28 April 2011

Webinar - Winning Grants

Date Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Online

Cost: Free

Wondering how to get started writing grants for your library? Grants can support the changing needs in your community while your library budget is flat or shrinking. This grant webinar will be easy to understand, motivating, fun, and full of valuable tips. Learn how to quickly locate grant opportunities, find out what funders are looking for in a successful grant proposal, and discover real library grant success techniques from librarians just like you. Practical advice, easy grants for beginners, partnership ideas, and valuable resource lists will be shared. You’ll be excited, motivated, and ready to win grants for your library! Presented by Stephanie Gerding, nationally known library consultant, trainer, and author on grants, training, and technology topics. Use the link above to register. *You will be sent a registration confirmation email and a reminder email the day prior to the event.

25 April 2011

Workshop - Readers' Advisory

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2011
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Schenectady County Public Library, Central Library
Cost: Free for MVLS member library staff; $25 all others
Presenter: Neal Wyatt

Are you finding that you have a never-ending to-read pile? Would you like to save time when working with readers’ advisory? Would you like to learn how to keep track of titles so you can better serve your patrons?

Join us as Neal Wyatt, nationally recognized readers’ advisory consultant and Library Journal columnist, offers practical tips to keep up with readers, improve answers to patron requests, and whittle down that to-read pile.

Only a few spots remain in this workshop. Visit http://www.mvls.info/news/Wyattregistration.htm to register.

This workshop is supported in part by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

18 April 2011

Grant Opportunity - Build-a-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation

The Build-A-Bear Workshop Bear Hugs Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada that enhance the quality of life for children, families, and pets. The Foundation’s grant categories include children's health and wellness, domestic pets, and literacy and education. Individual project grants as well as organization program grants are provided. Priority is given to nonprofit organizations located near Build-A-Bear Workshop stores. For 2011, the Foundation will accept grant requests from March until October. Visit the Foundation’s website to review the funding guidelines for each of the grant categories and submit an online application.

17 April 2011

Grant Opportunity - BJ's Charitable Foundation

Established with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on the communities BJ’s serves, the mission of BJ’s Charitable Foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply. The foundation reviews grant applications on a quarterly basis. Visit www.bjs.com/charity for complete information.

14 April 2011

Webinar - Working with Your Workforce Center

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Place: Online

Cost: Free

Workforce Centers operate with myriad local, state and federal funding streams to support the unemployed, but not every job seeker qualifies. Learn how this impacts your library patrons and what libraries can do to make better connections for our customers. Representatives from Anoka County, Minnesota will describe how the Job Training Center and the Anoka County Library forged an innovative collaboration to make sure every door is the right door for job seekers. Registration is required for this webinar. Use the link above to sign up.

04 April 2011

Webinar - Teen Literature Update 2011

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Place: Online
Cost: Free

Are you wondering:

•What the latest thing in YA literature is?
•Who are the emerging authors, and the ones falling out of favor?
•What are the best resources for evaluating books for YAs?
•If graphic novels are just comic books in disguise?
•If reading online is really reading?

The world of young adult literature is an inherently dynamic one and one that, in the last decade, has become among the most active in publishing. Each new publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all of these changes and the new titles flooding the market can be a full-time job. This webinar will help students identify new trends and the best new titles and resources for collection development.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will be familiar with current:

•Trends informing the dynamic field of young adult literature
•YA Fiction - both novels of realism and genre fiction - that are "first selections" for YA collections
•Non-fiction for both recreational and classroom use
•Graphic novels and comics
•Useful resources for collection development

This webinar will be of interest to both public and school library staff with young adult collection development responsibilities.

Webinars are free of charge and registration is ONLY done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required. Simply click here beginning at 2:30 on the day of the event and join in. Webinars are archived for viewing after the original broadcast on the infopeople.org website.