[Libs-Or] Highlights, Webinars, and Discounts from WebJunction

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Wed Jul 12 15:07:49 PDT 2017

Greetings! Here's the latest from WebJunction!

Did you know that as a WebJunction member, you can receive a 25% discount on Drexel University's online, Library and Information Science program? You can also receive 10 - 40% off of other online programs for both you and your family members. More information about this opportunity, including the discount code, is available on WebJunction.org<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/Drexel.html>.

Highlighted content

  *   'Virtual Story Time' Offers a New Way to Experience Books<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/tennessee-virtual-story-time.html>. Story time is a popular tradition at public libraries throughout the country, but story time events at the Tennessee State Library and Archives have a special twist: instead of performing with groups of eager children crowded at her feet, the librarian administering the program is reading books aloud in mostly empty rooms. The audience - children with vision impairments or other disabilities that make reading standard print books difficult - listen to the stories each month via telephone conference call.

Free WebJunction webinars for you!

These upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can't attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/>.

Wikipedia for Libraries: Preview the Possibilities, Discover the Opportunities

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/wikipedia-for-libraries.html

Wikipedia is more than its collection of user-contributed articles; it is a dynamic community with powerful tools that ensure reliability. For public libraries, Wikipedia can be a useful tool to connect patrons with quality information and help them build information literacy skills. In this webinar, learn how you can use Wikipedia to expand access to your collections and creatively engage your communities.

Gain an understanding of the editorial process from OCLC's Wikipedian-in-Residence and discover how guest presenter Tiffany Bailey has successfully used Wikipedia for community outreach and partnership-building at Dallas Public Library.

You'll leave with new insights about Wikipedia and practical tips on how to apply what you've learned. You'll also hear more about the Wikipedia + Libraries<http://www.webjunction.org/explore-topics/wikipedia-libraries.html> online training program being held in the fall of 2017. This free ten-week course offers the opportunity to gain skills in Wikipedia editing and engagement in a collaborative learning environment with public library peers.

Presented by: Monika Sengul-Jones, Wikipedian-in-Residence, OCLC; and Tiffany Bailey, Fine Arts Division Manager, Dallas Public Library

Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures

Wednesday, July 26, 2017  / 12:00 pm Pacific / 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/measures-that-matter-3.html

Circulation, visits, program attendance, patron satisfaction...these are some of the many measures commonly collected by public librarians. But how well do we understand what measures tell the most meaningful stories of today's libraries? During the first two webinars in this series, we discussed the current state of the public library data landscape - what data collection efforts exist at the national level and how they impact what we know about libraries and their patrons. In this third webinar, we will look toward the future, considering what data public librarians should collect to demonstrate their impact. To do this, we will hear from speakers both within and outside of the library field who will provide multiple perspectives on meaningful measures.

This webinar is the third in a three-part series about the Institute of Museum and Library Services' and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies' Measures that Matter initiative, a field-wide discussion of the current state of public library data.

Presented by: Chantal Stevens, Executive Director, Community Indicators Consortium; Rebecca Jones, Director, Branch & Neighborhood Services, Brampton Public Library; and Linda Hofschire, Director, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library

More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week

Thursday, August 17, 2017 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 1 hour

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/motivating-your-team.html

Employees motivated to deliver top notch service are key to a library's success. But many in library organizations don't know how to effectively instigate employee motivation. As a critical management and leadership skill, it's important to know what motivation is and isn't, what works and what doesn't. In this session, we'll explore factors that influence motivation at work and review strategies for supervisors to keep their teams motivated and productive. No matter the size of your library or your role, you will be inspired to find your own motivation and be able to catalyze others!

Presented by: Rachel G. Rubin, MLIS, PhD, Director, Bexley (OH) Public Library, soon to be Director of Library and Information Services, Capital University (OH)


Darci Hanning, MLIS
Technology Development Consultant
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