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Upcoming WebJunction Webinars

WebJunction’s free, online course catalog has over 25 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 100 curated webinar archives ready and available when you are. Create a free WebJunction learner account today, and you’ll find a wide range of topics, including Customer Service, Library Management, and Programming – something for everyone! Take courses when your time permits, and earn completion certificates as you finish each class.

You can also take advantage of these upcoming webinars:

Staying Afloat in a Sea of Change
January 15, 2015

Learn how to recognize physiological and emotional responses to change and determine how current skills and experience can fit into new ways of working. Learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.
Presented by: Debra Westwood, Library Cluster Manager, Bellevue, Lake Hills & Crossroads Libraries, King County Library System (WA)   More information and registration


Health Happens in Libraries: Pathways to Guide Health Education at Your Library
January 26, 2015

Participants will explore essential pathways for libraries to address meaningful health information and services. Participants will be introduced to foundational considerations for ensuring ethics and privacy in patron interactions, maintaining health collections at the public library, addressing community health literacy, and supporting healthy communities through partnerships. Participants will also be introduced to resources to advance these topics in their community, and leave the session prepared to join the strong network of public libraries advancing health education nationwide.
Presented by: Francisca Goldsmith, Library Services Trainer.  More information and registration


Key Elements of a Project Plan
February 5, 2015

Part 1 of 2. Join your colleagues from archives, libraries and museums for a two-part, interactive learning webinar that will introduce the fundamentals of project management: planning a project.
This session will describe how careful planning leads to more successful projects. They will cover how to develop an idea, define your audience, look at funding options, do an environmental scan, assess your resource capacity and needs, and develop a project scope and schedule for implementation. Attendees will be invited to use the two weeks between webinars to outline a project idea based on these key principles. Submitted project plans will be reviewed by webinar moderators with individual feedback provided for each submission.
Presented and moderated by: Robert Horton, Associate deputy director, IMLS; Sarah Fuller, Program specialist, IMLS.  More information and registration


Evaluating Your Project Plan
February 19, 2015

Part 2 of 2. Join your colleagues from archives, libraries and museums for a two-part, interactive learning webinar that will introduce the fundamentals of project management: planning a project. In this interactive second session, they will use sample project ideas and case studies to look at how we can assess the strength of a project plan before it is implemented.  Other project management resources, and where to learn more about the topic, will be discussed.
Presented and moderated by: Robert Horton, Associate deputy director, IMLS; Sarah Fuller, Program specialist, IMLS.  More information and registration


The Pursuit of Happiness … through Libraries
March 19, 2015

“The public library is a center of public happiness first…” John Cotton Dana, 1896.
Research points to how we can increase happiness and a sense of well-being in ourselves and others. Using interactive activities, participants will discover methods to improve joy, shift workplace culture, and offer programs for the public on happiness. You will walk away with a smile and a plan.
An encore presentation of the highest rated session from this year’s conference, this webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.
Presented by: Sharon Morris, Colorado State Library.  More information and registration
How Do I Apply to College?” Helping Patrons Meet Their Higher Education Goals
March 26, 2015

As information and education centers, libraries are an ideal place for patrons-teens and adults-to learn about higher education opportunities. What can you offer in response to patrons who are curious about college?
If you or your staff feel flummoxed by college-related reference questions, this session will acquaint you with the different types of college-bound students, college-related resources to promote at your library, and ways to work with community partners on programs for each audience.
Provide help for the many patrons who do not have access to pricey college prep programs and services. Learn how to initiate or enhance your reference services to help more people meet their higher education goals.
Presented by: Africa Hands, MA, MLIS, Academic Coordinator, University of Louisville
More information and registration

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