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:
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.
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 enhancement
· Matching individual skills to organizational mandates
· Improving interview skills and career advancement