Month: June 2011

Connecting with your Community via Facebook (Online)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Central Time Register here Want to know the secrets behind The Seattle Public Library’s 10,000+ fans on Facebook? Three staff members from their social media team will describe how they developed a robust Facebook presence and provide practical tips for libraries of all sizes. Get ideas …

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Building Community Partnerships to Augment Adult Services (Online)

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. Would you like to do more with less? Have less staff, money, or time than you would like at your library? Considered partnering with other organizations to expand your resources? Being the Lone Ranger might look fun on TV, but in the library …

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I Didn’t Know the Census Bureau Did That! Finding and Using Data from Lesser Known Censuses and Surveys (Online)

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. Did you know you can find . . . Where the best county is to look for a job in your field – – complete with the recent number of new hires and starting salaries? How many businesses are owned by women in …

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Killer Collections: Libraries Beyond Books (Online)

Registration is not required. More information and access information is available online. Do print books alone meet the diverse needs of your community? How can library staff manage the logistics of non-traditional library materials, like guitars and eReaders? How can partnerships help with funding and/or implementation of these new collections? Are you interesting in engaging …

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How Trends in Scholarly Communication and Technology are Impacting Academic Libraries (Online)

Register here Note: If you are not able to make the live webcast, register now and you will get an email notification from Library Journal after the event when the webcast is archived and available for viewing at your convenience. You can find this and other programs in the Library Journal archive at http://bit.ly/LJArchives. Few …

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Finding a Legal Comfort Zone on the Web (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. Allowing the public to contribute to, comment on and otherwise engage with your library’s website content can be a scary thought, fraught with bogeymen real and imagined, lined with both success and …

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Information Cartographer: Social Media Librarians of the Future (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. Ever wonder if it’s too late or too early to bring social media services to your library? Whether you are in a one-person library or one with one hundred staff, social media …

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Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org (Online)

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. Register here

Patron-Initiated Resource Sharing (Online)

OCLC’s WorldCat Resource Sharing (WCRS) system can accept requests patrons have created electronically in diverse external sources such as FirstSearch, which library staff can then finish processing both quickly and efficiently. This course covers how to implement patron-initiated resource sharing which, in turn, significantly reduces the time staff spends processing borrowing requests. Register here