Monthly Archives: September 2013

BackTo-online-School – Learning for Every Librarian

September 2013 online training for librarians

Here is a quick glance of the topics covered this month (full descriptions and login information below):

*ADVOCACY*
Sept. 17: Geek the Library Q&A with Mary Stein
Sept. 26: Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through
Smart Communications

*AFFORDABLE CARE ACT*
Sept. 26: (Repeat) The Affordable Care Act – Assisting Your Library Patrons

*ASSESSMENT & PLANNING*
Sept. 10: Building a Digital Dodge City
Sept. 12: Google Analytics for Nonprofits
Sept. 17: Representing Reference – Measuring Success: How one institution
is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are
doing with the results
Sept. 25: Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries

*BOARDS*
Sept. 18: Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
Sept. 30: Your Board and Fundraising

*CAREERS*
Sept. 18: Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview

*CHILDREN & TEENS*
Sept. 11: Common Core State Standards and Public Libraries
Sept. 17: What’s New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013
Sept. 17: Kevin Henkes Live!
Sept. 24: Book It: Fall Titles for Youth
Sept. 26: Fall Teen Book Buzz

*COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT*
Sept. 10: A Passion for Romance
Sept. 17: What’s New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013
Sept. 17: Kevin Henkes Live!
Sept. 24: Book It: Fall Titles for Youth
Sept. 26: Fall Teen Book Buzz

*DATABASES*
Sept. 12: Up Next: We Talk Databases with Marshall Breeding &  an Expert Panel
Sept. 30: Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org

*FUNDRAISING*
Sept. 11: Introduction to Finding Funders
Sept. 11: Improving Donor Retention: How Creative Thank You’ s and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising
Sept. 16: Proposal Writing Basics
Sept. 23: Proposal Budgeting Basics
Sept. 30: Your Board and Fundraising

*LEGAL*
Sept. 17: Public Libraries and the Homeless: Legal Issues
Sept. 18: What Every Director Needs to Know about Credit Cards and Patron Privacy

*MANAGEMENT*
Sept. 10: Before Happiness
Sept. 11: How to Manage Millennials and Keep Them Engaged
Sept. 12: Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone
Sept. 18: What Every Director Needs to Know about Credit Cards and Patron Privacy

*MANAGING CHANGE*
Sept. 11: Capitalizing on Organizational Change: How to manage the benefits, dynamics and transitions
Sept. 13: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos

*OUTREACH/PARTNERSHIPS*
Sept. 23: Conversation Sparks: Community Partnerships

*REFERENCE*
Sept. 17: Representing Reference – Measuring Success: How one institution is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are doing with the results
Sept. 24: Leaving Fort Ref: Frontiers of Embedded Librarianship

*TECHNOLOGY*
Sept. 10: Building a Digital Dodge City
Sept. 13: There’s an APP for that! 4.0
Sept. 18: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Sept. 19: Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Use the Tools You Already Have
Sept. 24: Hacking, Making, & Creating – at the Library! Technology Innovations & Customer Created Content

*VOLUNTEERS*
Sept. 17: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

September 10 (11-12 pm)
Before Happiness (Training Magazine Network)

In this enlightening session leaders and managers will learn how to adapt their organization and modify their leadership practices to create an environment where more people achieve happiness quicker – and the organization capitalizes on increased employee engagement and the power of
positive results.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/shawnachor_sept10

Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 10 (12-1 pm)
A Passion for Romance (Booklist)

Find out about newly available classics and the most alluring of soon-to-come titles in this free, hour-long webinar that highlights the rich and pleasurable happily-ever-after variety this ever-popular genre generates.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 10 (12-1 pm)
Building a Digital Dodge City (WebJunction)

This webinar provides a look at Dodge City’s community-wide digital inclusion initiative to understand the process of engaging multiple sectors throughout the process. Join us for a conversation with the Dodge City leadership team discussing why they have prioritized a community-wide initiative, the challenges of working with multiple sectors (with diverging
goals!), what they expect from the project and what they recommend to others considering a similar path.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Building_a_Digital_Dodge_City.html

Suggested CE: Technology

September 11 (10-11 am)
How to Manage Millennials and Keep Them Engaged (American Management Association)

In this webcast you’ll hear about the differences between Millennial, Gen X and Boomer employees; ways to effectively reach and work with them; and practical methods from case studies of companies that are managing them successfully.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
amanet.org/training/webcasts/How-to-Manage-Millennials-and-Keep-Them-Engaged.aspx
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 11 (11-12 pm)
Introduction to Finding Funders (GrantSpace)

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s
comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional.
Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of
foundations that will match your nonprofit organization’s funding needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Introduction-to-Finding-Funders-2013-09-11-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 11 (11-12 pm)
Capitalizing on Organizational Change: How to manage the benefits, dynamics and transitions (Nonprofit Webinars)

Change can be frustrating, but it also provides organizations with an opportunity for growing people, structures, and systems. When organizations guide their people through the process of change with understanding, clear communication and a willingness to handle the unexpected, the results can be extremely positive.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/9112013-capitalizing-on-organizational-change-how-to-manage-the-benefits-dynamics-and-transitions/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 11 (1-2 pm)
Improving Donor Retention: How Creative Thank You’s and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Webinars)

While donors want to change the world with their gifts, most want something else too. The important social acknowledgement and identity reinforcement that comes from a heartfelt, thoughtful thank you cannot be underestimated. This webinar will show how to effectively use donor thank you’s to build long-lasting relationships.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/81113-improving-donor-retention-how-creative-thank-yous-and-cultivating-an-attitude-of-gratitude-can-boost-fundraising/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 11 (1-2 pm)
Common Core State Standards and Public Libraries (Infopeople)

With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards now occurring in 45 states, the time is perfect for public libraries to be seen in their communities as an integral piece of the CCSS. Participants will learn what the CCSS are, how they will affect students, as well as simple and effective ways to incorporate them into existing library programs and services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/common-core-state-standards-and-public-libraries
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 12 (11-12 pm)
Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone (Training Magazine Network)

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do anything is getting them to hear you out. Join Dr. Mark Goulston, a clinical psychiatrist who honed his skills as an FBI hostage negotiation trainer, as he explores how to increase your ability to get through to anyone. Learn
persuasive techniques, how to get through to others in difficult situations, how to get people to buy into your ideas and more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/citrix_sept12
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 12 (12-1 pm)
Up Next: We Talk Databases with Marshall Breeding and an Expert Panel (American Libraries Live)

Marshall Breeding will lead our expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
americanlibrarieslive.org/blog/next-we-talk-databases-marshall-breeding-and-expert-panel
Suggested CE: Technology

September 12 (1-2 pm)
Google Analytics for Nonprofits (GiftWorks)

Join us for this overview of Google Analytics, a FREE web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site. We will start with how it is possible to capture data on visitors and then hit the highlights of using Google Analytics to improve your website. This overview is for anyone that wants to know the value of using web analytics!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
giftworksconnect.com/events/free-webinar/?category_name=8096
Suggested CE: Technology

September 13 (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. You will learn to identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; discover how behavior style impacts the change process; and apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54
Suggested CE: Library Administratin

September 13 (12-1 pm)
There’s an APP for that! 4.0 (The TLT Group)

In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn’t matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an “app for that”. Get some new ideas for your classroom and share some of your ideas of how apps can be used in education.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events?eventId=706212&EventViewMode=EventDetails
Suggested CE: Technology

September 16 (11-12 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics (GrantSpace)

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, and more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Proposal-Writing-Basics-2013-09-16-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration
September 17 (11-12 pm)
Representing Reference – Measuring Success: How one institution is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are doing with the results (LYRASIS)

Staff at the William C. Jason Library at Delaware State University. They’vedeveloped a tool called Knowledge Check Survey – a survey administered (through LibGuides) to first-year university seminar students to assess the impact of information literacy (IL) sessions. They will discuss how the results are used to improve IL classes for future students.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=9E6D2124-EFEE-E211-8247-002219586F0D
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 17 (12-1 pm)
Geek the Library Q&A with Mary Stein (OCLC)

The Geek the Library community awareness campaign at East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) activated both internal and external library advocates, and got the community talking about the library. Learn more about the EBRPL story and get your questions answered live!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=2026&audience=state
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 17 (12-1 pm)
What’s New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013 (Booklist)

Don’t miss the latest titles from three top youth nonfiction publishers in this free, hour-long webinar! Join representatives from Boyds Mills Press, DK, and Simon & Schuster to learn about new nonfiction titles, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 17 (12-1 pm)
Kevin Henkes Live! (School Library Journal)

Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes, creator of nearly 50 picture books and novels for children. He will talk about his work, his inspirations, and The Year of Billy Miller—an acclaimed and irresistible story about friendship, siblings, and the perils of elementary school. Take this chance to ask him your questions live!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/category/webcasts/
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 17 (12-1 pm)
Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars/developing-strategic-plan-volunteer-engagement
Suggested CE: Library Administratin

September 17 (1-2 pm)
Public Libraries and the Homeless: Legal Issues (InfoPeople)

Because courts give greater latitude to library rules that are behavior focused, and a tighter scrutiny to rules based on status or speech, it’s important to know the how to frame your policies, especially when dealing with specific populations such as the homeless. This one-hour webinar will look at the movement for Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights and Fairness, and the current legal rights and professional ethics as they apply to public libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/public-libraries-and-homeless-legal-issues
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 18 (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. Includes Q&A.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12504
Suggested CE: Technology

September 18 (11-12 pm)
Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance (Nonprofit Webinars)

We will look at four interrelated areas: membership (including recruitment,development, self-assessment), process (including structure, meetings), capacity, and fiduciary issues to enhance board effectiveness.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/92513-nonprofit-boards-effective-governance/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 18 (12:30-2 pm)
Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview (Library Leadership and Management Association)

This webinar is geared towards library students, recent graduates, or job changers. Participants will learn to: match their cover letter and resume to job descriptions; show their skills, not tell; and make a good impression in the application process. For questions about this or other
LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
.gotomeeting.com/register/131842490
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 18 (1-2 pm)
What Every Director Needs to Know about Credit Cards and Patron Privacy (Library Journal)

Credit cards are a way of life, even at public libraries. However, many library decision-makers are unsure of how to meet their obligations when it comes to protecting patron information. This Webcast will provide clear-cut, definitive answers about how to accept credit cards, protect
patron privacy, and comply with the PCI Standard.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/08/webcasts/what-every-director-needs-to-know-about-credit-cards-and-patron-privacy/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 19 (4:30-5:30 pm)
Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Use the Tools You Already Have (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Participants will learn how everyday tech –word processors, Web browsers, consumer electronics, and more – can assist students who struggle with reading, writing, note taking, math, organization, time management, and attention.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
atcoalition.org/training/everyday-technology-learning-differences-use-tools-you-already-have
Suggested CE: Technology

September 23 (12-1 pm)
Conversation Sparks: Community Partnerships (Southern Maryland Regional Library)

Do you want to know what others in the country are doing in their libraries? Are you curious about the library world beyond your own stacks? Join Conversation Sparks! Our September session focuses on Community Partnerships with examples from libraries across the country. Examples from our guest speakers include school-library partnerships, museum-library
partnerships, community sharing programs, and One Book programs. If you have an example of a community partnership, share it with us during our Open Sharing portion of the session.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tinyurl.com/n3tl8tn
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 23 (1-2 pm)
Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. Session geared to the novice grantseeker. Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly recommended.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Proposal-Budgeting-Basics-2013-09-23-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 24 (11-12:30 pm)
Leaving Fort Ref: Frontiers of Embedded Librarianship (WebJunction)

At the innovative Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, librarians don’t just wait for the questions to come to them. This webinar explores new approaches to reference that embed the librarian in the community, answering questions at the point of need, and growing community connections.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Leaving_Fort_Ref_Frontiers_of_Embedded_Librarianship.html
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 24 (12-1 pm)
Book It: Fall Titles for Youth (Booklist)

Get the inside scoop on new youth titles for fall and beyond.Representatives from Annick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, RunningPress, and Teacher Created Library Materials will spotlight their favorite upcoming fiction and nonfiction titles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 24 (12:30-2 pm)
Hacking, Making, & Creating – at the Library! Technology Innovations & Customer Created Content (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Traditionally, when our library customers wanted to make something, we’d send them to the craft section or to the “how to write a poem” section of the library. Today’s makers want to make gadgets, 3D-printed prototypes, and a video series. And guess what? They want the library’s help! In this webinar, renowned librarian/author/blogger David Lee King provides
an overview of technology innovations that focus on “making,” including hackerspaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and self-publishing tools, and provides ideas on how to incorporate these innovations into your library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/hackingmakingcreating/index.html
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 25 (12-1 pm)
Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural 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. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks. Join us as we talk with participants from pilot libraries located in rural communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
techsoupforlibraries.org/events/going-first-the-edge-pilot-project-and-rural-libraries
Suggested CE: Technology

September 26 (9-10 am)
The Affordable Care Act: Assisting Your Library Patrons (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

I n this webinar, Cheryl Rowan (Consumer Health Coordinator for the National

Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region), will help librarians prepare for the questions they may receive from patrons regarding the Affordable Care Act. What are the best resources to use for questions from library patrons? How much assistance can and should you

provide as a librarian? Join us for this -can’t miss” event – offered twice for your scheduling convenience.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/aca/index.html
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 26 (11-12 pm)
Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications (Guidestar)

As you expand the tools you use to communication online and off and staff’s roles change, how do you ensure you’re all speaking with one voice? Based on Sarah Durham’s book Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and\ Money Through Smart Communications, this webinar will help you improve your program’s communications.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
guidestar.org/rxg/news/webinars/index.aspx
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 26 (1-2 pm)
Fall Teen Book Buzz (School Library Journal)

Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves! Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/2013/08/webcasts/fall-teen-book-buzz-2/
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 30 (12-1 pm)
Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org (OCLC)

This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/maximizing/courses/worldcat-dot-org/09302013.en.html
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 30 (12-1 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising (GrantSpace)

This class will cover the role of your board, why board members may be reluctant to fundraise, how to overcome these concerns, and ways the board can participate in fundraising activities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Your-Board-and-Fundraising-2013-09-30-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration

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For more information and to sign up as a member of Library 2.0: http://www.library20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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