Friday, April 27, 2012

Live Webinars for May 2012

May webinars. Go learn stuff!

May 3.  The Flipped Classroom: Turning Learning on its Head (eSchool News)

May 8.  Lerner Fall 2012 Preview (School Library Journal)

May 16.  QR Codes in Libraries (GLA)

May 16.  Content Management Systems: Drupal (GLA)

May 16.  Involving Users in eBook Acquisition and Sharing (NISO)  $

May 23. HTML5 and Mobile eLearning (Adobe)

May 23.  Leading from any Chair in the Organization (Webex)

May 23.  Ensuring the Preservation of eBooks (NISO)  $

May 24.  Using Link Resolvers to Speed Processing (OCLC)

May 24.  Pinterest for Librarians (Texas State Library)

May 30.  PowerPoint: What's the Point? (InSync)

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

May 1. Helping Youth Nonfiction Circulate
May 3.  Curriculum Connection

Library Journal
May 9. Rediscover the Nineteenth Century
May 10. Christian Fiction Spring Book Buzz
May 15. eBooks: A Discussion of Emerging Options
May 17. Creating a LibraryAware Community
May 22.  Reference: Marketing What You Bought

Nebraska Library Commission
May 2. NLM Digital Resources
May 9.  Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations
May 16.  Searching the 1940 Census
May 30.  Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

May 16.  Libraries and the Era of the Learner
May 30.  Understanding Compassion Fatigue in your Library

May 2.  Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective
May 3.  The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit 
May 10.  Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook 
May 16.  Social Media Strategies for Volunteer Engagement

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Preserving Your Personal Digital Photographs

April 26, 2012. 2-3pm Eastern time. 

Sponsor:  ALCTS

Description: Digital photos are fragile and require special care to keep them accessible. But preserving any kind of digital information is a new concept that most people have little experience with. Technologies change over time and become obsolete, making it difficult to access older digital photos. And since digital photography results in immediate personal memories, we take and collect an enormous amount of photos. But as our personal collections grow, it becomes more and more difficult to save those photos and to find specific photos. If your digital photos are difficult for you to manage, how will your loved ones be able to make sense of them in the future? Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you keep your digital photos safe. 

Learning Outcomes: 
1. the nature of the problem 
2. simple practical tips to describe and save digital photos 
3. tools that can be used 

Audience: Anyone with an interest in preserving personal digital photos and other digital information. 

Presenter: Bill LeFurgy, Digital Initiatives Manager, has worked for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program at the Library of Congress since June 2002. He leads the NDIIPP Communications Team, which interacts with a broad range of people interested in preserving access to digital information. In former lives, LeFurgy dealt with electronic records at the National Archives and Records Administration and served as Baltimore City Archivist and Records Management Officer.

Free but registration is required. This session is available at no cost as part of Preservation Week 2012. 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Libraries for Sustainability series

Please join us for the second webinar for the Libraries for Sustainability Webinar Series 2012: Exploring Sustainability Practices in Libraries

April 24, 2012, 2:00-3:00pm (EST) 

There are different types of sustainability practices in libraries (e.g. buildings, collection development, instruction, events, collaboration) and many of us are working, educating, and practicing in these areas. Join us for the second webinar in the Libraries for Sustainability series to learn about and share sustainable practices in academic, public and school libraries. 

This webinar will be similar to a lightning round-up as librarians engaged in different types of sustainability efforts share with you their experiences and provide time for questions. The session will be recorded so you can view it later.