Monthly Archives: November 2015

Warm up with a Webinar or Two or Three – November 2015

ADVOCACY

Nov. 17: Graphic Design 101 (CSL in Session)

Nov. 17: Beyond the Survey: a practical approach to interviews and focus groups (Infopeople)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Nov. 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Nov. 12: Article, author and journal metrics: what librarians need to know (Library Connect)

Nov. 17: Beyond the Survey: a practical approach to interviews and focus groups (Infopeople)

CAREERS

Nov. 3: Building and Expanding Your Professional Learning Network (EdWeb.net)

Nov. 3: Connections, Collegiality, & Cooperation: Pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Nov. 5: Connections, Collegiality, & Cooperation: Pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Nov. 18: Overcoming an Imperfect Boss (American Management Association)

Nov. 19: Activities to Improve Your Positivity (Training Magazine Network)

CATALOGING

Nov. 18: The New Library of Congress CIP Data Block: Making it Work for You! (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov. 25: Life After MARC: Cataloging Tools of the Future (Nebraska Library Commission)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Nov. 4: Read for Success: Improve Reading Proficiency and Combat the Summer Learning Slide (Education Week)

Nov. 5: Diversity in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Illustrator R. Gregory Christie (Georgia Public Library Service)

Nov. 12: Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s: Curriculum Activities to Expand Children’s Favorite Books (EdWeb.net)

Nov. 17: New Youth Nonfiction for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Nov. 17: Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation (School Library Journal)

Nov. 19: Database of the Month: Wyoming History Day (Wyoming State Library)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Nov. 3: Government Documents for the Masses: Collection Development for the Public Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 5: Diversity in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Illustrator R. Gregory Christie (Georgia Public Library Service)

Nov. 10: Best Practices for Large Print: Ideas, Resources and Reads (Booklist)

Nov. 17: New Youth Nonfiction for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Nov. 19: The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions (Connecting to Collections)

COMMUNICATION

Nov. 3: Connections, Collegiality, & Cooperation: Pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Nov. 5: Connections, Collegiality, & Cooperation: Pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

Nov. 17: Graphic Design 101 (CSL in Session)

Nov. 18: Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever! Influence, Impact, and Improv (O’Reilly Media)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Nov. 3: Government Documents for the Masses: Collection Development for the Public Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

FUNDRAISING

Nov. 3: Introduction to Corporate Giving (Newly Revised) (GrantSpace)

Nov. 3: Nonprofit 911: Winning Strategies for Standout Appeals (Network for Good)

Nov. 4: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Nov. 5: What DO the Best Fundraisers do Differently? (Nonprofit Hub)

Nov. 9: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Nov. 11: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

LEGAL

Nov. 5: Ask the Nonprofit Lawyer: Everything You Wanted to Know about Nonprofit Copyrights and Trademarks (GuideStar)

LIBRARY SPACES

Nov. 12: Designing a Library, Part I (Georgia Public Library Service)

Nov. 18: Inspire Your Community with an Innovation Lab (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov. 18: Library as Center for Innovation (DEMCO)

MANAGEMENT

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

Nov. 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Nov. 12: LLAMA Thought Leaders Series: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (ALA Library Leadership & Management Association)

Nov. 18: Coaching Teams: Facilitating Leadership and Results (4Good)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Nov. 11: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov. 16: Community Building in Schools (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Nov. 19: Strengthening Communities through Technology (Missouri State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Nov. 19: “Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out?”: Programming Using eBook Biographies (Booklist)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Nov. 3: From Struggling Readers to Striving Readers: The Complexities of Hi-Lo Books (Booklist)

Nov. 10: Best Practices for Large Print: Ideas, Resources and Reads (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Nov. 4: Exciting Changes with USA Trade Online (U.S. Census Bureau)

Nov. 4: Incorporating Federal Social Media Accounts into Reference and Instruction: Tips, Tricks, and Potential Pitfalls (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 5: Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov. 11: Making Peace with United Nations Data: Learn to navigate UN data information sources (North Carolina Library Association)

Nov. 11: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov. 12: Power Searching (American Libraries)

Nov. 18: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Nov. 2: Coding in the Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Nov. 4: Read for Success: Improve Reading Proficiency and Combat the Summer Learning Slide (Education Week)

Nov. 12: Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s: Curriculum Activities to Expand Children’s Favorite Books (EdWeb.net)

Nov. 16: Community Building in Schools (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Nov. 17: Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation (School Library Journal)

Nov. 17: Loose Strands and SEL: Using the Choose Your Path Format to Talk about Difficult Decisions (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov. 18: The New Library of Congress CIP Data Block: Making it Work for You! (American Association of School Librarians)

Nov. 19: “Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out?”: Programming Using eBook Biographies (Booklist)

TECHNOLOGY

Nov. 2: Coding in the Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

Nov. 4: Finding and Training Volunteer Technology Instructors (WebJunction)

Nov. 5: How to Select the Right Computer Hardware for Your Organization (TechSoup)

Nov. 18: Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Nov. 18: Inspire Your Community with an Innovation Lab (Nebraska Library Commission)

Nov. 18: Library as Center for Innovation (DEMCO)

Nov. 19: Strengthening Communities through Technology (Missouri State Library)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Nov. 4: Incorporating Federal Social Media Accounts into Reference and Instruction: Tips, Tricks, and Potential Pitfalls (Federal Depository Library Program)

Nov. 19: Digital Badging in the Library Community (Infopeople)

VOLUNTEERS

Nov. 4: Finding and Training Volunteer Technology Instructors (WebJunction)

Nov. 10: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Nov. 12: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Nov. 2 (6-7 pm)

Coding in the Library (TL Virtual Cafe)

With Donna Sullivan-MacDonald and Jenny Lussier. The TL Virtual Cafe is committed to creating conversations about teacher-librarians, educational technology, and collaborative connections to facilitate meaningful and lifelong learning skills.

No registration required. For more information, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

CE category: technology

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (11-12 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Newly Revised) (GrantSpace)

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give, and how to find potential corporate partners.

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit 911: Winning Strategies for Standout Appeals (Network for Good)

Did you know that 31% of all giving occurs in December? With so much fundraising going on during this time, what are you doing to make sure your nonprofit’s appeal stands out? Combining the power of storytelling with data is the best way to engage your donors heads and hearts. Join us in this free webinar to learn the top strategies to wow your donors this year-end.

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (12-1 pm)

Government Documents for the Masses: Collection Development for the Public Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

Tom Fischlschweiger will present an overview of the basics of a collection development policy and use his library’s collection (its history, current state, and factors that have influenced its development) as an illustration. He will also provide a few tips on searching for items to select and tools to use such as the Item Lister, the CGP, and DDM.  Karen Heil will present tips on how to develop strategies that reflect your collection development policy using specific examples from a small city library. This is a beginner’s guide on how to meet the needs of your community – where to start, how to decide, and where to find things.

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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (12-1 pm)

From Struggling Readers to Striving Readers: The Complexities of Hi-Lo Books (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, author of numerous Cherry Lake Publishing titles, for a free, hour-long webinar about the complexity, advantages, and challenges of hi-lo books. Dr. Loh-Hagan will also discuss several effective strategies for engaging struggling readers with hi-lo texts. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editor Daniel Kraus.

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

CE category: library services to the public

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Connections, Collegiality, & Cooperation: Pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

The key to any well-run organization is effective communication. Need help sharpening your communication skills? Handling problem personalities? Maximizing your efforts through cooperation and collaboration? This workshop will provide tips and tactics to ensure successful interpersonal communication encounters with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, and co-workers.  Foster collegiality, connections, and cooperation with others through open communication that recognizes relational as well as information needs.

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (3-4 pm)

Building and Expanding Your Professional Learning Network (EdWeb.net)

Join Shannon Holden as he shows administrators, teachers, counselors, and librarians how to begin building an effective and responsive professional learning network.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 4 (11-12 pm)

Exciting Changes with USA Trade Online (U.S. Census Bureau)

The official source for U.S. merchandise data, USA Trade Online (UTO), is now FREE to the public. In this webinar, you will learn about how to set up and manage your account in UTO. In addition, we’ll cover new data features, new fields and various functions of the database.

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

CE category: technology

Wednesday, Nov. 4 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

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.

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

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 4 (12-1 pm)

Incorporating Federal Social Media Accounts into Reference and Instruction: Tips, Tricks, and Potential Pitfalls (Federal Depository Library Program)

This presentation seeks to introduce librarians to some of the Federal Government’s social media initiatives, discuss simple ways to incorporate them into reference and instruction activities, and outline some of the potential problems on the horizon.

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

CE category: library services to the public

Wednesday, Nov. 4 (12-1 pm)

Read for Success: Improve Reading Proficiency and Combat the Summer Learning Slide (Education Week)

In this interactive webinar you’ll learn about the research and efficacy of Read for Success and key components of the program, hear testimonials and best practices from educators using the program, and learn how school systems can implement Read for Success to improve reading proficiency and motivate students to read, learn, and grow.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

CE category: library services to the public

Wednesday, Nov. 4 (1-2 pm)

Finding and Training Volunteer Technology Instructors (WebJunction)

Small libraries are often challenged to find the staff, skills, or time needed to meet growing community needs and demands for digital literacy training. Volunteers can help you meet these needs! Learn strategies from two successful statewide projects eager to share tools and curricula to help get volunteers ready for technology training in your small or rural library. California’s Get Involved: Powered by Your Library provides libraries with tools to recruit, train and retain skilled volunteers. And Guiding Ohio Online has created curricula for volunteers to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes and one-on-one computer assistance in libraries of all sizes. Project staff will share their expertise and experience to help you build the program that is right for your community.

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

CE category: library administration

Thursday, Nov. 5 (10:30-11:30 am)

What DO the Best Fundraisers do Differently? (Nonprofit Hub)

Come learn the secrets of high performing gift officers. This webinar is loaded with tips, tricks and tools to transform your fundraising to new heights! Discover where you can turn your greatest fundraising profit, how to find high capacity prospects, how to prioritize your portfolio, the two top personality traits of the most successful gift officers, and timesaving tips and tools to put it all into practice. Everyone will receive a free guide to find your top prospects and a template to stay organized cultivating donors. For a beginner to intermediate audience.

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

CE category: library administration

Thursday, Nov. 5 (12-1 pm)

Diversity in Children’s Literature: A Conversation with Illustrator R. Gregory Christie (Georgia Public Library Service)

Join us for a conversation with award-winning children’s book illustrator R. Gregory Christie about the importance of diversity in children’s literature. We’ll talk with him about his work, his inspiration, and his recent projects. R. Gregory Christie has been working as an illustrator for over 20 years and has illustrated over fifty books for young adults and children.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=georgialibraries&service=6

CE category: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Nov. 5 (12-1 pm)

Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

“Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources” is worth 2 CE credits from the Medical Library Association.  This is a class that shows resources of interest to libraries who serve in small towns and rural areas.  This class is offered live online Thursday, November 5 from 12-1 pm but will be recorded for those who cannot make it for the live session.  Class exercises will be given out to attendees to complete and email back to the instructor no later than Thursday, November 19th.  CE credit is available to those who do both parts of the class and it is eligible for the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Deadline to register is November 4th.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=971

CE category: library services to the public

Thursday, Nov. 5 (12-1 pm)

Ask the Nonprofit Lawyer: Everything You Wanted to Know about Nonprofit Copyrights and Trademarks (GuideStar)

In this Q&A-driven webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to submit your own questions to one of the nation’s leading nonprofit attorneys from the Venable law firm as he walks you through the essentials, highlights common traps and pitfalls, discusses best practices in the nonprofit community, and most importantly, gives you the thoughtful, practical, real-life guidance and tips that you need to know in order to protect your nonprofit in the U.S. and overseas, as well as optimize and capitalize on your nonprofit’s intellectual property.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.guidestar.org/rxg/news/webinars/index.aspx

CE category: library services to the public

Thursday, Nov. 5 (12-1 pm)

How to Select the Right Computer Hardware for Your Organization (TechSoup)

Confused about whether to invest more of your nonprofit or library funds into desktop PCs or make the jump to laptops? Or maybe you’re considering tablets but aren’t sure how to compare quality and which are robust? Would refurbished hardware work for your needs? We’ll answer these questions and more, as well as highlight some hardware available through TechSoup’s donation programs with companies like CDI, JourneyEd, Dell, and others. Come away with a better grasp of the basic specifications for a business-grade machine and get the lingo and know-how to make better purchases for your organization’s computer hardware needs.

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

CE category: technology

Thursday, Nov. 5 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Connections, Collegiality, & Cooperation: Pt. 1 (Utah State Library)

The key to any well-run organization is effective communication. Need help sharpening your communication skills? Handling problem personalities? Maximizing your efforts through cooperation and collaboration? This workshop will provide tips and tactics to ensure successful interpersonal communication encounters with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, and co-workers.  Foster collegiality, connections, and cooperation with others through open communication that recognizes relational as well as information needs.

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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Friday, Nov. 6 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams that Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.

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

CE category: library administration

Monday, Nov. 9 (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/course-offerings/training-calendar/online/

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 10 (12-1 pm)

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 10 (12-1 pm)

Best Practices for Large Print: Ideas, Resources and Reads (Booklist)

Join Booklist and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar on building successful large print collections. Speakers will include Nancy Pearl, Nora Rawlinson (EarlyWord), Tamara Kraus (Hickory County Public Library, NC), and Lisa Joyce (Portland Library, ME). Don’t miss this valuable program, featuring advice on all things large print: collection-development trends, reading group tips, and best practices for outreach to readers, as well as large print fresh picks from Thorndike Press. 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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Wednesday, Nov. 11 (10-11 am)

Making Peace with United Nations Data: Learn to navigate UN data information sources (North Carolina Library Association)

Learn where agencies and key initiatives store their data in the United Nation’s many repositories. This program will examine and differentiate between information sources at the United Nations Statistics Division, UNdata.com, UN Libraries and Information Centers. We will discuss where to find country, demographic and trade data in addition to how to field basic UN-related reference questions. The program will also briefly discuss the UN’s data visualization efforts in Comtrade and statistics promotion through World Statistics Day. Join this webinar to learn new reference sources for data and programming ideas for your college and university community.

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

CE category: technology

Wednesday, Nov. 11 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  We will discuss: The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses, how to estimate the realistic cost of a project, and what other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal.

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

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 11 (1-2 pm)

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

Veterans’ Health Resources. 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.

CE category: technology

Thursday, Nov. 12 (9-10 am)

Article, author and journal metrics: what librarians need to know (Library Connect)

Librarians will discuss metrics-related library services for the individual (grad student, faculty/researcher) to inform career development, publishing decisions, etc., and at the department level for the purpose of analysis and benchmarking. Other highlights include an overview of the world of metrics, the mainstreaming of altmetrics, and a look at the new Scopus Article Metrics module.

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

CE category: library services to the public

Thursday, Nov. 12 (11-12 pm)

LLAMA Thought Leaders Series: Rebekkah Smith Aldrich (ALA Library Leadership & Management Association)

Aldrich is at Mid Hudson Library System, NY. She is an LJ Mover & Shaker and Library Sustainability Expert.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-webinars-0

CE category: library administration

Thursday, Nov. 12 (12-1 pm)

Designing a Library, Part I (Georgia Public Library Service)

Join Nathan Rall, Director of Planning and Construction at the Georgia Public Library Service, in a conversation with David Moore and Joe Alcock, both of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, for the first session in a two-part series intended to help manage the library design process. This session will cover pre-design services, architecture basics, site selection and feasibility, as well as relevant terminology for the non-architect. The second part of this program will be offered on December 10.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=georgialibraries&service=6

CE category: library administration

Thursday, Nov. 12 (12-1 pm)

Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s: Curriculum Activities to Expand Children’s Favorite Books (EdWeb.net)

Story S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-r-s is a literature-based approach to planning circle time, center, and activities, organized around themes often found in the early childhood curriculum. In this webinar, teachers will learn how to plan the curriculum using children’s literature as an organizer.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/

CE category: library services to the public

Thursday, Nov. 12 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

CE category: library administration

Thursday, Nov. 12 (12-1 pm)

Power Searching (American Libraries)

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: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/blog

CE category: technology

Monday, Nov. 16 (12:30-1:30)

Community Building in Schools (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Learn how to reach out to the school community for awareness of library services and opportunities to collaborate.

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 17 (12-1 pm)

Graphic Design 101 (CSL in Session)

Learn to entice your patrons and promote your programs with eye-catching, contemporary web and print materials. As well as the basic principles of design, why your library needs a brand, and how to get your library’s staff on board with good design practices. In this interactive and fun program, we will explore tools to use for print and web, highlighting free open-source software. Come away feeling confident that you know you too could make professional grade visual marketing!

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 17 (12-1 pm)

New Youth Nonfiction for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)

Join Booklist for an hour-long, free webinar where representatives from Annick Press, Holiday House, and Quarto Children’s Publishing will introduce nonfiction titles perfect for preschool through young adult readers. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth contributing editor Ilene Cooper.

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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Tuesday, Nov. 17 (1-2 pm)

Beyond the Survey: a practical approach to interviews and focus groups (Infopeople)

During this one-hour webinar, you will learn the four steps involved in focus groups and interviews. You’ll discover how to clearly define the goal or purpose, how to select participants, and how to successfully conduct the focus group or interviews. We’ll also discuss how to analyze and synthesize the data to create valuable results that you can package and deliver in meaningful and useful ways. If you are planning training for your staff, working on a strategic plan, gathering expert knowledge to solve a problem, or gathering stories to influence politicians and decision-makers, this is the webinar for you!

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

CE category: library administration

Tuesday, Nov. 17 (2-3 pm)

Secrets of the Remix Mash-up YouTube Generation (School Library Journal)

Know your Memes, tropes, and teach it YouTube style! Being culturally literate and hip to the Interwebs keeps us relevant and inspires instant student engagement. Teaching our kids about intellectual property shifts, content curation, and Creative Commons while still embracing the digital remix YouTube generation is part of a critical new toolbox for creative student (and teacher!) expression.

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

CE category: library services to the public

Tuesday, Nov. 17 (5-6 pm)

Loose Strands and SEL: Using the Choose Your Path Format to Talk about Difficult Decisions (American Association of School Librarians)

Loose Strands is an adventure novel about tough choices, and uses its unique Choose Your Path interface to encourage readers to confront the consequences of their decisions. The story provides launching points for discussions about regret, censorship, and feeling trapped. This webinar shows how you can use Loose Strands to introduce students 9+ to these themes.

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

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (9-10 am)

Inspire Your Community with an Innovation Lab (Nebraska Library Commission)

Find out how a midsized county library turned a staff training area into a digital creativity space in 75 days with some money and a lot of ingenuity. The Harford County (MD) Public Library Innovation Lab at the Abingdon Library is a digital media lab that provides sixth grade through adult community members opportunities to be creators of electronic video, audio, publishing, and 3D designs. Join the Project Manager and Former Lab Manager Maurice Coleman with a practical discussion about how HCPL turned an underused space into a magnet for public creativity.

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

CE category: technology

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (10-11 am)

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

John Bramble provides and overview of Big Data and integrating with Electronic Health Record and Jim Honour reviews new features in DOCLINE 5.2 the NLM’s automated interlibrary loan system.

No registration needed . For login information and more: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing or ontact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537

CE category: technology

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (10-11 am)

Overcoming an Imperfect Boss (American Management Association)

It’s not your boss’ job to develop you, motivate you, or inspire you. That’s your job. This humorous, highly interactive webcast will delve deeply into the awkward, unnatural boss-subordinate relationship and help you to manage even the scariest relationship. This program starts with a simple concept: “Your boss is just an imperfect human being, doing the best she can… just like you.”  You’ll learn techniques to help you gain more influence in your relationship with your boss and be able to navigate even the most tricky situations more elegantly.

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

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (11-12 pm)

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever! Influence, Impact, and Improv (O’Reilly Media)

Managing perceptions and influencing others is critical whether you’re in a one-on-one meeting or presenting formally. After working with thousands of professionals, and executives in many industries, and being a professional presenter herself, Karen shows us that it’s the outdated rules that make us stiff and uncomfortable. Being yourself in an authentic and passionate way will always be better than following a bunch of bad advice and outdated rules.

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

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (11-12 pm)

Coaching Teams: Facilitating Leadership and Results (4Good)

During this webinar we will introduce a coaching perspective and look at a set of team tools you can use to make a real difference. We will consider how to develop shared expectations, encourage creativity, assess how the team is doing, and address challenges. This session is appropriate for all team members and not only formal leaders. Join us for an insightful and practical look at teams in the modern workplace.

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

CE category: library administration

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (12-1 pm)

Library as Center for Innovation (DEMCO)

Library users need spaces that support learning in digital literacy, visual literacy and cultural literacy — sparking innovation on every level. Libraries are perfectly suited to support these needs. Traci Lesneski of MSR Architects will draw from her experience to share why and how in this webinar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars-category/

CE category: library services to the public

Wednesday, Nov. 18 (4-5 pm)

The New Library of Congress CIP Data Block: Making it Work for You! (American Association of School Librarians)

This course will review all of the elements of the new layout and how they can be used for cataloging. New features will be highlighted including the permalink to the Library of Congress catalog which will allow users to locate a complete bibliographic record from the Library’s online catalog. Attendees will become familiar with the CIP Data Block, be informed of its data elements, and learn how to use it to create catalog records.

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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Nov. 19 (9-10 am)

Strengthening Communities through Technology (Missouri State Library)

Join University City Public Library staff as they tell about their experience advancing technology-based services by providing access to equipment such as telescopes, a 3D printer and scanner, audio/video production equipment, and software to create 3D models, edit videos and the ability to learn about these services via lynda.com. UCPL is also using technology for the StoryCorps@Your Library oral history project, in partnership with the Ferguson Public Library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/7f237/catalog/7150434521839046400?tz=America/Denver

CE category: technology

Thursday, Nov. 19 (10-11 am)

“Why Fit In When You Were Born to Stand Out?”: Programming Using eBook Biographies (Booklist)

Join Booklist, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, and Britannica for a free, hour-long webinar on biography programming that will inspire students to be the best they can be! Using a monthly thematic approach, presenters will share three months of programming featuring e-book biographies, including innovative activities, standard-aligned lesson plans and resources that can be used right away or adapted to fit any biography or theme in your public, school, or classroom library. 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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Nov. 19 (11-12 pm)

Activities to Improve Your Positivity (Training Magazine Network)

Obviously, being productive makes you feel more positive. The opposite is also true: Being positive makes you more productive. Ample research evidence demonstrates this link. Rather than ponder on the research, join this webinar to rapidly explore a set of activities that increase your positivity, happiness, gratitude, mindfulness, strengths-focus, and optimism. This webinar will reveal how to practice evidence-based activities to improve your positivity.

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

CE category: library administration

Thursday, Nov. 19 (12-1:30 pm)

The Deaccessioning Dilemma: Laws, Ethics, and Actions (Connecting to Collections)

This webinar will address the deaccessioning and disposal of objects in the context of good collection stewardship, including criteria for justifying these decisions and deciding how to dispose of deaccessioned objects. The legal and ethical considerations of deaccessioning and disposal of objects from museum collections will be discussed, as well as and how these procedures should be documented. Critical and contentious issues will be considered including how funds from deaccessioning should be used, whether or not donors should be notified, and how to deal with public misconceptions about the process. Guidelines will be provided for writing deaccessioning and disposal policies and procedures.

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

CE category: collection management and technical services

Thursday, Nov. 19 (1-2 pm)

Digital Badging in the Library Community (Infopeople)

Want to know how you can use technology to create a virtual record of achievement? Even in today’s online world, the validation of professional growth is still critical, however small, online badges have now replaced those big, paper records in many cases. Your library can also give out badges to add validity to the programs you offer, and your staff can collect their own to demonstrate professional development and achievement. Digital badging isn’t hard and it’s not expensive. This webinar will be of interest to all public library staff interested in learning how to create and use digital badging with their library’s training and programming.

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

CE category: technology

Wednesday, Nov. 25 (9-10 am)

Life After MARC: Cataloging Tools of the Future (Nebraska Library Commission)

Are you curious about the brave new world of post-MARC cataloging? Are you wondering what this BIBFRAME, Linked Data mumbo-jumbo you keep hearing about is, anyway? Attend this session to see demonstrations of a variety of tools to see how they each do their best to answer the question of what cataloging without MARC will be like, and what they can do in terms of transforming our catalogs’ legacy MARC data. Tools covered will include: RDA in Many Metadata Formats (RIMMF), BIBFRAME Editors (from the Library of Congress and Zepheira), and OpenRefine.

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

CE category: collection management and technical services

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