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"Library Security: The Basics and Beyond"

Wed., Oct. 30, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

Description:  This webinar will provide the skills necessary to manage threatening situations in the library. Discussion will address theoretical concepts, behavior policies, working with local law enforcement both in and out of the library, library banning policies, staff communication tools, and assessment for dangerous behavior. In addition, strategies for avoiding threatening behaviors will be reviewed.

Presenter:  Sydney McCoy, Branch Administrator III, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD

By the end of this webinar participants will:

  • be able to identify three ways to prevent escalation of bad behavior.

  • be able to identify at least four ways reverse an escalated patron interaction.

  • recognize the importance of consistent policy enforcement.

  • be able to explain a progressive banning procedure.

  • be able to identify at least five disruptive library behaviors.

  • be able to list at least 3 benefits to having a consistent and progressive banning procedure

Recording and handouts


"Multimedia spaces: Creating a Culture of  Creativity" 

Wed., Oct. 2, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

Description: This webinar will focus on what library leaders need to know in order to create and showcase multimedia spaces and services as assets to the Library and to the community/campus.

Presenter:  Shelly McCoy is Librarian and Head of the Student Multimedia Design Center, University of Delaware Library.  She chairs ALA's popular Video Round Table (VRT) online Multimedia Production Discussion Group. 

Participants will gain:

  • Perspective on the academic and cultural need to have such a space in the Library;

  • Knowledge about the minimum space, equipment, hardware, software, and staffing requirements to have such an area;

  • Multiple levels of service implementation ideas

  • Insight into how adding an instruction and/or Multimedia Literacy program component can affect such a space and the community it is in;

  • Perspective on what it means to work in and manage this type of MakerSpace;

Recording and handouts

 


“Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview” A FREE WEBINAR!

Wed., Sept. 18, 2013, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (Central Time)

This free webinar is geared towards library students, recent graduates, or job changers.

Presenter:  Sharon Holderman, Coordinator of Public Services, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee. 

Recording and handouts


 

“Getting Started with User Focus Groups”

Wed., Sept. 4, 2013 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

Presenter:  Charmaine Scott is the Training and Administrative Officer at Washington University Libraries, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Description:  This webinar will provide an overview of focus groups as an effective data gathering technique.

Participants will be able to:

  • Evaluate whether a focus group is the best source for the data they seek.

  • Identify questions to ask for planning the focus groups.

  • List skills needed by a facilitator.

  • Describe three phases to use for data analysis

Recording and handouts

 


“It Worked for Steve Jobs But Will It Work For You: Finding Your Leadership Style”

Wed., Aug. 21, 2013 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

Presenter:  Steven J. Bell, Associate university librarian for research and instructional services, Temple University, Philadelphia

Description:  This webinar will expose participants to a range of leadership styles in order to identify what works best for an individual leader.

Participants will:

  • Gain exposure to multiple leadership styles in order to identify what works best for individual leaders;

  • Study the leadership styles of successful leaders in order to understand what may or may not work for us;

  • Learn about the “mastery of opposites” in order to have a strategy for achieving a balanced leadership style;

  • Increase confidence about leadership styles in order to adopt them as needed to achieve effective leadership;

  • Reflect on the leader’s need to occasionally adopt a style that is not native to him or her in order to understand how that impacts on the importance of being authentic as a leader

Recording and handouts


"Going Solo: Managing the One-person Library"

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Central time

Presenter:  Patti McCall, Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Central Florida, Orlando

Primary audience:  Small libraries and single-staff libraries

Program description:
This webinar is for librarians working in the “one person library.”  Lacking big budgets, staff, and often time, the solo librarian must be both the strongest advocate for their library and the face of the library, while running all the behind-the-scenes operations.  This webinar will address time management issues and help solo librarians prioritize tasks to avoid feeling overwhelmed.  The webinar will also address strategies for advocating for your library and managing/effecting change where you might not have direct control, finding resources, help, and mentors.

Participants will learn:

  • Ways to advocate for your library through outreach and marketing

  • Proven time management techniques

  • How to manage upward/effecting change in areas where you do not have direct control

  • How to identify helpful resources (mentors, help, professional organizations, networking, professional development)

Recording and handouts


“Look at the Road Map for Direction:  a unique Approach to Facilities Planning”

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

Presenters:  Kay L. Wall and David Moore (AIA)

Primary audience:  library administrators, with concentration on buildings and facility design/management

  • Participants will be given criteria and learn the steps needed to organizing their own “Creative Inquiry Teams” comprised of students, faculty and administration officials and learn ways to solicit valuable and relevant information that will define their facility’s direction.

  • Participants will learn the difference between the “Road Map” approach vs. the traditional “Master Plan” approach to planning and learn the steps needed to implement their own facility specific “Road Map.”

  • Participants will discover strategies and recommendations for unlocking additional, underutilized space in their own buildings.

  • Participants will be able to identify common mistakes that lead to inefficiencies and how to eliminate the

Recording and handouts

 

     


    “Increase your library's value in the community by amping up teen services”

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

    Presenter: Mary Hastler, Director, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, Maryland

    Participants will learn:

    • How a teen space can add value to the library & increase patron satisfaction
    • Key data and research that you can use to make the case for teen services
    • National guidelines from YALSA to use to evaluate your library's overall success in teen services
    • Funding sources available for teen-focused programs and services

    Recording and handouts


    "Library Leadership and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator ®"

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

    Presenter:  Jennifer A Keach, Director, Digital Services, James Madison University

    Description:  This webinar will focus on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and leadership within libraries. The webinar will present research about personality types, leadership, and librarians. Participants will gain practical advice they can apply right away in any leadership context.

    Participants will:

    • Identify what their Myers-Briggs Type tells them about their leadership style
    • Learn about the most common MBTI® personality types among librarians
    • Learn how to embrace individual leadership strengths when leading others
    • Identify strategies for developing non-preference skills related to leadership.

    This webinar will include a very brief refresher/overview of the MBTI®  and will focus on applying your MBTI® type.  It will not include the completion and interpretation of the MBTI®.  To get the most out of the workshop, participants are encouraged to identify their MBTI® type beforehand. 

    Some options for identifying your type are available here: http://www.ala.org/llama/mbti%C2%AE-resources

    Recording

     


    “Leading and Communicating Change”

    Monday, May 20, 2013, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

    Presenter:  Elliott Shore, Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

    Description:  Elliott Shore is a nationally-recognized figure with many years of experience as a library administrator, author, and speaker.  He will discuss change management with a focus on leadership and communication.

    Participants will learn:

    • How to identify types of organizational changes in the workplace
    • The significance of models of change management
    • When to utilize the models to lead change
    • How to determine the skills necessary for effectively managing change

    Recording and handouts:

    http://www.ala.org/llama/5-20-13llamawebinar


    “Job Hunting for Today’s Libraries in Today’s Job Market”

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

    Presenter:  Brian Keith, Associate Dean, Administrative Services and Faculty Affairs at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

    Description:  This free webinar is intended for library students or recent MLS graduates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.

    Participants will:

    • Increase their confidence and raise their success rate
    • Gain a comprehensive understanding of how libraries conduct searches and make hiring decisions
    • Learn what libraries are looking for through practical tips and insight from a seasoned recruiter

    Recording and handouts


    “Going Visual: Transforming Library Communication from Blah to Ahhh!!!”*

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

    Presenters:  Kristina Martinez and Dr. Elizabeth Titus, New Mexico State University

    Description:  “A picture is worth a thousand words!”  That old saying is widely spoken, but are you taking heed of all of the opportunities to promote your Library visually?  This presentation will feature lots of examples of how NMSU Library has transformed donor communication visually from blah to Ahhhhh.

     Participants will:

    • Learn new skills to be effective in fundraising using visual commmunication techniques
    • Be able to reduce the amount of text they use in communications visuals and hence reduce costs associated with the publications
    • Be able to enhance stewardship and cultivation with donors using visuals
    • Learn at least three ways they can use visual communication in their library annual gift funds, newsletters, donor proposals, etc.

    *This presentation was previously given at the 2012 Academic Libraries Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) conference. 

    Recording and handouts


    “Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future”

    Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012

    1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Central Time)

    Description: Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies.  This program will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.

    Presenters:

    • Carmit Marcus from Ex Libris will describe what is envisioned for next generation Information Systems and answer some of our questions about them. Carmit will use her experience as one of the developers of the Alma cloud-based ILS to explain how these systems are evolving to keep up with today’s technological advances.
    • Janet Schneider from the Arapahoe Library District will explain how floating collections in a multi-facility library system allows patrons to shape the collections at their home library. There are advantages to the floating collection concept as well as some challenges and requirements that need to be in place for successful implementation.
    • Linda Di Biase from the University of Washington will provide an overview of the groundbreaking Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) cooperative e-book purchasing project that the Orbis Cascade Alliance has implemented in collaboration with EBL and YBP. This demand-driven mode allows patron behavior to determine what is collectively owned by the consortia.

    At the end of this program: participants will have a better understanding of evolving library systems and innovative approaches to providing user-center library services.

    Recording and handouts


    "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History"

    Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012

    1:30 to 3:00 pm Central Time

    Description: 

    Social entrepreneurs are people who use entrepreneurial principals to identity and remedy a social issue or problem and improve life for their communities or the world.  Librarians apply social entrepreneurship every day by providing literacy training, information, education and spaces for the community to gather.  Technology now enables libraries to digitize their unique collections in order to make vital materials available to everyone.  Learn how three libraries identified a need to preserve and provide access to their community history along with lesson plans and study guides for educators, students and all citizens. 

    Presenters: David Gwynn, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Susan Sharpless Smith, Wake Forest University; Jeff Suchanek, University of Kentucky

    Who should attend:  Librarians from all types of libraries, archivists, museum staff, digital humanities faculty and staff, historical society staff, genealogists

    At the end of this webinar participants will:

    • Understand  how to conceptualize and implement digital collections that preserve community history
    • Be familiar with how to collaborate among different institutions in the community for the greater good
    • Know how to seek funding for digital projects
    • Have a better understanding of promotion and outreach for digital projects

    Recording and handouts


    “Physical and Virtual Library Planning”

     Wednesday, August 29, 2012

    1:30 to 3:00 pm (Central Time)

    Presenter:  Alexander Cohen, Library Planner, Aaron Cohen Associates, Croton-on-Hudson, New York

    Description:   The library of the future needs to be a vibrant learning hub and an intellectual crossroads where the physical and the virtual spaces connect.  The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology.  During this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of challenges and opportunities for change.  They will be introduced to a framework for developing a GAP analysis and examples of past projects.  This will help participants define what their library user needs and what is possible.  The webinar introduces new ways of thinking about library planning including:

    • Visual Literacy – seeing and integrating sensory experience
    • Digital Reproduction Literacy – involving text media and sound
    • Hyper-Media Literacy – Multi-domain thinking with an interconnected narrative.
    • Socio-Emotional Literacy – interpret media sound and text
    • Information Literacy – evaluate and apply new knowledge

    At the end of this webinar participants will:

    • Understand how to do a user needs/gap analysis for the physical and virtual ibrary.
    • Be familiar with examples of virtual library services and in-person presence options.
    • Know new strategies that will help librarians develop physical and virtual library services.
    • Have a clearer understanding of opportunities to improve organizational transformation.

    Who should attend:  Librarians from all types of libraries

    Handouts


    “Library Outcomes:  Stories that Matter”

    Presented Wednesday, August 22, 2012

    1:30 – 3:00 pm  (Central Time)

    Presenters:  Diane Sweetwood, Senior Market Research Manager, Cengage Learning;  Julie Pepera, Library Customer Education Specialist, Cengage Learning

    At the end of this session participants will:

    • Understand the power that stories can have in communicating their goals, whether the goals are to increase funding, to influence the legislature, or to communicate to patrons and alumni about the transformation from a traditional library to a community destination.
    • Know how to show the impact your library has on your community.
    • Understand how to produce outcomes-based examples of library success. 
    • Have access to "guides" that provide a step-by-step process on gathering stories with impact.  These guides were created through a partnership between the Michigan Library Association and Gale Cengage Learning that involved six pilot libraries.

    Recording and handouts


    “How to succeed in an entry-level librarian interview: Research and experience-based tips"

    Presented Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:30 - 3:00 pm Central Time

    While there is a lot of information out there about how to write a good resume and cover letter, there is much less on how to do well in an interview, especially advice written since the recession started. The goal of this webinar is to help those who have already been offered an interview learn what is involved in the typical interview for an entry-level position at a public or academic library. Practical tips based on research and experience will show participants how to stand out from the crowd.

    By the end of this program participants will:

    • Know what information it is necessary to learn about an institution before going to an interview
    • Know how to find the crossover skills in non-library work experience and successfully show that it is relevant work experience
    • Know at least one question to ask a hiring committee that will demonstrate deep and sincere interest in the position
    • Be familiar with the hiring process at academic and public libraries
    • Understand what a candidate visit to an academic library entails
    • Learn what has, and what hasn’t changed, in the interview process

    Presenters:
    M. Teresa Doherty , Head, Circulation & Information Services; Interim Head, Media and Reserve Services, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Megan Hodge, Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library, VA
    Debarah Lammers, Manager, Dumbarton Area Library, Henrico, VA
    Nicole Spoor, Information Resources Librarian, Hampton University, VA

    Recording and handouts


    "Library Fund Raising: Sharing the Passion with Library Staff"

    Presented January 31, 2012, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Central Time

    Description:  Are you actively involved with library fundraising and want to help your library colleagues better understand your role as a fundraiser? How can we share our passion for fundraising with other library staff? Do you sometimes feel as if library staff think you are from another world?How best to articulate what we do? Working with donors can sometimes be the easy part when compared with trying to engage other library staff in our function as fundraisers. Join us as we hear from both an academic and a public librarian who have successfully engaged their staffs in fundraising activities and learn how you can apply their experience.

    Presenters:  Gina Millsap, CEO, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS; and Karlene Jennings, Senior Director of Development, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

    Recording and handouts


    “A Person of Interest: Safety and Security in the Library”

    Presented November 16, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Central Time

    Description: Learn how to deal with patrons in the library who are breaking library policy, displaying behavioral problems or breaking the law. Hear about strategies for effectively addressing difficult situations as they arise and what you can do to minimize disruptions to library service.

    At the end of this program participants will:

    • be more aware of training methods that can be used to prepare staff for disruptive patron behavior
    • have a better understanding of how to deal with a variety of specific patron behavioral problems that often occur in a library
    • have strategies for increasing the safety and security of their work environment and facility
    • have increased understanding of how to deal more effectively with teen and tween patrons

    Presenters:  Michael Daly, Director of Logistics and Security Management, Queens Borough Public Library; Nancy Relaford, Director, Safety and Security, UC San Diego Libraries

    Recording and handouts


    “Job Hunting for the Recent or Future MLS Graduate”

    A free webinar sponsored by LLAMA’s Human Resources Section (HRS)

    Presented October 19, 2011, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, Central Time

    Presenter:  Brian Keith, Assistant Dean for Human and Financial Resources, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

    Description:  You have or soon will earn your MLS degree---but what’s next? –-how do you put it to work? Applying and interviewing for a professional library position can be fraught with anxiety and frustrations. But you can put yourself ahead of the herd with the right information and strategies.

    Audience:  This is geared towards library students or recent MLS graduates about to enter the workforce or start a job search.

    Recording and handouts


    "Learning Spaces:  cost-effective innovation"

    Sponsored by LLAMA’s Buildings and Equipment Section (BES)

    Presented July 20, 2011

    Presenters:  Alexander Cohen, Librarian and Space Planner;  Loriene Roy, Professor, University of Texas, Austin

    Description: To develop library learning space with limited resources, it is essential to understand the basic facility requirements for collections, staff, users, programs, meetings, and social spaces. This workshop addresses the changes that have to take place so that the library building can provide dynamic learning spaces. Emphasis will be placed upon recycling existing facilities and developing new services. We will stress methods to develop welcoming learning environments that patrons will want to visit and use.

    Recorded version


    “Succession Planning and Leadership Development:  Are you ready?”

    Sponsored by LLAMA’s Systems and Services Section (SASS)

    Presented July 27, 2011

    Presenters: Dr. Paula M. Singer, President, Singer Group; Suann Wymer, Deputy Director, Tulsa City-County Library, and Nancy Davenport, Director of Public Services, DC Public Library

    Description: According to research conducted by the Library Journal, 40% of the nations librarians will have retired by the end of this decade. Libraries have to make sure they are ready. Demand for service is increasing as budgets are decreasing. As key staff leave at an ever increasing rate it becomes critical to strategically plan how library resources will be used to train and develop staff in order to fill the gaps. Are you ready???

    Recording and handouts


    “Return on Investment in a Tough Economy – Defining the Value of the Academic Library”

    Sponsored by LLAMA’s Measurement, Assessment and Evaluation Section (MAES)

    Presented Sept 14, 2011


    Presenters: Irene Herold, Dean of the Library, Mason Library, Keene State College;

    Description: Highlights two projects to help academic libraries apply return on investment (ROI) principles to demonstrate their value and impact on users and justify the expense during challenging economic times. Cawthorn and Herold will explain the application of Triple (people, planet, and profit) Bottom Line Accounting (TBLA) to ROI while King will discuss the IMLS-grant-funded Lib-Value (Value, Outcomes, and Return on Investment of Academic Libraries) that will develop approaches to assessing the value/ROI of library services.

    Recording and handouts


    “Going Visual: Transforming Library Communication from Blah to Ahhh!!!”*

    Presented Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. (Central time)

    Presenters:  Kristina Martinez and Dr. Elizabeth Titus, New Mexico State University

    Description:  “A picture is worth a thousand words!”  That old saying is widely spoken, but are you taking heed of all of the opportunities to promote your Library visually?  This presentation will feature lots of
    examples of how NMSU Library has transformed donor communication visually from blah to Ahhhhh.

     Participants will:

    • Learn new skills to be effective in fundraising using visual commmunication techniques
    • Be able to reduce the amount of text they use in communications visuals and hence reduce costs associated with the publications
    • Be able to enhance stewardship and cultivation with donors using visuals
    • Learn at least three ways they can use visual communication in their library annual gift funds, newsletters, donor proposals, etc.

    *This presentation was previously given at the 2012 Academic Libraries Advancement and Development Network (ALADN) conference.

    Recording and handouts


    “Sharing Our Collections : Looking to the Future”

    Presented Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. (Central Time)

    Presenters:

    Carmit Marcus from Ex Libris will describe what is envisioned for next generation Information Systems and answer some of our questions about them. Carmit will use her experience as one of the developers of the Alma cloud-based ILS to explain how these systems are evolving to keep up with today’s technological advances.

    Janet Schneider from the Arapahoe Library District will explain how floating collections in a multi-facility library system allows patrons to shape the collections at their home library. There are advantages to the floating collection concept as well as some challenges and requirements that need to be in place for successful implementation.

    Linda Di Biase from the University of Washington will provide an overview of the groundbreaking Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) cooperative e-book purchasing project that the Orbis Cascade Alliance has implemented in collaboration with EBL and YBP. This demand-driven mode allows patron behavior to determine what is collectively owned by the consortia.

    Description: Cooperative and consortial resource sharing is blurring the lines between Circulation, Access Services, and Interlibrary Loan as libraries find new ways to share collections and create efficiencies.  This program will look at the future of consortia: shared e-book collections, floating collections, cloud-based integrated library systems, and the need to be increasingly flexible and collaborative to meet the opportunities and challenges of the future.

    Participants will:  have a better understanding of evolving library systems and innovative approaches to providing user-center library services.

    Recording and handouts


    "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History"

    Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 1:30 to 3:00 pm Central Time

    Presenters: David Gwynn, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Susan Sharpless Smith, Wake Forest University; Jeff Suchanek, University of Kentucky

    Description:    Social entrepreneurs are people who use entrepreneurial principals to identity and remedy a social issue or problem and improve life for their communities or the world.  Librarians apply social entrepreneurship every day by providing literacy training, information, education and spaces for the community to gather.  Technology now enables libraries to digitize their unique collections in order to make vital materials available to everyone.  Learn how three libraries identified a need to preserve and provide access to their community history along with lesson plans and study guides for educators, students and all citizens. 

    Who should attend:  Librarians from all types of libraries, archivists, museum staff, digital humanities faculty and staff, historical society staff, genealogists

    At the end of this webinar participants will:

    • Understand  how to conceptualize and implement digital collections that preserve community history
    • Be familiar with how to collaborate among different institutions in the community for the greater good
    • Know how to seek funding for digital projects
    • Have a better understanding of promotion and outreach for digital projects

    Recording and handouts


    “Physical and Virtual Library Planning”

    Wednesday, August 29, 1:30 to 3:00 pm (Central Time)

    Presenter:  Alexander Cohen, Library Planner, Aaron Cohen Associates, Croton-on-Hudson, New York

    Description:   The library of the future needs to be a vibrant learning hub and an intellectual crossroads where the physical and the virtual spaces connect.  The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology.  During this webinar, participants will gain a better understanding of challenges and opportunities for change.  They will be introduced to a framework for developing a GAP analysis and examples of past projects.  This will help participants define what their library user needs and what is possible.  The webinar introduces new ways of thinking about library planning including:

    • Visual Literacy – seeing and integrating sensory experience
    • Digital Reproduction Literacy – involving text media and sound
    • Hyper-Media Literacy – Multi-domain thinking with an interconnected narrative.
    • Socio-Emotional Literacy – interpret media sound and text
    • Information Literacy – evaluate and apply new knowledge

    At the end of this webinar participants will:

    • Understand how to do a user needs/gap analysis for the physical and virtual ibrary.
    • Be familiar with examples of virtual library services and in-person presence options.
    • Know new strategies that will help librarians develop physical and virtual library services.
    • Have a clearer understanding of opportunities to improve organizational transformation.

    Slides


    “Library Outcomes:  Stories that Matter”

     Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 1:30 – 3:00 pm  (Central Time)

     Presenters:  Diane Sweetwood, Senior Market Research Manager, Cengage Learning;  Julie Pepera, Library Customer Education Specialist, Cengage Learning

    At the end of this session participants will:

    • Understand the power that stories can have in communicating their goals, whether the goals are to increase funding, to influence the legislature, or to communicate to patrons and alumni about the transformation from a traditional library to a community destination.
    • Know how to show the impact your library has on your community.
    • Understand how to produce outcomes-based examples of library success. 
    • Have access to "guides" that provide a step-by-step process on gathering stories with impact.  These guides were created through a partnership between the Michigan Library Association and Gale Cengage Learning that involved six pilot libraries.

    Recording and handouts


    "How to succeed in an entry-level librarian interview:  Research and experience-based tips"

    Wednesday, July 25, 2012, from 1:30 to 3:00 pm Central Time

    Presenters:
    M. Teresa Doherty , Head, Circulation & Information Services; Interim Head, Media and Reserve Services, Virginia Commonwealth University
    Megan Hodge, Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library, VA
    Debarah Lammers, Manager, Dumbarton Area Library, Henrico, VA
    Nicole Spoor, Information Resources Librarian, Hampton University, VA

    Description:  While there is a lot of information out there about how to write a good resume and cover letter, there is much less on how to do well in an interview, especially advice written since the recession started. The goal of this webinar is to help those who have already been offered an interview learn what is involved in the typical interview for an entry-level position at a public or academic library. Practical tips based on research and experience will show participants how to stand out from the crowd.

    By the end of this program participants will:

    • Know what information it is necessary to learn about an institution before going to an interview
    • Know how to find the crossover skills in non-library work experience and successfully show that it is relevant work experience
    • Know at least one question to ask a hiring committee that will demonstrate deep and sincere interest in the position
    • Be familiar with the hiring process at academic and public libraries
    • Understand what a candidate visit to an academic library entails
    • Learn what has, and what hasn’t changed, in the interview process

    Recording


    “Finding the Best People in a Tough Economy: Strategies for Successfully Recruiting Employees”

     Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time

    Presenter:  Gail M. Staines,  Ph.D., Assistant VP, University Libraries, Saint Louis University

    Learning outcomes:

    • Be familiar with the objectives of recruitment
    • Be aware of sources and methods of recruiting
    • Understand how to be strategic in recruiting
    • Internal vs. external recruiting
    • Exempt vs. nonexempt employees
    • Recruiting ethics and challenges
    • Recruiting: the job seekers perspective 

    Recording and handouts


    “Online Management Systems: Wielding Web 2.0 Tools to Manage and Track Projects Collaboratively”

    June 6, 2012, 1:30 – 3:00 pm Central Time

    Presenter:  R. Niccole Westbrook, Coordinator of Digital Operations, University of Houston

    Description:  Online social media software, which are commonplace tools for interacting with library patrons, can also be used effectively for communication, supervision and project management within a library department.  This webinar outlines in detail an innovative online management and communication system created by the Digital Services Department at the University of Houston.  The system harnesses a suite of existing free online collaborative software products and Web2.0 communication tools to create a streamlined managerial web presence.  The webinar includes in-depth descriptions of how the system was created and configured along with lessons learned and suggestions for how to establish similar procedures at your institution. Advantages of implementing an online management system include: remote workforce management, streamlined management responsibilities and robust capture of project data.

    Learning goals:

    • Participants will learn the concept and advantages of Online Management Systems.
    • Participants will learn in detail about the configuration of the Online Management System currently in place in the Digital Services Department at the University of Houston Libraries.
    • Participants will learn tips and tricks for setting up their own Online Management System.

    For more information contact Fred Reuland, freuland@ala.org