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It’s cold outside – so why not keep your professional skills fresh and current without leaving your home or office? Check out upcoming webinars at the Education Institute (EI), a learning resource for the library community. The full calendar can be accessed here.


It’s more cost-effective to learn as a team. For information on EI all-access passes for institutions, contact OLA Training and Education Specialist Steph Guthrie: [log in to unmask].


Coming soon to EI:


What About Me? Discovering the Potential in Library Pages

Jennifer Murley & Chanel Sheridan

Thursday, February 7 | 11:00am-12:00pm EST

Public library pages are often forgotten about, for many reasons. This webinar will focus on existing barriers to library pages, how the Collingwood Public Library has taken steps to motivate and inspire library pages in their current position, and how small changes can lead to big success for part-time staff.


Snakes and Ladders: A Copyright Assessment Activity

Meaghan Shannon

Tuesday, February 12 | 1:00-2:00pm EST

During this webinar we will consider 8 scenarios that may arise in a library in which someone wants to make use of a copyright-protected work for a certain purpose and in a certain manner. We’ll discuss each of the scenarios and refer to a flowchart to assess the status of each work, identify best practices, and determine outcomes.


A Survival Guide to Presentations

Maggie Weaver

Thursday, February 14 | 1:30-2:30pm EST

Whatever the topic, whoever the audience, wherever the venue, there are enduring guidelines for delivering a successful presentation. Part advice, part motivation, this webinar will encourage everyone to become a good communicator – you have the requisite qualities: humour, energy, sincerity and friendliness.


Customer Journey Mapping & Library Service Blueprinting

Céline Gareau-Brennan & David Mucz

Tuesday, February 19 | 1:00-1:30pm EST

Learn how to evaluate the customer experience at your library through the lenses of your customers and staff. This webinar will introduce participants to design thinking techniques, customer journey mapping, and service blueprinting to devise an exceptional customer experience at your library.


Teaching Kids How to Avoid “Fake News”

Joyce Grant

Tuesday, February 26 | 1:00-2:00pm EST

Studies show that "fake news" is hard for kids to spot - but the internet is where they live, research and socialize. This interesting and practical session will help you teach kids how to avoid fake news and find the good stuff online.


To view more upcoming EI sessions, visit our calendar online.