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April 23, 2014

The NEW Kids InfoBits!

This one hour webinar course will cover the NEW Kids InfoBits. Gale Cengage Learning is proud to introduce you to Kids InfoBits NEW and improved! Learn about the new interface and the added tools! Pick up tips and tricks for supporting Common Core and using this great new tool in the classroom!

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Start: April 23, 2014 11:00 am
End: April 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Address:
United States

April 28, 2014

FEL Health Resources

This workshop will focus on using the health resources available through FEL. Did you know you could find surgery videos in Health and Wellness Resource Center and Health Reference Center Academic? How about using these resources for healthy living – find recipes, exercise tips, and more? Tune into this workshop to uncover ways to use these resources with your patrons! The instructor will discuss the strengths of each of the resources for different types of health research projects and queries.

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4/11/14 dls

Start: April 28, 2014 4:00 pm
End: April 28, 2014 5:00 pm
Address:
United States

April 29, 2014

The ABCs of Advocacy

In the broadest sense, an advocate must educate his or her constituents about the importance of the issues and projects for which they seek support. To be an effective advocate, you must learn who your legislators are and what they do, create a continuing relationship with them and their staff members, understand the legislative process, be fully informed about the issues affecting your projects (and keep your legislators informed), and reinforce the assistance and support you do receive. You must also be able to enlist the help of others through various means and coordinate advocacy efforts, building a permanent and active advocacy network that develops relationships with community leaders and other key persons through ongoing education efforts and participation in local political events.

This program is designed to discuss the key elements of effective advocacy. Topics include:
• An “alphabet” of advocacy tips and ideas (one for each letter!);
• The nine C’s to effective advocacy;
•Tips for making your voice heard;
•A checklist for action; and
•The ten commandments of advocacy.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because Academic Library staff members are perfectly poised to learn what library users and others have to say about the library, as well as to inform people about the library’s value and needs as part of a common and naturally-occurring relationship.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because today’s public libraries are consistently being challenged to do more with less. It has never been more important for librarians, staff members, trustees, and others with a vested interest in their public libraries, to convey to their communities the value of the library. Advocacy, the process of acting on behalf of the public library to increase public funds and ensure that it has the resources need to be up to date, is critical to the success of libraries.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will learn how to speak in a common voice to let the public know who you are and the crucial role you play in impacting the bottom line- student achievement! With so many labels within one profession (school library media specialist, teacher librarian in an elementary or high school setting, etc.), make sure your advocates understand what is at stake and the strategies you are using in your school library media center.

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because it will help professional staff to spread the word about the fantastic things that are happening in their libraries and encourage people to come and take a look! Regardless of what your library is called (library, information center, knowledge resource center, competitive intelligence unit, intranet department, content management organization, etc.), all special libraries exist to advance the mission of their organization, and they do this through the work of information professionals who access and deliver information that is critical to the organization’s operation and success.

Presenter: Dr. Alfred Bitting

Dr. Bitting works at Alfred University, and is an independent leadership and organizational development consultant and trainer. During the past 20 years, he has developed and presented over 1,000 training programs for industry, government, not-for-profit and human service agencies. He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from SUNY Buffalo, with an emphasis on leadership and organizational development. He has published numerous articles related to research and economic development, as well as articles on leadership, change, and effective communications. Dr. Bitting is currently the Director of the Graduate Public Administration Program, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, for the Downstate (NYC area) Graduate School. He teaches in both the Public Administration and Counseling Programs. He has also served as Associate Vice President of Research and Sponsored Programs, coordinating outreach and liaison efforts with industrial and government research sponsors, interacting with foundations and economic development agencies, and administering grants and contracts.

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Start: April 29, 2014
End: April 29, 2014
Venue: SWFLN Office
Phone: 2393136338
Address:
3120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

Teen Services Essentials – Deltona

Explore the wonderful world of teen services! Learn who teens are today and what they are interested in, discuss best practices for programming with teens, review the Common Core and how to connect with your local schools, and investigate current trends in teen publishing.

Trainers: Amber Holley, Jennifer Parker and Elizabeth McConney, Artistic Literacy

Artistic Literacy is a group of librarians, artists, and educators who are committed to teaching others how to connect art to literacy through programming. Elizabeth McConney and Amber Holley both have years of experience working in libraries and providing programs for teens and tweens.

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Start: April 29, 2014 9:00 am
End: April 29, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Deltona Regional Library
Address:
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL, United States, 32725

Teen Programming Essentials – Deltona

Explore the wonderful world of teen services! Learn who teens are today and what they are interested in, discuss best practices for programming with teens, review the Common Core and how to connect with your local schools, and investigate current trends in teen publishing.

Trainers: Amber Holley, Jennifer Parker and Elizabeth McConney, Artistic Literacy

Artistic Literacy is a group of librarians, artists, and educators who are committed to teaching others how to connect art to literacy through programming. Elizabeth McConney and Amber Holley both have years of experience working in libraries and providing programs for teens and tweens.

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Start: April 29, 2014 1:00 pm
End: April 29, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Deltona Regional Library
Address:
2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL, United States, 32725

April 30, 2014

Library Staff Day

Join SWFLN on April 30, 2014 for an exciting and informative day of training sessions, workshops and demonstrations at our Library Staff Day. This fun and educational event is designed specifically for all library staff.

Both breakfast and lunch are included.

Keynote Presentation by Amy Herman:

Amy Herman is the Founder of The Art of Perception, a professional development program that teaches participants to enhance their perception and communication skills by analyzing works of art. Using a variety of works of art in her presentation, Amy Herman will discuss the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and demonstrate how art has afforded an innovative way to refresh critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for professional success.

Library Staff Day is an exciting, information-filled day, reaching out to all Library Staff, in a fun and interactive way.
Keynote Presentation by Amy Herman
Description:
Using a variety of works of art in her presentation, Amy Herman will discuss the relevance of visual literacy across the professional spectrum and demonstrate how art has afforded an innovative way to refresh critical inquiry and reconsider the skills necessary for professional success.
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Four Presenters…
A Total of 9 sessions with a Keynote Presentation …
One GREAT day for library staff!

Artistic Literacy

(Session A) Painting with Young Children
(Session B) Paper Airplane Club
(Session C) Printmaking with Teens

(Session A) Reader’s Advisory

So Many Books, So Little Time

This workshop will cover an overview of reader’s advisory (RA) including tips, tricks, and online resources. Become more comfortable with RA techniques, learn about RA tools, genre fiction, appeal factors, methods for providing RA, and writing annotations. In addition to lists of resources and tools you can start using today, you’ll learn how to read a book in a timely manner and how to set someone up on a blind date with a book. This session will cover issues that are of interest to staff in all kinds of libraries serving all ages.

Amy Herman

(Session B) Multiple Perspectives for Better Decision Making
(Session C) Dialogues and Conversations

Dr. Bob Bitting

(Session A) Topic Coming Soon
(Session B) Under Construction
(Session C) Check back to see what we finalize!

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Start: April 30, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
Venue: Hilton Garden Inn
Phone: (239) 210-7200
Address:
16410 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

May 8, 2014

RDA Workshop

This face-to-face workshop will build upon participants’ knowledge of
•Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR),
•Resource Description & Access (RDA),
•Linked Data, and
•Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME).

Attendees will receive additional explanation of these standards, as well as plenty of examples and hands-on exercises.

Academic Library staff will be interested in this workshop because FRBR, RDA, Linked Data, and BIBFRAME are the future of library cataloging. It is important for practitioners to understand the basics of these standards in order to recognize and take part in the major developments occurring in the cataloging world.

Public Library staff will find this training beneficial because FRBR, RDA, Linked Data, and BIBFRAME are the future of library cataloging. It is important for practitioners to understand the basics of these standards in order to recognize and take part in the major developments occurring in the cataloging world.

School Librarians and Media Specialists will leave this workshop with greater knowledge of FRBR, RDA, Linked Data, and BIBFRAME – standards that are the future of library cataloging. It is important for practitioners to understand the basics of these standards in order to recognize and take part in the major developments occurring in the cataloging world.

Special Libraries will be interested in this workshop because FRBR, RDA, Linked Data, and BIBFRAME are the future of library cataloging. It is important for practitioners to understand the basics of these standards in order to recognize and take part in the major developments occurring in the cataloging world.

Presenter: Karen Snow, Ph.D.

Karen Snow, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, IL. She received her Ph.D. in Information Science in 2011 from the University of North Texas, where she taught cataloging courses primarily online from 2006 until 2011 for the Department of Library & Information Sciences. She previously worked as a cataloger in the Rare Book Room, University Archives, and the Technical Services departments at the University of North Texas. She currently teaches beginning and advanced cataloging courses at Dominican University, both face-to-face and online.

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Start: May 8, 2014
End: May 8, 2014
Venue: SWFLN Office
Phone: 2393136338
Address:
13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913

May 15, 2014

The NEW Kids InfoBits!

This one hour webinar course will cover the NEW Kids InfoBits. Gale Cengage Learning is proud to introduce you to Kids InfoBits NEW and improved! Learn about the new interface and the added tools! Pick up tips and tricks for supporting Common Core and using this great new tool in the classroom!

Register

4/11/14 dls

Start: May 15, 2014 2:30 pm
End: May 15, 2014 3:30 pm
Address:
United States

May 19, 2014

Promoting eResources at Academic Libraries

This one hour webinar will discuss strategies for promoting eResources and databases in Academic Libraries. Learn how to create and design a marketing plan, assess the current state of affairs and use the tools that Gale has created for you. Learn about the best resources for first year engagements programs, and learn strategies for integrating eResources into coursework. How to incorporate Gale resources into Libguides will be covered.

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4/11/14 dls

Start: May 19, 2014 3:00 pm
End: May 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Address:
United States

May 21, 2014

Kapco Book Repair Workshop

Looking to repair some books at your library? Tired of dealing with fragile paperbacks and hardcover books that are nearing their demise? Come one, come all, to this in-service book repair workshop! This hands-on event will provide you with tips on how to prevent damage to three vulnerable areas of a book: the spine, inner hinge, and corners. You will also have the opportunity to fix some of your very own books with new and innovative products offered by Kapco Book Protection.

This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs: re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages.

Tim Weber, Kapco Book Protection

Additional Information: Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques: a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover.

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Start: May 21, 2014
End: May 21, 2014
Venue: SWFLN Office
Phone: 2393136338
Address:
13120 Westlinks Terrace, Unit 3, Fort Myers, FL, United States, 33913