Thursday, March 31, 2011

Webinar Provider: Wild Apricot

The Wild Apricot Blog produces a monthly listing of free webinars for non-profit organizations. I have added them to our "Webinar Providers" list and here is what they have found for April 2011.

  • Action! Easy Inexpensive Video Tips for Non-profits
  • Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits
  • Boomer Volunteers Building Capacity: Sustaining a Culture of Volunteer Engagement
  • Engaging the Board in the Development Process
  • Grantseeking Basics
  • How to Approach a Foundation
  • How to Captivate and Engage Constituents With Your Website
  • How to Employ the Dragonfly Effect to Create an Effective Social Program
  • Introduction to Fundraising Planning
  • Major Gift Strategies That Work
  • Proposal Budgeting Basics
  • Proposal Writing Basics
  • Raising Funds for Your Organization's Future
  • Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
  • Social Media Measurement
  • State of the Social Media Marketing Industry
  • Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
  • Ten Steps to Getting More out of Facebook for Your Nonprofit
  • The A to Z of Mobile Fundraising

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Live Webinars for April 2011

April Webinars.  Go learn stuff!

April 4.  Screenagers and the Digital Window (Teacher-Librarian Virtual Cafe)

April 6.  Search Engine Optimization Basics for Libraries (Texas State Library)

April 6.  Facebook Features Update (Common Knowledge)

April 7.  Lawful Access: Issues and Challenges for Universities (Educause)

April 13.  Gaming and Literacy: Teens and Tech Series (State Library of Florida)

April 20.  You are Not a Gadget (OPAL)

April 21.  Ten Tips for Effective Mentoring Programs (LE@D)

April 7.  How to attract students' attention in 30 seconds or less
April 19. Working with distributed virtual teams
April 20. From classroom training to high performance virtual delivery
April 27. How to create content that ignites your business

ALA (American Library Association)  All ALA = $
April 1.  Everything you need to know about celebrating El dia de los libros

April 6.  RDA for Copy Catalogers

April 13. Repository Metadata

April 19. So you want to create an interactive info literacy tutorial?

April 20. QR Codes: What they are and how they can help your library

April 21. Job hunting simplified: Tips and Tricks
April 26.  Info literacy instruction at the point of need

April 7. Tackling Tough Topics in Books for Youth
April 12. How Graphic Novels can save your library
April 26.  High Demand Mysteries in Libraries

April 11. eBooks: Publishers and Lender Limits
April 12. Teen Lit Update
April 21.  Accessing and Using Census 2010 Data
April 26. E-Government Questions with Mary Minow
April 27. Reference Interview: Time for a Tune-up

April 14.  Gale World Scholar
April 19. Streaming Video in the Library
April 21.  OPAC on EBSCOHost
April 26. Alma and Ex-Libris
April 27.  Physical and Virtual Services in the Academic Library

Nebraska Library Commission
April 13. Selections to consider for your Book Club
April 20.  Tech Talk
April 27. The Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Training Magazine (Login Required)
April 6.  Motivation for Trainers
April 7.  Best Practices for Distance Learners
April 13.  Engage and Inspire Leaners - Virtually
April 26.  Moving to Story Based eLearning

April 14.  Creating a Web Presence for every Library
April 20.  Working with your Workforce Center
April 26.  Entrepreneurial Librarian: Running the Business of your Library

Trendy Topics Online Conference (All Day)
April 20.  Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. ($)

Florida Library Staff Only
April 8.  Cataloging: New Perspectives (College of DuPage)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Archived Webinars: Georgia Library Association

The Georgia Library Association has renamed their Wednesday webinar series to honor Pat Caterette. The Carterette series of the GLA has put up an archive of previous webinars and has been added to the "Webinar Providers" list on this blog.

Some recent topics:
  • Strategy for Blogging and Social Networking
  • Branding and Influence: Establishing your Digital Identity and Reputation
  • Building Library Websites with Weebly
  • Choosing Technology: How We Decide What Technologies Work Best in Our Libraries
  • Personal Knowledge Management: A Framework for Librarians
  • How e-Books, File Types, and DRM Affect Your Library?

Friday, March 18, 2011

eBooks 101: Digital Content Strategy

Thursday, March 31, 2:00pm EDT.

eBooks 101: The Digital Content Strategy for Reaching Customers Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device. A Case Study Webcast with ASTD.

When it comes to publishing eBooks, there's no prescribed format for success. Most traditional publishers aren't good role models because they still employ print production processes that were never intended to tackle today’s electronic challenges. If you’re considering a foray into eBook or app production, join digital publishing maven Ann Rockley, the principal author of eBooks 101: The Digital Content Strategy for Reaching Customers Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device for this free one-hour webinar. She'll be joined by Digital Content Production Specialist, Anthony Allen of the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD), who will present a real-world case study detailing how ASTD embraced the methodology outlined in Rockley’s new book and now employs a production process that frees their content to be easily transformed and delivered into whatever new formats and devices their members desire.

Sponsor:  Aptara Corporation

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Privacy Week Webinar

Thursday, March 31, 2:30pm EST.

A panel of experts speaks on "hot topics" in privacy today, and offers practical guidance and resources for libraries to develop programming that engages the community on these issues.

Privacy topics to be considered will include:

  • The USA Patriot Act and reader privacy: its history, how it affects libraries, its current status and thoughts on its future – presented by Deborah Caldwell-Stone, OIF Deputy Director
  • Airport screening and surveillance: evolving practices of the TSA and how they impact personal privacy – presented by Ginger McCall, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) Staff Counsel and Assistant Director, EPIC Open Government Program
  • Youth, privacy, and social networking: current research on privacy attitudes of young people – presented by Michael Zimmer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Studies and co-director of Center for Information Policy Research 

Friday, March 11, 2011

When Training is not the Answer

Wednesday, March 23, 2:00pm EST.

Is a training program the answer to your workplace problems? Although I make my living as a trainer and educator, there are many situations where I tell potential customers that I don't think a workshop, seminar, or class is appropriate. Let me share 15 reasons not to hire me and what is going to work better to resolve personnel and productivity issues. Although most of the examples come from my work with libraries, universities, schools, local government, and nonprofit organizations, these ideas apply to pretty much any workshop.

Pat Wagner has been a trainer, educator and consultant for public, nonprofit, and private sectors workplaces for almost 40 years. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How to Implement "Library Snaphot Day"

Thursday, March 17, 3:00pm EST.

Library Snapshot Day is an event that provides library staff a simple means to show the value of the library by capturing what happens in a single day in all types of libraries, across a state, community, or even in a single library. Learn how to implement this event, as well as how to maximize photos, statistics and stories to make the case to decision-makers.

Founder of the initiative, Peggy Cadigan, Associate State Librarian for Innovation & Communication, New Jersey State Library and Robert E. Banks, Deputy Director, Topeka & Shawnee County (KS) Library will present the session. The webinar is co-sponsored by the ALA Chapter Relations Office and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Live Webinars for March 2011

I will try and get back to the usual format in the coming months, with expanded descriptions.  For now, here is the list for March.  Go learn stuff!

March 2.  African-American Genealogy at LC (Library of Congress)

March 3.  Improving the Reference Interview: An Instructional Designer Introduces Video Game Design For Staff Development (Blended Librarian)

March 7.  Sweet Search: Search Engine for Students (TL Virtual Cafe)

March 8.  Quick Checks for PDF Accessibility.  (ADA Online)

March 9.  SharePoint for NonProfits and Public Libraries.  (TechSoup)

March 10.  Essential Troubleshooting Tips for Windows 7.  (O'Reilly)

March 14.  Copyright Clarity.  (TL Virtual Cafe)

March 17.  Ten Tips for Web Searching. (LE@D)

ALA (American Library Association)  All ALA = $

March 2. ALCTS: RDA and Serials Catalogers: Will Our Work Really Change
March 15. New Models for Credit-Bearing Information Literacy Courses
March 16. ALCTS: Linked Library Data
March 17. YALSA: The YA Librarian of Many Hats
March 23. ALCTS: Culling Your Collection: The Fine Art of Weeding

March 1. Why Authority, Comprehensibility, and Utility in Reference Sources Still Matter.
March 22.  Series Nonfiction: What's New in 2011.

March 2.  Project Management and Measuring Success for Digital Projects
March 8.  George and Joan on Conflict Resolution Techniques
March 17.  Social Media, Libraries and the Law

March 3.  Mystery Announcements Spring 2011.
March 22.  Market Segmentation Tools for Faculty and Students.
March 29.  LJ 2011 Spring Announcements.
Nebraska Library Commission
March 9.  Talking Book Readers Go Digital.
March 23.  Tech Talk.

March 8.  YA Spring Announcements.
March 15.  Connecting to Youth in Your Community.
March 24.  Creating Advocacy for Your Library.

March 4.  More About Google Sites.
March 11.  More About LinkedIn.

March 3.  Leadership Development in the 2020 Workplace.
March 8.  Building Employee Retention vs. Loyalty
March 17.   Virtual Learning Environments.
March 23.  Why Teams Fail.
March 30.  Make Mobile and Social Learning Work in Schools.
March 15.  E-Rate: Form 471 and Beyond.
March 23.  Online Patron Training.
March 29.  Developing Online Patron Tutorials.

Trendy Topics Online Conference (All Day)
March 16.  QR Codes and Augmented Reality. ($)

Florida Library Staff Only
March 11.  Free Content for Library Collections. (College of DuPage)