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ParaLibrarians Annual Spring Workshop
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When: 05/23/2014
8:30 AM
Where: Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd. Bldg C
Denver, Colorado  80221
United States
Contact: CAL Staff

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8:30 - 9:00am Hospitality

9:00 - CAL President, Kari May

9:30 - 10:30am Keynote Speaker
Pam Sandlian-Smith, Director Rangeview (Anythink) Library District

10:45 - 11:35am Session I

Being Happier, Being More Effective – Sharon Morris
How do you find more meaning and joy in your work? This Workshop will introduce you to specific ways that will increase your happiness in your life and your work.

Networking to Improve Yourself – Melissa Powell
"Who has the time?” Networking is more than exchanging cards & shaking hands; it’s a way to learn and expand your mindset-tips & tricks for everyone.

A Career in Para-Librarianship – Ruby Nugent
This Session will explore the diverse backgrounds of support staff in libraries and how they can be part of a library community that fosters respect for one another.

Corporate Social Responsibility – Suellen Brenner-Bladek
Developing ideas for your library to engage in the community in a socially responsible way.

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch & Presentation

Clara L Sitter, PhD, Program Coordinator Library & Information Science, University of Denver

1:10 – 2:00pm Session II

Be a Lifesaver! Connecting the Homebound with the Community – Renee Montano
Attendees will learn how to simplify current homebound programs, start & create an efficient, cost effective program for their community

Fulfill Your Digital Preservation Goals with a Budget Studio – Yongli Zhou
This session will compare images delivered by a high-end overhead scanner and a consumer level digital SLR camera, discusses pros and cons of using each method, demonstrates how to use a digital camera to produce high quality archival images, and presents a budget estimate for a studio.

Mining for Business Information – Samantha Hager and Amy Zimmer
Help your patrons navigate free business resources from State Government agencies.

Don’t Overthink It! Surprise and Delight Library Patrons with Fun and Easy to Plan Activities – Brittni Ehrhart & Cheryl Baker
We will show you how easy it is to plan and execute fun interactive activities for patrons, regardless of budget, size or community.

2:10 – 3:00pm Session III

Love your Library; Creating "Wow Moments” for Staff & Patrons by Using What You Have – Kati Polodna
This session will cover creating "Wow Moments” for staff and patrons and will bring it together for the big "Wow Moments”.

Improving Search Strategies – Melissa Powell
The more you understand how resources are described and cataloged, the better you are at searching for materials, not only in you catalog & databases, but in outside sources as well.

How to Say No by Saying Yes – Kayci Barnett
Do you cringe when you have to tell a customer NO? Have you had to deal with angry and frustrated customers who are not getting their needs met? If so, this session is for you! I will share my technique of active listening that can help patrons quickly reduce their anger and see me as an ally.

Introduction to the ALA LSSC (Library Support Staff Certification) – Sherri Ober


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