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July 7, 2014

Hello Partnership members! We are pleased to provide this listing of Education Institute offerings for the month of July. 

For a full listing of Summer 2014 webinars and courses, please visit the EI website or download this printable calendar.

And don't forget to follow and promote @EdInstitute on Twitter! It's a great way to keep up with the latest courses and other news.

 


 

Can't attend a live session? No problem!

The Education Institute is pleased to introduce access to streamed recordings of many sessions, available within a week of the live event. Members enjoy reduced rates and links are accessible for up to one year. Browse the catalogue to find out what's on offer!


 

E-books in Canada: The Next Chapter

Hear the latest news on the e-book advocacy front and get up-to-date on this fast moving area of public library collections. Topics covered will include research from the publishing industry, consumer trends, and news from the Canadian Urban Libraries Council e-book task force with Canadian publishers, as well as ReadersFirst and IFLA. Highlights this year include new research into children and teen use of e-books, e-book products entering the Canadian library market, and the latest work to increase Canadian availability of content.

Presenter: Christina de Castell, Director, Resources & Technology, Vancouver Public Library; CULC eBook Task Force member and IFLA eLending Working Group member
Date: Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

 

Digital Preservation 1.0: The Lifecycle of a Digital Object

More and more, some of the most important assets libraries and museums have are digital. How can we curate these objects with the same rigor and expertise that we apply to our physical collections? In this webinar, we will follow a digital object through the entire digital curation lifecycle, with an eye toward identifying the important duties of libraries and museums in maintaining their digital collections, and focusing on tools you can use now.

Presenters: Steve Marks, Digital Preservation Librarian, Scholars Portal; Nick Ruest, Digital Assets Librarian, York University
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

 

Everyday Makerspaces: Low-tech, Highly Engaging Library Programming for Youth

Good news: you don’t need a 3D printer or a team of hackers on staff to implement a makerspace at your library! This webinar will discuss strategies and tools for offering low- to medium-tech makerspaces in any library, regardless of size and budget. Explore the maker potential in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subject areas and examine a range of successful maker activities and programs at libraries across North America. Participants will leave inspired to create an everyday makerspace that works for youth at your library!

Presenter: Amy Koester, Children’s Librarian, St. Charles City-County Library District, Missouri
Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

 

Make an Impact with Infographics

Join us for an engaging and practical discussion about using infographics to highlight your library’s accomplishments. Infographics are an excellent way to visually communicate data and create an impactful message - let’s face it, nobody wants to read a 50-page document. By the end of this session, you will be able to describe the characteristics of infographics and data visualization, select the appropriate type of infographic for your needs
, identify free online tools, and start creating effective infographics.

Presenters: Jane Foo, Digital Systems Librarian; Adele Magowan, Information Literacy and Liaison Librarian, Shanna Pearson, User Services Librarian, Seneca College
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

 

10 1/2 Tips to Connect Local Authors & Libraries

Is the next Margaret Atwood or Joseph Boyden living and writing in your town? Incorporate local literary life into your library programming! Turn authors into advocates for your library! Join us as we explore ways that a library in a small- to medium-sized community can connect with local authors and illustrators and encourage the connection between writers and readers. Plus, we’ll look at a hugely successful program that has made the Landon Branch of the London Public Library the centre of that city’s poetry community.

Presenters: Carolyn Doyle, Librarian, London Public Library; Melanie Kindrachuk and Anne Marie Heckman, Public Service Librarians, Stratford Public Library
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

 

Collaborating in Online Groups

There are many tools available today that can help take collaboration projects and workgroups beyond geographical boundaries and help enhance creativity and other collaborative activities online. Participants will: learn what personal learning networks and virtual workgroups are; discover a variety of online collaboration tools like Google Hangouts, Skype, FaceTime, Facebook Messenger; gain hands-on experience using an online collaboration tool.

Presenter: Chad Mairn, Information Services Librarian and adjunct professor, St. Petersburg College, Florida
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

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