Continuing Education and Training by cqd71714


									                                   Lincoln Trail Libraries System                                                                                                  Trustee Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                   October 3, 2008 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                Continuing Education and Training                                                                                                               November 14, 2008 • 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

                                          LINC Training                                                                                               Please join the Illinois Library Systems for an exciting opportunity
                                                                                                                                                      to learn more about parliamentary procedure from one of the top
                                                                                                                                                      people in the field! Nancy Sylvester is a nationally recognized ex-

                                         August 2008 - July 2009                                                                                     pert on parliamentary procedure and has written many books and
                                                                                                                                                                        articles on the topic, including
                                                                                                                                                               The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Robert’s Rules.
                                                                                                                                                      As a result of learning more about parliamentary procedure, you

             COMING SOON!
                                                                          5        Customer Service: Winning Strategies                              will have the potential to increase the productivity at your meetings
                                                                                                                                                              as well as impact the fairness of each exchange.
                                                                          October 23, 2008 • 9:00a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                                                                                                     The sessions will be held on Friday, October 3 and Friday Novem-
                                                                          March 4, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                                                                                                     ber 14, 2008, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. The second session will build on
                                                                          What do existing, new, and potential patrons think of your
       In the spring of 2009, LTLS                                        facility, staff, programs, and collection? What do you do
                                                                                                                                                      the first, so you will need to be able to attend both sessions. Both

       will be presenting a Spring
                                                                                                                                                      sessions will take place using the video conferencing equipment
                                                                          well? What can you do better? Learn to ‘wow’ the public with
                                                                                                                                                     located at Lincoln Trail Libraries System. The fee for this workshop,
     Technology Event. Join us for                                        excellent customer service practices that everyone from direc-
                                                                                                                                                     which includes a copy of the booklet Basics of Parliamentary Pro-
     two exciting days of speakers                                        tors to trustees to volunteers can implement and embrace. Join             cedure, is $25.00 per person. This workshop is not part of CLaSS.
     and discussion! More details                                         Elizabeth Simpson from doGood Consulting in finding out your

           will be coming soon!                                           winning strategy! Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00                                Registration will be taken at

1      Public Per Capita Workshop
August 6, 2008 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.• CPDUs: 2
Join Mary Downing and Jeanne Urbanek, Illinois State

Library, for this public per capita workshop. They will explain           	
requirements for obtaining an Illinois State Library Public Library

Per Capita and Equalization Aid grant. ISL staff will review the          6        Budget Workshop
                                                                                                                                                                           Register at:
grant application and explain requirements that will be in place          November 4, 2008 • 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                          Charm Ruhnke, Consultant Manager with the Lewis & Clark Library
for the next three years to obtain a grant. This workshop is not

mandatory, but participation is encouraged. Free                          System, will lead the group through Finance and Budgeting Basics.
                                                                          Beginning with financial definitions, participants will also learn about                         Email questions to:
2           LTLS Orientation                                              fiscal responsibilities, understanding their equalized assessed
                                                                          valuation, personal property replacement taxes, special taxes and
September 4, 2008 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 4
                                                                          other budgeting related issues. This is an informal session, with
LTLS Orientation introduces new staff in member libraries to
                                                                          active audience participation. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00
Lincoln Trail staff and services. This session is designed to be a
preliminary overview of the services offered by LTLS and offers
a chance to get acquainted with LTLS staff and other member
                                                                          7        Grant Writing 101
                                                                                                                                                      10         Empowering Library Staff to Meet the
                                                                                                                                                      Needs of the Spanish Speaking Community
library staff. Time will be spent in reviewing the services offered       February 20, 2009 • 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 2
                                                                                                                                                      March 19, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
by LTLS staff and, if needed, touring the LTLS facility. Non-             Taking a great idea and turning it into a fundable grant application
                                                                                                                                                      How can you build partnerships and collaborate with the Spanish
subscriber Fee $40.00                                                     isn’t easy. Learn to strengthen your grant application. Learn
                                                                          the pitfalls that will eliminate your grant from the process. What          speakers throughout the community to increase access to public

3        Tweens to Teens @ Your Librarys
                                                                          are the common mistakes? What will get your grant funded - first
                                                                          priority? Join Karen Egan, Illinois State Library, for a look at how you
                                                                                                                                                      library computers and servers? What are the challenges and

                                                                                                                                                      benefits of reaching out to serve the Spanish speakers? Develop
September 17, 2008 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                          can become a better grant writer. Non-Subscriber Fee: $40.00                an action plan for this type of outreach. Join Vandella Brown,
Gaming can be a fun way to get teens and tweens into the iibrary,
                                                                                                                                                      manager, Illinois State Library Diversity Program, and Cheryl
but they are interested in a variety of things, just like their adult

counterparts. How can you provide this service without dedicating
                                                                          8        iREAD Program -- Read on the Wild Side                             Goza Smith, Reference Librarian, Illinois State Library Diversity

                                                                                                                                                      Program for an in-depth look on outreach to the Spanish speak-
                                                                          February 25, 2008 • 9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
a lot of resources? What techniques can you use to change their
                                                                          Join Barb Lintner (Urbana Free Library) for a fun-filled workshop           ing community. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00
perception of the library? Once they are in the library, how can you
                                                                          discussing 2009’s iREAD theme, “Read on the Wild Side”. There
keep their attention and participation? In this workshop, Michelle

Ralston will explore a variety of concepts to get teens and tweens

interested in your library’s activities. Michelle will also demonstrate
                                                                          will be a show and tell of exciting promotional materials and
                                                                          activities for this year’s theme. Other guest speakers will discuss         11            Digital Cameras
                                                                          different types of resources for your library. Non-subscriber               April 30, 2009 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
creative programs and games. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00                   Fee: $40.00                                                                 Learn the basics of getting your images off your camera and into
                                                                                                                                                      the sizes and locations you want them to be. David Lottes, LTLS
4        Repairing and Maintaining Print Materials                        9        Simple Ways to Green Your Library                                  Communications Manager, will explain ways to help preserve
                                                                                                                                                      and present images captured with digital cameras. David will
October 16, 2008 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • CPDUs: 2                        March 4, 2008 9:00 a.m. • 12:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
John Ison, from DEMCO, presents a practical, hands-on seminar                                                                                         help you to understand your camera settings and discuss various
                                                                          Join Laura Barnes and others from the Illinois Sustainable Tech-
                                                                                                                                                      post processing techniques to improve your images. Participants
where participants learn and practice basic repairs for both hard         nology Center to learn how to make your lbrary more enviornmen-
                                                                                                                                                      will be introduced to using image sharing web sites and a variety
and soft bound books. Emphasis is placed on becoming familiar             tally friendly through energy efficiency, green purchasing, green
                                                                                                                                                      of ways to store images for use. Students are encouraged to
with techniques and materials for economical in-house repair of           cleaning, and recycling. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00
                                                                                                                                                      bring their cameras. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00
materials that must be available for frequent use. Additionally,

protective measures which will extend the life of new materials

will be demonstrated and discussed. Long-term preservation                                                                                  Events by Topic
of archival materials is not addressed. Participants should                             Collection Development/Maintenance - 19                                       Management Skills/Administration – 6, 9
                                                                                        Customer Service - 5                                                          Services to Special Populations - 10
bring one or two discarded hard back books to practice on.
                                                                                        Grantsmanship or Grant Writing – 1, 7                                         Technical Services – 4
Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00                                                              LINC - 20                                                                     Technology – 11, 14, 15, 16, 17
                                                                                        LTLS Orientation – 2, 13                                                      Youth, YA and School Services – 3, 8, 12
        Lincoln Trail Libraries System
        1704 W. Interstate Drive
                                                                                              OCLC Workshops for
                                                                                              Governing Members
                                                                                                                                                          20             LINC Training
                                                                                                                                                          Non-Subscriber Fee of CLaSS+: $120.00 series; or $40.00 per
        Champaign, IL 61822
        217-352-0047                                                  16            Searching with FirstSearch
                                                                                                                                                          workshop. Additional LINC training will be offered as the need

                                                                                September 23, 2008 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 2
                                                                                March 24, 2009 • 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 2                        Getting Started
                                                                                This course will cover selecting databases to search and searching
                                                                                                                                                           9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 3

        12                 School Library Day
                                                                                them effectively. Hands-on practice will involve several databases,

                                                                                but WorldCat will be a primary focus. Some familiarity with using
                                                                                                                                                          August 19, 2008 • September 8, 2008 • September 20,
                                                                                                                                                          2008 • November 11, 2008 • March 9, 2009 • May 5,
        June 1, 2009 • 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 7                          FirstSearch will be expected. Configuring the user interface will be
        This full-day session will focus on issues relevant to elementary,
                                                                                referred to but will not be covered in the workshop. The Statewide
                                                                                                                                                          The Sirsi/Dynix Horizon system at the core of LINC is a complex
        middle and high school librarians. Potential topics range from
                                                                                Illinois Library Catalog (SILC), a subset of WorldCat, will also be
                                                                                                                                                          system of functional and database components. To work effec-
        collaboration, educational mandates, intellectual property,
                                                                                                                                                          tively on LINC, a basic understanding of how these components
        literacy, management, and technology. More details will be
                                                                                Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00
                                                                                                                                                          operate and interact is essential. This session will define these
        provided soon. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00

        13                 Road Trip to Chicago!
                                                                                17            FirstSearch Administration
                                                                                                                                                          integral parts of the system, such as modules, security records,

                                                                                                                                                          item types, and other codes. Knowledge of these components
                                                                                September 29, 2008 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                                                                                                          will be assumed in all other training sessions. The session
        July 13, 2009 - All Day                                                 April 27, 2009 • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                                                                                                          continues with training on the Horizon interface and searching
        By popular request, LTLS is coordinating a bus trip to the              This workshop explains how the settings in the FirstSearch Admin-
        American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago               istration module affect the FirstSearch Public module. It covers
        on Monday, July 13. DEMCO will provide free passes to the               configurable functionality such as scoping in WorldCat to library-
        Exhibitor’s Hall. Cost of this event is for bus transportation only.                                                                              Basic Circulation
                                                                                specified holdings, linking to library-specified resources outside of
        Registrants are responsible for ALA Conference fees (if any                                                                                       9:oo a.m.-12:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                                FirstSearch, and many other useful settings. Workshop partici-
        meetings are attended) and meal costs. Cost information will be                                                                                   August 20, 2008 • September 9, 2008 • September 20,
                                                                                pants will have the opportunity to actually configure their library’s
        provided closer to the date.                                                                                                                      2008 (1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.) • November 12, 2008 •
                                                                                FirstSearch account.
                                                                                                                                                          March 10, 2009 • May 6, 2009
                                                                                Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00
                           Technology Series                                                                                                              This session will cover all essential functions, such as Check

         Practical Web Tools For Library Websites
                      and Marketing
                                                                                18            OCLC ILL
                                                                                                                                                          Out and renewal, Check In, adding and editing borrower re-

                                                                                                                                                          cords, adding requests for borrowers, Fast Adds, and process-
                                                                                September 29, 2008 • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
        Blogs. Wikis. RSS Feeds. Facebook. MySpace. Flickr.                     April 27, 2009 • 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3                              ing the various blocks on a borrower’s record. Also there will be

        Twitter. SurveyMonkey. If the blizzard of web tools and 2.0             Hands-on training will focus on the ability of staff and patrons to       a discussion of the policies and procedures for sharing materi-
        technology has you gasping for air, this two-part series will help      place interlibrary loan requests through the same FirstSearch             als between agencies, reviewing procedures for filling transit
        take the mystery out of these and more easy to use tools to             interface. Participants will learn how to place requests, fill requests   holds, and integrating the flow of items between automated and
        enhance your library’s web presence and marketing outreach                                                                                        non-automated libraries.
                                                                                from other libraries, and how to complete the request process.
                                                                                Other information will be provided on Constant Data and routing of
        LTLS Consultant Joe Sciacca will explore and demonstrate a
                                                                                requests. Non-subscriber fee: $40.00                                      Advanced Circulation
        wide range of free and low-cost tools to project your message,
                                                                                                                                                          9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
        make your website more interactive, and simplify creating
        content for your website.
                                                                                19              SILO (Serials of Illinois                                 August 21, 2008 • September 10, 2008 • November 13,

                                                                                                Libraries Online)                                         2008 • March 11, 2009 • May 7, 2009

        14                 Part 1 Technology-based
                                                                                This workshop will be scheduled upon request • CPDUs: 2
                                                                                Each library in the Lincoln Trail Libraries System is required to
                                                                                                                                                          This session will cover advanced techniques in circulation, cre-

                                                                                                                                                          ate item report, reviewing the hold queues, reports & notices,
                                                                                maintain their serials holding records in OCLC for interlibrary loan      the group editor menu, the Web catalog, and MyMediaMall.
        April 2, 2009 • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
                                                                                purposes. This workshop provides training in how to maintain your
        Part 1 will cover the basics of setting up a library blog, publishing
                                                                                library’s serials holdings records in OCLC by using the OCLC web          Adding Items
        and managing RSS feeds that enable readers to subscribe to
                                                                                interface. Participants will learn how to: search for serial records in   1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • CPDUs: 1
        your content, setting up a personal RSS reader to manage
                                                                                OCLC; select the appropriate serials record; describe the fields and      August 21, 2008 • September 10, 2008 • November 13,
        information you want to keep up with, and creating a wiki to
        enable multiple authors to create shared content. Participants          subfields of the local data record; and create, edit and delete a local   2008 • March 11, 2009 • May 7, 2009

        will be able to set up accounts in the services covered and time        data record. This workshop provides hands-on experience. Non-             Bibliographic records form the core of LINC. The accurate and

        will be allowed for hands on practice in the LTLS Training Center       subscriber fee: $40.00                                                    thorough addition of new items ensures the long-term useful-

        following the presentation. Non-subscriber Fee: $40.00                                                                                            ness of the system. This session will teach fundamental de-

                                                                                                                                                          tails about bibliographic records and item records. Activities will

        15       Part 2 Technology-based                                                                                                                  focus on the correct methods for adding items to the system,

         Marketing                                                                                                                                        including strategies for complete item searching, and identifying

        April 21, 2009 • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • CPDUs: 3
        Part 2 will cover creating online surveys and quick polls to collect
        user feedback, using instant messaging and chat to open up
        communication with more users, creating an online presence
        for the library in FaceBook, MySpace and Twitter, setting up a
        shared photo sharing site, and recording and publishing audio
        podcasts. Participants will be able to set up accounts in the
        services covered and time will be allowed for hands on practice
        in the LTLS Training Center following the presentation. Non-
        subscriber Fee: $40.00

                             Register at:
                                                                                                                                           Events by Topic
                                           Collection Development/Maintenance - 19                                     Management Skills/Administration – 6, 9
                           CLASS/index.php                                              Customer Service - 5                                                        Services to Special Populations - 10
                                                                                        Grantsmanship or Grant Writing – 1, 7                                       Technical Services – 4
                                                                                        LINC - 20                                                                   Technology – 11, 14, 15, 16, 17
                             Email questions to:                                        LTLS Orientation – 2, 13                                                    Youth, YA and School Services – 3, 8, 12


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