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Don't miss the NEXT TWO WEEK'S of NEW Programs!! 

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12th and DECEMBER 3rd, 2007

Monday, Nov. 26th, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm, PT)
Saving the Environment -- One Library at a Time!
with Myra Junyk - 1-hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

The future of our world depends on saving the environment. How can your library become proactive in the environmental movement? How can you inspire your students to fight climate change and become environmentally responsible citizens? Issues of climate change, conservation and environmental education will be addressed in this presentation. 

Tuesday, Nov. 27th, 1-2pm ET (11am-12pm, PT)
Tagging, Folksonomies, and Libraries
with Ellyssa Kroski- 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

With the advent of social software and Web 2.0, users are adding metadata and using tags to organize their own digital collections, categorize the content of others and build bottom-up classification systems. This session will focus on the grassroots organizational scheme which has come to be known as a Folksonomy. What are the benefits of folksonomies as opposed to traditional classification schemes and what are the disadvantages? Where does the Folksonomy fit in the future of your library? How are libraries implementing tagging and Folksonomies today? Why do we need to be aware of this increasingly popular Web innovation?

Wednesday, Nov. 28th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
IM Reference @ Your Library
with Amanda Etches-Johnson 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

This session explores the use of Instant Messaging to reach out to users and provides a road map for planning and launching an IM reference service at your library. Amanda will address the issues and provide strategies for dealing with those issues during every stage of the process: from planning, training, and staffing, to launching and evaluating your IM service. 

Thursday, Nov. 29th, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Guiding Libraries and Information Professionals Through Change
Strategic Conversations with Leaders Series
with David King- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

These days, libraries are all about change especially technology changes! While many of us are able to steer successfully through those changes, others get stuck along the way. This change management 101 talk explains how to successfully get the library and the info pros through change. King discusses change and the transition stages people go through with change; guidelines to navigate through change, both for front-line staff and for managers; and provides recommendations on successfully transitioning staff through change. 

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Roving With Ease --Best Approaches for Roving Comfort and Success
with Joan Giannone- 1.5 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

Who Should Participate?
* All Libraries who are implementing Roving and would like to learn the best approaches and some tips for success.
* Public and Academic Library Managers.
* Public and Academic Library Staff, including I/S, Circulation and others who deal with the public. 

Monday, Dec. 3rd, 4-5pm ET (1-2pm, PT)
The Forest of Reading Blue Spruce Award(TM)
with Peggy Thomas and Nanci Larsen- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

The Blue Spruce Award is a primary reading program which brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to Ontario children ages 4 to 7 in kindergarten through to grade two. For many children, this is their first introduction to the world of books making it a very exciting time for everyone involved. The students will listen to a list of 10 nominated Canadian picture books and then vote for their favourite one. Based on student voting across the province, the winning readers choice picture book is selected and the author/illustrator is honoured with the Blue Spruce Award 

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 4-5pm ET (1-2am, PT)
Assignments Worth Doing -Collaborating with Faculty to Engage Students in Authentic Inquiry
with Jean Donham- 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

Do students ask real questions when they engage in research? What is their mental model of a research question? Is it a question for which they already have an answer? Is it a question that matters or a question that will suffice for the assignment? A critical factor to the inquiry process is designing assignments that engage students in authentic inquiry. Too often, students satisfy course requirements by only reporting what others have published. Collaborating with faculty, librarians can participate in developing research assignments that demand authentic questions and engage students in research that goes beyond reporting toward gaining new insights. 

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2-3pm ET (11am-12pm, PT)
Business Sources for Non-Business Librarians
with Greg Barber and Heather Wilson- 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

Finding questions from business people a challenge? Not sure you're finding the best information? Wondering what the best Web sites and resources are? Join Greg and Heather as they explore some of the best free Web resources and paid subscription databases available for Canadian business research. 

Thursday, Dec. 6, 3-4pm ET (12-1pm, PT)
Answering Reference Questions About Cancer
with Ruti Volk - 1 hour AUDIO CONFERENCE 

This session will focus on the principles and practice of providing cancer information to the public. Starting with describing cancer and its key concepts and terminology, the information needs of people with cancer across the continuum of care will be explored, including the unique concerns of those affected by childhood cancer. The presenter will explain how to conduct an effective reference interview on cancer topics and the questions the librarian should ask in order to identify information needs. The principles of locating and selecting authoritative information sources in patient friendly language will be discussed as well. 

Friday, Dec. 7, 1-2pm ET (10-11am, PT)
PowerPoint-Transitions and Animations

Series: Running A Small Library
with Bruce Roxburgh, Lily Alberry and Kris Purdy - 1 hour WEB CONFERENCE 

PowerPoint is the preferred way to explain your work and activities to a group or public audience. Learn how to build presentations with animations and transitions that showcase your ideas without overloading the eyes of the audience. Build a better understanding of animations and transitions within presentations, what to use for what audience, style tips and practical suggestions. A best bet for anyone who wants to avoid handing out airsickness bags at their next presentation!

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

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

Fees for Audio Conference (1.5 hours)
Member: $79.00 + GST
Non-Member: $110.00 + GST

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