The Education Institute's winter calendar is NOW available!

New learning goals for 2020? The Education Institute has a roster of webinar sessions to keep you on track this year. Register now to participate in the webinars live or watch the recordings later at your convenience. 

Download the full EI Winter calendar here

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Highlights of upcoming webinars:

*FREE* Where Does Open Fit?: Examining Shifting Use and Behaviour Associated with Course Materials

Ali Versluis & Erik Rayment

February 11 | 1:00-2:00 pm EST

This webinar will examine the attitudes and assumptions that underpin faculty selection and use of course materials. Particular emphasis will be made on how open education resources (OER) fit into the conversation, given their potential for improving pedagogy, learning, and accessibility in the classroom. 

How a Small Friends Group Can Make a Difference

Dorothy Mcnaughton

February 18 | 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Many Small Friends groups can help the library by raising funds or taking on other roles, such as advocacy. Dorothy will explain how Small Friends groups function, the types of events or activities they undertake, and how they can support their library. This session includes resources to help Friends groups and libraries. Note: Complimentary registration for members of Small Friends of Libraries groups. 

Reader's Advisory Tools and Tips

Emily Bingham, Kristen Caschera, Meghan Tinmouth & Neil Arsenault

February 20 | 2:00-3:30pm EST

How do you conduct a successful readers' advisory interview? This webinar will provide you with practical tools and tips to improve your reader's advisory skills for adults, teens, and children. A selection of adult horror titles will be discussed along with a sneak peek into this year's RA Best Bets list, while recent titles for younger and older children and teens will also be highlighted. The presenters will also share recent titles of note for each age category.

How to Demonstrate the Value of Information Services

Maggie Weaver

February 25 | 12:00-1:00 pm EST

This webinar is the first in a series on "advocacy for special libraries", this foundational webinar outlines the principles of building sustainability into your special library or information service. This webinar will focus on how to plan a campaign to communicate the value of information services to senior management, how to build a value proposition and more! 

Supporting Domestic and Sexual Violence Survivors at Your Library

Miranda Dube

February 27 | 2:00-3:00pm EST

Libraries are in a unique position to offer resources and referrals to those experiencing domestic/sexual violence and stalking. This webinar will focus on practical solutions to improve library service to survivors of violence and walk you through best practices for listening to a disclosure, and your role as a librarian. 

The winter 2020 semester has many more exciting webinars to come. Explore the calendar online or download a printable PDF.

Happy learning! 

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