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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:


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.



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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