Laura Osterhout Posts March and April Workshops

 

Join us for workshops on the following topics: thinking strategically, project management, marketing, presentation skills, basic collection development, global warming, and screencasting.  See the workshop details below.

 
To register for any of our workshops, go to www.wnylrc.org and click on Workshop Registration (unless otherwise stated in the workshop description).  New workshops are still being added to the schedule, and May and June workshops will be announced soon.  This information will also be posted on our blog at www.wnylrcwatch.org
 
March
 
Thinking Strategically: Moving from Reaction to Pro-Action
When: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Robert Brancato of CSL Consultants (www.cslconsultants.com)
This full day workshop is devoted to strategic thinking and strategic planning for your organization. Key topic areas include:
*Strategic thinking throughout the organization *The process *Define our present state: "where we are now," present strengths, limitations, initiatives *Our values by which we run our business *Determine our vision/desired future state: "where we want to be" *Identify the gaps: "what prevents us from being there now?" *Identify the critical success factors to reach the vision: "80-20 rule" *Define our critical success factors into key result areas *Determine how our present initiatives support our vision & key result areas *Create our strategic plan: define the objectives & activities of our plan *Your next step: taking it back to your team
Fees: $40 Full and Personal Members, $45 Associate/Affiliate Members, $50 Collegial Members, $60 Non-Members
 
Project Management for the Solo Librarian
When: Tuesday, March 10, 2009, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. (www.pattern.com)
Whether you are a solo librarian, low on your library’s totem pole, or simply understaffed and overworked, almost everything you do is a project. Improve your effectiveness and lower your stress! Learn how to create internal and external teams, set reasonable goals based on existing resources, say "no" (even within bureaucracies), eliminate irrelevant work (even if it is what you love) set better priorities and avoid perfectionism and other project pitfalls.
Fees: $30 Full and Personal Members, $35 Associate/Affiliate Member, $40 Collegial Members, $50 Non-Members
 
Marketing As If Your Library Depended On It
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Pat Wagner of Pattern Research, Inc. (www.pattern.com)
Marketing is more than bookmarks, Library Week and a newsletter. Learn how to partner with your library users to increase the use of your library as well as promote special events, explain policies and build financial and political support. Discover where to focus limited resources, how to avoid library jargon in print materials, the importance of target audiences (even for a small library that serves everyone) and writing "benefit" statements. Participants are invited to bring their print materials for a free (and gentle) critique.
Fees: $20 Full and Personal Members,  $25 Associate/Affiliate Members, $30 Collegial Members, $40 Non-Members
 
Presentation Skills
When: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Pat Wagner of Pattern Reserach, Inc. (www.pattern.com)
Being able to get on your feet and teach a class, present an idea, run a meeting, ask for money or promote the library is necessary for your career success, as well as the success of your library. Learn how to create a script, overcome shyness and stage fright, sell your ideas successfully and deal with problem audiences. You will feel more resourceful as well as more comfortable when you have to stand and deliver.
Fees: $20 Full and Personal Members, $25 Associate/Affiliate Members, $30 Collegial Members, $40 Non-Members
 
April
 
Basic Collection Development and Management
When: Thursday and Friday, April 2 and 3, 2009, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Peggy Johnson, University of Minnesota
This two-day workshop is sponsored by Nylink and ALCTS.  Basic Collection Development and Management, presented by Peggy Johnson from the University of Minnesota, is a "basics" workshop introducing attendees to concepts and best practices for collection development and management. Topics covered include: *the basics of collection development and management *policy, planning and budgeting *collection assessment and evaluation *marketing, outreach and liaison activities *related topics.  The two-day workshop combines interactive presentations with group and individual activities. The workshop is directed to librarians who are new to collection development and management or have added additional responsibilities in these areas. Registration includes lunch and materials.
Fees: $319 for ALCTS and Nylink Members, $359 for Non-Members
Registration: register on the Nylink web site at: http://www.nylink.org/events/alcts_apr09.cfm
 
Global Warming @ Your Library: A Librarian’s Perspective
When: Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Fred Stoss, Associate Librarian, University at Buffalo
Join us as Fred Stoss gives a presentation on global warming and what libraries can do to help. Fred gives presentations based on Al Gore’s "An Inconvenient Truth." We will talk about collections, bibliometrics, reference, websites, promoting global warming programs and activities, lectures and workshops all held and sponsored by libraries (public, school, academic mostly). What can you do to stop global warming @ your library? Join us and find out!
Fees: FREE
 
Screencasting For Your Library
When: Monday, April 27, 2009, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Polly Alida-Farrington, PA Farrington Associates (http://blog.pafa.net/)
If you find yourself showing people the same procedures, or the same database and Internet searches repeatedly, you could benefit from screencasting! Screencasting software will allow you to make video tutorials to post on your web site for everyone to use. In this workshop, Polly will show you Wink, a free, open-source software designed to create screencasts. Polly will also talk about different options for posting the screencasts online.
After this full-day workshop, you will: *understand what a screencast is *understand how libraries can use screencasts *be able to plan your own screencast *be able to record and edit screencasts *be able to post a screencast to your web site
Fees: $35 Full and Personal Members, $40 Associate/Affiliate Members, $45 Collegial Members, $55 Non-Members
 
Marketing and Outreach with Web 2.0 Tools
When: Tuesday,  April 28, 2009, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: WNYLRC Training Center
Speaker: Polly Alida-Farrington, PA Farrington Associates (http://blog.pafa.net/)
Reach beyond your traditional ideas for outreach and marketing by taking advantage of some of today’s Web 2.0 tools! Connect with your users online in new and exciting ways. Join us for this workshop where we will explore a variety of ideas and tools for reaching users online – beyond your library’s web site. Think about using community forums and event calendars, local blogs and social review sites to connect with more library users.
Fees: $35 Full and Personal Members, $40 Associate/Affiliate Members, $45 Collegial Members, $55 Non-Members
 
 

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