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Staff Achievements

ORMILLA VENGERSAMMY
Technology & Education Center Department Head, Orlando Public Library

Marylandís Regional and Public Libraries Webinar | October 2013

Co-presented with Ann Collins in a webinar hosted by the Maryland’s Regional and Public Libraries: Conversation Sparks... Fueling conversations about libraries. The discussions included ways we teach and promote STEM education for kids and teens at the Orange County Library System.

NATALIE HOUSTON
Branch Manager, Winter Garden Branch

Published Staff Member | September 2013

Co-authored a chapter titled “ ART: Art Revolution for Teens”  which is included in the anthology Bringing the Arts into the Library published by ALA Editions in September 2013.

NATALIE HOUSTON
Branch Manager, Winter Garden Branch

Published Staff Member | August 2013

Authored a chapter entitled "Youth Contests as Outreach," which has been selected for inclusioin in the  anthology Pre-School Through Teen Library Outreach to be published by McFarland Publishers in 2013.

NISHA PHILLIP-MALAHOO
Technology Trainer, Casual, Washington Park Branch

Certification Received | August 2013

Received the Microsoft Office Specialist certification by passing the Word 2010 test.  This certifications demonstrates proficiency in at least 80% of Word’s functionality. Users are able to create, modify and format professional looking documents using Intermediate to Advanced tools.

PAMALA WILSON
Assistant Department/Branch Manager, Orlando Public Library

Course Completed | August 2013

Successfully completed the Case Western Reserve University's online course, Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence.  This course examined effective leadership practices through emotional intelligence by reviewing behavioral and neuroscience evidence, completing personal exercises and study individual cases.  The course required a commitment of approximately  6-8 hours per week to complete assigned readings, lecture videos, personal learning assignments and weekly quizzes.  The course was presented from May until August, 2013.

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