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LSC – Reading Recs for April 15-19 webinars

2013 April 15
by Christina Manz

Each month, we post a list of free online CE and training. Ready to research some of this week’s webinar topics? Check out what’s available at the library!

The Texas Library Science Collection, also known as the Librarian’s Library, is the library of professional materials for Texas librarians (including school, public, academic, special libraries) to use when you need library-related books, DVDs, and journals. Borrowing is easy, simply request titles by e-mailing

Managing a Digital Collection?:
Digital Curation: A How-to-Do-It Manual (2010) Author: Ross Harvey
ASERL continues its Intro to Digital Preservation #3: Management of Incoming Born-Digital Special Collections this Tuesday. “Through basic techniques and practical suggestions, you will learn how to assess your collection, develop a management plan, put basic policies in place, and set up an accessioning workflow.” Tuesday, 10-11:00 a.m.

Volunteers @your Library:
Managing Library Volunteers, 2nd edition (2011) Authors: Preston F. Driggers and Eileen Dumas
VolunteerMatch presents The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit with their “three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more… All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.” Tuesday, 1-2:00 p.m.

Curious about a Career in Technical Services:
Introduction to Technical Services, 8th edition (2011)
Authors: G. Edward Evans, Sheila S. Intner, and Jean Riddle Weihs
“Our panel of experienced technical services librarians from a variety of positions and institutions” will be hosted by ALCTS for Technical Services Librarians Matter at Your Library: Finding a Career in Technical Services to “speak about their daily work, what led them to decide on a career as a technical services librarian, and recommendations for those interested in pursuing a similar career path.” Wednesday, 1-2:00 p.m.

Your Library’s Facebook Page:
Face2Face: Using Facebook, Twitter, and Other Social Media Tools to Create Great Customer Connections (2012) Author: David Lee King
John Haydon will be presenting 18 Advanced Facebook Strategies for World Domination for GrantSpace, to “take us beyond the basics! We bet you already have a few hundred Facebook fans and are way beyond just knowing when to post updates, how to target updates, how to create awesome cover images, etc.” Wednesday, 2-3:00 p.m.

eBooks – Info and Experts:

Library Use of eBooks, 2012 edition
Edited by: Primary Research Group
This month’s American Libraries Live episode is The Present and Future of e-Books. Sue Polanka will lead the panel on this discussion on Thursday.
Thursday, 1-2:00 p.m. 

Resources for Legal Information:
Finding the Law: Legal Research for Librarians and Paralegals (2011) Author: Bryan M. Carson
Infopeople presents Small Claims Court Legal Resources: A Guide for Public Libraries for “library staff who are on the front lines of connecting people with information in public libraries.” Features “law librarians from all disciplines who have seen a need for training public librarians in providing access to legal information and services to customers with legal questions,” and some content specific to California law. Thursday, 2-3:00 p.m.

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