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  1. Newsmaker: Kathleen Shearer

    In August 2013, the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and two other groups launched a Joint Task Force on Librarians’ Competencies in Support of E-Research and Scholarly Communication. Its first ...

    geberhart - 12/02/2013 - 13:04 - American Libraries Magazine

  2. Continuous Learning

    By Karen Muller Funds shift, coworkers leave, a new director arrives. Such unexpected job changes may require you to learn a new skill—fast. In my experience, I feel as though I can learn nearly anything from books. Even if I need to take a class, watch a ...

    PMOREHART - 11/26/2013 - 16:47 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. Management Issues for Library Leaders

    Successful managers agree that lifelong learning is essential to being an effective supervisor.  Whether you have been a manager for decades or are a new supervisor, updating and expanding your skills will help you feel more confident as you respond to th ...

    admin - 03/11/2016 - 15:44 - Online Learning

  4. 5-11-16 LLAMA webinar: "The maker hierarchy of needs..."

    May 11, 2016 LLAMA webinar:  "The Maker Hierarchy of Needs..." Presenter:  Thomas Finley Webinar evaluation (SurveyMonkey)  Please complete this confidential evaluation.  Your feedback is important to us and will help improve the quality of our ...

    FREULAND - 05/25/2016 - 09:37 - Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA)

  5. Challenge Your Four Walls with a Twitter PLN

      Use of social-networking tools like Twitter can expand a PLN beyond a single school or district. Participants learn how to create an account and to develop and manage a network of colleagues and contacts. The presenters demystify terminology, demonstrat ...

    admin - 03/31/2016 - 12:15 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Mentoring: A Win-Win Collaboration

      Can mentoring improve library programs and student learning? Yes! In this session of interest to new librarians seeking advice and to administrators thinking of establishing a mentoring program, members of the AASL Retiree SIG present current mentoring ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 13:08 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Using Wordle for Survey Analysis

      Often researchers ask open-ended questions in surveys and, as a result, can receive valuable feedback from constituents about the library program. The challenge can be identifying and organizing the themes and threads if the comment set is large. If tho ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:57 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Virtual Mentoring: Building Active Online Communities That Strengthen School Library Programs

      Blogs, forums, chat events, and webinars: These are just a few of the tools used in robust, online communities to engage and educate members. School librarians are rising to the challenge of advancing student achievement through the virtual world, seeki ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:58 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Using Data to Improve Your School Library Program

      Participants use state and national data to assess local library programs by analyzing national data sets, relating them to local library programs, and using benchmarks to identify best practices and trends. Ways to use data to advocate for school libra ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:55 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. School and Public Library Collaboration: Combat Budgets and Fatigue while Meeting Standards and Inspiring Administrators

      School librarians are educational leaders adept at crafting creative solutions to common problems. In this session a school librarian and a reference librarian rise to the challenge to improve the learning experiences of students, inspire teachers, and ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)