Free online training in May for librarians

May 13,  10-11 am Mountain Time:  Leading in Difficult Times (SirsiDynix Institute)

As a library system director I get asked for advice regularly, but in the last few months the requests have been growing louder. How do I control the fear, what is leadership in tough times all about, why is inaction not an option this time around? Join Kitty Pope as she walks through the process and the message which is all about hope and courage.  Register:

May 13, 12-1 pm Mountain Time: Push, Pull, Delight: My Library, My Collection, My Expert (Library Journal Webinar)

Push, Pull, Delight features a panel of collection, outreach and marketing experts who will discuss methods being used in their libraries to deepen and extend services and collections to patrons with ever growing expectations, and information appetites. Register:

May 13, 12-1 pm Mountain Time: Spanish Language Outreach Success Stories (WebJunction Webinar)

Join three Montana librarians for a one-hour free webinar featuring real-world examples of successful outreach. Amy Ling (North Valley Public Library), Marie Habener (Dillon Public Library) and Molly Ledermann (Missoula Public Library) will present the work they have done to sustain the momentum of WebJunction’s Spanish Language Outreach project, and discuss their ongoing strategies to assess community needs, make their libraries more welcoming, develop programming, and foster connections with Spanish-speaking communities. Montana librarians became involved with Spanish Language Outreach through participation in workshops in seven Montana communities. Since then, they have used the MTSLO blog to showcase those who continue to provide outreach activities, services and programs for Spanish Speakers in their communities. Register:

May 15, 12-1 pm Mountain Time:  ALA Connections Salon: Education and Recruitment (OPAL)

Join us for an informal conversation about educating and recruiting library workers for the 21st century. Register:

May 15, 2-3 pm Mountain Time: Introduction to Markup Languages (BCR)

Did you know that the term “markup” has actually been around for centuries? It is historically a publishing term, where early original manuscripts were “marked up” in preparation for printing. What does markup mean in this present technical age? Come decode the coding of markup languages like SGML, HTML, CSS, and XML. More importantly, learn about their impact on library and patron services. No “techie” experience required! Register:

May 27, 1-2 pm Mountain Time: Hazardous Substances Data Bank, Haz-Map, and WISER (National Library of Medicine)

Hazardous Substances Data Bank, Haz-Map, and WISER. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region is presenting a new series of online classes. Once a month in 2009, liaisons will present information and exercises on various databases from the National Library of Medicine in an hour-long web conference. All classes are free and no registration is required. You will simply need 1) a computer with Internet access and 2) a phone (the system will call you – free of charge).   To join the webinar, go to: on the day of the program.

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Colleen Eggett

Colleen Eggett is the Library Resources Program Manager for the Utah State Library in Salt Lake City UT.