Free Online Education Opportunities for July 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, TechSoup, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

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2012 Public Library Grants Request – Ashgate Publishing

Call for grant applications from Vermont Town Libraries

Since the year 2000, Ashgate Publishing Company in Burlington has devoted a large portion of its annual charitable contributions budget to support libraries around the state.

In the wake of the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Irene, and in recognition of our role as a corporate citizen in this state, Ashgate UK made a special donation in late 2011 in support of Vermont and Vermonters: $2,500 for the Vermont Public Libraries Foundation and $1,000 to the Librarians Relief Fund.

Through its library donations program, Ashgate makes grants to public libraries in Vermont for special one-time projects and needs (as opposed to standard operating expenses and book budgets) as they arise.  The charitable donations committee encourages libraries to apply for grants that supplement other fundraising efforts.  Libraries are also encouraged to team up with other area libraries and apply for grants collectively.  Examples of the grants made in recent years include:

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Book Mending Workshop

Book Mending
Wednesday, July 11, 9:30-11:30
Deerfield Valley Elementary School, Wilmington

Learn basic book mending techniques with Ellen Allman in a two hour, hands-on workshop. A trained and experienced book mender, Ellen will discuss when to mend and when to discard or send to a professional. Bring books which need repairing and, if you have them, basic book mending materials for discussion. Each session is limited to fifteen people in order to offer effective instruction.

TO REGISTER

Mara Siegel
Continuing Education Coordinator
Vermont Department of Libraries
(802) 828-2727
mara.siegel@state.vt.us

Carterette Series Webinars from GLA

The Georgia Library Association has announced the July 2012 sessions of the Carterette Series Webinars.

The Carterette Series is a bi-monthly educational webinar series highlighting trends, innovation, and best practices in libraries. The free sessions are open to interested parties from all geographic (and astral) locations.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay! The sessions will be recorded and available on the CSW site for later viewing.

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Video of Webinar Available: Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library

For those of you who missed last week’s Patrons and Gale Resources: How to Get Them to Skip Google and Use the Library webinar and are clamoring for the information (how to put a search box for Gale resources on your library’s web page, look at different ways of configuring the interfaces of your Gale databases to make them as easy to use as possible, learn more about running your usage reports), here is the link to the archive:

http://vimeo.com/40479533

You can also find this and other related archived webinars at http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries.ce/voltraining

Free Online Education Opportunities for April 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Common Knowledge, Education Week, Grantspace, Harvard Business Review, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, O’Reilly, San Jose State University – SLIS, SirsiDynix , TechSoup, TL Virtual Café, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during April.

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Free Online Education Opportunities for March 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Common Knowledge, Education Week, Grantspace, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, Library Support Staff Certification Program , Lyrasis, Montana State Library, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, NISO, O’Reilly, San Jose State University – SLIS, School Library Journal, Texas State Library & Archives, The TLT Group, TL Virtual Café, University of Wyoming, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during March.

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