The percentage of older people using the Internet continues to rise. As does the number of younger people who rely on the Internet for information and resources as they provide support to an older family member or friend.
Learn what it means to deliver web content and navigation choices that are specifically geared for older web visitors and their families and caregivers.
In this webinar, we will focus on the new features and layout of the popular RB Test Prep service (previously launched as e-Prep.) RB Test Prep helps students prepare for the important college tests - ACT/SAT/PLAN/PSAT by offering real practice tests, online video instruction for EVERY test question and additional strategy lessons for key concepts, study strategies, and vocabulary building.
School librarians play a key role in ensuring that students have the tools and knowledge to succeed. Now, in light of the Common Core’s increased emphasis on college, career, and world readiness, is your school library equipped with the right next-generation digital resources for mastering 21st century skills? What criteria should librarians use to evaluate the digital resources available to students? And how can you best coach students to look at the resources they encounter online with the same discerning eye?
Using examples from Britannica Digital Learning’s exciting portfolio of digital solutions, this webinar will illustrate valuable criteria that school librarians can apply when evaluating online resources to support digital literacy development. Participants also will learn a new approach, using a third-party rubric, for guiding students through the objective assessment of resources they find when reading or researching online.
Do you need to purchase archival supplies for your organization or even yourself?
Are you confused by the terminology and not sure about the differences between the various vendors?
Not finding exactly what you are looking for and unsure about adapting different products?
Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and nonpreservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used. A list of links to other resources will also be provided.
Who Should Attend?
Archival 101 is designed for individuals with little or no experience and will also provide the more experienced user with helpful hints.
Demonstration of public library learning platform with 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, certification, tests, and basic skills improvement
Engage students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and child-focused content that will bring them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. National Geographic Kids includes:
- 500 kid-friendly images
- 200 National Geographic Kids books
- National Geographic Kids magazine
- Popular themes of animals, environment, people, cultures, history, geography, science, and technology
- Authoritative, nonfiction content in support of the Common Core State Standards
In this webinar, Professor Arnott Smith will talk about common misconceptions and challenges to consumer health information provision in the public library setting and provide participants with helpful resources to meet these challenges.
No matter what we call it—BI, programming, information literacy/fluency, user education—the instructional role of the librarian is challenging, but rewarding.
Many of us approach instruction with little to no formal training in “how to teach.” We work hard in order to figure it out, we consult our colleagues and friends to discover “what works?” –yet several concepts--the mechanics of searching, plagiarism, scholarly discourse-- remain consistently elusive, and are therefore regularly addressed in professional forums...
While these topics are frequently discussed, they are still challenging to solve. Through our reasoned and polite debate, we will discover great ideas to implement in the classroom, and identify deeper issues to discuss—such as developing a personal pedagogy, the role of teaching partners like faculty, teachers, volunteers and others, and the best tools and resources available to guide us as we work to become better teachers.
Free interactive, streaming video broadcasts discussing trends and exploring industry issues
Hosted by award winning blogger and author Sue Polanka
Sue Polanka leads an interactive discussion on ebooks, focusing on what their exploding popularity mean for libraries and librarians everywhere. Polanka - author, librarian, ebook expert and creator of the award-winning blog No Shelf Required - will be joined by an expert panel including:
- Jamie LaRue, Director of the Douglas County (CO) Libraries
- Scott Wasinger, Vice President of Sales for Ebooks and Audiobooks at EBSCO Publishing