iPad: a Game Changer for Blended Learning – featuring Elliott Masie

I’m super excited about this webinar, hosted by Xyleme, next week. You can read more ab0ut their iPad mobile learning platform here: http://www.xyleme.com/product/mobile-learning-on-ipad.

iPad: a Game Changer for Blended Learning – featuring Elliott Masie
The iPad has created a transitional moment for Learning & Development. With this game-changing device, users demand full control over how they view, navigate and interact with training content. Today, training organizations grapple both with how to get their content onto the iPad and how to transform that content into an engaging and interactive experience for learners.

On Wednesday, June 1, join us for a free webinar exploring not only WHY training organizations need to offer their training on the iPad, but also HOW to effectively do it.

This unique event kicks off with the WHY: a 20-minute interactive interview with industry luminary Elliott Masie, chair of the Learning Consortium and host of Learning 2011, where he’ll share valuable insights on how the iPad is transforming learning within organizations.

We’ll follow this up with the HOW: the industry premier of Pastiche™ by Xyleme. Here you’ll get the first detailed look at how to leverage your existing textbook, eLearning, assessment and performance support materials to rapidly create and deploy full blended learning iPad applications.

If you’re serious about using the iPad to deliver training, this is a can’t miss!


Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) to host 2011 Virtual Convergence

From Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be hosting the 2011 Virtual Convergence, a webinar series addressing a broad range of topics relevant to issues and work throughout the library profession. It’s an opportunity to take a few hours at the start of the year to focus on you and the knowledge that will help you improve your job performance, enhance your library’s service delivery or take your career in a whole new direction—all from the convenience of your computer at a very reasonable price.

Registration for a single session starts at $40 for ASCLA members, and members will save on each session when registering for two or more sessions.
More information about this exciting event is available at the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaevents/virtualconvergence/virtualconverg.cfm

REGISTER NOW by going to this link, scrolling down to “Virtual Convergence” and clicking “Register” at right:

A list of webinar titles below, but you can download a full schedule—titles, descriptions, dates and times—here:

“Grant Writing 101”
“Presenting Topics to People who are Autistic, Deaf, Disabled, and Non-Disabled”
“Teaching Ophelia: Assisting At-Risk Teenagers”
“Why Reinvent the Wheel? Tools for Serving the Fast-growing Teen Population”
“Knowledge Management: Process and Tools for Convergence”
“Using Learning Objects to Enhance Distance Reference Services”
“The Disability Experience in a Post- 2.0 World: Implications for Libraries”
“Contract Librarianship: Concepts and Strategies”
“Accessibilty 101: Assure That Your Library Is Welcoming & Usable for Persons With Disabilities”
“A Copyright Policy Update on Access to Information for Persons with Print Disablities”
“Public Computer Conundrums: Policy and Program Choices That Improve Patron Outcomes”
“How to Build a Bridge: Connecting Different Types of Libraries”
“Starting a New Library for At-risk Young Adults in a Digitally Divided Community”
“Libraries and Information Access for Differently-able Patrons: What We Can Do to Ensure Equality”
“Extending Our Reach: Using Extension Programs to Promote Statewide Resources.”
“Attracting Latinos to the Library: It’s All About Relationships”
“Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings”
“Careers in Federal Libraries”
“How to Find a Federal Job”
“Managing Library Adult and Family Literacy Programs”
“Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques”
“Saks Fifth Avenue Service on a Dollar General Budget”
Learn more about ASCLA at www.ala.org/ascla.
Save money on these and other professional development events by becoming an ASCLA member now at www.ala.org/membership, or by calling 1-800-545-2433.
Liz F. Markel, M.A.
Marketing Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

Make a Nomination Today: The 2010 Edublog Awards

From http://edublogawards.com/
Welcome to the 2010 Edublog Awards.

Celebrating the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology.

Now into our 7th year!

And this year we’re going to run the nominations for each category just the same as we did last year 🙂

In order to nominate blogs for the 2010 Edublog Awards you have to link to them first!

Nominations: Close Friday 3 December!
Voting: Ends Tuesday 14 December!
Award Ceremony: Wednesday 15 December!

Categories include:

  • Best individual blog
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best group blog
  • Best new blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best resource sharing blog
  • Most influential blog post
  • Most influential tweet / series of tweets / tweet based discussion
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best librarian / library blog
  • Best school administrator blog
  • Best educational tech support blog
  • Best elearning / corporate education blog
  • Best educational use of audio
  • Best educational use of video / visual
  • Best educational wiki
  • Best educational podcast
  • Best educational webinar series
  • Best educational use of a social network
  • Best educational use of a virtual world
  • Best use of a PLN
  • Lifetime achievement

To learn more and to find out how you can nominate your favorite library and education blogs read the rest of the post at http://edublogawards.com/.

Free 30-Minute Webinar: Generations at Work

This is one of my favorite topics and Izzy Justice is an amazing facilitator!

HR Professionals Webinar: Generations at Work – Monday, March 8, 2010 3:00 – 3:30 PM EST

Dr. Izzy Justice, CEO of EQmentor, moderates a FREE 30-minute panel discussion between Richard Bergeron, Talent Development leader at Goodyear and Effenus Henderson, Chief Diversity Officer at Weyerhaeuser on managing and leading with multiple generations in the workplace.

Register Here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/260721136

Staff Day Success: A Free Webinar

From InfoPeople:

Title: Staff Day Success!  Tips for Planning, Delivering, and Evaluating All-Staff Events

Date and time: Thursday, December 3, 2009, 12 pm – 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

This webinar will last approximately one hour. There is no charge for this webinar.  Pre-registration is not required.

For more information and to participate in the December 3 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/webcast_data/306/index.html

Are you involved with planning and implementing an all-staff event at your library? Thinking about a staff day and wondering about the next steps? A staff day may be a regularly scheduled opportunity for team building and morale boosting or may be a day specifically scheduled because of a building program, planning process or other shift in strategic directions.

Whatever the goals for the day, it’s a day with high expectations that is often produced on a shoestring budget by those who are not professional event planners. Planning responsibilities may include finding speakers (often at low or no cost), arranging a venue, dealing with room setups and equipment, developing lunch plans, and ultimately creating a valuable learning experience for library staff.

Those attending the webinar will learn about:

A planning process that involves library leadership as well as employees in all parts of the library

  • Ideas for creative free or low-cost programs
  • The importance of “over-communication” and why branding is part of communication
  • How to evaluate and document the event to leave a legacy for future staff day planners

Join presenter Mary Ross – who has planned and implemented numerous all-staff events, as well as library-related conferences, workshops and training-as she shares tips, tricks and strategies for success. You’ll be able to tackle the challenges in planning and delivering an all-staff event, resulting in a day that is valuable to and celebrates the value of all employees.

Speaker: Mary Bucher Ross.  Mary Ross has over 25 years of experience working in public libraries and managed the staff training and development program at the Seattle Public Library for eight years. Under contract to the Washington State Library, she designed “Anytime, Anywhere Answers” and “The Virtual Reference Adventure,” online training programs for virtual reference providers. She has also designed courses for WebJunction and LibraryU. She is co-author of Virtual Reference Training: The Complete Guide to Providing Anytime, Anywhere Answers, published by ALA Editions in 2004. Currently continuing education coordinator for the Washington Library Association, she is also on the board of directors of the Continuing Library Education Network and Round Table (CLENERT) and was a delegate to ALA’s 2nd and 3rd Congresses on Professional Education.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:


Webinar: Staff Day Success! Tips for Planning, Delivering, and Evaluating All-Staff Events

Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009

Time: 12pm – 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Speaker: Mary Bucher Ross