Online Learning

Worlds of learning revealed in new AASL webinar on transmedia storytelling

CHICAGO — The place of transmedia in learning will be examined in a new webinar offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Dec. 11, 2012, “Worlds of Learning with Inanimate Alice” will explore how transmedia storytelling exemplifies learning in the 21st century. To register, visit www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming.

PLA to offer free member-exclusive readers’ advisory webinar with Nancy Pearl

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CST on Dec. 5, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host the third annual “Nancy Pearl Presents: Books That Make Great Gifts,” exclusively for PLA members. This free webinar features readers’ advisory ideas members can use for themselves, share with their patrons or both.

During this hour-long presentation, Nancy will share her recommendations of books for adults with some teen reads included. She’ll also provide a downloadable handout of the recommendations for easy sharing with patrons.

ALA to host copyright webinar for educators and school librarians

CHICAGO — School librarians and educators have specific questions about copyright law but often find themselves without guidance on the subject in school environments. To address their copyright concerns, the American Library Association (ALA) will host Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators, an interactive webinar created for educators and school librarians from 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

'Going Virtual Without Going Mad' webinar

CHICAGO — Want to make it easier for your membership to get involved in national activities?  Looking to understand ALA policies regarding what can and cannot be done virtually?  Having trouble with your current virtual set-up?  Plan to attend this FREE, one-hour webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 for answers to these questions and more.

Diverse panel discusses “Culture of Learning” in online digital literacy forum Nov. 14

CHICAGO — Speakers from a range of settings and library backgrounds have been confirmed to participate in the  ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force program “Creating a Culture of Learning: How Librarians Keep up with Digital Media and Technology” Google Hangout session moderated by OITP Fellow Renee Hobbs. This virtual national conversation will take place at 7 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 14.

PLA webinar offers ideas to revitalize the reference department

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m CST, Nov. 15, the Public Library Association (PLA) will present a live, one-hour webinar, "On Life Support, but Not Dead Yet! Revitalizing Reference for the 21st Century." The changing way that people use libraries has forced a reconsideration of the reference department to ensure it remains a valuable and central part of the library.

Webinar takes visuals from blah to aaah

CHICAGO —  “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?  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar,Going Visual: Transforming Library Communication from Blah to Ahhh!,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012.

PLA’s upcoming webinar tracks the elusive library non-users

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on November 7, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “The Elusive Library Non-User: How to Find Out What Non-Users Want” with instructors Donna Fletcher and Paula Singer. Participants will learn techniques to gain insights about non-users and ideas of how to draw them into the library.

ASCLA seeks proposals for webinars to be offered in 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge to share to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented in 2013 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.

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