Thursday, May 19, 2016

What's New With BadgerLearn Pro

BadgerLearn Pro provides a collection of the best continuing education resources for library professionals, sourced from within Wisconsin and across the web, by the BadgerLearn Pro team and community partners. Check out recent additions below, and visit BadgerLearn Pro today for more resources.

Archived webinar from WebJunction
When children have regular contact with nature, they learn and grow better. Children who play, build, climb, grow, splash, and read are developing their observation, visual-spatial, social, and literacy skills. Nature Explorium, a nature-based program at Middle Country Public Library (NY), encourages children to explore, discover, and connect with nature. Learn about best practices and resources that you can use at your library to create outdoor spaces, along with indoor and outdoor nature activities. It's a unique way to connect literacy, learning, and appreciation for nature as a regular part of the library visit. Presented by: Tracy LaStella, Coordinator for Youth Services, Middle Country Public Library, NY, and 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Archived webinar from Iowa Library Services
Over the last couple of years, many Iowa librarians have asked questions about what systems and software they should be using for their website. This presentation provides background on the positives and negatives of several popular content management systems including WordPress, Weebly, and Drupal. Nick Shimmin (Library Director, West Branch (IA) Public Library) takes a look behind the scenes of each application and discusses what it takes to provide information to our communities as well as the associated time and monetary commitments.

Archived webinar from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center and Northern Waters Library Service
Learn to take advantage of opportunities to educate the community on principles of intellectual freedom and how they influence your library services. Attendees are encouraged to review their selection policies and procedures prior to the webinar.

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