MT State Library Webinars for December 2016

ALL WEBINARS ARE RECORDED AND POSTED TO THE MT STATE LIBRARY VIMEO CHANNEL:

https://vimeo.com/channels/403784

December 9th Noon

Webside Chat with Montana State Librarian, Jennie Stapp

An update on plans for the January 18th Library Legislative Day, what to expect with the 2017 Montana State Legislature, and a conversation with the MSL Lifelong Learning Librarian – a new position – Sara Groves.

Register to attend live:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4335096550543590658

CE category: library administration

 

December 13th & 15th 9-10 am

EdReady Montana

Learn about EdReady Montana – a program designed to help students avoid remedial coursework when they enter college.  Great opportunity for libraries to host after school and summer time programs for high school students.  Free to all Montanans.

This is a two-part webinar course designed specifically for librarians to introduce this important resource.

For more information and to register:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/5032780659007762177

CE category: library services to the public

 

December 19th 12:30 – 1 pm

Erin’s Exiled Children – a panel exhibit available for libraries to display

In this brief webinar, learn about the panel exhibit that was created by the Butte-Silver Bow Archives and the University of Montana Irish Studies Program that is now available to tour libraries in Montana starting in 2017.

Register for the webinar:

https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4101042411221793281
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744be5cf3d130feb59cdce13328df6edDECEMBER 2016

Webinars from Across the Land

(book tree: Shelby Township Library, MI)

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in MST).  This calendar is the repository for most of the information contained in this document.  At your MT State Library, we add suggested CE categories to the list.

Do you have a free program that you would like to share with our nationwide library community?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Dec. 15: Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Infopeople)

BOARDS

Dec. 8: Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors (Charity Village)

CAREERS

Dec. 7: Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now (4Good)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Dec. 6: Science Soup, Part Two: Rocks, Rivers, and Trees – the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 6: Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (edWeb)

Dec. 6: Pop Literacy (School Library Journal)

Dec. 21: Under the Microscope: Science at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Dec. 7: An Indie State of Mind (Library Journal)

Dec. 8: Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is it right for you? (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Dec. 7: Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 7: Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences (American Management Association)

Dec. 8: Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors (Charity Village)

Dec. 8: With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec. 13: The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring for Non-profits)

Dec. 13: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 14: Using Emotional Intelligence for Successful Communication (Training Industry)

Dec. 14: Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want! (4Good)

Dec. 15: Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? InSync Training)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Dec. 8: Research Data Literacy and the Library (Library Connect)

Dec. 8: Database of the Month: Let Zinio help you through the holidays!(Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Dec. 6: Creating a Mindset for Change (InSync Training)

Dec. 7: Get Happy and Healthy: How to Avoid Burnout and Have More Impact Through Your Work (Charity How To)

FUNDRAISING

Dec. 8: Using Project Outcome Data in Grant Applications (Public Library Association)

Dec. 14: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Dec. 15: How Much Does It Cost to Do Good? Conversations on Nonprofit Overhead, Part 2 (GuideStar)

Dec. 20: Use It, Don’t Lose It! Technology Donations Before Calendar-Year End (Tech Soup)

LEGAL

Dec. 8: Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready (GrantSpace)

MANAGEMENT

Dec. 6: Creating a Mindset for Change (InSync Training)

Dec. 7: Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences (American Management Association)

Dec. 8: Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World’s Top CEOs with Cheryl Bachelder (Harvard Business Review)

Dec. 14: Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want! (4Good)

Dec. 19: Leadership and Mentorship for Rural Librarians (Association for Rural and Small Libraries)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Dec. 6: A New Approach to Building Family Engagement Pathways: The 5Rs Framework (Public Library Association)

Dec. 6: Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community (WebJunction)

Dec. 7: Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership (Programming Librarian)

Dec. 8: Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community (Colorado State Library)

Dec. 8: With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Dec. 14: Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits (TechSoup)

Dec. 15: Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential (Library Journal)

Dec. 21: Under the Microscope: Science at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Dec. 6: Science Soup, Part Two: Rocks, Rivers, and Trees – the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 6: Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community (WebJunction)

Dec. 6: Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All (edWeb)

Dec. 7: Technology Classes at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 7: Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership (Programming Librarian)

Dec. 7: Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad (Library Journal)

Dec. 8: Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community (Colorado State Library)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Dec. 7: An Indie State of Mind (Library Journal)

REFERENCE

Dec. 7: USGS Library: Geoscience Outreach and Instruction (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 7: Books Go to War (Library of Congress)

Dec. 8: Database of the Month: Let Zinio help you through the holidays!(Wyoming State Library)

Dec. 8: Science Soup, Part Three: Rocket Ships and Stars – Out of this World with NASA (Federal Depository Library Program)

Dec. 13: 12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom (Simple K12)

Dec. 14: Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016 (GovLoop)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Dec. 6: Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (edWeb)

Dec. 6: Pop Literacy (School Library Journal)

Dec. 6: Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All (edWeb)

Dec. 7: Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad (Library Journal)

Dec. 13: 12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom (Simple K12)

Dec. 15: Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential (Library Journal)

TECHNOLOGY

Dec. 7: Technology Classes at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Dec. 8: The Golden Partnership: How to Improve Website Findability with Actionable Analytics and Content Analysis (DigitalGov)

Dec. 14: Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016 (GovLoop)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Dec. 7: Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 8: Research Data Literacy and the Library (Library Connect)

Dec. 8: Bozarthzone!Designing for Learner Success (InSync Training)

Dec. 13: Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

Dec. 15: Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

Dec. 13: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Dec. 15: Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch

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PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (11-12 pm)

Creating a Mindset for Change (InSync Training)

When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few recognize that without an individual and collective “Mindset for Change and Innovation” their best efforts will fail. This session will show what is really getting in the way; how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (11-12 pm)

A New Approach to Building Family Engagement Pathways: The 5Rs Framework (Public Library Association)

Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? If so, then this webinar will benefit you.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (12-1 pm)

Science Soup, Part Two: Rocks, Rivers, and Trees – the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service (Federal Depository Library Program)

Come along for this webinar, and learn about earthquakes and tsunamis in real time, as well as educational resources in English and Spanish ranging from coloring books to data used by academic research scientists.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (12-1 pm)

Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (edWeb)

This webinar will provide an overview of well-researched, inspirational, and motivational leadership strategies for supporting high-quality early education and care. Susan MacDonald will share how leaders can find new and empowering ways to adapt to the evolving world of early childhood education.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-12/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (1-2 pm)

Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community (WebJunction)

Opening in 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center offered the country’s first commercial-grade kitchen classroom in a library. It is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. The Center reaches to every corner of the community. It teaches math and science to kids through measuring and mixing, builds English language skills and nutrition education for non-native speakers, empowers adults with disabilities to cook with confidence, and much more. Hear how this innovative idea was transformed into reality through strategic community partnerships and institutional support. Learn how your library can start teaching community residents everything from butchering a goat to making a vegan stew, boosting literacy and nutritional health for all.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (1-2 pm)

Pop Literacy (School Library Journal)

The Walking Dead, hip-hop, Snapchat, and the U.S. presidential race. All resources for learning. We’ll explore new literacies in practice to glean how student-led exploration using meaningful topics and engaging tools can make learning pop.

To register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Dec. 6 (6-7 pm)

Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All (edWeb)

Schools throughout the world participate in the Computer Science Education Week’s #HourofCode, which will take place in 2016 from December 5th to 9th. Unfortunately, many schools don’t move beyond that hour. As stakeholders in providing the best educational experiences to prepare students for tomorrow, it is imperative that we move “Beyond the Hour of Code” and truly integrate coding into the daily instruction for all.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-12/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (9-10 am)

Technology Classes at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

In the past three years, the Iowa City Public Library has tripled their patron involvement in technology classes taught by library staff, without increasing staff or budget. Technology is an ever changing landscape and classes are a great way to help patrons become savvier technology users. Learn how to grow interest in your library’s technology courses with strategies for assessment, marketing, and curriculum development.

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, Dec. 7 (10-11 am)

Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Training Magazine Network)

Whether you’re new to webinar production, or you’re looking to tune-up your game plan, this resource-filled webinar will guide you through focused steps that will help give you the confidence to get your webinars off to a great start.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (10-11 am)

Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences (American Management Association)

We all harbor unconscious assumptions about people who are different from us that get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from working together harmoniously and effectively. Join bias experts (and biracial couple) Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman for an hour-long webcast where you will learn how to identify your personal points of privilege, make genuine connections with people who aren’t like you, and figure out how to break down social barriers across a spectrum of differences (race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more).

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (11-12 pm)

Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now (4Good)

Whether you are early in your career or have been a leader for many years, it is important to be intentional about your own professional and leadership development. In this webinar, we will consider the essential foundation for further developing as a professional: becoming more aware of your values, goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. We will then consider professional development strategies with examples of steps you can consider taking.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (12-1 pm)

Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership (Programming Librarian)

Tune in and learn how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (12-1 pm)

USGS Library: Geoscience Outreach and Instruction (Federal Depository Library Program)

Come explore the published materials, historical aspects of geoscience research, current access and availability to USGS products, subject classification scheme, and other hidden information gems within the USGS Library.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (12-1 pm)

An Indie State of Mind (Library Journal)

The indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. libraries lending eBooks, libraries have unparalleled power to bring their best local writers to their patrons’ attention and beyond. This webinar will illuminate how Library Journal’s SELF-e program supports statewide, library-driven writing contests to find the best indie books in your community and make them available to library patrons.

To register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (1-2 pm)

Get Happy and Healthy: How to Avoid Burnout and Have More Impact Through Your Work (Charity How To)

This nonprofit webinar will present a case for nonprofit professionals to engage in self-care and provide steps to shift organizational culture from one of sacrifice and burnout to one where balance, rest and replenishment are part of a strategy for success.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (2-3 pm)

Books Go to War (Library of Congress)

Join Library of Congress reference specialist, Abby Yochelson of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division as she discusses “Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in World War II” based on the  “America Reads” exhibition.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.loc.gov/teachers/professionaldevelopment/webinar/?loclr=blogtea

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (4-5 pm)

Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad (Library Journal)

Join librarian Ellen Druda for a live webcast presentation as she shares information about a program she launched at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (NY) that allows teens to create and assemble 3D printed prosthetics in bright and beautiful colors. The usable prosthetics get donated to children overseas through a partnership with a global charity.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2gFTfjK

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (7-8 am)

Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World’s Top CEOs with Cheryl Bachelder (Harvard Business Review)

Harvard Business Review now invites you to join us for this “How I Did It LIVE” webinar with Cheryl A. Bachelder, Chief Executive Officer, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., who will describe how her team turned the struggling company around, by rebuilding their relationship with their franchises, while creating a national brand-building campaign to reconnect with customers. Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief, Adi Ignatius will lead a discussion about the strategic challenges the company faced and overcame, and the frameworks and ideas that can help other leaders facing crucial decisions.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (9-10 am)

Research Data Literacy and the Library (Library Connect)

The era of e-science demands new skill sets and competencies of researchers to ensure their work is accessible, discoverable and reusable. Librarians are naturally positioned to assist in this education as part of their liaison and information literacy services. Learn more about how libraries are expanding the scope of information literacy to include open data and related tools, methods and skills.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (11-12 pm)

Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors (Charity Village)

This free webinar will show you practical ways to get things done with others, virtually, without sacrificing personal connection and relationship.

For more information and to register, visit: https://charityvillage.com/elearning/webinars.aspx

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (12-1 pm)

Using Project Outcome Data in Grant Applications (Public Library Association)

This is the third in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn their Project Outcome results into action. This webinar builds upon previous sessions about good practices for communicating about data and developing effective messaging; it will focus on how to incorporate Project Outcome survey results into grant applications.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (12-1 pm)

Science Soup, Part Three: Rocket Ships and Stars – Out of this World with NASA (Federal Depository Library Program)

Learn about the functions of NASA and the excellent educational resources the agency provides for your users. As always, the webinar will include some resources in Spanish for those of you who serve a Spanish-speaking community.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (12-1 pm)

Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community (Colorado State Library)

Your public library is packed with kids during the summer, and that is excellent! Research shows that those children benefit from your library’s many strong enrichment activities, staff expertise, and collections that go so far in preventing summer slide.However, there are children in your community that you don’t see in your library that need this same enrichment the most over the summer.How can you find and support them, and provide them with the same rich resources? Join us for this lively, interactive session and bring your questions, challenges and ideas.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Designing for Learner Success (InSync Training)

This session will help designers and others involved in the design process identify common trouble spots, understand them from the learners’ point of view, and take steps to correct them before learners have a chance to fail. L&D professionals wishing to work from a “learner first” point of view will find this session illuminating and applicable.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (12-1 pm)

The Golden Partnership: How to Improve Website Findability with Actionable Analytics and Content Analysis (DigitalGov)

In this training, attendees will learn: Why every digital analytics team needs to partner with a digital content analyst; How top-task analyses and content research can improve the quality and volume of traffic; Strategies for identifying the issues and terminologies of a target audience; SEO tips for improving findability KPIs; Other cool stuff

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalgov.gov/events/2016-12/

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (12-1 pm)

Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is it right for you? (Connecting to Collections)

It seems that every year there are new products to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and other conditions that affect collections. Wireless, networked, cloud, and NFC are terms used on product specification sheets but what do they mean and are the new products really different than just a few years ago? A solid understanding of the terminology which can be translated to new products as they emerge will allow you to determine which monitoring method and product is right for your institution.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2fJXe0R

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (1-2 pm)

With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Friends groups can be tremendous assets to the libraries they serve by engaging community, raising money, advocating for the library, and lending the library lots of great moral support. But, when Friends groups lose focus on their role (versus that of the director) or when they start being unfriendly it can become a miserable relationship for all involved. Sally Gardner Reed will discuss ways in which to keep working on a positive track together, ways to solve conflicts, and what to do when nothing seems to work.

To register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 8 (1-2 pm)

Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready (GrantSpace)

Join Gene Takagi and Michele Berger of NEO Law Group for a list of 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for 2017. Gene and Michele will discuss what the board should do before rewarding an executive with a year-end bonus, development of next year’s board calendar, the increasing importance of state registrations, and other items to consider or complete before year-end.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/12/(year)/2016

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 13 (8:30-9:30 am)

The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits (Firespring for Non-profits)
In this educational session, you’ll learn how to raise awareness and increase engagement by using blogging tools.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.htm

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Dec. 13 (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, Dec. 13 (1-1:30 pm)

12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom (Simple K12)

Todd Beard will share 12 tech tools that he uses to build a community of educators, parents, and students from every grade level. He will explain the function of each tool and share classroom tips for using tools such as Microsoft Snip, Minecraft, Excel Survey, FluidMath, Nearpod, and many more!

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Dec. 13 (1-2 pm)

Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. See how you can revolutionize your presentations and other training material using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences, with some helpful how-to guides, and a collection of awesome PowerPoint tricks, plus a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick start your efforts for everyone that attends.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14 (11-12 pm)

Using Emotional Intelligence for Successful Communication (Training Industry)

Whether we like it or not, our communication skills are on display in every interaction we have, both personally and professionally. Sometimes, we’re “on,” and we feel like our message is heard the way we intended. Other times, we’re “off,” and we look back wishing we could hit the do-over button. Have you ever considered your emotional intelligence (EI) as a deciding factor of whether you are a successful or unsuccessful communicator? EI skills such as self-regard, emotional expression, optimism and reality testing – to name a few – are keys to creating powerful interactions with others. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by MHS Assessments.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits (TechSoup)

This free webinar will offer practical guidance on the best tools, training resources, and marketing tactics your library can use engage the social sector in your community. You will also hear examples of how librarians have implemented these tools and tactics in their libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/nejq8elzx9r8&eom

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14 (12-1 pm)

Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016 (GovLoop)

Innovation is alive in government and in our online training on Wednesday, December 14th, Christopher Dorobek and a panel of experts will share what made the biggest impact this year. By attending this free online training you will learn: The biggest technology disruptors of 2016 – cloud, Internet of Things, human-centered design, and more; How government is reacting to the retirement tsunami and changing their recruiting and hiring processes; What’s in store for 2017.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14 (11-12 pm)

Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want! (4Good)

Motivating others is like forecasting the weather. You have no idea what may help you prepare or whether you’ll soon be struck by lightning. For that reason, we should never try to “motivate”, but instead to have a deeper understanding of individual needs and putting the right factors in place. Learn what those factors are, how individuals are different, and how we may want to influence people in our lives (or at work) to improve productivity.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Dec. 14 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, 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 and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/12/(year)/2016

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 15 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers – leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Dec. 15 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! 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

 

Thursday, Dec. 15 (1-2 pm)

Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential (Library Journal)

As libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nashville, where Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools have partnered to create the Limitless Libraries cooperative to improve school libraries, resource sharing, and student access to learning materials. The Library Corporation’s CARL•X was selected as the shared ILS at the heart of this project. You’re invited to join TLC and Library Journal for a special webinar to discuss the Limitless Libraries concept and how it could work for your community.

To register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Dec. 15 (1-2 pm)

Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (Infopeople)

Do you want to learn how to measure the effects your library’s programs, resources, and services have on your users? Would you like to discover various ways to measure outcomes in your library? Join Linda Hofschire, Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service, in this webinar, where you’ll learn practical tips for getting started with outcome-based evaluation.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Dec. 19 (12-1 pm)

How Much Does It Cost to Do Good? Conversations on Nonprofit Overhead, Part 2 (GuideStar)

More than ever before, the people on the front lines of social change are in agreement: we need to evolve the conversation about nonprofit overhead. The good news is that the evolution has already begun. Forward looking people from across the nonprofit sector have realized the importance of moving beyond overhead ratios. But how do we get to a critical mass? How can we better educate donors that there is a cost to social change?

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Monday, Dec. 19 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Leadership and Mentorship for Rural Librarians (Association for Rural and Small Libraries)

Join Idaho Commission for Libraries and Association of Rural and Small Libraries for a conversation about issues faced by libraries in rural areas.

To log in, visit: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Dec. 20 (12-1 pm)

Use It, Don’t Lose It! Technology Donations Before Calendar-Year End (Tech Soup)

If you have money left in your nonprofit or library tech budget this calendar year, learn how to make the most of it through TechSoup’s hardware and software donation programs.

To register, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Dec. 21 (9-10 am)

Under the Microscope: Science at the Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Valley Public Library was awarded one of the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence for two microscope kits that would be made available for circulation and would be used in programming for youth and families. The presentation will include background information on our science station that led to the idea for the kits. Descriptions of projects and programs that have been successful will be presented along with potential for future programming and outreach.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

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November Learning Online

NOVEMBER Free Webinars from Across the Land

Multiday online conferences:

*FREE ALCTS e-Forum: From Behind the Scenes to Front and Center: Social Media for Technical Services and Collection Development Librarians

November 15-16, 2016 (8-4 pm). To register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/sympa

 

*FREE virtual conference: Planning and Digitizing Yesterday to Preserve it for Tomorrow November 15-16, 2016 (9-4:00 pm).  For more information and to register, visit: http://newprairiepress.org/cpndam/

Webinars by topic (find full descriptions chronologically below):

ADVOCACY

Nov. 17: 4 Simple Ways to Beef Up Your Library Marketing (Demco)

Nov. 30: NCompass Live: Reader of the Week (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov. 2: What’s a Mission Statement Worth? (4Good)

Nov. 2: Building a 21st Century Library (School Library Journal)

Nov. 10: Project Outcome: Communicating Your Results (Public Library Association)

Nov. 15: Passing the Baton: Succession Planning in a Small Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov. 15: Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries (Infopeople)

CAREERS

Nov. 18: A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment (American Libraries Live

CHILDREN & TEENS

Nov. 2: Making the Case for Early STEM Learning (TechSoup)

Nov. 10: Teen Mental Illness 101 (Infopeople)

Nov. 10: High School Diplomas @ the Public Library (Library Journal)

Nov. 14: Inviting Young Children to Explore Process Art (edWeb)

Nov. 15: Engaging Reluctant and Struggling Readers in Your Library (BookList)

Nov. 16: Promoting Literacy Developmentally Appropriately: The Administrator’s Role (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov. 16: Read Aloud for Middle Graders (American Association of School Librarians

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov. 3: Picture Books Galore! New Books for the Newest Readers (BookList)

Nov. 8: Lending Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices to Patrons (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov. 9: Break the Cycle with Evidence-based Analytics and Selection (Library Journal)

Nov. 16: Building a Digital Collection (edWeb)

COMMUNICATION

Nov. 2: Dataviz: The New Must-Have Skill for Managers (American Management Association)

Nov. 10: Project Outcome: Communicating Your Results (Public Library Association)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Nov. 9: NCompass Live: Do Space: Omaha’s Digital Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov. 9: Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 16: Measuring America Series: Accessing International Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 16: Building a Digital Collection (edWeb)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Nov. 10: Millennials Schlemennials: What’s REALLY Changing Today’s Workplace Dynamics? (Training Industry)

Nov. 12: Makerspace Webinar (Colorado Association of School Libraries)

Nov. 15: 7 Steps to Deliver Better Customer Experiences (Harvard Business Review)

Nov. 16: Puff, Puff, Lend: Cannabis Culture and the Library (Colorado State Library)

Nov. 17: Your Customer-Centric Approach to Digital Transformation (GovLoop)

FUNDRAISING

Nov. 2: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Nov. 3: Get the ‘Silent Majority’ Engaged and Giving at your Silent Auction (Nonprofit Hub)

Nov.3 : Nonprofit 911: 5 Ways Your Board Can Help with Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)

Nov. 16: Boost Donations with an Attitude of Gratitude (Nonprofit Hub)

Nov. 16: Creating a Development Plan (4Good)

Nov. 30: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Nov. 3: Libraries and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

MANAGEMENT

Nov. 2: Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies (edWeb)

Nov. 2: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Nov. 9: From Fear to Trust in the Library Organization (Georgia Library Association)

Nov. 10: Manager Onboarding: Setting New Leaders Up for Success (Training Magazine Network)

Nov. 10: Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync)

Nov. 16: The Secrets and Science of Great Performance Management (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov. 8: Serving Older Adults in a Changing World (WebJunction)

Nov. 10: Teen Mental Illness 101 (Infopeople)

Nov. 15: Engaging Reluctant and Struggling Readers in Your Library (BookList)

Nov. 17: 4 Simple Ways to Beef Up Your Library Marketing (Demco)

Nov. 30: NCompass Live: Reader of the Week (Nebraska Library Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Nov. 2: Making the Case for Early STEM Learning (TechSoup)

Nov. 2: Not Just for Kids: STEM Programs Your Adult Patrons Will Love (Programming Librarian)

Nov. 8: Serving Older Adults in a Changing World (WebJunction)

Nov. 9: Tabletop Games and 21st Century Skill Development (Infopeople)

Nov. 10: High School Diplomas @ the Public Library (Library Journal)

Nov. 16: Fix It at the Library with DIY Repair Programs (TechSoup)

Nov. 16: Promoting Literacy Developmentally Appropriately: The Administrator’s Role (Early Childhood Investigations)

Nov. 16: Read Aloud for Middle Graders (American Association of School Librarians)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Nov. 3: Picture Books Galore! New Books for the Newest Readers (BookList)

REFERENCE

Nov. 2: PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov. 3: Finding Historical Census Bureau Statistics (U. S. Census Bureau)

Nov. 3: The WebJunction Experience: Find Your Learning Flow (WebJunction)

Nov. 8: Targeting the librarian’s role in research services (Library Connect)

Nov. 9: Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 10: OSHA’s Web Pages: A Wealth of Occupational Safety Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 16: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov. 16: Measuring America Series: Accessing International Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 16: LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness: Building Collections and Connections to Improve Health, Safety, and Well-being (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Nov. 2: Building a 21st Century Library (School Library Journal)

Nov. 2: Virtual Learning Commons: Rethinking Your Library Website (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

Nov. 8: Lending Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices to Patrons (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Nov. 9: NCompass Live: Do Space: Omaha’s Digital Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov. 12: Makerspace Webinar (Colorado Association of School Libraries)

Nov. 16: NCompass Live: Computer Networking for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov. 7: Accessibility Support Model: How a Large University Supports Diverse Learners Taking Online Courses (Educause)

Nov. 10: The Power of Personalization in Learning & Development (American Management Association)

Nov. 15: Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries (Infopeople)

Nov. 30: A Bakers Dozen of Cyber Secure Tips (Lyrasis)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION (Note: Your Montana State Library CE Coordinator – ME –  suggests the likely CE category for each of the events listed below, but you may find when you attend one of these webinars, that a better category designation is indicated.  Use this page in the MT Library Certification Manual to help guide you in selecting the correct CE category.  Confer with your supervisor, as they will have to verify your credits when you apply for certification.  Please contact me if you have questions – jflick@mt.gov – Jo Flick, CE Coordinator):

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (10-11 am)

Work Your Dreams Using the Top Five Leadership Competencies (edWeb)

In this webinar, Linda McCulloch, Secretary of State of Montana, will discuss the power of self-belief, and how she overcame her fear of becoming an elected official. This webinar will benefit women and girls interested in growing their leadership abilities and maneuvering a field dominated by men. It will also provide tangible strategies to help women and girls navigate difficult situations and hard decisions while staying true to their principles.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-11/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (10-11 am)

Dataviz: The New Must-Have Skill for Managers (American Management Association)

Visual communication and data visualization are our most effective tools to help organizations and customers understand the ideas found in the increasingly massive volumes of data that govern our lives. The ability to create diagrams that tell stories and move people will help you better communicate ideas as well as impress and persuade your audience. We’ll walk through a simple process to help you turn your ordinary charts into more effective ones that far surpass what you would normally create with your spreadsheet program.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (11-12 pm)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. The class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries. We will use History, tools in the NLM catalog and the Index to build searches and explore topics.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (11-12 pm)

What’s a Mission Statement Worth? (4Good)

Could your mission statement describe any of several other organizations that are similar to yours? Do you just haul it out once a year for your annual report and 990? Organizations that have a page-long mission statements and think that any effort to review it would be just empty wordsmithing may want to join us for this webinar to see what a rigorously crafted mission statement can do for marketing, fundraising, stakeholder loyalty, strategy, and managing change.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (11-12:30 pm)

Making the Case for Early STEM Learning (TechSoup)

Join the Early Learning Lab and Julie Sweetland from the FrameWorks Institute to explore how to make a stronger case for early STEM experiences. A FrameWorks research into American public thinking revealed that people assume that science, technology, engineering, and math are highly specialized areas of knowledge that aren’t appropriate for young learners. In turn, this limits public support for the policies, funding, and programs that can foster early learning in these vital areas. We’ll discuss and explore proven, practical ways for early childhood advocates to talk about why and how early STEM matters.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (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.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (12-1 pm)

Not Just for Kids: STEM Programs Your Adult Patrons Will Love (Programming Librarian)

Looking to add adult STEM programs to your offerings but aren’t sure where to start? Join librarians from Princeton (N.J) Public Library and Phelps (N.Y) Community Memorial Library for tips on creating STEM programming adults are sure to love.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (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.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/11/(year)/2016

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (1-2 pm)

Building a 21st Century Library (School Library Journal)

Schools across the country are revising their goals, missions and strategic plans to ensure that they are preparing “future ready” graduates. The educational shift towards the digital age comes with its own set of challenges, from integrating district-wide information literacy to embracing a culture of new technology. The key is to take a constructive and collaborative approach that fosters accessibility and best practices. In this webinar, you will learn what several experts are doing to help schools build a 21st century library. Our panelists will explain that it’s not enough to simply purchase digital assets – educators need professional development opportunities that concentrate on why students benefit from modern technology. They will also discuss how school librarians can leverage digital and print resources to become instructional and technological leaders, ultimately outfitting students with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the digital future.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2 (5-6 pm)

Virtual Learning Commons: Rethinking Your Library Website (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, school librarians will learn how to take the concept of the physical Learning Commons and apply it to their virtual space. This webinar will provide viewers with an overview of the five elements of a virtual learning commons as outlined by David Loertscher and will show viewers ways to include these elements in their library website. This webinar will feature many free tools to integrate and embed in their existing webspace and help librarians move their library website from a one-way stream of information to a collaborative, interactive space.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Nov. 3 (10:30-11:30) am)

Get the ‘Silent Majority’ Engaged and Giving at your Silent Auction (Nonprofit Hub)

So you’re doing a silent auction? Beware the “Silent Majority.” Those are the 70% that show up as mere seat fillers for corporate tables to enjoy the fruits of your labors. It’s not that these people aren’t willing to give; you just need to engage them to do so.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 3 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: 5 Ways Your Board Can Help with Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)

Join us to learn how your board members can best help you fundraise during the year-end giving season—and how to get them excited about it. Believe it or not, your board members WANT to help—they just need a little guidance as to how they can use their time for the biggest impact.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 3 (12-1 pm)

Finding Historical Census Bureau Statistics (U. S. Census Bureau)

The Census Bureau has been releasing statistics describing the population of the United States since 1790. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how and where to find many of the resources which contain those historical Census statistics. We’ll also cover the various formats the data has been released in since the first Census. We’re looking forward to this webinar and hope you’ll join us! (Please keep in mind that this webinar won’t be focused on individual Census records–of particular interest to genealogists– but rather on summary statistics from the Census Bureau.)

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Nov. 3 (12-1 pm)

Picture Books Galore! New Books for the Newest Readers (BookList)

Is there anything more formative than picture books for a child’s love of reading? In this free, one-hour webinar you’ll discover new titles from Candlewick Press, Sourcebooks, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Groundwood Books, and NorthSouth Books that get children excited about reading. 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

 

Thursday, Nov. 3 (1-2 pm)

The WebJunction Experience: Find Your Learning Flow (WebJunction)

Find out how to make the most of the WebJunction experience from our very own online learning experts. WebJunction’s live and recorded webinars, self-paced courses, articles and resources can all play a part in helping you meet your learning goals. Learn how to create a personal learning plan, set manageable goals and find your learning flow with all the tools WebJunction has to offer. During the hour, we’ll tour the different ways to learn at WebJunction and explore how to unlock the advantages of each of these, setting you up for success in your continuing education pursuits. Whether you are new to WebJunction or are a seasoned learner wanting to delve deeper, join us for the WebJunction experience!

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (1-2 pm)

Libraries and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) (Texas State Library and Archives Commission

If a public library wants to use federal money to purchase services to enable Internet access at the library (such as with the E-rate discount program) or to buy computers that will access the Internet (such as with LSTA funds), it must comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Join Henry Stokes, the State E-rate Coordinator for libraries in Texas and a TSLAC technology consultant, to learn more about the requirements for CIPA. Find out what you need in place at your library to be compliant.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, Nov. 7 (11-12 pm)

Accessibility Support Model: How a Large University Supports Diverse Learners Taking Online Courses (Educause)

In this session, we will share the University of Central Florida’s Accessibility Support Model for online courses that was designed to provide a scalable and systematic approach to creating accessible online courses. This model consists of several strategies one of which is educating faculty on how to apply Universal Design for Learning principles to the design of their online courses. We will also share the accommodations work flow that was implemented as part of this process and showcase strategies and resources that we have implemented to empower faculty to create accessible course materials and support diverse learning styles including just in time online resources as well as the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT).

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.educause.edu/conferences-events/educause-event-finder

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 (8-9 am)

Targeting the librarian’s role in research services (Library Connect)

In this webinar, two librarians and a faculty expert in the area of impact will discuss specific examples and steps librarians can take to have a significant and recognizable contribution within the research lifecycle. As a librarian, by applying your specialized knowledge and skills to critical steps in the research lifecycle you create new value and a work paradigm as a partner in the process.

To register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 (1-2 pm)

Lending Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices to Patrons (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

A Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that allows patrons to access the library’s Internet well beyond the bounds of the library building. The Keller Public Library has learned a great deal about how to successfully circulate Wi-Fi hotspots since June 2016, when they became the first library in Texas to offer them. Rae Cheney, Library Services Manager, will share firsthand experience about how to offer this exciting new technology to your patrons. The presentation will be 30 minutes long, with 30 minutes free for question and answer to follow.

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

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8 (1-2 pm)

Serving Older Adults in a Changing World (WebJunction)

With longer life expectancy and increasing diversity, older adults are reinventing aging and changing perceptions of their demographic. It’s time to rethink how our libraries serve this important and growing segment of our patron base. This webinar will focus on trends and impacts of the aging population, and will share creative strategies for library staff to meet the evolving needs of older adults in a changing world.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Do Space: Omaha’s Digital Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Do Space is one year old this week! Join Executive Director Rebecca Stavick to learn more about this one-of-a-kind concept in Omaha, Nebraska: it’s a community technology library, a digital workshop, and an innovation playground filled with new opportunities to learn, grow, explore and create.

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, Nov. 9 (12-1 pm)

From Fear to Trust in the Library Organization (Georgia Library Association)

Every organization deals with situations related to trust and fear. However, some organizations are more open about these issues, while others are in deep denial. This presentation will begin with the context of how our research began: the trust issues encountered by the Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidation. The presentation will also describe how trust and fear are closely associated and how they impact the work environment.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (12-1 pm)

Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover intermediate and advanced searching techniques, deep web search engines, and ways to find and use “hidden” resources. During the webinar, sample searches will be for statistics, born-digital, and digitized historical publications.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (1-2 pm)

Tabletop Games and 21st Century Skill Development (Infopeople)

Although commercial games are recreational, they also provide opportunities for informal learning. In fact, to play games players must use at least one 21st Century Skill, and often players use multiple skills. Join webinar presenter Lauren Hays as she highlights how you can use games in your library to foster skills such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, vital to every library user needs.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9 (1-2 pm)

Break the Cycle with Evidence-based Analytics and Selection (Library Journal)

This webinar will not only discuss how to improve decisions when purchasing new items, but also how to make existing collections work harder. Until recently, many libraries would respond to the high volume of dead items in their collections through weeding alone. Our panel will discuss the use of an evidence-based transfer process to move dead items to new locations where there is a proven demand, therefore offering an item every chance to circulate before it is removed from the collection.

To register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (10-11 am)

Manager Onboarding: Setting New Leaders Up for Success (Training Magazine Network)

The worst thing organizations can do is hire or promote the most technically competent person to management and not set them up for success. Leadership and management development programs only achieve one piece of what managers need to accomplish organizational goals. The rest should be done with manager onboarding. Using the principles of career development and employee onboarding, HR can contribute to bottom-line results by helping managers successfully onboard in their new roles. Join us for a practical conversation about onboarding and giving managers the tools for success.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (10-11 am)

The Power of Personalization in Learning & Development (American Management Association)

Join us for this captivating panel session exploring the successes, failures and new directions in forms of personalization being applied in adult learning and development.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (11-12 pm)

Millennials Schlemennials: What’s REALLY Changing Today’s Workplace Dynamics? (Training Industry)

Among the hot topics in the talent management and training industries today is the issue of millennials: How do we adjust our approaches to meet their needs? But how much of this topic really has anything to do with millennials? The truth is, traditional approaches were ineffective before the bulk of millennials arrived on the scene. We just weren’t paying attention.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (11:30-12:30 pm)

Resources of the US Geological Survey Library (USGS)

Emily Wild, Librarian and Physical Scientist at the Denver USGS Library, will share the wealth of earth science information resources available from the library. The resources include research reports, data sets, imagery, and alerts/warnings for geological hazards including earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, floods, droughts and wildfires. The USGS is the science agency for the Department of the Interior, providing science and research about natural hazards, groundwater, environment health, and the impact of climate change.

Event Password: 1234

To register, visit:  https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?mtid=ee13abdbbe612ee0ecf209b71c91bcf79

suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome: Communicating Your Results (Public Library Association)

“Communicating Your Results” is the second in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn your Project Outcome results into action. This webinar builds upon a previous session about good practices for communicating about data; it will focus on turning survey results into compelling messages about a library’s impact for internal and external audiences. This session will set up the final webinar about using Project Outcome data to support funding requests and grant proposals. Participants will also hear from other library leaders about their own experience and lessons learned from communicating about their Project Outcome survey results.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (12-1 pm)

OSHA’s Web Pages: A Wealth of Occupational Safety Information (Federal Depository Library Program)

In the webinar, participants will learn where Federal Government agency regulations come from. We will discuss the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA’s) regulatory role. We will also see how OSHA enhances their regulations with directives and interpretations. OSHA’s A-Z list and search features to locate additional relevant occupational safety information will also be reviewed.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync)

What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the spirit of the season.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (1-2 pm)

Teen Mental Illness 101 (Infopeople)

At the end of this webinar, participants will: Learn methods to decrease the stigma around teen mental illness through education and real life stories; Be familiar with tools for talking with teens who are struggling; Learn about opportunities to become a teen advocate.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Nov. 10 (1-2 pm)

High School Diplomas @ the Public Library (Library Journal)

Our panelists will share why they chose the program and what it’s meant in terms of community partnerships, exposure, demonstrating outcomes, etc. They will also give insight into the day-to-day program operations, share best practices and tell a tale or two about how this program has benefitted the lives of their COHS students and graduates.

To register, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Saturday, Nov. 12 (9-10:30 am)

Makerspace Webinar (Colorado Association of School Libraries)

Want to learn more about Makerspaces and don’t know how to start? Or, are you that “Maker Enthusiast” who is chomping at the bit to learn and share more? No matter your level, the Colorado Association of School Librarians (CASL) invites you to join us for a Maker Space webinar with special guest Colleen Graves. We hope you can attend this highly interactive learning session to learn how to meaningfully integrate maker into your school’s culture and walk away with a few practical ideas for your school maker space!

For more information and to register, visit: https://calwebs.site-ym.com/?page=CASL

suggested CE: library services to the public
Monday, Nov. 14 (12-1 pm)

Inviting Young Children to Explore Process Art (edWeb)

Join award-winning author and educator, MaryAnn F. Kohl, for a lively and entertaining discussion about process art and young children. MaryAnn will share true stories of how art influenced the lives of some amazing adults and children, and together we will learn helpful strategies for inspiring children to be creative and adventurous with art, both individually and in groups.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2016-11/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 (10-11 am)

7 Steps to Deliver Better Customer Experiences (Harvard Business Review)

Using seven key steps, brand-building expert Denise Lee Yohn helps companies design and deliver dramatically improved experiences by using a customer experience architecture. This framework enables companies to deliver optimal experiences to different customer segments. To learn about a proven, practical tool for transforming your organization’s customer experience, join Denise Lee Yohn and HBR on November 15.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Reluctant and Struggling Readers in Your Library (BookList)

Young people have so much more that draws their attention in other ways besides reading. However, reading is proven to be so important for young people’s minds and there are ways we can break down these barriers to reach these readers so they grow to become life long readers. Join Booklist and Thorndike Press to discuss these issues. Help discover ways to reach and encourage all young readers with suggestions from Amy Seto Forrester (Denver Public Library).

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 (1-2 pm)

Passing the Baton: Succession Planning in a Small Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

What will happen in your library when you retire? Join us for a conversation with the Director and Assistant Director at the TLL Temple Memorial Library, and learn how Brenda and Justin are planning for the future in their library.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Nov. 15 (1-2 pm)

Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries (Infopeople)

Join North Dakota State Librarian Mary Soucie as she discusses what should be included in an active shooter procedure, including an emergency & disaster plan, communication plan and evacuation plan. Additionally she will cover how to respond (run, hide, fight), and what you need to be aware of to prepare for this situation.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov 16 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Computer Networking for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)

Your computer network silently keeps your library running every day, but how much do you really know about it? Join Chris as he talks about how the network functions and the basic components that make it tick. We’ll review routers, switches, firewalls, and how everything works together, plus some tips on what to do if there’s a problem. Presented in a fun, accessible format, this session is introductory-level, and perfect for beginners.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (10-11 am)

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

MCR Takes on reddit: The MCR coordinators love to share authoritative, free health information resources, and we decided to extend that love to the reddit discussion community. !). MCR decided to jump in and tackle questions posted to a few of the health-related communities. If you attend this session (and we hope you do), you will find out how we did, what communities got the most love from us, what resources were most helpful, and what we learned in the process.

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/register.html?schedule_id=4075

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (10-11 am)

The Secrets and Science of Great Performance Management (American Management Association)

Join us as these two industry leaders debate and discuss how, and if, companies should change their approach to managing performance. You’ll learn the facts about the current trends, including what companies are really doing and whether there might be a fit for your firm.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (11-12 pm)

Boost Donations with an Attitude of Gratitude (Nonprofit Hub)

Want to discover how to show gratitude in a way that knocks your donors’ socks off and gets them to keep giving to your nonprofit? Begin by making your donors feel really, really good. Then help them remember that feeling by learning how to create a lasting warm glow. Join us to discover how to make donors feel truly valued and motivated to keep giving.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (11-12 pm)

Creating a Development Plan (4Good)

In this webinar, we will discuss the reasons a development plan can help assure success in your fundraising efforts; how to involve your organization’s leadership, both staff and volunteers, in the process; how to assure that the plan will be implemented; and how to evaluate success. Participants will be receive a template for creating their development plan and a learn how to ensure it gets implemented.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (12-1 pm)

Measuring America Series: Accessing International Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will help users in their search and navigation of the Census Bureau website and in locating international data. We will include visual examples, show you actual tools to locate and access the data, and share how these data can be used.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (12-1 pm)

Fix It at the Library with DIY Repair Programs (TechSoup)

Making is all the rage. But what if you want to fix something that’s broken? Repair programs are an opportunity to teach patrons new skills while fixing technology, electronics, clothing, and other household items. These programs can be a great way to engage new community partners and volunteers and have proven successful in many libraries in the United States and Canada. Repair programs also help reduce waste by fixing items that would otherwise be thrown away.  Come to this free webinar to learn how repair programs are being offered in public libraries. These examples will focus on Repair Cafés, which are part of an international network of community driven free programs.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=avafxubhksz2&campaign=lzpi9gcm9loq

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (12-1 pm)

Puff, Puff, Lend: Cannabis Culture and the Library (Colorado State Library)

Got weed? Of course not. But many of your customers do…and they have questions. Libraries across Colorado (and the US) find themselves at a distinct crossroads when it comes to legalized marijuana. This interactive webinar will help answer questions about the role your library can play in this new wild, wild west.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Promoting Literacy Developmentally Appropriately: The Administrator’s Role (Early Childhood Investigations)

Ensuring your early childhood program offers powerful literacy experiences requires more than books, crayons, and alphabet posters! It requires an understanding of literacy development and knowledge of specific practices that have been shown to foster literacy development in young children.Join Professor and acclaimed Author, Nell K. Duke in a riveting webinar to explore strategies to help you support teachers’ classroom practices as they provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate literacy instruction and build the foundation for lifelong literacy learning.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (2-3 pm)

LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness: Building Collections and Connections to Improve Health, Safety, and Well-being (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is hosting free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members called PNR Rendezvous.

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

suggested CE: collection development and technical services

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (3-4 pm)

Building a Digital Collection (edWeb)

Digital collection development is integral to the “future ready” pledge. As the number of districts committing to personalizing instruction through digital learning grows, so does the demand for digital content. Join Michelle Luhtala and Andy Marcinek as they discuss what’s new in digital collection development, including the #GoOpen initiative, and how to make all resources discoverable, accessible, and usable for all learners.

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

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16 (5-6)

Read Aloud for Middle Graders (American Association of School Librarians)

Recently, Tracey Hecht partnered with the New York Public Library to launch a read aloud program in fourth and fifth grade classes in NYC public schools. Using a novel she wrote with a cinematic vernacular that engages group dynamic, Tracey and the students explored characters’ voices, narration and plot to contribute to the success of the book for listeners. Tracey and the students also looked at other writers who engage great read-aloud through their writing styles and narrative voice.

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Nov. 17 (12-1 pm)

Your Customer-Centric Approach to Digital Transformation (GovLoop)

Join us for our online training as we discuss how government agencies can achieve this truly customer-centric digital transformation. Specifically, you’ll learn: What a customer-centric digital approach means and why it matters; The four components of a great customer experience; Steps for development that will help you get to where you need to be; Examples of agencies that have adopted this customer-centric approach and seen real benefits.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Nov. 17 (12-1 pm)

4 Simple Ways to Beef Up Your Library Marketing (Demco)

Every day, library marketers are engaged in a competitive battle to convince people to come to programs, check out items and cement the image of the library as a vital community center. But with decreasing budgets and increasing pressure on our time, the job is getting harder and library marketing feels less effective. Here are four easy, mostly free ways to support your library’s strategic goals, reach current cardholders and new audiences, increase circulation and improve brand awareness.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Nov. 17 (2:30-3:30 pm)

pyro-TECH: School Libraries, IGNITE! (Wyoming State Library)

Ever feel like the plethora of technology tools out there is overwhelming? Not enough time to sift through it all to find the useful apps and programs? Join Paige Bredenkamp as we explore tech tools that are useful in school libraries. Fill your arsenal with new tech tools and discover reliable go-to resources to find tools on your own.

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7714269616337364482

suggested CE: technology

 

Friday, Nov. 18 (10-11 am)

A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment (American Libraries Live)

Join this webinar to find ways to make your work life more fulfilling.

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/2e4FrRh

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 30 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Reader of the Week (Nebraska Library Commission)

The session will describe the Morton-James Public Library’s Reader of the Week initiative, begun in January 2016. Partnering with their local newspaper, library staff provided content for a weekly feature touted “Reader of the Week.” The column included readers talking about what they read and why. The session will include commentary on how this feature has transformed their conversations with library users from mere transactions to engaged descriptions of what people are reading, and want to read.

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

suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Nov. 30 (11-12 pm)

A Bakers Dozen of Cyber Secure Tips (Lyrasis)

November 30 is National Computer Security Day. Let’s use today to ensure that your passwords are regularly updated, that your personal information is safe and secure, and that your systems are protected. In this 1 hour session, learn 13 tips on keeping your computers safe with Blake Carver, LYRASIS Systems Administrator.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Nov. 30 (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! Get 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)/11/(year)/2016

suggested CE: library administration

 

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October Webinars – scary good training!

Presented by the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar – view/subscribe to the 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

*FREE VIRTUAL CONFERENCES: no traveling costs, no accommodation costs, no attendance fees.

Digital Shift (Library Journal/School Library Journal), Oct. 19. complimentary virtual conference with 19 programs to choose from throughout the day. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.thedigitalshift.com/

Library 2.016: Libraries of the Future (San Jose State University), Oct. 6 (1-4 pm). Explore with us some of the key trends that point toward specific futures for libraries, and engage in conversations with civic, social, and education innovators to learn more about what they think about the future, and how libraries can become an integral part of their future visions. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/future

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct. 11: Assessing Library Programs and Collections in Academic Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct. 13: Project Outcome: Making Sense of Survey Results (Public Library Association)

Oct. 20: Broadband Planning for Libraries: Enough is Never Enough (TechSoup)

Oct. 26: Making Data More Powerful (Infopeople)

CAREERS

Oct. 20: Bozarthzone! Getting Started with Working Out Loud (inSync Training)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Oct. 11: Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers (School Library Journal)

Oct. 18: Transitioning from High School to College or Employment for People with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct. 20: New Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Oct. 11: The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Oct. 12: Circulating the Internet: How to Loan WiFi Hotspots (Nebraska Library commission)

Oct. 20: Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone (Connecting to Collections)

Oct. 25: Crime Fiction to Quicken the Blood (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Oct. 5: Engaging Staff Meetings: A Time for Professional Conversations that Foster Continuous Quality Improvement (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct. 11: People – Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

Oct. 20: Bozarthzone! Getting Started with Working Out Loud (inSync Training)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Oct. 5: Shaping an Organization Responsive to Change  (SirsiDynix)

Oct. 6: Visualizing Value: How to Align Teams with Experience Mapping (O’Reilly)

Oct. 12: Effective Nonprofit Website Planning (NonProfit Hub)

Oct. 12: How Successful Libraries Thrive in Uncertain Times (WebJunction)

FUNDRAISING

Oct. 6: Nonprofit 911: The Year-End Game-Changer: Your Team of Messengers (Network for Good)

Oct. 6: Targeting Donors for Year-End Success (TechSoup)

Oct. 12: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Oct. 26: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Oct. 26: Anatomy of an Annual Appeal: Create Your Compelling Fundraising Offer (4Good)

LIBRARY SPACES

Oct. 27: Selecting the Right Products for Your Makerspace (Demco)

MANAGEMENT

Oct. 5: How to Engage and Mobilize Groups: 4 Proven Facilitation Techniques (4Good)

Oct. 6: Managing your library in the cloud – The community college experience (OCLC)

Oct. 11: Humanizing the Learning Experience (Training Industry)

Oct. 11: Should You Contract Out Your Nonprofit’s Tech? IT Assist and Managed Services (TechSoup)

Oct. 13: The Annual Review Revolution (Harvard Business Review)

Oct. 19: Strategies to Build and Align Your Frontline Leadership Team (American Management Association)

Oct. 19: The Future Is Here: Training The Newest Generation (Training Magazine Network)

Oct. 26: First aid for time-wasting, energy-sapping meetings (O’Reilly)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Oct. 18: Transitioning from High School to College or Employment for People with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

PROGRAMMING

Oct. 14: Get Ready for Money Smart Week 2017 (American Library Association)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Oct. 11: The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Oct. 11: Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers (School Library Journal)

Oct. 20: New Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

Oct. 25: Crime Fiction to Quicken the Blood (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Oct. 19: The Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Oct. 5: Meet the Makers: Makerspace Tips and Trends (edWeb)

Oct. 7: Coping with Multi-platform, Multi-devices (TLT Group)

Oct. 18: Getting to Know Creative Coding Through Games and Apps (CCGA) (SimpleK12)

Oct. 19: Future Ready Librarians (edWeb)

Oct. 19: Using Free and Inexpensive Technology to Transition Your Library to a Learning Commons (AASL)

Oct. 27: Creating an Interactive Exhibit in Your School Library (Programming Librarian)

Oct. 27: Selecting the Right Products for Your Makerspace (Demco)

Oct. 31: Database of the Month: STEAM It Up! (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

Oct. 11: Should You Contract Out Your Nonprofit’s Tech? IT Assist and Managed Services (TechSoup)

Oct. 12: Circulating the Internet: How to Loan WiFi Hotspots (Nebraska Library commission)

Oct. 12: Effective Nonprofit Website Planning (NonProfit Hub)

Oct. 20: Broadband Planning for Libraries: Enough is Never Enough (TechSoup)

Oct. 20: Managing Library Technology: Keeping All the Balls in the Air (WebJunction)

Oct. 25: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 5 (Infopeople)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct. 6: Maximizing Global Team Effectiveness: The Role of Training (Training Magazine Network)

Oct. 6: Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (inSync Training)

Oct. 11: Humanizing the Learning Experience (Training Industry)

Oct. 13: Trends in Teaching Information Literacy (Library Connect)

Oct. 19: Strategies to Build and Align Your Frontline Leadership Team (American Management Association)

Oct. 19: The Future Is Here: Training The Newest Generation (Training Magazine Network)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct. 11: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (Volunteer Match)

Oct. 13: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (Volunteer Match)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (11-12 pm)

Shaping an Organization Responsive to Change  (SirsiDynix)

Not everybody likes change; library leaders and board members know this fact all too well. But change doesn’t have to ruffle feathers. Join emerging trend blogger and Digital Services Director David Lee King to learn how to guide your library through major change. David is a try-new-things expert. In his work for Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, David helps make his team a forward-thinking community leader. In his blog, David shares ideas on how to tap into new technologies, and why it is important for libraries to do so. On October 5th David will share his expertise on how to help your team keep up with changes.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events/all-webinars

Suggested CE:  library adminisration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (11-12 pm)

How to Engage and Mobilize Groups: 4 Proven Facilitation Techniques (4Good)

When you’re tasked to lead groups, build consensus, and deliver solutions to clients or community stakeholders, the quality of every single interaction matters. Getting your board meetings, community meetings, and internal meetings RIGHT and planning them thoughtfully is a no-brainer, yet so many organizations fail at optimizing these opportunities. Why? Because, surprisingly, many lack key facilitation and people skills to engage others. United Way has become the global leader in engaging and mobilizing people to carry out its mission. Like United Way, we all must avoid poor group management and meeting pitfalls to effectively perform, but doing so requires both an art and a science to harness soft skills – that are often overlooked or untapped. Join Michael Wilkinson, Leadership Strategies’ CEO and Certified Master Facilitator, to unearth these essential facilitation techniques.

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (12-1:30 pm)

Engaging Staff Meetings: A Time for Professional Conversations that Foster Continuous Quality Improvement (Early Childhood Investigations)

This webinar, presented by Judy Jablon, will explore how to use staff meetings for engaging professional conversations that foster continuous quality improvement. We’ll discuss how the content and process of intentional staff meetings effectively model dialogue, inquiry and problem solving among adults — all behaviors we want to encourage between adults and children. We’ll consider how to incorporate meaningful data into staff meetings in ways that support teachers in more deeply understanding child and program outcomes.

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 5 (1-2 pm)

Meet the Makers: Makerspace Tips and Trends (edWeb)

The maker movement continues to gain popularity as schools integrate these spaces and lessons into their schools and curriculum. Michelle Cooper, the 2016 TCEA Library Media Specialist of the Year, has been actively involved in the maker movement through programs like “The Great Maker Challenge.” Michelle will discuss the maker trend and offer tips on how you can start or grow a maker movement in your school. This webinar will benefit district and building-level administrators, technology directors, technology coordinators, librarians and media specialists, board of education members, other education staff involved in technology planning, and any educators interested in the maker movement.

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

Suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Thursday, Oct. 6 (11-12 pm)

Maximizing Global Team Effectiveness: The Role of Training (Training Magazine Network)

Globalization has made virtual teams a business necessity. The search for new markets, top talent, and innovation means that teamwork is required across borders, cultures and time zones.  While global teams offer opportunities for collaboration and new solutions, problems created by distance and limited face-to-face contact can be significant. Training can play a critical role in helping global teams work together effectively, leveraging technology and just-in-time online tools that enhance team connections and results.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 6 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: The Year-End Game-Changer: Your Team of Messengers (Network for Good)

Join us to learn how to turn your board, staff, and loyal volunteers into your team of passionate messengers and fundraising ambassadors for your organization. They’ll build confidence and skills while you’ll get more of the donations and donor loyalty you seek—without additional budget or hires.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 6 (11-12 pm)

Visualizing Value: How to Align Teams with Experience Mapping (O’Reilly)

We are witnessing a shift in the way businesses create value. Competing today requires a new mental model of how the world works. Visualizations help organizations change their perspective; maps of the experience seek to align customers’ experiences with how businesses operate from the outside in rather than the inside out. Jim Kalbach explains how he uses maps as collaborative tools, highlighting the importance of value alignment, and demonstrates how to engage others in workshops and exercises.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 6 (12-12:30 pm)

Managing your library in the cloud – The community college experience (OCLC)

Learn from Bob Holzmann, Systems & Digital Technology Librarian, how staff at the Tulsa Community College Library have simplified or eliminated daily back-office activities, improved student and faculty interactions and have more time for library enhancement projects and collaboration while holding down costs.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Oct. 6 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (inSync Training)

Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session we’ll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise. Audience: Trainers and instructional designers.

To register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Oct. 6 (12-1 pm)

Targeting Donors for Year-End Success (TechSoup)

Join Network for Good’s Brian Lauterbach to get tips on smart donor communication for meeting your year-end fundraising goals.

To register, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Oct. 7 (12-1 pm)

Coping with Multi-platform, Multi-devices (TLT Group)

Please join us for this informative webinar!

For more information, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (10-11 am)

Humanizing the Learning Experience (Training Industry)

As L&D providers, we are responsible for helping our employees stay relevant and grow. Although it may seem like it, it’s not about increasing available content. It’s about creating a learning ecosystem, made up of content, systems and people, that supports learners for their positions now and in the future.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (12-1 pm)

The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Don’t miss this continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: Reference Point Press, Lerner, and Teacher Created Materials, a division of Shell Education. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth associate editor, Julia Smith.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday,  Oct. 11 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (Volunteer Match)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (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? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, 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. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work. While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that “intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.” In short, you will realize how to make work… less work!

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (12-1 pm)

Should You Contract Out Your Nonprofit’s Tech? IT Assist and Managed Services (TechSoup)

If your nonprofit or library has a small (or non-existent) paid staff and managing your technology is a burden, have you been considering managed IT services or contracting out maintenance? Maybe you already do have some managed IT services, but want to understand whether you’re getting the most from the relationship out of your limited resources.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (1-2 pm)

Assessing Library Programs and Collections in Academic Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Using assessment data to make more informed decisions and communicate value is an essential part of what we do to improve our libraries. However, it can be a daunting process to plan, collect, and draw conclusions from assessment data of library programs and collections usage.Join Krystal Wyatt-Baxter, Head of Assessment at the University of Texas Libraries, and Jacqueline Bronicki, Assessment and Statistics Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, as they provide their respective insight and tips on programmatic assessment and collections analysis. By the end of this one hour webinar, attendees will have a better idea of what they can do to begin planning for continuous assessment in their library.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Oct. 11 (1-2 pm)

Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers (School Library Journal)

At our upcoming webcast, industry experts will offer a sneak peek at some titles from Andrews McMeel, Black Rabbit Books, and Listening Library. From graphic novels to audiobooks and everything in between, these selections are guaranteed to get patrons revved up about reading.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (9-10 am)

Circulating the Internet: How to Loan WiFi Hotspots (Nebraska Library commission)

Learn how the Norfolk (NE) Public Library started loaning out WiFi hotspots to patrons in August 2016. Library staff will share their inspiration for starting the program, how they worked through the logistics and policies needed, and what the public reaction has been to the new service.

To register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (10:30-11:30 am)

Effective Nonprofit Website Planning (NonProfit Hub)

Ross McCulloch will chat to us about the key things to think about when planning a non-profit website design or re-design. You’ll learn: How to involved staff, volunteers and clients effectively; The basics of user experience testing; How to prioritise user need over internal politics by using simple personas; And More!

To register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (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!

Get 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; and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/10/(year)/2016

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 12 (1-2 pm)

How Successful Libraries Thrive in Uncertain Times (WebJunction)

This webinar explores the five characteristics that encourage positive results for library leaders in uncertain times, regardless of what the world throws their way.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 13 (9-10 am)

Trends in Teaching Information Literacy (Library Connect)

How do you ensure your information literacy training is compelling and covering the right material? In this webinar, three librarians will discuss interesting ways to enhance your information literacy instruction in the classroom and beyond, including addressing complex topics such copyright education and discipline-specific information sources.

To register, visit: https://www.brighttalk.com/channel/9995/library-connect

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Oct. 13 (10-11 am)

The Annual Review Revolution (Harvard Business Review)

Most people, whether employees or supervisors, hate annual performance appraisals. These reviews are widely criticized for being uncomfortable, time-consuming, and of dubious value. The annual review’s biggest limitation is its emphasis on holding employees accountable for what they did last year, at the expense of focusing on improving performance now and in the future. To solve that problem, many organizations are moving to more frequent, development-focused conversations between managers and employees: Traditional performance appraisals have been abandoned by more than one-third of U.S. companies. On October 13, in a live, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Cappelli will describe the revolution in performance management, why it is occurring, and how leading organizations are transforming their performance management processes.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 13 (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, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 13 (12-1 pm)

Project Outcome: Making Sense of Survey Results (Public Library Association)

The first in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This webinar focuses on developing and understanding how to parse your survey results and develop strategies for potential uses. Deeply engaging with your data is a key first step; later webinars will address how to communicate clearly about data, and use your data for program improvement, advocacy, and planning. Participants will also hear from a Project Outcome library about their strategies and challenges in framing survey results.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Oct. 14 (10-11 am)

Get Ready for Money Smart Week 2017 (American Library Association)

Financial literacy is important to all communities, and libraries can be part of the solution. Through Money Smart Week, April 22 – 29, 2017, you can join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances. In 2016 over 900 libraries from 48 states participated! Money Smart Week is a partnership between ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, through which libraries of all types provide financial literacy programming for all stages of life during. Retirees, school kids, college students–everyone can learn more, to be better with their money. Learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you. Learn how easy it is for your library to participate April 22 – 29, 2017!

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/offices/money-smart-week

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, October 14 (12-1 pm)

Webside Chat with Montana State Librarian, Jennie Stapp

Updates on the MT State Library October Commission meeting and the State Library’s strategic planning process.

To register: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/1548644913310984449

CE category: library administration

 

Tuesday, Oct. 18 (9-10 am)

Transitioning from High School to College or Employment for People with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Librarians will learn about agencies and organizations that assist young people, their families, and school personnel in important decisions concerning higher education or employment opportunities. Relevant web sites, online guides and articles, and access to print materials will be included. In addition, librarians will learn about topics that relate to and can affect transition, such as independent living, self-determination, mentoring / shadowing, and personal assistance services.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Oct. 18 (12-1:30 pm)

Getting to Know Creative Coding Through Games and Apps (CCGA) (SimpleK12)

Would you like to introduce coding to your students in late-middle school to early secondary grades? If you are considering bringing computer science into your classroom – whether you have a few weeks or a full semester to engage students with fun coding – “Creative Coding Through Games and Apps” (CCGA) could be just what you’re looking for! Join Lisa Simmons as she provides an overview of the CCGA curriculum, which introduces programming concepts in a manner that will excite and engage. Best of all – no prior experience is required! The CCGA self-paced, online training tools, lesson plans, and more are publicly available and free!

To register, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19 (10-11 am)

Strategies to Build and Align Your Frontline Leadership Team (American Management Association)

Newly minted, first-time supervisors often receive some cursory level of leadership training, which often focuses only on compliance and rules rather than on leadership with a heart. Managers are typically left on their own to figure out how to lead effectively in terms of hiring, developing, and keeping their most talented performers. They likewise receive little proactive training about how to avoid litigation landmines in the workplace, when to escalate their concerns, or how to insulate the company from employment-related liability. Join Paul Falcone as he shares his best-kept secrets about getting your operational leadership teams on the same page in terms of the culture, ethics, and environment that you want to foster. This webcast will focus on hard core, in-the-trenches strategies and tactics regarding leadership offense (developing, motivating, and retaining top talent), leadership defense (holding tough conversations, documenting foolproof corrective action, and creating “clean” terminations), and most importantly — leadership wisdom — for all frontline leaders to share.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19 (10-11 am)

The Future Is Here: Training The Newest Generation (Training Magazine Network)

It is essential that organizations learn how to train, motivate, advance, and retain high-value Millennial and Gen Z workers. These workers have been digital for most of their lives. They often need soft skills training earlier than their predecessors, and they expect to have access to training anywhere. In this webcast, we’ll focus on how organizations can further capitalize on their training infrastructure to improve worker skills and job satisfaction using next-generation e-learning methods and courses.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19 (12-1 pm)

The Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Join us for the first in the Insider’s Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19 (3-4 pm)

Future Ready Librarians (edWeb)

Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” Join us for a webinar with Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut (winner of AASL’s 2010 National School Library Program of the Year) and Mark Ray, Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools and Future Ready Librarians Thought Leader. The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. In June 2016, the Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology, expanded FRS to position school librarians as leaders in this effort. In this session, Michelle Luhtala and Mark Ray will discuss what it means to be Future Ready. We’ll be encouraging questions from the audience to help us address this important topic.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Oct. 19 (5-6 pm)

Using Free and Inexpensive Technology to Transition Your Library to a Learning Commons (AASL)

The Learning Commons model cannot be thought of as only the physical hub for collaborative learning. It also has to incorporate an outreach model. Free and inexpensive technologies, such as social media, self-created presentations and short videos, email boards, etc., facilitate this outreach to the entire school community of students, faculty, and administration.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Oct. 20 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Getting Started With Working Out Loud (inSync Training)

Since Jane Bozarth’s popular “Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To’s of Working Out Loud” was published in 2014 there’s been a great deal of interest in finding ways to help others narrate their own work and better capture our own. The benefits to both organizations are tangible: from better filling shoes when a veteran leaves a job, to crossing organizational silos, to making our skills and talents more evident to others. But it’s hard to know what, and when, and how to share, and how to encourage others to join in. Join in this hour with Jane to look at ways to get started with working out loud.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Oct. 20 (12-1 pm)

Broadband Planning for Libraries: Enough is Never Enough (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn how to plan for broadband and how to pay for it. Guests Emily Almond and Amber Gregory will share E-Rate and broadband tips and tricks, and will include a special look at extra funding available through E-Rate 2.0, available only for a limited time.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/mttgwwpenlh1&eom

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Oct. 20 (12-1:30 pm)

Caring for Archives: Fundamentals for Everyone (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will cover the basics of archives preservation within a framework of risk management. Some issues discussed will be familiar to other areas of collection care, while others will speak to the particularities of archival collections. Topics will include: storage environments, housings, care and handling, collection surveys, security, integrated pest management, disaster planning, and digital preservation.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/calendar/

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Oct. 20 (1-2 pm)

Managing Library Technology: Keeping All the Balls in the Air (WebJunction)

In this webinar learn from a seasoned assistant director smart practices for managing people, workflows, and technology –all at the same time.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Oct. 20 (1-2 pm)

New Books for Storytime (Infopeople)

Storytimes are one of the most popular and consistent library programs offered by libraries, yet we often feature the “tried and true” books we have used for years. In this webinar Penny Peck will focus on new picture books that will engage the storytime audience. We will look at: books that invite audience participation, books that promote the five parent practices (talking, singing, writing, playing, and reading), books based on songs and nursery rhymes, books that promote pre-literacy skills and kindergarten readiness, and websites useful to storytime planning.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Oct. 25 (12-1 pm)

Crime Fiction to Quicken the Blood (Booklist)

Feeling a chill in the air? Never mind that sweater—reach for a mystery or thriller! There’s no better way to keep warm than by turning the pages of a pulse-pounding read. Register now to join Booklist Executive Editor Keir Graff for our ever-popular fall mystery webinar, and listen as representatives from Houghton, Macmillan, Books on Tape, Severn House, and Soho preview the hottest crime fiction from their forthcoming lists.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Oct. 25 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 5 (Infopeople)

As part of the continuing Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon takes a look at: augmented reality, evolving social media, changing wearables and chatbots. She will discuss what these technologies might mean (or not) for libraries. We can’t track everything, but we can pick out some patterns in what’s happening around us.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26 (11-12 pm)

Anatomy of an Annual Appeal: Create Your Compelling Fundraising Offer (4Good)

Writing a compelling fundraising letter can be tricky. It’s not the same kind of writing as a brochure, annual report or grant proposal. But it’s not rocket science – it’s something you can easily learn; just not something most of us are taught. In this webinar you’ll learn the art of taking your appeal from run of the mill to… out of the ballpark. From anesthetizing to… astounding. From colorless to… captivating. Your appeal letter should be an “offer” to join you in something amazing and transformative. Whether you’re an old pro and just want some new tips, or you’re writing your appeal letter for the first time, you’ll find killer strategies and tried-and-true tactics to get your appeal to the next level.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26 (11-12 pm)

First aid for time-wasting, energy-sapping meetings (O’Reilly)

Another dreaded meeting. Another time waster leaving many participants unsure of what the meeting was about or why they were asked to attend. Do meetings have to be this way? Dick and Emily provide tactics and guidance to help you run your next meeting better. Bring your most vexing meeting problems to this webcast and walk away with ideas you can use the very next hour.

For  more information and to register, visit: http://www.oreilly.com/webcasts/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26 (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.

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 and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/10/(year)/2016

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Oct. 26 (1-2 pm)

Making Data More Powerful (Infopeople)

This webinar will introduce a newly designed, Cloud-based, open-source, and inexpensive program for data collection that enables libraries to track unduplicated counts and other unique key metrics. It was developed and piloted by the El Dorado County Library and will be available for any interested library wishing to customize it for their own data collection purposes, as part of a California State Library toolkit to be released in December 2016. This webinar is California-specific, although others may find it of interest. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Oct. 27 (12-1 pm)

Selecting the Right Products for Your Makerspace (Demco)

Struggling to find the best tools for your makerspace? Media specialist, author, consultant and makerspace expert Laura Fleming discusses the steps to evaluating the needs of your school or community and the critical role this plays in planning and supporting your makerspace. She’ll cover the importance of open-ended exploration and how to choose the most appropriate products to allow for exploratory learning to take place. You’ll also learn about specific products that can meet the criteria of open-ended exploration, including Demco’s line of TeacherGeek® tools.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Oct. 27 (12-1 pm)

Creating an Interactive Exhibit in Your School Library (Programming Librarian)

This webinar will describe an innovative approach to a research project on the Greensboro protests. Students at the Friends Seminary created an interactive display of archival photographs and explanatory texts that drew people from all sectors of the school community to the library. Students in younger and older grades, parents, staff and casual visitors came to the library, viewed the display and discussed it.Webinar attendees will learn not only how to develop a project focused on the Greensboro sit-ins, but also on how to structure a research experience that builds community and engages learners beyond the classroom.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, October 27 (2-3 pm)

Teens + Poetry & Prose = Good Stuff

Heather Dickerson of the Lewis & Clark Library in Helena, Kendra Mullison from the North Lake County Public Library in Polson and Amy Andreas of the Browning High School Library  will share their successful models for encouraging and supporting teen writers. From these three models as examples, the webinar will explore the range of activities in libraries that can support poetry appreciation and creation. Whether a writing workshop or performance, a competition or publication. any library can implement a program that is appropriate to their resources and community.

Joann Flick of the Montana State Library facilitates this one hour session.

click here to register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4611044278741776130

CE category: library services to the public

 

 

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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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