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Partnering with Your Local Schools: An Infopeople Online Course

A Smart Partnership: Collaborating Successfully with Your Local Schools
An Infopeople online course, March 25, 2014 to April 21, 2014

Establishing a partnership between your public library and public school may be one of the smartest investments of time and effort your library can make. Creating a successful partnership leverages funding and expertise in a visible way and benefits both partners. In this course you will learn…

  • The basic concepts of an effective partnership
  • Why partnerships between schools and libraries are especially beneficial to all parties involved
  • How to assess and repackage existing K-12 program components into a comprehensive partnership
  • How to plan and implement a strong and lasting public library/school partnership

Instructor: Valerie Gross

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.
For a complete course description and to register go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=374

Responsive Web Design Online Course

Responsive Web Design for Libraries

An Infopeople online course, January 28 to February 24, 2014

By next year there will be more active mobile devices than people on the planet. How can you ensure that your library’s online services work as well on smartphones and tablets as they do on desktop computers? What about devices that haven’t been dreamed of yet? Instead of reacting to each new device, you can build websites that adapt to any device. Join Matt Reidsma, author of a new book on responsive design for libraries, to learn:

•       The basics of responsive web design (RWD)

•       How to compare RWD against other solutions to the “mobile problem”

•       How to implement best practices for website design in an increasingly mobile world even if you don’t use RWD

Instructor: Matthew Reidsma

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=281

Libraries and Common Core Standards Webinar–Tomorrow!

A webinar reminder from Infopeople.  Please let your staff and colleagues know about this event!

Title:  Public Libraries and the Common Core Curriculum: Resources
Presenter:  Kathleen Odean
Format:  Webinar
Date:  Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Start Time:          12 Noon Pacific

·        Did you know Common Core standards require that, by 12th grade, 70% of student reading be nonfiction?

·        Are you looking for ways to strengthen your collection and programming to meet these new needs?

·        How can you help students and their parents understand the Common Core standards and find resources related to it?

One of the exciting aspects of the new Common Core standards is their emphasis on nonfiction, which is better than ever for young people. This gives public libraries a great opportunity to highlight their nonfiction holdings and integrate them into programming, booklists, and more. Public libraries can also be instrumental in guiding students and their parents through the maze of information about the standards and what they mean.

During this webinar, participants will learn ways to improve and promote their nonfiction collections, especially in the areas of science and history. The program will review Common Core text complexity guidelines and introduce resources related to the standards.

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

·        Be able to identify ways to strengthen nonfiction collections for Common Core

·        Be familiar with Common Core text complexity concepts

·        Be able to articulate four ways to help parents and their children with the Common Core

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff working with children and Young Adults, literacy staff and volunteers, school librarians, directors, principals, library assistants, library school students, teachers, and reading teachers.

For more information and to participate in the December 3 webinar, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=235.

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Join Webinar button now or go directly to the webinar by clicking on Join Webinar within 30 of the start of the event. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event. If you did not preregister and you can register in the 30 minutes prior to the event and directly enter.

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

Reader’s Advisory Infopeople Course

 If you’ve never taken a course in Reader’s Advisory, you really should.  And for those green librarians in your libraries who are just starting out, it’s invaluable.  Once you get a flair for it, doing RA is one of the most fun and rewarding aspects of librarianship (in this writer’s opinion, anyway). 

Readers’ Advisory Fundamentals
An Infopeople online course, August 20, 2013 to September 16, 2013

Do you find yourself recommending the same book, or few books, over and over when a library user asks for suggestions? When approached by someone who wants to hear about good books in a genre you don’t know or appreciate, do you go looking for a staff member who does? In this course instructor Francisca Goldsmith will introduce you to:

·        Readers’ advisory interview techniques

·        Appeal factors in fiction and nonfiction

·        Recognizing coworkers and community members as collaborators in readers advisory

·        Measuring user satisfaction in readers advisory services

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to http://infopeople.org/training/readers-advisory-fundamentals-0

NOTE: This course is approved as covering the Adult Reader’s Advisory competencies for the LSSC program in conjunction with Beyond Books: Advanced Reader’s Advisory.