PLAN Workshop: The Efficient Librarian: Productivity Strategies for Workplace Success with Doug Crane
Note: Time is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern time The world of work seems to be moving faster and faster every day. Is it possible to keep up with the rapid pace and still be stress free? Yes, it is! This workshop will present productive strategies for workplace success based in part on the book, Getting Things Done® by David Allen. Learn powerful methods for managing commitments, information, and communication that are the gold standard for personal and organizational efficiency. Discover…Find out more »
Do you need a UX refresher? Are you new to the practice of presenting your programs and services from the perspective of your library users? Aaron Schmidt returns to SEFLIN for this new UX training series.
Library Design is more than choosing pretty colors. It’s all about solving problems and even if you don’t know it, you are a designer. Schmidt will refresh participants on the concept of User Experience (UX) thinking and will illustrate how it can help improve your website, programs, services, and more. After this interactive workshop you’ll have a keener critical eye, and a framework with which you can make your library the most important place in your community. Continue reading
PLAN Webinar: Level up your Google Analytics Data with Google Tag Manager with Tabatha Farney (Live)
Out of the box Google Analytics provides useful data, but it misses meaningful data points that better demonstrate actual website usage. What’s missing you ask? Practically anything having to do with a user action such as clicks, downloads, and form submissions. If you want this extremely useful data, you must implement event tracking and other Google Analytics enhancements which involves messing with your website’s code. Enter Google Tag Manager! Google Tag Manager (GTM) greatly simplifies many advanced Google Analytics tracking…Find out more »
Negativity in the workplace” – the phrase has become almost cliché, hasn’t it? And the fact that it’s so “common” speaks volumes about the environments we face when we show up for work every day. Lower morale, lower productivity, lower customer service.
So what can we do about such a predictable, but demotivating, scenario? In this half-day face-to-face workshop, we’ll cover three primary sources of negativity in our workplaces: our patrons, our co-workers, and ourselves! We’ll discuss what causes it, how we can recognize it, and specific tips on how to handle it.
Don’t miss this opportunity to spend time reflecting on this very human side of your workplace. You’ll come away with a new perspective on what others perceive as inevitable – you’ll discover ways to deal with it!
In this webinar we will cover:
• demonstrations of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, with information about their capabilities;
• the benefits of voice computing for people with disabilities;
• privacy and security concerns of voice computing
• predictions for future use of these platforms, and
• suggestions for using these platforms in library services and events Continue reading
Part 1: January 23, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Part 2: January 30, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Part 3: February 6, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Part 4: February 13, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. CT Register once to attend all four sessions! Is your library thinking about or planning a redesign of its website? You may have a nagging feeling that the website would benefit from an…Find out more »
Join UX expert Aaron Schmidt in this webinar about the basics of practical graphic design. Aaron will demonstrate effective examples of good graphic design in libraries, and suggest tools that you can use to improve your graphics in your print materials and on your library’s website. You will be able to use ideas from this session to review and improve existing graphics and create new graphics that get your user’s attention. Continue readingFind out more »
Note: Time is 9 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET Warren Graham is trying to retire but we lured him to Florida one more time. Space is limited, so don’t miss this opportunity! Warren will share: The essential elements of a truly effective security program. How to approach a patron to advise them of a rule in a way that will most likely insure their compliance and keep you safe at the same time. The right mindset staff must have…Find out more »