Thursday, November 12, 2009

NEFLIN Virtual Training in December

20 Questions: Genealogy Basics
Tuesday, December 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Every day, more people become interested in knowing more about their family history. In this two-hour online class, students will explore 20 of the most commonly used genealogy web sites where librarians find answers to questions like, "I think my great, great uncle was a civil war soldier --where can I find out more?" and "I think my great, great grandmother Alice died in a fire in Chicago --where can I find her obituary?" Students will then have the opportunity to explore genealogy reference resources further in an after-class exercise.

Virtual Trainer: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Friday, December 11, 10:00 - 11:00 am
How many people have told you that they are "Buried with Email"? Do you have an effective way to organize and process your emails? Most people don't. Good news! After the completion of this webinar, you will have 4 different methods to choose from! Participants of this webinar will learn and begin to master:
  • Setting up reference and action systems for incoming email
  • Using a decision making process for determining what to do with your emails
  • Scheduling email process and organizing time in your day
  • Using a "Permanent File" for Log-ins and Passwords
Virtual Trainer: Andrew Sanderbeck

Friday, December 11, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
There’s little doubt that email is an efficient tool for communicating information…yet efficient and effective are two very different skills to master. Did you know that email can be one of the most misunderstood communication tools that we use? Why? Because many times, they are poorly written and the receiver has not been given the information they need. This webinar looks at the 10 key components of writing effective emails and sending the message that you wanted to send. Participants of this webinar will learn and begin to master:
  • The importance of the Subject Line of your email
  • Keeping your message focused and readable
  • The difference between formal and informal email situations
  • Proofreading your email: It’s no longer just an option
Virtual Trainer: Andrew Sanderbeck

Thursday, December 17, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
WebJunction is an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses and have fun. Started in 2002 through a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant award to OCLC Webjunction has helped thousands of libraries provide open access to information. Got problems with your computers? WebJunction can help. Got problems with funding? WebJunction can help. Don’t know where to buy discounted hardware and software? WebJunction can help. In this introductory one-hour web session, you will learn how you can connect to other communities and librarians just like you.

Virtual Trainer: Jennifer Bielewski, Lyrasis

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