This looks interesting for anyone interested in academic positions or other positions requiring instruction skills.
Blended Librarian Webcast: Academic Library Administrators’ Perceptions of Critical Skills Needed by Librarians for the Instruction Process
Steven Bell and John Shank, co-founders of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community and their guest, Nancy H. Dewald, invite you to join the next webcast, “Academic Library Administrators’ Perceptions of Critical Skills Needed by Librarians for the Instruction Process” On Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 3 pm. EDT.
John Shank and Nancy Dewald have conducted a research study that explores the attitudes of today’s library leaders toward the skill sets needed to fulfill the library’s educational role. They will share preliminary results from their research and discuss possible implications, impact, and effects. This session will help you to become more aware of the skills and traits that could affect your future hiring needs. This research will include information that can enable academic public services librarians and future library school graduates to identify critical existing and newly emerging skills and traits in order to pursue strategic professional development. Additionally, Library school faculty can gain a deeper understanding of newly emerging trends in instructional positions and be more informed when modifying curricula.
Although this event is free, advance registration is required to reserve a virtual seat. If you are already a member of the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community here is a link into the Learning Times Network that will get you to our Community and the registration page:
If you need to join the Blended Librarians Online Community in order to register (no fee to join):
1. Go to the Blended Librarian website at http://blendedlibrarian.org
2. Click on the “Join” button on the home page of Blendedlibrarian.org and follow the instructions.
3. After you receive confirmation of your Learning Times account you can return to this email message and use the link above for registered members of Learning Times. Click on the link, and then register on the next page (you may need to scroll down to see the register button).
4. We recommend that those participating in the webcast obtain a microphone or headset in order to make use of the VoIP technology that allows conversation between the speakers and participants. A microphone or headset is not required to participate.
5. Please plan on allowing yourself sufficient time to log in to the webcast on April 9, 2009. If it is the first time attending a Learning Times event it may take a few extra minutes to log on to their Elluminate webcasting software. Once you have registered for the event you may wish to try the “test room” to make sure your computer is set up and ready to go the day of the webcast.