Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BadgerLearn Pro: 2015 in Review

This past year saw significant growth for BadgerLearn Pro, including a 39% increase in Twitter followers and 273 new continuing education resources, many created right here in Wisconsin. Thanks to all of our partners for continuing to make BadgerLearn Pro a valuable resource for Wisconsin libraries. See below for a selection of 2015’s most popular webinars.

From WebJunction
Do you quake at the thought of public speaking? Are you also faced with the need to communicate to audiences, small or large, the importance of your work in libraries? You really can overcome your anxieties and master the art of public speaking. View this webinar to learn some basic skills for preparing and delivering speeches, plus tips to manage your nervousness and make your presentations more memorable. Armed with practical techniques, you’ll be ready to deliver clear, persuasive, and engaging presentations on behalf of your library.

From Outagamie Waupaca Library System
An introductory webinar on the basic types and genres of nonfiction, combined with practical techniques and tips for developing nonfiction title awareness and nonfiction readers' advisory skills. Learn the types and genres of nonfiction, discuss attributes of nonfiction readers, learn basic resources and techniques for nonfiction title awareness, and learn techniques for offering nonfiction readers' advisory services (both direct and indirect).

From Indianhead Federated Library System
Samantha Johnson, Augusta Public Library and a Municipal Liaison for National Novel Writing Month, shares ideas about easy, low-cost programs that libraries can provide to encourage the writers in their communities.

From Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
It’s a new year and a great time to revisit free tools and resources that enhance programs, services, and collections for youth of all ages. The Public Library Development Team collaborated with four Wisconsin partners to bring you this fabulous webinar: CCBC, Wisconsin Media Lab,, and BadgerLink.

From Booklist
Almost all public libraries offer the library edition of popular ancestry resources, but not many provide in-depth training on how staff can help patrons use those resources. Getting the most out of online genealogy resources requires knowing some basics about research and practicing search strategies that really work. In this informative webinar based on her book Genealogy: A Practical Guide for Librarians, Katherine Pennavaria covers those basics and answers questions about doing genealogy research, and also shows you how to search ancestry resources like a pro.

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Written by:
Gail Murray, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning