How to Implement a Digitization Program eCourse

ALA
July 11, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $185.00

Digitization is a rapidly growing area of librarianship. Whether you’re a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for the modern librarian. In this eCourse, you will be shown what you need to get started if you are new to digitization. Register


Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference Librarians eCourse

ALA
July 11, continuing for 4 weeks
Fee $175.00

Are you new to the reference desk? The ability to provide reference services is a valuable skill for every librarian, but proper training is essential. This is a course designed to help librarians who have never done reference work get up to speed. Register


Wyoming Continuing Education Events

Current Webinar Events


Cultivating a Library technoculture: We are Tech Workers

Techsoup
July 27, 11:00am Pacific

Come to this webinar to learn from Markham Public Library Managers Pam Saliba and Andrea Cecchetto. They will help you gain a better understanding of the importance of linking company culture to large-scale service model changes. Learn to better prepare for challenges that might be encountered while cultivating your library’s technoculture, based on actual challenges encountered by Markham Public Library staff. Register


Best Bets for Book Groups—Booklist July 19, 1:00pm Central—Looking for fresh titles for your book discussion group? Join representatives from Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Norton, Macmillan, and Sourcebooks as they showcase their favorite upcoming and backlist titles that are a perfect fit for adult book groups. Register


Library Campaign Training Institute

ALA
July 14, 12:00pm CST and continues for 3 weeks

Developed and presented by Libby Post of Communication Services, the LCTI will teach attendees how to create, market and implement an effective advocacy campaign for your library. Register


Lies, Spies, and All That Jazz! 

Junior Library Guild
July 12, 3:00pm Eastern

For fifty years, the Boston Globe has collaborated with the Horn Book magazine to select the most prestigious books from a sea of worthy entries. Celebrate the latest winners of the Boston Globe Horn Book Awards with Roger and Deb, as they share insights into this year’s award winners. Join them for a free 30-minute look in the award’s past and a glimpse at what the annual celebration holds in store for participants. Register (NOTE: If you can’t make it, register anyway so a link will be sent to you so you can be e-mailed the archived link.)


DPLA Workshop: DPLA for Genealogy and Family History

July 26, 3:00pm EST

Following the recent announcement of our partnership with FamilySearch, we are pleased to invite our extended community to attend a free DPLA workshop webinar. In this hour-long workshop, DPLA Community Reps and experienced genealogist will introduce DPLA as a resource for family historians genealogists, and anyone interested in learning about new research skills and cool collections in DPLA. Register


Connecting With Your Community: Finding and Serving Patrons in New Spaces

Library Journal
July 21, 3:00pm ET

Libraries are continually adjusting service methodology in an effort to improve the patron experience. Recent developments in technology and changing user expectations are prompting public libraries across the country to reimagine how and where they deliver outreach and patron services to match the evolving needs of their communities. Many have found that creating temporary library locations in the community or reconfiguring existing spaces within the library offer unique opportunities to connect with new users and engage current patrons in more meaningful ways. Register


Review of BIBFRAME update sessions from NISO and ALA

Minitex
July 12, 10:00am

The presenter will summarize recent update sessions on BIBFRAME development and implementation. These will include content from NISO virtual conference BIBFRAME & Real World Applications of Linked Bibliographic Data and various ALA Annual Conference presentations on BIBFRAME development. Register


Using Apps to Become a More Productive Professional Workshop

ALA
August 10, 1:30pm Central
Fee $60.00

Handheld devices are not just convenient for reading email, surfing the Internet, and downloading eBooks, they are also powerful tools for performing research and office tasks. In this workshop, Gavelis will demonstrate how tablets and smartphones can function like a desktop or laptop in the library—from searching publications databases to creating and editing documents. Register