Join us for this free, hour-long webinar spotlighting new youth spring titles! Representatives from Owlkids, Groundwood Books, Sleeping Bear Press, Zondervan, and Holiday House will showcase their picture books and middle-grade novels for sharing aloud or for independent reading, as well as exciting new titles for young adults. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.
We're back! In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn't matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an "app for that".
We will provide examples of fun assignments to conduct using apps, and also show some of the best ways to share an iPad screen or Android screen in your classroom. (Hint: It's not using a Document Camera!)
Get some new ideas for your classroom and share some of your ideas of how apps can be used in education.
Did you know:
- At the end of 2011 there were more than 1 billion mobile-broadband subscriptions worldwide?
- More library customers are using mobile devices and assume your library can be accessible from anywhere, at any time, and on most any device?
This webinar will help you learn how to easily and effectively make your library’s website accessible and useful to mobile users. Chad Mairn will describe and demonstrate various tools, tips, and techniques for creating mobile websites, making them interactive and engaging, and integrating them with other resources, services, and systems available through your library.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify 3 innovative library mobile website designs.
- Describe what a mobile framework is and why they are used.
- List 3 existing mobile services/apps that can be included in library-created mobile websites.
- Describe the best practices in mobile Web development
- Use a step-by-step guide for implementing a mobile website.
Join Mary Ehrenworth, the Deputy Director at the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, and co-author of Pathways to the Common Core, as she explores creating a school culture of reading, the challenges and methods for getting just-right books into kids’ hands, increasing nonfiction engagement, and building structures for clubs and parent involvement through the central core of a school’s reading life— the library.
Too often the role of engaging volunteers falls exclusively to the volunteer program manager. It's not uncommon to hear the phrase "your volunteers" used within organizations. How do you make volunteer engagement everyone's job? This webinar will provide you with the tools to become an advocate for volunteer engagement. Learn how to create a step by step communication plan to reinforce the importance of volunteer engagement to key stakeholders within your organization.
- How to create a step by step communication plan to reinforce the importance of volunteer engagement to key stakeholders within your organization.
Welcome to American Libraries Live! AL Live is a new way for everyone involved in the library world to dialogue and communicate! Take a look at our blog to learn more about this exciting new event.
Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new content standard for library cataloging, the replacement for Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, was released in 2010, but RDA has not been fully implemented by the Library Congress, and is only very slowly being adopted in other US libraries. Meanwhile, in May 2011, the Library of Congress announced its Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), in part to find a replacement for the MARC format - although BIBFRAME is much more than simply a new format - it is a new foundation for bibliographic description, designed for our networked, digital age. This webinar will take a look at what is happening in resource description, building on the BIBFRAME report, "Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services", released by Library of Congress and Zepheira, in November 2012.
What will be covered?
- The "One Web" philosophy and benefits
- Mechanics of media queries
- Code organization and best practices
- Adding support for adaptive images
- Fallback techniques for older browsers
Who is this webcast for?
When your supervisor assigns you to a team to implement a new project, does your heart begin to pound? Do you feel a sense of dread wash over you? If so, this session is for you!
Learn how to be a better team player in your library, on a committee, in sports, or as a family! Face your insecurities, eliminate unhealthy competitiveness, improve your communication skills, and overcome your fear of change.
A webinar exploring ways to use Library Snapshot Day to grow an image collection that can be used to build community awareness and to demonstrate the impact and reach of your library's services.
By capturing photos of all that happens in a single day at your library, you can tell a powerful story about the importance of your library to the community. Libraries of all types and sizes have used Library Snapshot Day build community awareness and to demonstrate the impact and reach of library services. Panelists from Ohio Snapshot Day will share their templates and tips for successful planning and implementation, and will explore other ways images can be used to tell your library’s story. Learn how you can take a vivid snapshot of your library, whether it’s on your own, with others in your state or region, or in conjunction with National Library Week in April.