Join us for a discussion exploring lifelong learning as an economic driver in the 21st century and the expanding role of libraries in this "era of the learner." Building on discussions about 21st century skills and workforce development, we’ll hear from futurist Garry Golden on the changing workforce and the role that public libraries can play. We’re excited to take a glimpse into the future and to hear how libraries can identify changes, explore implications and pave the way for learners in the 21st century. This session will build on discussions from a face-to-face convening to be held in April, but will benefit and be of interest to all working in libraries.
Presented by: Garry Golden, Futurist, Forward Elements
This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – “Smart PDA.” It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations. The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead.
Ron Burns, Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management
Ron Burns is Senior Director of EBSCOhost Product Management for EBSCO Publishing. He leads the user interface design and product management efforts for the EBSCOhost search platform which encompasses EBSCO Discovery Service as well as over 50 user interfaces and an extensive array of linking and integration technologies used to access EBSCO’s 400 plus research databases and large e-book collection. Ron has been with EBSCO for seven years and is a veteran in the software industry having been involved with several web content management and search technology companies throughout his career.
Scott Wasinger, Senior Director of E-book and Audiobook Sales
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.
For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover:
- How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
- What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
- Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
- What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments
- Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
- Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
Made in a Library on May 15, 2012 1–3 pm (ET) via WebEx. From 3–4 pm (ET), we'll continue the conversation on Twitter.
What happens when you take a place that has traditionally been about learning and transform it into a place of doing and making? Find out, when we look at how librarians, teachers, students, faculty and communities are turning their focus to creation—whether providing digital tools for game makers, programmers, musicians and authors, or makerspaces for 3-D printing and other “real-life” projects.
Join moderator Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga; Sue Considine and Lauren Britton, who started the Fayetteville (New York) Free Library’s FFL FabLab makerspace; and Joseph Sanchez, currently at the University of Colorado, Denver, who incorporated a variety of “doing” spaces into the Red Rocks Community College library—saving it from closure in the process.
This session will give libraries a preview of the BookMyne 3.0 mobile app. With BookMyne 3.0, all the great features of the BookMyne iPhone application are now extended to Android mobile users. Libraries can also take this a step further with BookMyne+, a unique customized app specific to your library. Project Gutenberg e-book integration, a refreshed user interface and native tablet support mark the BookMyne 3.0 release.
Learn what BookMyne discovery will bring your library and your users in this online demonstration.
This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications.
Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.
Jane Bozarth is North Carolina's self-appointed "E-Learning Goddess". While her specialty is in finding ways to cut the high costs of e-learning, Jane is also a popular classroom instructor and motivational speaker. Dr. Bozarth enjoys business writing and author of E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring, Better than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging E-Learning with PowerPoint, From Analysis to Evaluation: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers, and Social Media for Trainers
There’s more to Christian fiction than “gentle reads”, which explains its expanding appeal to a more sophisticated and demographically diverse readership. Join us on May 10 for our Spring 2012 Christian Fiction webcast. We’ll be talking about the latest and upcoming titles, the ones you’ll need to know about.
We will be joined by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Zondervan, Baker Publishing Group, and Abingdon Press, who will tell us about some of their exciting titles coming up. Don’t miss it—it’s not just Catherine Marshall’s Christy anymore!
Amy Haddock, Senior Marketing Manager, WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group
Amy Haddock is a Senior Marketing Manager for the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, a division of Random House. She has focused on marketing fiction titles in her five years in publishing. She lives in Colorado Springs.
Sue Brower, Executive Editor and Editorial Director for Fiction, Zondervan
Sue Brower is Executive Editor and Editorial Director for Fiction at Zondervan. With four New York Times bestsellers in 2011, she leads the fiction team for the novels of such notable writers as Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall, Amy Clipston and many others. Prior to taking on this role, Sue was Sr. Director of Marketing for Fiction and Inspirational product for over thirteen years. Fiction is business as well as pleasure for Sue as she is an avid reader of both inspirational and mainstream novels.
Sue is on the Advisory Board for the Christy Awards and a member of ACE (Academy of Christian Editors. She was also awarded Golden Scroll Fiction Editor of the Year by AWSA. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan with husband, Todd.
Nathan Henrion, National Sales Manager ABA/Digital/Library, Baker Publishing Group
Nathan Henrion is the National Sales Manager (ABA/Digital/Library) for Baker Publishing Group.
Julie Dowd, Marketing & Publicity Manager, Abingdon Press fiction
Julie has been part of Abingdon Press’ marketing group since January 2009. In addition to her role as marketing and publicity manager for Abingdon Press fiction line, Julie also is a marketing manager for Abingdon’s growing Christian Living line. Prior to arriving at Abingdon Press, Julie spent five years as a member of Thomas Nelson’s marketing team.
Wilda Williams, Fiction Editor, Library Journal
In the second of this four-part series, Karen Kitchens discusses the Catalog of US Government Publications. Discover searching strategies using the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP). CGP is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government and contains descriptive records for historical and current publications; providing direct links to those that are available online.
Rediscover the Nineteenth Century: The creation and organization of Nineteenth Century Collections Online
In 2003, Gale Cengage Learning changed the landscape of primary source digitization for research with the release of Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Taking on digitizing the 19th Century presented new issues and concerns, with publishing in Great Britain alone exceeding more than 10-fold that of the previous century. Without the guidance of a widely accepted bibliography, how should resource cultivation begin? Beyond the documents, researchers have changed. As long ago adopters to electronic resources, today’s researchers require more tools and functionality than ever before.
With the guidance of an elite, globally focused advisory board, Gale Cengage Learning is proud to announce the release of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Please join us for an overview of the scope and focus of the program, and a tour of this exciting line of archives.
Ray Abruzzi, Associate Publisher, Cengage Learning
Mark Drouillard, Product Manager II, Cengage Learning
Michelle Eickmeyer is a Marketing Manager, Research for Cengage Learning.
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.
Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization?
Are you new to fundraising?
Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available?
Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.