Month: November 2010

Maximize the Value of Your OCLC Cataloging Subscription (Online)

Course Overview This course helps cataloging and technical services managers contain costs, improve efficiency, and use staff resources most effectively by helping them take full advantage of the value of their OCLC cataloging subscription. It explains the OCLC cataloging interfaces, activities, and services that are included in the OCLC cataloging subscription. Participants will receive a …

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Maximize the Value of Your OCLC ILL Subscription (Online)

Course Overview This course helps ILL and access services managers contain costs or generate revenue, improve efficiency, and use staff resources most effectively by helping them take full advantage of the value of their OCLC Resource Sharing subscription. It explains the OCLC ILL interfaces, activities, and services that are included in the OCLC Resource Sharing …

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WorldCat Holdings: Why They Matter and The Tools to Maintain Them (Online)

Course Overview This course reviews benefits for libraries of accurate WorldCat holdings, and provides information on the available methods for maintaining holdings. After completing this web-based training, managers of cataloging and technical services functions will be prepared to select and implement the holdings maintenance methods that are most appropriate for their library. Suggested prior training …

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MARC21 in Your Library Part 1: MARC & Bibliographic Info Fundamentals (Online Self-Paced)

Course Overview This course is an introduction to MARC21 and how it is meant to work in a library automation system. It explains what the MARC standards are and how those standards tie in with our cataloging rules (AACR) to help catalogers create data that will function effectively in a library catalog. Part 1 of …

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Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org (Online)

Course Overview Worldcat.org is OCLC’s public-facing Web portal to the WorldCat database. It is a discovery tool for library-owned materials worldwide and a social networking tool for libraries and their patrons. This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service. Audience …

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PLAN’s Tech Day

This year David Lee King will be our presenter for our annual Tech Day conference (January 21, 2011) at the Niceville Community Center in Niceville, FL. His morning presentation will be Designing Digital Experiences for Library Websites and his afternoon session will be Freak Out, Geek Out, or Seek Out: Trends, Transformations, and Change in …

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The New Manager Series: Improving Workplace Relationships (SEFLIN)

Whether you have the title or not, many library professionals are taking on additional duties that require them to manage and lead others. As duties and responsibilities change, the need to learn and master new skills becomes even more important for their success. Everyone knows it’s important to communicate effectively with others in the library. …

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The New Manager Series: How, When, What and Why to Delegate (SEFLIN)

Whether you have the title or not, many library professionals are taking on additional duties that require them to manage and lead others. As duties and responsibilities change, the need to learn and master new skills becomes even more important for their success. Delegation is a skill that doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Many managers …

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The New Manager Series: Managing Yourself – the Key to Managing Others (SEFLIN)

Whether you have the title or not, many library professionals are taking on additional duties that require them to manage and lead others. As duties and responsibilities change, the need to learn and master new skills becomes even more important for their success. Learning to manage yourself is essential if you want to manage others. …

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The New Manager Series: Managing Change in Your Library Workplace (SEFLIN)

Whether you have the title or not, many library professionals are taking on additional duties that require them to manage and lead others. As duties and responsibilities change, the need to learn and master new skills becomes even more important for their success. Change is all around us today. Technology evolves and changes. We change …

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