Workshops June + 2013


Nov 9, 2013 (4 years and 8 months ago)



+ 2013

Please check the times listed as you may be in a different time zone.

Workshop time may be found on the registration site.

Most of these are free but a few do charge fees. Want to attend a workshop
that requires a fee? Don't forget to look into Continuing Education Assistance
from the Office of Commonwealth Libraries. You may be eligible for up to

To register for the w
ebinars/workshops below, either click the heading or the
provided link. Also check the
WebJunction Pennsylvania Calendar

additional offerings.

Miss a webinar? Many providers ar
chive the recording.

Check out
WebJunction’s archived webinars

accomplishment is the focus of this session.

April 30 and June 11

Protecting Collections: Disaster Prevention, Planning, &


April 9 & May 14 in
Allentown, PA
; April 10 & May 15 in
Scranton, PA

and April 30 & June 11 in
York, PA


$50 per person (Pennsylvania

institutions) /

$150 per person (out
state institutions)

One of the most important steps a cultural institutio
n can take to safeguard
its collections is to be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.

This two
part program, presented as part of

Save Pennsylvania's Past

guide participants in risk mitigation, emergency planning and preparedness,
onse, and recovery.

For more information and to register, please click

Funded through an Institute of Museum and Lib
rary Services Connecting to Collections Statewide
Implementation Grant,

Save Pennsylvania's Past

is a statewide effort to preserve the millions of
objects and historic artifacts that

shape the

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's history and define our

May 14 to June 24

CORE Reference Fundamentals

Are you stepping into the role of providing reference
assistance for the first
time in your library career? Is it time to brush up on your basic skills
because you are returning to work in a capacity that includes reference work
with library users? In this 6
week course instructor Francisca Goldsmith will
p you: learn and practice an effective reference interview, explore a wide
variety of print and web
based tools, discover ways to assist diverse groups
of users, and learn to think like an indexer and apply that perspective to
your information hunting in
response to reference questions.


Library Juice Academy
Courses in June

Introduction to RDA

Marketing the Library in the 21st Century

Success in First Library Supervisor Position

Patent Searching

Online Instruction

Introduction to Drupal for Libraries

Diversity Plans for Academic Libraries

Designing a Usable Website (Concepts of User
Centered Design)

The Sustainability Movement on Campus: Forming a Library Action Plan for

June 3

Getting the Most Out of Online Genealogy Sources (Washington
State Library)

Genealogy continues to be a hot topic in libraries. And as more and more
materials become available online, including digitized images of primary
sources, the amount of information can be overwhelming, even for the most
dedicated family historian. Join Kim

Smeenk, of the Washington State
Library, as she conducts a tour of web sites that will help you guide your
patrons to valuable sources for family history such as vital records and
historic newspapers. Kim will also share some tips that will help your patr
get the most out of searching two of the top genealogy web sites, and

June 3 and 4

Library Management Institute Summer Conference

Two days of quality continuing education, networking,

and the sharing of

June 4

Be the Change: Take the Lead on Standards: Common Core and More
l Library Journal)

Whether your district is Common Core or not, its arrival and collision with
the broad digital transition create unmatched opportunity for librarians to
take leadership on meeting standards using their collection development and
y skills

mixing up materials and tools, stepping up the professional
development role with teachers, innovating on the collection level, informing
curriculum, and integrating digital tools.

Amp Up Your Technology Training

Early Registration

More Americans than ever are coming to their libraries to access the Internet
and get help connecting with their families, the job market
and online
services. Many library visitors lack basic computer skills, or need to learn the
essential technology skills to apply for and land a job. With continual
technology change, libraries are challenged to provide quality, up
curriculum for th
eir communities.

OASIS Connections
, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living and social
engagement, ha
s partnered with urban and rural libraries across the country
to provide a cost
effective training solution that helps adults of all ages
develop technology skills and confidence. Learn how different library
systems have adopted the program to serve varyin
g local needs.

Presented by:

Amy VanDeVelde
, National Program Manager OASIS Connections

Mary Bush
, Librarian Public Technology Training, Multnomah County

Hayley St. John
, Administrative Coordinator 2, Broward County

Tweet a Pin in the
Cloud: Answering Your Questions on Emerging

Keynote speaker, Nicole Engard, MLIS & Director of Open Source Education
at ByWater Solutions will help to “demystify” new and emerging technologies
and help you to better understand what they are and
how you can start
using them in your library. Register online at

LibraryBox: Portable Private Digital Distribution

LibraryBox is an
open source project designed to allow for the distribution of
digital materials (books, music, movies, datasets) in the absence of reliable
Internet connectivity. The hardware that LibraryBox uses is very inexpensive
($35) and the code is freely available,

making it an attractive option for
outreach and service to underserved areas for libraries. LibraryBox is a key
that can unlock many possibilities for your services. This webinar will discuss
how you can build your own LibraryBox, use
cases (systems to a
ccomplish a
particular goal), the development of the project from its beginnings, and
where it’s headed in the future.

A New Era in Nonprofit Marketing:
Why Winging it with Social Media
No Longer Works

This webinar is designed to answer these questions:

Why should I invest more resources in social media?

How can I get the re
st of my organization on board?

How do I integrate my social media plan with my oth
er fundraising and
marketing strategies?

Beyond securing ‘likes’ and ‘follows’ what should I be doing to inspire action?

What resources do I need, and how do I find them?

How do I measure return on investment? What will success look like?

June 4 to July 1

Readers’ Advisory for Children, Tweens, and Teens

How confident do you feel about your ability to recommend books to the
children, tweens, and
teens who use your library? If you want to be able to
help parents and teachers find read
alouds, guide beginning readers to
books they will enjoy, and provide tweens and teens with reading
suggestions, this is the course for you

June 5

Leadership Engagement as an Operations Strategy

This webinar offers a practical framework for
integrating defined leadership
and management practices into a holistic operations strategy in order to
maximize organizational outcomes.


Crowdfunding: Not just for first
world problems

Whether you’re an established non
profit or a social start
up crowdfunding
can help you activate and expand your supporter base and max
e your
fundraising to make a difference.

How Lea
ders Build Virtual Trust and Influence (American
Management Association)

In this webcast, leadership development experts Charles H. Green and Kristi
Hedges, explore how successful leaders are using influence best practices in
creative and unique ways suite
d for managing in a virtual environment.
You'll hear “from the trenches” perspectives that explain common issues in
leading virtual teams with concrete advice for solving the problems that
arise from them.

As virtual management becomes the new normal, this

webcast equips you
with practical tools to be a trusted, present leader in any environment.

Leadership Engagement as an Operations Strategy (NonProfit

Organizations frequently ov
erlook the “critical middle”

how the exercise of
leadership at all levels and how the application of a well
operations strategy contribute to results and outcomes. This webinar offers a
practical framework for integrating defined leadership and
practices into a holistic operations strategy in order to maximize
organizational outcomes. Strategic plans are crucial. Policies and systems
are practical. But without an explicit operations strategy and a unified
approach to leading and managi
ng the human systems across an
organization, significant promise is left unattained.

June 6

The Accessible Website: If You Build It, Everyone Can Come

Libraries strive to be welcoming, friendly places for users of all types,
including those with
disabilities. From wheelchair ramps and handicapped
parking to simple offerings such as large print books and good signage

these are some of the things that make a library’s physical space accessible.
But what about the library’s online presence?

This w
ebinar will shed light on
some of the common barriers faced by certain users and will provide
techniques for identifying and fixing the problems.

2013 ALA Annual Conference Exhibitor Preview (American Libraries)

Our next episode of AL Live will provide attendees with an expert
led to
list for the ALA Annual Conference. Our panel will disc
uss what their excited
about seeing on the Exhibition Floor. Whether you're attending the
conference or not, this is a great opportunity to learn about what's new,
what's exciting and what's trending.

The New Reality of Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

The way we learn has changed. With just a few taps, we can now find and
share information with anyone, anywhere. Today's training professionals
must embrace t
he new technology and create an environment where people
can gain knowledge the way they want to. Join Cammy Bean, Vice President
of learning design for Kineo, as she explores the resources and performance
tools that are supporting this revolution in learn

Driven Libraries Part 1: Analyzing Data to Manage Print
Collections (Library Journal)

driven collection analysis is growing quickly as libraries take advantage
of th
e new tools and services on the market that allow for rapid evidence
based decision making about everything from what materials to buy and
how to deploy collections. Such data is also underpinning large collaborative
efforts to create shared strategies for

management of print collections.

June 10

Social Media for Trainers (Insync Training)

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and
online groups

to help build communication, increase participation, and
enhance transfer of training to the job. We'll both define and demystify each
tool. You will get ideas for applying low
cost collaboration strategies to your
own training programs

both classroom and


June 11

Geek the Library Informational Webinar (Geek the Library)

Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a
live format. Our informational
webinars are a simple way to learn about the
details before committing to participate in the program.

Summertime and the Listening Is Easy (Booklist)

Celebrate National Audiob
ook Month with Booklist and audiobook publishers
AudioGO, Books On Tape/Listening Library, Dreamscape Audio, Galaxy
Press, and L.A. Theatre Works. Be the first to learn about new summer and
fall titles during this hour
long, free webinar as we arm you with

suggestions for family car trips, summer
reading lists, and more.

Telling the Right Story for Your Online Campaign (NonProfit

Pink Slime. The Boy Scouts of America. Trayvon

Martin. Each of these news
stories started with an online petition that led to real, tangible impact. Each
represents the power that people and organizations have today to engage
and motivate hundreds and thousands of supporters to take action. The
et, social networks and mobile technology provide an unprecedented
opportunity to increase the efficiency and impact of the time proven model
of collective action, but you still need a story. Learn lessons from about how to not only tell a good
story, but how to tell the right

June 12

To Raise More Money, Tell A Story

From the story of creation to the flood of Noah to the Gilgamesh Epic, our
ancestors have taught us that the most effective device for learning and
engagement as well as to motivate action is the story. This

session (intended for senior professionals and volunteers who
engage with the public, both one
one or in group settings) will apply the
art of storytelling to the development process

most particularly the major
gifts face
face solicitation and stewa
rdship functions.

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

olunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social
media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social me
dia to
promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This
VolunteerMatch webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in
your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of
Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pag
es, as well as blogs that other nonprofits
have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer

The Case for Integrate
d Planning

The term “strategic planning” gets attached to a wide range of nonprofit

for programs and services, budgeting, communications,
information technology, etc. But these address very different kinds of issues,
and should involve different participants
, processes, tools, and products.
Nonprofit Webinars

session will look at the various kinds of planning
needed by a nonprofit, see how they can intersect with and reinforce each
other, and conside
r an approach that is more strategic, more effective, and
less stressful.

Support Patron Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets

Early Registration

In small communities, libraries can often be the only provider of free public
access to technology and the internet. And as more people turn to their
library to learn technology skills, even the tiniest of libraries are faced with
the challenge of providin
g training to patrons with limited staff, resources,
and space. Learn from small and rural libraries who are making training a
reality for their patrons, using volunteers, leveraging partnerships and
integrating learning into everyday interactions. Whether

the technology
training you do (or want to do) is one
one, on
fly or a more formal
program, this session will include tips and suggestions for improving the
effectiveness of the training you provide. This webinar is hosted in
collaboration with
TechSoup for Libraries

and the
Association for Rural and
Small Libraries

Presented by:
Brenda Hough
, consultant, TechSoup for Libraries and
Wendy Stree
, director, Pella Public Library, Iowa.

Community Led Library Service Development

The community
led approach helps the library to identify which traditional
library roles are now redundant, and thus of little worth to the community,
allowing both professional library staff and support staff to concentrate on
those services that are mean
ingful to the public. Community
led service
development allows both the community and its library staff to grow,
become engaged in the civic sphere they share and find the best venues for
individuals to pursue their aspirations for their primary needs of h
ealth and
welfare, as well as life
long learning and the support of personal values.
webinar is presented by Kenneth Williment, co
author of Developing
Led Public Libraries

The Case for Integrated Planning

In this webinar, you will learn:

How to think about planning comprehensively.

Why strategic, business and program planning
are best kept separate.

How to differentiate different planning needs, and how to integrate their

Some effective planning tools

To Raise More Money, Tell A Stor

This Webinar will apply the art of storytelling to the development process

most particularly the major gifts face
face solicitation and stewardship

Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Working with Wikipedia (Nebraska
Library Commissio

Next to Google, Wikipedia is the major source of information used by people
today. But libraries also own much content that isn't available on Wikipedia,
so how should we make sure users don't stop there? In this session, Aaron
Tay, Senior Librarian & e
Services Facilitator at National University of
Singapore, will cover ideas on how to link resources from Wikipedia to library
resources using various tools including John Mark Ockerbloom's Forward to
Libraries service. In the opposite direction, libraries
can also move in and
use Wikipedia entries to enhance findability of their collections.

Uncovering Free and Low Cost Legal Resources (Wyoming State Law

There are an abunda
nce of free legal research resources available. Some
resources provide all of their content for free while others provide a mixture
of free and fee
based information. We will review a variety of electronic
resources including university and nonprofit organ
ization sites, government
sites, and more. As with any resource, we will discover that one legal
resource is more valuable than another for particular types of research.

Based Approach to Building Brilliant Teams (American
Management Association)

We all want to lead teams where the members act like owners, take
performance personally, and are high
energy and ready to rock. In today's
line business world, resul
ts are what it's all about. And consistent
exceptional results require a dream team. In this program you'll discover the
keys to: Optimizing human performance and engagement by applying the
latest neuroscience techniques and Cultivating Passion in your tea
ms and
yield more effective leadership and innovation in your organization.

hey can
intersect with and reinforce each other, and consider an approach that is
more strategic, more effective, and less stressful.

Support Patron Learning in Small Spaces with Small Budgets

In small communities, libraries can often be the only provider of free public
access to technology and

the internet. And as more people turn to their
library to learn technology skills, even the tiniest of libraries are faced with
the challenge of providing training to patrons with limited staff, resources,
and space. Learn from small and rural libraries w
ho are making training a
reality for their patrons, using volunteers, leveraging partnerships and
integrating learning into everyday interactions. Whether the technology
training you do (or want to do) is one
one, on
fly or a more formal
program, th
is session will include tips and suggestions for improving the
effectiveness of the training you provide.

Driven Libraries Part 2: Understanding Customers Through

Analytics (Library Journal)

Customer segmentation studies and data analytics combines demographic
data with lifestyle information to help public libraries better understand who
their customers are and what services best meet the community's need,
aged children or empty
nester couples. This type of GIS
based market segmentation can also help inform strategies around such
initiatives as a levy ballot and also eliminate inefficient marketing efforts.

Why aren't they reading quietly?! Messing around at the library
(Colorado State Library)

Do you seek ideas on how to turn your library from a grocery store to a
kitchen? Are you looking for ways to engage folks in your library? Come
out, mess around and geek out with us. Get inspiration from others
about letting creation and HOMAGO happen in your library.

June 13

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

What do you do

when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization?
This VolunteerMatch webinar will give you the tools to address challenges
around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to
minimize these situations in the future. Sug
gestions for determining when a
volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other
volunteers, and staff will be presented. And, the role that risk management
plays in these decisions will also be included.

Strategy for Your Nonprofit

his CharityFinders webinar shows how your nonprofit can develop and
execute an Internet strategy to further its mission. We'll examine how

using the Internet, how they'd
like to be

using the Internet,
and how they
should be

using the Internet (but may be unaware of)

how to bridge that significant gap easily and quickly. You’ll learn how to
drive more traffic to and fundraising through your site. We'll give specific

on how you can improve your website so it will offer lots for
your website visitors to SEE and lots for them to DO.

June 18

Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability

Learn new approaches to controlling environmental conditions

many of
which are low
cost or no
cost! Smaller, mid
sized, and large institutions
alike will all have knowledge to gain at this educational program in
Harrisburg, PA.

Deadline extended

June 11th
, 2013!


he State Museum of Pennsylvania,

North Street
PA 17120




8:45am Refreshments


4:30pm Program


Registration, secure credit card payment, and additional program
information are available on our website at:

Registration Fee:

$60 per person in Pennsylvania institutions


per person in out
state institutions


Creating stable environmental conditions is the most significant step an
institution can take for the long
term preservation of the collections
materials under its stewardship.

While most preser
vation actions affect
single items or groups of items, environmental conditions affect entire

Though providing stable environmental conditions is a goal for most
archives, museums, and libraries, in actuality it can be very difficult to
e ideal specifications.

In addition to economic limitations faced by
many institutions, collections are often housed in historic structures, in
buildings with aging systems, or in structures whose designs make
environmental management difficult.

This one
day program will explore new approaches to controlling
environmental conditions in cultural institutions.

Leading experts in the field
will present physically and financially feasible environmental control
strategies to help institutions preserve collecti
ons materials for the long

Topics covered will include:

The Collections Environment

Understanding the Building/Climate Relationship

New Approaches and Best Practices for Environmental Control

Environmental Monitoring and Data Analysis

This program is intended for staff of cultural heritage organizations
responsible for monitoring and managing environmental conditions for
collections, including registrars, facilities managers, archivists, librarians,
curators, collections managers, and
stewards of historic house museums.

Even staff members or volunteers without direct influence over
environmental conditions at an organization can benefit from the information


Michael C. Henry
PE, AIA, Principal Engineer/Architect,

atson & Henry

Richard L. Kerschner
, Director of Preservation and
Conservation, Shelburne Museum
James M. Reilly

Director, Image


Call 215
0613 or email

Environmental Management: Stewardship & Sustainability
is part of
Save Pennsylvania’s Past
, a statewide effort to
preserve the

millions of objects and historic artifacts that shape the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s history and
define our nation.
Save Pennsylvania’s Past

is an initiative led by

in partnership with the
Historical & Museum Commission
PA Museums
, and
. The project is supported by an
Institute of
Museum and Library Services

Connecting to Collections Statewide Implementation Grant, by the
Council on the Arts,
and by the

Arthur Ross Foundation, Inc.


Conservation Cente
r for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

is the country's largest nonprofit conservation
facility serving cultural, research and educational institutions, as well as individuals and private organizations.
's mission is to provide expertise and leadershi
p in the preservation of the world's cultural heritage.

specializes in the treatment of works of art on paper, such as drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper,
photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, along with related mater
ials like parchment and papyrus.

also offers digital imaging services, on
site consultations, educational programs, fellowships, and

For information on additional educational opportunities, visit
find us on Facebook

Building a Case for Teen Humanities Programming at Public Libraries

Pennsylvania Humanities Council and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh are
holding a Mini

Building a Case for Teen Humanities
Programming at Public Libraries

June 18
, 2013 from 8 am

2 pm at
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Squirrel Hill

Registration is now open for “Building a Case for Teen Humanities
Programming at Public Libraries,” a humanities and teen services advocacy
conference taking place

June 18 at Carnegie
Library of Pittsburgh

Squirrel Hill branch.

The goal of this one day event is to increase
awareness about the contributions of the humanities and public libraries in
informal education of youth ages 12
18. The day will focus on advocating for

that fosters a love of literacy and learning in teens so they
attain the skills needed to succeed in school, work, and life.

Click here to register.

has been extended to June 7.

At the conference, attendees will:

∙Hear from keynote speaker and teen services expert
Michele Gorman

on the importance of connecting young adults to the library and
Sprout Fund's
outreach officer
Dave E

on creating value for
innovative learning programs aimed at young audiences.

·Learn more PHC’s interactive reading program
Teen Reading Lounge

and skill development in participating youth

∙Network with other
library, education and out
school time

as well as funders and local gov
ernment supporters

In addition to partially supporting this conference, the Office of
Commonwealth Libraries is generously providing travel assistance. Please
see the invite for more details.

We hope to see you there!

ew Kids on the Block (Booklist)

While there won't be any serenading from the beloved boy band, this hour
long, free webinar is sure to be almost as swoon
worthy! Hear from
Algonquin Young Readers, Blink/Zon
dervan, Soho Teen, and Sourcebooks
Fire as they present middle grade and YA titles from their new imprints hip
to all things tween and teen. Moderated by Booklist's Books for Youth
associate editor Annie Kelley.

Publishing at the Public Library: Become a Community Publishing
Portal (Public Library Association)

Public libraries have always been in a unique position to help local writers
connect with readers in their c
ommunities. The advent of self
platforms presents libraries with a new resource to enhance that connection
and reinforce their place at the center of community cultural life. Last year
Los Gatos (Calif.) Library began a partnership with e
book s
company Smashwords to offer a three
part series of e
book self
seminars. This partnership has grown to include a co
branded publishing
portal managed by Smashwords. Linked from the library website, the portal
enables local authors

to publish and distribute e
books at no cost and allows
them to "Publish to the Library" if the library chooses to purchase their work.
Find out how Los Gatos Library developed this partnership and how your
library can easily do the same.

Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success

earn how to enhance your organization's competitiveness and strengthen
its financial health. Sustainability is a popular but often misunderstood
buzzword in our sector. Nonprofit sustainability means more than just
generating enough money to keep our organ
ization afloat. In this class we
will begin with the definition of nonprofit sustainability, and then we will
cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long
sustainability for an organization. In this
Foundation Center

webinar you will
learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and
strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.

June 19

Transformational Advancement

How deeply should the CEO and board trustees of a nonprofit be involved in
fundraising? Apparently still a question for some! Yet transformational
advancement is all about leaders…leaders…leaders!

In t
Nonprofit Webinars

session, participants are invited to dream big and
be real about the keys to deliver transformational fundraising and
communication. This program will enable participants to tell a story that stirs
the emotions, connects communities and engages folks pre
disposed to give.
Why, when and how to plan and take an institution’s fundraising to higher
levels of accomplishment is the focus of this session.

Facilitating Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings are the norm today. Sure, you may know how to facilitate
oup meetings, but how are your virtual facilitation skills?

Transformational Advancement

Webinar participants are invited to dream big and be real about the keys to
deliver transformational fundraising and communication. This program will
enable participants to tell a story that stirs the emotions
, connects
communities and engages folks pre
disposed to give.

eezing Along with the RML (National Library of Medicine)

National Network of Libraries Medicine

MidContinental Region Coordinators
present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant
to public and
health sciences librarians.

This month: NN/LM MCR Associate Director,
Claire Hamasu, will review our plans for Year 3 of the NLM contract. Monica
Rogers, NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinator will also make

Facilitating Virtual Meetings (NonProfit Webinars)

Virtual meetings are the norm today. Sure, you may know how to facilitate
group meetings, but how are your virtual facilitation skills? Do you kno
how to use technology effectively to achieve maximum group results even
when you're not in the same room? How do you minimize the common
challenges? In this webinar, learn how to adapt facilitation skills to the
virtual environment. Discover critical com
ponents of virtual facilitation, how
to overcome common dysfunctions in virtual meetings, and ways to
accomplish full group participation

as if you're in the same room.

Leading Virtual Teams (Training Magazine Network)

Virtual teams often face difficulties solving problems, making decisions,
generating innovative ideas, and reconciling differences. When team
members don't meet with each other face
face, it can be h
arder to build
rapport, develop trust, and establish meaningful collegiality. Team members
task, leaders fall back to presenting endlessly, and the work goes
sideways. Join us as the speakers help you tackle the common challenges
that go along with l
eading virtual teams. Our speakers will describe and
demonstrate several practical skills and methods you can use right away to
help team members and leaders improve the way they collaborate and

RDA Has Arrived: Essentials for RDA for Public Services (Georgia
Library Association)

After years of buzz, the Library of Congress implemented the new cataloging
standard RDA (Resource Description and
Access) on March 31, 2013. What
is RDA and why should I care? RDA is part of the ongoing transformation of
library data with an objective of responsiveness to user needs. Susan Wynne
will discuss the major differences between AACR2 practices and RDA,
ing on how RDA affects user displays and navigation in local catalogs,
WorldCat, and elsewhere.

June 19

National Conference on Volunteering and Service


will be held in Washington, DC

June 25

Nonprofit Board Members? LinkedIn Helps You Make

Ensure your success with 7 tips from board governance and LinkedIn pros,
Marc Halpert, Maria Semple and Geri Stengel.

PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed


NLM National Training Center


June 25, 2013


Driven Libraries Part 3: Decoding Data to Plan for the Future
ary Journal)

driven decision making is creating large pools of data around which
public libraries are trying to define everything from overarching strategies to
granular collection development strategies. Although the analysis of this
data is often le
ft to third
parties, some libraries are taking the step of hiring
their own data analysts to help administrators decide what the data means,
why it matters, and how best to present it to other stakeholders.

June 26

Managing Conflict During (and After) Non
profit Mergers and

In this webinar, you will learn:

The top three causes of conflict during mergers/collaborations and how to
avoid them

How to manage conflict to surface deeper issues, concerns and

A step by step process for successfully manage the three
C’s of collaboration
and merger: communication, conflict and culture

Using Census Data to Get Grants

This workshop i
s intended for those who either are new to the US Census
site, are confused by its new format or haven’t had time to learn about the
wide array of data and services offered at the site

Spotlight! On National Library of Medicine Resources (National
Library of Medicine)

month's webinar topic: National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information
Management Resource Center

Siobhan Champ
Blackwell will provide a tour and
highlight its resources. Taking the one
hour class and completing the exercises and
class evaluation mak
es you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association
Continuing Education credit

This month's webinar topic: National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information
Management Resource Center

Siobhan Champ
Blackwell will provide a tour and
highlight its
resources. Taking the one
hour class and completing the exercises and
class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association
Continuing Education credit.

June 27

MOOCs and More! (Wyoming State Library)

What's a MOOC? It's a Massive Open Online Course

level learning
coming from top universities, all online, all free. Join Susan Mark to learn
how to put your patrons in touch with MOOCs and other quali
ty learning
interests that suit their needs.

June 27

July 2

American Library Association Conference


will be held in Chicago

July 2

PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH


NLM National
Training Center


July 2, 2013


July 9

PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (AT


NLM National Training Center


July 9, 2013


Libraries, Children and Families: new
research and policy
recommendations on role of libraries in early reading

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific

60 min

Early Registration

The importance of early childhood education was underscored by President
Obama in his most recent State of the Union address: "Study after study
shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does
down the road." Join us to hear Susan
Hildreth, director of the
Institute of
Museum and Library Services
, present on a recent policy report, developed
with the
Campaign for Grade
level Reading
, that highlights the role of
libraries in early learning. The report also offers a plan of action for policy
makers to build on current research and include libraries in early learning
strategies. Attendees will lear
n about best practices for enhancing reading
programs and how to participate in your community’s efforts to address
literacy concerns. In addition, Lee Rainie, director of the
Pew Research
r’s Internet & American Life Project
, will describe the Project’s newly
released report about the special role that libraries play in the life of families
with children. Attendees will learn what matters to parents about their
library experiences with thei
r children, and how library programs and
outreach can address those needs.

Presented by:
Susan Hildreth
, director, Institute of Museum and Library
Services, and
Lee Rainie
, director, Pew Research Center Internet &
American Life Project.

July 11 and 18

LinkedIn for Librarians

This two part ALA webinar will be presented by Kim Dority.

Topics include:

Part 1: LinkedIn for Professional Development

How to create a strong, professional LinkedIn profile

Understand the LinkedIn tools and options that can be used to address
various aspects of professional development, including:

Monitoring emerging library trends and technologies

Staying current with LIS thought leaders

Identifying topic experts who ar
e willing to share their expertise

Sharing your own expertise via LinkedIn,

and contributing back to the
professional development of other LIS practitioners

Part 2: LinkedIn for Patrons

Helping Job
Hunters Explore Careers, Identify Employers, and Make

Understanding how LinkedIn can be used to help job
hunters with research,
interview preparation

Learn more

July 16

PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search


NLM National Training Center




July 17

Library Social Media Use

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific

60 min

Early Registration

Over half of the world’s 2 billion internet users interact with social media
tools to create, share, and exchange information and ideas while onlin
Libraries are using these tools to market programs and services, and to
connect and engage with their communities beyond the library walls. Join us
as we explore Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as examples of tools that are
being used successful by lib
raries. The webinar will cover how to create,
administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online presence. Some
basic security settings for each social media tool will be discussed as well.

Presented by:
Dr. Roberto Gallardo
, Project Director,
Extension Broadband
Education and Adoption Team

BEAT) in Mississippi

Leading Organizational Change

In this webinar, you will learn:

hy change is often more difficult than expected.

stage model of change and what to do at each stage.

Constructive ways to respond to resistance to change.

Useful tips, tools, and resources.


July 23

PubMed® for Librarians: Customization



NLM National Training Center




July 24, 2013

Information Literacy Summit

The theme of the all
day summit is "Building Bridges through Cu
rriculum and
Collaboration" and it will be held at Penn State University, University Park,
PA. It is open to all librarians and educators from any setting who are
interested in teaching and learning. The Summit is sponsored by PA Forward
and its partner or

ACLCP (Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania)

ACRL/Delaware Valley Chapter

Central PA K
16 Librarians Information Literacy Network

PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.)

PaLA College Research Division

Teaching, Learning & Technology Roundtable

PSLA (Pennsylvania School Library Association)

More information is forthcoming about the program

watch for emails!

September 12

Libraries on the Ballot

EveryLibrary is offering a series on how to plan a success
ful referenda
campaign. The series starts September 12.
Learn more