Let’s use gardening as a topic to review some of our basic GoWYLD databases: EBSCO’s Masterfile, Gale’s General One File, and ProQuest’s eLibrary Curriculum Edition (and maybe a few others). We’ll look at finding full text and what to do if you have an abstract, and locating activities and projects.
Practice accessing statistics from the decennial census, the American Community Survey and economic information from American FactFinder in order to complete a grant scenario.
In this hands-on webcast presented by Andy Gup, he'll step you through how the API works, as well as take an in-depth look at the data it provides and how to use it effectively. We'll nail the key things you need to know to implement this API into your existing systems right away. You'll learn that not all data is created equally. To hit home the concepts we'll demonstrate using the API in several real world scenarios and show how this information can be successfully integrated into a backend system for analysis.
Hiring the right people is absolutely critical to the success of any organization. Your team dictates your ability to execute your organization’s mission.
Unfortunately, so many managers are using old hiring strategies that are not effective any longer. They ask the wrong interview questions and they make poor hiring decisions.
The result? An inadequate team, or a lot of bad turnover. The team suffers, the manager suffers, and no real work gets done.
In this webinar we will describe the 4 most common hiring mistakes and how to stop them immediately.
- Ways to pick the great “chefs.”
- Stop asking the wrong interview questions that give you nothing and will get you into trouble
- Critical capabilities of transformational leaders.
- Create a hiring blueprint that shows you EXACTLY what you are looking for
- Hire employees and contractors that are a great fit for the job and for you
Five Clicks (or Fewer) to Census Data: Navigating the latest release of the American FactFinder – Part 1
American FactFinder Part 1 of 2
Do you need to know:
- How to create a mash-up map of the population and economic data of your city?
- The educational attainment level of Asians in different cities in California?
- The number of people in your county with health insurance coverage?
Linda Clark, data dissemination specialist for the U. S. Census Bureau, will guide you through the latest version of the American FactFinder database.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
- Quickly find the most current population for any city or county in the U.S.
- Obtain basic counts of people in specific categories
- Drill down to find rich topical data for your community at low levels of geography
- Locate tables that cross-tabulate broad subject areas with local race, ethnic, and tribal groups
- Answer most user inquiries in five clicks or fewer!
This webinar will be of interest to public libraries, medical libraries, law libraries, school and university libraries, reference desk staff, and all others engaged in providing customer service to people needing Census data.
Part 2 of this webinar will introduce you to even more detailed ways of accessing data in the American FactFinder and will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, 2013.
Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered.
- What pro bono and skilled volunteering is
- How to get started, including:
- Building support for your program
- Developing pro bono/skilled projects
- Finding the right talent
- Managing for success
- Tips & tricks for working with corporations
- Know where to go to get resources and help
- Nonprofit Volunteer Managers
- VolunteerMatch Account Administrators
- Anyone in the volunteer management sphere interested in learning more about developing and implementing a pro bono or skilled volunteering program
What you need to build your own 3D printer
In this webcast, I will introduce you to my open source 3D Printer that I built from a kit. I'll share my experiences of both joy and tears, from assembly and tuning, to modeling and printing. We'll cover the kinds of open source models, compare their commercial counterparts, talk about heat, plastic types and potential. If you are curious about 3D printing, but don't know much about it, I hope to cover all of the basics. If you have been doing your research, but have some pointed questions that will get you off the fence, I hope to answer those too. By the end of the session, my hope is you will all want to build 3D printers of your own, and have all of the information you need to get started.
Lessons in Moving Beyond What Stands Between You and Career Advancement
Joe and Bob Azelby are seasoned business executives who believe that a career stalls because an individual lacks a certain skill or has a behavior that makes them a less qualified candidate.
We all have weaknesses, which the Azelby brothers refer to as “BUTs.” For example:
- Bill is a hard worker BUT he can't influence people
- Larry is a great producer BUT he is a lousy manager
- Samantha is good at tasks BUT is not a strategic thinker.
Most people do not have any idea how their BUTs are inhibiting their career advancement because their colleagues and even their managers are unwilling to provide much needed candid feedback.
The bottom line is that most of us carry around our BUTs for years and never know that this is the reason our careers are not advancing.
What You Will Learn
The Azelby brothers understand how difficult it is to identify, acknowledge and manage your own BUTs, however, they know this is the key to career advancement.
This webcast will help you identify your BUTs and provide the tools necessary to shrink them. In addition, they’ll explore the importance of strong managers and demonstrate how a manager’s BUT can have a negative impact on his or her team.
The University of Nebraska Kearney (UNK) Learning Commons opened softly the Fall of 2010 with the goal of coordinating multiple academics student services in one convenient place. Now, nearly three years later, the UNKLC has become a hot spot for campus partnerships that contribute to the students’ academic success. Learn out why it started, how far it’s come, and where it’s going next. Speakers: Keri Pearson, Interim Assistant Director, UNK Learning Commons; Dr. Ron Wirtz, Assistant Director of the Learning Commons for the Library.
Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations on role of libraries in early reading
A webinar discussing recent Pew research and an IMLS policy report focused on the role and impact of libraries on the lives of early reading development.
The importance of early childhood education was underscored by President Obama in his most recent State of the Union address: "Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road." Join us to hear Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, present on a recent report, Growing Young Minds, developed with the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, that highlights the role of libraries in early learning. The report also offers a plan of action for policy makers to build on current research and include libraries in early learning strategies. Attendees will learn about best practices for enhancing reading programs and how to participate in your community’s efforts to address literacy concerns. In addition, Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, will describe the Project’s newly released report about the special role that libraries play in the life of families with children. Attendees will learn what matters to parents about their library experiences with their children, and how library programs and outreach can address those needs.