Here’s to Maurice Coleman for providing a virtual update from ALA, especially precious to those of us watching from afar…who knows how he found time to upload the more than 20 videos he captured at the WebJunction-sponsored Learning RoundTable Training Showcase, but thank you Maurice!
Here are some highlights in the video showcase:
If you’re not a member of ALA’s Learning Roundtable, this set of videos will surely inspire you to get involved!
And we were pleased to hear that Betha’s session with Sandra Smith went well, all about Building with Competencies. Their slides and resource handout are now available on WebJunction.
Safe travels to all who will be traveling this week!
WebJunction is honored to be a sponsor of the 7th Annual Learning Round Table Showcase on Sunday, June 27, 1:30-3:30pm in the WCC-Ballroom. You won’t want to miss this event! It provides an efficient and informal way to connect with and learn from all the brightest and best trainers in Libraryland, showcasing innovative continuing education, staff development, and training initiatives in all types of libraries and library organizations.
For more Learning RT events at ALA, check out this handy one-pager with all the details. It’s not too late to attend Friday’s preconference, Beyond Face to Face:
New Methods for Staff Training; registration will be taken at the door, complete with member discounts. WebJunction’s own Competencies expert, Betha Gutsche will be presenting on Saturday and you won’t want to miss Monday evening’s ALA Battledecks session featuring WebJunction’s Michael Porter, defending his title. Battledecks is the best in powerpoint improv: Each participant is given 4 minutes to present (unrehearsed) a 12-slide presentation created by someone else. Based on the list of defenders, contenders, judges and all the rest, this event is guaranteed to entertain!
We’re providing additional details for other WebJunction related events at ALA here on BlogJunction. Safe travels to those heading to DC!
Going to the ALA conference in Washington D.C. next month? WebJunction will be there with you and we want to see you there! Not going to ALA Annual this year? No worries, we’re planning to help spread the “conferency goodness” as we gather and then share stories, ideas and content we will be collecting during our visit.
If you’ll be there in person though, we’ll be hosting “WebJunction’s Library Learning Receptions” on Sunday, June 27th in the OCLC “Blue Suite” at the Hyatt (happily just right around the corner from the conference). We would love to see you there! The receptions are back to back but we’re asking folks to come to either the 6:00-7:00pm reception or the 7:00-8:00pm reception. We’re in a more intimate reception space this time so we are asking folks to please register for the time you’ll come. We’ve split it into two slots to make sure we get to talk and visit well with everyone. We’ll have tasty munchies, beverages and free goodies there for you related to competencies, library services to the unemployed, learning and continuing education for libraries and librarians. Come meet your fellow WebJunction members, recharge your batteries a bit and get some valuable resources all at the same time.
WebJunction is also one of the sponsors of the ALA Learning Roundtable’s “7th Annual Training Showcase”. We’ll have a table there and are looking forward to meeting lots of folks, sharing and talking about resources and tools related to library training and learning. That event is on Sunday, June 27, 2010 from1:30 – 3:30pm in the WCC Ballroom.
Betha and Michael are also doing several different sessions and presentations throughout the week and would love to say hi if you happen to attend one of those. We’ll be keeping a keen eye out for our WebJunction community all week so be sure to come to one of the above events and say hi as we join with you in filling the nation’s capital with Libraryland goodness.
PS- If you would like to meet in person and talk, share ideas and collaboration opportunities please drop us a line!