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Don't miss NEXT MONTH'S line-up of NEW Programs!! 
And....Returning ones BACK by popular demand! 


Tuesday, Sept. 4th, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)
On-line Outreach: 2.0 Marketing Strategies for Libraries
with Sarah Houghton-Jan - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

Libraries have always marketed their services to their potential users. In this brave new world of the on-line environment, we need to rethink, or in some cases invent, our marketing strategies in this arena as well. Sarah will talk about practical ways for libraries to get the library out there where the users are on-line. There are dozens of quick, easy, and free ways to get your library listed on sites and services that your users already use on a regular basis. There are ways to make sure that the library is not isolated on-line, but rather integrated into your users' overall on-line experience. You'll leave this session with tools and a step-by-step checklist to take back to your library. 

Wednesday, Sept. 5th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)
Exploring the Intersection of Libraries and Games
with Scott Nicholson - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

Scott will present the results from two surveys done to understand the current level of gaming in libraries. One survey was focused on understanding what portion of public libraries support gaming, done through a random selection of libraries. The other was an on-line survey designed to gather data on as many 2006 gaming programs as possible. The goal is to provide some baseline data upon which to better explore gaming and libraries. 

Thursday, Sept. 6, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm PT)
Comic Books, Manga and More
with Michael Pawuk - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

Graphic novels have become a growing part of the collections of public libraries, schools and school libraries, bookstores, and more. Readers of all ages have embraced the format, and today there are an unprecedented variety of titles available for teens and older readers. This session will provide an overview of the realm of comics and graphic novels, and will hopefully whet your appetite to build and promote graphic novels in your library. 

BEGINS Monday, Sept. 10, 2007
Time Management for Library Staff
with Cheryl Stenström - 4-week ON-LINE COURSE 

"I'd love to do that at our library -- if only I had more time!" Sound familiar? It seems staff in libraries of all types are finding less and less time to get through all the things they need to do, whether throughout the day, during the week or year-to-year. Discover how you can more effectively manage your time in the short and long term so you can do the things that matter. 

Monday, Sept. 10, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm, PT) - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers: Tips, Titles, and Tools 
with Patrick Jones - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

It may sometimes seem impossible to get some teens to read, but this workshop will present tips, titles, and tools to make the impossible happen. Learn how to entice reluctant readers, what types of books are most likely to grab and keep their interest, and how to connect with alliterate teens. 

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT) - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Mother Goose on the Loose
with Betsy Diamant-Cohen - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

Learn about the award-winning early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose. After a brief review of theories of learning based on findings in brain research, hear about the structure of Mother Goose on the Loose and how it combines language, books, illustration, music, movement, drama, and creative interaction to create an optimal learning environment. Experience program songs and rhymes created by Canadian music educator, Barbara Cass-Beggs. Connect the program components with best practices for developing school readiness skills. Learn how to incorporate all this into your own early childhood programs. 

Monday, Sept. 17, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm, PT)
Children's Book Reviewing 101
with Carol-Ann Hoyte - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

Looking for a low-risk and uncomplicated way to break into writing? Interested in learning how to quickly build up your writing portfolio while developing your personal collection of children's literature? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then children's book reviewing might be for you. 

This session offers a look into how children's book reviewing works and equips participants with the knowledge needed to make a painless and smooth entry into this area of specialized writing. 

BEGINS Monday, Sept. 17, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm, PT) Every other week
Project Management for Libraries
with Mary Auckland - 5 Week AUDIO CONFERENCE COURSE with CERTIFICATE! 

This workshop explores the elements of successful project management and how projects might best be planned, implemented, and monitored. Members of the workshop will be encouraged to participate and to share their own experience and knowledge. 

Tuesday, Sept. 18th, 1-2pm ET (10-11am PT)
Setting up the New Stuff: Planning & Implementing Library 2.0
with David King - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

Has your library discussed creating a Flickr account? A MySpace teen site? Creating a blog? All these ideas are great, yet all have the potential to fail if not implemented well. This session provides practical planning and implementation tips for dealing with emerging digital trends, focusing on setting up new Web 2.0 services such as MySpace, blogs, and Flickr to meet client needs. 

Mercredi, le 19 septembre, 3-4pm HNE (12-1pm PT)
avec Marie Barguirdjian Bletton- Une heure Audio-conférence 

Des histoires à redecouvrir, des personnages de contes parfois différents de ce que l'on pensait... des histoires por rire ou pleurer, à prendre en dose tous les jours selon nos humeurs! 

La conférence propse de faire un tour d'horizon de différentes formes de contes en s'orientant vers des choses originals: lieux inédits. Personnages hors de leur contexte, illlustrations à vous couper le souffle. 

1. des contes traditionnels au théâtre
2. des contes modernes universels
3. Contes abracadabrants

Wednesday, Sept. 19th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Research Ethics: An overview of issues and policies
with Lisa M. Given - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

This session will explore the nature of research ethics and current ethics policies affecting projects in Canadian libraries. Implications for the design of studies using different methods (e.g., questionnaires; observation; interviews) will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to review examples of ethics review forms and discuss strategies for completing the ethics review process. 

Thursday, Sept. 20th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Library Youth Participation: Making It Happen!
with Diane P. Tuccillo - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

This audio conference will provide instruction on how to encourage teens to become enthusiastic library participants by examining the five basic traits of teenagers and how awareness of those traits helps to work with them effectively; to consider a variety of important and relevant justifications for providing teen library participation; to explore a selection of special programs, projects and activities to really get teens involved in their libraries; to apply basic skills for management, training, and supervision of teens; and to use this information to encourage teens to become active library users, library advocates, and readers into adulthood. 

Monday, Sept. 24th, 4-5pm ET (1-2am, PT)
Change Minds - Change Lives
with Peggy Thomas - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

Inspired by the humanitarian work of Stephen Lewis and Craig Keilburger, a committee of teacher-librarians came together with a heart-felt intention to educate a generation of children who will see it as their responsibility to protect the human rights of all, and work to "make a difference" in their world. 

The lessons and units the committee has, and continues to create, are available to everyone. The project is called "Be the Change", and is targeted to learners from Kindergarten to grade 12. 

Join Peggy Thomas, Chair of the Committee, and one of her colleagues, as they inspire you to become engaged in this global citizenship action. Learn more about the adaptable lessons and units based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Tuesday, Sept. 25th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Administrative Processes in the Smaller Library
with John Moorman - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

You are not's the help you need to make a big impact with your small library! Running a small library--be it a public, academic, school, or special library--usually means making do with little or no staff. Nevertheless, this challenging task requires skill and expertise. 

This session will address the following areas of library administrative responsibility: 

* Policies and Procedures
* Staffing
* Planning
* Governing Boards 

Important aspects of each area will be presented and advice will be given on how individuals working in the smaller public library setting can be effective in dealing with the broad array of administrative tasks facing them. 

Thursday, Sept. 27th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)- BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Training Library Staff And Volunteers to Provide Extraordinary Customer Service
with Julie Todaro - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

Establishing and maintaining the best possible customer service is essential for every library and for all library staff members. Managers must integrate a customer service focus and training into all relevant staff and volunteer interactions including job interviews, orientation, employee review, and training. The best customer service plans have standards for what employees should know on day one, after the first week, and after the first month. The best training techniques for teaching customer service includes role-playing suggestions and scripts for specific and difficult scenarios, as well as guidelines for establishing policies and a glossary. All policies, procedures and processes should include model forms such as critical incident report, customer feedback, postcard survey, and "lock-box" survey. 

REGISTER AT and scroll down to the 'Education Institute calendar' 

Fees for 1 hour Audio Conferences
Member: $54.00 + GST
Non-Member: $74.00 + GST 

Fees for Web Conferences
Member: $75.00 + GST
Non-Member: $95.00 + GST 

Fees for Audio Conference Course
Member: $189.00 + GST
Non-Member: $239.00 + GST 

Fees for 4-week On-Line Course
Member: $119.00 + GST
Non-Member: $159.00 + GST 

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