Friday, December 18, 2009

Virtual Training Opportunities in January

Staff Development Interest Group
Tuesday, January 12, 10:00 am - 11:30 pm via NEFLIN's Web Conferencing Service

The Staff Development Interest Group welcomes Library Consultant Pat Wagner for an online presentation and discussion on developing and promoting e-learning opportunities with your library staff. Included will be strategies for promoting online learning as a way to provide inexpensive, quality and convenient library workplace training programs. Topics for discussion include:
  • How to make online education work on a limited budget
  • The advantages of online education
  • Upgrading paraprofessional and part-timers’ skills
  • What are the pitfalls, and how to avoid them
  • Self-directed learning: why even solo librarians need partners
Virtual Facilitator: Pat Wagner, Pattern Research

Stressed Out: Short Term Coping Strategies
Thursday, January 14, 10:00 - 11:00 am via NEFLIN's Web Conferencing Service

Stress Management is the ability to maintain control when situations, people, and events make excessive demands. The key to being able to manage your stress is to incorporate short-term strategies into your daily life that will work for you. This webinar gives you techniques to help you manage your stress and includes more than 10 strategies and things you can do to help you stay focused and in control in your moments of stress at work and at home.
Virtual Trainer: Andrew Sanderbeck, People~Connect Institute

Thursday, January 14, 2:00 - 3:00 pm via NEFLIN's Web Conferencing Service

Long-term stress management requires commitment. You will need time, discipline and will power to succeed; and it comes with a health warning - it may change you for good, into a better, more confident person with a new outlook on life. This webinar gives participants 7 different long-term strategies for dealing with stress and the benefits of using each strategy. Stress isn’t going to go away from our lives so learn long-term strategies to help your reactions to it.
Virtual Trainer: Andrew Sanderbeck, People~Connect Institute

Thursday, January 21, 2:00 - 4:00 pm from Lyrasis

Library users want information fast! This two-hour online class explores 20 of the most commonly used ready-reference web pages where librarians can find answers to questions like, “Where can I get dry ice in Atlanta?” and who said, “The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all”? Students will then have the opportunity to explore ready-reference resources further in an after-class exercise. This class is full. Watch for a second class to be added to the schedule.
Virtual Trainer: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Friday, January 22, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon via NEFLIN's Web Conferencing Service

Everyone's busy helping patrons using E-Government resources. What's your most common request or challenge? Do you have favorite resources you depend on? Did you finally find that form that everyone is looking for? At this online Interest Group meeting we'll share ideas, tips and best practices for dealing with the typical and the increasingly more challenging E-Government requests. Each Public Library's liaison from the NEFLIN E-Government Grant training should plan to attend.

Tuesday, January 26, 10:00 - 11:30 am via NEFLIN's Web Conferencing Service

Librarians are born organizers and sometimes we wish we had some of the tools we use at work to help us organize our home collections. Services like LibraryThing and so many others have filled this need for people all over the world - librarians included. This workshop will introduce attendees to the personal cataloging tools that they can then use to help them track and organize their personal media items.
Virtual Trainer: Nicole Engard

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