Monday, Jan 12 2015 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm

After the Librarians' Committee Meeting, Chinook Arch Systems Support Technician, John Buckmaster, will explain what, how and why IT changes will affect you.
This session is open to all library managers and library staff.

Location: Chinook Arch Board Room
Date & Time: Monday, January 12, 2015 from 1:15-2:15 pm
Register for this training by emailing Hannah at hloewen@chinookarch.ca

Monday, Jan 12 2015 - 1:15pm - 2:15pm

Did you know you can use LibraryAware for promotional materials for your library?
Attend a webinar presented by a LibraryAware expert to learn the basics of using this program. This session is open to all library managers and staff.

If you do not have a login for LibraryAware and need one (whether you are attending this session or not), contact Hannah Loewen (hloewen@chinookarch.ca).

Location: Chinook Arch Training Room
Date & Time: Monday, January 12, 2015 from 1:15-2:15 pm
Register for this training by emailing Hannah at hloewen@chinookarch.ca

Wednesday, Jan 14 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Date & Time: January 14, 2015 at 1:00-2:00 pm MST
Cost: free
Session offered by Infopeople
Presenters:  Rita Gavelis  - technology trainer and consultant with over 25 years of library experience.

Description:
Power Searching Webinar Series: 1 of 3
·         Have you learned any new searching tricks in the last year?
·         Do your searches still result in too many irrelevant hits?
·         Want to be more effective in searching for information online?

The Web continues to grow at an alarming, exhilarating pace, with an estimated 1 billion pages added every single day. Even the most experienced searchers can find themselves frustrated, flummoxed or forlorn. Upgrading your searching skills is an excellent way to help yourself and your customers.
In this webinar, the first of a three-part series, Rita Gavelis will explore the common features built into search engines such as Google and Bing to help us retrieve accurate search results. She will also discuss advanced tricks such as phrasing, relational terms, limiters, and format to make your searches more effective.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
·         Understand delimiters and wildcards
·         Create more effective search phrases and strings using relational terms
·         Recognize elements in a URL to aid in their searches

This webinar will be of interest to library staff at any level that want to be more effective and efficient in searching the Internet.
 
Recording available to registrants.  Speaker’s slides will be available the morning of the webinar.
Register at https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=452
 
Series Information
Part 1: PowerSearching: advanced search operators  on Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Part 2: Power Searching: alternative search engines, social media, and subject indices.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm MST.
Part 3: Part 3: Power Searching: databases and the hidden web.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm MST.

Thursday, Jan 15 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 12:00-1:00pm MST
Cost: free
Session offered by WebJunction
Presenters: Debra Westwood, Library Cluster Manager, Bellevue, Lake Hills & Crossroads Libraries, King County Library System (WA)

Description:
Our libraries and communities are experiencing the constant motion of changes in technology, demographics and services. The sensation of being afloat in an unpredictable environment can be thrilling as we contemplate the many new possibilities but also a bit scary because of the many unknowns. Join seasoned change manager Debra Westwood for a walk through the process of change to help us recognize our physiological and emotional responses to change and determine how our current skills and experience can fit into new ways of working. All of us, as library staff members, can get beyond just surviving change and learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.
 
Recording available to registrants.

Register at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/staying-afloat-sea-of-change.html

Monday, Jan 26 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: free
Session offered by WebJunction
Presenters:  Francisca Goldsmith, Library Services Trainer.

Description:  Access to reliable consumer health information is an essential component of individual and community well-being. Because of their unique role and reputation for being open and available to all, public libraries bring valuable assets to supporting local community health efforts.

In this WebJunction webinar, participants will explore essential pathways for libraries to address meaningful health information and services. Participants will be introduced to foundational considerations for ensuring ethics and privacy in patron interactions, maintaining health collections at the public library, addressing community health literacy, and supporting healthy communities through partnerships. Participants will also be introduced to resources to advance these topics in their community, and leave the session prepared to join the strong network of public libraries advancing health education nationwide.
 
Recording available to registrants.

Register at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/pathways-guide-health-education.html

Tuesday, Feb 24 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: $45 for LAA members/$55 for non-members
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters:  Laura Dick

Description:
As a fairly new joint tenant library/YMCA facility, we are faced with a number of interesting dilemmas:  what happens when everyone wants to partner with us, how do we plan joint programming when one partner provides fee based service and the other does not, and how do we cope with an ongoing flood of customers? In this webinar, participants will discover how to make a seemingly impossible situation not only possible, but hugely successful!
 
Recording available to registrants.

Register at http://bit.ly/1zo77V6

Thursday, Mar 5 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: $45 for LAA members/$55 for non-members
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters: Douglas Davey and Cecilia Vespa

Description:
Where are graphic novels now, and where are they headed in the future? Join a librarian and a novelist-librarian for a discussion of digital graphic novels and their distinct appeal, and a sneak peek at this fast-changing format's new features and platforms. Plus we'll talk about how to collect digital graphic novels and how to incorporate them into your library programming.
 
Recording available to registrants.

Register at http://bit.ly/1wHd11n

Tuesday, Mar 10 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: $45 for LAA members/$55 for non-members
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters: Gillian Nowland & Barbara Nelke

Description:
This session will focus on how you can market your library collections through Pinterest, a social media platform. Pinterest is a digital pinboard that allows you to share, add, and organize images into specific categories.
 
Recording available to registrants.
Register at http://bit.ly/1DIh4km
 

Thursday, Mar 12 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: $45 for LAA members/$55 for non-members
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters:  Dr. Kathleen DeLong

Description:
In this session, will define mindful leadership within leadership theory and discuss how mindful leadership impacts organizational life as well as its effect on organizational culture and change. She will also speak about some of the practical ways that mindful leadership can be used to guide library organizations through constant change and uncertainty.
 
Recording available to registrants.
Register at http://bit.ly/1BVgptZ

Tuesday, Mar 24 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: $45 for LAA members/$55 for non-members
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters: Gerry Call

Description:
We will discuss what really motivates people, and how we can use this knowledge to get the most from other people, perhaps even more than they thought they could give. We will build on individual motivation to discuss how people can work effectively in teams to leverage productivity and achieve extraordinary results.
 
Recording available to registrants.
Register at http://bit.ly/16q0uXS

Thursday, Mar 26 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Date & Time: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 12:00-1:00 pm MST
Cost: $45 for LAA members/$55 for non-members
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters: Doug Johnson

Description:
In the fast-changing online world of social networking, where an embarrassing photo can travel the globe in seconds, online predators are the topic of nightly news programs, and young adults travel as avatars to virtual worlds where anything can happen, what policies do schools and libraries need to set and how do they set them? And more importantly, what skills must schools and libraries help students master to be good digital citizens?
 
Recording available to registrants.
Register at http://bit.ly/1A6JrVo

Tuesday, Mar 31 2015 - 10:00pm - 11:00pm

Date & Time: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:00-11:00 pm MST
Cost:  Free
Session offered by Education Institute
Presenters:  Christine Allum

Description:
This session will highlight why financial literacy is important and what resources are available to help consumers and youth develop their money management skills. The resources and tools include articles, quizzes, videos, calculators and more. This unbiased content covers everything from budgeting to home renovation to financial planning. We’ll explore the resources available for consumers, parents and educators; review topics covered by some of Canada's most respected financial experts; and assess our own financial knowledge.
 
Recording available to registrants.
Register at http://bit.ly/1wWMtwi