This one hour Online Training webinar will instruct teachers and media specialists on how to integrate Gale eResources from the Florida Electronic Library into their daily classroom procedures. Practical instruction on how to incorporate eResources into lesson Plans, Class Websites and Practical projects will be discussed. Learn how to help support Common Core with lesson plans and worksheets.
Calendar of Events
December 10, 2013
This webinar will explore ways to identify, mold and communicate transformational stories that can help your community understand the value of the library.
Communicating about transformation vs. information is a critical component of changing perceptions about the library in your community. Your team transforms lives every day—and these are the stories that will resonate the most. Join Nancy Dowd, Sr. Manager for NoveList’s LibraryAware, and Karen Austin, Geek the Library field manager at OCLC, as they discuss how to identify, mold and communicate transformational stories that can help your community understand the value of the library to individuals and the community as a whole.
This webinar is hosted by Geek the Library, a community awareness campaign.
This one-hour webinar is scheduled for 2 p.m. (EST) on December 10. We encourage you to register in advance.
Join us in the Online Classroom to explore trends and issues in the delivery of E-Government services in Florida public libraries.
This meeting will focus on Florida library experiences with open enrollment of the Health Insurance Marketplace in Florida and the changes in Reemployment Assistance’s online filing system for unemployment compensation benefits in Florida.
This meeting has been postponed until January 14, 2014. Please sign up for our E-Government newsletter to “stay informed” on the latest E-Government happenings.
December 11, 2013
This interactive day will provide opportunities to share experiences; be they good, bad, or ugly! We’ll explore Google, Twitter, Drop Box, Amazon Cloud Services, iCloud, and other things; and, you will talk about leveraging The Cloud and Social Media.
BYOD: Bring Your Own Device is strongly encouraged, as this is a highly interactive day and you will want to have your own toy to work with!
Lunch will be provided, during which an opportunity to interact with fellow library staff from the local area that have expertise with some of the different devices such as iPads, tablets, iPhones, and more! Q&A time will also be available! Whether you work in a public, academic, school, or special library, you’ll enjoy this interactive day learning about these topics . . . . and more!
Location: Hodges University – 4501 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida 33912
Presenter: Stephen Davis (Internet Security Expert)
December 12, 2013
The Division of Library and Information Services is hosting online meetings to give public library directors the opportunity to discuss library development issues with peers. Some meetings are aimed at specific audiences or type of libraries, but any director can attend.
In this webinar, learn how to commit to library customer service that will create an experience beyond all patron expectations.
Commitment to great customer service goes beyond “service with a smile.” It is a commitment to truly engage and communicate with patrons and to find ways to extend the experience above and beyond their expectations. Building on the success of the Darien Library, whose reputation is known internationally for providing “extreme customer service,” presenter Gretchen Caserotti will provide you with practical and actionable ideas that can help your library, whether small or large, commit to excellent customer service.
Presented by Gretchen Caserotti, director, Meridian Library District (ID), who has served from frontline librarian to policy maker, and was trained at the Darien Library (CT).
Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific
- Library Customer Service on WebJunction
December 17, 2013
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.
December 18, 2013
This webinar will introduce the topic of emergent and early literacy, its core definition, what is being done around the state and the future of statewide led emergent literacy activities.
Children who have been read to at an early age have a larger vocabulary, better language skills, and a greater interest in books. In addition, research has shown that children need to develop certain skills in order to fully benefit from the reading instruction they receive when they arrive at school. As librarians, we play a key role not only in helping to develop those skills but also in educating parents and other caregivers about their critical role as their children’s first teacher.
Special guest: Laura Clark, Florida State University doctoral candidate and Bureau of Library Development volunteer. For additional information, contact Jana Fine, Youth Services Consultant, at email@example.com or 850.245.6629.
December 19, 2013
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
K-12 Common Core requires analysis of visual sources and 6-12 Literacy in History specifies primary and secondary source analysis. What a perfect match for our school librarian world! In this webinar, you will travel to the best websites to find digital primary sources and you will learn some great lessons that you can use right away.
Instructor: Michelle Cates, Library Media Specialist, West Palm Beach
Dec. 19, 2013
3:00-4:00 pm CT (4-5 pm ET)
Register at PLAN’s website.