Monday, Nov 3 2014 - 9:30am - 12:00pm

Monday, November 3: Librarians' Committee Meeting 9:30-12ish. Please submit agenda items via the Agenda Item Submission Form (see below) by Friday, October 24.

In the afternoon we will be offering 2 time slots with 2 training sessions in each (onsite training).
You may choose which sessions you want to attend.  RSVP to Hannah Loewen.
 
As always, we want to provide the training that YOU need! We have information from our needs assessment last summer and from listening to you since then, and we are planning to provide training that has been requested. That being said, please let Hannah Loewen know if you have requests for a specific topic you would like to have more training on – an old request or a new one.


Hannah Loewen, Public Services Librarian | Coordinator, Programs and Services

Phone: (403) 380-1506
Email: hloewen@chinookarch.ca

Monday, Nov 3 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Session B: Understanding Technology and Devices
Presented by John Buckmaster

Ever wonder how your wireless works (or doesn’t)? How computers talk to each other? Or even how your cellphone knows where you are? How microwaves cook food? This participant-driven training session will cover how our most common technologies work in an easy to understand, non-technical manner.

Please register with Hannah Loewen.
hloewen@chinookarch.ca
(403) 380-1506

Monday, Nov 3 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Session A: Microsoft Excel
Presented by Trevor Haugen

Please register with Hannah Loewen.
hloewen@chinookarch.ca
(403) 380-1506

Tuesday, Nov 4 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A webinar presenting research on how staff transition from librarian to proficient manager, and the story of their library organization and its peer support network.

Tuesday, November 4 @ 12:00-1:00pm MST

Many librarians find themselves challenged to make the transition into proficient managers, often without clear guidance. For her dissertation on front-line public library managers, Michele Leininger, a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, chose to investigate how and where new managers find the help they need. Through a series of diaries and interviews at one library system, Michele’s research tells both the individuals' stories about how they learned and transitioned from librarians into managers, as well as the story of the library organization and its peer support network. Discover what the research has revealed and what it means for others interested in the transitional journey to proficient manager.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to understand:

  • Michele’s approach to gathering the research data and why it's important to public library management research.
  • The experiences of the research participants, including the tools, processes, and preferences involved in their learning.
  • How the library supported the peer managerial network, both formally and informally.
  • The implications of the research for practitioners in the area of public library management.

Presented by: Michele Leininger, PhD candidate and teaching fellow at the University of Pittsburgh

Tweet: #wjwebinar 

Register at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/from-librarian-to-proficient-manager.html

Recording available to registrants:  YES
 

Tuesday, Nov 4 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday, November 4 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MST

RBdigital invites you to attend a webinar presentation of its super popular database service... Zinio for Libraries.

Zinio for Libraries is the world's largest digital newsstand and currently offers over 800 different magazines. The entire magazine is replicated digitally and allows patrons to move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.

With its unique digital platform, always available multi-access viewing and diverse content offering, Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries creates better ways for patrons to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it through their computer/device browsers and with handy Apps.

Please join us for a two-part 60 minute webinar.  

* The first 30 minutes we will explain how the service works, demonstrate its easy-to-use features and answer your questions.
* The second 30 minute section will be additional staff training on marketing, administrative and reference desk related troubleshooting tips.

Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/909456990

Wednesday, Nov 12 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

This webinar provides library staff with tools and resources to manage their own learning and a tour of WebJunction's free learning opportunities.

November 12 @ 12:00-1:00pm MST

Get ready to embark on a learning adventure! This session will provide a manageable approach for library staff looking for ways to learn on their own or together with others. We’ll take you on a tour of WebJunction.org and supply you with practical tools and resources to develop and implement a learning plan, which will equip you with the skills needed to navigate through the ever-changing library landscape. You’ll also learn how to access WebJunction’s free, online courses developed by librarians and library staff from around the country. We look forward to sharing all that WebJunction has to offer!

Presented by: WebJunction team members, Kathleen Gesinger, Learning Community Manager; Ahniwa Ferrari, Web Content Manager; and Jennifer Peterson, Community Manager

Tweet: #WJwebinar

Register at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/put-a-goal-on-it.html

Recording available to registrants:  YES

Thursday, Nov 20 2014 - 11:00am - 12:20pm

Webinar presented by the Education Institute
Thursday, November 20 @ 11:00 to 12:00pm MST

Cost: $45 + tax for LAA members/$55 + tax for non-members

Presenter: Healther MacKenzie

Public libraries have come to be recognized as key components in the creation of the "welcoming community" that is so essential for attracting and retaining new immigrants. The impact that reaching out can have on both newcomers and library staff can be profound, and will be some of the most rewarding work you will ever do! Using examples from Halifax Public Libraries recent initiatives, this session will provide an overview of how to get started in engaging with the newcomer community, (budget-friendly!) program and service ideas, staff training topics, and cultural do's and don’ts. The focus of the session will be on serving newcomer/ immigrant adults.

Register at http://bit.ly/1vREDRF
Archived recording available to registrants:  YES

Thursday, Nov 20 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Thursday, November 20  @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MST

RBdigital invites you to attend a webinar presentation of its super popular database service... Zinio for Libraries.

Zinio for Libraries is the world's largest digital newsstand and currently offers over 800 different magazines. The entire magazine is replicated digitally and allows patrons to move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.

With its unique digital platform, always available multi-access viewing and diverse content offering, Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries creates better ways for patrons to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it through their computer/device browsers and with handy Apps.

Please join us for a two-part 60 minute webinar.  

* The first 30 minutes we will explain how the service works, demonstrate its easy-to-use features and answer your questions.
* The second 30 minute section will be additional staff training on marketing, administrative and reference desk related troubleshooting tips.

Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/288386118

Tuesday, Nov 25 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 @ 12:00 to 1:00pm MST

$45+tax for LAA members/$55+tax for non-members

Presenters: Kat Drennan-Scace, Linda Kamzic

From decluttering to DIY crafting, a how-to festival can not only highlight staff interests and talents but also help you form new partnerships with local business and community organizations. These events are also excellent opportunities to highlight specialized collections, services, and departments such as local history and archives. We'll walk you through the steps to make this kind of programming work for a library of any size, for festivals that last a day or a week. It will inspire you to build partnerships that will continue to thrive long afterwards.

Register at http://bit.ly/1pRWWjP 

Recording available to registrants:  YES

Saturday, Nov 29 2014 - 9:15am - 3:00pm

Presented by Grant Tolley

· Participants are led through the framework and principles underlying the creation of an emergency plan and actually create a good portion of an emergency plan for their library at the workshop.

· This seminar is intended for any library board members and/or library managers and staff who hold responsibility for the implementation and operation of the  emergency plan.

· Bring your laptop. Some will also be available at Chinook Arch.

· Handouts and USB drive provided.

· Location: Chinook Arch Regional Library System Board Room
2902-7th Avenue North, Lethbridge, AB

· Lunch is provided

· Register by November 21 by contacting:
Hannah Loewen
email: hloewen@chinookarch.ca
phone: 403-380-1506
 

Tuesday, Dec 9 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Tuesday, December 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM MST

RBdigital invites you to attend a webinar presentation of its super popular database service... Zinio for Libraries.

Zinio for Libraries is the world's largest digital newsstand and currently offers over 800 different magazines. The entire magazine is replicated digitally and allows patrons to move seamlessly within each publication page between text, interactive graphics, animated illustrations, videos and much more.

With its unique digital platform, always available multi-access viewing and diverse content offering, Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries creates better ways for patrons to discover published content, get more of it and do more with it through their computer/device browsers and with handy Apps.

Please join us for a two-part 60 minute webinar.  

* The first 30 minutes we will explain how the service works, demonstrate its easy-to-use features and answer your questions.
* The second 30 minute section will be additional staff training on marketing, administrative and reference desk related troubleshooting tips.

Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/383526622