Thursday, July 15, 2010

Virtual Training Opportunities in August from NEFLIN

Monday, August 2, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Ah, the incredible power of praise – when to give it, how to give it, and to whom. You’ll receive 8 “praise phrases” that show people you’ve noticed and appreciate who they are. We’ll discuss why singing the praises of your employees helps create that motivating environment we all like to work in. And I know you! You’re thinking, “But I have someone whose praises don’t warrant singing.” Ah, well...we’ll see about that! We will discuss coaching and counseling before the need for a reprimand arises. You’ll know when to use which technique, why it’s important to consider the differences, and why supervisors tend to avoid these vital areas of effective management. You’ll also be given tools that will help you deal with the dreaded case of the necessary reprimand – and you’ll leave the workshop feeling more confident in your ability to handle it well. It’s an area most of us would rather forget – but as supervisors, it’s not likely we’ll get off scot-free. Why not feel in control when handling these necessary parts of your job? This workshop will help you do just that. Virtual Trainer: Linda Bruno, Library Consultant

Tuesday, August 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon

In this two-hour live online session attendees will learn how to Use the Koha ILS to perform technical services actions such as Cataloging and system administration. Topics include: setting general system preferences; managing basic system setup; both copy and original cataloging; and Koha tools. Virtual Trainer: Nicole C. Engard, Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions

Wednesday - Thursday, August 11-12, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Librarians are teachers, too; however, library school students are not exposed to the wide-ranging “toolbox” of classroom management strategies teachers learned and apply every day. This four-hour class class, which will be offered online in two-hour increments for two successive days, introduces a range of classroom management, teaching, and presentation techniques that librarians will apply in a variety of settings to keep classes motivated and on task. By the end of this class students will be able to:
• Develop a teaching plan for a class
• Manage classroom discipline and control
• Implement a variety of teaching strategies to improve interaction
• Effectively integrate technology into teaching
Virtual Trainer: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Tuesday, August 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Have you wondered just what a web service is, and what it would mean to use one? Are you thinking of investing effort into building new systems that rely on web services, or enhancing an existing service with API-provided data? OCLC offers a variety of web services which can be used to extend library interfaces and improve user experiences. This session will provide an overview of the web services offered by OCLC and demonstrate real world applications of these web services in libraries. Come learn about services such as the WorldCat Search API, xISBN, WorldCat Registry and Identities. Virtual Trainer: Karen Coombs, OCLC

Thursday, August 26, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

In this two-hour live online class, students will learn the basics of survey design. Libraries need to continuously take the pulse of their user population. Librarians also conduct surveys for professional research. In this class, students will explore survey design basics, and learn a variety of ways in which surveys can be distributed for completion, including the use of Web 2.0 tools. By the end of this class students will be able to:
• Write effective survey questions
• Use online survey tools like Zoomerang to create surveys and manage survey results
• Distribute surveys to the user population effectively in a variety of formats
Virtual Trainer: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Monday, August 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
This class is FULL. Register to be put on the waitlist.

In the last of the 5-part series, we will take a closer look at how your leadership style is affected by your personality – AND how that affects those who follow you. How does “who you are” affect “how they follow”? And how do we hire the right followers – the first time? Not just someone who will do what we say, but someone who can contribute in a meaningful way. What should we look for? What should we avoid - at all costs? Save yourself hours of future work by being more aware of what you need and who fits that bill...Attend this workshop and learn not only about your own leadership style, but learn about the behavioral styles of your staff and gain an understanding about why those styles matter in choosing new employees. Virtual Trainer: Linda Bruno, Library Consultant

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