The ACRL Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee is excited to announce our spring online professional development series. Two of our three online webinars on topics of interest to instruction coordinators and library staff with instruction responsibilities are listed below. The third will be announced soon. We hope you can join us for any or all of these free events.
Michele Ostrow, Chair, ACRL IS Management & Leadership Committee on behalf of the Committee
Accessibility in Teaching with Technology
Monday, May 1, 2017, 1pm-2pm Eastern Standard Time
The federal government provides all kinds of great information and training – all free to use! You can explore some new ideas and skills, and provide resources and information to your patrons.
Advocacy Note: Government information is currently being censored, hidden, removed from online use, and even destroyed. This information belongs to all of us, and was created for us!! This would be a great topic to discuss with your legislators at all levels of government. Libraries support a full and free sharing of information; and government information has traditionally been a strong and reliable resource. Keep this information free, public, and available!
“At the MLA conference in Duluth we recorded two sessions which are now available free to members. These are the first of several webinars that will be made available to members over the course of the year. Some of these may be recording other MLA events such as the keynote at PLD or ARLD day and may expand to specific continuing education events that will be happening around our state. In most cases these continuing education events will be both in-person and online events. The brand new Continuing Education Committee is currently examining topics, locations and methods to bring these events to MLA members. This will be an additional opportunity for members to present outside of the conference. This new initiative for our members is very much in the planning stage so stay tuned!”
More with Less: Project Management for Beginners – Listen Now!
Speakers: Kelly McBride, Director, Osceola Public Library and Anthony Molaro, Ph.D., Professor, St. Catherine’s University
BiblioTech – Bringing the Library to the Public– Listen Now! Laura Cole, Administrator, BiblioTech
CMLE Libraries! We are passing on this information about a Destiny online training program for you from Northern Lights Library Network!! CMLE helps to provide this system to you, so we want you to have access to the training. See information below from Gina, your trainer!
At CMLE, we want to provide material for continuing education for our members. We have a variety of strategies for this, including the material we and our Guest Bloggers provide here.
To add to this, we are beginning a Monthly Topic. Each month we will provide a broad topic that will be relevant to our members. Within that topic will be several different topics, and we will provide information in a variety of formats.
This will include monthly training programs offered in a variety of formats to make it accessible for members. Our plans are to offer monthly in-person sessions for members to have a chance to get together and talk about the topic, and the issues it raises in their libraries. We also plan to have this session (or a similar one) offered as a live webinar for members who want to attend but cannot leave their libraries, and to record that session so members can watch it later on their own schedules.Continue reading Introducing October's Monthly Topic: Hiring!→