EI: One Day Left & Webinar Reschedule

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May 20, 2015

One Day Left to Register for our four week course! 

Somehow, we've manage to find additional space in our four week webinar course! There's only one day left to register for it before it begins. Don't miss out...register today!

Our May 26 webinar: #Tumblarian101: Creating and Curating Your Library Tumblr has been postponed until June 18th. More details below.

To view a full listing of all webinars and courses, please visit our website.

Remember: Sign in to your OLA member account to automatically receive a discounted price on all sessions!



Research Methods: Transferable Skills for Information Practice: Four Part Course

Date: Thursday, May 21, 28, June 4, 11 
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 4 Sessions at 1 hour a piece 
Price: $150 Member / $180 Non-Member (Savings of $30!)

This series of four one-hour sessions is suitable for information professionals working in any setting. Content will be presented at an advanced beginner level, illustrated with examples of recent research that has contributed to our body of professional knowledge and include selected references recommended for further reading. It will begin with an introduction and overview of research generally, and then focus on individual research methods. A special focus will be on translating workplace problems into answerable research questions, then selecting a menu of established research methods to most effectively study the problem.

Participants will have opportunities for hands-on practice in the form of take-home exercises made available at the end of each session. Exercises will not be marked individually and will not be discussed in subsequent classes, but the instructor will provide a completed exercise for comparison and the opportunity to ask questions and share perceptions with the instructor and other participants via a closed listserv.


Jackie MacDonald is a full-time health service manager with a keen interest in helping information professionals adjust to work in a changing environment.  She has earned a PhD from the University of Sheffield ISchool, a MLS from Dalhousie and a BSc (Biology, Chemistry) from Mount Saint Vincent University. Her career has included work in the academic sector (Acadia, Dalhousie, and University of Saskatchewan), the private sector and the health sector in a large university teaching hospital, a regional hospital with a nursing school, and a multi-site health board.





#Tumblarians101: Creating and Curating Your Library Tumblr with Kate Tkacik 

Date Change: Thursday, June 18 
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member

This webinar will give you a crash course in creating and curating a tumblr for promoting your library or personal librarian brand. We’ll cover the best practices for posting content, utilizing tags, and getting into the tumblr culture. No social media or web design experience required.

Kate Tkacik is the E-Resources Librarian for Foundation Center San Francisco where she provides reference support for nonprofits both at the FC-SF library/learning center and online. She is also responsible for FC-SF's social media channels and digital content development. Away from work Kate enjoys bikes, brunch, and weekend road trips. Kate is at and @lifegdlibrarian on Twitter. 



Teen Programs to Go: Engaging Teens on Their Own Terms with Faith Roebuck Shergold & Emily Smith

Date: Tuesday, June 2 
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour  
Price: $45 Member / $55 Non-Member 

Anyone who works with teens knows that program attendance can be hit or miss. During this session, we will look at ways to engage and involve teens through a variety of self-directed programs, which allow teens to interact with library resources and staff on their own terms. 

Presenters: Faith Roebuck Shergold is the Coordinator of Community Engagement and Young Adult Services at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Public Library. She has been WSPL's first dedicated teen librarian for two years, and knows the challenges and joys of working with young adults on limited resources. Emily Smith is the Teen Services Librarian for the Whitby Public Library, where she has spent the past three years discovering what the teens in her community love and hate. She still can’t believe that she gets paid to plan fun programs and talk about her favourite books.





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