Spring PD day

Come to the Parkland Spring PD Day and learn about developing your socail media skills and using video in your library.
Social Media: Beyond the Basics
This hands-on workshop will move beyond simple Facebook posts and help you understand how to create content that is engaging and developing lasting relationships with your patrons. You'll learn overarching best practices that can be applied to any social network as well as digging deep into Facebook to fully realize the benefits of the social network.
Mike McCready is the Manager of Marketing and Web Development at NorQuest College and has more than 15 years of experience as a web professional and has spent the past seven years focusing on web strategy and digital marketing, including social media. He has been blogging about social media and marketing for seven years at www.mikemccready.ca. Additionally, Mike has provided social media consulting, training, and presentations to businesses, individuals, government, and non-profit agencies. When not responding to tweets or writing his blog, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and 5 daughters.

Videos are a fantastic way to bring more creativity to how you generate interest in your library. Explore quick, simple ways to use a smart phone or other device to create videos that highlight the best of your library. Learn how to take your project from the initial concept to a fabulous finished product worthy of sharing with everyone!

Rhonda O’Neill has a BA in Sociology and a Master of Library and Information Studies from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  She has been working as a consultant librarian at Parkland Regional Library since 2013, which makes her quite new... really.  She works with local libraries, audiobooks, and other fun things as they come up, like websites and making videos.  

Karyn Goodwillie has a BA in Psychology and a Master of Library and Information Studies (MLIS). She has been working as a consultant librarian at Parkland Regional Library since 2007, which makes her feel old. She works with local libraries, websites, large print books, and occasional rabid mongooses.