Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel from The Graphic Classroom blog, Capstone, and Booklist Publications for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Editorial Director of Books for Youth at Booklist Publications.
Attendees are automatically entered to win a complete 24 book set of Capstone’s new DC Comics line!
Winner, LOLA Award for Best Use of Synchronous Tools
"Time management" is an oxymoron. You can't change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or 'manage' it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you're confronted."
The weather may be getting cooler, but books are always hot. Join representatives from ABDO Publishing, DK Publishing, James Lorimer & Co., and Listening Library to learn about books and media designed to spark reluctant readers' interest in reading—be it turning pages or pushing play. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper.
This webinar will highlight online resources for people looking for a lawyer, including where to find referral information for nonprofit legal aid programs, lawyer referral services and state bar programs. Panelists will also discuss a national website with legal help for military members and veterans, and a national directory for individuals seeking assistance with immigration issues. In addition, we'll share tips for how to assess whether an online referral resource is reputable, and common scams to watch out for.
How can librarians and information professionals:
- Learn the secrets to the type of successful interactions that will lead to career growth and advancement?
- Develop talking points to effectively convey their story to maximize their potential for career growth and advancement?
- Learn how to take advantage of every opportunity, no matter how brief, to tell an encapsulated version of their story?
- Maximize their chances of always getting to “yes”?
- Become aware and gain access to the wide variety of job opportunities that take them beyond the limitations of the “L” word.
In today’s complex, fast changing world, having the right skills is not enough for those seeking career growth and advancement. Librarians and information professionals also need to communicate well and effectively tell their story. This webinar helps librarians and information professionals develop the necessary “talking points” to help them communicate their most important message and formulate an encapsulated version of their talking points to be able to take advantage of every window of opportunity, regardless of how brief it might be. Librarians and information professionals often miss some of the best career opportunities because they are stuck on the “L” word. This webinar will help attendees locate and identify many career opportunities that are outside the “L” word and help them prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand the importance of successful interactions for career growth and advancement
- Learn the five secrets of successful interactions with colleagues, management and gatekeepers in their organizations
- Know how to develop convincing talking points, including an “elevator pitch,” that will assure their success in any situation
- Learn how to use their talking points to get buy-in and get to “yes” as quickly and often as possible
- Know how to prepare themselves for one of the numerous alternative career opportunities readily available to librarians and information professionals
This webinar will be of interest to library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquire new skills.
Participatory culture is grounded in low barriers to artistic expression and allows students to be creators of content as well as pass on their experiences and knowledge to others. The Barrow Media Center is a site of participatory culture through elements such as student book budgets, collaborative projects that culminate in student product creation, opportunities for students to showcase their creations to others in a variety of ways, and students taking leadership in teaching one another how to use technology to create. This year, developing the participatory culture of the library is a specific goal that has been made public to all students, teachers, and families in the school and all members of the library have been invited to find their place in the library and make things happen. This webinar will explore participatory culture and how the library can be a space of participation.
Andy Plemmons is a school librarian in Athens, Georgia. He teaches students in PreK-5th grade at David C. Barrow Elementary. The participatory culture and collaborative projects of the Barrow Media Center are regularly featured on his blog Barrow Media Center.
Personal electronics such as tablet computers, ebook readers, MP3 players, and more are now a common part of our information interactions in the library world. Customers are checking gadgets out from us, asking us for content that can be loaded on them, and at times just wishing that we could help them use them more effectively.
This webinar will give a broad overview of personal electronics in libraries, focusing on iOS and Android based devices and their management, from both a user and staff perspective.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
- Understand abilities and limitations of both iOS (Apple) and Android systems
- Have a set of tools to explore in management of both
- Know where to go for help with personal electronics
This webinar will be of interest to anyone that provides services in or around libraries, to either users of the library or to the staff of the library.
Google, the wildly popular search engine, has much to offer the learning professional. This resource, with its specific tools, can help you better design training, communicate with colleagues, and/or find your way to an enriching training site. Using technology in the classroom, you will learn to work withsearch results rankings, conduct special searches, and improve your search effectiveness. Your credibility and personal satisfaction as a learning professional can only be enhanced.
Join us for our fall graphic novel webcast! You’ll get a sneak peak at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months and hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Random House will discuss their upcoming titles from DC Comics, Del Rey, Archie Comics, and Kodansha: something for everyone. Hear more about Superman trying to get back in touch with the “normal” people, romantic hijinks staged by a devious novelist just so she can write about them, the real story of Steve Jobs’ failings as well as his successes, and what the best stories are from the epic 20-year history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the longest running comics series based on a videogame. And that’s just a few of the titles starring in this webcast.
Effective leadership in a library community is not performed by any one person. Instead, it is a collective act of many players contributing their toolset of complementary and evolving skills. Leadership "incubates" best in an environment nurtured by collaborative and continuous learning; it often grows accidentally, sometimes unbeknownst to the leader-to-be. Through peer mentoring and other methods, explore ways to create a generative space that nourishes the infectious qualities of leadership. Develop a network of seasoned learners who will incubate leadership, both within your library and in support of the broader community, collaboratively building and leading a rich and fulfilling learning organization.
Presented by: Jennifer Peterson, Community Manager, OCLC WebJunction, Board Member ARSL, and 2011 LJ Mover & Shaker.