Category Archives: Education Institute

October 31 Happening

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How about a little professional development before heading out to see the little ghouls and goblins this Halloween? The NLLA Happenings Committee will be hosting an Education Institute webinar “Serving English as a Second Language Library Users”.

This webinar is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about serving this specific demographic.

The webinar will take place on October 31st from 3:30-4:30pm, and will be held in Room #5017A, on the 5th floor of the QEII Library, Memorial University.

The session will be given by Cate Carlyle, Librarian and Instructional Resource Assistant for the Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Centre Library at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

More information on the session: http://www.thepartnership.ca/PARTNERSHIP/Education_Institute/Events/Oct_31__Carlyle.aspx

We look forward to seeing you there! Please RSVP if you would like to attend (Amanda Power: arpower@mun.ca OR Julia Mayo: juliamayo@nlpl.ca).

 

 

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Upcoming Education Institute sessions

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Supervisory Skills Course with Cheryl Stenstrom
6 week Online Course starting Monday May 7 – REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON!
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.

Technology with a Smile!: using technology to connect, engage and collaborate with community members
1 hour web conference Thursday June 14 @ 2pm ET
Although technology seems to have penetrated most societies and communities, some people still see technology as a barrier to accessing information and accessing services. Lack of skills, resources and understanding of how to use technology are some of the factors that might prevent an individual or groups from seeking or obtaining information that is critical in making their lives better. 

A big part of this work includes using technology in innovative ways to connect people, engage them and collaborate with them in evaluating services and developing relevant and interesting programs. From Wiis to flip cameras, laptops and internet sticks, cell phones and MP3 players –there are endless possibilities for using technology to enhance customer experiences with the library! 

This presentation will focus on how Community Librarians at EPL have successfully integrated technology into their community development work. We will discuss the impacts of this technology use and share success stories. What lessons have we learned from these experiences, and what is in store for the future? We hope to provide inspiring ideas for other libraries and give library workers a sense of how technology can be utilized and shared with positive results!

Pinterest for Libraries and Museums with Joe Murphy
1 hour web conference Tuesday June 19 @ 2pm ET
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard for online images. It serves as a way to discover or share pictures and infographics and visually curate online resources in a collaborative environment. Pinterest has more than 12 million users, drives more traffic than Google+, Linkedin, and YouTube combined, and has been called “2012’s hottest website”. This webinar about how to make the most of the popular virtual pin board site in your library includes advanced tips & considerations for beginners, novice, & pro Pinners and focuses on how Pinterest plays well with collection and service needs as a strong resource in the modern library tool box.

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.

Coming up @ the Education Institute!

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To register for any of these sessions please visit www.educationinstitute.ca

Harnessing the power of QR codes with Joe Murphy
1 hour web conference Tuesday February 21 @ 2pm ET
QR Codes have the potential to aid libraries in bridging the gap between their valuable in person print resources with the world of vast digital information. QR Codes are small barcodes that can be scanned with smart phones and can easily be created by libraries to contain links, tutorials, contact info, and more. Learn all you need to know about QR Codes as a front line service provider, what their value for your library is, and exactly how to leverage them to help cheaply meet your mobile patrons.
This session will highlight practical takeaways to help you apply this major technology at your institution.  Also learn about the evolving role of QR Codes in information environments, their growth across demographics with the spread of smart phones, and possible competitive technologies including Near Field Communication and Augmented Reality.This workshop is lead by Joe Murphy, who recently authored the book, Location-Aware Services and QR Codes for Libraries, highlighting how mobile technologies with a location element such as QR Codes can be leveraged by libraries.
Marketing Through Library Instruction: 3 Step Process with Karen Okamoto and Mark Aaron Polger
1 hour web conference Thursday February 23 @ 2pm ET
A library instruction class provides a unique opportunity for librarians to market the library’s plethora of print and electronic resources, library services, and librarians, themselves, as information experts. The actual class, albeit only 1-2 hours, provides the librarian an opportunity to market and promote the library. In our presentation we present a three-step process in which we use library instruction as a marketing tool.
HTML5 and CSS3: New Markup and Styles for the Emerging Web with Jason Clark
1.5 hour web conference Thursday March 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.
CLOUD Computing – Understanding the Opportunities with Paul Takala
1 hour web conference Tuesday March 6 @ 3:30pm ET
Cloud computing provides huge opportunities for enabling Information Technology resources to be transferring from managing infrastructure to adding value to the organization. This session will provide an overview of Cloud computing and explore the different types of Cloud services. Both the potential benefits and ways to manage potential risks will be addressed.
Wham! Kapow! Zap! Engaging students with graphic novels and comic books with Bruce White
1 hour web conference Thursday March  @ 3:30 pm ET
Comic Life and Bitstrips are a comic book/graphic novel generator that permits users to incorporate digital images into a comic book format or template.Learn how they were used as part of a for grade 10 students.