Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ALSC Student Sessions and more

Notice a trend here?  Recently, I've been attending a number of webinars and teleconferences via my desk in the West End.  There are more and more opportunities to get professional development and continuing education hours remotely.  Last week I blogged about the CCBC shorts but there are more places where this cool stuff is happening.  ALSC offers some great evening presentations they're calling 'Student Sessions' but anyone can attend (we're all students anyway, right?)  Best part (like the CCBC Shorts and others) they're free, online and recorded.  So if that time slot doesn't work for you, just hop back over when you have some spare time and enjoy.  Some of the past student sessions were:
  • Hosting a Mock Newbery at Your Library (this is how we're modeling our 2010 Children's Choice Awards initiative!)
  • Marketing Your Library on the Web
  • Web Services for Underfunded and Understaffed Libraries

Presenters at TechSoup Webinar on Making Technology Simple

There are also some great options with WebJunction and TechSoup - this afternoon I'm attending a webinar where Lee LeFever (of CommonCraft fame) is presenting on taking complex technology and breaking it down into plain English for users.  These opportunities are engaging and schedule-friendly!  Not only perfect for busy children's librarians like yourself, we may be able to provide some CE hours for attending.  I'm currently in conversation with Connie Galbraith about earning CE hours.  Something you'd be interested in?