ARRT GENRE STUDY WEBSITE

CLICK HERE for quick access to the materials for the 2016-17 Speculative Fiction Genre Study.
The website now features UNRESTRICTED access, including notes from our meetings; however, in order to attend the meetings in person, you must be a member of ARRT. Click here for information about how you can join.

RA FOR ALL...THE ROAD SHOW!

I can come to your library, book club meeting, or conference to talk about how to help your readers find their next good read. Click here for more information.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Library OnCon is April 14th: It’s Virtual and Free!!!

Today I want to use the space here at RA for All to promote the 3rd annual Library OnCon, this year with a focus on you...the library worker and how you can take control of your career.

Not familiar with OnCon.  Click here for their “About” page, but here is a small excerpt from that page:
Unlike other virtual conferences and webinars where participants passively observe speakers, we wanted to create a model that was interactive and engaging.  The small group hangout sessions led by moderators from various parts of the library field, encourage open communication, networking, and inspiration. 
Anyone with a computer and Internet access can participate, but don’t wait until Thursday to get on this. Spend some time today over on the website and plan how you will participate and attend so that you are not caught up in any technical snags.

Below, I am reposting a shortened version of the Conference Day page which has all of the details and times for Thursday’s presentations. Please note, you need to go to the Library OnCon page to access the content. I am only posting this for information purposes to show you what is scheduled.

Also, some of the presentations come with the option for smaller group discussions. Take advantage of these.

Finally, if you still have questions about the conference, why it exists, and how it works, you should listen to Episode 70 of the Circulating Ideas podcast in which one of this year’s presenters interviews the founders of this conference.

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MAKING AND LEARNING IN LIBRARIES: DESIGN, SUPPORT AND ASSESSMENT  WITH PETER WARDRIP  
JOIN HANGOUT AT 10:15 AM CDT

Learn from someone whose actual job title is "Learning Scientist"! Peter Wardrip will share a framework to support learning in library makerspaces. This framework is intended to provide guidance to design, implement and assess maker-based learning experiences. He will discuss ways to document learning in your space. Whether you are new to makerspaces or a seasoned maker veteran, you will take away critical questions about your own space or potential space and new ideas for ensuring that learning experiences support goals program and library-wide.

BRING YOUR WEIRD WITH YOU: FINDING YOUR NICHE IN YOUR CAREER WITH EMILY VINCI
JOIN HANGOUT AT 11:30 AM CDT

Finding your niche in your career means keeping your eyes open and your ear to the ground, and not being afraid to take chances. More than that, it means not being afraid to be yourself. Join a former weird, nerdy kid who grew up to be a weird, nerdy adult as we talk about seizing opportunities and bringing your passion with you when you show up to work. 

BEING FEARLESS WITH JENNIFER DRINKA
JOIN HANGOUT AT 12:30 PM CDT

 Jennifer Drinka, Head of Youth Services at the Crystal Lake Public Library, inspires you to take your career to the next level by embracing change and going into new environments with a fun and fearless attitude. You will explore your career path, what makes up your core self, and how to know when you are ready to make a change.

USING YOUR PASSION TO GUIDE YOUR CAREER WITH MICHAEL CAMPAGNA 
JOIN HANGOUT AT 1:30 PM CDT

This session will give you a plan to identify, pursue, and develop your career by using your passion and unique abilities as a guide. We will explore ideas from a host of authors and speakers to help you thrive in a position where what you are good at intersects with what you love. A discussion will follow to address specific questions.

NEGOTIATE YOUR SALARY WITH LAUREN ROSENTHAL
JOIN HANGOUT AT 2:30 PM CDT

Negotiating your salary can seem intimidating, but the earnings difference it makes over the course of your lifetime is dramatic.  The key to a successful salary negotiation is knowing what to say and how to say it.  I’ll give you all the tools you need to get comfortable advocating for your compensation.

#BRANDING FOR LIBRARIANS WITH LEAH WHITE
JOIN HANGOUT AT 3:30 PM CDT

Do you struggle to promote yourself? Marketing and branding your work doesn't have to be awkward or boastful. We will cover tips for authentically branding and defining yourself in person and through your online presence to help further your career!


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