Thursday, June 18, 2009

NEFLIN Virtual Training in July

All a Twitter and Tweeting: Introduction to Twitter for Librarians
What can you say about your library in 140 characters or less? What can you ask your colleagues in the same? Twitter is all over the news these days as a tool for kids these days - but it can also be of use in your day-to-day library life. In this one hour lesson, Nicole Engard will review how to use Twitter to find information, keep up with colleagues, share information from conferences and events, and publicize your library.

Virtual Trainer: Nicole Engard, Open Source Evangelist, LibLime
Monday, July 6, 10:00 - 11:00 am
Via NEFLIN Web Conferencing Service

Young Adult Lit 2.0
How are Web 2.0 tools and social networking impacting the way that YA Lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers connect with teen readers? How can we as librarians tap into these resources to connect our teen patrons with their favorite authors, and how can we use these tools to engage in Readers’ Advisory 2.0?

This two hour live online class will introduce you to the Web 2.0 mediums and tools YA lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers are using to market their materials and engage with their teen readers. We will explore how YouTube, blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are bringing YA authors and books right into the personal learning networks of today’s teens. We will also look at how librarians can embed and use these resources to provide Readers’ Advisory 2.0 to their teen patrons! At the end of this class, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the Web 2.0 tools and channels YA Lit authors, book publishers, and booksellers are using to reach teens.
  • Explore ways to embed YA Lit 2.0 content into your library blog, wiki, or webpage.
  • Identify ways to use information portals, such as iGoogle, delicious, or Pageflakes, to aggregate your favorite YA Lit 2.0 resources

    Virtual Trainer: Buffy Hamilton, Lyrasis
    Tuesday, July 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Lyrasis Live Online Class

    23 Things Revisited
    Over 350 people participated in NEFLIN’s 23 Things project - hear from the participants what their experiences were like. Which things were their favorites? Least favorites? Which things have they found most useful back on the job? Join this online discussion to share your feedback.

    Virtual facilitator: Jennifer O’Neill
    Thursday, July 23, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    Via NEFLIN Web Conferencing Service

    Status Discarded: The Who, What When, Where and How of Weeding
    This live online class covers why library collections must be weeded. Collection maintenance is essential and should be reflected in the Collection Development Policy. We’ll discuss weeding criteria and then take a look at the options and workflow. We’ll discuss assignments you can give your volunteers and Friends of the Library to make weeding a positive experience for everyone.

    Virtual Trainer: Jennifer Bielewski, Lyrasis
    Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    Lyrasis Live Online Class
    These classes are FREE and available to NEFLIN members only.
    You will be emailed access information.

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