Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization’s support.
A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to:
- Conduct an assets inventory
- Develop a case statement
- Identify funding partners
- Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar
There are certain areas where mobile learning excels and other areas where it falls flat. Instructor-Led Virtual Training (ILVT) can fill in those gaps. Technology is now available which allows ILVT to be conducted on mobile devices but designers, managers and IT staffs need to understand how ILVT works with mobile learning and how to choose the most effective strategies in order to meet learning goals for the session.
This session will help savvy designers avoid design catastrophes, managers understand how mobile learning fits and IT staff see the support they need to have ready. After contrasting a traditional virtual classroom to a mobile virtual classroom, the limitations of live mobile learning will be addressed. This session will provide strategies that take advantage of learning in the mobile environment.
Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.
The most successful disaster response and recovery efforts begin with local planning. There are many examples throughout the United States of cultural heritage organizations working with emercency management agencies to create community-wide networks that support joint planning, response, and recovery. These partnerships also foster emercency readiness amongst the individual members of the network. Regardless of whether the disaster affects just one building or multiple states, these networks have been successful. Yet, every network is unique. Individual communities have developed their networks in a variety of ways to address political, organizational, and geographic issues.
LYRASIS will be hosting two town hall meetings where speaker from cultural hertiage organizations will present their local disaster planning and response experience and efforts to address the needs for collaborative response.
It’s no secret that e-books are transforming libraries daily. Polaris and 3M joined forces to build the industry’s first completely integrated solution, considered to be the “gold standard” by many.
Make sure to join us as we discuss the impact this technology will have on your library and patrons. We’ll share statistics on e-book usage and impact on libraries, expose common misconceptions and our customers will speak about their experiences implementing this technology. If you’re reviewing your options you can’t miss this opportunity to learn how to provide convenience and instant availability of the latest titles, increasing circulation and patron satisfaction.
Preservation Best Practices: The Role of Environment in Collections Care: Temperature & RH, Lighting, and Pest Management
This series of four webinars will provide participants with an overview of the preservation standards for the many aspects of collections care, will give benchmarks for measuring and improving preservation within an organization, and give guidelines for establishing a preservation program.
Understanding and having control over environmental conditions for collections is a significant factor in good stewardship. The second in this series will explain the role that temperature, relative humidity, and light have in collections care and give tips for monitoring storage and display environments. Integrated pest management will also be discussed.
Discovery services have the power to revolutionize library systems. With discovery services, you can find and retrieve information in ways never before possible. But if you’re a librarian interested in Discovery, what do you need to know to make a decision?
• Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.
• How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.
• How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.
• How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.
Achieving Thresholds for Discovery: Addressing Issues with EAD to Increase Discovery and Access Webinar
This webinar will provide information about the changes institutions can make to their Encoded Archival Description (EAD) practices to improve the discoverability of their materials. Tweet: #oclcr
The recent Code4Lib Journal article "Thresholds for Discovery" reported results from an OCLC Research analysis of 120,000 Encoded Archival Description (EAD) encoded finding aids; the article also highlighted issues with current encoding practices that would inhibit access and discovery. In 2012, Princeton University's Archival Description Working Group undertook an ambitious project to upgrade their finding aids delivery system, addressing many of the issues identified in the "Thresholds" article. Join us for a joint presentation of the OCLC Research and Princeton work, and discussion on steps that institutions can take both individually and collaboratively to improve their own thresholds for discovery.
This webcast will give an overview of how academic libraries are using data to drive decisions. The presentation will touch on the terminology, tools, services, and data available to libraries and provide real world examples of how academic libraries have used data to enhance services, improve online tools, and develop collections.
Sarah Tudesco will also touch on how to communicate data to various stakeholders.
Attendees will depart with a number of resources to learn more including the best books, blogs, journals, Twitter handles and more to continue learning as well as maintain a solid command of the progress and practices of the data-driven academic library.