Thanks to WebJunction staff adding archived versions of WJ webinars to WebJunction Course Catalog
, we now have easy access to these resources – along with the full list of WJ courses. Here’s information about the archived webinars + the list of webinars scheduled between now & April.
Archived Webinars and the WJ Course Catalog
To inaugurate the new archived webinar feature, one of the sessions is featured on the website: Self-Directed Achievement: If you give library staff an hour
. Despite the fact that libraries are in the business of creating a culture of lifelong learning in our communities, it often seems next to impossible to make time for our own learning. But if we don’t make time to learn and increase our level of expertise, we—and ultimately our patrons—lose out. In our recent webinar, we heard how Jami Carter, Rachel Gull and Steve Peay at Tooele Public Library in Utah changed the paradigm at their library to ensure that all staff had one hour a week for continual learning.
Read more >> Create a Culture of Learning
As a reminder, the following WebJunction archives are now available in the course catalog under the NEW subject area: Archived Webinars.
WebJunction Archived Webinars:
• Best Small Library in America 2012 (WJ Webinar)
• Telling the Library Story (WJ Webinar)
• That’s Not What I Said!: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication (WJ Webinar)
• The Power of Image: presenting with the brain in mind (WJ Webinar)
• Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library (WJ Webinar)
Sign in to the WebJunction Course Catalog
today and explore these new additions! Go to >> WJ Course Catalog
And, here are the upcoming WebJunction webinars:
The Future of Online Learning: a changing landscape
Wednesday, Feb. 27, noon Central, 60 min.
As a leader in online learning for ten years, WebJunction has watched the practice evolve from the earliest webinars to the latest in social media tools. We know it has enriched lifelong learning opportunities, yet we also know the possibilities are still expanding. Join us as we explore what education innovators are doing to increase engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning. Let’s learn from each other in this interactive webinar. Help us map a future for elearning so WebJunction can better support your lifelong learning journey.
Presented by: WebJunction and Joann Flick, MS Ed., Continuing Education Coordinator – Montana State Library
Worth a Thousand Words: Library Snapshot Day
Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m. Central, 60 min.
By capturing photos of all that happens in a single day at your library, you can tell a powerful story about the importance of your library to the community. Libraries of all types and sizes have used Library Snapshot Day
build community awareness and to demonstrate the impact and reach of library services. Panelists from Ohio Snapshot Day
will share their templates and tips for successful planning and implementation, and will explore other ways images can be used to tell your library’s story. Learn how you can take a vivid snapshot of your library, whether it’s on your own, with others in your state or region, or in conjunction with National Library Week in April.
Presented by: Marsha McDevitt-Stredney, Marketing & Communications Director, State Library of Ohio and Jenaye Antonuccio, Communications Coordinator, Athens County Public Libraries.
Signature Events for Small Libraries
Tuesday, March 19, 1 p.m., 60 min.
From “chocolate in the stacks” tastings to 5K runs to off-site literary dinner parties, small libraries are getting creative in offering signature events that raise funds and create friends. This webinar will be a “show and tell” of library fundraisers, with quick tips on how to get started in your community.
This webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, is an encore presentation of one of the most highly-rated sessions at the ARSL conference.
Presented by: Cassie Guthrie, Executive Director, Pioneer Library System (NY)
So Many Devices, So Little Time
Wednesday, April 3, noon Central, 60 min.
Our library patrons want help in learning how to use their mobile devices—such as an e-reader, smartphone, or new tablet–and it can feel like an insurmountable task to help them all. Join us for some practical guidance on how libraries can help patrons with a variety of gadgets. We’ll share tips for how to set up realistic formal training sessions and how to best offer one-on-one assistance. You will also gain examples of practical training outlines, how-to guides, and video tutorials.
Presented by: Jennifer Birnel, BTOP Technology Trainer, Montana State Library
Access to e-books is one of the most important issues facing public libraries today. With a planning grant (The Big Shift
) funded by IMLS, OCLC has gathered recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing to aid the discussion and inform public library leaders who are assessing tactics for extending e-book access.
A January 2013 convening of public library leaders from across the U.S. resulted in a set of strategies that they have agreed to pursue. The strategies include public policy, data collection and clearly defining the library’s value in the e-book supply chain, and outlining how libraries themselves can become vital participants in the emerging models for content creation and delivery. We will talk about how these strategies are progressing, how this work fits with other initiatives to extend e-book access, and we’ll touch on how you can get involved with these efforts.
Presented by: Jennifer Pearson, OCLC Community Relations Programs Manager
Mary Ann Van Cura, State Library Services
Cecelia Boone, Minitex
Affiliation with WebJunction Minnesota is free and available to members of the Minnesota library community. Tell your colleagues!
The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal Agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning, in conjunction with State Library services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, which administers federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants, supports the WebJunction Minnesota project.