Upcoming Webinars at the Education Institute

Here's a batch of webinars tailor made for your interests.

Enroll now! Space is limited.

Download the EI Fall 2016 Calendar here.

MINDSETS IN LIBRARIES: LESSONS FROM SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Alison Ambi
Thursday, November 24 | 1 - 2PM
Research in social psychology, the theory of Mindsets, has revealed that individuals' implicit beliefs about the nature of their abilities can influence how they respond to learning challenges, how they weather setbacks and how they react to feedback. This in turn can have profound consequences for their motivation and performance. There is also evidence to suggest that aspects of learning environments can affect individuals' mindsets. As hubs of rapid technological change and learning, 21st century librarians could fruitfully apply this knowledge to the benefit of our users, our colleagues and ourselves.

RURAL INTERNET HOTSPOT LENDING PROGRAMME: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES
Jessica Veldman
Tuesday, December 6 | 2 - 3PM
Wellington County Library was one of the first libraries in Canada to offer mobile internet hotspots to patrons, using funding from the Ontario Libraries Capacity of Fund from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Specifically targeting rural communities, this project has had a big impact on our community. Learn how we set up and launched the project, challenges and successes, and our future plans. We'll also talk about how you can make use of existing corporate accounts and partnerships to reproduce this project in your own library.

BUILDING A CULTURE OF QUALITY ASSURANCE IN A LIBRARY
Jiselle Maria Alleyne
Thursday, December 8 | 2 - 3PM
Academic Libraries with a focus on Quality Assurance are characterized by strong internal systems that include robust metrics, reviews and assessments, performance indicators as well as a targeted focus on staff training and development in Quality Assurance Implementation. This road-map for Quality Assurance implementation and creating a culture of quality within the Academic Library is clearly outlined in the library's Strategic Plan and adherence to this plan sets the library on a path of continuous transformation.