March blew in like a lion. A cold, bitter, grumpy lion whose icy grip distracted me from getting to this month’s continuing ed offerings until almost mid-month–apologies loyal followers! However, there’s still a few highlights left in ol’ March worth checking out if you aren’t too tired out from PLA!
If you’re not really much of a tech services person but always wanted to be, you may be interested in the KAPCO Book Repair Workshop at Quincy Public Library on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This three-hour comprehensive workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials. Prevention is the key, but specific, common repairs such as re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages, will be addressed. Each participant is asked to bring one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques; a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book (a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover). Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials. There will also be a drawing after the workshop for a Deluxe Paperback Protection Kit from KAPCO retail value of $105. (To register, please click the register link and click on the calendar link. Select “community” and click on “Library Book Repair Workshop” to register for the workshop.) REGISTER FREE
WebJunction has a couple of notable offerings this month, starting with Community Connections: Break with Tradition! on Thursday, March 20 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. A webinar in collaboration with ARSL exploring ways to develop community connections, especially with local businesses, for libraries to extend their reach and to help build stronger communities. Are you looking for fresh ways to connect your library with your community? Find out how these Nebraska libraries moved beyond traditional partnerships by uncovering shared commitment to community needs with new partners, especially local businesses. These new connections led to programming and events that promote health, literacy and entertainment for the whole community. The efforts extend the library’s marketing reach, build library support, and strengthen community relationships—all at little or no cost. This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. Presented by Becky Baker, Library Director, Seward Memorial Library (NE); Scott Childers, Executive Director, Southeast Library System (NE); and Lisa Olivigni, Library Director, Crete Public Library (NE). REGISTER FREE
Next up is Health Happens in Libraries: Prioritizing Patron and Partner Engagement on Thursday, March 27 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. A webinar with WebJunction and ZeroDivide exploring inventive patron and partner engagement approaches which have been implemented by libraries in conjunction with the initial open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act. REGISTER FREE
See you next month, hopefully with more sunshine and programs!