January 23, 2013
Tools to excite and motivate your key employees
Some organizations have been taken over by a culture of negativity, and in others employees are feeling the years of recession and becoming less motivated and engaged in their work.
When the recession initially hit a few years ago, there was an outburst of energy with high-potential employees. Not only were organizations trying to keep things going with reduced staff, those passionate about their work and their organizations were trying to keep the vision and in some cases the organization itself, alive.
But the recession lasted longer than expected, and many of these workers feel tired, disheartened, and tempted to new positions elsewhere as the economy improves.
Attend this webcast and discover tips and tactics for reengaging your employees using time-tested tools and techniques from the best of AMA.
What You Will Learn
•Ways to focus on critical staff using the Pareto principle
•Understanding what motivates high potential employees and what has led to their dissatisfaction
•How to focus on the motivating factors and use modern science for keys on how to inspire the best from purpose-driven employees.
Ed Reilly is president and CEO of American Management Association, a leading global not-for-profit, membership-based management development, research and publishing organization. Reilly previously served as president and chief executive officer of Big Flower Holdings, Inc. Prior to that, he spent over 25 years in a variety of senior executive positions with the broadcast and book publishing groups of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
May 23, 2013
Do you have the right strategies and processes in place to achieve your social engagement goals?
Brands in every industry have started to look beyond establishing a social presence and growing their audience. Now the name of the game is to drive meaningful engagement across an ever-expanding number of social properties. As a company’s social footprint expands, most social teams grapple with increased complexity and the realization that they need more sophisticated planning, process and execution than ever before.
Join Jim Rudden, CMO of Spredfast, Ricky Cadden, Social Media Manager, Radio Shack and Michael Bepko, Global Online Community Manager, Whole Foods as they discuss winning strategies and tactics to define and expand quality engagement for your business.
Ricky has been the Social Media Manager at RadioShack for over 2 years, after previously working in ad sales at Time Warner Cable and running his own tech blog. He manages RadioShack’s official social presence across various platforms and oversees their internal social training program, which is being launched to RadioShack’s 4,500+ corporate-owned stores in the U.S. later this summer.
Better known in social spheres as @Bepkoboy, Michael Bepko is the global online community manger for Whole Foods for over 2 years and is the person who lives behind the logo that resides among a social community of over 3.5 million friends, followers and fans. When @Bepkoboy isn’t busy managing Whole Foods Market’s growing social communities, he enjoys: #Food #Wine #Beer #RollerCoasters #Dogs and #Oversharing and has a tendency to communicate thoughts and ideas in 140 characters or less.
Jim Rudden is responsible for all aspects of Spredfast’s marketing efforts as well as overall customer success. Prior to Spredfast, Jim was VP of Global Marketing at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM) where he was responsible for brand and product marketing and all demand generation. He has more than 20 years experience in software marketing and implementation in the areas of enterprise software – including business process management (BPM), business rules management (BRM) and enterprise middleware technologies. He has held positions in Product Management, Marketing, Consulting, and Sales at Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM), BetweenMarkets Software (acquired by Innovis) and Trilogy Software. Jim holds a B.A. in American Studies from Stanford University.
May 24, 2013
Despite the explosive growth of smartphones and growing popularity of mobile web browsing, the energy consumed by a phone browser while surfing the web is poorly understood. While web pages are often optimized for speed and beauty, little attention is given to the amount of energy needed to download and render the page.
Dr. Angela Nicoara is a Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, Silicon Valley Innovation Center, USA since 2008. She received a PhD in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 2007, where she was the leader, designer and builder of the PROSE open source system. After two years building search engine and information logistics systems at the German software company Caatoosee, Dr. Nicoara joined ETH Zurich, working on adaptive software architectures. Dr. Nicoara joined Google Inc in Mountain View, California for the summer of 2004. Her research interests are in the areas of services and mobile platforms, adaptive software architectures, virtual machines, middleware for mobile and distributed computing, and distributed systems. Her current research activities include the development of open and programmable mobile platforms (e.g., Android) and novel information technology services to shape the emerging trends in fixed and mobile infrastructure and services sectors. Dr. Nicoara’s work has been published in numerous leading scientific conferences, workshops and symposia proceedings, and is a regular speaker and panelist at major international scientific and industry conferences. Dr. Nicoara received several prestigious awards and honors for her research and technical contributions, the most recent ones include the Best Paper Award from IEEE RTAS 2012 and Best Student Paper Award from ACM WWW 2012 . Her work has been quoted by the press and media, as well as she chaired and served as a technical program committee (TPC) member of multiple industry and academic conferences. Dr. Nicoara is a member of ACM and IEEE societies.
May 28, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 10-11 am ET on your DESKTOP
This is a 2-part webinar series and you can register to attend one or both sessions.
For details or to register see http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A331841
May 30, 2013
What comes to mind when you think of the word “coach?” It’s likely that you’ll think of words like encourage, teach, help, develop, grow, train, instruct, mentor, and advise. Whew! That’s a big job! And the reason it’s such a big job is that effective coaching is critical to “winning” – or as we say in the workplace – “success.”
Success doesn’t just happen though, does it? It often takes someone coming alongside to coach and mentor others to give them the best chance for succeeding.
Indeed, feedback through coaching is a roadmap of sorts. A good coach sees when someone is veering off-course and gives feedback to help that person get back on track.
In this 90-minute session, we’ll discuss helping others set meaningful goals and all that entails. We’ll learn why understanding obstacles, listening to their concerns, and helping them move forward is so important in helping them achieve what you both want – a job well done.
Presented by: Linda Bruno
Registration deadline: 5/23/2013
Staff from Florida libraries may register for this workshop at no charge. Priority will be given to SEFLIN members. Non-members will be placed on a waiting list and added as space permits after the registration deadline.
Register with SEFLIN
June 3, 2013
This live online course provides instruction on copy cataloging using the CatExpress interface. This course covers the copy cataloging workflow including searching, holdings maintenance, exporting and downloading records. After completing this course, the learner will be prepared to fully utilize the CatExpress service.
This course is intended for users who are new to, or have limited experience with, the CatExpress service. It will also be beneficial to existing users who may not be making full use of the service.
To launch this event simply click on the link below. Please note, that to access OCLC services, one must have a WebJunction/OCLC account, if not please create one.
June 4, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2-3 pm on your DESKTOP
For details or to register see http://a3.acteva.com/orderbooking/bookEvent/A332197
A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today’s technology.
More Americans than ever are coming to their libraries to access the Internet and get help connecting with their families, the job market and online services. Many library visitors lack basic computer skills, or need to learn the essential technology skills to apply for and land a job. With continual technology change, libraries are challenged to provide quality, up-to-date curriculum for their communities.
OASIS Connections, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement, has partnered with urban and rural libraries across the country to provide a cost-effective training solution that helps adults of all ages develop technology skills and confidence. Learn how different library systems have adopted the program to serve varying local needs.
WebJunction webinars are live audiovisual programs that are conducted online via WebEx web conferencing. Anyone who has an Internet connection and access to a telephone or VoIP connection can participate. These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners.
Follow the link below to join the event at its specified time. If you haven’t done so, “Register” for the event preferably 10-15 minutes before the start time in order to ensure a successful log-in.
-Looking for an inexpensive way to distribute digital materials to non-library locations and enhance your traditional library services?
-Have someone on your staff or a volunteer who likes to tinker with gadgets?
LibraryBox is an open source project designed to allow for the distribution of digital materials (books, music, movies, datasets) in the absence of reliable Internet connectivity. The hardware that LibraryBox uses is very inexpensive ($35) and the code is freely available, making it an attractive option for outreach and service to underserved areas for libraries.
LibraryBox is a key that can unlock many possibilities for your services. This webinar will discuss how you can build your own LibraryBox, use-cases (systems to accomplish a particular goal), the development of the project from its beginnings, and where it’s headed in the future.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
-Understand the scope of the LibraryBox Project and why it is beneficial to libraries and their customers.
-Understand “use cases” and how they apply for LibraryBox for different types of libraries.
-Know how to build a basic LibraryBox of their own.
This webinar will be of interest to any library or librarian who is interested in digital distribution of materials to non-library locations.