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April 2015

NEFLIN The Black Belt Librarian – Gainesville (04/01/15)

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Alachua County Library District Millhopper Branch Library,
3145 NW 43rd Street, Gainesville, FL 32606 United States
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Wednesday April 1, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT Real World Library Security Real World Library Security is the original security and safety training for Black Belt Librarians.  During this six hour workshop, library staff will learn: The essential elements of a real world security program The correct mindset all staff should have on a daily basis How to approach patrons to advise them of rules in the safest way possible How to recognize different levels of patron emotion…

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SWFLN Weeding: A Necessary Evil

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SWFLN Office,
13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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Event Type: Face-to-Face Date: 4/1/2015 Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM Description:  Like a good gardener who must weed to allow flowers and plants to grown and show their beauty, the librarian must weed for similar reasons. Weeding allows the library to gain space, patrons to locate newer or more interesting materials and is a critical part of acquisitions. This workshop will introduce the basic five steps to weeding. Give information on how to get patrons and administration to…

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PLAN – Useful iOS Apps

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Finding the best apps in a given topic area can be daunting. There are hundreds of apps that seem to do much the same thing and how do you determine which are the best? In this webinar, Ed will cover some of the best apps in the area of reference such as: Wolfram Alpha, Siri, wikiHow, and Quora. Social Media is another popular and much needed category and it will continue to expand. Ed will cover some of the most…

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Lightning Round: FLA Committees Webinar (04/02/15)

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm Speakers: Chairs and Co-Chairs of FLA Committees Have you ever thought about serving on an FLA committee but weren’t sure if you had the time or skills needed? Or, were you unsure if a committee’s charge suited your interests? Serving on an FLA committee provides an opportunity for you to broaden your knowledge base, network with other librarians, and practice leadership skills. In this webinar, current chairs and co-chairs of…

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PLAN – Practical Graphic Design for Libraries – Part 1

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This interactive two part workshop will improve your graphic design skills and give you the opportunity to put them to work. In Part One, Schmidt will cover the basics of practical graphic design, show examples of good graphic design in libraries, suggest tools that you can use to improve your library’s signs, posters, brochures, websites and more. The session will end with an assignment. Part Two will be hosted the following week, giving you some time to apply what you’ve…

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NEFLIN Cataloging 101: Webinar (04/09/15)

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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It’s not as complicated as it looks, once you understand the basics. Even if you outsource there are local titles and donations that need to be cataloged, often needing original records because no other record is available. Geared to the accidental cataloger, solo librarian, small library, and complete newbies who will be creating some original records as well as copy cataloging, this is also appropriate for administrators and supervisors wanting to get hands on experience. After this webinar participants will:…

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SWFLN Patron Driven Acquisitions

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Web Based Training

 In Patron-Driven Acquisition, libraries acquire materials in a variety of formats in response to patrons’ direct requests or selections, rather than in response to librarians’ estimations about the materials patrons will want. This mode of acquisition has existed for some time, of course. There are precedents in the long-standing, informal “request a book” options that have existed in libraries for many years. In recent years, this informal practice has evolved and developed into a much more structured, automated, formal, and…

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SWFLN Teen Services Essentials

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SWFLN Office,
13120 Westlinks Terrace Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL 33913 United States
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Event Type: Face-to-Face Date: 4/14/2015 Start Time: 9:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM Description: Participants will learn useful tips and techniques for working with young adults that support YALSA’s “Teens Deserve the Best” requirements for libraries. Discussion will focus on best practices for interacting with teens, current trends in teen publishing, collection development, and Readers Advisory strategies. Academic Library staff will learn to conduct exciting and engaging programs that will connect the library with students. Public Library staff will acquire…

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NEFLIN Don’t Put It Off Until Tomorrow – Let’s Talk About Procrastination: Webinar (04/14/15)

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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20% of people consider themselves to be chronic procrastinators.  Even if you’re not one of the 20%, you might agree that most of us have room for improvement in the area of “putting off ‘till tomorrow, what could – and should – be done today.” If you struggle with procrastination, there are some questions you might want to ask yourself… What opportunities have I missed during the delay? When I delay, do I really produce my best work, or is…

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PLAN – Practical Graphic Design for Libraries – Part 2

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This interactive two part workshop will improve your graphic design skills and give you the opportunity to put them to work. In Part One, Schmidt will cover the basics of practical graphic design, show examples of good graphic design in libraries, suggest tools that you can use to improve your library’s signs, posters, brochures, websites and more. The session will end with an assignment. Part Two will be hosted the following week, giving you some time to apply what you’ve…

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