[wjmn] WJMN: Migration Update, LE at D Courses, & Webinars

Cecelia Boone c-boon at umn.edu
Tue Jan 24 15:31:20 CST 2012

Three things for you this week:

·         Winter migration update

·         Reminder about LE at D Courses

·         February & March Webinars

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


Our winter migration project is moving forward and the systems upgrade to WebJunction's course catalog will impact any courses you do not complete by the end of February 2012. The upgrade will result in the loss of record of any incomplete courses. Records of all your completed courses will be retained, and you will still be able to print certificates for those.

To avoid losing any current course progress, please complete all enrolled courses by February 29, 2012. Any course still in your active My Courses list after that date will need to be re-added and restarted after the upgrade.

If you have any questions, please contact us at  <mailto:support at webjunction.org> support at webjunction.org.



A Reminder about LE at D Courses 

As we reported last week, the University of North Texas (UNT) has discontinued its LE <http://www.leadonline.info/> @D program. They are not accepting course enrollments after the end of January. While WebJunction hopes to continue access to LE at Dcourses <http://www.leadonline.info/catalogue.php?grid=0>  after that date, the status of the courses is uncertain due to changes at UNT.
Since we cannot guarantee how long LE at D course enrollment will be available, we want to inform you of this situation, so that you have the opportunity to enroll and complete LE at D courses by Jan. 31.
We know that  LE at D courses are definitely available through Jan. 31. You will be able to enroll, complete courses, and print course completion certificates through Jan. 31 via the WebJunction Minnesota (WJMN) Course Catalog, http://mn.webjunction.org/catalog. To view just the LE at D courses in the WJMN catalog, click here, http://bit.ly/zBAIHN.
We also want you to know that there is high interest in the LE at D courses across the country. WebJunction, state library agencies, and others are currently pursuing conversations with UNT about possibilities f              or keeping these well-regarded, library-related courses available. Hopefully, a solution will be found to keep these staff development courses available past Jan. 31. LE at D  courses have been an important resource for the Minnesota library community.
               We will keep you posted as more information becomes available. If you have any questions, contact WJMN Team Lead, maryann.vancura at state.mn.us. <http://lists.minitex.umn.edu/mailman/listinfo/wjmn> 


And, January-March Webinars


Developing and Maintaining E-Reader Policies and Procedures for Libraries

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

Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars/#jan31 


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 libraries who have e-reader policies and procedures in place, including how they review and update polices to keep up with changing technologies. 

Presenter: David Newyear, adult information services manager, Mentor Public Library, Ohio; and Ming Heraty, manager, Computer & Advisory Services, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Georgia.


Cloud Computing 101

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 actually is it? This overview presentation 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 now 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

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> ).


It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide

March 6,  noon 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=717699718> &d=717699718


In FCC Chairman Genachowski’s announcement <http://www.fcc.gov/blog/fcc-and-connect-compete-tackle-broadband-adoption-challenge>  of the sweeping Connect2Compete initiative to increase broadband connectivity and Internet access across the nation, he listed an impressive array of partners who are joining in the effort. Although he singled out libraries as “vital centers for digital literacy,” any effective actions must involve the whole community of players. Join us to hear about the key role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is playing in the broadband adoption challenge and the actions already underway for building digital communities <http://www.imls.gov/about/digitally_inclusive_communities.aspx> . And also hear insights on the collaborative roles and efforts of city/county governments and public and private organizations. Learn how to get started with inclusion efforts from organizations who have taken the steps to implement practical programs which meet local needs and share your ideas about collaborative efforts which lead digital inclusion.


Presenters: Susan Hildreth, director, Institute of Museum and Library Services; Ron Carlee, chief operating officer, International City/County Management Association; and David Keyes, community technology program manager, City of Seattle.


Adult Programs on a $0 Budget

March 27,  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=714059090> &d=714059090


In just a few short years, the Laurens County Library, in rural South Carolina, has created an impressive and well attended series of adult programs on a shoestring budget. Join us for a webinar, hosted in collaboration with WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries <http://www.arsl.info/> , to learn how the library selects topics, recruits presenters, raises funds, and promotes through effective public relations practices. Find out what Laurens has done that works, what doesn't work, and learn how your adult programming can make your library a valued community hub, building awareness and increasing usage of all your services. 

Presented by: Joey P. Holmes, library assistant at the Laurens County Library <https://www.facebook.com/pages/Laurens-County-Public-Library-System/118287014855617>  (SC) 


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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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