Introduction:

The State Library of Kansas keeps a calendar of upcoming training, webinars, and webinar archives on their website.  This is a great place to go if you would like to learn about a new topic or need a refresher on a topic.

To receive 2 hrs credit for this lesson, please complete this lesson by the last day of the month at 11:59 pm CST.

Content/Exercises:

  1.  Go to the State Library of Kansas’s Website, www.kslib.info
  2.  Click on or hover your mouse over the Librarians tab at the top of the page.
  3. Under Continuing Education click on Librarian Events & Archives.
  4. This should take you to a page with upcoming events and archives.
  5. Click on the calendar link (see picture) to see more information about upcoming events and webinars.
  6. Watch a webinar or register for a future webinar and watch it.
  7. Post below:
    1. What did you learn?
    2. How do you see yourself using this page in the future?
    3. What webinar did you end up watching?

 

 

2 thoughts on “State Library of Kansas Librarian Events Calendar

  • May 18, 2018 at 11:31 am
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    There are many webinars to choose from. You don’t have to be available at a specific time, the links are emailed to you to view at your convenience. I like that the webinars can be paused in case I don’t have an hour, or I’m interrupted, so I can go back to it when I have time. I watched Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers. It gave great ideas for maker- spaces and craft projects using weeded books and book pages for young adults. It also gave activity prompt ideas for children’s books that you want to encourage patrons to notice and read. After I finished the webinar, I printed a certificate and then forwarded the link to the Y.A. and Children’s department for them to view. I’m also going to forward the link to our school librarians, I think they’ll find the webinar useful also.

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  • September 26, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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    There are many choices for webinars and I decided to take one that you had to sign up for. I decided on “Accessibility in Mobile Devices: Updates from the Field”. I was sent an e-mail when the class would start. Most of this was for teachers but I think it would be helpful to let our teachers know what new applications are available. They addressed screen recording, voice access and one note. Great learning tools for children with disabilities. They also talked about their four favorite applications. Those are: Book Creator which is an on-line book that you create. This would be fun to do during Summer Reading or even doing a book at Lego Club. The next application they talked about was OneDrive-where you can scan a worksheet to share with others. This works like Google Sheets. Co-Writer was another one they talked about. This application cost but is free for teachers. It would be a cool tool for students to write a paper. Read & Write was the last application they demonstrated. Which was an application that could be used by Kindergartens. The only draw back of doing a live webinar is sometime you get interrupted and you can’t just pause it. I will use this page to find other webinars that will be helpful in running my library.

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