Continuing Education News

Free Webinar: "Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs"

Health Happens in Libraries: Supporting Patron Information Needs 
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 
Time: 11 AM PT/2 PM ET (1 hour) 

The Health Insurance Marketplace associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened on October 1. Many libraries are implementing community-based strategies to address this new information need, while continuing to grow their own knowledge about the requirements of the law. Please join us for this WebJunction webinar to hear from library representatives about the types of information requests they have received in the first several weeks of open enrollment, and what they have learned in responding. ACA experts will also be on hand to share key policy updates and answer questions during the live Q&A portion of the webinar. 

Presented by:
                * Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services
                * Susie Butler, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
                * Debbie Rzepczynski, Lake County Public Library 
                * Jennifer Keohane, Connecticut Library Consortium 

Registration is available at: 

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience at the Health Happens in Libraries project site.

New Online Continuing Ed Classes, UW-Madison SLIS-CES

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Library and Information Studies
Continuing Education Services

Winter/Spring 2014 Online Courses

How do our online classes work?
Anybody can sign up! The courses do not require a 'meeting' time. Students and their instructor login to the course a few times each week to read/listen to lecture material and participate in the online discussion boards. Contact Anna Palmer, ahpalmer [at] wisc [dot] edu, if you have further questions.

Expanded! Genealogy Library Services
January 21 - February 28

Basic Public Library Administration
January 27 – April 18

Energize Your Social Media Strategy
January 27 - February 23

NEW! Project Management for Librarians
January 27 – March 21

Organization and Management of Collections
February 3 – April 25

Connecting Teens with the Best in New Teen Lit
February 10-March 21

NEW! Power Children’s Programming–on a Budget
February 10-March 21

NEW! Digital Asset Management
February 10 – April 4

Cultivating Quality Customer Service in Libraries
February 17-March 28

NEW! Adult Library Programs on a Dime
March 3 – April 4

NEW! Assessment of Student Learning for Instruction Librarians
March 3 - April 25

Get Your Ducks in a Row: Disaster Planning
March 31-April 11

NEW! Working Successfully with Your Library Board
April 28 to May 23

Free BIBFRAME webinar on January 8! Sign up here:
An archived BIBFRAME webinar is also available on this site. 

Free Webinar: "Influencing Skills for Special Librarians"

Title: "Influencing Skills for Special Librarians"
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time: 10am PT / 1pm ET


Stephen Abram, Advocate for Special Libraries, Former SLA President

What You Will Learn:                
Are you ready to influence your organization's opinion leaders? The library literature on advocacy is dominated by advocacy strategies for public and academic libraries-the library not the librarian. Special librarians are, well, a special case. How do we advocate for the role and impact of special librarians and information professionals?
Stephen Abram, former president of SLA, shares his insights into strategies to influence decision-makers about the role, value and impact of the librarian. We may be built on a foundation of information objects and technology, but it's the information pro that makes the difference. Attend and learn how to influence your boss, funders, and key clients.                                
In this webinar, you will learn:
*             Strategies to influence decision-makers about the role, value and impact of the librarian
*             How to influence your boss, funders, and key clients
*             And much more!
Sign up here for this free informative webinar. We look forward to having you join us online via WebEx on November 14, 2013 at 10am PT / 1PM ET.

CARLI Webinars on Digital Preservation

The CARLI Digital Preservation Trainers would like to announce a "save the date" for a series of webinars on digital preservation. The webinars will cover the six digital preservation “modules” created by the Library of Congress’ Department of Digital Preservation Outreach and Education (

There will be four webinars in total.  The first will be a one-hour overview that will introduce the topics covered in the three subsequent webinars.  Each of those webinars will be two hours and cover two of the digital preservation modules. Dates and time for all four webinars are listed below.

Registration information for each webinar will be announced at a later date.

Who should attend? Librarians and IT staff involved in acquiring and creating digital materials, and those who are beginning to think about acquiring digital materials.  No previous experience in digital preservation is needed.

Overview Webinar: Tuesday, February 4, 2014, from 10:00 – 11:00am

The one-hour overview will be a brief introduction of the webinar series curriculum.

Identify and Select: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, from 10:00am – noon

Identify the digital content your library owns that should be considered for preservation. Apply selection criteria to your content to determine what should be preserved.

Store and Protect: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, from 10:00am – noon

Consider issues for the long-term storage of your digital content. Protect the digital content you’ve created, from assuring the fixity of the files to disaster planning.

Manage and Provide: Tuesday, May 6, 2014, from 10:00am – noon

Learn what provisions are needed for the long-term management of your digital content. Determine how you will provide access to your digital content now and well into the future.

All webinars will be recorded and posted on the CARLI website. If you have any questions about this webinar series, please contact the CARLI Office at support [at] carli [dot] illinois [dot] edu

Thank you,


Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL  61820
Contact CARLI: support [at] carli [dot] illinois [dot] edu
Phone: 217-244-7593 or Toll-free in Illinois 866-904-5843
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