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FLICC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT MA2006-02
 
Soaring to Excellence 2006 — Teleconference Series for Library Technicians
 
Now in its 12th year, Soaring to Excellence continues its excellent series on technical and workplace issues for library technicians. This year it features three sessions: 
* Google and Your Patrons          
* Always a River, Sometimes a Library
* Serving Immigrant Populations
Date
Wednesday, February 15, 2006;    Wednesday, March 29, 2006; Thursday, May 25, 2006
 
Time
9:30 am - 12:00 pm including a 30-minute Q & A session. (Registration begins at 9:00 am. There is no entry to the Library of Congress   prior to 8:30 am.)
 
Place
Mary Pickford Theater, Madison Building, 3rd floor, The Library of Congress—Use the Main Entrance at 1st Street and Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C.
 
Metro
Capitol South (Orange and Blue Lines)
 
Sponsor
College of DuPage and the FLICC Education Working Group—CEUs are offered by the College of DuPage.
 
Registration
$90 (charge to    FEDLINK Training Account/FT)   $100 (for all other transactions)
Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site   at http://www.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html to register online.
Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask].
 
Information
Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995
 
Cancellations
Call cancellations into the FLICC office (202-707-4800) 48 hours prior to the start of the program or the full fee will be charged.
 
SESSIONS
 
Google and Your Patrons
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Explore the myths and realities of Google along with its unique features and  impact on libraries. This teleconference looks at the library worker’s role in connecting users to high quality information in the age of “Googleization.”
 
Always a River, Sometimes a Library
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Discuss the three ways the library profession is broken and the four ways to fix it. Rick Anderson uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for patron behavior and offers new and useful ways to think about patrons.
 
Serving Immigrant Populations
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Discover the history of immigrants and libraries and examine how to assess the needs at your community’s immigrant population, including English as a Second Language materials, legal issues, work issues and bilingual library resources.
 
See Meeting Announcement MA2006-02 at http://www.loc.gov/flicc/ma/2005/ma0602.pdf.  For more information on Soaring 2006 visit the Web Site at http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=693.
 
 
Publications and Education Unit
FLICC/FEDLINK
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20005-4935
(202) 707-4800
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