Continuing Education News

Public Library Directors 101 course now available on WebJunction

A new course is now available in the WebJunction Course Catalog. "Public Library Directors 101" is a four-part video series designed by state librarians, library development directors, and continuing education coordinators around the question, "What do public library directors tell us they wish they had known when they started their job?"

These videos are provided by COSLA, the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, and are a valuable resource for new library directors and even those thinking about becoming directors. Use the Learner Guide provided with the course to capture your thoughts and ideas about your learning and next steps.

The WebJunction Course Catalog is free and available for when you have the time. If you can't finish the course all at once, it will be there when you return, as with all of the resources available to you on WebJunction.org.

Sign up for your free account today and explore this new addition to the course catalog.

UW-Madison SLIS announces Winter/Spring courses

UW-Madison SLIS Winter/Spring 2016 Online Professional Development
Plus The Librarians’ Tour to Germany!

Classes are open to everyone!

NEW! Graphic Design for Librarians
January 25 - February 19
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/1122.htm

Copyright in Libraries
January 25 - March 4
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-copyright.htm

NEW! How Did You Manage THAT? Issues in Youth Services Management II
January 25 - February 19
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-ManageTHAT.htm

Creating a Marketing Plan for your Library
January 25 - February 26
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/MarketingPlan.htm

NEW! Introduction to User Experience
February 1 - March 11
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/1123.htm

Using Pinterest and Tumblr in Libraries
February 1 – 15
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/PinterestTumblr.htm

NEW! Using Open Source Tools for Engagement
February 8 - March 18
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/1125.htm

Makerspace Mindset
February 15 - March 25
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-Makerspace.htm

Basic Public Library Administration
February 15 - May 6
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-BasicPLAdmin.htm

Organization and Management of Collections
February 15 - May 6
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-OrgMgmtColl.htm

NEW! Worthwhile Webinars
February 29 - April 8
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/1124.htm

Child Development, Library Space, and Behavior
March 21 - April 29
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-LibrarySpace.htm

Disaster Planning for Libraries
April 4 – 15
http://www.slis.wisc.edu/continueed-DisasterPlanning.htm

International Tour: Librarians' Tour to Germany
May 29 - June 8, 2016
https://uwgermany16.wordpress.com/

Second Call for Proposals for Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Second Call for Proposals

On behalf of the Conference Program Committee, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. The event will be held on June 10, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing, with a preconference on June 9. This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to share information and network with other colleagues.

We invite program proposals through January 15, 2016.

Program proposals should be 45 minutes in length, including time for questions. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

  • Resource Sharing Best Practices
  • Marketing Services
  • Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
  • Workflow Improvements
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Consortial or Group Purchasing
  • Purchase on Demand
  • Reciprocal Borrowing
  • Shared Staffing and Training
  • Shared Discovery Layers
  • E-Books
  • Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems
  • Shared Print Projects

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal for your presentation via the GLRSC website.

Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and those presenters who are selected will be notified by February 12, 2016.

Please direct any questions to Pamela Grudzien (grudz1pa [at] cmich [dot] edu (subject: GLRSC%20call%20for%20proposals) ) and Mark Sullivan (sullivm [at] geneseo [dot] edu (subject: GLRSC%20call%20for%20proposals) ).

Publishing Opportunity

The Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference is partnering with the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve to feature 2016 conference papers in a special issue. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a version of their conference presentation, but are not obligated to do so. More information about this publishing opportunity is available at http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/bes/jildder-cfp-glrs.

Connect with Us

For current news and updates on the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesResourceSharingConference, follow us on Twitter (@GLRSC), or visit our website at http://glrsc.org.

3rd Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference

Call for Proposals

On behalf of the Conference Program Committee, we invite you to submit a proposal for the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. The event will be held in Indianapolis, IN at the Sheraton Indianapolis at Keystone Crossing. This conference is an opportunity for individuals working in resource sharing to gather information and communicate with other colleagues.

We invite program proposals from October 12, 2015 to January 15, 2016.

Accepted program proposal submissions should be 45 minutes in length including time for questions. Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:

  • Resource Sharing Best Practices
  • Marketing Services
  • Electronic Resources and Resource Sharing
  • Workflow Improvements
  • Cooperative Collection Development
  • Consortial or Group Purchasing
  • Purchase on Demand
  • Reciprocal Borrowing
  • Shared Staffing and Training
  • Shared Discovery Layers
  • E-Books
  • Resource Sharing in Next Gen Systems
  • Shared Print Projects

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal for your presentation via the GLRSC website.

Program proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and those presenters who are selected will be notified by February 12, 2016.

Please direct any questions to Pamela Grudzien (grudz1pa [at] cmich [dot] edu (subject: GLRSC%20call%20for%20proposals) ) and Mark Sullivan (sullivm [at] geneseo [dot] edu (subject: GLRSC%20call%20for%20proposals) ).

Publishing Opportunity

The Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference is partnering with the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery, & Electronic Reserve to feature 2016 conference papers in a special issue. Presenters will have the opportunity to publish a version of their conference presentation, but are not obligated to do so. More information about this publishing opportunity is available at http://explore.tandfonline.com/cfp/bes/jildder-cfp-glrs.

Preconference Survey

Help us plan the preconference on June 9, 2016 by completing a short survey (only five questions) at https://indstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ebuSHqsMZJOqvg9. Please complete the survey by Friday, Oct. 23, 2015.

Connect with Us

For current news and updates on the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, please like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesResourceSharingConference or visit our website at http://glrsc.org.

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