Monthly Archives: September 2015

Back to Learning – September Webinars for Librarians

What a terrific line-up this month!  Find a friend and attend together so you can get the benefits of discussion following your learning. Reflection and discussion promote deep learning and greater understanding. I’m heading to the September 23rd session by the Colorado State Library on the role that libraries can play in disaster response.  As an EMT and Volunteer fighter, this is a topic I’m keenly interested in.  I’ll be presenting a session at Fall Workshops on this topic as well.   And, I may have to tune in to the 9/23 discussion on mystery series. And, then there are a couple on the topic of learning and brain development…so much to choose from this month!

Happy learning!  – Jo Flick, CE Coordinator

Free Library Continuing Education Events for September

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at
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: wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html
<wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html*

*ADVOCACY*
Sept. 24: Early Literacy Advocacy (Georgia Public Library Service)

*ASSESSMENT & PLANNING*
Sept. 10: Project Outcome Survey Results: Maximizing Their Meaning (Public
Library Association)
Sept. 23: Interactive Data Viz: Powering Effective Decisions (Harvard
Business Review)

*BOARDS*
Sept. 9: How You Can Engage New Board Members: Strengthening Your Nonprofit
Organization (4Good)

*CHILDREN & TEENS*
Sept. 3: Arts Integration & Children’s Books (Georgia Public Library
Service)
Sept. 9: STEAM Programs for Youth (Texas State Library and Archives)
Sept. 10: Early Literacy: Social & Emotional Development (Georgia Public
Library Service)
Sept. 15: Read Aloud Tips & Strategies (Georgia Public Library Service)
Sept. 22: Successful Programming for Babies and Toddlers (Infopeople)
Sept. 24: Reaching Reluctant Readers: Finding Appropriate High-Interest
Content that Engages and Inspires (Booklist)
Sept. 29: Reading Nooks that Encourage Writing Too! (Georgia Public Library
Service)
Sept. 30: STEAM & Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward
Diversity (Texas State Library and Archives)

*COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT*
Sept. 10: Culturally Responsive Approaches to Children’s Book Selections
(Georgia Public Library Service)
Sept. 10: Teen Book Buzz Fall 2015 (School Library Journal)
Sept. 15: Isn’t It Romantic?: New Romance Titles for Your Library (Booklist)
Sept. 16: Developing a Board Game Collection for your Library (Nebraska
Library Commission)
Sept. 22: Documents to the Children, k-5 (Federal Depository Library
Program)
Sept. 22: Romantic Sounds: The Art of Narrating Audiobooks of the Romance
Genre (Booklist)

*COMMUNICATION*
Sept. 3: Increase your Organization’s Members with Facebook Ads (Wild
Apricot)
Sept. 9: Your Digital Footprint: Managing Your Online Identity (Nebraska
Library Commission)
Sept. 17: Captivating the Crowd: How to Create Compelling Presentations
That Attract and Engage Clients, Customers and Colleagues (Training
Magazine Network)

*DATABASES & eRESOURCES*
Sept. 10: Digitization and Libraries (American Libraries Live)
Sept. 16: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of
Medicine)
Sept. 16: Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents
… Where are those containers going? An Introduction to U.S. and Global
Trade Data (North Carolina Library Association)
*Sept. 17: Database of the Month: Research In Context (Wyoming State
Library)*
Sept. 22: Using Census Records for Genealogy (United States Census Bureau)
Sept. 23: National Library of Medicine Resources for K-12 educators,
students and parents (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

*DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE*
Sept. 9: Your Digital Footprint: Managing Your Online Identity (Nebraska
Library Commission)
Sept. 10: Growing Through Conflict: Healthy Workplace Communication
(WebJunction)
Sept. 11: 3 Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)
Sept. 18: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Sept. 18: The Necessity of Joy (Pat Wagner – SieraLearn)

*FUNDRAISING*
Sept. 1: Nonprofit 911: Ask, Don’t Guess: Donor Surveys In Action (Network
for Good)
Sept. 17: Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle (TechSoup)

*LEGAL*
Sept. 3: Court cases shaping the fair use landscape (American Library
Association)

*MANAGEMENT*
Sept. 8: Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior (Washington State Library)
Sept. 8: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
Sept. 9: How to Get the Most from Your Library Budget (SirsiDynix)
Sept. 16: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report
(4Good)
Sept. 16: Library Thought Leaders Series: Jason Griffey (Library Leadership
& Management Association)
Sept. 22: Places that Serve Us Well Every Day, Serve Us Best When Disaster
Strikes (Colorado State Library)
Sept. 30: Getting Your Slice of the Pie – Identifying the Assets You Need
in Your Community (4Good)

*OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS*
Sept. 9: Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: Getting the Most from Your
Library’s Relationship with Genealogists (Georgia Library Association)

*PROGRAMMING*
Sept. 3: Arts Integration & Children’s Books (Georgia Public Library
Service)
Sept. 9: STEAM Programs for Youth (Texas State Library and Archives)
Sept. 15: Read Aloud Tips & Strategies (Georgia Public Library Service)
Sept. 15: Storytime Underground: A Peer-Created Community (WebJunction)
Sept. 16: Developing a Board Game Collection for your Library (Nebraska
Library Commission)
Sept. 16: Playful Learning in the Library (DEMCO)
Sept. 17: Speak Up: Supporting Online Language Learning with In-Person
Programs (Library Journal)
Sept. 22: Successful Programming for Babies and Toddlers (Infopeople)
Sept. 23: Understanding Brain Health as a Pathway to Relevant Adult
Programming (DEMCO)
Sept. 24: Supporting English Language Learners & Their Families through
Literature (Georgia Public Library Service)
Sept. 30: STEAM & Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward
Diversity (Texas State Library and Archives)

*READERS’ ADVISORY*
Sept. 23: Who Done It? And Who Figured it Out? The NLC Booktalks Mysteries
(Nebraska Library Commission)
Sept. 24: Reaching Reluctant Readers: Finding Appropriate High-Interest
Content that Engages and Inspires (Booklist)

*SCHOOL LIBRARIES*
Sept. 14: Teacher-Librarian Virtual Café: Back to School Special (Teacher
Librarian Virtual Cafe)
Sept. 21: Teacher-Librarian News Night (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)
Sept. 22: Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book
Editors (School Library Journal)
Sept. 30: Libraries & Technology: The Librarian’s Online Management System
(American Association of School Librarians)

*TECHNOLOGY*
Sept. 16: Managing Mobile: Library Device Checkout Made Easy (TechSoup for
Libraries)
Sept. 17: GIS 101 – What is it and how does it affect me? (Indiana State
Library)
Sept. 24: Navigating the World of Donated and Discounted Technology
(TechSoup)

*TRAINING & INSTRUCTION*
Sept. 8: Brain Bandwidth: Reducing Cognitive Load (InSync)
Sept. 17: Captivating the Crowd: How to Create Compelling Presentations
That Attract and Engage Clients, Customers and Colleagues (Training
Magazine Network)

*VOLUNTEERS*
Sept. 17: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

*PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:*

Thursday, Sept. 3 (12-1 pm)
*Court cases shaping the fair use landscape (American Library Association)*

Join us on CopyTalk in September to hear about the leading legal cases
affecting Fair Use and our ability to access, archive and foster our common
culture. Our presenter on this topic will be Corynne McSherry, Legal
Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
districtdispatch.org/category/webinars/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 3 (1-2 pm)
*Arts Integration & Children’s Books (Georgia Public Library Service)*

Participants will explore using “story baskets” to tell and retell stories.
A story basket is a collection of small materials that represent key story
elements such as the character(s), setting, problem, and solution. For
example, the storyteller could use a small stuffed animal for a character
and a rock or leaf to represent the setting. Variations of the story basket
strategy are limitless! Librarians can create story baskets, use them in
conjunction with the selected read aloud, and then invite “young readers”
to retell the story using the story basket’s visual cues. Additionally,
young readers could help create their own story baskets as an art activity.
Advantages, such as oral language and listening skills development, will be
discussed, and useful resources will be shared.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1952080834f30a0bd5073612fb8b7637
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 3 (1-2 pm)
*Increase your Organization’s Members with Facebook Ads (Wild Apricot)*

Have you considered using Facebook to increase your membership? If not, you
should! Imagine advertising only to people who may already be interested in
your organization. Now imagine paying only for that advertisement when
those people click on it. That’s the magic of Facebook Ads – they can be
vital to your organization’s growth. In this free, live workshop, we’ll
take you step by step through the process of how to create your own
Facebook Ad.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
wildapricot.com/community/expert-webinar-series
suggested CE: library administration

Tuesday, Sept. 8 (10-11 am)
*Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior (Washington State Library)*

Libraries reflect the communities we serve and like those communities we
sometimes navigate disruptive and unsafe patron behaviors. Join the
Community Conduct Coordinator for the King County Library System and a
public library manager as they share how policies, procedures, and
guidelines can support a safe and welcoming environment for patrons and
staff. Participants will learn techniques for engaging staff in solutions;
review facilities considerations; explore community and police partnership
opportunities; take away ideas for training and resources; and practice
de-escalation techniques.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 8 (12-1 pm)
*Brain Bandwidth: Reducing Cognitive Load (InSync)*

Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply
places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and
memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations
in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information
can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient’s
ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their
“brain bandwidth”).

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 8 (12-1 pm)
*Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)*

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know
what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation
grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a
project budget with confidence! This class will provide you with
step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for
a foundation proposal.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (9-10 am)
*Your Digital Footprint: Managing Your Online Identity (Nebraska Library
Commission)*

Your digital footprint is the trail left by all the things you do online,
including Facebook accounts, your browsing history, your online
subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded —
essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it. Digital natives
like today’s students rarely think twice about putting their names on
things online, so their footprints can be pretty wide. Digital immigrants
like adults and seniors learning to use the Internet don’t understand what
their footprints reveal about them. Join Denise Harders, Co-Director,
Central Plains Library System, to learn how you can help both groups manage
their Digital Footprints.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (11-12 pm)
*How to Get the Most from Your Library Budget (SirsiDynix)*

No matter the size of your library, you can allocate your funds wisely to
support your mission. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Hussey of the Simmons
School of Library and Information Science will share practical advice for
managing your budget. By attending the webinar, you’ll learn how to:
Prioritize expenses from your library’s funding, Make smart purchases and
help your money go further, and Survive a budget cut, with examples from
other libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
sirsidynix.com/events/webinars
suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (11-12 pm)
*How You Can Engage New Board Members: Strengthening Your Nonprofit
Organization (4Good)*

Finding, cultivating and orienting board members is no small task. Strong
boards understand that a focus on new members requires a clear
understanding and commitment to the notion of governance—not management
(the role of staff) as well as stewardship, dedication and consistency.
Unfortunately, there is often a space between what nonprofits know they
should do and the reality of what occurs. Remember the ultimate goal: to
establish a high-functioning board that provides a wealth of resources
through stability, income, credibility and labor. This webinar is designed
to help you achieve maximum success—whether you are a new start-up
organization or about to celebrate your centennial. It will help you
consider the current state of your board, highlight gaps and areas for
improvement as well as find paths to ensure you create a successful and
cohesive working group.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-2 pm)
*Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: Getting the Most from Your Library’s
Relationship with Genealogists (Georgia Library Association)*

A love-hate relationship often exists between libraries and genealogy. Many
libraries acknowledge that genealogists account for a sizeable portion of
their visitors, but the enthusiasm and expectations of genealogists often
place burdens on reference/research and acquisitions staff. How can you
better understand genealogists and their needs and draw upon that
understanding to benefit your library? This Webinar takes you on a journey
toward mutual appreciation and support.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars
suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1-2 pm)
*STEAM Programs for Youth (Texas State Library and Archives)*

STEAM programs–those that incorporate science, technology, engineering,
arts, and math–are interesting, engaging, and educational, and they appeal
to a wide range of youth library customers. This webinar will explore all
aspects of offering STEAM programs for preschoolers and school-age children
in the library: how STEAM fits the library mission, what age-appropriate
STEAM programs look like, how to identify and approach potential community
partners, and strategies for gathering go-to program planning resources.
Attendees will leave the webinar equipped to offer hands-on STEAM learning
opportunities for youth, regardless of library size or budget. This Webinar
will be presented by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator,
Skokie Public Library in Skokie, Illinois.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 10 (8-9 am)
*Culturally Responsive Approaches to Children’s Book Selections (Georgia
Public Library Service)*

Ever wonder if you’re choosing the “right” book for each reader? Do your
choices reflect your young readers’ cultures, languages, interests,
families, and communities? This session will grapple with the choices
available to librarians and their young patrons and what voices may be
needed. Additionally, a checklist and resources will be provided that
support librarians in self-assessing literature selections.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1ca113c8f6419bd147ac2ea13a55efc7
suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Sept. 10 (12-1 pm)
*Digitization and Libraries (American Libraries Live)*

American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers
to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and
interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific
issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors
and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is
broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the
program via chat.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
americanlibrarieslive.org/
suggested CE: technology

Thursday, Sept. 10 (12-1 pm)
*Early Literacy: Social & Emotional Development (Georgia Public Library
Service)*

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of child development
theories related to the social and emotional development of young children.
Additional information on why children may act inappropriately and
strategies for supporting social and emotional development will also be
discussed. This webinar is presented by Dr. Laura Johns. Dr. Johns is a
managing partner of Propulsion Squared, a private consulting company
focused on early care and education system (ECE) reform. Previous to her
consulting work, Laura was the Early Education Empowerment Zone (E3Z)
System Architect and the Quality Initiatives Director at the Georgia
Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL). She is also an adjunct
instructor at Georgia State University. Dr. Johns earned her undergraduate
degrees from San Diego State University and her doctorate degree from the
Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=edcd455d6bd1b1502333bf07fd0a85ec0
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 10 (12-1 pm)
*Project Outcome Survey Results: Maximizing Their Meaning (Public Library
Association)*

The first in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your
Project Outcome results into action. This webinar will focus on developing
an understanding of how to parse your survey results and develop strategies
for potential uses. Deeply engaging with your data is a key first step;
later webinars will address how to use what you’ve learned for program
improvement, advocacy, and strategic planning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars
suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Sept. 10 (1-2 pm)
*Growing Through Conflict: Healthy Workplace Communication (WebJunction)*

We are all so busy! Who has time to deal with conflicts? When conflict
occurs, and we are confronted with a colleague, library patron, supervisor,
or board member who is frustrated and upset, it can be tempting to identify
a quick fix. However, when we do take the time to practice clear
communication to uncover what people really need, we can get to better
outcomes. Healthy communication involves: Actions that show you are really
listening, Communication with people who are angry or upset in a way that
their needs can be addressed and resolved, and Knowing your own emotions
and needs, and effective ways to express them.

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

Thursday, Sept. 10 (1-2 pm)
*Teen Book Buzz Fall 2015 (School Library Journal)*

Join representatives from Harlequin Teen and Houghton Mifflin as they tell
us about books that will have teens turning pages and coming back for more.
You do not want to miss this exciting webcast!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/category/webcasts/
suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Friday, Sept. 11 (12-1 pm)
*3 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.

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

Monday, Sept. 14 (6-7 pm)
*Teacher-Librarian Virtual Café: Back to School Special (Teacher Librarian
Virtual Cafe)*

Join us as we kick off the newest season of the #TLChat Virtual Cafe Webinar
Series with special guests Andy Plemmons, Diana Rendina, and Nikki D.
Robertson! Leave with inspiring ideas to make this the best school year
EVER!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 15 (8-9 am)
*Read Aloud Tips & Strategies (Georgia Public Library Service)*

Participants will explore the most popular reading strategy used by
educators of infants through kindergarten: read alouds. We will explore how
various styles and levels can be implemented to better engage “young
readers”, increase excitement with books, and, ultimately, increase
literacy and language development. Preparation strategies, effective
techniques, and useful resources will be provided. Additionally, models
will be shared and discussed.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=efedcc3d42e2461eaf778dc85ae163dc1
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 15 (12-1 pm)
*Isn’t It Romantic?: New Romance Titles for Your Library (Booklist)*

Readers love to snuggle up with a good romance novel, enjoying all the
drama, suspense, or humor that leads to a happily-ever-after ending. Join
Booklist for an hour-long webinar full of scintillating romance
possibilities as Baker Publishing Group, Riptide, Samhain, and Shadow
Mountain present intriguing forthcoming romances. Booklist senior editor
Donna Seaman will moderate.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/webinars
suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Sept. 15 (12-1 pm)
*Storytime Underground: A Peer-Created Community (WebJunction)*

Library practitioners who provide storytimes have a gold mine of ideas to
share and questions to ask of each other. Storytime Underground is your
online community to connect with peers and enhance your practice. Learn
about Storytime University, where you earn digital badges for participating
in professional development activities and learning new skills; learn about
Guerrilla Storytime and how to host one in your area (spoiler alert: we
give you all the tools you need!). Storytime Underground is open and free
to anyone interested in storytimes and early literacy, regardless of the
level of education or position held. It is created by and for storytime
providers everywhere, so join us!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html
suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (9-10 am)
*Developing a Board Game Collection for your Library (Nebraska Library
Commission)*

There is currently a booming interest in board games and libraries are just
beginning to discover the social, creative, recreational, and educational
benefits for patrons. This webinar will provide practical advice for
researching, acquiring, cataloging, and preparing a collection for
circulation that will meet your community’s specific needs. To do this, we
will explore the rules, mechanics, classifications, and themes of a variety
of popular modern board games. Additionally we will discuss how to plan,
host, and maintain a thriving board gaming night. And, of course, no board
game talk would be complete without a list of the current Top Ten Board
Games at the Bucks County Library System.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (10-11 am)
*Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)*

This Month: Info Buttons and Reports on results from two National Network
of Libraries of Medicine questionnaires.

No registration needed . For login information, visit:
nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html
suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (10-11 am)
*Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents …
Where are those containers going? An Introduction to U.S. and Global Trade
Data (North Carolina Library Association)*

Trade data is its own little world of business and economics statistics. It
has plenty of jargon (Schedule B, reporter country, partner countries,
re-exports, re-imports, Bill of Lading, etc.) and a vegetable soup of
acronyms (HC, HS, HTS, SITC, USITC, FAS, TEU, etc.) U.S. trade data’s
commodity codes can be as short as 2-digits or at long as 10. There are
many trade data sources provided by the United States and Canadian
governments, the United Nations, and commercial vendors. And you can get
some data U.S. states and urban areas. In this introduction to trade data,
UNCG’s Steve Cramer will discuss the core concepts (and some of the pesky
acronyms) and demonstrate them using free sources provided by the U.S. and
U.N. (and perhaps one from Canada with unique features and U.S. coverage,
time permitting). The most important fee-based sources will be mentioned in
comparison to the free ones.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nclaonline.org/
suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (11-12 pm)
*Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report (4Good)*

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

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

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (11-12 pm)
*Library Thought Leaders Series: Jason Griffey (Library Leadership &
Management Association)*

Join the Library Leadership & Management Association for a conversation
with Jason Griffey as part of LLAMA Thought Leaders: A Free Series of
Conversational Webinars Highlighting Innovative ideas and practices.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7961886222273617666
suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (12-1 pm)
*Managing Mobile: Library Device Checkout Made Easy (TechSoup for
Libraries)*

Are you starting to check out devices like e-readers, tablets, and laptops?
Making devices available for public use may seem challenging and
overwhelming. However, the right combination of technology, organization,
and policies can help your library create a popular checkout program that
your patrons will love. Come to this free webinar to learn what one library
is doing to expand checkout to cover a wide range of devices. Stephen
Tafoya (Garfield County Library District, CO) will share his experience
with device checkout, including Kindles, iPads, and Google Chromebooks. He
will share best practices, tips, and advice to help you get started (or to
improve your existing device checkout program).

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
cc.readytalk.com/r/7fo5a55gn1pb&eom
suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Sept. 16 (12-1 pm)
*Playful Learning in the Library (DEMCO)*

Play spaces encourage the development of literacy skills through active and
experiential learning. As part of a building-wide renovation in 2014, the
Barrington Area Library combined the best parts of libraries and museums to
create a hands-on active learning space that touts the benefits of play and
brings the whole family back for more. The project team will share
connections between play and learning, tips for planning space for play,
ideas for developing support among your library staff and tricks they’ve
learned since opening day.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
ideas.demco.com/webinars-category/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 17 (12-1 pm)
*Captivating the Crowd: How to Create Compelling Presentations That Attract
and Engage Clients, Customers and Colleagues (Training Magazine Network)*

Learn techniques for captivating your audience, increasing impact and
improving your presentations, including… 3 tweaks that will improve your
presentations overnight, How (and when) to use visuals and slides to boost
impact, and Ways to read a room and incorporate real-time feedback.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 17 (12-1 pm)
*Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle (TechSoup)*

Are you new to grant writing? This free webinar for TechSoup’s audience
(normally $89!) will help you prepare the basic documents needed to write
compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals. Participants come away
with a clear picture of exactly what documents they should have on hand and
how to polish and present these documents in order to submit successful
grants requests. Why not make your first grant proposals not only a joy to
write, but also make them stand out from other submissions?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Sept. 17 (12-1 pm)
*GIS 101 – What is it and how does it affect me? (Indiana State Library)*

This webinar will explain the basic nature of Geographic Information
Systems, how we use them, and the technical details surrounding their
application in the larger world. GIS is often misunderstood as a new
science, when society has been using geographic waypoints for navigation
since the beginnings of humanity. Speakers: David Nail, Physical
Scientist and National Map Liaison, United States Geological Survey, and
Katie Springer, Data Center Librarian, Indiana State Library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
webinar.isl.in.gov/gis9172015/event/registration.html
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 17 (12-1 pm)
*Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)*

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one
of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the
volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types
used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your
interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this
process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can
learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective
volunteer interviews.

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

Thursday, Sept. 17 (1-2 pm)
*Speak Up: Supporting Online Language Learning with In-Person Programs
(Library Journal)*

Join Will Chan, program administrator for services to new immigrants with
Denver Public Library; Sandy Irwin, library director at the Durango Public
Library, CO; Jack Marmorstein, Director of Learning Solutions from sponsor
Rosetta Stone, Eric Soriano, e-services librarian with the Jacksonville
Public Library (JPL), FL; and moderator Erin Shea, ?Supervisor, Harry
Bennett and Weed Hollander Branches at The Ferguson Library, Stamford, CT,
as they discuss strategies such as cultural programming, volunteer
facilitators, and partnerships with community organizations that can take
online language learning to the next (reading) level.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Friday, Sept. 18 (12-1 pm)
*Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)*

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

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

Friday, Sept. 18 (12-1 pm)
*The Necessity of Joy (Pat Wagner – SieraLearn)*

Joy allows healing, because it removes the stress of grief and pain. Joy
displaces anger, because in the joyful moment, we grab the hand of our
enemy so they can join us in the dance. How do we model Joy for the people
we love? Joy, that over-the-edge state of physical, emotional,
intellectual, and spiritual transcendence, is where we forget ourselves,
which means we forget our limits. How can we apply what we know about Joy
to make our workplaces more productive?

For more information, visit:
attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8650224481218737665
suggested CE: library administration

Monday, Sept. 21 (6-7 pm)
*Teacher-Librarian News Night (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)*

News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up
of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school
library issues with special guest experts.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/TL+News+Night
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (12-1 pm)
*Documents to the Children, k-5 (Federal Depository Library Program)*

There are many resources available for older students, but what is
available for younger children? This webinar is a general introduction to
educational resources for educators and students. Find out which Federal
agencies have the best resources on art, culture, reading, and STEM
(science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (12-1 pm)
*Romantic Sounds: The Art of Narrating Audiobooks of the Romance Genre
(Booklist)*

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where expert audiobook
narrators Amanda Leigh Cobb, Johanna Parker, and Thérèse Plummer will
discuss the preparation, recording, and listening experience of romance
titles. Discover how their processes change as the subject matter
fluctuates from sweet to sexy. Enjoy behind-the-scenes stories of how their
work affects both those in the recording studio and those in their personal
lives. Finally, explore some highlights of recent and upcoming titles from
Recorded Books. Moderated by Booklist Audio editor Joyce Saricks.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/webinars
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (12-1 pm)
*Using Census Records for Genealogy (United States Census Bureau)*

Generations of genealogists have used manuscript census records as a key
component of their efforts to trace their ancestors. The first six
censuses focused on the household as the major unit of data collection.
Only the household head’s name appears in the census. Other household
members appeared only as numbers in the appropriate age, sex, and race
boxes. This changed in 1850, when individual household members began to be
listed by name. Slaves were an exception to this and continued to be
listed by the name of their owners until slavery was abolished in 1865.
This webinar consists of a discussion of the types of questions that have
been asked in the census and the American Community Survey over the past
200 plus years. I will also mention other types of records that can be
used to supplement the information available in census records.

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

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (12-1 pm)
*Successful Programming for Babies and Toddlers (Infopeople)*

Are you seeking ways to energize your baby and toddler programs? Do you
want to improve your knowledge of early literacy skills and practices? Are
you searching for programs that will keep families coming back? Join us for
an interactive discussion on programming for the youngest patrons. Learn
how to create exceptional, early literacy rich programs for this
demographic that will have caregivers lining up to participate.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (1-2 pm)
*Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors
(School Library Journal)*

Join Kiera Parrott, SLJ’s review editor, for a conversation with three
storied children’s book editors, Neal Porter of Roaring Brook Press, Sheila
Barry of Groundwood Books, and Kathy Dawson of Penguin.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/category/webcasts/
suggested CE: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Sept. 22 (1-2 pm)
*Places that Serve Us Well Every Day, Serve Us Best When Disaster Strikes
(Colorado State Library)*

Well poised to disseminate public information, libraries have served as
emergency shelters, cooling centers during heat waves, sites for blood
drives and inoculations, and a place to fill out electronic relief forms.
Libraries have the infrastructure to serve as a health information services
portal to emergency responders, the public health workforce, patients, and
consumers during disaster. Join us in a lively discussion about how
libraries can actively function as disaster and emergency planning,
response and recovery centers by partnering with emergency responders to
provide vital resources to the community.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (9-10 am)
*Who Done It? And Who Figured it Out? The NLC Booktalks Mysteries (Nebraska
Library Commission)*

Books that fall within the mystery category take up a goodly share of the
fiction shelf space in public libraries. It seems that sooner or later,
most active readers read mysteries. Within the genre, there’s just about
something for everyone – romantic mystery, historical mystery, cozy,
hardboiled, detectives professional and non from all walks of life, and
even some non-human – mysteries run the gamut. And the readers can’t get
enough of their favorite detective series. Cecelia Ramsey, Devra Dragos,
and Laura Johnson will talk about some of their favorite mysteries, about
some of the challenges around providing mysteries in the library, and some
of the tools that can help.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (10-11 am)
*Interactive Data Viz: Powering Effective Decisions (Harvard Business
Review)*

If your organization has huge amounts of data and wants to derive valuable,
actionable insights from this data, join HBR and David Kasik, senior
technical fellow at Boeing, on September 23 to learn from his wealth of
experience.

For more information, visit: hbr.org/multimedia/webinars
suggested CE: library administration

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (1-2 pm)
*National Library of Medicine Resources for K-12 educators, students and
parents (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)*

National Library of Medicine Resources for K-12 educators, students and
parents. Presented by Dana Abbey, Colorado/Health Information Literacy
Coordinator.

For more information, visit:
nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html

Wednesday, Sept. 23 (1-2 pm)
*Understanding Brain Health as a Pathway to Relevant Adult Programming
(DEMCO)*

To gain greater insight into the needs of our aging society, Demco has
teamed up with Posit Science to talk about the hot topic of brain health
and fitness. We’ll bust myths about killing brain cells and show how brains
can be changed and strengthened through exercise, similar to how you
strengthen your body. You’ll gain insights into the far reaching impact the
brain has on physical and emotional health, and the importance of lifelong
learning and experiences so you can help patrons lead the life they want.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
ideas.demco.com/webinars-category/
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 24 (12-1 pm)
*Early Literacy Advocacy (Georgia Public Library Service)*

This one-hour webinar will focus on strategies and key messages to support
your ability to advocate for the work you do to support literacy in your
community.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e025f5bcf087e2041022b1aeb4a2df9f2
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 24 (12-1 pm)
*Navigating the World of Donated and Discounted Technology (TechSoup)*

Did you know that more than $1 billion in technology services, software,
and hardware is donated each year to support social causes around the
world? Hundreds of donated or discounted technology products are available
for nonprofits, whether desktop software, computer equipment, accounting
packages, network hardware, or cloud-based tools. TechSoup’s Gayle
Sameulson Carpentier and Independent Sector’s Matt Perdoni will help you
navigate this landscape so you can access the many resources available. By
taking advantage of programs from industry leaders like Microsoft, Google,
Adobe, Cisco, Salesforce, and Intuit, can help you stretch dollars while
improving and streamlining operations.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default
suggested CE: library administration

Thursday, Sept. 24 (12-1 pm)
*Reaching Reluctant Readers: Finding Appropriate High-Interest Content that
Engages and Inspires (Booklist)*

Finding the right book for the right student is at the root of encouraging
literacy and raising reading levels. In this free, hour-long webinar, hear
from a librarian and representatives from Orca Book Publishers, Saddleback
Educational Publishing, and Follett School Solutions on how to reach those
readers and keep them reading. Presenters will also share engaging new
titles and offer new techniques for list-building and selection. Moderated
by Booklist Associate Editor Sarah Hunter.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/webinars
suggested CE: library services to the public

Thursday, Sept. 24 (1-2 pm)
*Supporting English Language Learners & Their Families through Literature
(Georgia Public Library Service)*

If “it takes a village” is your motto, then it’s important to consider how
librarians can support their young learners by supporting their young
learners’ families. By exploring and celebrating your community’s cultures
with the families in your community, you can welcome more and more families
into your facility and place books into the hands of your neighbors.
Families visiting the library already recognize the importance of
literature, so we will explore additional strategies, tips, and resources
for developing literacy and language skills at home.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3239136e1db3fc7e3f84f976a0cdf144
suggested CE: library services to the public

Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8-9 am)
*Reading Nooks that Encourage Writing Too! (Georgia Public Library Service)*

Children become stronger readers by being more aware of and inspired by
amazing, interesting stories. Typically, adults share their love for
stories through reading picture books to their young readers. Did you know
that reading skills enhance writing skills, and writing skills enhance
reading skills? It’s true. So, why not provide opportunities for young
learners to experiment with both? We will explore reading and writing tools
that are advantageous to young children’s literacy and language development
as well as fun, interesting, and exciting for our budding authors!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e550f62e58d88ab06828a55a025a86d5e
suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Sept. 30 (11-12 pm)
*Getting Your Slice of the Pie – Identifying the Assets You Need in Your
Community (4Good)*

Nonprofits have had to navigate through challenging times. Having done
this, it’s natural to feel one must hoard limited resources or feel that we
will always have to deal with less. In this webinar, participants learn to
understand and appreciate the assets model pioneered by John Kretzmann and
John McKnight. They will also learn techniques to train their eyes on the
assets their nonprofit needs in their community and how to mobilize these
assets into effective collaborations. The session explores the questions:
What difference will it make to look at our community through its assets
rather than its deficits? How can we go about discovering undervalued
assets in our community? How can we be more inclusive in identifying our
community’s potential? What happens when we bring the assets of our
community together? Join us on September 30 and discover there is enough
“pie” for everyone!

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

Wednesday, Sept. 30 (1-2 pm)
*STEAM & Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward Diversity
(Texas State Library and Archives)*

Libraries are optimal institutions to provide informal learning: we can
structure programs around our own goals instead of formal curricula, and
our offerings are freely available to anyone in the community. Yet it is
vital that we recognize that the children who attend our
programs–especially STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and
math) program–are likely not all on a level playing field. Young students
of color routinely score lower in math and science than their white peers
due to lack of access and preparation in STEAM areas. The library can help
bridge this STEAM gap with programs developed with the intent of having a
positive impact on every child who participates. Attendees will leave the
webinar with tools and resources to allow your STEAM programming to reach
the full spectrum of your community. This Webinar will be presented by Amy
Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library in
Skokie, Illinois.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
suggested CE: library services to the public

Wednesday, Sept. 30 (5-6 pm)
*Libraries & Technology: The Librarian’s Online Management System (American
Association of School Librarians)*

In this webinar, participants will learn how online circulation (LMS)
features could be a productive, efficient toolbox for school libraries.
Participants will also discover how to take full advantage of Google Apps
and its collaborative features & integration for everyday library use.
Because librarians need to stay on top of new trends, educational
technology, and best practices, a general discussion on developing a
Personal Learning Network (PLN) will help participants improve their
professional development skills.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming
suggested CE: technology

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