Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date November 6, 2014
Hosted by:
TechSoup
Length:
1 hour

Ever wonder how we run webinars at TechSoup? Well, get a behind the scenes look at our webinar process, including lessons learned of what NOT to do, best practices, and tips on which tools work best for which scenarios from the six years we've been running our program.

We'll show you how we do it and talk about other methodologies for online conferencing, online trainings, webinars, and meetings. Walk away more prepared to host your own online events - whether to simply meet with remote board and staff members, to run webinars like ours, or to hold day-long online conferences. Join us for a free webinar about webinars!

Presented by: Becky Wiegand and Ale Bezdikian

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date March 31, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction and ALA's Learning Round Table
Length: 1 hour

As our profession transforms and our work changes, nurturing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, many people are creating and offering learning and development programs in their libraries. Whether we hire outside consultants or create in-house programs, we could all benefit from knowing the best practices. Let’s learn together about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs in our organizations. And let’s explore how we might motivate our supervisors to fully benefit from their learning.

Learn by example as we hear about successful programs implemented in a variety of library settings. We’ll explore several examples to identify successful models, the underlying drivers or needs, challenges faced, and opportunities for improvement in each. We’ll also learn about how specific organizations have assessed supervisor training outcomes, and the metrics used to quantify success. Finally, hear what these library organizations would do differently if they had to do it all again.

Presenters: Heather Sostrom and Melanie Hawks

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date March 31, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction and ALA's Learning Round Table
Length: 1 hour

As our profession transforms and our work changes, nurturing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, many people are creating and offering learning and development programs in their libraries. Whether we hire outside consultants or create in-house programs, we could all benefit from knowing the best practices. Let’s learn together about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs in our organizations. And let’s explore how we might motivate our supervisors to fully benefit from their learning.

Why is supervisor development so important in libraries? What are the best practices and techniques being used right now? Learn from a select group of consultants, trainers, and training coordinators about how they have addressed these questions!

This first session explores best practices for providing supervisor training in libraries. You’ll learn about effective road-tested delivery methods and strategies to help you discover those most appropriate for your library or consortium members.

Presenter: Jerilyn Veldof

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date November 19, 2015
Hosted by: Infopeople
Length: 1 hour

  • What in the world are digital badges and why should you care?
  • Remember those end-of-workshop paper certificates that validated your attendance? Where are they now?
  • Want to know how you can use technology to create a virtual record of achievement?

Even in today’s online world, the validation of professional growth is still critical, however small, online badges have now replaced those big, paper records in many cases. Your library can also give out badges to add validity to the programs you offer, and your staff can collect their own to demonstrate professional development and achievement.

Digital badging isn’t hard and it’s not expensive. Join Catherine Hakala-Ausperk to learn how to make digital badges work for you and your library community!

Presented by: Catherine Hakala-Ausperk​​

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date March 31, 2016
Hosted by: WebJunction and ALA's Learning Round Table
Length: 1 hour

As our profession transforms and our work changes, nurturing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, many people are creating and offering learning and development programs in their libraries. Whether we hire outside consultants or create in-house programs, we could all benefit from knowing the best practices. Let’s learn together about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs in our organizations. And let’s explore how we might motivate our supervisors to fully benefit from their learning.

Position your library’s supervisor development program to be successful and viable for the long-term. This session will explore the key strategies that guide your success, including making clear to all levels of staff the connection between supervisor development and your library’s organizational and staff goals and priorities, and tying curriculum to performance needs and competencies. It also means devising clear, doable roles for both supervisors and their managers, and creating systemic processes that keep it alive and relevant. You’ll also get tips for creating a marketing campaign that will motivate, encourage and inspire!

Presenters: Sandra Smith and Angela Ibrahim

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date January 27, 2016
Hosted by: TechSoup
Length: 1 hour

How can we get library staff excited about learning new technology skills? How can libraries be better prepared to help the public with technology questions? How can staff go from tech shy to tech savvy? Designing an engaging technology training program can help all library staff get up to speed.

Join us for this free webinar to learn about two fun and engaging staff technology training programs in public libraries. Our guest panelists will share details of their programs, including success stories and lessons learned.

Presented by: Diana Laughlin and Rachel Schmidt

webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date Feburary 27, 2013
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

As a leader in online learning for ten years, WebJunction has watched the practice evolve from the earliest webinars to the latest in social media tools. We know it has enriched lifelong learning opportunities, yet we also know the possibilities are still expanding. Join us as we explore what education innovators are doing to increase engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning. Lets learn from each other in this interactive webinar. Help us map a future for elearning so WebJunction can better support your lifelong learning journey.

Presented by: Betha Gutsche and Joann Flick

Webinar recordingFormat: Webinar, original date April 3, 2014
Hosted by: WebJunction and ALA's Learning Round Table
Length: 1 hour

The "learner at the center" has become a core strategy in education and training. Strategies like flipped classrooms, MOOCs, or peer collaborations are all part of a trend toward very personalized learning—"me-learning." These trends increasingly emphasize online learning environments that are learner-initiated, learner activated, and learner-constructed. How can individuals prepare to own their own learning and how can administrators help them stay afloat? Presenters from WebJunction and Learning Round Table will share their discoveries about the future of learning and strategies for supporting and empowering the learner.

Presented by: Maurice Coleman and Betha Gutsche

self pacedFormat: Self-paced Course
Developed by: LibraryU, a program of the Illinois State Library and the regional library systems
Length: 1 hour

If you have ever done any baking, you know how important it is to have a recipe and the right ingredients on hand. Designing web-based training is a little like baking a cake, if you want to end up with a quality product, you need to use a "recipe" and "ingredients" that will ensure your success. This course introduces the basic instructional design principles behind building successful web-based instruction and gives you the recipe for creating your own online training. Learn to use the ADDIE instructional design model of analyze, design, develop, implement and evaluate to create effective and appealing web-based training.