of size or budget; and how it can be done in one building, between public libraries and public schools, or across state or international borders. The program emphasizes books that reflect a diversity of backgrounds, and encourages 4th and 5th grade students of all reading abilities to engage in the “sport” of reading.

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Webinar: Spanish Language Outreach Success

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Register today for a free webinar on May 13 featuring real-world examples of successful outreach to Spanish-speakers. Three Montana librarians, Amy Ling (North Valley Public Library), Marie Habener (Dillon Public Library) and Molly Ledermann (Missoula Public Library) will present the work they have done to sustain the momentum of WebJunction’s Spanish Language Outreach project, and discuss their ongoing strategies to assess community needs, make their libraries more welcoming, develop programming, and foster connections with Spanish-speaking communities. Montana librarians became involved with Spanish Language Outreach through participation in workshops in seven Montana communities. Since then, they have used the MTSLO blog to showcase those who continue to provide outreach activities, services and programs for Spanish Speakers in their communities.

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Learn About Using Wimba Classroom to Train Librarians to Apply for Grants. For Free!

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Join WebJunction this Thursday, February 26 from 2:00-3:00pm EST as guest presenters Malavika Muralidharan and Laura Stone from the Arizona State Library bring you a one-hour webinar that shows how their team used a web-conferencing approach to train rural library staff to apply for grants. Get additional tips from Dale Savage, director of Parker Public Library, and Rose Bebris, director of Florence Public Library, both of whom participated in the Excelling Grant-writers Group (aka EGGsters) online training.

There will be plenty of time for questions, answers, fun stories and useful connections.  You can register now on WebJunction to get all the log-in info you need.  Hope to see you there!

Feb WJ Goodies: Are you feeling the love?

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We’ve already had one free live event about “Spanish Outreach in Tough Economic Times” which is archived, free to view and is full of useful info and lively conversation.

Next up, on February 17th we will have a session on “Technology Services for Children“.

And then, on the 26th we have this sesion lined up for you: “Using Wimba Classroom to Train Librarians to Apply for Grants“. Excellent!

Finally, did you notice that we seem to be having reduced costs courses fairly regularly? This month’s deal is explained thusly:
“Understand the documentation crucial to effectively carrying out your responsibilities as a library administrator, including working with your board, budget, and staff. Sign up before February 28 and get a 50% discount!”

Webinar: Learning for Learning Profesionals: Competencies, Strategies and Resources”

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CLENE and Webjunction are co-sponsoring a great Webinar on Thursday, December 11, 11 a.m. PST, (1;00 CST, 2 p.m. EST): Learning for Learning Professionals: Competencies, Strategies and Resources.

REGISTRATION: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1546

PRESENTERS: Mary Ross, CLENERT Board member and former manager of staff development at the Seattle Public Library, will lead the discussion. She will be joined by Betha Gutsche, curriculum designer for e-learning initiatives at WebJunction, and Jennifer Homer, vice president of external relations for the American Society of Training and Development.

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As trainers, continuing education coordinators and staff development managers, we believe in lifelong learning. We are committed to helping library employees improve their skills and build successful careers. As cheerleaders for organizational and individual learning, do we sometimes lose sight of our own learning? What are we doing to invest in ourselves? What are the competencies that we will need as we lead our libraries in future skill development and employee learning?

To celebrate Employee Learning Week, join us for an exploration of current and future competencies for learning professionals working in libraries. We will look at strategies for our own development and the resources available to help us pursue them.

ASTD’s Employee Learning Week, December 8-12, features champions, who successfully connect staff learning with achieving results. For more information, go to: http://www.employeelearningweek.org/.

Mary Ross, CLENERT Board member and former manager of staff development at the Seattle Public Library, will lead the discussion. She will be joined by Betha Gutsche, curriculum designer for e-learning initiatives at WebJunction, and Jennifer Homer, vice president of external relations for the American Society of Training and Development.

This hour-long webinar is co-sponsored by WebJunction and  ALA’s Continuing Library Education Network and Round Table (CLENERT).

Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1546

December WebJunction Webinars

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Interested in learning how to create local history documentaries to share online? Want to understand how libraries can better serve bilingual children? Curious how to create a laptop lab or how to improve your skills as a learning professional? Want to develop strategies to help your library plan for change in the tough economic times ahead?

Then register for one, or all, of the great WebJunction webinars lined up for December.

View all events here:
http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

Times listed in Central Time Zone.

Bite-size Digital History
Date: Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Start Time: 10:00 AM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1509

Town Hall: Focus on Tough Economic Times
Date: Thursday, December 04, 2008
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1538

Libraries and the Bilingual Child: Understanding Issues of Language Acquisition
Date: Monday, December 08, 2008
Start Time: 12:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1545

Laptop Labs: Creating, Maintaining, and Using Them (MaintainIT)
Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Start time: 1:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1544

Top 10 Tips for Effective Application Training in the Virtual Classroom
Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1533

Learning for Learning Professionals: Competencies, Strategies and Resources (CLENERT)
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1546

Town Hall: Focus on Tough Economic Times
Date: Friday, December 12, 2008
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1539

Town Hall: Focus on Tough Economic Times
Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008
Start Time: 2:00 PM
Register here: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=1540