Free, online, continuing education events for this week from the Wyoming State Library’s Training Calendar. You can subscribe and view the events in your calendar software, or you can find all the events at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.
Tomorrow’s Wyoming State Library Database of the Month webinar will focus on GoWYLD.net Resources for Summer Reading 2017. Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian, at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, for this free session.
The 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program theme is “Building a better world.” Chris will explore resources available to you in GoWYLD using the theme, but translating it in different ways such as architecture, community, leadership, and culture.
Also check out the great Summer Reading 2017 LibGuide, with resources to help you plan great programs.
WebJunction has just added a free course for library workers to learn how to design and teach online instruction. Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers (D4L) is a training program designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment.
Design for Learning offers seven online self-paced modules: Orientation, Foundation, Diversity, Community, Content Creation, Course Management, and Capstone.
D4L was developed as a partnership between the the South Central Regional Library Council, Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies, and the Empire State Library Network. It is funded as a three-year grant, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
WebJunction’s catalog of learning is available to you 24/7! WebJunction’s Course Catalog of library-specific courses and webinar archives is available for free to all library workers and volunteers. It’s timely and relevant learning content for you to access anytime, from anywhere. Self-paced courses include:
- Alternative Basic Library Education (ABLE)
- Customer Service
- eBooks & Devices
- Library Management
- Library Services
- Marketing and Messaging
- Social Media
- Technical Services
- Training & Development
- Youth Services
Also check out numerous webinar recordings. New learners will need to create an account. Certificates of completion are available after completion of any course or webinar.
The May 2017 Wyoming State Library training calendar is now available. Every training opportunity on this list is free and offered online. Topics include advocacy, planning, careers, children and teens, collection development, communication, databases, managing change, fundraising, legal, management, outreach and partnerships, programming, readers’ advisory, reference, school libraries, technology, training and instruction, and volunteers. View, download, or subscribe to the calendar at library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.
Tomorrow, April 28, the Wyoming State Library’s GoWYLD Database of the Month webinar will look at the In Context databases.
Join Chris Van Burgh, WSL Database Instruction Librarian, at 11:15 a.m. MDT, for this informative tour of the eight In Context databases in GoWYLD.net. In this session she’ll look at some common features to all and some cool content within specific databases. She’ll also look at some of the Gale produced support materials.