[wjmn] Greet Your WJMN Colleagues & remember those webinars. . ..

Cecelia Boone c-boon at umn.edu
Thu Nov 17 14:57:31 CST 2011

Remember, WebJunction Minnesota is more than just interesting online courses, webinars, and national WebJunction information  – it provides opportunities for you to talk with other Minnesota library staff, students, and members of the Minnesota library community.


Check out the WJMN page (http://mn.webjunction.org/minnesota) for Minnesota-specific items – including a new Minnesota Staff Spotlight article provided by Dennis Skrade, Head of Tech Services, Minnesota State Law Library (http://mn.webjunction.org/spotlight).  (Submit your own profile so you can be next:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=2OqGFJULghW5MlGrpq0_2bjQ_3d_3d  )


December & January Webinars

Free Windows 7 Curriculum: Basic Computer Training at Your Library

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, 1 p.m. Central, 60 min.

Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a <https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=711856630> &d=711856630


Looking to provide basic computer training for an adult audience? Learn more about the My PC Series <https://oclc.webex.com/ec0605ld/eventcenter/event/www.mypcprogram.com> , a completely free and fun, hands-on, jargon-free curriculum of computer classes developed by Microsoft for adult learners that aims to make this challenge a bit easier. 

This new curriculum centers on Windows® 7 and Windows Live™ Essentials and is based on extensive audience and instructional research about how less tech-savvy adults want to learn new computer skills. 

The webinar includes an overview of the research behind the program, workshops used to teach basic computer and photo-editing skills, resources offered, and feedback from libraries already offering the My PC Series workshops. The webinar will strive to help you understand how the My PC curriculum could be applied at your library or organization. 

Presented by: Todd Watts, program manager on the My PC Series program


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

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011,  1 p.m. Central, 60 min.

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, 2012, 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=710379596> &d=710379596


Join us for this webinar 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 <http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2008/07/robert-mckee-on-the-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 communities. 

Presenters: Kate Marek, professor at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and author of Organizational Storytelling for Librarians <https://oclc.webex.com/ec0605ld/eventcenter/enroll/www.alastore.ala.org/detail.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, 2012, 2 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 on 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 libraries.


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




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