Blog posts in Continuing Ed

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ILA Conference - Robert Frey keynote

We have just been treated to a great keynote by Robert Frey from University of Idaho. He told us the captivating tale of "salmon and dove" - a love story of sorts with lessons woven throughout.

Here is the write-up from the conference schedule.

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Tech Trends MidWinter ALA 2010

This is a great hour-long overview of the what did and didn't happen at ALA Midwinter in Boston in January 2010 - in regards to technology. Four techys give their 10 minute overview with a few Q&A's. You will hear about

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Transparency & Libraries

An open conversation between Jan Klerk Librarian at City Library of Haarlem Netherlands and Michael Stephens from Tame the Web -- talks about the key elements of a transparent library: open communication, adapting to change, and scanning the horizon.

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Applications sought for PLA Results Boot Camp 5; Deadline Extended

Applications are now being accepted for the Public Library Association's (PLA) intensive library management training, Results Boot Camp 5, to be held October 12-16, 2009, in Seattle, Washington. The deadline has been extended thru September 18, 2009.

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Using Online Educational Opportunities

Just a reminder that the Idaho Commission for Libraries offers a multitude of online learning opportunities. I would encourage you to go to the new and improved ICFL Continuing Education web page. I have tried to accommodate mulitple learning styles, so hopefully you will find it useful!

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What's your learning style? And why is that important to know?

The second conference in the Libraries = Learning Organizations' series focused on learning styles. The buzz is online learning. But this may not be the best way for you to learn.

WJ Courses -- Some Hints to Maximize your Learning

I just finished a WJ Idaho course via the vendor Skillsoft. This is my third course and I took time to play with the course. Sometimes, I am linear and forget to look go beyond the bounds. This happens a lot of times when I am learning ... a product of how I behaved during my educational years 6-18!!

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The One-Person Library

The March 2009 issue of the One-Person Library newsletter provided as its swan song a list of many resources for those of you who find yourself in such a situation! The important thing to remember is you are not alone -- there is a wealth of information available at your fingertips. Here are just a few you might consider reviewing:

Books on Solo Librarianship

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Fair Use / Copyright Tools

Here are some great e-tools regarding "Fair Use / Copyright" usage. Produced by the American Library Association Office of Information Technology Policy" they are online and available 24-7!

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Just discovered this website -- a great compilation of many web tools -- a wonderful follow-up to SPLAT 101