Friday, May 21, 2010

Free Webinars: Transliteracy and Pivot Points

The Georgia Library Association PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) Interest Group and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the launch of the bi-monthly Wednesday Webinar series, which will highlight trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. These free webinars will be of interest to employees of all library types, and are approved for one Continuing Education (CE) contact hour each. Separate registration is required for each hour-long session. The first two sessions will take place in June.

Introducing Transliteracy
Bobbi Newman
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 10:00-11:00am Eastern Time

The skills needed to be an active participant in today's society are rapidly evolving. Literacy is changing; more is needed than the ability to read and write. Digital literacy, media literacy, information literacy, 21st century literacy and other new literacies are all included in transliteracy. Some are fortunate enough to learn these skills in a classroom, but in many cases people are looking to libraries, all libraries, for the instruction they need. This session will cover the importance of transliteracy, the roles libraries play in educating patrons and what we can do to ensure our staff and patrons are transliterate.

Details and Registration
You will be sent additional information prior to the event including the link to join.

Pivot Points for Change
Buffy Hamilton
Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 11:15-12:15 Eastern Time

In this webinar, we will explore how small changes can lead to innovation, professional growth, and more responsive service to patrons for libraries and librarians. Learn how librarians can utilize cloud computing and web 2.0 tools for more efficient and effective practice.

Details and Registration
You will be sent additional information prior to the event including the link to join.

We hope you'll join us for one or both of these sessions. Information on additional upcoming sessions will be available in the coming weeks.

For assistance please contact a member of the planning team:
Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering & Advisory