Month: February 2012

Lunch & Learn – FourSquare and other location based apps

One of the hottest trends is location-based mobile applications where users ‘check in’ at locations. Users receive virtual badges, real life discounts and network with friends through these services and businesses use these applications to reward loyal users. Explore what exactly FourSquare and other location based applications are and how libraries can utilize them to …

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Getting the Most from Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry.com is indisputably the largest genealogical database in the world. It presents more than 40,000 databases and the number increases annually. There are Ancestry.com collections for the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and China. Ancestry Library Edition is a smaller version of the full Ancestry.com collection, available by institutional subscription from ProQuest. …

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Lipstick Lessons: The NEW Rules of the Womens Success Game Part 1

Does the hectic pace of life sometimes overwhelm your dreams and goals? Have you set out to achieve certain goals, but just can’t seem to get the kind of momentum you expected? Are you sometimes confused about what course to choose or what direction to take next? If any of these statements describe you, it …

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Convening Forums @ your library—Nuts and Bolts

Tuesday, May 22, 3 p.m. CDT – Registration This session will cover the logistics and choices involved in planning to hold a forum—building partnerships; choosing the issue topic; setting the date; preparing the room and equipment; publicity; assigning moderators and recorders; participant registration; following up after the forum; and preparing issue-related resources for forum participants.

Moderating Forums @ your library, Part 2—Step-by-Step

Tuesday, April 24, 3 p.m. CDT – Registration This session will continue webinar #2 — how to moderate and/or record a public deliberative forum at the library; a step-by-step guide to making a deliberative forum work, from introducing the issue and participants and showing the video to deliberating about approaches and finding common ground; and …

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