[Libs-Or] Save the Date / Register NOW for these Fantastic Online Learning Opportunities!

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Fri Aug 16 10:43:28 PDT 2013


Greetings everyone and Happy Friday!

From our colleagues at the Washington State Library – I wanted to give folks an early heads-up on some very nice, free training opportunities! Registration is open NOW for many of these online webinars so don’t wait, register today!

Early registration for Webjunction webinars now open!

Impact Survey: Understand Your Community’s Technology Needs, Thursday, September 5, 2013 ♦ 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Impact_Survey.html

The newly updated and recently launched Impact Survey<http://impact.ischool.uw.edu/impact-survey.html> is a full-service online survey tool designed for public library staff to understand community use of library technology services and how to improve those services. The Impact Survey evolved from the 2009 Opportunity for All<http://impact.ischool.uw.edu/us-public-library-study.html> study and makes the complex job of surveying patrons easy and fast at no cost to library staff.
Collecting patron-level data on library technology use is tremendously beneficial to public libraries. Understanding your community’s unique technology needs is essential to providing patrons with useful technology services. Join us to learn how library staff can implement the Impact Survey and use the survey results to:

  *   Inform smart internal planning, strategy, and resource allocation
  *   Use local facts and figures to support advocacy and fundraising efforts when communicating with local decision makers and other stakeholders
  *   Improve their ranking with the Edge and other evaluation metrics
  *   Better serve their communities

Presented by: Samantha Becker<http://ischool.uw.edu/people/staff/srbecker>, Research Manager for the U.S. Impact Study at the University of Washington Information School

Building a Digital Dodge City, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 ♦ 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration:  http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Building_a_Digital_Dodge_City.html

"What does digital inclusion mean for people in a community? All people, businesses, and institutions will have access to digital content and technologies that enable them to create and support health, prosperous, and cohesive 21st century communities." (Building Digital Communities: Getting Started)

Building a digitally inclusive community requires buy-in and engagement from all sectors, with libraries playing a lead role alongside government, schools, businesses, and individuals. Using the principles and steps in Building Digital Communities: A Framework for Action<http://www.imls.gov/about/building_digital_communities.aspx>, Dodge City, Kansas is engaging stakeholders, aligning interests, setting community-wide goals and developing demonstration projects. Join us for a conversation with the Dodge City leadership team discussing why they have prioritized a community-wide initiative, the challenges of working with multiple sectors (with diverging goals!), what they expect from the project and what they recommend to others considering a similar path.

Presented by:

  *   Cathy Reeves, director, Dodge City Public Library
  *   Jane Longmeyer, Public Relations manager, City of Dodge City
  *   Greta Clark, professor, director of Multicultural Education, Dodge City Community College

Leaving Fort Ref: Frontiers of Embedded Librarianship, Tuesday, September 24, 2013 ♦ 10 am Pacific ♦ 90 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Leaving_Fort_Ref_Frontiers_of_Embedded_Librarianship.html

At the innovative Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, librarians don’t just wait for the questions to come to them. They leave the building and embed the public library<http://www.americanlibrariesmagazine.org/article/community-reference-making-libraries-indispensable-new-way> in the community. Through a series of projects and experiments, the Douglas County librarians have explored a new dimension of modern reference service, one that places their expertise at points of need to respond to the questions the public didn’t take to the library. By helping to define and answer questions in context, the embedded librarians add value to their community.

Presented by: Jamie LaRue, director, Coble Galston, business librarian and Amy Long, Parker library manager, Douglas County Libraries (CO)


WSL Tech Training Webinar Series:
In 65% of communities across the country, libraries are the only source for free access to computers and the internet. If you have computers in your library, you are getting questions and requests for help from your patron on any number of subjects, from basic computer skills like setting up an email accounting and navigating the Internet to social networking, applying for jobs online, or using-readers. You may not have expected technology training to be a part of your library career; but the need is clear, and you can help patrons and staff learn new technologies with the right tool kit and some confidence.

In this 4-part webinar series, Stephanie Gerding will provide library staff and trainers with practical tips and best practices for planning and promoting computer classes at the library, engaging students and evaluating success.  She will address the most common concerns from new trainers, including fear of failure, lack of confidence, uncertainty about how to deal with difficult situations and worry about logistics, space concerns, and planning. By attending this series you'll learn all the many ways that your library can meet the needs for technology job and best us the resources you have on hand. Join us, boost your confidence, get organized, and become a more effective technology trainer!

Stephanie Gerding<http://www.stephaniegerding.com/> is a librarian, author, and trainer with over 15 years of professional experience working with libraries, nonprofit, and government organizations. As an independent library consultant, Stephanie plans and conducts training for thousands of participants around the world in grants, technology, train-the-trainer, digital literacy, planning, advocacy, and online training topics. She has managed statewide training programs at New Mexico and Arizona State Libraries, worked as a library trainer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, taught graduate-level online courses, and is a certified trainer for the Public Library Association. She is the Training and Outreach consultant for TechSoup for Libraries. Stephanie is an author of three books, including The Accidental Technology Trainer<http://www.infotoday.com/books/books/TheAccidentalTechnologyTrainer.shtml> and Winning Grants<http://www.neal-schuman.com/wg>.

For maximum benefit, we encourage participation in all four live Webinar sessions, as content in each Webinar builds upon the previous session(s). However, if you know in advance that you cannot make it to a particular session, each session will stand alone, and you can always watch the archived recording that you missed.

Webinar 1: Introduction to Library Technology Training<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1979&audience=state>, August 21, 9:00-10:00am PT
In this session Stephanie will provide an introduction to the library’s growing role in the area of technology training. She will discuss the training cycle, explain various models for technology training at the library and address the most common concerns of new or "accidental" trainers. Let’s make your training job easier, more fun, and an even better learning experience for your participants!

Participants will be able to:
·         Understand and apply basic learning principles
·         Recognize and be able to describe the components of the training cycle
·         Identify the various library technology training models
·         Discover technology trainer skills and gain confidence in improving training

Webinar 2: Planning and Promoting Technology Training<http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1980&audience=state>, September 18, 9:00-10:00am PT
How will you build technology training at your library? How will you get the local community and staff excited about your new services? In this session Stephanie offers practical guidance on getting organized, deciding what topics to offer, planning workshops, setting learning objectives and promoting classes. You'll learn how using a simple workshop plan template can yield big results in saving time, extending learning, and building flexibility into your training.

Participants will be able to:
·         Use a lesson plan template to put together a written plan
·         Organize, design, and plan technology training
·         Create useful learning objectives
·         Promote technology training to their local community

Webinar 3: Technology Training Best Practices, <http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1981&audience=state> October 9, 9:00-10:00am PT
In this session Stephanie provides an overview of training techniques and best practices, including interactive delivery to maintain interest and add fun, as well as advice on creating useful handouts and presentation materials. Learn how to "let them do it" so they will enjoy the learning process and remember what they've learned. Find out about successful technology training programs from other libraries, including existing online resources for technology training at the library.

Participants will be able to:
·         Incorporate hands-on activities that increase learning, participation, and retention.
·         Apply best training practices from other libraries and experienced trainers
·         Create and find useful handouts and presentation materials


Webinar 4: Improving Technology Training, <http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1982&audience=state> November 6, 9:00-10:00am PT
Technology is always changing, which means that staying relevant, especially when it comes to training on the newest technologies, is an on-going process. In this session Stephanie discusses how even the most basic program and workshop evaluation can help you improve and evolve classes to meet the changing needs of your community. We'll also discuss how to solve difficult situations that you may encounter.

Participants will be able to:
·         Evaluate library technology training
·         Solve difficult library training situations
·         Empower staff and volunteers to strengthen library technology training


Digital Literacy Training:

Announcing a new monthly series by Washington State Library on topics related to Digital Literacy. Here’s a preview, save the dates!

DigitalU: Connecting Washington Libraries - Digital Literacy Webinars: 4th Wednesday @ 9am

Digital Literacy: An Introduction, September 25, 9:00-10:00am PT
Discover resources from Washington State Library and various national initiatives about Digital Literacy. We’ll explore the WSL Digital Literacy portal, EveryoneOn, DigitalLearn, The Digital Public Library of America and Microsoft IT Academy. Facilitated by Jennifer Fenton, CE/Training Coordinator, Washington State Library.

Internet Safety Tips, October 23, 9:00-10:00am PT
Presented by Ahniwa Ferrari, WebJunction/OCLC.

Dominate Any Database in 5 Minutes or Less, November 20, 9:00-10:00am PT
Subscription databases are being added to libraries and updated so rapidly that it can be hard to keep up! This interactive presentation will provide tips and tricks for getting to know any database quickly and using your databases successfully to assist your library patrons. You’ll also learn how to translate these skills into formal and informal trainings for your colleagues, regardless of your training resources. Presented by Joanna Milner, Multnomah County Library

40 Great Apps for Mobile Reference & Outreach, December 18, 9:00-10:00am PT
The proliferation of mobile apps has changed the ways how we search for and access information. Increasingly, the mobile platforms have become the preferred method of accessing information on-the-go. Librarians and information professionals can harness the potentials of these apps to provide innovative services, mobile content, and outreach. The speakers will discuss 40 apps in the categories of books and reference, business, health & fitness and government information, as well as to explore new ideas on how to integrate these apps into a mobile strategy for mobile reference and outreach. Presented by Richard Le, San Francisco Public Library and Mel Gooch, San Francisco Public Library.


Cheers,
Darci
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Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>


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