Friday, August 21, 2015

Because you're a pro!

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BadgerLearn Pro is a continuing education portal for Wisconsin librarians and library staff. This free collection is maintained by volunteers from the Department of Public Instruction, WiLS, and WPLC.

Here are some new resources we've added this month!

Be Fearless: Public Speaking for Librarians
  • Do you quake at the thought of public speaking? You really can overcome your anxieties and master the art of public speaking. 

Smart Investing: Reference Strategies and Resources
  • Learn how librarians can take advantage of "Smart Investing: Reference Strategies and Resources," a self-paced course to promote confidence and competence in responding to library customers’ questions on personal finance and investments.

Discovering Great Mysteries Hidden in Plain Sight
Booklist and ALA (American Library Association) Editions have teamed up for a series of free, hour-long readers’ advisory webinars, featuring content experts in various genres. Up first, ALA Editions author (The Readers' Advisory Guide to Mystery) and veteran Booklist reviewer, John Charles, will reveal the secrets of working with readers to help them find the right books.

Health Happens in Libraries: Launching Community Conversations with Local Health Data
Community health data is a powerful tool. It allows public library leaders and local partners to launch conversations and prioritize activities to support community members with reliable health information and services. 

Genealogy Research at the Library: How to Get the Most out of Library Resources
Almost all public libraries offer the library edition of popular ancestry resources. In this webinar, Katherine Pennavaria will show you how to search ancestry resources like a pro.

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