Looking to spruce up your space? More than just a home for books, a library is a living organism, a vibrant community center for learning, digital content discovery, and exploration. Shouldn’t your 21st century patrons have a 21st century library? Learn about the top building trends in exterior and interior design from architects who have reinvigorated and reimagined library spaces throughout the United States. Breathe new life into your library.
- Is your library website open, user friendly and accessible to people with disabilities? or
- Does an invisible door close when they try to use your site?
Libraries strive to be welcoming, friendly places for users of all types, including those with disabilities. From wheelchair ramps and handicapped parking to simple offerings such as large print books and good signage – these are some of the things that make a library’s physical space accessible. But what about the library’s online presence?
This webinar will shed light on some of the common barriers faced by certain users and will provide techniques for identifying and fixing the problems.
By the end of the one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Be aware of accessibility issues that people with disabilities encounter when accessing online content on websites
- Be able to utilize tools for checking websites, Word documents and PowerPoint slide presentations for accessibility problems
- Be able to name at least three techniques for creating accessible content
The way we learn has changed. With just a few taps, we can now find and share information with anyone, anywhere. Today’s training professionals must embrace the new technology and create an environment where people can gain knowledge the way they want to.
Join Cammy Bean, Vice President of learning design for Kineo, as she explores the resources and performance tools that are supporting this revolution in learning.
Attend this live webinar to learn:What continuous, collaborative learning means and why it matters
- How to implement the newest learning technologies
- How other organizations have transformed their learning programs
- And more…
Sometimes it seems like crowdfunding is just for new digital devices, iPhone covers and games. But crowdfunding can be used a powerful tool for social change! Whether you’re an established non-profit or a social start-up crowdfunding can help you activate and expand your supporter base and maximise your fundraising to make a difference.
This webinar will introduce you to both the theory and practice of crowd funding, dispelling misconceptions, exploring case-studies and giving attendees the knowledge they need to utilize this new fundraising form in the pursuit of their social mission.
- A clear understanding of how crowdfunding works.
- An overview of the main platforms and how to choose the one that’s right for you.
- What motivates people to give to crowdfunding campaigns, and what holds them back.
- Knowledge of what makes for good crowdfunding rewards and the role video plays.
- How long a crowdfunding campaign should be and how much can you raise.
Organizations frequently overlook the “critical middle”–how the exercise of leadership at all levels and how the application of a well-integrated operations strategy contribute to results and outcomes. This webinar offers a practical framework for integrating defined leadership and management practices into a holistic operations strategy in order to maximize organizational outcomes. Strategic plans are crucial. Policies and systems are practical. But without an explicit operations strategy and a unified approach to leading and managing the human systems across an organization, significant promise is left unattained.
- Understanding of “operations strategy” and its relevance to any organization.
- Guidelines for setting operations strategy while integrating the leadership and management practices component.
- A foundation for defining the core leadership and management practices relevant to one’s own organization.
Creating Trust and Trustworthiness in Virtual Relationships
Increasingly, managers lead teams that are part global, distributed, or virtual. Yet, traditional management best practices are based on high-touch, in-person techniques.
How do virtual managers build trust, engagement and influence without being physically present?
In this webcast, leadership development experts Charles H. Green and Kristi Hedges, explore how successful leaders are using influence best practices in creative and unique ways suited for managing in a virtual environment. You’ll hear “from the trenches” perspectives that explain common issues in leading virtual teams with concrete advice for solving the problems that arise from them.
As virtual management becomes the new normal, this webcast equips you with practical tools to be a trusted, present leader in any environment.
What You Will Learn
- The foundational components of trust and presence for any leader—virtual, remote or in-person
- Strategies to gain commitment and buy-in for ideas remotely
- How to increase trust and cohesion among team members who rarely see each other in person
- Ways to overcome conflict, resistance, and accountability challenges
- Techniques for establishing leadership presence without being physically present
While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.
- Looking for an inexpensive way to distribute digital materials to non-library locations and enhance your traditional library services?
- Have someone on your staff or a volunteer who likes to tinker with gadgets?
LibraryBox is an open source project designed to allow for the distribution of digital materials (books, music, movies, datasets) in the absence of reliable Internet connectivity. The hardware that LibraryBox uses is very inexpensive ($35) and the code is freely available, making it an attractive option for outreach and service to underserved areas for libraries.
LibraryBox is a key that can unlock many possibilities for your services. This webinar will discuss how you can build your own LibraryBox, use-cases (systems to accomplish a particular goal), the development of the project from its beginnings, and where it’s headed in the future.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand the scope of the LibraryBox Project and why it is beneficial to libraries and their customers.
- Understand “use cases” and how they apply for LibraryBox for different types of libraries.
- Know how to build a basic LibraryBox of their own.
This webinar will be of interest to any library or librarian who is interested in digital distribution of materials to non-library locations.
Whether your district is Common Core or not, its arrival and collision with the broad digital transition create unmatched opportunity for librarians to take leadership on meeting standards using their collection development and technology skills–mixing up materials and tools, stepping up the professional development role with teachers, innovating on the collection level, informing curriculum, and integrating digital tools.
Takeaway: 10 Steps to Take to Lead on Standards
If you’ve dipped your toe in the social media waters, do you wonder why you aren’t reaching more people or raising more dollars? If you haven’t yet begun, have you considered what social media marketing might do to help you reach – or not reach — your goals? This webinar will explore why winging it no longer works in 2013 (e.g., putting up a page and sporadically begging for ‘likes’ and ‘follows’) and help you dive gracefully into the deep end. Plus, we’ll discuss the resources needed to achieve success and how to measure the return on your investment and engagement.
This webinar is designed to answer these questions:
- Why should I invest more resources in social media?
- How can I get the rest of my organization on board?.
- How do I integrate my social media plan with my other fundraising and marketing strategies?
- Beyond securing ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ what should I be doing to inspire action?
- What resources do I need, and how do I find them?
- How do I measure return on investment? What will success look like?
A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.
More Americans than ever are coming to their libraries to access the Internet and get help connecting with their families, the job market and online services. Many library visitors lack basic computer skills, or need to learn the essential technology skills to apply for and land a job. With continual technology change, libraries are challenged to provide quality, up-to-date curriculum for their communities.
OASIS Connections, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement, has partnered with urban and rural libraries across the country to provide a cost-effective training solution that helps adults of all ages develop technology skills and confidence. Learn how different library systems have adopted the program to serve varying local needs.