Ref22 is a monthly webinar dedicated to the continuing education of reference and virtual reference librarians. Covering such topics as screencasting, search techniques, and much more, Ref22 allows attendees to share their skills and successes, and to learn about new topics.
Ref22 webinars take place live on the second Tuesday of most months (see below for a schedule of upcoming sessions). Presentations run for about 40 minutes, and time is provided for attendees to ask questions and discuss any interesting topics that are presented. The sessions are archived so that those unable to attend the live webinar may watch a recorded version at their convenience.
For questions about Ref22, or if you have a subject you'd like to present on (or see presented), contact the Ask-WA Coordinator at 360-570-5587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ref22 on Elluminate
Ref22 runs on the webconferencing platform, Elluminate. It is recommended that you sign in at least 5 minutes prior to the presentation to correct any issues which may arise.
To access the Ref22 room in Elluminate:
- Go to the Elluminate sign-in page
- Enter your name and click the Login button
- After Elluminate has loaded, you should run the Audio Setup Wizard:
- Click Tools on the menu bar
- Select Audio from the submenu
- Select Audio Setup Wizard
Please ensure that Java is installed on your system prior to running Elluminate. The most recent version of Java may be found by visiting www.java.com/download.
If this is your first time using Elluminate, you may receive multiple popups. Depending on your browser and configuration, these will appear in the center of your screen or a message will appear in a small bar at the top of the screen. If you receive a message asking you to download a file, select Open With... and select Java to ensure that the program loads correctly.
A brief introduction video is available from Elluminate under Elluminate Live! V10 for Participants.
If you have any technical difficulties, please contact Jeremy Stroud at 360.570.5583 or email@example.com.
October 12 2010 (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PDT): Mastering the Reference Interview
The October edition of Ref22 is proud to present, "Mastering the Reference Interview."
Whatever our official status, our users think of us all simply as "the librarian." Join us during October's Ref22 to discuss how library staff of all levels can engage (and sometimes disengage) our users to best meet their information needs.
Sno-Isle Libraries offers this training quarterly to all staff that work at a public information or customer service desk. The training is a mix of "Reference 101" (for paraprofessionals) and "Reference Refresher" (for librarians).
With a focus on working as a team, this training reminds us of our best practices in how to be a community doorway to reading, resources, and lifelong learning.
Archived sessions are now available on their own page: Ref22 Archives.
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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).