[Michlib-l] WebJunction content and upcoming webinars
Atkin, Evette (MDE)
AtkinE at michigan.gov
Wed Oct 12 15:21:25 EDT 2016
There are some great upcoming webinars from WebJunction, free to Michigan library staff!
Highlighted content from WebJunction
· Autism Accessible Browsing: a Community Effort at the Iowa City Public Library<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/autism-accessible-browsing-icpl.html>: It's a simple enough story: two parents saw a need at their library, took initiative and worked with library staff to hold a program. On second glance, though, there is a lot libraries can learn from the experience of this group of three—spanning identifying unseen needs, involving expertise from outside the library, and community building to make the library accessible to more people. Learn more about how members of the Iowa City Autism Community partnered with the library to meet local needs.
· October is Health Literacy Month<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/october-health-literacy-month.html>: Health literacy is bigger than any one person, profession or program. It takes all of us working together to improve health understanding. That includes those who are working at, overseeing and visiting public libraries. Get some fresh ideas and resources for your library!
Upcoming WebJunction webinars – there are three great sessions open for registration!
If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the course catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/>.
Managing Library Technology: Keeping All the Balls in the Air
Thursday, October 20, 2016 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour
Managing library technology isn’t just about the technology. It involves fine juggling skills to manage people, workflows, procedures, policies and more―all while prioritizing, delegating and tracking. Just preparing staff effectively for upgrades or changes to technology takes finesse. How does one person do it all? Strong project and time management skills are key. Regardless of your job title, and whether working with a small team or a library-wide technology committee, anyone can learn smart practices to keep everything, and everyone, in motion and on target.
Presented by: John Klima, Assistant Director, Waukesha Public Library (WI), author, editor, and LITA Blogger<http://litablog.org/author/jklima/>
The WebJunction Experience: Find Your Learning Flow
Thursday, November 3, 2016 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour
Find out how to make the most of the WebJunction experience from our very own online learning experts. WebJunction’s live and recorded webinars, self-paced courses, articles and resources can all play a part in helping you meet your learning goals.
Learn how to create a personal learning plan, set manageable goals and find your learning flow with all the tools WebJunction has to offer. During the hour, we’ll tour the different ways to learn at WebJunction and explore how to unlock the advantages of each of these, setting you up for success in your continuing education pursuits. Whether you are new to WebJunction or are a seasoned learner wanting to delve deeper, join us for the WebJunction experience!
Presented by: Kathleen Gesinger and Jennifer Peterson, WebJunction
Serving Older Adults in a Changing World
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 ♦ 3 pm Eastern / 12 pm Pacific ♦ 1 hour
With longer life expectancy and increasing diversity, older adults are reinventing aging and changing perceptions of their demographic. It’s time to rethink how our libraries serve this important and growing segment of our patron base. This webinar will focus on trends and impacts of the aging population, and will share creative strategies for library staff to meet the evolving needs of older adults in a changing world.
Presented by: Wendy Pender, Older Adults Project Specialist, King County Library System (WA)
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