ei Home REGISTER TODAY Don't miss THIS WEEK'S line-up of NEW Programs!! THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 15th ________________________________________________________________ CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH SESSION Monday, Oct. 15th, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm, PT) It's a Web 2.0 World! How Will This Impact Our School Library Program? with Anita Brooks-Kirkland - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE Not only is Web 2.0 transforming the world of information, it is becoming the on-line environment of comfort for our students. We are at a critical crossroad in school libraries, where we either choose to embrace and lead in the new world of information, or we choose to ignore it, not only missing out on the great opportunities it offers for student success, but in the process increasing students' life/school disconnect. What are we going to do about it? As a starting place, we need to learn more about the emerging environment and think about its impact on our libraries and programs. How do we need to re-think our Web site evaluation tools for an interactive Web environment populated by blogs and wikis? How can we harness the powers of the social Web to enhance students' learning experiences? How can we make the school library the hub of student success in a Web 2.0 world? Big questions, with both thought provoking and practical answers. Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 7-8pm ET (4-5pm, PT) Financial Literacy Part 1-Budget Planning and Presentation with Ken Haycock - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE The budget is a written plan to work toward the library's strategic goals. It is prepared annually in conjunction with the master budget of the municipality. A budget is only useful if it is used during the year to monitor the progress of the institution. This session, developed with the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Director in mind, reviews the basics and delves into the thinking, planning and implementation of the annual budget. Tuesday, Oct. 16th, 1-2pm ET (10-11am, PT) Lego Your Library: Social Software and Web 2.0 Building Blocks with Geoffrey Harder and Kenton Good - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE Web 2.0 is full of easy to use tools (many free!) to help build better library services for your users and your staff. Whether building a website or an Intranet, a newsletter or a readers advisory service -- have we got a tool for you! Come prepared to learn about a wide variety of tools and services that can be easily implemented by your library to help you develop an engaging and enticing on-line presence. Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 7-8pm ET (4-5pm, PT) Financial Literacy Part 1-Budget Planning and Presentation with Ken Haycock - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE The budget is a written plan to work toward the library's strategic goals. It is prepared annually in conjunction with the master budget of the municipality. A budget is only useful if it is used during the year to monitor the progress of the institution. This session, developed with the Library Board of Trustees and the Library Director in mind, reviews the basics and delves into the thinking, planning and implementation of the annual budget. Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT) Library Programs On-line: Possibilities and Practicalities with Tom Peters - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE Web conferencing systems are being used by libraries and library-related organizations to produce and distribute a wide-variety of live on-line events, including public events (lectures, book discussions, etc.), professional development programs, workshops, and on-line meetings. Live on-line events can serve as a substitute for live in-person events, telephone conference calls, and interminable e-mail threaded discussions. Tom Peters will discuss the advantages, challenges, current realities, and potential future directions for the use of Web conferencing systems by libraries. He will explain the main features of Web conferencing systems, such as voice-over-IP, text chatting, co-browsing, whiteboarding, application sharing, and video-over-IP. He also will explore the value of recording, archiving, and podcasting live on-line events. The various Web conferencing systems and collaborative available to libraries, ranging from feature-rich and expensive systems to open source software, will be summarized. Thursday, Oct. 18th, 1-2pm ET (10-11am, PT) Managing Virtual Library Collections with E-Metrics with Andrew White and Eric Djiva Kamal - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE E-metrics are not simply another way of collecting library performance measures. They offer a look at an infinite variety of dimensions that easily surpass the accuracy and value of any prior attempt at quantifying library operations. Correctly employing e-metrics can streamline, integrate, and supplement the majority of statistical-gathering efforts. The session will focus on e-metrics as a cost and collection analysis tool for digital and virtual library collections comprised of formats like abstracted and full-text e-journals, subscription index research databases, and e-books. For the technical folks who put theory into practice, we also cover the how-to procedural tasks and considerations. 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