[Michlib-l] Free Library Related Webinars for October

Atkin, Evette (MDE) AtkinE at michigan.gov
Mon Oct 3 13:26:01 EDT 2016


Our August free webinar list is now up and ready.  Please check out all of the wonderful offerings at http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/55-free-october-webinars-for-library-staff.html.  Also, check out LM's new Continuing Education Calendar at http://www.michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan/0,2351,7-160-18668_63014_78080---,00.html

Highlights include:

October 7
MeLCat processing policies and procedures<http://mcls.org/training-events/training-events-list/training-event/?ref_cID=198&bID=0&dd_asId=6590>
Do you ever wonder why you have to put a MeLCat identifier on every MeLCat item you send out from your library? Do you ever wonder why you have to include the paging slip? Join the MeLCat team as they describe the MeLCat process from start to finish and explain why certain things are done the way they are.

October 11
Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers (School Library Journal)<http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_>
At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books and Listening Library. From graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading.

October 13
Project Outcome: Making Sense of Survey Results (Public Library Association)<http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars>
The first in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This webinar focuses on developing and understanding how to parse your survey results and develop strategies for potential uses. Deeply engaging with your data is a key first step; later webinars will address how to communicate clearly about data, and use your data for program improvement, advocacy and planning. Participants will also hear from a Project Outcome library about their strategies and challenges in framing survey results.

October 19
Using Free and Inexpensive Technology to Transition Your Library to a Learning Commons (AASL)<http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming>
The Learning Commons model cannot be thought of as only the physical hub for collaborative learning. It also has to incorporate an outreach model. Free and inexpensive technologies, such as social media, self-created presentations and short videos, email boards, etc., facilitate this outreach to the entire school community of students, faculty and administration.

October 26
Anatomy of an Annual Appeal: Create Your Compelling Fundraising Offer (4Good)<https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars>
Writing a compelling fundraising letter can be tricky. It's not the same kind of writing as a brochure, annual report or grant proposal. But it's not rocket science-it's something you can easily learn; just not something most of us are taught. In this webinar you'll learn the art of taking your appeal from run of the mill to out of the ballpark. From anesthetizing to astounding. From colorless to captivating. Your appeal letter should be an "offer" to join you in something amazing and transformative. Whether you're an old pro and just want some new tips, or you're writing your appeal letter for the first time, you'll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics to get your appeal to the next level.

Evette M. Atkin
Continuing Education Coordinator
Statewide Library Services
Library of Michigan
atkine at michigan.gov<mailto:atkine at michigan.gov>

Our collective efforts can help make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years!  Here are the goals and strategies: http://mi.gov/top10in10/

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