Thursday, April 28, 2011

Live Webinars for May 2011

May Webinars.  Go learn stuff!

May 2.  Adding eReaders to Your School Library (Teacher-Librarian Virtual Cafe)

May 3.  Introduction to OCLC's Future Delivery Services (OCLC)

May 3. The Horizon Report in Action: Emerging Tech Today and Tomorrow (Educause)

May 3.  Drive Leads and Revenue Using Twitter (Office Depot)

May 4. Social Tools for Program and Service Delivery (Common Knowledge)

May 4.  Live Webcast from Mt. Everest (Webex)

May 9.  Live Webcast with Newberry author Gary Schmidt (Houghton Mifflin)

May 10.  Hiring People with Disabilities (ADA Online)

May 11.  The Future of ILS (Part 1) RDA and Cataloging (NISO)  $
May 18.  The Future of ILS (Part 2) User Interaction (NISO)  $

May 12.  5 Creative Design Techniques for Results-Producing Webinars (Adobe)

May 18.  Project Management 101 (Georgia Library Association)

May 18.  Unconference Planning (Georgia Library Association)

May 26.  eBooks at Cushing Academy (OPAL)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
May 3.  Organizing the Evaluation of Electronic Resources
May 11.  Engaging your Campus in Institutional Repositories
May 13.  Family Programs on a Shoestring
May 18.  Transforming Our Image: Parts 1 and 2
May 19.  Best Practices in Teen Space Design
May 25.  Intellectual Property Issues for Librarians

May 3. Lerner's Fall 2011 Librarian Preview
May 10. How Students Learn and Online Resources Help
May 17. Enhance Discovery with Tools from Bowker

May 17. Cross Training for a Flexible Staff
May 18.  Coping with Information Overload

May 3.  Life of a Book: From Idea to Marketplace
May 4.  Next Generation Discovery Forum
May 5.  Christian Fiction Spring Roundup
May 11.  Business Books 2011
May 17.  Achieving ROI from Self-Services

Nebraska Library Commission
May 11.  2011 Nebraska Book Festival
May 25.  Tech Talk

May 4.  Winning Library Grants
May 17.  Libraries Support Small Business and Entrepreneurs

Trendy Topics Online Conference (All Day)
May 11. Library Services for Older Adults ($)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Social Marketing for Corporate Libraries

Thursday, April 28, 12noon EDT.

Social networking tools can you and your library build a strong online presence. A presence that leads to connections, recognition and increased usage. However, you may be confused about which tools to use - Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIin? In this hands-on workshop, you will see:
  • How to match your style and your library to the right tools
  • Examples of effective use of these tools
  • Lots of tips and ideas to start or to expand your online social presence
Join popular presenter Scott Brown (Social Information Group) as he provides the insight you need to overcome internal challenges to making social media work for your library or information center. You'll come away with useful resources and hands-on exercises to create your own pathway to success.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Introduction to OCLC's Future Delivery Services

Tuesday, May 3, 11:00am EDT.

We are now in the initial phase of development for a future service that will give WorldCat Resource Sharing users a new interface that simplifies library and end-user requesting workflows through timesaving resource sharing tools. The new service, to be available from the interface that supports OCLC’s new Web-scale Management Services, will benefit interlibrary loan staff and library users in a number of ways.

  • Interlibrary loan staff will manage user requests through a new easy-to-navigate interface that incorporates “buy-it” options into more traditional interlibrary loan functions. Staff will also benefit from workflow automation that will increase staff efficiency and save time.
  • Library users will use familiar services for discovery and to place requests.
Although full release of the new service will not occur until mid-2012, we want to let you know now of our plans for enhancing the resource sharing service you rely on to meet the needs of your users.

Register for this free webinar

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Project Management & Unconference Planning

Project Management 101

May 18, 2011
10:00am-11:00am EDT.

Project Management 101: How to apply the principles of PM in libraries without alienating everyone you work with. Covering the basics and nothing but.

  • What is project management and how does it help?
  • Stakeholders
  • Scope statements
  • Scheduling/budgeting
  • Triple constraint
  • Risk assessment
  • Change management

Unconference Planning
May 18, 2011
11:15am-12:15pm EDT

Unconference Planning: Have you heard about unconferences? No idea what they are or why they’re different from regular conferences? Are you interested in knowing more? Come find out what an unconference is, ways to organize it, and what the benefits are for having an unconference vs. a conference.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Privacy Attacks and Defenses

Thursday, April 21, 1:00pm EDT. (Educause)

Our online privacy seems to be under assault from all sides: by commercial organizations, by the government, by search engines and ISPs, and even by our cell phones-not to mention by criminals. In this session we'll discuss the sources and mechanisms for those attacks and what you can do, technologically and socially, to limit your exposure.

Speaker: Peter Eckersley, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Weathering the Storm

I liked the description of this webinar, but the title didn't work for me "Healing the Wounded Organization". So I gave it a new title for the purpose of this post so hopefully if your library is in this situation, this webinar might be of interest.

Wednesday, April 20, 12 noon EDT.

If your organization is like most, you’ve been through a lot the last two years. People have been laid-off, friends have been let go, teams have been reshaped, and everyone has been asked to do more with less. The organization has weathered the storm, but not without its share of cuts and bruises—especially to the human side of the organization. In this webinar, best-selling business author Ken Blanchard shares three key strategies for returning your organization to full health with all cylinders firing. You’ll learn how to:
  • Create a compelling picture of the future
  • Re-establish trust that may have been strained during hard times
  • Get everyone aligned and moving in the same direction

The best companies (and the best leaders) create their own high performance work environments—in good times and bad. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the world’s best loved business authors and leadership experts on how to reenergize and inspire your people to higher levels of performance. Ken will share specific strategies for senior leaders, supervisory managers, and frontline employees so everyone can see how they can play a part in moving the organization forward.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Resource Sharing Town Hall (OCLC)

Tuesday, April 19, 2:00pm EDT.

During the past year, members of the resource sharing community have shared tips and tricks on a number of topics in a series of webinars. On April 19, all previous presenters will participate in a resource sharing “town hall” meeting to continue the conversations.

A panel of resource sharing experts will be available to answer your questions about resource sharing features, workflows, staffing and more. The panel participants are:

  • Jennifer Block, Princeton University
  • Collette Mak, University of Notre Dame
  • Mary Radnor, Florida International University
  • Merle J. Slyhoff, University of Pennsylvania Biddle Law Library
  • Tony Melvyn, OCLC
Topics covered in previous presentations by these panelists included custom holdings, deflection, direct request, article sharing and the use of statistics in managing interlibrary loan operations.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Moving Faculty and Staff to Google Apps

Tuesday, April 12, 1:00pm EDT.

Google Apps is a collection of web-based programs and file storage that run in a web browser. The applications include communication tools (Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Calendar), productivity tools (Google Docs: text files, spreadsheets, and presentations), a customizable start page (iGoogle), and Google Sites (to develop web pages). Google stores all of the files and content centrally and keeps a record of the different versions of a file. With Google Apps, sharing content is as simple as granting someone access, which facilitates collaboration, peer review of academic materials, and the collective generation of knowledge.

The decision to move Boise State University employees to Google Apps for Education was initially proposed within Boise State's Office of Information Technology in 2008. We saw an opportunity to extract ourselves from the business of administering an e-mail system, allowing us to focus on other projects and activities and provide a higher value to our institution. Not only was this the opportunity to advance from an e-mail system to a collaboration platform; the move enabled us to more closely align our IT organization with Boise State University's strategic plan.