Coming this month to the Education Institute!
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 Penny Allen
Monday November 7, 2011 @ 1pm ET
In order to understand the questions that genealogy patrons ask it is important for staff to know what processes must be accomplished before coming to the library. For example, collecting basic data on births, marriages and deaths from family members is necessary to build a stable base of research. This talk will provide library staff with a basic understanding of the first steps of genealogy research and provide some resources that genealogists may use to get started.
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 Maylin Scott
Thursday November 10, 2011 @ 2pm ET
Two library sales reps who are passionate readers, will present their picks for favourite adult non-fiction titles of the year, from biography and history to politics and culture. These will include books by Canadian and international writers, books suitable for bookclubs, overlooked gems and above all, just great and thought-provoking reads. All titles have been personally read and loved by the reps.
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 this week - STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
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.
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