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April 1, 2014

The Education Institute has a great line up of webinars coming in April - no fooling.

Please note that all times below are in Eastern Standard Time.

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April 3: Expert Searching: The continuing evolution of "rigorous systematic bibliography" with Jacqueline MacDonald

One of the founding articles on searching, Rigorous Systematic Bibliography was published in 1976. As the specialty of expert searcher continues to evolve, it is useful to look at some of the seminal work and traditional approaches that together contribute to best practices for searching.

Key benefits: 
To answer common searcher questions such as "how do I know when to stop"
To review some of the terms that contribute to a common search language
To suggest one model for structuring search services
To review the work of Marcia Bates and others as a foundation for development of expert search skills.

Presenter: Jackie MacDonald is a full-time health services manager who has been searching and thinking about search methods for over thirty years. She has worked in rural Nova Scotia since 1995. She holds a PhD in health informatics from University of Sheffield and adjunct faculty appointments in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management, School of Information Management (SIM), and Faculty of Medicine, Medical Informatics. She is a part-time instructor at SIM and supervises SIM students in reading courses that focus on real health information problems.

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1



April 10: Cyber-Seniors: Connecting Generations

When Brenda Rusnak's daughters saw how learning to use the Internet had impacted their grandparents' lives, they were inspired to help other seniors get online. They started a program called Cyber-Seniors and recruited students from their high school to offer computer tutorials at a local seniors home. Cyber-Seniors has since inspired a documentary film and a North America-wide social impact campaign. Through entertaining clips, meet the pioneering group of cyber-seniors and witness their journey as they discover the World Wide Web with the help of their teenage mentors.

Workshop outcomes:
- Be inspired through film clips and stories from the Cyber-Seniors pilot program
- Gain tools (via Cyber-Seniors Training Manual & Handbook) to implement the program in your organization/community
- Participate in a Q&A with the film's director and one of the program founders
- Join the Cyber-Seniors movement, with access to other partners and organizations working with youth and seniors

When Kascha Cassaday was in high school she started the Cyber-Senior Program, inspired by her grandparents learning to use the internet. She is currently studying Journalism at Ryerson University and hopes to continue to pursue a career in media and broadcast journalism. Saffron Cassaday is an actress/filmmaker born and raised in Toronto.  When her younger sisters started the Cyber-Seniors program, Saffron decided to make a documentary film on the subject. 

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: FREE for members and non-members
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 0



April 15: Kindergarten 101 with Kim Sachs

Play-based kindergarten is in full swing in the school system. It's important our library programs reflect current learning trends. How do we combine traditional early literacy programming with the current approach to learning in schools? How do we help families prepare for a different-looking kindergarten classroom from their own childhood days? Can we help children and their families adjust easier to kindergarten? Learn how WPL developed a program that combined important concepts from traditional library programming with current learning trends in our school system.

Presenter: Kim Sachs, Branch Supervisor, John M. Harper Branch, Waterloo Public Library.
Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1



April 24: Outcomes + Outreach = Outstanding Summer Reading Programs with Cindy Mediavilla and Natalie Cole

Learn how California librarians are reaching non-traditional summer readers through outcomes-based planning and evaluation. We will demonstrate how you, too, can target summer reading outcomes to attract non-library-users into your program. We will also show how positive summer reading outcomes can be used to convince various stakeholders that the library is a valuable community asset.

Key benefits:
1. Learn how to use outcomes-based planning and evaluation to enhance summer reading programs.
2. Learn how to use summer reading outcomes to better market the library to stakeholders.

Presenter: Dr. Cindy Mediavilla, Library Programs Consultant for the California State Library and part-time lecturer at the UCLA Department of Information Studies; Dr. Natalie Cole, Assistant Executive Director of the California Library Association, where she oversees the state-wide California Summer Reading Program
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1



April 28: The Biggest Mistakes of New Supervisors with Talia Chung and Maureen Martyn

Individuals who are new to supervising or supervisors in a new work environment may find adapting to their role stressful at the outset. Join us in a conversation about common difficult situations encountered by new library managers, possible solutions, and organizational supports that typically exist for managers. Please bring your questions and experiences to share.
Learning outcomes:
-Recognize the challenges that a supervisor might face in a new role
-Common difficult situations, pitfalls and solutions
-Managing in a unionized environment

Presenters: Maureen Martyn, Chief of Current Awareness and Strategic Analysis, Library of Parliament; Talia Chung, head of the Geographic, Statistical and Government Information Centre and the Social Sciences Library, University of Ottawa.
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1



April 30: Managing the Acquisition of eResources with Harriet Rykse and Robert Graves

Have you ever discovered an e-resource in your catalogue which was purchased months ago but still does not have a link for access? Have you received questions from collections librarians about when they can expect access to a new resource? Does it sometimes feel like requests for new products have fallen into a black hole?

This session will describe how Western Libraries modified the CORAL open software (developed at Notre Dame University Library) to smooth out our acquistions workflow and ensure that resources are requested, received and linked in a timely manner. The session will be of interest to Librarians and Managers who have a role in the acquisition of material.

Presenters: Harriet Rykse, Digital Information Resources Librarian; Robert Graves, Library Systems Administrator, Western University
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member
Continuing Education Certificate credits: 1





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