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Upcoming Tech Tuesdays

from The Education Institute

Past Presentations: 2009

Online Courses: 2009

Past Presentations: 2008

Online Courses: 2008

Past Presentations: 2007

Technology Tuesday Series

Online Courses

Fall 2006

Technology Tuesday Series

Innovative Library Series

  • Oct 13 - Institutional Repositories - New Roles, New Challenges for Librarians by Suzanne Bell
    POSTPONED
  • Nov 3 - The Anytime, Anywhere Solution to Information on Demand - The myhamilton.ca Community Portal by Ken Roberts, Paul Takala, Kit Darling, and Daphne Wood
  • Nov 24 - No Ephebiphobia Here: *ephebiphobia: an abnormal and persistent fear of teenagers by Wendy Grønnestad-Damur

Independent Programs

Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

Technology Tuesday Series

Other Education Institute Programs organized by Northern Lights

Online Courses

July 23 - August 17, 2007 - Say it Right: Speaking Confidently and Effectively - Cheryl Stenström, Education Institute.

January 29 - March 5, 2007 - Library Services to Persons with Disabilities - Cheryl Stenstrom

At any given time in our libraries, more than one in ten customers has a disability and the statistic rises to almost one in two for those aged sixty-five and over. Some disabilities are obvious -- most are invisible by library staff. While understanding the characteristics of disabilities is important, developing the attitudes, skills and awareness necessary to serve individuals with disabilities is even more critical. This six week online course is for anyone who would like to ensure that all their customers receive high-quality service and that every one of their interactions is enjoyable.

Jan 15 - Feb 19, 2007 - Supervisory Skills for Library Staff - Cheryl Stenstrom

For first-time supervisors and staff new to the library workplace, supervising and leading can be a daunting task. In addition to working with customers, supervisors need to deal with administration, staff motivation and performance management. Based on the hugely popular Supervisory Skills for Library Staff course in BC's Ministry of Education's Community Library Training Program, this six week online course is a mix of practical exercises and management theory and will give anyone new to libraries or those needing a refresher a chance to strengthen their skills as a team leader.

Summary of Comments about the Course from Participants

  • This course helped me explore new topics and think about how I can apply them in my job.
  • For new or experienced library staff is really valuable. It pulls together such a braod range of topics.
  • The practical exercises put the learning into context.

Summary of Participants' Comments about Cheryl Stenstrom as Course Instructor

  • Cheryl is very responsive and supportive.
  • Cheryl's comments are helpful and her support helped me comfortable in the online environment.
  • She always provides valuable and timely feedback.
  • Cheryl's personal interest in my comments was encouraging, and her feedback was constructive and fair.
  • She was resourceful and provided insight into many aspects of the course.

Jan 8 - Feb 12, 2007 - Basics of Web Site Management - David King

Web site management can be a daunting task, especially for busy, short-staffed libraries. This course will help library Web managers and Web teams get a handle on what's involved in Web site management. This six week program will cover the basics of managing, designing, and improving a library Web site. Topics will include Web site management structure, software used in maintaining Web sites, basic design and content tips, and emerging Web site trends.

Basics of Library Website Management (Online Course) with David King - Education Institute

  • April 24, 2006 - 6 week online course for The Education Institute with David King, Web Project manager at Kansas City Public Library. David maintains a blog: Dave's Blog

Web Content Management Systems - Education Institute



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