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THE WEEK OF MARCH 26th...Don't Wait...register NOW!
Monday, Mar. 26th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
The Library's Contribution to Your Community
with Jim Morgenstern - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE
The Library's Contribution to Your Community (LCTYC) is a Resource Manual and training program developed by the Southern Ontario Library Service to help libraries link their services to the broader social and economic priorities of funders. This tool is a practical combination of social marketing, advocacy, planning and performance measurement.
The session will address the problem that libraries face in making a case for support from their funders. Working from key community issues, the manual guides you through the development of your Contribution Strategy from selecting relevant library outcomes from among six contributions and twenty benefits, through collecting and interpreting your data and constructing your argument. The result is a cogent description of your library's contributions specifically linked to issues of high importance in your community, and creating a persuasive case for support.
Tuesday, Mar. 27th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Writing Effective Job Descriptions
with Rebecca Jones - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE
Are you tasked with writing job descriptions or need to update the job descriptions in your organization or for yourself? It isn't easy to write job descriptions that are meaningful for potential candidates, incumbents and for the organization. Join Rebecca to discuss tips, techniques and strategies for crafting job descriptions which reflect the required work and fit with your organization's culture.
Tuesday, Mar. 27th, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm, PT)
Rethinking School Library Collections: Canadian History Comes Alive in Your Library through Non-fiction!
with Myra Junyk - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE
Non-fiction is increasingly becoming an engaging reading choice for many students. There are many wonderful new Canadian history titles on the market. How can teachers and librarians use these materials with students to promote comprehension? This workshop will focus on specific teaching tools to engage readers.
Wednesday, Mar. 28th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Creating the Future You've Imagined: Developing a strategic plan that makes a difference.
with Anne Marie Madziak - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE
Developing a strategic plan that moves the library forward is an important board responsibility. Crucial to that responsibility is a shared obligation, on the part of trustees and senior staff, to enter into conversation that allows for the sharing of diverse perspectives on library issues. This session focuses on conversation as the primary work of strategic planning and the best way to arrive at a collective understanding of where the library is, where it should be, and what it needs to do to get from here to there. Participants will be walked through a strategic planning process, with emphasis on the collective analysis of information and the practical work of developing strategies that ensure that any new initiatives serve to narrow the gap between the library's current reality and its vision of success.
This new approach to strategic planning places more emphasis on the need to engage in conversation as a means of thinking together, leading to the creative exchange of many possibilities before deciding on the right course of action for the library at this particular time in its evolution.
Thursday, Mar. 29th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Learning to Learn -- the Ultimate Outcome for All Students!
with Ann Marlow Riedling - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE
Academic institutions from K-12 to college and university all want their graduates to be independent life-long learners -- motivated to learn, and equipped with the 21st century skills and knowledge to do so independently.
This session will go well beyond just knowing how to "use" new and emerging technologies, and how to "surf" the Internet: it will move from physical access skills to mastering the understanding and assimilation of intellectual access skills that result in thoughtful, reflective learners.
As an educator, you assume the awesome responsibility of helping your students to master essential information literacy skills to succeed in the high-speed environment in which we live. This session will outline a simple, step-by-step guide to move through the research process proficiently.
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Fees for 1 hour Teleconferences
Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST
Fees for Web Conferences
Member: $75.00 + GST
Non-Member: $95.00 + GST
Fees for 6-week On-line Courses
Member: $149.00 + GST
Non-Member: $194.00 + GST
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