Monthly Archives: January 2016

February Webinars HOT TOPICS: volunteers, technology

Library Learning ONLINE – from Across the Land

 

GREAT ONLINE CONFERENCE!

Feb. 26: Big Talk From Small Libraries – Multiple Programs (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

ADVOCACY

Feb. 3: Five Tips to Bring Your Organization’s Story to Life Using Silk (TechSoup)

Feb. 11: Why Books Are Still A Good Library Brand (Library Journal)

Feb. 18: Strategies for Cross-Channel Marketing (idealware)

 

CAREERS

Feb. 3: The Networking Game (Siera)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Feb. 2: Explore and Discover: Nature-Based Spaces and Activities at your Library (WebJunction)

Feb. 10: Bridging the Birth to 3rd Grade Workforce: Early Care and Education at the Crossroads of Transformation (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb. 11: Books Build Better Brains: How Promoting Literacy Is Key to Early Brain & Child Development (Demco)

Feb. 26: Helping Homeschoolers (Colorado State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Feb. 2: Responding To Challenges — Ensure Your Library Is Prepared (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 9: Building an E-book Collection (Infopeople)

Feb. 10: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home (School Library Journal)

Feb. 11: Introducing RDA: Resource Description and Access (American Libraries Live)

Feb. 16: 12 Things: New Directions for Collections Revisited (Montana State Library)

Feb. 23: What’s New in Women’s Fiction (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

Feb. 3: The Networking Game (Siera)

Feb. 5: People – Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

Feb. 9: All About Google (Utah State Library)

Feb. 10: Webinar: Podcasts and Information Professionals (Special Libraries Association)

Feb. 17: PNR Rendezvous: How Patients Use Social Media (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Feb. 9: Building an E-book Collection (Infopeople)

Feb. 16: The National Agricultural Library: Agricultural Information for the 21st Century (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 18: Authenticity of Information in GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 25: Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (National Archives)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Feb. 3: Preparing Your Organization for Millennial Leaders (American Management Association)

Feb. 3: Five Tips to Bring Your Organization’s Story to Life Using Silk (TechSoup)

Feb. 3: No-Cost Success Strategies (American Library Association, LLAMA)

Feb. 11: 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb. 11: Why Books Are Still A Good Library Brand (Library Journal)

Feb. 16: Engaged Planning (University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS)

Feb. 26: Big Talk From Small Libraries CONFERENCE (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

FUNDRAISING

Feb. 3: Excel for Grant Writers (4Good)

Feb. 3: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Feb. 11: 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries (WebJunction)

Feb. 17: Major Gift Breakthrough Training (4Good)

Feb. 17: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Feb. 2: Creating a Mobile makerspace program (Washington State Library)

Feb. 2: Explore and Discover: Nature-Based Spaces and Activities at your Library (WebJunction)

 

MANAGEMENT

Feb. 2: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch.org)

Feb. 3: Preparing Your Organization for Millennial Leaders (American Management Association)

Feb. 3: No-Cost Success Strategies (American Library Association, LLAMA)

Feb. 3: Excel for Grant Writers (4Good)

Feb. 9: Provoking Leadership vs Faking It (Training Magazine Network)

Feb. 17: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Feb. 18: Strategies for Cross-Channel Marketing (idealware)

Feb. 25: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch.org)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Feb. 11: Books Build Better Brains: How Promoting Literacy Is Key to Early Brain & Child Development (Demco)

Feb. 16: Engaged Planning (University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS)

Feb. 17: PNR Rendezvous: How Patients Use Social Media (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Feb. 26: Helping Homeschoolers (Colorado State Library)

PROGRAMMING

Feb. 2: Creating a Mobile makerspace program (Washington State Library)

Feb. 18: STEM-ing Out (Indiana State Library)

Feb. 24: Twig to Tree: Creativity, STEM, and the Connected School Library (AASL)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Feb. 10: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home (School Library Journal)

Feb. 23: What’s New in Women’s Fiction (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Feb. 9: We(eding) the People Off Google – Using Government Information and Local Resources for Small Business Research (Federal Depository Library Progam)

Feb. 16: The National Agricultural Library: Agricultural Information for the 21st Century (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 18: Authenticity of Information in GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 25: Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (National Archives)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Feb. 1: Researching 101 (TL Virtual Cafe)

Feb. 2: Responding To Challenges — Ensure Your Library Is Prepared (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 2: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 2 (Infopeople)

Feb. 3: Teaching Digital Literacy with TechBoomers.com and Other Online Resources (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb. 3: Exploring the Engineering is Elementary Website to Enhance Your Engineering Curriculum (AASL)

Feb. 10: Bridging the Birth to 3rd Grade Workforce: Early Care and Education at the Crossroads of Transformation (Early Childhood Investigations)

Feb. 17: Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader (ISTE & School Library Journal)

Feb. 17: Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016 (edWeb)

Feb. 17: Documenting Learning with Seesaw Digital Portfolios (AASL)

Feb. 24: Twig to Tree: Creativity, STEM, and the Connected School Library (AASL)

Feb. 25: Engaging Learners With Feedback and Collaborative Learning Environments (Education Week)

TECHNOLOGY

Feb. 2: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 2 (Infopeople)

Feb. 3: Teaching Digital Literacy with TechBoomers.com and Other Online Resources (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb. 9: All About Google (Utah State Library)

Feb. 16: Privacy, Society and the Internet of Things (O’Reilly)

Feb. 17: Getting Started with Digitization: An Introduction for Libraries (TechSoup for Libraries)

Feb. 17: Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader (ISTE & School Library Journal)

Feb. 17: Documenting Learning with Seesaw Digital Portfolios (AASL)

Feb. 19: Wearables (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Feb. 24: Linked Data and Libraries: An Overview (Nebraska Library Commission)

Feb. 25: Engaging Learners With Feedback and Collaborative Learning Environments (Education Week)

Feb. 26: The Internet of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Feb. 1: Researching 101 (TL Virtual Cafe)

Feb. 9: We(eding) the People Off Google – Using Government Information and Local Resources for Small Business Research (Federal Depository Library Progam)

Feb. 11: Introducing RDA: Resource Description and Access (American Libraries Live)

Feb. 18: STEM-ing Out (Indiana State Library)

Feb. 18: Authenticity of Information in GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Feb. 23: Altmetrics: An introduction to alternative metrics (University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS)

Feb. 25: Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (National Archives)

VOLUNTEERS

Feb. 2: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch.org)

Feb. 4:  Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch.org)

Feb. 9: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch.org)

Feb. 11: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch.org)

Feb. 25: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch.org)

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PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Feb. 1 (6-7 pm)

Researching 101 (TL Virtual Cafe)

Introduce Your Students to the Basics of Research & Information Literacy. 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 needed. For login information and more: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 2 (10-11 am)

Creating a Mobile Makerspace program (Washington State Library)

North Central Regional Library (NCRL) developed its Mobile Makerspace program out of a desire to engage teen patrons with educational programming. To serve patrons in 30 branches across 5 counties, the program needed to be able to travel and operate with a limited number of employees. Join Luke as he describes the STEM/STEAM tools acquired and NCRL’s makerspace-style approach. More importantly, he will identify the pitfalls and what NCRL is doing today.

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

 

Tuesday, Feb. 2 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch.org)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 2 (12:30-2 pm)

Responding To Challenges — Ensure Your Library Is Prepared (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Has a book been challenged in your library? How should your library respond if someone challenges one of your books on social media? This 1.5 hour webinar will leave you better prepared to respond to challenges. We’ll explore policies that can protect the library, and hear from libraries that have had materials challenged recently. We’ll also allow time for questions.

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, Feb. 2 (1-2 pm)

Explore and Discover: Nature-Based Spaces and Activities at your Library (WebJunction)

Learn about best practices and resources that you can use at your library to create outdoor spaces, along with indoor and outdoor nature activities. It’s a unique way to connect literacy, learning and appreciation for nature as a regular part of the library visit.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 2 (1-2 pm)

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 2 (Infopeople)

As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, this webinar introduces emerging technology trends and tipping points, and how these emerging trends are re-shaping library services. Some of the topics that will be covered include: wearable technology, mobile technology, social media, photos and videos, grassroots technology, the cloud, and the internet of things.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (9-10 am)

Teaching Digital Literacy with TechBoomers.com and Other Online Resources (Nebraska Library Commission)

A big part of the TechBoomers.com mission is to empower libraries and other technology training organizations by offering our free video and article tutorials to help them teach digital literacy. Libraries of all sizes find our educational content to be a great asset to build their programs around, as it saves them the time and effort of preparing training materials for websites that are constantly changing. TechBoomers.com can also be a valuable tool to encourage students to continue learning at home on their own time. To help spread the word about this, TechBoomers.com has teamed up with the Nebraska Library Commission to run a webinar that will explain all the ways libraries can leverage free resource websites like TechBoomers.com to help them teach digital literacy.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (10-11 am)

Preparing Your Organization for Millennial Leaders (American Management Association)

In the next 5 years, 20 million baby boomers will retire, leaving organizations with leadership positions to be filled. In 2015, millennials eclipsed boomers in the American workforce, yet most organizations haven’t adapted to their needs and will struggle to fill this leadership gap.

Now in 2016, over a fourth of Millennials are in leadership positions and new challenges have surfaced.

This presentation will review these challenges, while helping you solve them through new research, case studies, and strategies.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (11-12 pm)

No-Cost Success Strategies (American Library Association, LLAMA)

Drawing from more than 40 years of experience as the director of three award-winning public libraries, including 17 years as Executive Director of the Westport, CT, Library, Maxine Bleiweis will share her innovative ideas and approaches for keeping libraries relevant and ahead of the curve. With her leadership, the Westport Library is now recognized as one of the most innovative libraries in the world, leading Bruce Kasanoff to write in Forbes.com: “There are two ways to run a public library….the traditional way or the Maxine Bleiweis way.” Her work has earned numerous awards including: Connecticut Library Association’s Outstanding Librarian of the Year Award (2011) and Public Library Association’s Charles Robinson Award for Innovative Leadership (2015).

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/llama/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (11-12 pm)

Excel for Grant Writers (4Good)

Spreadsheets are valuable and affordable tools that are accessible to any grant proposal writer. Yet, some writers groan at the thought of using Excel or similar programs to work with numbers and other data. If you are such a grant writer, this webinar will provide a concise introduction (or re-introduction!) to spreadsheets and how to use them to create stronger grant proposals.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (12-1 pm)

Five Tips to Bring Your Organization’s Story to Life Using Silk (TechSoup)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How well are you telling your story and showing your impact? Silk.co, a free tool for nonprofits, can help with that. Silk can turn data in spreadsheets into websites, interactive charts and data visualizations, impact maps, a story canvas, or a contact database! Without using any code or requiring any tech skills.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (12-1 pm)

The Networking Game (Siera)

The Networking Game is the art of discovering patterns in the world and making useful connections for ourselves and for others. It is about weaving new options into our safety nets. Networks are based on the interests each individual pursues; in fact, we like to think of people as explorers with many kinds of quests. The rules of networking keep us on track.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/the-spotlight-webinars-series/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: making your case for support; diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; creating a plan of action. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies! Prior attendance at Introduction to Finding Grants is strongly recommended.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 3 (3-4 pm)

Exploring the Engineering is Elementary Website to Enhance Your Engineering Curriculum (American Association of School Librarians)

In this session, presenter Nicole O’Neil will introduce participants to the Engineering is Elementary (EiE) curriculum, the nation’s leading engineering curriculum for grades 1-5 which supports educators and children in developing engineering literacy. Participants will also explore the EiE website full of educator resources for classroom instruction, including a video library, free downloadable out-of-school time engineering curriculum, instructional apps, alignment to content standards, and much more!

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 4 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch.org)

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, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Friday, Feb. 5 (12-1 pm)

People – Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person?

For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. Length:  45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9 (11-12 pm)

Provoking Leadership vs Faking It (Training Magazine Network)

How much time do you fake leadership? How much time do you actually spend leading? Is your investment appropriate or lacking? We must prioritize the time and energy to make the team feel like a family, with shared values but differences that create ‘a whole brain’. Everyone eating at their desk alone is not driving trust and teamwork. Things like celebrating birthdays, project success or here in Indy, an afternoon at the Indy 500 practice have long been eliminated  to focus on real work. Leadership is real work. ‘Not leading’ is faking it. In this session, you will re-visit the beliefs you have about practicing leadership, and learn how to build a leadership process rather than a leadership event

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch.org)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9 (12-1 pm)

We(eding) the People Off Google – Using Government Information and Local Resources for Small Business Research (Federal Depository Library Progam)

Information literacy instruction for small business entrepreneurs is usually provided by public libraries. However, at the University of South Carolina Aiken, the Government Information Librarian and the Instruction Librarian, partnered with the local Small Business Development Center to train local small business entrepreneurs how to access information from free, locally available resources. This webinar will discuss how the partnership was established, developing the content of the workshop, which resources participants found most helpful, lessons we learned

from the experience, and how other librarians can use what we have learned to provide information to small business entrepreneurs in their own communities.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9 (1-2 pm)

Building an E-book Collection (Infopeople)

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Understand the various e-book leasing and purchasing models used by large and small publishers; Be able to identify the major e-book vendors that work with public libraries; Know strategies for stretching their libraries budget to build a comprehensive and cost-effective e-book collection; Know best practices for e-books and e-book collection development and how it varies from traditional collection development. This webinar will be of interest to library staff and administrators involved in collection development and readers’ advisory.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Feb. 9 (1-2 pm)

All About Google (Utah State Library)

Learn all about Google’s cloud based service for document creation and collaboration including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and forms.  We will also show how Google ties into the Gale Resource Library. Presented by UEN.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10 (12-1:30 pm)

Bridging the Birth to 3rd Grade Workforce: Early Care and Education at the Crossroads of Transformation (Early Childhood Investigations

Who is an early childhood professional? What entity should decide individual and institutional certification? Who owns the profession? This session, presented by Dr. Jaqueline Jones, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning in the US Department of Education, and now CEO of the Foundation for Child Development, will focus on the current status of the early care and education workforce across the birth to 3rd grade continuum and the challenges the field faces to develop a unified system of professional preparation and ongoing professional learning.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10 (1-2 pm)

Webinar: Podcasts and Information Professionals (Special Libraries Association)

Podcasts have become more heavily-used media in our society, and are becoming a stronger resource for professionals across the board. The past few years have seen the medium move from hobbies and entertainment to a platform for discussion of cutting-edge medical education and presidential interviews. Join us to discuss podcasts as a new frontier for information professionals and users. We will discuss the search and discovery of podcasts, listening, promoting, and organizing, but NOT producing them. Content will appeal to any information professional because podcasts are available in the vast majority of topics. Our discussion will also touch on podcasts that are perfect for professional development in libraries.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 10 (1-2 pm)

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library, Classroom and Home (School Library Journal)

With the elevated emphasis of higher learning standards, providing patrons with informative, high-quality (and highly appealing) nonfiction is more vital than ever. Outstanding nonfiction is key to meeting the needs of all readers, from the very youngest library users to high school students. These new materials allow educators to support higher learning standards, bolster curricula, and entice reluctant readers. Public library programming also often begins with a fresh, engaging nonfiction title. Join us on February 10th for this can’t-miss webcast.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Feb. 11 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch.org)

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 11 (12-1 pm)

Introducing RDA: Resource Description and Access (American Libraries Live)

As more libraries around the world adopt RDA: Resource Description and Access, knowledge of this new standard is a crucial skill. RDA has tremendous potential for helping the library world move into the digital world, on the flip side, it is a major anxiety point for catalogers who aren’t sure what they need to learn to get started with this new standard. In this episode, our expert panel will discuss how RDA is different from MARC, how librarians can get started with RDA, and they will also share their own experiences.

To register, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Feb. 11 (12-1 pm)

Books Build Better Brains: How Promoting Literacy Is Key to Early Brain & Child Development (Demco)

The first thousand days of a child’s life are of critical importance, and human relationships and interactions play a key role during this time period. Learn from Dr. Navsaria, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and founding medical director of Reach Out and Read Wisconsin, about the importance of early literacy, key concepts about literacy development, and how toxic stress and early adversity can lead to lifelong issues. You’ll also hear about the structure and concept behind the Reach Out and Read program, which provides early literacy promotion, as well as how libraries can become crucial partners in promoting and developing early literacy skills and helping to offset the effects of adversity.

For more information and to register, visit: http://ideas.demco.com/webinars/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 11 (1-2 pm)

2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries (WebJunction)

An initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Knight News Challenge on Libraries launches on February 24, 2016, and offers applicants a share of more than $3 million for ideas centered on libraries as they transform to accommodate the evolving needs of our communities. Please join us to explore the future of libraries and discuss potential ideas for the News Challenge as we have a discussion on emerging trends in the library space, answer any questions you may have about applying, and share how you can contribute to the challenge.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 11 (1-2 pm)

Why Books Are Still A Good Library Brand (Library Journal)

You’ll hear from library directors or assistant directors nationwide about how they support books as a library brand in the face of other important library missions and what exciting programs or initiatives their libraries may be undertaking to support books as a brand. They’ll also share highlights about some of the challenges and their possible solutions for supporting their pro-book approach.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (9-10 am)

12 Things: New Directions for Collections Revisited (Montana State Library)

THIS SESSION IS FULL – to place your name on the waiting list (and to get a link to the recording) please complete this form: http://goo.gl/forms/J4OMJk8xxq

At last year’s Fall Workshops many librarians learned about and shared experiences of the changing collection development landscape, including contemporary trends such as patron-driven acquisition, floating collections, digital collections and local content, altered library spaces, changes in technical services, the Library of Things, the community as the collection, and much more.  Please join us for the short version – 12 trends that you’ll want to keep in mind as you plan your collection future.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://app.mt.gov/cal/html/event?eventCollectionCode=msl

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (11-12 pm)

Engaged Planning (University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS)

How can you make your library the heart of the community? To survive and thrive in the current political and fiscal climate, libraries must reflect their communities’ needs and wants. Learn the basics of turning outward in order to reflect the aspirations of your community as you plan for your library’s future.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slis.wisc.edu/2014webinars.htm

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (11-12 pm)

Privacy, Society and the Internet of Things (O’Reilly)

This webcast will explore how the Internet of Things implicates privacy and, by extension, what it means for society. Listeners will take away: a sense of what is meant by the ‘Internet of Things,’ which does not have an agreed-upon definition; a better sense of the nature of ‘privacy’ in a modern context; an exploration of historical privacy concerns leading to an understanding of what is different today; a broad discussion of how society, regulation and technology interrelate and interact.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (12-1 pm)

The National Agricultural Library: Agricultural Information for the 21st Century (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar describes the history and customers of the NAL. It will include an in-depth description of NAL’s current services, information products, and tools. Participants will learn about the information resources and tools freely available to them via the web. These include the PubAG repository of agricultural research articles, the AGRICOLA periodical index, the specialty Information Centers, and information tools such as the NAL thesaurus.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (11-12 pm)

Major Gift Breakthrough Training (4Good)

Are you ready for a breakthrough in Major Gift fundraising? We will take a deep dive into Major Gift best practices – focusing on the first steps for getting you organized for this important work. You will learn how to use essential tools such as prospect management databases, gift tables, and detailed metrics for annual outreach, which make-up a conceptual framework that you and your team need for success. We’ll also answer your questions and provide hands-on training for putting essential systems in place.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (12-1 pm)

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 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; how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/training-calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (12-1 pm)

Getting Started with Digitization: An Introduction for Libraries (TechSoup for Libraries)

Do you have special collections that need to be digitized? Digitization projects can be a big undertaking, but the key to success is in the planning process. Libraries must consider content selection, scanning processes, copyright, and making content available for public use. In this webinar, collaborators from the Digital Public Library of America’s Public Library Partnerships Project will help participants think through the digitization of their archives. Using a free, online curriculum developed as part of the project, they will share tips and ideas to consider when planning the who, what, when, where, how, and why of a digital project. They will also discuss feedback from the beginners who have been through their training program.

For more information and to register visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/q4a7bpnd0rhn&eom

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (1-2 pm)

Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader (ISTE & School Library Journal)

Now, more than ever, school librarians are leading creative technology use in K–12, from maker activities and robotics to mobile devices. In this free, resource-rich presentation, you’ll learn how to use online tools to instill a love of literature in new and reluctant readers. From virtual book clubs to the creative use of Instagram and Pinterest, this program will show how students can find the right book, share it with their peers, and expand their writing skills.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (2-3 pm)

PNR Rendezvous: How Patients Use Social Media (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This free webinar will feature Sally James, a health reporter who is part of the Healthnewsreview.org team to tell us more about the use of social media by patients.

No registration needed. For login information and more: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRrendezvous.html

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (3-4 pm)

Curation, Revisited: Aggregating Resources in 2016 (edWeb)

Information enthusiasts have been talking about how to best curate resources for some time, but the tools for curation keep changing. While commercial products, come, go, and/or are swallowed up by larger companies, edtech and digital content providers are developing an increasing number of tools for learners of all ages to store and retrieve collected resources. Some of these solutions address libraries’ “container problem” – how to provide access to a collection in its entirety in a user-friendly delivery system. Some provide educators portals for warehousing instructional materials. Others address students’ curation needs. In this session, the presenter will share an array of curation solutions, their strengths and limitations, and strategies to morph tools and create workarounds where services still need work. This webinar will benefit grades 3-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and public librarians.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (5-6 pm)

Documenting Learning with Seesaw Digital Portfolios (AASL)

In this webinar, we’ll talk with librarian Kristie Obrecht and Seesaw’s Emily Voigtlander about building digital portfolios using Seesaw. Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school. Students capture learning with photos and videos of physical work, or by adding digital creations. Everything is uploaded and kept organized for teachers. Teachers can invite families to Seesaw so parents get an immediate, personalized window into their child’s learning.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Feb. 18 (9-10 am)

STEM-ing Out (Indiana State Library)

In this webinar, leaders of both in-school and out-of-school STEM education groups in Indiana will describe how their organizations are addressing the STEM skills problem.  Then they will highlight some ways libraries can become engaged with community schools, businesses and organizations to advance opportunities for all Hoosier students.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx?ln=ALL

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 18 (10-11 am)

Strategies for Cross-Channel Marketing (idealware)

In nonprofit marketing, theory often runs up against reality—we know we need to reach out across all our different channels in a harmonious (and efficient) way, but the day-to-day scramble often means we lose sight of the big picture. Idealware partnered with our friends at TechImpact to bring you this panel of nonprofit marketing experts, who will discuss the challenges nonprofits face and offer their perspectives on how you can more effectively communicate across all your many channels.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Feb. 18 (12-1 pm)

Authenticity of Information in GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) (Federal Depository Library Program)

As a trusted source for Federal Government information, verifying the authenticity of electronic documents is very important to GPO. In this webinar, we will specifically discuss the tools and mechanisms GPO provides to verify authenticity and communicate content integrity through GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys).

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Friday, Feb. 19 (9-10 am)

Wearables (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Technology is pervasive. It has even become part of our daily apparel. Your shirt can sense the presence of another of its kind. Your watch can track your vital signs. Your shoes can keep track of your pace. Your undergarments can track your heart rate. In this episode of Tech Trends with Tine, Tine Walczyk, independent library technology consultant with Trainers-R-Us, will expand your knowledge of smart accessories.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23 (11-12 pm)

Altmetrics: An introduction to alternative metrics (University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS)

Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are forging a new way to capture the attention of not only articles, but also scholarly or research ‘‘products’’ by tracking them when they are mentioned online, such as in blogs or social media platforms. While altmetrics have a lot of potential, there are also some limitations preventing their full acceptance alongside traditional citation metrics. In the presentation, we will review the basics of altmetrics and altmetric tools, discuss some possible concerns with this new metric, and explore various applications in libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slis.wisc.edu/2014webinars.htm

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Feb. 23 (12-1 pm)

What’s New in Women’s Fiction (Booklist)

Whether it’s fun and fluffy chick lit or a tense and soapy “issue-driven” novel, women’s fiction is likely to be a favorite category with your patrons. Join representatives from Amazon Publishing, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, and Thorndike Press for this free, hour-long webinar featuring the best new women’s fiction titles. Moderated by Booklist’s Collection Management and Library Outreach editor and women’s fiction maven, Rebecca Vnuk.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 (9-10 am)

Linked Data and Libraries: An Overview (Nebraska Library Commission)

Join Robin Hastings, Director of Technology Services for Northeast Kansas Library System (NEKLS), as she goes over the basics of what linked data is, what the potential of linked data can be and how libraries (and other organizations) are using it right now to make information more easily accessible on the web. Learn what the Library of Congress is doing with BIBFRAME and how projects like the Open Library are making use of linked data to extend their reach and make their information reusable.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Feb. 24 (5-6 pm)

Twig to Tree: Creativity, STEM, and the Connected School Library (AASL)

In this session, presenters Amanda Waugh and Dr. Mega Subramaniam will share scholarly research in youth development and STEM learning, then translate that research into practical programs that school librarians can integrate into their practice. Participants will learn about how connected learning, health research, and science fiction writing can bolster STEM engagement, the pros and cons of makerspaces, and leveraging fiction reading into STEM engagement.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 25 (12-1 pm)

Genealogy Research Using the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (National Archives)

Chief Librarian Jeffery Hartley will discuss the history and contents of the U.S. Congressional Serial Set for family history research. The presentation will include African American genealogy and a demonstration of the digital version of the serial set. Presentation materials are available online.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Feb. 25 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch.org)

What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Feb. 25 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Learners With Feedback and Collaborative Learning Environments (Education Week)

In this webinar, we will take a look at recent practices and research on the use of technology, including newer tools such as Skype in the classroom and Minecraft that will support teachers in effective integration of curricula and assessment in classrooms. We will discuss how you can leverage technology to engage your students and develop student-centered curriculum that will ensure they develop their innovation, creativity, and 21st century skills through deep learning. Specifically, we will review how you can use technology to do the following: connect and engage learners; personalize instruction; support student collaboration; and use problem-based learning to drive greater understanding. Content provided by Microsoft.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Friday, Feb. 26 (9-10 am)

The Internet of Things (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

With the expansion of the internet and mobile technologies, almost any device can be automated and accessed remotely. Real-time updates from typical household objects keep us connected when we are not home. Spend an hour with Tine Walczyk, independent library technology consultant with Trainers-R-Us, as she explores what is the current expanse of the IoT and what it means for our future.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Friday, Feb. 26 (7:45-4 pm)

Big Talk From Small Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Each of our speakers is from a small library or directly works with small libraries. Topics range from technology (new tech and old tech) to programming to partnering with your community. Come for the programs on what you’re dealing with now or maybe try something new!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/

CE: this conference features a variety of topics and covers several different CE categories. If you need help to determine the correct category, email a description of the session to me: jflick@mt.gov

 

Friday, Feb. 26 (12-1 pm)

Helping Homeschoolers (Colorado State Library)

Public libraries are a natural resource for homeschooling families: library staff expertise, spaces, collections, and programs are a critical component of effective homeschooling. Engage in this interactive webinar to explore this topic through examples from the Pikes Peak Library District in Colorado—a leader in these services—and discussion with colleagues across the country. We’ll look at homeschooling statistics—the ‘why’ of this topic—plus the needs of homeschooling families and how to meet those needs most effectively without duplicating other services available in your community. We’ll also explore how to promote these services to homeschooling families and actively engage them at the library. Come to this free session with your experiences, challenges, questions, and ideas to share.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

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Wintry Webinar Season – from Across the Land

It’s Wintry Webinar Season! Here is a another great line-up of library learning webinars from across the land…for January 2015

 

ADVOCACY

Jan. 7: Community Engagement: A Case Study (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Jan. 19: Showcasing Your Library: FDLP Promotional Tools & Tactics (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan. 28: Engaging Your Community in Sustainable Funding (Maine State Library)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan. 21: The Value of Outcome Measurement for Library Programs: An Overview of Project Outcome (PLA/ALA)

 

BOARDS

Jan. 13: Key Secrets to Inspiring Your Board to Fundraise (4Good)

 

CAREERS

Jan. 6: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader (American Management Association)

Jan. 7: Quiet Leadership: Harnessing the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead and Innovate (Training Magazine Network)

Jan. 8: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Jan. 13: Soft Skills for Supervisors and Managers (Indiana State Library)

Jan. 13: Become a Better Leader: Unleash the Power of Vision (American Management Association)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan. 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2015 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan. 6: Using your Maker Skills to survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Raspberry Pi and Arduino (O’Reilly)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan. 6: Best New Children’s Books of 2015 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan. 13: Going Digital (LYRASIS)

Jan. 19: New Year, New Books! Lerner Publishing Group’s Spring Preview (Booklist)

Jan. 19: Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2016 (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

Jan. 14: How to Make a Video for the Nonprofit You Love for Under $100 (GrantSpace)

Jan. 28: Clear and to the Point: The Importance of Using Plain Language in Your Communications (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan. 26: Aspen Institute’s Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries (Infopeople)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jan. 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Jan. 13: Key Secrets to Inspiring Your Board to Fundraise (4Good)

Jan. 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Jan. 14: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

Jan. 20: Finding Foundation Funders (4Good)

Jan. 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

MANAGEMENT

Jan. 6: The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader (American Management Association)

Jan. 8: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Jan. 12: Using Paraprofessional staff in reference triage (Washington State Library)

Jan. 12: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Jan. 13: Soft Skills for Supervisors and Managers (Indiana State Library)

Jan. 13: Become a Better Leader: Unleash the Power of Vision (American Management Association)

Jan. 13: Restarting your Relationship with your IT Department (and Vice Versa) (Colorado State Library)

Jan. 14: A Happy Healthy Nonprofit: 10 Tips for Impact without Burnout (Wild Apricot)

Jan. 20: Managing Challenging Patrons: Security for the New Library Environment (Infopeople)

Jan. 21: Stop Solving Problems! Develop Problem Solvers Instead (Demco)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan. 7: Community Engagement: A Case Study (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Jan. 21: When 100% of Your Users Speak Spanish: Cultural Aspects and Considerations of Promoting Government Documents to Non-English Speakers (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan. 28: Community Engagement: Serving Diverse Communities Where They Are (WebJunction)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jan. 21: The Value of Outcome Measurement for Library Programs: An Overview of Project Outcome (PLA/ALA)

Jan. 27: One Book, One School, One Community – Experiences with all-school reads (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan. 13: Riding the Range from Your Armchair (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan. 19: New Year, New Books! Lerner Publishing Group’s Spring Preview (Booklist)

Jan. 19: Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2016 (Library Journal)

 

REFERENCE

Jan. 12: Using Paraprofessional Staff in Reference Rriage (Washington State Library)

Jan. 13: The United States Congressional Serial Set …15577 Volumes and Counting! (North Carolina Library Association)

Jan. 14: Online Resources Relating to American Indians (U.S. National Archives)

Jan. 14: Virtual Reference (American Libraries)

Jan. 19: Showcasing Your Library: FDLP Promotional Tools & Tactics (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan. 20: Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan. 26: Exploring the CDC Healthy Living Website: Disease Prevention, Health Conditions, and Healthcare Statistics (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan. 27: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan. 20: Rethinking the Research Paper (edWeb)

Jan. 20: Explore, Create, Engage: HSTRY in the Classroom! (AASL)

Jan. 26: David Wiesner’s Spot: Not the Same Old Story (AASL)

Jan. 27: One Book, One School, One Community – Experiences with all-school reads (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jan. 6: Using your Maker Skills to survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Raspberry Pi and Arduino (O’Reilly)

Jan. 6: Getting Technology Donations Through TechSoup (TechSoup)

Jan. 13: Going Digital (LYRASIS)

Jan. 13: The 2016 Top 10 IT Issues (Educause)

Jan. 14: Website Trends for 2016 (Idealware)

Jan. 14: How to Make a Video for the Nonprofit You Love for Under $100 (GrantSpace)

Jan. 20: Moving to Windows 10 (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan. 21: Screencast Design for Librarians (Wyoming State Library)

Jan. 21: Enhancing Your Library’s Web Presence with WordPress (WebJunction)

Jan. 27: 7 Powerful Excel Features Every Government User Needs to Know (American Management Association)

Jan. 27: Technology Skills for Library Staff: Effective and Engaging Training Programs (TechSoup)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan. 12: Works in Progress Webinar: “I am the content.” How and why instructors discover and share course readings (OCLC Research)

Jan. 27: Technology Skills for Library Staff: Effective and Engaging Training Programs (TechSoup)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jan. 12: The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

Jan. 14: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan. 26: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

 

 


 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2015 (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Sally Snyder, Nebraska Library Commission’s Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services, will give brief book talks on new titles that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles for preschool through elementary school will be included.

 

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, Jan. 6 (10-11 am)

The 3 Imperatives of Becoming a Great Leader (American Management Association)

 

Join Linda A. Hill, Ph.D. as she explains how women can achieve leadership greatness by focusing on three key skills.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6 (11-12 pm)

Using your Maker Skills to survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Raspberry Pi and Arduino (O’Reilly)

 

Look out the window, and you will see chaos all around you. Society has broken down, crashed cars burn, and evidence of desperate attempts to escape the contagion litters the streets. There is no Internet, no power, and no law. In this webcast, Simon Monk will discuss his new book ‘The Maker’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’ and highlight some of the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and other projects within the book and how they could help you survive in a post-apocalyptic world.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6 (11-12 pm)

Leverage Your Team’s Mindset to Accelerate Change (4Good)

 

Your team is experiencing a change — big or small — and you notice a range of different responses from team members. Some team members embrace the change easily, others are just going alone with it, and still others may openly resist it. Although personality, work style, and learning styles certainly contribute to how teams approach and process change, the mindset (their assumptions, beliefs and interpretations of events) of team members is often left unexplored during change. During this webinar, participants will learn how to cultivate and internalize an individual and a team mindset that leverages a team’s ability to co-create in the face of change, rather than react, resist and respond.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6 (11-12 pm)

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 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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 6 (12-1 pm)

Getting Technology Donations Through TechSoup (TechSoup)

 

Bring in the new year with product donations from TechSoup! Perhaps you’ve joined TechSoup as an individual member, and maybe your organization is already registered, but if you haven’t taken the plunge to get qualified or request technology donations yet, then this is the webinar for you!

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 7 (11-12 pm)

Quiet Leadership: Harnessing the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead and Innovate (Training Magazine Network)

 

Did you know that introverted leaders often deliver better results than extroverts? That the most spectacularly creative people tend to be introverts? That the most innovative thinking happens alone and not in teams? One of the central challenges of any business is to bring out the best in its employees. Yet when it comes to introverts—who make up a third to a half of the workforce—our leadership strategy mainly consists of asking them to act like extroverts. This is a serious waste of talent and energy.  Cain and Earle will radically change your view of the best way to develop leaders, manage teams, make smart hires and stimulate innovation.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 7 (1-2 pm)

Community Engagement: A Case Study (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Public libraries across the country and beyond are working to develop community engagement efforts that address changing community landscapes and initiate innovative and responsive service development and community change. In 2013 The Seattle Public Library identified five service priorities and began the process of articulating a path forward for each. Community engagement principles and practices have come to the forefront on each of these priorities. Join us to hear about our vision and guiding principles for this work, progress on implementation, and lessons learned.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Friday, Jan. 8 (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

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12 (9-10 am)

Works in Progress Webinar: “I am the content.” How and why instructors discover and share course readings (OCLC Research)

 

Temple University librarians conducted 10 structured interviews with faculty in order to learn more about how and why they choose and share content with their students.  The interviews revealed how the faculty experience of discovery is rooted in their self-identity as readers and experts, and is something they aim to model for their students.  The results from these interviews may suggest ways for libraries and publishers to influence what content faculty select and integrate into their teaching. Join this webinar to learn how the faculty experience of discovery and its roots in self-identity suggest ways libraries may influence their selections.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12 (10-11 am)

Using Paraprofessional Staff in Reference Triage (Washington State Library)

 

In times of staff shortages, how do libraries continue to meet and exceed the information expectations of their community? One way is by implementing a one desk solution where more questions are answered by circulation staff, which frees the librarians for other activities. To preserve a high level of customer service, “Reference Triage” is used, a program where all non-librarian staff are trained to answer 80% of patrons questions. We will share how it is developed, taught, implemented and evaluated.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 12 (12-1 pm)

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)

 

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (9-10 am)

Riding the Range from Your Armchair (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Do you need to find westerns writers other than Zane Grey and Louis L’Amour for your patrons? Join Nebraska Library Commission staff for a discussion of western stories that are historical, contemporary, mystery, romance, traditional, or maybe jump new cliffs.

 

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, Jan. 13 (9-10 am)

Soft Skills for Supervisors and Managers (Indiana State Library)

 

Interpersonal relations can make or break your career. Find out about soft skills and how to apply them to make yourself more effective and stand out in the workplace.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventcalendar.aspx

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (10-11 am)

The United States Congressional Serial Set …15577 Volumes and Counting! (North Carolina Library Association)

 

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us all do better reference work by increasing our familiarity with government information resources, and by discovering the best strategies for navigating them.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (10-11 am)

Become a Better Leader: Unleash the Power of Vision (American Management Association)

 

Research shows that one of the most important roles of a leader is to mobilize their team around a shared vision. This webcast explores the process of creating a shared vision and making it work within your team.

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (11-12 pm)

Going Digital (LYRASIS)

 

Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/classes-and-events/Pages/Free-Events.aspx

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (11-12 pm)

Key Secrets to Inspiring Your Board to Fundraise (4Good)

 

Are you sick and tired of board members who refuse to fundraise? Guess what? You can heal yourself and give a shot of much-needed energy to your volunteers, simply by learning these key secrets – and sharing them. That’s right! Just get inside your board members’ heads a bit, and you can change “reluctant” to “ready,” “scared” to “sure” and “loathing” to “loving.” The purpose of this webinar is to walk you step-by-step through the process of getting your board not only comfortable with fundraising, but actually zealous about it!

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (11-12 pm)

The 2016 Top 10 IT Issues (Educause)

 

The Top 10 IT Issues for 2016 were published in EDUCAUSE Review in January. EDUCAUSE Vice President Susan Grajek and three IT leaders from the IT Issues panel will present the list, discuss why these issues are so important to higher education this year, and provide advice for addressing several of the issues.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (11-12 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: http://grantspace.org/course-offerings/training-calendar/online

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 13 (12-1 pm)

Restarting your Relationship with your IT Department (and Vice Versa) (Colorado State Library)

 

Have you tried turning it off and back on? Is it unplugged? Is the Internet down? Why can’t I just download it myself? Do these questions define your relationship with your IT department (or conversely IT’s relationship with library staff)? Do you hear (or say) things like this often? You are not alone! Join us for an interactive and lighthearted session about bridging the communication gap between IT and library staff, so that we all can collaborate and innovate as a team.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 14 (10-11 am)

Website Trends for 2016 (Idealware)

 

Join us for this free webinar on the top website trends for 2016. The hour-long webinar will provide you with the knowledge you need to kick off a smart, forward-thinking redesign plan.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 14 (12-1 pm)

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, Jan. 14 (12-1 pm)

Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)

 

Join Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation’s databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 14 (12-1 pm)

Virtual Reference (American Libraries)

 

Reference work continues to be a huge part of the foundation of librarianship. Like many other library services, more and more of it is conducted online. Our expert panel will be exploring virtual reference–what it means, how it is changing, and the best practices for those getting started.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 14 (12-1 pm)

Online Resources Relating to American Indians (U.S. National Archives)

 

Meg Hacker, Archives Director for the National Archives at Fort Worth, highlights online resources available relating to American Indians. Broadcast live from Fort Worth into the McGowan Theater in Washington, DC and on YouTube. Presentation materials are available online.

 

No registration required. For more information, visit: http://www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records/

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 14 (1-2 pm)

A Happy Healthy Nonprofit: 10 Tips for Impact without Burnout (Wild Apricot)

 

Tech leaders and authors, Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, are working together on a new book called: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. In this one hour session, they will share 10 powerful techniques for nonprofit leaders, association executives and membership organizations to avoid burnout and get more energy for 2016!

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 14 (4-5:30 pm)

How to Make a Video for the Nonprofit You Love for Under $100 (GrantSpace)

 

This is a 90 minute participatory workshop that covers the basics of video production and video marketing. Catered to a small business owners and non-profits, the talk covers everything you need to know to create an emotionally compelling marketing video. The curriculum is geared toward people with no background in video production. The workshop covers the essentials of filming, lighting, sound, music, editing, distribution, and online marketing.

 

No registration required. For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/course-offerings/training-calendar/online

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 19 (12-1 pm)

New Year, New Books! Lerner Publishing Group’s Spring Preview (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist for this free, hour-long webinar and get an inside look at Lerner’s outstanding Spring 2016 lineup of informational books, narrative nonfiction, picture books, middle grade and young adult fiction, and graphic novels. Hear straight from our editors about these new titles, which are sure to inform and entertain your K-12 students. Moderated by Booklist’s Book for Youth senior editor Sarah Hunter.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 19 (12-1 pm)

Showcasing Your Library: FDLP Promotional Tools & Tactics (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Learn about new Federal Depository Library Program promotional tools, materials, and resources from the U.S. Government Publishing Office. The webinar will include an update of new promotional materials for order and download, including the new FDLP Digital Marketing Toolkit; a look at social media resources for depositories; an explanation of the ways that GPO can help you promote your library; and a ‘show and tell’ of great marketing ideas used by your colleagues in depositories throughout the country. Please note: This session was rescheduled from December 2015. Those who previously registered for this webinar are NOT required to re-register and should have received an email about the new date and time.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 19 (1-2 pm)

Body, Mind and Spirit Spring 2016 (Library Journal)

 

As the New Year begins we continually find readers seeking their pathways for the year ahead. Learn about some new books that can help them, covering topics like a detailed history of yoga’s transformation from sacred discipline to modern exercise as well as a guide to becoming your own herbalist. Spiritual titles we’ll cover include the teachings of the Dalai Lama along with other practices like Ho’Oponopono, The Hawaiian practice of forgiveness and healing. Also coming in 2016 are plenty of new books to offer accessible alternative pathways for overcoming stress, loneliness, negativity, and offering guidance on clearing emotional clutter, and breaking through myths about love and happiness to foster the kinds of meaningful and lasting relationships most of us dream of. Join us for this truly inspiring webcast, we’ll look forward to seeing you there!

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (9-10 am)

Moving to Windows 10 (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Are you having trouble wading through all the information online about user’s experiences with updating existing computers to Windows 10? This webinar will provide an overview of what libraries will want to consider doing in preparation for the upgrading existing computers in the library to Windows 10, highlight the steps required to complete a Windows 10 upgrade, and provide tips for customizing Windows 10 for users.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (10-11 am)

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

 

Two staff members from the RML or guests will present information on goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (11-12 pm)

Finding Foundation Funders (4Good)

 

In this valuable workshop you will learn about researching private foundations and their grants, and develop an ability to ascertain motivations for foundation support. The workshop provides simple steps to seeking foundation support, including how to do foundation research, approaching a foundation, requesting support and reporting after the fact. You will leave the workshop with information that allows you to do your own foundation research for free.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (11-12 pm)

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 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

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (1-2 pm)

Managing Challenging Patrons: Security for the New Library Environment (Infopeople)

 

An Infopeople Webinar on managing challenging patrons. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (3-4 pm)

Rethinking the Research Paper (edWeb)

 

The Common Core calls for inquiry, close reading, and publication but in this millennium, publication is evolving. Giving students choice helps to differentiate and personalize instruction, and technology opens the door to new options for publication. In this session, participants will explore alternatives to the traditional research paper that will engage students with the research process while challenging them to document their learning using innovative tools and meeting rigorous expectations.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 20 (5-6 pm)

Explore, Create, Engage: HSTRY in the Classroom! (AASL)

 

In this webinar, Shannon McClintock Miller, Teacher Librarian and technology integration specialist, will explore AASL Best Website, http://www.HSTRY.co, along with Claire Varner, the Chief Academic Officer at HSTRY. Using real examples from classrooms around the world, Shannon and Claire will show participants how schools are increasing student engagement by creating and sharing timelines on HSTRY?. It will be a fun presentation which will leave you with tons of ideas to take back to your students, teachers, and school community.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 21 (10-11 am)

Screencast Design for Librarians (Wyoming State Library)

 

Screencasts are digital recordings of a computer screen that can be narrated. They are valuable tools for demonstrating how to do various tasks, particularly tech-based tasks. While creating a screencast may seem daunting at first, this webinar will show you just how easy it can be, as well as free! Join me, Paige Bredenkamp, School Library Consultant at Wyoming State Library, as we explore tools and design tips for making great screencasts to use with students and library patrons.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/846821137529063681

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 21 (12-1 pm)

The Value of Outcome Measurement for Library Programs: An Overview of Project Outcome (PLA/ALA)

 

This introductory webinar will provide an overview of outcome measurement and the Project Outcome tools, and is specifically aimed toward programming librarians interested in getting started using outcome measurement. Whether you are a programming librarian or in charge of programmatic decision-making at your library, it is important to understand the different ways to evaluate your programs. Learn how the PLA initiative Project Outcome provides new ways to collect data and how it relates to making program improvements, creating additional programs, and eliminating programs that are no longer meeting the needs of your community. Participants will see real-life examples of how measuring outcomes helped libraries gather better data to create better programs for their patrons.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Jan. 21 (12-1 pm)

Stop Solving Problems! Develop Problem Solvers Instead (Demco)

 

When your staff members have a problem, do you solve it? If so, you’re missing a great opportunity to build critical-thinking, proactive and innovative problem solvers. Productivity and pride grow when everyone has the ability to resolve problems. In this webinar, explore key ways you can support and encourage this growth.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 21 (12-1 pm)

When 100% of Your Users Speak Spanish: Cultural Aspects and Considerations of Promoting Government Documents to Non-English Speakers (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar will present information on the cultural aspects of working with Spanish speaking users and specific sites to visit for information and resources. Based on her experience at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, where all patrons speak Spanish, Ms. Canfield will cover concepts such as differences in time and space perception, the importance of family and religion to Spanish speakers, and tips to make the reference interview a more useful instrument. Specific websites and Government publications which provide information on cultural diversity will also be included.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 21 (1-2 pm)

Enhancing Your Library’s Web Presence with WordPress (WebJunction)

 

WordPress makes it easy for libraries of any size or budget to have a user-friendly web presence. Whether your library’s website needs to be refreshed or rebuilt, this webinar will provide practical steps for creating, maintaining, and enhancing your website without technical expertise. Learn how the right WordPress template and plugins can help you provide your community with an informative and nimble website, 24/7.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Jan. 26 (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: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 26 (12-1 pm)

Exploring the CDC Healthy Living Website: Disease Prevention, Health Conditions, and Healthcare Statistics (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar examines Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information about diseases and health conditions found on their website. Our main approach will be to learn about preventing diseases and health conditions via the CDC’s “Healthy Living” web pages. We will also look at CDC web pages that focus on the nature of diseases and health conditions, as well as statistics about major diseases and health conditions.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 26 (1-2 pm)

Aspen Institute’s Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries (Infopeople)

 

With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the multi-year project brought together thought leaders and experts from different sectors, including libraries, to consider the challenges, opportunities and trends that will influence the future of public libraries in the United States. Since then the Aspen Institute has embarked upon an ambitious program to ensure that the report will be used to promote transformation and sustainability of public libraries in communities across the country and at state and national levels. If you’ve heard about the Aspen report and would you like to know how you could utilize it in your library or community, this webinar is for you. Join Susan Hildreth, Aspen Fellow, to learn about the highlights of the reports and resources available to support your use of the report with a variety of stakeholders.

 

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Tuesday, Jan. 26 (5-6 pm)

David Wiesner’s Spot: Not the Same Old Story (AASL)

 

In this webinar, presenters Taylor Foley, digital product manager at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Craig Seasholes, Elementary Teacher-Librarian, Sanislo School and AASL Region 8 Director, will explore David Wiesner’s Spot, a wordless, non-linear storytelling app and one of the AASL’s 2015 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. Using real examples, Taylor and Craig will share just some of the many ways students can explore and engage with Spot in the classroom.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27 (9-10 am)

One Book, One School, One Community – Experiences with all-school reads (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Learn about how Schoo Middle School in Lincoln, NE, spreads a love of reading, a sense of community and the idea of helping others through an annual all-school reading program. Discussion will center on School’s experiences with funding, book selection, promotion, staff buy-in, resources, and community service.

 

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, Jan. 27 (10-11 am)

7 Powerful Excel Features Every Government User Needs to Know (American Management Association)

 

This webcast focuses on simple ways to work faster, keep data cleaner and more accessible with coverage of summing techniques, sorting and filtering, data validation, conditional formatting basics, creating charts, and customizing the Excel environment to increase your productivity.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27 (12-1 pm)

Technology Skills for Library Staff: Effective and Engaging Training Programs (TechSoup)

 

How can we get library staff excited about learning new technology skills? How can libraries be better prepared to help the public with technology questions? How can staff go from tech shy to tech savvy? Designing an engaging technology training program can help all library staff get up to speed. Join us for this free webinar to learn about two fun and engaging staff technology training programs in public libraries. Our guest panelists will share details of their programs, including success stories and lessons learned.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/lz9dbqrajh57&eom

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27 (1-2 pm)

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

 

This month’s topic: rural health. Coordinators from the the RML will present information on National Library of Medicine resources. Instruction will include hands-on exercises. Participants should have access to a phone and a computer on which they will be able to see the presentation.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html

 

Suggested CE: technology

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 28 (9-10 am)

Clear and to the Point: The Importance of Using Plain Language in Your Communications (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

How often are your communications missing their mark? Probably more often than you think, especially if you work with adults who are English learners, or who struggle with low literacy (more of the population than many know). In this session, we’ll talk about word choices, layout, use of visuals, and more, that will help you communicate more clearly and effectively with those you’re trying to reach.

 

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 28 (12-1 pm)

Engaging Your Community in Sustainable Funding (Maine State Library)

 

Libraries face critical challenges in the 21st century. Over the last 2 decades, the rapid pace of technological change has caused many people to question the relevance and need for libraries. How can libraries address this perception? Libraries must continue to assess the needs of their communities and develop services and programs to meet those needs. Libraries must actively engage in dialog with their communities about the library’s role. And, libraries need to tell compelling stories and back those stories up with solid data. Libraries must make a major culture shift and become more purposeful in gathering, analyzing, and using data for decision making, strategic planning, and to prove library impact. Join Susan Preece, Director of the Topsham (ME)Public Library, for a presentation on the why, what and how of using data to tell your library’s story.

 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://evanced.info/maine/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

 

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Thursday, Jan. 28 (1-2:30 pm)

Community Engagement: Serving Diverse Communities Where They Are (WebJunction)

 

In this interactive session, we will explore what it means to provide inclusive outreach to and engagement with members of your local community. How do you identify the needs of the diverse communities your library is serving? What are effective approaches for community engagement, and how do you apply what you learn along the way to improve your practice? Come prepared with a challenge or opportunity from your own community that you would like to workshop with your peers during the webinar. You will also leave with a framework and action plan for cultivating partnerships for successful community engagement.

 

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

 

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

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