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December 2017

Past the Language Barrier: Improving Communication Skills with Patrons Learning English as a Second Language

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Description:   Whether you are an academic librarian, school librarian, or public librarian, it is likely that you encounter individuals who are in the process of learning English. Despite the desire to help, many librarians are uncertain how to effectively communicate with these individuals. In this session, you will learn how to adapt your speech to be comprehensible, check for comprehension, and make adjustments if you are not being understood. In addition, this session will cover how to effectively use translation tools, work…

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Introducing the Public Catalog by Intellum

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

This demonstration will provide an overview of a new FREE curation tool developed by Intellum, a technology company that provides learning and collaboration solutions to companies like Google, Facebook, and Pinterest. Built in conjunction with a team of librarians and professional content curators, the Public Catalog presents a powerful new approach for reference, patron training, and staff training. In this session, we will demonstrate unique features of the tool and share library-specific use cases. We believe that this platform can…

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