Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fall Workshops 2013

SAVE THE DATES:  September 26-28, Red Lion Colonial Inn, Helena MT

REGISTRATION OPENS August 15th (through the Montana Library Directory – login and register early to assure you get the sessions you most want to attend).

Thursday evening 5:30 – 7 pm – Montana State Library  reception and Digital Content EXPO

Friday – Red Lion Colonial Inn 8:30- 5 pm  Seminar Sessions & Lunch

Saturday – Red Lion Colonial Inn 8:30 – 3 pm Seminar Sessions & Lunch

NO CHARGE – lunch is included 

Attendance is limited, so be sure to register early.

To reserve a room at the Red Lion Colonial Inn at the conference rate, call before September 3rd and mention the Montana State Library.  Other nearby hotels within walking distance:

Fairfield Inn, Super 8, Howard Johnson, La Quinta, Shilo Inn & Suites, Jorgensen’s Inn and Suites, Motel 6

The Conference Program will be posted on Friday, August 9th.  Watch MT WIRED, check here, or visit the MSL Learning Portal learning.montanastatelibrary.org for more information

 

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Monthly Webinar Post

August Webinars from Across the Land

TITLES OF AUGUST 2013 PROGRAMS:
Geek the Library Information Session
TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life
YA Announcements: Falling Into Books
How to Build an Army of Online Brand Ambassadors
EveryoneOn @your library
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Library-Museum Partnerships: Oh, the places you’ll go!
Advanced Search for Beginners: Navigating the latest release of the
American FactFinder – Part 2
DECLARE: Online Instructional Design for Everyone
Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction
People – Difficult or Different?
Hands-on NASA Activities to Celebrate Our Personal, Cultural, and
Scientific Connections to the Moon!
Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program
Email Marketing 101 – Beyond the Monthly Newsletter
Insiders Inclusive Library Programs
Libraries Lending eReaders
Introduction to Library Technology Training: Tech Training for Library
Staff
How to Navigate American FactFinder
Going First: More from the Edge Pilot Libraries
Website Accessibility 101
The Economic Census and Other Economic Programs
Collections: Making Smart Choices within a Limited Materials Budget
Learning on Demand
PowerPoint as a Graphics Editor: Simplified Visual Design for Elearning
Conversation Sparks: Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Applying for a Library Job – Don’t Do This!
35 Free and Low Cost Tools Every Organization Should Know About
Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the
lots-of-profits

August 13 (12-1 pm)
Geek the Library Information Session (Geek the Library)

Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a
live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the
details before committing to participate in the program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
get.geekthelibrary.org/webinars/
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 13 (12-1 pm)
TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life (Insync Training)

So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop
helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find
satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill
in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small
successes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
us.insynctraining.com/bozarth-programs/
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 13 (12-1 pm)
YA Announcements: Falling Into Books (Booklist)

Fall is just around the corner, and the smell of new books is in the air.
Please join us as representatives from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney
Book Group, Egmont, Harlequin Teen, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing
Group share their new teen titles for fall and beyond. Booklist’s Books for
Youth associate editor Ann Kelley moderates this free, hour-long webinar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63
suggested CE: Collections Management and Technical Services

August 13 (1-2 pm)
How to Build an Army of Online Brand Ambassadors (NonProfit Webinars)

Nonprofits are strapped for resources – staff time is minimal and marketing
budgets are nonexistent. What are some creative ways that you can build
buzz and spread the word about your nonprofit on the cheap? Consider
tapping into your existing network to find Brand Ambassadors – supporters
that will voluntarily promote your nonprofit and your cause by blogging,
tweeting and speaking publicly about how much they love you! People who
want to spread the word about your cause, raising money and awareness are
by far your greatest online asset – if they are identified, engaged and
acknowledged correctly!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 14 (9-10 am)
EveryoneOn @your library (Nebraska Library Commission)

EveryoneOn.org is a national three-year media campaign—currently
underway—to raise awareness of the importance of digital literacy. The
campaign’s mission is to promote the personal relevance of computer and
high-speed Internet use among non-users, and to connect them with free
digital literacy training. It is likely that, in many cases, this training
will be provided through school and public libraries. In Year One, the
National Ad Council campaign will focus on the call to action: “Find free
training near you!” It will direct customers to call, text, or visit a
Website with a directory of sites where they can receive one-on-one
instruction and/or classes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 14 (12-1 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If
your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this
session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically
thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You’ll learn how to:
Conduct an assets inventory, Develop a case statement, Identify funding
partners, and Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 14 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Library-Museum Partnerships: Oh, the places you’ll go! (Colorado State Library)

Libraries and museums share common missions:—to engage communities in
lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, civic conversations, information
resources, and gathering as neighbors. Sharing so many goals makes
libraries and museums excellent partners that together can more fully
support and engage their communities. Join in this interactive CSL in
Session to explore and discuss the many possibilities of how museums and
libraries can collaborate; and why they should. From programs for kids to
digitization projects, share your ideas and learn new ones from fellow
attendees from both libraries and museums in this lively online forum, and
come out with a list of first steps to take in creating or strengthening a
partnership with a library or museum in your community.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

August 14 (1-2 pm)
Advanced Search for Beginners: Navigating the latest release of the American FactFinder – Part 2 (InfoPeople)

Linda Clark, data dissemination specialist for the U. S. Census Bureau,
will guide you through the latest version of the American FactFinder
database. NOTE: This entire webinar will consist of “hands-on” exercises
using Census Bureau online tools and data from the 2010 Census and the
American Community Survey. We strongly urge you to print the handouts in
advance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Suggested CE: Technology

August 15 (11-12 pm)
DECLARE: Online Instructional Design for Everyone (Training Magazine)

The DECLARE methodology of instructional design was developed with both the
program and course in mind. DECLARE is a set of practical recommendations
and content reminders used when creating training programs and courses.
Learn to: Prioritize Content and Learner Needs. Balance the creation of
engaging interactions and content. Create relevant conceptual models that
aid with student retention. Develop SME & Designer Relationships. Develop a
cohesive, consistent, and repeatable instructional design methodology and
style.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/Webinar%20Calendar
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

August 15 (1-2 pm)
Inspired Reading: New Titles in Christian Fiction (Library Journal)

From apocalyptic adventures to intricate Amish relationships, Christian
fiction is so much more than devotion. Whether you are looking for some
good clean romance or exciting protagonists guided by the Spirit, this
webcast is for you. Discover the latest offerings from David C. Cooke,
Kregel Publications, and WaterBrook Multnomah and pick up some inspired
reading this fall!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/
suggested CE: Collections Management and Technical Services

August 16 (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 highly interactive and engaging
presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean
“difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in
your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your
ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. 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 for this program, visit:
effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 16 (1-2 pm)
Hands-on NASA Activities to Celebrate Our Personal, Cultural, and Scientific Connections to the Moon! (NASA)

Public library staff and informal educators are invited to join the Lunar
and Planetary Institute’s Explore program team for hands-on activities and
programming ideas! Use food, art, storytelling, and interactive
investigations to celebrate our Moon! Explore: Marvel Moon activities rely
on inexpensive materials and can be flexibly implemented. As the children
complete each activity, they collect pages to assemble into their own comic
books.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/lib_trainings/webinar_16aug2013/
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

August 20 (12-1 pm)
Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to
effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers
so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating
your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to use
volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training
volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention
and recognition plans.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 20 (1-2 pm)
Email Marketing 101 –  Beyond the Monthly Newsletter (NonProfit Webinars)

Most nonprofits are using email to reach out, inform and solicit their
supporters in some manner. However, many nonprofits are not fully utilizing
the medium to maximize their results. If you feel your email marketing
could use a little help or want to take it to the next level, this webinar
is exactly what you need. In this jam-packed webinar we will highlight a
number of successful tactics and strategies you can start using immediately
to increase your efforts.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 20 (1-2 pm)
Inclusive Library Programs for People with Intellectual Disabilities (InfoPeople)

Libraries have always strived to create structurally accessible facilities
in order to accommodate all users regardless of physical disabilities.
However, has your library considered creating inclusive programs designed
to break attitudinal barriers, in order to promote library access? This
webinar will guide library staff toward creating, promoting and
implementing a library environment that supports users with intellectual
disabilities – from identifying community partners and outreach and
creating inclusive programming – to staff sensitivity training. This
webinar is designed to equip staff with the tools to create a library
experience that is inclusive to all users, including those with
disabilities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

August 21 (9-10 am)
Libraries Lending eReaders (Nebraska Library Commission)

Lots of libraries lend eBooks, but did you know that some are also lending
eReaders? As eBooks become more popular, patrons want to know more about
the various devices they can use to access them. Join our panel of
librarians as they share their experiences circulating eReaders at their
libraries. Speakers: Karen Stuart, Columbus Public Library; Megan Boggs,
Seward Memorial Library; Sara Lee, Central City Public Library; Susan
Knisely, Nebraska Library Commission.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
suggested CE: Collections Management and Technical Services

August 21 (10-11 am)
Introduction to Library Technology Training: Tech Training for Library Staff (Washington State Library)

In this 4-part webinar series, Stephanie Gerding will provide library staff
and trainers with practical tips and best practices for planning and
promoting computer classes at the library, engaging students and evaluating
success. She will address the most common concerns from new trainers,
including fear of failure, lack of confidence, uncertainty about how to
deal with difficult situations and worry about logistics, space concerns,
and planning. By attending this series you’ll learn all the many ways that
your library can meet the needs for technology job and best us the
resources you have on hand. Join us, boost your confidence, get organized,
and become a more effective technology trainer!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1979&audience=state
Suggested CE: Library Administration

August 21 (11-1 pm)
How to Navigate American FactFinder (United States Census Bureau)

Gain experience in using the American FactFinder data access tool. Learn
how to use the search and navigation features to access some of the Census
Bureau’s programs, datasets and topics.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
census.gov/mso/www/training/
suggested CE: Technology

August 21 (12-1 pm)
Going First: More from the Edge Pilot Libraries (TechSoup)

The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides
libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support
continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. Edge
helps libraries connect their services to community priorities. Edge will
be available to public libraries nationwide in January 2014. A group of
pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks in their libraries and
communities. Join us on August 21st at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM
Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from two of the
pilot libraries: Marcia Johnson from the Miami Public Library in Oklahoma
and Dionne Mack from the El Paso Public Library in Texas. What did they do?
What did they learn? What are they planning to do next?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
techsoupforlibraries.org/events
Suggested CE: Technology

August 21 (12-1 pm)
Website Accessibility 101 (Accessible Technology Coalition)

The Web Accessibility 101 webinar will cover: Foundational knowledge of
building accessibility into your website and where to begin; What a
screenreader is, what it does, and how it works; The three approaches an
organization can take to achieve accessibility, and the single most
sustainable option for large organizations; and And what Deque’s product
solutions can do to help your organization meet website accessibility
guidelines.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:atcoalition.org/trainings

Suggested CE: Technology

August 22 (11-1:30 pm)
The Economic Census and Other Economic Programs (United States CensusBureau)

Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about U.S. business
and industry 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 online data dissemination
tool(s). Plus we give you tips in how to use the data.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
census.gov/mso/www/training/
suggested CE: Collections Management and Technical Services

August 22 (1-2 pm)
Collections: Making Smart Choices within a Limited Materials Budget (InfoPeople)

In today’s high demand/low budget environment, meeting community needs
through collection development is more challenging than ever. In this
webinar, participants will learn how the collection development “nuts and
bolts” they learned in library school (or maybe didn’t) can be applied in
the real world. We’ll discuss everything from how to make a simple and
usable collection development plan to new trends and resources that should
be influencing your decisions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
suggested CE: Collections Management and Technical Services

August 26 (8-9 am)
Learning on Demand (Insync Training)

This session will introduce participants to the technologies that are
shaping the future of the World Wide Web and how those technologies disrupt
existing web based training design. Using the five key principles of the
web, participants will explore how to design for a web that is evolving
based on these principles in a way that is significantly different from
existing design methods. This session will be based on the principles of
Reuben Tozman’s new book, Learning on Demand: How the Evolution of
Technology is Shaping the Future of Learning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
us.insynctraining.com/insync-byte-series
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 27 (11-12 pm)
PowerPoint as a Graphics Editor: Simplified Visual Design for Elearning (Training Magazine)

How much time do you spend hunting for images or that just right graphic?
What if a few strokes of a pen or the arrangement of a few simple shapes
could convey the same message more effectively? Having an understanding of
the basic principles of visual communication you’ll be able to replace
words with pictures. We’ll discuss the visual cortex and how we use it
every day to communicate. We’ll look at examples of perceived affordances,
and how making subtle changes to your elearning graphics can be a powerful
companion to the instruction. We’ll also look at techniques for creating
on-demand graphics following basic visual communication principles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/Webinar%20Calendar
suggested CE: Technology

August 27 (12-1 pm)
Conversation Sparks: Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library (Southern Maryland Regional Library Association)

Conversation Sparks is a way to facilitate a large-scale conversation with
librarians around the country. In this virtual environment, participants
will meet with the purpose of exchanging ideas, exploring best practices,
and learning from others in the profession. It is a way to break paradigms
and learn from the examples of others in an environment of respect and
understanding. Our August session features Cen Campbell from Little eLit
discussing Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library. Sharing examples needed of
innovative tech-with-kids projects or programs at the library. Please
contact Jennifer Hopwood at jhopwood@somd.lib.md.us by August 9th, 2013 if
you would like to be listed as a sharing participant.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tinyurl.com/ps72zgw
suggested CE: Technology

August 28 (9-10 am)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation
Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and
share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of
time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your
questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have
your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL
suggested CE: Technology

August 28 (6:30-7:30 pm)
Applying for a Library Job – Don’t Do This! (San Jose State University)

Hiring managers from the San José Public Library will talk about their most
recent recruitment for a Librarian 1. Of the more than 200 applications
submitted, 50% didn’t meet the minimum qualifications, and 75% didn’t
answer the supplemental questions appropriately. Don’t let this be you.
Come to this session and find out what you should do when applying for
jobs. Our guest speakers will tell you what they are looking for in
applicants and provide guidance on how to answer supplemental questions. Be
one of the successful candidates – make it to the interview stage!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/colloquia/Fall%202013
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 29 (11-12:30 pm)
35 Free and Low Cost Tools Every Organization Should Know About (idealware)

What software tools are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are
actually worth using? How do you judge when tool really is low cost, as
opposed to a pit of time and effort? We’ll walk through 35 software
packages that are worth knowing about. We will also provide a framework for
determining long term costs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
org.salsalabs.com/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=80396
suggested CE: Library Administration

August 29 (11-12 pm)
Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the lots-of-profits (WebJunction)

You built it and promoted it, but they didn’t come? Libraries can learn
from marketing strategies that for-profit organizations use. Get beyond the
one-off approach to promotion. Explore how to build “ambient awareness,”
establishing your library as an authoritative source and a definitive
provider of services for the community. Learn how to use social media not
only for communication, but as a tool to monitor and document the impact of
the library. Get your whole team on board to tell the library’s convincing
story of its impact on your community.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
suggested CE: Library Administration

Leave a comment

Filed under Monthly Webinar Post