Monthly Archives: March 2019

March is the Learningest Month!

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Online SEMINARS:

**Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design (Library 2.0) Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-4 pm) This is a conference for librarians, instructional designers and educators to share their work and challenges, as well as for those who believe in the value of integrating instructional design into their practice to help them innovate and evolve library services for the future. We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to participate in this event. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.library20.com/

**Middle Grade Magic Virtual Summit (School Library Journal)** Wednesday, Mar 27 (8-2 pm)

Join this day-long celebration and exploration of one of the burgeoning and most important – areas of publishing for young readers: literature for children ages eight through 12 – and beyond! Attendees will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at some of the most anticipated new titles for kids and tweens, from laugh-out-loud tales to eye-popping graphic novels to enveloping fantasy. Attendees will also have the opportunity to check out the virtual exhibit hall, chat directly with authors, download educational resources, and receive prizes and giveaways. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection) https://bit.ly/2EfvGeS : Jump into this webinar to uncover strategies to advocate for your library from the hallway to the town hall, including how to build coalitions to influence policy, craft more powerful narratives about your library, and help administrators see the magic of your library.

Build an A-Team (Harvard Business Review) https://hbr.org/webinar/2018/12/https-hbrwebinars-wins-net-hbr1214181mweb : What’s the secret to having an engaged and productive team? It’s having a plan for developing all employees—no matter where they are on their personal learning curves. Better morale and higher performance happen through learning, argues Whitney Johnson. In over 20 years of coaching, investing, and consulting, Johnson has seen that employees need continuous learning and fresh challenges in order to stay motivated.

The Webinar list – by topic (descriptions and registration info  found by date below)

ADVOCACY

At Your Leisure: Easy as 1, 2, 3: Practical Tactics to Advocate for Your Library Today (School Library Connection)

Mar 6: Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)

Mar 13: Data Visualizations for Decision-Making (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

Mar 18: Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 21: Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)

Mar 27: Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Mar 5: Supercharge Your Storytime Assessment: Using Data to Tell Your Story (WebJunction)

Mar 6: Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)

Mar 7: Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)

Mar 13: Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment Without Needing a Security Consultant (Infopeople)

Mar 18: Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Mar 26: Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

 

BOARDS

Mar 26: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

 

CAREERS

Mar 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)

Mar 6: Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Mar 5: Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 5: The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 6: What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 7: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)

Mar 27: Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Mar 6: New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)

Mar 8: Spring Picture Books (Booklist)

Mar 12: Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)

Mar 13: Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical

Services)

Mar 20: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 21: DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

 

COMMUNICATION

Mar 1: Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Mar 5: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

Mar 13: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)

Mar 19: Spiff Up Your Next Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

Mar 21: Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)

Mar 25: The Art of Communication (Utah State Library)

Mar 26: What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 27: Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

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DIGITAL RESOURCES

Mar 13: Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical

Services)

Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

Mar 21: Digital Horizons: A Treasure Trove (North Dakota State Library)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

Mar 21: DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Mar 5: Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)

Mar 5: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)

Mar 5: How to Create a Sane Life in an Insane World (Insync Training)

Mar 6: Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

Mar 6: What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)

Mar 13: Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 14: Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free (Indiana State Library)

Mar 22: 5 Ways to Promote Digital Equity in Your Library (Booklist)

Mar 26: The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

Mar 26: Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

 

FUNDRAISING

Mar 4: Simplify Fundraising Now: Set Up a Segmented Spring Appeal (Network for Good)

Mar 5: Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

Mar 8: Next Level Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)

Mar 13: 7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

Mar 19: How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

Mar 20: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Mar 28: 3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant! (Bloomerang)

 

LIBRARY SPACES

Mar 5: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)

Mar 6: Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

 

MANAGEMENT

Mar 5: Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)

Mar 7: Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)

Mar 12: Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders (Training Industry)

Mar 13: Recruitment on a Mission: How Nonprofits Can Attract & Retain Today’s Talent (GuideStar)

Mar 26: Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Mar 5: Seed Libraries:  Supporting our Communities & Building Partnerships Through Gardening (Indiana State Library)

Mar 8: Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)

Mar 12: Our Ever-Changing Nation: How U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources can benefit your community (Infopeople)

 

PROGRAMMING

Mar 5: Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Mar 8: Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)

Mar 13: Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)

Mar 14: Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)

Mar 20: Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Mar 6: New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)

Mar 8: Spring Picture Books (Booklist)

Mar 12: Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)

Mar 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Mar 20: Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Mar 5: The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 5: Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)

Mar 6: Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

Mar 7: Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)

Mar 14: Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

Mar 26: What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

Mar 27: Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Mar 6: Improving Internet Access In US Libraries: the ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 13: Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)

Mar 14: Cloud Computing: First Steps to Jump-Start Your Cloud Project (TechSoup)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Mar 14: Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)

Mar 20: Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

Mar 26: The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Mar 5: Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 12: Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

Mar 26: Volunteerism in the Digital Age (TechSoup)

 

 

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

 

Friday, Mar 1 (12-1 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

 

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

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/register-for-events/

 

 

Monday, Mar 4 (11-12 pm)

Simplify Fundraising Now: Set Up a Segmented Spring Appeal (Network for Good)

 

Tune into this special webinar to hear from a leading Personal Fundraising Coach on the best practices every nonprofit should follow when planning and executing a spring appeal. As a special bonus, all attendees will get a workbook for setting up their own donor segmentation.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (7:30-8:30 am)

Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages (Firespring)

 

With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we will share real-world examples of landing pages that every nonprofit should have and what we have learned from studying the best practices of hundreds of nonprofits.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (9-10 am)

Seed Libraries:  Supporting our Communities & Building Partnerships Through Gardening (Indiana State Library)

 

Librarians from the Indianapolis Public Library will describe the IndyPL Seed Library at two different branch locations.  They will discuss how & why those seed libraries were started, including the growing areas of food deserts and need for fresh food.  They will also highlight the unique partnerships and benefits to their communities and patrons.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (10-11 am)

Women in Leadership: What the Science Says & How to Move Forward in the Era of #MeToo (Washington State Library)

 

Women in the United States have more freedom than ever before to pursue career goals. So why do they remain underrepresented at the top of the workforce, even in libraries, where there are so many women? Dive into the social science of gender perception and learn what the research reveals.  Among the questions addressed: What is “imposter syndrome?” What characteristics do most Americans believe make a leader, and why is having those qualities not enough? How do we move toward a more equitable (and successful) future? This presentation is about women, and open to people of all genders.  Presented by Alexa Andres, Whatcom County Library System.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (10-11 am)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – A Refresher (Utah State Library)

 

In this interactive and informative program, Andrew Sanderbeck will revisit some of the important principles from the book and share techniques for applying them. Whether you are new to Dr. Covey’s work or are a seasoned user of his habits, join us for a program that will help you to learn more about the habits that have led millions of people to life changing results.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

Single Days of Service: Make ’em Work! (VolunteerMatch)

 

More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (12-1 pm)

How to Create a Sane Life in an Insane World (Insync Training)

 

Join emotional intelligence expert Monique DeMonaco as she explores how to live a sane life in an insane world.
This session will showcase a variety of techniques to help you let go of what’s stopping you and allow you to gain rapid tangible results through proven tools, techniques, and strategies.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Supercharge Your Storytime Assessment: Using Data to Tell Your Story (WebJunction)

 

In this webinar, you’ll hear from practitioners who have overcome their hesitancy around storytime assessment and have discovered the power of data to tell their library story. Get answers to how the Project Outcome early learning assessment tools can make data collection and reporting easy. With feedback from your storytime families, you can improve your services and gather stories that give life to the impact you and your library are having.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Join us as we hear from Jane Dance of the Round Rock Public Library and Aleya Stone of the Tyler Public Library. Jane will discuss her Adulting 101 for Teens series, and Alelya will explore her recent Adulting 101 venture meant to establish a partnership with youth and adult services. Along the way we will discuss the life skills that new adults need, ways to network in order to find speakers, and best practices in presenting the content.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (1-2 pm)

The New Three Rs: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

 

Childhood trauma is real; it is prevalent; and it affects students, their learning, and the adults in their lives quite significantly. In this engaging and practical webinar, learn from Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, coauthors of Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Strategies for Fostering Resilient Learners, about the importance of trauma-invested practices in the school setting.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 5 (5-6 pm)

Engage & Inspire: Tools for Your Maker Box (OK2Ask)

 

Want to include budget-friendly makerspace activities in your class? Then this session is for you

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://adobe.ly/2Abzsmq

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (9-10 am)

Improving Internet Access In US Libraries: the ‘Toward Gigabit Libraries’ Project (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

While much worthy attention has been paid to improving “last mile” connectivity for rural and tribal libraries, it’s the last 100 meters (the network inside the building) that is often overlooked and in need of improvement. The IMLS-funded Toward Gigabit Libraries project aims to address that problem through a self-service toolkit suitable for even the most novice of library workers. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the toolkit is designed to take lay people through technical concepts and tasks to create a Broadband Improvement Plan for each library. The plan is designed to help the library where it’s needed most – including improvements to hardware, software and configuration, suggestions for training and education, resources to advocate for better connectivity, and more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

New Nonfiction for Spring (School Library Journal)

 

Who doesn’t love new and engaging nonfiction? From a delightful tale of a budding ballerina to STEM projects for Minecraft lovers — and everything in between — these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your curious students and young patrons. Join publishing insiders for an array of nonficiton to deck out your shelves this spring!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (12-1 pm)

Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians (American Library Association)

 

Join us at the New Members Round Table for a short (less than an hour) webinar about careers in public librarianship. Your hosts, Sara Dallas and Karen Pundsack will cover: Types of jobs in in different public library settings – rural, urban, suburban – large and smaller staffs; Avoiding some interview, cover letter mistakes; Preparation for the interview, among other areas. There will be time for questions at the end. Please join us to learn about exciting careers in public librarianship!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2Nu7b1E

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (12-1:30 pm)

What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

This dynamic webinar may change your thinking about how you and your staff interact with parents and handle prospective families. Leatha Ritchie, Child Care business expert will cover the importance of customer service skills in early childhood programs, and provide examples about how to best use “customer service thinking” to impact retention and parent satisfaction.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.org/presentations/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (3:30-4:30 pm)

Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course (Montana State Library)

 

This is the first in a 4 part course – please sign up for the complete course and plan to attend each week at the scheduled time.  Seating in this course is limited. If you prefer to view the recordings, contact jflick@mt.gov for a link.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/563734302208433154

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 6 (5-6 pm)

Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration (AASL)

 

This session will demonstrate to participants how use of 3D printing can help teachers augment their lessons, develop higher order thinking and research, and give students exposure to 21st century technology. School librarian Harry Ostlund and social studies specialist Ryan Fontanella will share how their campus/district worked to create “archival boxes” – boxes of premade lessons incorporating various elements of the library’s digital and print resources available for checkout by teachers for use in the classroom.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 7 (12-1 pm)

Nonprofit Succession Planning: Leading By Sharing Power (Bloomerang)

 

Andy Robinson will help you understand the value of succession planning to nonprofits (and the risks of poor or non-existent transition plans).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 7 (1-2 pm)

Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Early Childhood Development (Assoc. For Library Services To Children)

 

The way children learn and develop affects everything we do in the library. From collection development to program planning, it is vital that we understand how our children learn and grow in order to provide the best possible programs and services for them.  Attendees will learn about the different stages and phases of early childhood development from an expert and then explore ways to put that knowledge into practice.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/alsc/elearning/live-webinars

 

 

Friday, Mar 8 (12-1 pm)

Spring Picture Books (Booklist)

 

Is there anything more enticing than picture books to foster a child’s love of reading? In this free one-hour webinar, you’ll discover new titles from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Lee & Low, and North South that get children excited about reading. You’ll learn about trends we are seeing in we are seeing picture books today. Moderated by Books for Youth Editor Sarah Hunter.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Friday, Mar 8 (12:30-1:30 pm)

Next Level Income Strategies for Your Nonprofit (Nonprofit Hub)

 

Wondering how to take your nonprofit to the next level? What does that look like? Using innovative fundraising research, we will look at the current state of fundraising, what is causing a giving downturn, and what we can do about it. We will cover different programs and how they are innovating in earned income, partnerships and marketing, and we’ll even go over how to start your own unique partnerships and earned income streams.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nonprofithub.org/hubinars/

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (10-11 am)

Recharge Your Book Club (Utah State Library)

 

Reader’s Advisor Becky Spratford has been leading book clubs for over 20 years and has seen it all. In this program she will share her secret librarian tips and tricks for success. All book groups go through their ups and downs, but re-energizing your group is not as hard as it may seem. Becky will walk you through how to confidently identify and utilize the best resources for leading a book discussion, pick books that will engender the best conversations, lead a more interactive discussion even with the most jaded of groups. Let her show you how to take control, shake things up, and rediscover why you started the group in the first place.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (11-12 pm)

Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders (Training Industry)

 

Developing effective coaches in your organization is critical to its success. When armed with effective coaching skills and the inclination to coach workers regularly, managers and supervisors can dramatically improve business results and the performance and lives of their workers. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by BizLibrary. Your host, Libby Mullen, will share the key elements of training you can implement to develop leaders who can create measurable differences in performance through coaching.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://trainingindustry.com/webinar/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

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

 

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? 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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (12-1 pm)

Springing Forward: Youth Titles to Watch (Booklist)

 

Your clock won’t be the only thing springing ahead this March; accompanying the shift in seasons is a bevy of beautiful new books for youth. In this free, one-hour webinar moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Julia Smith, representatives from Albert Whitman & Company, Fabled Films Press, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, and Penguin Random House Canada will introduce an array of exciting forthcoming releases for all ages, from early readers through young adults. Don’t miss this glimpse at the latest and greatest in kid lit!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 12 (1-2 pm)

Our Ever-Changing Nation: How U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Center Resources can benefit your community (Infopeople)

 

Join presenter Vilaysay “Sai” Chang, USCIS, to learn important information for new lawful permanent residents. Topics will include settling in the U.S., petitioning for family members, maintaining lawful permanent residency, requirements for citizenship and how to avoid immigration scams. The goal is to reach new lawful permanent residents as soon as they receive their green cards so they have the full 3-5 years to prepare and ensure they qualify to become U.S. citizens versus waiting until after they are eligible to apply.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (9-10 am)

Ethics Behind Emerging Technology (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

What makes technology good or bad? Who is really qualified to make that determination? Anyone who tracks emerging technology will start to think about how this technology will affect the future of our communities and the world. What will make a piece of technology influential and powerful in the world?

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Becoming an Effective Public Speaker (Govloop)

 

While public speaking can be intimidating, it is a skill just like any other that can be practiced and perfected. Learning about best practices can reduce anxiety and make one a more engaging and effective speaker, with the presence to authentically connect with any audience.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Recruitment on a Mission: How Nonprofits Can Attract & Retain Today’s Talent (GuideStar)

 

Millennials are currently the largest generation in the workforce, with generation Z earning their degrees and entering the job market hot on their heels. With for-profit companies and organizations of all sizes clamoring for a record low number of available workers, small and medium size nonprofits need to know how they can compete. Armed with insights into key areas of opportunity, mission-driven organizations can not only stand shoulder-to-shoulder with larger and for-profit organizations but also even excel in attracting the next generation of discerning workers!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://learn.guidestar.org/news/webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (12-1 pm)

Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition, Part 2 (Association for Library Collections & Technical
Services)

 

Part 2 of “Digital Preservation: Audiovisual Edition” is dedicated to the practical applications of digital preservation methodologies to audiovisual materials, as well as considerations for born-digital audio and video in a digital preservation context. Practical examples and real-life scenarios will be discussed.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

Data Visualizations for Decision-Making (Research Institute for Public Libraries [RIPL])

 

As libraries become increasingly data-driven the need for useable data also expands. The process of determining what data is needed to answer a question and translating that into actionable information is complicated and has many potential pitfalls. Learn how Sno-Isle Libraries and Mid-Continent Public Library are navigating this process to create and share visualizations to inform decisions. Attendees will learn best practices for the process of turning raw data into visualizations and how to tailor them for their intended audience.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://ripl.lrs.org/webinars/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

Conducting a Library Facility Security Assessment Without Needing a Security Consultant (Infopeople)

 

This webinar will help library professionals – who know their facilities better than any security consultant could ever – to perform a thorough assessment, write a draft report for feedback, and then create a finished report that can be used as a reasonable template for security improvements, policy changes, and training suggestions.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 13 (1-2 pm)

7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Even in Small Shops) (CharityHowTo)

 

If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! Join us to learn 7 basic steps for connecting your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. This free webinar will provide you with an overview of how even small nonprofits can begin doing major gift fundraising. Register today!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Cloud Computing: First Steps to Jump-Start Your Cloud Project (TechSoup)

 

In this webinar, we will review basic cloud computing concepts. We will also share how cloud computing can assist organizations with day-to-day operations while also replacing capital expenses with variable costs. The webinar will conclude with a demo of how to launch a WordPress site on the cloud.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Responding to Humans in Crisis: New Tools to Reduce Homelessness (Govloop)

 

Reducing homelessness is top of mind for governments and not-for-profit organizations. This pressing social issue requires the support and attention of multiple disciplines ranging from health, human service, law enforcement, and public works just to name a few. But in order to make progress addressing homelessness, gov needs accurate data collection, strong collaboration tools, advanced analytics for improved planning and response as well as applications to help keep the public informed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (12-1 pm)

Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Reader’s Advisory for K-3rd Graders (Colorado State Library)

 

Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. The importance of balancing reading level with interest will be discussed. You’ll walk away with more insight into the elements of an excellent developing reader book, as well as tips on how to navigate advisory interactions with kids and grown ups.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/category/upcoming/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 14 (1-2 pm)

Organize Your Work Life, and Set Yourself Free (Indiana State Library)

 

Is your desk a disaster?  Your office a dumping ground?  You know you need to get organized, but don’t have time, or even know how to get started.  If you are tired working from piles, it’s time to free yourself!  Lynn Hobbs, Director of the Pendleton Community Public Library, will share tips to inspire you to tackle your mess and get it organized, once and for all.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

 

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

Library Data & Evaluation (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

 

Four Idaho Library Directors will share their experiences and insight on strategic methods of gathering, analyzing, and using data for planning, management, and communicating impact within their communities. The methodology will be based on attendance at the Research Institute for Public Libraries’ bootcamp-style event.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.idaho.gov/continuing-education/info2go/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 19 (10-11 am)

Spiff Up Your Next Presentation (Training Magazine Network)

 

Whether you are reporting progress, leading a meeting, or training people, your ability to present is measured in large part by how well you communicate. How you say it is just important as what you say! Becky will share simple, creative methods refine your own content into an engaging presentation. You’ll discover techniques to command attention, motivate people to action and build productive working relationships.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 19 (11-12 pm)

How To Set Your Nonprofit Up for Social Media Fundraising Success (CharityHowTo)

 

In this 45-minute webinar, social media marketing expert Julia Campbell will dive into these important questions and you will learn how you can effectively leverage social media for fundraising and new donor acquisition for your nonprofit. You will also hear about best practices in the sector and specific tips on measuring the ROI of social media for your nonprofit.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (9-10 am)

Reading Diversely (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee members will booktalk diverse titles and share resources for finding more reading to diversify your shelves. Attendees will be encouraged to share titles of diverse literature they have read to create a list for everyone to use.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

 

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. 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; In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (2-3 pm)

Climate Change and Community Health in Rural Alaska (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This session provides an overview of climate change in rural Alaska, the impacts on the environment and observed health effects. Effects of climate change on health in general will also be addressed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/climate-change-and-community-health-rural-alaska/9213

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 20 (3-4 pm)

Digital Collection Development (Ed Web)

 

Purchasing digital educational content is tricky business. The big trade publishers can change licensing agreements in ways that impact schools because K-12 is not their priority market. Textbook publishing, which seemed simple and profitable in the print format is far more complex for eTexts. The term “eBook” calls to mind an alphabet soup of delivery formats (EPUB, MOBI, AZW, IBA, PDF, and more). Purchasing as we have traditionally known it is replaced by a wide array of “leasing” models where a dropped contract can result in collection depletion. Managing a digital collection requires attention to detail. The screen reading vs. print reading debate rages on.

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 21 (8-9 am)

Step Up Your Library Signage (Indiana State Library)

 

Could your library’s signage do with a makeover?  This session will look critically at many types of library signs and review positive and negative aspects of library signage.  We will also address how to conduct a signage audit and the importance of library branding.  Attendees will learn practical approaches and inexpensive and free ways to improve the library’s image and to develop library brand recognition.  Also addressed will be issues of customer service and how not to use signage to solve library problems.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

 

 

Thursday, Mar 21 (12:30-1 pm)

Digital Horizons: A Treasure Trove (North Dakota State Library)

 

In the last couple of years you have been hearing a lot about Digital Horizons and what it has to offer your library. This webinar will go over the treasure trove of information that is housed in the archive, how it can help with genealogical research, and how you can contribute to it.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library.nd.gov/webinars.html

 

 

Thursday, Mar 21 (1-2 pm)

DRM-Free One Year Later: How Libraries Can Transform Data into Actionable Acquisition Methods (Library Journal)

 

Are DRM-free titles used more than DRM-enabled e-books in libraries? How can libraries determine which e-books to acquire as DRM-free? Get answers to these questions and more by joining Library Journal and EBSCO for an in-depth discussion about DRM-free e-book data and trends.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.libraryjournal.com/?subpage=Events

 

 

Friday, Mar 22 (12-1 pm)

5 Ways to Promote Digital Equity in Your Library (Booklist)
Libraries have committed to addressing the digital divide as part of our mission, but addressing this issue today requires more than providing PC access or email classes. How can libraries ensure that access to services like coding workshops and 3D printers are available to the whole community? These are 5 ways you work to make sure that your community is getting the tools, resources, and training that they need. Join Booklist and author Lauren Comito who will be discussing her book “Tech for All: Moving beyond the Digital Divide”.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

 

 

Monday, Mar 25 (10-11:30 am)

The Art of Communication (Utah State Library)

 

In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll take a close look at how you communicate – and why it matters. We’ll also discuss our listening skills – or lack thereof! We’ll find out whether you are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, and how to identify those communication styles in others. We’ll talk about just what that means in your everyday interactions. Want to know how to best get your message across to a specific person? This session will help you figure that out! And if you’ve ever been guilty of “not listening” (who, me??), we’ll also look closely at how you can become a more effective listener – and improve your life! We’ll come up with a list of at least 20 tips you can use to make sure you are really listening to those around you.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1 pm)

Volunteerism in the Digital Age (TechSoup)

 

We live in the 21st century, and volunteerism is shifting and changing to meet the times. More and more volunteers are looking for ways to use technology to support the missions they hold dear. With the rise of digital volunteers, nonprofits need to have systems and practices that encourage, validate, and support this new trend. We will review ideas and strategies that other nonprofits have used to capitalize on the digital volunteer. We will have plenty of time for live Q&A, so prepare your largest concerns for discussion.

 

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

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1 pm)

The Compassionate Librarian (Colorado State Library)

 

Big issues like homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and poverty are at the height of our current conversations, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. You might even start to feel burnt out or afraid to face your customers. This session is going to address ways that you can build your own personal capacity to deal with challenging situations at work, give you the tools to understand how trauma and mental illness might be impacting your patrons, and actionable ways you can avoid compassion fatigue.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/category/upcoming/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1 pm)

What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD])

 

As educators, we all end up talking with students in ways that don’t actually align with our best intentions and positive goals for them. In this webinar with Mike Anderson, author of What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior, you’ll learn about several common language habits and patterns that many educators find themselves in and have a chance to explore better alternatives. You’ll also learn about a process for changing language habits so that your language better aligns with your best intentions and positive goals for students.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (12-1:30 pm)

Skills for Overcoming Burnout – Refueling the Fire (GrantSpace)

 

This live, online training will enable you to cultivate resilience-based practices in your own lives and in your organizations, to create a culture of sustainable activism. In the session, you will be guided through an assessment of your individual, team, and organizational resilience. You will learn how to develop effective methods of self and collective care, understand how stress and trauma impact individuals and teams, and learn strategies to cultivate stronger team communication to address conflicts and resolve tensions.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

 

Tuesday, Mar 26 (1-2 pm)

Strategic Planning in a Deeply Weird World: The Flexible Roadmap Field Guide Approach (WebJunction)

 

It’s a big task to define the library’s future over the next three or five years, and strategic planning is becoming less and less effective in a rapidly changing world. The Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) has created a new approach that is flexible, staff-driven, and human-centered. SCLPL’s Strategic Roadmap is not a 100-page plan in a binder-on-a-shelf; it’s an experiential learning tool that invites all staff to participate in the co-creation of meaningful outcomes and experiences for the community. The Roadmap focuses less on planning and more on building capacity of staff to adopt a human-centered service design mindset and skillset. SLCPL staff are adopting a new perspective, continually experimenting with and adapting spaces, collections, services, programs, and their own roles, to responsively address community needs and aspirations in an ever-changing landscape. Join us for this webinar to learn how to cultivate new skills to help bring the Roadmap to life for your library’s strategic planning.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 27 (12-1 pm)

Literacy as a Tool for Student Engagement (Education Week)

 

Join this webinar with the Executive Director of Research at ThinkCERCA Chris Balow, who will explain how district leaders can use a literacy initiative to cultivate student engagement. By emphasizing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills across the curriculum, educators can provide students abundant opportunities to collaborate with peers, develop deeper connections to learning, and see the real-world applications of their classroom instruction.

 

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

 

 

Wednesday, Mar 27 (1-2 pm)

Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

Reddit, also known as “the front page of the internet,” is an incredibly popular web forum–with thousands of sub-forums (“subreddits”) for any topic you can think of–and many of your local community members of all ages are on there reading news, browsing, and engaging with content. While anyone can post anonymously on Reddit, another community-oriented website, NextDoor, allows verified neighbors in defined geographic regions to discuss real-time happenings specific to their neighborhoods. Libraries have a unique opportunity to connect with their users on these platforms, and two library tech enthusiasts will explain why you should, and how to get started!

 

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

 

 

Thursday, Mar 28 (11-12 pm)

3 Ways to STAND OUT and Win the Grant! (Bloomerang)

 

Margit Brazda Poirier will show you how your nonprofit can stand out from the competition so they are eager to fund you!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

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