STLS Consultant Blogs

MOOCs: Lifelong Learning in the Library (Review)

On Tuesday August 25th, I conducted a webinar on how to leverage the availability of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) to provide lifelong learning opportunities in the library. For those of you who have taken a MOOC, you probably noticed that the one ingredient that is missing is personal interaction. I think this is one of the main

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Presentations from DigiPalooza

The presentations from DigiPalooza are available below (Sari Feldman’s presentation is available on Prezi, https://prezi.com/pbahysowrjyh/digi/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy):

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MOOCs: Lifelong Learning in the Library (Webinar)

Learn how you can leverage MOOCs to provide a program within the library that supports lifelong learning. Webinar topics will include: What is a MOOC? MOOC platforms How to run a MOOC meetup in your library When: Tuesday August 25th @ 10 am Presenter: Al Oliveras, Deputy Director, STLS Register here

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DigiPalooza 2015 Highlights

Recently I attended OverDrive’s International User Group Conference, DigiPalooza, in Cleveland, Ohio. As you might expect, the main focus of the conference is to share best practices to assist librarians in providing digital content to their patrons. However, I found the material presented at the conference to go above and beyond ebooks and audiobooks. The conference

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Promoting STLS Online Resources (Review)

On Monday August 3rd, I conducted a webinar highlighting some of the ways in which STLS member libraries can promote the availability of various online resources including STARCat, Freegal, Overdrive and Zinio. Here are some key points: Digital Collection Marketing Materials Freegal, Overdrive and Zinio offer various materials to help promote their products both online and physically within

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Youth Services FLASH (7/31/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you…..   Season by Season—picture books to enjoy No Time for Flash Cards features a terrific list of picture books to share during each season of the year… http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2015/07/picture-books-organized-by-season.html  And, the folks at Stacked are remembering their favorite Caldecott winners http://www.stackedbooks.org/2015/07/a-crowd-of-caldecotts.html   Family Film Festival Showing

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Youth Services FLASH (7/28/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….   Picture Book Celebration Library Laura tells about a picture book program in which guest readers shared favorite picture books. This program was first done last November (National Picture Book Month) and replicated this summer. See Library Laura’s summation of both programs: http://librarylaura.blogspot.com/2015/07/picture-book-celebration.html This might

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Youth Services FLASH (7/27/2015)

  Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….      Notable Books Defined as “Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for

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Tips for Promoting STLS Online Resources

Do you need some helpful hints on promoting various STLS online resources including: STARCat, Freegal, Overdrive and Zinio? On Friday July 31st @ 1pm, Al Oliveras, Deputy Director of STLS, will be conducting a webinar highlighting some ways you can promote the availability and increase usage of these resources. Topics covered will include: adding banners and

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Website Accessibility Webinar (Archive)

On Wednesday July 15th, STLS hosted a Webinar on Website Accessibility. Representatives from AIM Independent Living Center (http://www.aimcil.com/) provided a wealth of information on the subject. Some highlights include an allusion to the Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities (Article 9) and Section 508 Of The Rehabilitation Act, a demonstration of WAVE (Web Accessibility Evaluation Tool, and information on

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Upcoming STLS Events

Sep
8
Tue
9:00 am Allegany County Public Library D...
Allegany County Public Library D...
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Allegany County Public Library Directors’ Association meetings are open to all STLS member public library directors in Allegany County.
Sep
15
Tue
2:00 pm ARTS Council Grants for Librarie... @ Southern Tier Library System
ARTS Council Grants for Librarie... @ Southern Tier Library System
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join Chris Walters as we learn which grants are appropriate for our libraries and how to get them! For more information visit: http://www.earts.org/.
2:00 pm STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
STLS Board of Trustees Meeting @ See Board Website for scheduled location
Sep 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Southern Tier Library System Board of Trustees meetings are public and allow for public expression at the conclusion of business items.
Sep
30
Wed
9:00 am Every Child Ready to Read @ Cuba Circulating Library
Every Child Ready to Read @ Cuba Circulating Library
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
9:30 am Director’s Advisory Council @ Pulteney Free Library
Director’s Advisory Council @ Pulteney Free Library
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Director’s Advisory Council meetings are open to STLS Member Library Directors.