Technology with a Smile!: Community Librarians’ use of technology to connect, engage and collaborate with community members with Christy Alyea

1 hour web conference - Thursday June 14 @ 3pm 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. In line with the Community-Led Service Philosophy of the Edmonton Public Library, Community Librarians assist community members facing barriers and work with them to provide responsive library services based on the needs the community had identified. 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. 



Pinterest for Libraries and Museums with Joe Murphy 

1 hour web conference - Tuesday June 19 @ 2pm ET 

Pinterest is not only extremely popular; it is also a powerful social tool for extending the reach of your library. This online session explores the basics ways to use Pinterest in your library and the advanced project applications.   


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 box.


Coming this Summer! - Academic Instruction Series: How to Improve Your Teaching Skills 

Insights from the Performing Arts for Information Professionals Who Teach  with Sarah Polkinghorne - July 17

Beyond Technology: the good, the bad and the ugly of creating screencasts with Silvia Vong - July 24

Learn How to Use Prezi for Dynamic Presentations! with Kate Cushon - July 31

The Lesson Plan: your roadmap to great teaching with Cara Bradley - August 14 

$75 each or $225 for the series 



Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS

Education Program Co-ordinator

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