[Michlib-l] Upcoming WebJunction Webinars

White, Shannon (MDE) WhiteS29 at michigan.gov
Thu Feb 5 15:35:31 EST 2015


WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has over 25 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 100 curated webinar archives ready and available when you are. Create a free WebJunction learner account<http://learn.webjunction.org/> today, and you’ll find a wide range of course topics, including Customer Service, Library Management, and Programming – something for everyone! Take courses when your time permits, and earn completion certificates as you finish each course.
New content added to WebJunction:

·        Health Happens in Libraries, Supporting Communities through Health Information and Service<http://www.webjunction.org/content/dam/WebJunction/Documents/webJunction/2015-01/supporting-healthy-communities-through-health-information-and-services.pdf>s – a guide to explore core concepts and identify resources and actions that can guide your library in responding to this essential aspect of community service.

·        Resilient Library, Resilient You<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/resilient-library-resilient-you.html> – a resilient library is the sum of its resilient staff!

February Webinar:

The Golden Age of Gaming: Board Games for Grown-ups
Thursday, February 26, 2015 ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/golden-age-of-gaming.html

Board games have social, creative, and educational potential. Schools are using games and game mechanisms as enrichment activities with application to the Common Core. It's time that libraries got "on board" as well! Following on the successful "Board in the Library<http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/board-in-the-library-part-one.html>" series published on WebJunction, this webinar will provide practical advice on how to choose the right games for your community, how to set up your own circulating board game collection—including a quick inexpensive starting collection—and how to plan board gaming events. Learn more about modern board games—their rules, mechanics, classifications and themes. Game on!

Presented by: John Pappas, Library Manager at Bucks County Library System; Marti Fuerst, Librarian at Large, Omaha, Nebraska.

Can’t attend the live session? Don’t worry. All webinars are archived and included in the WebJunction course catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/> so you can watch when your schedule permits and receive a certificate of attendance.

March Webinars

The Pursuit of Happiness…Through Libraries
Thursday, March 19, 2015 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/pursuit-of-happiness.html

"The public library is a center of public happiness first…" John Cotton Dana, 1896.
Research points to how we can increase happiness and a sense of well-being in ourselves and others. Using interactive activities, participants will discover methods to improve joy, shift workplace culture, and offer programs for the public on happiness. You will walk away with a smile and a plan.

An encore presentation of the highest rated session from this year’s conference, this webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries<http://arsl.info/>.

Presented by: Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library.

BEFORE THE WEBINAR: Please watch the 12 minute TED video, The Happy Secret to Better Work<http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html>, which will be discussed as part of the webinar.

Can’t attend the live session? Don’t worry. All webinars are archived and included in the WebJunction course catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/> so you can watch when your schedule permits and receive a certificate of attendance.

"How Do I Apply to College?" Helping Patrons Meet Their Higher Education Goals
Thursday, March 26, 2015 ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Registration: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/how-do-i-apply-to-college.html

As information and education centers, libraries are an ideal place for patrons—teens and adults—to learn about higher education opportunities. What can you offer in response to patrons who are curious about college? If you or your staff feel flummoxed by college-related reference questions, this session will acquaint you with the different types of college-bound students, college-related resources to promote at your library, and ways to work with community partners on programs for each audience. Provide help for the many patrons who do not have access to pricey college prep programs and services. Learn how to initiate or enhance your reference services to help more people meet their higher education goals.

Presented by: Africa Hands, MA, MLIS, Academic Coordinator, University of Louisville

Can’t attend the live session? Don’t worry. All webinars are archived and included in the WebJunction course catalog<http://learn.webjunction.org/> so you can watch when your schedule permits and receive a certificate of attendance.





sdw
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Shannon D. White
Library of Michigan
702 West Kalamazoo, P.O. Box 30007, Lansing, MI 48909-7507
Ph: 517-373-9489; Fax: 517-373-5700
Toll free:  877-479-0021
whites29 at michigan.gov<mailto:whites29 at michigan.gov>
http://michigan.gov/libraryofmichigan


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