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Cultural Weeding Workshop / Follett Destiny Workshop

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Follett Destiny Workshop

Whether you're new to Destiny Library Manager or a seasoned user, you'll gain valuable training and insights, as well as answers to your most pressing questions. We'll also spend some time discussing the latest and greatest with Follett's digital content solutions, including Follett Shelf and Follett Shelf Classroom Connections, and our online collection development and curriculum support tool, Titlewave.

Key Topics

Learn all the latest tips and tricks of the new features of Destiny 12.5. The Destiny Doctor aka Larry Gilbert, will present the ins and outs of newer features, answer your questions and share his experience with the Destiny software. This is a great opportunity to hear how other schools are using the catalog to meet the needs of their students as well as getting all your questions answered! 
  • New features of Destiny 12.5
  • Cataloging tips and tricks
  • Digital content in the catalog
  • Databases and One Search in the catalog
  • Q&A
  • Much more!
Important notes: 
  • Please bring your laptop or tablet
  • To get the most out of the Destiny Library Manager training, we suggest you make sure your Destiny installations are up to version 12.0. If you are unable to make this update, there will still be a lot to learn from the training.
  • Find out your "Destinyadmin" user account password and bring it with you.
  • It will be useful to have your Titlewave log in as well.
  • Please contact Jenna Emerson, at if you need assistance with of the above in advance of the workshop.

Friday, January 23, 2015 -  Kevin Hennah (Cultural Weeding Workshop)

Kevin Hennah has worked with hundreds of libraries internationally over the past 10 years. Cultural Weeding will fuse the best initiatives he has found with his ideas on what needs to change in order for libraries to remain relevant. Library culture, image, promotion and resources are all put under the spotlight, as Kevin presents numerous thought-provoking ideas on why we need to weed more than just print!

Key Topics Include

  • The role of a contemporary school library
  • Strategies to help print compete with new technologies
  • Challenging or building on Dewey
  • Innovations in signage
  • Contemporary display and marketing ideas
  • Creating independent and collaborative workspaces
  • Seating solutions for the various functions of a contemporary library
  • Image overhauls at all budget-levels
  • Smart library design and renovation initiatives
  • Getting the best results from architects

Challenging Traditional Practices that Hold Libraries Back

  • Reluctance to change (amongst staff)
  • Challenging traditional library procedures and systems
  • Embracing the needs of a technology-driven generation
  • Challenging the 'that won't work here because...' mindset

Workshop Details

WHEN: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - Follett Sessions (9:00am - 3:30pm)
Friday, January 23, 2015 - Workshop with Kevin Hennah (9:00am - 3:00pm)
WHERE: MPR 2 (Thursday), MPR 1 (Friday)
FEES: USD50 (Thursday's Follett Sessions), USD100 (Friday's Workshop) 
FOCUS: All Librarians