Practical Librarianship topics were pulled directly from a survey of our membership. Four professional development workshops are scheduled throughout our fiscal year.  This series brings in professionals from many areas of librarianship and covers a wide range of topics designed to help you keep on top of the latest developments, learn innovative techniques, and ensure that you are constantly learning skills to provide the best service possible to your patrons.  Sign up for one or all four! 

Previous Seasons:  FY2018  |  FY2017  |  FY2016

FY2019 Season (Brochure):  

Upcoming:  Google Suite Elements  |  Volunteers  |  Website Topics

Google Suite Elements

Presented by SELCO Staff

Join SELCO/SELS in this beginners workshop on how to harness the power of Google through:

Drive  |  Slides  |  Docs  |  Sheets  |  Calendar  |  Forms  |  Photos

Participants will walk away with how-to handouts of how Google can benefit your library.

T., January 15, 2019 – 9:30a – 12:30p

Registration forthcoming

(Open from 12.4.18 – 1.8.19)

Volunteers

Presented by Marilyn Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator, Rochester Public Library

Is your library thinking about starting a volunteer program or re-energizing an existing one?  There are many advantages to building volunteer engagement.  Volunteers help to expand existing programs, increase public support, and can accomplish critical tasks with limited funds.  In this workshop, participants will learn more about best practices to help you establish, run, and retain a volunteer program

T., March 12, 2019 – 9:30a – 12:30p

Registration forthcoming

(Open from 1.22 – 3.5)

Website Topics

Presented by Terry Glidden, Web Development Specialist

Looking to keep your website relevant?  In this workshop you’ll learn some common website terms and their applicability, delve further into what you can and cannot do with accessibility, and finally, you’ll discuss low budget, practical ways to do usability testing with your stakeholders to make sure you’re building the best user-friendly website you can.

     T., May 7, 2019 – 9:30a – 12:30p

Registration forthcoming

(Open from 3.19 – 4.30)