CE Updates

Webinar: Are You In(novation) or Out?
Registration is now open!
Presented by Kevin King, Kalamazoo Public Library
Date & Time: Tuesday, July 14, 2015 | 10-11:30 AM
Target Audience: All front-line and administrative staff in all types of libraries.

Show me an innovative library and I will show you a healthy organization. Libraries that place trust as the number one staff goal are not only more innovative, but can also boast stellar customer service and a top-notch employee recognition program. When staff do not have to worry about lack of support, in-fighting or surviving a toxic workplace, they can focus on bigger-picture issues, benefiting the entire community. In this webinar with Kalamazoo Public Library’s Head of Branch and IT Services Kevin King, you’ll learn how to apply the secrets of the world’s most innovative organizations to libraries. In this inspirational and informative discussion, participants will gain the tools to move their team and library forward.

Participants will be able to:

  • Implement steps to make your library a place where ideas are openly and honestly shared among all staff.
  • Define the steps to develop a healthy organization that encourages innovation and free thinking at all levels.
  • Foster exceptional customer service and personal recognition throughout your staff.

Secure your seat - register today!

If you can't participate in real time, we'll be archiving Kevin’s presentation and slides.

Webinar: How to Mentor Others
Presented by Mary Beth Weber, Rutgers University Libraries

Please choose the date that is more convenient for you!
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | 10-11:30 am
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 | 10-11:30 am

Mentoring can be critical to the success of any career. A good and effective mentor can help others to meet career goals, as well as motivate and set a good example. This webinar will discuss the importance of mentoring others and ways that you can serve as an effective mentor.

After this webinar you will be able to:

  • Define the types of mentoring relationships
  • Mentor for a specific purpose
  • Provide guidance and constructive feedback
  • Interact effectively with your mentee
  • Continue the relationship after your mentee has reached his/her desired outcome.

Registration is now open!

A Look Ahead to Fall & Winter

We’re cooking up a bunch of great webinars for you. Here are some of the topics and presenters we’ve lined up:

  • Effective Techniques for Writing on the Web: November 3, with Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, Norwich University
  • Using New and Improved Drupal Sample Site for Libraries,
    A Four-Day Webinar Series: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 (1-4 pm) & 11/12 (1-2:30 pm), with Sam Cohen, New Media Solutions
  • Fresh Lit 2015: December 1, with Roz Reisner
  • Making Makerspaces More Welcoming to Girls and People of Color: February 9, with Casey McCoy, San Jose Public Library

lynda.com Opportunities

Registration for LibraryLinkNJ’s 30 licenses for lynda.com’s vast library of video learning courses opens on the second Tuesday of every month. Full details are available on our lynda.com page.

One recently added course that’s piqued our interest is one on Grant Writing for Educators. You can preview the course, which “explains elements of a grant solicitation, the parts of a successful grant application, and common mistakes you'll need to avoid. The good news is, if you are an academic professional at the K through 12, community college, four-year college, or university level, you already have the skills, knowledge, and talent you need to be a successful grant writer.” If grant writing isn’t the right fit for you, perhaps you’d be better served by taking a course on topics as diverse as Excel, podcasting software like Audacity, and version-control software Git. Take a look around and reserve your space on July 14!