ASCLA encourages subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit proposals for ASCLA webinars to be presented March 15 through May 15, 2014 and August, 2014.
ASCLA welcomes proposals on topics that will assist our diverse membership in improved service delivery and job performance that are valuable for all types of libraries, librarians and library support staff.
Proposals are accepted and evaluated on an ongoing basis, however it is strongly recommended that proposals for webinars in spring 2014 be submitted by January 15, 2014 for presentation March 15 through May 15, 2014 and August, 2014.
Webinar presenters are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division.
The webinar proposal form can be accessed here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/asclawebinar2013fall
Proposal topics for webinars may include, but are not limited to the following:
- ADA updates for libraries; adult programming in a correctional library; eBooks;
- assessing accessibility knowledge; benchmarks and evaluation measures; best practices, standards and guidelines to improve library services;
- innovative services for an aging population; budgeting; collaborative digitization;
- correctional librarianship 101: covering the basics of a good prison/jail library; data analysis and assessment;
- dealing with learning disabilities; designing effective surveys; cultivating member loyalty through relationships in cooperative organizations;
- download training for patrons who use screen readers; emerging technologies for those with special needs, including apps and iPads;
- evaluating and improving cooperative services; evaluation content analysis; financial literacy;
- future trends in library service; GIS training; grants: how to find grant funding and write your proposal;
- group purchasing; health literacy; how to be a consultant; how to be a futurist; how to deliver online training;
- how to hire a library consultant; nonprofit leadership; increasing public understanding of the value of libraries;
- innovations in library service; law librarianship for correctional librarians; managing and improving services in a library cooperative;
- marketing library services to special needs populations; marketing on a shoestring budget; navigating book selection sources;
- outcomes-based education; outreach skills; outreach to visually or physically handicapped populations;
- partnering with community organizations; project planning; public education as a marketing tool; recognizing great service in member libraries;
- seeking grants for consultancy work; services to library patrons with cognitive or mental impairments;
- low-literacy adults; diverse populations, including special needs populations; tablet computers;
- training staff to confidently serve library users with disabilities, and raising awareness of this important population;
- technology trends for special needs populations; utilizing focus groups to prioritize services to the disabled; and working with refugees.
Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs may be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager and online learning liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org.