Thursday, March 29, 2012

Leveraging Technology to Support Early Literacy in the Library

Infopeople webinar:

Date:  Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Start Time:          12 Noon Pacific / 1PM Mountain / 2PM Central / 3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge.  Registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server starting 30 minutes before the start of the webinar. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to

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  • Thinking of enhancing early literacy environments in your library?
  • Wanting to learn more about technology for young children?
  • Can’t decide what type of early literacy technology to add to your library?
This webinar will review the benefits of technology for young children, the types of technology available, and how to incorporate the technology into your library. Find out how libraries can play a role in enhancing early literacy technology experiences and the importance of promoting technology for all ages.

Libraries and Change: Skills for Successful Change Management

InfoPeople online course:

Dates: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Monday, April 30, 2012

To register for this course: Click the link to Online Registration at:

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.
Instructor: George Needham

"How many librarians does it take to change a light bulb?" "Change?"

It's an old joke, but the fact remains that libraries are by their nature conservative organizations and slow to change. Given the challenges that libraries are facing today, slow is not an option. If libraries are going to survive and thrive in the 21st century and beyond, new approaches to managing change are not only desirable, they are mandatory.

This course will help you to learn a set of change management skills, as well as techniques and attitudes to improve the experience and the outcome of a change process. You will be able to:
  •  Lay the groundwork for change
  • Develop a plan for implementation
  • Bring people along at an appropriate pace
  • Evaluate success and ensure that change is lasting
With over 30 years of experience dealing with every type of change that libraries can throw at a person, George Needham will share the lessons he has learned and readings from experts both inside and outside the library field.

Course Description: During this course you will be reading about, discussing, and applying the concepts of change management. Your reasons for taking this course may be based on different needs and interests. You may want to build your change management skill set in hopes of earning a promotion or a new job. Your library may be in a change process now and you want to gain tools and techniques for moving it forward. You may be a supervisor, manager, or director who is assessing the culture of your work team or library, to see how change-accepting your staffs are. Assignment options will focus on practical application and you are welcome to choose the options that help you achieve your needs.

During the third week of the course there will be a teleconference for sharing ideas about how to manage naysayers and doubters with respect and fairness, while maintaining the vision that inspired the change initially.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Product, Less Process: Why It Matters to Archivists, Librarians, and Researchers

ALCTS webinar

Date: April 11, 2012
All webinars are one hour in length and begin at 11am Pacific, noon Mountain, 1pm Central, and 2pm Eastern time.
Description: This webinar will focus on the successful implementation of the "More Product, Less Process" (MPLP) approach to archival processing, how MPLP can leverage technical services resources to achieve better outcomes, and will also suggest how MPLP can be adapted as an approach to digitization and to cataloging materials that have traditionally been managed bibliographically. It offers an archival approach to general special collections problems.
Learning outcomes: Attendees will gain an appreciation for flexible and higher-efficiency archival arrangement and description practices that are extensible to library cataloging and special collections environments.

Audience: Technical service managers and people who arrange, describe, process, and digitize archival and bibliographic resources.

Presenter: Dennis Meissner is the Head of Collections Management at the Minnesota Historical Society, a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists, a current member of SAA's governing Council, and serves on SAA's Encoded Archival Context Working Group. In 2003, he and Mark Greene (American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming) wrote the influential article published in the American Archivist, "More Product, Less Process: Revamping Traditional Archival Processing." Mr. Meissner is a member of ALCTS.
For additional information, including pricing options and registration links, please go to:
ALCTS webinars are recorded and registrants receive a link to the recording shortly following the live event.

Information Professional to Intelligence Analyst: Translating your LIS Skills

Please join Virgina Sanchez, Reports Officer/Editor, Department of Homeland Security, for a free web conference on Wednesday, April 11 at 5:30 PT, courtesy of SJSU SLIS!

Abstract: Librarians are breaking into a wide range of fields outside the traditional roles because our skills are extremely valuable across the board to many organizations and agencies. The Intelligence community is one of these. This presentation will highlight the transferable skills needed to make the transition from librarian to intelligence analyst, as well as provide tips on preparing a resume, and yourself, for a career supporting law enforcement and military agencies using your LIS background.

11 April 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. PT
Location: Live using Collaborate
Live URL:
Password: not required

This web conference is part of San Jose State University's SLIS Career Colloquia, which provides tips and strategies for career development and job searching. Please visit the following link to find recordings of previous SJSU SLIS Career Colloquia webinars: