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Annual Survey

Session 1:

Starts:
February 7, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

Ends: February 7, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Session 2:

Starts: February 13, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: February 13, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

The Annual Survey of Public Libraries is a requirement as part of the process to receive provincial library funding. Whether this is your first time completing the survey, or you want a refresher, join staff from OLS-North and SOLS as they guide you through the report. Peggy Malcolm, André Lépine and Rashed Ahmed are OLS staff assigned to assist Ontario public libraries with the survey. In this free webinar, we will go through the annual survey document, answer frequently asked questions, and give you tips for completing the survey and highlight the new questions in this year's survey.

Our Presenters:

Peggy Malcolm has worked for the Southern Ontario Library Service since 1991. Peggy provides general consulting to libraries across eastern Ontario. Peggy is also the SOLS representative on the Ontario Public Library Guidelines Council, responsible for coordinating accreditation audits for libraries in southern Ontario.

Rashed Ahmed is the First Nations Skills Development Advisor for Ontario Library Service-North, also working from the OLS-North Sudbury office.

André Lépine is the Skills Development Advisor – Cataloguing and Collections/Conseiller en perfectionnement des compétences, catalogage et collections, working from the OLS-North office in Sudbury.

Ancestry Library Edition - 2019

Session 1:

Starts:
February 22, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: February 22, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Session 2:

Starts: March 11, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

Ends: March 11, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Session 3: 

Starts: March 28, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: March 28, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

One of the most important genealogical collections available today, Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) contains thousands of databases, billions of names, and newly updated search options, results pages, and image viewer! It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This online session with Deb Bergeron will be an introduction to the basics of the platform and contents. This course covers basic content, functions, and features of, as well as tips for using Ancestry Library Edition (ALE). We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support, including help pages and documentation. The session is scheduled for 60 minutes to cover:

• Broad content review

• Browse and search functions of various collections, including Census, Immigration, and Military records

• Viewing, printing and saving

Our Presenter: Deb Bergeron, Senior Trainer and Consulting Partner at ProQuest. Deb supports all markets including public libraries, colleges and universities and K12.

EBSCO-Designing promotional materials like a pro in LibraryAware


Starts:
February 6, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: February 6, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Get ready to take your flyers, book lists and bookmarks from great to AWESOME with tips straight from LibraryAware’s own graphic designer. This information-packed session will leave you amazed at what looks you can achieve with LibraryAware’s drag and drop editor and some inside information! You’ll learn how to use opacity and color screens, create drop shadows, precisely align items, turn a shape into a line and so much more. Whether you want to customize an existing template or design something of your own, you’ll learn dozens of tips that you can apply immediately after class.

Our Presenter:
Margaret  Fishback is an award-winning graphic designer. Margaret brings extensive technical and creative expertise plus years of experience designing for a large public library system—the perfect combination for working with LibraryAware customers. Her work has included annual reports, fiction books, kiosk wraps, 3D store signage, websites and more. 

EBSCO - Easy Emails in LibraryAware

Starts: February 26, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: February 26, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Emailing your patrons is the most effective and cost-effective way to reach them. With LibraryAware, you can create engaging emails with instant links to your collection from templates designed just for libraries. Promote your programs and services, too. From creating amazing emails to adding subscribers to analyzing open rates, we'll get you ready to hit SEND in no time! No experience necessary!

Our Presenter: 

Pam Jaskot is LibraryAware’s trainer, and brings more than 20 years of experience in public libraries, with much of that time spent in marketing and communications.  She also worked at the State Library in North Carolina serving as their staff consultant for Marketing and Communications.  Even though she’s retired as a librarian, she enjoys staying connected to libraries as part of the LibraryAware team.

EBSCO- Quick and easy collection promotion

Starts: February 19, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: February 19, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Want to promote your collection but you’re a little short on time? No problem! Learn about the “ready to go” items in LibraryAware that will help you spread the word about your library’s books, databases and more in just a few minutes. If you’re new to LibraryAware or just incredibly busy (or both!) you’ll love this session.

Our Presenter: 

Kathy Lussier loves helping organizations tell their story. Combine that with her love of libraries and she’s found her dream job with LibraryAware where she helps libraries of all sizes communicate about their collections, products and services in fresh and creative ways. 

Governance Fundamentals

Session 1:

Starts:
 January 21, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Ends: January 21, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Session 2:

Starts: February 7, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Ends: February 7, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Session 3:

Starts: February 9, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Ends: February 9, 2019, 12:00 PM ES

Session 4:

Starts: February 12, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Ends: February 12, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Session 5:

Starts: February 23, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Ends: February 23, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

With the recent appointments to library boards, there are many questions about the work to be done over the next four years. To start the process, staff from OLS – North, and SOLS will be presenting a webinar on the topic of Governance Fundamentals. This webinar will cover topics such as the legislative context of the library board, the authority of the library board, the appointment of officers, the management of meetings, including open and closed meeting processes, as well as begin to discuss roles and responsibilities for policy-making and planning. The same webinar will be repeated several times to accommodate the different timing of board appointments and a recorded version of the webinar will also be available. 

Our Presenters: 

Staff from the Southern Ontario Library Service and Ontario Library Service-North. 

World Book

Starts: February 6, 2019, 10:00 AM EST

Ends: February 6, 2019, 11:00 AM EST

Please Pre-register for SOLS - World Book Webinar Training  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Adherence to editorial excellence makes World Book's digital offerings an information hub for any library. Carefully curated content provides a foundation to assist in the mastery of research skills, supports inquiry-based learning, and promotes critical thinking. Discover helpful tips to increase patron usage by incorporating core databases into your library programming.

What will be covered:

World Book Kids is an engaging and effective reference and learning website developed especially for young students.

World Book Student offers 40,000 encyclopedia articles and similar resources featuring clear, high-interest content.

World Book Advanced is a powerful multimedia reference tool, suitable for older and more skilled students.

L’Encylopedia Decouverte offers World Book’s exception Kids content in French through two beautiful interfaces: one designed for younger, native French speakers and the other for older students and adults learning French as a new language.

Early World Of Learning is produced with advice from experts in early childhood development and education, EWOL is an effective online resource for young children, offering six beautiful, interactive learning environments designed for easy integration into classroom and library programming and also suitable for at-home use.

Our Presenter: Audrey Anfield, World Book's International Sales Coordinator.  

Recorded Webinars

Ask yourself...are you handling interlibrary loan as efficiently as you can?

This is a recorded webinar provided by SOLS. It is free of charge and on demand. Join Jill Pangborne (SOLS) for an one hour webinar about providing ILLO services. •Are you utilizing the efficiencies built into VDX such as bulk action and send user alert? • Are you aware of elective VDX configurations like auto responder and format deflection? • Are you developing your VDX skills by using documentation and tip sheets on the website? • Have you dedicated time each week or month for the beyond day to day housekeeping of VDX? • Is ILL tightly centralized at your library or spread out over various staff in branches and centrally? • Are you maintaining paper files in conjunction with VDX? • Have you implemented Patron Initiated interlibrary loan?

  • Are you utilizing the efficiencies built into VDX such as bulk action and send user alert?
  • Are you aware of elective VDX configurations like auto responder and format deflection?
  • Are you developing your VDX skills by using documentation and tip sheets on the website?
  • Have you dedicated time each week or month for the beyond day to day housekeeping of VDX?
  • Is ILL tightly centralized at your library or spread out over various staff in branches and centrally?
  • Are you maintaining paper files in conjunction with VDX?
  • Have you implemented Patron Initiated interlibrary loan?

Cost: No Charge

Date: Nov 2016 (recording)

Building a Character Culture
Empowering Youth with Community-Engaged Programming
First Nation Reconcilliation...Towards a New Relationship
Helping Library users find good legal information
How to host a how to in 10 festival
Incubate Creativity at Your Library
Introduction to Conversational Intelligence
Legalization of Cannabis and Impact on the Library Workplace
Library Staff...The not so quiet champions of Local Culture
Outbound RA: Connecting Informally with Readers
Planning the Transition to a New Board
Play is the Way
STEAM-Powered Ideas for Programming from Tots to Teens
The Ongoing Challenges of Pay Equity
Three Trends in Collection Management
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