Friday, February 19, 2010

2010 Library Open Solutions Webinars Series Kicks Off

We've finalized the line up. Mark your calendars and sign up now for the full series of weekly webinars offering fun and informative stuff good for libraries. Keep up on the latest series information and comments from speakers at our series blog:

Here's the line-up:

3/11 Get Real, Be Creative: Social Networking in Libraries
w/ Tasha Saecker and Jeff Dawson
3/18 Library H3lp
w/ Cindi Trainor and Steve Frye
4/1 OCLC Web Services in Action
w/ Karen Coombs
4/8 Information, Not Location: the new MLibrary
w/ Ken Varnum, Karen Reiman-Sendi, Liene Karels
4/15 Mobile Site Generator
w/ Chad Haefele
4/22 Cool tools: Prezi and Zotero
w/ Jason Kucsma, Joe Morgan, Ian Benton and Eliot Finkelstein

all sessions are Thursdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time

Register now for the whole series at the bargain rate of $200 for all 6.
WiLS Level One member libraries and MINITEX members register here for an even better rate.

You can register for the series after it starts and have full access to all the previous session recordings after the live presentations. You receive the codes to access the sessions and recordings, good for up to a year after the sessions.

We charge in order to offset expenses for the webinar system. Single "seat" registrations can be used for a whole library, as long as you view the session together using one web connection and one phone connection. This is a way of allowing us to provide webinars to more people using less webinar resources. If you want to project it and use a speaker phone we think that's a good idea and the shared experience with your colleagues will only make the webinars better.

Each one hour Webinar will present about 45 minutes of content including live web demonstrations, leaving 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.

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