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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Making Training Fun

Friday, 7 February 2014 11:00am

 

In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Christine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour.   For this spring 2014 series, we're doing something a little different. Each week, Tine will be discussing a different technology topic of relevance to libraries.  In this week's webinar, she'll share ways to make technology training more fun.

Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 3: The Package

Thursday, 20 February 2014 3:00pm

 

Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes.

At the end of the third in this series of one-hour webinars, participants will:

Be able to identify factors beyond storytime content and delivery that play a role in storytime planning

  • Be aware of the benefits of mixed age learning
  • Learn at least 3 action steps to assess customer service in relation to storytime

Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 2: The Place

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 3:00pm

 

Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes.

At the end of the second of this series of one-hour webinars, participants will:  Know 2 ways to evaluate physical layout of children’s areas

  • Know how to increase storytime capacities to meet expanding high demands
  • Learn at least 3 action steps to assess and enhance storytime and related services at your library

Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 1: The People

Thursday, 6 February 2014 3:00pm

 

Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes.

At the end of the first in this series of one-hour webinars, participants will:

Learn at least 3 conversation prompts to facilitate planning discussions between children’s librarians and their supervisors

  • Learn at least 2 strategies to help supervisors without a background in children's services
  • Identify techniques to support mentoring and professional development

Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training

Thursday, 6 February 2014 2:00pm

 

Virtual training opens doors, but for your learners to be successful, you must first overcome the anonymity of the online classroom with truly engaging presentation techniques.

Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program.

LearningExpress Library 3.0 Webinar Series for GALILEO

Thursday, 6 February 2014 10:00am

Join us for a tour of the new LearningExpress Library 3.0; the interactive, online-learning platform that provides the most comprehensive selection of resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation and career advancement. We will review the new user interface and platform enhancements including new test modes, interactive tutorials, enhanced score reports and extensive guidance.

Evaluating Library Spaces through Simulation

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 9:00pm

Dr. Jeremy Kemp at San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science will speak on Evaluating Library Spaces through Simulation, a report on work-in-progress gathering video walkthroughs of exemplary young adult library spaces from across the US and Canada and recreating them in Second Life for further study as part of a larger three-year grant project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for $335,000 (Dr. Anthony Bernier, PI).

Ebook Merchandising

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 3:00pm

  • Are you launching a new ebook service and looking for ways to get started on the right foot?
  • Do you want your existing ebook collection to have the same vibrancy and staff support as your print collection?
  • Frustrated by the different levels of ebook usage and knowledge among your Library users?
  • Looking for ways to recommend ebook titles to users who aren’t in the Library building?

Ebooks are increasingly in demand, and libraries may experience a gap between their users needs and their ebook services. A combination of marketing, tech support, and readers’ advisory can fill this gap.

Though ebooks can present a new set of challenges for libraries, many ebook services can be merchandised using tools that library staff are already familiar with, making it easier for libraries to provide the human element so crucial to recommending books.

This webinar will help you develop a more comprehensive plan for ebook merchandising in your library and online, allowing you to better serve your current ebook readers, as well as reach out to a new group of users.

Reading for Information in Preschool- Best Practices in Selecting Informational Text

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:00pm

 

Informational text is non-fiction written and intended to inform readers (and pre-readers) without reliance on characters.  How can preschool programs select informational text for children that don’t even know how to read?  Even if you are already using informational text in your program, you may not fully realize its connection to meeting State PreK  and Head Start Standards and how important it is for preparing children to enter the world of Common Core State Standards when they enter Kindergarten. This webinar will focus on key selection criteria you need to know to make decisions for implementation.

This session, presented by Jennifer Meyer and Sarah Novy, former teachers, and now, Classroom Specialists from Follett Early Learning, will focus on evaluating informational text for Pre-K classrooms.  Using examples of non-fiction text, you learn to identify and analyze quality non-fiction titles. You will leave the session with a title list of excellent examples of non-fiction titles, as well as an evaluation checklist that will help you select titles for your classroom.

How to Present a Webinar

Wednesday, 5 February 2014 2:00pm
Webinars have become a standard continuing education tool. ALCTS is committed to creating new webinars on emerging issues for all technical services topics, and we would like to train possible presenters on how to develop and present a webinar.
Join Keri Cascio, an experienced trainer and former chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, for a how-to presentation on webinars. Topics for this session include:
  • choosing your subject focus
  • structuring your webinar
  • keeping your attendees interested