July 30, 2014

2014 CCLS Workshops for Member Library Staff, Volunteers, and Board Members

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Digital Literacy Train-the-Trainer
Date: May 14, 2014
Time: Full-day workshop. 9am-12pm Session & 12:30pm-3:30pm Session
Lunch provided
Trainer: MaryAnne Waltz, New York Library Association
Location: PCC Computer Lab, Prendergast Library
Registration is required: Please register at the below link and then let Megan (mdisbro@cclslib.org) know you registered.
Under “Billing Option: Please indicate who will be paying for the order”, it does not matter which option is selected since this workshop is free.

Description: This six-hour workshop is designed to instruct library staff on how to train their colleagues and their patrons on basic digital literacy skills. It also provides tips and techniques on teaching the curriculum to adults. The workshop provides continuing education credit and is open to all library staff who interact with the public.

Travel reimbursements will be available to all attendees. In addition, if a library must hire a substitute in order to allow a staff person to attend, those costs will also be reimbursed.
For more information on the workshops and on reimbursements, visit the Program web page http://diglitny.org/index.php/about-the-project

For more information, visit the program web site at http://www.diglitny.org or contact Mary Anne Waltz, Project Manager and Trainer, at 518-432-6952 x106 and info@diglitny.org.

District and Funding Options
Date: June 18, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Trainer: Libby Post, President – Communication Services
“Libby Post developed a 4−part Library Campaign Training Institute, which enabled 28 out of 30 Mid−Hudson Library System member libraries to wage successful campaigns. She is now a sought after trainer/speaker for libraries and library systems throughout New York.”
Location: Fireplace Room, Prendergast Library
Registration is required, contact Megan. mdisbro@cclslib.org
[Please invite your Trustees to attend!]
Description: Developed for the Division of Library Development out of the New York State Department of Education, this workshop reviews the various district options available to libraries in New York State—School District, Special Legislative District, Association or Municipal. It covers the detailed steps one needs to take to establish either a School District Public Library or a Special Legislative District Public Library—both of which create funding districts that provide a renewable and reliable community based funding stream for public libraries. The workshop also reviews the various funding options—budget votes, municipal ballots and school district ballots—that are available to enhance library funding.

NOVELny Database Training
Date: August 20, 2014
Time: 10am – Noon
Trainer: Megan Disbro
Location: System Lab
Registration is required, contact Megan. mdisbro@cclslib.org
Description: Hands on training as you learn which databases are available through the State Library, how they work, and how to make them available to your patrons.

Book Repair
Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Trainer: Kary Barth, Regional Manager – Kapco Book Protection
Kary Barth, regional sales manager for Kapco Library Products, has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana and has worked with libraries since 1990. Formerly, the national library sales manager for Kapco, Kary authored a basic book repair guide that was previously available from Kapco and has presented book protection/repair workshops in various venues throughout the US.
Location: Fireplace Room, Prendergast Library
Registration is required, contact Megan. mdisbro@cclslib.org
Description: This workshop is designed to demonstrate quick and easy techniques for extending shelf life on general circulating materials.  Prevention is the key, but we will be addressing specific, common repairs:  re-inserting loose pages, broken spines, torn header caps, ripped and torn pages.

Each participant is asked to bring: one or two paperback books, preferably new or new-like, to demonstrate covering techniques:  a hardbound book with a book jacket to demonstrate application of book jacket covers; a stapled book or magazine; one hardbound book that needs repair and a “naked” hardbound book; i.e., a hardbound book that does NOT have a book jacket cover…

Each participant will be provided with a free sample packet of materials.

There is a drawing at every workshop for a DELUXE PAPERBACK PROTECTION KIT – Retail Value: $105.

2013 System Workshops

To view the 2013 listing of System Workshops,click here for the PDF.

Or go to: http://www.cclslib.org/workshops/


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Outlook Training for Member Libraries

Places are still available for upcoming instruction on Outlook for library staff.

Training is available in person in Jamestown or via videoconferencing at the Dunkirk and Olean libraries. Teacher is Jean McGowan.

Classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays, Feb. 15, Feb. 22, and March 1.

If you would like to sign up, please email me. I have at least six places available in Jamestown and lots of room in Dunkirk and Olean.

The training proved valuable to those who attended the first series, and I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Anne P

Outlook Training

10.26.12 UPDATE: The Jamestown classes are now full for Outlook training this fall. If you are still interested, we have room at both Dunkirk and Olean.
Otherwise, I can put you on a waiting list in case funding is available to repeat the series after the holidays.
Thank you,

The deadline is a week from Monday (November 5) to register for a three-part series of Outlook training being offered by Jean McGowan from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays, Nov. 15 and Nov. 29, and on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The subjects are The Basics, More Features, and Calendaring/Final Questions.

The programs will be offered in person at Prendergast Library in Jamestown and by videoconferencing at the Dunkirk Free Library and Olean Public Library.

To sign up, call me at 484-7135, Ext. 258; email aplyler@cclslib.org, or send me a note on delivery.

I need to know the name of your library, names of people registering, and which location you prefer.

Right now, there are 6 places left in Jamestown and lots of room in Dunkirk and Olean.

This training is designed for library staff members.