Monthly Archives: March 2017

On site training – coming up!

The Montana State Library revised its model for delivering quality face-to-face seminar-style training from a single annual 2 day conference to several smaller events sprinkled around the Treasure State.  This new model for training, called MSL Workshops, is intended to reach out to new audiences and to put quality training closer to many of our far-flung small rural libraries.  The Montana Library Association sponsors several larger format training events held in the bigger towns in Montana, so your state library is trying to differentiate our training from MLA, so that Montana’s librarians can have a wide variety of training opportunities.   (BTW – I’m presenting a session on disaster preparedness on March 31st at MLA in Billings – please come – I have cool prizes and some very useful handouts, and a sample first aid kit that every library should have. Several librarians are bringing their disaster response plans to share – it will be inspiring.  And, what an important topic!)

MSL Workshops provide seminar-style 1/2day or all day training sessions. There is no charge to attend.  And while there is some similar content offered at different locations, each MSL Workshop is a unique program, so you may attend more than one, if you like.  Every MSL Workshop features an evening session targeted to public library boards and we aim for training that board members will find practical and valuable.

I hope we will see you at an MSL Workshop later this Spring:

Havre – April 26th-27th or

Red Lodge & Joliet, May 8th.

Register to attend by logging on to the MT State Library Directory.

And…coming this summer: the 2017-18 Summer Library Leadership Institute.  The institute is a 9 month program of study aimed at emerging leaders in the Montana library community.  The institute starts with 4 days at the Rising Wolf Ranch in East Glacier Park July 26th-29th.  Participants will explore what it means to be a leader, discover their own leadership style, and form a cohort with their peers that will support them as they tackle a leadership project in their community.  The institute continues with monthly training webinars and meetings that tackle the hard stuff – how to manage change, how to overcome hurdles, how to nurture productive partnerships.   Applications are due April 10th – apply through the Montana State Library Directory.

SAVE THE DATE!   Trustee and director training September 8th at Bozeman Public Library.

Happy learning!  – Jo

 

 

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March – learn like a lion, practice like a lamb…

Probably not a great use of the weather metaphor for March in my title, but this month’s list of webinars are ready for you to devour anyway.  It’s the season for publishers to get out and promote new titles, so there is a lot of good stuff in that genre, along with a couple of great leadership training events, and lots more.

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in  MT time). These guys to our south compile this great list for us…and you will get information quicker if you visit their site frequently.

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar   – and consider letting me host a webinar that you present!  Just contact me with your training idea and we can set up a time that is convenient.  jflick@mt.gov 

ADVOCACY

Mar. 7: Building a Strong Brand for Your Organization (TechSoup)

Mar. 8: Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar. 9: Social Media: Share the Love (Utah State Library)

Mar. 22: Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace (Nebraska Library Commission)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar. 21: The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonporfits (GrantSpace)

Mar. 23: Library Services: Making the atypical, typical (Colorado State Library)

Mar. 29: Expertise, Competencies and Careers (Library 2.0)

BOARDS

Mar. 8: Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions (4Good)

Mar. 22: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

CAREERS

Mar. 8: Planning for Successful Internships (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar. 15: Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)

Mar. 28: Bozarthzone! TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar. 8: STEM and STEAM for Children (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 15: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

Mar. 22: Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar. 23: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar. 7: Basic Principles and Practices of Born-Digital Preservation (University of Wyoming American Heritage Center)

Mar. 9: Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

Mar. 10: Libraries Transforming Textbooks (Lyrasis)

Mar. 14: Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Mar. 15: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

Mar. 16: Oversize, overwhelmed? Caring for Maps and Architectural Drawings in Your Collection (Connecting to Collections)

Mar. 28: Library Reads (Booklist)

Mar. 29: Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

COMMUNICATION

Mar. 7: Building a Strong Brand for Your Organization (TechSoup)

Mar. 8: Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar. 9: Social Media: Share the Love (Utah State Library)

Mar. 14: How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

Mar. 29: Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar. 7: Basic Principles and Practices of Born-Digital Preservation (University of Wyoming American Heritage Center)

Mar. 8: Rock Your Workshops: A 5-Step Road Map for Creating and Leading Engaging Sessions (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 8: Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions (4Good)

Mar. 8: You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

Mar. 9: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 9: Libraries Transforming Communities: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation (1 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

Mar. 14: Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning-How Do We Become the “Google” of Learning? (InSync Training)

Mar. 15: Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This (OCLC)

Mar. 16: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 16: Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (Tech Soup)

Mar. 21: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives)

FUNDRAISING

Mar. 14: How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)

Mar. 15: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Mar. 29: From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue (4Good)

LEGAL

Mar. 21: The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonporfits (GrantSpace)

MANAGEMENT

Mar. 8: Planning for Successful Internships (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar. 8: 3 Keys to Successful Program Management (American Management Association)

Mar. 14: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar. 16: Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (Tech Soup)

Mar. 22: Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

Mar. 22: Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Industry)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar. 8: Connecting Schools and Public Libraries Through Data (Demco)

Mar. 15: Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This (OCLC)

Mar. 16: Outreach and Programming for New Adults (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 21: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives)

Mar. 23: Library Services: Making the atypical, typical (Colorado State Library)

Mar. 29: The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives)

PROGRAMMING

Mar. 7: Privacy Literacy at Your Library (OCLC)

Mar. 8: STEM and STEAM for Children (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 9: Women Who Rock: Past and Present (Junior Library Guild)

Mar. 15: Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)

Mar. 16: Outreach and Programming for New Adults (Missouri State Library)

Mar. 16: Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact (Public Library Association)

Mar. 22: Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar. 7: Choose Your Own Adventure series: Online orientation (Washington State Library)

Mar. 7: Series Nonfiction Must-Haves for the School Library (Booklist)

Mar. 9: Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

Mar. 14: Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Mar. 15: New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)

Mar. 23: What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

Mar. 28: Library Reads (Booklist)

REFERENCE

Mar. 21: Introduction to SuDocs Classification (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 23: Death Records from the Numerical Identification System for Genealogical Research (National Archives)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar. 7: Series Nonfiction Must-Haves for the School Library (Booklist)

Mar. 8: Connecting Schools and Public Libraries Through Data (Demco)

Mar. 10: Libraries Transforming Textbooks (Lyrasis)

Mar. 22: Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)

TECHNOLOGY

Mar. 8: You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

Mar. 15: Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library (SirsiDynix)

Mar. 22: Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace (Nebraska Library Commission)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar. 7: Choose Your Own Adventure series: Online orientation (Washington State Library)

Mar. 7: Privacy Literacy at Your Library (OCLC)

Mar. 8: Rock Your Workshops: A 5-Step Road Map for Creating and Leading Engaging Sessions (Training Magazine Network)

Mar. 21: Introduction to SuDocs Classification (Federal Depository Library Program)

Mar. 22: Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)

VOLUNTEERS

Mar. 7: Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 9: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Mar. 16: Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (10-11 am)

Choose Your Own Adventure series: Online orientation (Washington State Library)

This webinar should give participants an understanding of what these tutorials are, how they work, and when they might be appropriate; considerations for selecting tools for the project; and first steps to building their own tutorials. To learn about education modeled after Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s, attend the First Tuesdays webinar on March 7. Otherwise, end your adventure here.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (12-1 pm)

Building a Strong Brand for Your Organization (TechSoup)

This free, 60-minute webinar will  introduce you to the foundational elements of design brand guidelines. Join Gopika Prabhu from Elefint, a design studio that works with social impact organizations, to learn about the importance and value of branding your organization and identify core elements of your brand guidelines to help your nonprofit or library create a strong brand. Gopika also developed and designed TechSoup’s free Design for Nondesigners 101 course.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=qqqfmwpetkcu&campaign=iuogj797gyd2

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (12-1 pm)

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)

Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (12-1 pm)

Series Nonfiction Must-Haves for the School Library (Booklist)

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where attendees will get an overview of must haves and what’s new for Spring 2017 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and Rosen Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Editor Julia Smith.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (1-2 pm)

Privacy Literacy at Your Library (OCLC)

Our offline lives are no longer separate from our online identities. Many people are unaware of how their information is being used, what they have control over, or how to have safe online interactions. San José Public Library’s Virtual Privacy Lab has developed a seven-module customized learning experience for library patrons, in English, Spanish and Vietnamese. This privacy literacy resource is available for everyone, so learn how you can utilize the online Virtual Privacy Lab with the populations you serve at your library.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Mar. 7 (3:30-4:30 pm)

Basic Principles and Practices of Born-Digital Preservation (University of Wyoming American Heritage Center)

Tyler Cline, the digital archivist at the UW American Heritage Center, will discuss the background of digital records and implementable practices for preserving them in this one hour webinar, sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board.

Registration is not necessary, simply click on the link this link a few minutes before the start of the webinar:  http://bit.ly/2lS1eQL

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (9-10 am)

Planning for Successful Internships (Nebraska Library Commission)

JoAnn McManus and Mary Jo Ryan, both with the Nebraska Library Commission, will address the planning involved in preparing for a new intern and share tips to providing your intern–and your library–with a great experience. Topics covered that will be helpful for everyone include: determine if the library should provide a stipend or actually hire the intern as an employee, advertise the position/opportunity, intern selection considerations, review of resources to assist you, goal-setting for the internship, organize before day one of the internship, introduce your intern to the projects to be completed, and more.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (10-11 am)

3 Keys to Successful Program Management (American Management Association)

The skills needed for program management can differ significantly from those needed for project management.  Program management is about maximizing the benefits realized with constrained resources in a changing environment; project management is focused on the efficient creation of a defined deliverable. In this webcast, you will discover the tools to initiate a program successfully in a manner that will enable benefits establishment, realization management, and analysis prior to and during execution. We will show you how to set realistic objectives and performance measures.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (10-11 am)

Rock Your Workshops: A 5-Step Road Map for Creating and Leading Engaging Sessions (Training Magazine Network)

This interactive webinar will offer you a 5-step structure that will help you design and lead engaging sessions from short presentations to workshops and training sessions. As you gain insights, techniques, and strategies for effective training, you’ll quickly be able to recognize what you’re doing well and what needs to be improved in order to consistently create the most effective learning experiences for your participants.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (10:30-11:30 am)

Social Media Crash Course for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

This session will help you discover how to maximize your nonprofit’s social media accounts through thankfulness, instead of promotion. We will examine real-life examples of effective social media usage from organizations large and small, as well as the latest research into what works and what doesn’t.

For more information and to register, visit: http://nonprofithub.org/nonprofitwebinars/

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (11-12 pm)

Engaging Your Board & Others in Difficult Decisions (4Good)

Achieving your organization’s goals often requires understanding and alignment across multiple stakeholders. Board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need to be engaged in the planning and implementation of new strategies and actions. But how can you do this efficiently when there may be many different views and priorities? This session will introduce key principles and tools for building dialogue and alignment across diverse groups.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (12-1 pm)

You Can Do I.T.! How to Empower Library Staff with Basic Tech Management Skills (TechSoup)

he library field relies heavily on technology, but few front-line staff receive training in basic I.T. concepts that can build confidence when managing public access computer and working with patrons. The Texas State Library faced this challenge in more than 400 small public libraries in rural areas. They responded with You Can Do I.T., a friendly, approachable hardware, software, and networking skills training program. Join us for this free webinar to learn how you can demystify technology to empower others around you, no matter your technical ability or where you work. We will share our approaches to I.T. training to engage different learning styles, free and adaptable resources, and lessons learned from hands-on experience in the field.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/hzcu47bev4wz&eom

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (12-1 pm)

Connecting Schools and Public Libraries Through Data (Demco)

In this presentation, you’ll learn how Columbus Metropolitan Library partnered with nonprofit Learning Circle Education Services to measure the impact of library services. Through data sharing, the library was given insight into whether programs such as Summer Reading Club, Homework Help and Reading Buddies were helping students read on grade level and increasing their performance in school. Listen as the project team shares what has been learned so far about students using these library services and discusses the importance of connecting the work of out-of-school time providers with K–12 student data to measure the impact on student achievement.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 8 (2-3 pm)

STEM and STEAM for Children (Missouri State Library)

The presenters will provide an overview of 52+ STEM/STEAM programs they have tried at their library, as well as an in-depth summary of 3 programs for ages 3-12. These materials, including outlines, supply lists, links to scientific explanations, photos, and more can also be found on the blog created by the presenters: http://www.steminlibraries.com. If this session fills up, the video will be posted within approximately 48 hours of the webinar at: http://tinyurl.com/zyoryxx

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6032717212178896897

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (12-1:30 pm)

Libraries Transforming Communities: Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation (1 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

Join the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) for an overview of the range of models in dialogue and deliberation available to public libraries that serve large or urban communities.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (1-1:30 pm)

Women Who Rock: Past and Present (Junior Library Guild)

Astronomer. Pinkerton detective. Automobile driver. Computer programmer. Women continue to rock our world through their talents, leadership, and wisdom. Join Deborah B. Ford, JLG’s Director of Library Outreach, for a 30 minute presentation on amazing women in our past and those who lead us today. From hot new biographies to strong female characters, writers, and illustrators, quick booktalks will lengthen your shopping cart list. Find out about programming and services, resources, and practical strategies you can use to extend National Women’s History Month into a year-long celebration.

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2lSIDEo

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (1-2 pm)

Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (School Library Journal)

The facilitators will discuss finding great new talent, cultivating relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Each editor will also offer a special sneak peek at several upcoming titles.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Mar. 9 (2-3 pm)

Social Media: Share the Love (Utah State Library)

Social media is a great tool for connecting with library users and for marketing the many amazing resources and programs available from/at your library and within your community. Although social media accounts are easy to establish, they do require time and dedicated attention to maintain. This crash course on social media will equip you with simple tips for optimizing your social media presence and engagement on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in a manner that is both time and cost effective.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

Friday, Mar, 10 (10:30-12 pm)

Libraries Transforming Textbooks (Lyrasis)

Librarians have long been champions of open access to materials, and many are now taking their open-access expertise into the realm of open educational resources (OER). These new leadership roles in OER allow librarians to collaborate with instructional faculty, instructional designers, and administrators in new and interesting ways, while furthering college affordability, equal access to materials, and student success.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (7-8 am)

Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning-How Do We Become the “Google” of Learning? (InSync Training)

The term ‘blended learning’ isn’t descriptive enough anymore. Especially when we consider that learning takes place perpetually – even when the training department isn’t looking! To become more of a partner with our business, we need to make sure learning opportunities and content are where and when our learners need them. If they are not, our learners will turn to search engines to find the information they need and hope for the best.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (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 and to register, visit:  http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (12-1 pm)

Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)

Get the scoop on the latest youth and adult graphic novels and comics in this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from DC, Macmillan, and IPG share upcoming titles from their catalogs, perfect for refreshing this high-circulating section. Moderated by Graphic Novels Editor, Sarah Hunter.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 14 (4-5 pm)

How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. The urgency of a campaign occurring on a certain day inspires individuals to donate, but only if your nonprofit prepares in advance and creates an online campaign that taps into the impulsivity of cause awareness and giving day donors.

For more information and to register, visit: https://ongood.ngo/info/resources/

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (9:30-10 am)

Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This (OCLC)

An unexpected surge of reference questions can strain physical and virtual reference services. Take control by being prepared. Join the QuestionPoint community to discuss best practices for tackling surprise class visits. You can look forward to simple advice based on approaches that work from both a public and academic perspective. We know you’re busy, so we have condensed our best practices series into shorter sessions with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (10-11 am)

Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)

Transitions, even those you’ve initiated and are excited about, can be stressful and stimulate mixed emotions. Major transitions are particularly difficult because the key elements that have made up much of your identity can suddenly be wiped away and shake your self-esteem. In this insightful program, we’ll explore common challenges and offer coping skills for women as they move through different stages of their work and personal lives.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (11-12 pm)

Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library (SirsiDynix)

We know you work hard to use your resources wisely. Is there more you can do to make your library the tech center of your community? Join technology librarians Nick Taylor and Tracy Treece to learn how you can upgrade your library. Authors of the recently published Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library, Nick and Tracy will share their expertise to help you super-charge your team.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.sirsidynix.com/events/all-webinars

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 15 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

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

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/3/(year)/2017

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 15 (1-2 pm)

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

There’s something here for all of your patrons, whether they’re interested in animal life or transportation, STEM materials or mythical creatures, outdoor sports or history, or even learning how to write poetry. Aimed at a wide range of readers and tackling a variety of fascinating subjects, these series are sure to entice report writers and casual browsers alike.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/#_

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (9-10 am)

Outreach and Programming for New Adults (Missouri State Library)

Sarah Colombo, of Livingston Parish Library, will provide public librarians with a better understanding of the needs, concerns, challenges, potential interests, and mindsets of new adults (those transitioning from either a fully or partially supported lifestyle into being fully self-sufficient adults, typically within the age ranges of 18-30), and how to provide resources, services, and programming that address the needs of new adults.

For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6098669217860922369

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact (Public Library Association)

This free webinar will highlight how the SEC can help you plan for your financial literacy programs, including the free digital and print resources and tools available to librarians and patrons, so you can feel confident teaching your patrons about financial topics such as sound principles of saving and investing, how to spot and avoid investment fraud, and more! You’ll also learn how to invite the SEC to come present at your library.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1 pm)

Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (TechSoup)

Come to this free webinar to learn about patron privacy issues in public libraries. This webinar will explore two key areas of patron privacy: public access technology and the collection of patron data. Our guests will share practical tips and advice on how to better protect patron privacy. We will also share recommended resources for continued learning on this topic.

For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/bv1ehw7nhzka&eom

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Thursday, Mar. 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Oversize, overwhelmed? Caring for Maps and Architectural Drawings in Your Collection (Connecting to Collections)

What can you do with large maps, posters, architectural drawings, and other items that often are rolled up and pushed to the back of storage or placed on high shelves in hopes they might disappear or go away? How can you make these materials available to your patrons without worry? This webinar will address organizational, storage, handling and reformatting challenges for the safe access and preservation of these often fragile, oversized materials.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 21 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to SuDocs Classification (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar provides an introduction to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme and how SuDocs numbers are assigned and organized. Participants will learn how to interpret SuDocs numbers that can help identify documents when working with them.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 21 (1-2 pm)

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives)

In this webinar, the first in the Inclusive Library series, Dallas Public Library staff Antoinette Carey Spriggs (Homeless Engagement Coordinator) and Heather Lowe (Adult Services Administrator) will provide guidance on how to better understand the needs of this population and how to provide more inclusive services. They will also provide an overview of the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Engagement and Leadership Program (HELP) Desk and share lessons learned.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Tuesday, Mar. 21 (4-5:30 pm)

The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonporfits (GrantSpace)

Impact investing is a concept being employed more and more in the social sector space, but what does it actually entail? Furthermore, how can your organization think about and benefit from impact investments? Tune in to this livestream broadcast for a panel featuring professionals who work in the field of impact investing and represent a diverse array of organizations. Panelists will discuss characteristics and models of impact investments, legal issues relating to impact investing, and developments in the impact space.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/3/(year)/2017

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (9-10 am)

Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace (Nebraska Library Commission)

This presentation provides an opportunity for librarians working in small and rural library contexts to learn about the innovative applications of TV White Space (TVWS) technology in their communities. Join us to find out how small and rural libraries can implement this emerging technology and use it to collaborate with other community anchor institutions to advance access, inclusion, and crisis planning.

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

Suggested CE: technology

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (11-12 pm)

Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (12-1 pm)

Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Industry)

Emotional intelligence (EQ) serves as the building block for professional success. However, it is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. In reality, EQ can be learned, developed and improved, and as employees reach higher levels of mastery, you will see higher levels of performance across a broad spectrum of business and professional skills. Learn how to create a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to improve EQ across your organization.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (12-1:30 pm)

Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It all Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)

In a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 22 (3-4 pm)

Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)

This webinar will focus on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, will outline distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. The program will also focus on digital collection development and how using library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process. This webinar will benefit librarians, and is a follow-up to edWeb.net Emerging Tech’s session, Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Death Records from the Numerical Identification System for Genealogical Research (National Archives)

John LeGloahec will highlight the recent release of the Death Files from the Numerical Identification System (NUMIDENT) and discuss their use in genealogical research. He will also draw parallels to other records in our Access to Archival Databases (AAD) as well as other NUMIDENT files, which will be available soon.

For more information and to watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_3ZfsJaP9k&list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9&index=1

Suggested CE: technology

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 (12-1 pm)

Library Services: Making the atypical, typical (Colorado State Library)

Join us as we share one library’s journey into “atypical services”…and how atypical is now often the norm. Come ready to share your thoughts and questions as we share unique ideas, brainstorm potential partnerships, and discuss how to define and measure success.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Thursday, Mar. 23 (1-2 pm)

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)

Join esteemed children’s librarian and author Penny Peck in her yearly review of what’s new in children’s literature. Discover new books published in late 2016 and Spring 2017 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Also, find out about books that fit the 2017 summer reading theme of building and popular makers’ spaces.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 28 (12-1 pm)

Library Reads (Booklist)

LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear representatives from HarperCollins, IPG, Norton, Penguin Random House and Touchstone Press, share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries–and for your LibraryReads nominations! Moderated by Booklist Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach, Rebecca Vnuk.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Tuesday, Mar. 28 (12-1 pm)

Bozarthzone! TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life

So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (11-12 pm)

From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue (4Good)

If you’re tired of waiting around for grants to be rubber-stamped or nervous that new competitors are moving in on your donors, you may be wondering how you’ll ever achieve financial sustainability. What if you could convert that costly program into a constant stream of revenue? What if there’s an asset, hidden like a treasure in the proverbial attic of your organization, ready to be dusted off? What if new audiences are out there waiting to invest in your mission in a whole new way?

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

Suggested CE: library administration

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (12-1 pm)

Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)

One philosophy of the library catalog is to only include items for which you have paid. On the other hand, there is much free web content that has great value for researchers, including Government information. However, it would not be feasible, or useful, to take on the entire Internet. This webinar examines whether it is worth the time and financial investment to catalog freely-available online resources and will seek to answer the question of measuring the value of placing these resources in the catalog.

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

Suggested CE: collection management and technical services

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (1-2 pm)

The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives)

As part of our Inclusive Library series, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission proudly welcomes the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities for this essential webinar on providing excellent customer service to library patrons with disabilities.

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

Suggested CE: library services to the public

 

Wednesday, Mar. 29 (1-4 pm)

Expertise, Competencies and Careers (Library 2.0)

Sponsored with ALA’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” Campaign http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transform-campaign and http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/  this web conference will allow participants to interact with experts in the field to identify expectations and develop competency sets and best practices from the field, LIS education. Presentation and discussion will include requirements and expectations from educators and from both the employee and  employer’s perspective.  Save the date and join us for an interactive experience that will help us frame the future of the library and information profession.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/expertise-competencies-and-careers

Suggested CE: library administration

 

 

 

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