Boot Camp 2012 will be held his at the University of Hartford, Gray Conference Center, on Saturday, April 21st. Our theme focuses on how Friends groups communicate with both their membership and their community. The program consists of a main speaker, an introduction to the new FOCL on-line Directory, and three discussion groups. To register [...]
These $3,000 directed grants are based on ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR). Only public libraries may apply, one per library system. Applicants receive training and materials, offer workshops and training, and more. See the grant information and application.
OCLC: Best Practices in Virtual Reference Series
Best Practices in Virtual Reference: Keeping the Virtual Lights on 24/7
This session will focus on how joining a cooperative group can help libraries keep their virtual reference services going at all hours. Studies show that up to 40% of virtual reference inquiries come in after [...]
•Has the economy impacted your library’s bottom-line more than you anticipated?
•Is finding ways to do things differently the new normal your library?
With service levels at all time highs and funding elusive to meet the demand for service, many libraries are engaging volunteers more proactively or even for the first time. Involving volunteers [...]
“Ask the Advocate” webinar provides opportunity to talk to ALA experts and learn about ALA advocacy resources.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to advocacy issues at their library, as well as learn who resources are available to help make the case for libraries.
Patricia Tumulty, Chair, ALA’s Committee on [...]
Some are born to downsize, some achieve downsizing, and some have downsizing thrust upon them. Let’s face it: in today’s economic and governmental climate, library decision makers are more likely to be reducing their organizations than increasing them. Downsizing is never fun, but it can be done in a way that leaves the library less [...]
Join us as we explore what education innovators are doing to increase engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning.
As a leader in online learning for ten years, WebJunction has watched the practice evolve from the earliest webinars to the latest in social media tools. We know it has enriched lifelong learning opportunities, [...]
We’ve already seen how Census 2010 is reconfiguring political districts based on population gains and losses. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Join us to learn about the sweeping new data methods behind Census 2010 and the American Community Survey (ACS), how they’re different than Census 2000, and what [...]
The ever-expanding set of Web services created in the last decade is changing everything about education, information seeking, communications and media. The Web has altered the expectations of our users and partners, and our ability to react to those expectations. In consulting our members, peers and thought leaders across the technology [...]
Twitter is one of the best online tools for networking and job seeking. Whether browsing job postings or connecting with people in your field, Twitter offers something for everyone. This session will cover tips and techniques for helping patrons network and find jobs on Twitter, and provide your library with ways [...]