Winning Library Grants (Online Seminar: April 1-20, 2012): This course will introduce you to the grant process from beginning to end with an emphasis on planning successful grant projects, funding sources for libraries, researching grant opportunities, proposal writing basics, and grant-winning tips and techniques useful for all types of librarians.
From Idea to Publication Part Three: Submitting for Publication (Webcast: April 3, 2012): Learn how to select an appropriate journal or publisher, learn how to prepare a manuscript for submission, and understand what the submission process will encompass.
A New Model for Student Learning: Using Team-based Learning in Information Literacy Courses (Webcast: April 12, 2012): Team-based learning (TBL), which uses a very structured approach to student learning in teams, has enormous potential when used in information literacy credit-bearing courses. While TBL shares some characteristics with problem-based learning and the flipped model of learning, it has unique elements that make it a particularly powerful teaching/learning approach. Learn about the four critical components of TBL, and their application in an information literacy course.
Successful Budgeting in Academic Libraries (Online Seminar: April 16-May 4, 2012): An essential skill for managers is the ability to develop and manage a budget. However, many new managers are ill-prepared for this responsibility, since they may have received little, if any, education on budgeting while in library school. Learn essential budgeting skills, including how to develop and manage a budget and how to write a persuasive budget request.
Mobile Apps: What You Need to Know (Online Seminar: April 23-May 11, 2012): Become familiar with some of the best apps for academic libraries including things like Wunderlist, Inkling, Kindle, Evernote, Instapaper, iAnnotate and many others. Learn how to evaluate and review the usefulness of individual apps, so you can make selection decisions and advise others. Through readings, video demos, discussions, and hands-on practice, you will leave the course with a good understanding of the app landscape and the knowledge and skills to offer your own workshop for staff, faculty, or students.
Pinterest and Academia (Webcast: April 24, 2012): Pinterest in a virtual pinboard for “pinning” images you discover online. It serves as a way to discover or share pictures and infographics and visually curate online resources for your own use or collaboratively. Learn about Pinterest and its usage, outline the technology trends represented by Pinterest and their impacts on libraries and information usage, explore academic and library applications, and discover projects to try at your library .
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.