Leadership Training in Idaho Falls, ID

http://libraries.idaho.gov/leadership

Montana librarians may attend this event – register by September 20th – $80.

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is hosting Library Journal’s 21st Century Leadership workshop as a preconference to the Idaho Library Association Meeting this coming October.  We would like to invite anyone interested in participating in this nationally-recognized leadership development activity to apply.  Cost for out of state participants is $80.  The workshop is on October 5 at the Idaho Falls Public Library.  The ILA conference is on October 6 and 7 at the Idaho Falls Shilo Inn.  If you think this is relevant to your library community, please share.  I am always happy to answer any questions.  Registration for out of state participants will be open through September 20, 2016.  See the link above for more information.
 
The Idaho Library Leadership Advisory Committee (LiLAC) is pleased to announce that for a second year Library Journal’s “21st Century Leadership: What Great Library Leaders Know and Do workshop will be presented by David Bendekovic on October 5, 2016 as a preconference to the Idaho Library Association Annual Meeting in Idaho Falls.   It is a highly interactive workshop, that flies by!
 
To learn more about the workshop, last year attendees’ quotes, this year’s attendee expectations, and registration go to http://libraries.idaho.gov/leadership or the Idaho Library Association website at http://idaholibraries.org/conferences/ila-annual-conference/.  
 
LiLAC is a collaborative effort between the Idaho Library Association and the Idaho Commission for Libraries with a charge to create a framework for leadership development for all members of the Idaho library community.    This workshop is excellent for all library staff in any type of library.
 
Questions can be directed to Shirley Biladeau, Continuing Education Consultant, at the Idaho Commission for Libraries (208-639-4149).

 

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Online Training for Librarian Learners – August 2016

ADVOCACY

Aug. 4: Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)

Aug. 10: Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug. 11: Following Up for Greater Impact: New Project Outcome Surveys (Public Library Association)

Aug. 16: Estimating the ROI of Your Technology Projects (Idealware)

 

CAREERS

Aug. 18: When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug. 10: SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)

Aug. 17: New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)

Aug. 31: Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug. 9: YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Aug. 16: Hot Middle-Grade Reads!(Booklist)

Aug. 18: Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

Aug. 23: Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

 

COMMUNICATION

Aug. 11: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )

Aug. 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 24: What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)

Aug. 24: From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Aug. 2: Data on a Deadline: Quick data tools & interactive maps (U.S Census)

Aug. 2: Genealogy (U.S. Census)

Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Aug. 17: All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)

Aug. 18: When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

Aug. 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug. 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 25: The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)

Aug. 30: Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

FUNDRAISING

Aug. 2: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

Aug. 10: Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug. 10: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

Aug. 17: Get Cozy with Your “Market”: Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention (4Good)

 

MANAGEMENT

Aug. 2: Disaster Response and Recovery: Public libraries as key community partners (Washington State Library)

Aug. 4: Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)

Aug. 11: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

Aug. 10: Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (4Good)

Aug. 11: Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director (WebJunction & ARSL)

Aug. 17: All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)

Aug. 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug. 24: Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug. 9: Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)

Aug. 11: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )

Aug. 17: Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library’s Message Out There (Georgia Library Association)

 

PROGRAMMING

Aug. 9: Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)

Aug. 10: SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)

Aug. 17: New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)

Aug. 31: Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug. 9: YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Aug. 16: Hot Middle-Grade Reads!(Booklist)

Aug. 23: Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Aug. 2: Data on a Deadline: Quick data tools & interactive maps (U.S Census)

Aug. 2: Genealogy (U.S. Census)

Aug. 8: Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research (North Carolina Library Association)

Aug. 17: Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug. 23: Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug. 24: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug. 25: Database of the Month: Explora (Wyoming State Library)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug. 23: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Aug. 9: Web Accessibility 101 (TechSoup)

Aug. 10: NCompass Live: Clouding Up: How to Use Cloud Storage (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug. 23: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

Aug. 24: What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)

Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug. 17: Creating Effective Webinars (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Aug. 18: Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Aug. 2: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 3: Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)

Aug. 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 18: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (10-11 am)

Disaster Response and Recovery: Public libraries as key community partners (Washington State Library)

This session will address how libraries can develop plans for responding to disasters and emergencies. Perhaps even more important can be the crucial roles libraries can play in helping their communities prepare for and respond to a disaster or emergency through such means as building community resilience, sharing information, facilitating networking, providing shelter, and contributing to staffing of an emergency operations center.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (11-12:30 pm)

Data on a Deadline: Quick data tools & interactive maps (U.S Census)

Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, American FactFinder, and more.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 pm)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 pm)

Genealogy (U.S. Census)

In this webinar participants will learn how to access data relating to history and genealogy. We will discuss what information is available, how it is collected, and the process for obtaining the information.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: Technology

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)

Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and retention. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to volunteer management, you will leave with tools that will help you leverage your army of supporters, including:shifting to strategic engagement rather than reactive recruitment;Understanding the volunteer life cycle and what impacts it;Maximizing your retention with stewardship and recognition.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 4 (10-12:30 pm)

Part 4: Connecting with YES Voters + Part 5: Get out the Vote (Immediately following Part 4) (American Library Association)

Part 4 details the nuts and bolts of a library field operation including: Targeting through using enhanced voter files; Phone Banking/Direct Mail/Social Media/Email/and Voter Tracking. While part 5 brings the previous four together with the ultimate goal of reaching out to Yes voters and getting them to the polls.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/library-campaign-training-institute

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 4 (1-2 pm)

Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)

The second FY2016 E-rate filing window, for consortia and library applicants, is now closed and a new E-rate Funding Year has begun. Join John Harrington, Chief Executive Officer at Funds for Learning, as he takes a look at best practices and what to expect heading into the E-rate program year. Start off the year right by being proactive and equipping yourself with these fundamentals to help ensure program compliance and that deadlines are met for the upcoming year.

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE:  technology

 

Monday, Aug. 8 (10-11 am)

Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research (North Carolina Library Association)

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

For more information, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug. 9 (12-1 pm)

YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this hour-long, free webinar, featuring representatives from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Tor, and Disney.

For more information, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug. 9 (12-1 pm)

Web Accessibility 101 (TechSoup)

Ensure that your nonprofit, church, or library website is accessible to anyone who visits it, regardless of ability. Join experts from Knowbility to learn the website standards, best practices, and practical tips on how you can immediately improve your website’s accessibility standards to allow all members of your community to successfully navigate your site.

For more information, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, Aug. 9 (1-2 pm)

Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)

Do you promote cultural literacy in your library? Would you like to learn more about planning programs and outreach services for diverse groups of children and their families? This webinar will help libraries establish a foundation for understanding how cultural bias influences services to diverse patrons. We will also explore strategies and resources for program planning and outreach.

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (9-10 am)

SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)

Join us for the 5th annual SLJ TeenLive! (formerly SummerTeen), an online conference tackling important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You’ll hear directly from YA authors, illustrators and innovative librarians in engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

For more information and to register, visit: http://mediasource.actonservice.com/acton/rif/10574/s-09f3-1605/-/l-00ac:1b27a/l-00ac/showPreparedMessage?sid=ipJERXkDO

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Clouding Up: How to Use Cloud Storage (Nebraska Library Commission)

If your desktop’s cluttered with documents or you’re running out of space for pictures and videos, cloud storage might be just right for you. By using the cloud, you can save space on your computer and have access to your files through any Internet connection. In this session, we’ll examine the major providers of storage, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, and talk about the best methods for ensuring reliability and security.

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (10:30-11:30 am)

Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

In a fast-paced hour you’ll be re-inspired about your work as Lori shares short, inspirational examples [mission moments] and fleshes them out into inspiring stories. You’ll learn how to find and use mission moments to raise more money, more awareness and keep donors engaged. And, that’s what our work is all about, right?

For more information, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (11-12 pm)

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (4Good)

Unlike for profit businesses, nonprofits are not judged by their financial bottom line; instead, their value is measured by the effectiveness of their services and how successfully they achieve their mission. This webinar covers the core differences between for profit and nonprofit financial management and will review practices that should be employed in a nonprofit organization to help them be more accountable, transparent and achieve long term sustainability.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (12-1)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including:Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (9-10 am)

Ask the Experts – Extending Your Library’s WorldCat Discovery Experience to Remote Users (OCLC)

Now more than ever, library patrons expect library resources to be available anytime, from anywhere. Your library is competing for “air time” of your valuable resources, requiring easy-to-understand authentication for access to services and resources from outside the library. Tune in on August 11th at 11am Eastern to hear, first-hand, from a member library, Plymouth State University, OCLC partner, Sabinet and OCLC staff who will share the details of proper planning and configuration to enable successful proxy-authenticated access for remote users.

For more information, visit: https://www.oclc.org/events.en.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for: Creating Community & Community Management; Fostering Communities of Practice; Knowledge Transfer and Management.

For more information, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (12-1 pm)

Following Up for Greater Impact: New Project Outcome Surveys (Public Library Association)

Project Outcome’s new Follow-Up Surveys are designed and tested to measure whether or not patrons changed their behavior or continued to benefit as a result of library programs and services. This type of follow-up data is ideal for informing internal planning, measuring progress toward strategic goals, and providing further evidence for advocacy. This free webinar will teach libraries how and why the Follow-Up Surveys were developed, what patron outcomes they measure, and how to implement them in your library. Participants will hear from one of the pilot-test libraries, as well as from staff at the University of Washington’s Impact Survey who will overview their latest technology survey, Access at a Glance.

For more information, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (1-2 pm)

Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director (WebJunction & ARSL)

On paper, your job description as a library director may not cover some of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving a small or rural community. Juggling the nuances of a new position can be overwhelming, but equipped with a tool belt of everyday skills ranging from assessment to communication and outreach to time-management, you can move through your new role with confidence. This session will be useful for anyone interested in strengthening their role in the library, even if you aren’t a director. Come learn from a successful new director, 10 fresh tips for working with staff, boards, and the community to create a strong and vibrant library. Join us and bring your tips and ideas to help new directors succeed!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 (12-1 pm)

Estimating the ROI of Your Technology Projects (Idealware)

During this webinar, we’ll help you think through the return on investment for your tech project. We’ll outline the potential costs—including hardware and software, the implementation process, training time, and more—and show you how to weigh them against potential benefits such as money saved, time saved, and improved services or advocacy.

For more information, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 (12-1)

Hot Middle-Grade Reads!(Booklist)

These terrific new titles sizzle. You’ll want to learn all about them at Booklist’s free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Sourcebooks, Penguin Young Readers, Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Shadow Mountain will preview books guaranteed to make a splash with middle-grade readers. Moderated by Booklist contributing editor, Ilene Cooper.

For more information, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)

Two staff members from the RML or guests will present information on goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology. Every month will be different.

For more information, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (10-11 am)

All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)

Learn to Command Attention and Inspire Commitment. In this webcast, bestselling author and top CEO coach Suzanne Bates will reveal new, breakthrough research on the essential qualities of executive presence and influence. Drawing from her new book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016), Suzanne will share strategies for standing out in your organization and industry.

For more information, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (11-12 pm)

Get Cozy with Your “Market”: Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention (4Good)

Newsletters and mass mailings are still the tools of the trade for many non-profits seeking to raise funds. Some of the more “courageous” have made forays into social media, variously Tweeting, posting updates on Facebook, blogging, etc., to reach current and prospective donors. Relatively few, however, do it with a well-thought out strategy, and outreach costs time and money.This webinar will focus on (1) Researching prospective donors, (2) Developing donor profiles, and (3) Understanding donor “journeys” from contact to conversion and beyond, so you can approach fundraising strategically, tailor engagements, and maximize net returns.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (12-1 pm)

Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library’s Message Out There (Georgia Library Association)

Almost every library considers marketing and outreach a priority, but too often staffing or budget constraints cut these efforts off at the knees. Join us for a webinar to discuss some of our successful no-to-low cost outreach and marketing efforts from both academic and public libraries. This webinar will cover how to select what to focus on, options you can try, and resources where you can reach out for help. Learn how to take in new ideas and scale them to your library without burning out your staff or maxing out your budget.

For more information, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (12-1 pm)

Creating Effective Webinars (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Learn how to create and deliver effective and memorable webinars from two veterans of this style of presentation. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. You will learn how to manage live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) learning spaces. In addition, resources related to effective webinars and presentations will be provided.

For more information, visit:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (1-2 pm)

New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)

Library storytimes are one of the most popular and consistent programs offered by libraries, but it’s not uncommon for presenters to feel like they are in a rut. In this webinar Penny Peck will discuss how to bolster interest and revitalize storytime by creating some “special event” storytimes to attract new library visitors and excite long-time storytime fans. Additionally she will cover how to enhance and update existing storytimes by adding new technology and more interactive play and movement.

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (10-11 am)

Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

Cataloging is one of the necessary things every library needs in order to be functional. Yet, when it comes to cataloging, many librarians are wary and feel hesitant to be involved due to the complex nature of cataloging. This course is created in an effort to help librarians understand the basics of cataloging.  Participants will learn: A short history of the MARC record; What a MARC record looks like; Basic tips on creating an original MARC record; What this thing called RDA is really about; A list of references for assistance and information.

For more information, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

For more information, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.As a result of participating in this session you will:Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively;Discover how behavior style impacts the change process;Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

For more information, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (12-1)

When You Are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

Job burnout is a response to stress that leaves you feeling hopeless, powerless, despondent and overwhelmed. But, don’t despair you can do something about it! During this session you’ll learn this doesn’t happen overnight. Our bodies and minds do give us warning signs, and if you know what to look for, you can recognize it before exhaustion and ineffectiveness set in.Join us to discover if you are at risk or are experiencing job burnout and we will brainstorm what you can do.

For more information, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

For more information, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (12-1 pm)

Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)

This fall, GPO will begin to accept discard requests from regional depository libraries, following the Joint Committee on Printing’s approval of the Regional Discard Policy. During this webinar, participants will learn of the latest regional discard updates, as well as a timeline for discard request kickoff. There will also be a Q&A period.

For more information, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (12-1 pm)

Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where attendees will get an overview of what’s new for Fall 2016 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and Rosen Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Sarah Hunter.

For more information, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (5-6 pm)

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, participants will learn about the 2016 list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Humanities & Arts, and Books. The presenters will provide tips for how the apps may be used in classrooms and libraries. Discover how students and educators may use apps to create, organize information, learn new content and connect with others outside the walls of school. Free to attend the live webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (12-1 pm)

What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn from Laura Solomon, author of The Librarian’s Nitty Gritty Guide to Social Media. She will help you gain a better understanding of what matters most when it comes to social media analytics in public libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/avoqm7zggdqf&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (11-12 pm)

From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

Opening channels for collaborative communication is critical in today’s ever-changing workplace.  Employers and managers risk drowning out valuable input and alienating employees if they simply push information out and dictate direction.  However, providing and managing invitations to participate can be challenging.  In other words, moving from monologue to dialog is necessary, yet difficult.  You must balance presenting clear information concisely – that is, commanding the room — with facilitating input and innovation – in other words, collaborating creatively.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (1-2 pm)

Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)

The most innovative workplaces embrace learning as an essential activity for their employees. Since libraries are dedicated learning places in our communities, it is crucial that we practice learning intentionally and internally. But where do we begin? Learning is not one-size-fits-all for individuals or for organizations. This webinar, for all library staff, from front line to administration, encourages a broad approach to creating organizational learning structures. Learn how libraries of all sizes can map learning strategies to highlight the most impactful opportunities for staff.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (1-2 pm)

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases. Registration is not required.

For more information visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug. 25 (1-2 pm)

The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)

Join Infopeople for a look at the coming year in online learning. Find out more about the courses and webinars on the calendar for 2016/2017, and get some great tips on making the most of your online learning experiences. The Infopeople instructional design team will be on hand to talk about upcoming courses, the needs assessment that went into identifying these priority topics, and what goes into making effective online learning happen. Instructors Penny Peck, Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Julie Winkelstein, and Laura Solomon will talk about their courses and answer your questions. Finally, you’ll get a sneak peek at Infopeople’s upcoming “Building an Effective Learning Culture” training series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=605

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (1-2 pm)

Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Presenter Carrie Andrew (Library Director, Lone Cone Library District, Norwood, CO) will discuss the role that the Lone Cone Library has played in encouraging community engagement and development. Using some components of the Harwood Institute, she will describe the steps taken to help move the community of Norwood, Colorado (LSA size 2000) identify its needs and plan for the future.

For more information visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (5-6 pm)

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, explore a selection of the 2016  AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, current chair of the Best Websites committee. The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning committee selects and honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. From this year’s recipients, Heather has hand-picked a selection of great sites specifically for librarians and classroom teachers. She will demonstrate how these websites can be used and share examples from the field. Free to attend the live webinar.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 31 (12-1:30 pm)

Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

Being bilingual is good for the brain and the earlier children start to learn two languages, the easier and more successful that bilingual development can be. We know that language begins to develop before babies begin to talk, so this session will focus on building two or more languages from the very beginning. Karen Nemeth will share developmentally appropriate ideas for supporting home languages and introducing new languages in play and caring routines.We’ll talk about serious, evidence-based strategies for bilingual babies – and we’ll have fun too! For more information, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.org/presentations

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

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July 2016 Webinars for Librarians

JULY 2016 WEBINARS

Montana librarians will be especially interested in the webinar planned for July 19th at 10 am: 

Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html for updates on more training for librarians online.  (All events are listed in MT time).

Do you have a free program that you would like to share with the greater library community?  Add it to the calendar here: http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html

 

ADVOCACY

July 9: Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

July 13: Get Outside the Lines: Leverage Social Media to Make the Most of Your Campaign (TechSoup)

July 14: Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 6: Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management: A Review of the Pilot Year (Georgia Library Association)

July 12: Webinar Surveys: How to Get Useful Feedback From Your Audience (Idealware)

July 20: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

CAREERS

July 14: Everywhere Leaders: How To Move Your Library & Your Career Forward (Utah State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 7: Embedding Music in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom (EdWeb)

July 12: How to Set Up a Minecraft Program for kids (Washington State Library)

July 18: Leading Teens – Accidental Teen Librarian (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 27: Early Childhood Science Inquiry is a Journey (Not a Series of Unrelated Activities): Learning from the Research (Connect4Learning)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 6: Making Your Catalog Work for Your Community: How to Develop Local Cataloging Standards (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 6: Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management: A Review of the Pilot Year (Georgia Library Association)

July 19: Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

July 19: Best Bets for Book Groups (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

July 6: Everything Tom Ahern Knows in 53 Minutes About Making Your Donor Communications Far More $ucce$$ful, Leaving Ample Room for Introductions and Such (Nonprofit Hub)

July 12: Webinar Surveys: How to Get Useful Feedback From Your Audience (Idealware)

July 13: Get Outside the Lines: Leverage Social Media to Make the Most of Your Campaign (TechSoup)

July 21: We Need To Talk: Overcoming the fear of having a difficult conversation (Colorado State Library)

July 27: How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences (American Alliance of Museums)

July 28: Meaningful Donor Conversations that Make More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

July 1: PubMed® for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 6: Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 7: Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 20: Breezing Along with the RML:  Librarian Involvement in Electronic Health Records (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 7: 2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup (American Library Association TechSource)

July 12: Mindful Leadership: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You at Work? (GovLoop)

July 12: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

July 13: Grooming Young Professionals for Success in an Age of Change (Training Magazine Network)

July 14: Everywhere Leaders: How To Move Your Library & Your Career Forward (Utah State Library)

July 14: The Value of Data-Centric Security (GovLoop)

July 14: Gender Inclusivity in Special Libraries (Special Library Association)

July 18: Leading Teens – Accidental Teen Librarian (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 27: Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers! (TechSoup)

FUNDRAISING

July 6: Everything Tom Ahern Knows in 53 Minutes About Making Your Donor Communications Far More $ucce$$ful, Leaving Ample Room for Introductions and Such (Nonprofit Hub)

July 13: How to Create an Effective Donate Page (4Good)

July 20: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

July 28: Meaningful Donor Conversations that Make More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

LEGAL

July 14: The Value of Data-Centric Security (GovLoop)

MANAGEMENT

July 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 7: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

July 12: Mindful Leadership: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You at Work? (GovLoop)

July 12: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

July 12: Intro to the Iron Triangle: Quality, Resources, and Time Constraints (Siera Learn)

July 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

July 14: Gender Inclusivity in Special Libraries (Special Library Association)

July 27: How to Successfully Manage a Government Project (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 7: Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing (Connecting to Collections)

July 7: Before Bilingual Storytime: The Outreach Bridge to Engaging Latino and Spanish-speaking Families (WebJunction)

July 14: Many Paths to Conversation: techniques for successful ESL clubs (Infopeople)

July 19: Serving At-Risk Patrons: Lessons from Library Social Workers (Programming Librarian)

PROGRAMMING

July 12: How to Set Up a Minecraft Program for kids (Washington State Library)

July 14: Many Paths to Conversation: techniques for successful ESL clubs (Infopeople)

July 27: Health Information Resources for Seniors (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 12: Handselling: Readers’ Advisory for Under the Radar Titles (Booklist)

July 19: Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

July 19: Best Bets for Book Groups (Booklist)

REFERENCE

July 6: Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 7: Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 20: Breezing Along with the RML:  Librarian Involvement in Electronic Health Records (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 25: Your Constituents by the Numbers: Accessing Data for Political Boundaries (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 26: The APIs of Data.gov (North Carolina Library Association)

July 27: The Queer Omaha Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 27: Health Information Resources for Seniors (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

July 7: How Chromebooks Can Change Your Classroom: Student and Class Projects using Chromebooks (SimpleK12)

July 7: Embedding Music in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom (EdWeb)

July 19: Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools (SimpleK12)

July 20: Making Project-Based Learning Work (Education Week)

July 21: Learning Without Borders using Skype in the Classroom (SimpleK12)

July 27: Early Childhood Science Inquiry is a Journey (Not a Series of Unrelated Activities): Learning from the Research (Connect4Learning)

July 28: Chromebooks in the Classroom 101 (SimpleK12)

TECHNOLOGY

July 7: How Chromebooks Can Change Your Classroom: Student and Class Projects using Chromebooks (SimpleK12)

July 7: New Fiscal Year, New Deals Through TechSoup (TechSoup)

July 7: 2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup (American Library Association TechSource)

July 19: Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code (WebJunction)

July 19: Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools (SimpleK12)

July 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

July 26: The APIs of Data.gov (North Carolina Library Association)

July 27: Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers! (TechSoup)

July 27: How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences (American Alliance of Museums)

July 28: Chromebooks in the Classroom 101 (SimpleK12)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 14: Truth About Social Learning (InSync Training)

July 19: Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code (WebJunction)

July 20: Making Project-Based Learning Work (Education Week)

July 21: Learning Without Borders using Skype in the Classroom (SimpleK12)

VOLUNTEERS

July 7: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

July 7: Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing (Connecting to Collections)

July 12: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

July 14: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Friday, July  1 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed® for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating your My NCBI page content using the features and options available in My NCBI, identify and differentiate available filters on PubMed’s filter sidebar, select and set up to 15 filters, and creating a custom filter. Prerequisite: View 3 animated tutorials (total running time 8 minutes).

For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC

 

Wednesday, July 6 (9-10 am)

Making Your Catalog Work for Your Community: How to Develop Local Cataloging Standards (Nebraska Library Commission)

When it comes to cataloging and classification, consistency obtained through standards is important. That does not mean you have to be at the mercy of the national standards. This presentation will cover many ways in which you can adapt catalog records to make sure they work for your library users – from homegrown classification systems to local subject headings – and offer tips to make sure these practices still provide the consistency needed in a good catalog.

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, July 6 (10:30-11:30 am)

Everything Tom Ahern Knows in 53 Minutes About Making Your Donor Communications Far More $ucce$$ful, Leaving Ample Room for Introductions and Such (Nonprofit Hub)

If you’ve ever wanted to jump inside the mind of a leading donor communications expert, this is your chance. Join us for this free webinar where Tom Ahern will tell you everything he knows from years of experience in just 53 minutes. In this webinar you’ll learn: the reason donors display loyalty and keep coming back; basic emotional triggers and the reason your fundraising campaign needs a hook; how donors perceive your message; and much more.

For more information, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 6 (11-12 pm)

Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (U.S. Census Bureau)

Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. You will learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of business owners, the number of businesses in a given industry, sales, receipts, payroll, and much more using our new application: Census Business Builder. This training is designed for business people interested in growing their business, raising their awareness of the local community and local competition, researching site locations, among many other uses.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This newly revised webinar will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information, visit:  http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 6 (12-1 pm)

Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management: A Review of the Pilot Year (Georgia Library Association)

Collection Assessment can serve numerous functions. It allows a library to better understand the needs of the community, to report assessment findings to administrative stakeholders and, importantly, it informs decisions about collection maintenance. These decisions include matters of selection and withdrawal, among others. The plan recognizes that no single metric is sufficient to serve all of these roles. Rather, it investigates multiple aspects of the collection, including use, patron perception, holdings analysis, areas of existing need, core title list comparisons, and peer benchmarks. Assessment is often considered peripheral to a library’s primary objectives; it measures and reports on library activities from the sidelines. A preferable approach would be for assessment information to be in the hands of decision-makers at the point of need. This model of collection assessment endorses the idea that assessment is best employed when fully integrated into collection workflows and procedures, and distributed among staff who make decisions about selection and withdrawal. Ultimately, this plan seeks to provide structure for improved decision-making and strategic collection growth.

For more information, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, July 7 (11-12:30 pm)

Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov. Tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, My Congressional District, American FactFinder, and more. Live exercises will be used to demonstrate the various tools.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 7 (11-2:30 pm)

How Chromebooks Can Change Your Classroom: Student and Class Projects using Chromebooks (SimpleK12)

Join SimpleK12’s world renowned teacher trainers as they share all of their tips and tricks for Chromebooks in the classroom. Free online conference, consisting of four ½-hour sessions starting at the top of each hour: Chromebooks 101: An Intro  to Using  Chromebooks in the Classroom; Using Google Apps to Create Interactive Student or Class Projects: Creation Tools for Web Browsers: Projects for Students on Chromebooks; and Help Students Take Ownership, Create, Share, and Reflect with Chromebooks and Chrome Apps

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

New Fiscal Year, New Deals Through TechSoup (TechSoup)

Are you new to TechSoup or need an overview of our website to access product donations? With the 2016 fiscal year wrapped up and the new one just begun, join this tour of techsoup.org where we’ll navigate our website and focus on showing you some of the new products and services available to your nonprofit or public library. This webinar will give you the opportunity to ask your questions and get you on your way to receiving the donated technology software, hardware, and services you need!

For more information, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars

MT State Library CE credit is not available for vendor presentations. 

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup (American Library Association TechSource)

If you’ve ever been to an ALA Conference, you know that there’s always a lot of tech to see and never enough time to see it all. Whether you’re unable to attend this year or you just want to get a good run-down of what you may have missed, our free webinar has got you covered! Our expert panel will discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference and take some audience questions as well! Please join us for this free one-hour event!

For more information, visit: https://goo.gl/rTkgJU

Suggested CE: technology

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

For more information, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

Embedding Music in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom (EdWeb)

This webinar will help educators find ways to create additional access points into learning through the inclusion of songs and chants throughout the school day. We will look at music activities that support social development, language development, and physical-motor development for ALL children in the early childhood inclusion classroom, including special learners or those with challenging behaviors. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of the learning and social benefits of music while gaining some fun musical tools to include special-learners in the classroom experience.

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing (Connecting to Collections)

Learn from the crowdsourcing experience at the Smithsonian Transcription Center (TC), which has allowed the Smithsonian to use public participation to transcribe and review digitized collections improving access to collections while creating meaningful experiences for the public. These experiences have included learning and discovery with audiences in collections. TC Project Coordinator, Dr. Meghan Ferriter, will describe what has been achieved since the project began in June 2013. We will look at successful approaches, what can be done, and lessons learned from the Smithsonian’s crowdsourcing transcription project. She will also consider how the experiences of the TC can be scaled and adapted for any organization seeking to build and sustain public engagement with collections, whether in the digital or real world.

For more information, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 7 (1-2 pm)

Before Bilingual Storytime: The Outreach Bridge to Engaging Latino and Spanish-speaking Families (WebJunction)

If you want to attract Latino and Spanish-speaking families to your library, the instinct is to launch a bilingual or Spanish-language storytime. It’s the “if we build it, they will come” logic for attracting community members who are not being served by the library. Libraries may be disappointed to discover that it doesn’t necessarily work that way. In this webinar, recognize the critical role that outreach plays in bridging the gap between Latino and Spanish-speaking families and library services. Hear real-world examples of outreach strategies from librarians who successfully connected with their Latino and Spanish-speaking communities, and learn a basic outreach process that you can adapt for your own community.

For more information, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 12 (10-11 am)

How to Set Up a Minecraft Program for kids (Washington State Library)

If you would like to know the challenges involved in setting up a Minecraft program for kids, attend the July 12th First Tuesdays. Technological knowhow and costs will covered.

For more information, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 12 (10-11 am)

Webinar Surveys: How to Get Useful Feedback From Your Audience (Idealware)

Webinars are challenging—even for the most experienced presenters—because you can’t read eye contact and body language to let you know what’s working and what isn’t. However, a well-designed post-training survey can provide valuable feedback that you can use to incrementally improve your online presentations. Join us for a free session where we walk you through how to develop and analyze surveys for webinars. Over the course of the hour you’ll learn what questions to ask and how to structure your questions to get insightful, actionable feedback.

For more information, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Mindful Leadership: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You at Work? (GovLoop)

You’ve probably heard the term “mindful leadership” come up in conversation or a meeting recently. More than just a hot leadership trend, it indicates a shift towards better self-awareness into the workplace. And for good reason. Mindful leadership helps you communicate more effectively, empathize with others (even when you disagree with them), and overcome challenges and conflicts. Join us to learn how mindfulness can help you develop your emotional intelligence which leads to high morale, better employee engagement and increased effectiveness at your organization.

For more information, visit: http://direct.govloop.com/mindful-leadership?elqTrackId=c80ed91ee9f24a508f2aedc8f4c782ed&elq=8f730c381d944cb58adfc9ff7acbc4a8&elqaid=11305&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=8981

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Handselling: Readers’ Advisory for Under the Radar Titles (Booklist)

This free, hour-long webinar features readers-advisory experts Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers’ Services, Kansas City (MO) Public Library and Booklist’s Rebecca Vnuk giving practical advice how to handsell special books to your library patrons. Representatives from Harlequin and Polis Books will then present a selection of adult titles that simply beg to be pushed from the stacks

For more information, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

For more information, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

For more information, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library adminstration

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Intro to the Iron Triangle: Quality, Resources, and Time Constraints (Siera Learn)

Do you want it Good, Cheap, or Fast? Pick two. The so-called Project Management or Iron Triangle establishes three sets of parameters for projects and enterprises. The Triangle helps keep teams aligned and on track, even while making decisions on the fly.

For more information, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/calendar/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)

How to Create an Effective Donate Page (4Good)

With this webinar you’ll be able to start to get donations on your nonprofit website. You’ll be able to take your donors up the ladder of engagement, you’ll be able to prove to them that you are trustworthy, and that your mission truly makes a difference. You’ll learn what your donors want the most. You’ll learn how to vet a mailing list. You’ll also learn how to get more donors to sign up for your email newsletter using social media AND on your website, and, finally, the right words to help people open your emails and get on with donating to your cause!

For more information, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)

Grooming Young Professionals for Success in an Age of Change (Training Magazine Network)

As of 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce and are driving permanent transformations that will change the course of your business. Yet all young professionals were not created alike. In this participatory webinar, we’ll discuss the motivations and development needs of three very different cohorts of workers, including your rising early millennial managers, your late millennial junior staff, and the Generation Z students you must begin understanding and building relationships with if you wish to remain competitive in the near future.

For more information, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence! This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  We will discuss: The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses; How to estimate the realistic cost of a project; What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal.

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Get Outside the Lines: Leverage Social Media to Make the Most of Your Campaign (TechSoup)

Join this free webinar to learn about Outside the Lines, a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, academic or public, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way. Get a deeper understanding of effective grassroots library marketing by exploring examples of how libraries have used this international initiative to build community and shift perceptions. Discover how you can leverage social media to make the most of your Outside the Lines experience and reach new audiences.

For more information, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ewun0fq6o6e3&campaign=aawr49qkj4rk

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (10-11 am)

Everywhere Leaders: How To Move Your Library & Your Career Forward (Utah State Library)

What do leaders look like? – From little league through high school, college and the world of professionals, everyone has known leaders who inspire, motivate, and support everyone around them. Who can (and should) lead? – Everyone wants to be successful. By practicing leadership skills, everyone can contribute to a culture of success. What’s in it for you? – What’s meaningful in our work is rarely found by those who sit back and watch. You can add more value, more enjoyment, and more excitement to everything you do by acting like a leader. And, your library will shine as a result.

For more information, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshop

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Truth About Social Learning (InSync Training)

In this session we’ll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way we’ll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational performance.

For more information, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

The Value of Data-Centric Security (GovLoop)

As sensitive information continues to increase in volume, so do potential threats. Government organizations must be on guard for data breaches by taking measures to protect valuable data before an incident occurs. This year, the President implemented a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) calling for agencies to take a multi-layered data protection approach. While protection at the network level remains essential, adding protection at the data and document level is critical to achieving in depth defense. Join us to learn how data-centric security can help protect your high value documents and digital assets.

For more information, visit: http://direct.govloop.com/Data-Centric-Security

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Gender Inclusivity in Special Libraries (Special Library Association)

Travis Wagner, an advocate for LGBTQI+ inclusivity within cultural institutions, will discuss how to expand beyond written policies of inclusion and actually enact practices that are more engaging and inherently inclusive in nature.

For more information, visit: http://calendar.sla.org

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

For more information, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Many Paths to Conversation: techniques for successful ESL clubs (Infopeople)

This webinar will be of interest to library staff members considering starting or improving an ESL Conversation Club. The primary focus of this webinar is on public libraries, but any library interested in forming a group will find helpful tips and ideas.

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)

Did you ever want to dabble in data visualizations but don’t know how? If so, this introductory workshop to some of the most useful American FactFinder tools might be the best place to start! This brief (40 minute) hands-on demonstration will explain how users can easily modify default table and map views to customize their output. In this course, users should expect to be able to create custom tables and colorful maps while building upon existing knowledge of American FactFinder.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, July 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Leading Teens – Accidental Teen Librarian (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us for a webinar on becoming an accidental teen librarian with a focus on leading teens.

For more information, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 19 (10-11 am)

Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

Are you worried that your collection of books by/about Native peoples is in need of a 21st century update so that it accurately reflects Native peoples of the past and present? Are you concerned that your collection has too many biased depictions of them? In this webinar, Dr. Debbie Reese will offer tips and ideas to think about as you select and weed your collections.

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of Native sovereignty and nationhood and how that distinguishes Native peoples from other underrepresented groups in the US;
  • Attendees will learn about the significance of Native stories and how Native Nations view their stories;
  • Attendees will be introduced to Native writers who write for children and young adults;
  • Attendees will learn to see bias and error in classic and popular books for children and young adults.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/collection-development-childrens-and-young-adult-books-about-native-americans

Suggested CE: collection development and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Serving At-Risk Patrons: Lessons from Library Social Workers (Programming Librarian)

Discussion of homelessness in the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Public Library’s unique role in the lives of people experiencing homelessness, including DCPL initiatives targeting this population and plans for future initiatives serving customers returning from jail/prison, many of whom lack stable living arrangements. Discussion of Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library’s role in serving vulnerable populations and the guiding philosophies that influence the library’s work. Other topics will include patron advocacy, strategic partnerships, and how to safely engage with challenging patrons.

For more information, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Best Bets for Book Groups (Booklist)

Looking for fresh titles for your book discussion group? Join representatives from Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Norton, Macmillan, and Sourcebooks as they showcase their favorite upcoming and backlist titles that are a perfect fit for adult book groups. This free, one-hour webinar is moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach.

For more information, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 19 (1-1:30 pm)

Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools (SimpleK12)

It has been said that a good picture is worth a thousand words – and students of all ages can use pictures to develop and convey what they know. Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons are amazing tools that students of all ages can use to create digital projects that allow them to demonstrate knowledge and express themselves. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how you can combine the power of Google, images, and videos to develop powerful learning experiences for all students. In addition to discussing the tools, Matt will share examples of how they can be used in the classroom.

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code (WebJunction)

Commputer programming, or coding, is a digital literacy skill that has become as important as reading and writing. Learning to code builds rational thinking and problem-solving skills, providing powerful tools that transfer to other subjects and create lifelong learners. Libraries have stepped up to help everyone learn the basics of coding – preschoolers, elementary school kids, tweens, teens, young adults, mid-career professionals, and retirees. In this webinar, learn why coding is important for everyone. Hear examples of informal and facilitated learning approaches, resources and best practices for library coding programs for a variety of audiences. And the best news is that you don’t need any specialized training in computer programming yourself to run a successful program!

For more information, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 20 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML:  Librarian Involvement in Electronic Health Records (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This is a free monthly update on health sciences topics of interest for public librarians or anyone else! This session will feature a panel of librarians discussing opportunities and challenges for librarians to be involved in supporting clinical care through Electronic Health Record Systems. You do not need to register.

For more information and login instructions visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing or contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Making Project-Based Learning Work (Education Week)

Project-based learning (PBL) is becoming increasingly popular. But it’s easier to call something “project-based learning” than it is to develop rigorous, effective projects. The Buck Institute for Education developed guidelines for “gold standard” project-based learning to help guide teachers and schools looking to make the most of project-based learning. In this webinar, we’ll be joined by John Larmer, the editor-in-chief at the Buck Institute for Education, and two expert project-based learning practitioners to discuss the “gold standard” project-based learning elements and the challenges and possibilities inherent in this approach.

For more information, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1  pm)

Going Digital (Lyrasis)

Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

For more information, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

We Need To Talk: Overcoming the fear of having a difficult conversation (Colorado State Library)

Join us for this conversation…about difficult conversations! When faced with having a difficult conversation do you find yourself procrastinating, back peddling, dodging, panicking, or finding yourself filled with dread?  Whether the conversation is with staff, a patron, your family, or an annoying neighbor this session will help to move you forward. These conversations don’t have to be difficult if you prepare in advance and leave your emotions out of the equation.

For more information, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 21 (1-1:30 pm)

Learning Without Borders using Skype in the Classroom (SimpleK12)

Current technologies and modes of communication have made the world seem smaller and allowed individuals to become more interconnected – giving you and your students easy access to people, information, and cultures across the globe. In this webinar, discover how to use Skype in the Classroom to connect with experts and other classrooms around the world. Join Kyle Calderwood as he shows you how to get started with Skype and shares examples of what it can do for you and your students. Do you want your students to discuss a book with the author? Or do you need a park ranger from Yosemite to show your class various plants and animals found in the park? All this and so much more are possible using Skype in the Classroom.

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, July 25 (11-12:30 pm)

Your Constituents by the Numbers: Accessing Data for Political Boundaries (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to access statistics about your constituents living within political boundaries such as Congressional Districts, Legislative Districts, Precincts, etc. Using the American FactFinder you will be able to download and map demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business data for your political geographies.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 26 (10-11 am)

The APIs of Data.gov (North Carolina Library Association)

Have you ever heard people talking about APIs and wondered what they are and why someone would use them? Have you ever tried to use Data.gov and felt overwhelmed by all of the different data formats available? This webinar aims to answer these questions by explaining APIs and their purpose, showing how to navigate Data.gov and understand the different data types offered, and demonstrate how you can leverage APIs in your projects.

For more information, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 27 (9-10 am)

The Queer Omaha Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Queer Omaha Archives, in Criss Library Archives & Special Collections at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, preserves and provides access to the history of LGBTQIA+ life in the region. The archives collects, preserves, and makes available to the public material documenting the diverse people and organizations of the greater Omaha region and their experiences and work.

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, July 27 (10-11 am)

How to Successfully Manage a Government Project (American Management Association)

Program and Project Managers (PMs) have the primary responsibility for developing and managing projects according to government requirements and measurable performance standards. They ensure that all activities in the project life-cycle achieve their intended outcomes. This session will address the government PM’s role and a number of tools that can be used during performance of the project to ensure a successful post-award phase of the acquisition process.

For more information, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)

Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers! (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn from Markham Public Library Managers Pam Saliba and Andrea Cecchetto. They will help you gain a better understanding of the importance of linking company culture to large-scale service model changes. Learn to better prepare for challenges that might be encountered while cultivating your library’s technoculture, based on the actual challenges encountered by Markham Public Library staff. Walk away with best practices and tips from Markham Public Library’s experience, which can be applied to your own organizational change initiatives regarding technology.

For more information, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=u8lmwwnj0nkv&campaign=9zv8jb0ndngw

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Early Childhood Science Inquiry is a Journey (Not a Series of Unrelated Activities): Learning from the Research (Connect4Learning)

No matter what prior experiences your young students have had, engaging in science and engineering activities and the related discussions can help them learn more about the natural and human-made world. By including science and engineering learning every day for your students, you are providing experiences that will prepare them for later learning and stimulate children’s’ interest in learning mathematics and literacy skills as they seek to quantify and share their work. As a class endeavor, science and engineering learning will be the delight and responsibility of all students, not only the few who have family support for such interest.

For more information, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1:30 pm)

How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences (American Alliance of Museums)

In this webcast, presenters will provide a general overview of accessible website design for audiences of different functional abilities. Our panel of experts will focus on standards and best practices, graphic design aspects, institution-wide engagement, user testing, and regulatory and legal issues related to websites as public accommodation. With targeted tips that you can implement after the webinar, these experts will offer practical strategies for planning, delivering, and evaluating accessible websites that can be used by people of all abilities.

For more information, visit: http://www.aam-us.org/resources/online-programs

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 27 (1-2 pm)

Health Information Resources for Seniors (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Annette Parde-Maass, Nebraska/ Education Coordinator, will present “Health Information Resources for Seniors.” This is a free monthly webinar conducted by coordinators in the NN/LM Midcontinental Region. Continuing education credit is available.No registration needed. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a suite of resources to assist you in research related to health quality, costs, and access.

For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html  r contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 28 (8-1:30 pm)

Chromebooks in the Classroom 101 (SimpleK12)

Free online conference, consisting of six ½-hour sessions starting at the top of each hour: Chromebooks 101: An Intro to Using Chromebooks in the Classroom; 10 Google Chrome Extensions I Use in My Classroom Every Day!; Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling Students; Time-Saving Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes with Google Forms; Google Drive Add-ons and Chrome Extensions that Enhance Productivity; and Get Started Creating Engaging Student Projects with Chromebooks.

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 28 (9-10 am)

Meaningful Donor Conversations that Make More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

Being able to have a deep and meaningful conversation with a donor remains a powerful tool all fundraisers need, it’s all about asking great questions and listening well. Face to face conversations remain the most powerful way to develop a relationship – despite all of today’s technological advancements. Focusing on practical tips on listening, interacting with donors one on one, and asking “magic questions”, this webinar will give you the tools you need to be a great major gifts fundraiser.

For more information, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

 

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Gee – June 15th is packed with learning!

June 2016 Webinars From Across the Land

Wednesday, June 15 (1-4 pm) Free Online Mini-Conference: Library 2.016 Library as Classroom http://www.library20.com/ – and this is just one of the many, many learning activities on June 15th!  The rest of the month has some nice training opportunities as well.

ADVOCACY

June 9: Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

June 21: Capturing & communicating the value of IM services in a corporate culture (BrightTalk)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 9: Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

June 16: Strategic Planning Part One: Plan Development (Missouri State Library)

June 23: Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation (Missouri State Library)

CAREERS

June 15: Is It Time to Rethink Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 8: The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Child Educators See the Best in Themselves, Their Students and Their World (Early Childhood Investigations)

June 14: Tips for Story Time Success (Booklist)

June 16: Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age (TechSoup)

June 16: Fostering Early Literacy In the Library (American Libraries Live)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 7: Reading the Rainbow: New Trends in LGBTQ Literature (Booklist)

June 8: Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections (OCLC Research)

June 8: Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World (School Library Journal)

June 9: Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good? (Library Journal)

June 14: Books We Love! (Junior Library Guild)

June 16: Weeding Isn’t Sexy, But It Should Be (Colorado State Library)

June 16: ALA Orlando: Conference Sneak Peek (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

June 9: Microsoft OneNote for Beginners (TechSoup)

June 11: Connect and Collaborate with Google Hangouts (SimpleK-12)

June 21: Capturing & communicating the value of IM services in a corporate culture (BrightTalk)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

June 8: Why Use Google Books? (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 8: Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections (OCLC Research)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

June 15: Library 2.016: Library as Classroom (San José State University School of Information)

June 15: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 4 (InfoPeople)

June 15: Is It Time to Rethink Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)

June 16: How to Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not the Boss (SieraLearn)

June 22: Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)

June 22: Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)

June 24: People – Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

FUNDRAISING

June 4: The Librarian as Candidate: Activating Activists for Funding, and Election Day Outcomes (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 15: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

June 22: After the Gift: How to build a satisfied, loyal donor base (4Good)

 

LEGAL

June 9: A Shared Responsibility: Year-Round Cybersecurity Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 15: The Changing Landscape of Library Privacy (TechSoup)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

June 15: Library 2.016: Library as Classroom (San José State University School of Information)

June 22: A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)

 

MANAGEMENT

June 8: JetBlue Chairman: The 10 Laws of Trust (American Management Association)

June 16: Weeding Isn’t Sexy, But It Should Be (Colorado State Library)

June 16: Strategic Planning Part One: Plan Development (Missouri State Library)

June 22: Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)

June 22: Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)

June 23: Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation (Missouri State Library)

June 24: People – Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 9: Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project (WebJunction)

June 16: Webinar: Increasing Veterans’ Access with eBenefits (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 16: Fostering Early Literacy In the Library (American Libraries Live)

June 16: Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age (TechSoup)

June 15: PNR Rendezvous (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

June 7: GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2016 (Wyoming State Library)

June 8: Ready for Robotics? Technology & Engineering in Early Childhood Education (SimpleK-12)

June 14: Tips for Story Time Success (Booklist)

June 14: STEAM Programming in a Diverse Setting (InfoPeople)

June 15: Passport to Vermont Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

June 7: Reading the Rainbow: New Trends in LGBTQ Literature (Booklist)

June 8: Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World (School Library Journal)

June 14: Books We Love! (Junior Library Guild)

June 16: ALA Orlando: Conference Sneak Peek (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 8: Why Use Google Books? (Nebraska Library Commission)

June 15: PNR Rendezvous (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 14: PNR Partners – hear about NN/LM PNR funded projects (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 15: Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 16: Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

June 22: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

June 6: MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More w/Less! (TL Virtual Cafe)

June 8: Ready for Robotics? Technology & Engineering in Early Childhood Education (SimpleK-12)

June 11: Connect and Collaborate with Google Hangouts (SimpleK-12)

June 15: ESSA and K-12 Policy: State and District Perspectives (EdWeek)

June 15: The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom (edWeb)

June 22: A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)

June 23: Selecting for the School Library Collection (Wyoming State Library)

 

TECHNOLOGY

June 9: Microsoft OneNote for Beginners (TechSoup)

June 9: A Shared Responsibility: Year-Round Cybersecurity Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

June 15: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 4 (InfoPeople)

June 15: The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom (edWeb)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 7: Show your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

June 8: Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work (Training Magazine Network)

June 9: Engaging Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars, and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

June 14: Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change (InSync Training)

 

VOLUNTEERS

June 7: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

June 15: Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program (4Good)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Monday, June 6 (6-7 pm)

MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More w/Less! (TL Virtual Cafe)

 

No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Join Jennifer LaGarde and Mark Samberg for this fun, fast paced session and learn how to channel your inner MacGyver to become a master of making the most of what you have while still advocating for the best possible resources for your kids! *Mullet optional (but highly recommended).

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

 

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Reading the Rainbow: New Trends in LGBTQ Literature (Booklist)

 

Join us in Pride Month for a special Booklist webinar focusing on LGBTQ literature for adults and teens.Booklist columnist and reviewer Michael Cart will discuss current trends in LGBTQ lit, and representatives from Bold Strokes Books, Listening Library, and Riptide Publishing will share new and forthcoming titles from their lists. Moderated by Booklist adult books editor Donna Seaman.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Tuesday, June 7 (12-1 pm)

Show your Work: The new Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

 

As training practitioners we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?”

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (9-10)

Why Use Google Books? (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Do your students need primary resources for a history project? Are the genealogists in your community trying to verify where an ancestor worked or lived between censuses? Is a local author writing a book set in 1908 searching for authentic details to include about work and leisure pursuits? Join us for a discussion on using the free resources in Google Books for these types of research projects and more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (10-11 am)

Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections (OCLC Research)

 

This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.html

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (10-11 am)

JetBlue Chairman: The 10 Laws of Trust (American Management Association)

 

Trust is the glue that holds an organization together. It turns deflection into transparency, suspicion into empowerment, and conflict into creativity. With it, a tiny company like John Deere grew into a worldwide leader. Without it, a giant corporation like Enron toppled. In this webcast, JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson explores how a culture of trust gives companies an edge.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (11-12 pm)

Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work (Training Magazine Network)

 

Throughout the discussion will be building a culture of trust: learners need to trust that the content is available to them when they need it, and also need to believe that social collaborative interactions will result in reliable content in a timely way. Once these ideas all come together, will be well on our way to moving from traditional training culture to a more modern learning culture.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (12-12:30 pm)

Ready for Robotics? Technology & Engineering in Early Childhood Education (SimpleK-12)

 

We’re Going To Show You…Exciting ways to engage your early elementary students; The benefits of technology and engineering curricula in early education; Developmentally appropriate robotics and programming tools; And more!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-free-webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (12-1:30 pm)

The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Child Educators See the Best in Themselves, Their Students and Their World (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Optimism is powerful. When children grow to see the good in themselves, the good in others and the good in their world – their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge. By presenting research and first hand lessons from the field, Steve will share how Optimistic leaders and care providers bring out the best in people and organizations – especially in challenging, change-filled times.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 8 (1-2 pm)

Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World (School Library Journal)

 

Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Thursday, June 9 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars, and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)

 

Interaction is the key to engagement, and using a platform’s features is the key to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you do with those features that will make the difference in your next online event. Join us for this one-hour webcast to learn what you can do to build interaction and engagement to get results.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

 

Would you like to hear from other libraries using Project Outcome? This webinar will feature a panel of Project Outcome users who will share their experiences, including success and challenges, in surveying adult programming using the Project Outcome Education/Lifelong Learning and Digital Learning surveys. Topics covered will include how each library has administered surveys, analyzed data, and used data for advocacy and to take action. Each library will also share a unique challenge, along with their solution and lessons learned. While the focus will be on surveying adult programming, the lessons learned and challenges faced will be applicable to all program types. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

Microsoft OneNote for Beginners (TechSoup)

 

If you’re new to using Microsoft OneNote, or use it but feel like a beginner, join us for this free, hour-long webinar to walk through basic setup and best practices for making your presentations shine!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Thursday, June 9 (12-1 pm)

A Shared Responsibility: Year-Round Cybersecurity Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

With technology advancing by the minute, all Americans have a shared responsibility to become educated on what impact our digital lives have on each other, at work and in the community. The Internet maintains a wealth of opportunity and benefit for its users, but we must also exercise caution in how we use the Internet so as to avoid creating vulnerabilities in our systems as well as keeping ourselves and our information safe from cyber criminals. This webinar will demonstrate resources available related to cyber training, education, and awareness programs. This webinar’s goal is to educate attendees on the available resources from DHS to promote online safety and cyber career opportunities. Participants will learn about how to get involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 this October, as well as training and education opportunities available throughout the year.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Thursday, June 9 (1-2 pm)

Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project (WebJunction)

 

A webinar on an innovative and replicable project that leverages mobile technology and cross-discipline library references services to connect community members to critical health information.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Thursday, June 9 (2-3 pm)

Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good? (Library Journal)

 

Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

 

Saturday, June 11 (8 am-1:30 pm)

Connect and Collaborate with Google Hangouts (SimpleK-12)

 

We’ve brought together our expert Google teacher trainers to share their ideas and experiences with you.  Learn real-world, practical tips and advice for effectively using Google Hangouts in your classroom to enhance student learning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-free-webinars/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Tuesday, June 14 (11-12 pm)

Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change (InSync Training)

 

Frequently, learning design is about showing people how to do the right things, but actually getting them to change behavior can be another challenge. This means that, as design professionals, we need to know all we can about designing for real behavior change, including using techniques from the fields of motivation, neuroscience, behavioral economics, behavioral psychology, persuasive technology, user experience, and even game design.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, June 14 (12-1 pm)

Tips for Story Time Success (Booklist)

 

Looking to spice up your story time repertoire? Katie Fitzgerald, formerly of the DC Public Library, will share tips and tricks for performing engaging story times from her new book, Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Learn to recognize the indicators of a great story time, and how you can best set yourself up to achieve success. This refresher course on engaging young ones through story time is sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield and moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management & Library Outreach.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, June 14 (1-2 pm)

STEAM Programming in a Diverse Setting (InfoPeople)

 

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to define STEAM and describe its place in youth & teen services for diverse communities; Understand how preparation, access, and motivation are issues of STEAM equity; Know how to identify a new audience that can be served by an existing program; Have new ideas about how to create library programs that connect children to STEAM learning opportunities; Be familiar with how to design engaging and empowering STEAM opportunities for teens.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, June 14 (2-3 pm)

PNR Partners – hear about NN/LM PNR funded projects (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Presenters: Meg Brunner, librarian from the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University Library presenting about their NN/LM PNR funded projects.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRpartners.html

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Tuesday, June 14 (3-3:30 pm)

Books We Love! (Junior Library Guild)

 

Looking for books that will keep students from sliding in their reading levels this summer? Deborah Ford and Leslie Bermel have chosen some of their favorite new books being shipped this summer to share with you in our next Webcast.  These are the books young readers will rave about – the “can’t put down” type that are destined for greatness.  Take 30 minutes to learn which books will keep children reading all summer long and well into next school year.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/22o4bV9

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (9-10 am)

Passport to Vermont Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Librarian and technologist Jessamyn West discusses the Vermont Library Association’s statewide Passport to Vermont Libraries program now in its second year. The program is a statewide “visit all the libraries you can, because it’s fun!” project. With minimal cash outlay and use of many free tools we’ve been able to manage and run a program that helps many small libraries and their patrons be a part of something larger and share in the wonderful library system in the state of Vermont.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

The MidContinental RML Coordinators will share updates on new activities planned for 2016-2021. More information to come. This is a free monthly update on health sciences topics of interest for public librarians or anyone else!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (10-11 am)

Is It Time to Rethink Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)

 

If you’re in (or entering) a period of transition, you’re ready to consider whether you’ve outgrown your role or organization. But how will you know what you are looking for? New experiences not only change how you think—your perspective on what is important—but also who you become.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://hbr.org/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (11-12 pm)

Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program (4Good)

 

In an ideal world, your nonprofit’s staff would know how to supervise volunteers and create new and purposeful opportunities for them. Getting your co-workers to that point takes buy-in. Achieving buy-in is one of the qualities that separates managers from leaders. It means standing by your vision and communicating it in a way that influences others. In this webinar, we will look at six key principles of buy-in and apply them to a typical volunteer management scenario.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

The Changing Landscape of Library Privacy (TechSoup)

 

Join us for this free webinar where we will here from library privacy experts. Deborah Caldwell-Stone (ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom) will share the legal and ethical foundations for patron privacy, as well as resources that can be used to help libraries preserve privacy when adopting new technology. Michael Robinson (Intellectual Freedom Committee, Alaska Library Association) will share specific examples of how new technologies and platforms can pose a threat to patron privacy, and what can be done to minimize those threats in the library setting.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/8cb7blr1qox3&eom

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jun 15 (12-1 pm)

ESSA and K-12 Policy: State and District Perspectives (EdWeek)

 

The Every Student Succeeds Act—the new federal K-12 law—puts states and districts in the driver’s seat when it comes to accountability, interventions for low-performing schools, and more. It also gives them new flexibility on federal money and testing. How do state and local leaders plan to use this new leeway, what have they done so far, and where do things stand on ESSA regulations? Two veteran education advocates who had a front-row seat on ESSA’s development tell us what’s on the minds of state and district leaders as implementation of the new law begins.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom (edWeb)

 

This webinar will address four hurdles that make appropriate use of technology in the early childhood classroom difficult for many to embrace. The topics to be discussed: Screen time; Best Practices; Digital Literacy; and KISS. Our final topic will leave you with multiple approaches that can allow technology to be implemented in your classroom with little or no money required.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/6/(year)/2016

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 4 (InfoPeople)

 

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:Be familiar with 3 or more emerging technology trends in 4 different categories; Be aware of how some emerging technologies may affect libraries; Learn some specific areas of emerging technology that libraries should likely focus their efforts on.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (1-4 pm)

Library 2.016: Library as Classroom (San José State University School of Information)

 

Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement. These include: play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other innovations. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms. These feature community learning spaces to help learners achieve, game-focused initiatives that make the library a laboratory for exploration, creation zones with requisite digital and 3-D hardware for building things, and potentially endless opportunities to connect virtually with people worldwide.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/classroom

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, June 15 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Liz Morris, Master of Library and Information Science Candidate 2016, will be presenting and the title of her presentation is Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services: University of Washington iSchool Capstone Project.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRrendezvous.html

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (9-10 am)

Strategic Planning Part One: Plan Development (Missouri State Library)

 

In this webinar (Part 1 of 2), Wholonomy Consulting will provide attendees with basic information on strategic planning, including the value of strategic planning, the steps needed to develop a good plan, locating and using data appropriately, and how to identify and engage appropriate

individuals in the process. This session is ideal for those who are new to the process of strategic planning.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5674812980347736322

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (10-11 am)

Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Catch the Highlights! is an opportunity for Professional Development Award winners to share what they learned from their educational activities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/news_blog/2016/05/catch-the-highlights-professional-development-award-winners-share-back/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (11:30-1 pm)

Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age (TechSoup)

 

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes—if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In short, these children and their families could greatly benefit from a media mentor.    What exactly is a media mentor? Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, and Chip Donohue, editor of Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors, to discuss this new term in the lexicon of 21st-century early childhood education. Media mentors can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between. Many libraries, for example, are already starting to support families in making smart media choices and instilling smart media practices with kids. What skills do media mentors need? How can they be supported? And how can more children gain access to them? Michael, Lisa, and Chip will kick off a discussion that explores the importance of these new roles.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/d3vjbc4rg102&eom

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

How to Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not the Boss (SieraLearn)

 

It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/free-webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

Fostering Early Literacy in the Library (American Libraries Live)

 

Learn what you can do to promote early literacy in your library.

 

To register, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

ALA Orlando: Conference Sneak Peek (Booklist)

 

Will we see you at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando in June? Whether you’re deciding which booths to visit first, or if you’re staying home this year, you won’t want to miss this free, hour-long webinar where four publishers share the titles they’ll be promoting in Orlando. Little Bee, Little Brown, Skyhorse, and Workman will preview what they have planned this year. Moderated by Booklist books for youth associate editor Maggie Reagan.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

Weeding Isn’t Sexy, But It Should Be (Colorado State Library)

 

As libraries evolve into community spaces that encourage creativity and participatory experiences, it becomes more and more imperative that the collections we have are an integral part of sparking curiosity. Join us for this interactive webinar to gain confidence in building a strong and popular collection that encourages visibility and promotes serendipitous discovery at your library. Note: To get the most out of this session, please bring 3-5 books to your desk in order to practice evaluating during this webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Thursday, June 16 (12-1 pm)

Webinar: Increasing Veterans’ Access with eBenefits (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Would you like to do more to help veterans? Learn the basics of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ eBenefits web portal, which allows veterans, service members, and eligible dependents to directly access VA benefits and services. Understanding eBenefits will allow you to assist eligible users in accessing the portal so they can effectively manage their VA benefits and military information. This webinar will present an overview of the eBenefits registration, basic navigation, reference contacts, and key resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, June 21 (9-10 am)

Capturing & communicating the value of IM services in a corporate culture (BrightTalk)

 

Ulla de Stricker shares tips and recommendations to inform the work information managers need to do in telling their value stories. Moving beyond usage statistics, Ulla will demonstrate how impact measurement is key to making the business case why it’s worth paying for Information Management services. Come away from the webinar with insights you can put to use immediately to prove the value of information managers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 (10-11 am)

Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)

 

In this interactive webcast, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature of your employees, partners, and teams and learn strategies to turn frustration into an incredible collaboration that yields long lasting results.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 (11-12 pm)

After the Gift: How to build a satisfied, loyal donor base (4Good)

 

This webinar will explore the reasons why donors often stop giving to your organization and how you can change that. You will learn what donors expect when they donate and how you can meet those expectations. Be prepared to receive lots of concrete strategies for increasing the number of donors who continue giving to your organization year after year. This webinar will explore the reasons why donors often stop giving to your organization and how you can change that. You will learn what donors expect when they donate and how you can meet those expectations. Be prepared to receive lots of concrete strategies for increasing the number of donors who continue giving to your organization year after year.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 (1-2 pm)

Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, based on the concepts of organizational citizenship behavior.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 (1-2 pm)

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This month: Health Services Research – NLM Resources for Health Quality, Costs and Access. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a suite of resources to assist you in research related to health quality, costs, and access. These resources are maintained by NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). Join us for an overview of three key websites, and learn how they can help fulfill your research needs.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, June 22 (3-4 pm)

A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)

 

Whether you’ve had a makerspace for years, don’t have one yet, or are just getting started, this webinar has something for you! The presenter will chronicle her experience jump-starting maker culture in her learning community. Funding, curricular connections, equipment, and celebrations, and challenges will be addressed. This webinar, presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT), will benefit K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, and curriculum leaders.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, June 23 (9-10 am)

Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation (Missouri State Library)

 

In this webinar (Part 2 of 2), Wholonomy Consulting will provide attendees with basic information on how to write, implement, monitor and communicate progress on the library’s strategic plan. Wholonomy Consulting has extensive experience with strategic planning for libraries, communities, and nonprofits and has provided assistance in designing strategic planning processes, facilitating strategic planning processes, writing strategic plans, and helping libraries and nonprofits implement these plans.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1929006662445189890

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, June 23 (11-11:45 am)

Selecting for the School Library Collection (Wyoming State Library)

 

You know that you have to purchase materials to keep your library collection updated and relevant for your school community. With tightening budgets and overwhelming schedules, how do you find the time and money for quality materials that still meet curriculum needs, even as we move towards more robust and active spaces? In this webinar we will look at resources for increasing the collection without breaking the budget or losing relevance.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6018674248725170180

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Friday, June 24 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

 

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

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A Good Month to Pick up Tech Credits

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html.  (All events are listed in MT time) – the good folks in Wyoming compile this list each month.  The suggested CE topics listed after each description is added by your CE Coordinator at the Montana State Library.  You can always see the list sooner by subscribing to the calendar.

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html

ADVOCACY

May 4: Listen Up! Turning Library Agnostics into True Believers (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

May 12: Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with ECRR 2.0 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

May 18: Visualizing Library Services – Case Studies from Ohio State and Yale (OCLC Research)

May 19: Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context (Library Connect)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

May 4: Measuring Program Outcomes: A Toolkit for Small Libraries (TechSoup)

May 11: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report (4good)

May 12: 3D Printing @ Your Library: Getting Started (Library Journal)

May 25: Planning for Growth With Inclusive Engagement (Demco)

BOARDS

May 11: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report (4good)

CHILDREN & TEENS

May 13: Kate DiCamillo May 13th Virtual Author Event and LIVE Webcast (Candlewick Press)

May 31: School Librarian’s Workshop: Federal Government Resources for K-12 (Federal Depository Library Program)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

May 3: What We’re Reading for Fall 2016 (Booklist)

May 10: How to Market Your Large Print Collection: Successful Librarians Speak (Booklist)

May 17: YA Announcements: Summer 2016 (Booklist)

May 18: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)

COMMUNICATION

May 4: Towards a More Accessible and Inclusive Presentation (American Alliance of Museums)

May 5: Storymakers 4: Using Photos to Tell Your Organization’s Story (TechSoup)

May 12: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

May 13: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

May 17: Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point (InSync Training)

May 17: Health Literacy Online (DigitalGov)

May 18: Visualizing Library Services – Case Studies from Ohio State and Yale (OCLC Research)

May 19: Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context (Library Connect)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

May 4: Top Secret: Declassified Documents and Freedom of Information Act (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 19: Genealogy Essentials: Helping Patrons Search for Family Roots (WebJunction)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

May 5: Storymakers 4: Using Photos to Tell Your Organization’s Story (TechSoup)

May 11: Five Levels of Leadership: A Game Plan for Leadership Development (Training Magazine Network)

May 12: Turning Stress Into Power (InSync Training)

May 12: May 12: CSL in Session: Get ‘er Done! Using 4DX® to Achieve Your Most Important Goals (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 13: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

May 16: Intellectual Freedom – Core Values for All Librarians (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 18: The Talent Development Dilemma: Don’t Leave Learning to the Search Engine (American Management Association)

May 19: Essential Webinar Series: Intro to What Makes a Great Library (Siera Learn)

FUNDRAISING

May 3: Nonprofit 911: Unlock the Magic of Monthly Giving (Network for Good)

May 4: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

May 11: Money for Good 2015: What donor needs are, and how we can use them to jump-start American giving (GuideStar)

May 12: How Data Standards Can Help Save the World (GuideStar)

May 18: Smart Tips to Identify, Screen, Rate and Qualify Major Gift Prospects (4good)

May 25: Investment Management for your Nonprofit (4good)

LIBRARY SPACES

May 10: Grow and Learn: Library Outdoor Spaces! (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

May 11: Future Proofing Library Spaces (Infopeople)

May 11: Linux Laptops for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 12: Makerspaces in the Library (American Libraries Live)

May 25: Creating a Blended Learning Space in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 26: Designing and Creating Maker Spaces (EdWeb)

MANAGEMENT

May 10: The Five Question Leader: Work Less Hard, Have More Impact (Training Magazine Network)

May 12: CSL in Session: Get ‘er Done! Using 4DX® to Achieve Your Most Important Goals (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 12: Turning Stress Into Power (InSync Training)

May 16: Intellectual Freedom – Core Values for All Librarians (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

May 18: The Talent Development Dilemma: Don’t Leave Learning to the Search Engine (American Management Association)

May 19: Essential Webinar Series: Intro to What Makes a Great Library (Siera Learn)

May 19: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (Volunteer Match)

May 24: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

May 25: Investment Management for your Nonprofit (4good)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

May 3: Introducing Learning Circles: Online Learning, Offline (WebJunction)

May 4: Welcome the World to Your Library: Creating a Multilingual Library Introduction Video (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 12: Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with ECRR 2.0 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

May 17: Health Literacy Online (DigitalGov)

PROGRAMMING

May 3: Memoir Writing for Older Adults (Washington State Library)

May 13: Kate DiCamillo May 13th Virtual Author Event and LIVE Webcast (Candlewick Press)

May 19: The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden (National Archives)

May 25: Civil War Voices: Records from the National Archives and a Personal Collection (National Archives)

READERS’ ADVISORY

May 3: What We’re Reading for Fall 2016 (Booklist)

May 17: YA Announcements: Summer 2016 (Booklist)

May 18: What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)

REFERENCE

May 3: Bullying at School and at Work: Government Resources Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 4: Top Secret: Declassified Documents and Freedom of Information Act (Federal Depository Library Program)

May 5: Copyright services at universities (ALA Washington)

May 19: Genealogy Essentials: Helping Patrons Search for Family Roots (WebJunction)

May 25: Civil War Voices: Records from the National Archives and a Personal Collection (National Archives)

May 31: School Librarian’s Workshop: Federal Government Resources for K-12 (Federal Depository Library Program)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

May 3: STEAM Is the New STEM: How You Can Bring It to Your School (Education Week)

May 16: TL News Night (TL Virtual Cafe)

May 17: Strategies for School Makerspace Success with Maker Guru Colleen Graves (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 18: Super Happy Maker Fun Hour: Bonus School Edition (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 18: 30 Apps in 60 Minutes (EdWeb)

May 25: Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs: Successful Strategies from Experienced Early Childhood Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

May 26: Designing and Creating Maker Spaces (EdWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

May 4: 25 Free and Low-Cost Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)

May 5: Social Media for Trainers (InSync Training)

May 6: Tech Trends with Tine: Control Your Future – New User Interfaces (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

May 11: Linux Laptops for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 12: 3D Printing @ Your Library: Getting Started (Library Journal)

May 12: Makerspaces in the Library (American Libraries Live)

May 17: Strategies for School Makerspace Success with Maker Guru Colleen Graves (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 18: Super Happy Maker Fun Hour: Bonus School Edition (Colorado Virtual Library)

May 18: 30 Apps in 60 Minutes (EdWeb)

May 20: Tech Trends with Tine: Starting from Scratch – Grassroots/DIY/Maker Tech (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

May 26: Producing Linked Data (OCLC)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

May 3: 101 Ways to Expand Learning Beyond the Classroom (InSync Training)

May 5: Social Media for Trainers (InSync Training)

May10: The Five Question Leader: Work Less Hard, Have More Impact (Training Magazine Network)

May 17: Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point (InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

May 12: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

May 19: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (Volunteer Match)

May 24: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, May 3 (10-11 am)

Memoir Writing for Older Adults (Washington State Library)

Join us as we promote the concept of libraries sponsoring memoir-writing workshops as a regular part of programming, in order to build community and attract library use by older adults.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

101 Ways to Expand Learning Beyond the Classroom (InSync Training)

How do we create and deliver personalized developmental experiences? How can we support social learning? How can we ensure employees are immersed in the “right” experiential learning? What is our role to influence the interaction between employees and their supervisors? How can we stimulate informal learning? This webinar will help you look beyond virtual and traditional classrooms to expand your learners’ options.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 3 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: Unlock the Magic of Monthly Giving (Network for Good)

Did you know that the average recurring donor gives 42% more in one year than donors who only give one-time gifts. Making monthly giving a priority is one of the smartest things you can do as a fundraiser. A recurring giving strategy empowers your supporters to give more over time and dramatically improves your donor retention rates. Ready to turn your one-time donors into monthly sustainers? Join this free webinar to learn how to start your own monthly giving program online or optimize your existing efforts.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

What We’re Reading for Fall 2016 (Booklist)

The Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff share their top picks for fall 2016. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for the fall’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Live attendees will be entered to win one of fifty “Can’t, I’m Booked” tote bags filled with ARCs! Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist’s Collection Management and Library Outreach Editor.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

STEAM Is the New STEM: How You Can Bring It to Your School (Education Week)

Now more than ever, it is important that students engage in STEAM learning in order to be ready for what is around the corner. STEAM—adding Arts to STEM—provides a full, 360-degree approach to 21st-century learning. This webinar will give you the inspiration to start your own STEAM learning initiative in your school or district as well as the necessary tips, tricks, and tools for implementing a successful program. You’ll hear from educators including Helen Mowers and Anna Adam from Killeen Independent School District in Texas. Find out how STEAM permeates the curriculum and how tools such as LittleBits get students inventing and reimagining the world around them.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 3 (12-1 pm)

Bullying at School and at Work: Government Resources Can Help (Federal Depository Library Program)

This bilingual webinar offers statistics on bullying, as well as describes the types of bullying. Federal Government agencies, such as the Departments of Justice and Education, provide information on bullying. In addition, there are Government websites and databases which have information on bullying. Some international information, as well as state and Federal laws on bullying, will also be presented.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 3 (1-2 pm)

Introducing Learning Circles: Online Learning, Offline (WebJunction)

Learning Circles offer a solution to the isolation of online learning by creating study groups for learners who want to take their online courses together, in-person. Developed by Chicago Public Library and P2PU, these librarian-facilitated study groups meet weekly in the library for 6-8 weeks to work through online courses in subjects ranging from resume writing to public speaking to web design. Participants experience the value of sharing strategies, progress and companionship with peers, all in a low-stress environment.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 4 (9-10 am)

Welcome the World to Your Library: Creating a Multilingual Library Introduction Video (Nebraska Library Commission

In 2013, Lincoln City Libraries was named an “American Dream Library” grant recipient by the ALA. Our grant-funded project, intended to add or expand literacy services for adult English language learners, included the creation of library use videos in English, Arabic, Karen, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese languages. We’ll share the challenges and rewards of partnerships, scriptwriting, filming, translation and promoting our video to welcome and introduce new users to their libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 4 (10-11 am)

25 Free and Low-Cost Tools for Nonprofits (Idealware)

You wear a lot of hats and have a lot to do. What tools can help you do and be your best on a nonprofit budget? Join us for an hour spent exploring free and low-cost tools that range from photo editing and design apps to time management and collaboration tools.

For more information and to register, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Program Outcomes: A Toolkit for Small Libraries (TechSoup)

This free webinar will provide an overview of outcome measurement from Project Outcome, a new program from the Public Library Association, that provides simple tools so libraries can measure programs across seven common service areas.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Towards a More Accessible and Inclusive Presentation (American Alliance of Museums)

The ability to plan and deliver effective presentations is an important skill-whether you are presenting to your staff or board, to an audience of colleagues at a seminar or conference, or to participants at a program at your institution. But if the presentation is not accessible and inclusive then the content you provide is not being effectively communicated to the broadest audience. In this webcast, presenters will demonstrate and explain practical strategies for planning, delivering and evaluating accessible and inclusive presentations, including formatting choices, presentation techniques, visual media, and materials or handouts.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.aam-us.org/resources/online-programs

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Top Secret: Declassified Documents and Freedom of Information Act (Federal Depository Library Program)

Depository libraries provide access to a rich record of the U.S. Government’s activities. But what about the memos, telegrams, reports, and other elusive documents that were intended for a very limited audience? This session focuses on some of the processes through which these documents become available to members of the public: declassification, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and Mandatory Declassification Review (MDR). Participants will discover sources and strategies for finding declassified Government documents, as well as best practices for submitting FOIA and MDR requests.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 4 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/5/(year)/2016

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 4 (1-2 pm)

Listen Up! Turning Library Agnostics into True Believers (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Those who don’t care about libraries or believe that they aren’t relevant in the 21st century are exactly the ones who can hurt the future of your library. We may not be able to turn everyone in the community into library users (what a wonderful goal!) but we can educate them about the value of the library to the community. Learn how to educate the library agnostics in your community about the value of your library. Sally Gardner Reed, executive director of United for Libraries, will discuss strategies for making the case.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Social Media for Trainers (InSync Training)

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job. We’ll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Storymakers 4: Using Photos to Tell Your Organization’s Story (TechSoup)

If your nonprofit or library is thinking about jumping into storytelling through photo, this is the place to start! Where do you begin when picking up a camera, collecting images from supporters and staff, or curating those images into a compelling narrative to support your organization’s work? In this hour-long webinar, you’ll learn about: Considering a photo story concept; Composing photos to get the best shots for your story; Selecting the right photos; Get tips on editing photos and which tools to use; Adding captions or text to photos; And more.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 5 (12-1 pm)

Copyright services at universities (ALA Washington)

Universities and their libraries provide copyright information to the members of their communities in different ways. Hear three copyright and scholarly communication librarians describe the services they offer regarding copyright to their faculty, staff, and students. Our presenters will include Sandra Enimil, Program Director, University Libraries Copyright Resources Center from the Ohio State University, Sandy De Groote, Scholarly Communications Librarian from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Cindy Kristof, Head of Copyright and Document Services from Kent State University.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/category/webinars/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, May 6 (9-10 am)

Tech Trends with Tine: Control Your Future – New User Interfaces (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Do you remember Star Trek IV when Scotty tried to talk to the computer and ended up having to use a mouse? Interaction with our data and communication devices is changing. Imagine using hand gestures, thoughts, or voice to make all of your input. This week we are looking at the next step in data input. Come learn what haptic, gestural, VR/AR, and thoughts-based interfaces are and what they can do.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, May 10 (11-12 pm)

The Five Question Leader: Work Less Hard, Have More Impact (Training Magazine Network)

Managers and leaders find themselves stuck in three vicious circles. They’re frustrated by teams who have become over-dependent on them. They’re overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do. And they’re disconnected from their own Great Work – the work that has impact, the work that has meaning. Sound familiar? Breaking out of those vicious circles is simpler than you might think. Mastering five essential questions can help managers and leaders increase the focus, courage and resilience they need to have more impact in the work they do.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library  administration

 

Tuesday, May 10 (12-1 pm)

How to Market Your Large Print Collection: Successful Librarians Speak (Booklist)

Is your library making the most out of its Large Print collection? Want to leverage your existing investment in those titles to bring in new readers and boost circulation? Find out how! Large Print books are an important part of any circulating collection, and they have great appeal to a range of readers. Learn how to get the most out of your collection and build awareness of the format as well. Join Booklist and Thorndike Press for a lively discussion about what works – and what doesn’t work – to increase access, consideration, and use of your library’s large print collection. Led by four expert librarians, this webinar will deliver practical tips, proven techniques, and overall strategies that have been field tested.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, May 10 (1-2 pm)

Grow and Learn: Library Outdoor Spaces! (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

The Bulverde Spring Branch Library and the Tye Preston Memorial Library collaborated with the Master Naturalists, Master Gardeners, and the Native Plant Society to create butterfly gardens, wildscapes, and nature trails. Visitors enjoy the beauty of nature and learn to recreate these spaces on their own property. Children gleefully watch as butterflies fly around and learn how these creatures eat and what plants will attract them.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 11 (9-10 am)

Linux Laptops for Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

Public libraries provide computers for public use that are affordable, easy for patrons to use and staff to maintain, and able to protect patron information while still providing use statistics for reporting purposes. With an increasing number of patrons bringing in their own devices or needing a work surface to use without a computer, work surfaces are at a premium. To address all of these issues, the Millis (MA) Public Library recently purchased and configured entry-level laptops running Ubuntu for use in the library. These machines are affordable, easy to use, easy to configure to protect patron information and provide usage statistics, and flexible—they can be used anywhere in the building, allowing the library to make the best possible use of its limited space. Get an overview of the benefits of this program and a guide for trying Ubuntu at your own library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Five Levels of Leadership: A Game Plan for Leadership Development (Training Magazine Network)

The 5 Levels of Leadership webinar will provide a complete framework for developing influence for yourself and others inside your organization. This program covers the upsides and downsides of leadership, as well as the key beliefs and behaviors that a leader must practice in order to advance to the next level.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report (4good)

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 11 (11-12 pm)

Money for Good 2015: What donor needs are, and how we can use them to jump-start American giving (GuideStar)

American giving has hovered around 2% of GDP since the late 1970s. Hope Neighbor of Camber Collective will present her firm’s recent Money for Good ($FG) 2015 research, which explores why American giving is stuck and what we can do about it—as individual organizations and as a sector. Hope will be joined by Alison Carlman of GlobalGiving, who will share GlobalGiving’s experience using the Camber donor segmentation and how different types of organizations might think about using the $FG research in their own work.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 11 (1-2 pm)

Future Proofing Library Spaces (Infopeople)

In this webinar we’ll look at approaches to retrofitting existing library spaces to accommodate established and emerging technologies. We’ll also introduce the basics of “Design Thinking” and Project Management to help you form a vision for your library and implement your ideas. Finally, we’ll use plain language to consider trends and tools from a common-sense standpoint to help equip you for the future.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Turning Stress Into Power (InSync Training)

Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (Volunteer Match)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

Makerspaces in the Library (American Libraries Live)

Learn about the role of Makerspaces in the library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

CSL in Session: Get ‘er Done! Using 4DX® to Achieve Your Most Important Goals (Colorado Virtual Library)

Originally published in 2012, “The 4 Disciplines of Execution” presents a structured way to ensure that every employee is engaged and successfully working towards an organization’s most important goals. In this interactive webinar, you will be introduced to the four disciplines and discuss how it might apply to your library system, branch or department. Join us as we brainstorm how to turn strategic plans into blueprints for success!

No registration is required! The session will be offered via Adobe Connect. You can access the classroom via the CSL in Session website listed below.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2016-05/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 12 (12-1 pm)

How Data Standards Can Help Save the World (GuideStar)

Modern life is full of data—a lot of data. Sometimes it feels simply overwhelming. And that’s especially true in the philanthropic sector. It can feel like our work is simply an endless string of profiles, templates, accounts, applications, and reports. If we aren’t thoughtful about it, the flow of data in philanthropy could be a barrier to effectiveness instead of a way to amplify our impact.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

3D Printing @ Your Library: Getting Started (Library Journal)

Join us for a discussion of the foundational elements necessary for consideration when planning and implementing a 3D printing and scanning service at your library. We’ll address topics that apply to all types of libraries and we’ll share information about budget planning, equipment selection, policy development, and staff training.

For more information and to register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/#_

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 12 (1-2 pm)

Early Literacy Outreach for Teen Parents: Engage and Inspire with ECRR 2.0 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

This webinar will focus connecting with teen parents in your community and engaging them in sharing the Every Child Ready to Read five early literacy practices of Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing, and Playing with their little ones.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, May 13 (9-10 am)

Kate DiCamillo May 13th Virtual Author Event and LIVE Webcast (Candlewick Press)

Join two-time Newbery award-winning author Kate DiCamillo as she discusses her newest release, Raymie Nightingale, a masterful, moving novel about an unforgettable summer friendship. DiCamillo, in her role as National Summer Reading Champion, will also talk directly to students about the importance of summer reading and encourage signs-ups at local public libraries for the 2016 program “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.katedicamillolive.com/

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Friday, May 13 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, May 16 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Intellectual Freedom – Core Values for All Librarians (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Explore issues of intellectual freedom and the impact librarians have on this basic freedom.

No registration is needed. To join the webinar, click on this link: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Monday, May 16 (6-7 pm)

TL News Night (TL Virtual Cafe)

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries”

and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For more information and to register, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point (InSync Training)

Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

Strategies for School Makerspace Success with Maker Guru Colleen Graves (Colorado Virtual Library)

Colleen Graves has been knee deep in the maker movement since her first year working as a teacher librarian. She even has two books on the way! Join us for this interactive online session as Graves talks strategies for engagement, success, and implementation for school libraries of all sizes, and all flavors (rural/suburban/urban). Bring your burning questions, your unsolved challenges, and your unbridled curiosity to this interactive online session.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2016-05/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

YA Announcements: Summer 2016 (Booklist)

Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this hour-long, free webinar, featuring representatives from Albert Whitman, Quarto, Second Story Press, and Sterling Publishing. Moderated by Booklist books for youth senior editor Sarah Hunter.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, May 17 (12-1 pm)

Health Literacy Online (DigitalGov)

Want to simplify the user experience online? Of course you do! Join us as we cover highlights from the second edition of Health Literacy Online, a research-based guide with practical tips for creating easy-to-use health websites and digital health information tools. Learn about ways to make your online health information and services more appealing, accessible, and usable for your audiences – particularly for users who don’t have strong reading or health literacy skills.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.digitalgov.gov/events/2016-05/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 18 (10-11 am)

Visualizing Library Services – Case Studies from Ohio State and Yale (OCLC Research)

Many organizations are utilizing data visualization tools, like Tableau, to provide dynamic, meaningful, and actionable metrics to key stakeholders. This webinar will highlight examples of works in progress from Ohio State University and Yale University Library. We’ll discuss a wide variety of projects that highlight the use of data visualization. We’ll touch on many of the important principles we’ve learned about data analysis and visualization, including some of the pitfalls involved in the process.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oclc.org/research/events/webinars.html

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 18 (10-11 am)

The Talent Development Dilemma: Don’t Leave Learning to the Search Engine (American Management Association)

From eLearning, online training, self-paced learning, executive coaching, developmental coaching, instructor-led training, performance support tools, to competencies, learning nuggets, job aids, skills, knowledge, behavior, retention, information overload … the list seems to go on and on. In this insightful and thought-provoking program, a panel of diverse experts will look at how individuals do and don’t learn, and some of the truths and myths about information gleaned from the Internet.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 18 (11-12 pm)

Smart Tips to Identify, Screen, Rate and Qualify Major Gift Prospects (4good)

If you haven’t succeeded as much as you’d hoped with major gift fundraising, or maybe you haven’t even started yet, here is the place to begin! You know the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” It means that time spent up front will pay off – big time – down the road. And that’s certainly true with major gift fundraising. Join us for this interactive, 60-minute webinar to discover how to create your perfect pool of donor-investors and build a manageable caseload of folks likely to make a major gift to your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Digital Skills for Older Adults: Teaching Technology in Public Libraries (TechSoup)

Join us for this free webinar to learn how your library can help older adults learn to use new technologies. You will hear from the St. Mary’s County Library (Maryland), which is providing older adults with effective training and technology assistance. This library will share examples of successful programming, as well as tips for working with older adults. You will also learn about TechBoomers, a free website that offers technology training tutorials developed specifically for older adults.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/as9ypfhwz9ax&eom

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 18 (12-1 pm)

Super Happy Maker Fun Hour: Bonus School Edition (Colorado Virtual Library)

The Colorado State Library is going to be showcasing a new maker every month from January until June, and you can ask questions, learn about their projects, and get ideas for inspiring and implementing maker activities in your library. We’ll have something for everyone, so no need to be an expert on any given topic. Just come interested and eager to ask questions! For May, we’re going to double down and offer an extra special school library edition featuring the fabulous Colleen Graves! She’ll be talking about project she’s working on, how to make maker activities accessible in a school setting, LittleBits and MaKey MaKey!

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2016-05/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 18 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Young Adult Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)

The world of young adult literature is an innovative, dynamic one that has become one of the most vibrant areas of publishing. Each publishing season brings a host of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with these changes and the 5,000+ new titles flooding the market annually can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and the best new titles for your collection.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, May 18 (3-4 pm)

30 Apps in 60 Minutes (EdWeb)

It’s time for our annual app review! In this session, participants will discover apps that change the way students and teachers think about learning. The presenter will feature apps that promote essential 21st century learning skills – critical thinking, collaboration, communication – and apps that fuel creativity. Do you have apps you’d like to share?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 19 (9-10 am)

Research impact metrics for librarians: calculation & context (Library Connect)

Do you know what the h-index is, but wonder how it varies among disciplines? Are you curious about metrics beyond the Impact Factor to assess journal quality? In this webinar, discover a basket of metrics you can use to look at author, article and journal impact. Find out the actual formulas for these metrics and tools for calculation or reliable sources. Also, discover how to put the metrics in context when it comes to a particular discipline or career stage.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, May 19 (10-11 am)

The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden (National Archives)

Joel Goldstein presents a comprehensive account of the Vice Presidency as the office has developed from Walter Mondale to Joe Biden. Goldstein will discuss how a constitutional office can evolve as well as the critical role of political leadership in institutional development.

For more information and to watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yZT8byNx_I

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

Essential Webinar Series: Intro to What Makes a Great Library (Siera Learn)

Since 1978, I have worked as a library consultant and have had the privilege of visiting hundreds of libraries, from rural storefronts to the largest public and academic institutions, from small rooms in big buildings to beloved monuments to learning and culture. What do the best have in common?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/free-webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 19 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (Volunteer Match)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 19 (1-2 pm)

Genealogy Essentials: Helping Patrons Search for Family Roots (WebJunction)

The advent of the Internet liberated genealogy research. With the resulting ease of access, individual genealogy exploration has blossomed. However, many people pay for research services, not realizing that they can go to their public library for free, reliable tools and assistance. This webinar will teach library staff how to assist patrons with genealogical questions, using FamilySearch.org, a leading genealogy resource. Learn the reference skills necessary to determine a patron’s research experience and reveal the problem to be solved. Learn how to orient patrons to available resources and introduce them to the principles of finding a record for a known ancestor. Become a better guide to your patron researchers and help them to connect successfully with the details and stories of their ancestry.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Friday, May 20 (9-10 am)

Tech Trends with Tine: Starting from Scratch – Grassroots/DIY/Maker Tech (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Local communities want to be part of the electronics movement. We see many grassroots initiatives including Do-it-yourself (DIY) and the Maker phenomenons. Who is involved? What do these efforts have to do with libraries? What does it take to get your library in the conversation? Bring some of your own examples of programs you’ve held or heard about.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, May 24 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 25 (9-10 am)

Creating a Blended Learning Space in Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

As Blended Learning environments become more commonplace in school classrooms, school librarians are taking on the look as well. What strategies and methods can be utilized to create that personalized learning space? Learning about how Nebraska’s Blended Learning Initiative can be part of your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 25 (11-12 pm)

Investment Management for your Nonprofit (4good)

What are the major pitfalls investment management for nonprofits ?What are the important things to know and get right ? Investment management is one of those topics that people often overlook. However, having an investment strategy is a key component that creates transparency, accountability and governance for your organization.The objective of this workshop is to explain how nonprofits can take a proactive role with their organizations’ financial assets, the most important things to focus on, and tips to get started.We’ll discuss understanding organization needs, timeframes and risk; evaluating investment managers and advisors; and clarifying roles and responsibilities.Target audience includes Executive Directors, Finance Directors & Staff, and Board members.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, May 25 (12-1 pm)

Civil War Voices: Records from the National Archives and a Personal Collection (National Archives)

Researcher John Emond presents dramatic, humorous, and poignant “voices” of soldiers from the North and South through their documents and letters. Presentation materials available online.

For more information and to watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkaPFOL6cPc

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, May 25 (12-1:30 pm)

Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs: Successful Strategies from Experienced Early Childhood Educators (Early Childhood Investigations)

Early childhood programs face challenges to inclusion: attitudinal barriers, legal requirements, staff support, and partnerships. Yet high quality inclusive settings exist all over our country that set good examples. This webinar shares the recommendations from the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs and strategies to support professional development, collaboration, and family engagement. Learn solutions from experienced early childhood professionals.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, May 25 (1-2 pm)

Planning for Growth with Inclusive Engagement (Demco)

Learn about Madison Public Library’s participatory process for building their eastside strategic plan. After holding more than 50 citywide dialogues that engaged Madison’s underrepresented communities, the library used the emerging themes to build a framework for prioritizing facility sites and services and designing outcome measures. This talk discusses lessons learned, how to keep equity in the front seat of library planning and how you can scale this process to your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, May 26 (11-12 pm)

Producing Linked Data (OCLC)

Ready to harness the power of linked data but don’t know where to start? This series of webinars will move you from a bystander to an active participant in the new frontier of linked data. We will begin with a basic overview of linked data principles before diving into techniques and tools for consuming and producing linked data. Participants will learn to manipulate linked data graphs using several tools and programming languages, including Ruby, PHP, JavaScript and SPARQL. We’ll review RDFa, JSON-LD serializations, framing and how JSON-LD can be used to easily publish linked data. Participants will also learn how to use framing to publish an existing JSON document as linked data and how to add RDFa to an HTML document.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.oclc.org/events.en.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, May 26 (3-4 pm)

Designing and Creating Maker Spaces (EdWeb)

Most educators think robotics, 3D printing and construction when they envision maker spaces, so how does this concept fit into the curriculum? By using design thinking as a framework for instruction, we will explore the possibilities for students to engage in empathy, seek new problems to solve, then prototype and test their solutions. When students start to create material for a larger audience, they ultimately need a way to make their ideas into physical realities. We will look at the pedagogy and the process to help make this happen.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-05/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, May 31 (12-1 pm)

School Librarian’s Workshop: Federal Government Resources for K-12 (Federal Depository Library Program)

Are you a school librarian? Do you work with school librarians or children? The School Librarian’s Workshop will provide useful information for grades K-12, including Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government and Kids.gov. The webinar will explore specific agency sites which provide information, in English and Spanish, appropriate for elementary and secondary school students. Teachers and school librarians will discover information on Federal laws and regulations and learn about resources for best practices in the classroom.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ja3uwxv

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Great webinar learning for Spring

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html.  (All events are listed in MT time).

 

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html

ADVOCACY

Apr. 27: Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)
Apr. 28: Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)

Apr. 28: Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Colorado State Library)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Apr. 13: Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)

BOARDS

Apr. 20: Tools for More Effective Board Meetings (4Good)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Apr. 20: Able Young Readers, Healthy Growing Bodies: Connecting early literacy to health (Early Childhood Investigations)

Apr. 27: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding (American Association of School Librarians)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Apr. 7: Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard (TechSoup)

Apr. 12: Great Middle-Grade Reads (Booklist)

Apr. 12: Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

Apr. 14: Apr. 14: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)

Apr. 19: 12 Things: New Directions for Collections (Montana State Library)

Apr. 20: Digital Collection Development – It’s Still the Wild West! (edWeb)

Apr. 20: Incorporating eBooks into the Curriculum: Engaging Your Whole School Community with Digital (edWeb)

Apr. 26: From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

COMMUNICATION

Apr. 14: Website Accessibility: Building an Online Space for Everyone (Idealware)

Apr. 20: Your Own Terms: Taking Charge of Any Negotiation (American Management Association)

Apr. 27: Negotiation Skills for Women in Non-Profit (4Good)

Apr. 27: Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)

Apr. 28: Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Colorado State Library)

Apr. 29:  Beyond Words: Visual choices that deepen learning (TLT Group)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Apr. 6: Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content (School Library Journal)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Apr. 1: To change or not to change? That is the question… Change, Innovation, and Counter-(Counter)-Implementation (TLT Group)

Apr. 14: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Apr. 20: Your Own Terms: Taking Charge of Any Negotiation (American Management Association)

Apr. 27: Negotiation Skills for Women in Non-Profit (4Good)

Apr. 27: Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace (Nebraska Library Commission)

FUNDRAISING

Apr. 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Apr. 13: Emerging Issues in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Public Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

LIBRARY SPACES

Apr. 27: Nuts & Bolts (and Bricks!): Library Elections Primer for Operating and Building Projects (Colorado Virtual Library)

MANAGEMENT

Apr. 5: An introduction to open data and APIs (DigitalGov)

Apr. 5: Personalized Learning: Overcoming the Learning and Development Engagement Problem (Insync Training)

Apr. 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)

Apr. 12: Bozarthzone! Turning stress into power (Insync Training)

Apr. 27: Nuts & Bolts (and Bricks!): Library Elections Primer for Operating and Building Projects (Colorado Virtual Library)

Apr. 27: How to Engage Your Leadership on Engagement! (Training Magazine Network)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Apr. 4: Day 1: Membership Growth Online Summit – Online Marketing Funnel (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 5: Day 2: Membership Growth Online Summit – Facebook Ads (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 5: Day 2: Membership Growth Online Summit – Google Ads for Charities & Nonprofits (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 5: First Tuesdays: Readers to Eaters (Washington State Library)

Apr. 6: Day 3: Membership Growth Online Summit – Social Media (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 7: Day 4: Membership Growth Online Summit – Reach Millennials (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 8: Day 5: Membership Growth Online Summit – Membership Models (Wild Apricot)

Apr. 13: Content Marketing and Strategy (Infopeople)

Apr. 20: Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 20: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Apr. 28: Amping Up Your STEM Program (Booklist)

PROGRAMMING

Apr. 5: First Tuesdays: Readers to Eaters (Washington State Library)

Apr. 7: Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard (TechSoup)

Apr. 13: Libraries & Museums Serving Free Summer Meals (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

Apr. 19: Incubate Creativity at Your Library (WebJunction)

Apr. 25: The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts (National Archives)

Apr. 28: Preserving Your Digital Life (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Apr. 12: Great Middle-Grade Reads (Booklist)

Apr. 14: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)

Apr. 26: Mysteries to Die For (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Apr. 11: Diets, Textiles, and Electricity: Records that Impacted the Domestic Lives of Americans (National Archives)

Apr. 11: 2016 SXSW for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Apr. 13: African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation (National Archives)

Apr. 19: Find the Information You Need! (Booklist/Rowman & Littlefield)

Apr. 19: Four Starting Points for Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 21: Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 3 – U.S. International Trade Administration (Federal Depository Library Program)

Apr. 27: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Apr. 4: Inquiry-based Learning for the Gen-Z Student! (edWeb)

Apr. 4: Educate & Engage: The Parent-Teacher Conference (TL Virtual Cafe)

Apr. 5: The Big6 Curriculum: Essential & Practical (edWeb)

Apr. 6: Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content (School Library Journal)

Apr. 6: TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr. 13: Personalized Learning with Gooru (American Association of School Librarians)

Apr. 18: This Month in School Libraries (TL Virtual Cafe)

Apr. 20: Incorporating eBooks into the Curriculum: Engaging Your Whole School Community with Digital (edWeb)

Apr. 20: Innovation for Diverse 21st Century Learning Environments (Education Week)

Apr. 27: Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

Apr. 13: Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 27: Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace (Nebraska Library Commission)

Apr. 27: Emerging Technology Trends and the Library: The Future is Now (Demco)

Apr. 28: Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)

Apr. 28: Amping Up Your STEM Program (Booklist)

Apr. 29: Tech Trends with Tine: Robots & Drones (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Apr. 5: The Right Template for Right Content Source (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 5: The Big6 Curriculum: Essential & Practical (edWeb)

Apr. 5: Personalized Learning: Overcoming the Learning and Development Engagement Problem (Insync Training)

Apr. 7: Rock Your Training with Revolutionary Training Technologies (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 13: The Nuts and Bolts of Creating an Engaging Training Program (Training Magazine Network)

Apr. 14: Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

VOLUNTEERS

Apr. 12: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (Volunteer Match)

Apr. 14: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (Volunteer Match)

Apr. 19: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Apr. 4 (1-2 pm)

Day 1: Membership Growth Online Summit – Online Marketing Funnel (Wild Apricot)

As a nonprofit manager, one of your main initiatives is to attract and retain new members. You’ve tried various marketing campaigns, but they take a lot of work (plus the payoff is largely unpredictable). All this can be solved by an automated Marketing Funnel. A Marketing Funnel is an automated process (that relies on email) which nurtures prospects into members as they learn about your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Apr.4 (1-2 pm)

Inquiry-based Learning for the Gen-Z Student! (edWeb)

We know this connected generation loves technology and wants to be in charge of their learning. Inquiry-based learning is a perfect match! New standards, such as the C3 Social Studies, NGSS, ISTE and AASL Standards, and the Common Core, all embrace inquiry research, so educators need to understand the differences between finding information and finding answers. This webinar will help teachers and librarians repackage old research models for Gen-Z students. Paige Jaegar will spotlight why inquiry works and how to build learning adventures that spark imagination and enable your students to uncover and discover essential understandings of any discipline.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Monday, Apr. 4 (6-7 pm)

Educate & Engage: The Parent-Teacher Conference (TL Virtual Cafe)

Local Portland area school districts are partnering to host Educate & Engage 2016: The Parent-Teacher Conference — offering parents an opportunity to hear from teachers about the roles and implications of technology both in and out of today’s modern classroom. Colette & Miranda’s session is about helping parents help their children with research and accessing databases. Come learn how to communicate and collaborate with parents and public libraries to impact student learning.

For more information, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 5 (9-10 am)

Day 2: Membership Growth Online Summit – Facebook Ads (Wild Apricot)

Looking for new ways to attract members to your nonprofit organization? Have you tried Facebook Ads? You’ll be surprised at how effective Facebook Ads have become in the last few years. Imagine advertising only to people who may already be interested in your organization. Now imagine paying only for that advertisement when those people click on it. That’s the magic of Facebook Ads – they can be vital to your organization’s growth.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr.5 (9-10 am)

An introduction to open data and APIs (DigitalGov)

This talk will introduce you to the fundamentals of open data and APIs on the modern web. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to read and work with URLs, JSON, and some APIs that use them. No programming or technical background necessary, and everything will happen inside of a web browser. The presenter will be using Chrome, with the “JSON Formatter” extension installed. If you’re planning to follow along with the workshop (recommended), then you should use Chrome or Firefox. If using Firefox, the “JSON View” extension is recommended.

While most uses of APIs do require some programming, everyone will find it valuable to demystify the mechanics of how open data and the web function. If you work with data in any way (even if you don’t code), you may be surprised at how helpful these concepts are in your work!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.digitalgov.gov/events/2016-04/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 5 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Readers to Eaters (Washington State Library)

Community organizations, libraries, and publishers are uniquely positioned to engage and inform the public around food and nutrition. Hear an overview of America’s eating habits and the importance of food literacy (knowing both what and how we eat,) and see how libraries are becoming community food hubs through collections, programs, library gardens, CSAs and farmers market outreach, and lending seeds and tools. Food-themed programming can also be a great way to reach new patrons—in KCLS, 18% of those attending “food” programs were first-timers. Learn how to build not just a better food community, but a better community through food.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 5 (11-12 pm)

The Right Template for Right Content Source (Training Magazine Network)

Thiagi continues to explore techniques for making training design faster, cheaper, and better. In this session, he demonstrates how to locate existing content resources (both archived and live) and wrap them inside effective and engaging learning activities. This approach saves the time and resources that are unnecessarily wasted in rediscovering the training content. By using validated templates for the activities, this technique also speeds up the design process.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 5 (11-12 am)

Personalized Learning: Overcoming the Learning and Development Engagement Problem (Insync Training)

Two daunting trends — the increasing skills gap and the lack of employee engagement — are affecting the perception of Learning & Development (L&D) in organizations. Employees, managers, and executives are becoming increasingly disengaged from the L&D department and its offerings. It’s time to turn it around! See what happens when you connect competency models to skills and career development with personalized learning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 5 (1-2 pm)

Day 2: Membership Growth Online Summit – Google Ads for Charities & Nonprofits (Wild Apricot)

Did you know that as a registered nonprofit or charity you get $10,000/month in Google Adwords? That’s right, you can build an amazing and free Google Ads campaign that drives new qualified traffic to your website. But, what are you going to do with that $10,000? In our upcoming Free Expert Webinar, Jason Shim, and Mark Hallman, Digital Media Managers and Google Partners share their best strategies on how to make the most of your Adwords campaigns.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 5 (2-3 pm)

The Big6 Curriculum: Essential & Practical (edWeb)

In this webinar, Mike Eisenberg and Colet Bartow help educators preK–20, especially teacher-librarians, to design and deliver curriculum and instruction to meet the ICT literacy needs of 21st-century students. Join us and learn how to use the Big6 curriculum approach to provide a clearly defined, predictable, measured and reported program. In addition, we will focus on strategies and tools for assessment, reporting, and gaining widespread buy-in for the program. This webinar will be useful for instructional leaders, teacher-librarians, and teachers.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-04/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr.6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/4/(year)/2016

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 6 (1-2 pm)

Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content (School Library Journal)

Learn how eBooks and other digital content formats are helping school librarians deliver enhanced educational and recreational reading opportunities to students and educators. We’ll share best practices and real-life examples from K-12 librarians who’ve lead successful digital shifts and more deeply engaged their school communities in reading.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 6 (1-2 pm)

Day 3: Membership Growth Online Summit – Social Media (Wild Apricot)

How active are you in Social Media? Maybe a better question is, how has your ROI been with Social Media? The first step to turning a great ROI on Social Media is to have a great strategy. In our upcoming Free Expert Webinar, Amy Sample Ward, CEO of The Nonprofit Technology Network shares her best strategies on how to use Social Media to boost Membership Engagement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 6 (5-6 pm)

TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio (American Association of School Librarians)

The school library should already be a center for information, for technology and for creation in a school. Those aspects uniquely position the library program to create an ad hoc television studio. Because many schools and districts don’t have the money to invest in a state-of-the art studio, this webinar will focus on how to create a functional studio on a tight budget. We will focus on software, hardware and other preparation work required for creation of a studio, focusing specifically on a Windows environment using free vMix software, but also presenting some information on using a Mac-based environment. It will also show how the studio can be used to help students create projects. We will talk about creating a daily live or taped news show, student-created video presentations, and student documentaries.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 7 (11-12 pm)

Rock Your Training with Revolutionary Training Technologies (Training Magazine Network)

Learning professionals frequently face these and other challenges. How can we empower ourselves—and our teams—to rapidly and effectively address these needs? And how can we positively impact business functions around them? Training is more than just teaching users. Real success lies in helping them improve their performance while also creating company-wide efficiencies. The problem is, traditional training solutions can only combat a fraction of company needs, often producing sub-par results.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 7 (12-1 pm)

Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard (TechSoup)

If your nonprofit or library is thinking about jumping into video creation, this is the place to start! Join TechSoup for the first webinar in our four-part Storymakers 2016 series on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern, 1 p.m. Central, 12 p.m. Mountain) to hear Liz Norton from Stone Soup Films and former Storymakers grand prize winner, and digital media specialist Nife Adeyemi of Scottsdale Public Library share their expertise.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Caring for Artifacts Found in Archives Collections (Connecting to Collections)

Do you find objects or artifacts that seem out of place in your archives? Maybe children’s games or a potholder, a bit of lace, a fancy hat, a painting, globes, or fossils and botanical specimens … things that just happened to be in the archives and are now associated with specific collections. What should you do with those objects that are in your archives by chance and are part of your collections? This webinar will examine the best methods to safely care for the artifacts found in paper collections using appropriate housings and handling procedures.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/?yr=2016&month=4&dy=&cid=mc-6bea5a7e02f8f5e2945b6f6b1bbf9266

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Apr. 7 (1-2 pm)

Day 4: Membership Growth Online Summit – Reach Millennials (Wild Apricot)

You know there’s a lot of opportunity with attracting a younger demographic to your organization.  However, your promotion strategies just don’t seem to be resonating with Millennials. And even when you do get them to join your organization, they don’t stay very long.  So, how exactly do you attract AND retain this elusive generation?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Apr. 8 (1-2 pm)

Day 5: Membership Growth Online Summit – Membership Models (Wild Apricot)

You have success with attracting new members, it’s the retaining them bit that needs some work. A killer onboarding process can definitely help with that. But wait a minute… don’t you already have some super-users who’re extremely passionate about your organization? How have they stuck, while others strayed? Why not discover why and then leverage the powers of these superusers to create more superusers?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/blogs/newsblog

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Apr. 11 (12-1 pm)

Diets, Textiles, and Electricity: Records that Impacted the Domestic Lives of Americans (National Archives)

Pamela Anderson highlights records available through the National Archives at Kansas City, including those that impacted or improved the domestic lives of American citizens. Presentation materials will be available at www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records.

To watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Kyy8N0Yxg

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 12 (9-10 am)

2016 SXSW for Libraries: Reports from the Field (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Education and Interactive festivals showcase multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in education, innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC staffers Len Bryan and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees, the major themes that emerged and its relevance for libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (Volunteer Match)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Great Middle-Grade Reads (Booklist)

The middle grades are reading’s sweet spot. Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar featuring representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as they introduce great new titles guaranteed to get children hooked on books. Moderated by Booklist’s contributing editor Ilene Cooper.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Apr. 12 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Turning stress into power (Insync Training)

Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors. Audience: All staff.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 12 (1-2 pm)

Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

Join Kiera Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal, for a rich conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Kendra Levin of Penguin Young Readers, Alix Reid of Carolrhoda Books, and Mark Siegel of First Second. They’ll discuss finding great new talent, cultivating relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Each editor will also offer a special sneak peek at several upcoming titles.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (9-10 am)

Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools (Nebraska Library Commission)

Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. So, how are they maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships by harnessing the full potential of new internet tools, technologies, and websites. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America. Attendees will pick up some great ideas they can take back and use at their own library, no matter what the size, to provide innovative library services and programming.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (11-12 pm)

The Nuts and Bolts of Creating an Engaging Training Program (Training Magazine Network)

Organizations that leverage learning beyond traditional on-boarding and compliance training reap the rewards of a more engaged, more skilled and more productive workforce. But, getting today’s distracted, impatient and busy learners to participate in learning activities isn’t easy.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)

This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (12-1 pm)

Libraries & Museums Serving Free Summer Meals (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)

USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals to kids & teens 18 years old and younger in low-income communities during summer break.  The program depends on community organizations like libraries and museums to serve the meals in a safe, convenient, and fun environment. The challenge for the program is having enough of these sites that serve summer meals.  In some communities there are only a few or no places that serve summer meals.  Libraries and museums are perfect sites because they are well-known, safe, and can add fun learning activities. Please join this webinar to learn more about how your library or museum can get involved.  There will be ample time for you to ask questions and share ideas.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=n2ltg4m34c1p

(Montana librarians – to learn about this program in Montana, attend the webinar on Friday April 29th at 12:30 pm – more info here:  https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event/msl/2016/4/2/?event=144750&viewperiod=3&currentViewtype=2&viewtype=2 )

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (12-1 pm)

Emerging Issues in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Public Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

This session will begin with a discussion of copyright law, especially where it directly mentions the services that public libraries provide. This discussion will also include a review of fair use and its relation to copyright. Next, the session will investigate how public libraries can approach copyright and other intellectual property issues through best practices as they offer new technologies and services such as makerspaces, digitization, and assistive devices.

For more information and to register, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (1-2 pm)

Content Marketing and Strategy (Infopeople)

In this webinar Laura Solomon will share the steps for defining a content strategy for your library. Find out what people really want online, how to further content reach, and how to re-purpose your content for different platforms. Get valuable tips that can help you create and better distribute content to attract and engage your library’s audience. Discover how to move beyond just advertising and promotion (which people usually ignore). Start getting a better handle on where your library’s efforts should go and how to make that effort count!

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (5-6 pm)

African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation (National Archives)

As Washington became the focus of abolitionism before the Civil War, antislavery activists argued that the sight of slavery and slave dealers in the nation’s capital disgraced the nation and its ideals. A panel will explore life before the 1862 Compensated Emancipation Act and discuss the “Slavery and Freedom” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). Moderated by John W. Franklin of the NMAAHC, panelists include Mark Auslander, Central Washington University; Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University; and NMAAHC curators Nancy Bercaw and Mary Elliott. Presented in partnership with NMAAHC, the DC Commission of African American Affairs, and the DC Commission on Emancipation.

To watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTtTAUiTVqo

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 13 (5-6 pm)

Personalized Learning with Gooru (American Association of School Librarians)

Educators are using Gooru, an AASL Best Website for Teaching & Learning, in their classrooms to personalize learning and help students reach their full potential. It is our mission to honor the human right to education by making high-quality educational resources free and accessible. We want teachers and students everywhere to have access to content that supports deep and meaningful learning experiences. Join us for a tour of Gooru’s community-contributed content and powerful features, and discover how Gooru can support student learning in your school.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 14 (12-1 pm)

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (Volunteer Match)

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 14 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos. As a result of participating in this session you will: Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively;Discover how behavior style impacts the change process; Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 14 (1-2 pm)

Website Accessibility: Building an Online Space for Everyone (Idealware)

Your website is the online hub of your organization—but is it useful and usable by everyone who needs it? Is the text readable by someone with poor vision? Can the visually impaired use screen readers to gain access to your content—even images? Are users with other disabilities equally able to view and interact with your content? If you’re not sure, this one-hour session can help you make your website a place everyone can gain access to your valuable content.

For more information and to register, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 14 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)

Discover the new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Hear about books published in late 2015 and Spring 2016 that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include board books, picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more! Learn about books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children, and can be used by teachers implementing the Common Core.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Apr. 14 (2-3 pm)

Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources (Library of Congress)

Discuss criteria for selecting and using primary sources in instruction, including thinking about audience, historical context, and point of view. The webinar will highlight strategies for representing multiple perspectives and addressing difficult topics.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Monday, Apr. 18 (6-7 pm)

This Month in School Libraries (TL Virtual Cafe)

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For more information, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/TL+News+Night

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 19 (9-10 am)

12 Things: New Directions for Collections (Montana State Library)

At last year’s Fall Workshops many librarians learned about and shared experiences of the changing collection development landscape, including contemporary trends such as patron-driven acquisition, floating collections, digital collections and local content, altered library spaces, changes in technical services, the Library of Things, the community as the collection, and much more. Please join us for the short version – 12 trends that you’ll want to keep in mind as you plan your collection future.

For more information, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (Volunteer Match)

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Find the Information You Need! (Booklist/Rowman & Littlefield)

You’re a trained expert at finding information, especially in library catalogs, commercial databases, and on the web. But there’s always more to be found—and much of it is authoritative and freely available. In this free, hour-long webinar, Cheryl Knott, author of Find the Information You Need!: Resources and Techniques for Making Decisions, Solving Problems, and Answering Questions (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) will show effective search and browse strategies for exploring open-access repositories, federal government sites, and other underused resources. This refresher course on finding the texts, statistics, and images that you and your adult patrons seek is sponsored by Roman & Littlefield and moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management & Library Outreach.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 19 (12-1 pm)

Four Starting Points for Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar promotes the use of free Government resources by focusing on four starting points for finding Government information. These resources are available to librarians, library users, and anyone with Internet access. This webinar will use the same topic to compare the types of information that can be found in the appropriate Federal agency web pages, Congressional Research Service reports, General Accountability Office reports, and Congressional committee hearings.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 19 (1-2 pm)

Incubate Creativity at Your Library (WebJunction)

In this webinar, Library as Incubator Project shares program and project ideas, resources and case studies to turn your library into a creativity incubator.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (9-10 am)

Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy (Nebraska Library Commission)

Learn about the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society’s unique relationship with Union College Library’s Heritage Room. These two special collections have different missions, but have discovered mutual benefits in working together to reach members of the community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Organizations whose outreach projects are funded by the NN/LM MidContinental Region

For more information and to register, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (10-11 am)

Your Own Terms: Taking Charge of Any Negotiation (American Management Association)

When women negotiate, to what degree should they disclose what they hope to receive from the negotiation, and how should they go about revealing their desires?  The answer to a great extent depends on the type of person they are negotiating with and how they wish the other to perceive them.

In order for women to position themselves properly in any negotiation, they must learn to identify and adapt to their counterpart’s negotiation style.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (11-12 pm)

Abracadabra: De-Mystifying Adult Learning Techniques! (Training Magazine Network)

Fairly new to training and still trying to figure out this Adult Learning Stuff?

We’ve got you covered! With a bit of background and lots of hands-on activities, this session will teach you how to use several easy and quick techniques to make your training more fun, interesting and effective by honoring adult learning principles.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (11-12 pm)

Tools for More Effective Board Meetings (4Good)

You need to involve board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need in developing of new plans and taking action. But how can you lead effective, efficient meetings to build decisions and support when there can be many different views and priorities? This session will provide essential tools for building dialogue and alignment across diverse groups as you lead meetings that involve others in reaching your goals.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Innovation for Diverse 21st Century Learning Environments (Education Week)

Omaha Public Schools, under Executive Director of IMS Rob Dickson, strengthens innovation through technology integration to serve 52,000 diverse students and improve learning. The district’s new strategic plan places an emphasis on the “why” to make purposeful decisions regarding needs assessments and classroom 21st century skills to focus on what is best for the student and bring real change.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.  You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including:Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; how do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/4/(year)/2016

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (12-1:30 pm)

Able Young Readers, Healthy Growing Bodies: Connecting early literacy to health (Early Childhood Investigations)

The recent interest in the link between literacy and health status has identified reading ability as the strongest predictor, more so than factors such as income, race, or educational level. Join us as we explore the findings and demonstrate the impact of literacy on the overall health of children, adolescents and adults.Since reading ability can be improved, this webinar will place an emphasis on powerful early literacy instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn to promote healthy children and support lifelong learning with guidance, support and critical strategies during the early years. This webinar will also explore the role of parents and caregivers in future reading success, providing tips to involve, engage and empower families as they enhance learning and development.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (2-3 pm)

Incorporating eBooks into the Curriculum: Engaging Your Whole School Community with Digital (edWeb)

eBooks have become an essential component of the K12 curriculum. A successful shift toward digital means engaged students, teachers incorporating new resources into their lessons and enthusiastic administrator support. But how is this achieved?

This webinar will be presented by high school librarian Joanna McNally and middle school librarian Betsey Lee, who have successfully used eBooks in a range of situations. They will show you how to get all of the stakeholder groups at your school on board with eBooks. Joanna and Betsey will share how to teach students to use eBooks meaningfully, how to help teachers incorporate them seamlessly into their teaching, and how to gain buy-in from administrators and parents.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-04/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Apr. 20 (3-4 pm)

Digital Collection Development – It’s Still the Wild West! (edWeb)

In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, participants will learn about platforms, services, licensing options, new product packaging, spending models, and content availability. The presenter will also review recent research on student usage of eContent, and participants will discuss anticipated changes in evolving patron needs.This webinar, presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT), will benefit K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, and curriculum leaders. Michelle will field questions from the audience after the presentation.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Apr. 21 (12-1 pm)

Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 3 – U.S. International Trade Administration (Federal Depository Library Program)

A live training webinar, “Librarian’s Guide to Trade Data, Part 3 – U.S. International Trade Administration,” will be presented.

To register, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

Suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, Apr. 25 (10-11 am)

The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts (National Archives)

In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu, threatening to destroy tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts. In his book, journalist Joshua Hammer tells the incredible story of how librarian Abdel Kader Haidara and his associates rescued some 370,000 historical manuscripts. A book signing follows the program.

To watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_DBmVMgfqM

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. What does it take to digitize audio recordings and what are the challenges to making them available? Attendees will: learn methods to evaluate audio formats, and the challenges associated with audiotape; be introduced to the equipment and software available to move obsolete audio into digital formats; the settings to use in digitizing audio in order to best meet needs and resources; file formats for digital audio; storage devices and options for different budgets; services and resources for audio digitization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Apr. 26 (12-1 pm)

Mysteries to Die For (Booklist)

With Booklist’s seventh annual Mystery Month just around the corner in May, it’s time to investigate the best in forthcoming crime fiction, from cozy mysteries to hard-boiled thrillers. Join Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications (and a big, big fan of the genre), along with representatives from Harlequin, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, and Severn House, for a look at some books that are simply to die for.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (9-10 am)

Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace (Nebraska Library Commission)

The library is the intellectual crossroads of the university, a place where students come to research, explore, and discover. It was in this spirit that a new service – an Innovation Lab – was established during the Fall Quarter of 2015 in the John M. Pfau Library at California State University, San Bernardino. The Innovation Lab is a technology-focused “Makerspace” for students that encourages creativity and inquiry, facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration, and promotes true innovation. The ability to work hands-on with emerging technologies and rapidly prototype solutions gives students greater understanding of real-world problems. The lab is open to all CSUSB students regardless of discipline, skill set, or background. In addition, the lab is a safe space where students can learn to persevere in the face of failure – a skill central to lifelong learning and success in the 21st century.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (11-12 pm)

How to Engage Your Leadership on Engagement! (Training Magazine Network)

In this high energy and captivating webinar, global engagement thought leader and author Bob Kelleher will give you practical and specific ideas to help ‘engage’ your leadership team.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (11-12 pm)

Negotiation Skills for Women in Non-Profit (4Good)

Speaking in a savvy and confident way can get you a lot — stronger contracts with community partners, firmer agreements during fundraising events, and even a higher salary or a performance bonus for your hard work. So why do women suddenly talk themselves out of it? We become paralyzed by not wanting to sound boastful or arrogant, and want to be that ideal team player.

Join us to learn the key mindsets and the critical techniques in standing up for yourself, whether in a casual exchange or a formal negotiation talk.

From the ladies who brought you The 3 Secrets of Confident Women, this session promises to have the same interactive banter and upbeat approach to learning those tough skills in the non-profit world.

For more information and to register, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (12-1 pm)

Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)

Instagram is a highly popular social network, and one that is increasingly being used by libraries to engage with patrons and supporters. Instagram’s user-friendly interface makes it easy to broadcast pictures and short videos to a wide audience. But just like any social media tool, it is important to know what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to using Instagram to share library information.

For more information, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=9xnkv2t3lt57

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (12-1 pm)

Nuts & Bolts (and Bricks!): Library Elections Primer for Operating and Building Projects (Colorado Virtual Library)

Renovating your library? Building a new branch? Or just need operating revenue to keep pace with current service?

In this session, we will share the basic tools, as well as the legal and industry framework needed to successfully plan and administer your library election.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/month/2016-04

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (12-1 pm)

Emerging Technology Trends and the Library: The Future is Now (Demco)

Come learn about the emerging trends that will flourish in schools, homes and libraries in 2016. Discover e-health technology like fitness trackers or a mobile ECG that can fit in your pocket. Explore simple, quick and inexpensive ways to introduce coding and STEAM education into classrooms and children’s programming. Learn about how you can take your community on a realistic field trip, right from their library! Find out how these new trends can make life easier, foster interactive learning and bring excitement and fun to your library staff and community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (1-2 pm)

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Coordinators from the the RML will present information on National Library of Medicine resources. Instruction will include hands-on exercises. Participants should have access to a phone and a computer on which they will be able to see the presentation and complete exercises for the class.

For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Apr. 27 (5-6 pm)

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding (American Association of School Librarians)

Bring the power of digital storytelling to your classroom with Storyboard That! This presentation will cover 7 different project ideas to utilize storyboards and graphic organizers for ELA, History, and Foreign Language classes. Presenters Jane Lotfon and Shannon Miller will focus on proven techniques that get students excited to create and present their work!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 28 (12-1 pm)

Amping Up Your STEM Program (Booklist)

There is a national push to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STEAM (STEM plus art and aesthetics) in schools, libraries, and cultural centers. Yet few librarians have STEM backgrounds! In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Cherry Lake, Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will help you look at ways to make STEM a more organic presence in your space, programs, and storytime. Moderated by Booklist books for youth associate editor Julia Smith.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Apr. 28 (12-1 pm)

Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Colorado State Library)

Your library offers a lot of great programs, resources, and services, but how can you determine what effects these have on your users?

In this session, you’ll learn practical tips for getting started with outcome-based evaluation. You will gain a deeper understanding of what outcomes are, how to measure them (including an overview of several free and/or low-cost outcome survey tools), and how outcome-based evaluation results can be used for strategic decision-making and demonstrating the impact of your library.

For more information and to register, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Apr. 28 (12-1 pm)

Preserving Your Digital Life (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Our stories as individuals and as members of a community are preserved in each of our homes, in our family histories, and in life stories—not just in libraries, archives, and museums. Today, many of us record and keep these stories in digital formats, often on our smartphones. The ability to easily create audio and video recordings leads to deep and rich documentation of events that may be personally important but may also have regional or national significance. Preserving these narratives for our families and for future generations means considering how we create the files and how we store them. What steps can we take now to make the ensure the best possibility of retaining these important files into the future?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Apr. 28 (1-2 pm)

Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)

A webinar presenting a ready-to-use system that empowers libraries of all sizes to become community STEM leaders. Libraries can play a key role in fostering the interest and excitement for STEM learning that may be missing in schools. Through the generous support of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Kitsap Regional Library System (KRL) has developed a ready-to-use system that empowers libraries of all sizes to become community STEM leaders. If you feel like an “accidental STEM librarian” and are wondering how to get started, staff at this semi-rural library system will share fresh ideas and hands-on, practical advice for planning and implementing impactful programs. Learn how to take the lead with informal learning for youth and families in your community.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, Apr. 29 (9-10 am)

Tech Trends with Tine: Robots & Drones (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Robots and drones, oh my! What are they and what do they have to do with libraries? Yes, believe it or not, robots and drones have come to libraries. Learn this week how they are being integrated into library programs and services. Join us and be prepared to brainstorm what you could do with them in your library.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Friday, Apr. 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Beyond Words: Visual choices that deepen learning (TLT Group)

Will a hot pink background on my slides keep students awake? If I bold, italicize and underline, will viewers actually read the content? User-friendly digital technologies allow us to easily incorporate images, graphs, and color into our communication. However, academics, even those with up-to-date technology and pedagogy skills, often lack the requisite design and visual literacy skills to make effective visual choices. In this workshop, we define effective visual communication and explore its relationship to learning. Facilitators will share basic design “grammar” for improved visual presentation of materials and discuss sustainable visual communication strategies to support teaching and learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events

Suggested CE: library services to the public

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MARCH into some great online learning!

This list comes from the Wyoming State Library – You may view and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html.  (All events are listed in MT time).

ONLINE CONFERENCE

Mar. 16: Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age (Library 2.0)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar. 16: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

Mar. 17: Make a Splash with Project Outcome: Measuring the Success of Summer Reading Programs (Public Library Association)

Mar. 24: Using Data to Make Smart Decisions (Idealware)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar. 9: Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime (School Library Journal)

Mar. 17: Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners (edWeb)

Mar. 22: Tween Programming (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Mar. 23: Mix It Up: Spaces, Programs and Outreach That Engage Teens (Demco)

Mar. 29: Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar. 11: Balancing Copyright & Access to Digital Collections (Lyrasis)

Mar. 15: Get More Graphic: New Titles for Your Graphic Novels Shelves (Booklist)

Mar. 16: Literature for Social Emotional Development: Books that help children explore feelings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar. 22: The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: New Titles for Spring 2016 (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Mar. 9: Computers are lazy: Fight back with the UI stack (OReilly)

Mar. 9: Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart or Busy People Make (Siera)

Mar. 16: A Library’s Use of Social Media (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Mar. 23: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar. 7: Social Justice @ your library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Mar. 9: Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar. 10: Adobe Photoshop for Advanced Beginners (TechSoup)

Mar. 11: Balancing Copyright & Access to Digital Collections (Lyrasis)

Mar. 31: Supervisor Success: Development Programs That Work (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Mar. 3: Easy Fundraising for Public Libraries: Quick Wins for COHS and other Smaller Projects (Infopeople)

Mar. 8: Nonprofit 911: 5 Simple Steps to Start a Major Gifts Program (Network for Good)

Mar. 9: Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability (4Good)

Mar. 16: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Mar. 17: Grants.gov: Register, Find, and Apply (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 23: Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign? (4Good)

Mar. 29: Collaborative Grantseeking (GrantSpace)

Mar. 30: 10 Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised and Retained (4Good)

LEGAL

Mar. 11: Balancing Copyright & Access to Digital Collections (Lyrasis)

MANAGEMENT

Mar. 3: LibERate the Telecommunications Act of 1996! Making E-Rate Make Sense (Public Library Association)

Mar. 15: Purposeful Innovation: Idea Management for Libraries (WebJunction)

Mar. 15: Micro-Coaching: The Impacts of Continuous, Short and Instant Learning and Feedback (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 22: Leading Doesn’t Have to be Loud (Colorado State Library)

Mar. 24: Using Data to Make Smart Decisions (Idealware)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar. 7: Social Justice @ your library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Mar. 8: Arms Open Wide: Library Outreach to Customers with Print Disabilities (Washington State Library)

Mar. 10: Lunch at the Library: The USDA Summer Food Service Program (Texas State Library & Archives Commission )

Mar. 16: A Library’s Use of Social Media (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar. 22: Library Outreach to the Business Community (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Mar. 29: Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens (edWeb)

PROGRAMMING

Mar. 9: Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime (School Library Journal)

Mar. 10: Lunch at the Library: The USDA Summer Food Service Program (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Mar. 17: Make a Splash with Project Outcome: Measuring the Success of Summer Reading Programs (Public Library Association)

Mar. 22: Tween Programming (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Mar. 23: Super Happy Maker Fun Hour (Colorado State Library)

Mar. 23: Mix It Up: Spaces, Programs and Outreach That Engage Teens (Demco)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar. 8: Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016 (School Library Journal)

Mar. 15: Get More Graphic: New Titles for Your Graphic Novels Shelves (Booklist)

Mar. 16: Literature for Social Emotional Development: Books that help children explore feelings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar. 22: The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: New Titles for Spring 2016 (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Mar. 4: Where to Find Business & Economic Data on census.gov (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar. 9: Introduction to TIGERweb (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar. 11: Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

Mar. 15: Motivating Student Research in Government Information: From K to Infinity (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 16: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Mar. 18: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Get App(y): Government apps and mobile sites (North Carolina Library Association)

Mar. 22: The National Agricultural Library: Agricultural Information for the 21st Century (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 29: Social Security Express – The Latest from the Social Security Administration (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar. 3: Where Do I Put the Scores? An Introduction to Basic Concepts Using Adobe Learning Management System (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 11: Getting Started with a Flipped Classroom (TLT Group)

Mar. 16: Rethinking the Research Paper – Part 2 (edWeb)

Mar. 16: Minecraft and Immersive Learning Environments for School Librarians (American Association of School Librarians)

Mar. 17: Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners (edWeb)

Mar. 23: Super Happy Maker Fun Hour (Colorado State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

Mar. 3: Where Do I Put the Scores? An Introduction to Basic Concepts Using Adobe Learning Management System (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 8: Supporting Makerspace Literacies in the Library (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Mar. 9: Computers are lazy: Fight back with the UI stack (OReilly)

Mar. 16: Library 2.016 : Privacy in the Digital Age (Library 2.0)

Mar. 18: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Get App(y): Government apps and mobile sites (North Carolina Library Association)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar. 9: Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar. 11: Getting Started with a Flipped Classroom (TLT Group)

Mar 15: Motivating Student Research in Government Information: From K to Infinity (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 23: Digital Literacy Training Tutorials for Libraries (TechSoup)

VOLUNTEERS

Mar. 8: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Thu, Mar.3 (10-12 pm)

Where Do I Put the Scores? An Introduction to Basic Concepts Using Adobe Learning Management System (Training Magazine Network)

 

If you are just getting started in eLearning, or just starting to need to track and report the results of quizzes and learning interactions, the world of Learning Management Systems and other solutions for course deployment and tracking can seem overwhelming. Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Sr. Adobe eLearning Evangelist, for this kinder and gentler introduction to basic concepts in Learning Management.  Dr. Partridge will explain reporting standards, like SCORM, AICC, xAPI(TinCan), and more. He will explain how content can be deployed and the differences between Cloud and other services.  He will also walk you through the basic chain from project concept to reporting, and help you understand the value your contributions can make to your business or organization – providing a clear, authentic reporting chain that can help everyone in the company meet their personal objectives, and the objectives of the organization.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 3 (12-1 pm)

LibERate the Telecommunications Act of 1996! Making E-Rate Make Sense (Public Library Association)

 

We’ve all heard about the massive changes to E-rate over the last couple of years. As we’re in the midst of filing for the 2016–2017 year, there are some changes that you don’t want to miss. You have probably heard there is less money for telephone services this year. Don’t let that get you down! It just means there’s even more money to support broadband access and connectivity. Since we have a legacy of providing access to information to the public that dates back to earliest days of our national independence, we also know that we often have historical, beautiful buildings that had no way to predict the cabling and WiFi needs of today. The FCC wants to help us get past those and other obstacles, and improve our ability to keep our citizenry informed. In this free webinar OITP staff and guests will touch on E-rate as a program, but really delve into some tools you want to have handy when you’re filing this year—and in years to come!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 3 (1-2 pm)

Easy Fundraising for Public Libraries: Quick Wins for COHS and other Smaller Projects (Infopeople)

 

Do you need matching funds for a grant project such as Career Online High School (COHS)? Perhaps you need easy-to-implement fundraising strategies for a small library project or program. In this webinar, you will discover successful strategies for raising funds that you can implement immediately. We will explore sponsorships and partnerships, social media and other online appeals, easy grant opportunities, fundraising events and “non-events.”

 

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Friday, Mar. 4 (8-9 am)

Where to Find Business & Economic Data on census.gov (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

In this webinar you will learn how to navigate census.gov in order to view business and economic data. We will view economic indicators and trends as well as learn to use various data tools. You will discover resources to help you make business decisions, plan and compare your business to others.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Monday, Mar. 7 (6-7 pm)

Social Justice @ your library (TL Virtual Cafe)

 

Join in the conversation on social justice and your library.

 

For more information, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 8 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: 5 Simple Steps to Start a Major Gifts Program (Network for Good)

 

Closing major gifts is the most productive, most efficient way to raise the money we need. But it’s also the most challenging. We all know that if you can create a solid major gifts program, you can turn your fundraising into a money-raising machine. Join major gifts guru Gail Perry to find out how get a major gifts program up and running – and actively bringing in the money to your nonprofit – even if you are a very small organization.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 8 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Mar. 8 (1-2 pm)

Supporting Makerspace Literacies in the Library (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

Makerspaces continue to become increasingly prevalent within libraries allowing for a variety of active learning and discovery opportunities. Yet, along with exciting new equipment and resources, new literacies and subsequently, deficiencies in those literacies, are appearing. In order to fully utilize the potential of the makerspace patrons must acquire literacies beyond information including 3D modeling, design, computational, and tactile literacies. This webinar will focus on how one academic library has been utilizing expert student employees, online point of need resources, and repurposing the traditional reference interaction to teach these new literacies and encourage deeper use of the makerspace.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slis.wisc.edu/2014webinars.htm

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 8 (1-2 pm)

Teen Book Buzz Spring 2016 (School Library Journal)

 

Join SLJTeen editor Shelley Diaz in conversation with Albert Whitman, Harlequin Teen, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about their most buzz-worthy books coming out this Spring. From a new novel by Kwame Alexander, winner of the Newbery medal for The Crossover, to mind-bending time-travel adventures to thrillers that will leave readers on the edge of their seats, you’ll hear about some of the hottest titles for teen readers coming soon. Don’t miss out!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 8 (1-3 pm)

Arms Open Wide: Library Outreach to Customers with Print Disabilities (Washington State Library)

 

Promoting literacy and reading is at the heart of the public library mission. Often, this implies print-based collections. But what about those who have difficulty reading standard print because of a vision impairment or a reading disability or who struggle to hold a book because of a physical disability? These are our library patrons with print disabilities and they may not be coming to our libraries– so we need to reach out. In this webinar, we will focus on outreach to those who have print disabilities. Public librarians and library workers as well as librarians and library workers at a regional library branch of the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) will come away with a toolkit on how to get started doing outreach at your library, to a population with print-disabilities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingCalendar.aspx

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 9 (9-10 am)

Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Librarians put hours into creating research guides, but usage studies show that they’re often confusing, intimidating and generally under-used by students. Learn some effective techniques of instructional design and web usability that any librarian can apply to make online guides better and more useful to your students, whether you are using LibGuides or a home-brew system.

 

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 9 (11-12 pm)

Creating a Monthly Giving Program: A Solution to Donor Retention and Financial Sustainability (4Good)

 

This webinar will provide you and your organization with strategies to solve the donor retention malaise through a disciplined program to encourage monthly donors who become the key to sustaining your enterprise. Monthly donors are more likely to give more, become major donors and make bequests and other planned gifts. This webinar will show you how to get started to assure the financial sustainability of your organization.

 

For more information, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 9 (11-12 pm)

Computers are lazy: Fight back with the UI stack (OReilly)

 

In this webcast we’ll talk about: How to incorporate the UI Stack; 5 states of a user interface & how a user moves through them — into your design process; Dive deeply into real world examples both good and bad. By the end of this webcast you’ll learn, ultimately, how to make user interfaces that are both more human and more understandable.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 9 (12-1 pm)

Communication Mistakes Only Really Really Smart or Busy People Make (Siera)

 

Intelligent busy people sometimes cut corners when it comes to workplace relationships. Are you a degreed professional, devoted scholar and researcher, or just a superior smart cookie? You might have been rewarded for brilliant ideas, big grants, and amazing productivity, but not so much for getting along well with others. Now that no one wants to be part of your team, what will you do?

 

For more information, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/calendar/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 9 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to TIGERweb (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

Learn how to use the Census Bureau’s web-based mapping tool TIGERweb to research and view data for congressional districts, census tracts, cities, and other geography maintained by the U.S. Census Bureau. Users will be shown how to control the map’s content, display geographic relationships, and use other functionality for queries and research.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 9 (1-2 pm)

Children, Children, What Do You See? Using the Whole Book Approach at Storytime (School Library Journal)

 

Joined by editorial director, Yolanda Scott, and educator, Emily Prabhaker, Megan introduces this practical method for reshaping storytime. Whether it takes place in the classroom, library, or home, a Whole Book Approach storytime serves as a primer on the picture book art form for readers of all ages. With examples from books available in most school libraries, adopting the Whole Book Approach for your storytimes is easy, enriching, and rewarding.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 10 (12-1 pm)

Adobe Photoshop for Advanced Beginners (TechSoup)

 

If you already have an elementary knowledge of Photoshop, this free, one-hour presentation will help you build on your foundation and increase your basic design terminology. This webinar is designed for beginners that have some experience in the program and want to learn more about working with images. TechSoup’s content developer, Wes Holing, will demonstrate advanced fundamentals including how to work with layers, using the magic wand effectively, changing backgrounds, and more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 10 (1-2 pm)

Lunch at the Library: The USDA Summer Food Service Program (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

 

Throughout the U.S., public libraries serve lunch or snacks to hungry children or bring books and programs to sites where children are fed through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Learn how your library can participate from a panel of public librarians who will share about their summer food service programs. (To learn more about how public libraries participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program, please visit www.tsl.texas.gov/summerreading/summerfood.)

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Friday, Mar. 11 (10:30-12 pm)

Balancing Copyright & Access to Digital Collections (Lyrasis)

 

The legal issues surrounding digitization often hamper the willingness of libraries to increase access to digitized and born-digital collections. In this 2nd Friday session, we’ll discuss copyright basics in digital collections and using the protections of copyright law to enable both small- and large-scale library digitization projects, and embedding the copyright and fair use inquiry in collection development and digitization projects from start to finish. The host will be Brandy Karl, Copyright Officer at Pennsylvania State University.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

 

Friday, Mar. 11 (12-1 pm)

Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

 

Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov. Tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, My Congressional District, American FactFinder, and more. Live exercises will be used to illustrate the various tools.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Friday, Mar. 11 (2-3:30 pm)

Getting Started with a Flipped Classroom (TLT Group)

 

Join us to learn how to use Flipped.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 15 (12-1 pm)

Motivating Student Research in Government Information: From K to Infinity (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar examines a way to blend resources and to create excitement about Government documents research during first year experience classes at the university level. Dotty Ormes works with university freshmen, many of whom come from underserved populations. She set up an iPad class in the Government documents stacks to take advantage of a variety of Government apps and mobile sites and engage her students with hard copy resources at the same time. Dotty strongly advocates exposure to Government information at an early age to promote information literacy, and her research has led her to write a book that will be published in the fall of 2016: Free Government e-Resources for Youth: Inform, Inspire, and Activate.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 15 (12-1 pm)

Get More Graphic: New Titles for Your Graphic Novels Shelves (Booklist)

 

Are your graphic novel offerings looking a little sparse? In this free, hour-long program, join representatives from DC, Random House Publishing, and VIZ media as they discuss upcoming comics, graphic novels, and manga to enliven this increasingly popular section of the library. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Sarah Hunter.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 15 (1-2 pm)

Purposeful Innovation: Idea Management for Libraries (WebJunction)

 

Sooner or later, all libraries need to realign or reinvent services and workflows to respond to shifting community needs, but there’s often a disconnect between ideas generated by staff on the front lines and the decisions made by management. Imagine a library where all staff feel empowered to submit, vote and comment on service and workflow ideas. To reach this ideal, Sno-Isle Libraries (WA) has embraced the idea management process in order to consider and approve ideas holistically, for cost, benefit and time, and before a heavy investment of resources. Sno-Isle Libraries realized that building a collaborative, transparent framework to support workflows, change, ideas and community engagement is essential to creating a culture of purposeful innovation. During this webinar, you’ll gain a clear understanding of the “what” and “why” of idea management, hear lessons learned, and leave with tools to empower staff to lead from any position by sharing their ideas.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 15 (1-2 pm)

Micro-Coaching: The Impacts of Continuous, Short and Instant Learning and Feedback (Training Magazine Network)

 

Many learning specialists and leaders have very limited time to plan and organize regular and scheduled formal coaching sessions. Instead coaching is done in micro events – as needed, as it happens, in conversations and usually in combination with Web tools and mobile devices. In these situations, micro-coaching becomes the only link between learners and workers and their leaders or trainers. The success of micro-coaching, therefore, leads to better performance. Topics covered include: What is the difference between formal coaching and micro-coaching; What events trigger micro-coaching; How do you implement micro-coaching, e.g. instant assists, feed-back loops, self-guided reviews, deliberate applications, and others; What leader and trainer skills to develop in micro-coaching; How do you effectively use web tools and mobile apps?

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (1-4 pm)

Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age (Library 2.0)

This is free online conference. We’ll hear from a variety of library professionals as well as keynote Speakers: Lee Rainie; Director, Internet, Science, and Technology Research; Pew Research Center; Jamie Larue, Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; Jonathan Hernández, Associate Researcher, Library and Information Institute, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM); Deborah Caldwell-Stone, Deputy Director, Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association; and Alison Macrina, Director, Library Freedom Project.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/privacy

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This Month:

  1. Diagnostic Errors in Medical Settings
  2. Cost Impact of Librarian – Methodology

 

No registration needed. For login information and more: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (11-12 pm)

Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

 

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of rigorous planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.

 

For more information, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.  You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

 

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Literature for Social Emotional Development: Books that help children explore feelings (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

Being a little one can be an emotional roller coaster! There are lots of big feelings and relationships with highs, and lows, twists and turns. Early educators need all of the tools and strategies they can get to help children manage the ride!  Books are the perfect tools to engage and inspire children with stories that include social and emotional concepts. Books with themes related to big feelings open doors for conversations and help children grapple with issues that might ordinarily go unaddressed. This unique webinar presented by expert educators and teacher trainers, Jacky Howell and Kimberly Reinhard, will include a roundup of some of the most captivating children’s books that encourage social emotional development and spark children’s play. Join us to learn about some of the best children’s literature that is focused on exploring social and emotional themes.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (2-3 pm)

A Library’s Use of Social Media (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Learn how Montana State University librarians have incorporated social media into their communication and library services as well as tips for those who are wanting to start or expand their library social media presence.

 

For login and more information: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRrendezvous.html

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (3-4 pm)

Rethinking the Research Paper – Part 2 (edWeb)

 

This webinar is a continuation of Rethinking the Research Paper – Part 1 hosted in January 2016. The Common Core calls for inquiry, close reading, and publication but in this millennium, publication is evolving. Giving students choice helps to differentiate and personalize instruction, and technology opens the door to new options for publication. In this session, participants will explore alternatives to the traditional research paper that will engage students with the research process while challenging them to document their learning using innovative tools and meeting rigorous expectations.

 

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 16 (5-6 pm)

Minecraft and Immersive Learning Environments for School Librarians (American Association of School Librarians)

 

Gamification, particularly Minecraft, has been a hot topic for librarians and educators recently. This webinar presents an overview of current virtual worlds and how librarians are using them and shares potential future opportunities with virtual reality systems in the near future. Understanding that school librarians serve as leaders in new tools and technology, this webinar will illuminate the concept through examples of teaching and learning in the library.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 17 (12-1)

Make a Splash with Project Outcome: Measuring the Success of Summer Reading Programs (Public Library Association)

 

This webinar is designed to teach participants how to administer Project Outcome surveys to measure outcomes for their library’s summer reading program. By successfully administering surveys, libraries will be able to use the results to showcase program successes and influence future summer reading programs. Participants will hear from one Project Outcome participant who successfully surveyed their summer reading program in 2015 and learned valuable lessons from the process. There will also be a Q&A and discussion segment where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas with their peers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 17 (12-1 pm)

Grants.gov: Register, Find, and Apply (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Participants will learn how to register in order to submit Federal grant applications and how to use the Federal Grants.gov system to find and apply for grant funding.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 17 (1-2 pm)

Literacy a la carte & Fun for Early Learners (edWeb)

 

You are sure to find just the right mix of activities to teach literacy on this menu of learning fun! In this webinar Kim will share ways to use puppets, games, activities, props, and songs to develop meaningful lessons that will grow dendrites—connections within the brain that make children smarter– as they learn letters, rhyming, word families, story elements and much, much more! You will discover ways to stir up some literacy success in your little learners when you develop activities that appeal to the different multiple intelligences. Kim will also share a plethora of ideas that develop the love of reading. She will model how to take a selection of literature and develop a strategic lesson that will have your little ones applying their learning to new pieces of literature. Kim says, “The brain learns by pattern, but seeks novelty.” In this webinar you will see just what that means in action!

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Friday, Mar. 18 (10-11 am)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Get App(y): Government apps and mobile sites (North Carolina Library Association)

 

Many people rely on smartphones and tablets to access the internet, and the number of mobile device applications and websites has exploded in recent years.  Following these trends, government entities have been busy creating apps of their own.  Currently, there are hundreds of apps and mobile websites from federal, state, and local governments.  This session focuses on the various types of government apps that are available as well as free, online resources you can use to find them.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 22 (9-10 am)

Library Outreach to the Business Community (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

 

The success of local small business owners and entrepreneurs is key to a healthy community. This webinar will be a discussion of the different ways to reach out to the local business community, as well as ways to provide services and programming that may be appealing to small business owners. Maximizing resources with other local agencies in successful partnerships will also be a topic of discussion. This webinar will be presented by Kerry Montz, Assistant Branch Manager and Business Outreach Librarian at the Denton Public Library in Denton, Texas.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar.22 (11-12 pm)

Tween Programming (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

 

Your professional shelves are likely lined with storytime resources and books full of ideas for cutting-edge teen programs. But what about the kids in between? In this webinar, we’ll discuss the nuts and bolts of programming for ‘tweens: selecting topics, structuring programs, and getting the most mileage possible out of your planning and preparation time.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slis.wisc.edu/2014webinars.htm

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 22 (12-1 pm)

The National Agricultural Library: Agricultural Information for the 21st Century (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar describes the history and customers of the NAL. It will include an in-depth description of NAL’s current services, information products, and tools. Participants will learn about the information resources and tools freely available to them via the web. These include the PubAG repository of agricultural research articles, the AGRICOLA periodical index, the specialty Information Centers, and information tools such as the NAL thesaurus.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 22 (12-1 pm)

Leading Doesn’t Have to be Loud (Colorado State Library)

 

If you’re an introvert, you might assume (or you might have been told) that you’re not cut out for leadership. Maybe you think you’re too quiet to lead. Maybe you think that all great leaders need to have larger-than-life personalities. Nothing could be further from the truth. Introverts possess skills that make them valued leaders—skills like listening, relationship building, and thoughtfulness. This session will provide you with practical strategies for turning the strengths you already have into leadership potential. If you’re not an introvert, come learn how you can create a work environment that values all voices, even the quiet ones.

 

For more information, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/category/upcoming/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 22 (12-1 pm)

The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: New Titles for Spring 2016 (Booklist)

 

A continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five publishers in the field: DK Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Lerner Publishing Group, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Book for Youth editor Daniel Kraus.

 

For more information, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 23 (11-12 pm)

Are You Ready for a Capital Campaign? (4Good)

 

In this session we will look at the organization’s internal and external readiness to conduct a campaign. We will discuss the infrastructure needed to run a successful campaign—board involvement, staffing, technology, and the case for support. Participants will evaluate their readiness to conduct a campaign and critique campaign case statements. We will also discuss the planning/feasibility study—do you need one, what you should expect from the study, and what to do if the study says you are not ready for a campaign.

 

For more information, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Mix It Up: Spaces, Programs and Outreach That Engage Teens (Demco)

 

Trying to understand how to stay relevant to your teens? Libraries across the country are looking at what they need to do to provide services and spaces to keep their teens engaged. San Francisco Public Library noticed several years ago that they were seeing fewer teens in their libraries and wanted to do something about it. That began a 3 year journey to develop what is now known as “The Mix.” Cathy Cormier, manager of The Mix at SFPL, along with teen librarians, Mary Abler and Eric Hannan, will discuss their experience and how they were able to engage their youth and truly make this a community project. While the physical location for The Mix is located at the Main Library, they are beginning a plan for taking their approach to all 27 of their branch libraries through “The Mix on the Move,” showing that the idea can be scaled to libraries of all sizes. Regardless of the size of your library, you will find helpful tips and concepts that you can use.

 

For more information, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Super Happy Maker Fun Hour (Colorado State Library)

 

The Colorado State Library is going to be showcasing a new maker every month from January until June, and you can ask questions, learn about their projects, and get ideas for inspiring and implementing maker activities in your library. We’ll have something for everyone, so no need to be an expert on any given topic. Just come interested and eager to ask questions!

 

March’s maker is Jalai Hartman from Robauto to talk about robotics and partnerships between public libraries, schools, and businesses?.

 

For more information, visit: https://plus.google.com/events/cggllj596rcvppvov2bhntsrgfk

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Digital Literacy Training Tutorials for Libraries (TechSoup)

 

Libraries are an integral part of digital inclusion and technology training in communities across the United States. GCFLearnFree.org and DigitalLearn.org are two resources that provide free digital literacy and technology training tutorials that can be used by library staff to assist patrons.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/1xcf5n76v20x&eom

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Wednesday, Mar. 23 (1-2 pm)

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This month: Genetics Home Reference and Genetics Learning Resource Center – NLM consumer health resource. This is a monthly webinar conducted by coordinators in the NN/LM Midcontinental Region. Continuing Education credit available. No registration needed.

 

For login and more information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 24 (10-11 am)

Using Data to Make Smart Decisions (Idealware)

 

Instinct can be a good tiebreaker, but when it comes to making smart decisions, it’s better to trust the data than just your gut. During this hour-long webinar we’ll offer practical tips for how to incorporate data into your current decision-making processes and encourage staff members to factor data into their everyday work.

 

For more information, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 29 (12-1 pm)

Collaborative Grantseeking (GrantSpace)

 

In this webinar you will learn five secrets for success when sponsors require collaboration on grant projects. You will learn key factors that determine whether grant collaborations produce precious “wins” or painful “losses.” You will learn about different types of collaborations and essential characteristics of grant leaders that contribute to success when managing people and projects. You will also learn tips for integrating the concept of collaboration throughout your proposals and see actual comments from grant reviewers who evaluated collaborative proposals.

 

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 29 (1-2 pm)

Social Security Express – The Latest from the Social Security Administration (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

 

Have you kept up with the latest news and developments from the Social Security Administration? Have you heard about Social Security Express? Are you aware of the Desktop Icon project? If you answered no to any of those questions, you owe it to yourself and your library patrons to join us for this informative session presented by Valery Mearcklein, Dallas Regional Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration. Valery’s presentation will provide a detailed look at Social Security Express Desktop Icon project, which allows users to access specific portions of the Social Security Administration’s website to conduct business and obtain forms. She will also discuss the benefits for library patrons of creating their own mySocialSecurity account and answer any questions you may have.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 29 (2-3 pm)

Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens (edWeb)

 

With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes—if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In this webinar, Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, will show how educators and parents can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between.

 

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 30 (11-12 pm)

10 Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised and Retained (4Good)

 

Donations made online is one of the fastest-growing gift channels. While it’s not yet a juggernaut, it is significant enough to pay attention to. And if your online gift processes aren’t operating according to best practices for user-experience and donor stewardship, you may be leaving a lot of money on the table. In this webinar, we will examine 10 simple, research-backed fixes that any fundraiser can make to their online donation process. You’ll leave with the confidence that your donation pages and forms can convert any visitor into a donor – and retain that donor for years to come.

 

For more information, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, Mar. 31 (11-2:30 pm)

Supervisor Success: Development Programs That Work (WebJunction)

 

As our profession transforms and our work changes, nurturing skillful and competent supervisors has become a priority for all types of libraries. Rising to the challenge, many people are creating and offering learning and development programs in their libraries. Whether we hire outside consultants or create in-house programs, we could all benefit from knowing the best practices. Let’s learn together about the most effective and low-cost options for supervisor development programs, and how to strategically promote implementation of those programs in our organizations. And let’s explore how we might motivate our supervisors to fully benefit from their learning.

You can attend any or all of the three sessions. There will be a short break in between the sessions, and your registration link will work the entire time. All presentations will be recorded and available after the symposium is completed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Suggested CE: library administration

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