Friday, August 13, 2010

August Free Webinars co-hosted by GLA

If you haven't yet registered but would like to attend, please sign up for the August sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series, hosted by Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service. The "seats" are going fast. The webinars feature Georgia speakers and highlight trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries, 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.

Free Learning: Developing No Cost, Online Learning for Patrons and Staff
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!

For details and to register:
You will be sent additional information prior to the event including the link to join.


Tech Tips Training Series
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.

We hope you'll join us for one or both of these webinars. To view archives sessions and learn more about upcoming Wednesday Webinar sessions, please visit our site.

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