Technology Workshops 2011


Basic ILL

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A one-day informal workshop for school and public librarians. Participants should be familiar with the VALS Web2 Catalogs, VALS email and the Internet. We will cover in-state as well as out-of-state interlibrary loan procedures with group discussion and hands-on activities.

Midstate Library Service Center - April 4, 9:30-3:00

Midstate Library Service Center - April 12, 9:30-3:00

Midstate Library Service Center - September 21, 9:30-3:00

 

First Aid for Computers: Basic PC and Network Repair

Oh my gosh, the machine won't boot, there's no connection to the internet, the program won't open! Are there any simple, initial steps that might get us back up and running? You betcha. Try these before making that call.

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Midstate Library Service Center - September 30, 9:30-3:00

 

Introduction to MARC, Metadata, and RDA

A one-day informal workshop for librarians who have completed the five-day cataloging workshop. Topics to be discussed will include metadata definitions and description schemas; interpreting and creating MARC (machine readable cataloging) and Dublin Core records; MARC to Dublin Core conversion tools; and RDA, the upcoming new cataloging code. Priority will be given to librarians who have taken the Cataloging, Organization and Access workshop and who are from public libraries that are automated.

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Midstate Library Service Center - June 8, 9:30-3:00

 

Job Help Tools From Vermont Online Library

This webinar will focus on two new resources – Career Transitions, a complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job and Small Business Resource Center, which covers all major areas of starting and operating a business including financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting and taxes. We’ll look at popular features and talk about ways to integrate these resources into your library.

Webinar - February 10, 9:00-10:30

 

New Vermont Online Library Databases: Foreign Languages and Job Help

This webinar will focus on Vermont Online Library’s new language tool, Powerspeak Languages and Career Transitions, a resource for job searching. Based on the time-tested methods of linguist Dr. Robert Blair, Powerspeak Languages uses an arsenal of approaches that combine systematic learning processes with innovative, yet proven, methods in courses tailored specifically to each language. Powerspeak Languages doesn't simply rely exclusively on a "listen and repeat" or "rote memorization" approach. It offers what no other language program does -- an optimal mix of progressive, yet tried-and-true teaching methods that reflect the latest language learning methods. Five languages are included: Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and English for Spanish speakers. Career Transitions is a complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job.

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Webinar - February 10, 1- 2-3:30

 

Technology Trends 2011

Each year the technology people use, and could be using changes, and it's hard for a librarian to keep up with what's in, what's out, what's useful, and what's not. This session looks at how technology is being used to collaborate, create, and participate. Along with learning about current technologies, participants will have the opportunity to consider how to effectively integrate these technologies into library programs and services - both virtual and face-to-face.

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Aldrich Library, Barre - August 16, 9:30-3:00

 

Vermont Online Library and Gale Resources Update

This webinar will provide an overview of Gale resources available from Vermont Online Library including its newest resources: Biography in Context, Career Transitions, Powerspeak Languages, and Small Business Resource Center. Learn how to search the databases, how to subscribe to journals in General OneFile, use Career Transitions to research careers, find surgery videos in Health and Wellness Resource Center and much more!

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Webinar - February 9, 10:00-11:30

Webinar - February 11, 1:00-2:30