Monthly Archives: January 2012

Children’s Literature Update 2012 Webinar

Title:  Children’s Literature Update 2012

Presenter:  Penny Peck

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Thursday, February 2, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html

For more information and to participate in the Thursday, February 2, 2012 webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/children%E2%80%99s-literature-update-2012

Frustrated that you cannot think of a recommendation when a child asks for a “good book to read?”    Tired of recommending the same books because you can’t think of anything new to recommend to a child visiting the library?

Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in 2011, and upcoming Spring 2012 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more!  Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  •     Be able to identify “read-alikes” – other books you can recommend to children after you find out their favorite book
  •     Discover books that will grab the attention of reluctant readers, including the newest graphic novels for kids, nonfiction including “gross” topics, and popular culture titles
  •     Hear a recap of the recent ALA awards (such as Newbery, Caldecott, etc.) and other recent children’s book awards, to make sure you have these available to recommend
  •     Take away a list of helpful websites to use when doing readers’ advisory, and sites that will help you keep up-to-date on the latest children’s books

This webinar will be of interest to any library staff or volunteer who serves children ages 0-12, in either public or school libraries.

Do you require an accommodation?
Closed captioning will be provided upon request. For this service, please notify ipweb@infopeople.org at least 72 hours before the webinar.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:

http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

Electronic Services Librarian needed!

Full-time, Non-Tenured Track Externally Funded Faculty Position for Spring 2012.

Cañada College is seeking an innovative and student-centered Electronic Resources Librarian to provide leadership for the development of distance education programing and resources campus-wide. These will include online resources and services for distance education courses as well as online library resources and services for all students. The Electronic Resources Librarian will work with librarians, faculty, and staff across campus to integrate library services into online learning.

The Electronic Resources Librarian is expected to be active professionally in the fields of librarianship and distance education and will keep abreast of emerging technologies and trends for a diverse study body (including Basic Skills, ESL, Transfer, Career and Technical, and Honors students). This includes trends in electronic library resources, such electronic books and journals, electronic textbooks, open educational resources, and digital literacy. The Electronic Resources Librarian will collaborate with the campus Instructional Designer to provide training for the campus community on new technologies and online resources.

More information: https://jobs.smccd.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=140553

Must-have book list?

It’s always interesting to see what books readers “have” to have.  Here’s the Huffington Post’s most recent opinion.

The Tipping Point

Caregiver Resources Webinar

A webinar reminder.  Please let your friends and colleagues know about this event!

Title:  Caregiver Resources

Presenter:  Kelli Ham

Format:  Webinar

Date:  Thursday, January 19, 2012

Start Time:

12 Noon Pacific
1PM Mountain
2PM Central
3PM Eastern

This webinar will last approximately one hour. Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No Passwords are required.  For Tips and Registration Information, please go to http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/tips.html

For more information and to participate in the Thursday, January 19, 2012
webinar, go to http://infopeople.org/training/caregiver-resources

A recent study on caregiving reported a startling statistic: during any given year, more than 65 million people, (nearly 30% of the U.S. population), provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing that care. Other findings show that these efforts take numerous tolls on caregivers, including extraordinary time demands, financial burdens, and the physical and mental health status. Impacts on employers and the workplace are significant, in terms of lost productivity, reduced time at work, and increased health care costs.

This webinar will give library staff practical knowledge about the information needs and the role of the caregiver. Topics to be covered will include:

What the caregiver needs to know and do – resources for:

Planning
Decision making
Working with the healthcare team
Day-to-day tasks required to care for the loved one
Health and wellness of the caregiver:

Finding support groups
Tips for managing stress
Coping with feelings of anger, sadness, and grief

Tips and strategies for working with library employees who are caregivers

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

·        Understand the spectrum of caregiving topics, from daily tasks to the issues and challenges facing people who are in caregiver situations
·        Be aware of caregiver resources for specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease
·        Be able to find resources regarding financial issues and housing decisions
·        Be able to provide support resources for the health and wellbeing of the caregiver

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff, including reference librarians or reference desk staff, adult and teen services librarians, and staff from organizations who provide health information to consumers and members of the public.

Do you require an accommodation?
Closed captioning will be provided upon request. For this service, please notify ipweb@infopeople.org at least 72 hours before the webinar.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:

http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

Hartnell College recruiting!

Hartnell College is recruiting for a full-time Technology Librarian.  If you are interested, check out the announcement for all the details at http://www.hartnell.edu/hr/jobs/JobFlyer-LIB2012MC_FINAL_2.pdf.

 

Happy New Year!

Happy 2012 for all of us.  Hopefully, the year goes a little better for libraries (hope is free, right?).  Here’s a little synopsis of the eBook wars of 2011 from Go to Hellman.