Give your skill set a spring cleaning with these fabulous upcoming EI sessions!

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ePubs Made Easy: How to create them and the issues around them with Diane Bedard and Walter Lewis
3 week course starting Wednesday April 25 @ 2pm ET. Each week consists of a one hour web conference.
If working in HTML and CSS don’t scare you off, there are some powerful options for etending the epub format and creating objects that work across all standard patforms. This session is being conducted online in a web conference environment for hands-on experience and to demonstrate the tools on your own desktop. Come and learn to build your own projects. This is a three part course starting on Wednesday April 25 at 2pm ET, each session will last for one hour and the instructors will give practical assignments to work on between sessions.

The Impact of Your Online Presence with Jenica Rogers
1 hour web conference Thursday April 26 @ 2pm ET
In the world of blogs, twitter, and FaceBook, we all have online presences that may effect how we’re seen as professionals. This talk will look into how being yourself online can have a positive effect on your career.

HTML5 and CSS3: New Markup and Styles for the Emerging Web with Jason Clark
1.5 hour web conference Tuesday May 1 @ 2pm ET
Geolocation, Native Video, Offline storage, Semantic markup elements, Canvas elements, Drag and Drop, Opacity, Gradients… HTML5 and CSS3 have been released and are changing the way web developers will work. With wide support in mobile browsers and the latest browser releases from Google and Firefox, HTML5 and CSS3 are poised to be the new technologies that will help build the next version of the Web. In this session, we’ll look at some of the possibilities, trends, and enhancements that HTML5 and CSS3 enable. We’ll talk through specifics of implementation and how you can get started using HTML5 and CSS3 in your apps today.

Facebook Bootcamp with Joanne Aegard and Jesse Roberts
1 hour web conference Thursday May 3 @ 2pm ET
You’re invited to join the Facebook Boot Camp and find out how your library can get the most out of the most popular social network in the world. We’ll go beyond the ordinary and share our experience using Facebook in a medium-sized public library. If you’re skeptical about the value of Facebook, or want to take Facebooking to the next level, this session is for you. Learn why Libraries should offer Facebook training, and how we do it with Facebook Coach and the Facebook Road Show. You will leave Facebook Boot Camp filled with ideas and enthusiasm.

Supervisory Skills Course with Cheryl Stenstrom
6 week Online Course starting Monday May 7
For first-time supervisors and staff new to the library workplace, supervising and leading can be a daunting task. In addition to working with customers, supervisors need to deal with administration, staff motivation and performance management. Based on the hugely popular Supervisory Skills for Library Staff course in BC’s Ministry of Education’s Community Library Training Program, this six-week online course is a mix of practical exercises and management theory and will give anyone new to libraries or those needing a refresher a chance to strengthen their skills as a team leader. Each week, you’ll receive an email with the lesson for that week, plus practice exercises that will help you work through the week’s sources and reinforce your learning. A web-based bulletin board will enable you and other participants to ask questions of the instructor and to provide online feedback about problems incurred.

This course is the right one for you if you enjoy interacting online with other participants and the instructors to share knowledge and experiences as participants will be asked to contribute actively to the bulletin board discussion by sharing questions and comments. The course will include a teleconference call with you and your fellow participants, hosted by the instructor, to give advice and clarify the learning experience.

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