Monthly Archives: July 2016

Online Training for Librarian Learners – August 2016

ADVOCACY

Aug. 4: Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)

Aug. 10: Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Aug. 11: Following Up for Greater Impact: New Project Outcome Surveys (Public Library Association)

Aug. 16: Estimating the ROI of Your Technology Projects (Idealware)

 

CAREERS

Aug. 18: When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Aug. 10: SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)

Aug. 17: New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)

Aug. 31: Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Aug. 9: YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Aug. 16: Hot Middle-Grade Reads!(Booklist)

Aug. 18: Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

Aug. 23: Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

 

COMMUNICATION

Aug. 11: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )

Aug. 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 24: What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)

Aug. 24: From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

 

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Aug. 2: Data on a Deadline: Quick data tools & interactive maps (U.S Census)

Aug. 2: Genealogy (U.S. Census)

Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Aug. 17: All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)

Aug. 18: When You are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

Aug. 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug. 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 25: The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)

Aug. 30: Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

FUNDRAISING

Aug. 2: Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

Aug. 10: Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

Aug. 10: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

Aug. 17: Get Cozy with Your “Market”: Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention (4Good)

 

MANAGEMENT

Aug. 2: Disaster Response and Recovery: Public libraries as key community partners (Washington State Library)

Aug. 4: Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)

Aug. 11: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

Aug. 10: Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (4Good)

Aug. 11: Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director (WebJunction & ARSL)

Aug. 17: All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)

Aug. 18: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Aug. 24: Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Aug. 9: Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)

Aug. 11: Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )

Aug. 17: Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library’s Message Out There (Georgia Library Association)

 

PROGRAMMING

Aug. 9: Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)

Aug. 10: SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)

Aug. 17: New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)

Aug. 31: Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Aug. 9: YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Aug. 16: Hot Middle-Grade Reads!(Booklist)

Aug. 23: Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

 

REFERENCE

Aug. 2: Data on a Deadline: Quick data tools & interactive maps (U.S Census)

Aug. 2: Genealogy (U.S. Census)

Aug. 8: Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research (North Carolina Library Association)

Aug. 17: Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Networks of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug. 23: Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)

Aug. 24: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Aug. 25: Database of the Month: Explora (Wyoming State Library)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Aug. 23: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Aug. 9: Web Accessibility 101 (TechSoup)

Aug. 10: NCompass Live: Clouding Up: How to Use Cloud Storage (Nebraska Library Commission)

Aug. 23: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

Aug. 24: What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)

Aug. 30: AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Aug. 17: Creating Effective Webinars (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Aug. 18: Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Aug. 2: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 3: Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)

Aug. 16: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 18: Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

Aug. 23: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (10-11 am)

Disaster Response and Recovery: Public libraries as key community partners (Washington State Library)

This session will address how libraries can develop plans for responding to disasters and emergencies. Perhaps even more important can be the crucial roles libraries can play in helping their communities prepare for and respond to a disaster or emergency through such means as building community resilience, sharing information, facilitating networking, providing shelter, and contributing to staffing of an emergency operations center.

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (11-12:30 pm)

Data on a Deadline: Quick data tools & interactive maps (U.S Census)

Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, American FactFinder, and more.

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 pm)

Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 pm)

Genealogy (U.S. Census)

In this webinar participants will learn how to access data relating to history and genealogy. We will discuss what information is available, how it is collected, and the process for obtaining the information.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: Technology

 

Wednesday, Aug. 2 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Corporate Giving (GrantSpace)

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

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug 3 (12-1 pm)

Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters (4Good)

Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and retention. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to volunteer management, you will leave with tools that will help you leverage your army of supporters, including:shifting to strategic engagement rather than reactive recruitment;Understanding the volunteer life cycle and what impacts it;Maximizing your retention with stewardship and recognition.

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

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 4 (10-12:30 pm)

Part 4: Connecting with YES Voters + Part 5: Get out the Vote (Immediately following Part 4) (American Library Association)

Part 4 details the nuts and bolts of a library field operation including: Targeting through using enhanced voter files; Phone Banking/Direct Mail/Social Media/Email/and Voter Tracking. While part 5 brings the previous four together with the ultimate goal of reaching out to Yes voters and getting them to the polls.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/advocacy/library-campaign-training-institute

Suggested CE:  library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 4 (1-2 pm)

Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)

The second FY2016 E-rate filing window, for consortia and library applicants, is now closed and a new E-rate Funding Year has begun. Join John Harrington, Chief Executive Officer at Funds for Learning, as he takes a look at best practices and what to expect heading into the E-rate program year. Start off the year right by being proactive and equipping yourself with these fundamentals to help ensure program compliance and that deadlines are met for the upcoming year.

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE:  technology

 

Monday, Aug. 8 (10-11 am)

Climbing Capitol Hill Redux: The Basics of Congressional Research (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 increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

For more information, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Suggested CE:  library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug. 9 (12-1 pm)

YA Announcements: Fall 2016 (Booklist)

Get a sneak peek of forthcoming YA titles in this hour-long, free webinar, featuring representatives from Macmillan, Bloomsbury, Tor, and Disney.

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

Suggested CE:  collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug. 9 (12-1 pm)

Web Accessibility 101 (TechSoup)

Ensure that your nonprofit, church, or library website is accessible to anyone who visits it, regardless of ability. Join experts from Knowbility to learn the website standards, best practices, and practical tips on how you can immediately improve your website’s accessibility standards to allow all members of your community to successfully navigate your site.

For more information, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/default

Suggested CE:  technology

 

Tuesday, Aug. 9 (1-2 pm)

Cultural Literacy Programs in Your Library: Connecting with Diverse Children & Families (Infopeople)

Do you promote cultural literacy in your library? Would you like to learn more about planning programs and outreach services for diverse groups of children and their families? This webinar will help libraries establish a foundation for understanding how cultural bias influences services to diverse patrons. We will also explore strategies and resources for program planning and outreach.

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (9-10 am)

SLJ Teen Live (School Library Journal)

Join us for the 5th annual SLJ TeenLive! (formerly SummerTeen), an online conference tackling important issues impacting your teen materials and programming. You’ll hear directly from YA authors, illustrators and innovative librarians in engaging conversational format, including live Q&A with the audience.

For more information and to register, visit: http://mediasource.actonservice.com/acton/rif/10574/s-09f3-1605/-/l-00ac:1b27a/l-00ac/showPreparedMessage?sid=ipJERXkDO

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Clouding Up: How to Use Cloud Storage (Nebraska Library Commission)

If your desktop’s cluttered with documents or you’re running out of space for pictures and videos, cloud storage might be just right for you. By using the cloud, you can save space on your computer and have access to your files through any Internet connection. In this session, we’ll examine the major providers of storage, such as Dropbox and Google Drive, and talk about the best methods for ensuring reliability and security.

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (10:30-11:30 am)

Storytelling: What is a Mission Moment? And Why Should I Care? (Nonprofit Hub)

In a fast-paced hour you’ll be re-inspired about your work as Lori shares short, inspirational examples [mission moments] and fleshes them out into inspiring stories. You’ll learn how to find and use mission moments to raise more money, more awareness and keep donors engaged. And, that’s what our work is all about, right?

For more information, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (11-12 pm)

Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations (4Good)

Unlike for profit businesses, nonprofits are not judged by their financial bottom line; instead, their value is measured by the effectiveness of their services and how successfully they achieve their mission. This webinar covers the core differences between for profit and nonprofit financial management and will review practices that should be employed in a nonprofit organization to help them be more accountable, transparent and achieve long term sustainability.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 10 (12-1)

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)

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; How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (9-10 am)

Ask the Experts – Extending Your Library’s WorldCat Discovery Experience to Remote Users (OCLC)

Now more than ever, library patrons expect library resources to be available anytime, from anywhere. Your library is competing for “air time” of your valuable resources, requiring easy-to-understand authentication for access to services and resources from outside the library. Tune in on August 11th at 11am Eastern to hear, first-hand, from a member library, Plymouth State University, OCLC partner, Sabinet and OCLC staff who will share the details of proper planning and configuration to enable successful proxy-authenticated access for remote users.

For more information, visit: https://www.oclc.org/events.en.html

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training )

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for: Creating Community & Community Management; Fostering Communities of Practice; Knowledge Transfer and Management.

For more information, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (12-1 pm)

Following Up for Greater Impact: New Project Outcome Surveys (Public Library Association)

Project Outcome’s new Follow-Up Surveys are designed and tested to measure whether or not patrons changed their behavior or continued to benefit as a result of library programs and services. This type of follow-up data is ideal for informing internal planning, measuring progress toward strategic goals, and providing further evidence for advocacy. This free webinar will teach libraries how and why the Follow-Up Surveys were developed, what patron outcomes they measure, and how to implement them in your library. Participants will hear from one of the pilot-test libraries, as well as from staff at the University of Washington’s Impact Survey who will overview their latest technology survey, Access at a Glance.

For more information, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 11 (1-2 pm)

Beyond the Job Description: Ten Practical Tips for the New Rural Library Director (WebJunction & ARSL)

On paper, your job description as a library director may not cover some of the unique challenges and opportunities that come with serving a small or rural community. Juggling the nuances of a new position can be overwhelming, but equipped with a tool belt of everyday skills ranging from assessment to communication and outreach to time-management, you can move through your new role with confidence. This session will be useful for anyone interested in strengthening their role in the library, even if you aren’t a director. Come learn from a successful new director, 10 fresh tips for working with staff, boards, and the community to create a strong and vibrant library. Join us and bring your tips and ideas to help new directors succeed!

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 (12-1 pm)

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 (12-1 pm)

Estimating the ROI of Your Technology Projects (Idealware)

During this webinar, we’ll help you think through the return on investment for your tech project. We’ll outline the potential costs—including hardware and software, the implementation process, training time, and more—and show you how to weigh them against potential benefits such as money saved, time saved, and improved services or advocacy.

For more information, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Aug. 16 (12-1)

Hot Middle-Grade Reads!(Booklist)

These terrific new titles sizzle. You’ll want to learn all about them at Booklist’s free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Sourcebooks, Penguin Young Readers, Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Shadow Mountain will preview books guaranteed to make a splash with middle-grade readers. Moderated by Booklist contributing editor, Ilene Cooper.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Networks 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. Every month will be different.

For more information, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (10-11 am)

All the Leader You Can Be: How to Develop Extraordinary Executive Presence (American Management Association)

Learn to Command Attention and Inspire Commitment. In this webcast, bestselling author and top CEO coach Suzanne Bates will reveal new, breakthrough research on the essential qualities of executive presence and influence. Drawing from her new book, All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence (McGraw Hill 2016), Suzanne will share strategies for standing out in your organization and industry.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (11-12 pm)

Get Cozy with Your “Market”: Profiling and Customizing Engagement with Donors for Conversion and Retention (4Good)

Newsletters and mass mailings are still the tools of the trade for many non-profits seeking to raise funds. Some of the more “courageous” have made forays into social media, variously Tweeting, posting updates on Facebook, blogging, etc., to reach current and prospective donors. Relatively few, however, do it with a well-thought out strategy, and outreach costs time and money.This webinar will focus on (1) Researching prospective donors, (2) Developing donor profiles, and (3) Understanding donor “journeys” from contact to conversion and beyond, so you can approach fundraising strategically, tailor engagements, and maximize net returns.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (12-1 pm)

Maximizing Outreach Without Maxing Out: No-to-Low Cost Ways of Getting Your Library’s Message Out There (Georgia Library Association)

Almost every library considers marketing and outreach a priority, but too often staffing or budget constraints cut these efforts off at the knees. Join us for a webinar to discuss some of our successful no-to-low cost outreach and marketing efforts from both academic and public libraries. This webinar will cover how to select what to focus on, options you can try, and resources where you can reach out for help. Learn how to take in new ideas and scale them to your library without burning out your staff or maxing out your budget.

For more information, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (12-1 pm)

Creating Effective Webinars (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

Learn how to create and deliver effective and memorable webinars from two veterans of this style of presentation. You will leave with new skills, including a few easy tips and tricks, in effective presentation design and powerful workshop delivery. You will learn how to manage live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) learning spaces. In addition, resources related to effective webinars and presentations will be provided.

For more information, visit:http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 17 (1-2 pm)

New Twists on Storytime (Infopeople)

Library storytimes are one of the most popular and consistent programs offered by libraries, but it’s not uncommon for presenters to feel like they are in a rut. In this webinar Penny Peck will discuss how to bolster interest and revitalize storytime by creating some “special event” storytimes to attract new library visitors and excite long-time storytime fans. Additionally she will cover how to enhance and update existing storytimes by adding new technology and more interactive play and movement.

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (10-11 am)

Basic Cataloging 101 (Utah State Library)

Cataloging is one of the necessary things every library needs in order to be functional. Yet, when it comes to cataloging, many librarians are wary and feel hesitant to be involved due to the complex nature of cataloging. This course is created in an effort to help librarians understand the basics of cataloging.  Participants will learn: A short history of the MARC record; What a MARC record looks like; Basic tips on creating an original MARC record; What this thing called RDA is really about; A list of references for assistance and information.

For more information, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshops

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (12-1 pm)

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.As a result of participating in this session you will:Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively;Discover how behavior style impacts the change process;Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Aug. 18 (12-1)

When You Are Engulfed in Flames: Recognizing and Overcoming Job Burnout (Colorado State Library)

Job burnout is a response to stress that leaves you feeling hopeless, powerless, despondent and overwhelmed. But, don’t despair you can do something about it! During this session you’ll learn this doesn’t happen overnight. Our bodies and minds do give us warning signs, and if you know what to look for, you can recognize it before exhaustion and ineffectiveness set in.Join us to discover if you are at risk or are experiencing job burnout and we will brainstorm what you can do.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (12-1 pm)

Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)

This fall, GPO will begin to accept discard requests from regional depository libraries, following the Joint Committee on Printing’s approval of the Regional Discard Policy. During this webinar, participants will learn of the latest regional discard updates, as well as a timeline for discard request kickoff. There will also be a Q&A period.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (12-1 pm)

Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where attendees will get an overview of what’s new for Fall 2016 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and Rosen Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Sarah Hunter.

For more information, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Aug. 23 (5-6 pm)

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, participants will learn about the 2016 list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Humanities & Arts, and Books. The presenters will provide tips for how the apps may be used in classrooms and libraries. Discover how students and educators may use apps to create, organize information, learn new content and connect with others outside the walls of school. Free to attend the live webinar.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (12-1 pm)

What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn from Laura Solomon, author of The Librarian’s Nitty Gritty Guide to Social Media. She will help you gain a better understanding of what matters most when it comes to social media analytics in public libraries.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/avoqm7zggdqf&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (11-12 pm)

From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)

Opening channels for collaborative communication is critical in today’s ever-changing workplace.  Employers and managers risk drowning out valuable input and alienating employees if they simply push information out and dictate direction.  However, providing and managing invitations to participate can be challenging.  In other words, moving from monologue to dialog is necessary, yet difficult.  You must balance presenting clear information concisely – that is, commanding the room — with facilitating input and innovation – in other words, collaborating creatively.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (1-2 pm)

Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)

The most innovative workplaces embrace learning as an essential activity for their employees. Since libraries are dedicated learning places in our communities, it is crucial that we practice learning intentionally and internally. But where do we begin? Learning is not one-size-fits-all for individuals or for organizations. This webinar, for all library staff, from front line to administration, encourages a broad approach to creating organizational learning structures. Learn how libraries of all sizes can map learning strategies to highlight the most impactful opportunities for staff.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 24 (1-2 pm)

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

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases. Registration is not required.

For more information visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Aug. 25 (1-2 pm)

The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)

Join Infopeople for a look at the coming year in online learning. Find out more about the courses and webinars on the calendar for 2016/2017, and get some great tips on making the most of your online learning experiences. The Infopeople instructional design team will be on hand to talk about upcoming courses, the needs assessment that went into identifying these priority topics, and what goes into making effective online learning happen. Instructors Penny Peck, Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Julie Winkelstein, and Laura Solomon will talk about their courses and answer your questions. Finally, you’ll get a sneak peek at Infopeople’s upcoming “Building an Effective Learning Culture” training series.

For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=605

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (1-2 pm)

Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Presenter Carrie Andrew (Library Director, Lone Cone Library District, Norwood, CO) will discuss the role that the Lone Cone Library has played in encouraging community engagement and development. Using some components of the Harwood Institute, she will describe the steps taken to help move the community of Norwood, Colorado (LSA size 2000) identify its needs and plan for the future.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Aug. 30 (5-6 pm)

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)

In this webinar, explore a selection of the 2016  AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, current chair of the Best Websites committee. The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning committee selects and honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. From this year’s recipients, Heather has hand-picked a selection of great sites specifically for librarians and classroom teachers. She will demonstrate how these websites can be used and share examples from the field. Free to attend the live webinar.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Aug. 31 (12-1:30 pm)

Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)

Being bilingual is good for the brain and the earlier children start to learn two languages, the easier and more successful that bilingual development can be. We know that language begins to develop before babies begin to talk, so this session will focus on building two or more languages from the very beginning. Karen Nemeth will share developmentally appropriate ideas for supporting home languages and introducing new languages in play and caring routines.We’ll talk about serious, evidence-based strategies for bilingual babies – and we’ll have fun too! For more information, visit: http://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.org/presentations

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

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July 2016 Webinars for Librarians

JULY 2016 WEBINARS

Montana librarians will be especially interested in the webinar planned for July 19th at 10 am: 

Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

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

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

 

ADVOCACY

July 9: Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)

July 13: Get Outside the Lines: Leverage Social Media to Make the Most of Your Campaign (TechSoup)

July 14: Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

July 6: Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management: A Review of the Pilot Year (Georgia Library Association)

July 12: Webinar Surveys: How to Get Useful Feedback From Your Audience (Idealware)

July 20: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

CAREERS

July 14: Everywhere Leaders: How To Move Your Library & Your Career Forward (Utah State Library)

CHILDREN & TEENS

July 7: Embedding Music in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom (EdWeb)

July 12: How to Set Up a Minecraft Program for kids (Washington State Library)

July 18: Leading Teens – Accidental Teen Librarian (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 27: Early Childhood Science Inquiry is a Journey (Not a Series of Unrelated Activities): Learning from the Research (Connect4Learning)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

July 6: Making Your Catalog Work for Your Community: How to Develop Local Cataloging Standards (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 6: Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management: A Review of the Pilot Year (Georgia Library Association)

July 19: Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

July 19: Best Bets for Book Groups (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

July 6: Everything Tom Ahern Knows in 53 Minutes About Making Your Donor Communications Far More $ucce$$ful, Leaving Ample Room for Introductions and Such (Nonprofit Hub)

July 12: Webinar Surveys: How to Get Useful Feedback From Your Audience (Idealware)

July 13: Get Outside the Lines: Leverage Social Media to Make the Most of Your Campaign (TechSoup)

July 21: We Need To Talk: Overcoming the fear of having a difficult conversation (Colorado State Library)

July 27: How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences (American Alliance of Museums)

July 28: Meaningful Donor Conversations that Make More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

July 1: PubMed® for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 6: Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 7: Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 20: Breezing Along with the RML:  Librarian Involvement in Electronic Health Records (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

July 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 7: 2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup (American Library Association TechSource)

July 12: Mindful Leadership: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You at Work? (GovLoop)

July 12: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

July 13: Grooming Young Professionals for Success in an Age of Change (Training Magazine Network)

July 14: Everywhere Leaders: How To Move Your Library & Your Career Forward (Utah State Library)

July 14: The Value of Data-Centric Security (GovLoop)

July 14: Gender Inclusivity in Special Libraries (Special Library Association)

July 18: Leading Teens – Accidental Teen Librarian (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

July 27: Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers! (TechSoup)

FUNDRAISING

July 6: Everything Tom Ahern Knows in 53 Minutes About Making Your Donor Communications Far More $ucce$$ful, Leaving Ample Room for Introductions and Such (Nonprofit Hub)

July 13: How to Create an Effective Donate Page (4Good)

July 20: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

July 28: Meaningful Donor Conversations that Make More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

LEGAL

July 14: The Value of Data-Centric Security (GovLoop)

MANAGEMENT

July 6: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

July 7: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

July 12: Mindful Leadership: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You at Work? (GovLoop)

July 12: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

July 12: Intro to the Iron Triangle: Quality, Resources, and Time Constraints (Siera Learn)

July 13: Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

July 14: Gender Inclusivity in Special Libraries (Special Library Association)

July 27: How to Successfully Manage a Government Project (American Management Association)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

July 7: Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing (Connecting to Collections)

July 7: Before Bilingual Storytime: The Outreach Bridge to Engaging Latino and Spanish-speaking Families (WebJunction)

July 14: Many Paths to Conversation: techniques for successful ESL clubs (Infopeople)

July 19: Serving At-Risk Patrons: Lessons from Library Social Workers (Programming Librarian)

PROGRAMMING

July 12: How to Set Up a Minecraft Program for kids (Washington State Library)

July 14: Many Paths to Conversation: techniques for successful ESL clubs (Infopeople)

July 27: Health Information Resources for Seniors (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

READERS’ ADVISORY

July 12: Handselling: Readers’ Advisory for Under the Radar Titles (Booklist)

July 19: Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

July 19: Best Bets for Book Groups (Booklist)

REFERENCE

July 6: Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 7: Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 20: Breezing Along with the RML:  Librarian Involvement in Electronic Health Records (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

July 25: Your Constituents by the Numbers: Accessing Data for Political Boundaries (U.S. Census Bureau)

July 26: The APIs of Data.gov (North Carolina Library Association)

July 27: The Queer Omaha Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)

July 27: Health Information Resources for Seniors (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

July 7: How Chromebooks Can Change Your Classroom: Student and Class Projects using Chromebooks (SimpleK12)

July 7: Embedding Music in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom (EdWeb)

July 19: Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools (SimpleK12)

July 20: Making Project-Based Learning Work (Education Week)

July 21: Learning Without Borders using Skype in the Classroom (SimpleK12)

July 27: Early Childhood Science Inquiry is a Journey (Not a Series of Unrelated Activities): Learning from the Research (Connect4Learning)

July 28: Chromebooks in the Classroom 101 (SimpleK12)

TECHNOLOGY

July 7: How Chromebooks Can Change Your Classroom: Student and Class Projects using Chromebooks (SimpleK12)

July 7: New Fiscal Year, New Deals Through TechSoup (TechSoup)

July 7: 2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup (American Library Association TechSource)

July 19: Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code (WebJunction)

July 19: Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools (SimpleK12)

July 20: Going Digital (Lyrasis)

July 26: The APIs of Data.gov (North Carolina Library Association)

July 27: Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers! (TechSoup)

July 27: How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences (American Alliance of Museums)

July 28: Chromebooks in the Classroom 101 (SimpleK12)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

July 14: Truth About Social Learning (InSync Training)

July 19: Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code (WebJunction)

July 20: Making Project-Based Learning Work (Education Week)

July 21: Learning Without Borders using Skype in the Classroom (SimpleK12)

VOLUNTEERS

July 7: Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

July 7: Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing (Connecting to Collections)

July 12: Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

July 14: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Friday, July  1 (11-12:30 pm)

PubMed® for Librarians: Customization – My NCBI (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating your My NCBI page content using the features and options available in My NCBI, identify and differentiate available filters on PubMed’s filter sidebar, select and set up to 15 filters, and creating a custom filter. Prerequisite: View 3 animated tutorials (total running time 8 minutes).

For more information, visit: http://nnlm.gov/training-schedule/all/NTC

 

Wednesday, July 6 (9-10 am)

Making Your Catalog Work for Your Community: How to Develop Local Cataloging Standards (Nebraska Library Commission)

When it comes to cataloging and classification, consistency obtained through standards is important. That does not mean you have to be at the mercy of the national standards. This presentation will cover many ways in which you can adapt catalog records to make sure they work for your library users – from homegrown classification systems to local subject headings – and offer tips to make sure these practices still provide the consistency needed in a good catalog.

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, July 6 (10:30-11:30 am)

Everything Tom Ahern Knows in 53 Minutes About Making Your Donor Communications Far More $ucce$$ful, Leaving Ample Room for Introductions and Such (Nonprofit Hub)

If you’ve ever wanted to jump inside the mind of a leading donor communications expert, this is your chance. Join us for this free webinar where Tom Ahern will tell you everything he knows from years of experience in just 53 minutes. In this webinar you’ll learn: the reason donors display loyalty and keep coming back; basic emotional triggers and the reason your fundraising campaign needs a hook; how donors perceive your message; and much more.

For more information, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 6 (11-12 pm)

Your Business By The Numbers: Census Business Builder App (U.S. Census Bureau)

Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. You will learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of business owners, the number of businesses in a given industry, sales, receipts, payroll, and much more using our new application: Census Business Builder. This training is designed for business people interested in growing their business, raising their awareness of the local community and local competition, researching site locations, among many other uses.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 6 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

This newly revised webinar 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, visit:  http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 6 (12-1 pm)

Integrated Assessment for Informed Collection Management: A Review of the Pilot Year (Georgia Library Association)

Collection Assessment can serve numerous functions. It allows a library to better understand the needs of the community, to report assessment findings to administrative stakeholders and, importantly, it informs decisions about collection maintenance. These decisions include matters of selection and withdrawal, among others. The plan recognizes that no single metric is sufficient to serve all of these roles. Rather, it investigates multiple aspects of the collection, including use, patron perception, holdings analysis, areas of existing need, core title list comparisons, and peer benchmarks. Assessment is often considered peripheral to a library’s primary objectives; it measures and reports on library activities from the sidelines. A preferable approach would be for assessment information to be in the hands of decision-makers at the point of need. This model of collection assessment endorses the idea that assessment is best employed when fully integrated into collection workflows and procedures, and distributed among staff who make decisions about selection and withdrawal. Ultimately, this plan seeks to provide structure for improved decision-making and strategic collection growth.

For more information, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/events_carterette.htm

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, July 7 (11-12:30 pm)

Data Tools (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov. Tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, My Congressional District, American FactFinder, and more. Live exercises will be used to demonstrate the various tools.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 7 (11-2:30 pm)

How Chromebooks Can Change Your Classroom: Student and Class Projects using Chromebooks (SimpleK12)

Join SimpleK12’s world renowned teacher trainers as they share all of their tips and tricks for Chromebooks in the classroom. Free online conference, consisting of four ½-hour sessions starting at the top of each hour: Chromebooks 101: An Intro  to Using  Chromebooks in the Classroom; Using Google Apps to Create Interactive Student or Class Projects: Creation Tools for Web Browsers: Projects for Students on Chromebooks; and Help Students Take Ownership, Create, Share, and Reflect with Chromebooks and Chrome Apps

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

New Fiscal Year, New Deals Through TechSoup (TechSoup)

Are you new to TechSoup or need an overview of our website to access product donations? With the 2016 fiscal year wrapped up and the new one just begun, join this tour of techsoup.org where we’ll navigate our website and focus on showing you some of the new products and services available to your nonprofit or public library. This webinar will give you the opportunity to ask your questions and get you on your way to receiving the donated technology software, hardware, and services you need!

For more information, visit: http://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars

MT State Library CE credit is not available for vendor presentations. 

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

2016 ALA Annual Tech Wrapup (American Library Association TechSource)

If you’ve ever been to an ALA Conference, you know that there’s always a lot of tech to see and never enough time to see it all. Whether you’re unable to attend this year or you just want to get a good run-down of what you may have missed, our free webinar has got you covered! Our expert panel will discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference and take some audience questions as well! Please join us for this free one-hour event!

For more information, visit: https://goo.gl/rTkgJU

Suggested CE: technology

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook (VolunteerMatch)

When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1 pm)

Embedding Music in the Early Childhood Inclusion Classroom (EdWeb)

This webinar will help educators find ways to create additional access points into learning through the inclusion of songs and chants throughout the school day. We will look at music activities that support social development, language development, and physical-motor development for ALL children in the early childhood inclusion classroom, including special learners or those with challenging behaviors. You will leave this webinar with an understanding of the learning and social benefits of music while gaining some fun musical tools to include special-learners in the classroom experience.

For more information, visit: http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 7 (12-1:30 pm)

Seeding Engagement and Cultivating Volunteers through Crowdsourcing (Connecting to Collections)

Learn from the crowdsourcing experience at the Smithsonian Transcription Center (TC), which has allowed the Smithsonian to use public participation to transcribe and review digitized collections improving access to collections while creating meaningful experiences for the public. These experiences have included learning and discovery with audiences in collections. TC Project Coordinator, Dr. Meghan Ferriter, will describe what has been achieved since the project began in June 2013. We will look at successful approaches, what can be done, and lessons learned from the Smithsonian’s crowdsourcing transcription project. She will also consider how the experiences of the TC can be scaled and adapted for any organization seeking to build and sustain public engagement with collections, whether in the digital or real world.

For more information, visit: http://www.connectingtocollections.org/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 7 (1-2 pm)

Before Bilingual Storytime: The Outreach Bridge to Engaging Latino and Spanish-speaking Families (WebJunction)

If you want to attract Latino and Spanish-speaking families to your library, the instinct is to launch a bilingual or Spanish-language storytime. It’s the “if we build it, they will come” logic for attracting community members who are not being served by the library. Libraries may be disappointed to discover that it doesn’t necessarily work that way. In this webinar, recognize the critical role that outreach plays in bridging the gap between Latino and Spanish-speaking families and library services. Hear real-world examples of outreach strategies from librarians who successfully connected with their Latino and Spanish-speaking communities, and learn a basic outreach process that you can adapt for your own community.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 12 (10-11 am)

How to Set Up a Minecraft Program for kids (Washington State Library)

If you would like to know the challenges involved in setting up a Minecraft program for kids, attend the July 12th First Tuesdays. Technological knowhow and costs will covered.

For more information, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 12 (10-11 am)

Webinar Surveys: How to Get Useful Feedback From Your Audience (Idealware)

Webinars are challenging—even for the most experienced presenters—because you can’t read eye contact and body language to let you know what’s working and what isn’t. However, a well-designed post-training survey can provide valuable feedback that you can use to incrementally improve your online presentations. Join us for a free session where we walk you through how to develop and analyze surveys for webinars. Over the course of the hour you’ll learn what questions to ask and how to structure your questions to get insightful, actionable feedback.

For more information, visit: http://idealware.org/online-training

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Mindful Leadership: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You at Work? (GovLoop)

You’ve probably heard the term “mindful leadership” come up in conversation or a meeting recently. More than just a hot leadership trend, it indicates a shift towards better self-awareness into the workplace. And for good reason. Mindful leadership helps you communicate more effectively, empathize with others (even when you disagree with them), and overcome challenges and conflicts. Join us to learn how mindfulness can help you develop your emotional intelligence which leads to high morale, better employee engagement and increased effectiveness at your organization.

For more information, visit: http://direct.govloop.com/mindful-leadership?elqTrackId=c80ed91ee9f24a508f2aedc8f4c782ed&elq=8f730c381d944cb58adfc9ff7acbc4a8&elqaid=11305&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=8981

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Handselling: Readers’ Advisory for Under the Radar Titles (Booklist)

This free, hour-long webinar features readers-advisory experts Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers’ Services, Kansas City (MO) Public Library and Booklist’s Rebecca Vnuk giving practical advice how to handsell special books to your library patrons. Representatives from Harlequin and Polis Books will then present a selection of adult titles that simply beg to be pushed from the stacks

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

suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (VolunteerMatch)

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. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

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

Suggested CE: library adminstration

 

Tuesday, July 12 (12-1 pm)

Intro to the Iron Triangle: Quality, Resources, and Time Constraints (Siera Learn)

Do you want it Good, Cheap, or Fast? Pick two. The so-called Project Management or Iron Triangle establishes three sets of parameters for projects and enterprises. The Triangle helps keep teams aligned and on track, even while making decisions on the fly.

For more information, visit: http://www.sieralearn.com/calendar/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)

How to Create an Effective Donate Page (4Good)

With this webinar you’ll be able to start to get donations on your nonprofit website. You’ll be able to take your donors up the ladder of engagement, you’ll be able to prove to them that you are trustworthy, and that your mission truly makes a difference. You’ll learn what your donors want the most. You’ll learn how to vet a mailing list. You’ll also learn how to get more donors to sign up for your email newsletter using social media AND on your website, and, finally, the right words to help people open your emails and get on with donating to your cause!

For more information, visit: https://4good.org/explore/latest/webinars

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (11-12 pm)

Grooming Young Professionals for Success in an Age of Change (Training Magazine Network)

As of 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce and are driving permanent transformations that will change the course of your business. Yet all young professionals were not created alike. In this participatory webinar, we’ll discuss the motivations and development needs of three very different cohorts of workers, including your rising early millennial managers, your late millennial junior staff, and the Generation Z students you must begin understanding and building relationships with if you wish to remain competitive in the near future.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?  If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence! This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.  We will discuss: The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses; How to estimate the realistic cost of a project; What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal.

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 13 (12-1 pm)

Get Outside the Lines: Leverage Social Media to Make the Most of Your Campaign (TechSoup)

Join this free webinar to learn about Outside the Lines, a weeklong celebration demonstrating the creativity and innovation happening in libraries. Whether your organization is large or small, academic or public, you can participate by hosting at least one event or campaign that gets people thinking – and talking – about libraries in a different way. Get a deeper understanding of effective grassroots library marketing by exploring examples of how libraries have used this international initiative to build community and shift perceptions. Discover how you can leverage social media to make the most of your Outside the Lines experience and reach new audiences.

For more information, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=ewun0fq6o6e3&campaign=aawr49qkj4rk

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (10-11 am)

Everywhere Leaders: How To Move Your Library & Your Career Forward (Utah State Library)

What do leaders look like? – From little league through high school, college and the world of professionals, everyone has known leaders who inspire, motivate, and support everyone around them. Who can (and should) lead? – Everyone wants to be successful. By practicing leadership skills, everyone can contribute to a culture of success. What’s in it for you? – What’s meaningful in our work is rarely found by those who sit back and watch. You can add more value, more enjoyment, and more excitement to everything you do by acting like a leader. And, your library will shine as a result.

For more information, visit: https://heritage.utah.gov/library/workshop

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Truth About Social Learning (InSync Training)

In this session we’ll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way we’ll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational performance.

For more information, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

The Value of Data-Centric Security (GovLoop)

As sensitive information continues to increase in volume, so do potential threats. Government organizations must be on guard for data breaches by taking measures to protect valuable data before an incident occurs. This year, the President implemented a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) calling for agencies to take a multi-layered data protection approach. While protection at the network level remains essential, adding protection at the data and document level is critical to achieving in depth defense. Join us to learn how data-centric security can help protect your high value documents and digital assets.

For more information, visit: http://direct.govloop.com/Data-Centric-Security

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Gender Inclusivity in Special Libraries (Special Library Association)

Travis Wagner, an advocate for LGBTQI+ inclusivity within cultural institutions, will discuss how to expand beyond written policies of inclusion and actually enact practices that are more engaging and inherently inclusive in nature.

For more information, visit: http://calendar.sla.org

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Many Paths to Conversation: techniques for successful ESL clubs (Infopeople)

This webinar will be of interest to library staff members considering starting or improving an ESL Conversation Club. The primary focus of this webinar is on public libraries, but any library interested in forming a group will find helpful tips and ideas.

For more information, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, July 14 (1-2 pm)

Creating Custom Tables and Colorful Maps Using American FactFinder (U.S. Census Bureau)

Did you ever want to dabble in data visualizations but don’t know how? If so, this introductory workshop to some of the most useful American FactFinder tools might be the best place to start! This brief (40 minute) hands-on demonstration will explain how users can easily modify default table and map views to customize their output. In this course, users should expect to be able to create custom tables and colorful maps while building upon existing knowledge of American FactFinder.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, July 18 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Leading Teens – Accidental Teen Librarian (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join us for a webinar on becoming an accidental teen librarian with a focus on leading teens.

For more information, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, July 19 (10-11 am)

Collection Development: Children’s and Young Adult Books about Native Americans (Association for Library Service to Children)

Are you worried that your collection of books by/about Native peoples is in need of a 21st century update so that it accurately reflects Native peoples of the past and present? Are you concerned that your collection has too many biased depictions of them? In this webinar, Dr. Debbie Reese will offer tips and ideas to think about as you select and weed your collections.

  • Attendees will gain an understanding of Native sovereignty and nationhood and how that distinguishes Native peoples from other underrepresented groups in the US;
  • Attendees will learn about the significance of Native stories and how Native Nations view their stories;
  • Attendees will be introduced to Native writers who write for children and young adults;
  • Attendees will learn to see bias and error in classic and popular books for children and young adults.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/collection-development-childrens-and-young-adult-books-about-native-americans

Suggested CE: collection development and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Serving At-Risk Patrons: Lessons from Library Social Workers (Programming Librarian)

Discussion of homelessness in the District of Columbia and the District of Columbia Public Library’s unique role in the lives of people experiencing homelessness, including DCPL initiatives targeting this population and plans for future initiatives serving customers returning from jail/prison, many of whom lack stable living arrangements. Discussion of Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library’s role in serving vulnerable populations and the guiding philosophies that influence the library’s work. Other topics will include patron advocacy, strategic partnerships, and how to safely engage with challenging patrons.

For more information, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, July 19 (12-1 pm)

Best Bets for Book Groups (Booklist)

Looking for fresh titles for your book discussion group? Join representatives from Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Norton, Macmillan, and Sourcebooks as they showcase their favorite upcoming and backlist titles that are a perfect fit for adult book groups. This free, one-hour webinar is moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, July 19 (1-1:30 pm)

Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools (SimpleK12)

It has been said that a good picture is worth a thousand words – and students of all ages can use pictures to develop and convey what they know. Google Apps, Extensions, and Add-ons are amazing tools that students of all ages can use to create digital projects that allow them to demonstrate knowledge and express themselves. Join Matt Bergman as he shares how you can combine the power of Google, images, and videos to develop powerful learning experiences for all students. In addition to discussing the tools, Matt will share examples of how they can be used in the classroom.

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 19 (1-2 pm)

Coding for Everyone: How Your Library Can Help Anyone Learn to Code (WebJunction)

Commputer programming, or coding, is a digital literacy skill that has become as important as reading and writing. Learning to code builds rational thinking and problem-solving skills, providing powerful tools that transfer to other subjects and create lifelong learners. Libraries have stepped up to help everyone learn the basics of coding – preschoolers, elementary school kids, tweens, teens, young adults, mid-career professionals, and retirees. In this webinar, learn why coding is important for everyone. Hear examples of informal and facilitated learning approaches, resources and best practices for library coding programs for a variety of audiences. And the best news is that you don’t need any specialized training in computer programming yourself to run a successful program!

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 20 (10-11 am)

Breezing Along with the RML:  Librarian Involvement in Electronic Health Records (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

This is a free monthly update on health sciences topics of interest for public librarians or anyone else! This session will feature a panel of librarians discussing opportunities and challenges for librarians to be involved in supporting clinical care through Electronic Health Record Systems. You do not need to register.

For more information and login instructions visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing or contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 20 (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!

For more information, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1 pm)

Making Project-Based Learning Work (Education Week)

Project-based learning (PBL) is becoming increasingly popular. But it’s easier to call something “project-based learning” than it is to develop rigorous, effective projects. The Buck Institute for Education developed guidelines for “gold standard” project-based learning to help guide teachers and schools looking to make the most of project-based learning. In this webinar, we’ll be joined by John Larmer, the editor-in-chief at the Buck Institute for Education, and two expert project-based learning practitioners to discuss the “gold standard” project-based learning elements and the challenges and possibilities inherent in this approach.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 20 (12-1  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, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, July 21 (12-1 pm)

We Need To Talk: Overcoming the fear of having a difficult conversation (Colorado State Library)

Join us for this conversation…about difficult conversations! When faced with having a difficult conversation do you find yourself procrastinating, back peddling, dodging, panicking, or finding yourself filled with dread?  Whether the conversation is with staff, a patron, your family, or an annoying neighbor this session will help to move you forward. These conversations don’t have to be difficult if you prepare in advance and leave your emotions out of the equation.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, July 21 (1-1:30 pm)

Learning Without Borders using Skype in the Classroom (SimpleK12)

Current technologies and modes of communication have made the world seem smaller and allowed individuals to become more interconnected – giving you and your students easy access to people, information, and cultures across the globe. In this webinar, discover how to use Skype in the Classroom to connect with experts and other classrooms around the world. Join Kyle Calderwood as he shows you how to get started with Skype and shares examples of what it can do for you and your students. Do you want your students to discuss a book with the author? Or do you need a park ranger from Yosemite to show your class various plants and animals found in the park? All this and so much more are possible using Skype in the Classroom.

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Monday, July 25 (11-12:30 pm)

Your Constituents by the Numbers: Accessing Data for Political Boundaries (U.S. Census Bureau)

Learn how to access statistics about your constituents living within political boundaries such as Congressional Districts, Legislative Districts, Precincts, etc. Using the American FactFinder you will be able to download and map demographic, socioeconomic, housing, and business data for your political geographies.

For more information, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, July 26 (10-11 am)

The APIs of Data.gov (North Carolina Library Association)

Have you ever heard people talking about APIs and wondered what they are and why someone would use them? Have you ever tried to use Data.gov and felt overwhelmed by all of the different data formats available? This webinar aims to answer these questions by explaining APIs and their purpose, showing how to navigate Data.gov and understand the different data types offered, and demonstrate how you can leverage APIs in your projects.

For more information, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 27 (9-10 am)

The Queer Omaha Archives (Nebraska Library Commission)

The Queer Omaha Archives, in Criss Library Archives & Special Collections at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, preserves and provides access to the history of LGBTQIA+ life in the region. The archives collects, preserves, and makes available to the public material documenting the diverse people and organizations of the greater Omaha region and their experiences and work.

For more information, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, July 27 (10-11 am)

How to Successfully Manage a Government Project (American Management Association)

Program and Project Managers (PMs) have the primary responsibility for developing and managing projects according to government requirements and measurable performance standards. They ensure that all activities in the project life-cycle achieve their intended outcomes. This session will address the government PM’s role and a number of tools that can be used during performance of the project to ensure a successful post-award phase of the acquisition process.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1 pm)

Cultivating a Library Technoculture: We are Tech Workers! (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn from Markham Public Library Managers Pam Saliba and Andrea Cecchetto. They will help you gain a better understanding of the importance of linking company culture to large-scale service model changes. Learn to better prepare for challenges that might be encountered while cultivating your library’s technoculture, based on the actual challenges encountered by Markham Public Library staff. Walk away with best practices and tips from Markham Public Library’s experience, which can be applied to your own organizational change initiatives regarding technology.

For more information, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=u8lmwwnj0nkv&campaign=9zv8jb0ndngw

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1:30 pm)

Early Childhood Science Inquiry is a Journey (Not a Series of Unrelated Activities): Learning from the Research (Connect4Learning)

No matter what prior experiences your young students have had, engaging in science and engineering activities and the related discussions can help them learn more about the natural and human-made world. By including science and engineering learning every day for your students, you are providing experiences that will prepare them for later learning and stimulate children’s’ interest in learning mathematics and literacy skills as they seek to quantify and share their work. As a class endeavor, science and engineering learning will be the delight and responsibility of all students, not only the few who have family support for such interest.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, July 27 (12-1:30 pm)

How to Make your Website More Inclusive to All Audiences (American Alliance of Museums)

In this webcast, presenters will provide a general overview of accessible website design for audiences of different functional abilities. Our panel of experts will focus on standards and best practices, graphic design aspects, institution-wide engagement, user testing, and regulatory and legal issues related to websites as public accommodation. With targeted tips that you can implement after the webinar, these experts will offer practical strategies for planning, delivering, and evaluating accessible websites that can be used by people of all abilities.

For more information, visit: http://www.aam-us.org/resources/online-programs

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, July 27 (1-2 pm)

Health Information Resources for Seniors (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Annette Parde-Maass, Nebraska/ Education Coordinator, will present “Health Information Resources for Seniors.” This is a free monthly webinar conducted by coordinators in the NN/LM Midcontinental Region. Continuing education credit is available.No registration needed. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a suite of resources to assist you in research related to health quality, costs, and access.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 28 (8-1:30 pm)

Chromebooks in the Classroom 101 (SimpleK12)

Free online conference, consisting of six ½-hour sessions starting at the top of each hour: Chromebooks 101: An Intro to Using Chromebooks in the Classroom; 10 Google Chrome Extensions I Use in My Classroom Every Day!; Chrome Extensions to Support Struggling Students; Time-Saving Forms, Surveys, and Quizzes with Google Forms; Google Drive Add-ons and Chrome Extensions that Enhance Productivity; and Get Started Creating Engaging Student Projects with Chromebooks.

For more information, visit: http://www.simplek12.com/upcoming-webinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, July 28 (9-10 am)

Meaningful Donor Conversations that Make More Money (Nonprofit Hub)

Being able to have a deep and meaningful conversation with a donor remains a powerful tool all fundraisers need, it’s all about asking great questions and listening well. Face to face conversations remain the most powerful way to develop a relationship – despite all of today’s technological advancements. Focusing on practical tips on listening, interacting with donors one on one, and asking “magic questions”, this webinar will give you the tools you need to be a great major gifts fundraiser.

For more information, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

 

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