Thursday, April 9, 2015

May-Jun: Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians (ALA)

4-week eCourse—beginning Monday, May 11, 2015

http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11392
$175

Managing a budget and handling basic financial literacy can be daunting, but the ability to do so is crucial for librarians. In this course, Gaffney, librarian and financial analyst, will get you up and running to feel confident in handling the financials at your library!

After taking this eCourse you will:
•    Understand what types of revenue opportunities are available to your library
•    Understand the definition of a budget and how budgets are developed and modified
•    Understand how both internal and external factors lead libraries to change their budgets
•    Have knowledge of tools and resources that you can use after the course to continue expanding your knowledge

Online anytime: Raspberry Pi in Your library: Low Cost, Flexible, Secure Server Technology (NKU-CE)

Online anytime through 8/31/2015

http://www.campusce.net/nku/course/course.aspx?C=67&pc=6&mc=29&sc=

Raspberry Pi, the single board computer, can be your library’s solution for low-cost, robust technology. Pi’s can be configured as PCs that can function as public workstations and OPAC terminals or can be operate as a server platforms for web site hosting and email systems within your library. All this functionality for under $75!* Enroll in this seminar to investigate specific applications for Raspberry Pi’s in a range of library operations and be guided, step-by-step through video demonstrations, to configure your own Pi. If monitor and keyboard purchases are included, the cost remains low at approximately $150 - $200.

$125.00
CEU's:1, Contact hours: 10

Online Anytime: Raise Your Klout: Developing and Implementing Your Library's Social Media Plan (NKU-CE)

available online anytime through 8/31/2015

http://www.campusce.net/nku/course/course.aspx?C=57&pc=6&mc=29&sc=

This session will cover how to develop a social media strategy, how to write policies and procedures that are in line with the mission of your library, the best tools to use for your social media goals, and best practices and tips.

•Learn how to cultivate interaction with your followers

•Develop a spectacular social media strategy

•Discover new tips and tools to help streamline your social media activity

$125.00
CEU's:1, Contact hours: 10

Oct-Nov'15: Library Technology (NKU-CE)

10/12/2015 to 12/4/2015

http://www.campusce.net/nku/course/course.aspx?C=17&pc=6&mc=29&sc=

This course will provide an introduction and overview of some of the various technologies utilized in electronically delivering services to library users. Library support staff enrolled in this course will be introduced to the responsibilities of library technology personnel, computer hardware and software competencies and the application of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries.

For more information contact: NKULibraryce@nku.edu OR call 1-859-572-6651.

$380.00

CEUs: 3, Contact hours: 30

For this course, you will need the book: Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, 4th ed. (2013) by John J. Burke. ISBN 978-1-5570-915-0.This book is widely available. Please try your library's interlibrary loan service or online book sellers for your copy. For more information contact: NKULibraryce@nku.edu OR call 1-859-572-5561

Apr-Jun'15: Library Technology (NKU-CE)

4/27/2015 to 6/19/2015

http://www.campusce.net/nku/course/course.aspx?C=17&pc=6&mc=29&sc=

This course will provide an introduction and overview of some of the various technologies utilized in electronically delivering services to library users. Library support staff enrolled in this course will be introduced to the responsibilities of library technology personnel, computer hardware and software competencies and the application of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries.

For more information contact: NKULibraryce@nku.edu OR call 1-859-572-6651.
$380.00
CEUs: 3, Contact hours: 30

For this course, you will need the book: Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, 4th ed. (2013) by John J. Burke. ISBN 978-1-5570-915-0.This book is widely available. Please try your library's interlibrary loan service or online book sellers for your copy. For more information contact: NKULibraryce@nku.edu OR call 1-859-572-5561

Online Anytime: Become a Tech Tool Star (NKU-CE)

Available through 8/31/2015

http://www.campusce.net/nku/course/course.aspx?C=48&pc=6&mc=29&sc=

Implementing Cost-Effective Technology in Your Library Self-Paced Workshop : Online Anytime

This course presents web tools and mobile applications that could be used in a library setting for promotion, instruction, readers advisory, reference, or even to help streamline your work life. You will learn about each tool, how it works, see examples (when available) and be given the resources to try it out yourself. Most of the tools presented are free, and those with a cost are relatively low in price. If you recently acquired an iPad or other tablet device you should leave this course armed with a mobile device filled with new applications.

The course is broken down into ten modules with web tools and applications presented within each category. The ten modules presented in the 2014 course are:
Reference Tools / Book Clubs and Readers Advisory / Screencasting / Videos / Presentation Tools / Infographics / Collaboration and Productivity / Professional Networking / Keeping Track of Tech Trends / A Few for Fun

$125.00
CEU's:1, Contact hours: 10

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

May'15: Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility with Infinite Opportunities (FDLP)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
1:00 pm (Eastern)

http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

The world is more interconnected than ever before; with more connectivity comes more responsibility. The Federal Government is committed to raising cybersecurity awareness across the Nation; this involves working across all levels of government, with the private sector, and internationally to defend against and respond to cyber incidents, while protecting individual privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. As a librarian, you are a trusted resource for many Americans and have a unique opportunity to help spread awareness for cybersecurity and make the Internet a more secure experience for everyone. During this presentation, you will learn about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s free cybersecurity resources including the Stop.Think.Connect.TM campaign. Learn more at www.dhs.gov/stopthinkconnect or www.dhs.gov/cyber.