Makerspaces are gaining popularity in public libraries across the U.S. These innovative spots introduce library patrons to tools, like 3D printers and makerbots, not normally found in the library and offer patrons the opportunity to explore their interests, use new tools, and develop creative projects. Join webinar presenter, Lauren Britton, developer of the "Fayetteville Fab Lab" at the Fayetteville (N.Y.) Free Library, to learn all about makerspaces including what they are, why your library should think about developing one, and what elements need to be incorporated. Lauren will share project and programming ideas and examples of current library makerspaces, as well as answer attendee questions. Join us for this informative look at libraries on the cutting edge of patron creation.
PLA Personal Member: $28.00
ALA Personal Member: $31.50
Group of any size: $129.00
Searching was easy with Google, relevant and reliable with GALILEO databases. Now your patrons don't have to choose between easy AND smart; GALILEO's new Discovery Service, the replacement for federated search, is both. This session includes an overview and tips for maximizing results October 11, 2012
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Our final webinar in the series will highlight innovative, technology-enabled collaborations between legal aid programs and public and public law libraries in their communities to connect people with legal information. Panelists from legal aid programs and libraries in several states will discuss why and how they forged these partnerships and how they work. We will also provide nuts and bolts resources to replicate these partnerships in other communities, and potential funding opportunities to seed them. We will also discuss opportunities for library involvement in project advisory groups and state commissions.
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.
With so much misinformation online, helping patrons find up to date, credible sources of legal self-help information can be challenging. This webinar will provide an overview of online legal information and self-help tools developed by the nonprofit legal aid community, including a national network of statewide legal information portals, many of which have content available in languages other than English. Presenters will also highlight self-help resources available through many courts, law libraries and key federal resources, including online consumer protection resources.
This webinar will provide an overview of legal information needs among low-income and vulnerable Americans, the nonprofit legal aid, court and community groups that serve them, and why public and public law libraries are essential partners in meeting these information needs. This webinar will also discuss the type of assistance non-attorney, public librarians are able to provide to patrons seeking legal help, and the complementary role of public and public law libraries.
From print to digital: the online evolution of the scholarly edition and its impact on the academic community
2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) –an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, being made available online for the first time. The launch content, consisting of the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion. The launch of OSEO and the movement of Scholarly Editions into the digital realm will generate new ideas, research journeys and expectations for scholars, students, and librarians and this webinar provides the perspectives of two key voices involved in the project on the impact this will have on librarians and the academic community.
Michael F. Suarez, S.J. - Editor in chief, Oxford Scholarly Editions Online; University Professor and Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Sophie Goldsworthy – Editorial Director for Humanities and Social Science books and journals and the trade books program, Oxford University Press
Management insights drawn from breakthoughs in cognitive science
Many studies show a link between high engagement and organizational success, yet until now our understanding of the science of engagement has mostly focused on outcome studies, not on the underlying mechanisms involved.
This session provides fresh insights into our understanding of what engagement is, how to measure it and most important, how to increase it. Drawing from the latest findings in neuroscience, we will explore a series of questions, such as:
- What is the actual neural basis of engagement, in other words, what is engagement made up of, if you were to peer inside the brain?
- What are the factors that drives engagement in the brain? How does engagement affect the brain? What are the various possible 'levels' of engagement?
- And finally, how can we more accurately measure engagement?
What You Will Learn
- Understand why your current engagement strategies do or don't work
- Discover fresh ideas for increasing engagement
- Explore new thinking for measuring engagement
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
Learn how to engage your board in fundraising.
This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising.
What we will cover:
- The role of your board
- Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns
- Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities
- Tips for strengthening your fundraising board