There are still spaces in the LTA 102 -Basic Information Tools course this summer at Joliet Junior College.
LTA 102 - Basic Information Tools (3 credits)
Examines the role of the library technical assistant in assisting in reference services for answering directional and ready-reference questions. Reference tools, interview techniques, and automated reference sources are included. Keyboarding and mouse-maneuvering skills are highly recommended.
Information received from Joliet Junior College.
Marketing for Everyone
Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 2:00 pm EST / 1:00 pm CST
In this Demco sponsored webcast, Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, from Libraries Thrive Consulting, joins Demco's Director of Library Markets, Janet Nelson, to discuss how everyone who works at your library can make a positive contribution to marketing your library.
When every member of your library staff contributes to marketing efforts, it helps make your library more user friendly and increases the impact of your programs and services. Your marketing efforts go far beyond your website and brochures, and are really part of a holistic approach that draws your patrons in — and keeps them coming back!
In this webinar, you'll learn to:
There will also be a chance for you to ask questions about Cathy's approach to marketing the library.
There's still time to register for the spring LACONI Administrators' program this Friday, May 17th, at the Tinley Park Public Library. Please see attached flyer for details and registration form. If you don't have time to mail in your form with your check, please bring them with you to the program.
OCLC Best Practices Webinar: Top 10 List of ILL Pet Peeves
Copper staples? Asking for a Renewal on an Overdue? Jiffy bags?
The final webinar in the FY13 series of OCLC Resource Sharing Best Practices webinars is a chance to share openly about the “ills” of ILL, laugh – and take a breath as we prepare for a new year.
Join Melissa Jackson, ILL Librarian at Armstrong Atlantic State University, for a lively discussion of the “Top 10” list of pet peeves from the ILL community. Melissa and OCLC’s Tony Melvyn will share collected ILL pet peeves and moderate a discussion from the community about best practices for dealing with them.
Bring YOUR ILL pet peeves to this lively discussion!
Title: OCLC Best Practices Webinar: Top 10 List of ILL Pet Peeves
Date: June 4, 2013
Time: 3:30 pm Eastern Standard Time
ISLMA/AASL Leadership Institute
Join ISLMA and AASL on Wednesday, June 19! Are you a leader in your school building? Or do you want to learn how to be? Would you like to become more active in ISLMA or other professional organizations? Then this collaborative leadership institute is for you!
This institute will increase participant's understanding of the components of leadership, help them identify their own leadership skills and professional priorities, and show them how to apply leadership strategies to the challenges faced in today's schools and in the profession.
Time: 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $25 (includes light breakfast and lunch)
6 CPDUs available
Location: IEA Office, 304 S Eldorado Rd, Suite 2, Bloomington, IL
Presenter: Dr. Steven Baule
Limited to 50 participants so register today at www.islma.org.
Pushing the Limits - A Reading, Viewing, Discussion Series for Rural Libraries
Phase 2 Application Deadline: May 15, 2013
This program extends the building blocks of science literacy to two new audiences: rural librarians and adults in the communities they serve. For more information, see: http://califa.org/limits.php.
Saturday and Sunday
June 29 & 30, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: ALA JobLIST Placement Center,
South Building of the McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago
During the upcoming ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago there will be a number of activities and events scheduled to assist library workers, and specifically job seekers, in preparing for effective job searches. Included in these activities will be an opportunity to have a FREE one-on-one session with a professional career counselor.
Recharge your career by meeting with a professional career coach. She can guide you in strategizing for the next phase of your career, solving a problem in your current job situation, defining goals, and/or rejuvenating your career. Each one-on-one session is 20 minutes, and is completely confidential.
If you have never experienced career counseling, or just haven't used this type of service in a long time, this is the perfect opportunity to either introduce yourself to or reacquaint yourself with a service that can be useful throughout your career.
Take advantage of the opportunity to talk with a knowledgeable professional about your career concerns. This service is free and available whenever the Placement Center is open.
To see the full range of activities for job seekers, for more information, or to sign up for an appointment, visit the ALA JobLIST Placement Center website at: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Conference_Workshops.cfm .
ALA is concerned about library workers, and we’re working to help you meet your career challenges. Hope to see you in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center.
Posted By Beatrice Calvin
Next up on American Libraries Live on Thursday, May 9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Eastern— Sarah Steiner leads an interactive discussion on “Library Learning Goes Online.” From elementary schools to graduate school to continuing education, online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and new tools to supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library instruction with online tools? How do we create standards in the face of technology that is constantly changing?
Steiner, technology author and Social Work and Virtual Services Librarian at Georgia State University Library, will be joined by expert panelists:
• John Shank, Instructional Design Librarian and Associate Director of the Center for Learning and Teaching at Penn State University
• Lauren Pressley, Head of Instruction at Wake Forest University Libraries
Please join us for this free video broadcast, Thursday, May 9. To receive e-mail reminders, register at http://goo.gl/TvKJ4 or just go to www.americanlibrarieslive.org at the time of the event. If you’re unable to attend live, this event will be recorded and available at www.americanlibrarieslive.org shortly after it concludes.
AL Live is the popular free streaming video broadcast from American Libraries, covering library issues and trends in real time as you interact with hosts via a live chat and get immediate answers to your questions. With the help of real-time technology, it’s like having your own experts on hand. Find out more, including how to catch upcoming episodes, at http://www.americanlibrarieslive.org .
Future scheduled broadcasts include:
• June 6: New Technologies in Library Equipment
• July 30: Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
• Sept 12: Digging into New Databases
We hope you’ll take advantage of and enjoy this free way to participate and stay updated on the issues.
Posted By Mary Mackay
Amp Up Your Technology Training
Tuesday, June, 2013 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
A webinar on technology training for communities. Learn how OASIS Connections classes are helping communities build skills and confidence using computers, the Internet and today's technology.
Support Patron Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 ♦ 1 pm CST ♦ 60 min
This webinar will showcase how small and rural libraries can provide effective training to patrons even with limited staff, resources, or space.