Month: December 2010

Wikipedia in the Classroom: Changing the Way Teachers and Students Use Wikipedia (Online)

Register here Very few educators have thus far used Wikipedia as a teaching tool in their classrooms, but this is beginning to change due to the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative. The Wikimedia Foundation launched the Wikipedia Public Policy Initiative in fall 2010 in order to find new ways to incorporate Wikipedia into higher education environments. …

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Get Your Geek On: Improve Local Funding Outlook through Community Advocacy (Online)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST Register here Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the WebJunction archive at http://bit.ly/WebJunctionArchive. Geek the Library is a public awareness campaign that is used as a platform for educating the public about the library’s important …

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Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact on Your Library Customers (Online)

Register here Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the WebJunction archive at http://bit.ly/WebJunctionArchive. One simple change in library hours can have an unexpected impact on a large number of library patrons: Unemployment Insurance (UI) customers. In this webinar, we will be joined by an Unemployment …

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Best Small Library in America 2010 (Online)

Register here Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the WebJunction archive at http://bit.ly/WebJunctionArchive. Library Journal’s annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations …

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Personal Knowledge Management: A Framework for Librarians (Online)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EST Register here Searching is the “easy” part. But what do you do with all the material you’ve collected? What happens when you find an article that reminds you of something someone said in a meeting two weeks ago (or was it three)? What do …

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Choosing Technology: How We Decide What Technologies Work Best in Our Libraries (Online)

Register here In today’s environment librarians are constantly bombarded with new and emerging technologies. These technologies can run the gamut from smart phone applications to enterprise-wide systems. How can we decide which technologies are the best, which ones to keep an eye on, and which ones to avoid? During this session, we will talk about decision-making and apply it to …

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Battle Bullying with Books: Celebrate No Name-Calling Week (Online)

Register here Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find links to this and other Booklist webinars at http://bit.ly/BooklistWebinars. Bullying is a hot-button topic, and while kids and adults alike acknowledge the distressing problem of peer intimidation, it remains a pervasive issue. Join Booklist Publications for an hour-long webinar on how high-quality …

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SLJ Spring Nonfiction Book Buzz 2011 (Online)

Register here Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the Library Journal archive at http://bit.ly/SLJArchives. Nonfiction publishing continues to evolve, taking advantage of new media and resources to deliver high quality content to readers grades K-12. For educational reasons, enjoyment, and personal growth, kids and teens …

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Introduction to Digital Storytelling: Everyone Has a Story to Tell (Online)

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. The link to this program will be available at 2:30 p.m. on January 18, 2011. “This webinar highlights a California digital storytelling program and will focus on California libraries. Libraries in other states may find relevant content, but the focus will be on …

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