Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Georgia Wednesday Webinar Series

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the August sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series, which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, but registration is open to anyone, anywhere. Topics are chosen to be of interest to employees of all library types, and each session is approved for one Georgia Continuing Education (CE) contact hour each.

Free Learning: Developing No Cost, Online Learning for Patrons and Staff
Presented by Jay Turner
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 10:00am - 11:00am Eastern Time
  • Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
Jay Turner, maverick Training Manager of the Gwinnett Public Library knows that keeping library staff current and up-to-date when valuable resources (time and money) are decreasing can be challenging but not impossible. He uses free and low cost authoring tools to create customized e-learning courses to meet his library's specific learning needs. Attend this webinar and learn how you, too, might use these tools to your library's advantage!

Tech Tips Training Series
Presented by Karen Douglas
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 11:15am - 12:15pm Eastern Time
  • Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.
The "Tech Tips" series at the Athens-Clarke County Library was created in 2009 to provide public and staff training on current software, technology, and social media trends. "Tech Tips" sessions have included live, how-to demonstrations including Facebook, Adobe Photoshop, Skype, Twitter, Podcasting, YouTube, eBay, etc. as well as recorded sessions available for those unable to attend the face-to-face training sessions. Join Karen Douglas as she describes various aspects of this highly successful program.... including finding trainers, scheduling sessions, necessary equipment, advertising and creating a video recording of the session.You'll leave with an arsenal of tips for setting up your own version of "Tech Tips" in your library.

Please contact a member of the Wednesday Webinar planning team with questions or ideas:
Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair, ssteiner@gsu.edu
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service, pcarterette@georgialibraries.org
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering Committee, buffy.hamilton@gmail.com

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