Month: August 2011

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

Also available on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT 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 …

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Maximize the Value of Your OCLC ILL Subscription (Online)

Also available on Monday, October 3, 2011, from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT Wednesday, November 9, 2011, from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT Register here 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 …

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Helping Patrons File for Unemployment Under the New Florida Law (Online)

Beginning August 1, 2011, Floridians who need to file for unemployment compensation benefits will have to file their forms and make their biweekly reports on the Internet at www.floridajobs.org.  They will no longer be able to use telephone or mail. Public libraries will be impacted by the new requirements. Representatives from the Agency for Workforce Innovation …

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Helping Patrons File for Unemployment Under New Florida Law (Online)

Beginning August 1, 2011, Floridians who need to file for unemployment compensation benefits will have to file their forms and make their biweekly reports on the Internet at www.floridajobs.org.  They will no longer be able to use telephone or mail. Public libraries will be impacted by the new requirements. Representatives from the Agency for Workforce Innovation …

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Social Media & Demographics: Hitting the Right Media for Your Audience (Live Online – PLAN)

With Google+, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Bebo, GoodReads, and many more, the number of Social Media sites continues to grow exponentially. With a multitude of Social Media sites be developed daily, one size no longer fits all. Join Diana Silveira to sort through the tangled web of Social Media sites and learn how to use …

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Ebooks Update: New Options for Delivering Books to Users (Live Online – PLAN)

New examples of digital reading material are appearing every day as are new devices and software to read them on. Chad Mairn will explore the alphabet soup of acronyms, highlight a variety of e-readers and tablets currently on the market, showcase some innovative digital publishers, discuss the pros and cons of Digital Rights Management (DRM), …

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Top 10 Mobile Apps for Libraries (Live Online – PLAN)

The number of smart phones on the market continues to grow. These devices allow applications to be downloaded directly to the phone for specific functions. These applications or “apps” can be purchased through the phones marketplace. Hear about the ten best applications for libraries for both staff and users. Instructor: Diana Silveira Feb. 1, 2012 …

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SMS Services for Libraries (Live Online – PLAN)

According to the Pew Research Center, 72% of adult cell phone owners use text messaging. On average, teens send and receive five times more texts per day than adults; however, both of these demographics are sending questions, receiving notifications, and communicating with their friends, family, and social networks. As users grow more comfortable with this …

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