Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Virtual Training Opportunities in November from NEFLIN

Online class fill up quickly -
register early to get a seat or get on the waitlist!
Monday, November 1, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
FULL - register to be on the waitlist
Are you comfortable speaking up? Do you ask yourself, “How can I stop walking on eggshells?” Learn to:
  • Leverage the strengths and deal with vulnerabilities by assessing your assertiveness
  • Speak accountably from the Power of “I” on a deeper, more professional level
  • Apply an assertive formula and techniques to manage your emotions and ask for behavior change from others
  • Set boundaries, parry “digs” and identify and manage passive aggressive behavior
Virtual Trainer: Lauren Burnett, Center for Inner Quality

Wednesday, November 3, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
FULL - register to be on the waitlist
This webinar will give you an overview of Microsoft Office 2007 along with the best tips, tricks, and shortcuts for everything from navigating the new ribbons to creating cool text effects. Join expert trainer Lori Reed for this fast-paced tour of the hidden secrets of Office 2007.
Virtual Trainer: Lori Reed, Library Learning Consultant

Thursday, November 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Almost Full
OCLC offers a number of ways to increase your cataloging efficiency that are included in your OCLC cataloging subscription. Vendors also offer additional services that can enhance your cataloging efficiency and get materials out faster to the user. In this 2 hour online session we will explore a number of additional ways to do OCLC cataloging, such as using PromptCat, Bibliographic Notification, and the new WorldCat Cataloging Partners services. We will also look at available vendor services such as shelf-ready processing and automated authority control. You will learn:
  • OCLC cataloging services and their potential benefits
  • Additional vendor services for cataloging and processing
  • Where to find information about these services
  • How to assess real costs
Virtual Trainer: Linda Gonzalez, Lyrasis

Monday, November 8, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Seats Available
Do you ask yourself, “How can I speak about myself, what I do and what I value?” Learn to:
  • Answer “So what do you do?”…Create a 60 seconds conversation on what you do and why it is important to your listeners
  • Identify opportunities to market your credibility and value
  • Say a few words…Leverage the OREO model to organize your thoughts impromptu on a topic
  • Sound interesting…Use your voice to gain and keep what you say interesting
  • Get some energy… Explore energetic magnetism and how to begin “Sparking”
Virtual Trainer: Lauren Burnett, Center for Inner Quality

Wednesday, November 10, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Almost full
The HeritageQuest Online databases by ProQuest undoubtedly contain some of the richest American genealogical materials. This webinar will help you unlock the power and content of each of these fascinating databases. You will learn how to move through the collection of documents, read and understand the source citations, zoom in and out of each document, and reverse polarity of digitized images for maximum clarity and printability. You will also learn how to use the Notebook facility to mark documents and images of interest throughout your online research session, and then return to view the citations or actual materials, print them, download them, or e-mail them to yourself for later access.
Virtual Trainer: George G. Morgan, Aha! Seminars

Friday, November 12, 12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
Seats Available
Marie L. Radford, just back from Reference Renaissance 2010 in Denver, Colorado, and co-editor of Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends will talk with you about re-designing library public services, focusing on reference and its interaction with other library public services.

Monday, November 15, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
FULL - register to be on the waitlist
Are you an employee? A manager? Do you have a spouse? Children? Friends? Acquaintances? Do you volunteer in an organization? Are you on committees? Do you ever deal with people in any context at all? Of course you do! This online workshop series with trainer Linda Bruno is an invaluable tool in understanding your own personality style, as well as understanding those with whom you interact. In the second session, Who’s Who in This Puzzle?, we’ll delve deeper by finding out what makes them – and us – tick!
Virtual Trainer: Linda Bruno, Library Consultant

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, November 16-17-18, 4:00 - 6:00 pm each day
Seats Available
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Tuesday, November 16, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Seats Available
We have all heard the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” and sometimes libraries have to make the call whether to add a gift to the library’s collection or not. Gifts/donations come in many forms from items to cash. The processing of gifts can be overwhelming. This two-hour class will walk you through gift policies, procedures, processing of gifts and discuss what to do with unwanted gifts. By the end of class, students will be able to:
  • Understand how gifts impact library collections and processes
  • Review policies and politics surrounding gifts
  • Evaluate workflow and processing of gifts
  • Discuss what happens when gifts are unwanted and what to do
Virtual Trainer: Jennifer Bielewski, Lyrasis

Thursday, November 18, 10:00 am -12:00 noon
FULL - register to be on the waitlist
Discover the underlying influences that may impact why teens act the way they do, and learn how librarians can address undesirable behaviors in a way that will develop relationships with young adults. By the end of this session, you will:
  • Set the experience of current teens in the United States into a historical and cultural context
  • Define three physical changes in the brain during adolescence
  • Examine the effects of development on teen's social, physical and emotional behavior
  • Discuss preventative measures to deter undesirable behavior
  • Practice strategies for coping with, correcting and redirecting teen's undesirable behavior
  • Learn to advocate for the needs of teens to key stakeholders
Virtual Trainer: Beth Gallaway, Information Goddess Consulting

Monday, November 29, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Almost full
New examples of digital reading material--eBooks, eMagazines, eNewpapers--are appearing every day. So are devices and software to let us read them. But is ePublication a growing trend or a passing fad? Is it a valuable tool or a solution in search of a problem? Either way, how do we find a path through the jungle of acronyms for formats and DRM's? How do we help our readers use the readers they have now and choose what they should get next? How do we know how much ePub to buy? And who do we get it from? And if we have it, how will it affect our work? Chad Mairn and Al Carlson will explore these questions and many more in this webinar. They don't have all the answers, but they will provide sensible planning guidelines and opportunities to make a difference for your patrons.
Virtual Trainers: Al Carlson, TBLC, and Chad Mairn, St. Petersburg College

for November including
SmartBoard, Word 2007, Deborah Ford, Toni Buzzeo, and more!

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