Do you do reference work or user services? Would you like to chat with other people who do this too?? RUSA is your answer! We are passing on some information about a RUSA webinar where you can find out more about them, and see how they can help you.
“Are you in reference or user services? At RUSA, we do what you do. See how you can get involved in the Reference and User Services Association by attending our RUSA 101 webinar. Here are the details: Continue reading Learn about RUSA at this webinar!
This, and many other opportunities, can be found on our Continuing Education calendar! Check it often, or add it to your own Google calendar, to be sure you see all the neat opportunities happening for you around the profession.
And remember that CMLE has up to $200 in scholarship money for you (yes – YOU!) to attend a training program or conference each year. (We ask you to tell us about your experience in return, so it’s pretty painless!)
Clicking the Bait: Helping Patrons Decipher Fake News and Alternative Facts
March 29, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CDT
Continue reading Clicking the Bait: Helping Patrons Decipher Fake News and Alternative Facts
Do you know about the ALA Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT)? Not a SustainRT member? Log into your ALA Connect account and add us to your ALA membership. It’s only $10 to join and right now, SustainRT is looking to grant a $500 Travel Award to one individual (must be member of SustainRT) for the purpose of attending ALA Annual 2017. The award will come in the form of a reimbursement and may be applied to travel, lodging or conference registration expenses. The theme for this year’s award is “Green is the new Black.” Applicants are invited to submit a 60 second (or less) video explaining how libraries can empower their customers and communities toward a greener, more sustainable future. Creativity is encouraged! Deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on March 15, 2017. The Travel Award committee will select the top three videos and post them to the SustainRT Facebook page by March 22, 2017. The video to receive the most “likes” by 11:59 PM on March 31, 2017 will win the $500 Travel Award (in the event of a tie, the Travel Award judges determine the winner). The winner of the Travel Award will be announced on the SustainRT blog (http://olos.ala.org/sustainrt/)on April 1, 2017. To submit your video, go here: https://goo.gl/forms/d9TlSae3ABkQKHdy2
Continue reading Going to ALA? Make a video to apply for a travel award!
CMLE Members: this sounds like a very valuable webinar! Fake news is dominating the real news lately; and you want to be able to show your patrons the difference. Sign up to get the webinar emailed to you after it’s over!
Note: Due to high demand, this webinar is now full. The session will be recorded, and the recording will be available on this page after Feb. 22. Click “Get the Recording” (red button at left) to receive an email link to the recording.
A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. Many adults have the same challenge.
Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate between truth and fiction? Join us to learn how you can be a better ambassador for information literacy.
Continue reading Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy Webinar
CMLE members: some of you already have unusual items you are circulating, and some of you are considering them. Everyone might enjoy this webinar on these items from the Association of Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)!
Join in on Tuesday, February 7!
There is a growing trend of adding “unusual items” to libraries’ circulating collections. Circulating cake pans, post- hole diggers, ukuleles, soil testers, bread machines and more is exciting and impactful, but challenging. This talk introduces and contextualizes the trend, discusses best practices, addresses common questions, and suggests a plan for adding unusual items to your own library. Continue reading Circulating Unusual Items: A Webinar