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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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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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April – It’s raining; just add a T and make it training instead

April is MLA month, so the Montana State Library online training slacks off a little bit as we plan and present training at MLA in Missoula.  You’ll see a lot of us in the presentation rooms there. I hope you’ll also stop by the MSL booth – there will be lots of information about upcoming training, and if you need help setting up your online CE tracking form or you are looking for some specific training, I’ll be there Thursday morning or Friday Noon-2 pm.  I will be happy to get you logged in or show you some resources for online training related to what you’re looking for.

Our State Librarian, Jennie Stapp, presents a state of the State Library style report at MLA, so she will not be hosting a Webside chat this month.

A note about what counts for CE and what doesn’t …

Most MLA sessions count toward the continuing education you need for your Montana library certification. Author talks and meetings don’t count.  CE credit is directed toward formal learning activities – and while you might learn something at a meeting or a talk by an author, those times aren’t organized specifically for teaching and learning.  Life experiences, training that is not library-specific, and volunteering don’t count for credit either, although all of that stuff is good stuff! Obtaining your certification takes effort and it should. We all want the certification to represent a significant professional accomplishment; one that increases your level of competency as a librarian.  Continuing education is good for you…and good for our profession.

If you are presenting at MLA (or elsewhere), you get to count double credits for your session.  Enter in your own sessions manually into the CE Tracking Form at the MSL website and give yourself the extra credit.

Check the Learning Portal: learning.montanastatelibrary.or for information on all  the Webinars planned for this month.  Just a few suggestions:

DiscoverIt! Integrated Search Tool JUST THE BASICS – two sessions on April 9th (small classes, NOT recorded…come if you are mystified about how to use this tool…or if you haven’t had a chance to learn about it yet.)

April  23rd 9 am MT Library2Go: Content Reserve with Cara Orban register here: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3400396188861046016

April 23rd  at noon Paleontology for Kids – using the Museum of the Rockies trunks in your library; register here: https://student.gototraining.com/r/843034396462141952

Here are the sessions I’m presenting at MLA – hope to see you at one (or more):

Learning Portal Tour (with Amy Marchwick and Jennifer Birnel): If you haven’t been using the learning portal yet, here’s your chance to get a tour of the resource and learn where to find stuff.  We’ll also share some insights about what content is being planned for this statewide resource focused entirely on the continuing education needs of librarians.    Thursday, April 18th at 3:30 pm.

Assisting Montana Authors: a primer on ePublishing (with Jodi Christophe of the Missoula WOW bus):  I’m so excited about this session!  It’s been great fun to research this topic and Jodi and I have lots to share.  Friday, April 19th  at 10:30 am.

Online Tools for Meeting and Training (with Jennifer Birnel): this session explores the range of tools available to facilitate learning or meeting virtually.  Jenn and I will discuss what we’ve learned using the GoToMeeting tools, Webex, and others that are on the market…and we will introduce you to Google hangout, Google talk and some other free resources that you could use to keep your travel budget at a minimum and still be uber-productive.  Saturday morning, April 20th 8:30 am
Digital Literacy: an introduction (with Lauren McMullen): Digital Literacy is the buzzword right now – and libraries are the defacto lynchpin of digital literacy in our communities.  This session will explore what that term means exactly and how it manifests itself in our everyday library world.  We’ll look at online resources to promote digital literacy and learn about national campaigns that are promoting libraries as the place to go for information, support, and training.  Saturday, April 20th 10:15 am

See you online.

Jo

 

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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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