Have you ever spent time searching Connecticut Statutes to find laws that have an impact on your library? If so, you probably have found out it can be a tough slog. To make the job easier, we have created a PDF which re-prints all the Laws Affecting Public Libraries in Connecticut and provides a table [...]
Information on completing the 2012 Annual Report and Application for State Aid has just gone out by e-mail to all public library directors. If you are a library director who did not receive this information, please let me know.
The Annual Report is critical for state and national data gathering on public libraries. For more information, [...]
Curious about how to create effective online tutorials, screen captures, and courses? Join our webinar to find out more.
During this webinar, we will be hearing from training experts dealing with the nonprofit and library sector. Janet Fouts will share her thoughts on planning an online training, from wireframing your course or tutorial [...]
Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it “a good place to start research.” Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential [...]
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 demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services [...]
Believe it or not, “build it and they will come” works with both libraries and baseball fields. It just takes a little effort to get those who determine the fate of your funding in the door. This effort is always worthwhile because studies show that in-person visits are critical for [...]
•Do you know what your dream job is, but don’t quite know how to get it?
•Are you an ideal job candidate with less-than-ideal interview skills?
•Are you stymied by the civil service process?
There is no denying that the job market is tough these days, but there are steps you can take to ensure that [...]
Emerging technologies have become an ever-present part of our academic lives. From communicating with library supporters to providing resources for distance learners, educators must think about the tools we use and how we use them. What do we use? How? Why? These are some of the questions that constantly present themselves [...]
Join Michael as we take a thought-provoking stroll through library history, technology evolution and our shared humanity. We’ll examine what makes libraries work at the most basic levels, and how our jobs, right now, have the potential to create a foundation for a stunningly vibrant future for libraries and the communities [...]
The following June 2012 Library Webinars have been archived and are now available for viewing.
ALA: Funding Cuts Got You Down? 10 Insider Tactics for Impacting the Funding Debate
InfoPeople: When Webinars Attack!: Getting from Tedious to Terrific
InfoPeople: Tell Me Something I Don’t Know – Meaningful Community Engagement
InfoPeople: Operation Health: Resources for Veterans and Their Families