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Archive for January, 2008

Online Conference about Aging-Friendly Communities

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

Cities and towns throughout the United States are aging rapidly, with the senior population due to double in the next 25 years; yet, most communities are ill-prepared. Creating Aging-Friendly Communities is a unique online conference focusing on proven strategies for helping communities respond effectively to the aging of their populations.

Join participants from state and local government, community-based organizations, policy makers, business leaders, funders, recognized experts, and concerned citizens, as they capture emerging knowledge regarding ways to make their communities more aging-friendly.

To register or learn more about the conference: http://www.icohere.com/agingfriendly/

Technology and Proposal Writing Classes in San Antonio

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008

The Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends and the Grants and Proposal Writing classes will be offered at the University of Texas Health Science Center Library in San Antonio, TX.

Grants and Proposal Writing
February 7, 2008
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. This class carries 4 hours of MLA credit. A full description is available at: http://nnlm.gov/training/grants/

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends
February 8, 2008
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
This class is intended to provide a fun, fast-paced, and informative introduction to and update on today’s hottest technology trends. Program participants will be able to identify technology trends and they will understand how these trends will impact or can be integrated into traditional library services. Content will be presented in with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution. Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies. Some of the topics to be covered include instant messaging, podcasting, blogs and wikis, social networking sites, collaboration software, and more. This class carries 4 hours of MLA credit. A full description is available at: http://nnlm.gov/training/geekgifts/

To register: http://nnlm.gov/scr/training/register.html

All classes are free of charge and open to anyone.