31 يوليو 2012

ندوات مجانية للمكتبيين تُقدم عبر شبكة الإنترنت 16!

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته،

السادة زوار المدونة الكرام، أقدم لكم مجموعة جديدة من الندوات المهنية المتخصصة في مجال المكتبات والمعلومات والتى يتم عقدها وبثها عبر شبكة الإنترنت مجاناً، وفيما يلي عرضاً مفسراً لها:

Booklistwebinars

"YA Announcements: Fall Preview"

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 1:00 pm
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Description: Get a sneak peak at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children's Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor.


"Back to School with Graphic Novels"

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 1:00 pm
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Description: Welcome students, reluctant readers, and comic book fans back to school with graphic novels. Josh Elder, founder of Reading with Pictures, will discuss the Graphic Textbook, a new initiative tying comics to the curriculum, and an exciting digital-comics lending program for libraries. He will be joined by representatives from ABDO Publishing, Graphic Universe an imprint of Lerner Publishing, and VIZ Media, who will introduce graphic novels for both the classroom and independent reading. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth Editorial Director, will moderate this hour-long, free webinar.


"The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What's New for Fall 2012"

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 11:00 am
Central Daylight Time (Chicago, GMT-05:00)

Description: A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: Lerner Publishing, Teacher Created Materials Library, and ReferencePoint Press. Moderated by Booklist’s Book for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.


WebJunction Webinars

"Librarians are Wikipedians Too"

Date & Time: 02 August 2012
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM. Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4]

Description: Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it "a good place to start research." Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential of public libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia. Discussed are strategies to drive web- and foot-traffic to libraries through the use of Wikipedia. Plus powerful tips and tricks are revealed into the software and policies of Wikipedia, helping librarians to critically address quality for themselves. Max is presenting an additional webinar on July 31geared more toward academic libraries. For additional information about Max's work, see Wikipedian in Residence Stops By.

Presenter: Max Klein, Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research


"Telling the Library Story"

Date & Time: 23 August 2012
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Eastern Daylight Time [UTC -4]

Description: Learn how to tell a succinct, powerful story about the value of libraries. Based on OCLC's "From Awareness to Funding" and the latest findings of brain research, this session focuses on turning the evidence of our daily patron encounters into short, compelling, and memorable messages that build support.

Presenter: Jamie LaRue, director, Douglas County Libraries (CO), blogger, and chair of committee who created The Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a public library advocacy initiative.


Infopeople Webinars

"Census Data Immersion: From Novice to Skilled Data Miner in 60 Minutes"

Date & Time: August 7, 2012
Start Time: Pacific - 12 PM, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Description:Did you know:

· You can find census data for your neighborhood just by entering your address?

· In three short steps –by entering your city and state name and clicking “Go” – you can see more than 450 characteristics about your city?

· It is easy to make a table comparing all counties in California on one data point?

· You can search for all data available on a single topic - like poverty - simply by entering a 2-digit code and a wildcard?

· With one click, you can convert a data table to a thematic map?

· You can create tables of business data as easily as you create demographic tables?

The goal of this webinar is to demystify the process of accessing Census Bureau data by imparting the LOGIC of the data access tool, American FactFinder (AFF).

After this 1-hour series of exercises demonstrating the functionality and various features of the AFF (along with step-by-step instructions provided on the handout), library professionals should be able to simply “plug in” their choices of topic and geography to answer the real world questions posed by their users.

This webinar will be of interest to public libraries, medical libraries, law libraries, school and university libraries, reference desk staff, and all others engaged in providing customer service to people needing Census data.

PLEASE NOTE: This entire presentation will consist of“hands-on” exercises with Census Bureau datasets. It will make use of data from the 2010 Census and the American Community Survey as well as other Census Bureau programs to solve real-life problems. A PowerPoint handout will be provided for reference purposes only. We strongly recommend that you print the handouts in advance.

Presenter: Linda Clark

Registration: Webinars are free of charge and registration is onlydone on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

Do you require an accommodation for an Infopeople webinar? For this service, please complete and submit a request form at least 72 hours before the webinar: Request Form


"Writing for the Web"

Date & Time: Thursday, August 9, 2012
Start Time: Pacific - 12 PM, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Description: Ever get the feeling that nobody is reading your library’s website? Trust your gut on this one; unfortunately, this is the case for much of the content posted on library sites. You may also be asking:

· Why is my content failing?

· How can I attract attention without resorting to irritating writing conventions?

· Learn how to make your content not only attractive, but also palatable to today’s online reader. Some simple guidelines will make all the difference.

· At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

· Be able to identify at least two ways to write effective headlines

· Be able to list at least three writing conventions to avoid

· Be familiar with how to format content specifically for online readers

This webinar will be of interest to all library staff responsible for producing online content for their library.

Presenter: Laura Solomon

Registration: Webinars are free of charge and registration is onlydone on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

Do you require an accommodation for an Infopeople webinar? For this service, please complete and submit a request form at least 72 hours before the webinar: Request Form


"Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement"

Date & Time: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Start Time: Pacific - 12 PM, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Description: The first webinar in this series focused broadly on skills that are needed in the contemporary library environment, and where to find training in those skills. This webinar will focus on your individual skills and skill gaps. Determining the specific combination of skills you need to acquire in order to advance your career or take it in a different direction can be a daunting challenge.

How can you:

· Determine which skills are essential for pursuing your chosen career path?

· Craft a plan to acquire the critical skills that may be lacking or increase your level of competency for skills you already possess?

· Acquire the new skills necessary for career advancement if you are unable to attain those them within the confines of your current job?

· Successfully break through these barriers and smooth the way to career growth and expansion?

· Design and create a resume that will rise to the top of the pile and maximize you chances of landing your dream job?

In this one-hour webinar, participants will learn a number of proven strategies to acquire new skills and be shown how to formulate a plan to attain those new skills or bolster the skills they already possess. They also learn how to successfully overcome some of the greatest barriers to career growth. Finally, they learn how to redesign their resumes to garner maximum impact.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

· Be able to generate a customized list of the skills they need and levels of expertise they must attain in order to move their careers forward and meet their career objectives.

· Be able to conceptualize and prioritize their skill acquisition strategies to meet their career objectives.

· Be able to create a customized plan for the acquisition of new skills or improvement of existing skills to meet their career objectives.

· Learn how to overcome the five biggest obstacles for career advancement

· Know how to rewrite their resume to stand out from the crowd and maximize their chances of success.

This webinar will be of interest to Library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquiring new ones.

This is part of a series of four webinars. The other presentations can found at:

Webinar 1: Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement July 10, 2012
Webinar 2: Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement August 14, 2012
Webinar 3: Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement Coming in September 2012
Webinar 4: Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement Coming in October 2012

Presenters: Deb Hunt and David Grossman

Registration: Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

Do you require an accommodation for an Infopeople webinar? For this service, please complete and submit a request form at least 72 hours before the webinar: Request Form


"Organizational Storytelling for Librarians"

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Start Time: Pacific - 12 PM, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Description: Are you looking for a better way to communicate with your staff, colleagues, and funders?

We frequently work so hard at being professional that we forget about the power of personal communication that comes from sharing our own stories and the stories of others. Organizational Storytelling for Librarians takes a growing trend in the business world and applies it to library staff in all kinds of information agencies.

This webinar will cover the basics of organizational storytelling and will give examples of its uses in communicating vision, managing change, and creating community. Special guest Waynn Pearson, former City Librarian of the Cerritos (CA) Library, will talk about telling stories through architecture as he describes the narratives embedded in the Cerritos Library building dedicated in 2002.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

· Understand organizational storytelling as an effective communication tool for leadership, based on the concept as used in business settings and as applied to libraries.

· Understand the potential of one’s own personal and professional stories to better communicate as a leader

· Identify a variety of specific uses of organizational storytelling, including communicating vision and values, building community, navigating change, advocating for libraries, and telling stories through library buildings.

· Access additional relevant resources.

· This webinar will be of interest to library staff in all kinds of organizations and at all levels of their organization who are interested in improving their leadership skills through better personal communication and telling their library’s stories.

Presenter: Kate Marek

Registration: Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the Adobe Connect server. No passwords are required.

Do you require an accommodation for an Infopeople webinar? For this service, please complete and submit a request form at least 72 hours before the webinar: Request Form



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