Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Helping Libraries Thrive Today and Tomorrow

Credo Reference Online Seminar Series
October 2012 - January 2013
Professional development certificates issued upon seminar completion
Please join us for our upcoming online seminar series, “Helping Libraries Thrive Today & Tomorrow." Each month Libraries Thriving will be offering a FREE online seminar covering a variety of topics such as information literacy, communication, social media, the embedded librarian, and more.  Seminars typically last about an hour and are conveniently held online via live web conferencing software GoToWebinar.
Credo Reference and Libraries Thriving offer the free webinars to foster enhanced learning for librarians and to support libraries and their communities.  For any questions please contact Laura Warren at laura.warren@credoreference.com.  Please share this announcement with colleagues and friends, and click on the registration links below to enroll in the seminars.
NOTE: If you'd like to view the webinar times in different time zones, we recommend using Time Zone Converter.

From School to Workforce: Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving Skills
Speakers: William Badke, Associate Librarian, Trinity Western University; Jennifer Homer, Vice President of Communications and Career Development, American Society for Training and Development; Lana Jackman, President, National Forum on Information Literacy
Abstract: Recent reports from employers indicate that employees enter the workforce from school without the continuous learning competencies necessary for their personal and professional success.  Among these are information literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving.  This webinar will explore how these essential habits might be embedded in the transition from secondary schools, vocational and technical schools, community colleges, colleges, and universities to the world of work.
Register for Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 AM EST: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/349358304

Library Language: Vocabularies for the Modern Librarian
Speakers: Beth Ardner, Manager of Distributor Relations, Credo Reference; Deirdre Costello, Associate Platform Manager, Credo Reference
The age of librarians toiling away in dust and silence is long over - if it ever existed at all. Librarians are in touch with different groups almost constantly, and librarianship today requires some serious communication skills. Whether it's other librarians, administrators, users, publishers or vendors, librarians have to juggle several different vocabularies to make sure they're communicating as clearly as possible.
We'd like to draw on our sales, publishing, usability and web design experience to help build some guidelines and answer questions about communicating with some of these groups. This seminar will focus specifically on communicating with publishers, vendors and users, but we'd love to hear what you have to say about communication in libraries!
Register for Monday, November 12 at 11:00 AM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/901589288
Register for Wednesday, November 14 at 2:00 PM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/462921872

The Socialite Library
Speaker: Katy Kelly, Communications and Outreach Librarian, University of Dayton
Abstract: Feel like you’re using social media on behalf of your library “just because” and to an unresponsive audience? Think of a great party host. They plan the party and provide a welcoming space. Maybe they even incentivize you to attend and participate. Great hosts also take the time to check how their guests are doing, respond to needs and complaints, and adjust the party to accommodate future attendees. Learn how one library revamped its social media by thinking like a socialite party host. Katy Kelly, Communications and Outreach Librarian at University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, will describe her use of Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, and Instagram on behalf of Roesch Library to embrace the student-created nickname, Club Roesch.
Register for Tuesday, December 11 at 10:00 am EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/113545448
Register for Thursday, December 13 at 2:00 pm EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/978270929

To Evaluation and Beyond: The Evolving Role of the Embedded Librarian
Speaker: David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor, Catholic University of America
Abstract: Higher education administrators and faculty are increasingly attuned to the importance of information literacy and the role of academic librarians in teaching it. With this new engagement come new challenges, including the need to balance cost and quality, helping to shape instructional strategy, and especially developing meaningful evaluation of students’ information literacy learning. Also on the horizon are embedded data curation and new roles beyond instruction. This webinar will explore key trends in embedded librarianship today.
Register for Monday, January 14 at 1:00 PM EDT: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/268628513

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