KDLA Archived Webinars
KDLA Archived Webinars can be viewed for CE credit. The following steps need to be followed to receive credit for an archived Webinar:
1. Fill out a Learning Activity Report (LAR).
2. Write a short summary about what you learned at the bottom of the LAR. This summary should not exceed 250 words.
AARP's Resources for Seniors -- Patrice Blanchard describes AARP’s extensive resources for seniors looking for work or volunteer opportunities. She also breaks down the demographics of boomers, older adults (seniors), and frail elderly and discusses ways to market programs to each of those groups. (11-9-12)
APPS for Librarians -- Did you receive a mobile device over the holidays? Have you wondered how it could be used in the library? This training reviewed apps useful for productivity, reference, and library programming. This session was designed for beginners or intermediate users of mobile devices, especially iPads, iPods, or Android tablets. Download resources to find even more apps for your library directly from this recording. (2-27-13)
GED Closeout Campaign -- Starting next year, the GED will double in price and will be offered only on the computer. KY Adult Education is working on a massive campaign to reach the 16,000 people across the state that have incomplete scores; their partial scores will be deleted once the new test is in place. Learn more about the new test, and how this will affect your patrons. Download promotional materials directly from this recording. (2-14-13)
Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange -- Conducted by the Office of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, this webinar provides an overview of the new online portal kynect. kynect.ky.gov gives Kentuckians a single application to enroll in an affordable healthcare coverage from private insurance companies or Medicaid and KCHIP. Individuals will be able to go online and check their eligibility for insurance coverage, as well as payment assistance and special discounts. The webinar covers how the Exchange works, the audiences it is hoping to reach, and how library systems can play a role in the state effort. (9-25-13)
2013 Mobile Device Preview -- Last year’s holiday gift-giving season saw ownership of e-readers and tablets double, which led to many library customers needing help with their new devices. Two local technology experts, Glen Horton from the Campbell County Public Library and Jim Peterson from the Goodnight Memorial Library, will survey the marketplace. This session will help you prepare for the next wave of mobile devices in the library. (12-13-12)
RDA for Kentucky Public Libraries Series -- In this series, participants will develop an understanding of next generation cataloging concepts found in Resource Description and Access (RDA). These classes highlight the importance of RDA to library users, and RDA’s role in the development of next generation library systems. Participants will learn how to identify and interpret RDA cataloging records, and begin to make informed decisions about the use of RDA cataloging elements in their local library catalogs. While taking each part in order is recommended, each course is designed to stand alone. (August 2013)
Part 1: FRBR and RDA -- Participants will re-examine FRBR, Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records, with an emphasis on its relationship to RDA. The organization and structure of RDA, as embodied in the online RDA Toolkit, will be examined. This class will also introduce the new experimental framework for next generation library systems, BIBFRAME.
Part 2: Describing Resources with RDA -- Participants will examine the RDA elements for identifying manifestations and items and for describing carriers and content of resources.
Part 3 – Creating Access Points with RDA - Participants will explore the RDA elements involved in constructing authorized access points for persons, families, corporate bodies, works and expressions.
Architect Hiring & Preliminary Design -- This session will cover options for the architect hiring process. It will also discuss early planning for construction and the design process (5-3-13)
E-rate Form 470 -- This form kicks off the E-rate process, and provides libraries with the opportunity to list all eligible Telecommunications and Internet services for which they would like to receive E-rate discounts. This session provides a brief overview of the E-rate process, examines the form itself, and discusses services eligible for discounts. New updates in program rules are also covered. (12-6-12)
E-rate Form 471 -- Form 471, the second step in the E-rate process, is used to request discounts on eligible services. This is the most critical stage in the application process. This session covers calculating the discount you’ll receive on your bills, entering the services you’ve selected, and the numbers and codes needed to complete the form. We’ll also review the cardinal rules of E-rate and cover some common errors that could lead to funding denials. (2-7-13)
E-rate Form 486 -- Each library that receives a funding commitment from the E-rate program must submit a Form 486. This form, which is much simpler than other E-rate forms, notifies USAC that your service has begun and that you are ready to receive discounts. Your service provider cannot provide discounts until the form is filed, so it is to your advantage to file early. (11-9-12)
E-rate BEAR Form -- This class is designed for those filing the BEAR form to collect E-rate reimbursements for the 2011 funding year. The BEAR form is required for libraries not receiving discounts on their bills. Failing to file a BEAR form is a common reason that E-rate reimbursements are not collected; don't let this happen to your library! (11-9-12)
Everything you Wanted to Know About E-rate but Were Afraid to Ask -- This session will provide an overview of how the program works, and is ideal for new participants and those considering participating for the first time. (11-13-12)
Time Management for Library Staff -- This webinar will present common themes that appear throughout time management literature. Participants will be provided with a range of ideas on how to improve efficiency through specific organizational and planning methods. Handout & Resources PowerPoint Slides (10-11-13)
Library Link Up Series
Partnerships – Debbie McClanahan from Union County and Lisa Sensale Yazdian from Boone County were our guests for the first installment. Both libraries are embedded in their communities, thanks in part to their many partnerships. Debbie and Lisa provided specific examples of what has worked and what hasn't, and offered tips on developing and sustaining partnerships in your own community. (9-5-13)
Circulating Unusual Items – This session featured stories from libraries circulating unusual items. From Checkout Your Community to seed libraries, guitars, and "vacation kits", each of these libraries is extending their services in interesting ways. The presenters were Joel Meador from Hopkins County-Madisonville, Laura Stanfield from Campbell County, Bethany Morse from Oldham County, and Debbie Cosper and Ben Nunley from Boyd County Public Library. (10-3-13)
How-to & Know-it-all Festivals - Four libraries reported on their experiences hosting “how-to” or “know-it-all” festivals that celebrated learning of all kinds. We had an update from Louisville Free Public Library, the first to try a How-to Festival in 2012, to see how they've adapted the idea. We also heard from Nelson, Madison, and Boone Counties about how they implemented similar programs. (11-6-13)
21 Ideas for 21st Century Libraries Part 1 -- This 2-part series examined innovative library programs that reflect the IMLS 21st Century Skills initiative. Listing of programs discussed (11-28-12)
21 Ideas for 21st Century Libraries Part 2 -- This 2-part series examined innovative library programs that reflect the IMLS 21st Century Skills initiative. Listing of programs discussed (12-5-12)
Love in the Stacks: A Guide to the Romance Genre -- Even if you aren’t a romance reader yourself, you can serve the needs of your library’s romance readers. This session will discuss the romance genre and its place in your library. The course will examine the confusing array of romance types and touch on the issues surrounding collection development and cataloging. The class will also provide some tips on how to become a successful romance-reader advisor. (12-6-12)
Misters of Mystery--Does your favorite mystery feature a police detective or a private eye on the “mean streets” of a major city? Does the protagonist roam the district as a game warden or seek out hidden terrorist cells? The mystery genre covers a wide spectrum of styles and characters that can confuse your readers who have definite likes and dislikes. This 90-minute session will discuss the major types of mystery fiction, highlighting award winning male authors. The session will also explore ways to help the customer who asks, “What should I read next?” (3-12-13)
Reader's Roundup of the Western Genre -- Many librarians look on Westerns as a dying genre. However, there are two signs that Westerns are still alive. The first is that there are five major publishers for Westerns going strong, and secondly, Westerns do circulate. In a recent survey by the American Library Association, 13% of the respondents said Westerns circulated in their collections. This session will examine the characteristics of the Western genre and provide reader advisory tips for working with readers. (6-12-13)
Accessing Justice: Public Libraries and Legal Needs Training -- A unique training opportunity that is being presented by the Kentucky Access to Justice Commission in partnership with the Louisville Legal Aid Society and the Legal Services Corporation, Accessing Justice: Public Libraries and Legal Needs Training. Together they are partnering to bring this training to all public librarians in Kentucky so that you have the tools to assist your clients. Access to legal resources is an important part of their needs, and one which this training will help libraries fulfill. This training will allow libraries to gain the skills to provide enhanced services to this population, and all citizens of the Commonwealth. By partnering in this effort we will have better resources to meet the legal-informational needs of these clients, and the clients will be better positioned to assert their legal rights. (8-30-12)
Crash Course in Database Searching -- Have you ever searched an online database like those in the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) and found nothing or found "way too much"? Do you spend a lot of time searching for the "best information" out there and end up settling for the "only information" you could find? Are you just a little "phobic" about searching electronic resources or explaining them to patrons? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this training is for you. This one-hour online session will give you a solid introduction to searching online databases like those in the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL). It is designed to make public library staff more efficient and effective searchers. (3-1-13)
Crash Course on KYVL Databases: What are they? Why use them? -- Do you really know what is available through the Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL)? Have you heard about “those databases” but just never gotten around to checking them out? Maybe you have used it a few times or just have your favorite databases but don’t go beyond them. Then this training may be for you. We will explore many of the 30+ databases available through KYVL. The focus will be on what you will find in the databases and how you and your customers can use them. We have now had KYVL for more than a dozen years, so let’s start getting our money’s worth! (2-8-13)
Dollars and Sense: Money Management Resources -- When your patrons ask you questions about money management, do you draw a blank? This webinar will broadly examine money management web resources (in areas like budgeting, debt management, retirement, etc.) that, in combination, can help lead your patron to a healthy financial future. We’ll also suggest a few programming ideas on the topic of money management. Handout included: Dollars and Sense Resource List (12-12-12)
E-Archives -- What's that? KDLA Electronic Records Archivist, Mark Myers, discusses KDLA’s electronic records archives. This session benefits librarians needing online access to state government documents and publications. Mark highlights several digital collections of historic records being made available by KDLA. The development of the e-Archives, the holdings, and how to search the e-Archives using the website interface are also discussed. (12-13-12)
“I Bought this Painting at a Yard Sale…”: Appraisal Resources -- This webinar will provide an overview of print and web resources, as well as a few programming ideas on appraising antiques and collectibles. Handout included: Appraisal Resources List (12-19-12)
The State Library: Services to Public Libraries at Your Fingertips -- The training will present an overview of State Library services to public libraries. These include book discussion and thematic programming kits, acting as the Reference of Last Resort; professional consultation and training in areas such as cataloging and interlibrary loan; and aiding professional development by providing access to an extensive, up-to-date library science collection. If you don’t know how the State Library can help you serve your customers, you need to take this training. In these days of increased demand for information services and plummeting budgets, it’s more important than ever to use every service available to you. And it’s all free and just a mouse click or phone call away. Come see what the State Library can do for you. (4-26-13)