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LSC: Training DVDs for Innovative Library Programs

2012 April 10
by Christina Manz

Staff training DVDs from the Library Video Network series are available to be borrowed from the Library Science Collection, and are eligible for CE credit! To see the full listing of titles and steps to request CE credit, visit the LSC Videos page.

Just under half an hour, these quick training videos can inspire ideas for your library’s incorporation of 2.0 tools, greening library buildings and practices, forming partnerships, and innovative programming. E-mail to request these DVDs for a four-week loan, or ask about other training resources.

Wikis, Podcasts, & Blogs, Oh My!: Web Tools for Your Library / Library Video Network (2008) DVD, 28 minutes
“Learn how libraries are putting the latest web tools to use to reach new customers and enhance their transactions with current customers. Among the topics covered are: blogs, podcasts, wikis, RSS feeds, social networking sites, and video sharing sites.”

Going Green: Creating an Environmentally Friendly Library /
Library Video Network (2008) DVD, 27 minutes
“Not every library has the ability to build new ‘green’ buildings, but every library has the ability to create an environmentally-friendly library. This program will show you simple, everyday tips that you can use to help your library and your community improve the environment. You’ll be shown programming ideas, recycling ideas, and ways other libraries are working to create a healthier planet. If you are able to build a green building, you’ll see how the Long Beach (CA) Public Library and the Santa Monica (CA) Public Library created beautiful, LEED-certified, green libraries.”

SPI: Successful Partnership Investigation / Library Video Network (2008) DVD, 26 minutes
“Let the detectives of LVN’s Successful Partnership Investigations Unit show you how to create your own partnerships that work for both parties. By following real-life examples from Wyoming, Colorado, and Maryland, you’ll learn the pitfalls of creating partnerships and how to avoid them in creating your own partnerships.”
Breaking the Mold – Innovative Libraries and Programs / Library Video Network (2007) DVD, 25 minutes
“Journey to libraries around the globe as this program shows you innovative techniques and ways of thinking that improve library services.”

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