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School Library Data: I've Called You All Here Today To...?
Dr. Julie Beth Todaro covers using the school data from the recent TLA voter opinion survey to market school library programs and improve communications with local PTAs, support groups, and administrators. Todaro, who has worked with school library administrators on this issue and chairs the TLA PR Committee, provides hands-on and replicable strategies for convincing others to speak out for school libraries. Julie Todaro's webinar was held on October 13, 2009.
Building Relationships and Influence that Will Help Your Library
Susan Mann, director of Hillsboro Public Library, provides “in-the-trench” training on cultivating and influencing elected officials and making sure libraries, librarians, and friends groups are at the decision-making table. Having skillfully negotiated the art of “being heard,” Mann offers a unique, creative, and doable program for taking charge of your library’s future. Susan Mann's webinar was held on October 20, 2009.
Cultivating Your Legislator: Webinar PowerPoint by Susan Mann
Building Relationships and Influence That Will Help Your Library PDF of Texas Library Journal article
"Big" Challenges (and Opportunities) for Academic Libraries
Robert Walton, chief executive officer of Claremont University Consortium, former executive vice president and chief financial officer for Innovative Interfaces, Inc., and library automation consultant, addresses the trends and changes he sees facing academic libraries. As an academic administrator, he shares strategies for advancing academic libraries for the next generation of higher education, with discussion from Gillian McCombs, Dean and Director of Central Libraries at Southern Methodist University, and Tracey Mendoza, Dean of Library Services at Northeast Lakeview College. Robert Walton's webinar was held on October 27, 2009.
"Big" Challenges (and Opportunities) for Academic Libraries PDF of Texas Library Journal article
Webinar PowerPoint Presentations:
- "Big" Challenges (and Opportunities) for Academic Libraries – Robert Walton
- "Big" Challenges (and Opportunities) for Academic Libraries – Gillian McCombs
- A Community College Library: Facing Challenges, Finding Opportunities – Tracey Mendoza
Keys to Sustainable Digital Collaboratives
Liz Bishoff expands her Texas Library Journal article by providing specific strategies and examples for developing initial and on-going work and business plans, as well as guidance on negotiating the complex process of continuing funding and energy. Learn how to make digital collaboratives an effective means of increasing user access to critical information. Originally presented on February 12, 2010.
Liz Bishoff is BCR’s director of Digital & Preservation Services. She works with librarians, archivists, museum professionals and other cultural heritage staff to identify, plan and incorporate digital content into their programs and services. Liz brings to BCR extensive experience in developing collaborative digital programs, assessment of digital initiatives, digital preservation readiness assessment and development of innovative digital programs. Much of the work that Liz has done has been undertaken in multi-cultural heritage community, facilitating newly emerging digital groups. Liz has her MLS from Dominican University and has completed graduate work in public administration from Roosevelt University.
Innovative Approaches in Partnerships between Academic Librarians and Faculty
Join Alex Simons and Jeremy Donald for a continuing education webinar to expand on the topic of academic librarian and faculty collaboration. Alexandra Simons discusses the special nature of faculty collaboration and shares examples of activities at UH. She also addresses strategies for overcoming challenges (procedures and attitudes) and assessment of efforts. Jeremy Donald provides additional details about his instructional design model for delivering instruction to meet students’ needs, address course requirements, maximize library services and resources, and facilitate the learning process. Originally presented on February 16, 2010.
Alexandra (Alex) Simons is the History/Political Science/Gov Docs librarian at the University of Houston. Alex works closely with her fellow librarians on information literacy instruction for undergraduate and graduate students. She also collaborates with faculty on library instruction for subject-specific classes, as well as collection development. To complement these efforts, Alex has created several online subject and class guides. She is also is very interested in how best to incorporate library resources in distance learning, especially for adult learners returning to higher education after being away from it for many years. Alex graduated from the University of North Texas with an MLS degree in 2006 and thinks that being a librarian is the best job she’s ever had.
Jeremy Donald is a Faculty Technology Liaison at Trinity University, where he formerly served as an instruction librarian. Working in tandem with instruction librarians, Jeremy's role is to work with faculty to design and implement assignments that utilize technology to achieve information literacy-related learning outcomes. He also supports Geographic Information Systems and development of the library website. Recent projects include overseeing the redesign of the library website and co-teaching PLSI 3329: GIS & Demographics, an upper division GIS course for social science majors. Jeremy completed his Master of Science in Library Science at the Catholic University of America's School of Information and Library Science in 2004.
Alexandra Simons' article in the Texas Library Journal.
Jeremy Donald's article
PowerPoint slides by Alexandra Simons
PowerPoint slides by Jeremy Donald
Webinar Recording: Presentation audio: mp3 (6.5 MB) | Flash version of the ppt with audio
It’s All About the Kids: Public and School Libraries Collaborate for Kids
Mayra Díaz and Leigh Ann Jones provide practical ideas for jointly promoting and offering basic library services, building collections, supporting curriculum activities, and enhancing communication strategies. Learn about some fun and innovative projects and discover how to build a successful partnership between public and school libraries in spite of growing populations, administrative hurdles, and decreased budgets. Originally presented March 1, 2010.
Dr. Leigh Ann Jones is Coordinator of Library Services for Frisco ISD (Frisco, TX), a fast-growth district that has increased from 22 to 44 campuses in the six years she has served in this position. Leigh Ann is former chair of the Texas Lone Star Reading List committee, a TALL Texan, and recipient of the YARI Award. She holds an MLS and Ph.D. from Texas Woman's University. Leigh Ann enjoys reading YA novels and talking the appeal of book covers, the subject of her dissertation.
Mayra J. Diaz is currently the Youth Services Manager at the Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas. She started with the Frisco Public Library in 2005. Her currently role allows her to be a decision maker that is creating a vibrant, innovative and progressive library system for the City of Frisco, a rapidly growing community of 103,000 people. The Youth Services division of the library has constantly expanding services, collections and programming for the very young population of Frisco. Mayra is also the producer of the Lone Star Storytelling Festival. The festival is the major fundraiser for the Frisco Public Library Foundation.
Dr. Jones and Ms. Diaz's article in the Texas Library Journal.
Power Point Slides by Mayra Diaz and Leigh Ann Jones
Leadership in Today’s Academic Libraries
Building on her discussion in the Texas Library Journal, Maureen Sullivan will address the following questions: 1) What does leadership mean in academic libraries today (for administrators, staff, and organizations)? 2) How can we build leadership development into work practices and how do we assess leadership/leadership development (including in staff reviews)? 3) Once we mature in our leadership abilities, what comes next? Q&A follows each segment. Originally presented May 3, 2010.
Sullivan is an organizational development consultant to libraries and other information organizations. She has extensive experience on organizational development, strategic planning, leadership development, introducing and managing organizational change, organization and work redesign, establishment of staff development and learning programs for today's workplace, revision of position classification and compensation systems, and the identification and development of competencies. Maureen is a past president of ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) and LLAMA (Library Leadership, Administration, and Management Association). She is currently on the faculty of the annual ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute and is a professor of practice in the new Ph.D./Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions program at the Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She received her MLS degree from the University of Maryland. In 2010 she was named Academic Librarian of the Year by ACRL.
Are We Speaking the Same Language? Librarians, Principals, the School Library Program, and Taking the Lead
Presented by Joel Castro, Principal, East Early College High School in the Houston Independent School District. Castro follows up on his article and addresses issue of how school librarians can build their relationship with principals and provide meaningful information to administrators that help build awareness about the library’s value. He will also address how librarians can be indispensable to the learning environment. Originally presented May 12, 2010.
Serving Diverse Communities: A Case Study in Leadership Through Continuous Learning
Presented by Molly Raphael, Retired Director of the Multnomah County Library (Portland, OR) and Rita Jimenez, MCL Director of Neighborhood Libraries. Join ALA President Elect Molly Raphael and Rita Jimenez as they talk about taking the leadership in serving diverse communities. They describe their community assessment, collection development, and staff development programs designed to increase library use by three under-served minorities in their region. Participants can learn how to use innovative methods to evaluate community needs and address changing demographic conditions. Originally presented May 24, 2010.
Innovating Community Conversations through Online Tools
Presented by Grace Lillevig and Linda Stevens, Harris County Public Library. Lillevig and Stevens present a practical guide to starting your own conversations with tips on writing effective blog posts and responding to comments. They also cover how to get started in social networking and discuss how to find the right forum for your library. Libraries of any size can use online tools to communicate with their customers and they will provide resources to get even the smallest library started. Originally presented August 25, 2010.
Innovations in PTA and School Librarian Relations
Presented by Gloria Meraz and a panel including Naomi Bates, Jennifer LaBoon, and more. Be sure to join school library leaders for this recorded webinar which unveils tools and resources created to help parents. These resources are part of a repository of reference materials that school librarians are designing to help parents in their efforts to support their children’s learning and to become engaged in the school library services. The webinar also presents template materials to help school librarians provide a quick introduction (at formal PTA or board meetings) on the school library program. Originally presented Sept. 28, 2010.
Building a Learning Organization: Creating and Implementing a Training Program for the University of Houston Libraries
Presented by Damon Camille and Annie Wu, University of Houston Libraries. In this recording of their webinar, Damon Camille and Annie Wu cover the concept of creating a learning organization – what it is, and why it is important for a library to strive to become one. They describe the processes the University of Houston Libraries used to design a training program to meet the needs of all its employees. They also share the skills that UH Libraries staff felt they needed to be successful in today’s environment. Originally presented October 8, 2010.
Three Simple Rules for Great Presentations
In Lee Hilyer’s recording of his webinar program, he provides practical, step-by-step techniques for implementing the three rules and designing effective slides. “Before and after” examples are included. Originally presented November 9, 2010.
Speak Up Survey: Educational Technology and Learning for Today's Children
Be sure to join Project Tomorrow’s Laurie Smith for an overview of the national 2009 Speak Up Survey, which for the first time contained information about Texas school librarians. Hear more about the exciting and challenging insights gathered from almost 300,000 stakeholders nationwide. Get a sneak peak at the 2010 survey and find out how you might leverage data from this incredible tool at your own campus or district. Originally presented November15, 2010.
The eBook Revolution
Downloadable content is the hot topic in libraries. While libraries are already providing many downloadable resources, publishing and copyright issues loom large – and potentially limiting for libraries of all types. Learn more about ebooks, the current market, opportunities, challenges, and the library arena. This webinar was presented by Beverly Shirley, Danielle Plumer, and Russlene Waukechon of the Texas State Library on January 18, 2011.
Faculty-Librarian Collaborations at the University of Texas at Austin
Join Roxanne Bogucka and Michele Ostrow in this recording of their webinar from January 20, 2011 on academic faculty and librarian collaborations. Learn more about their ongoing projects and how they are working to embed library services and programm ing into courses throughout the university. Bogucka covers how to identify and work faculty for extracurricular programming and identifying content to incorporate into collaborative programming. Ost row will cover methods for collaborating with faculty to integrate information literacy into freshmen level courses and will discuss approaches that for getting information literacy written into curriculum at the department, school or university level.
Collaborating for Texas Work Skills Development
Join TWDL team members for free webinar recording on this far-reaching program. Learn more about current and forthcoming training and resources, as well as discovering ways to market the library’s role in workforce development. This webinar was originally presented on February 22, 2011.
Have School Libraries Been Stamped with an Expiration Date?
Martha Rossi presented this webinar on February 24, 2011 on how school librarians can integrate and leverage technology to improve the learning process. Learn more about the issues identified in the Speak Up Survey and what technology resources and tools are available to encourage connections with teachers and engage students.
Leadership: Some Personal Thoughts
Dana Rooks, Dean of Libraries at the University of Houston, presented this webinar on April 6, 2011, with Rhoda Goldberg, Executive Director of Harris County Public Library, and Maribel Castro, President of the Texas Library Association and librarian for Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas. They explore leadership for all types of libraries in a time when every type of library seems to be under siege. Learn how to develop your skills and discover your opportunities.
Teen Homework Centers, Minimum Resources for Most Budgets
Sian Brannon and WyLaina Hildreth ask, "Teens invading your public library? Need help to help them?" and then provide their answer: "Make a Homework Center!" This free webinar will include information on planning, including space and surveys, materials, virtual options, staffing, funding, and sources for more information. Learn the advantages and pitfalls of this measurable service that the community understands as a valuable resource.
Leading Instruction, Collaborating for Success
School librarians Kathy Shaw and Sharon Swarner discuss the relationship between two perennial hot topics for the profession: integrated library instruction and teacher-librarian collaboration. They suggest that these two practices are in fact one whole that is greater than the sum of its parts, and that librarians can be true leaders in their schools if they seize the opportunities presented.
Summer 2011 Series: Innovation (Innovation in Job Hunting)
Librarians in the Brave New World of Today's Job Market
Join Cindy Batman & Janet Denny as they continue their discussion about redefining your skills and looking in new places. They’ll talk in more detail about how to research the job market with creativity, address gaps in your skill sets with practicality, and place yourself in new kinds of positions that harness your personal strengths. Originally presented on July 12, 2011.
Read Batman & Denny's article in Texas Library Journal
Slides by Batman & Denny
Additional handout by Batman & Denny
Bibliography: Career Development for Librarians
Handout from Batman & Denny Conference Program, What Else Can I Do With My MLS?
Facing Trying Times for Librarians: The Resume
Ron Pollock will expand on one of the key parts of looking for a new position: the tailored resume. How can you describe your skills in the best terms for a potential employer? What are some ways that you can translate your library skills into broader terms? He also reveals some key web sites often overlooked by job hunters. Originally presented on August 4, 2011.
Tell a great story – get a job
In their live webinar at 2pm on September 15, Kerry McGeath and Cynthia Pfledderer will share more specific steps for introducing yourself professionally and telling your story in terms that fit your potential new position. Learn about common pitfalls and best practices in the interview process, both within the library community and the private sector.
Created on Mar 11, 2011 | Last updated February 28, 2012