Friday, March 6, 2015

Professional Development Events in March

This list is provided by Georgia Public Library Service.

The GPLS CE Calendar has been updated with free online continuing education events for March.

Some selections include:

Tuesday, March 10 (2–3 PM)
Genealogy Research at the Library: How to Get the Most out of Library Resources (Booklist)
Almost all public libraries offer the library edition of popular ancestry resources, but not many provide in-depth training on how staff can help patrons use those resources. Getting the most out of online genealogy resources requires knowing some basics about research and practicing search strategies that really work. In this informative webinar based on her book Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), Katherine Pennavaria will cover those basics and answer questions about doing genealogy research, and also show you how to search ancestry resources like a pro. Moderated by Booklist’s Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Tuesday, March 10 (2–3 PM)
Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future (OCLC)
Join this first event in the Transformative Leaders webinar series for current and future library leaders. This webinar will explore the changing landscape of libraries and the role of leadership in managing effective change.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Thursday, March 12 (2–3 PM)
The Future of Libraries (American Libraries Live)
Get the inside scoop on pressing library topics from leaders in the field—free--with American Libraries Live. It’s a streaming video program that you can view in your library, at home, or while sipping coffee at your favorite wi-fi enabled coffee shop. This is not just a webinar with voice-overs drilling through PowerPoint slides. You’ll watch presenters live onscreen, and you can ask questions in real time via chat.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Wednesday, March 18 (2–3 PM)
Assisting Patrons with E-Readers: Tactics for Teaching & Troubleshooting (TechSoup)
Do you help library patrons with e-readers? E-Readers have changed the way people consume
information – and the way libraries operate. More than 50% of American adults now own an e-reader and e-reading is on the rise. However, many people still need help downloading e-resources from the
library. The challenge is that there are so many different types of e-readers and e-books that patrons
can get confused by what to download. Come to this free webinar to learn tips and tricks for how you
can provide better assistance and customer service to library patrons with e-readers. We will hear from e-reader experts who have been making a difference in their libraries.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Wednesday, March 18 (5–6 PM)
Collaborative Flipped Instruction (EdWeb)
Participatory learning tools like social media and/or learning management systems can strengthen
instructional partnerships between classroom teachers and school librarians. This webinar will highlight examples of how such partnerships can increase student achievement and professional learning for teachers. Assessment, blogging, and discussion forums will be covered. This webinar will benefit school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators in grades 6-12.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:

1 comment:

  1. Professional developments events are really interesting. I love to attend such events in NYC as I am living there. I just search information on upcoming events from online and there I go with my friends.