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From: Steph Guthrie <[log in to unmask]>
Date: February 11, 2019 at 3:58:46 PM AST
To: The Partnership <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Coming soon to EI: teen services, "fake news", critical librarianship and more!

Hello members of The Partnership!
Please share the following information with your membership ASAP.

Keep up the momentum in your professional development – sign up for an Education Institute (EI) webinar this winter! EI is 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:

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.

In-Depth Look at the 2018 OPLA Teen Services Report
Cameron Ray & Ryan Patrick
Thursday, February 21 | 12:00-1:00pm EST
Counting Opinions and the Ontario Public Library Association (OPLA) will take an in-depth look at the data collected on teen services in the recently published benchmarking and statistical report for 2018. Counting Opinions will break down how to access the data through LibPAS and create your own customized reports to better utilize the data collected for your own local purposes. OPLA will talk about the changes in teen services and the directions libraries could consider for teen programming, planning, collection development and outreach.

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.

Exploring Critical Librarianship: OCULA Free Webinar and Virtual Journal Club
Facilitator: Kailey Brisbin
Speakers: Karen Nicholson, Sam Popowich
Thursday, February 28 | 12:00-1:00pm EST
This webinar will look at Critical Librarianship, often referred to as "Critlib," a growing movement within the library community. At the end of this webinar (followed by an optional interactive discussion on Slack), participants will be able to broadly define critical librarianship and situate it within the context of other progressive library movements. Two library professionals will share their research and experiences.

Things Nobody Taught Me: Influences that Shape a Researcher
Sarah Polkinghorne
Tuesday, March 5 | 1:00-2:00pm
Some aspects of the process of becoming a researcher are more difficult than others to learn about in a structured setting. For example, there are the unanticipated encounters with people and ideas; the moments of intense clarity after a mistake, rejection, or injustice; and the flashes of reflexivity that knit insights out of seemingly unrelated parts of life. This lecture offers attendees an opportunity to think about such experiences, and how to observe, learn from, and act upon them. This lecture is the inaugural lecture of the Canadian Association for Professional Academic Librarians (CAPAL) Research and Scholarship Committee Online Lecture Series.

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