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DIY Video Creation for Libraries

Wednesday, 9 April 2014 2:00pm


From the Georgia Library Association (GLA)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:00 pm
Duration: 1 hour

Description: Library users are increasingly online. Our libraries have the opportunity to reinforce the storytime environment, programs, and library products using video. Learn about cameras, filming, editing tools, and uploading video content to incorporate video into your library's offerings.



Government Information Expertise Online: Beyond the First Century of Federal Depository Library Program Practice

Thursday, 27 March 2014 3:00pm

This webinar will offer insights and techniques in how practicing Government Information professionals can take the strengths and opportunities of the depository library experience into several promising areas of digital reference, discovery tools for government information, and deliberative outreach to your community.

Evolution of the Library in a 1:1 School

Thursday, 27 March 2014 2:00pm


The start of a 1:1 program in a school means big changes for the library and librarian.

Kara Thorstenson is alibrary media specilalist who has lived it, learned from it, and whose library is thriving.


eResources and the Common Core

Thursday, 27 March 2014 12:00pm

The Common Core Standards are coming. How can the Gale eResources help teachers get ready for them? How can teachers find informational texts to teach to these new standards? This one hour webinar session will discuss certain aspects of the common core standards and show librarians and teachers how to find articles to support these new standards.

Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 3:00pm


FREE monthly webinar sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region. (NN/LM MCR) Coordinators offer tips and tricks on National Library of Medicine (NLM) and related resources.

How to write a stunning direct mail package piece by piece

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 3:00pm

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals?

Do you want to learn the tactics of great appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and GIVE?

Now you can learn how to write a stunning direct mail package, piece by piece.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to make your appeal letter, step by step, from start to finish. We'll look at all of the different kinds of envelopes, and which ones have gotten the greatest return. You'll learn what headers work and why. We’ll look at the top nonprofit mailers in the US and talk about what works best. Have you ever experimented with enclosures? If so, you’ll hear about some controversial enclosures and what REALLY works.


Changing Lives & the Public Library: Career Online High School

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 3:00pm


Career Online High School offers students the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma while earning real-world career skills. Part of the world’s first accredited, private online school district, Career Online High School is specifically designed to reengage adults into the education system and prepare them for entry into post-secondary education or the workforce.

The dropout crisis in the United States has reached epidemic proportions in recent years. Every 26 seconds another student gives up on school. Today, there are nearly 40 million Americans without a high school diploma and there are limited options available for adults looking to return to high school. People lacking a high school diploma are more likely to be unemployed, impoverished, and incarcerated—and are estimated to cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars in lost earnings, welfare and medical costs.

Gale, part of the Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses for 60 years, has partnered with Career Online High School to help libraries fulfill their mission to improve lives and move their communities forward. Gale believes that as one of our nation’s most trusted educational institutions, and as an entity already focused on delivering adult literacy and career-based programs to those in need, the public library is the perfect venue for Career Online High School.

Tapping Into Your Inner Relational Leadership to Create Change

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1:00pm


Great leaders make relationships a priority. This workshop, based on the work of Dr. Jean Baker Miller, Dr. Judith Jordan and others, focuses on the components of Relational Cultural Theory. Relational Cultural Theory "is not forming a separated, independent self, but rather the ability to participate actively in relationships that foster the well-being of everyone involved (i.e. growth-fostering relationships." The theory teaches the source of human suffering is isolation and that the end to isolation is the creation of relationships and establishing high quality connections.

Skip Tracing: Finding Personal and Business Information

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 1:00pm

There are many websites that provide information on individuals and businesses but not all are created equal. This class will help public librarians know where to look for different types of information and how to evaluate a site to determine its accuracy and trustworthiness.

Participants will learn how to use free web-based resources to find: • Telephone, Address and Other Verification Information • Professional Licensing • Real Property • Criminal and Court • Web Presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)


Ethical Use of Online Information and Copyright: Digital U

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 12:00pm


Ethical Use of Online Information and Copyright presented by Candace Morgan.