Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wonderful new series of webinars for new librarians!

“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“
“New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a new series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with ALA.

Below, the date and time of the first webinar. Save the date!
January 17, 2011
2:00 p.m. CST // 3:00 p.m. EST // 8:00 p.m. CET // 7:00 a.m. EDT (next day)
Instructions for Registration: Coming soon!
Dr. Alex Byrne, New South Wales State Librarian and Chief Executive of the State Library NSW in Australia. IFLA President 2005-2007. Highlighting the topics: LIS school curriculum, gained skills and degrees vs. “the reality” at work. Bridging the gap between theory and practice. How to deal with generational differences at work?
Janice Lachance, J.D., CEO of the Special Libraries Association. Featuring a model of a library association’s work with new professionals in various regions of the globe.
JP Porcaro, Head of Library Acquisitions and Technological Discovery at New Jersey City University. Co-founder of ALA Think Tank, and originator of the Make It Happen philosophy for librarians. Featuring a group by and for librarians.

For more information and updates:

Thursday, December 15, 2011

ALCTS online continuing education in 2012

ALCTS offers a wide variety of online continuing education opportunities through e-Forums, webinars, and web courses. Below is a list of upcoming events beginning in January, 2012. Additional details, fees and other information (including links to registration) will be posted at  as they become available. Including:
- Services Lead to Success: Strategies for Repository Growth (IR series) (February 8)
- Effective Subscription Management and Alternatives (February 15)
- The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: A Review and Update for Librarians and Publishers (February 29)
- Preservation Workflow (March 7)
- RDA and Moving Images (RDA series) (March 14)
- Holdings: What They Are and Why They Are Important (March 21)
- RDA and 3D Objects and Kits (RDA series) (March 28)
- Staffing the IR for Small and Medium-sized Libraries (IR series) (April 4)
- More Product, Less Process: Why It Matters to Archivists, Librarians, and Researchers (April 11)
- You Ought to be in Pictures: Bringing Streaming Video to Your Library (April 18)
- Preservation Week: Preserving Digital Photographs (April 26)
- Using the Library of Congress Classification H Schedule (May 2)
- Using the Library of Congress Classification P Schedule (May 9)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Collaboration Tools

Make a video of your own at Animoto.

Free online events from American Library Association

Thursday, December 15, 12:00–1:00 pm (Central). A Pre-Midwinter Online Chat: “Prepare to WOW them in your next interview!” Share ideas and resources and learn essential tools that make you interview-ready. Hosted by ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment, and facilitated by career coach Caitlin Williams, the discussion will touch on phone, screening, and panel interviews along with other new interview formats. Register now at .

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 2:00-3:00 pm (ET). A free webinar: “Real-Life Strategies for Successful Library Job Hunting: A Forum.” Launch your library job hunt of 2012—share your stories and your ideas with fellow job hunters during this ALA Editions' webinar. Andromeda Yelton and Tiffany Mair lead the discussion. Learn more and register at .

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nix the classroom lecture!!!

Great blog post about nixing the classroom lecture -- and a link to Khan Academy, where you can learn just about anything for FREE!

"The popularity of Khan Academy, a fast-growing database of short educational videos — which has drawn raves from Bill Gates, among others — suggests that mini-lectures, delivered apart from the classroom, could pick up momentum in higher education."

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Libraries Thriving

Libraries Thriving doesn't currently have any webinars scheduled, but I expect they will soon schedule for 2012 -- stay tuned!