This program will include an overview of new features now available in WorldShare Interlibrary Loan as well as information about plans for future enhancements to the service.
You will also have an opportunity to chat with members of the WorldShare Interlibrary Loan team about effective ways to use the new service, best practices they have observed from early users - and any other topics of interest to you.
Time: 1:00 p.m., (EDT), Eastern Daylight Time
The basis for any successful grant proposal is objective evidence that a vital community need exists. This is why the best American fundraisers are intimately familiar with the US Census Bureau web site, including American FactFinder and mapping tools.
This workshop is intended for those who either are new to the US Census site, are confused by its new format or haven’t had time to learn about the wide array of data and services offered at the site
- How to efficiently conduct simple and advanced searches to quickly find the Census information that you need.
- A fundamental understanding of the array of data available on the US Census web site.
- Free resources that you or your colleagues can utilize to become even more of a data expert.
- Tips on processing the data you obtain from the Census site.
National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Resource Center
Siobhan Champ-Blackwell will provide a tour and highlight its resources. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit.
Log in at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided. Questions to Jim Honour, email@example.com or 307-766-6537.
With nearly two million nonprofit board seats open, good board members are hard to find. Yet, according to Taproot Foundation, most professionals want to be on boards.*
How do nonprofits attract the right professionals to their boards, the ones who want to do the job and who have the particular skills needed by the organization? Well, the simple answer is – just ask. The longer answer is you need a conduit to professionals who care. LinkedIn Board Connect now provides that conduit for nonprofits, at no cost.
Ensure your success with 7 tips from board governance and LinkedIn pros, Marc Halpert, Maria Semple and Geri Stengel.
*Taproot Foundation estimates 87% of human resources professionals and 92% of marketing professionals are interested in board service but far fewer actually serve on boards.
On LinkedIn, nonprofits must take seven steps to reach and recruit board members:
- Determining the skills and expertise you need on your board
- Look your best
- Build your network before you need it
- Experiment with search
- Be introduced or go direct
- Build relationships
- Orient nonprofit board members to ensure their success
Customer segmentation studies and data analytics combines demographic data with lifestyle information to help public libraries better understand who their customers are and what services best meet the community’s need, whether school-aged children or empty-nester couples. This type of GIS-based market segmentation can also help inform strategies around such initiatives as a levy ballot and also eliminate inefficient marketing efforts.
Data-driven decision making is creating large pools of data around which public libraries are trying to define everything from overarching strategies to granular collection development strategies. Although the analysis of this data is often left to third-parties, some libraries are taking the step of hiring their own data analysts to help administrators decide what the data means, why it matters, and how best to present it to other stakeholders.
In this exclusive sneak peek for library staff members, Jay Turner will demonstrate improvements to GPLS’s online continuing education program, now known as the Georgia Library Education Access Network (GLEAN). This enhanced program goes live on July 1, 2013. See GLEAN in action and discover how it will benefit your continuing education and professional development goals.
How deeply should the CEO and board trustees of a nonprofit be involved in fundraising?
Apparently still a question for some! Yet transformational advancement is all about leaders…leaders…leaders!
Webinar participants are invited to dream big and be real about the keys to deliver transformational fundraising and communication. This program will enable participants to tell a story that stirs the emotions, connects communities and engages folks pre-disposed to give.
Why, when and how to plan and take an institution’s fundraising to higher levels of accomplishment is the focus of this session. To help grow philanthropy, participants are asked to present current questions and concerns and to share insights, ideas and creative ways to transform fundraising efforts, considering challenges to
• Share your story of value.
• Recruit and coach fundraising leaders.
• Build a generous board.
• Mine giving records.
• Sustain conversations and thanks to make “asks” happen.
The focus here is not good, better or best, but virtuosity in institutional advancement.
A 7-step process is outlined to help begin a transformational trajectory within 100-days that maximizes your institution’s potential for success.
- Ways to pick the great “chefs.”
- Push-backs to common advancement planning practices.
- Critical capabilities of transformational leaders.
- Glimpse of new information tools.
- Fundraising as discovery.
After years of buzz, the Library of Congress implemented the new cataloging standard RDA (Resource Description and Access) on March 31, 2013. What is RDA and why should I care? RDA is part of the ongoing transformation of library data with an objective of responsiveness to user needs. Susan Wynne will discuss the major differences between AACR2 practices and RDA, focusing on how RDA affects user displays and navigation in local catalogs, WorldCat, and elsewhere.
Susan Wynne has been the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian at Georgia State University since February 2012. She previously held positions at the University of Wyoming and Columbus State University. Susan has published and/or presented on oral histories, RDA, and the effects of next-generation catalogs on cataloging functions and catalogers.
Virtual teams often face difficulties solving problems, making decisions, generating innovative ideas, and reconciling differences. When team members don't meet with each other face-to-face, it can be harder to build rapport, develop trust, and establish meaningful collegiality. Team members multi-task, leaders fall back to presenting endlessly, and the work goes sideways.
Join us as the speakers help you tackle the common challenges that go along with leading virtual teams. Our speakers will describe and demonstrate several practical skills and methods you can use right away to help team members and leaders improve the way they collaborate and perform.
At this interactive webinar, you will learn 10 Practical Tools and Techniques for:
• Setting up virtual teams for success
• Maintaining good working relationships
• Facilitating team collaboration
• Producing quality results