Education Institute offerings for November 2013!

May the great pumpkin be kind!
 The Education Institute has some great offers for November from gamification to hacking by way of library transformations.
And all this for the mere cost of: Members $45.00 / Non-members $55.00. All webinars are one hour in length.
Gamification with Chad Mairn
Friday November 1, 2013 @ 12 PM ET (noon)
Gamification “involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging” ( In this presentation learn how libraries are using gamification to enhance their existing library systems, discover innovative gaming projects (e.g., LibraryGame,  Game of Books etc.) and explore other more traditional ways to provide your library users with an exciting and fun time at their library.
Library Posters that pack a Punch with Sarah Forbes
Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 2 PM ET
Don't want to write a paper? Tired of long, boring lecture style presentations? Building upon the old adage 'a picture is worth a thousand words', this session will provide tips on how to successfully prepare and present highly visual posters, pecha kucha talks and infographics that will be sure to wow your audience and get your message across effectively in constrained time frames.
Are You a New Librarian Supervisor? Lay the Groundwork, Dig In and Grow with Jenice Batiforra and Reegan D. Breu
Thursday November 7, 2013 @ 1 PM ET
Are you thinking of becoming a supervisor, new to a supervisory job, or want to revisit your early supervisory years? We invite you to listen to four librarians as they share tips, resources and tools that helped them during their first year as branch library supervisors in a public library environment. Following their first year in public library middle management, the presenters will impart what they’ve learned to support those considering, new to, or already in supervisory roles. 
Panel discussion with four branch librarians who will share tools and resources that they have drawn on and implemented during their first year, and the lessons learned as new supervisors in a public library setting. Group activity will allow participants to explore an aspect of being a supervisor in a branch library and connect with other like-minded librarians.
Hacking, Making, & Creating - at the Library! Technology Innovations & Customer-Created Content with David Lee King
Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 12 PM ET (noon)
Traditionally, when our library customers wanted to make something, we'd send them to the craft section or to the "how to write a poem" section of the library. Today's makers want to make gadgets, 3D-printed prototypes, and a video series. And guess what? They want the library's help! 
In this webinar, David provides an overview of technology innovations that focus on "making" - including hackerspaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and self-publishing tools, and provides ideas on how to incorporate these innovations into your library.
From Imagination to Transformation:  the Vancouver Public  Library Story so far with Sandra Singh, Julie Iannacone, Dawn Ibey and Cristina de Castell 
Tuesday November 19, 2013 @ 2 PM ET 
Like all libraries, Vancouver Public Library (VPL) operates in a time of unprecedented pressures to deliver services in a time of rapidly developing technology, increasing and diverse user demands, and economic uncertainties. Join us to learn about transformational changes underway at VPL that address these challenges and align services and priorities to strategically meet current and future needs. Vancouver Public Library is among the best-funded urban public libraries in Canada yet, as with all public libraries, and perhaps all libraries, VPL exists in a time and context of unprecedented pressures to deliver services to a broad range of users, in a time of rapidly developing technology, increasing user demands and significant economic uncertainties. Our strength as a public library, now and in the future, is rooted in our ability to adapt and change – to be nimble and flexible, innovative and responsive, to be always curious about how we can be doing things differently, more efficiently, and more responsively. In order to address these pressures, align our resources strategically with Board and community priorities, and to meet current and future needs, VPL undertook a series of reviews, beginning with a management review in 2011, and progressing to reviews of all service areas, including information services, programming and training, and services to children, teens and families, in order to transform the organization.

Suzanne Nesbitt
ABQLA Education Officer
514-422-3000 ext. 3291