Monthly Archives: July 2015

August 2015 Webinars – Are you getting your recommended daily allowance of training?

Did you know that the International Federation of Library Associations advocates that. as a best practice,  a tithe of an librarian’s time (10%) be allocated for training? You may not be training enough to keep up with the escalating changes in our industry.  One easy way to get started is to commit to attend a webinar every week.  Take your pick (scroll down for descriptions and registration links – all webinars listed here are FREE):

ADVOCACY

Aug. 13: Because Advocacy Never Stops: New Tools for Taking Action (WebJunction)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug. 4: The kids are not all white (Washington State Library)

Aug. 18: YA Announcements: Fall Titles to Know (Booklist)

Aug. 19: Meeting the Unique Needs of Teens (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug. 19: Family Workshops Work! Hosting Literacy Workshops for Families of Preschoolers (Early Childhood Investigations)

Aug. 19: Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age (Infopeople)

Aug. 19: New Nonfiction for Young Readers (School Library Journal)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug. 5: The Secret Art of Patron Driven e-book Acquisition: A snapshot of cost and control (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug. 6: Collection Development Tips & Tools (Library Journal)

Aug. 11: Christian Fiction Book Roundup (Library Journal)

Aug. 13: Lerner Publishing Group’s Fall 2015 Librarian Preview (Booklist)

Aug. 18: YA Announcements: Fall Titles to Know (Booklist)

Aug. 19: New Nonfiction for Young Readers (School Library Journal)

Aug. 20: How to Build and Promote Your Digital Collection (Booklist)

Aug. 20: Fall Mystery Announcements (Library Journal)

COMMUNICATION

Aug. 5: 39 Creative Ways Nonprofits Can Use Email Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug. 6: Accomplishing More with Social Media (Techsoup for Libraries)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Aug. 11: The Archival Advantage: Integrating Archival Expertise into Management of Born-digital Library Materials (OCLC Research)

Aug. 20: How to Build and Promote Your Digital Collection (Booklist)

FUNDRAISING

Aug. 5: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Aug. 12: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Aug. 12: Nonprofit 911: Donor Retention Isn’t Speed Dating (Network for Good)

Aug. 13: Donor Acquisition Beyond Direct Mail (GrantSpace)

Aug. 19: Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace)

Aug. 26: Data Anyone? Grant Data at Your Finger Tips (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug. 26: Could a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Be Your Next Fundraiser? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug. 26: Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success (4Good)

LIBRARY SPACES

Aug. 11: Creating and Operating a Public Library Makerspace – A Conversation with North Richland Hills Public Library Staff (Texas State Library and Archives)

MANAGEMENT

Aug. 7: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug. 11: Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync)

Aug. 12: Tips and Tricks for Successful Negotiation (Educause)

Aug. 19: Building More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings (4Good)

Aug. 21: People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug. 11: Bridges to Citizenship: Connecting Classrooms and Libraries to Expand and Enhance Services for Adult Immigrant Learners (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Aug. 18: Best Small Library in America 2015: Belgrade Community Library (WebJunction)

Aug 20: Beyond Assistive Technology: Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities (Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

PROGRAMMING

Aug. 11: Individual Programs: Anything but Passive (Colorado State Library)

Aug. 11: Creating and Operating a Public Library Makerspace – A Conversation with North Richland Hills Public Library Staff (Texas State Library and Archives)

Aug. 19: Family Workshops Work! Hosting Literacy Workshops for Families of Preschoolers (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug. 11: Readers’ Advisory for your Library’s Midlist Collection (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Aug. 12: Accessing Datasets for the Data Curious (North Carolina Library Association)

Aug. 13: The Next Generation Federal Digital System (FDsys) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug. 18: Data Access Tools Webinar (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug. 19: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug. 25: Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Aug. 26: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug. 20: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015 (American Association of School Librarians)

Aug. 26: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 (American Association of School Librarians)

TECHNOLOGY

Aug. 6: Accomplishing More with Social Media (Techsoup)

Aug. 17: Digital Citizenship & Cyberbullying (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Aug. 19: Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries (Techsoup)

Aug. 20: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015 (American Association of School Librarians)

VOLUNTEERS

Aug. 6: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Aug. 4 (10-11 a.m.)

The kids are not all white (Washington State Library)

Some 43% of millennial adults are non-white and the U.S. Census Bureau projects that the full U.S. population will be majority non-white around 2043. Kidlit publishers do not reflect these population dynamics. Do library shelves and programs? All young readers need mirrors and windows that both reflect and open to the world around them. Library materials and programs are important in helping children make cross-cultural connections and developing skills necessary to function in a pluralistic society. Resources are readily available for librarians to meet these needs.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Aug. 5 (9-10 a.m.)

The Secret Art of Patron Driven e-book Acquisition: A snapshot of cost and control (Nebraska Library Commission)

Empire State College (NY) has been using the ProQuest ebrary system for e-book patron-driven acquisition since September 2013. This presentation will discuss the PDA model as a whole, in the context of our experiences with ebrary’s system. This will include an analysis of impacts on budget, ILL, collection development, usage, and how this model (and our implementation of it) has evolved over our time.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Wednesday, Aug. 5  (10:30-11:30 a.m.)

39 Creative Ways Nonprofits Can Use Email Marketing (Nonprofit Hub)

Email marketing is one of the most effective and affordable ways nonprofits of any size can engage with their communities. But what content should you be sending out? Come be inspired by 39 creative ways your peers are using email marketing to drive donations, engage their volunteers, and build their communities. Whether you’re a nonprofit just getting started or a seasoned pro in need of new ideas, this webinar is designed for you!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Aug. 5 (11 a.m. – noon)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations, what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding, and how do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/course-offerings/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Aug. 6 (12-1 p.m.)

Accomplishing More with Social Media (Techsoup for Libraries)

Today’s social media platforms (from LinkedIn, to Facebook, Twitter, and the blogosphere), offer extraordinary capabilities and unique opportunities which can bring about significant business and personal benefits. In this session, we explore their capabilities, and discuss ways in which we can use them strategically and purposefully, to achieve significant business and personal results.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Aug. 6 (12-1 p.m.)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Aug. 6 (1-2 p.m)

Collection Development Tips & Tools (Library Journal)

Join Library Journal, Ingram Content Group, and special guests for a lively discussion about Collection Development. We’ll have a dynamic discussion about the challenges Selectors face – from predicting popular titles in advance, to dealing with patron demands, to staying on top of titles in the media and much more. Our expert panelists will have some solutions for many of these challenges, and we hope you’ll join the discussion!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Friday, Aug. 7 (12-1 p.m.)

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. Discover the 6 characteristics of high performance teams, determine where to focus to build a stronger team, and start development of an action plan to increase team performance.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (10-11 a.m.)

The Archival Advantage: Integrating Archival Expertise into Management of Born-digital Library Materials (OCLC Research)

In this webinar, Program Officer Jackie Dooley will provide an overview of her recently published report, The Archival Advantage: Integrating Archival Expertise into Management of Born-digital Library Materials, in which she showcases the benefits of involving archivists in the management of born-digital library materials (i.e., created and managed in digital form).  She’ll cover ten areas of archival expertise and their relevance to the digital context, including: confirming ownership, appraising the significance of content, documenting the context of creation, negotiating with collection donors and nurturing these relationships over time, recognizing and navigating legal issues, ensuring authenticity of files, and using practical approaches to creating metadata for large collections.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (12-1 p.m.)

Readers’ Advisory for your Library’s Midlist Collection (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar on using Readers’ Advisory to leverage your library’s midlist, with a special focus on Large Print books. RA experts Wendy Bartlett (Cuyahoga County Public Library), Robin Nesbitt (Columbus Metropolitan Library), and Joyce Saricks from Booklist will discuss approaches and techniques to help you promote your adult midlist—and help your readers find those special under-the-radar gems. Representatives from Thorndike Press will showcase some of their hottest midlist Large Print titles. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (12-1 p.m.)

Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (12-1 p.m.)

Bridges to Citizenship: Connecting Classrooms and Libraries to Expand and Enhance Services for Adult Immigrant Learners (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Learn more about resources available to immigrant-serving organizations and adult education programs. Representatives from the USCIS Office of Citizenship will provide an overview of how libraries can expand and enhance adult citizenship education services and obtain free materials to display.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDHSCISINVITE/subscriber/new?topic_id=USDHSCISINVITE_155

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (1-2 p.m.)

Christian Fiction Book Roundup (Library Journal)

What do Beverly Lewis, Ben Hur, and Lisa Wingate have in common? They will all be featured in our upcoming webcast on new Christian Fiction. Join Library Journal’s Christian Fiction columnist on August 11 for an up close look at the latest inspirational titles publishing in Fall 2015. Don’t miss these exciting offerings presented by Baker Books Publishing, Tyndale House Publishers, and Waterbrook Mulnomah Publishing Group. There will even be a sneak peek of works releasing in 2016!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (1-2 p.m.)

Creating and Operating a Public Library Makerspace – A Conversation with North Richland Hills Public Library Staff (Texas State Library and Archives)

North Richland Hills Public Library’s The Maker Spot, which opened in early August, provides access to 3-D Printing, Audio-Visual Production and Editing, Electronics and Robotics, Collaborative Science, Soft Crafts, and a Training Center. In this webinar, makers from The Maker Spot volunteer steering committee and Library staff will discuss the process of creating, funding, and operating a makerspace.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Aug. 11 (3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Individual Programs: Anything but Passive (Colorado State Library)

Individual programs have been called many things (self-led, passive, proactive, and more), but one thing remains the same – these are a great way for any library to encourage interaction from people who may not normally attend programs while using less library resources and staff time. Join us for an interactive webinar where you will help lead the discussion. Bring your questions, your previous successes, and even your failures to share with others! Learn how to give your patrons a voice and participate on their own time, regardless of the size of your location or budget.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Aug. 12 (10-11 a.m)

Accessing Datasets for the Data Curious (North Carolina Library Association)

Directing patrons to subscription repositories of data like ICPSR and Roper is a useful service that any reference librarian can learn to do. But can the generalist take data-seeking patrons just a little bit further before referring to the data librarian? This webinar will help the generalist or subject librarian learn ways to help patrons download data successfully, use documentation to explore the relevance of a dataset to answer a question, and alert patrons to common pitfalls and patterns. Participants will learn strategies to apply their librarian expertise for finding and accessing information to the rarified realm of datasets.

For more information and to register  for this program, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 12 (11 a.m. – noon)

Tips and Tricks for Successful Negotiation (Educause)

The concept of negotiation is something we use almost every day with co-workers, bosses, friends, and family. Learning to negotiate successfully, especially where both parties feel the result is a win-win solution, is an essential skill. The ability to negotiate complex or high-stakes issues often requires a high degree of emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and preparation in order to achieve satisfactory results. The presenters will share lessons learned from their manifold negotiation experiences over the years, with an emphasis on the key emotional intelligence skills everyone should focus on mastering, as well as tips on becoming successful negotiators. The lessons they have learned from negotiating will benefit attendees looking for productive interpersonal tools.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Aug. 12 (11 a.m. – noon)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  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 for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/course-offerings/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

Wed. Aug. 12 (11 a.m. – noon)

Nonprofit 911: Donor Retention Isn’t Speed Dating (Network for Good)

Speed dating helps you meet a lot of people in a very short time—and you never see 99% of them again. This reminds us of the statistic that 80% of donors never make a second gift. How can you develop a successful donor relations program? What works and what doesn’t? And how can you improve your retention rate? Learn how to form a lasting relationship with your donors based on their behavior—not the amount of their gift.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-nonprofits/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Aug. 13 (11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Donor Acquisition Beyond Direct Mail (GrantSpace)

Most nonprofits have experienced a steady decline in how effective direct mail is for acquiring new donors. Our panel discussion will explore effective alternative ways groups are acquiring new donors, using a variety of tools and techniques.  We will look at online tactics including email, social media and crowdfunding, and new twists on “old school” tactics like events and house parties, even canvassing, and board and volunteer networks – and how direct mail returns are strengthened when combined with other strategies. Our focus is tactics grassroots nonprofits can use, although any size organization will learn from the discussion.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/course-offerings/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Aug. 13 (12-1 p.m.)

Because Advocacy Never Stops: New Tools for Taking Action (WebJunction)

This webinar will highlight free, newly revised downloadable materials for public libraries distilled from landmark advocacy and awareness-building programs. Learn about two resources scheduled for release in summer 2015: updated curriculum from Turning the Page including tools, worksheets and training materials you can adapt locally to grow your team’s advocacy knowledge and abilities; and a new online guide that walks through each step of planning and carrying out a local library awareness campaign modeled after Geek the Library. Hear from library leaders who have put these ideas to work to build advocacy know-how, increase staff confidence, and engage more deeply with the community. Whether you are looking to get started, or seeking to maintain momentum following a recent advocacy effort, join us to discuss strategies to take your library to the next level.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Aug. 13 (12-1 p.m.)

Lerner Publishing Group’s Fall 2015 Librarian Preview (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Lerner Publishing Group for a free, hour-long webinar where Lerner’s editorial directors will introduce their outstanding list of fiction and nonfiction offerings for Fall 2015 and provide the behind-the-scenes stories of how the books came to be. Get a sneak peek at Lerner’s lineup of exceptional K–12 titles, including nonfiction, picture books, middle grade and YA fiction, and graphic novels. The webinar will also include information about new digital offerings and free resources—teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites—that make lesson planning easy. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor Julia Smith.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Aug. 13 (12-1 p.m.)

The Next Generation Federal Digital System (FDsys) (Federal Depository Library Program

GPO will present a preview of the Next Generation FDsys website before it launches as a public beta later this year. This webinar will include a demo of the new features of the site and an opportunity for Q&A.

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

Suggested CE: technology

Monday, Aug. 17 (12:30-1:30 p.m.)

Digital Citizenship & Cyberbullying (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Info2Go offers monthly webinars on current hot topics. The focus will be on providing a platform for you to share your knowledge as well as get your questions answered. Join guest experts to explore new library trends and services.

For more information and to register  for this program, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Suggested CE: library services to the public  

Tuesday, Aug. 18 (12-1 p.m.)

YA Announcements: Fall Titles to Know (Booklist)

Get a leg up on the fall’s most anticipated YA releases in a free hour-long webinar featuring representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Harlequin TEEN, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Tor. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Editor Daniel Kraus.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Aug. 18 (12-1 p.m.)

Best Small Library in America 2015: Belgrade Community Library (WebJunction)

With just six staff members serving a community of 12,700 outside of Bozeman, MT, the Belgrade Community Library won this year’s Library Journal Best Small Library in America Award. With a robust volunteer base, they have reimagined library services and aggressively developed new outreach efforts to meet the community’s changing needs. The result is intense engagement and support from the community and an impact beyond Belgrade’s borders through leadership to small libraries throughout the state. Learn how to replicate and adapt Belgrade’s ambitious outreach efforts on a small-library budget.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, Aug. 18 (12-1 p.m.)

Data Access Tools Webinar (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to locate Census Bureau statistics using several different data tools. In this session, we will demonstrate Census Bureau data tools and how to look up some of the most requested types of data.

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

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (9-10 a.m.)

Meeting the Unique Needs of Teens (Nebraska Library Commission)

To address complaints about library atmosphere during after school hours, Columbus Public Library evaluated behavior policies, empowered library staff, and took innovative steps to meet the needs of their community. Rachelle McPhillips, Adult & Young Adult Librarian, Columbus (NE) Public Library will provide attendees with a set of tools to motivate library staff to meet the unique needs of their young adult patrons.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (10-11 a.m.)

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

This Month: 1) Apple Research Kit, and 2) PubMed Commons in a Journal Club – Julie Zimmerman

No registration needed . For login information and more: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html or  contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (11 a.m.-noon)

Building More Respectful Dialogue in Meetings (4Good)

Dialogue builds more insightful and better supported decisions in meetings. Effective dialogue requires a respectful exchange of views. But this can be difficult when the issue is complex and there are different stakes in its resolution. Resorting to meeting norms or asking people to behave in a certain way is seldom enough. But, you can structure your meeting to make a productive, respectful dialogue possible. In this webinar you will learn: how to enable all to be heard while staying on time; how to lead a productive, not defensive discussion on a proposal; how to hear all sides of an issue and build a way forward; and how to build alignment on decisions and avoid “sides.”

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (11 a.m. – noon)

Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as: What is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it?; What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?; How do you determine reasonable costs?; What types of expenses are considered “overhead”?; and What other financial documents will funders want to see? Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics/Introduction to Proposal Writing is strongly recommended.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/course-offerings/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (12-1 p.m.)

Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries (Techsoup)

How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan can help you focus your efforts. Join us for this free webinar to learn from small libraries that have used technology planning to make better decisions, be more prepared, and improve services to their communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=w5dnhn5wvzle#

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (12-1:30 p.m.)

Family Workshops Work! Hosting Literacy Workshops for Families of Preschoolers (Early Childhood Investigations)

Without a doubt, children’s experiences during the preschool years affect their later language and literacy skills and achievement. High-quality early childhood education programs are one way in which we support development during these years, but family interactions and home environments also play a crucial role. In this presentation, Kathryn Roberts and Nell Duke, co-authors with Gail Jordan of Engaging Families in Children’s Literacy Development: A Complete Workshop Series and language and literacy education faculty at Wayne State University and The University of Michigan, will explore not only the “why” and “what” of family literacy workshops, but also practical tips for making them work for families. Specifically, participants will have opportunities to learn about six constructs of literacy that are key to later literacy success, specific ways in which all families can integrate those constructs into their daily routines, and (most importantly) how to plan for workshops that will be engaging and well-attended.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.org/presentations/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (1-2 p.m.)

Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age (Infopeople)

Looking for ways to show users how to share books and apps more effectively with young readers? Need ways to help users prepare their children for Common Core “English Language Arts” standards? Want ideas to help users apply engaging reading techniques across books, apps, movies and other media? Author Jason Boog explores a set of interactive reading techniques that can help parents and caregivers to increase a child’s intellectual development. These techniques make any media experience more engaging, especially traditionally passive activities like TV watching or digital device usage.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Aug. 19 (1-2 p.m.)

New Nonfiction for Young Readers (School Library Journal)

Nonfiction resources have a profound impact on young learners. The constantly changing and evolving world around us means that your collection needs constant updating to best serve their needs. Tune in and find out about new and upcoming nonfiction titles from Amicus, Scholastic Library Publishing, Houghton Mifflin, Quarto & School Library Journal.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Aug. 20 (12-1 p.m.)

How to Build and Promote Your Digital Collection (Booklist)

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where HarperCollins Publishers and librarian Wendy Bartlett will discuss key points of building and promoting your library’s digital collection. Presenters will discuss how and why the HarperCollins team acquires and publishes e-books, e-book originals, audio, and print; offer suggestions on how you can keep up with forthcoming titles and promote them to your patrons; and suggest some not-to-be missed fall and winter digital titles from HarperCollins. Moderated by Booklist Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Aug. 20 (1-2 p.m.)

Fall Mystery Announcements (Library Journal)

Let us take the detective work out of your mystery collection this fall. Join Library Journal for this free one-hour webcast and get a preview of the latest titles in the highest circulating fiction genre in the U.S. You’ll hear from Books on Tape, Midnight Ink, Oceanview, and Soho Crime, all sure to quicken your patrons’ pulses! Learn which books and audiobooks to match up with your mystery lovers.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Aug. 20 (5-6 p.m.)

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2015 (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, participants will celebrate and explore this year’s list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Social Sciences, and Books. Participants will also learn how the apps can be used in classrooms and school libraries to engage students, inspire learning, and dive into inquiry.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Friday, Aug. 21 (12-1 p.m.)

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, Aug. 25 (12-1 p.m.)

Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to access ACS data products through a variety of tools with emphasis on American FactFinder. (Level: Introductory)

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

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (9-10 a.m.)

Could a Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Be Your Next Fundraiser? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join Cecelia Lawrence, Director of the North Platte (NE) Public Library, as she shares the triumphs and pitfalls of holding a major competitive Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament. Lawrence has been the Jigsaw Puzzle Tournament Coordinator for the past 10 years in North Platte and has seen this event grow from 60 competitors in 2 divisions to over 160 puzzlers in 6 divisions. This session will walk you through the basics of holding a tournament; developing rules for the tournament; volunteer recruitment; discuss finding business sponsorships for teams; explore where to purchase puzzles and prizes, as well as trophy and prize ideas.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (11 a.m. – noon)

Getting All Your Ducks in a Row: How to Plan for Grant Proposal Success (4Good)

You should never have to worry about being unprepared for a grant proposal, grant report, or conversation with a grantmaker. In this webinar we will discuss the planning you’ll need to do to make sure you’re ready. Takeaways: the 5 pieces of information you absolutely need when planning a funding proposal; how to use those plans to shape a full proposal template; and how you can prepare your proposal to make grant reporting a snap. SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY: Are you already working on your grantseeking “pitch” to prospective funders? If you would like to be considered to engage in a brief role play during the webinar, please send your name, email address, and organization name to: info@WritingToMakeADifference.com.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (12-1:15 p.m.)

Data Anyone? Grant Data at Your Finger Tips (U.S. Census Bureau)

Are you looking for data to complete a grant? In this webinar, we will review some of the data topics available from the Census Bureau that you can use to apply for a grant and how you might access using our data tools. Some familiarity with the Census Bureau site and data would be helpful.

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

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (1-2 p.m.)

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

This month’s webinar: Topic to be announced. No registration needed. A monthly webinar conducted by coordinators in the NN/LM Midcontinental Region.

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

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Aug. 26 (5-6 p.m.)

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2015 (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, explore the best of the 2015 AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, past-chair, and Lucy Santos Green, 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, Lucy and Heather hand-picked a selection of great sites just for librarians and classroom teachers. They will discuss how these websites can be used and share examples from the field.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

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July – Summertime Learning: ONLINE and FREE

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

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

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 22: Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation (4Good)

July 23: How to Enroll in Project Outcome (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

July 15: The ABCs of Building Better Boards (4Good)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 14: Book Group Crystal Ball: Summer and Fall 2015 (Booklist)

July 15: STEMing up your Library’s Digital Collection (EdWeb)

July 16: Introduction to FDsys (Federal Depository Library Program)

July 21: Discovering Great Historical Fiction (Booklist)

July 22: Libraries That Lend “Things” (Infopeople)

July 29: Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators (Georgia Library Association)

COMMUNICATION

July 9: Make It Rain: Using the Google AdWords Grant to Drive Impact (TechSoup)

July 14: Nonprofit 911: Storytelling with the Emotional Brain (Network for Good)

July 14: Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, oh my! Sharing museum collections through social media (Connecting to Collections)

July 14: Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)

July 22: How to Promote Your Organization & Boost Member Engagement with Facebook (Wild Apricot)

July 28: Data inclusiveness benefits for all (O’Reilly)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

July 9: Around the Web: Kelley Blue Book (Utah State Library)

July 16: Financial Literacy Resource Sampler (Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis)

July 29: Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators (Georgia Library Association)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 8: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work (American Management Association)

July 8: Coaching Skills for Managers (4Good)

July 10: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

July 13: Harnessing the Power of Risk-Taking: The Good, the Bad & the Calculated (EdWeb)

July 14: The Happiness Advantage at Work Part 2: Changing Social Scripts to Positive (Training Magazine Network)

July 15-16: Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing for) Retirement (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

July 20: Successful Mentoring (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 27: The Art and Science of Working Remotely (InSync)

FUNDRAISING

July 14: Nonprofit 911: Storytelling with the Emotional Brain (Network for Good)

July 15: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 21: Nonprofit 911: Get Ready for #GivingTuesday (Network for Good)

July 23: Navigating Payment Processing for Nonprofits (TechSoup)

July 29: Crowdfunding for Libraries: Technology Tips for Futuristic Fundraising (TechSoup)

MANAGEMENT

July 7: Service Animals in Libraries: Developing Best Practices Protocol for Multiple Service Points (Washington State Library)

July 15: Introduction to Facilitating Groups: Best Practices in Group Facilitation (Training Magazine Network)

July 22: Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation (4Good)

July 23: Navigating Payment Processing for Nonprofits (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING

July 9: No Job Seeker Left Behind: Library Services to Meet Their Needs (WebJunction)

July 16: Financial Literacy Resource Sampler (Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis)

July 16: Crafting a Successful Adult Education Program for Small, Rural and/or Part-time Libraries (WebJunction)

July 22: Libraries That Lend “Things” (Infopeople)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

July 15: STEMing up your Library’s Digital Collection (EdWeb)

July 16: Maker MacGyver: School and Library Makerspaces on a Shoestring Budget (Colorado State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

July 8: Managing the Device Deluge – Training and Supporting Staff (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 16: Maker MacGyver: School and Library Makerspaces on a Shoestring Budget (Colorado State Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 8: Managing the Device Deluge – Training and Supporting Staff (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 9: 5 Myths About Measuring Training’s Impact and Why They’ll Get You Into Trouble (Training Magazine Network)

July 15: Introduction to Facilitating Groups: Best Practices in Group Facilitation (Training Magazine Network)

July 21: Micro-Video IS Training – Learn How to Make the Most of It (Training Magazine Network)

July 23: Better than Bullet Points (InSync)

VOLUNTEERS

July 14: Single Days of Service: Make it Work! (VolunteerMatch)

July 16: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, July 7 (10-11 am)

Service Animals in Libraries: Developing Best Practices Protocol for Multiple Service Points (Washington State Library)

Responding to patron concerns about an animal in the library can be a difficult scenario for library professionals. But what if the animal in question is a service animal? How do library professionals best respond to patron concerns while respecting the rights of an individual with a disability and their service animal? This webinar will provide an overview of how Western Washington University Libraries developed a Best Practices document for its personnel in order to consistently address concerns about service animals – including tailored recommendations for specific service points. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have new knowledge, and some resources, to begin this conversation within their own library.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 8 (9-10 am)

Managing the Device Deluge – Training and Supporting Staff (Nebraska Library Commission)

Librarians have always taught the public how to use the tools that serve their information needs, but now there’s an ever-changing variety of personal devices that patrons use to access our services. How do front-line staff with self-taught or very basic knowledge of technology stay savvy about the latest and hottest gadgets? How do we train non-technical staff to effectively troubleshoot and train our patrons on using their own gadgets? By discussing her recent Library Journal article, Jennifer Koerber will offer suggestions and resources to train and support your library staff.

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

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, July 8 (10-11 am)

Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work (American Management Association)

How Being New, Naïve, and Even Clueless Can Be an Asset. In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Rookies are unencumbered, with no baggage to weigh them down, no resources to burden them, and no track record to limit their thinking or aspirations. For today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers — alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like pioneers. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as “perpetual rookies.” Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 8 (11-12 pm)

Coaching Skills for Managers (4Good)

Coaching is a transformational tool in any manager’s toolkit. Partnering with employees in a coaching relationship helps them take greater ownership for their performance, increase their creative problem skills, and offers the opportunity for greater self-awareness and insight. At its best, coaching is a partnership designed to help employees move from where they are now to where they want to be. In other words, coaches help people bridge the gap between their current state and desired future state. Coaches don’t consult, advise, tell or manage. They hold a specific stance: helping people solve their own problems and find their own answers.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, July 9 (11-12 pm)

5 Myths About Measuring Training’s Impact and Why They’ll Get You Into Trouble (Training Magazine Network)

There are a number ideologies and beliefs on how to best measure the impact of training. As a result, it can be difficult to distinguish myths from best practices. During this webinar, our prominent measurement experts will provide “practitioner-focused” solutions for the most common misconceptions about measuring business impact.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

Make It Rain: Using the Google AdWords Grant to Drive Impact (TechSoup)

Did you know Google has an AdWords program specifically designed to help nonprofits? Are you using it? Better yet – are you maximizing it for impact? This presentation — using case studies from nonprofits — will walk you through applying for the grant, maximizing it, and optimizing it for impact. We’ll also take a look at some advanced strategies for improving existing AdWords accounts.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, July 9 (12-1 pm)

No Job Seeker Left Behind: Library Services to Meet Their Needs (WebJunction)

Every day, libraries around the country are filled with people seeking help with jobs and careers. How do library staff find time and resources to assist them all? Learn a variety of practical ways to deliver career development services in your library from two certified ALA Career Development Facilitators. They have strategies and resources to help you cover the spectrum from a quick “on the fly” toolbox of forms and templates to ideas for one-time classes, workshop series, and even one-on-one personalized career sessions for patrons. You really can support those job-seekers!

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, July 9 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Around the Web: Kelley Blue Book (Utah State Library)

Around the Web is a training program that emphasizes web resources that are under-utilized but may be of great help to your patrons. This week’s session features Kelley Blue Book, http://www.kbb.com/. Which cars can you afford? How do trade-in values compare to private-sale values? Which car is right for you? Is it the right time to buy or sell? Kelley Blue Book’s tools can help. Join us for a webinar that shows you the ins and outs of this fabulous website so that you have more methods to assist your patrons when they come into the library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Friday, July 10 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall underperformance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Monday, July 13 (1-2 pm)

Harnessing the Power of Risk-Taking: The Good, the Bad & the Calculated (EdWeb)

This webinar will focus on calculated risk-taking—a careful decision-making process that weighs all alternatives and emphasizes mitigating the risk along the way whenever possible. Laurene Johnson, PhD, will provide clear definitions of the different types of risk-taking and their potential impacts on students’ learning and the classroom environment. Laurene, an educator with over 20 years of experience, will translate the research in this area into helpful, practical information for K-12 educators. She will share specific strategies that educators can use in the classroom immediately to help students learn to be calculated risk takers. Opportunities will be provided during the presentation for participants to interact with the information and apply it to their own teaching situation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED58DD898947

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 14 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: Storytelling with the Emotional Brain (Network for Good)

A powerful story rooted in emotion is the key to effective marketing and fundraising. Join Network for Good’s Vice President of Communications, Caryn Stein, for an exclusive webinar about harnessing the power of the emotional brain to create appeals that compel donors to give.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-nonprofits/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 14 (11-12 pm)

The Happiness Advantage at Work Part 2: Changing Social Scripts to Positive (Training Magazine Network)

In this second of a three part webinar series on The Happiness Advantage at Work, Devin Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer at International Thought Leader Network (partner with Harvard happiness researcher and internationally best-selling author Shawn Achor) talks to T-Mobile’s Jennifer Falkenberg, Director of Customer Service Learning & Development, on the challenges and critical steps involved in building a happiness advantage inside T-Mobile. In the fast-moving mobile marketplace, T-Mobile is a positive outlier. Jennifer suggested that happiness might be exactly what her organization needed as an enabler to deliver on T-Mobile’s Un-carrier promise to employees and customers. Jennifer saw that starting inside out and infusing happiness into their DNA was “how” T-Mobile could deliver on the Company’s mission to revolutionize the wireless industry.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Book Group Crystal Ball: Summer and Fall 2015 (Booklist)

Join Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers’ Services at the Kansas City Public Library, and representatives from Harper Collins, Random House, Shadow Mountain, and Sourcebooks for this free, hour-long presentation of great books for discussion. Stover will talk about her top five books that book groups shouldn’t miss, along with creative ways to pump up the conversation. Then our publishers will present their best new and upcoming titles. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Reference and Collection Management.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, oh my! Sharing museum collections through social media (Connecting to Collections)

Social media has infiltrated our lives, and it’s no longer restricted to personal use. Many cultural institutions are using social media outlets very effectively to connect and communicate messages to a wide variety of audiences. There are so many choices and platforms and ways of engaging with the public, which can make even just the term “social media” seem overwhelming or daunting. Whether you’re completely inexperienced or you’re looking to refine or streamline and make the most of your efforts, this webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about what is out there, how different platforms are being used, and will provide tips for effectively using social media to share your collections, which ultimately assists in furthering access and preservation.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync)

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: 1) Creating Community & Community Management 2) Fostering Communities of Practice 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make it Work! (VolunteerMatch)

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

July 15-16 (8 am – 4 pm)

Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing for) Retirement (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

What images do you conjure up when you think of “retirement?” An AARP card? Medicare? Caribbean beaches? Continuing education? Travel? Sleeping until noon? Reading the latest best-sellers? All of the above and then some! This e-forum will give participants—and lurkers on the list—opportunities to ask questions and share experiences to ease the transition from a career in library services to the condition of retirement. There is a lot of talk about the “graying” of the profession but less about the kinds of things those who are graying should consider. We hope that sharing our experiences in navigating our way out of the work world and into the world of retirement will stimulate a lively discussion.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents/upcoming/e-forum/071515

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 15 (11-12 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This newly revised class 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; and How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 15 (11-12 pm)

The ABCs of Building Better Boards (4Good)

It’s as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we’ll look at important tools that will help you attract committed and informed board members. Then, learn best practices in managing and retaining great board members, including the importance of new board orientation, clarifying board roles and responsibilities, and tips for holding effective meetings. Finally, we’ll discuss the importance of recognizing and rewarding to keep the best board members on board. The webinar is presented by Jean Block, a nonprofit pro with more than 45 years experience in the sector as both board and staff leader for local, regional and national nonprofits. Jean’s trainings and webinars are packed with practical, tried-and-true how-tos that you can put to use immediately.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 15 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Facilitating Groups: Best Practices in Group Facilitation (Training Magazine Network)

In this session with Certified Master Facilitator, veteran trainer, and CEO Michael Wilkinson, you will learn practical facilitation techniques to elevate your group handling skills to help you achieve amazing team results. Whether you facilitate training sessions, project meetings, strategy planning, or executive retreats, this webinar will give you an introduction to a proven comprehensive approach for leading any type of group. Learn cutting-edge tools designed to make your sessions even more engaging.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, July 15 (2-3 pm)

STEMing up your Library’s Digital Collection (EdWeb)

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math…Oh My! Working at an elementary STEM campus is already out of this world – add an iPad for every student to that equation and you’ve got one STEMtastic outcome. In this webinar, Library Media Specialist Tina Berumen will share with school librarians how she created a major eBook frenzy on her campus and implemented a completely digital library orientation. Find out how she is able to manage all of her school’s digital content under a single login system to keep her scholars accessing information safely, 24/7 from their own device. Whether you’re a STEM librarian, or a librarian looking to infuse STEM into your library programming, you’re sure to gain some great tips to start the upcoming school year off with a bang! Tina will field questions from attendees during this live, interactive event.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED58DD86894F

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, July 16 (9-10 am)

Introduction to FDsys (Federal Depository Library Program)

During this introductory course, attendees will learn how to navigate FDsys to locate Federal Government information, basic and advanced searching, browsing, retrieving by citation, help tools, and working with FDsys search results.

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

Suggested CE: technology

Thursday, July 16 (9-10:30 am)

Financial Literacy Resource Sampler (Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis)

Join Economic Education Specialist Eva Johnston and Librarian Kathy Cosgrove from the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis as they provide a “sampler” session on free personal finance and basic economic materials for ages – from early childhood to adulthood.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/7f237/register/7541233961860550657

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, July 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Crafting a Successful Adult Education Program for Small, Rural and/or Part-time Libraries (WebJunction)

No matter how small a community you serve, your library can provide vital, successful adult education opportunities for patrons who lack a GED, or other high school equivalency. When the Shreve Memorial Library (LA) decided that its small, rural part-time branches should be equipped to serve patrons with the same level of instruction and resources offered in the full-time branches, the first ever Rural Adult Education Program was born. Join us to hear how the library’s Adult Education Coordinator devised workable, affordable and manageable strategies to launch the program in small libraries; learn about solutions and alternatives that can be adapted to any budget, workforce, workspace and public need.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, July 16 (12-1 pm)

Maker MacGyver: School and Library Makerspaces on a Shoestring Budget (Colorado State Library)

Makerspaces and maker programs in libraries don’t have to cost or fortune or require you to be a tech wizard, super hacker, or evil genius in order to be successful. All you really need is an open mind! Bring your creativity, your grand ideas, your problems, and your questions to an interactive session where we will dream up maker program ideas literally from rubber bands, paperclips, duct tape and more! In addition to programming, we will discuss free and low cost software and hardware, ideas for potential partners, and provide language you can use to justify your would-be makerspace.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, July 16 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. 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 and to register for this program, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

Monday, July 20 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Successful Mentoring (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Jamie Bair, Supervisor and Outreach Coordinator for Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho, will share insights into successful mentoring activities. Learn how to be a successful mentor. Learn about your responsibilities as a mentee.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 21 (11-12 pm)

Micro-Video IS Training – Learn How to Make the Most of It (Training Magazine Network)

In this session, you’ll learn about some of the latest emerging neuroscience and behavioral science about how humans really learn. What the empirical data tells us is there are amazing connections between the reality of learning and video, especially micro-video. Some of what we think we know about human learning is simply mistaken. We’ll go over actual case studies and the findings proving how results change when learning practices are tied to the realities of human learning. In this session, we will go through some best practices tips and suggestions showing how you can leverage these amazing data-driven findings to improve the rates of employee learning in your organization, and by extension, drive ever higher levels of performance and business results.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, July 21 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: Get Ready for #GivingTuesday (Network for Good)

How do you turn #GivingTuesday into a full-fledged fundraising event and donor acquisition machine? Caryn Stein, VP of Communications and Content for Network for Good, will help you develop a game plan for launching a #GivingTuesday campaign that works for nonprofits of all sizes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www1.networkforgood.org/for-nonprofits/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

Discovering Great Historical Fiction (Booklist)

Booklist and ALA Editions have teamed up for a series of free, hour-long readers’ advisory webinars, featuring content experts in various genres. In this program, ALA Editions author (The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction) and veteran Booklist reviewer Jen Baker will discuss how to work with readers to help them find the right books. Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper will share key titles every library should have in their historical fiction collection, and Five Star will share their best new and forthcoming historical fiction titles. Moderated by Booklist’s Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Wednesday, July 22 (11-12 pm)

Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation (4Good)

Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons: it often is tedious and time-consuming; the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both); the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable; it is ignored once the plan is written (or the written plan is never quite finished); it simply adds tasks to an already over-stretched staff; it has no results visible to stakeholders; and it does not advance your mission. These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

How to Promote Your Organization & Boost Member Engagement with Facebook (Wild Apricot)

Facebook groups, Facebook pages…what’s the difference? And how can you use them strategically to grow and engage your membership? John Haydon – the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies and Founder of Inbound Zombie – will reveal his best kept tips and tricks for building a thriving online community. In this expert webinar, you will learn: The difference between Facebook Groups and Pages; How to use Facebook Groups to boost member engagement; How to promote your organization and increase reach via Facebook Pages; and Best practices for moderating and hosting Facebook Groups.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.wildapricot.com/community/expert-webinar-series

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 22 (1-2 pm)

Libraries That Lend “Things” (Infopeople)

Join Infopeople to learn more about libraries that lend “things” in addition to traditional library resources.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

Better than Bullet Points (InSync)

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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

How to Enroll in Project Outcome (Public Library Association)

Learn how to participate in Project Outcome, PLA’s latest field driven initiative, designed to help libraries measure outcomes using patron-facing surveys. Attend this webinar to learn what tools and resources are available to libraries interested in participating in Project Outcome. See web demos and sample worksheets that will help you test, measure and understand the true impact you have on your communities.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, July 23 (12-1 pm)

Navigating Payment Processing for Nonprofits (TechSoup)

Payment gateways, merchant accounts, credit card terminals, oh my! Overwhelmed by the credit card payment options out there and unsure of how to select the right one for your organization’s needs? You’ve come to the right webinar!

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Monday, July 27 (11-12 pm)

The Art and Science of Working Remotely (InSync)

Join us for a discussion of how to make working remotely successful. Our panelists worked together remotely, and will take some time to share their experiences along with lessons learned and tips for success. Whether you are working from home (full time or part of the time), working with colleagues in different office locations (across the country or across the world!), leading virtual classes, managing teams who are dispersed…or just thinking about it and wondering if it would work for you – you’ll find the discussion interesting and it may even challenge your thinking about how you do your work!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, July 28 (10-11 am)

Data inclusiveness benefits for all (O’Reilly)

This webcast will demonstrate how data enables people to overcome their disabilities and live to their fullest. The discussion will also point out critical underlying flaws of data interpretation (due to human bias), and will offer action items for us to make the data world more inclusive, efficient, and connected. Being inclusive with Data: We will dive in head-first by showing some of the current issues with data visualizations and tools. I will demonstrate how a person with various disabilities would use the tool, and highlight the biggest blockers. I will then prove that these issues are not something that are isolated to people with disabilities, and motivate everyone to take action to resolve these issues. Proper insight creation: Humans lie, a lot. When there’s personal bias put into a data visualization, very little can be trusted. This portion of the webcast will show how we need to restructure our thinking on proper insight generation so that we can react more quickly to all issues.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

Crowdfunding for Libraries: Technology Tips for Futuristic Fundraising (TechSoup)

Could you use more funding for your library projects? Are you looking for money to launch a new program? Turn community-driven support into dollars with crowdfunding! A well-run crowdfunding campaign can yield big results, even for small libraries. Join us for this free webinar to learn technology tools, tips, and tried-and-true practices for running a successful crowdfunding campaign for your library. Learn the basics, and hear from libraries with experience in this type of fundraising.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/7o9ix9scg52m&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, July 29 (12-1 pm)

Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators (Georgia Library Association)

College textbooks have gotten so expensive that many students are opting not to buy the textbook at all, but are taking their chances at lower grades or resorting to work-arounds like sharing textbooks, photocopying from classmates, or finding illegal copies. An increasing number of educators are seeking alternatives to traditional texts, including open educational resources (OERs) and library resources. This webinar will introduce you to what OERs are (and aren’t) and how librarians can support this movement as advocates, advisors, and participants in creating OERs. While primarily directed at academic librarians and administrators, the information provided also applies to media specialists and public librarians who work with home schoolers interested in free and low-cost educational resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars

Suggested CE: library services to the public

A special thanks to the compiler of this wonderful list:

Jamie Markus, Interim State Librarian – Wyoming State Library

307-777-5914 / Fax: 307-777-5920

jamie.markus@wyo.gov

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