No Goggles Required
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Posted by: Nathan Swartzendruber
Here’s a brief look at upcoming Labs on SWON’s schedule. Don’t see
the topic you want help with here? Tell us, don’t be shy! We frequently
create Labs in direct response to requests.
Libraries - October 14
School libraries are a frequent target for budget cuts these days.
Libraries are incredibly valuable in school environments, but it’s still
a job to make that case in terms that are persuasive to administrators.
Andrea Eshelman of Gale Cengage Learning is leading this Lab. She’s
traveled around the state of Ohio and will share what she’s seen in a
range of school districts and invite you to share what you’ve seen.
Andrea will also offer a hands-on Gale product update.
2.0 - October 28
Springshare has released a major upgrade in LibGuides 2.0. With
features like page templates and responsive designs that play nicely
with mobile devices, there are plenty of new tools to catch up with.
In this Lab, Kari Jones will help you get familiarized with the 2.0
system. Whether you’re an advanced LibGuides user or still feeling your
way through a LibGuides site you inherited, meeting with a room full of
fellow LibGuides users is a great opportunity.
with Conflict - November 19
Everyone has to deal with conflict, but managers face a special set
of challenges. In this Lab, Melanie will lead you through a
self-assessment to identify the way(s) you tend to handle conflict.
She’ll describe five different conflict-handling styles that offer a
range of responses to a given issue. If one approach isn’t working,
Melanie will point out other angles to try.
Being able to ask the question you’ve been puzzling over is worth
the drive by itself. To give us time to really dive in, Labs meet for
two hours here at SWON’s office, and admission is free. Stay current
with our Labs by bookmarking the page
on the calendar that shows all the Labs on our schedule.
- Nathan Swartzendruber, SWON Technology Educator
November 13: Fall
Luncheon and Membership Meeting
SWON’s Fall Luncheon will be held in Hamilton this year so that we
can take a tour of the Lane Libraries Community Technology Center.
They’ve packed a lot of tech into this small, dedicated space.
We’ll also hear from school and academic librarians in southwest
Ohio who have designed maker spaces and tool sets that meet their
patrons’ needs. Learn about the makers
in your neighborhood and hear a brief report-out from SWON, this