[Libs-Or] Content and Upcoming Webinars from WebJunction
darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Nov 30 08:48:41 PST 2017
These resources can help you strengthen your library and services to the community, explore them today!
* Two Opportunities to Develop Tech Skills with Geek Squad Academy and Best Buy Teen Tech Centers<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/develop-tech-skills-best-buy.html>: Best Buy Community Relations and the Best Buy Foundation offer community support for libraries to connect underserved youth to technology education through their two signature programs, Geek Squad Academy and the Best Buy Teen Tech Centers. Both programs are currently accepting new proposals.
* Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland Public Library Meets Local Needs:<http://webjunction.org/news/webjunction/cleveland-libraries-legal-aid.html> The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to the public. But Aaron Mason, the library's Assistant Director, Outreach and Programming Services, saw an opportunity and a need to develop a more in-depth program. Mason knew the intention behind the workshops was good, but didn't think they were having maximum impact for patrons. He determined that the library could serve more people and address more community needs by transitioning to monthly legal aid clinics that could serve individuals one-on-one.
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/>.
>From Tots to Teens: STE(A)M-powered Ideas for Programming
Thursday, December 14, 2017 / 12:00 pm Pacific / 60 minutes
Whether you're already full steam ahead with STE(A)M programming in your library or not sure how to get started or somewhere in between, there's something for you in this webinar. Our presenters-"The Heathers"-are passionate about creating engaging and skill-building STE(A)M programs for kids from preschool age to teenage. Find out what to look for in a good program and hear their top picks for programs for each age range. Learn some tips, tricks and useful resources. Get inspired-you don't need to be a scientist or engineer to have fun exploring and learning with the kids in your library.
Presented by: Heather Love Beverley, Cook Memorial Public Library District (IL); and Heather Thompson, Youth Services Programming Librarian, Kenosha Public Library (WI).
Going Deeper with Social Media
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 / 11:00 am Pacific / 90 minutes
Learn how to take the next steps toward amplifying your library's social media program. During this third webinar in our social media series, we'll discuss best practices in growing your library's social media program and managing user engagement. You'll learn tips on assessing your library's audience based on their preferred platforms and ideas for converting your in-person library community into an online community.
Presented by: Lisa Bunker, Social Media Librarian, Pima County Public Library (AZ); and Cesar Garza, Reference Librarian, Chair Social Media Team, Austin Public Library (TX)
Darci Hanning, MLIS
Technology Development Consultant
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