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Oct. 8 webinar (free): Giving Your First Conference Presentati​on: What No One Tells You (or When PowerPoint and Good Intentions Meet Reality)

This was posted on “T is for Training” email list.  I know both Jill and Maurice.  This will be a great webinar!!


Are you a new professional, who needs to give presentations in order to advance in your career?  Will you need to give a presentation as part of a job interview?  Have you given professional presentations and wonder how you can improve?  If you answer “yes” to any of those questions, then this is for you!

Join Jill Hurst-Wahl and Maurice Coleman on Tuesday, October 8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EST, for a free webinar on how to give an outstanding presentation. During “Giving Your First Conference Presentation: What No One Tells You (or When PowerPoint and Good Intentions Meet Reality)“, Jill and Maurice will share what they have learned from the presentations that they have given, and from the presentations that they have seen and sometime suffered through.  After this webinar, you will be more confident during your presentation because you will know what to do and what to avoid.

To register for this free webinar, go  Please note that this webinar will use Adobe Connect, which requires no special equipment except your computer and an Internet connection. 

Who are Jill and Maurice?

Jill Hurst-Wahl is an associate professor of practice in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and the director of both its library and information science & LIS with school media specialization programs. She is a member of SLA’s Board of Directors and the USNY Technology Policy and Practices Council. As her schedule allows, she participates in the bimonthly library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining).

Jill has been giving presentations for several decades, and in 2013 spoke at several state library association conferences, the Computers in Libraries Conference, and the Special Libraries Association Annual Conference. She is often asked for her advice on how to improve a formal or informal presentation.

You can find Jill on Twitter at @jill_hw and through her blog, Digitization 101.

Maurice Coleman is the author of Crash Course in Presentations, which will be released by ABC-Clio Publishing in 2014. He is the technical trainer at Harford County (MD) Public Library, host of the long running library training podcast T is for Training (@tisfortraining), and a member of the board of the American Library Association’s Learning RoundTable.

Maurice has over 20 years of experience training all ages how to sensibly use technology and computer hardware and software. He has presented at numerous conferences on topics such as digital personal branding, technology implementation, presentation and training skills, community development and effectively using social media.

For his work, Maurice was named a 2010 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, and received the Citizens for Maryland Libraries Davis McCarn Technology Award. You can find him on Twitter at @baldgeekinmd.

About the Syracuse University iSchool: The School of Information Studies (iSchool) offers several degree programs and certificates of advanced studies including an M.S. in Library and Information Science and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Data Science.  The iSchool attracts undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from across the United States and from more than 30 countries from all corners of the world.  In 2013, the iSchool is celebrating its 20th anniversary in providing online education.  As part of the year long celebration, the school is offering free webinars and MOOCs,

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Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education – Register Now for July Workshops

 *Simmons GSLIS Continuing Education – Exceptional CE Since 1975*

July 2013

Online (asynchronous) Workshops

— Apps4Librarians: Become an Expert in Mobile Apps for iPhones, iPads, and Other iOS Devices

— Building an Integrated Social Media Strategy

— Web Design Fundamentals

Face to Face at Simmons (Boston campus)

 — Americans with Disabilities Act and Libraries – July 20

Book Arts Series* with Bill Hanscom

— Album Structures – June 29

— Bookbinding Basics II – July 20

— Enclosures for Preservation and Beyond – October 13

— The Folded Book – November 16

 *Register for more than one Book Arts Series workshop at the same time and receive 15% off the total cost! You must apply this discount yourself when registering and completing payment.


 Please check our full schedule for additional Summer and Fall workshops!

 For pricing, PDPs, or other information on workshops or to register see  or contact

 Kris Liberman LIS ‘87

Program Manager, Continuing Education
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Simmons College | 300 The Fenway | Boston, MA 02115
617.521.2803 | fax 617.521.3192


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Syracuse iSchool Announces New Librarianship MOOC

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University has opened registration for its second massive open online course (MOOC), the New Librarianship Master Class .

“The vision for a new librarianship must go beyond finding library-related uses for information technology and the Internet,” explains Professor R. David Lankes, course architect and instructor. “ It must provide a durable foundation for the field.”

The MOOC will examine librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created through conversation. “New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation,” says Lankes. “Through this course, they will learn how to better capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities.”

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