Thursday, August 19, 2010

Virtual Training Opportunities in September from NEFLIN

Supervisory Skills: Who's Leading and Who's Following?
Thursday, September 2, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
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
Webinar is full; register to be put on the waitlist.

Tuesday, September 7, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
In this two-hour live online session attendees will learn how to Use the Koha ILS to manage serials, acquisitions and reporting functionality. Topics include: adding vendors and budgets for acquisitions; adding serial subscriptions; placing and managing orders; and advanced reporting options.
Virtual Trainer: Nicole C. Engard, Director of Open Source Education at ByWater Solutions

Wednesday, September 8, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Accurate answers for new patrons or those new in town questions can be difficult to find. In this two-hour online class, students will explore 20 web pages librarians use to find answers to questions like, “Where can I find a new doctor?” and, “How can I find out if my house is on the historical register?” Students will then have the opportunity to explore reference resources further in an after-class exercise.
Virtual Trainer: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Monday, September 20, 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Are you a solo web developer with an interest in learning basic web scripting? A newbie thrown into your library web programming role because nobody else raised their hand? Somebody with a little more experience, but always looking to improve your knowledge of web services? This webinar is for you. We'll work through the basics of web services, simple to use embed code, and highlight resources to continue learning. Our emphasis will be on mashups and web services as a means to practice these skills. Come learn how to incorporate the “web of data” into your library applications and services. Topics covered include:
  • Why web services for libraries?
  • What do we gain in the move to "mashup"?
  • Define the major terms of web services
  • Resources for learning: wizard and tools (Yahoo Pipes, Google Code Playground)
  • Code samples for downloading and practicing
Featured code samples include:
  • Image mashups using javascript and the Flickr API
  • Simple data visualizations with the Google Chart API
  • Video mashups using the YouTube and API
  • Search suggestions using the Yahoo BOSS API
  • Mapping data with the Google Maps API
  • Bestsellers and Movie Reviews with the New York Times API
  • Movie Reviews with the New York Times API
Virtual Trainer: Jason Clark, Montana State University Libraries

Thursday, September 23, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Health information on the web is plentiful, however, finding the best resources is an intimidating challenge. In this two-hour online class, students will explore answers to 20 consumer health reference questions like, "Can you help me find a resource that evaluates the quality of care at nursing homes in my area?" and "Is there conclusive evidence that Echinacea is an effective immune system stimulator?" Students will have an opportunity to explore consumer health reference resources further in an exercise after class.
Virtual Trainer: Russell Palmer, Lyrasis

Friday, September 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Florida is leading the nation in providing e-government services to library customers. Join us at this session to learn about e-government services and programs being offered at some of Florida's libraries. You'll find out how Florida residents are getting the help they need finding jobs and obtaining government services at their local library.
Virtual Presenter: Nancy Fredericks, E-Government Services Manager, Pasco County Public Library Cooperative

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