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January 3, 2011

Professional Development Opportunity

ALA TechSource (Free) Webinar - Midwinter Tech Wrap Up

A look back at ALA Midwinter Meeting from a library technology perspective. Our panel of experts will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out.

Whether you couldn't be in San Diego or just didn't have time to explore all the featured technology, join us for this enlightening discussion and Q&A.

Panelists:
• Jason Griffey, Head of Library Information Technology, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and blogger for ALA TechSource and American Libraries

• Kate Sheehan, Open Source Implementation Coordinator, Bibliomation Inc., and ALA TechSource blogger

• Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research, Vanderbilt University Libraries, Library Automation Writer and Expert

• Tom Peters, Director, TAP Information Services and ALA TechSource blogger

When?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
1:30-3:00pm Central

To register <http://link.ixs1.net/s/ve?eli=x1225343&si=8179608785&cfc=3html>

December 20, 2010

WebJunction and MELSA kick off free Jobs and Small Business Webinar Series

From OCLC Cooperative News:

Starting in January and extending through May, WebJunction will be hosting a series of webinars produced by MELSA, the Metropolitan Library Service Agency in Minnesota, on topics related to serving the workforce in your community. The first event in this new Jobs and Small Business Webinar Series will focus on Understanding Unemployment Insurance and Its Impact On Your Customers.

This webinar will take place on January 27, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

We will be joined by an Unemployment Insurance Specialist from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, who will explain how the service works. In addition, Alice Neve, Public Service Manager at St. Paul Public Library, will describe how your library can support UI customers. Using her library as an example, she will describe how to collaborate with local UI offices, analyze challenges and implement solutions throughout your library system. This webinar is free and open to all.

To register for this webinar

December 1, 2010

ACRL Webcast - A Mobile Bridge: QR Codes and Libraries

Live Webcast
January 26, 2011
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern

90 minutes

Registration for this event is now open!

Description:

One future of library services lies in applying mobile technology to bridge the gap between print media and digital information. QR Codes are two dimensional barcodes scan able by smart phones that link real-world objects to online data. They offer an opportunity to leverage mobile devices to access digital information and extend the power of rich print or analog media into mobile learning and research environments.

This webcast will introduce this powerful yet simple mobile technology and will explore the many possible applications of QR Codes in academic libraries. Joe Murphy (Yale Science Libraries, libraryfuture on Twitter) will discuss the implications of QR Codes for information engagement, learning, and discovery in a mixed media age and will demonstrate the potential power as well as the complications of leveraging this emerging technology in our libraries. Learn how best to create and employ QR Codes to enhance library services, collections, and spaces to keep our libraries part of our patrons' information flow in a digital and mobile world.

For more information and to register visit:
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/courses/qrcodes.cfm

July 1, 2010

The Portable Reference Library

If you're interested in learning more about mobile reference services in libraries, consider spending a little time with Alec Sonsteby of Metro State. Alec knows a lot about mobile and he is mid-way through a set of Minitex-hosted webinars on the topic. Those sessions are all full, but if you weren't able to secure a spot you can view a recorded version of the show right here: The Portable Reference Library: Accessing Reference Resources and Services on Mobile Devices. As with all of our recorded webinars made via the Live Meeting software, this webinar is best viewed using the Internet Explorer browser.

April 28, 2010

Government Data: Open, Accessible, and Interesting?

Yes, absolutely interesting! Anyone who's used the American FactFinder to research their neighborhood can attest to that. And, according to a new Pew Research report called Government Online, the number of people who've conducted such research is fairly staggering. 40% of adult users have gone online to research some aspect of government spending or activity.


  • 23% of Internet users have visited sites like Recovery.gov to track how stimulus money is being spent.



  • 22% have read or download the text of legislation, perhaps from sites like Thomas. (Brave souls.)



  • 16% have used sites like Data.gov to find governmental datasets. (Also brave.)


In a turn of happy coincidence or bleeding edge thinking, depending on your viewpoint, Minitex Reference is on top of this curve. We've recently offered several very popular webinars on Census Bureau data, an archived version of which can be viewed here. And we have an upcoming series of sold-out webinars on using government data from the MN Department of Employment and Economic Development to help job-seekers. Sign up for the waiting list and watch for an archived version of that one here.

Update: We just added two more sessions of Census 2010: Power, Money, Data. Sign up now!

February 24, 2010

Cataloging Teleconference Available for 30 Days

If you missed the live streaming version of last week's College of DuPage teleconference on cataloging, you can see a recorded version of it online for the next thirty days or so.

Cataloging: Where are we now? Where are we going?

How in the world we got here not covered. ;)

Send an email to mtxref at umn.edu for the link to this recorded webinar.

Minitex makes this and all DuPage teleconferences available forever, or at least as long as DVDs are compatible with your viewing device. Request a DVD copy of this and other past sessions here.

August 28, 2009

ELM / EBSCO Webinars

Minitex Reference Services and EBSCO are pleased to offer the following upcoming webinars:

Overview of Medical Resources
Sept. 15, 2009, 12:30-1:30pm
Sept. 29, 2009, 9:30-10:30am

A thorough overview of the Consumer Health Complete medical resource including key features such as accessing Evidence-Based Reports, reference book content, medical images, animations and video as well as searching a variety of health topics. An overview of additional medical databases AltHealth Watch, HealthSource Consumer Edition and HealthSource Nursing will also be covered.

Points of View
Sept. 16, 2009, 10:00-11:00am
Sept. 30, 2009, 12:00-1:00pm

A detailed overview of an online tool to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects and evaluate the issues of yesterday, today and tomorrow. This session will include reviewing key essays (Overview, Point, Counterpoint and Guide to Critical Analysis) on a variety of topics. Advanced searching techniques using lexiles, limiters and source types will also be covered.

Research Tools for Grades K-5 (Searchasaurus / Kids Search)
Sept. 18, 2009, 3:00-4:00pm
Sept. 24, 2009, 3:30-4:30pm

An overview, for teachers and librarians, of the Searchasaurus (designed for pre-K - Grades 3 students) and Kids Search interface (designed for Grade K-5 students). A variety of search techniques using the interface's functionality will be covered including searching by Lexiles, subjects and topics.

Research Tools for Middle and High School (Student Research Center)
Sept. 25, 2009, 3:00-4:00pm
Sept. 28, 2009, 12:00-1:00pm
A thorough overview of research tools for teachers and librarians including Student Research Center (designed for Grade 6 -12 students) and EBSCOhost interfaces. A variety of search techniques including source-type searching and searching by Lexiles will be covered. Key research databases include: Middle Search Plus, MAS Ultra, Science Reference Center, Professional Development Collection, ERIC and HealthSource Consumer will be covered.
Science Reference Center
Sept. 22, 2009, 9:00-10:00am
Oct. 6, 2009, 12:30-1:30pm

This session will take a look at the broad spectrum of reference information from the areas of life sciences, physical sciences and earth & space sciences, including scientist and mathematician biographies, science videos and science experiments contained in Science Reference Center. Conducting advanced searches to retrieve specific information will be emphasized.

To register please go to http://support.ebsco.com/customtraining and select Minitex as Your Sponsoring Group.

June 1, 2009

New Webinar Produced by MLA's Public Library Division

The WebJunction Minnesota Team (State Library Services, Metronet, & Minitex) is pleased to sponsor and announce the following upcoming webinar produced by the Public Library Division of the Minnesota Library Association.

Please register today!

To get more information and to register go to http://minitex.umn.edu/events/training/webinars.asp#228

Minnesota Public Library Budget Shortfalls: A Conversation
Monday, June 08, 2009 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (Central Time)

Register Here!

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May 27, 2009

2.0 Tools in 2.0 Minutes: Yahoo!Pipes

The most recent addition to our ongoing series, "2.0 Tools in 2.0 Minutes," is now live. It provides an introduction to Yahoo!Pipes, which may help lessen your information load. Yahoo!Pipes can monitor multiple online sources automatically and will just deliver content from those sources according to filters that you set up ahead of time. This filtering functionality is just one of the many possibilities of Yahoo!Pipes. Check out several pipes that we've created here: http://pipes.yahoo.com/mlee or try a keyword search of the Pipes site for "library" for more examples.

What 2.0 tool do you use on a daily or weekly basis? How does it help you manage information or do your job more efficiently? Drop a note to tell your story and we may use your submission as our next "2.0 Tools in 2.0 Minutes" video.

April 24, 2009

New Webinar Produced by MLA's Public Library Division

Please excuse the duplication as this message was posted to multiple lists.
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The WebJunction Minnesota Team (State Library Services, Metronet, & Minitex) is pleased to sponsor and announce the following upcoming webinar produced by the Public Library Division of the Minnesota Library Association.

Please register today!

To get more information and to register go to http://minitex.umn.edu/events/training/webinars.asp#228

Minnesota Public Library Budget Shortfalls: A Conversation
Monday, June 08, 2009 - 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Central Time)

Register Here!

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March 4, 2009

2.0 Tools in 2.0 Minutes

What do you think of when you think of “2.0”? For some, the term brings to mind time-wasting websites and misplaced library efforts. Others fully embrace 2.0 and spread themselves - and their libraries - successfully throughout the social web. Many of us are likely somewhere in the middle: interested in new tools, but not sure how to efficiently incorporate them into our professional duties.

Today we’d like to open up a new series of videos that speak to people in all of these scenarios: “2.0 Tools in 2.0 Minutes.” This ongoing series will profile a 2.0 tool and highlight its value to you, the busy library professional, in almost no time flat. You’ll find no 2.0 for the sake of 2.0 here, though; nothing bleeding edge just because it’s bleeding edge. Instead, we’ll only highlight tools that can help you do your everyday job more efficiently. We’ll answer the question, how can 2.0 tools help me be more productive, not less?

The series begins with what we believe to be the most essential element of the 2.0 revolution, and arguably the tool that can add the most productivity to your work day by bringing valuable information to you: RSS Feeds (2:00). Then we’ll take a look at how Greasemonkey (2:17) can help you customize and optimize specific websites. And we’ll end with a tour of a tool that grants free access to office products like word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation software from anywhere with an Internet connection: Zoho (1:59).

These videos are the first three in an ongoing series. To determine which tools to cover next, we’d like to hear from you. What single 2.0 tool has been most effective in making your work more efficient? Drop a comment and we’ll consider your favorite site for the dubious honor of being the next “2.0 Tools in 2.0 Minutes” video.

May 12, 2008

Attracting and Engaging Library Users

This was the last College of DuPage teleconference of the season and features a Minnesota library staff member on the panel!
 
 
Library Challenges & Opportunities 2008
 
Tools of Engagement: Attracting and Engaging Library Users
This video will be available via streaming for approximately 30 days.  After this date MINITEX will have a copy of the program that may be borrowed.
 
Here is the link for video streaming Tools of Engagement: Attracting and Engaging Library Users.

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May 7, 2008

NetLibrary Webinar

New webinar about NetLibrary from OCLC:
The "Using eBooks" session is a free, 60-minute web-based session for an overview and demonstration of NetLibrary and how users can get the most from your library's eBook collection. Topics will include: getting started, creating end-user accounts, searching for titles, copying and pasting text, printing pages, adding notes, saving titles to a favorites list, plus other features and functions. The session will also review the essential resources available to help your users access NetLibrary eBooks with ease.

Registration is available here: http://www.oclc.org/support/training/netlibrary/successlive/default.htm

Personally, I love using NetLibrary. I think it's an untapped gold mine not only of resources by of organizing books and the content in books for leisure and research. People are always amazed at the capabilities within NetLibrary whenever I talk about it in webinars. Now get the info straight from the source.

I have thought of a couple of updates I would like to see integrated into NetLibrary to make them more appealling to the general population: 1. When saving a book to your personal account have an amazon.com-like feature of "...other people who have saved this book also saved these books..." and 2. Allow us to contribute and share content kind of like LibraryThing or looking at a way to connect it to outside content such as author info like Open Library.

April 14, 2008

Trends, Fads or Folly available via streaming

MINITEX is pleased to announce the following College of DuPage teleconference is available via streaming video. 
 
Soaring to Excellence 2008
 
Trends, Fads or Folly: Spotting the Library Trends that Really Matter
This video will be available via streaming for approximately 60 days.  After this date MINITEX will have a copy of the program that may be borrowed.
 
Here is the link for video streaming Trends, Fads or Folly.

Many desktop steaming participants experienced difficulties due to network problems on the College of DuPage end.   We extend our sincerest apologies that many were not able to watch the video during the scheduled time, but hope you will take some time to view it over the next two months, as it was a very engaging session.

 

One interesting fact I took away: In 2007, over 50% of the bestselling books in Japan were cell phone novels. 


Description: This program examines how these other trends are having an impact on libraries—and what libraries are or should be doing to integrate these trends into their services (e.g., gaming is an obvious one that libraries are using to draw the younger generation into the library). This show contains a series of case studies that demonstrate how libraries are using trendspotting to create the right services for their communities.

 
Speakers:
·         Tom Peters is the CEO of TAP Information Services (www.tapinformation.com), which provides a wide variety of services supporting libraries, library-related organizations, government agencies, technology companies, publishers, and other information-intensive organizations.
·         Lori Bell is Director of Innovation at the Alliance Library System. She writes and coordinates grant projects for ALS system members.

March 31, 2008

Government Secrecy: Censoring Your Right to Know

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the OpenTheGovernment.org Sunshine Week 2008  teleconference, “Government Secrecy: Censoring Your Right to Know."
 
The following streaming video link is available for teleconference. It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.
 
 
(click on the logo on the website to open the video file)
 
Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!  

March 19, 2008

Spotting the Library Trends That Really Matter

MINITEX is pleased to host the following College of DuPage teleconference:
 
 
Trends, Fads or Folly: Spotting the Library Trends That Really Matter
 
Presented by the College of DuPage
 
Friday, April 11, 2008, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Description
This program examines how these other trends are having an impact on libraries—and what libraries are or should be doing to integrate these trends into their services (e.g., gaming is an obvious one that libraries are using to draw the younger generation into the library). This show contains a series of case studies that demonstrate how libraries are using trendspotting to create the right services for their communities.
 
Speakers
  • TBD
 
Fee
No charge.  Registration is required to view the event via desktop streaming OR at Wilson Library.  To register, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/#fadsFolly
 
OR – Participate at a regional downlink site to view the teleconference and discuss afterwards!  For a list of downlink sites, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/downlink.aspx
 

March 16, 2008

Library Spaces: Future Needs streaming video

MINITEX is pleased to announce the following College of DuPage teleconference is available via streaming video. 
 
Library Challenges & Opportunities 2008
 
Library Spaces: Future Needs
 
This video will be available via streaming for approximately 30 days.  After this date MINITEX will have a copy of the program that may be borrowed.
 
Here is the link for video streaming Library Spaces: Future Needs.
 

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February 18, 2008

People Watching With a Purpose

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the College of DuPage Soaring to Excellence  teleconference, “People Watching With a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It."
 
The following streaming video link is available for teleconference. It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.
 
 
 
Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!  

January 18, 2008

People Watching With a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It

Presented by the College of DuPage
Friday, February 8, 2008, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Description
How many times have you planned and prepared a program or service based on what you thought was a “community need?” And how many of these didn’t quite work out like you thought? Libraries—public, school, and academic—are re-visioning their roles in communities, moving beyond the rapidly outdated paradigm of creating services for patrons and students and instead partnering with community members in building meaningful experiences: whether those happen within the library’s walls, on a digital network, or in cultural and political spaces. Taking an “asset-based,” grassroots view, librarians and library educators advocate using a “community informatics” model toward library services, where significant—even delightful—engagement can happen. In this program, we discuss this paradigm shift, why it’s so necessary, and what it “looks like” in the real world.
 
Speakers
  • Ann P. Bishop, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Nancy Kranich, is a past president of the ALA, past Assoc. Dean of Libraries at New York University
 
Fee
No charge. Registration is required to view the event via desktop streaming OR at Wilson Library. To register, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/#peopleWatch
 
OR – Participate at a regional downlink site to view the teleconference and discuss afterwards! For a list of downlink sites, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/downlink.aspx

December 19, 2007

Ring in the New Year with professional development!

 
  bellRing in the New Year with a goal to increase professional development! 
 
Let MINITEX Reference Services help you keep abreast on topics of librarianship through the College of DuPage teleconferences and MINITEX Reference Services webinars; both at NO CHARGE!
 
 
People Watching With a Purpose: Meeting Needs Before They Need It
Friday, February 8, 2008
 
To register to attend this and other teleconferences at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/#peopleWatch
 
To register to stream to your desktop, go to https://www.cod.edu/secure/software/registerteleconf.htm.  Residents of MN, ND, and SD will not be charged; do NOT complete billing information.  College of DuPage will forward links directly to registrants.
 
For a list of other regional sites, go to: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/downlink.aspx
 
 
MINITEX Reference is offering many webinars in January and February including a new webinar: Best Practices in Online Reference Services.  To register for this and others, visit: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/training/webinars.asp
 
 
 
Best wishes in 2008!

November 21, 2007

Finding Trends that Matter

The video Mapping the Library Landscape: “Finding Trends that Matter  from the College of DuPage Soaring to Excellence teleconference series is now available for checkout in VHS and DVD!

The videos may be checked out from MINITEX by completing the below electronic form, or contacting Betsy Swanson at bestys@umn.edu or 1-800-462-5348.

Past teleconferences checkout form:https://www.minitex.umn.edu/events/teleconferences/checkout.aspx

Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!

Happy Thanksgiving!

October 29, 2007

Finding the Trends That Matter: Get Your Environmental Scan On

The Minnesota Library Association Conference is over.  Chances are between the hustle and bustle of work or sessions at MLA you did not have a chance to attend the first teleconference of the year. 
If this is the case, take the opportunity to view the archived version! 
 
Soaring to Excellence 2008—Mapping the Library Landscape: Every library worker a trendspotter
 
Finding the Trends That Matter: Get Your Environmental Scan On
 
This video will be available via streaming for approximately 30 daysAfter this date MINITEX will have a copy of the program that may be borrowed.
 
Here is the link for video streaming Finding the Trends That Matter.

Description: The year starts with a look primarily at high-level trends in business and economy, and how these trends can impact on our local library—even if it seems they are quite remote from our routine practices.
 
Speakers:
  • Steven Bell, Director of the Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University
  • Catherine Wilt

September 7, 2007

Accessible Online Book Sources Presentation

Join InfoEyes Librarians Donna Cirenza (Tennessee), Catherine A. Durivage

(Minnesota) and Julie Strange (Maryland) as they host an overview of accessible online books sources, such as Bookshare.org, Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic, netLibrary, audible.com, Unabridged, and Overdrive. They will also discuss Playaways and the transition to digital audio books by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. All are welcome to attend.

 

Free to attend!

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July 9, 2007

Copyright in the Digital Age Video Available

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the highly popular (based on numerous Reference Services blog comments and attendee discussions) ALA and NILRC teleconference, “Copyright in the Digital Age: An Update.”  
 
 
The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX by completing the below electronic form, or contacting Betsy Swanson at bestys@umn.edu or 1-800-462-5348. 
 
 
Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!  

June 21, 2007

Three videos available for checkout

The videos from the Openthegovernment.org teleconference, “Closed Doors; Open Democracies? A Sunshine Week National Dialogue on Open Government and Secrecy”  and "The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age"  and "Library Education: Facing New Realities" from College of DuPage are now available for checkout!  

 The videos may be checked out from MINITEX by completing the below electronic form, or contacting Betsy Swanson at bestys@umn.edu or 1-800-462-5348. 

 Past teleconferences checkout form: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference/checkout.asp

 Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!  

June 11, 2007

Copyright in the Digital Age teleconference available via streaming

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the ALA and NILRC teleconference, “Copyright in the Digital Age." This is an update to the previous 2004 teleconference, “Making Copyright Work for Your Library,” which is available for checkout through MINITEX.  
 
The following streaming video link is available for the”Copyright in the Digital Age” teleconference.It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.
 
 
 
The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX, and will be available in a few weeks.  . 
 
 
We look forward to your participation in the 2007-2008 teleconference season!  
 
I am taking the names of institutions who are interested in being a downlink site for the 2007-2008 teleconference season in the MINITEX region.  If interested, please contact me directly.  

May 24, 2007

NEW June 1 Teleconference Licensed by MINITEX

Copyright in the Digital Age: An Update

Friday, June 1, 2007
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Central Time)
S30B Wilson Library
West Bank Area, University of Minnesota

Description
This is a national teleconference with an in-depth look at copyright issues facing librarians and educators in the digital age. This program expands on the highly successful copyright program aired in September of 2004, providing updates and new insights on international issues that impact the national scene. It promises to be both challenging and thoughtful.

Speakers
• Kenneth Crews, Samuel R. Rosen II Professor, Indiana University School of Law
• Tomas Lipinski, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
• Miriam Nisbet, Legislative Counsel, ALA Washington Office
Fee
No charge; registration is required
To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference.

Streaming to your desktop is not available for this teleconference. MINITEX is licensing one site. For more information about the teleconference and to host a downlink site at your organization, visit: http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1281

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May 21, 2007

Video streaming and checkout available for College of DuPage previous teleconferences

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the highly popular (based on numerous Reference Services blog comments and attendee discussions) College of DuPage Library Challenges and Opportunities teleconference, “The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age."

The following streaming video link is available for teleconference. It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.

http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1247


The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX, and will be available in a few weeks.


The video from the College of DuPage Soaring to Excellence teleconference, “The Best from the Web” if now available for checkout!

The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX by completing the below electronic form, or contacting Betsy Swanson at bestys@umn.edu or 1-800-462-5348.

Past teleconferences checkout form: http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference/checkout.asp
Don’t miss out on these great professional development and enrichment opportunities!

May 7, 2007

Last Teleconference of the Season

Join MINITEX for the last College of DuPage teleconference for the 2006-2007 season!

College of DuPage Teleconference

Library Challenges & Opportunities 2007

The Relevance of Libraries in a Digital Age

Friday, May 11, 2007
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)

S30B Wilson Library
West Bank Area, University of Minnesota


Description: A panel of experts will discuss the future relevance of libraries as we know them. The digital age has been with us long enough to make some practical predictions of how traditional roles of libraries will change in information selection, acquisition, synthesis, navigation, dissemination, interpretation and archiving. New responsibilities in information aggregation, publishing education, research and development and policy advocacy will be explored. It promises to be a lively and provocative session.

Moderator
James G. Neal, the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian at Columbia University

Speakers
Barbara Jones, Wesleyan University
Susan Kent
Bob Doyle, Illinois Library Association

Fee: No charge; registration is required.

To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference.

To register to stream to your desktop, go to https://www.cod.edu/secure/software/registerteleconf.htm. Residents of MN, ND, and SD will not be charged; please do not complete the billing information section of the web form. College of DuPage will forward links directly to registrants.

Other Regional Downlink Sites

NLLN and Fargo-Moorhead Tri-College Libraries
Moorhead, MN
To register, visit: http://nlln.org/continuinged.html

University of Minnesota-Duluth Library
Duluth, MN
To register, contact: Sue Trettel, 218-726-8130, strettel@d.umn.edu

St. Cloud State University Library and CMLE
St. Cloud, MN
To register, contact: Jennifer Schwint, jlschwint@stcloudstate.edu

SMILE
Mankato, MN
To register, contact: smile@tds.lib.mn.us

Library Education: Facing New Realities streaming video

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the highly popular (based on numerous Reference Services blog comments and attendee discussions) College of DuPage Library Challenges and Opportunities series teleconference, “Library Education: Facing New Realities.”

The following streaming video link is available for teleconference. It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.

http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1485


The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX, and will be available in a few weeks.

Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!

April 18, 2007

Best of the Web wiki and video

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the highly popular (based on numerous Reference Services blog comments and attendee discussions) College of DuPage Library Challenges and Opportunities series teleconference, “Best of the Web.”

The following streaming video link is available for teleconference. It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.

http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1192

The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX, and will be available in a few weeks.

Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!

We hope that you and the viewers at your site enjoyed the Soaring to Excellence program presented on April 13th, entitled “Best from the Web”. The “Best from the Web” wiki is now open for your suggestions and additions. College of DuPage’s intent is to have participants add their suggestions of books, software, web sites, hints and suggestions to our program wiki. The address for the wiki is: http://soaring.pbwiki.com/ The password is share.

We also hope that you will join us on April 27th for an important, no charge webcast, "Library Education: Facing New Realities." To receive the URL for the conference, please register by calling Cathy at 1-800-354-6587. You call also register by sending us an e-mail at teleconference@cod.edu with your name, institution, address, work phone number and e-mail address.

The program is presented as a service to the library profession at no cost. It is offered as a webcast only (no satellite dish needed).

April 10, 2007

Google tutorials

Google Personalized Homepage
Tired of scrolling through bookmarks or typing in dictionary.com to look up a word? A customized Google homepage might be right for you! This tool can assist you in accomplishing repetitive personal tasks or assist you at the Reference Desk with common questions. Watch this 11 minute tutorial now to learn how to setup a customized Google homepage!

http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/archived/googlepersonalizedhomepage/googlepersonalizedhomepage.html


Google Customized Search Engine

Ever wish you could search a specific group of sites and not the whole Internet? The Google customized search engine allows you to designate specific sites on a topic or interest to search. This is a great tool to help K12 students learn about authoritative and reliable websites, and possibly create a customized search engine on their topic. Do you work in an academic environment? As a department liaison, or instruction librarian, you could create a customized search engine for a course or subject area. You can use the Librarian's E-Library customized search engine to search all the library-related websites for a topic of interest at once. Watch this 11 minute tutorial now to learn how to setup a customized Google search engine!

http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/archived/googlecustomsearchengine/googlecustomsearchengine.html

Who is this for? Anyone interested in learning Google's functionality and how librarian's can harness some of the tools.

March 27, 2007

Library Transformation: Making It Happen Streaming Video

MINITEX is pleased to announce that availability of the highly popular (based on numerous Reference Services blog comments and attendee discussions) College of DuPage Library Challenges and Opportunities series teleconference, “Library Transformation: Making It Happen.”

The following streaming video link is available for teleconference. It will be active for approximately 30 days after the broadcast.

http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1252


The video in VHS form may be checked out from MINITEX, and will be available in a few weeks.

Don’t miss out on this great professional development and enrichment opportunity!

March 22, 2007

The Best from the Web

College of DuPage Teleconference

Soaring to Excellence 2007: Library 2.0 and Beyond

The Best from the Web

Friday, April 13, 2007
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)

S30B Wilson Library
West Bank Area, University of Minnesota


Description: Kelly Watson and a panel of experts have compiled a toolkit of the best the web has to offer library workers. Learn about web resources that will assist you in your everyday job, whether you work at a public desk or behind the scenes in tech services. Leave this session with your "best of the web" toolkit and make your job of providing the best information for your patrons easier.

Moderator
Kelly Watson, Adult Services Librarian, Bensenville Community Public Library, Illinois

Speakers
• Debra Kakuk, Associate Professor, College of DuPage
Many of you remember Debra, formerly a librarian at Mayo. MINITEX sponsored Electronic Consumer Health Resources workshops presented by Debra in 2002 throughout the state.
• Ameet Doshi, Public Services Librarian, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Fee: No charge; registration is required.

To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference.

To register to stream to your desktop, go to https://www.cod.edu/secure/software/registerteleconf.htm. Residents of MN, ND, and SD will not be charged; please do not complete the billing information section of the web form. College of DuPage will forward links directly to registrants.

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March 20, 2007

ACRL offering Webcast on Combating Plagiarism

From ACRL:

The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism

Webcast Date: April 16, 2007

Webcast Time: 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 1:00 p.m. Central, 2:00 p.m. Eastern


This 1.5-hour Webcast from ACRL explores the role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism, the "culture of copy" that our students inhabit and why plagiarism poses problems for higher education professionals including academic librarians, why use of discipline based approaches helps combat plagiarism effectively, how to design effective information literacy session assignments to help students understand how they can avoid plagiarism, and more.

Lynn Lampert, coordinator of information literacy and instruction at California State University-Northridge will lead this Webcast, which is based on her half-day 2006 Midwinter ACRL preconference, "Combating the Culture of Copy: Information Literacy Interventions for Plagiarism."

Registration is limited to 60. ACRL and ALA members receive a registration discount. For complete information, including a link to registration, go to: http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/plagiarism.htm

February 27, 2007

March teleconferences

Sunshine Week 2007

Closed Doors; Open Democracies?

Topics include:
The program will focus on access to government information, including the impact of government suppression and manipulation of scientific information on public health and safety - and accountability. The dialogue will start with a lively discussion of the issues and end with ideas for action.


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College of DuPage Teleconference

Library Challenges & Opportunities 2007

Library Transformation: Making it Happen?

Description: A discussion on library transformation, not as
an abstraction or buzz word, but as something real with hard,
practical things necessary to make it happen, will be
discussed. The presenters will spell out what needs to happen
in facilities, budgets staffing management and leadership to
make transformation a reality.

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January 24, 2007

Next Gen Librarianship: Where Do We Go from Here?

Soaring to Excellence 2007: Library 2.0 and Beyond

Next Gen Librarianship: Where Do We Go from Here?

Friday, February 9, 2007
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
S30B Wilson Library
West Bank Area, University of Minnesota


Description: Today's multigenerational library workforce faces a number of both internal and external challenges. To meet these challenges, we need to learn how to work together effectively, keep connected and current, and draw on individuals' unique strengths. In a graying profession, we also need to pay attention to succession planning, passing on institutional wisdom, and recruiting, retaining, and mentoring the next generation.

Topics include:
What defines generations­and why people tend to resist definition
How best to recruit, retain, manage, and mentor the next generation­emphasizing creating a healthy environment for all library workers
What different generations can learn from each other, and how to take advantage of multiple strengths
Ways to be successful in 21st Century libraries

Speaker:
Rachel Singer Gordon, Consulting Editor, Information Today, Inc., Book Publishing Division, and webmaster, LISjobs.com

Fee: No charge; registration is required.

To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference.

To register to stream to your desktop, go to https://www.cod.edu/secure/software/registerteleconf.htm. Residents of MN, ND, and SD will not be charged; please do not complete the billing information section of the web form. College of DuPage will forward links directly to registrants.


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Sunshine Week Teleconference

Sunshine Week 2007

Closed Doors; Open Democracies?


Monday, March 12, 2007

12:00 PM- 1:30 PM (Central Time)
S30B Wilson Library
West Bank Area, University of Minnesota


Topics include:
The program will focus on access to government information, including the impact of government suppression and manipulation of scientific information on public health and safety - and accountability. The dialogue will start with a lively discussion of the issues and end with ideas for action.
To learn more about the teleconference visit: http://openthegovernment.org/article/subarchive/94

Panelists: TBA

Fee: No charge; registration is required.

To register to attend this teleconference at Wilson Library, go to http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/teleconference.

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December 18, 2006

ProQuest Newsstand Complete - Advanced

To view the complete list of upcoming training sessions and register at no charge please visit:http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/.

ProQuest Newsstand Complete - Advanced
Wednesday, December 20, 2006 10:00 PM (Central Time)

November 15, 2006

ELM training

To view the complete list of upcoming training sessions and register at no charge please visit:http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/.

eBooks & NetLibrary
Tuesday, November 21, 2006 1:00PM (Central Time)
Thursday, November 30, 2006 1:00 PM (Central Time)

ELM - What's that?
Monday, November 20, 2006 10:00AM (Central Time)
Thursday, December 07, 2006 2:00 PM (Central Time)

October 31, 2006

WebJunction Spanish Language Webinar

Spanish Language Outreach In Depth: Conversation Clubs/Talk Time - Beyond the ESL Class! Join us November 14 from 1-2pm ET.
Go to: http://webjunction.org/do/Navigation?category=14186

October 30, 2006

MLA Emerging Technologies Webcast

This is a GREAT follow-up to the "Best New Technologies" College of DuPage teleconference that MINITEX hosted.


The University of Minnesota's Bio-Medical Library is a NN/LM Greater Midwest Region Sponsored host site for the MLA Emerging Technologies Webcast: Moving at the Speed of Byte: Emerging Technologies for Information Management. The Webcast is Wednesday, November 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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August 14, 2006

WorldCat.org Webinars

The In's and Out's of OpenWorldCat & WorldCat.org

Do you continually try to redirect patrons and students from searching for books on the internet using everyday tools such as Google, Amazon.com, abebooks, or another search engine to using your in-house online catalog? Did you know that patrons and students can easily find library books from these and other commonly used tools? Did you also know that you can promote your online catalog and library services outside of your own library website--for free? Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org now make it easier than ever for the general public to use tools and search engines most familiar to them to find library items and services.
MINITEX staff will take you through the In's and Out's of using and promoting your library materials and services through Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org in this 45 minute webinar. We will discuss what Open WorldCat and WorldCat.org are and how they differ. We will also look at the features and tools of each as well as an online demonstration of how they work and how your patrons and students can use them to find library items.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2006 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Thursday, September 14, 2006 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Monday, September 25, 2006 1:45 PM - 2:30 PM

Podcasting Webinars

Were you unable to attend the two part series on Podcasting? If so, don’t feel left out and view the archived sessions!

Podcasting 1: What is all the buzz about?
http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/archived.asp#109

Podcasting 2: How to create a podcast
http://www.minitex.umn.edu/train-conf/webinars/archived.asp#110

July 31, 2006

August Webinars

MINITEX Reference Services is pleased to announce upcoming webinars. Please register today before sessions become full!

To get more information and to register go to: MINITEX Webinar Session Catalog

Folks-a-what?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006 1:30 PM

Learn about folksonomies, which attach “tags” or terms to information that one finds or creates on the web to collaborate in categorizing that information in a more meaningful way. How the general public is are using them and their potential in the library community? Some sites discussed include Flickr and Del.icio.us.


An Unearthed Genealogy Resource: WorldCat

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 9:00 AM

Through examples of different search techniques and resources examine the potential for WorldCat to locate items of interest regarding family roots and ties. Thus “super” catalog contains such items as: church histories, wills, manuscripts, maps and even possibly your great-grandfather’s teddy bear.


ELM and the First-Year-Experience

Thursday, August 10, 2006, 1:00 PM

Monday, August 21, 2006, 10:00 AM

Discover and discuss how the freely accessible suite of 15 databases available through the Electronic Library for Minnesota can be a good place to start with your college/university freshman this fall semester. As they are learning to navigate through campus, their courses, and their library resources for the first time, the ELM portal provides a freshman-level appropriate gateway to get them started on their research and can be used to guide them to where those same or similar resources are available in your library.


Locating and Incorporating Primary Sources into the K-12 Curriculum

Tuesday, August 15, 2006, 11:00 AM

Wednesday, August 23, 2006, 2:00 PM

Learn and discuss how ELM resources such as Gale’s Discovering Collection and Junior Reference Collection as well as the Minnesota Digital Library's Minnesota Reflections may be mined to locate primary sources for the K-12 curriculum. Participants will be able to take away a list of strategies for incorporating these primary sources into the curriculum. Come prepared to discover and share.