Month: March 2011

MARC21 in Your Library Part 1: MARC & Bibliographic Info Fundamentals

An Online Self-Paced Course Register here 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 …

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

Register here 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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Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org (Online)

Register here 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. This …

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Diving into Digital Books: Adding eReaders to Your School Library (Online)

Free Webinar Kindles, Nooks and iPads, Oh My! Implementing eReaders into your library program is about more than just jumping on the latest technological bandwagon or attempting to reinvent your library in order to stay relevant. It’s about good practice. Join Buffy Hamilton and Jennifer LaGarde as they discuss how eReaders have helped them provide …

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Superbooks: How Graphic Novels Can Save Your Library (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. By now you have probably heard plenty of anecdotal evidence about how a strong graphic-novel collection can draw in hordes of readers to your library and encourage independent reading. But, being the hard-numbers-driven …

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Tackling Tough Topics in Books for Youth (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. Finding ways to talk to children and teens about tough issues, from the Holocaust to contemporary racism, can be daunting. Booklist YA editor Gillian Engberg hosts a panel discussing high-quality youth literature that …

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The Reference Interview: Time for a Tune-up (Online)

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. The link to this program will be available at 2:30 on April 26, 2011. Do you need a refresher on the basic steps of any reference interview? Do new service models affect the reference interview? How do new technologies change reference? How do …

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E-Government Questions: helping users navigate online government resources without practicing law! (Online)

Free Webinar Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. The link to this program will be available at 2:30 on April 21, 2011. If you help customers fill out online forms, are you liable when things go badly for them? Is suggesting a specific online form practicing law without a …

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Census 2010: Your Table Is Waiting! Accessing and Using the Data (Online)

Free Webinar Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. The link to this program will be available at 2:30 on April 19, 2011. How much has your community grown in the last 10 years? Is the median age of your county trending downward or upward? Are your users looking for …

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