Monday, March 23, 2015

4 things you could have learned last month

picture of girl realizing she forgot to do something important
She also forgot to go to
BadgerLearn Pro last month.
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In the short month of February BadgerLearn Pro released 20 new records. Each record links to free online professional development. Here are the highlights of what you could have learned (and still can learn!) last month:

eReader Detective: Solving the case for your library patrons
Asking the right questions, tracking clues, and following paths of inquiry are part of the process to support your eReading patrons. With all the combination of eReader devices, file formats, and eContent providers, how can we possibly be prepared for each encounter? Fully complete this course to earn your eReader Detective badge.

30-Minute Thursday: Low-Cost Marketing Tools
Ten years ago, Microsoft Word was a great tool for creating library flyers. Eckberg states that there are now other tools that do a better job. She explores these tools and where to find legal and decent stock photos to take a library's marketing up a notch.

Dealing with Angry Patrons No one enjoys having to deal with an angry patron, but with proper preparation, and by developing the specific set of skills required, you can minimize conflict, defuse patron anger, and identify the underlying issues so that you can help find the best solution.

Basic Development Milestones of Early Childhood In this webinar, review the basic tenets of child development from the Touchpoints perspective – identifying the major developmental tasks of infants, toddlers and preschoolers within the context of their relationships and culture.

BadgerLearn Pro is a joint project under active development by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning (RL&LL), Wisconsin Library Services (WiLS) and the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium (WPLC).

Written by:
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning