An Introduction to E-Readers for Libraries
In this four hour class taught in two, two hour increments on consecutive days, participants will first examine the history of e-text and free sources for e-content as well as digital rights management. Next we’ll examine the variety of e-readers on the market today as well as the pros and cons of each. On the second day we will discuss ideas for circulating and programming with e-readers and look at examples of libraries with successful e-reader programs.
- Understand the basics of digital rights management.
- Be familiar with at least three resources for free e-content.
- Be able to recognize a Barnes and Noble Nook and Amazon Kindle as well as discuss the pros and cons of each.
- Know what needs to be considered in planning to circulate or plan a program with e-readers.
Lyrasis, Tuesday, January 24 and Wednesday, January 25, 2012 10am-12noon EST
Cultivating a Culture of Learning in Your Library
How much time does your library spend on “training?” Statistics show that most learning takes place on the job or with a coworker, yet as trainers we spend an inordinate amount of time preparing for and delivering classroom training. In this webinar you will learn why you need to get your staff out of the classroom and instead focus on creating a culture of learning in your library. We explore:
- The differences between training and learning
- The benefits to libraries for creating a culture of learning
- The key elements of a learning organization
- Tips for creating a culture of learning in any size library
NEFLIN, Tuesday, January 26, 2012 10am – 11:30am EST
Register here: http://neflin.actevapsn.com/view_my_events.php
Free for NEFLIN members. Anyone outside of Florida should contact email@example.com for fees and registration procedures.
Building a Personal Learning Solution
Learning never stops and no one person can know it all, do it all, or learn it all! Get help fast, when you need it, by calling on experts in your personal learning network. Take advantage of additional opportunities to learn from your network of peers, with tools like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. By the end of the session, participants will develop an action plan for creating their own personal learning solutions.
In this session, participants will be able to:
- Crowdsource answers to questions big and small from your personal learning network
- Employ tips from learning professionals to stave off burnout and information overload
- Create their own personal online learning environments
- Develop strategies for cultivating and using learning networks
LibraryLinkNJ, Tuesday, January 31, 2012 3-4pm EST
Free for New Jersey library staff.