Archived OWL Videoconferences 2012

December 2012

What is OWL? – December 19, 2012

Presenters: Julie Niederhauser & Shane Southwick
Description: Learn how the statewide initiative Online with Libraries (OWL) designed to improve the computing capabilities of public libraries is providing greater access to e-commerce, distance education and professional development opportunities.

Length: 44 minutes

Grant Writing Resources – December 13, 2012

Presenters: Maeghan Kearney
Description: In this class, we’ll cover grant writing and general writing resources, tips on things to avoid, and outcome based evaluations. There will be plenty of examples of what makes a good grant vs. a poorly written grant.


Length: 43 minutes

E-Reader Bundle Training, December 5, 2012

Presenters: Jacque Peterson & Sue Sherif (Alaska State Library), Jonas Lamb (Juneau Public Library)
Description: Recently a number of public libraries in Alaska received a Nook, a Kindle and an iPad to use as E-Readers. This videoconference provided some basic training on the use and care of the devices. The presenters also shared some advice on lending and use policies for the devices.

Length: 1 hour 21 minutes

November 2012

Legal Citations, November 29, 2012

Presenters: Marinke VanGelder (Alaska State Court Law Library) & Katie Fearer
Description: Are you looking for laws or court decisions, but are frustrated because you can’t decipher legal citations? Citations are one of the keys to legal research. This introductory class is for anyone who wants to learn how legal citations work. We’ll also cover where to get the sources common legal citations refer to, such as statutes, regulations, and court decisions.

Length: 1 hour

October 2012

Confidentiality for Libraries, October 17, 2012

Presenter: Freya Anderson
Description: Confidentiality is a core tenet of librarianship, both as a philosophical matter and as a legal one. Sometimes issues of confidentiality and privacy are straightforward, but it can be difficult when faced with an irate parent or someone in uniform. Each library needs to make their own decisions, and as non-lawyers we can’t provide legal advice, but we’ll go over some of the basics, including: Alaska law, gag orders, and why a library policy and regular training are important.

Length: 40 minutes

All Things OWL, October 17, 2012

Presenter: Shane Southwick
Description: Learn how the statewide initiative Online with Libraries (OWL) designed to improve the computing capabilities of public libraries, is providing greater access to e-commerce, distance education and professional development opportunities.

Length: 55 minutes

What is SLAM? October 11, 2012

Presenters: Maeghan Kearney (Alaska State Library), Chris Hieb (Alaska State Archives) and Mary Irvine (Alaska State Museums)
Description: Are you curious about the State Libraries, Archives, and Museums (SLAM)? Do you know state libraries and museums are different than their city counterparts? Join us for an hour-long presentation and get to know SLAM a little better.

Length: 43 minutes

August 2012

Digital Discretion, August 23, 2012

Presenter: Freya Anderson
Description: Do you deal with confidential information at work? Do you sometimes use your home computer to catch up on a task? Do you use your personal smart phone for work? These are growing issues in our modern, mobile and often wireless society. Join us to learn about some of the tricky areas in privacy and confidentiality in the digital age, and pick up some tips about how to minimize your risk.

Length: 40 minutes

July 2012

Ann Dixon Author Visit, July 25, 2012

Presenter: Ann Dixon (Homer Public Library)
Description: Homer librarian and author Ann Dixon speaks to a group of adults and children on the process of writing books and the process of how books get made. Ms. Dixon concludes with readings from several of her children’s’ books.

Length: 58 minutes

To Infinity and Beyond — Seeing the Universe and More! July 23, 2012

Presenter: Space Center Houston / CILC
Description from CILC website: Galileo opened up a whole new world with his discoveries ? including the telescope! Your students can experience the excitement of a starry night with a new perspective. What makes those stars twinkle? Just how far away are they? Why is space black? This interactive session will be live from the Skylab Telescope in the Starship Gallery, where you will view America's first orbiting observatory and participate in hands-on activities that will bring the excitement of the unknown to your classroom.

Length: 49 minutes

May 2012

Satellites: Seeing the World in a Whole New Way, May 2012

Presenter: Space Center Houston / CILC
Description from CILC website: Satellites are giving humans access to information with a whole new perspective and ease. Today Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has many uses from studying global warming trends, to the US Census, to law enforcement. While examining America's first satellite Explorer, investigate how satellites and Earth observation play a role in your everyday life! The formal presentation concludes at the 45 minute mark. A Q&A session about the Online with Libraries (OWL) project follows.

Length: 51 minutes



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