Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Live Webinars for April 2012

April webinars. Go learn stuff!

Apr 2.  Teacher + Librarian: Create a Culture of Reading (TL Virtual Cafe)

Apr 4 & 11.  eBook: Purchasing and Lending eBook Readers (ALA TechSource)  $

Apr 4.  Accessibility and Usability at MIT  (Educause)

Apr. 4  Tips & Tricks for Office 2010: Introduction (New Horizons)

Apr 4.  The Flipped Classroom Model (eSchool News)

Apr 10.  Every Community Online Computer Training (Texas State Library)

Apr 11.  What to Expect When Expecting a Platform Change (NISO)  $

Apr 11.  Support Students Instead of Devices (eSchool News)

Apr 11.  Tips & Tricks for Office 2010: Intermediate (New Horizons) 

Apr 17.  Open Dialogue with the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (ADA Online)

Apr 18.  Quickbooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)

May 1.  Rick Riordan and The Serpent's Shadow (School Library Journal)

ALA (American Library Association)  All = $
15 events in April.  Click the link if interested. 

Apr 3. Great New Books for Boys
Apr 10. What's New with Graphic Novels
Apr 24.  Hot Mysteries for Springs

Apr 17.  Healing Reads: Bibliotherapy for the 21st Century
Apr 24.  Leveraging Technology to Support Early Literacy
Apr 26.  Teen Literature Update 2012

Library Journal
Apr 10.  Spring Adult Book Buzz
Apr 24.  Cook Book Spring Buzz

Nebraska Library Commission
Apr 4. Summer Reading Program 2012
Apr 11. Library Snapshot Day
Apr 25.  Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

Apr 4. Skills for the Everyday Leader
Apr 10.  Virtual Connections with Your Patrons

Apr 3. Utilizing the Power of Mobile Technologies
Apr 4.  How to Approach a Foundation
Apr 5. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
Apr 26. Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Rise of Bid Data in Higher Ed

Thursday, March 21, 1:00pm EDT.

Sponsor: Educause

“Big data” is the fine-grained information about customer experiences, organizational processes, and emergent trends generated as customers conduct normal business. The organization of this data serves as a rich source of business analysis to improve performance and even point to new opportunities. The era of big data has arrived in higher education as IT becomes increasingly embedded in the processes that comprise “going to college,” such as course enrollment, classroom instruction, and student services. Of equal value, data about student journeys, successes, and failures can be captured to improve both individual and collective outcomes across all of higher education when provided back to students in useful ways.


Monday, March 12, 2012

Avoiding the Idea Graveyard

SLA webinar led by Meredith Farkas

Wednesday 3/21/2012, 3:00pm EDT.

Meredith Farkas is the Head of Instructional Services at Portland
State University and a lecturer at San Jose State University's School
of Library and Information Science. She is the author of the book
"Social Software in Libraries: Building Collaboration, Communication
and Community Online" (Information Today, 2007) and writes the monthly
column "Technology in Practice" for American Libraries. Meredith was
honored in 2008 and 2011 with the WISE Excellence in Online Education
Award and in 2009 with the LITA/Library Hi Tech award for Outstanding
Communication in Library and Information Technology.

To learn more about Meredith go to: