Coming up soon at the Education Institute!
with Pam MacKellar
Thursday October 27, 2011 @ 2pm ET
This webinar will introduce participants to a process for doing grant work that will help you build this responsibility into your busy jobs as librarians. In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever for librarians to be prepared for writing grant proposals whenever the opportunity arises in a short time-frame. With an emphasis on planning successful grant projects, this webinar will also cover identifying the right funder, proposal writing basics, and grant-winning tips and techniques useful for all types of librarians and grant types.
with Graham McCarthy
Tuesday November 1, 2011 @ 2pm ET
a clear, understanding of the steps in creating mobile applications
My session will discuss mobile application development for Libraries, focusing on why you should be creating mobile web or native apps, the steps involved, the staff skill-sets and time demands, the various states of development and available tools that you can utilize to assist your development. Topics include:
steps involved in creating mobile applications
skill sets and staff requirements for these projects
examples of what libraries are currently doing with their mobile spaces
tools and references to help institutions get up and running quickly.
with Dr. Sam Trosow
Thursday November 3, 2011 @ 2pm ET
Participants will get an understanding of the Copyright Act and potential new legislation, providing the necessary groundwork for analyzing and crafting solutions in particular situations.
This session will focus on how Digital Rights Management fits into the current landscape of Canadian Copyright; how DRM affects the usage of eBooks in academic and public library environments and thoughts on how this may play out in the future.
with Ulla de Stricker
Tuesday November 8, 2011 @ 2pm ET
Taking on a managerial role can be daunting the first time, and there are many pitfalls. The session covers some simple guidelines with a focus on enabling others to perform, and provides an opportunity for attendees to ask "difficult" questions.
Drawing on several chapters in "The Information and Knowledge Professional's Career Handbook: Define and Create Your Success", co-author Ulla de Stricker discusses fundamental principles of "being a good manager" and offers simple yet powerful tips for being effective through being authentic.
with Ken Roberts
Tuesday November 15, 2011 @ 2pm ET
Keeping up with the evolving future for books is a challenge, from both the publishers and library perspectives and also the distributors. Our speaker is right up-to-date with what's happening and what might happen. Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates, interviews the head of Hamilton Public Library, as he shares his knowledge, experience, and ideas with the audience. Since there are many challenges and solutions, no one right answer, this session brings out the current situation along with the issues, possible options, and hopes for the future.
Supervisory Skills for Library Staff with Cheryl Stenstrom
Six week online course starting Monday October 31, 2011
For first-time supervisors and staff new to the library workplace, supervising and leading can be a daunting task. In addition to working with customers, supervisors need to deal with administration, staff motivation and performance management. Based on the hugely popular Supervisory Skills for Library Staff course in BC's Ministry of Education's Community Library Training Program, this six-week online course is a mix of practical exercises and management theory and will give anyone new to libraries or those needing a refresher a chance to strengthen their skills as a team leader. Each week, you'll receive an email with the lesson for that week, plus practice exercises that will help you work through the week's sources and reinforce your learning. A web-based bulletin board will enable you and other participants to ask questions of the instructor and to provide online feedback about problems incurred. This course is the right one for you if you enjoy interacting online with other participants and the instructors to share knowledge and experiences as participants will be asked to contribute actively to the bulletin board discussion by sharing questions and comments. The course will include a teleconference call with you and your fellow participants, hosted by the instructor, to give advice and clarify the learning experience.
: a four part series with Dawn Bassett
Four week online course starting Wednesday November 9, 2011
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.
o Participants will learn techniques to assess their existing spaces
o Participants will learn ways to build successful teams for their revitalization projects
o Participants will learn basic project planning skills
o Participants will learn basic techniques for reading and developing floor plans
o Participants will learn about basic tools for revitalizing their digital library spaces with web tools or social media
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Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS
Education Program Co-ordinator
Ontario Library Association
50 Wellington St E Suite 201
Toronto ON M5E 1C8