I heard about the following webinar from Leah Langby at Indianhead Federated Library System. The webinar is free and registration is not required.
Title: Welcoming People with Disabilities - Etiquette Dos
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010
Time: 2:00PM - 3:00PM PDT (that would mean 4-5 pm our time)
Where: CforAT Webinar Room at: http://conference321.com/
masteradmin/room.asp?id= rsa723520317e3 (no password is required)
Trainer: Jennifer McDonald-Peltier, MS ATP
Description: This is a presentation of some of the environmental, material, and attitudinal barriers people with disabilities face, and ways to minimize these obstacles in your organization. We will discuss ways to arrange your space to be inviting to people with various access needs, ways to format outreach materials to be accessible to a wide audience, and general codes of conduct for respectfully working with clients with various disabilities.
This next webinar opportunity arrived in my email this afternoon and sounds really interesting:
Date: Tuesday, September 7 at 2 p.m. EDT (that would mean 1 p.m. CDT)
Internet search engines provide access to knowledge and information with speed, convenience, and on a mind-bendingly vast scale. What does this mean for libraries that have seen themselves as a first stop for general reference as well as serious research? What does a library have to offer when the search for entertainment, knowledge, and information almost always begins somewhere else?
National Public Radio’s longest serving librarian, Kee Malesky, will lead a panel of librarians who are demonstrating to their communities of users that the library can provide a context, quality, and audience-focused discovery experience that is beyond what the search engines offer. These three very different institutions from across the country will discuss the strategy, technology, local content, and best practices they are developing to deliver a differentiated user experience.
Registration is required for this free webinar.