Monday, March 17, 2014

Upcoming ALSC Student Session Webinar: Create a Personal Learning Network That Works For You

On March 25, I'll be co-presenting an ALSC Student Sessions webinar with my fellow Storytime Underground Joint Chiefs, Cory Eckert (2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, w00t!) and Kendra Jones. Since it's a student session, the webinar is FREE for anyone interested, regardless of whether you're an ALSC member. All you have to do is register.

Cory, Kendra, and I will be talking about creating your own personal learning network (PLN) and then making it work for you. This ALSC Student Session will include the PLN stories of the Storytime Underground founders, and we'll be sharing a variety of strategies for building and maintaining PLNs; using PLNs to meet and collaborate with colleagues; and approaching the PLN through the lens of professional development. Check out the full, official details for the webcast below, straight from the ALSC website. We hope you'll join us (and enjoy our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme)!

Create a Personal Learning Network That Works For You

Join the Joint Chiefs of the Storytime Underground, an online community for youth services librarians, as we discuss how you can use social media to create your personal learning network, or PLN. We will explore how your PLN can help you meet and collaborate with others in the field as you take charge of your career and professional development.

Who Should Attend

This webinar is open to all students, ALSC members, non-members and anyone with an interest in a career in children's services.

Course Level & Prerequisites

No specific course level nor prequisities are required for this course.


Cory Eckert is a Librarian III with the Houston (TX) Public Library. She also serves on the ALSC Quicklists Consulting Committee, the LLAMA Membership Committee, the YALSA State Association Outreach Committee, and the YALSA State Conferences Road Trip Task Force.

Kendra Jones is a Children’s Librarian at the Vancouver Community Library, part of the Fort Vancouver (WA) Regional Library District. She also serves on the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.

Amy Koester is the Children’s Librarian at the Corporate Parkway Branch Library of the St. Charles (MO) City-County Library District. She served on the ALSC 2014 (John) Newbery Award Committee.

Date(s) & Time(s)

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7 PM Eastern
6 PM Central
5 PM Mountain
4 PM Pacific

Credits &/or CEUs Heading

College credit nor CEU's are available for ALSC Student Sessions at this time.


Student sessions are offered free of charge.

Technical Requirements

To take part you must have a computer, Internet access, web browser, and a copy of Flash® Player 8 or higher. You can download a free copy of Flash® Player from the Adobe website if you do not already have it. For more information, view a video about Abode Connect meetings produced Adobe.

How to Register

To sign up for this webinar, please fill out the registration form. Registration is free. Participants must register before Monday, March 24 at 4pm Central. A few days before the event, registrants will receive an email with a direct link to the forum. For more information, please see the contact information below.


Dan Bostrom
ALSC Membership/Marketing Manager
(800) 545-2433 ext 2164

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