November 2014: Free CE and Training Options Online.
This list was compiled by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission
I’m Stressed Out and You Want Me to Stay Positive?!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014; 1 pm
Presented by: Stephanie Zimmerman, Training & Development Coordinator, Library System of Lancaster County (Lancaster, PA)=
According to CareerCast.com, “Librarian” is one of the top 10 least stressful jobs of 2014. Hmmmm, what do you think? What about depleting budgets due to funding cuts? What about cuts to staffing? What about the torrent of new technologies that are crashing down on your head? Feeling a little dizzy? Feeling a bit stressed? Don’t panic! You have the power to shift your mindset and find the calm in the storm. Find out how a positive outlook can cut down on the harmful stress in your work and in your life!
Ebooks & Audiobooks: What the Vendors Didn’t Tell Us
Tuesday, November 18, 2014; 10 am
Presented by: Colleen Eggett, Library Trainer and Consultant, Utah State Library (Salt Lake City, UT)
Our public is clamoring to know how to get downloadable eBooks and audiobooks from the public library. No techie answers, just what to do. Come and learn the best practices of teaching people to use these new downloadable parts of our public library collections. You may just learn how to do it yourself. Topics include:
1. How to really teach the public about eBooks and Audiobooks: what works and what doesn’t
2. The audience may be different for reading eBooks and listening to audiobooks
3. What you need to know
4. What your public needs to know
5. How we can find success in offering downloadable books
Library Marketing Words to Avoid (30-Minute Thursday)
Thursday, November 20, 2014; 2 pm
Presented by: Jamie Matczak, Continuing Education Coordinator, Nicolet Federated Library System (Green Bay, WI)
Whether you are writing a Facebook post, composing a tweet, creating a press release or brainstorming copy for a flyer, there are certain words that are buzzkills when it comes to marketing your library. Jamie will talk about words to avoid and what could be used instead. Some of them might surprise you!
Two Banks & A Square (30-Minute Thursday)
Thursday, December 11, 2014; 10 am
Presented by: Kay Rankel, Director, Gillett Public Library (Gillett, WI)
In May, the Gillett Public Library (a former bank) purchased another bank building right next door to allow for more collection, computer, and socializing space in its current location, and to convert the second bank building into a community center with additional space for meetings and displays. The area in-between will become a Community Square utilizing input from the entire community. Kay will talk about the process, progress, and roadblocks along the way in choosing this unique concept.