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Future skills

Online Social Media Course with Hootsuite (and it's free...)

Learn the fundamentals of social media marketing now—with six free online courses

Digital Media Labs: From Concept to Funding to Management

An ALA webinar on Thursday 5 February 2015  at 8.30am (NZ Time)

Customizing Library Vendor Tools for Better Customer Service

An Infopeople webinar on Friday 21 February 2015 at 9am (NZ Time)

  • Are you struggling to make several vendor-hosted tools behave like a cohesive website?
  • Frustrated by the lack of customization available in your vendor tools?
  • Do your users get confused by vendor tools designed for librarians?

There might be an answer!

Maker-centered Learning in the Library

An Infopeople online course, beginning  31 March – 27 April 2015

Are you interested in expanding the definition of literacy in your library programs and services to include the multiple literacies embodied by the maker movement? Would you like to learn more about maker-centered learning in libraries? Making doesn't need to happen in a makerspace – all libraries can be makerspaces whether they can provide a dedicated space or not.

This course will arm you with the tools necessary to:

Reel in Readers

An Infopeople online course, beginning  17 March – 13 April 2015

Here's a crash course on video production and digital animation that will help you learn how to expand your readers’ advisory services with book trailers - an animated or live action "preview" for a book. You will explore:

Developing a Digital Branch

An Infopeople online course, beginning  24 February – 23 March 2015

Would you like to expand and enhance your library’s online presence? Do you want to build an effective, user-friendly digital branch that is an active online community where customers can interact – with you and with each other?

During this course, you’ll learn:

Igniting innovations

An Infopeople online course, beginning  17 February – 16 March 2015

We know that libraries need to become more innovative in order to survive and thrive in contemporary society. Innovation is about moving from idea to implementation and there are practical skills and techniques that can be learned.

In this course, you will explore:   

5 Minutes on 3D Printing

LIANZA presents the basics of 3D printing and some common pitfalls that new users face.

Portfolio Power

In my ever hopeful quest to break into the competitive and tightly held world of the teacher librarian, I have been doing a lot of reading about the most successful ways in which to market oneself as a job seeker. Recently I read a quote, from Randy Nelson (Dean at Pixar University) who spoke about “...the proof of a portfolio versus the promise of a resume...”

 In light of this quote, I’m sharing my thoughts and tips about creating an online portfolio, and encouraging you, the reader, to reflect on your portfolio, or lack thereof, and how it compares to your resume.

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