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.
A new year deserves a new list of listens! Join us for this free, hour-long webinar where representatives from Harper Audio, HighBridge Audio, and LA Theatre Works will discuss their new and upcoming audiobooks sure to start your year off right. Moderated by Booklist columnist and audiobook expert Mary Burkey.
We’re excited the announce the January episode of AL Live, The Future of Libraries: What’s Your Vision? We're thrilled to have Innovative Interfaces as a sponsor for this episode. David Lee King will lead our expert panel in an open discussion on the challenges and changes we’ll see in our libraries in the near and distant future.
What we hear most from nonprofit fundraising consultants is the need for our clients to improve their boards – to keep them engaged and focused on fundraising.
If you are serious about improving your board in this new year, your leadership must create a strategic approach and be flexible in changing old habits. You should also consider bringing in an outside to assess and make recommendations. In our combined 50 years of working shoulder-to-shoulder with nonprofits as they improve their board structures and processes, we have learned how to build stronger, more engaged boards that better support the nonprofits they serve.
We invite you to join us for an interactive session that uses anecdotes to guide you on how to improve the board structures that create the largest issues including:
- A founder’s board;
- A board reluctant to change; and
- A board recruited without performance expectations or a job description.
The webinar will feature demonstrations of two tools, xEAC and RAMP, that will help archivists and librarians explore new possibilities for name authority work, moving beyond the boundaries of traditional archival metadata. Tweet: #oclcr
The webinar will feature demonstrations of two tools, xEAC and RAMP, that will help archivists and librarians explore new possibilities for name authority work, moving beyond the boundaries of traditional archival metadata. We’ve scheduled the session for 90 minutes to allow ample time for demonstrations and questions.
What is an online Personal/Professional Learning Network (PLN), and why does everyone need one? PLNs are intentionally created learning networks set up to support your non-formal learning needs. These learning networks are powered by your learning objective(s), the types of people you choose to include, social capital, and who’s in the network. What is more, it is increasingly clear that strong personal online networks play a role in the growth of organizational online community and networks.
In this webinar, we’ll cover the value of developing your online PLN, stages of growth, factors that influence the strength and development of any personal learning network, and PLN learning objectives. We’ll also discuss the relationship between online PLNs and an organization’s greater online presence.
Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn't "just like" the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we'll learn to read virtual "body language" , look at ways to increase interactivity and engagement, utilize games and activities, and create visuals that support learning.
What Managers Do—and Can Do Better
Managing is important for anyone affected by its practice, which means not just managers, but everyone. We all need to understand it better, in order that it be practiced better.
In this program, Henry Mintzberg explores the characteristics, contents, and varieties of managers, as well as the conundrums they face and how they become effective. These insights are based upon his observations of 29 different managers, from business, government, and nonprofits, working in diverse settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra.
What he saw led him to develop a new model of management, one firmly grounded in his conclusion that management is not a profession or a science. As he writes, “It is a practice, learned primarily through experience and rooted in context.”
- Do your teen users read enhanced e-books with animations and sound?
- Do they read apps based on classic tales?
- Do they frequent websites based on popular books and series?
- Want to know more about it?
Transmedia is a more than just a hot buzzword in the publishing world. It’s also a way of reaching technologically-savvy users and reluctant readers. In this webinar you’ll learn more about the phenomenon, how publishers create transmedia, how users access it, what the barriers to access are, what’s happening in libraries currently, and how you can use transmedia to connect with users, particularly teens.
Edge is a new management and leadership tool that is helping libraries and local governments work together to achieve community goals. With this professional tool, libraries can be better positioned to address community issues—like creating a stronger economy, ensuring workforce development and leading lifelong learning. Through an easy to use suite of tools, Edge supports libraries in making strategic decisions and identifying areas for improvement. The Edge Toolkit gives libraries a look into their local data, from operations to partnerships and programming, to assess how their community is using the technology and how best practices can be put into place to align future growth and services with community priorities. It also provides useful resources to package and showcase the data to other community leaders.