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LSC – Reading Recs for April 1-5 webinars

2013 April 1
by Christina Manz

Each month, we post a list of free online CE and training. Want to delve deeper into some of this week’s topics? Let’s hit the library!

Specifically, the Texas Library Science Collection, a.k.a. the Librarian’s Library. It’s the Librarian’s Library because it’s your library of professional materials, for you to use when you need library-related books, DVDs, and journals. Borrowing is easy, simply request titles by e-mailing

For more about the care, feeding, and secret lives of your shelvers:
Hiring, Training, and Supervising Library Shelvers (2010)
Author: Patricia Tunstall
From the Washington State Library’s First Tuesday series, a session called Take This Job And Shelve It! explores “a view of your library from the page/shelver perspective… By learning how to empower your pages/shelvers during the planning process, you empower your library in return!” Tuesday, 11-12:00 p.m.

Dealing with bully behavior? Books to empower:
Story Solutions: Using Tales to Build Character and Teach Bully Prevention, Drug Prevention, and Conflict Resolution (2011) 
Author: Kevin Strauss
Booklist’s No Name Calling: Addressing Bullying through Books “focuses on how children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying.”
Tuesday, 1-2:00 p.m.

For Van Riel/Self-Service fans:

The Reader-Friendly Library Service (2008) Authors: Rachel Van Riel, Olive Fowler, and Anne Downes
TSLAC brings back Rachel Van Riel, presentor of the very popular Reader-Friendly Design webinars, to address self-service in Changing Libraries – New Ways of Working, as it “changes the role and daily tasks of library staff and how to help staff adjust to feeling comfortable working away from the help desk in a library space.”
Wednesday, 10-11:00 a.m.

Ready for Summer Reading:
The Complete Summer Reading Manual (2012) Edited by YALSA
Sally Snyder, Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, will be booktalking new titles for Dig Into Reading: Summer Reading Program 2013 during this Wednesday’s NCompass Live.
Wednesday, 10-11:00 a.m.

Bring your library’s story to life every day:
Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Effective Leadership (2011) Author: Kate Marek
TechSoup describes stories as “the currency of community. They shape our experience. They drive us to think, act, and change… Successful storytelling is as much about making it an organizational priority and incorporating it into everything you do,” by Creating a Culture of Storytelling.
Thursday, 1-2:00 p.m.

Creating Online Instruction:
Teach Beyond Your Reach: An Instructor’s Guide to Developing and Running Successful Distance Learning Classes, Workshops, Training Sessions, and More, 2nd edition (2012) Author: Robin Neidorf
The TLT Group is a nonprofit organization hosting discussions about Teaching, Learning, and Technology. They’ll “share some examples of really ineffective online education and suggest some improvements” in FridayLive! Worst Case Online Education:When Bad Things Happen in Good Online CoursesFriday, 1-2:00 p.m.

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