17 October 2011

Webinar - Teaming up with Teens at your library

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Online
Cost: Free


What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? How can you encourage them to be peer reader advisors and library advocates in the community? There is no better way to go than offering opportunities for active and involved teen library participation. In this webinar, you will explore ways teens can take part in your library, such as advisory groups, volunteering, short-term projects that use teen's special skills, and partnering with adults. You’ll also get tips on planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating teen participation.


Preregistration is required for this webinar, and can be done through this link.

11 October 2011

Webinar - Innovative Use of Skill-based Volunteers in Public Libraries

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Place: Online
Cost: Free


There is a growing number of younger members of our communities who are highly skilled with technology and the internet but view local public libraries as nice community amenities with little relevance to their world. There is also a notable increase in semi-retired, computer literate, actively engaged Baby Boomers. These two groups can be tapped to become the new volunteer base for libraries. By engaging these "new volunteers," libraries are helping to build vibrant sustainable community support for their library. This webinar identifies the critical issues and plan of action necessary to engage skilled-based library community volunteers.

Preregistration is required for this webinarand can be done through this link.

04 October 2011

Webinar - Using Smartphones as a Marketing and Programming Tool

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Place: Online at http://infopeople.org/training/using-smartphones
Cost: Free

Smartphones are quickly becoming the number one resource for American’s to access the information they need. With the proliferation of technology advances, it’s not always easy to keep up with the latest trends or understand how to master the technology to use it effectively and efficiently. This webinar will focus on the use of smartphones and its application to the library’s marketing and programming needs. This one-hour webinar will:


  • Present an overview of smartphone basics


  • Review specific marketing opportunities that you can incorporate in your work


  • Identify how to make your programming smart through media and technology


  • Demonstrate how one library blended marketing and programming through their teen center


  • Receive online resources that can assist you with next steps


By the end of this webinar you’ll have the basic knowledge needed to move forward in utilizing smartphones in your marketing efforts and programming that will engage your community.

This webinar will be of interest to library staff involved with marketing, programming and teen projects who are looking for new ways to connect with their community.

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 visit http://infopeople.org/training/using-smartphones on October 12 to join in.