Serving Young Adults: It's Not Just Video Games (WebJunction)
November 4, 2:00pm EST.
Need to develop or improve your library services to youth? This webinar will provide you with a basic primer on how to attract and keep young adults interested in your library services and programs and how to create an atmosphere of inclusion comfortable for you, your staff and your local young adults. Join Jill Jarrell, librarian, author and web content consultant, and Maurice Coleman, Technical Trainer at Harford County Public Library, to learn about materials and tactics that can help bring the reluctant reader back into the library and how to create a safe and welcoming space for your young adults.
- Enforce computer use and software policy
- Implement protective measures to safeguard sensitive data
- Save time and money spent on costly insurance and paperwork
- Recover computers that have drifted outside district boundaries
- Deter theft and reduce computer loss
How to Conduct A Workplace Computer Accessibility Assessment (ADA)
November 9, 2:00pm EST.
Choosing the appropriate accommodations for an employee with a disability can be a daunting task. The Internet is flooded with products to accommodate limitations when using a computer. But where to begin? How do you know you are getting the right product or setup for your employee? This presentation will provide an overview of the process, ergonomics and assistive technology products that can help you make the right choices in providing accommodations for computer tasks. Case studies will be used to illustrate the methodology.
Collaboration through Understanding (School Library Journal)
November 10, 12:30pm EST.
Collaboration between educators, students and parents is essential not only because it may hold the key to each student's success in an increasingly competitive world, but also because it creates a common understanding that fosters innovation and student achievement.
Join moderator Dr. Elaine Roberts, Director, Professional Learning at Follett Software Company and a panel of education experts to learn more about:
- Why collaboration among educators, students and parents is important and how it can positively impact student achievement.
- How to create a more collaborative environment within your school.
- How technology can positively influence collaboration.
- The positive influence of social media on collaboration.
Libraries Build Community (WebJunction)
November 16, 2:00pm EST.
Some view the public library as a central purchasing and distribution center of books, movies, and music. Today, that content is increasingly digitized and consumed on gadgets carried in our homes, backpacks, purses and pockets. Distribution remains germane and yet, libraries are well positioned to extend beyond the limits of this role, to facilitate what John Seeley Brown and Paul Duguid called the social life of information. Social media technology presents libraries with new opportunities to enhance and extend the distribution model, to empower and engage patrons to build relevant and vibrant communities via the library. Moderator Chrystie Hill and presenters Helene Blowers and Nancy Dowd will engage you in a discussion of how public libraries build community with technologies and programs, new and old.
- Emergency Succession Planning
- Writing a Library Behavior Code: An Update
- Top Tech Trends for the Non-Technical (Link not yet active)
ALA Webinars (All $)
- RDA Benefits for Users and Cataloguers
- From Idea to Publication
- Building a New Librarianship
- Introduction to Sears Subject Headings
- Introduction to Digital Preservation
- Going Mobile: Teens, Libraries, and Cell Phones
ALA/LLAMA Series for New Library Directors or Deans (All $)
- You are New, but Your Staff is Not
- Your Library Users: Get Started on the Right Foot
- Build Your Executive Team
- Partnerships with Community and Institutional Leaders
State Library and Archives of Florida
- Online Conversation with the (Florida) State Librarian
- Tips for Completing Florida's LSTA Grant Application
- Teens and Technology Series: Virtual Hangouts
- Redesigning Public Service: Focus on Reference (Florida library staff only)
State Library of Texas
- Baby Boomers: Serving the Next Generation of Seniors
- Big eRef on a Small Budget: Parts 1 and 2
- Creating Community through Teen Book Discussion Groups
- Your Library as a Place for Seniors
- Building An Electronic Branch for Your Library ($)
- The Ethics of Innovation: Privacy, Policy and Service Issues