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WEBINARS for October – Scare up some personal learning time this month!

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).

**Wednesday, Oct 11 (1-4 pm) Library 2.017: Makerspaces (San Jose State University)

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/makerspaces

**Wednesday, Oct 18 (8 am-3 pm), FREE Virtual Conference: Creating Equity Through Technology (Library Journal & School Library Journal). For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2fRBAHI

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Let Jo Flick know jflick@mt.gov so she can help others find their way to your training event in Montana.

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Oct 4: A Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (Lyrasis)

Oct 10: Strategic Planning 101 (Utah State Library)

Oct 18: Strategic Directions: Strategic Thinking: Five Years Ahead (NISO)

Oct 19: Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming (Public Library Association)

BOARDS

Oct 19: Building a Results-Based Board (GrantSpace)

CAREERS

Oct 11: Turning Dreams into Projects and Projects into Successes (GovLoop)

CHILDREN & TEENS

Oct 3: From Puttering to Prototype in Makerspaces: Using Design Thinking with Elementary and Middle-School Students (Booklist)

Oct 4: Social Skills and Autism: Using Books in Creative Ways to Reach and Teach in Early Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 11: Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Oct 4: Getting Started on Photographic Documentation of Collections (American Alliance of Museums)

Oct 10: The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (Library Journal/School Library Journal)

Oct 17: Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives (OCLC Research)

COMMUNICATION

Oct 11: Challenging Behavior: Directors and Teachers Working with Families and Other Experts (Early Childhood Investigations)

Oct 24: Visualize Your Library’s Story Part I: Presentation Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 24: Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library (WebJunction & TechSoup)

Oct 26: Visualize Your Library’s Story Part II: Infographic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission) 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Oct 12: Gov Makes CX a Priority (GovLoop)

Oct 17: Nonprofit Website Trends (IdealWare)

Oct 19: Going Fully Mobile in Your Library: Eliminate the Desk and Improve Service (Demco) 

FUNDRAISING

Oct 2: #NFGTips: How to Create Defining Moments for Your Donors (Network for Good)

Oct 3: How to Launch a FABULOUS #GivingTuesday Campaign with Less Work and More Impact (Julia Campbell)

Oct 4: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Oct 4: #GivingTuesday Before, During and After—Your 9-Week Success Plan!(Firespring)

Oct 11: NFG Masterclass: The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday (Network for Good)

Oct 11: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)

Oct 12: 7 Online Fundraising Strategies That Will Raise More This Year-End (Nonprofit Hub)

Oct 25: The Donor Stewardship System: How to Maximize Donor Retention, Earn Referrals, and Upgrade Your Donors Year after Year (Firespring) 

LEGAL

Oct 5: CopyTalk – Understanding Rights Reversion (ALA Washington Office)

Oct 25: Understanding Investing and Avoiding Fraud: Resources from the SEC (Federal Depository Library Program) 

LIBRARY SPACES

Oct 10: Transforming academic library spaces to support modern-day learners (OCLC)

MANAGEMENT

Oct 5: Using Leadership Communication to Triumph Over Change and Complexity (Training Industry)

Oct 6: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Oct 10: 5 Ways Managers Unknowingly Damage Company Culture (Training Magazine Network)

Oct 11: Personal Branding for Women Leaders (American Management Association)

Oct 18: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (American Management Association)

Oct 24: What’s the Big Deal About Big Data (InSync Training) 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Oct 24: School & Public Library Partnerships: Easy Ideas and Best Practices (Indiana State Library) 

PROGRAMMING

Oct 3: Author Rick Riordan from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

Oct 3: Sensory Story Time: Programming for Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Other Special Needs (Washington State Library)

Oct 4: Creative Partnerships: Cooking Matters Classes for Childcare Providers (Colorado Virtual Library)

Oct 4: Constitution Day to Black History Month: Interactive Docs Displays to Engage Students (Federal Depository Library Program)

Oct 4: Health Insurance from a Financial Perspective (Solid Finances)

Oct 11: Libraries Transforming Communities: Reflective Structured Dialogue Method with Essential Partners (2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

Oct 11: Medicare Basics (Solid Finances)

Oct 11: Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES (Library 2.0)

Oct 12: Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier (WebJunction)

Oct 18: How to Empower Your Patrons with Financial Literacy Programming (SirsiDynix)

Oct 18: Slash Your Spending (Solid Finances) 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Oct 3: Reader’s Advisory: Nonfiction, Stranger than Fiction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Oct 3: A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors (School Library Journal)

Oct 4: Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal/ School Library Journal)

Oct 11: Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

Oct 18: New Books for Storytime (InfoPeople)

Oct 24: Pulse-Pounding Mysteries for Fall (Booklist)

Oct 27: Winter is Coming: Stocking Your Series Nonfiction Shelves (Booklist) 

REFERENCE

Oct 3: HathiTrust and Shared Print

Oct 18: More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (Georgia Library Association)

Oct 18: Leveraging PubMed Commons for Medical Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 18: Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 31: How to Find and Access U.S. and International Standards Information: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program) 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Oct 3: From Puttering to Prototype in Makerspaces: Using Design Thinking with Elementary and Middle-School Students (Booklist)

Oct 3: State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition (edWeb)

Oct 3: Tips & Tricks for Stretching Your eBook Budget (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 11: Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES (Library 2.0)

Oct 11: Coding + STEAM: Getting Students Future Ready (edWeb)

Oct 14: Free Mobile Learning Training Online Event (Simple K12)

Oct 17: Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing (Booklist)

Oct 18: News Literacy as a Vehicle for Reading Skills Instruction (edWeb)

Oct 18: Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School (American Association of School Librarians)

Oct 19: Dealing with Challenging Parents and Families: Managing Aggression (Simple K12)

Oct 25: Empowering Readers with Tech Tools (edWeb)

Oct 25: AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2017 (American Association of School Librarians) 

TECHNOLOGY

Oct 5: Integration Platform as a Service (O’Reilly)

Oct 12: DAP Learning Series – Visualizing Analytics Data Part 2 (DigitalGov)

Oct 19: Librarians and APIs 101: overview and use cases (Library Connect)

Oct 19: 60 Tools in 60-ish Minutes (School Library Journal/ISTE)

Oct 25: Wix Wizardry: Free Websites in a Flash (Indiana State Library)

Oct 25: NCompass Live: Google Forms for Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Oct 25: Empowering Readers with Tech Tools (edWeb)

Oct 31: Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Enterprise (O’Reilly) 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Oct 4: Training: The Driving Force of Strategic Alignment (Training Industry)

Oct 4: Beyond the SEA: Instructional Design: Beyond the Basics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Oct 5: Training Staff When You Don’t Have Time to Train Staff (Colorado Virtual Library)

Oct 5: Bozarthzone! Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

Oct 17: Using Newspapers in Your Family History Research (Indiana State Library)

Oct 17: Database of the Month: Health Resources in GoWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

Oct 17: 4 Ways to Energize Virtual Learners: Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync Training)

Oct 19: SHOCKING REPORT: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too! (North Dakota State Library)

Oct 24: Making Training Stick: An Interactive Webinar for Supervisors (Infopeople)

VOLUNTEERS

Oct 3: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 18: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)

Oct 27: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)  

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

Monday, Oct 2 (11-11:30 am)

#NFGTips: How to Create Defining Moments for Your Donors (Network for Good)

How do you create memorable, meaningful moments for your donors? In this 30-minute webinar based on his new book The Power of Moments, Dan Heath will reveal the four elements of defining moments.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (8-9 am)

How to Launch a FABULOUS #GivingTuesday Campaign with Less Work and More Impact (Julia Campbell)

During this FREE 60-minute Master Class, you’ll learn: The reasons that so many #GivingTuesday campaigns fall flat, and solutions to ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes; The 3 essential steps to take to ensure that you launch a campaign that will slay your goals and energize your supporters;  How to narrow your focus and reach the right supporters with the right message and the right time; The proven method that my clients have used to secure buy-in from staff and supervisors who may be skeptical about online fundraising and giving days;  A clear process to prioritize your ideas and turn them into actionable tasks.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.crowdcast.io/jcampbell77

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (8:30-9:30 am)

Author Rick Riordan from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)

The Library of Congress invites you and your students to join in a virtual program that features best-selling author—and former classroom teacher—Rick Riordan.  He will be talking with students about his new book, “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3: The Ship of the Dead.”

For more information and to register, visit: http://bit.ly/2wk42Z6

note: author talks are not eligible for CE credit under the guidelines of the MT State Library certification program

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (9-10 am)

Reader’s Advisory: Nonfiction, Stranger than Fiction (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Have you ever been flummoxed when confronted with a patron who requests non-fiction? The Reader’s Advisory experts at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Talking Book Program are here to help! John Berkeland and Laura Jean Norris will provide Reader’s Advisory tips for assisting nonfiction loving patrons by offering ways of breaking down non-fiction into sub-genres, posing helpful questions to ask patrons, suggesting fiction read-a-likes, and providing additional resources.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (10-11 am)

HathiTrust and Shared Print

Shared Print Program Officer Lizanne Payne will describe the current status and future plans of HathiTrust. This webinar will be of interest to those tracking and participating in shared print efforts, as well as those interested in learning about the activities of the HathiTrust.

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

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (10-11 am)

Sensory Story Time: Programming for Children with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and Other Special Needs (Washington State Library)

While libraries strive to be welcoming places for all, children with special needs may not always thrive in traditional story times where crowds, bright lights, and sudden noises can overstimulate and overwhelm. Parents of children with special needs can often feel conspicuous and unwelcome in a library setting.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

A Conversation with Three Debut YA Authors (School Library Journal)

Be the first to hear about the exciting YA debuts from authors S.K. Ali, Janelle Milanes, and Margaret Rogerson. They will share their experiences of writing for teens and discuss the journey of having a book published for the first time. Join teen librarian Dawn Abron as she moderates this lively conversation.

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

note: author talks are not eligible for CE credit under the guidelines of the MT State Library certification program

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (12-1 pm)

From Puttering to Prototype in Makerspaces: Using Design Thinking with Elementary and Middle-School Students (Booklist)

Design thinking can be used with a wide variety of tools and media, including sewing, cardboard construction, coding, video game design, engineering, and more. In this webinar, we’ll examine the design-thinking process and share some strategies, supports, and starter ideas to get you going.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (1-2 pm)

State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition (edWeb)

This edWebinar will present the release of SETDA’s newest resource, State Procurement Case Studies: Digital Instructional Materials Acquisition. This publication highlights state level procurement case studies, sharing how states have effectively established and implemented policies for the procurement of high quality instructional materials and devices. State leaders from Indiana and West Virginia will highlight details of their states’ procurement and adoption processes. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive discussion session. This presentation will be especially useful for administrators, policy makers, curriculum directors, IT staff, teachers, and librarians.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 3 (5-6 pm)

Tips & Tricks for Stretching Your eBook Budget (American Association of School Librarians)

Maximizing your investment in digital content is an important goal for today’s school librarian. Join us for a free webinar to learn tips and tricks for stretching your eBook budget to reach the most readers with the most titles.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (11-12 pm)

Training: The Driving Force of Strategic Alignment (Training Industry)

Dr. Sam Shriver, executive vice president of The Center for Leadership Studies, will lead a discussion with David Brennan, recently retired chief executive officer of AstraZeneca, highlighting practical steps training professionals can take to fortify the connection between strategic imperatives and ongoing performance.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)

Creative Partnerships: Cooking Matters Classes for Childcare Providers (Colorado Virtual Library)

This webinar will focus on the classes Cooking Matters offers for Child Care Providers (both professional and informal), and will discuss what’s involved in offering a class, what the possibilities for partnership are, and consider ways that librarians’ unique areas of expertise can support and expand on the information provided during class.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-10/

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)

Constitution Day to Black History Month: Interactive Docs Displays to Engage Students (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar promotes the use of interactive government documents displays in the university library to catch the attention of students. Participants will learn strategies to engage students, parents of incoming students, community members and faculty.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1 pm)

Beyond the SEA: Instructional Design: Beyond the Basics (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this webinar, we will explore advanced instructional design skills and settings, including in-depth goal analysis, analyzing learners and contexts for the best learning outcomes, designing instruction for online learning, and addressing learner motivation and performance problems.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Getting Started on Photographic Documentation of Collections (American Alliance of Museums)

This webinar will cover different methods behind photographic documentation, and provide tips for implementing them–whether you are photographing an object for cataloging or condition reports, or looking for ways to digitize your collection.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Social Skills and Autism: Using Books in Creative Ways to Reach and Teach in Early Education (Early Childhood Investigations)

The webinar will focus on teaching the communication, interaction, and self-regulation skills that lead to friendship and participation in social settings. Weiss and Meiners will review empirically validated procedures, and discuss how they can be combined to effect change in young children with autism. The presenters will target common, yet difficult to teach, skills and share the secrets of using books and stories with young children to improve their communication skills

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12-1:30 pm)

Networking for Disaster Management in the Performing Arts (Lyrasis)

This free 90-minute webinar will demonstrate how working with multiple organizations in a network for disaster management can be accomplished. The history of networking for improved emergency preparedness in the cultural heritage, arts, and government sectors will be examined, with an exploration of existing networks. Case studies of the Pennsylvania Cultural Resilience Network and CultureAID in New York City will be presented to help guide you on how to start your own, or join an existing, cooperative disaster network.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (12:05-12:55 pm)

Health Insurance from a Financial Perspective (Solid Finances – from MT State University Extension)

Health insurance, like other forms of insurance, helps protect you from high costs and financial risk. Knowing how to choose the a health insurance plan for your health needs and financial situation can be confusing. In this session we will explore considerations that go into choosing the best plan to meet your needs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.msuextension.org/solidfinances/schedule.html

GREAT PROGRAMMING for your library – invite others in for a brown bag viewing and follow the presentation with a discussion.

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (1-2 pm)

Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Get an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  It will include:The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/10/(year)/2017

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (1-2 pm)

Defying Definitions: Top Graphic Novels for Fall (Library Journal/ School Library Journal)

From sf/fantasy and coming of age (The Tea Dragon Society) to shonen/shojo manga (My Hero Academia), superhero twists of fate (Terminals), an accidental adventure (Cosmic Commandos), and YA memoir (Lighter Than My Shadow), the hottest titles for fall offer a mashup of genres and characters from all walks of life. Join Library Journal Assistant Managing Editor Annalisa Pešek and leading publishers as they discuss the latest must-have graphic novels.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 4 (2-3 pm)

#GivingTuesday Before, During and After—Your 9-Week Success Plan!(Firespring)

With less than two months left before the biggest giving day of the year, we’re all systems go for #GivingTuesday on 11/28. If your current #GivingTuesday plan is to email a link to your “Donate Now” page and hope for the best, you still have time to implement a powerful strategy. Dana Ostomel, founder of Deposit a Gift and one of the nation’s leading authorities on crowdfunding, will take you step-by-step through creating your 9-week communications plan and implementing your best giving day ever.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Thursday, Oct 5 (9-10 am)

Training Staff When You Don’t Have Time to Train Staff (Colorado Virtual Library)

This presentation will offer simplified methods for supervisors and managers to train staff with varying learning styles, and ways to empower staff to take charge of their own training.

For more information and to register, visit: http://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2017-10/

 

Thursday, Oct 5 (11-12 am)

Integration Platform as a Service (O’Reilly)

In this webcast we’ll cover:What is an iPaaS? Why would I need one? What are common misconceptions when thinking about iPaaS?

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

 

Thursday, Oct 5 (12-1 pm)

CopyTalk – Understanding Rights Reversion (ALA Washington Office)

Authors who have a rights reversion provision in their contractual agreements with publishers can regain their rights of copyright. By doing so, authors can bring their out-of-print books back in print, deposit them in open access repositories, or otherwise make their works available to the public. This CopyTalk will cover why, when, and how to pursue a reversion of rights, review practical tools and resources, and show how librarians can educate authors about their options to regain rights from publishers and make their works newly available.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.districtdispatch.org/category/webinars/

 

Thursday, Oct 5 (12-1:15 pm)

Bozarthzone! Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom (InSync Training)

Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate, etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn’t “just like” the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we’ll learn to read virtual “body language” , look at ways to increase interactivity and engagement, utilize games and activities, and create visuals that support learning.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 5 (2-3 pm)

Using Leadership Communication to Triumph Over Change and Complexity (Training Industry)

As organizations grow more complex and find themselves in a perpetual state of change, many experience higher levels of turnover and lower levels of productivity as employees grow increasingly confused and fearful about the future. To combat this problem, leaders must become super-communicators with the ability to inform, inspire and engage their people consistently and compassionately across all channels.

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

 

Friday, Oct 6 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

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

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 10 (10-11 am)

5 Ways Managers Unknowingly Damage Company Culture (Training Magazine Network)

In this webinar, some of the topics to be discussed include: The benefits of improving your company culture and why is it critical with a millennial workforce; The importance of empathy, feedback and an employee-centric approach to management; How can managers quickly coach and develop their team members when there aren’t enough hours in the day; How culture can be measured and how can you manage to it; The impact of culture and retention on your bottom line.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 10 (12-1 pm)

Transforming academic library spaces to support modern-day learners (OCLC)

This webinar examines the organization of library space and its relevance to users.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 10 (1-2 pm)

The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (Library Journal/School Library Journal)

This webinar will focus on how digital magazines/journals are gaining popularity with students and educators for use inside and outside the library. There will be case studies that demonstrate how academic institutions, including ARL libraries, are using digital magazines/journals, what they considered when looking for a digital magazine/journal service, approaches to implementation, and tactics used to drive usage of their digital replica investment.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 10 (2-3 pm)

Strategic Planning 101 (Utah State Library)

Learn the basics of research, organization, and evaluation and how to keep the strategic planning process simple and effective, even if your library is small, rural and/or under financed.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (10-11 am)

Personal Branding for Women Leaders (American Management Association)

Every single day, you are presented with opportunities to shape the way people view you, and the question is: Are you taking advantage of them? In this webcast, Dorie Clark – a consultant, former presidential campaign spokesperson, and author of Reinventing You – will discuss the unique personal branding issues faced by women, and how female executives can cultivate their reputation as leaders.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (11-12 pm)

NFG Masterclass: The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday (Network for Good)

During this webinar, Jamie will share how she motivated online ambassadors, targeted fundraising appeals, and used strategic social marketing to build support for Baltimore’s nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Turning Dreams into Projects and Projects into Successes (GovLoop)

Life happens. Motherhood/fatherhood happens. Tax filing status happens. Illness happens. It turns out that many government employees also have a life outside of government.Join us to learn how to prioritize what matters most and make sure you are fulfilling your career dreams at the same time.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (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; Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/10/(year)/2017

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (12-1 pm)

Libraries Transforming Communities: Reflective Structured Dialogue Method with Essential Partners (2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

Join Essential Partners to learn how their Reflective Structured Dialogue method can help academic libraries resolve conflicts, restore trust, gain understanding and move toward collaborative action on campus and beyond.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (12-1:30 pm)

Challenging Behavior: Directors and Teachers Working with Families and Other Experts (Early Childhood Investigations)

In this powerful webinar by social-emotional learning expert, Barbara Kaiser, you will learn: prepare for difficult discussions; conduct an effective meeting with families; help families recognize when additional help may be needed.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (12:05-12:55 pm)

Medicare Basics (Solid Finances from MT State University Extension)

Many people don’t give Medicare a second thought until they approach 65 and find themselves in the middle of a big decision about their future. It’s important to understand requirements, eligibility and benefits when considering your future health care coverage.  Demystify the world of Medicare with this webinar offered by a Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. Those turning 65 in the next six months or over 65 and thinking about retirement are encouraged to attend, although all ages are welcome, especially those who help aging parents with insurance and financial matters.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.msuextension.org/solidfinances/schedule.html

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 ( 1-2 pm)

Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)

Join moderator Maria Alegre and a panel of children’s books publishers as they discuss upcoming picture and board books to entice future lifelong readers. Pancakes and yawns, gardens and cats, and the familiar childhood navigation through family, fears and exploration – this webcast offers big titles for the littlest minds to explore.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (1-4 pm)

Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES (Library 2.0)

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this mini-conference.

There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities. Offering further services and methods to meet patron needs.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.library20.com/makerspaces

 

Wednesday, Oct 11 (2-3 pm)

Coding + STEAM: Getting Students Future Ready (edWeb)

In this can’t-miss edWebinar, you’ll hear from Jon Samuelson, Innovation Strategist at Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR, who is actively combining coding with STEAM learning objectives. Get tips and tricks on integrating coding and STEAM plus lots of ideas that you can try in your classroom, makerspace, or school.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 12 (10:30-11:30 am)

7 Online Fundraising Strategies That Will Raise More This Year-End (Nonprofit Hub)

This webinar will show you how to attract and retain more online donors during the chaotic month of December.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 12 (12-1 pm)

Gov Makes CX a Priority (GovLoop)

Join us as we hear from government and industry experts about the importance of improving CX in government and how to make the business case for customer experience investments at your agency.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 12 (12-1 pm)

DAP Learning Series – Visualizing Analytics Data Part 2 (DigitalGov)

In this online event, we’ll discuss how to use tools that are designed to import data and visualize it without report exports.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.digitalgov.gov/events/

 

Thursday, Oct 12 (1-2 pm)

Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier (WebJunction)

As our library clientele becomes more diverse, so must our programming. The good news is that you already have the skills and access to the resources you need to research, plan, and deliver targeted programming in languages other than English. In this webinar, we’ll focus on how to adapt your current storytimes for Spanish/English storytimes. You can use this same process to deliver storytimes in any language.

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

 

Saturday, Oct 14 (8-8:30 am)

Free Mobile Learning Training Online Event (Simple K12)

Most students love to text message – maybe too much. While many teachers see this as a distraction, why not use this familiar and appealing tool to engage your students? Join Jerry Swiatek as he discusses why text messaging can be a powerful tool for instruction and how you can use it in your classroom. He will also share classroom examples and various resources that can be used with text messaging.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 17 (8-9 am)

Using Newspapers in Your Family History Research (Indiana State Library)

In this program, we will explore how to use newspapers more effectively to research family history.  Using newspaper columns, obituaries, death notices, and articles, you can better piece together family ties during times when other types of records did not exist. Newspaper digitization is a new technology that we will discuss, as well.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 17 (9-10 am)

Decolonizing Descriptions: Finding, Naming and Changing the Relationship between Indigenous People, Libraries and Archives (OCLC Research)

This webinar will examine how two different organizations – the Association for Manitoba Archives and the University of Alberta Libraries – began the processes of examining subject headings and classification schemes as they relate to Indigenous people.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 17 (11-12 pm)

Nonprofit Website Trends (IdealWare)

What do you need to know so that your next redesign isn’t outdated as soon as it goes live? Join us for a discussion with a panel of website developers who have years of experience working with nonprofits to create useful and interesting websites.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

 

Tuesday, Oct 17 (11:15-12 pm)

Database of the Month: Health Resources in GoWYLD.net (Wyoming State Library)

October is Health Literacy Month.  In this webinar we will look at the many resources under Health & Medicine, as well as, Nursing & Allied Health. The new interface for Health & Wellness Resource Center will part of this exploration of sources in GoWYLD.net. We will also check out a few places for materials and programming ideas.

To register, visit: Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4558566798337499649

 

Tuesday, Oct 17 (12-1 pm)

Expanding Access to Digital Resources by Sharing (Booklist)

With funds always tight, you may assume a digital reading platform is out of reach for your school or district. Think again. Join Booklist and Overdrive for this eye-opening webinar where you’ll hear how the Southwest Educational Development Center (UT) delivers eBooks and audiobooks to schools across six districts with an affordable shared collection.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 17 (12-1 pm)

4 Ways to Energize Virtual Learners: Breaking the Virtual Ice (InSync Training)

Engage your learners immediately and set the expectation that they are critical to the virtual classroom experience. Participate in icebreakers, discuss design and delivery techniques for creating engaging icebreakers and discover how to build instant long-lasting rapport with your audience.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (10-11 am)

Leading with Emotional Intelligence (American Management Association)

This webcast offers you a powerful introduction to the highly popular hands-on AMA seminar, Leading with Emotional Intelligence.To give a real sense of EI in practice, we’ll take a deep look at how EI drives and facilitates your ability to lead collaboration.  You’ll also learn about the F.L.I.P. Modes of Conversation as a “must have” tool for collaboration and relationship enhancement.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (11-12 pm)

How to Empower Your Patrons with Financial Literacy Programming (SirsiDynix)

Ever thought about incorporating financial literacy into programming at your library? Join Liesl Seborg from Salt Lake County Library Services as she shows how to replicate her success in your library. Come listen to what Salt Lake County is doing and how they help their community learn the pluses and minuses of managing money!

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (11-12:30 pm)

Strategic Directions: Strategic Thinking: Five Years Ahead (NISO)

This webinar will be driven by discussion of five significant trends (as identified by the global community of libraries) and the long-term ramifications. How are emerging technologies re-shaping existing legal protections and what does that mean for users and providers of digital content in a networked world? Can we rely on online education technologies to produce a more highly educated workforce? Will the networks of information and communication technologies enable collaboration as anticipated? How much personal data ought a provider to expect in exchange for content access? How far does the right of privacy extend? Information and communication technologies (ICT) are having an impact on human interactions and transactions. How will those transactions look in 2022?

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2017/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

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

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

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12-1 pm)

More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon (Georgia Library Association)

In this session, four University of North Carolina librarians will discuss their experiences and the broader role of librarians in the Wiki world. The presenters will focus especially on the edit-a-thon program at UNC-Chapel Hill, discussing event outcomes, addressing the benefits and challenges of hosting an edit-a-thon, and sharing tips, advice, and step-by-step resources for librarians considering their own involvement in Wikipedia.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (12:05-12:55 pm)

Slash Your Spending (Solid Finances)

Looking to cut expenses from your household budget? Are there areas you know you need to spend less? Do you need some tips on other ways to save money? This session will provide information on cutting.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.msuextension.org/solidfinances/schedule.html

 

Wednesday,  Oct 18 (1-2 pm)

New Books for Storytime (InfoPeople)

This webinar will focus on new picture books that will engage the storytime audience, including books that invite audience participation, books the promote the five  parent practices (talking, singing, writing, playing, and reading), books based on songs and nursery rhymes, books that promote preliteracy skills and kindergarten readiness, and websites useful to storytime planning.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (2-3 pm)

Leveraging PubMed Commons for Medical Librarians (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Authors whose publications are indexed in PubMed are invited to comment on other authors’ work and participate in open information exchange. Even in its early state, PubMed Commons is impacting the medical library community by providing useful information that reaches beyond traditional metrics and aids in identifying quality, credible medical information. This webinar will update you on what types of conversations are happening on PubMed Commons and provide tips to help you search for PubMed Commons comments in PubMed. Consider this webinar as a “state of the Commons” address.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (2-3 pm)

Midday at the Oasis: How Librarians and Information Professionals can make a difference in combating Predatory Publishers (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

In this webinar, the speakers, Dr. Mark Langdorf, Editor-In-Chief, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health and Linda Murphy, Health Science Librarian, will discuss the growing concerns of OA (open access) publishing and what actions librarians and information professionals can take in combating predatory publishers.

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/nto/schedule

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (3-4 pm)

News Literacy as a Vehicle for Reading Skills Instruction (edWeb)

Six in ten Americans get their news from social media, and according to UNESCO’s Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy, that is not a bad thing so long as news consumers are equipped to read intelligently: with skepticism and empathy. In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan (CT) High School, will share close reading exercises and activities for learners in grades 6-12.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 18 (5-6 pm)

Kick-Starting Author Involvement with Your School (American Association of School Librarians)

Authors of books for teens are “hot.” Their visits to schools inspire reading – and questions! Your library is The Place to build book excitement because your students want to know everything about their favorite writers. Four YA authors – Susan Dennard, Danielle Paige, Mindee Arnett, and Natalie Richards – and school librarian Dorcas Hand (Houston, TX) – will present proven ways to connect your students, teachers, and school to writers who will excite them, encourage them and inspire them.

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

 

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (8-8:30 am)

Dealing with Challenging Parents and Families: Managing Aggression (Simple K12)

Join Tamara Hill, a licensed and trauma certified child and adolescent therapist, as she discusses aggressive and challenging families and suggests ways in which schools and teachers can effectively manage and deal with them.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (9-10:15 am)

Librarians and APIs 101: overview and use cases (Library Connect)

The webinar presenters will provide an overview of APIs (application programming interfaces – see definition below) and a broad look at various use cases within the library from updating library systems to conducting research or facilitating access for other researchers. The webinar is meant for librarians who do not currently have a strong technical background, but who want to familiarize themselves with the technology and its applications.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (12-1 pm)

Going Fully Mobile in Your Library: Eliminate the Desk and Improve Service (Demco)

During this webinar, you’ll learn how Cincinnati overcame the numerous challenges to make going fully mobile a reality, how it positively impacted service and how you can do the same.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (12-1 pm)

Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming (Public Library Association)

Learn how to use Project Outcome data for programming decisions and improvements, funding requests, measuring against strategic priorities, and advocating for the impact your programs and services have on the community. Participants will hear real library examples and have the opportunity to ask questions.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (12-1:30 pm)

Building a Results-Based Board (GrantSpace)

Learn how to move your board from the reporting and activity mode of operation to a results-based approach that is informed and inspired by purpose. We’ll explore the characteristics and practices of a results-based board in relationship to the organization, and the board’s own effectiveness.

For more information and to register, visit: http://grantspace.org/training/calendar/online/(month)/10/(year)/2017

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (1-2 pm)

60 Tools in 60-ish Minutes (School Library Journal/ISTE)

Ready for maximum takeaway? This fast-paced event is jammed pack with ideas to engage students. Panelists will tip you on the best applications in VR creation, digital storytelling, making, and more!

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

 

Thursday, Oct 19 (12:30-1 pm)

SHOCKING REPORT: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too! (North Dakota State Library)

Can you identify fake news? Are you able to help others discern between fiction and fact? Join us to sharpen your information literacy skills! This webinar will cover the rise and history of fake news, ways to identify and categorize it, and the methods to prevent it.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 24 (9-10 am)

Visualize Your Library’s Story Part I: Presentation Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

In this two part webinar series, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant for the Texas State Library, will provide an overview of presentation and infographic tools to assist you in telling your library story. Part I will focus on creating engaging presentations to visually display your library’s story and data to stakeholders. Tools covered will include Prezi and Piktochart, as well as online tools to optimize images used.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 24 (10-11 am)

Making Training Stick: An Interactive Webinar for Supervisors (Infopeople)

In this interactive and informative webinar, Terry, Andrew and Brenda will introduce supervisors to “transfer of training” in order to help them understand various tools and strategies to support their staff in using more of their learning on the job. They’ll also explain the critical differences that supervisors make in the success and/or failure of employee training in any organization.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)

What’s the Big Deal About Big Data (InSync Training)

This session probes the buzz about Big Data and predictive analytics in the HR space, and provides guidance to help you be more effective in hiring, developing, and retaining high performers. Not all personality inventories are created equal! Learn how to recognize which ones you can trust and which can actually compare candidates and predict their likely success in your organization’s critical job roles.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 24 (12-1 pm)

Pulse-Pounding Mysteries for Fall (Booklist)

Leaves are turning yellow, orange, and . . . blood red. Heat up your autumn with the most exciting new and forthcoming crime fiction from sponsors Books on Tape/Listening Library, Dundurn, Macmillan, HMH, and Soho.

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

 

Tuesday Oct 24 (12-1 pm)

School & Public Library Partnerships: Easy Ideas and Best Practices (Indiana State Library)

Hancock County Public Library Children’s Librarian Bambi Pea acts as a liaison between HCPL and the district’s schools.  In this webinar, she’ll share successful ideas for school collaborations and visits, offer advice on how to initiate and maintain relationships with teachers and administrators, and provide insight into making it work from a public library’s perspective.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 24 (12-1:30 pm)

Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library (WebJunction & TechSoup)

Social media has the potential to increase community engagement with new and existing library patrons. Join us to learn how libraries can effectively use social media tools, even with limited staff and time. Learn how to identify the appropriate social media platforms to market library services and events, and how to integrate best social media practices in your library’s marketing plan. We’ll help you build a foundation for your social media strategy and provide practical ideas and tactics for immediate use in your library.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 (8-9 am)

Wix Wizardry: Free Websites in a Flash (Indiana State Library)

Attendees will learn what Wix.com has to offer as a free, drag-and-drop website building tool.  They will become familiar with the basics of using the Wix Editor to customize templates and add elements like images, text, pages, menus, and apps.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 (9-10 am)

NCompass Live: Google Forms for Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

Learn how to use Google Forms for surveys or polls, program registrations, planning a meeting time and more. You can even collaborate on a form with others. The best part? It’s free and easy to use!

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 (11-12 pm)

The Donor Stewardship System: How to Maximize Donor Retention, Earn Referrals, and Upgrade Your Donors Year after Year (Firespring)

Join Joe Garecht, the founder of Garecht Fundraising Associates and The Non-Profit Fundraising Digest, to learn how to build a scalable donor stewardship system for your organization.

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 (12-1 pm)

Understanding Investing and Avoiding Fraud: Resources from the SEC (Federal Depository Library Program)

This webinar will cover investing basics, tips to avoid fraud, and the SEC’s educational resources. It will also include a brief overview of the SEC.

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

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 (3-4 pm)

Empowering Readers with Tech Tools (edWeb)

During this edWebinar, you will hear from Katherine Bush, 10-year veteran and fourth grade teacher in Maury County Public Schools as she shares how she adapted existing reading practices and gave them a modern “makeover” leveraging technology to engage all students. Katherine’s presentation will provide many valuable tips for you to use with your own students, including: Examples of reading tech tools she uses in her classroom; How she has integrated these tools into her lesson plans; How she aligned the tools to standards while driving student achievement.

For more information and to register, visit: http://home.edweb.net/webinars/2017-10/

 

Wednesday, Oct 25 (5-6 pm)

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2017 (American Association of School Librarians)

Three members of the 2017 AASL Best Apps committee are giving an overview tour of the apps recognized as the 2017 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.

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

 

Thursday, Oct 26 (9-10 am)

Visualize Your Library’s Story Part II: Infographic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

In this two part webinar series, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant for the Texas State Library, will be provide an overview of presentation and infographic tools to assist you in telling your library story. Part II will focus on creating infographics illustrating your library’s value to the community, featuring examples from the library community. Tools covered will include Piktochart, Canva, and Tableau.

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

 

Friday, Oct 27 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

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

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

 

Friday, Oct 27 (12-1 pm)

Winter is Coming: Stocking Your Series Nonfiction Shelves (Booklist)

Report season is upon us, and lucky for you Amicus, The Creative Company, Lerner, Mason Crest, and Teacher Created Materials are here to help you survive it. In this free, hour-long webinar, they will present their new Fall 2017 releases, which may include tips on weathering a zombie apocalypse or makerspace mania.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 31 (11-12 pm)

Bringing Artificial Intelligence to the Enterprise (O’Reilly)

Join this O’Reilly webcast for a discussion of the current state of AI within large enterprises, and a look at the trends that will shape their future architectures.

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

 

Tuesday, Oct 31 (12-1 pm)

How to Find and Access U.S. and International Standards Information: Tips and Tricks (Federal Depository Library Program)

Need to locate U.S. or international standards in a timely manner? Confused by the world of the standards? This webinar will present resources and tools to identify and retrieve information related to U.S. and international standards. Both the content of the tools and specific search techniques will be covered.

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

 

 

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BackTo-online-School – Learning for Every Librarian

September 2013 online training for librarians

Here is a quick glance of the topics covered this month (full descriptions and login information below):

*ADVOCACY*
Sept. 17: Geek the Library Q&A with Mary Stein
Sept. 26: Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through
Smart Communications

*AFFORDABLE CARE ACT*
Sept. 26: (Repeat) The Affordable Care Act – Assisting Your Library Patrons

*ASSESSMENT & PLANNING*
Sept. 10: Building a Digital Dodge City
Sept. 12: Google Analytics for Nonprofits
Sept. 17: Representing Reference – Measuring Success: How one institution
is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are
doing with the results
Sept. 25: Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries

*BOARDS*
Sept. 18: Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance
Sept. 30: Your Board and Fundraising

*CAREERS*
Sept. 18: Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview

*CHILDREN & TEENS*
Sept. 11: Common Core State Standards and Public Libraries
Sept. 17: What’s New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013
Sept. 17: Kevin Henkes Live!
Sept. 24: Book It: Fall Titles for Youth
Sept. 26: Fall Teen Book Buzz

*COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT*
Sept. 10: A Passion for Romance
Sept. 17: What’s New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013
Sept. 17: Kevin Henkes Live!
Sept. 24: Book It: Fall Titles for Youth
Sept. 26: Fall Teen Book Buzz

*DATABASES*
Sept. 12: Up Next: We Talk Databases with Marshall Breeding &  an Expert Panel
Sept. 30: Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org

*FUNDRAISING*
Sept. 11: Introduction to Finding Funders
Sept. 11: Improving Donor Retention: How Creative Thank You’ s and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising
Sept. 16: Proposal Writing Basics
Sept. 23: Proposal Budgeting Basics
Sept. 30: Your Board and Fundraising

*LEGAL*
Sept. 17: Public Libraries and the Homeless: Legal Issues
Sept. 18: What Every Director Needs to Know about Credit Cards and Patron Privacy

*MANAGEMENT*
Sept. 10: Before Happiness
Sept. 11: How to Manage Millennials and Keep Them Engaged
Sept. 12: Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone
Sept. 18: What Every Director Needs to Know about Credit Cards and Patron Privacy

*MANAGING CHANGE*
Sept. 11: Capitalizing on Organizational Change: How to manage the benefits, dynamics and transitions
Sept. 13: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos

*OUTREACH/PARTNERSHIPS*
Sept. 23: Conversation Sparks: Community Partnerships

*REFERENCE*
Sept. 17: Representing Reference – Measuring Success: How one institution is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are doing with the results
Sept. 24: Leaving Fort Ref: Frontiers of Embedded Librarianship

*TECHNOLOGY*
Sept. 10: Building a Digital Dodge City
Sept. 13: There’s an APP for that! 4.0
Sept. 18: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Sept. 19: Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Use the Tools You Already Have
Sept. 24: Hacking, Making, & Creating – at the Library! Technology Innovations & Customer Created Content

*VOLUNTEERS*
Sept. 17: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

September 10 (11-12 pm)
Before Happiness (Training Magazine Network)

In this enlightening session leaders and managers will learn how to adapt their organization and modify their leadership practices to create an environment where more people achieve happiness quicker – and the organization capitalizes on increased employee engagement and the power of
positive results.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/shawnachor_sept10

Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 10 (12-1 pm)
A Passion for Romance (Booklist)

Find out about newly available classics and the most alluring of soon-to-come titles in this free, hour-long webinar that highlights the rich and pleasurable happily-ever-after variety this ever-popular genre generates.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 10 (12-1 pm)
Building a Digital Dodge City (WebJunction)

This webinar provides a look at Dodge City’s community-wide digital inclusion initiative to understand the process of engaging multiple sectors throughout the process. Join us for a conversation with the Dodge City leadership team discussing why they have prioritized a community-wide initiative, the challenges of working with multiple sectors (with diverging
goals!), what they expect from the project and what they recommend to others considering a similar path.

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

Suggested CE: Technology

September 11 (10-11 am)
How to Manage Millennials and Keep Them Engaged (American Management Association)

In this webcast you’ll hear about the differences between Millennial, Gen X and Boomer employees; ways to effectively reach and work with them; and practical methods from case studies of companies that are managing them successfully.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
amanet.org/training/webcasts/How-to-Manage-Millennials-and-Keep-Them-Engaged.aspx
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 11 (11-12 pm)
Introduction to Finding Funders (GrantSpace)

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s
comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional.
Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of
foundations that will match your nonprofit organization’s funding needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Introduction-to-Finding-Funders-2013-09-11-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 11 (11-12 pm)
Capitalizing on Organizational Change: How to manage the benefits, dynamics and transitions (Nonprofit Webinars)

Change can be frustrating, but it also provides organizations with an opportunity for growing people, structures, and systems. When organizations guide their people through the process of change with understanding, clear communication and a willingness to handle the unexpected, the results can be extremely positive.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/9112013-capitalizing-on-organizational-change-how-to-manage-the-benefits-dynamics-and-transitions/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 11 (1-2 pm)
Improving Donor Retention: How Creative Thank You’s and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Webinars)

While donors want to change the world with their gifts, most want something else too. The important social acknowledgement and identity reinforcement that comes from a heartfelt, thoughtful thank you cannot be underestimated. This webinar will show how to effectively use donor thank you’s to build long-lasting relationships.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/81113-improving-donor-retention-how-creative-thank-yous-and-cultivating-an-attitude-of-gratitude-can-boost-fundraising/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 11 (1-2 pm)
Common Core State Standards and Public Libraries (Infopeople)

With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards now occurring in 45 states, the time is perfect for public libraries to be seen in their communities as an integral piece of the CCSS. Participants will learn what the CCSS are, how they will affect students, as well as simple and effective ways to incorporate them into existing library programs and services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/common-core-state-standards-and-public-libraries
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 12 (11-12 pm)
Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone (Training Magazine Network)

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do anything is getting them to hear you out. Join Dr. Mark Goulston, a clinical psychiatrist who honed his skills as an FBI hostage negotiation trainer, as he explores how to increase your ability to get through to anyone. Learn
persuasive techniques, how to get through to others in difficult situations, how to get people to buy into your ideas and more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/citrix_sept12
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 12 (12-1 pm)
Up Next: We Talk Databases with Marshall Breeding and an Expert Panel (American Libraries Live)

Marshall Breeding will lead our expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
americanlibrarieslive.org/blog/next-we-talk-databases-marshall-breeding-and-expert-panel
Suggested CE: Technology

September 12 (1-2 pm)
Google Analytics for Nonprofits (GiftWorks)

Join us for this overview of Google Analytics, a FREE web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site. We will start with how it is possible to capture data on visitors and then hit the highlights of using Google Analytics to improve your website. This overview is for anyone that wants to know the value of using web analytics!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
giftworksconnect.com/events/free-webinar/?category_name=8096
Suggested CE: Technology

September 13 (12-1 pm)
Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos. You will learn to identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; discover how behavior style impacts the change process; and apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

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

September 13 (12-1 pm)
There’s an APP for that! 4.0 (The TLT Group)

In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn’t matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an “app for that”. Get some new ideas for your classroom and share some of your ideas of how apps can be used in education.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events?eventId=706212&EventViewMode=EventDetails
Suggested CE: Technology

September 16 (11-12 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics (GrantSpace)

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, and more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Proposal-Writing-Basics-2013-09-16-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration
September 17 (11-12 pm)
Representing Reference – Measuring Success: How one institution is determining the impact of bibliographic instruction and what they are doing with the results (LYRASIS)

Staff at the William C. Jason Library at Delaware State University. They’vedeveloped a tool called Knowledge Check Survey – a survey administered (through LibGuides) to first-year university seminar students to assess the impact of information literacy (IL) sessions. They will discuss how the results are used to improve IL classes for future students.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=9E6D2124-EFEE-E211-8247-002219586F0D
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 17 (12-1 pm)
Geek the Library Q&A with Mary Stein (OCLC)

The Geek the Library community awareness campaign at East Baton Rouge Parish Library (EBRPL) activated both internal and external library advocates, and got the community talking about the library. Learn more about the EBRPL story and get your questions answered live!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=2026&audience=state
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 17 (12-1 pm)
What’s New in Youth Nonfiction: Fall 2013 (Booklist)

Don’t miss the latest titles from three top youth nonfiction publishers in this free, hour-long webinar! Join representatives from Boyds Mills Press, DK, and Simon & Schuster to learn about new nonfiction titles, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 17 (12-1 pm)
Kevin Henkes Live! (School Library Journal)

Join us for an exclusive webcast with beloved children’s book author Kevin Henkes, creator of nearly 50 picture books and novels for children. He will talk about his work, his inspirations, and The Year of Billy Miller—an acclaimed and irresistible story about friendship, siblings, and the perils of elementary school. Take this chance to ask him your questions live!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/category/webcasts/
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 17 (12-1 pm)
Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars/developing-strategic-plan-volunteer-engagement
Suggested CE: Library Administratin

September 17 (1-2 pm)
Public Libraries and the Homeless: Legal Issues (InfoPeople)

Because courts give greater latitude to library rules that are behavior focused, and a tighter scrutiny to rules based on status or speech, it’s important to know the how to frame your policies, especially when dealing with specific populations such as the homeless. This one-hour webinar will look at the movement for Homeless Persons’ Bill of Rights and Fairness, and the current legal rights and professional ethics as they apply to public libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/public-libraries-and-homeless-legal-issues
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 18 (9-10 am)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. Includes Q&A.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12504
Suggested CE: Technology

September 18 (11-12 pm)
Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance (Nonprofit Webinars)

We will look at four interrelated areas: membership (including recruitment,development, self-assessment), process (including structure, meetings), capacity, and fiduciary issues to enhance board effectiveness.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/92513-nonprofit-boards-effective-governance/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 18 (12:30-2 pm)
Cover Letter and Resume Tips to Get an Interview (Library Leadership and Management Association)

This webinar is geared towards library students, recent graduates, or job changers. Participants will learn to: match their cover letter and resume to job descriptions; show their skills, not tell; and make a good impression in the application process. For questions about this or other
LLAMA programs, contact Fred Reuland. freuland@ala.org

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
.gotomeeting.com/register/131842490
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 18 (1-2 pm)
What Every Director Needs to Know about Credit Cards and Patron Privacy (Library Journal)

Credit cards are a way of life, even at public libraries. However, many library decision-makers are unsure of how to meet their obligations when it comes to protecting patron information. This Webcast will provide clear-cut, definitive answers about how to accept credit cards, protect
patron privacy, and comply with the PCI Standard.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/08/webcasts/what-every-director-needs-to-know-about-credit-cards-and-patron-privacy/
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 19 (4:30-5:30 pm)
Everyday Technology for Learning Differences: Use the Tools You Already Have (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Participants will learn how everyday tech –word processors, Web browsers, consumer electronics, and more – can assist students who struggle with reading, writing, note taking, math, organization, time management, and attention.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
atcoalition.org/training/everyday-technology-learning-differences-use-tools-you-already-have
Suggested CE: Technology

September 23 (12-1 pm)
Conversation Sparks: Community Partnerships (Southern Maryland Regional Library)

Do you want to know what others in the country are doing in their libraries? Are you curious about the library world beyond your own stacks? Join Conversation Sparks! Our September session focuses on Community Partnerships with examples from libraries across the country. Examples from our guest speakers include school-library partnerships, museum-library
partnerships, community sharing programs, and One Book programs. If you have an example of a community partnership, share it with us during our Open Sharing portion of the session.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tinyurl.com/n3tl8tn
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 23 (1-2 pm)
Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. Session geared to the novice grantseeker. Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly recommended.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Proposal-Budgeting-Basics-2013-09-23-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 24 (11-12:30 pm)
Leaving Fort Ref: Frontiers of Embedded Librarianship (WebJunction)

At the innovative Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries, librarians don’t just wait for the questions to come to them. This webinar explores new approaches to reference that embed the librarian in the community, answering questions at the point of need, and growing community connections.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Leaving_Fort_Ref_Frontiers_of_Embedded_Librarianship.html
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 24 (12-1 pm)
Book It: Fall Titles for Youth (Booklist)

Get the inside scoop on new youth titles for fall and beyond.Representatives from Annick Press, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, RunningPress, and Teacher Created Library Materials will spotlight their favorite upcoming fiction and nonfiction titles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 24 (12:30-2 pm)
Hacking, Making, & Creating – at the Library! Technology Innovations & Customer Created Content (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

Traditionally, when our library customers wanted to make something, we’d send them to the craft section or to the “how to write a poem” section of the library. Today’s makers want to make gadgets, 3D-printed prototypes, and a video series. And guess what? They want the library’s help! In this webinar, renowned librarian/author/blogger David Lee King provides
an overview of technology innovations that focus on “making,” including hackerspaces, digital media labs, co-working spaces, and self-publishing tools, and provides ideas on how to incorporate these innovations into your library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/hackingmakingcreating/index.html
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 25 (12-1 pm)
Going First: The Edge Pilot Project and Rural Libraries (TechSoup)

The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks. Join us as we talk with participants from pilot libraries located in rural communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
techsoupforlibraries.org/events/going-first-the-edge-pilot-project-and-rural-libraries
Suggested CE: Technology

September 26 (9-10 am)
The Affordable Care Act: Assisting Your Library Patrons (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

I n this webinar, Cheryl Rowan (Consumer Health Coordinator for the National

Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region), will help librarians prepare for the questions they may receive from patrons regarding the Affordable Care Act. What are the best resources to use for questions from library patrons? How much assistance can and should you

provide as a librarian? Join us for this -can’t miss” event – offered twice for your scheduling convenience.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/aca/index.html
Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

September 26 (11-12 pm)
Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and Money Through Smart Communications (Guidestar)

As you expand the tools you use to communication online and off and staff’s roles change, how do you ensure you’re all speaking with one voice? Based on Sarah Durham’s book Brandraising: How Nonprofits Raise Visibility and\ Money Through Smart Communications, this webinar will help you improve your program’s communications.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
guidestar.org/rxg/news/webinars/index.aspx
Suggested CE: Library Administration

September 26 (1-2 pm)
Fall Teen Book Buzz (School Library Journal)

Summer vacations and summer reading programs are just distant memories now. School is back in session, and now it’s time to restock the library shelves! Join us for our fall Teen Book Buzz webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your teen readers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/2013/08/webcasts/fall-teen-book-buzz-2/
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 30 (12-1 pm)
Maximizing the Value of WorldCat.org (OCLC)

This course provides a brief introduction to the Worldcat.org platform and illustrates how libraries can help patrons derive maximum advantage from the service.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
oclc.org/support/training/portfolios/maximizing/courses/worldcat-dot-org/09302013.en.html
Suggested CE: Collection Management and Technical Services

September 30 (12-1 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising (GrantSpace)

This class will cover the role of your board, why board members may be reluctant to fundraise, how to overcome these concerns, and ways the board can participate in fundraising activities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Your-Board-and-Fundraising-2013-09-30-Webinar
Suggested CE: Library Administration

COMING UP OCTOBER 18-19 Library 2.013 – the Worldwide Virtual Conference – open and free.

For more information and to sign up as a member of Library 2.0: http://www.library20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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Online Library Learning for July 2013

Thanks to Jamie Markus at the Wyoming State Library!

Titles:
What You Should Be ‘Subjecting’ Your Teens To: The Nonfiction Switch
The 3P’s in Strategic Planning for the Virtual Classroom
Events for (Almost) Everyone
How to Build Websites Like Hollywood Builds Movies
Grantseeking Basics
Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations
on role of libraries in early reading
Learning in the Learning Commons: How UNK Moved Out of the Silos and into a
Dance Hall
Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye to Achieve Professional and Personal Success
3D Printing for Everyone: What you need to build your own 3D printer
Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers
Five Clicks (or Fewer) to Census Data: Navigating the latest release of the
American FactFinder – Part 1
Hire Like A Pro: How to Avoid the 4 Fatal Hiring Mistakes That Almost
Everyone Makes
Location, Location, Location: Mastering HTML 5 Geolocation
Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant
Making Difficult Conversations Easy
Book Group Buzz
Leading Organizational Change
Library Social Media Use
DIY Options for Mobile Websites
Information Literacy Assessment: What Works? What Doesn’t?
Learning and Support @ the Point of Work
Localize, Mobilize, and Spotlight Your Library Services and Outreach
School Library Journal Summer Teen
5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity
Accessing Employment Statistics Using “OnTheMap”
Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration
Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age
An eBook Publishing Primer – what librarians need to know to help local
authors
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Keys to Improving Project Team Performance Using the Myers Briggs Type
Indicator
Accountable Fundraising: You Can Integrate Achievement, Long-term Success
and Stewardship

Abstracts and registration information:
July 3 (9-10 am)
What You Should Be ‘Subjecting’ Your Teens To: The Nonfiction Switch
(Nebraska Library Commission)

There has been a lot of debate recently over “weeding” out the Dewey
Decimal System in exchange for a more patron- and browsing-friendly Subject
Classification System. Can this really work? What are the pros and cons of
such a dramatic change? Join us to discover how the Teen Advisory Board of
the La Vista Public Library implemented such a change in their teen
department. This session will be presented by Lindsey Tomsu, the YA
librarian, and Sarah Kreber, a member of the La Vista Public Library Teen
Advisory Board, who played a huge part in making this project successful.

Suggested CE: Collection Management & Technical Services

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

July 8 (8-9 am)
The 3P’s in Strategic Planning for the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

Many organizations desire to improve their training departments by “going
virtual” or they have been in the virtual classroom for a while but are not
sure what they can do to take their programs to the next level. This
seminar will discuss the 3 P’s in strategic planning for the virtual
classroom: People, Process and Programs.

Suggested CE: Library Administration
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
us.insynctraining.com/insync-byte-series/

July 9 (10-11 am)
Events for (Almost) Everyone (Washington State Library)

Events can be an excellent way to connect with patrons, volunteers, your
partnering organizations, and your surrounding neighborhood. They build
good will, educate about your services, and add to your list of annual
successes. This presentation will share the rudiments of low- or no-cost
events for which the idea and spirit behind them are as important as the
successful execution.

Suggested CE: Library Administration
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx

July 9 (11-12 pm)
How to Build Websites Like Hollywood Builds Movies (O’Reilly)

In this webcast, we’ll look at the lifecycle of various Web development
projects through the lens of Hollywood storytelling. Learn how to deliver
successful projects that are on time, on budget, and meet customer
expectations through a comparison of how the narrative structure of various
films compares to different process models for site development. Not only
will you come away with a better understanding of how to approach your next
Web development project, but you’ll also gain a greater appreciation for
the life lessons taught by some of your favorite Hollywood films.

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 9 (12-1 pm)
Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace)

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a
representative of a nonprofit organization? Are you new to fundraising? Do
you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools
and resources are available? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In
this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a
grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available
tools and resources.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/

July 9 (12-1 pm)
Libraries, Children and Families: new research and policy recommendations
on role of libraries in early reading (WebJunction)

The importance of early childhood education was underscored by President
Obama in his most recent State of the Union address: “Study after study
shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does
down the road.” Join us to hear Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute
of Museum and Library Services, present on a recent report, Growing Young
Minds, developed with the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, that highlights
the role of libraries in early learning. The report also offers a plan of
action for policy makers to build on current research and include libraries
in early learning strategies. Attendees will learn about best practices for
enhancing reading programs and how to participate in your community’s
efforts to address literacy concerns. In addition, Lee Rainie, director of
the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, will describe
the Project’s newly released report about the special role that libraries
play in the life of families with children. Attendees will learn what
matters to parents about their library experiences with their children, and
how library programs and outreach can address those needs.

Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

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

July 10 (9-10 am)
Learning in the Learning Commons: How UNK Moved Out of the Silos and into a
Dance Hall (Nebraska Library Commission)

The UNK Learning Commons opened softly the Fall of 2010 with the goal of
coordinating multiple academics student services in one convenient place.
Now, nearly three years later, the UNKLC has become a hot spot for campus
partnerships that contribute to the students’  academic success. Learn out
why it started, how far it’s come, and where it’s going next. Speakers:
Keri Pearson, Interim Assistant Director, UNK Learning Commons; Dr. Ron
Wirtz, Assistant Director of the Learning Commons for the Library.

Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

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

July 10 (10-11 am)
Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye to Achieve Professional and Personal Success
(American Management Association)

Joe and Bob Azelby are seasoned business executives who believe that a
career stalls because an individual lacks a certain skill or has a behavior
that makes them a less qualified candidate. We all have weaknesses, which
the Azelby brothers refer to as “BUTs.”” For example: Bill is a hard worker
BUT he can’t influence people and Larry is a great producer BUT he is a
lousy manager. Most people do not have any idea how their BUTs are
inhibiting their career advancement because their colleagues and even their
managers are unwilling to provide much needed candid feedback. This webcast
will help you identify your BUTs and provide the tools necessary to shrink
them. In addition, they’ll explore the importance of strong managers and
demonstrate how a manager’s BUT can have a negative impact on his or her
team.

Suggested CE: Library Administration
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

July 10 (11-12 pm)
3D Printing for Everyone: What you need to build your own 3D printer
(O’Reilly)

In this webcast, I will introduce you to my open source 3D Printer that I
built from a kit. I’ll share my experiences of both joy and tears, from
assembly and tuning, to modeling and printing. We’ll cover the kinds of
open source models, compare their commercial counterparts, talk about heat,
plastic types and potential. If you are curious about 3D printing, but
don’t know much about it, I hope to cover all of the basics. If you have
been doing your research, but have some pointed questions that will get you
off the fence, I hope to answer those too. By the end of the session, my
hope is you will all want to build 3D printers of your own, and have all of
the information you need to get started.

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 10 (12-1 pm)
Engaging Pro Bono and Skilled Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both
exciting and scary. If you’re thinking about adding skilled volunteers to
your program, or if you’ve just started, this seminar can help you make the
experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization.
Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing
the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes
will be covered.

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

July 10 (1-2 pm)
Five Clicks (or Fewer) to Census Data: Navigating the latest release of the
American FactFinder – Part 1 (InfoPeople)

Linda Clark, data dissemination specialist for the U. S. Census Bureau,
will guide you through the latest version of the American FactFinder
database. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able
to: Quickly find the most current population for any city or county in the
U.S., Obtain basic counts of people in specific categories, Drill down to
find rich topical data for your community at low levels of geography,
Locate tables that cross-tabulate broad subject areas with local race,
ethnic, and tribal groups, and Answer most user inquiries in five clicks or
fewer!

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 10 (1-2 pm)
Hire Like A Pro: How to Avoid the 4 Fatal Hiring Mistakes That Almost
Everyone Makes (NonProfit Webinars)

Hiring the right people is absolutely critical to the success of any
organization. Your team dictates your ability to execute your
organization’s mission. Unfortunately, so many managers are using old
hiring strategies that are not effective any longer. They ask the wrong
interview questions and they make poor hiring decisions. The result? An
inadequate team, or a lot of bad turnover. The team suffers, the manager
suffers, and no real work gets done. In this webinar we will describe the 4
most common hiring mistakes and how to stop them immediately.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

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

July 11 (11-12 pm)
Location, Location, Location: Mastering HTML 5 Geolocation (O’Reilly)

Do you know where your users are? The HTML 5 Geolocation API is a
JavaScript-based interface that allows you to programmatically get access
to a user’s approximate latitude and longitude. You can get a snapshot of
their location or even continuous updates. The best part is the API is now
built into many of the latest generation of browsers. In this hands-on
webcast presented by Andy Gup, he’ll step you through how the API works, as
well as take an in-depth look at the data it provides and how to use it
effectively. We’ll nail the key things you need to know to implement this
API into your existing systems right away. You’ll learn that not all data
is created equally. To hit home the concepts we’ll demonstrate using the
API in several real world scenarios and show how this information can be
successfully integrated into a backend system for analysis.

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 11 (11-12:30 pm)
Using Census Data to Apply for a Grant (United States Census Bureau)

Practice accessing statistics from the decennial census, the American
Community Survey and economic information from American FactFinder in order
to complete a grant scenario.

Suggested CE: Library Administration
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
census.gov/mso/www/training/

July 12 (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.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

For more information and to register for this program, visit
www.gotomeeting.com/register/702428768

July 16 (12-1 pm)
Book Group Buzz (Booklist)

Leading a book group can be a lot of work, from finding new titles to
searching for discussion questions. In this free, hour-long webinar,
Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor for Booklist, will
be joined by representatives from HarperCollins, Random House Library
Marketing, and Sourcebooks for a discussion of upcoming and backlist titles
that are a perfect fit for adult book groups, as well as a whirlwind tour
of must-know websites for book discussion leaders.

Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

July 17 (11-12 pm)
Leading Organizational Change (NonProfit Webinars)

In a rapidly changing world, every leader needs to understand how to
effectively guide organizational change. Change may be necessary for many
reasons, such as meeting new customer demands; implementing a strategic
plan; upgrading technology systems; or coping with challenges. Leaders
often wonder how to promote buy-in and engagement during what is sometimes
a difficult process. This webinar for staff and board members will focus
on: principles of change; understanding how people react to change; common
mistakes and how to avoid them; working with resistance; and maintaining
open communication. You will learn practical tips and be introduced to
resources for further learning.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

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

July 17 (12-1 pm)
Library Social Media Use (WebJunction)

Over half of the world’s 2 billion Internet users interact with social
media tools to create, share, and exchange information and ideas while
online. Libraries are using these tools to market programs and services,
and to connect and engage with their communities beyond the library walls.
Join us as we explore Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as examples of tools
that are being used successfully by libraries. The webinar will cover how
to create, administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online
presence. Some basic security settings for each social media tool will be
discussed as well.

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 18 (9-10 am)
An eBook Publishing Primer – what librarians need to know to help local
authors (Montana State Library)

Where do local authors go to find out about self-publishing an eBook? Why,
they should go to the library, of course!

Where do local authors go to find out about self-publishing an eBook? Why, they should go to the library, of course!

Jo Flick of the Montana State Library and Jodi Christophe of the Missoula Public Library’s Web-On-Wheels branch library will introduce librarians to several epublishing options that they can share with local authors interested in self-publishing. The goals of this training are to support local writers, to position the library as an important resource for writers, and to promote the access and archiving of home-grown literature through the local library.

To meet these goals, Jodi and Jo will explain the issues and decisions that authors face when choosing which service they use to self publish, they will provide links to many resources available to authors from epublishing to researching copyright issues. Participants will leave this session with a working knowledge of how epublishing works.
CE Category: Library Services for the Public

To register: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6272527270498923264July 18 (9-10 am)
DIY Options for Mobile Websites (Texas State Library and Archives
Commission)

Are you interested in do-it-yourself options for developing a mobile
website for your library? The Texas State Library is planning on offering
training on this topic, but we need your input. Christine Peterson of
Amigos Library Services is conducting a 1 hour webinar, showcasing the
following common DIY mobile options: Google Sites mobile templates, Kurago
Kurogo Mobile Platform, jQuery Mobile, and Responsive Web Design using CSS
media queries. In conjunction with the webinar, you will have an
opportunity to vote via survey for the solution you would like to receive
training on.

Suggested CE: Technology

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

July 19 (11-12:30 pm)
Information Literacy Assessment: What Works? What Doesn’t? (LYRASIS)

During the last Polite Debate Society, we addressed Information literacy
from the teaching perspective… How to teach the Hard Stuff (Recording:
lyrasis.adobeconnect.com/p42slccadgz/). In part 2 of the series,
panelists from the information literacy community will spend 90 minutes
discussing key issues in information literacy assessment. The teaching
landscape for IL librarians continues to evolve rapidly. Assessment
strategies used previously in the traditional classroom environment are
challenging, if not impossible to implement in an educational setting where
we use both the physical and virtual classroom, where technology dictates
our approach to teaching so heavily, and where many deal with the pressure
cooker of the “one shot” class. Still others are learning what kinds of
assessment strategies are most effective in the semester long credit
bearing information literacy course. In our Polite Debate Society session,
our panel will review and critique some common assessment strategies,
discuss what works and what doesn’t in a variety of settings, and share
ideas for best practices in information literacy assessment.

Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

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

July 22 (8-9 am)
Learning and Support @ the Point of Work (Insync Training)

The increasing velocity of business places urgency on creating and
sustaining workforce capability. Workflows and the need to learn are
converging. Continuous work demands and mission-critical needs for our
workforce to learn should not force us to choose one or the other.
Traditional training methods, delivery venues, and learning management
systems are not agile enough to address this convergence @ the point of
work. Informal learning becomes critical, and is shrinking to meet the
demands of just-enough-just-in-time-just-for-me. This expanded learning
environment is loaded with interdependencies and is requiring us to treat
it as a dynamic learning ecosystem.This session examines a framework called
the PDR Learning Continuum that serves as an overlay to the ecosystem
concept and integrates learning and support @ the point of work.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
us.insynctraining.com/insync-byte-series/

July 23 (12-1 pm)
Localize, Mobilize, and Spotlight Your Library Services and Outreach
(WebJunction)

Libraries play a critical role in their communities that goes beyond their
collections, focusing on events, outreach and library as place. In an
increasingly digital and mobile world, libraries need new ways to reach out
and engage. Now with the new OCLC Library Spotlight program (
worldcat.org/spotlight), you can set up a dynamic mobile view of your
library and dramatically extend its visibility into many popular web
services—in just 10 minutes. Learn about this free service, available to
all, that will make it easier for your library to be found on the web and
through highly trafficked services like Yelp. Hear how one library focused
its messaging and engagement through coordinated efforts at a local level
to maximize their web presence and reach.

Suggested CE Technology

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

July 24 (9-3pm)
School Library Journal Summer Teen (School Library Journal)

SummerTeen presents popular YA authors talking about their writing
experiences and current and forthcoming titles in a conversational panel
format, including Q&A sessions with the audience. Presentations led by
school and teen library experts will address the hottest trends in YA
literature including mystery/thriller, historical fantasy, technology and
diversity. And you’ll hear directly from publishers about the newest books
you’ll want for your teens this year. Summer Teen is a free, must-attend
online event for teen and young adult services librarians and educators
from public and school library settings, as well as teen advisory groups,
book clubs and anyone who loves YA/teen literature.

Suggested CEL: Collection Management and Technical Services

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
slj.com/summerteen/program/

July 24 (10-11 am)
Five Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (American Management Association)

Attend this webcast and learn about FranklinCovey’s program called “5
Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.” The program, supported by science
and years of experience, will give you an overview, key concepts and
elements of a process that has helped countless individuals yield a
measurable increase in their productivity. It will also give you hope, a
renewed sense of engagement, and show you how implementing these tools and
concepts can make or break your ability to achieve the most important
outcomes in your work and personal life.

Suggesed CE: Library Administration

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

July 24 (11-1 pm)
Accessing Employment Statistics Using “OnTheMap” (United States Census
Bureau)

Uncover a wealth of information available on U.S. workers in an overview of
this online mapping and reporting application. See where they are employed
and where they live with companion reports on worker characteristics and
optional filtering by age, earnings, or industry groups.

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 24 (11-12 pm)
Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration (NonProfit Webinars)

Typically when people think about social capital, it is associations,
networks and relationships that result in a gain. I believe that
organizations tend to build partners with those who are similar (bonding
social capital) instead of bridging, another form of social capital with
those who are different. In this workshop, participants will learn more
about social capital and how to leverage networks that can increase program
partners and potential funders.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

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

July 24 (1-2 pm)
Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age (InfoPeople)

Check the Infopeople website for more information on this program.

Suggested CE: Library Services to the Public

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

July 31 (9-10 am)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation
Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and
share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of
time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your
questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have
your answers.

Suggested CE: Technology

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

July 31 (10-11 am)
Keys to Improving Project Team Performance Using the Myers Briggs Type
Indicator (American Management Association)

If there weren’t people involved, my project would have been delivered on
time and under budget! Sound familiar? Unfortunately, the reality is that
people are involved in the execution of every project and not even the most
sophisticated software or project template can change that fundamental
truth. Communication, interpersonal skills, and an understanding of team
dynamics are a project manager’s greatest asset for driving optimal project
performance, and the MBTI tool can fast forward that competence
exponentially. This webcast will present an overview of personality type
and how the different types can be leveraged to form a team that harnesses
the best of all of them.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

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

July 31 (11-12 pm)
Accountable Fundraising: You Can Integrate Achievement, Long-term Success
and Stewardship (NonProfit Webinars)

Suggested practices in this webinar will significantly improve your bottom
line as you gain better results for your cause, increases loyalty from
staff and board, and deepen the level of appreciation from those who
support your mission.

Suggested CE: Library Administration

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

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May Training from the Montana State Library

May is blooming with learning opportunities!

First…I hope you are planning to attend the Webside Chat with MT State Librarian Jennie Stapp this week on Friday, May 10th at noon.  It will be a celebration of sorts, as the Montana library community fared well with the 2013 Montana legislature – a well-earn faring, of course.  Jennie will recap the good news and answer any questions about what comes next.  Register here.

We’ve got lots of training for DiscoverIt! planned for this month. It’s time to dive into this search tool if you have not yet gotten your feet wet, or if you’ve given it a try and decided you need more training, take advantage of all the opportunities this month.

DiscoverIt Intermediate Administration Training – onsite and hands-on.  The onsite trainings in Miles City (Monday, May 13th), Lewistown (Tuesday, May 14th) and Missoula (Wednesday, May 15th) are not-to-be-missed!  Register here.  Cara and I and the folks at EBSCO will help you with implementation of DiscoverIt! for your library.  Come to this training and walk away offering a top-of-the-line search experience for your patrons.

Promote the DiscoverIt! tool and win an iPad (or other great prizes!).  Create a display to promote the DiscoverIt! Search Tool, take a photo, go to the Montana State Library Facebook page and click on “photo contest,” enter your photo and complete the form, and – here’s the fun part – get your supporters to vote for your entry.  The most votes wins!  Looking for an idea?  Join me and Sara Groves on Friday, May 10th at 9 am and we’ll drum up some ideas for you.  You don’t need to register for the online meeting on Friday, just go to joingotomeeting.com and enter this meeting code: 978-224-344.  There is a short 3 minute video explaining how the contest works on the MT State Library Vimeo channel – click here to view it. 

I’ve started a new series of trainings for DiscoverIt! users called “MORE PRACTICE SEARCHING.”  These are designed for those that have attended a “JUST THE BASICS” session or they have some practice using the DiscoverIt! tool, but just want a little more guided practice. These sessions are small group learning, very interactive, the participants share what they know and we all learn from each other.  The first one was terrific and one of the suggestions was that MSL staff create a tip sheet (or two) for improving search results.  Great idea, huh?  I’ll have something like that ready for the next MORE PRACTICE webinar on May 23rd at 9 am.  Click here to register for that session.  I’ll continue to offer JUST THE BASICS and MORE PRACTICE SEARCHING in the upcoming months, and Cara will continue to offer training on customizing and managing your library’s profile – your instance – of this amazing new-age library search tool.  You can truly make this search tool whatever you want it to be for YOUR library.

If you presented at MLA and think your session would do well as a webinar, please contact me.  I would love to schedule some time online for you to present your session to a broader audience and to get it recorded for anytime/anyplace learning.

Registrations for the Montana State Library Summer Leadership Institute (July 22-24 at Carroll College in Helena featuring ALA President Maureen Sullivan!!!) will open next week.  Watch for that opportunity.  The first round of applications are for public library leaders that did not attend in 2012.  You need not be a director, but only one person per institution may attend and no one attending can report to anyone else.   We’ll offer a second round and open it to those that attended in 2012 on the first of June, if there are seats remaining.  We have room for just 20 participants.  This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for public library leaders, so please plan to attend if you can.

And…finally…SAVE THE DATE – Fall Workshops will be held at the Red Lion Colonial Inn in Helena on September 27th and 28th.  Federal funding precariousness caused a delay in getting the funding secured, and I just didn’t have much choice about dates and location.  A survey we did last month (over 120 responded) indicated that Helena is a good spot to hold the meeting – the easiest drive time for the most number of people.  We are just starting to plan the scope and details for Fall Workshop, so if you want to suggest something, please let me know.  Registrations will open Mid-August (probably August 15th).  If you have the summer’s off from your library job, be sure to check into your  MSL library directory account in mid-August so you can get your registration in early.  Last year, most of our sessions were closed out within the first week of registration.

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May – Training from around the land

This list of Webinars is compiled by our colleagues at the Wyoming State Library – lots of good stuff including a 2-part series on dealing with difficult situations (Iots of requests for training on that.)

May 7 (11-12 pm)
LibraryYOU: Library as Content Creator (WebJunction)

Learn how the Escondido Public Library partnered with local experts to
create digital content for the library’s collection. Funded by an LSTA
grant, the LibraryYOU project consists of a digital media studio, a
website, and public training classes encouraging community members to share
their knowledge and learn how to communicate through digital media formats.
LibraryYOU helps strengthen connections with local businesses, establishing
the library as a technology leader in the community. This webinar covers
how Escondido set up LibraryYOU and how other libraries, large and small,
can set up similar community content creation projects.

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

May 7 (12-1 pm)
Geek the Library Informational Webinar (Geek the Library)

Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a
live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the
details before committing to participate in the program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
get.geekthelibrary.org/webinars/

May 7 (12-1 pm)
Truth About Social Learning (Insync Training)

“Social learning” and “informal learning” are among the training industry’s
hottest phrases these days. But there’s so much confusion over what they
mean, and what they mean to those of us in the business. In this session
we’ll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal
learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way
we’ll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social
learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational
performance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
us.insynctraining.com/bozarth-programs/

May 7 (12-1 pm)
Worlds of the Imagination: What’s New in SF/Fantasy (Booklist)

Science fiction and fantasy remain greatly popular among genre fiction
readers and are gaining new fans fast! In this hour-long, free webinar,
hear what series promise to hit it big and what authors have upcoming
volumes. Expand your universe without leaving your seat as representatives
from Baen, Galaxy Press, Tor, and Tu Books cover titles for all ages.
Moderated by Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

May 7 (1-2 pm)
Inbound Marketing: The Latest Techniques to Attract More Donors,
Volunteers, and Others (NonProfit Webinars)

Nonprofits’ efforts to find supporters are rapidly being supplanted by the
need for supporters to easily find you. Learn about specific, low-cost
marketing and fundraising techniques that will drive more traffic to you
online, and increase your “conversion rate” so more of them become donors,
event attendees, and other supporters. We’ll examine how to implement
inbound marketing by combining techniques like search engine optimization,
pay-per-click, blogs, articles, websites, landing pages, calls to action,
links, social media, and more to promote and leverage your content, boost
online traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into supporters.
We’ll also discuss how to easily measure results to validate that your
fundraising programs are working.

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

May 8 (9-10 am)
Hastings StoryWalk: Walk, Read, Explore (Nebraska Library Commission)

The StoryWalk® Project combines family fun, exercise, and literacy into one
great community activity. The concept involves posting pages of a book at
certain intervals along a walking path. Library Director Amy Greenland will
present lessons learned by the Hastings Public Library, especially in
preparing materials for Nebraska wind and weather, and participant comments.

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

May 8 (10-11 am)
5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (American Management Association)

Attend this webcast and learn about Franklin Covey’s program called 5
Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.” The program, supported by science
and years of experience, will give you an overview, key concepts and
elements of a process that has helped countless individuals yield a
measurable increase in their productivity. It will also give you hope, a
renewed sense of engagement, show you how implementing these tools and
concepts can make or break your ability to achieve the most important
outcomes in your work and personal life.

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

May 8 (1-2 pm)
Managing Fundraisers; for the Non Fundraising Executive (NonProfit Webinars)

Specifically designed for President’s, CEO’s, Executive Directors and
others without a fundraising background. This webinar will discuss the
components of development planning, questions to ask, answers to expect,
and potential red flags. Proper roles for executive leadership, ways to
champion an increasingly effective office as well as techniques to bolster
lesser results. Your organization deserves the best fundraising department
and personnel possible. Be it a one person shop or much larger, how that
department is managed will determine their effectiveness and in turn the
number of dollars raised.

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

May 9 (11:30-12:30 pm)
How Senior Friendly is Your Website? (Accessible Technology Coalition)

The percentage of older people using the Internet continues to rise. As
does the number of younger people who rely on the Internet for information
and resources as they provide support to an older family member or friend.
Learn what it means to deliver web content and navigation choices that are
specifically geared for older web visitors and their families and
caregivers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
atcoalition.org/trainings

May 9 (12-1 pm)
Fall 2013 Librarian Preview (Booklist)
Be among the first to see and hear firsthand what Lerner has coming for
readers this fall! Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they
unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in Fall 2013. Get
the inside scoop and sneak peek at Lerner’s new series, nonfiction titles,
middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades
K-12 coming this January. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well
as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides,
reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make
lesson planning easy.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

May 9 (12-1 pm)
Library Learning Goes Online (American Libraries)

Online learning is changing the way schools work. From elementary to
graduate school to continuing education, online tools are creating new
horizons in distance learning and new tools to supplement in-person
learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance
traditional library instruction with online tools? How do we create
standards in the face of technology that is constantly changing?

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

May 10 (11-1 pm)
The Future of Collections: New Directions in Music Collection and CONTENTdm
(Lyrasis)

11-12 pm. With drastic changes in the way people consume music and the
inevitable cratering of the record industry, where does this leave
libraries? We’ll take a look at how we got to this point and the evolving
role of digital music in the marketplace and in libraries. We will
highlight a number of potential opportunities where libraries can still be
a place to encounter new sounds and be an active participant in its
community’s music scene. We’ll consider the evolving role of digital media.
12-1 pm.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
lyrasis.org/Classes-and-Events.aspx

May 10 (11-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Prezi (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine
Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on
talk about library context and higher concepts. It’s really all about the
tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each
webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

May 13 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Are You Prepared to Meet the Literacy Needs of African American Male Youth?
(University of North Carolina)
The need for quality literacy education is strong, particularly for
certain underserved populations. One group in critical need of improved
literacy instruction is African American males. This webinar will explore
the role of the education community, including librarians, in: 1) closing
the literacy achievement gap, 2) nurturing the resolve of African American
male youth, helping them reconcile their different identities, and
reimagine their place in the world, and 3) enabling African American male
youth to take action in their own lives and in their communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
sils.unc.edu/events

May 14 (12-1 pm)
Dazzling Debuts: Hot New Names in Fiction (Booklist)
In this free, hour-long webinar, Random House will introduce four
not-to-be-missed names in fiction, sure to be popular at your library this
summer. You’ll hear directly from the authors about their novels, the
writing process, and the inspiration behind their works. Booklist
Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk will moderate the panel and
interview the authors, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask
questions of Lottie Moggach (KISS ME FIRST), Jessica Brockmole (LETTERS
FROM SKYE), Koren Zailckas (MOTHER, MOTHER), Robert Rotstein (CORRUPT
PRACTICES).

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

May 14 (1-2 pm)
Books for Kids: Spring Reading for Growing Minds (School Library Journal)

Are you ready for an adventure? With beautiful illustrations, imaginative
journeys, and timeless lessons, a great children’s book captures the hearts
and minds of all generations. Whether you’re looking for the perfect book
to fit in with the Common Core State Standards or you’re just looking to
spice up story time, this free webcast is for you. Join Groundwood Books,
Teacher Created Materials, and Random House Inc. as they present the best
new upcoming books for kids from Shell Education, Archie Comics, National
Geographic for Kids, Blue Apple Books, and Quirk Books.

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

May 14 (1-2 pm)
Handling Challenging Situations: What Do I Do Now? Part I of II (InfoPeople)

To a great extent, libraries’ users behave within the framework of
acceptable social norms. But a subset of users in all libraries – large,
small, urban, rural, suburban, special and academic – behave outside these
norms, placing stress on the staff and other users. Whether the behaviors
are exhibited by those who are homeless, mentally ill or just plain rude,
providing your staff with limit-setting and self-care skills can turn
challenging situations into empowering ones. San Francisco Public Library
has turned to other City agencies to assist staff in gaining skills and
strategies for responding to these situations.

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

May 15 (10-11 am)
Breezing Along with the RML (National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library
activities relevant to public and health sciences librarians. This month:
MCR Coordinators will share their experiences from the Medical Library
Association meeting in Boston.

To log in, visit webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2 Enter as a guest. Sign in
with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room
to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone. For
more information contact Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu or call 307-766-6537.

May 15 (11-12 pm)
Effective Strategic Planning part 3: Measure, Monitor, Report (NonProfit
Webinars)

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your
stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your
organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your
plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A
bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure.
This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at
selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.

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

May 15 (12-1 pm)
Planning: A Small Library’s Strategies for Tech Success (TechSoup)

Join us on May 15th at 11 AM Pacific/2 PM Eastern, as we talk about
technology planning in libraries with special guest Alexis Caudell,
director of the Mitchell Community Public Library in Mitchell, Indiana – a
busy small-town library, serving a population of 12,009 across three rural
townships. Successful technology implementation requires time, attention,
planning, money, and training. Alexis focuses on thinking ahead, pursuing
grants, and making people a priority – including both staff members who
need training and community members whose needs are the driving force. We
look forward to learning from Alexis as she shares her experiences and
ideas in this session. This webinar is part of a series of webinars
exploring the Edge Initiative Benchmarks, specifically Benchmark 7, which
says: Libraries integrate public access technology into planning and
policies.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
techsoupforlibraries.org/events

May 15 (12:30-1:30 pm)
Making I.T. Happen! A Toolkit for Building Collaborative Relationships with
your IT Department (Colorado State Library)

IT folks carry the stigma of being particularly non-collaborative, but the
stereotype of the loner programmer barricaded in a cubicle is not
necessarily accurate. The growing number of collaborative projects between
library public services and IT departments make it necessary to examine
relationships and create excellent communications for resulting success.
This program will discuss proven management and collaborative techniques
for building relationships, through self-assessment and teambuilding
techniques, and will offer a glimpse into how strong relationships between
IT and public services libraries can lead to award-winning and innovative
projects.

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

May 15 (1-2 pm)
Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation: Creating Local, Issues-Based
Programming (American Library Association)

This session will focus on issues based discussions for teen audiences,
using the Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation model. Adam Davis,
Director for the Project on Civic Reflection and an advisor to the Engage!
project, will walk webinar participants through how to identify locally
relevant issues and images for issues-based teen programming, and Christie
Chandler-Stahl, formerly of the Evanston (Ill.) Public Library and
currently at the Rakow Branch of the Gail Borden Public Library District in
Elgin, Illinois, will share how this approach worked in her library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
programminglibrarian.org/online-learning.html#.UXrBeso0_3V

May 15 (1-2 pm)
Planning an Adult Program on a Budget: Creative Library Program Solutions
(InfoPeople)

This webinar will introduce the beginning program coordinator to the basic
tools necessary to plan, implement and evaluate successful library programs
for adult programming on a budget. From book discussions and author visits
to craft programs and film screenings, this webinar is designed to help
public librarians create programming that underscore the role of the public
library as an important cultural, recreational and educational institution
in the community. This webinar will provide participants with ideas and
samples of programs they can bring to their own library. A step-by step
process and details including getting started, program types and associated
costs, resources for low cost programs, and marketing and evaluating
programs.

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

May 16 (11:30-12:30 pm)
Assistive Technology (AT) Latest and Greatest (Accessible Technology
Coalition)

Hosted by AT Network. Presented by Debbie Drennan and Janet Nunez. Trends
in Assistive Technology – The Latest from 2013 ATIA and CSUN Conference.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
atcoalition.org/trainings

May 16 (4-5 pm)
Be the Change: Raise the Bar with Effective Collaborations (Booklist)

Get the big picture and nitty gritty on what you need to about how to pull
off collaborations that work with peers, principals, public libraries,
parents, and others using partnerships as well as technology to turn gaps
into opportunities for learning and leadership.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

May 17 (11-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Wikis (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine
Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on
talk about library context and higher concepts. It’s really all about the
tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each
webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

May 21 (11-12 pm)
Zero to app in two weeks (O’Reilly)

In working with top tier app partners, the Windows Ecosystem Team has seen
developers produce an app in a little as two weeks, whereas others meander
around for months with little to show. Why this discrepancy? What are the
factors that make the difference between struggle and success? In this
webcast, Kraig Brockschmidt will share the experiences that he and his team
has gained from working with these partners to help you get your
productivity in high gear for your own app-building efforts.

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

May 21 (1-2 pm)
Handling Challenging Situations: What Do I Do Now? Part II of II
(InfoPeople)

A partnership between the San Francisco Public Library and the local
Department of Public Health resulted in the placement of a social worker at
the Main Library to link users to housing and social services. Eventually a
job-training component was added, providing opportunities to develop
marketable skills for people who had been homeless. Meet and hear the story
of a library outreach worker who helps herself by helping others.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
May 21 (1-2 pm)
Part 6 On Common Core – Serving the CCSS and Youth (School Library Journal)

What resources do librarians have in their collections that meet the goals
of the Common Core initiative? How will the Common Core State Standards
influence the decisions school and public librarians will be making as they
continue to develop their collections? What specifically should educators
be looking for in the resources they select? Join Kathleen Odean,
librarian, speaker, reviewer, university instructor, and the author of
guides to children’s titles as she discusses the books that engage children
and meet the goals of the CCSS.

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

May 22 (9-10 am)
Library Planning: A Customized Program for Success (Nebraska Library
Commission)

Planning gives a library greater depth of understanding of the community it
serves, goals to work toward, and a path to follow. Since libraries and
their communities are all unique, every library’s plan is custom designed.
Eric Green, Denise Harders, Sharon Osenga, and Sarah Warneke, Nebraska
Regional Library System directors, and Laura Johnson from the Nebraska
Library Commission will discuss the importance of planning and introduce a
new program they will be offering to libraries to make the vital activity
of planning simpler and more immediate.

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

May 22 (11-12 pm)
Broadband Adoption Toolkit (WebJunction)

Increasing access and use of information technologies is essential for
communities and individuals. Libraries, local government, community-based
organizations and businesses are creating a variety of solutions. Building
a digitally inclusive community requires multiple strategies,
collaborations and creativity. Some digital inclusion strategies are
referred to as “broadband adoption” which includes technology training,
broadband awareness, low cost internet service and low cost home computers.
NTIA is expected to release a Broadband Adoption Toolkit in May 2013. Join
us for a conversation with the creators of the Broadband Adoption Toolkit
to discuss what they learned and how the broadband adoption pieces fit
together.

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

May 22 (11-12 pm)
Conversations Across the Invisible Yellow Line – Board and Staff Roles
(NonProfit Webinars)

If you’ve ever watched a football game on television, you’ve seen the
yellow line that appears on the screen, showing the placement of the next
down. We can see it, but those on the field cannot. It’s invisible to the
players. The same is true in many board and staff relationships. There is a
yellow line that defines who does what, but it is invisible. This fast
paced webinar will share some of the basic on both sides of the yellow line
and suggest ways to make it less ‘invisible’ to the players in a nonprofit.

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

May 22 (12-1 pm)
Where’s the Power? What’s your Point? (Insync Training)

Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This
session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not
just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to
hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning
points that will stick.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
us.insynctraining.com/bozarth-programs/

May 22 (1-2 pm)
Can Your Board Tell Your Story? (NonProfit Webinars)

Board members often don’t want to ask for funds, but when it comes to
raising friends for your organization, most of them are eager. But, do they
know how to tell your story? Here are some things board members can do:
Develop their own 30-second elevator speech about your organization,
Present “just the facts, ma’am” fact sheet to a local business person, and
Speak with passion about your organization to potential donors.

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

May 22 (1-2 pm)
Spotlight! On National Library of Medicine Resources (National Library of
Medicine)

In this month’s webinar, Dana Abbey, NN/LM Colorado/Health Information
Literacy Coordinator, will present on multiple language resources. Taking
the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes
you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education
credit.

Log in at: webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Instructions to connect to the
audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.
Questions to Jim Honour, jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

May 24 (11-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Music Fun (Texas State Library and Archives
Commission)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine
Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on
talk about library context and higher concepts. It’s really all about the
tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each
webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

May 28 (12-1:30 pm)
Outcome Thinking 4: Using Data for Improvement (Otherwise There’s No Point
in Collecting It!) (Grantspace)

Collecting the evidence that program success has been achieved – or not –
generates information in the form of data. In an outcome mindset,
collecting data is an activity, not an outcome. The only real outcome for
data and data collection is USE! This session will provide insights and
tools for USING the different types of data generated in an outcome
framework. The intent of the session is to promote data use in the service
of improved results and impact for clients.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/

May 29 (9-10 am)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation
Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and
share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of
time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your
questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have
your answers.

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

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Midwinter training online and face-to-face with the Montana State Library and MT Library Association

Friday, January 11, 2013

Webside Chat with Montana State Librarian Jennie Stapp

Please join Jennie Stapp, Montana State Librarian, on Friday January 11th at noon for a snapshot of the 2013 Montana legislative session.  MT Library Association Legislative Chair, Judy Hart will join this session.

Watch for upcoming Webside chats where Jennie will share news, information and discussion about the current issues confronting Montana’s libraries.

To register:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/762131025

CE Category: Library Administration

 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Library Legislative Day

11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Advocacy Training

Join MT Library Association President Anne Kish and Legislative liaison Judy Hart for 2 hours of training on library advocacy in the Grizzly Room of the Montana State Library in Helena.  Library staff, volunteers, trustees, and friends of libraries are encouraged to attend.  Lunch is provided at no charge by MLA.  According to Hart and Kish, 2013 is a critical legislative session for Montana’s libraries and at this session, they will explore the talking points for advocating for libraries with state legislators.  Attendees are encourages to pre-schedule appointments to visit representatives at the State Capitol.

CE Category: Library Administration

1:30 – 5:30 pm meetings with legislators

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Library Day at the Montana State Library

Legislators and staff are invited to the State Library to meet with librarians from around the state, have their photos taken for the updated READ posters, and enjoy a BBQ buffet.  All Montana librarians, volunteers, trustees and supporters of libraries are invited to attend.

TO REGISTER FOR LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE EVENTS, please click on this link:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFE2LXZvZlRSLUdTZF8tSEJfQ1Bvb0E6MQ

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Community Asset Mapping and Managing Training for Staff

8:30 am Friend-raising with Peter Hunter, Montana History Foundation

Mr. Hunter raises funds for the Montana History Foundation.  In his morning presentation, he will share some insights about how to make friends for your library.  Mr. Hunter’s presentation is a great, informal pep talk to inspire library administrators and trustees to enjoy putting the library into situations where funders are more likely to be generous.  Coffee, tea, and muffins will be served.

CE Category (.5): Library Administration

9 – 10:30 am Strategies to extend influence, impact, and service

This session  will examine the library’s role in promoting local, sustainable, powerful solutions to important and entrenched community problems.  This session is a prequel/introduction to the pre-conference seminar planned by a team of MSL and public library staff planned for the MT Library Association meeting in Missoula in April.  Presented by Donci Bardash and Jo Flick.

CE Category: Library Administration

10:45 – 11:45 am Assessing and Managing Staff Training

MSL CE Coordinator Jo Flick and BTOP trainer Jennifer Birnel will introduce online tools which library directors/managers can use to quickly assess their staff needs based on the Montana State Library CE categories, Montana Public Library standards and both ALA and EDGE benchmarks.  During the training, directors/managers will learn how to customize the online forms, collect and sort data, and they will get some hands-one practice at analyzing real-life data, and starting to organize a plan for meeting staff needs for professional development at the library/district level.

CE Category: Library Administration

TO REGISTER FOR LIBRARY LEGISLATIVE EVENTS January 16-17, please click on this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dFE2LXZvZlRSLUdTZF8tSEJfQ1Bvb0E6MQ

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Job Service/Social Media Webinar

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Contact BTOP trainer Jennifer Birnel jbirnel@mt.gov for details.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11 am – 12:30 pm

Job Service/ Cover Letters

For more information, contact BTOP trainer, Jennifer Birnel, jbirnel@mt.gov

 

Thursday, January 31, 2013 9-10 am

mt.gov – eGovernment Services with Audrey Hinman, Application Technology Services Bureau Chief, State of Montana

First of two webinars designed to familiarize Montana librarians with the growing number of state government services available online so that librarians can help their patrons access vital services.

Citizen Services
Audrey Hinman will introduce librarians to the growing range of online eGovernment services of value to Montana citizens. From paying income taxes to renewing vehicle registrations, or obtaining a burn permit, mt.gov is increasingly expanding access to government services online. Librarians can play a vital role in educating patrons of the services available and helping their patrons access Montana’s eGovernment services.

To register for this session:  https://student.gototraining.com/r/7310793898118258432

CE Category: Library Services to the Public
Please also sign up for the second session (separate registration is required)

February 7, 2012 – 9 – 10 am

Business Services
Audrey Hinman will guide librarians on a tour of the increasing number of eGovernment services now available to businesses in Montana, and those doing business with Montanans. From receiving notifications of bids from the State, to checking licensure status, or finding information about an active business, Montana’s ever expanding eGovernment services are powered up to support enterprise in the Treasure State. Librarians will learn how best to assist their patrons on accessing these essential services and making them aware of their availability.

To register for this session: https://student.gototraining.com/r/4837817424901281792

CE Category: Library Services to the Public

 

Thursday, January 31, 2013 – 1-2pm

Library Learning Portal – an introductory tour

Join the MSL library trainers and consultants for a tour of the Montana State Library Learning Portal.  The staff have designed a one-stop-shop for finding learning resources: from brief tutorials that point out the “On” button on various eReader devices (and lots more), to multi-class mini courses, from a one-page handout guide for completing a common function in the Montana Shared Catalog, to a manual on how to organize and upload a collection of digitized yearbooks into the Montana Memory Project.  There is even space for librarians to share ideas and resources in this online learning community.  You can find upcoming training and easily locate archived recordings.

To register for this session: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3145153358800735744

CE Category: Library Administration

 

February 1-2, 2013 noon – noon

OffLine in Butte (Montana Library Association)

For more information and to register:  http://www.mtlib.org/Conferences/2013offline_registration.pdf

February 5, 2013 9 – 10 am and 3:30-4:30 pm

Discover It! Integrated Searches – JUST THE BASICS

MSL Trainer Jo Flick will guide participants on some basic search techniques using the recently deployed integrated search tool called “DiscoverIt!” – a powerful tool for patrons and students. Every librarian needs to know how to use DiscoverIt!. But, it takes some practice. This session introduces the basics and provides some opportunity for the participants to try out a a few searches and learn by doing. Join if you are just beginning to learn to use search tools, or if you’ve tried it out and gotten frustrated. Either way, this session is designed to get everyone up the learning curve a bit, and maybe even over that hump.

To register for 9 am: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2669647565136657664

To register for 3:30 pm:  https://student.gototraining.com/r/3415669503117644032

CE category: collection management and technical services

 

February 7, 2013 beginning at 11 am

LYRASIS eGathering, Montana State Library Grizzly Room, Helena

The Montana State Library maintains a membership in the library collaborative Lyrasis, which affords discounts and group buying power for a number of different services and products of value to libraries.  To find out more about Lyrasis, plan to attend this meeting in Helena.  Times and registration information will be available soon.  Contact Jo Flick, jflick@mt.gov

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December is full of learning opportunities online…

Coming up in December:

December 6th 9-10 am

Montana Library2Go: Content Reserve Basics with Cara Orban

Join Cara Orban, Statewide Projects Librarian for a tour of Content Reserve, the Administration site for MontanaLibrary2Go. Learn how to run reports, where to find training materials, and how to advertise the collection at your library.

CE Category: Collections Management & Technical Services

To register: https://student.gototraining.com/r/2754867411830415872

December 6th 3:30-4:30 pm and December 7th 9-10 am

Montana Shared Catalog Director’s Station – an introduction to the New DS with Amy Marchwick

Join Amy for a tour of the new Director’s Station application for the Montana Shared Catalog.  This session is designed for current members of the MSC; if you are thinking about joining, ask Amy amarchwick@mt.gov or Ken kadams@mt.gov for more information.  We’ll plan an informational session in the upcoming months.

CE Credit: Collections management and technical services

To register for the December 6th 3:30 pm session: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7969546497515948288

To register for the December 7th 9 am session: https://student.gototraining.com/r/6722197834804012800

December 11th 9-10 am

HomeworkMT – turnkey materials for promoting and training at your library

HomeworkMT is a free online tutoring service available to all Montanans.  This Webinar will provide library staff with the tools they need to promote this service and build community awareness.  Jo Flick will demonstrate a simple presentation, provide all the slides and handout materials so that participants can have a turn-key training ready to go.  Jo will also demonstrate how to find usage statistics, marketing materials and support services from Tutor.com – the vendor that provides HomeworkMT.

CE category: Library administration

To register:  https://student.gototraining.com/r/1899672764838352384

December 12th 9-10 am

The Montana Library as Community Anchor: making libraries relevant and engaged  (with Wendy Campbell, Rebekah Kamp, and Debbie Wellman; hosted by Jo Flick)

The Association of Small and Rural Libraries annual conference was held in Raleigh, NC and was attended by Montana librarians Rebekah Kamp, Debbie Wellman, and Wendy Campbell.  The participants identified a focal point of Library as a Community Anchor that served as an underlying foundation for the information they would like to share.

Rebekah Camp will introduce the timely concept of library as community anchor sharing information from the workshop, Taking it to the Streets:  Community based Advocacy and Engagement.  The ARSL workshop led by Jennifer Pearson introduced advocacy and engagement as key components in the successful future of libraries with a focus on ideas that work. The workshop also discussed the Geek the Library campaign that was introduced and promoted throughout the conference. Learn more about Geek the Library at get.geekthelibrary.org.

Wendy will share information about Signature Events for Small Libraries.  The workshop led by Cassie Guthrie was a “show and tell” of library fundraisers, successful and unsuccessful, with easy instructions on how to get started.

Debbie will share information about Librarians with Black Belts.  The workshop led by James Parrott was based on Warren Graham’s, Black Belt Librarians and concerns library safety and security.

CE Category: Library Administration

to register: https://student.gototraining.com/r/7058142617837530624

December 12th 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Montana Shared Catalog – Adding URLs to MSC Catalog Records with Melody Condron

Learn how to add a URL/website link to a record in the Montana Shared Catalog. Even non-catalogers can manage these links and add content that will show up for patrons in the patron catalog. Melody will explain the rules and guidelines for these links, as well as how to change the link text so that patrons know what they will find when they click on them.

CE Category: Cataloging and Technical Services

To register:  https://student.gototraining.com/r/6650196315944180992

 

 

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