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Blog Posts by Shirley Biladeau
The familiar digital literacy guides (http://libraries.idaho.gov/digital-literacy), a source of information for workforce development, consumer finances, education, and digital literacy, have been transitioned to a new platform called Libguides. Find it at http://guides.lili.org/digitalliteracy -- and subscribe via RSS to receive updates as new information and resources are added. The Idaho Commission for Libraries is excited to streamline access to these powerful online@your library resources for libraries and the residents of Idaho. Check it out today!
Using Technology for Time Management: Tools and Techniques for Library Staff and
Team, an Infopeople online course, will be offered February 19 to March 18, 2013. Would you like to use your smartphone, laptop, or tablet to help you be more efficient? Technology is making time management even easier with the availability of free and low-cost tools for time tracking, task management, goal and priority setting, and team projects. If you are interested in taking this course and would like to access a seat sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries sponsored, read on.
Trying to identify the best way to use today's social media is a struggle at best! If you are feeling a bit left out and wondering where to go -- no worries, you are not alone!
To help ease the confusion and give Idaho libraries a competitive edge, the Idaho Commission for Libraries through its online @ your library project (funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Project, Broadband USA), has commissioned the development of a Social Media Kit.
In this kit, you will find information on successfully using Facebook and Pinterist as marketing/media tools. This will be followed by a Libguide on social media which will expand to other resources such as Twitter and newer tools as they evolve.
Introducing a new monthly webinar which provides a platform for you to share your knowledge, connect with other library professionals, and get your questions answered. Join Idaho library community guest experts from 12:30-1:30 pm MT (11:30-12:30 pm PT) to explore new library trends and services (no registration required ~ all sessions will be archived). The first one is January 14, 2014 - What's New at LiLI? Join Gina Persichini in exploring the new facets of Libraries Linking Idaho! Log in at http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce ~ More information at http://libraries.idaho.gov/freetraining
The Idaho Commission for Libraries, through a grant from the Library and Services Technology Act, Institute of Museum and Library Services, is now providing access to Infopeople and Amigos courses for members of the Idaho Library Community. Read further to find out how to qualify and access the courses:
In March and April of 2013, libraries around the state will be hosting WebJunction workshops. Last spring, WebJunction changed to a new platform for both the content and the courses. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore the tips and tricks for navigating the two new sites. Join us if you can! If your library would like to host a workshop for staff and colleagues from neighboring libraries, please contact Shirley Biladeau at firstname.lastname@example.org to check on available dates. More information at http://libraries.idaho.gov/freetraining
This week saw the beginning of Credible Connections - a networking opportunity for all libraries and rave reviews are rolling in! These 2-hour networking sesions in Mountain Home, Hailey, Burley, Twin Falls and Buhl enabled representatives from libraries, Department of Labor, Adult Basic Education, economic development groups and local interested community members to discover the vast array of resources and develop a connection for the next successful partnership to strengthen their communities.
Credible Connections – An Outreach Opportunity
What are the burning issues in your community? Economic Development? Jobs? Education? The Idaho Commission for Libraries through its online @ your library grant project and in collaboration with Idaho Department of Labor and Adult Basic Education/PTE will be hosting a 2-hour networking session in a community near you to connect with individuals who have resources to address those burning issues. Join in the conversation and get connected with the resources that will make a difference for your library, your community.
I attended Training Program Curricula' on Public Access Technology Community webinar today ~ which I found very informative. Club Digital, TEAL and DigitalLiteracy.gov are three resources I would encourage all Idaho libraries to review and and use as training tools, either for staff or for patrons.