In this EASI webinar, Axel Schmetzke presents the findings of his recent research, through which he sought to answer the following question: To which extent do academic librarians consider, or are encouraged to consider, accessibility when selecting electronic information resources for purchase, subscription or licensing? The webinar will conclude with a discussion of best practices and strategies for improvement.
TL | News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Consistent features each week will include:
- Introduction (5 minutes)
- In Depth Segment: A topical library issue with guest experts from a State Library Association (25 minutes)
- A wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” (10 minutes)
- Highlight guest expert State Library Association (10 minutes)
- Title | Tool | Takeaway- This segment features a book, an app or web tool & a takeaway (10 minutes)
Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session we'll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise. Audience: Trainers and instructional designers.
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 be presenting about online privacy.
Your website is frequently the first impression you make on your constituents. If it was designed before the days of smartphones, or especially if it was designed before the prevalence of wireless internet, you could have some work ahead if you want to make that impression a lasting one. Luckily, you don't always need to start from scratch. There are a few small changes you can make to give your website relevance in 2014.
Should you approach mobile with responsive design, a mobile site, or a mobile app? What are the latest features in CRM's? How can you be found on search engines? We'll cover all of these questions and more as well look at the latest trends in web design, and define what's worth investing in, and what's just a flash in the pan.
Asking is scary.
As a result, too often nonprofits spend tons of time cultivating, cultivating and cultivating. But they never get to the ask! Or, if they do, they leave money on the table. To assure that you cut to the chase requires a plan and a disciplined approach. In this webinar we’ll talk about when to ask; then how to do it so you get the most successful outcome possible.
Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk!
Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.
A webinar focused on library space planning and on how changing patron needs are leading to changed library spaces.
As libraries continue to evolve as community spaces and information hubs, there is an opportunity to explore how patrons use library space and to create spaces that are flexible and adaptable to changing needs. Presenter Dri Ralph has helped lead the King County Library System (WA) through an extensive bond project which has included the renovation and/or building of 30 libraries. She will share highlights of their design choices, ideas for flexible use of space, and tips for engaging the community in the planning and design process.
A nonprofit’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is one of its most precious assets; it: encourages giving by allowing donors to make tax-deductible donations; maximizes funds available to support the mission by exempting most income from taxes; facilitates grants from foundations and government funders; and enhances credibility with the public and donors. Make sure your nonprofit doesn’t inadvertently lose its (c)(3) status by not following the rules. This session will explain in plain English (not legalese!) some of the core responsibilities, including: filing annual IRS returns; ensuring that activities further your tax-exempt purposes and benefit the public rather than private interests; avoiding impermissible financial benefits to insiders; limiting lobbying activities; avoiding political campaign activities; limiting, and paying taxes on, unrelated business income; recordkeeping; and maintaining public charity status.
In collaboration AASL and Achieve published a new action brief linking libraries and librarians to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian is available for download on the AASL and Achieve websites. Join AASL in an idea swap led by the AASL volunteers who worked on the action brief with Achieve. Use this exchange to propel the school library program into the center of teaching and learning in the era of CCSS.
Learn how to recreate the idea swap activity with your own school teaching teams. Prior to the webinar, be sure to download the action brief.