The new semester is in full swing and the number of students spending time in the library is steadily on the increase. Whatever the workload you are experiencing, below is a list of five useful and free librarian webinars for the month of October, just in case you have some idle time to kill! The areas covered include library space design, reader services, early literacy, safe Web browsing and advanced MSWord training.
Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design
Thursday, 3rd October, 8pm – 9pm (GMT-Dublin)
In this webinar, Elliot Felix will provide an overview of trends impacting the design and operation of library spaces as well as the services offered within them. He’ll also introduce some tools you can use along with advice on how you can put them into practice. There will be an opportunity for interaction throughout and Q & A at the end of the session.
Readers Advisory: Beyond the Basics
Thursday,8rd October, 7pm – 8pm (GMT-Dublin)
This webinar expands on basic premises and practices of reader's advisory, exploring new ways to address the needs of your library's core constituency of readers. As libraries evolve and adapt to changing circumstances, it is crucial to our continued community relevance that we retain and serve our core constituency of readers. Reader's advisory specialist from The Seattle Public Library will expand on the basic premises and practices of reader’s advisory, sharing how to apply these practices across new platforms and technologies, enlist social media and catalogues to serve readers, and use form-based and virtual reader's advisory. Learn expert techniques for using the latest generation of advisory resources and other ways to better serve readers in libraries large and small.
Growing Your Early Literacy Programme
Thursday, 17rd October, 7:30pm – 9pm (GMT-Dublin)
The first webinar in a three-part series on early literacy (Early Literacy In Your Library), this session will introduce best practices and highlight model programs related to the ten key ways that libraries can improve early learning outcomes. The goal is for library staff to implement best practices and to be inspired to begin planning new programs and partnerships that will increase school readiness for preschool children in their communities. Provided by the Texas State Library.
Creating Complex Documents with Microsoft Word 2010
Thursday, 23rd October, 6pm – 7:30pm (GMT-Dublin)
Get informative tips for Microsoft Word 2010 documents. It is now easier than ever before to save time and simplify your work while working together and doings so from more locations. Witness how Microsoft Word 2010 facilitates the collaborative process, handles large documents, and provides easier building blocks for more clearly defined content. This session is for individuals who spend significant time writing and creating documents and have some familiarity with Microsoft Word.
Stay Safe and Browse Dangerously
Thursday, 23rd October, 5pm – 6pm (GMT-Dublin)
Ahniwa Ferrari, Web Content Manager for WebJunction, shares his strategies for staying safe in a dangerous online world. He will cover tips and tricks to secure your browser, privatise your social networks, and get rid of viruses, malware, and that annoying Ask toolbar that installed itself in your web browser. Content covered will be useful for library staff and knowledge gained can be shared with library patrons of all types.