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Event E-Books Webinar Series

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 02:00 pm

http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/2012ebookseries (register for the whole series from this link)

Webinar Schedule

Click the webinar's title below for its complete description, learning outcomes, fees, times and how to register.

http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/2012ebookseries (register for the whole series from this link)

Webinar Schedule

Click the webinar's title below for its complete description, learning outcomes, fees, times and how to register.

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Event Webinar Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library (registration closes 1/23/12)

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 02:00 pm

Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Creating a Digital Media Lab at Your Library
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Instructors: R. Toby Greenwalt and Mikael "Mick" Jacobsen This webinar will explore the new wave of creative spaces appearing in public libraries all over the United States and explain why libraries have an essential role to play in digital media creation. Toby Greenwalt and Mick Jacobsen from the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library will share their insights on how to sell the concept of a Digital Media Lab to library administration, set up a space that fits any budget, and offer programs and services that maintain public interest over time.

Register online. Registration closes 1/23/11

Instructors

R. Toby Greenwalt, virtual services coordinator, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library; Mikael "Mick" Jacobsen, supervisor of Adult Computer Labs, librarian, Skokie (Ill.) Public Library.

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Event Free webinar registration: Managing Traditional & Social Media for Libraries

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 01:57 pm

Managing Traditional & Social Media for Libraries presented 5/31/12

See: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/media

Thursday, May 31, 2012

  • 2:00–3:00 PM Eastern
  • 1:00–2:00 PM Central
  • 12:00–1:00 PM Mountain
  • 11:00 AM–12:00 PM Pacific

Discussion Volunteer for PLA Conference Program Subcommittees

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 01:57 pm

PLA Members may volunteer for upcoming PLA program subcommittees here: http://www.ala.org/pla/about/committees

If you need help with the form, email or call me. I don't have your password, but you can reset it here: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=login&template=/Security/NoPassword.cfm

PLA Members may volunteer for upcoming PLA program subcommittees here: http://www.ala.org/pla/about/committees

If you need help with the form, email or call me. I don't have your password, but you can reset it here: http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=login&template=/Security/NoPassword.cfm

Attendance at the Annual Conference and Midwinter meetings is typically needed for these hardworking committees. I've sat in on some of the meetings - they're really interesting!

PLA Annual Conference Program Subcommittee (2013, 2014, 2015 etc...)

To work with PLA staff to develop PLA programming for the ALA Annual Conference;

- to identify and develop program topics;

- to stimulate program development and implementation among members and membership units;

- to review and approve individual programs;

- to approve presenters and coordinators of individual programs;

- to act as liaisons to program organizers if necessary;

- to facilitate high-quality presentations.

PLA 2014 Program Subcommittee (PLA National Conference 2014, 2016, 2018, etc...)

To work with the National Conference Committee and PLA staff to develop the programming for the National Conference; to identify and develop program topics for the conference and pre- and post-conferences; to stimulate program development and implementation among members and membership units; to review and approve individual programs and program scheduling; to approve presenters and coordinators of individual programs; to recommend to the PLA Board of Directors for their approval pre- and post-conferences; to coordinate schedule and program with PLA staff; to act as liaisons to program organizers to facilitate high quality presentations.

The proposal cycle as of 12/27/11:

The deadline for PLA (National) Conference proposals is usually November, 2 years before the conference. For PLA’s participation at ALA Annual Conference, program proposals are usually due the May before the Annual Conference, so May 2012 for ALA Annual Conference 2013.

PLA’s upcoming conferences and institutes are listed here: http://www.ala.org/pla/education

ALA’s upcoming conferences are listed here: http://ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/upcoming/index.cfm

Submit a Program Proposal for Annual Conference 2013: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JZBW22T

 



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Discussion ERIC Users Forum at ALA Annual 2012

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 01:56 pm

The ACRL EBSS ERIC Users Committee invites you to attend the ERIC Users Forum at ALA Annual in Anaheim. The Forum will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Santa Monica meeting room at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Representatives from ERIC will provide an update on what's new with ERIC, and discuss ERIC content related to disabilities education and the tools and features available on the ERIC Web site for discovery, use, and sharing of this content. The presentation will also cover issues related to accessibility.

The ACRL EBSS ERIC Users Committee invites you to attend the ERIC Users Forum at ALA Annual in Anaheim. The Forum will be held on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Santa Monica meeting room at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Representatives from ERIC will provide an update on what's new with ERIC, and discuss ERIC content related to disabilities education and the tools and features available on the ERIC Web site for discovery, use, and sharing of this content. The presentation will also cover issues related to accessibility. This will be  a good opportunity to learn more about the future of the ERIC Database  and how it supports researchers in education. As always, questions from the audience will be most welcome so please take this opportunity to bring any you may have. We hope to see you there!

http://ala12.scheduler.ala.org/node/1058

http://www.eric.ed.gov/

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Event Facebook Forum - Every Child Ready to Read 2nd ed. - Free on Facebook

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 01:55 pm

When: Tuesday,August 28 – 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central
Where: Every Child Ready to Read Facebook page
Guest: Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant

When: Tuesday,August 28 – 1:00-2:00 p.m. Central
Where: Every Child Ready to Read Facebook page
Guest: Saroj Ghoting, early literacy consultant

If you haven’t used Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR) yet and need a nudge—join us for this facebook conversation! If you have used the kit and want to learn more—join us for this facebook conversation! Ask questions, share your ideas, and connect with other libraries about early literacy programming during this one hour Facebook Forum.

 

http://plablog.org/2012/08/pla-facebook-forum-have-kit-will-implement-every-child-ready-to-read-2nd-edition.html

 

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Event 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color - advance registration ends 8/8/12

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 01:52 pm

Gathering at the Waters – Celebrating Stories, Embracing Communities will be held September 19-23, 2012 at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gathering at the Waters – Celebrating Stories, Embracing Communities will be held September 19-23, 2012 at the Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The conference includes:
*Over 70 programs, 40 poster sessions, preconference programs, and more
*Opening General Session featuring Sonia Monzano
*Youth Author Luncheons featuring: Lauren Myracle and Sharon Flake
*Adult Author Luncheons featuring Da Chen and David Treuer
*Closing Session speaker Jamal Joseph
*Exhibits, social events, tours, and much more.

Registration and housing are now open — go here for more conference information and to register.

 

reposted from the PLA Blog

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Discussion Connect2Compete

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 02:43 pm

 

Please go here to submit your library’s information. By entering this information, you will ensure that your library is included when community members search for a site in their area to develop digital literacy skills.

 

 

Please go here to submit your library’s information. By entering this information, you will ensure that your library is included when community members search for a site in their area to develop digital literacy skills.

 

"In partnership with the Ad Council, Connect2Compete (C2C) will be launching a national campaign in 2013 to promote the importance of digital literacy and encourage individuals and families to access free community resources and training. The campaign will direct visitors to an innovative zip-code locator tool that identifies free computer access and digital literacy training course sites in their area.

In collaboration with the American Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, C2C is asking libraries nationwide to submit their information to help populate the database for this tool. If your library offers any facilitator or trainer-led digital literacy training courses (e.g. Computer and Internet basics, How to search and apply for jobs online, Internet safety tips, etc), or offers access to self-paced learning resources or one-one-one training, please go here to submit your library’s information."

Please direct any questions to info at connect2compete.org.

Reposted from the PLA Blog: http://plablog.org/2012/07/new-tool-to-disseminate-digital-literacy-resources-info.html

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Discussion PLA and partner ICMA receive IMLS grant to design leadership training model for librarians

by Julianna Kloeppel (staff) on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 10:27 am

Repost from the PLA Blog

The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), has been awarded a collaborative planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to facilitate the development of a replicable leadership training model that assists public library administrators, senior managers and staff who want to increase their capacity to lead not only within the library, but also in the community.

The PLA Leadership Task Force, chaired by Carolyn Anthony, director of the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library and the PLA 2013-2014 president, will take the lead on designing a training model with the assistance of ICMA and Adam Goodman, director of the Center for Leadership, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. The training model will be designed to empower librarians with the skills necessary to be innovative and successful leaders of change.

Marcia Warner, immediate past-PLA president and director of the Grand Rapids (Mich.) Public Library, said, “While library science degree programs offer a wealth of education, they typically focus on preparing students to be entry-level practitioners. Librarians rising to new positions and even those already at the top can benefit from the advanced education this leadership training will provide. Learning how to rise above day-to-day demands to lead within the library and the community is invaluable.”

The training model will take a groundbreaking focus on developing skills for leadership outside of the library, teaching participants how to work with municipal officials towards enhancing the position and activities of the library within the community.
Ron Carlee, chief operating officer for ICMA, noted that “Public librarians are also public administrators who require the skills of networking and community building to fully integrate their libraries into the building of great communities. ICMA is committed to working with the library community to makes its leaders as effective as possible.”

PLA will receive $45,145 from IMLS with $31,017 in cost share, for a total of $76,162 to put towards this initiative. The funding will allow for design and pilot testing of the training model as well as creation of an outcomes assessment tool to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot training. “It is imperative that the final model not only be effective, but also replicable,” Anthony said. “One of our key goals is to extend the reach of the training, so it touches more people than single events or classes allow and has a mechanism to continually reinforce leadership concepts and skills. The grant will help develop a PLA leadership model that is all about partnerships and community collaboration.”
Grant activities begin in July 2012. For more information about plans for the leadership training model, please contact Barb Macikas, PLA executive director at bmacikas at ala.org

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