Thursday, August 13, 2009

NEFLIN Virtual Training in September

Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data

Nicole C. Engard, editor of "Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data", will explain what mashups are, how they can be used and share examples from libraries around the world. Attendees will learn what tools to use to mash up library data with content from the web to reach more patrons. Examples include using maps to enhance library data, using Flickr for digital collections and creating library websites with data from several information sources.
Monday, September 14, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Advocacy Live Online Series
Libraries play an essential role in the community. We know this, but it is now more important than ever to have effective library advocates to share this message in the community. Register for one or all of these LIVE ONLINE courses. Virtual Trainer: Jenny Liberatore, Lyrasis

ADVOCACY #2: COMMUNITY Tuesday, September 22, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Work with your community to start building an advocacy network. This session offers ideas for informing others about library programs, upcoming events and required resources, and will help you find the support available in your community.

ADVOCACY #3: THE MEDIA Tuesday, October 20, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
You must possess certain skills and tools to successfully use the media to promote your library and shape public opinion about libraries. This session teaches what media attention can and cannot do for your library.

ADVOCACY #4: PUBLIC OFFICIALS Tuesday, November 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Learn how to attract your public officials' attention. This session discusses how to pinpoint your officials’ priorities, shape the message you want to communicate, and draw officials into your library to raise the visibility of your resources.

To register for these or all NEFLIN events, see

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