Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spring Series Kicks Off

New Spring Series, New Name
We've just about finalized the line up for upcoming Spring 2009 series of Webinars. We also have a new series name. We think it better reflects the range of topics we cover in our webinars. The new name is:
Library Open Solutions Webinars

Sign up now, mark your calendars and pick your favorite topics for this series of weekly webinars offering fun and informative stuff good for libraries. Here's the line-up that's filling out with more great speakers everyday:

3/12 SOPAC - John Blyberg
3/19 Creating Open Source Sandboxes with BitNami - Mark Beatty
3/26 Wordpress as a CMS - Karen Coombs
4/2 Mobile Applications for Libraries - Cindy Cunningham
4/9 LibraryThing for Libraries - Jenny Schmidt and Ingrid Lebolt
4/16 Library Toolbars - Jen Holman and Anne Zarinnia
all sessions are Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Register now for individual webinars at $25 each, or for the whole series at the bargain rate of $100 for 6, at:

You can keep up on the latest series information and comments from speakers at our series blog:


Library Open Source Webinars Registration and Attendance Details

Each one hour Webinar will present about 45 minutes of content including live web demonstrations, leaving some time in the hour for questions and discussions. Participants use an internet enabled computer to view the content and a phone line to hear and talk. Long distance is via an 800 number. Speaker phones with mute buttons are a good thing for groups.

Register for individual webinars, $25 each, or for the whole series, at the bargain rate of $100 for 6, at:
Upon registration you will receive an email with the log in information for your selected session(s), as well as log in information to access the webinar recordings. Recordings will be available for up at a year and can be registered for and viewed the same as the live sessions.

Registration fees are per site. This approach allows us to share the programming across more participants using fewer "lines". Registrants from the same library site should plan on sharing and using a single log in line saving your library money and saving WiLS resources to provide the Webinars to more libraries. Your log in allows you to share the webinar by "crowding around a PC" or projecting to a screen for a group. It also allows you to share the recording log on at your site. Again speaker phones with mute buttons are a very good thing for groups.

If you have any questions about the Webinar series don't hesitate to contact me at:, or phone 608.265.5179

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