It's a New Year and the Education Institute is fully stocked with new
sessions! Make 2012 your year to build better community connections, reach
out to new patrons, engage students with graphic novels, learn about HTML5
and finally figure out how to screencast. 


The EI 2012 calendar is available here for download



Upcoming in January: 


Conversations with Leaders: Marketing Plans with Kathy Dempsey

Teleconference Tuesday January 24 @ 2pm ET 

Jane Dysart, Dysart & Jones Associates interviews a long-time marketing
consultant, author and blogger.  Kathy Dempsey shares her tips and
techniques for creating effective marketing plans, essential pieces to
include, issues and challenges, and more. As she says, "There's nothing I'm
more passionate about than helping librarians do true marketing to make sure
they stay in business."


About this week's guest.

Kathy Dempsey is a consultant and trainer through her business, Libraries
Are Essential, and is author of The Accidental Library Marketer (Information
Today, Inc., 2009). Her work is dedicated to helping librarians and
information professionals promote their value and expertise in order to gain
respect and funding. Kathy has been the Editor of the Marketing Library
Services newsletter for 17 years and was formerly Editor-in-Chief of
Computers in Libraries magazine. She also blogs at The 'M' Word. Kathy is a
member of the New Jersey Library Association and chair of its Newsletter
Editorial Board.



Defining Moments: Define Yourself and Decode the Library Job Satisfaction
Puzzle <> 

Web conference Wednesday January 25 @ 2pm ET

If you don't one which is your best foot, how can you put it forward? This
interactive webinar begins with an individual discovery activity designed to
identify key roles you play in your personal and professional life and how
these can be extrapolated into library skills and competencies. The
presentation visits several successful professionals who travelled
non-traditional career paths and learned to use their competencies to
achieve greater job satisfaction, or better jobs!

 Key Topics to Be Explored

.         Achieving greater job satisfaction in the library

.         Using personal growth/development as a path to professional skill

.         Matching individual skills to organizational mandates

.         Improving interview skills and career advancement





Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS

Education Program Co-ordinator

Ontario Library Association
T 416.363.3388 x.230 | T 866.873.9867 | C 647.286.9780

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