[wjmn] WJMN Featured Courses (Excel for Macs) & Webinars, Too

Cecelia Boone c-boon at umn.edu
Thu Dec 8 15:57:47 CST 2011

Check out the:

.         following featured online courses at WJMN:  "Excel for Mac 2011:
Getting Started," "Excel for Mac 2011: Applying Basic Data formatting," and
"Excel for Mac 2011:  Navigating the Interface and Viewing Workbooks."

.         And upcoming webinars (with one of them featuring Brooke Roegge,
MN Department of Employment and Economic Development, as the presenter)!  


Make sure that you're logged in to WJMN to see the course information and to
take advantage of early registration on the (FREE!)  courses and webinars. 


Even Mac Users Need a Little Excel Sometimes


And now we have it for you. New in the course catalog are three
introductory-level Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011 courses. Each of these
courses is one hour in length, giving the learner a concise introduction to
the application, user interface and basic formatting of data. The Excel
courses join the 7 Word for Mac courses already listed, and, in the coming
months, we will continue to offer more Office for Mac courses as they become


You can find these courses listed under: Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 >
Excel for Mac 2011


The individual courses:

.         Excel for Mac 2011: Getting Started

.         Excel for Mac 2011: Applying Basic Data Formatting

.         Excel for Mac 2011: Navigating the Interface and Viewing Workbooks



Early Registration Info: February Webinars 


Cloud Computing 101

Thursday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. Central, 60 min. 

Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=713233359> &d=713233359


"Cloud computing" seems to be all the rage, but what is it actually? This
overview will explain what cloud computing offers libraries, how libraries
are using these services, and what you should consider when thinking about
using a cloud service in your library. A distinction between services for
end-users and services for organizations will be made, explained, and
illustrated as well as the terms used to describe cloud services. Learn how
quick and easy it is to deploy applications "in the cloud" using tools such
as Google Docs, Google App Engine, and Amazon's Web Services, among others.
Resources for further exploration will be included.


Presenter:  Roy Tennant <http://www.oclc.org/research/people/tennant.htm> ,
senior program officer in the Research division of OCLC.


Twitter for Job Seekers: Tips for Helping Your Library's Job-seeking Patrons

Thursday, Feb. 23, 1 p.m., Central,  60 min. 

Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=711203020> &d=711203020


Twitter is one of the best online tools for networking and job seeking.
Whether browsing job postings or connecting with people in your field,
Twitter offers something for everyone. This session will cover tips and
techniques for helping patrons network and find jobs on Twitter and provide
your library with ways to use Twitter in support of job seekers. Learn how
you can use "tweets" to extend and augment your library services, showcase
the resources and programs you provide job seekers and demonstrate the
powerful connections you create in your library community.  


Presenters: Brooke Roegge, digital information specialist, Minnesota
Department of Employment and Economic Development (@PositivelyMN
<https://twitter.com/#!/PositivelyMN> ); and Andrea Snyder, manager, Job &
Career Information Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland State Library
Resource Center (@JobCenter_Pratt <https://twitter.com/#!/JobCenter_Pratt>


And, December & January Webinars

A Small But Powerful Webinar for Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m. Central, 60 min.

Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=718138493> &d=718138493


Join us for an introduction to the revised edition of the popular Small But
Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library
<http://www.ala.org/ruraltoolkit> , a new toolkit from the American Library
Association's Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds,
Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, and the Association for Rural and
Small Libraries.  This webinar will introduce you to the tips and strategies
presented in the toolkit, share the experiences of a rural librarian who has
built support for her library, and introduce you to some of the additional
advocacy tools and resources from the American Library Association.   


Presenters: Miguel Figueroa, director, ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach
Services; Susan Hill Pieper, director, Paulding County Carnegie Library (OH)
and editor Rural Library Services Newsletter; and Jennifer Peterson,
community manager at WebJunction, board member, Association for Rural &
Small Libraries and chair of ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All
Kinds Committee.

Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Leadership,
Community, and Advocacy

Tuesday, Jan. 10, 1 p.m., 60 min 

Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=710379596> &d=710379596


Join us to learn about the process of leading and managing through
organizational storytelling. Librarians can use personal stories within the
organization for leadership (tell them who you are and why you are here),
team building (sharing your vision effectively, rediscovering and honoring
the mission of the organization), and moving through change (honoring the
past as you move toward the future; listening to others, communicating your
goals through story). Learn how to "retool" storytelling with new concepts
of organizational storytelling gleaned from business and other sectors, with
specific examples and powerful tools to improve library communication and
advocacy. Also hear effective library stories and learn tactics shared by
"story" expert Robert McKee
power-of-story.html>  who uses screenwriting methods to bring truth and
tension to storytelling. In this webinar, co-sponsored by ALA TechSource and
WebJunction, hear how libraries tell their story to strengthen
organizations, build community and to amplify the value they bring to their

Presenters: Kate Marek, professor at Dominican University's Graduate School
of Library and Information Science, and author of Organizational
Storytelling for Librarians
ail.aspx?ID=3082>  (ALA, 2011); and Chris Rippel, head of continuing
education, Central Kansas Library System.


Developing and Maintaining E-Reader Policies and Procedures for Libraries

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1 p.m. Central,  60 min.

Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a
<https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=717919875> &d=717919875


As debates rage about e-books, publishers, and privacy, how are libraries
approaching policies for managing e-readers? Join us for this webinar
focused on the nuts and bolts of serving patrons with gadgets, including
policies and procedures for libraries lending e-readers and for patrons
using their own readers to access library e-book collections. Hear from a
library who has e-reader policies and procedures in place, including how
they review and update polices; and from a library who's recently developed
policies and procedures after researching and learning from many other


Presenters: David Newyear, adult information services manager, Mentor Public
Library, Ohio; and Daniel Schwartz, library director, Butt-Holdsworth
Memorial Library, Kerrville, Texas.


Explore:  <http://mn.webjunction.org/> http://mn.webjunction.org!  Follow
Us: http://twitter.com/webjunctionmn!  Contact Us:
<mailto:hmnwebjunction at gmail.com> mnwebjunction at gmail.com! 

Affiliation with WebJunction Minnesota is free and available to members of
the Minnesota library community. Tell your colleagues!  


The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal Agency that fosters
innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning, in conjunction with State
Library services, a division of the Minnesota Department  of Education,
which administers federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grants,
supports the WebJunction Minnesota project.








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