Start January off right with a stress management webinar from PLA
CHICAGO — With tighter budgets, smaller staffs and ever-changing technology, working in a public library is not for the faint hearted, so it’s important to keep both heart and mind healthy. Make a commitment this January, when you join PLA and instructor Pat Wagner, partner and trainer, Pattern Research Inc., Denver, Colo., at 1 p.m. CST, Jan. 23, for a live, one-hour webinar, “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management.”
Wagner will share a successful stress management plan that includes four main strategies: preparing for a stressful event or day; finding respite to re-energize during the workday; repairing the physical and emotional damage during and after difficult times; and preventing unhealthy stress with better choices. She’ll offer ideas to customize these strategies for both home and work and for both self and group.
Registration for “The Thinking Person’s Guide to Stress Management” costs $28 (PLA Members), $31.50 (ALA Members) and $35 (Nonmembers). Groups of any size can register for individual webinars for $129.
For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or visit PLA’s website at www.pla.org. PLA is a division of the American Library Association. PLA’s core purpose is to strengthen public libraries and their contribution to the communities they serve. Its mission is to enhance the development and effectiveness of public library staff and public library services.
Be calm, cool, and collected when implementing the common core with an online course from AASL
CHICAGO — Register now for the new American Association of School Librarians (AASL) e-Academy course, Common Core: Moving from Complex to Calm, Cool, and Collected. This four-week, self-paced course facilitated by Paige Jaeger will run from Feb. 4 – March 1, 2013. Registration and course information are available on the AASL e-Academy page.
During the course, participants will be guided through how and why inquiry-based instruction supports the CCSS and will learn how to repackage current research projects into Common Core State Standard (CCSS) aligned research endeavors that foster higher level thought. Jaeger will also lead participants through locating and evaluating rich text for alignment with CCSS curriculum. Participants will leave the course with strategies to reach out to classroom teachers for CCSS integration and be able to seize opportunities to become the building leader for delivering a CCSS-aligned unit of instruction.
Paige Jaeger is the coordinator for school library services at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., which serves 84 libraries. Jaeger spent a dozen years as an elementary and secondary school librarian and has written numerous articles for professional journals, magazines and newspapers. Jaeger believes librarians are a vital link to fostering higher level thought and creativity in our thought-stunted generation.
AASLe-Academy courses are led in Moodle, a Web-based online learning system that attendees access from their browser. Each course is designed with the busy school librarian in mind - participants can complete coursework at a time that is most convenient for them.
AASL e-Academy courses are designed to give participants 12 hours of learning led by experts in the school library field. Detailed descriptions of available courses and registration information are available on the AASL e-Academy pages. Fees are $99 for AASL members; $149 for ALA members; $225 for nonmembers; $99 for retired AASL members; and $75 for student AASL members.
The American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), promotes the improvement and extension of library services in elementary and secondary schools as a means of strengthening the total education program. Its mission is to advocate excellence, facilitate change and develop leaders in the school library field.