After 16 years, we’ve decided the time has come to bid a fond farewell to Infopeople’s blog.
Infopeople introduced its first blog, Wazzup?, in August 2004 to replace the “New on the Site” section of the Infopeople website. Wazzup included information about new additions to the Infopeople website, but also presented general news from and about Infopeople, and offered library-related information that various Infopeople staff members (“Infopeeps”) found interesting. In September 2005 we decided to do a bit of blog-cleaning, and primary among the tasks we undertook was to rename Wazzup. After a year it seemed a little, well, hokey, as a name and not representative of what we wanted the Infopeople blog to be. Thus was born the slightly less hokey Infoblog.
Over the past 16 years, we’ve posted about learning, libraries, technology and all the points at which these things intersect. It’s been a great ride, but times and technology change and we are focusing on other better ways to communicate our message.
Thanks for being part of the journey! And you can stay current with Infopeople via Facebook or Twitter or, of course, our website.
Last week we highlighted a few popular webinars from 2019. There were so many great sessions during the year that we thought we’d share a couple more of the most popular from 2019!
I also asked our webinar team if there were any sessions that didn’t make the list based upon registration numbers, but that were just so good that they deserve to be highlighted and they suggested a few favorites:
See all of the archived webinars at: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived.
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noun: webinar; plural noun: webinars
a one-hour online learning opportunity hosted by Infopeople and featuring guest speakers from or relevant to the library world
Almost every month we offer a FREE webinar or two! Some people attend the live online sessions and lots of people access the recorded versions at a later date/time, too. Did you know that all of our webinars are archived and available here: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived ? Watch them on your own or get a group together and watch and discuss together.
As we near the end of 2019, we’re taking a look at webinar statistics from the year. There were so many great presenters and topics – a few of the most popular include:
Have an idea for a webinar that you’d like to see in 2020? Please share your suggestions here: https://infopeople.org/training/training_suggestions!
It’s Choose Privacy Week!
Choose Privacy Week is the American Library Association’s annual, week-long event that promotes the importance of individual privacy rights and celebrates libraries and librarians’ unique role in protecting privacy. It is an opportunity for libraries to offer privacy-centered programming, displays, and other learning opportunities that help patrons and librarians to learn, think critically and make more informed choices about privacy.
To contribute to the good work happening this week, we’d like to highlight a couple of free resources that you can use to learn and do more to protect privacy.
- Alison Macrina, director of the Library Freedom Project, delivered a webinar for Infopeople, called “Teaching Privacy in Libraries: Strategies and Tools.” At a time when society is facing a new set of challenges around privacy, surveillance, censorship and free speech, library workers, as stewards of information and providers of internet access, are in a prime position to educate patrons about their digital rights. In this free recording, Marcrina demonstrates tools and best practices that can be taught in any library environment, in one-on-one patron interactions or computer classes.
- Laura Solomon presented an Infopeople webinar called, “Protecting Your Online Privacy: Risks and Strategies.” The free recording includes information and examples to help us understand why protecting one’s online privacy is now so critical and what can happen when one doesn’t. The session highlights various concrete methods and tools you can use to help protect online privacy as much as possible.
Infopeople has a busy Spring schedule of webinars coming up in March. Topics range from immigration resources to crisis communication – basically something for everybody! All webinars start at noon Pacific and last for one hour. Oh, and they’re free!
Here is the complete list for March:
If you miss these (or any) live events, you can always find the archive on Infopeople’s archived webinars page.