Professional Development

Patron Privacy Series for Texas Library Staff Begins February 9 | Library Developments

I am SO GLAD to see that we are going to start talking about patron privacy here in Texas! I have reached out to the Library Freedom Project to see about bringing them here for workshops, but haven’t gotten any interest from librarians. I hope this is the beginning of a long conversation… Looking forward… Continue reading Patron Privacy Series for Texas Library Staff Begins February 9 | Library Developments

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Free online learning opportunities for librarians in May 2015

Soooo many great looking chances to learn online this month for free! From romance to technology, music to workforce development, TSLAC has compiled this list with something for everyone! Check them out! I attended the first Tech Tools with Tine so plan to attend the second session, for sure. Friday May 1, 2015 Tech Tools… Continue reading Free online learning opportunities for librarians in May 2015

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Free Webinars for Librarians This Week: March 30-April 3

The Texas State Library has put together a handy dandy list of free online professional development opportunities for the week. I will add any others I see. Go learn! Wednesday April 1, 2015 How to Kill Your Book Club (Or Never Be Asked Back Again) (NCompass Live) On this April 1st, we take a light-hearted look… Continue reading Free Webinars for Librarians This Week: March 30-April 3

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Free webinar series on technology tools from the Texas State Library

This is a series that TSLAC has been doing for several years now. I just registered for the first one in late April on Social Media. They topics they are going to cover are

  • Social Media: Needs Analysis
  • Social Media: Marketing Strategy
  • Social Media: Engaging Patrons
  • Online Fundraising
  • Arduino (mail order kits for building digital and interactive devices

The archive going back to 2010 is also available. Register for the current series or view the archive here.

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It’s really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

Christine Walczyk is currently a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas in Library & Information Science as well as an independent technology/library consultant with Trainers-R-Us.. She has 10+ years in libraries and is a former software trainer.

via Webinars | TSLAC.

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Makerspace Webinar from the Texas State Library & Archives

Makerspaces: Curating, Creating, Collaboration

Wed, April 8, 2015,  2:00–3:00 PM CST

A Makerspace is a place for curation, design, collaboration, creation, and evaluation. In education, Makerspaces must have clear goals, ties to the curriculum, student led events, and a place for students to take initiative.

This webinar will be presented by elementary librarians Nancy Jo Lambert of Frisco ISD, Chair-Elect of the Texas Library Association’s Children’s Round Table, and Shawna Ford of Weatherford ISD, both popular presenters at TCEA and TLA. In this webinar, Nancy Jo and Shawna will walk participants through the process of initiating a Makerspace with both no-tech and high-tech resources. They will also discuss the ways in which each of them have created times and places for students to participate in Makerspace activities.

via The Texas State Library and Archives Commission Will Host an Exciting Webinar about Maker Spaces! | Library Developments.

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WebJunction Catalog of Library Courses Free and Online

I love attending and participating in webinars when I can. Free ones are even better. I recently took a couple of the WebJunction courses and found them helpful! Check these out!

In July 2014, the entire WebJunction catalog of library courses became free and open for all libraries to use. The response since then has been exciting: more than 9,000 library staff and volunteers have created accounts, and these individuals have registered for over 15,000 courses. If you, your staff or your colleagues aren’t already using these resources, it is simple to create a free WebJunction learning account. This account will allow you to register for courses and track your learning progress.

via Self-paced library training free, open to all.