In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
Join consultant/trainer Catherine Hakala-Ausperk for this 4-part course for library board members. Seats are limited; but, sessions will be recorded. Please register ONLY if you plan to attend the live sessions. Boards and directors are encouraged to schedule a place to view these sessions together.
I. Webinar #1: A PERFECT MATCH – Before beginning a search for Library Director, it’s important to know for whom you are searching! Exercises will help identify characteristics matching library and community needs.
This session takes the success of Hollywood movies and incorporates them into the design and delivery of online training. Join this one hour interactive session and learn how to take lessons learned from Hollywood by looking into the actors, the story line, sound effects and scenery and comparing them to how we deliver and design traditional online training.
In this session you will learn specifics around the following:
- Tips and tricks when using the web cam and how to make your online presence stand out.
- How your voice plays a big role in your online presence. What you say and how you say it makes a big difference.
- Designing your class like a three-act structured movie cliff hanger.
- Delivery and design tips and tricks for a culturally diverse class.
- Adding sound and effective visuals to grab attention.
In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Christine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour. For this spring 2014 series, we're doing something a little different. Each week, Tine will be discussing a different technology topic of relevance to libraries. In this week's webinar, she'll share ways you can stay up to date with library technology.
Identifying and nurturing emerging talent increases the availability of experienced, capable employees prepared to drive future growth. During this session, Alan Fine will explore the fundamentals of a high performance environment, the basic activities that create empowerment, accountability and trust for managers and the emerging talent they lead.
Have you heard about “The Bookstore Model” and wondered what all the fuss is about? Are you ready to ditch Dewey but feel intimidated? Join us as Logan MacDonald from Anythink Libraries, and Holli Buchter, Media Services Coordinator for the St. Vrain School District share their experiences with going Deweyless. Both of these presenters have taken a different approach to this concept in their libraries, and they look forward to sharing their insight, process and challenges in this endeavor.
Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.
Seeking to target companies that might fund your organization?
Finding it hard to get information?
Need to get beyond the Yellow Pages?
Join us for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. We'll answer such questions as:
- What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
- What is the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation and how does it affect my approach to research?
- What are the different pathways to partnership with a company?
- How can I match my organization's needs with the interests of a corporation?
- How can I use the Foundation Center’s resources to locate corporate funders?
Peter Drucker has a great quote: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Although culture plays a large part in how organizations function, grow and change, we don’t always take its power and influence fully into account.
When organizations assess their readiness for growth – or are unexpectedly thrown into change – their culture can be a help, a hindrance or somewhere in between. Because an organization’s culture often evolves organically, leaders and staff are not always aware of the role culture takes in their ability to grow.
- Learn how to assess your organization’s current culture and the role it plays in organizational growth.
- Understand how to influence positive cultural change.
- Plan, communicate, and implement strategies to shift your organization’s culture to better support your mission.
Better Manage Your Multigenerational Employees
With four generations in the workforce today, tensions are inevitable but problems are avoidable.
These generations think differently, vote differently, buy differently, and dress differently. Work ethic, respect, turnover, dress code, communication tools, fun at work can create real problems for managers and organizations, or they can provide opportunities to bring the generations together.
The bottom line is that what worked in the past doesn’t work now.
Members of one generation will often grumble about another generation using stereotypes that mire a team in needless sticking points. This webcast will show you a practical approach to get the four generations working together.
Engage young patrons who hang out at your library with programs that run themselves. Rachelle McPhillips, from Columbus Public Library, shares several ideas libraries can adapt to year-round programming. These passive programs are great for libraries that have a thriving young adult program as well as those that are looking to reach out to tweens and teens but have limited time and money.