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SWON Weekly: New PCI prices, Programs for Summer and Beyond, #trc2017 & More!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cassondra Vick
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Programming for Summer Reading, and Beyond!

I don't use the collaborative Summer Reading theme. I already have my ideas. I don't need Summer Reading programming ideas -- I've already got mine planned! I went to your workshop in the Fall

These are the reasons that you may think that our Spring Summer Reading workshop does not apply to you. Okay, that last one might be a good reason (though you should check and see if we are repeating our sessions) and maybe your programming is usually scheduled by March. But there are still reasons you might want to attend Spring SRP.

And everyone else? What's your excuse?!

We try to provide a broad interpretation of the CSLP theme, hoping to cover programming ideas that might not be so obvious at first glance or that might not have occurred to you yet. After all, you know your field and your audience and you've already dreamed up lots of good ideas. You may already have all your ideas on deck. Our spin might give you something new to think about... yet, maybe all of your events are already on the calendar.

However, for those of you not doing CSLP or whom the above describes: Yes, our workshop is built around the CSLP. After all, we want to provide maximum benefit for the majority of our members. But that doesn't mean you can't use some of the awesome ideas our presenters provide for Summer Reading or all year round. 

For instance, your author here will be doing a variation of her sold-out Level-Up Lab "Coding from Scratch" so that you can "Build a Better World" by preparing your kids for the future (and of course, "build" code). And:

We've got more speakers we're still finalizing, but if past performance (and feedback surveys) is any indicator of future outcomes -- despite the popular phrase that often says the contrary! -- you'll find a lot to use from all our presenters.  

All that, and lunch too!

So if you've got Tuesday, March 2nd  free, then join us at the Wilmington Public Library in Wilmington, OH for our Spring Summer Reading workshop. No matter what you do, what you've planned or who you are... we've got programming for YOU

Cassondra Vick, MLIS
Technology Educator, SWON Libraries

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Teen Reading Challenge... Coming Soon!

We know you are champing at the bit to register your teams for #trc2017! Believe us, we are, too! Go ahead and round up your team members and look for registration to open soon. Don't quite remember what constitutes a "team"? Want a refresher on the rules? Be sure and check out last year's TRC page for a good refresher, while you wait! Not everything will be the same -- we're exploring different platforms, for instance --but the basic rules will be. As always, may the odds ever be in your favor!

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New Year, NEW PCI Pricing

SWON is pleased to be able to provide PCI Webinars to our Supporting Members for free (and to Geographic Members and everyone else at a reduced price)! This year, we are lowering our prices for people out of our service area. You can take a PCI webinar through SWON for $25.

There's still time to register for: "Tips for Clearing Clutter in the Workplace." Don't miss this interactive and fun webinar, where Tracy and Andrew will help attendees learn how-to overcome their clutter concerns with specific tips.

And at the end of the month, check out: "Helping Our Military Patrons (and Families) Outsmart the Scammers and Fraudsters".


1/17/2017 & 1/24/2017 - Online


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KDLA Summer Reading STEM Refresher

Nothing better to start the new year than an exciting conference opportunity!

Registration is now open for the Summer Reading S.T.E.M. Refresher. Thanks to LSTA funding and our partners at the Kentucky Science Center, KDLA is able to keep this a low cost training opportunity: total registration is $35 , inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and parking for the day. 

To register, and to download a payment form, visit the link at: 

A reminder : the link for break-out session proposals is still open and I would love to see your creative ideas! Check the original save-the-date email below for more information and the proposal link. If you are not sure about the fine details, but have an idea, feel free to reach out – let’s brainstorm!



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