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Summertime…and the learnin’ is easy…

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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