Supervisory Skills Course with Cheryl Stenstrom <>

6 week Online Course starting Monday May 7 - REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON!

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


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.


Technology <>  with a Smile!: using technology to
connect, engage and collaborate with community members

1 hour web conference Thursday June 14 @ 2pm ET

Although technology seems to have penetrated most societies and communities,
some people still see technology as a barrier to accessing information and
accessing services. Lack of skills, resources and understanding of how to
use technology are some of the factors that might prevent an individual or
groups from seeking or obtaining information that is critical in making
their lives better. 

A big part of this work includes using technology in innovative ways to
connect people, engage them and collaborate with them in evaluating services
and developing relevant and interesting programs. From Wiis to flip cameras,
laptops and internet sticks, cell phones and MP3 players --there are endless
possibilities for using technology to enhance customer experiences with the

This presentation will focus on how Community Librarians at EPL have
successfully integrated technology into their community development work. We
will discuss the impacts of this technology use and share success stories.
What lessons have we learned from these experiences, and what is in store
for the future? We hope to provide inspiring ideas for other libraries and
give library workers a sense of how technology can be utilized and shared
with positive results!


Pinterest for Libraries and Museums <>  with Joe Murphy 

1 hour web conference Tuesday June 19 @ 2pm ET         

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard for online images. It serves as a way to
discover or share pictures and infographics and visually curate online
resources in a collaborative environment. Pinterest has more than 12 million
users, drives more traffic than Google+, Linkedin, and YouTube combined, and
has been called "2012's hottest website".  


This webinar about how to make the most of the popular virtual pin board
site in your library includes advanced tips & considerations for beginners,
novice, & pro Pinners and focuses on how Pinterest plays well with
collection and service needs as a strong resource in the modern library tool


As a participant, you will:

.         Gain an understanding of Pinterest as a tool, a general
understanding of its uses, popularity, benefits for libraries, and its
impacts upon research and library services.

.         Gain knowledge of Pinterest and the important trends within online
information that it represents: visual search/discovery, social image
sharing, and self curation of content along with the applications of
Pinterest to various steps in the research process, social networking and
building community.

.         Discover skills to leverage trends in academic settings and assist
researchers and students with applying these skills to their continued
academic success.

.         Learn about areas of implementations within library environments
and the specific steps for successfully accomplishing various projects
including creating Pinterest accounts for marketing services and
collections, leveraging the tool for subject liaison activities, utilizing
Pinterest for instruction and orientation, how to create guides, plans and
strategies, and ways to springboard access to items and services, optimizing
online resources for use with Pinterest to extend their reach, addressing
ethical use of visual information through proper applications and
considerations, for teaching and expanding information literacy skills as
this tool relates to information engagement.




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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