[Libs-Or] Free Webinar: Free Content for Library Collections

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Jan 14 13:16:01 PST 2011

Webinar Title: Free Content for Library Collections

Speaker: Michael Galloway and John Mark Ockerbloom
Cost: Free to Library Staff of Oregon Libraries
Date: Friday, February 4, 2011

The Internet offers a treasure trove of free resources that can greatly expand the range of information and services that libraries can offer their patrons.  But it's not always easy to find the best information to meet users' needs.  In this program, Michael Galloway, Manager, Digital Collections for ipl2: Information You Can Trust, and John Mark Ockerbloom, editor of The Online Books Page, will give a tour of some of the millions of books, magazines, journals, and informative web sites that can be accessed online for free.  They will discuss how they evaluate and describe online resources to include in their directories, how readers can find what they need in these directories and elsewhere online, and how they can distinguish useful information from unreliable or irrelevant sites.   You'll find out how you can integrate free online resources with your local library offerings in ways that give patrons better service than either online or print alone can provide.   And you'll also learn how your library and your patrons can contribute to this growing corpus of knowledge.

This webinar is 90 minutes in length-9am to 10:30am. Visit http://www.dupagepress.com/library-learning-network/ for additional information or contact Cathy Russo from College of DuPage directly at teleconference at cod.edu or 1-800-354-6587.

View the training via webcast from your personal computer or a computer you can access easily. Satellite coordinates and a URL for the webcast will be emailed to registrants approximately one week prior to each broadcast.

How to Register:
Register online at https://www.cod.edu/secure/software/registerteleconf.htm - registration is FREE.

Background Information:
This webcast is being made available free of charge to staff from Oregon libraries, paid for by the Oregon State Library with LSTA funds.

A DVD of this webcast should be available for you to check out from the State Library about one month after the date it was broadcast. DVDs of previous webcasts are available from State Library (http://catalog.willamette.edu/search~S2/X?college+of+dupage&SORT=DX&searchscope=2) through your library's establish interlibrary loan process. Learn more about these DVDs and other Library and Information Science professional resources at our blog (http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/).

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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