PLAN Quick Class: How to Create an Effective Newsletter (Part 2 of 2)

In the second part of this webinar series, you will learn how to convey information about your library services to your patrons and funders, including some free and low-cost programs to help you communicate with them. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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PLAN Quick Class: How to Create an Effective Newsletter (Part 1 of 2)

In this two-part webinar series, you will learn how to convey information about your library services to your patrons and funders, including some free and low-cost programs to help you communicate with them. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

Note: Please also register for How to Create an Effective Newsletter (Part 2 of 2) scheduled for August 14, 2017.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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PLAN Making Meetings Work with Linda Bruno

We’ve probably all read the statistics about meetings. Some experts estimate that over 50% of our meeting time is wasted — think of how much that could be costing your organization! But it doesn’t need to be that way. In this world of budget cuts and doing more with less, how we’re handling our meetings is sometimes overlooked as a potential money-saver and productivity enhancer — yes, I said “productivity enhancer” in the same sentence as “meetings!”

In this session, we’ll learn what to do about the 3 key areas that make a meeting successful — the before, during, and after of every meeting. Simply paying attention to each segment of the meeting process can do wonders for improving the effectiveness of those meetings.

We’ll also discuss 7 reasons many meetings are considered ineffective and specific ways you can avoid getting caught in those common traps.

You’ll come away from this webinar with real-life tips and techniques on how to make your meetings work — after all, why have one if it doesn’t work?

Linda Bruno: With programs on a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and personalities (along with many others), Linda develops and conducts training for clients across the United States. She is also a certified facilitator for the well-respected talent management firm, DDI (Development Dimensions International).

Please note: Time listed is Central Time.

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SWFLN Managing Interpersonal Dynamics: Application of Skills

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 6/27/2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM

Description:
 Dealing with people, internally and externally, can be both rewarding and challenging. Everyone brings their own communication styles, backgrounds, personalities, and approaches to interactions with others. At times, breakdowns in communication can occur. With better understanding and management of interpersonal dynamics, constructive outcomes can be achieved.

This session allows you to apply skills learned in the previous session. Through interactive case studies and exercises, you will practice how to use different ways to communicate assertively and gain cooperation in trying situations. You will leave with greater self-focus in handling interactions with others. As a result, you will be able to maintain control and keep issues and people from having a negative effect on you.

Location: Lakes Regional Library – 15290 Bass Road, Fort Myers, Florida 33919
Registration Ends: 6/24/2017 at 12:00 AM

Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Claudia Monte founded CAM Consulting Group LLC as a full-service HR and management consulting and training firm in 1993 to assist organizations and their most important asset, people, achieve success. Since then, she has been privileged to deliver professional development programs to clients across the country in the library, legal, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Claudia specializes in coaching individuals to strengthen their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, she held management, sales, training, and marketing positions with three major corporations. She received her degree from Widener University and is an adjunct instructor for Florida SouthWestern State College.
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SWFLN Digitization, Hands-On!

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 6/20/2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Description:
 This all-day workshop with cover three components of digitization!
Project Management for Digital Libraries will look at how to define and plan out digital collections projects, exploring tools that will help in the scoping stages of a project as well as ways to continually evaluate your plan once a project gets up and running.
An Introduction to Scanning offers an overview of the scanning process, from selection and capture to storage and display. The workshop covers hardware and software recommendations, as well as digitization standards, best practices and materials selection.

Metadata for Digital Libraries covers basic metadata practices and principles for digital libraries, including a variety of metadata schemas and distinct/subject specific controlled vocabularies. The session includes discussion of the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

Location: SWFLN Office: 13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 313-6338
Registration Ends: 6/17/2017 at 12:00 AM

Other Information:
 Katie McCormick is the Associate Dean of Libraries for Special Collections & Archives at The Florida State University. In this capacity she manages the rare book, manuscript, and archival collections of FSU as well as cataloging and the Digital Library Center. She is a member of the Florida DPLA Service Hub Planning Group. She has served as the co-chair of the Florida Virtual Campus Digital Initiatives Subcommittee and as a member of the Florida Statewide Digital Action Plan Steering Committee. She previously served on the advisory board for North Carolina Exploring Cultural Heritage Online (NC ECHO). Her professional interests include community engagement, copyright and intellectual property, digital access, preservation, audio/visual archiving, and teaching. She holds an M.L.I.S. Simmons College, and a M.A. in English, with a focus in Irish Literature and Culture, from Boston College.
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SWFLN ACCESSibility Points: S is for Special Needs

Event Type: SWFLN Webinar
Date: 6/16/2017
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM

Description:
 In this engaging webinar we will explore some nuances of the language choices we make within the context and complexities of accessibility. Does using the label “Special Needs” or even just “Special,” create a negative category for people? Are we intentionally using Person First language in our interactions with people with disabilities? What about the language in our programs, outreach materials, policies, or procedures? Have we thought about violent language (which is extremely prevalent) and how it can pose particular barriers for people with disabilities? A greater awareness of the language we use can enhance our roles as library professionals, help us provide better and more supportive service, and increase accessibility. We will examine these questions about language, and more, in this powerful and eye-opening webinar.

Location: Web Based Training

Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Christine Drewel has a Ph.D. in American Studies, an M.A. in Comparative Religion, and a B.A. in English and Religious Studies. She has spent the majority of her career in higher education, teaching Humanities, Religion, Diversity in the United States, Educational Philosophy, and Writing at a variety of institutions in Michigan and Florida. She also has experience working with non-profit organizations and federal grant management, working to enhance services and resources for people with disabilities. She is a creativity and accessibility consultant, key note speaker, and presenter.

Contact: Aaron Blumberg
Contact Number: 2393136218
Presenter: Christine Drewel, PhD

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Mending, Mindfulness, Meaning and Mystery: Putting Your Oxygen Mask on First – NEFLIN (06/15/17)

Replenish. Recharge. Renew.

 

Sometimes in work and in life we need to heed the airplane instructions – put on your oxygen mask first– because we can only give our all when we replenish our own reserves.

Library work involves compassionate care-taking and service-providing.  Explore how the very qualities that make us great as service professionals also can leave us vulnerable to feelings of being overwhelmed and overloaded, which can lead to thinking we can’t do what we need to do, or that we’re not meant to do it.

Learn evidence-based information, identify symptoms, and practice strategies to avoid burn out, compassion fatigue and emotional labor, their accompanying stress levels, the effects on your feelings of work-life balance and confidence in your capacity to serve the public – all while trying to remain upbeat and pleasant.

Recharge your spirit and build your resiliency as you experience and practice mindfulness and other mind-body techniques that relieve stress, sharpen focus, help you make better decisions, and become more productive, reaping a greater sense of achievement and fulfillment.

Enjoy inspiring stories and humorous anecdotes woven in to strategies that can mend the spirit. Practices are offered to create meaning and embrace life’s mysteries and synchronicities that, if open to them, fill the soul with wonder.

Trainer: Lauren Burnett, Center for Inner Quality

Lauren Burnett helps library personnel effectively communication and connect with customers for productive and meaningful work relationships and balance achievement and fulfillment to live purposeful lives. 

President for the Center for Inner Quality and certified emotional intelligence facilitator and business coach, Lauren offers workshops and keynote speaking for library systems, state libraries and library conferences with programming that builds personal leader capacity, leverages her signature VOICE model for exceptional customer service, lifts workplace attitudes and builds resiliency and work-life harmony.

She is a founding member of the Association for Holistic Health and has served as a health care practitioner. Lauren has also appeared on TV and radio speaking on human potential development and has authored numerous articles in newspapers and trade publications. She is currently working on three children’s books.

Cost: NEFLIN classes are free of charge for Florida library staff.  Registration is required for all classes and NEFLIN members get priority.

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PLAN Creating a Motivating Environment with Linda Bruno

In this highly interactive 60-minute webinar, we’ll discuss Creating a Motivating Environment, what motivation is and what it isn’t — and why you can’t motivate someone else.

Although we often think motivation is linked to externals such as pay (and who doesn’t like a little more in their paycheck??), what really makes us want to go to work is what’s known as “internal motivation.”

We’ll brainstorm together to create an extensive list of ways you can help create a motivating environment — at little or no cost to you. We’ll discover the power in praise and how to use it effectively. Ah…a motivating environment — isn’t that what we all want in our workplaces?

Linda Bruno: With programs on a wide variety of topics such as customer service, supervisory skills, communication, emotional intelligence, and personalities (along with many others), Linda develops and conducts training for clients across the United States. She is also a certified facilitator for the well-respected talent management firm, DDI (Development Dimensions International).

Please note: Time listed is Central Time.

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SWFLN SMILE: Delivering High Impact Presentations

Event Type: Face-to-Face
Date: 6/14/2017
Start Time: 9:00 AM
End Time: 4:00 PM

Description:
 In this highly interactive workshop, you will learn how to calm your anxiety and present your ideas with a style that will capture your audience’s attention and gain results. You will see how to prepare, organize, and present a topic effectively and manage group questions and dynamics comfortably. You will leave with powerful strategies for delivering your messages successfully

Location: SWFLN Office: 13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3 Fort Myers, FL 33913 (239) 313-6338
Registration Ends: 6/11/2017 at 12:00 AM

Other Information:
 About the Presenter: Claudia Monte founded CAM Consulting Group LLC as a full-service HR and management consulting and training firm in 1993 to assist organizations and their most important asset, people, achieve success. Since then, she has been privileged to deliver professional development programs to clients across the country in the library, legal, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Claudia specializes in coaching individuals to strengthen their Emotional Intelligence (EI) in the various facets of their personal and professional lives. Prior to starting her firm, she held management, sales, training, and marketing positions with three major corporations. She received her degree from Widener University and is an adjunct instructor for Florida SouthWestern State College.

Contact: Aaron Blumberg
Contact Number: 2393136218
Presenter: Claudia Monte

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PLAN Quick Class: How to Create Flyers that Pop

Learn how to create flyers that will catch the attention of your patrons. Presented by: Regina Burgess.

This webinar is part of the PLAN Quick Class Series, webinars that are just 30 minutes long that fit into any busy schedule!

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