Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shared Inquiry Discussion

Wednesday, July 11, 2012
1–2:30 p.m., CDT
Course fee: $50

Provides a review of the essential elements of a Shared Inquiry™ discussion.
Through active engagement in an instructor-led demonstration and/or video of students in discussion, teachers will solidify their understanding of their role as a leader and how Shared Inquiry connects to state and district standards while improving students’ reading, critical-thinking, writing, and oral communication skills.

This course provides participants with a review of the essential elements of a Shared Inquiry™ discussion that enable students at all levels to participate successfully.
System requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows 7, Vista, XP, or 2003 Server
Macintosh-based attendees: Mac OSX 10.5 or newer

Space is limited, so reserve your webinar seat now! After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

Shared Inquiry™ is a trademark of the Great Books Foundation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Writing for the Web

Thursday, August 9, 2012 

Start Time:   12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern 

Ever get the feeling that nobody is reading your library's website?  Trust your gut on this one; unfortunately, this is the case for much of the content posted on library sites.  You may also be asking:
  • Why is my content failing?
  • How can I attract attention without resorting to irritating writing conventions?
Learn how to make your content not only attractive, but also palatable to today's online reader.  Some simple guidelines will make all the difference.
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
  • Be able to identify at least two ways to write effective headlines
  • Be able to list at least three writing conventions to avoid
  • Be familiar with how to format content specifically for online readers
This webinar will be of interest to all library staff responsible for producing online content for their library.

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

For more information and to participate in the August 9 webinar, go to 

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:

Monday, June 11, 2012

Tools for Presentation, Collaboration, and Communication in a Blended Course

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

                   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Free for ASIST member $20 for Non-members

The array of instructional technologies that are available to faculty when blending a course can be overwhelming. Too often, faculty lead with the tools without considering the outcomes that will be met with the tool. This presentation will introduce participants to the decisions that need to be made regarding the utility of a tool for teaching a blended course. Participants will also be introduced to several popular tools within the categories of presentation, collaboration, and communication.

The webinar will be 60 minutes long. It includes: a brief introduction (by a SIG/ED officer) of the webinar and speaker will take no more than 3 to 5 minutes; the presentation of 45 minutes (by Dr. Wisser);  a 10 minute question and answer session (by Dr. Wisser); and a final wrap-up (by a SIG/ED officer).

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

Friday, June 8, 2012

Make the Connection: Mastering the Skills for Professional Networking

American Association of Law Libraries sponsored Web Seminar
Event Registration
Thursday, June 21, 2012
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Central Time

Learning to maximize business or social networking interactions is an essential professional skill. With just a few simple rules and techniques, anyone can become a networking pro in no time! Think of it:  Networking skills can increase library visibility, professional credibility, and collaboration across your library, your larger institution, and your greater community.  Participants will learn the ‘dos and don’ts’ of interacting effectively, and will gain the skills and confidence to navigate any networking opportunity.

Participants will learn:

• Pre-planning techniques for networking events
• Best practices for professional interactions
• Networking pitfalls to avoid
• Effective follow-up etiquette

Carol A. Watson is the director and Wendy Moore is the acquisitions librarian at the University of Georgia Law Library.  Wendy and Carol have presented at several AALL and SEAALL meetings on various topics ranging from meeting facilitation to pecha kucha presentations.  They developed their expertise in professional networking to overcome their self-diagnosed awkwardness at social events.

Note: If you are not an AALL member, you will need to create a profile before registering for the webinar.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Library 2.0 / Future of Education Summer Interview Lineup

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