WebJunction Illinois has always been the home to a number of archived online workshops conducted throughout the state. Benefitting from those workshops just got easier! Without having to configure your computer to access the web conferencing software, you can now watch the streaming video of helpful workshops such as the following:
Personnel Management: A Human Resource Education Series (Sponsored by the Alliance Library System)
Creating Job Descriptions and Advertising Positions
Morgan Cadwalader, Alliance Library System Human Resources Administrator, explains how to create job descriptions, draft, and advertise open positions. Topics covered include what type of information to include in job descriptions, disability compliance issues, and the use of fill-in forms. Morgan also explains how to draft and advertise open positions to gain the best qualified candidates.
- You will obtain valuable information on items to include in job descriptions
- You will receive useful fill-in forms you can use for all of your job descriptions
- You will learn best practices and techniques for drafting and advertising open positions.
Creating and Evaluating Applications
Join Morgan Cadwalader, Alliance Library System Human Resources Administrator, as she explains the next step in hiring: accepting and evaluating job applications. Morgan provides sample job applications, shows you how to best evaluate applications, and gives you an idea of what type of information to provide to the interview team. She also provides you with resources and tips for writing reference letters for former employees and student workers
Tea for Two Plus You? Series (Short tutorials for WJIL users. Sponsored by WJIL)
Planning for Your Digital Archive (Sponsored by the Illinois State Library)
Have you ever looked at your local history collection and thought “how can I digitize this material?” Have no fear, because straight answers on this subject are presented in this archive by Alyce Scott, Digital Imaging Coordinator for the Illinois State Library. Topics covered include: selection for digital projects, doing your project in-house versus outsourcing, copyright, and more.
Programapedia (Sponsored by Prairie Area Library System)
Building Maintenance (Sponsored by the Alliance Library System)
- Building Maintenance 1: How do you set up a cleaning schedule? What needs to be done daily, weekly, monthly? Presented by Alliance Library Systen Library Development Consultant Rose Chenoweth, this is an interactive session with participants sharing experiences and reacting to information presented
- Building Maintenance 2: What are the regular maintenance projects a library needs to address? Discussion will focus on grounds maintenance, HVAC, and other non-cleaning related projects. Following will be discussion of a Facilities Maintenance Plan.
- Building Maintenance 3: Do you want a custodian or a cleaning service? How do you decide? Discussion will include developing a job description for a custodian and determining the responsibilities of a cleaning service.
Collection Development Series: Find it, Buy it, Toss it (Sponsored by the Alliance Library System)
- Find It: Ever wonder why librarians buy the books and other items they buy for their library? Among all the items published every year, how do they choose the ones just right for their community? If you are just starting to buy materials for your library or would like to sharpen your skills, come to this beginning workshop on collection development. Learn about selection policies, print and online resources for reviews, and other methods for choosing the right item.
- Buy It: Now that you know how to decide what to buy for your library collection, how do you decide where to buy it? This workshop looks at working with vendors, salesmen, group discounts, standing orders, and other methods related to the buying of materials.
- Toss It: At some point, before you completely run out of space to shelve books and other library materials, you will have to decide when enough is enough. The items you buy have to earn their keep. If they are not being used or are worn out, they need to be removed so others that better appeal to the community can be purchased. This session centers on how to evaluate and weed your collection.
Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the streaming video when linking to these workshops. For additional archived workshops and supplemental materials visit the Illinois Wimba Archives page.