Month: October 2011

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

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 services functions will be prepared to select and implement the holdings maintenance methods …

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Maximize the Value of Your OCLC Cataloging Subscription (Online)

Register here 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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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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When the Clock Strikes 50: Planning for Retirement (Infopeople) (SWFLN)

•Are you a baby boomer (or do you care about one)? •Do you realize that the first of the baby boomers are turning 65 this year? •Does the word ‘retirement’ fill you with anticipation? fear? curiosity? dread? denial? •Did you know that most people spend more time planning their two-week vacation than they do their …

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What Will Happen When I’m Gone: Ensuring Knowledge Transfer to Your Successor (Infopeople) (SWFLN)

•Are you planning to retire soon, and feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the things your replacement will need to know? Who will be able to train someone to do what you do? •Do you have co-workers who are planning to retire or who are actively seeking other employment? Do you worry that they’ll be …

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Libraries and Economic Recovery: Supporting Entrepreneurs (Infopeople) (SWFLN)

Times are tough, unemployment is up, and libraries have responded by expanding services to people who are looking for jobs. But how about addressing the needs of people who are creating jobs? Entrepreneurs, especially the “new creatives” – designers, chefs, writers, landscapers, crafters, techies, and other imaginative problem-solvers – are expected to play a leading …

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Building Bridges: Principles of Advocacy (Online)

Public library professionals know the importance of demonstrating their value to their local communities. Are you looking for inspiration to jump-start your own advocacy efforts? Join OCLC to better understand how ongoing community advocacy supports the vital role your library plays in the community. Speakers include: Mary Hirsch, Project Coordinator for PLA and Lynn Slawsky, …

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Preservation Management (3 Day Live Online – PLAN)

In the current environment of shrinking budgets, emerging and rapidly changing technologies, and ever-expanding needs, focusing on preserving a library’s resources has never been more crucial. Today’s preservation administrators are responsible for directing traditional preservation activities, while developing new programs for electronic collections and imaging projects. Well-planned management strategies are essential to balancing competing priorities, …

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Using Technology in Information Literacy Programs (2 Day Live Online – PLAN)

This four-hour class, which will be offered online in two-hour increments for two successive days, will explore ways to integrate technology into information literacy programs and teaching. Technology is a key tool in today’s information literacy programs. A wide range of software tools, including Jing, Camtasia, and Captivate- make designing interactive content easier. Social tools, …

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Archives Preservation (3 Day Live Online- PLAN)

Preservation is a fundamental component to any archival program. This class will provide students with a practical approach to preserving the manuscript collections and records housed in their repositories and can significantly benefit an institution, regardless of its size or scope. The emphasis will be on stabilizing materials (for example, by removing damaging fasteners), re-housing, …

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