WebJunction webinars are live audiovisual programs that are conducted online via WebEx web conferencing. Anyone who has an Internet connection can participate, listening to the audio broadcast through speakers or headset, or via phone. These free events allow you to meet and learn from library leaders and fellow library practitioners. Browse the calendar for upcoming events, or use Search Events to locate archives of past sessions. For more information visit: http://www.webjunction.org/content/webjunction/events/wj.html
Libraries and the Era of the Learner: A Vision for the Future
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=713247453
Join us for a discussion exploring lifelong learning as an economic driver in the 21st century and the expanding role of libraries in this “era of the learner.” Building on discussions about 21st century skills and workforce development, we’ll hear from futurist Garry Golden on the changing workforce and the role that public libraries can play. We’re excited to take a glimpse into the future and to hear how libraries can identify changes, explore implications and pave the way for learners in the 21st century. This session will build on discussions from a face-to-face convening to be held in April, but will benefit and be of interest to all working in libraries.
Presented by: Garry Golden, Futurist, Forward Elements
Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library
Thursday, May 31, 2012 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 90 min
Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=714852202
You love your job. You love your library. You love helping your patrons and giving them the extra attention that lets them know you care. But there are days when you’ve given just about all you have to give. At the end of the day you feel drained, or irritated, or both! You may have achieved “compassion fatigue.” The term, which is used frequently in medical settings, describes a caregiver’s reaction to chronic stress that results in feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, self-doubt, lack of focus and fatigue. This webinar will help you recognize the symptoms and the situations that may trigger compassion fatigue and understand how it affects you and your working environment. Explore ways to take care of yourself so you can continue to show compassion and give your patrons the care they need.
Presented by: Linda Bruno, trainer and facilitator, www.LindasWorkshops.com, Ocala, Florida
Best Kept Secret: Marketing the Small & Rural Library
Thursday, June 7, 2012 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 minEarly
Is your small or rural library the community’s best kept secret? Libraries are not known for “tooting their own horns” so valuable services and resources go unnoticed. Join us for a webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn about marketing and branding and what it means to the 21st century small and rural library. Michelle and Melinda will talk about ways to build mutually beneficial business partnerships that result in free media advertising as well as sponsorship for events and services. These marketing techniques are guaranteed to lead to long term development opportunities as well as sustainability.
Presented by: Michelle A. McIntyre, director, Roaring Spring Community Library (PA); and Melinda Tanner, district consultant librarian, Washington, Greene & Fayette Counties (PA)
“That’s Not What I Said!”: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 ♦ 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific ♦ 60 min
Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=717191052
Our personalities affect how we view and relate to the world. Each of us have different learning and communication styles, fears, insecurities and defense mechanisms. This presentation will provide you with the tools to recognize your own and others’ differences and become more aware of how they affect your relationships with customers and co-workers.
Presented by: Melissa Powell, independent librarian, biblioease.com