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Wayne State iSchool presents free library webinars


The Wayne State University School of Information Sciences has announced a new series of library-focused webinars. The one-hour sessions are called “Lunch Time Webinars” in recognition of their noon local start time (Eastern time USA). The informative session are open to the public, meaning faculty, students and staff at any iSchool worldwide are welcome.

Participation in the Lunch Time Webinars is free. To participate, users must RSVP to receive the event link and follow up event recording.

The following presentations are scheduled for fall 2018:

Digital Publishing in Libraries Nov. 1, 12:00 noon EDT
Join Dr. Cheryl E. Ball, Director of the Wayne State Digital Publishing Collaborative, as she shares information about the state of digital publishing, provides information on current projects at Wayne State, and shares easy ways for libraries of all types to embrace digital publishing. Click here to RSVP.

Libraries that Podcast Nov. 19, 12:00 noon EDT
Interested in podcasting at your library? Wondering how it can impact your library community? Concerned about the pros and cons or unsure of where to even start? Then be sure to join us for this Lunch Time Webinar featuring library podcasters! Mary Jo Staal, School Media Specialist at Hudsonville Christian School, will join us to discuss her book talk podcast that entices her students in grades K-5 to explore new titles and read more. Troy Eller English and Dan Golodner, Archivists at the Reuther Library at Wayne State University, will share their experiences with podcasting and how they have used podcasting to highlight specific collections and interview researchers. Click here to RSVP.

Fake News, Misinformation, and Libraries Dec. 5, 12:00 noon EDT
Join Sandra Svoboda (MLIS ’17) of Detroit Public Television and SIS Associate Professor Dr. Laura Sheble as they discuss fake news, misinformation, and the role of libraries in helping people sift through truth and lies. Click here to RSVP.

Questions about the series can be directed to Wayne State SIS Communications Coordinator Christine Ayar Illichmann.