Month: May 2012

Beyond PowerPoint…Web-based Presentation Systems (Live Online) – PLAN

Learn about several web-based presentation applications and how they can bring a punch to your next presentation. Many web-based applications, like Prezi, Google Docs, and SlideRocket, can provide you with new and exciting ways to present and publish information. Many of the applications mentioned above are free or low-cost and offer a wide range of …

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Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=716535564 The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the …

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Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific ♦ 60 min Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=717273728 Grant funding is one way to find resources to support innovative programming and services for children. In this webinar, the presenters share advice about finding, writing, and submitting grant opportunities. Information will also be shared about specific …

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The Transformative Power of Care

Presenter: Olga Nesi Tuesday, June 12, 2012  |  7:00 p.m. CDT Register Now Care is central to the improvement of all school library endeavors.  Interactions, inquiry instruction, readers’ advisory, collection development and the library’s physical environment are all positively transformed by the consistent demonstration and application of care. About the Presenter: Olga M. Nesi was …

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Common Core Carpe Diem: Seize the Day on Information Integration!

Presenter: Paige Jaeger Wednesday, June 6, 2012  |  6:00 p.m. CDT Register Now With the adoption of the Common Core Learning Standards comes a paradigm shift in both content and pedagogy. The librarian, or cybrarian, can play a vital role to assist teachers in implementing the CCSS. Technology will no longer save your job-it will …

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Managing Traditional & Social Media for Libraries

For public library staff, dealing with the media can sometimes be rewarding, sometimes frustrating, sometimes exciting, sometimes daunting… but always necessary. PLA’s free, hour-long webinar, “Managing Traditional & Social Media for Libraries,” covers the fundamentals of media planning and outreach—including social media—to prepare you to work with the media and generate attention that will support …

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Disaster Preparedness

Cultural heritage institutions are vulnerable to damage through natural and human-created disasters. Collections can be damaged by fire, smoke, flooding, burst or leaking pipes, and a host of other disasters, where management and staff need tools to handle both minor incidents and large-scale emergencies. This requires that institutions have knowledgeable staff and written plans for …

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