Trick or Treat! Fill your bag with these Education Institute webinars!

We're rounding out the month with a mixed bag of Education Institute webinars. Your brain will find them delicious! 
All webinars are one hour in length. 
Member: $45.00
Non-Member: $55.00 
Open Source/Open Access/ Freeware/Shareware Tools for Libraries with Chad Mairn
Webinar, 1 hour Wednesday October 23, 2013 @ 12 PM ET (noon)
Open Source Software (OSS) is sometimes associated with Freeware and Shareware, but this webinar will eliminate that confusion and discuss the value of all three of these for your library. With libraries facing Draconian budget cuts it seems natural for them to select and use a variety of the above-mentioned software tools, but this frequently is not the case. Learn why in this presentation and leave with a jam-packed software toolbox. 
Advocacy , NOT Advertising: A READY TO USE advocacy model with Peggy Lunn
Webinar, 1 hour Wednesday October 23, 2013 @ 2 PM ET
Just like fund raising and signage, advocacy has evolved into its own field of professional practice. See how a visual model combining the management principles of  Continuous Improvement and Project Management with the library specific language of CLA's Advocacy Now! document who should participate Library managers and directors, anyone responsible for Library advocacy within their respective organization.
Participants will leave with an easy to follow visual model that can aid in the creation , application, and maintenance of an Advocacy Plan in any organizational setting.
Children and Their e-Books with Sheilah O'Connor
Webinar, 1 hour Thursday October 24, 2013 @ 2 PM ET
The world of e-Books is rapidly changing and this is especially true with children’s digital books. While there are many successful ways to get print to children, everyone is still working out how to do this with digital material.   We will look at the options available to parents, schools & libraries, both here and in the US and explore the various ways publishers are approaching e-Books for children.  Peering into the crystal ball, we’ll make some predictions as to some of the exciting ways children might be accessing e-Books in the near future.
“Fifty Shades of Grey”: RDA is not Black and White with Elizabeth Weijs, Aileen Farray and Doris Lovadina-Lee
Webinar, 1 hour Tuesday October 29, 2013 @ 2 PM ET
RDA (Resource Description and Access) is the new cataloguing standard that aims to add “colour” to library catalogue displays.  Are you wondering how RDA will affect your work in circulation, interlibrary loan, acquisitions and reference? What will RDA records look like, and what will your users see? This session will begin with a brief history of RDA, followed by an explanation of the changes to existing and future catalogue displays. Then we’ll tell you how Ryerson University’s implementation is going so far. 
Beyond Bars:  The Library's Role in Reintegrating Former Inmates with Jenice Batiforra
Webinar, 1 hour Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 12 PM ET (noon)
Librarian volunteers from Manitoba Library Association's Prison Library Committee review the process of starting a prison library at the Winnipeg Remand Centre and the Women's Correctional Centre and discuss continuation of library support after release by explaining how they planned, implemented and evaluated reintegration programming at various agencies.
This discussion will include: review of work done previously; summary of obstacles met by former inmates; presentation of list of programs that address obstacles; challenges in delivering programs; and resources/strategies in overcoming challenges.
Serving English as a Second Language Library Users with Cate Carlyle
Webinar, 1 hour Thursday October 31, 2013 @ 2 PM ET
As a special librarian in an academic English as a Second Language (ESL) centre I serve students learning ESL, many of whom have just arrived in Canada and have little or no English skills. In this webinar I will share what has worked for me in terms of serving this demographic, including the use of new technological applications such as Pinterest and QR codes, as well as lessons I have learned through daily interactions with my users. Anecdotes and practical suggestions gleaned from my library interactions will benefit professionals in any library or service industry serving culturally diverse populations. 
Participants will come away from this webinar with practical tips and tools they can implement in their institutions right away. These include ways to incorporate current technology, guidelines for interactions and tips for difficult situations. The PPT files from the session will be shared with attendees so that they may be referred to after the session.
Gamification with Chad Mairn
Webinar, 1 hour 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.
Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS
Education Program Co-ordinator
Ontario Library Association
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