[Libs-Or] Upcoming Events on Northwest Central

Gina Bacon gina.bacon at pcc.edu
Fri Jul 12 10:22:04 PDT 2013

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*Northwest Central invites you to check out some of the upcoming continuing
education webinars and events happening this July!*

FREE!* 07/16/13 Book Group Buzz <http://nwcentral.org/book-group-buzz-0>

Leading a book group can be a lot of work, from finding new titles to
searching for discussion questions. In this free, hour-long webinar,
Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor for *Booklist*,
will be joined by representatives from HarperCollins, Random House Library
Marketing, and Sourcebooks for a discussion of upcoming and backlist titles
that are a perfect fit for adult book groups, as well as a whirlwind tour
of must-know websites for book discussion leaders.

07/16/13 Basic Cataloging and Classification (July 16 - August 12,

This four-week online course will provide an overview of library cataloging
and classification and prepare you to do copy cataloging. You will gain
knowledge of basic cataloging rules and tools, commonly used controlled
vocabularies, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and MARC21 format.
Applying this knowledge, you will be able to decode MARC bibliographic
records and perform basic copy cataloging.

*FREE**!* 07/17/13 Library Social Media

Over half of the world’s 2 billion internet users interact with social
media tools to create, share, and exchange information and ideas while
online. Libraries are using these tools to market programs and services,
and to connect and engage with their communities beyond the library walls.
Join us as we explore Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as examples of tools
that are being used successfully by libraries. The webinar will cover how
to create, administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online
presence. Some basic security settings for each social media tool will be
discussed as well.

*FREE EVENT!* 07/23/13 Outcomes Based Evaluation Training for

Libraries face increasing demands for accountability from their funders.
Governments at all levels are requiring their agencies to establish
specific performance goals for each of its services or programs, preferably
with performance measures (or indicators) stated in objective,

quantifiable, and measurable terms. The current trend in the field of
evaluation is a move from the more typical output oriented evaluation to
the type of evaluation that measures impact – outcome based evaluation or

OBE focuses on two key questions:
1. How has your program/project made a difference in your community?
2. How are the lives of your program/project participants better as a

As of 2013, LSTA competitive grants are required to incorporate outcome
based evaluation.  The Ready to Read state grant program is moving in that
direction as well.  This free training is to help libraries start down the
road to implement OBE for grants, and normal services.
When and Where:* Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:30am - 11:30am
                              Oregon State Library
                              250 Winter St. NE
                              Salem, Oregon 97301

*Check out these events and more at nwcentral.org*
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