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Early Registration for August Webjunction Webinars

2012 June 15
by Thea Blair

One of the many benefits of Texas being a Webjunction partner is that you get early bird registration for some great webinars!  Here they are listed below, so register now:

Librarians are Wikipedians Too
Thursday, August 2, 2012 ♦ 1pm central time 60 min
Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=715386796

Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it “a good place to start research.” Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential of libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia. Discussed are strategies to drive web- and foot-traffic to libraries through the use of Wikipedia. Plus powerful tips and tricks are revealed into the software and policies of Wikipedia, helping librarians to critically address quality for themselves.   Presented by: Max Klein, Wikipedian in Residence at OCLC Research

Telling the Library Story
Thursday, August 23, 2012 ♦ noon central time 60 min
Early Registration: https://oclc.webex.com/oclc/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=716559000

 Learn how to tell a succinct, powerful story about the value of libraries. Based on OCLC’s “From Awareness to Funding” and the latest findings of brain research, this session focuses on turning the evidence of our daily patron encounters into short, compelling, and memorable messages that build support.  Presented by: Jamie LaRue, director, Douglas County Libraries (CO), blogger, and chair of committee who created The Big Hairy Audacious Goal, a public library advocacy initiative.

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