Wednesday, September 17, 2008

College of DuPage schedule of programs

Funded by LSTA through the State Library and Archives of Florida, NEFLIN is pleased to bring you the 2008-09 College of DuPage programs:

Are you feeling more pressure in your library to keep up with the latest technologies?
Library workers must constantly learn the latest techno-tweaks to their familiar information systems, but they also face ongoing tension from the expectation that every new technology must be applied to enhance library services. In a technology landscape where gadgets, gizmos, software and Web 2.0 innovations hit us at an ever accelerating pace, how do we successfully manage technology adoption in our libraries?

This Soaring to Excellence presentation addresses the challenge of the technology ratchet and how to keep it from tightening its grip on library workers. Steven Bell will share ideas and techniques for regaining control over library technology with an exploration of better ways to identify, adopt and leverage the technologies that make sense for us and that create a better library user experience for our communities. With the right attitude and approach every library worker can develop a personal professional development strategy for keeping pace with the technology curve. Program Overview
Speaker: Steven Bell, Temple University

Information Literacy for Life
Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Alex Hodges, Instruction Coordinator at American University in Washington, and other experts will explore how school librarians, public librarians, and academic librarians can collaborate to create comprehensive information literacy programs that span a user’s lifetime. You’ll get the foundation for starting a local dialogue based on national principles.
Virtual Trainer: Alex Hodges, American University

Targeting the Ages: Programming that Hits the Mark
Friday, February 13, 2009, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Any library, whether it is school, public, academic, or special, is many things to the community it serves. A library offers the information patrons need to improve their quality of life. A library provides open access to technology and the world of online information, as well as guidance on navigating that world. A library also gives their community something that is less tangible, yet just as essential to improving their patrons' lives: nourishment not just for the mind, but the spirit as well.

How do libraries do that? Through the programming opportunities they create. In this program we will look at some of the innovative programming libraries today are creating to meet the evolving needs of their patrons. We will also provide a basic primer for anyone who has always wanted to plan a program, but didn't know where or how to begin. Program Overview

Speaker: Kelly Watson.

Diversity Beyond the Obvious
Friday, April 3, 2009, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Karen E. Downing, Foundation & Grants Librarian & Doctorial Candidate at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan and other experts will discuss how diversity in all its manifestations can make the library profession stronger and more vital. Our panel will investigate and discuss the following questions: How can we create inclusive library environments in which all types of learners and types of people feel a part? How do we foster an environment within our profession to include representatives of all of our constituencies?

An Ounce of Prevention: Health Reference Basics
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Rising health care costs, economic instability, and the proactive nature of today's society are contributing to more and more individuals seeking out health information online and in print. Are you and your library ready to meet the diverse needs of these health information seekers? Are you effectively marketing your health-related services and resources?
This program will emphasize quality print and electronic resources as well as the roles and responsibilities of patients, library information professionals and health care professionals in the information seeking process. Join us in exploring various aspects of the health reference experience including the need to respect patient privacy, how to accommodate the cultural diversity of our clientele, matching the right types of resources to specific clients, and ways to successfully navigate tricky health reference situations. We'll also look at ways to promote the health resources and services that you have to offer.


NEFLIN members can borrow all the previous College of DuPage programs on DVD and/or VHS from the Multimedia Lending Library. Search by Vendor using "DuPage" as the Search Term for a list of the titles.

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