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Free Webinars 11/17: Open Source Software and Ebooks/DRM

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the November sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series, which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, 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.

Open Source Software in Georgia Libraries
http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/open-source-software-georgia-libraries-jason-puckett
Presented by Jason Puckett

* Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern Time
* Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

What is open source software? Why should it matter to you, and how are Georgia librarians using it to their advantage? You don’t have to be a programmer to understand how the open source software movement can benefit you and your library, from the web browser to media production, research tools and the ILS. This session will cover the advantages and disadvantages of using open source software in libraries with practical examples and ideas you can use.

How Ebooks, File Types, and DRM Affect your Library
http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/how-ebooks-file-types-and-drm-affect-your-library-brian-hulsey
Presented by Brian Hulsey

* Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 11:15am – 12:15pm Eastern Time
* Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

As more library patrons are obtaining eReaders, many libraries have questions about why some of the devices work with our services and some don’t, and why the books won’t work on the different devices. The eReader market is confusing and this session will explain the differences of format, device, and their overall importance to your library and how they affect all facets of service.

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Please contact a member of the Wednesday Webinar planning team with questions or ideas:
Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair, ssteiner@gsu.edu
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service, pcarterette@georgialibraries.org
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering Committee, buffy.hamilton@gmail.com

Free Wednesday Webinar: Financial Literacy Skills and Digital Library of Georgia

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are pleased to announce the September sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series, which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, 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 each.

Money Matters: Teaching Financial Literacy Skills in the Library
http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/money-matters-teaching-financial-literacy-skills-library
Presented by Trudi Green and Teri Hanna

* Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern Time
* Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

Financial literacy is one of the 21st century library competencies outlined in the 2010 IMLS 21st Century Museum and Libraries Report. The Athens-Clarke County Library has addressed this competency with the launch of a grant-funded program “Money Matters: Because Your Future Matters” aimed at helping GED students and others learn basic financial skills. Join Trudi Green and Teri Hanna to learn more about this innovative and timely program. Come away with a clear idea of the benefit of such programming as well as ideas for incorporating parts of this unique program into your library’s programming efforts using your own local resources. You’ll even learn something about the newest credit rules! Money Matters is funded by Smart Investing @ Your LibraryTM, a partnership between the American Library Association and FINRA.

Discovering Georgia History and Culture: GALILEO and the Digital Library of Georgia
http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/discovering-georgia-history-and-culture-galileo-and-digital-library-georgia
Presented by Karen Minton

* Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 11:15am – 12:15pm Eastern Time
* Separate registration is required for each hour-long session.

The Digital Library of Georgia, a part of GALILEO, is a unique gateway to Georgia’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, government documents, newspapers, maps, audio, video, and other resources. Join us for this look at the Digital Library of Georgia and a couple of popular history and culture resources. Learn tips on ways training can help your patrons and staff get excited about using electronic local history resources.

Please contact a member of the Wednesday Webinar planning team with questions or ideas:
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service, pcarterette@georgialibraries.org
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering Committee, buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair, ssteiner@gsu.edu

Free: August Wednesday Webinars!

The Georgia Library Association and Georgia Public Library Service are
pleased to announce the August sessions of the Wednesday Webinar series,
which highlights trends, innovation, and best practices in Georgia
Libraries. The webinars feature Georgia speakers, 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 each. Please forward this announcement as you
see fit.

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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:
http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/free-learning-developing-n
o-cost-online-learning-patrons-and-staff-jay-turner

You will be sent additional information prior to the event including the
link to join.

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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.

For details and to register:
http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/tech-tips-training-series-
karen-douglas

You will be sent additional information prior to the event including the
link to join.

We hope you’ll join us for one or both of these webinars. To learn more
about upcoming and archived Wednesday Webinar sessions, please visit our
site at http://georgialibraries.org/events/webinars

Sarah Steiner, Georgia Library Association, PACE Chair, ssteiner@gsu.edu
Pat Carterette, Georgia Public Library Service,
pcarterette@georgialibraries.org
Buffy Hamilton, Wednesday Webinars Steering Committee,
buffy.hamilton@gmail.com

Free Webinar: Library on the Radio with Charlie Bennett and Ameet Doshi

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 11:15am

Since January 2010, members of the Georgia Tech Library have produced a weekly library-themed radio show on WREK-Atlanta. The show is called “Lost in the Stacks” and features interviews with Georgia Tech students, faculty, staff, and librarians. “Lost in the Stacks” is a unique approach to collaboration with academic departments, campus services, student organizations, and the Library. Current hosts Charlie Bennett and Ameet Doshi will discuss the development of the show and the challenges involved with this outreach project.

This webinar is free and open to all Georgia librarians (public, academic, school, special)!

AMEET DOSHI AND CHARLIE BENNETT

Ameet Doshi is the User Engagement librarian and Assessment coordinator at Georgia Tech library and also serves as the librarian for the School of Economics. He is passionate about working with students to improve their library experiences and collaborating with library colleagues on unique outreach and marketing initiatives. Ameet is also interested in sustainable library learning spaces and earned the LEED Accredited Professional designation. He loves championing the cause of academic libraries and especially values learning from and teaching others.

Charlie Bennett has been working at the Georgia Tech Library since 1996, starting as a student assistant in Circulation while earning bachelor’s degrees in Economics and in Science, Technology, & Culture and ending up as the desk supervisor for the night shift. He worked briefly in Massachusetts at an electronic publishing house but returned to Atlanta after one winter. He became East Commons Coordinator in August of 2006 and started thinking about learning commons, library programming, and where is the best place for comfy chairs. He is currently seeking his MLIS from Valdosta State University, and he has managed to turn his love of music and talking too much into a library-themed radio show with Ameet Doshi on WREK Atlanta.

Program Title: Library on the Radio

Date: Wednesday July 21, 2010

Time: 11:15am – 12:15pm

Location: Online – login instructions will be sent to registered attendees five days prior to event

Contact Hours: 1

Registration

The Wednesday Webinar Series is brought to you by the Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Library Association PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) Interest Group.

Audience:

Library staff, trustees and friends

Certification contact hours:

1.0 contact hours. Submit the E-Learning Attendance Certificate form after attending the webinar.

For more info contact:
Pat Carterette: pcarterette@georgialibraries.org; Sarah Steiner: ssteiner@gsu.edu or Buffy Hamilton:buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
Posted by Buffy Hamilton, School Librarian, Creekview High School

Free Wednesday Webinar: The Social Library with Cliff Landis

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 10:00am

Join Cliff Landis as he talks about the ways social media has transformed the library users interact with each other, with the library, and with information. Cliff will also give timely advice on how libraries can use emerging social technologies to keep up with changing user needs. Participants in the webinar will learn how social network sites, microblogging tools, and free open source software can be used to perform outreach and proactive service via the social web.

This session is open to all librarians (school, public, academic, special)!

CLIFF LANDIS

Landis

Cliff Landis is Web Services Librarian at Georgia State University. He is also a also a researcher, author and speaker on the role of emerging technologies in libraries, interpersonal communication skills, social network sites, user-centered service, assessment, and the co-evolution of humanity and technology. He has a diverse range of interests both within and outside of the library field, which help inform his unique perspective on the future of libraries.

Program Title: The Social Library

Date: Wednesday July 21, 2010

Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Online – login instructions will be sent to registered attendees five days prior to event

Contact Hours: 1

Registration

The Wednesday Webinar Series is brought to you by the Georgia Public Library Service and the Georgia Library Association PACE (Professional and Continuing Education) Interest Group.

Audience:

Library staff, trustees and friends

Certification contact hours:

1.0 contact hours. Submit the E-Learning Attendance Certificate form after attending the webinar.

For more info contact:
Pat Carterette: pcarterette@georgialibraries.org; Sarah Steiner: ssteiner@gsu.edu or Buffy Hamilton:buffy.hamilton@gmail.com
Submitted by Buffy Hamilton, School Librarian, Creekview High School