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48 Free September Webinars for Librarians | OEDB.org

48 Free September Webinars for Librarians | OEDB.org | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Librarians are lifelong learners.  And we’re always on the look out for exciting professional development opportunities.  Fortunately for us, there are a great many amazing, free webinars being offered each month from a variety of sources, there’s bound to be something for everyone.  Check out these incredible free live webinars that you can participate in:

http://oedb.org/free-live-webinars-librarians/ "


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 3, 2014 1:50 AM

Great resource for September!

Gina Gilbert's curator insight, April 14, 2015 5:10 AM

For future reference

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The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries - The Digital Shift - register now for online event on 26 Oct

The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries - The Digital Shift - register now for online event on 26 Oct | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries
A Library Journal | School Library Journal Online Event
October 16, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm ET

 

Our 4th annual online event is back with a dynamic new format, featuring programming designed to take libraries into the future to better serve their community’s evolving needs.

The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries will offer thought-provoking discussions and actionable solutions to some of the biggest challenges libraries are facing, including rethinking collections, engaging the community, and helping students and patrons learn. The program will feature insights on managing new technologies and services; the latest developments in ebooks and streaming media; optimizing discovery; and much more!

Our expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and actionable solutions for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public."

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Registrations open! Looks thought-provoking!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: How To Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Tip #2: Keep Learning!

The Adventures of Library Girl: How To Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Tip #2: Keep Learning! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Jump start your professional learning AND kill some zombies along the way! #win http://t.co/YTnZ94I0dB #tlchat #edchat #edtech #nced

 

"...here are a few ways to jump start your professional learning :

1. Focus on the LEARNING not on the credit

2. Learn to love the hashtag

3. Join professional organizations

4. Think outside the box

5. Make time for learning

6. Follow your passions

7. Rethink failure

8. Take it from theory to practice

9. Share. Share. Share


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"As Zombie Fighters we can't be afraid to have honest conversations with our colleagues who are stuck.  Like my friend and colleague Jennifer Northrup said in a recent post on her blog, there's no need to be confrontational or to go on the attack.  However, we can't be passive either and hope that Zombie Librarians will simply be inspired by our stellar examples." 

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Great list and motivation to jump-start your own professional development!

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Annemarijs's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:50 AM

Allerlei bezuinigingen in het bibliotheekwerk kunnen ervoor zorgen dat de informatiewerker zich helemaal terugtrekt in zijn/haar schulp, vergelijkbaar met een zombieachtig leven. De Amerikaanse Zombie Fighters geven een aantal waardevolle tips, oa blijf leren en jezelf vernieuwen.

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"Beyond the Walled Garden" by Michael Stephens

LIS Students in an Era of Participatory Culture "...the concept of the “walled garden.” This phrase has come to represent closed information technology systems or virtual spaces inaccessible to outsiders. The garden is safe from outside influences and those inside can flourish if tended. But the wall is also a barrier to outside participation. If students spend all of their time in a classroom or within the virtual walls of a closed learning management system (LMS), the potential benefits of accessing and experiencing their forthcoming professional environment will decrease. I also believe the skills and abilities detailed above flourish best when learners are participating directly with the wider community. There will always be a place for the classroom and the LMS, but balancing that environment with experience beyond the walled garden should be part of the learning process as well."
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Interesting article! Valuable to all expanding their own professional development! Especially people considering taking part in the Hyperlinked Library MOOC #hyperlibMOOC
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ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things

ANZ 23 Mobile Things - available to sign up now > Australia & New Zealand librarians taking part in mobile 23 things | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
A space for Australians and New Zealanders to learn the 23 Mobile Things

 

ALIA NGAC (Australian Library and Information Association New Generation Advisory Committee) and New Professionals Network NZ have teamed up to offer an Australian/New Zealand course based on the 23 Mobile Things course by Jan Holmquist. We are running this course from May-November 2013 and it currently has nearly 300 participants signed up! Come and join us in our learning journey.

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Open for anyone to sign up who wants to add to their professional dsevelopment or learn more about Web 2.0!

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Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian: Where do you get your ideas? - by Phil Goerner | School Library Journal

Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian: Where do you get your ideas? - by Phil Goerner | School Library Journal | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"I’m not really that smart. I just know people who are. One of the wisest things that we librarians can do is to collaborate with other smart librarians who love to share. For example, I have a strong personal learning network (PLN) that starts on Twitter and even includes a monthly face-to-face gathering. My PLN provides me with lots of really good ideas, answers questions, and supports my work. It is through these resources that I have gathered a huge technology toolbox, assessment strategies, promotional ideas, and a ton of worthwhile resources that I can pass on to my teachers."

 

-Phil Goerner


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