WebJunction has a fabulous webinar series this month, Libraries and Economic Development. I truly believe that library support of local entrepreneurs and businesses through programs, services, and facilities are a fantastic way to serve our communities and vital to long-term sustainability.
Conferences are expensive to run and to attend, and those costs keep many of us at home, wishing we had the funds to travel away from our desks. But with new technologies cropping up daily, low-cost alternatives are surfacing that make learning from the experts a little easier on the pocketbook.
A couple of years ago I was part of a group that worked on the Kansas Core Competencies for Public Library Directors and Technology Core Competencies. Rather than pulling the competency ideas out of the air, one of the things the group did was to find as many pre-existing sets of competencies as we could. It’s the kind of thing that it makes complete sense not to reinvent.
When? Tomorrow, March 3, 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
"23 Things" is a self-directed staff development learning concept centered on social collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis. During this 2 hour Summit, organizers from several successful programs around the nation will share best practices and lessons learned.
In the world of library public access computing, it seems that there are two things people always wish for -- more computers and more bandwidth. Yesterday's 30-Minute webinar, a collaboration between MaintainIT and WebJunction, focused on bandwidth -- getting more and making the most of what you've got.