Most widely held works by Jim Nocera
Disaster planning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Michael McColgin discusses disaster planning for libraries, including fire prevention and safety issues, insurance coverage for library materials, evacuation plans, and the salvage of damaged materials.
Making copyright work for your library ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Discussion focusing on copyright issues facing librarians and educators in the digital age.
Virtual reference services what, why & how ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Program 1 gives an overview of the current state and variety of virtual reference services and their future directions. The conference details changes such services have already made in the library community. Program 2 helps to assess the need for change and the opportunities it means for libraries and shows how library practitioners are instituting virtual reference services by showcasing successful implementations. The program's goal is to give practical, realistic information to the working librarian and decision maker on moving to virtual reference services.
Library transformation making it happen ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A panel of academic, school and public librarians from around the U.S. explain how they planned and initiated specific activities and programs in their libraries to reach out to patrons, expand library services, increase library usage, and improve public perception of libraries. Panelists answer questions phoned in by teleconference participants after their presentations.
Library marketing tips & techniques ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
Discusses techniques being used by innovative librarians to promote their libraries and services. Listen to the success stories of fellow librarians as they share their personal experiences in finding interesting and effective ways to mass-communicate and promote the value of their libraries.
Dealing with difficult people by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Debra Wilcox Johnson discusses different types of problem behaviors in people. She then presents strategies for dealing with difficult people, and useful phrases library staff may use to diffuse the situation.
A technology toolkit survival skills for everyone by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Covers some electronic resources every library worker needs to know, including e-mail, the internet and the World Wide Web, search engines, and spam blockers; includes information on privacy and security.
The best from the Web by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
A panel of experts compiles a toolkit of the best the web has to offer library workers, including web resources that will assist information professionals in performing their everyday jobs, whether at a public desk or behind the scenes in technical services.
Google book search its impact on scholarship and libraries ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
An exploration of the future of mass digitization, focusing on Google's effort to digitize the world's texts and make them fully searchable. Panelists discuss the implications for libraries, higher education, and publishing.
Library support staff soar to great heights how library workers give back by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Focuses specifically on library support staff and what they are already doing to enhance their jobs, their skills, their libraries, their attitudes, and their relationships with patrons, students, or co-workers.
Library as place where people want to be ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Discusses what public and academic libraries are doing to transform their images from building with books into centers for their communities and campuses in order to become the place where people want to be.
Library spaces future needs ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Alan Kirk Gray moderates a panel discussion featuring practicing architects experienced in planning and design of all types of libraries and information facilities. With a wealth of support visuals, this program explores the relationship between function and form in library spaces.
A professional toolkit skills for advancement by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Addresses skills needed for professional advancement for library staff. Topics include mentoring, creating professional portfolios, career ladders, professional organizations and meetings, and information about the American Library Association's initiatives concerning library support staff.
Best new technologies keeping up with the storm by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
This program discusses the new technologies that are now available for libraries to utilize which help librarians more effectively connect with their communities and involve community members in developing resources and content. This program will examine the challenges librarians face as the world of Web changes and grows. It will explore several of the newest technologies, investigate why librarians are adopting them and how they're being used, and examine sensible approaches to choosing and implementing the technologies that are right for your library.
People watching with a purpose meeting needs before they need it by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Libraries (public, school, and academic) are re-visioning their roles in communities, moving beyond the rapidly outdated paradigm of creating services for patrons and students and instead partnering with community members in building meaningful experiences: whether those happen within the library's walls, on a digital network, or in cultural and political spaces. Taking an asset-based, grassroots view, librarians and library educators advocate using a community informatics model toward library services, where significant engagement can happen. In this program, we discuss this paradigm shift, why it's so necessary, and what it looks like in the real world.
The role of teaching in modern libraries by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The panel discusses skills needed by library staff not only to find information for but also to teach patrons the skills needed to find, evaluate, and use information.
Challenges, tools and opportunities new tools for enhancing digital reference ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Discover the tools, strategies and techniques to help your staff deliver top-notch service. Leading experts from public and academic libraries share their experience. New products for cross-platform searching, serials management, and scheduling are showcased.
Trends, fads or folly spotting the library trends that really matter by Soaring to Excellence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
In surveying the landscape of our profession and the technological trends that impact it, it is simple to identify several new technologies that could be used by libraries to improve or enhance the patrons' experience with and perception of the Library. This program will investigate new trends in libraries such as patron-created folksonomic cataloging (del.cio.us, LibraryThing and the new breed of OPAC's), libraries and librarians in virtual environments such as Second Life, as well as give an update on libraries and social networks (mySpace and facebook). Are these trends? Just fads? Plain old Folly? We'll deal with a central question in this teleconference: To what extent do Libraries need to quickly adopt new technologies into their programs? Or, just because you can do it, does that mean that you should?
Reference services: virtual, digital, and in-library a new model for effective delivery ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A panel of experts explores the continuing dramatic changes coming to library reference services.
Virtual reference a leadership view ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Two industry leaders, Frank Hermes of Cooperative Discovery Services at OCLC and Phil Kesten, Chair of the Department of Physics at Santa Clara University and founder of Docutek give their views of the future for virtual reference services. John Berry leads a panel of experts in discussing the kind of information needed to plan for virtual reference services.
Conflict of laws--Intellectual property Copyright Copyright and audio-visual education Digital libraries Educational films Electronic reference services (Libraries) Emergency management Fair use (Copyright) Films for the hearing impaired Google (Firm) Information literacy--Study and teaching Information services Internet Internet access for library users Libraries Libraries--Aims and objectives Libraries and community Libraries and immigrants Libraries and society Libraries and the Internet Libraries--Automation Libraries--Customer services Libraries--Information technology Libraries--Marketing Libraries--Public relations Libraries--Safety measures Libraries--Technological innovations Library administration Library buildings Library education Library employees Library employees--In-service training Library employees--Training of Library information desks Library information networks Library materials--Conservation and restoration--Planning Library materials--Digitization Library materials--Safety measures Library planning Library technicians Library users Mentoring in library science Public domain (Copyright law) Public services (Libraries) Reference services (Libraries) Search engines United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World Wide Web