Coming up in the Education Institute: 


Give Your Library A Lift
16-4278>  - an introduction to revitalizing your library on a tight budget
with Dawn Bassett

One hour web conference - Thursday September 29, 2011 at 2:00pm ET/11:00am

Tired of looking at the same old four walls?  Want to give your small
library a lift but don't have much money or time?  Library makeovers don't
have to be expensive or terribly time-consuming.  With a little planning and
some creative thinking, you'd be surprised at what you might come up with.
Based on the examples provided in Facelifts for Special Libraries, this
introductory Web-seminar will provide tips and tricks for how you can renew
your library space without needing too much time or money.



Facelifts for Special Libraries
16-4293>  - practical tips for giving your library a makeover with Dawn

Four week course starting on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 12:00pm ET /
9:00am PT

*	Participants will learn techniques to assess their existing spaces
*	Participants will learn ways to build successful teams for their
revitalization projects
*	Participants will learn basic project planning skills
*	Participants will learn basic techniques for reading and developing
floor plans
*	Participants will learn about basic tools for revitalizing their
digital library spaces with web tools or social media

Key Topics to be Explored:
Part One: Assessment and Planning

1.	Internal and external assessments
2.	Build support for your project

Part Two: Basic Project management techniques

1.	Build your project team
2.	Project planning

Part Three: Revitalization ideas for physical spaces

1.	Simple ways to revitalize your physical spaces

*	Interior design
*	Floor plans and layouts
*	Green tips

Part Four: Revitalization ideas for digital spaces

1.	Simple ways to revitalize your digital spaces

*	Renovating your intranet or web presence
*	Use of social media to connect with your users
*	Other tools


Dawn Bassett is the author of Facelifts for Special Libraries,
available through the OLA Store. This title will be offered at a reduced
rate to those registering for the EI session or course. 


Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS

Education Program Co-ordinator

Education Institute
Ontario Library Association
50 Wellington St E Suite 201
Toronto ON M5E 1C8
416.363.3388 x.30