Last week I was in Mansfield and Cedar Park having our first Summer Reading Program workshops and we had a blast! Here are just a few highlights!
Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas.
The photo booth was a big hit!
The morning was spent brainstorming and sharing ideas…
but the afternoon was spent playing games, making crafts, and doing theme-related activities.
We had such a wonderful time! A big thanks to the Mansfield Public Library and the Cedar Park Public Library for hosting us.
We have more workshops coming up and there is still time to register! On Wednesday, January 27th we will be in Jourdanton, Texas and on Monday, February 22nd in Edinburg, TX.
Can’t make it to a workshop? I am going to be highlighting some of the craft and activity ideas we had at the workshop on the website and in the newsletter leading up to the summer. And we are inviting people to contribute to our SRP2016 Pinterest Board. It will be a place for you to leave an idea, take an idea. If you are on Pinterest and would like to contribute, contact Katelyn and you will be sent an invitation.
BREAKING! We have scheduled an additional face-to-face workshop at the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library in Edinburg, TX to help you get ready, get set for SRP 2016!
Again, all of the workshops currently scheduled are as follows:
Please sign up quickly as these tend to fill up fast. We hope to see you there!
Technology for All Ages @ the Library
September 26, 2015
Kyle Public Library
550 Scott Street
Kyle, Texas 78640
Rose Aleta Laurell, recently retired from directing the Bell/Whittington Library in Portland, brought technology to all ages of library patrons in the libraries where she has worked. Join us for a 4-part talk on technology in the library for varying ages of patrons: AWE stations for the little ones, Seniors in Cyberspace, E-books, and technology for teens. Bring your questions and share your experiences in this fast-paced discussion.
Go to www.ctls.net or Click here.
Questions? Call CTLS at 800- 262-4431.
ALA Midwinter Meeting 2012 Preconference Workshop
Friday, January 20, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Omni Hotel Dallas, Trinity 5
Join ALTAFF for the popular Nuts & Bolts featuring three dynamic speakers and engaging roundtable discussions. A meet
and greet with coffee will begin at 8:30 a.m. and a boxed lunch will be served at noon. Roundtable discussion topics
include book sales/book stores; community engagement; how Trustees can work effectively with the library director,
and fundraising in big and small ways. Attendees are encouraged to bring brochures, flyers, and other library marketing
materials to share.
Tickets cost $50 in advance, $75 onsite. Event code: CFL1. Register online at www.alamidwinter.org. More information
is available online at www.ala.org/altaff or by calling (800) 545‐2433, ext. 2161.
View the flyer
Laura Perna, former Digital Literacy Corp Coordinator here at CTLS, wrote a great article in TLA’s Fall issue of Texas Library Journal called, “Collaboration Large and Small: The Digital Literacy Corps Draws Upon Human Talent to Bring Workforce Development Classes to Central Texas Libraries” (click here, then view pages 14-15). We are excited that this project was highlighted in Texas Library Journal and want to thank Laura for recounting DLC’s successes.
It’s that time of year when we begin to think about next year’s offerings for Continuing Education, and we want your input. Please take a moment to fill out the blessedly brief CE Survey for 2012. Thank you!
This is a reminder to register for TSLAC’s Dozen Ways to TexShare tutorial program to be entered into their weekly book drawing. Every Friday until February 25 they will be holding a drawing to win a free book! Last Friday, January 28, the winner was Mary Montgomery from Bridge City, Texas. Mary won a copy of Freedom by Jonathan Franzen; this week their drawing will be for A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Congratulations, Mary!
What is Dozen Ways to TexShare?
Dozen Ways to TexShare is a self-paced database tutorial program focusing on twelve databases (or database features) offered through TexShare. This free online, self-paced course is worth 6 CE credits. To register and participate in the course, go HERE. Participants will view video tutorials and complete discovery exercises in order to improve their knowledge of TexShare databases and database features.
How do I sign up for Dozen Ways to TexShare?
1) Go to the following URL: https://onlinetraining.tsl.state.tx.us/course/view.php?id=57
2) If you do not already have an account in the Texas State Library Online Training site, click on ‘create a new account.’ If you do have an account in the Texas State Library Online Training site, log on with your log-on credentials. You can also preview the course by logging on as a guest!
Have fun learning how to TexShare!
New info has been posted to the Senior Spaces wiki after the Senior Spaces Conference held last Tuesday. The wiki contains content since 2007 on “senior spaces” beginning with the first space, which opened at the Old Bridge (NJ) Public Library. If your library is thinking of developing a senior space, this wiki is a great resource to use as part of your planning, design and implimentation process. If you have completed a space in your library geared for the generations of older adults let them know. Contact Allan Kleiman at: kleiman<at>aol<dot>com for more information and details. And be on the lookout next year for a new book entitled: “Senior Spaces: A Step-by-Step Guide”.