Find your storytelling voice by enrolling in the latest LibraryU addition to the WJIL Catalog – There will Always Be Storytellers. Use a new series of programs from the State Library of Kansas to find out more about Everyday Ethics for Libraries and plan to register for the upcoming webinar mySkills, myFuture: A Free Tool for Job Seekers.
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Everyday Ethics for Libraries
This series of programs presented by the Kansas Regional Library Systems and the State Library of Kansas, Division of Library Development explores how library professional ethics, as presented in the Library Bill of Rights, along with intellectual freedom concerns and privacy, impact library operations, collection development, policies, planning and customer service. Resources linked here include a video overview by Pat Wagner, a national library trainer and 9 additional webinar archives accompanied by supplementary resources covering the following topics:
- Everyday Ethics for Libraries: An Overview by Pat Wagner (Online video serices and handouts)
- Ethics of Facebook, Brenda Hough, Northeast Kansas Library System.
- Serial Killer in the Library, Paul Hawkins, director South Central Kansas Library System.
- Ethics of Collection Development, Angie Maycock, ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom.
- Ethics of Weeding, Harry Willems and Chris Rippel, Central Kansas Library System.
- Are You Trustee-Worthy? - Ethics for Trustees, Gina Millsap, Director, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.
- Ethics of Answering Questions, Lisa Kelly, Director of Information Services, Nebraska Library Commission.
- The Ethics of Access, Kim Rutter, Southeast Kansas Library System.
- Can Mary Kay or VITA Use the Meeting Room, Carol Barta, North Central Kansas Libraries System, Lee Dobratz, Council Grove Public Library and Jamie Kelley, Marysville Public Library
- A Wrap-Up with Pat Wagner, Pattern Research, Inc.
- Path: [Library Management » Customer Service & Interpersonal Skills]
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Preserving and Conserving Archived Photographs: An Annotated Bibliography
- Photographs have been as important a tool for the teaching and understanding of history as diaries and journals, and conserving or preserving these priceless artifacts of exact images of history has been, and will continue to be, a critical task for whoever has been charged with storing, monitoring, and keeping well-preserved original photographs for the enjoyment of public viewing or the research of authors, historians, and more. This bibliography includes articles that detail important programs and procedures for minimizing the deterioration of photographs and have, for the most part, been published between the years 2000-2010, with a few relevant articles from the 1990’s, that were written to relate modern techniques used in recent history to preserve, maintain, and store non-digital photographic images. The articles were chosen to display both time-tested methods of preservation that have been used for decades and those that are still used today.
- Path: [Library Services » Technical Services » Digitization & Preservation]
Courses and Learning
All courses listed are free to eligible and registered users of WJIL.
There Will Always Be Storytellers - New LibraryU Course on WebJunction Illinois
- What does it mean to be a Storyteller? As an experienced Storyteller, Nancy Tolson will help you find the story, identify your storytelling style, then give you practical tips on how to adorn and make that story personal. Along the way she will share some of her favorite stories with you to inspire and spark your own creativity. This course is intended for anyone who would like to increase their ability to tell captivating, enlightening and inspiring stories to audiences of all ages. Don’t miss this latest LibraryU addition to the WJIL Course Catalog.
Upcoming WebJunction Webinars
(All webinars are free of charge. Click on the links below for additional information and registration)
- The Rural Library Trustee: Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships, Sept. 14, 2010
- Real Library Solutions Using Competencies, Sept. 16, 2010
- Using Technology to Move Your Small/Rural Library Forward, Sept. 21, 2010
- mySkills, myFuture: A New Tool for Job Seekers, Sept. 29, 2010
This fall resolve to build your network of colleagues on WebJunction Illinois. Use the following resources to help you find and add “Friends,” then log in and go to your “My WebJunction” tab to view your “Updates.” From here you can follow what your friends are doing on WJIL to help you hunt down the latest discussions, best courses, and helpful resources on the site.
What Could I do with…”There will Always Be Storytellers”?
“In the beginning was the word and it was oral. As long as we have been in existence we have found ways to communicate and probably right after drawing pictures within caves, in the dirt, and carving up trees; once we realized that charades caused frustration when team members couldn’t figure out that a dinosaur was about to eat the village, oral communication came into affect. And from that time to today stories about family, adventure, wars, births, and just living have been told from one person to another, from one village to the other and so on and so forth.”
So begins the latest LibraryU addition to the WJIL Course Catalog – There Will Always Be Storytellers. You don’t have to be a Children’s Librarian to enroll in this course, you just have to love a story. Enroll today and start your storytelling journey.