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October 3, 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to FRBR (and How it Relates to RDA) – Live Online

Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR) is the conceptual model on which the new cataloging standard, Resource Description and Access (RDA), is based. In this webinar, attendees will learn the basics of FRBR by exploring the meaning of FRBR terminology and examples of FRBR-ized data, as well as connect FRBR concepts to what they are seeing in RDA records.

Register on PLAN’s website.

October 3, 2014
10:00 – 11:00 am CT

Start: October 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 3, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: on your desktop
Address:
United States

October 6, 2014

New Research Tools in Gale Virtual Reference Library

Researchers often highlight and make notes in the margins of their research; why not bring that experience online? Gale Virtual Reference Library will offer this feature in September 2014; in this one hour webinar we’ll cover how to make the best use of these new tools!

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8/27 dls

Start: October 6, 2014 3:00 pm
End: October 6, 2014 4:00 pm
Address:
United States

October 8, 2014

SWFLN Creating Books with Kids

Description:  Content creation with children gives them   an appreciation for library materials, as well as allowing them to enhance   their creative writing and artistic skills. We will introduce several   activities that use the creation of a book as the jumping off point for   content creation activities. These techniques are appropriate for 6-12 year   olds but can also be adapted for use with teens.

About the Presenter(s):  Artistic Literacy is committed to teaching librarians new ways to connect with their communities with innovative and exciting programming. Elizabeth McConney, Jennifer Parker, and Amber Holley all have years of experience working in libraries and providing innovative programs for their community.

Register Here!

Start: October 8, 2014
End: October 8, 2014
Venue: SWFLN Office
Phone: (239) 313-6338
Address:
13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

October 17, 2014

Make Use of Your Career Transitions Usage Reports

Career Transitions usage reports are about a lot more then how many people are using it. In this one hour webinar we’ll go over how to generate the statistics and how to make use of them in other areas of the library – collection and program development, applying for grants, and more!

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8/27 dls

Start: October 17, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 17, 2014 11:00 am
Address:
United States

October 24, 2014

SWFLN D is for the Diversity of Differences in Our World

Although we often automatically connect “diversity” to culture, one of the first definitions of diversity that you’ll see in the dictionary is “variety.” And variety we have in our library environments!  Age, gender, culture, race, upbringing, personalities, geographical background, education, learning styles, social status, profession, introvert/extrovert, spirituality, political beliefs, relationships…the list goes on and on.  So let’s take a look at some of those elements to gain a better understanding of our patrons, our co-workers, and ourselves!

Presenter:  Linda Bruno

Linda has been developing and conducting training workshops for libraries and other organizations for more than fifteen years.  She offers workshops on topics ranging from Leadership Skills to Returning Balance – and lots of areas in between!  Linda received her MBA from the University of Florida and has years of experience in hands-on management positions.  She develops her workshops based on solid research and – more importantly – real-life application.  Linda is also certified with DDI and Achieve Global.

Register Here!

Start: October 24, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 24, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: SWFLN's Webinar
Phone: (239) 313-6338
Address:
13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

A Beginner’s Guide to RDA – Live Online

Resource Description and Access (RDA) is the new cataloging standard replacing the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition (AACR2). This webinar will explore some of the major differences between AACR2 and RDA using many practical examples. More and more libraries are using RDA to create bibliographic and authority records. Consequently, all libraries will see an increase in RDA records when copy cataloging. Catalogers need to understand RDA records in order to plan their library’s transition to RDA and discuss these changes with their ILS vendor.

Register on PLAN’s website.

October 24, 2014
10:00 – 11:00 am CT

Start: October 24, 2014 10:00 am
End: October 24, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: on your desktop
Address:
United States

November 13, 2014

SWFLN Annual Meeting

Get a chance to celebrate another successful year as a network! Visit with your colleagues! Meet new members! Enjoy refreshments and beverages. As always, individuals considering membership to SWFLN are welcome and encouraged to participate!

The annual meeting promises to be a terrific event with an enthusiastic speaker. Meredith Myers, the “Stand-Up Librarian,” has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Sciences from the University of South Florida and has been performing stand-up comedy since 2002 after checking out a comedy book from her local library. Binding her experiences in comedy and libraries, Meredith created www.StandUpLibrarian.com in June of 2010 to educate and entertain people about the importance of libraries and literacy through literary comedy shows and parody songs, hosting and promoting literary events, conducting interviews with authors and library personnel, and visits to unique libraries and literary landmarks across the country. In 2012, she launched www.StandUpLibrarianDesigns.com so she would have something literary fabulous to wear. In just two years, her line of literary accessories has grown to include purses, cosmetic bags, fanny packs, bow ties and hats – all inspired by her favorite books and authors. A combination of Pippi Longstocking and Sandra Bernhard with the style of Carrie Bradshaw, Meredith performs at library and book events across the country

We hope you can join us for an informative and collegial afternoon

Presenter: Meredith Myers Founder of Stand-Up Librarian
Start: November 13, 2014
End: November 13, 2014
Venue: Mid-County Regional Library
Address:
2050 Forrest Nelson Boulevard, Port Charlotte, FL, United States, 33952

November 14, 2014

Linked Data: What is it and How Does it Relate to RDA? – Live Online

This webinar will provide attendees a non-technical overview of linked data and related concepts, such as Resource Description Framework (RDF). Benefits and problems associated with a linked data environment will be discussed, as well as its connection to Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging standard. Developers of new cataloging standards, such as RDA and BIBFRAME, are incorporating linked data concepts into these standards. It is important to understand linked data as it is likely to play a major role in the future of library cataloging.

Register on PLAN’s website.

November 14, 2014
10:00 – 11:00 am CT

Start: November 14, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 14, 2014 11:00 am
Venue: on your desktop
Address:
United States

November 21, 2014

SWFLN FLYP Yearly Workshop

Florida Library Youth Program (FLYP)
Workshop Registration

The Division of Library and Information Services is presenting its annual CSLP/FLYP workshops for
the 2015 Summer Library Program. Youth services staff and media specialists are invited to join
Youth Services Consultant Jana Fine and company for this free, day-long workshop.

The morning session’s theme, Unmask!, will focus on teen programming. The afternoon session will highlight children’s (ages 0-11) programming, with the theme of Every Hero has a Story.

Dress casually and plan to participate in activities. Bring a camera, your manual and any ideas to share.

These programs are provided free of charge through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Library and Information Services.

Dress casually and plan to participate in activities.

Florida Library Youth Program

Register Here!!

Start: November 21, 2014
End: November 21, 2014
Venue: Northwest Regional Library
Phone: (239) 533-4700
Address:
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519 Chiquita Blvd N, Cape Coral, FL, United States, 33993

December 2, 2014

SWFLN Teen Programming: From ALA to Pop Culture

Description:  Learn how to put together a successful teen or tween program. Discuss the components of a program and how to manage groups of teens and tweens. You will leave with ready-made programming connected to YALSA’s programming initiatives, including Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week, as well as popular programs involving the latest trends in reading and popular culture.

About the Presenter(s):  Artistic Literacy is committed to teaching librarians new ways to connect with their communities with innovative and exciting programming. Elizabeth McConney, Jennifer Parker, and Amber Holley all have years of experience working in libraries and providing innovative programs for their community.

 

Register Here!

Start: December 2, 2014
End: December 2, 2014
Venue: SWFLN Office
Phone: (239) 313-6338
Address:
13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913