Vermont Department of Libraries

October 30, 2012

Free Library Continuing Education Events for November

Filed under: Continuing Education — vtdeptlib @ 2:32 pm

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Education Week,  Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, Pro Bono Net, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch, and WebJunction will be webcasting during November.

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

OPAL Webinar Archives

Maintain IT Archive

Infopeople

Common Knowledge

School Library Journal

Booklist

Tech Soup

Library Journal

eSchool News Webinars

WebJunction

SirsiDynix Institute Webinars

TL Virtual Cafe

Washington State Library First Tuesdays

NonProfit Webinars

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Colorado State Library: CSL in Session

November 1 (1-2 pm)
Developing Legal Aid-Library Collaborations: Models and Replication Resources
(Pro Bono Net)

Our final webinar in the series will highlight innovative, technology-enabled collaborations between legal aid programs and public and public law libraries in their communities to connect people with legal information. Panelists from legal aid programs and libraries in several states will discuss why and how they forged these partnerships and how they work. We will also provide nuts and bolts resources to replicate these and similar partnerships in other communities, and potential funding opportunities to seed them. We will also discuss opportunities for library involvement in project advisory groups and state commissions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/236132246

November 1 (2-3 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
(Grantspace)

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You’ll learn how to: Conduct an assets inventory, Develop a case statement, Identify funding partners, and Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/SeLDTc

November 1 (2-3 pm)
Windows 8 for Nonprofits & Libraries
(TechSoup)

Interested in discovering more about Windows 8, Microsoft’s new operating system? Join us on Thursday, November 1 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a webinar designed to help nonprofits and libraries learn more! Todd Rutherford, who is a Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager for Windows, will provide an overview of Windows 8. Through a live demonstration, you’ll find out what’s new, what’s different, and what’s the same.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/V5kxm6

November 2 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Evernote
(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: http://bit.ly/SaprIW

November 5 (8-9 pm)
Gamification for the EPIC WIN!
(Teacher-Librarian Virtual Cafe)

Why gaming works, reframing instruction using game theory, and the most epic book club EVER. No gaming experience necessary.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/home

November 6 (2-3 pm)
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook
(VolunteerMatch)

When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/QaowL8

November 6 (2-3 pm)
New Nonfiction for Students
(Booklist)

Join Booklist for a free, hour-long presentation featuring new products relevant to the needs of today’s students. Representatives from Britannica, DK Publishing, Grey House Publishing, Scholastic Library Publishing, and World Book will show off their new Fall nonfiction and reference titles for students in Kindergarten through High School.Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/TsvJXQ

November 6 (2-3 pm)
The Power of Image: presenting with the brain in mind
(WebJunction)

The human brain is wired to respond to images. Scientific studies of the brain are providing powerful insights for designing and delivering presentations that grab the attention of the learner. Once you understand the key concepts of strong visual communication, you can get unstuck from the stale text-and-bullet format of presentation. You don’t need to be a designer to learn some simple tips and tricks that will punch up your presentations and wake up your audience.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Rr5twg

November 6 (3-4 pm)
Cool New Productivity Tech Tools
(Insync Training)

Join us for a tour of some old-time favorite and new tools useful for getting things done, from managing tasks to curating useful resources to planning travel. Content focuses on social media and other online tools.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/TSdffD

November 6 (6-7 pm)
Unusual iPad Apps for Communication
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Join the Accessible Technology Coalition to learn about several iPad Apps that can be used to communicate with special needs patrons.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Sas25E

November 7 (11 am-12 pm)
Nancy Drew & Friends; Or, the Case of the Neglected Books: The History (& Importance) of Youth Series Books
(Nebraska Library Commission)

With the proliferation of series books for children and young adults today it might come as a surprise to many librarians that for many years series books occupied a dark corner of librarianship–the books were deemed unacceptable forms of reading material and were often ignored for purchase despite their popularity with young readers. In this webinar, you will be introduced to the history of series books as a format and then learn specifically why these books are not only important to the history of youth literature but to American history and pop culture as well.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://1.usa.gov/W33Zg8

November 7 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the Regional Medical Library
(National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to public and health sciences librarians.  To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2 and 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.

November 7 (1-2 pm)
Lois Lowry LIVE!
(School Library Journal)

Lois Lowry’s breakthrough dystopian novel, The Giver has been read by millions of people around the world. It left many with lingering questions: What happened to Jonas and Gabriel? Is a perfect society possible? What does it mean to live a complete life? With Son, Lowry continues to wrestle with the idea of human freedom while completing the story of Jonas and the baby he rescued. Join Lois Lowry to hear her speak about Son, the other books of The Giver Quartet, and to have a chance to ask her your questions live!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/XTJPDt

November 7 (1-2 pm)
Naked Meetings III: Going Virtual
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Virtual meetings pose some unique challenges (and benefits) for getting work done across time and distance. In this session we look at the ways you can use structure to create naturally more effective and engaging virtual meetings. Like previous sessions in the “Naked Meetings” series, we will share stories, along with tips and tools for you to put to use. Our suggestions can be used with any form of virtual meeting technology.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/YjB050

November 7 (2-3 pm)
Common Core State Standards: Bringing Parents on Board
(Education Week)

As schools across the country move toward implementing the Common Core State Standards, district officials face a major challenge: How do they make the new academic expectations understandable to parents? A number of national organizations, including the Council of the Great City Schools and the National Parent Teacher Association, have taken up that effort, publishing written materials and creating video and audio segments—in multiple languages—designed to explain the standards to parents, in clear, jargon-free terms.

Our webinar guests will talk about those efforts, describe common challenges that districts face in discussing the common core with parents, and explain how school systems can address parents’ fears and misgivings about the standards.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/RkCfPJ

November 7 (2:30-3:30 pm)
The Library as Public Place
(Colorado State Library)

Everywhere you turn today, you hear mumblings about the future of libraries. Most of these discussions revolve around our collections, the increasing availability of online information, and the rise of eBooks. What about our buildings? Is there still a need for a physical space for libraries? Join this session for a discussion about the future of the library as a public place.

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

November 8 (2-3 pm)
New Common Core Connections
(Booklist)

The Common Core State Standards open up exciting opportunities to focus on individual titles in the classroom. Hear about terrific new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across the curriculum in to this free, hour-long presentation sponsored by Crabtree Publishing, Holiday House, Gareth Stevens/Rosen, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated byBooklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/TScC5P

November 8 (3-4:30 pm)
Leader as Coach 1: Defining Culture of Development
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Define Culture of Development and content of series and Leader as Coach. Using coaching language in everyday conversation. Make note of your choice of words and accompanying non verbal communication that send a message. What messages are you sending? How often do you question why people take your message differently than you intended? Explore words that are accountable and engage collaboration.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/QSzROP

November 9 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Plus and Google Hangouts
(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: http://bit.ly/XTAOtT

November 9 (12-1 pm)
Tips for Successful Major (and Minor) Donor Campaigns: All you ever wanted to know
(Montana State Library)

Join Leslie Modrow of the Parmly Billings Library Foundation to learn more about fundraising for your library.  Learn about how to set a goal, who to get involved, how much to request, how to make the “ask”, pitfalls and no-no’s to avoid, and what resources you can use.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Q4xeME

November 13 (2-3 pm)
A Conversation with Patrick Ness
(Booklist)

Now join award-winning author Patrick Ness for an exclusive webinar with Booklist, sponsored by Candlewick Press, as he talks to U.S. readers from his hometown in London. Listen in on this exclusive interview with Patrick and Booklist senior editor Dan Kraus, and even get a chance to ask Patrick questions live.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Ue3kl5

November 13 (2-3 pm)
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit
(VolunteerMatch)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/SguWsC

November 13 (3-4 pm)
Extreme Social Media Makeover: Nonprofit Edition!
(Nonprofit Webinars)

During this life-changing session, we’ll not just talk, but actually DO a mind-blowing demonstration of at least 25 killer tools to get tons of online traffic and revenue for your nonprofit. They are virtually all quick and easy (they better be or there’s no way we’ll get through them all!) and free. See how to instantly transform your nonprofit into a powerhouse!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Rr7hW5

November 14 (11 am-12 pm)
Video Book Talks: From Script to Screen
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Sally, Michael and Laura will discuss the how and why of video book talks—and demonstrate making one, from writing your script to editing your video to posting it online. If you want to engage your Teens, market your book discussion group, or just encourage people to read, check out this easy, fun way to add book talks to your Website.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://1.usa.gov/Ru3kyu

November 14 (2-3 pm)
Energize your base: Tips and tools to raise awareness and build support for library services
(WebJunction)

We know that libraries are a good investment but with tight budgets, we need to energize our base – to take action to connect more strongly with community members, to find out what excites them, and to let them know how libraries are changing lives – one connection at a time. Our panel will explore three vehicles that can help you increase awareness of library services: New videos from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Geek the Library, and Data Visualization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/W32E8Y

November 14 (2-3 pm)
Mobile Technology Training: Tech-a-la-Carte
(TechSoup)

Irene Romsa, manager of the Outreach Department for the Poudre River Public Library District, will provide an insider’s tour of Tech-a-la-Carte. With this small mobile computer lab, the library is taking technology training into the community. The lab provides the library with the flexibility to respond to the particular needs (content, location, time, and day) of specific groups.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Sf0Cwt

November 14 (2-3 pm)
RDA: Are We There Yet?
(Georgia Library Association)

It’s been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year. Are you ready? In this session, Emily Dust Nimsakont will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars

November 14 (3-4 pm)
Communicating Through Infographics
(Infopeople)

Visual representation of information has existed for hundreds of years in various forms and formats. Infographics (information graphics) represent the latest visual form to gain popularity. Telling an effective story through infographics requires accurate data, compelling design, and visualization tools. During this one-hour webinar, we will discuss and demonstrate: blogs and infographic search resources to find examples and track trends, differences between infographics, poster art, and data visualization, common data sources used in infographics (big data and local sources), suggest library-specific data and statistics appropriate for visual presentation, and visualization tools for experimentation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/communicating-through-infographics

November 14 (3-4 pm)
Guaranteed Simple Steps to Raise Planned Gifts
(Nonprofit Webinars)

“Guaranteed Simple Steps to Raise Planned Gifts” is a breakout session that shares facts and action items for fundraisers to close more planned gifts easier and faster. It reveals how going after gifts that “anyone can make” – 85% of all planned gifts – is the most powerful strategy to grow your endowment during difficult times.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Ue7dXf

November 14 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources
(National Library of Medicine)

These sessions focus on NLM and other related resources. In this month’s webinar, John Bramble, NN/LM Utah/Technology Coordinator, will discuss genomics resources. This online training is FREE. URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.

November 15 (3-4:30 pm)
Leader as Coach 2: Giving, Seeking and Receiving Feedback
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Distinguish feedback from criticism. Inventory your ability to give and accept feedback. Learn three feedback formulas: to encourage positive behavior, to improve behavior and to proactively ask others for feedback on what you can do differently. Explore tips on how to accept and give feedback.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PFdJL1

November 15 (3-4pm)
Transforming Traditional Library Services: Text a Librarian – Ideas for Best Practices
(Infopeople)

The mobile revolution – the use of mobile devices to access information, communication, and entertainment networks and services from many locations – is one of the fastest, most pervasive technological revolutions in the history of humankind. The pace of change, the plethora of devices and new versions, the battle for operating system supremacy, and the app explosion have resulted in a dizzying matrix of problems, challenges, and opportunities for libraries and library workers. At the end of this one-hour webinar, the second of a four-part series, participants will: Understand how mobile reference services work, Identify some of the software/vendors that supply mobile reference services, Be familiar with the types of questions best answered via mobile reference, and Share best practices for mobile reference services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/text-librarian-ideas-best-practices

November 16 (2-3 pm)
Library 2017: Tech at Warp Speed
(American Libraries Live)

American Libraries Live is a new way for everyone involved in the library world to dialogue and communicate! In November, Jason Griffey is set to moderate the discussion with a panel of librarians and library industry experts.

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

November 19 (2-3 pm)
Holiday Stress
(Insync Training)

What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the spirit of the season!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Ssq83V

November 19 (2-3 pm)
Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service
(American Library Association)

Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement by attending our upcoming series of free webinars. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administration, and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They’ll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You’ll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically, and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/YjGr3P

November 20 (3-4 pm)
Part 2 On Common Core – Librarians, the Secret Weapon
(School Library Journal)

The New York City Department of Education Office of Library Services is at the forefront of a movement to clarify the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the profession. Olga Nesi, a regional coordinator at the NYC DOE Library Services, will lead a discussion on the challenges and opportunities the CCSS present for librarians, the role of the profession in supporting the goals of the initiative, and the workshops she and her colleagues have been conducting around the state.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/R5DWOG

November 28 (12-1 pm)
How Emotional Intelligence Drives Effective Leadership
(American Management Association)

This webcast gives you a comprehensive overview of how emotional intelligence drives effective leadership. It explains, in a concise way, the brain-basis of leading yourself and others. The emphasis is on information that can be applied by any leader at any level. Distinct leadership styles will be discussed, along with their effects on the climate of a business. You will learn how to develop and implement emotional intelligence competencies in yourself and others, and how to manage emotions for optimal performance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/rSFmXR

November 29 (2-3 pm)
Transforming Communities Through Apps
(TechSoup)

Interested in discovering more about developing apps to transform your community? Join us on Thursday, November 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a webinar designed especially for nonprofits and libraries!  This webinar is the second part of a series on apps, as part of the App It Up project: Transforming Communities. We’ll feature guests from nonprofits and libraries who will share their hands-on experience with you.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/SsxjsU

November 29 (3-4:30 pm)
Leader as Coach 3: Set Developmental Goals and Use Model to Conduct a Counseling Session
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Use DEVELOPS model to set developmental goals for employees. Practice using model to hone effectiveness. Learn and apply how to conduct a counseling session using COACH model and practice the skill.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/YjHH7b

November 30 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Photo Fun (Instagram, Animoto, Google Goggles)
(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: http://bit.ly/PF7FlB

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