Vermont Department of Libraries

April 30, 2013

Free Library Continuing Education Events for May

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources, VT Resources — vtdeptlib @ 9:56 am

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition, ALA, American Libraries Live, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Geek the Library, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, University of North Carolina, VolunteerMatch, and WebJunction will be webcasting during May.

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
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
Lunch Lessons with CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)
ALA Tech Source Makerspace Webinars

May 1 (11 am-12 pm)
What does a successful internship look like? (Nebraska Library Commission)

From advertising for the position to saying goodbye, thoughtful planning of an internship will go a long way to making the experience meaningful for you and your intern. Kathryn Brockmeier, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will also discuss ways your library and your community can benefit from an internship at your library. Time for brainstorming and sharing will follow the presentation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12067

May 1 (1-2 pm)
Recruiting Professional Volunteers (NonProfit Webinars)

Finding qualified professionals to contribute as volunteers can be a challenge. This webinar provides leaders of non-profit organizations and social purpose businesses with tips and logistical steps to successfully engage professional volunteers, access new relationships, and build board membership.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/732635888

May 2 (2-3 pm)
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/356645777

May 2 (3-4 pm)
Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz (Library Journal)

Break out those farmer’s market carts, uncover that barbecue grill, and unfold your best checkered picnic blanket. Warm weather is an invitation to cook! Fantastic meals for sunny spring celebrations and family dinners start with fresh ingredients and fresh ideas. Join us for our Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz, and inspire your patrons to cook up something special! With fresh offerings from Running Press, Random House Inc., and Tuttle Publishing, spring will be nothing short of delicious.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/12MEpwM

May 3 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: MS Office Tricks (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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/344883714

School librarians play a key role in ensuring that students have the tools and knowledge to succeed. Now, in light of the Common Core’s increased emphasis on college, career, and world readiness, is your school library equipped with the right next-generation digital resources for mastering 21st century skills? Using examples from Britannica Digital Learning’s exciting portfolio of digital solutions, this webinar will illustrate valuable criteria that school librarians can apply when evaluating online resources to support digital literacy development. Participants also will learn a new approach, using a third-party rubric, for guiding students through the objective assessment of resources they find when reading or researching online.

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

May 7 (1-2 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: http://bit.ly/12dCeP3

May 7 (2-3 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: http://bit.ly/ZgCSe2

May 7 (2-3 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: https://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/39363434/Registration.aspx

May 7 (2-3 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: http://bit.ly/17tKAXE

May 7 (3-4 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: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/148369160

May 8 (11 am-12 pm)
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: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12167

May 8 (3-4 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: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/747795216

May 9 (1:30-2:30 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: http://atcoalition.org/training/how-senior-friendly-your-website

May 9 (2-3 pm)
Hooking Reluctant Readers with Middle Grade Series (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: http://bit.ly/11SCKTV

May 9 (2-3 pm)
Library Learning Goes Online (American Libraries Live)

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: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/library-learning-goes-online?destination=node#signup

May 10 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: New 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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/378296570

May 13 (3:30-4:30 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: http://bit.ly/12KKjNS

May 14 (2-3 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: http://bit.ly/ZgzFLm

May 14 (3-4 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: http://bit.ly/ZweIjm

May 14 (3-4 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: http://infopeople.org/training/what_do_i_know_part_1

May 15 (1-2 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: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/982748113

May 15 (2-3 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: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=jp25hrp3ag1e

May 15 (2:30-3:30 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: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

May 15 (3-4 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: http://bit.ly/ZY5j0l

May 15 (3-4 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: http://infopeople.org/training/planning-adult-program

May 16 (1:30-2:30 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: http://atcoalition.org/training/assistive-technology-latest-and-greatest

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

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: http://bit.ly/14v38rA

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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/701917410

May 21 (1-2 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: http://bit.ly/Y9oSVW

May 21 (3-4 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: http://infopeople.org/training/what_do_i_know_part_2

May 21 (3-4 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: http://bit.ly/17tKfUP

May 22 (11 am-12 pm)
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: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12179

May 22 (1-2 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: http://bit.ly/ZS5AFe

May 22 (1-2 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: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/531958873

May 22 (2-3 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: https://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/39363433/Registration.aspx

May 22 (3-4 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: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/749749504

May 24 (11 am-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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/457861506

May 29 (11 am-12 pm)
Digital Literacy: What’s it All About? (Montana State Library)

Lauren McMullen and Jo Flick will lead a discussion about the meaning of Digital Literacy for libraries. Together, participants will explore the important role libraries play in promoting digitally literate communities. In the second half of this session, participants will explore online resources they can access to support their digital literacy services and training.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://1.usa.gov/ZS4wRC

May 29 (11 am-12 pm)
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: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=121

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February 27, 2013

Free Library Continuing Education Events for March

Filed under: Continuing Education — vtdeptlib @ 5:23 pm

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition, ALA TechSource, ALCTS, American Libraries, American Libraries Live, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, GrantSpace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Libraries Thriving, Library Journal, Lyrasis, Montana State Library, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, San Jose State University, School Library Journal, TechSoup, TILT, University of Wisconsin-Madison, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, and WebJunction will be webcasting during March.

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
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
Lunch Lessons with CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)
ALA Tech Source Makerspace Webinars

March 1 (1-2 pm)
Introducing the Book as iPad App
(ALA TechSource)

Nicole Hennig will return this Friday, March 1, 1:00 p.m. Eastern, for a fresh look at how publishers are using the iPad platform to create a new kind of book. Not the straight text, you’ll read in a Kindle app, these books mix elements of film, videogames, and social media to create a new immersive experience for readers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/XboS7L

March 5 (10-11 am OR 1-2 pm)
Free Online Technologies for Teaching and Learning
(Libraries Thriving)

Speakers: Joan Petit, Portland State University; Karen Sobel, University of Colorado, Denver

For more information and to register for the 10-11 am program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/134527856
For more information and to register for the 1-2 pm program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/747243728

March 5 (11 am-12 pm)
Internet Safety for Teens in your Library
(Montana State Library)

Join FBI Special Agent, Kevin Damuth, for this informative webinar on keep our kids safe while on the Internet.  His presentation will cover sexting, cyberbullying, and Internet safety.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/740671705

March 5 (12-1 pm)
Library as Instructional Leader
(Washington State Library)

From 2009 to 2012, library and discipline faculty from Washington State Community and Technical Colleges (CTC) participated in a project involving over 40 faculty and about 2,000 students to document the impacts of library instruction on basic skills students. This presentation will cover how the project was implemented and what findings were produced.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/

March 5 (2-3 pm)
Promoting Literacy with 21st Century Tools
(Booklist)

In today’s interactive environment, students are developing their literacy skills across multiple learning platforms, from databases to e-books and i-books. School librarian Marsha Lambert will address the new ways that students use these materials and what they expect from their library interaction, while representatives from Rosen and Scholastic showcase their digital literacy tools. Moderated by Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/WifLn3

March 5 (3-4 pm)
Leading the Way: Christian Fiction Spring Buzz
(Library Journal)

Do you have a growing demand for Christian Fiction novels on your shelves? Christian Fiction is more than daily devotionals, filled with plenty of crossover appeal: Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, Legal Thriller. While the core values of biblical teaching are still present, this genre has plenty of appeal for anyone who loves books. Want to learn how to promote Christian Fiction in your library, or use it for Reader Advisory? Check out this webcast to learn about Spring’s forthcoming titles for one of the fastest growing genres!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/XD3MyE

March 6 (11-10 am)
Digital Preservation, Part 3: Management and Providing Access
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Managing your digital content is an active and ongoing process. Learn how planning and policies are keys to digital preservation. With your digital content safely stored and preserved, how you do you provide access to your patrons? This final module will address the issues of delivering your content in user-friendly, long-term ways.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11948

March 6 (1-2 pm)
Bold Intentions for Leadership Effectiveness
(NonProfit Webinars)

Leadership effectiveness is often cited as of critical importance to nonprofits. You add it to your goals but then get side-tracked by more immediate priorities that make leadership development seem such a luxury. This webinar speaks to anyone, at any level, who wants to take responsibility–starting right now–for enhancing their own effectiveness at leading.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/120243792

March 6 (3-4 pm)
Keys to Managing the Major Gifts Process: It’s All in the Execution
(NonProfit Webinars)

Major gifts–whether $1,000 or $100,000 or anything in between–still produce the lion’s share of a nonprofits philanthropic revenue. The key to a successful program to identify, inform, interest and involve major gift donors, is more than simply asking–as important as the solicitation is. This webinar will focus on the development of a disciplined approach to achieving consistently good results and exceeding your goal.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/726557616

March 7 (1-2 pm)
Being Productive with Windows 8
(O’Reilly)

Whether you’re using Windows 8 for work, or just to get things done at home you need to be able to be truly productive with it. In this webcast Mike Halsey, the author of “Windows 8: Out of the Box” and “Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out” will show you how you can maximize your productivity with this new OS using some very useful and sometimes even hidden features.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Z04RyN

March 7 (7:30-8:30 pm)
Maximizing Meeting Effectiveness
(Montana State Library)

We spend a lot of time in meetings so let’s talk about tools, tips, and techniques for having better meetings.  We’ll discuss the roles of the chair and attendees in maximizing meeting effectiveness, and because we are a part of government agencies we’ll also talk about the open meeting law and public participation.  Presented by MSL lead library consultant, Tracy Cook.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://student.gototraining.com/r/3054612975068071936

March 8 (12:30-2 pm)
Introduction to the Semantic Web: BIBFRAME, RDA, FRBR & Linked Data
(Lyrasis)

In this one and one half hour 2nd Friday Series session, Robin Fay, Head of Database Maintenance at the University of Georgia and co-author of the book Semantic Web Technologies and Social Searching for Librarians, will introduce the concept of the semantic web, a movement founded by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in an effort to offer a common framework for shared data. She will review principles of linked data, RDA, FRBR, & BIBFRAME, including an overview of basics concepts and terminology.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/?sc_itemid={89300E02-C1A9-4D87-AD29-F5C1FB729B22}&RowId=1-O8L32

March 12 (3-4 pm)
Ebooks and Libraries: Legal Issues for Library Administration and Staff
(InfoPeople)

Ebooks present both opportunity and challenge as the dominant delivery is via electronic license, governed by contract law rather than by copyright law.  At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Understand the difference between eBook content licenses and ownership, Be brought up to date on the latest legal issues, including the settlement agreement between the National Federation of the Blind and the Sacramento Public Library Authority, and Learn how the Califa Library Group (http://www.califa.org/) has fared in buying (not just licensing) eBook content for use by its customers.

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

March 12 (2-3 pm)
New Graphic Novels for Libraries and Classrooms
(Booklist)

The popularity of graphic novels among readers of all ages continues to soar. Tune in for a preview of hot spring titles and industry insights from both graphic novel publishers and creators in this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg and featuring a panel of representatives from Kids Can Press, ABDO Publishing, DC Entertainment, and Viz Media.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/ZBl6Dn

March 12 (3-4 pm)
What’s the Buzz? Nonfiction Books for Common Core
(School Library Journal)

What are the best nonfiction Common Core books to stock with your shelves with? DK Publishing, Teacher Created Materials, Lerner Publishing and ReferencePoint Press are here to help fill your library’s nonfiction section by presenting their upcoming titles that fit perfectly into the new standards. This is a must-see resource for Common Core, featuring forthcoming books, nonfiction trends, and answers to your questions!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/YYlKc2

March 13 (12-1 pm)
Lunch and Learn: NEH Preservation Assistance Grants
(Lyrasis)

Are you considering applying for a Preservation Assistance Grant? Join us for a lunch and learn discussion to talk about your project ideas, as well as to get advice on crafting your narrative and goals. We will also be talking about what is eligible for potential digital preservation projects – now included in the Preservation Assistance Grant as an option.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/?sc_itemid={C61BFFF6-F755-4D0F-89E7-FE0200D06AE7}&RowId=1-O8QH3

March 13 (12-1 pm)
Tipping Sacred Cows: Kicking Bad Work Habits That Masquerade as Virtues
(American  Management Association)

Instead of zealous pursuit of seemingly virtuous traits, leaders must appreciate the unintended consequences of their good intentions. You will improve your ability to see when your own values and virtues, and the values and virtues of the people you lead, backfire. This webcast covers:

Developing practical strategies to know when and how you help your organization most by going it alone, instead of collaborating with others, Learning how the instinctual drive for fairness leads to spite and sameness, and develop habits to overcome this naturally destructive tendency, and Expanding your notion of excellence to understand when high standards help, and when they hurt by leading to paralyzing perfectionism in yourself and others.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Tipping-Sacred-Cows-Kicking-Bad-Work-Habits-That-Masquerade-as-Virtues.aspx

March 13 (1-2 pm)
Everything You Need to Know About Focus Groups
(NonProfit Webinars)

What is the difference in conducting focus group research or survey research? Participants in this session will learn how to choose between qualitative research such as focus groups, and quantitative research such as surveys. We will then create a list of the necessary research and administrative tasks for a focus group, and learn some tricks of focus group facilitation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/779183432

March 13 (2-3 pm)
Worth a Thousand Words: Library Snapshot Day
(WebJunction)

By capturing photos of all that happens in a single day at your library, you can tell a powerful story about the importance of your library to the community. Libraries of all types and sizes have used Library Snapshot Day build community awareness and to demonstrate the impact and reach of library services. Panelists from Ohio Snapshot Day will share their templates and tips for successful planning and implementation, and will explore other ways images can be used to tell your library’s story. Learn how you can take a vivid snapshot of your library, whether it’s on your own, with others in your state or region, or in conjunction with National Library Week in April.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/15R3yaN

March 13 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Playing Nice in the Sandbox of Life: Working on a Team
(Colorado State Library)

When your supervisor assigns you to a team to implement a new project, does your heart begin to pound? Do you feel a sense of dread wash over you? If so, this session is for you! Learn how to be a better team player in your library, on a committee, in sports, or as a family! Face your insecurities, eliminate unhealthy competitiveness, improve your communication skills, and overcome your fear of change.

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

March 13 (3-4 pm)
7 Ways Planning Improves Social Impact and Sustainability
(NonProfit Webinars)

The planning process is an essential tool for guiding organizational performance, identifying the resources you’ll need and keeping you on track. It addresses funders most basic questions: Whom do you serve? How do you serve them? What resources do you need? How will you reliably raise financial and in-kind resources? How will you measure performance and incorporate feedback for continuous improvement? In this session you will learn how this tool lays the foundation for successful fundraising efforts.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/516665984

March 14 (1-2 pm)
Responsive Web Design Bootcamp
(O’Reilly)

In this hands-on webcast presented by Jonathan Stark, author of ‘Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript’ and ‘Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript’, you’ll learn why it is no longer safe to assume that visitors to your website are sitting in front of large monitors equipped with a keyboard and mouse. As smartphones overtake the desktop as the primary portal to the Web – and as new device types and interaction models continue to emerge – designers need to adopt future-friendly strategies that support a full range of user contexts with a single codebase.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/XD8pJ6

March 14 (1-2 pm)
Trends in Cataloging and Resource Description
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new content standard for library cataloging, the replacement for Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, was released in 2010, but RDA has not been fully implemented by the Library Congress, and is only very slowly being adopted in other US libraries. Meanwhile, in May 2011, the Library of Congress announced its Bibliographic Framework Initiative (BIBFRAME), in part to find a replacement for the MARC format – although BIBFRAME is much more than simply a new format – it is a new foundation for bibliographic description, designed for our networked, digital age. This webinar will take a look at what is happening in resource description, building on the BIBFRAME report, “Bibliographic Framework as a Web of Data: Linked Data Model and Supporting Services”, released by Library of Congress and Zepheira, in November 2012.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slis.wisc.edu/springwebinars.htm

March 14 (2-3 pm)
Library Safety and Security
(American Libraries)

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

March 14 (2-3 pm)
Making Volunteer Engagement Everyone’s Job
(VolunteerMatch)

Too often the role of engaging volunteers falls exclusively to the volunteer program manager. It’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “your volunteers” used within organizations. How do you make volunteer engagement everyone’s job? This webinar will provide you with the tools to become an advocate for volunteer engagement. Learn how to create a step by step communication plan to reinforce the importance of volunteer engagement to key stakeholders within your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/844760744

March 14 (2-3 pm)
Pathways to Engaged Readers: Helping Students Reach Common Core Levels
(School Library Journal)

Join Mary Ehrenworth, the Deputy Director at the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, and co-author of Pathways to the Common Core, as she explores creating a school culture of reading, the challenges and methods for getting just-right books into kids’ hands, increasing nonfiction engagement, and building structures for clubs and parent involvement through the central core of a school’s reading life— the library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/WjlbP4

March 14 (3-4 pm)
Mobile Website Design for Libraries
(InfoPeople)

This webinar will help you learn how to easily and effectively make your library’s website accessible and useful to mobile users. Chad Mairn will describe and demonstrate various tools, tips, and techniques for creating mobile websites, making them interactive and engaging, and integrating them with other resources, services, and systems available through your library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/mobile-website-design

March 15 (2-3 pm)
There’s an App for That 3.0
(TILT)

We’re back! In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn’t matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an “app for that”. We will provide examples of fun assignments to conduct using apps, and also show some of the best ways to share an iPad screen or Android screen in your classroom. (Hint: It’s not using a Document Camera!)

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events?eventId=610557&EventViewMode=EventRegistration

March 15 (2-3 pm)
Youth Announcements: Spring 2013
(Booklist)

Join us for this free, hour-long webinar spotlighting new youth spring titles! Representatives from Owlkids, Groundwood Books, Sleeping Bear Press, Zondervan, and Holiday House will showcase their picture books and middle-grade novels for sharing aloud or for independent reading, as well as exciting new titles for young adults. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.

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

March 19 (2-3 pm)
Elearning on a shoestring
(Insync Training)

Sure, E-learning solutions can provide enormous savings, but start-up and design costs can be prohibitive. Join Jane Bozarth, author of E-learning Solutions on a Shoestring, to explore examples of inexpensive – even free! – e-learning solutions. Learn to:  Make the “buy vs. build” decision, Identify inexpensive means of adding interactivity and visual interest, Make better use of tools and resources, including those you already have., Break down examples of online training programs into essential parts and identify ways of cutting costs to produce similar products, and Identify inexpensive means of adding interactivity and visual interest.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://insync.webex.com/tc0506l/trainingcenter/register/registerSession.do?siteurl=insync&confID=1145169555

March 19 (2-3 pm)
Have No Fear, Poetry is Here!
(Booklist)

Booklist teams up with the Poetry Foundation––publisher of Poetry magazine and an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture––to provide resources, ideas, and support for making the most of your library poetry collection. Please join Catherine Halley, the Poetry Foundation’s Director of Digital Programs, and the foundation’s library director, Katherine Litwin, for an insightful discussion of how audiences of all ages can enjoy poetry through programs, workshops, displays, and more. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Donna Seaman.

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

March 19 (1-2 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics
(Grantspace)

For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments, Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process, and Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Proposal-Writing-Basics-2013-03-19-Webinar

March 19 (2-3 pm)
Signature Events for Small Libraries
(WebJunction)

From “chocolate in the stacks” tastings to 5K runs to off-site literary dinner parties, small libraries are getting creative in offering signature events that raise funds and create friends. This webinar will be a “show and tell” of library fundraisers, with quick tips on how to get started in your community.

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

March 19 (3-4 pm)
Hot Summer Titles from HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random House
(Library Journal)

It’s almost spring, so why not find out what titles will be in demand this summer? And why not hear the news straight from the publisher’s mouth? On Tuesday, March 19, Library Journal brings you its first Editors’ Picks webcast, modeled on the popular Editors’ Picks panel at Day of Dialog. Editors from sponsoring publishers HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Random will speak in-depth about their favorite books, which will be cramming your holds lists soon.

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

March 20 (1-22 pm)
Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development
(NonProfit Webinars)

Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/655967433

March 20 (2-3 pm)
Hosting a Personal Digital Archiving Day Event
(ALCTS)

This webinar discusses how to host an innovative public program on preserving personal digital information. In an effort to share knowledge on how best to care for personal digital information, The Library of Congress’ National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program developed The Personal Digital Archiving Day Kit. The toolkit provides resources for staff at libraries, archives and other cultural institutions to help them plan and present a personal digital archiving day program.  This webinar focuses on the resources included in the kit, how the kit can be used to plan a public program, and why holding a personal digital archiving program is beneficial for both public libraries and their communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/402948584

March 20 (2-3 pm)
Student Advisors, Library Advocates: Getting Students Involved at Your Library (
Georgia Library Association)

What is a library student advisory board and why does your library need one? Deuink and Seiler will share their vision for library student advisory boards–one that empowers the student voice and builds students into library advocates–and talk about the work of their clubs and the clubs’ impact on the library and the campus. Seiler has been the advisor for a long-standing group at the Penn State Schuylkill campus for nine years and Deuink, formerly partnered with Seiler at Schuylkill, is now starting a library student advisory board at the Penn State Altoona campus. While Deuink can address the challenges of getting started afresh, Seiler can encourage persistence and address weathering inevitable changes over the years.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1peRYH8R6L6djLYqUuFYGoXAfa_GzMDOUYgke6SD-P9Y/viewform?pli=1

March 20 (3-4 pm)
How to Fail at Social Media (and How to Get it Right)
(InfoPeople)

See the website for updated program information.

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

March 20 (3-4 pm)
Taking Leadership Online: Developing Your Personal Social Media Voice
(NonProfit Webinars)

How should you navigate the personal and professional boundaries in the world of social media, and what does that mean for your leadership? How does the social media buzzword “transparency,” translate into “leadership?” In this webinar, we will consider how nonprofit executive directors and other staff use social media personally to further the mission of their organization and translate their leadership online.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/842316321

March 21 (2-3 pm)
Accessibility Testing in Enterprises Big and Small
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Businesses large and small want to make their websites accessible to all, but some have more resources than others. Today we will talk about testing and review tools that are available to everyone – from automated tools for the large enterprise with thousands of pages to free tools for small non-profits.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/accessibility-testing-enterprises-big-and-small

March 21 (3-4 pm)
Spring Fling: Teen Book Buzz
(School Library Journal)

From living Japanese ink drawings to the return of the nun assassins, these forthcoming spring releases are sure to appeal to every teen on your reading list. Get ahead of the curve and find out the latest and greatest hot reads for spring during SLJ’s Teen Book Buzz! Join Harlequin Teens, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, and Egmont as they present the books that will have every teen chatting at their lockers. You do not want to miss this exciting webcast!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/XD7kB3

March 26 (1:30-2:30 pm)
Healthy Computing
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Computers have evolved from  the salvation for people with disabilities to the cause of many disabling conditions. Our current computer-laden work and school environments have the potential to significantly damage our bodies. It is critical that we establish new “rules of engagement” with computers. This Healthy Computing webinar will explore the reasons and tools for taking regular breaks from the computer. This webinar is for people who work extensively on computers, or who work with clients/students who do.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/healthy-computing

March 26 (1-2 pm)
Tech on the Spec(trum): Making libraries more accessible for children with special needs
(TechSoup)

Like any worthwhile initiative, reaching a target audience takes time and money. Is there an affordable way to make your library more technologically accessible for children with autism and other developmental differences? Join this session to learn about the successful “Come On In” program at Skokie (IL) Public Library. Hear about free and inexpensive tools. Think about ways to partner with other organizations to meet patron and staff needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=d15wpkf6nc4m

March 26 (2-3 pm)
Thank Goodness It’s Monday TGIM: Enjoy your job, enjoy your life
(Insync Training)

So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://insync.webex.com/tc0506l/trainingcenter/register/registerSession.do?siteurl=insync&confID=1145169673

March 27 (10-11 am)
Get ready to celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros
(Nebraska Library Commission)

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In this NCompass Live session, members of the Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee will share resources and ideas you can implement into your celebration of Día.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=12008

December 27, 2012

Free Library Continuing Education Events for January

Filed under: Continuing Education — vtdeptlib @ 4:22 pm

Listed below are FREE programs Adobe, American Libraries Live, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, EDUCAUSE, GrantSpace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Libraries Thriving, Library Journal, Montana State Library, Nonprofit Webinars,  School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, University of North Carolina, Washington State Library and WebJunction will be webcasting during January.

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
Lunch Lessons with CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)
ALA Tech Source Makerspace Webinars


January 7 (2-3 pm)
Learn about Makerspaces from the Innovators at Carnegie Library (Pittsburgh)

Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another.
Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement. 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/WBxPV3

January 8 (12-1 pm)
Burnout: Avoiding the flames
(Washington State Library)

Library staff trying to keep up with changes in technology, demographics, & services may feel somewhat at sea. In this interactive session, Debra Westwood, Library Cluster Manager, King County Library System will look at how libraries are changing. Debra will help attendees learn about individual and group responses to change and devise specific strategies that individuals and work groups can use to remain buoyant in these difficult seas.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/connect.aspx

January 8 (2-3 pm)
Better than Bullet Points
(Insync Training)

Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session we’ll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise. Audience: Trainers and instructional designers.

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

January 8 (3-4 pm)
Keeping Your Library Safe: Black Belt Librarians
(Infopeople)

Are your attempts to control your library’s environment successful?  Does your staff feel confident with implementing security policy? Are you really in charge of your library, or are the patrons in charge of you? These questions and more will be answered during Warren’s frank and direct session on the essential elements you need to make your security program effective. During this hour, Warren will take the academic theory of security and show you how to actually apply it in the real world.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/black-belt-librarians

January 9 (1-2 pm)
An Introduction to Facilitating Groups
(Nonprofit Webinars)

At some point, even experienced trainers, facilitators and managers find themselves standing before groups whose dynamics are all over the board. Everyone is expressing an opinion, ideas are flying at warp speed, emotions are high, disagreement is rampant, and some people are shutting down while others are rebelling against the process. Wouldn’t it be great to have the tools that allow you to regain control and confidently lead the group to effective results every time? Join us and learn practical facilitation techniques to elevate your group handling skills and help you achieve amazing organizational results. Whether you facilitate focus groups, executive sessions, community gatherings or task forces doing activities such as strategy development, issue resolution, requirements analysis, process improvement, or action planning, this webinar will give you a comprehensive approach you can apply immediately.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/676126472

January 9 (1-2 pm)
Data Privacy Month: Are You Smarter Than Your Phone?
(EDUCAUSE)

Nearly everyone on a college campus today has a mobile phone, capable of accomplishing amazing tasks while on the go. But, how SHOULD you make use of your smartphone? You are smarter than your phone if you know that you need to make careful choices about using your geo-location feature. You might post a picture to Facebook while on your European trip if there are other people still living at your address back home. But, if your house is empty while you travel, you would be smarter to wait to post until you get home. Do you really want everyone to know you are out alone at midnight by “checking in” at your local donut shop? You are smarter than your phone if you use sound judgment about revealing your location. You’re smarter than your phone if you know you need to think critically about the sensitivity of the data you put on or access through your phone. Do you use your phone for banking, without password protecting the device? Your phone is happy to do it. But you are smarter than your phone if you protect it with a password. If you’re not thinking critically about what you do with your phone, we’ll help you think again!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/RxYRi6

January 9 (1-2 pm)
Louder, Faster, Funnier: Humor & Learning
(Adobe)

Funny is Money! At least that’s the perspective of many in the entertainment industry, but is comedy a viable tool in educational content, specifically within eLearning? What issues are introduced when eLearning modules depend on humor and what kinds of humor are most and least effective? Join Dr. Allen Partridge for a tongue in cheek examination of laughter and learning. We’ll explore the latest ideas & research on humor in learning and look for special applications and exceptions that apply to online learning. You’ll probably laugh, and you might even learn something.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://adobe.ly/V7YVSt

January 9 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Culture: Communications, Collaboration, and Creating Core Values
(Colorado State Library)

Yes, we held snakes & spiders. Yes, we ran through an inflatable obstacle course and climbed a rock wall. And yes, duct tape was involved. How have we taken these experiences and come back to our work places? How can the core values of libraries guide our communications and workplace culture? Let’s talk about the risk taking, collaboration and the core values of libraries featuring ideas inspired by the Culture experience of R-Squared.

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

January 9 (3-4:30 pm)
Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: Prepare for Success
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Part 1 of 4 webinars. Other dates are Jan. 16, 23, 30.
Align with the future you want to create by setting your intention for outcomes, crafting a vision and setting goals. Using traditional and non-traditional methods, ‘think forward’ into the new year; ‘pull back’ the vision and make vision a reality. Objectives: Make way for ‘new’ by clearing the old, Acknowledge the positive past, Clarify purpose and vision, Learn how to create your vision using a fun visualization process, and Move from dream to reality through setting goals and objectives.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/128247082

January 10 (2-3 pm)
Landing Your Ideal Library Job
(American Libraries Live)

For our next episode of AL Live, we’re going to switch gears and move away from the Tech stuff. This episode, Landing Your Ideal Library Job, is going to focus on the library job market and the challenges that librarians at all points in their careers are facing in navigating it. Our host for this episode is going to be David Connolly, who manages the ALA Joblist site, a resource any job seeker should know. David and I had a short chat about how he’s planning to faciliate next month’s discussion on this topic.Our panel for this episode is also going to include Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library and Jill Klees, a Career Liason who works with the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.

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

January 10 (2-3 pm)
Transforming Communities Through Apps: Part II
(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:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=xn99zi9tca56

January 14 (1-2 pm)
To Evaluation and Beyond: The Evolving Role of the Embedded Librarian
(University of North Carolina)

Higher education administrators and faculty are increasingly attuned to the importance of information literacy and the role of academic librarians in teaching it. With this new engagement come new challenges, including the need to balance cost and quality, helping to shape instructional strategy, and especially developing meaningful evaluation of students’ information literacy learning. Also on the horizon are embedded data curation and new roles beyond instruction. This webinar will explore key trends in embedded librarianship today.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/268628513

January 15 (2-3 pm)
Broadband Basics for Public Libraries
(TechSoup)

Wish you knew more about the basics of broadband, but you don’t know who to ask? This beginner level webinar will introduce you to terms, tools, and concepts that will help increase your understanding. Join us for this free webinar on Tuesday, January 15 at 11 a.m. Pacific time/Noon Mountain time/1 p.m. Central time/2 p.m. Eastern time. We will be joined by special guest, library consultant Kieran Hixon.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=k6nrob18pkxa

January 15 (2-3 pm)
New Resources for the Common Core
(Booklist)

Seeking terrific titles to link to the Common Core State Standards? You’ll hear about new fiction and informational books for youth that will help teachers and librarians implement the standards across subjects and grade levels in this free, hour-long presentation sponsored by Holiday House, Rosen/Gareth, Enslow Publishers, and DK Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director, Gillian Engberg.

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

January 15 (2-3 pm)
The Impact of an Ice Cream Sundae
(WebJunction)

What does an ice cream sundae have to do with library partnerships? Let’s pretend that your community organizations (school, academic, public and special libraries, and other local organizations) are your favorite kind of ice cream. Now let’s ladle your favorite toppings over the ice cream to represent the organizations’ resources, programs, personnel and funding. How can the ice cream “mix” with the toppings to be the most luscious dessert possible for the most people? When community organizations collaborate to share their resources with one another, they make the biggest possible impact on the most lives. Learn easy, understandable and powerful strategies that will give you renewed energy to create bold and imaginative collaborations among all types of community organizations.

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

January 16 (12-1 pm)
Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain Without Giving In
(American Management Association)

Based on the presenters’ decades of experience and extensive interviews with high-level influencers—people in business, government, nonprofits, sports, the arts, and more — Goulston and Ullmen share what they’ve learned about the remarkable power of real influence and offer insights for tapping into it, including: The simple four-step model that will help you connect with people you thought were unreachable, How to get past the “blind spot” in our brains that makes connecting and influencing impossible, How to avoid bad influence habits that can disconnect you from your team, your clients, your family, and others, How listening with a real motive to learn and understand will change a relationship instantly, Ways to repair a reputation damaged by trying to influence via manipulation, and Why one of the biggest factors in becoming a power influencer is gratitude.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/W41LH9

January 16 (3-4:30 pm)
Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: Leverage Your Knowledge of Communication Styles to Positively Influence Work and Personal Relationships
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Part 2 of 4 webinars
Objectives: Inventory your strengths and opportunities for growth, Adapt your communication styles so your message can be heard by others, Understand intrinsic and extrinsic motivators, and Learn strategies to empower and encourage.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/185574050

January 17 (3-4 pm)
QR Codes: Bridging the print-to-digital divide
(Infopeople)

QR codes (quick response codes) have been around for almost two decades now and libraries are beginning to use them to reach out and provide information and services. They are an excellent and inexpensive way for libraries to move their content and services out into busy public spaces, such as transportation hubs, mass transit vehicles and other local cultural and social institutions. During this webinar we will explore current and potential uses of QR codes in libraries of all types while using the real-world experiences at the Contra Costa County Library as the primary examples and case studies.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/qr-codes

January 22 (8-9 am and 1-2 pm)
Basics of Information Literacy Assessment
(Libraries Thriving)

Speakers: Lauren Pressley, Wake Forest University; Amanda Click, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
Register for 8am EST session: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/881269144
Register for 1pm EST session: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/997513960

January 22 (2-3 pm)

Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom (Insync Training)

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

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/U39tmx

January 22 (3-4 pm)
Show Me the Money: Fundraising That Taps into The 90% of All Wealth That Is Not Cash
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Want some great reasons for your charity to take any and all non-cash donations? Wonder why other charities seem to increase their fundraising in good years and bad years, quickly build up their endowments, have the resources they need? Well, find out in the webinar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/923084784

January 23 (12-1 pm)
Reenergize Your Best Employees Before They Leave You
(American Management Association)

Some organizations have been taken over by a culture of negativity, and in others employees are feeling the years of recession and becoming less motivated and engaged in their work. When the recession initially hit a few years ago, there was an outburst of energy with high-potential employees. Not only were organizations trying to keep things going with reduced staff, those passionate about their work and their organizations were trying to keep the vision and in some cases the organization itself, alive. But the recession lasted longer than expected, and many of these workers feel tired, disheartened, and tempted to new positions elsewhere as the economy improves. Attend this webcast and discover tips and tactics for reengaging your employees using time-tested tools and techniques from the best of AMA.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/W42o3m

January 23 (1-2 pm)
Creating a Culture of Innovation in your Library and Community
(WebJunction)

We hear about libraries that are leaders in innovation, implementing ideas that keep the library growing and vital. Perhaps you have watched from the sidelines and wished you could kickstart some innovation at your library, but you’re not sure where to start. Come to this webinar for an active and lively discussion on how to find innovative ideas, how to connect with the people to help make them happen, and how to get buy-in and support for your ideas. There is a lot to be learned from other libraries’ examples and experiences.

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

January 23 (1-2 pm)
Listening Skills For Leaders: How To Conduct A One On One Conversation To Motivate Others
(Nonprofit Webinars)

We often hear about the need to motivate staff, members and volunteers in non-profit organizations. We often hear about the importance of listening. But how do we listen skillfully to motivate staff and members of our organizations? This webinar will focus on how to conduct a one on one conversation with members or potential members of your organization in a way that allows you to understand and tap into the power of another’s personal purpose, history and values.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/892991216

January 23 (3-4:30 pm)
Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: Build Rapport and Motivate with The Language of Influence
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Part 3 of 4 webinars
Word choices and accompanying non verbal communication sends a message. What messages are you sending? How often do you question why people take your message differently than you intended? Explore words and gestures that are accountable and engage collaboration. Objectives: Use empathetic and accountable language to empower and engage others, and Explore body language that sends a message of accessibility.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/538859754

January 29 (3-4 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/YQQgtk

January 30 (1-2 pm)
Managing Team Conflict Effectively
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Are unresolved conflicts affecting team functioning? Would you like to make conflict a source of growth for your team? Would like a road map to get there? Managing team conflict effectively is the art of fostering trust, resolving conflicts as they arise and facilitating productive communication. Highly functioning teams can debate challenging topics, make tough decisions, and hold each other accountable for results.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/793478568

January 30 (3-4 pm)
Developing an Epic Facebook Strategy for Your Nonprofit
(Nonprofit Webinars)

This session will walk participants set-by-step through creating an effective Facebook marketing strategy. We will discuss defining your audience, developing a content strategy, engaging with fans, and measuring results.  Takeaways: A solid understanding of how to create an effective presence on Facebook, Strategies and tactics for acquiring fans and increasing engagement, and A framework for integrating Facebook into other marketing channels.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/155052304

January 30 (3-4:30 pm)

Strengthen the Influence of Your Leadership: So, What Do You Do? Talk Up Your Value in 30 to 60 Seconds (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Part 4 of 4 webinars
We are often asked to share what we do and often we lose out on an opportunity to insert impact and influence by shooting from the hip and using too many words, too few or not the right words for the right audience. The key to a memorable and interesting response comes in preparation and the selection of the “right” details based on your “audience.”  Objectives: Learn the who, what, why and how method you can apply to your personal value statement and that of your library, Add pizzazz with story and talking points, and Explore delivery tips.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/228055738

January 31 (1-2 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising
(GrantSpace)

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover: The role of your board, Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and Tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

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

November 30, 2012

Free Library Continuing Education Events for December

Filed under: Continuing Education — vtdeptlib @ 6:06 pm

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Library Association, American Management Association, Colorado Library Consortium, Colorado State Library, iLibrarian, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch, and WebJunction will be webcasting during December.

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
Lunch Lessons with CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)


December 3 (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/UwYgMv

December 3 (8-9 pm)
Open Mic Night with Dr. Joyce Valenza! (Teacher-Librarian Virtual Cafe)

This year, we’re bustin & branching out beyond the library walls to include ALL of the EdTech world in our rip-roaring fast-paced Smackdown Open Mic Night with Dr. Joyce Valenza hosting & with Gwyneth Jones & Librarian Tiff moderating. We’re planning to get ready by creating a rich crowd-souced presentation/book. Please feel free to take a slide (or several) and be ready to grab the mic on the night of the event and share your faves. We’ll leave the evening with our own on-going dynamic resource book.

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

December 4 (2-3 pm)
Tech-Savvy Staff: Better Service for Library Users (TechSoup)

Would you like to help staff gain the tech skills they need in order to effectively assist patrons? Join our webinar on Tuesday, December 4th at 11 a.m. Pacific time to find out how one library succeeded with this challenging staff development goal.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/QTkU2K

December 4 (3-4 pm)
Create a Story and Tell it Too: Engaging Supporters with Online Video (Nonprofit Webinars)

Video is the most powerful media tool for telling your organization’s story online. Your moving narrative and your complex issue can be communicated more clearly and with more impact using sight, sound and motion. The experts in fundraising and advocacy understand this, but how can any sized nonprofit benefit from these insights? This session combines a little art & science: namely the art of video storytelling with the science of using your org’s assets and existing channels to push your video stories to those who need to see them. Expect to see some great examples of nonprofit video, learn the fundamentals of translating your story to video, and review great new (and some old) tools for online video distribution.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/235618289

December 4 (3-4 pm)
Reading is a Superpower! Comic Books, Graphic Novels, & Literacy (School Library Journal)

This webcast will feature a report on the 10-school pilot program ABDO led with elementary students and staff in a California district, using their Marvel Age comic books and graphic novels, eBooks, and teachers guides in a weeks-long “comic con” with the kids creating their own superheroes and stories based on the books.

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

December 5 (12-1 pm)
Applying the 70:20:10 Enterprise Learning Model (American Management Association)

The 70:20:10 model assumes that 70% of learning comes from on-the-job experiences, 20% from learning from others, and 10% from formal training courses. Join this webcast to explore how to integrate this model with both formal and informal learning for improved enterprise-wide performance. Using a variety of structured e-learning and social collaboration tools, you’ll see how various types of learning activities are applied to deploy blended enterprise learning programs that unlock value for each individual learner, transform talent to higher levels of contribution, and boost overall organizational capability.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/V27iDp

December 5 (2-3 pm)
Branding yourself and your library career on LinkedIn (Colorado Library Consortium)

Are you using LinkedIn? Over 4.2 billion people searches were conducted in LinkedIn in 2011. Recruiters and HR departments are increasingly using LinkedIn to connect with potential employees directly. Whether you’re just starting with LinkedIn or want to make your profile stand out more, this webinar will discuss what branding is, and outline approaches for branding yourself using LinkedIn. We’ll cover basic and subscription features to make yourself stand out, and how to use your LinkedIn network to build your visibility as an information professional. No matter what type of librarian you are – school, public, academic, or otherwise – you will come away with tips for making LinkedIn profile improvements right now, and an approach for keeping your profile looking smart.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.clicweb.org/learning-on-your-schedule/lunch-lessons

December 5 (2:30-3:30 pm)
It’s Not Just for Kids Anymore: Adult Summer Reading Programs (Colorado State Library)

In this lively, interactive session, we’ll explore the benefits of offering adult summer reading programs, discuss how to implement a simple and inexpensive program, and brainstorm ideas for more elaborate programs; we’ll also touch on multi-generational reading programs and how to evaluate adult reading programs. Whether you’ve provided an adult summer reading program in the past, plan to offer one in 2013, or are just considering it for the future, this session will generate great ideas and spark interest. And please join us if you’re offering or considering an adult reading program at a different time of year, too!

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

December 6 (11 am-12 pm)
Create Your Own Knowledge Base (iLibrarian)

Setting up a centralized knowledge base for your library can be a great way to collaboratively brainstorm ideas, gather specialized knowledge, organize instructional resources, and even replace intranets. Creating a private, personal knowledge base will keep you organized, store your files, and provide an online space for brainstorming, reading lists, project ideas, to-do lists, and even travel plans. Learn how to create your own personal and organizational repositories of information and knowledge with no technical skills required!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/394121866

December 6 (2-3 pm)
Outreach Programs in Rural Communities: Simple Steps for Surprising Results (WebJunction)

The PEARL (Promoting and Enhancing the Advancement of Rural Libraries) Project has been successful in helping Texas rural librarians reach out to groups and organizations in their communities and to raise visibility of and appreciation for their libraries. Community outreach plans, designed to identify and fill a need in the community, are at the heart of this unique model. The process is supported by an actionable template which leads participants from community assessment, through strategic planning, to implementation, and concludes with evaluating outcomes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/SA1w7N

December 6 (3-4 pm)
Lerner Publishing Group Spring 2013 Librarian Preview Webinar (School Library Journal)

Get the inside scoop and sneak peek at Lerner’s nonfiction, 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: http://bit.ly/Vk3Kwh

December 7 (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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/998502778

December 7 (1-2 pm)
Accessibility Handbook: Making 508-Compliant Websites (O’Reilly)

Several audiences have difficulty using today’s complex websites, including people with blindness, hearing loss, physical disabilities, and cognitive disorders. In this webcast, Katie Cunningham, author of the “Accessibility Handbook: Making 508 Compliant Websites” talks about the world of accessibility and assistive technologies.

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

December 10 (3-4 pm)
Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (Insync Training)

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/U70Bcz

December 11 (2-3 pm)
Better Together: Tech Trainers Sharing Expertise (TechSoup)

Virtually every library provides technology training in one form or another. How can we work together to share resources and ideas with one another? Join our webinar on Tuesday, December 11 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to hear out about existing resources that allow libraries and nonprofts to share their technology training expertise with one another.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Vb7lat

December 11 (2-3 pm)
Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

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

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/179417280

December 11 (2-3 pm)
Mobile Accessibility – The Status of Accessibility in Mobile Devices (Accessible Technology Coalition)

David Dzumba, Chair of the Accessibility Working Group of the Mobile Manufacturer’s Forum will take the lead in providing an insight into and perspective on the status of accessibility in mobile devices. David currently serves as the FCC Emergency Access Advisory Committee co-chair and is senior manager of Accessibility at Nokia.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Ug9qDa

December 12 (2-3 pm)
What Would Walt Do? Quality Customer Service for Libraries (WebJunction)

Looking for some magic to improve customer service in your library? The Disney Institute on Quality Service has set high standards for creating a quality customer experience and their ideas can be applied at your library. Our panel of Colorado librarians attended the Disney Institute Quality Service preconference sponsored by ALA’s LearnRT at the annual conference in Anaheim in 2012. Since then, they’ve been waving their magic wands to improve customer service in Colorado libraries and they’d like to share their discoveries with you. Learn how to define quality service, set a common purpose for all library staff, and better understand your customers. You’ll walk away with ideas to make your library’s customer service sparkle.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/X9pdIG

December 12 (3-4 pm)
Basic Graphic Design for Library Staff: Quick and Easy Solutions (Infopeople)

For the past 20 years personal computers have allowed us to create publications of all kinds easily without requiring a basic understanding of graphic design. While the results have sometimes been less than successful, there are some quick and simple solutions to making them more attractive and effective. During this webinar, attendees will learn how use shapes, manipulate images, and work with text and fonts to enhance their basic desktop publishing efforts. We’ll also work together on redesigning examples of library signs to make each more customer friendly.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/basic-graphic-design

December 12 (3-4 pm)
Perfect Phrases for Fundraising (Nonprofit Webinars)

In this webinar, Dr. Beverly A. Browning, author of Perfect Phrases for Fundraising will discuss how to use THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME. Using precise language in a fundraising campaign is an absolute must. The words you choose can make the difference between having your appeal read . . . or tossed. Learn how to craft a message that recipients will read and respond to. The author will share her time-saving tips, message-crafting strategies and ready-to-use phrases for getting results in any campaign.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/240981753

December 13 (11 am-12 pm)
Making the Choice: Mobile Solutions for Your Library (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

The first step for any library wanting to have a mobile presence is to determine the best approach for its customers and community. This training will explore the different mobile strategies for libraries, cover the pros and cons of each approach, and outline the considerations for deciding on a strategy such as cost, implementation time, staffing resources, and community characteristics. Information on subsidies for Texas libraries to implement mobile services may also be presented.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/784911786

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

September 28, 2012

Free Library Continuing Education Events for October

Filed under: Continuing Education — vtdeptlib @ 12:39 pm

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Association of School Librarians, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, School Library Journal, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, and WebJunction will be webcasting during October.

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

October 1 (1-2 pm)
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone: Celebrate with Shannon Hale
(School Library Journal)

It’s finally here—Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, sequel to the beloved Newbery-Honoree book, Princess Academy. Reunite with Miri and her friends as they share in the joys of friendship, the delight of young romance, and the fate of a fairy tale kingdom. Join Shannon Hale for a unique opportunity to celebrate with her during a live webcast from Brooklyn Friends School and a chance to ask her questions live! Sign up now—space is limited. We encourage you to set up an assembly so all of your kids, parents and teachers can watch.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/VTYgW3

October 1 (8-9 pm)
Your Common Core Secret Weapon with the Librarians in the Middle!
(TL Virtual Cafe)

Tamara, Monique, and Kristen are the “librarians in the middle”, representing the three middle schools in Anderson District One in South Carolina. The three of them are on a mission to read, click, and share their way to librarian leadership and advocacy.

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

October 2 (12-1 pm)
eReaders: Best practices
(Washington State Library)

Nineteen libraries in Washington participated in a pilot project last year.  Half circulated eBook readers and the other half trained staff and their public to use eBook readers.  The libraries ranged the gamut from community colleges to school libraries to public libraries both large and small.  If you have questions about eReaders, this would be a good workshop to attend.

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

October 2 (1-12 pm)
How to Retouch Images Like a Pro
(O’Reilly)

Get the scoop on retouching people pictures. Learn how to zap: blemishes, shines, shadows, and whole objects (or people!) non-destructively. You’ll learn how to: reduce wrinkles, whiten teeth, and create show-stopping eyes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2436

October 2 (2-3 pm)
What’s new in Series NonFiction: Fall 2012
(Booklist)

There’s so much going on in the world of series nonfiction we’re following our August “Scoop on Series Nonfiction” webinar with presentations from four more of the top publishers in this booming field: Crabtree Publishing Company, The Creative Company, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.

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

October 3 (12-1 pm)
Leading Disruptive Innovation and Change
(American Management Association)

Leadership Dynamics That Drive Business Breakthroughs.  Disruptive innovation and change are no longer the exceptions, they’re the norm.  If we’re not proactively forging novel paths that change the game, someone else will—and then we’ll be forced to adapt to their new rules. Many leaders are not formally prepared with the fortitude required to lead through the deep uncertainty that characterizes periods of disruptive change.  Join us to discover how leaders often ignore the very thing that could lead them to game changers—the power of surprise.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Leading-Disruptive-Innovation-and-Change.aspx

October 3 (3-4 pm)
How to Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising, Once and for All
(Nonprofit Webinars)

The purpose of this webinar is to think systematically through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. We’ll discuss how to help your board understand and overcome their fears; explore and act on their passions and become dedicated ambassadors, advocates and askers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/1032012-how-to-overcome-your-boards-fear-of-fundraising-once-and-for-all/

October 3 (3-4 pm)
What’s New for Storytimes
(Infopeople)

Is conducting storytime the favorite part of your job – but also the task in which you feel “burned out?” If so, this webinar will give you ideas to refresh your storytimes with new books to engage your audience. Whether you are relatively new or a longtime storytime presenter, everyone will take away storytime plans, booklists, and resources to revitalize this essential library program.

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

October 3 (7-8 pm)
Banned Websites Awareness Day Webinar: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter!
(American Association of School Librarians)

In honor of Banned Websites Awareness Day, this webinar will focus on how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning and what school librarians can do to fight restrictive filtering in their schools.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/registration

October 4 (2-3 pm)
Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions
(VolunteerMatch)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program. Templates and sample position descriptions will be provided.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/979099736

October 4 (3-4 pm)
Getting Boys to Read: Seeing Your Library Through a Guy’s Eyes
(School Library Journal)

Ever help a guy find food in the refrigerator? In this fun and informative webinar, you’ll discover how some everyday observations – like that time you maybe helped a guy find the mayo that was right in the front of the fridge – are really vital clues for thinking about getting boys to read in your library. In addition to the fun, the serious side of the topic will be addressed, including why the gap between boys’ and girls’ reading levels is a major concern among health experts and educators, and why the vast majority of reluctant readers are boys. Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys – and take a different look at how we think about getting boys to read – this session will inspire you.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Qv7fwq

October 4 (3-4 pm)
Legal Research Resources: Great Legal Reference and Referral in the Public Library
(Infopeople)

Note: This webinar is California centric, but everyone is invited to attend. Helping library customers understand legal resources can be both daunting and rewarding. The idea of public access to legal information is becoming more prevalent, with library staff participating in a trend that identifies the public library, with its neutral and safe environment, trained staffers, convenient location and free computer access to the Internet as the ideal place to find the information people need.  This webinar will prepare you to act as a compass and guide to point your users in the right direction for gaining a better understanding of the legal system and how to navigate it successfully. You will also learn when to answer questions, when to teach users to find their answers, and when and where to refer them for additional help.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/legal-research-resources

October 5 (11am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Eventbrite
(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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/516930538

October 9 (12-1 pm)
Graphic Novels
(Library Journal)

Join us for our fall graphic novel webcast! You’ll get a sneak peak at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months and hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Random House will discuss their upcoming titles from DC Comics, Del Ray, Archie Comics, and Kodansha: something for everyone. Hear more about Superman trying to get back in touch with the “normal” people, romantic hijinks staged by a devious novelist just so she can write about them, the real story of Steve Jobs’ failings as well as his successes, and what the best stories are from the epic 20-year history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the longest running comics series based on a videogame. And that’s just a few of the titles starring in this webcast.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/V5HsM9

October 9 (2-3 pm)
Google Yourself Silly
(Insync Training)

Google, the wildly popular search engine, has much to offer the learning professional. This resource, with its specific tools, can help you better design training, communicate with colleagues, and/or find your way to an enriching training site. Using technology in the classroom, you will learn to work with search results rankings, conduct special searches, and improve your search effectiveness. Your credibility and personal satisfaction as a learning professional can only be enhanced

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PdrY3p

October 9 (2-3 pm)
Ring the Dinner Bell: New Cookbooks to Enjoy
(Booklist)

Let’s talk about what’s for dinner. Or for breakfast and lunch, too. The amazing aspect of food—in addition to its importance and omnipresence in our lives—is that preparation techniques and presentation ideas are endless in variety. New recipes emerge every day, a situation that ensures cooks need not go stale and meals can be exciting time after time. Representatives from Perseus Books Group, Sterling Publishing, and  Tuttle Publishing will treat webinar attendees to what’s new in their lively lineup of cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Q7VhGQ

October 9 (3-4 pm)
Personal Gadgets and the Library
(Infopeople)

Personal electronics such as tablet computers, ebook readers, MP3 players, and more are now a common part of our information interactions in the library world. Customers are checking gadgets out from us, asking us for content that can be loaded on them, and at times just wishing that we could help them use them more effectively. This webinar will give a broad overview of personal electronics in libraries, focusing on iOS and Android based devices and their management, from both a user and staff perspective.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/personal-gadgets-and-library

October 9 (7-8 pm)
Opening the Space: Libraries as a Site of Participatory Culture
(American Association of School Librarians)

Participatory culture is grounded in low barriers to artistic expression and allows students to be creators of content as well as pass on their experiences and knowledge to others. The Barrow Media Center is a site of participatory culture through elements such as student book budgets, collaborative projects that culminate in student product creation, opportunities for students to showcase their creations to others in a variety of ways, and students taking leadership in teaching one another how to use technology to create. This year, developing the participatory culture of the library is a specific goal that has been made public to all students, teachers, and families in the school and all members of the library have been invited to find their place in the library and make things happen. This webinar will explore participatory culture and how the library can be a space of participation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/registration

October 10 (3-4 pm)
Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement
(Infopeople)

In today’s complex, fast changing world, having the right skills is not enough for those seeking career growth and advancement. Librarians and information professionals also need to communicate well and effectively tell their story. This webinar helps librarians and information professionals develop the necessary “talking points” to help them communicate their most important message and formulate an encapsulated version of their talking points to be able to take advantage of every window of opportunity, regardless of how brief it might be. Librarians and information professionals often miss some of the best career opportunities because they are stuck on the “L” word. This webinar will help attendees locate and identify many career opportunities that are outside the “L” word and help them prepare to take advantage of those opportunities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/telling-your-story

October 11 (1-2:15 pm)
Helping Patrons Find Legal Assistance in their Community: Online Referral Tools
(Pro Bono Net)

This webinar will highlight online resources for people looking for a lawyer, including where to find referral information for nonprofit legal aid programs, lawyer referral services and state bar programs. Panelists will also discuss a national website with legal help for military members and veterans, and a national directory for individuals seeking assistance with immigration issues. In addition, we’ll share tips for how to assess whether an online referral resource is reputable, and common scams to watch out for.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/622304094

October 11 (2-3 pm)
Warm up to Reading: Getting Kids Hooked on Books
(Booklist)

The weather may be getting cooler, but books are always hot. Join Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper and representatives from ABDO Publishing, DK Publishing, James Lorimer & Co., and Listening Library to learn about books and media designed to spark reluctant readers’ interest in reading—be it turning pages or pushing play.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/TMg7Rw

October 15 (2-3 pm)
Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities
(Insync Training)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/S61TJX

October 16 (4:30-5:30 pm)
Common Core & More: Surprising Reasons to go Graphic
(Booklist)

Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel from The Graphic Classroom blog, Capstone, and Booklist Publications for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference. Attendees are automatically entered to win a complete 24 book set of Capstone’s new DC Comics line! Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Editorial Director of Books for Youth at Booklist Publications.

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

October 16 (2-3 pm)
Incubate leadership @ your library
(WebJunction)

Effective leadership in a library community is not performed by any one person. Instead, it is a collective act of many players contributing their toolset of complementary and evolving skills. Leadership “incubates” best in an environment nurtured by collaborative and continuous learning; it often grows accidentally, sometimes unbeknownst to the leader-to-be. Through peer mentoring and other methods, explore ways to create a generative space that nourishes the infectious qualities of leadership. Develop a network of seasoned learners who will incubate leadership, both within your library and in support of the broader community, collaboratively building and leading a rich and fulfilling learning organization.

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

October 16 (2-3 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
(VolunteerMatch)

What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/622810504

October 16 (3-4 pm)
Fall Books for Kids
(School Library Journal)

Learn about fall’s collection of new books for your young readers during this School Library Journal webcast event.  From illustrated books to chapter books, topics range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Discover what it means to be a samurai in Benjamin Martin’s Samurai Awakening, and find out if an American teenager has what takes to save his friends.  Read about Bill Finger, the man who gave Bruce Wayne a name and made him a detective in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s picture book (illustrated by Ty Templeton) Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. See a new take on the classic Old MacDonald nursery rhyme in Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (written by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft) with brightly illustrated pictures and tongue-twisters to help readers learn about vowels while using the same E-I-E-I-O refrain. Register now to see what else Annick Press, Charlesbridge, and Tuttle Publishing will share from their fall book releases.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PKx49L

October 17 (12 -1 pm)
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, Barb Jones, Missouri/Advocacy Coordinator will give some basic definitions to the concept of knowledge management and will facilitate reports from participants in a knowledge management workshop attended.

To log in, visit https://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. Additional Information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html

October 17 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Engaging Customer Curiosity
(Colorado State Library)

How do you engage library customers? People are naturally curious, and are driven to learn about topics of interest. Libraries can engage library customers and create a space for exploration, discovery, and collaboration. Join this session to learn more about techniques for effectively engaging library users, featuring ideas presented at the R-Squared Conference.

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

October 17 (3-4 pm)
100 New Donors in 90 Days: A Step-by-Step Process
(Nonprofit Webinars)

We live in the midst of a “new normal.” The current, unprecedented global economic roller-coaster and political uncertainty impact personal philanthropy. This new normal has led to many donors’ anxiety about the future. As a result, people are not making new, first time gifts and are cutting their giving to some of their former charities—if not eliminating them altogether. Then, where are you to find the donors and the money to achieve your goals? Research shows that it requires 4.5 times the effort, staff, and dollars to acquire a new donor as it does to keep one. Yet some nonprofits seem to spend more time and energy pursuing a new giver than making the effort to keep the old friend happy and engaged.

We know that with proper planning you can retain your donors. It has been demonstrated that with effective development and stewardship, you can be certain of an enthusiastic donor base and high retention. If you follow systematic procedures, the annual fund program is virtually failsafe. Securing donors is obviously the first step. But then you must acknowledge promptly and effectively, show appreciation regularly and sincerely, and give priority to winning the donor’s heart and mind to the cause. Following this plan will help to create a culture of giving at your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/121677304

October 17 (3-4:30)
Session 1: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

From Outside In.  Examine the philosophy of service inherent in the V.O.I.C.E. model, Identify areas of strength and areas of improvement in delivering responsive, engaging service, Proactively explore how to exceed customer expectations, Map Customer Points of Possibility to determine opportunities for proactively managing expectations, Determine how to meet and exceed 5 Top Customer Needs on each point of customer contact, Explore challenges of  “implementers” of library policy and “regs,” and Creating action individual action plan.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/621386842

October 18 (3-4 pm)
Part I on Common Core – Getting Real
(School Library Journal)

How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) impact you, your library, and your teachers? Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle will discuss how perspective, multi-modality, and transliteracy will help you build a foundation as you implement CCSS. Take home a few concrete examples to successfully adjust to the instructional shifts in CCSS.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PKxg8T

October 24 (11 am-12 pm)
Your Government Online: Independent Federal Government Agencies
(Nebraska Library Commission)

In our third episode, we’ll tour some of the many Web sites of independent federal government agencies. In our first session (on August 22) we covered the President’s cabinet. The second session (September 19) covered the Executive Office of the President, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11636

October 24 (1-2 pm)
Become an Expert Google Searcher in an Hour
(O’Reilly)

Do you use Google every day? Mastering Google’s powerful search refinement operators and lesser known features could, over a year’s time, save you days scouring over irrelevant results. Even more enticing is the promise of elusive nuggets of market research and competitive intelligence out there waiting to be discovered — IF you know how to wield Google. Learn how you too can become an expert Google searcher and extract invaluable data about your competitors and about the market like never before — with laser-like accuracy and extreme efficiency.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2430

October 24 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight!on National Library of Medicine Resources : Wellness/Obesity
(National Library of Medicine)

These sessions focus on NLM and other related resources. They are presented monthly by NN/LM MCR Coordinators.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Login: as a guest with your first and last name.  Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided. Additional Information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html.

October 24 (3-4:30)
Session 2: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Enhance Internal Customer Experience.  How does what I do serve the whole? Fit into the Library mission? How do I embrace personal responsibility and accountability? What does that have to do with being a good internal customer service agent?  How does what I do well and/or fail to do impact the other co-workers functions? How can I become value-added and build strong internal relationships?  What can I do to prevent workplace misunderstandings?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/358836274

October 25 (2-3 pm)
Freedom Rings in Philadelphia: community technology adoption
(WebJunction)

The Freedom Rings Partnership is a digital inclusion initiative funded by Federal stimulus monies. We are bringing Internet access, computer assistance and digital opportunities to Philadelphians with the least access to broadband. Comprised of a coalition of grassroots organizations, government, and universities, we proudly count People’s Emergency Center and the Free Library of Philadelphia as Managing Partners in this city-wide effort. Extending beyond the library and traditional organizational walls, our public-computing centers—KEYSPOTS—are located in community organizations that have the trust of their constituents; technology access is a complimentary asset to their diverse missions. Learn how to develop sustainable partnerships and adapt this model to meet your community technology adoption needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/R06SqV

October 25 (2-3 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation.

For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments, Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process, and Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/R097L8

October 26 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Slideshare
(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: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/178824450

October 30 (3-4:30)
Session 3: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Phone Etiquette and Call Management.  Are your phone practices creating a springboard for positive response or a sink-hole for negative reaction?  How the phone is answered and subsequently managed creates an image in the minds of customers. Create a positive impression and set a positive tone through etiquette and call management. Explore how to: answer a call, place a call on hold, transfer a call and accept transfer, take a message, research information on phone, and close a call.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/522151402

October 31 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Reflections on Internet Librarian 2012
(Nebraska Library Commission)

On this episode of Tech Talk, Michael will be joined by attendees from Internet Librarian 2012, held in Monterey CA, to share their experiences at the conference.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11641

October 31 (12-1 pm)
Improving the Performance of Government Employees
(American Management Association)

Motivate Your Employees to Achieve Tangible Results.  Getting the most out of employees in government offices is one of the legendary challenges. With an emphasis, it seems, on protocols and processes rather than on results, government offices have often been regarded as bastions of mediocrity, havens for substandard performers, and places where rule number one is cover your…self. In addtion, you’ll discover strategies you can use to help recruit, train, retain, motivate, and reward excellent employees, along with holding them accountable for their department’s successes and failures.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Improving-the-Performance-of-Government-Employees.aspx

October 31 (3-4 pm)
Top Seven Fundraising Tips
(Nonprofit Webinars)

You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join the former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and Editor of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, as he shares practical, tactical solutions from his book that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Darian will provide concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/890355696

July 24, 2012

Free Library Continuing Education Events for August

Filed under: Continuing Education, Programs & Resources — vtdeptlib @ 4:01 pm

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition , American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Insync Training,  NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the West Virginia Library Commission, will be webcasting during August.

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

August 1 (1-2 pm)
Strategies for Success: Board Member Recruitment & Retention
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Don’t have the board members you need to serve the organization and can’t keep the great ones you have recruited? Building a strong and reliable nonprofit board of directors is no easy task, but leveraging simple best practices and innovative strategies can mean the difference between an engaged, effective board of directors and a social club with minimal leadership. There are new strategies and vehicles for recruiting board members and concrete steps your organization can take to set the board, and your nonprofit, up for success.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/234649001

August 2 (1-2 pm)
Storytelling for Fundraising Success
(Grantspace)

Everyone loves a powerful and inspiring story, and your donors and potential donors are no exceptions. Of course, each nonprofit has many stories to share, but how can you feature those stories that best connect with your donors? In this webinar, you will: Identify essential components of great stories, Find out how to gather them, Begin to shape them for maximum use in your materials, and Get extra tips on how to use them on the web.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/bpeghew

August 2 (1-2 pm)
Librarians are Wikipedians Too
(WebJunction)

This webinar will overview past efforts and future potential of libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia. Wikipedia is an increasingly prominent player in the web search environment, and more people are finding it “a good place to start research.” Despite open questions regarding quality, Wikipedia shares common goals with libraries in ensuring free accessibility to information, and relying on authoritative sources. This presentation will overview the past efforts and future potential of public libraries and librarians working with Wikipedia. Discussed are strategies to drive web- and foot-traffic to libraries through the use of Wikipedia. Plus powerful tips and tricks are revealed into the software and policies of Wikipedia, helping librarians to critically address quality for themselves.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/bqvygko

August 2 (2-3 pm)
Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions
(Volunteer Match)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. And, the role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/913874136

August 3 (10-11 am)
Marketing your library like a bookstore
(West Virginia Library Commission)

Megan Tarbett of WVLC, author of a recent article in the October 2011 issue of VOYA, will share tips on how to use bookstore-style marketing strategies to get your library rocking.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://wvlc.libcal.com/event.php?id=106652

August 7 (12-1 pm)
US Citizenship & Immigration Services
(Washington State Library)

This session will provide libraries with an overview of the general eligibility requirements for naturalization, how residents in their community can file for naturalization, the naturalization interview process, and the USCIS publications and resources to help immigrants prepare for naturalization. Information from this session will assist libraries in serving immigrant communities in their areas. It will provide up-to-date information to staff who already teach ESL/citizenship information and will provide an overview for those libraries that might wish to engage in such a service.

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

August 7 (2-3 pm)
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook
(Volunteer Match)

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: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/138672649

August 7 (3-4 pm)
An Introduction to the LSSC Program
(American Library Association)

The Library Support Staff Certification Program will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works.  The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates. Register to attend at

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/187444528

August 7 (3-4 pm)
Census Data Immersion: From Novice to Skilled Data Miner in 60 Minutes
(Infopeople)

The goal of this webinar is to demystify the process of accessing Census Bureau data by imparting the LOGIC of the data access tool, American FactFinder (AFF). After this 1-hour series of exercises demonstrating the functionality and various features of the AFF (along with step-by-step instructions provided on the handout), library professionals should be able to simply “plug in” their choices of topic and geography to answer the real world questions posed by their users.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/census-data-immersion

August 7 (3-4 pm)
Google Apps for Nonprofits: Running Your Nonprofit In the Cloud
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Nonprofit organizations, in an effort to streamline their costs and their efforts, need to think strategically about technology. Not to mention that hard economic times demand that all organizations develop creative and innovative ways of looking at their programming, infrastructure, and fundraising. In this workshop, we’ll show you how to save costs on IT by moving your infrastructure to the cloud, specifically talking about Google Apps (Google Email, Calendar, Documents/Drive and Sites), which are available at NO COST to nonprofit organizations through the Google for Nonprofits program at http://www.google.com/nonprofits/.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/877901512

August 8 (11 am-12 pm)
LibraryBox: a Mobile DIY Library
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Jason Griffey, Head of Library IT at the Univeristy of Tennessee Chattanooga, will demo his LibraryBox, a self-contained digital resource sharing device. With just a small router, a flash drive and a battery pack, LibraryBox utilizes Free, Libre and Open Source software (FLOSS) to create mobile wireless file access networks where users can download digital content – a portable, download only digital library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11526

August 8 (1-2 pm)
High-speed Wireless Networks
(O’Reilly)

Until the widespread use of 802.11n, wireless LANs traded lower connection speed for convenience. With 802.11n, wireless LANs blow past Fast Ethernet through a combination of new radio techniques and improvements to the efficiency of the underlying protocol. Join Matthew Gast to learn why 802.11n is so fast, how to build a network based on it, and take a peek ahead at the coming gigabit standards.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d885hht

August 8 (3-4 pm)
Writing Amazing Appeal Letters That Are…Appealing!
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Fall is a great time for at least one appeal letter (maybe more). If you’re making an important contribution to your community, many others will want to be part of that! The idea is to ask community members to invest in your organization’s vision and results. Appeal letters offer the opportunity to build/maintain relationships with community members and encourage the attitude that everyone can contribute.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/702052104

August 9 (2-3 pm)
Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life
(Insync Training)

So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d6rdo95

August 9 (3-4 pm)
Writing for the Web
(Infopeople)

Learn how to make your content not only attractive, but also palatable to today’s online reader. Some simple guidelines will make all the difference. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to identify at least two ways to write effective headlines, Be able to list at least three writing conventions to avoid, and Be familiar with how to format content specifically for online readers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/writing-web

August 10 (10-11 am)
Between the Covers: Reading Romance
(West Virginia Library Commission)

Can you judge a romance novel by its cover? Sometimes.  WVLC’s Suzy McGinley will share vignettes of romance novel covers through history.

For more information and to register for this program, contact: http://wvlc.libcal.com/event.php?id=106653

August 10 (2-4 pm)
Explore NASA Space Science Webinar: Growing up Moon
(NASA)

During the webinar you will: Learn about our Moon’s origins and its long and turbulent history, Follow along as Lunar and Planetary Institute staff members conduct hands-on activities designed specifically for children and youth ages 8 to 13 in the library learning environment, and Participants are encouraged to do the activities for themselves during the webinar (using inexpensive, easily acquired materials purchased ahead-of-time).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/lib_workshops/webcastC/registration/

August 14 (1-2 pm)
YouTube Access
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Learn how to increase access to YouTube for those with hearing and vision impairments, from the perspective of the user and the content provider.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/youtube-access

August 14 (2-3 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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ce8xbkw

August 14 (2-3 pm)
YA Announcements: Fall Preview
(Booklist)

Get a sneak peak at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/cqaxse7

August 14 (3-4 pm)
Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement
(Infopeople)

The first webinar in this series focused broadly on skills that are needed in the contemporary library environment, and where to find training in those skills. This webinar will focus on your individual skills and skill gaps. Determining the specific combination of skills you need to acquire in order to advance your career or take it in a different direction can be a daunting challenge.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/developing-your-plan

August 15 (11 am-12 pm)
Renew Yourself, Your Library and Your Career
(Nebraska Library Commission)

As society and technology evolve in ways that can sometimes be startling, we may find ourselves occasionally wondering “What can *I* really do to make a real difference at work?”. In this session we’ll come together to learn and think about the role of the modern library and how you, regardless of the position you fill at your day job, can make substantial impacts you might not have felt empowered to before. Come for ideas, motivation and inspiration about your work and the work of libraries. Leave ready to affect more change and create more opportunity for yourself and your local community than you may have ever imagined possible.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11525

August 15 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML
(National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to librarians, be they public or health sciences.

To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr . 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.

August 15 (12-1 pm)
Crafting Business Stories That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire
(American Management Association)

Companies like Disney, 3M, Motorola, and the World Bank have adopted storytelling as a key method of influence and leadership. Instead of corporate memos, email, and PowerPoint presentations, storytelling is now being used to inspire and motivate organizations, to create a vision for the future, to define culture and values, to set goals and build commitment to them, and to lead change. What You Will Learn:  WHY storytelling works, and WHEN to use it, A simple, three-part story structure that’s proven to work, and Tips for turning a good story into a great story by using metaphors, emotion, and surprises, while keeping the style concrete, direct, and engaging.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Crafting-Business-Stories-that-Captivate-Convince-and-Inspire.aspx

August 15 (12-1 pm)
Skip Tracing: Finding Personal and Business Information
(Washington State Library)

There are many websites that provide information on individuals and businesses but not all are created equal. This class will help public librarians know where to look for different types of information and how to evaluate a site to determine its accuracy and trustworthiness. Participants will learn how to use free web-based resources to find: • Telephone, Address and Other Verification Information • Professional Licensing • Real Property • Criminal and Court • Web Presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/cr2v4rq

August 15 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Teen Read Week
(Colorado State Library)

Teen Read Week (TRW) is an annual event to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms–books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. Join this interactive conversation to share your plans and ideas with colleagues on creating a fun and meaningful TRW for your community, including: outreach and partnering opportunities, involving teens themselves in planning your TRW, and using TRW to spur in-house improvements and awareness of teen services.

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

August 15 (3-4 pm)
Organizational Storytelling for Librarians
(Infopeople)

This webinar will cover the basics of organizational storytelling and will give examples of its uses in communicating vision, managing change, and creating community. Special guest Waynn Pearson, former City Librarian of the Cerritos (CA) Library, will talk about telling stories through architecture as he describes the narratives embedded in the Cerritos Library building dedicated in 2002.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/organizational-storytelling

August 16 (2-3 pm)
The Influential Trainer
(Insync Training)

Trainers have enormous potential to influence their whole organizations. In this session, we’ll explore ways to enhance transfer of training, get support and resources for training initiatives, and develop solution-focused strategies while avoiding self-defeating behaviors. Target audience: trainers and those who supervise trainers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d6r9ks

August 17 (10-11 am)
Comics, Graphic novels and Manga, Oh MY!
(West Virginia Library Commission)

WVLC’s Heather Campbell-Shock explains how comics, graphic novels, and manga are no longer for geeks thanks to popular television shows and movies.  Learn the basics of these three types of materials, how to predict what will be popular among your users, and have programming that appeals to all ages.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://wvlc.libcal.com/event.php?id=107107

August 22 (10-11 am)
Your Government Online: The Executive Branch and Cabinet
(Nebraska Library Commission)

The U.S. government provides a wealth of services and information on the Web with a great many Web sites. Laura Johnson will review “who’s got what” in a whirlwind virtual tour of the federal government on the Web. This Webinar, the first of a series, starts with the executive branch and Cabinet departments. Future programs will cover the legislative and judicial branches and independent agencies. Be sure to get the list of sites covered (available on Tuesday before the program) so you can take notes on it.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11498

August 22 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight!on National Library of Medicine Resources
(National Library of Medicine)

This Spotlight! session will focus on a NLM resource and will be presented by Marty Magee, NN/LM MCR Nebraska/Education Coordinator. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.

August 23 (1-3 pm)
Telling the Library Story
(WebJunction)

Learn how to tell a succinct, powerful story about the value of libraries. Based on OCLC’s “From Awareness to Funding” and the latest findings of brain research, this session focuses on turning the evidence of our daily patron encounters into short, compelling, and memorable messages that build support.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/c7zbzvw

August 29 (12-1 pm)
Transforming Your Workforce with Games
(American Management Association)

When we play games we’re more engaged, motivated, and likely to succeed. Aaron Dignan has explored the emerging field of games while researching his book on the subject, and has returned with some lessons for anyone who wants to turn their office, classroom, or home into something more like a game. The webcast will explore: What is a game and why it matters, What are the most powerful game ingredients and how can we use them, What forces hold us back, and How to design a game in the workplace.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Transforming-Your-Workforce-with-Games.aspx
Please let me know if you have any questions!

June 29, 2012

Free Online Education Opportunities for July 2012

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources — vtdeptlib @ 3:24 pm

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, TechSoup, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.

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:

Booklist
Common Knowledge
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
eSchool News Webinars
Grant Space
Infopeople
Library Journal
OPAL Webinar Archives
School Library Journal
Tech Soup
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TL Virtual Café
WebJunction

July 3 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Digital Humanities and Libraries
(Nebraska Library Commission)

What are the digital humanities and what do they mean for libraries? In this session, Karin Dalziel and Elizabeth Lorang from the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will explore major trends in the emerging field of digital humanities.

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

July 10 (2-3 pm)
Nancy Pearl Presents Book Lust Rediscoveries
(Booklist)

Join esteemed Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl in conversation with two authors from her new book series, Book Lust Rediscoveries, a publishing program devoted to reintroducing some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published between 1960-2000. Each new edition is personally selected by Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, discussion questions for book groups, and a list of recommended further reading. She will be joined by Rhian Ellis, author of After Life, and Frederick G. Dillen, author of Fool, to discuss the series, as well as their own favorite moments of discovering a wonderful book

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

July 10 (3-4 pm)
Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement
(Infopeople)

This webinar offers practical advice for library staff seeking to expand their existing skill sets and develop new areas of expertise to broaden their career potential, maximize their earnings in their current position or gain that competitive edge for landing their next job. The presenters will identify and discuss more than 30 of the hottest skills in greatest demand in the library world.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills

July 10 (3-4 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://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Introduction-to-Fundraising-Planning-2012-07-10-Webinar

July 11 (1-2 pm)
Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children
(WebJunction)

Grant funding is one way to find resources to support innovative programming and services for children. In this webinar, the presenters share advice about finding, writing, and submitting grant opportunities. Information will also be shared about specific grants that focus on diversity, literacy and libraries and are relevant for school and public libraries. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions and share related experiences. This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University and made possible through the LUCY (Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth) grant from IMLS.

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

July 11 (12-1 pm)
Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Proven Methods for Hiring High-Potentials
(American Management Association)

Employers are more dogmatic than ever about wanting to hire nothing but “A” players.

So the hunt is constantly on for candidates with great pedigrees and unbroken records of success in prior jobs. Yet as many as 40% of these all-stars end up failing in their new assignments. What’s missing? It’s time to take a fresh look at “soft skills” such as resilience, ingenuity, growth potential, creativity and the ability to accomplish a lot with skimpy resources. During this webcast, you’ll discover how world-class organizations have mastered ways to size up candidates along these dimensions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Finding-Diamonds-in-the-Rough.aspx

July 11 (1-2 pm)
Structuring Effective Meetings in Contentious Settings
(Nonprofit Webinars)

We all have to lead contentious meetings from time to time. Either the topic or participants pose a challenge to a thoughtful exchange of ideas. There seems to be little hope of arriving at decisions that all will support. The usual prescriptions for such meetings emphasize changing behavior or using some set of meeting rules. Both are difficult.  There is another approach, one that relies on choosing structures that will influence the conduct of the meeting. The structural choices a leader makes, even if unseen/unrecognized by participants, can greatly improve the civility and productivity of these meetings. In this webinar I will help you see some of these structures (the naked meeting) and introduce choices you can make in planning, conducting or achieving results given a (potentially) contentious meeting.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/717536617

July 12 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to Finding Funders
(Grantspace)

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization’s funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports. The webinar assumes no previous experience with Foundation Directory Online Professional.

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

July 12 (2-3 pm)
Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal
(Booklist)

If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual. Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations. Don’t miss this hour-long, free Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/MXo148

July 12 (2-3 pm)
Making the Most of TechSoup.org
(TechSoup)

Interested in finding more about what TechSoup has to offer? Check out our webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, Making the Most of TechSoup.org.

During this webinar we will be hearing from TechSoup staff members Lara Franklin and Shala Harris on the different aspects of the TechSoup website, our software donation programs, resources, and more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=fp7sie67pksm

July 12 (3-4 pm)
Fine-tuning Facebook for Libraries
(Infopeople)

Sure, it’s incredibly simple for your library to set up a Facebook presence. But, then what? How can you really make it useful for visitors? Learn the do’s and don’ts of managing your library’s Facebook account and what you can do to attract more fans. Get the lowdown on using Facebook Insights, the built-in metrics application. See real examples of libraries that showcase the good, the bad, and the ugly. Get ready to make your library’s presence on Facebook a whole lot better!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/fine-tuning-facebook-libraries

July 18 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Library in a Dash
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Joyce Neujahr; Director of Patron Services & Emily Kesten; Patron Services Assistant, from the University of Nebraska – Omaha Criss Library, will show how by means of an information dashboard, you can cultivate library data to visually connect departments within your library and the wider community.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11399

July 18 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML (National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to librarians, be they public or health sciences.

To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr . 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.

July 18 (1-2 pm)
Organizational Drama: A Leadership Perspective on Conflict
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Some nonprofit organizations experience frequent conflict. The characters and plot-lines may change, but the persistence of some kind of drama is constant. In this webinar, we will take a realistic and practical look at how an organization’s leaders can promote a culture of constructive conflict resolution. We will consider the key leadership challenges of: recognizing patterns; assessing causes of organizational conflict; interrupting negative cycles; coping with fear in the workplace; and fostering a climate of respect and dialogue. I will share real-life case studies; tips and tools; and resources for further learning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/755966168

July 18 (2-3 pm)
Emerging Technologies: Tips and Strategies for Success in Libraries
(Georgia Library Association)

Emerging technologies have become an ever-present part of our academic lives. From communicating with library supporters to providing resources for distance learners, educators must think about the tools we use and how we use them. What do we use? How? Why? These are some of the questions that constantly present themselves as we wade through the pool of emerging technologies. For libraries that do not have staff dedicated to digital initiatives, deciding on which tools to use and how to effectively use them can be challenging. This session aims to provide practical insight into understanding emerging technologies and tips for identifying and implementing relevant tools and services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/MKP6nG

July 18 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Public Library Trends in Colorado
(Colorado State Library)

Join the conversation! Learn about trends that are emerging in Colorado libraries and share what’s happening in your own libraries. What innovative strategies are you taking to create the future of libraries?

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

July 18 (3-4 pm)
Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!
(Infopeople)

There is no denying that the job market is tough these days, but there are steps you can take to ensure that your next interviewer sees you as the best candidate for the job. And for those of you who are employed, there are steps you can take to ensure that the work that you do today could help land your dream job someday. In this one-hour webinar you will: Learn to approach the job search and interview process from the perspective of the person doing the hiring, Gain insight into how to think strategically about your current job, as well as about how to prepare to get the next one, Discover tips for navigating the often baffling world of the civil service application and interview, and Learn the things that hiring managers wish every job candidate knew.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/hack-your-career

July 18 (3:15-4:15 pm)
Designing Vibrant Libraries: Using our Strengths to Create the Libraries of the Future
(Georgia Library Association)

Join Michael Porter as we take a thought-provoking stroll through library history, technology evolution and our shared humanity. We’ll examine what makes libraries work at the most basic levels, and how our jobs, right now, have the potential to create a foundation for a stunningly vibrant future for libraries and the communities they serve. Come ponder concepts like need, desire, human nature, society and technology and leave more inspired about your work and your life as an information professional.

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

July 25 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: An interview with Andrew Blum
(Nebraska Library Commission)

In this month’s Tech Talk Michael interviews Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet. A narrative tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself. When your Internet cable leaves your living room where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives—and the broader scheme of human culture—can be found on the Internet. But what is it physically? And where is it really? Our mental map of the network is as blank as the map of the ocean that Columbus carried on his first voyages. The Internet, its material nuts and bolts, is an unexplored territory. Until now. In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet’s physical infrastructure and flips on the lights, revealing an utterly fresh look at the online world we think we know. Tubes combines on-the-ground reporting and lucid explanation into an engaging, mind-bending narrative to help us understand the physical world that underlies our digital lives.

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

July 25 (2-3 pm)
Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services
(WebJunction)

The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services is correspondingly broad. Join us for this webinar brought to you in collaboration with ALA TechSource, and presented by Andromeda Yelton, author of the January issue of Library Technology Reports on the topic of Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services.

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

July 25 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Library of Medicine)

This Spotlight! session will focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgendered health information resources and will be presented by Dana Abbey, NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy/Colorado Coordinator. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.

July 26 (1-2 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising
(Grantspace)

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover: The role of your board, Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and Tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Kl2sMx

July 31 (2-3 pm)
Managing Special Collections: Service, Security, Statistics
(Library Journal)

Special collections are the jewels of their institutions, yet they also present unique challenges. This program will explore three topics of prime concern to special collections managers and library administrators: enhancing services to researchers, improving collections security, and supporting assessment activities and data-driven management decisions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/LJv9DP

June 1, 2012

Free Online Education Opportunities for June 2012

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources, Programs & Resources — vtdeptlib @ 10:26 am

Listed below are FREE programs American Library Association, American Management Association, blackbaud, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Idealware, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, Library Support Staff Certification Program, Lyrasis, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, TL Virtual Café, TLT Group, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during June.

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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TL Virtual Café

June 4 (8-9 pm)
Be the Change You Want to See in your Library Media Center
(TL Cafe)

Tell us what support you need to make your media center the perfect learning environment. Advocacy tools? Professional development opportunities? Access to curriculum tools? Other resources?

Our panelists will introduce some charged questions. Your answers will be fed into a bank from which action steps will be selected by the Minnesota Educational Media Organization (MEMO). MEMO will share their program with other state professional organizations so that it can be duplicated.

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

June 5 (2-3 pm)
Grantseeking Basics
(Grantspace)

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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: bit.ly/KxcZT3

June 6 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: IT Security for Libraries
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Most any library can be a target, so join Blake Carver, the Owner of LISHost.org, and get some ideas on how to make your library and your home more secure. Carver covers privacy, as it is closely related to security, and should be taken seriously. He shares many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. He also tackles some common security myths, talks about secure passwords and network security, as well as hardware and PC security. Carver discusses security issues that you’ll find in your library as well as tricks sysadmins can do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you’ll never see as an end user.

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

June 6 (1-2 pm)
Systemic Stress Management in the Persona and the Organization
(Nonprofit Webinars)

This webinar will explain the traditional relationship between pressure, tension and stress as it can be seen in human and social systems. The participants will haver the opportunity to understand how stress is created in NFP Organizations and in their professionals, and how to develop strategies to reduce its frequency, severity and crippling effects.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/K2964g

June 6 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Danger in the Comfort Zone
(Colorado State Library)

Rationally we know that change is imminent and to stay competitive we must adapt quickly, but emotionally we want to stay in our “comfort zone.” For things to change, somebody has to start acting differently. Maybe it’s you; maybe it’s your coworkers. Join us for a thought provoking conversation on how you and those around you can break out of your comfort zones to move towards success in these challenging times.

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

June 7 (2-3 pm)
Best Kept Secret: Marketing the Small & Rural Library
(WebJunction)

Is your small or rural library the community’s best kept secret? Libraries are not known for “tooting their own horns” so valuable services and resources go unnoticed. Join us for a webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn about marketing and branding and what it means to the 21st century small and rural library. Michelle and Melinda will talk about ways to build mutually beneficial business partnerships that result in free media advertising as well as sponsorship for events and services. These marketing techniques are guaranteed to lead to long term development opportunities as well as sustainability.

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

June 7 (3-4 pm)
When Webinars Attack!: Getting from Tedious to Terrific
(Infopeople)

You’ve been asked (or maybe you actually volunteered) to do a webinar. Now what? You’ve sat through your share of horrendous webinars, and you don’t want to inflict one on anyone else. How do you prepare? How is a webinar different from giving an in-person presentation? How do you keep people interested so they don’t just go spend the whole time on Facebook? The questions can be overwhelming and the challenges numerous. Find out what works and what doesn’t, and how to keep your audience engaged. Learn how to avoid the common mistakes that newbie presenters make. Discover what it takes to get asked to do it again–you can make your first (or next) webinar ROCK!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/when-webinars-attack

June 8 (2-3 pm)
The Legal Side of the Creative Classroom
(The TLT Group)

We’ve all done it. We’ve put together a PowerPoint with images that were not ours, we’ve converted a VHS tape to DVD, we’ve copied something off of a web page for inclusion into our lecture notes. But, did you have permission from the publisher? Did you know that you needed permission? This session will cover the Fair Use Act, TEACH Act, and how they pertain to your learning activities.  Open up the creativity in your classroom by knowing what rules you have to play by, which ones you can bend, and even ones you can break.

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

June 12 (2-3 pm)
What is new in Audiobooks
(Booklist)

Celebrate National Audiobook Month this June with Booklist! Representatives from AudioGO, Books on Tape/Random House, Dreamscape, Recorded Books, and Tantor Audio will discuss the latest audios and upcoming trends in this hour-long, free webinar. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with audiobook experts and get a preview of summer and fall listening titles. Moderated by Booklist Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/K2giNC

June 12 (3-4 pm)
eBooks: a New Paradigm in Douglas County, or a New Twist on the Past?
(Library Journal)

The staff at the Douglas County Libraries in Colorado have been implementing for the past year an innovative ebook lending model that gives the library actual ownership of the ebook file, rather than leasing access to it via a third party. The library has its own content server and after striking deals with various publishers it loads the files onto the server and applies the requisite DRM before lending. The library is providing a concrete example of how in the digital age libraries remain reliable stewards of intellectual content.

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

June 12 (3-4 pm)
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know – Meaningful Community Engagement
(Infopeople)

Library consultants Joan Frye Williams and George Needham strongly believe that it’s important to involve the people we serve in library planning and evaluation, but traditional approaches to community engagement are often far too expensive and time consuming for the limited results they produce. They can also be downright boring for all concerned!  This one-hour webinar will offer a lively look at practical, affordable, enjoyable techniques for garnering civilian input without surrendering professional judgment.

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

June 12 (3-4 pm)
How to Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization
(Nonprofit Webinars)

David Svet and Heidi Hancock, CFRE, from Mosaic Non-Profit Development will provide an in-depth look at new social sharing platform, Pinterest. Following a brief overview of the fundamentals of Pinterest, David and Heidi will discuss a variety of ways that Pinterest can be used to augment your organization’s communications, awareness, market position, recruiting, community building, and fundraising. Discussing a variety of examples, David and Heidi will cover some of the many benefits that come from integrating Pinterest into your marketing and communications mix, including search engine optimization and search engine marketing. There will also be time allotted for answering your questions.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/LS2pqb

June 13 (11 am-12 pm)
“Intended Process” as Director-Facilitated Trustee Education: Nonresident Fees Case Study
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Steve Fosselman with the Grand Island Public Library will illustrate a trustee training model he calls “Intended Process”, which he has used to involve and educate trustees on complex issues. Steve will use a real life example where results may vary from library to library, but it’s the process that makes it trustee education with the result of an informed decision free from too many “unintended consequences.”

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/L8dHay

June 13 (12-1 pm)
Word of Mouth Marketing 101
(American Management Association)

How do you create a word of mouth marketing campaign? In this webcast, you’ll learn how to energize your fans and generate positive word of mouth about your brand. We’re going to get specific here: Where to start, what to do, and how to make it successful. Guess what? It’s common-sense stuff that you can use the next day without a big budget.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/L35ij4

June 13 (1-2 pm)
Liars, Cheats, & Thieves: Practical Internal Control Solutions for Nonprofits
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Internal controls are implemented to protect an organization from unauthorized expenditures and fraud/embezzlement. Small to mid-size organizations are vulnerable due to the limited number of staff in the business office or accounting department. The way to combat unauthorized expenditures and/or being ripped-off is through proper internal controls which include communication, process & procedure, and periodic verification and review. Through the review of short case studies this webinar will cover internal controls to implement considering the organization size, where and how fraud can occur, signs to look for, ways to stay vigilant, and what to do if your organization is a victim.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/L2ObSq

June 13 (1-2:30 pm)
At the Desk: A discussion of debatable issues related to best practices for reference services in libraries
(Lyrasis)

The topics for our debate will include, but are not limited to: Reference policies, 24/7 Reference/Hours, Best practices for handling virtual reference questions, Getting out from behind the desk, Ethics and privacy at the reference desk, The role of student workers/volunteers in reference, and What’s in a name? Naming modern services in libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/No9RbN

June 13 (1-2 pm)
Cataloging at the Crossroads: Challenging the Only Show in Town
(Library Journal)

With the acquisition of its last remaining competitor in 2006, OCLC became the only full service bibliographic utility in the U.S. The idea for a new, low-cost, highly functional alternative to OCLC for cataloging arose from a series of conversations with librarians who wereinterested in having a choice in library cataloging services, removing restrictions on the use of data, and finding a way to reduce costs during tough economic times.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Kh6q4b

June 13 (3-4 pm)
Nonprofit Leadership Across Generations
(Nonprofit Webinars)

From Working Across Generations to Liquid Leadership to Daring Lead, everyone in the nonprofit and corporate communities is talking about to harness and build multi-generational leadership. With four generations in the work place today it can be a challenge to learn and implement strategies that will get the most out of each generation to reach your organizational goals and serve your mission. Luckily, there are resources available that explain the characteristics of each generation, what motivates them, and strategies that leverage the best leadership qualities no matter the age. Join us for Nonprofit Leadership Across Generations to learn practical ways to build up current leaders in your organization and prepare the path to new leadership.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/N3oPpX

June 13 (3-4 pm)
Operation Health: Resources for Veterans and Their Families
(Infopeople)

Injured war veterans have always been a part of U.S. history, but the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a significant increase of debilitating injuries. Returning veterans face many health issues, from physical injuries to mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, substance abuse and suicide. Women returning from deployment face additional issues, while spouses and family members have unique needs of their own. This webinar will provide an overview of the most pressing issues faced by returning veterans and their loved ones and what libraries can do to help.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/operation-health-resources-veterans-and-their-families

June 13 (4-5 pm)
Funding Cuts Got You Down? 10 Insider Tactics for Impacting the Funding Debate
(American Library Association)

Are you dealing with funding cuts in your community?  At your school?  Are you frustrated with council members, legislators, administrators and others who do not understand the value you bring to the community?  In this online session featuring Stephanie Vance of Advocacy Associates, you’ll learn 10 insider tactics for effective influence that will increase your library’s perceived value, as well as demonstrate why you are one of the best investments around.  And if 10 aren’t enough, you’ll get 10 more at the ALA annual meeting, particularly as they relate to the campaign season, which is an ideal time to capture everyone’s attention.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/620656882

June 14 (1-2 pm)
Online Survey Tools and Techniques
(idealware)

It’s never been easier to conduct surveys, with a plethora of solid and useful tools that help you create online survey instruments.  We’ll talk through the lower cost and a few of the more robust online survey tools that are available, and look at a few in action.  We’ll wind up with best practices on designing a solid and reputable online survey, recruiting participants, and analyzing the data.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Ja9tuX

June 14 (2-3 pm)
Authority, Connectivity, and Discovery: The Evolving Role of Reference in the Wiki Age
(Library Journal)

Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary? What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web? How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library? How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/KcZs52

June 14 (2-3 pm)
Tips for the Positive Deviant
(InSync Training)

What’s a positive deviant? Researcher Jerry Sternin discovered that, “In every group there are a minority of people who find better and more successful solutions to the challenges at hand. Even though they have access to exactly the same resources as the rest of the group, their uncommon practices or behaviors allow them to flourish”. One of our favorite positive deviants, Jane Bozarth, will lead you on an overview: who are some positive deviants? What kinds of success have they had? How did they do it? Plus: 5 critical behaviors necessary for those who aspire to positive deviancy! Note: this session is intended for high performing, high potential staff and those who supervise them. It is not aimed at “fixing” problem performers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/N3rYWJ

June 14 (3-4 pm)
Making the Most of Email Marketing
(blackbaud)

Are you tracking and utilizing data about your supporters such as phone calls, email communication, direct mail touches, volunteer activity, event attendance, and donation history and amounts? If not, you should be! Join us to learn winning strategies and tools for supercharging your email marketing program through data tracking, personalization, segmentation, and supporter feedback.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://response.blackbaud.com/content/eTapestry_ConstantContact_Webinar4

June 19 (1-2 pm)
That’s Not What I Said!: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
(WebJunction)

Our personalities affect how we view and relate to the world. Each of us have different learning and communication styles, fears, insecurities and defense mechanisms. This presentation will provide you with the tools to recognize your own and others’ differences and become more aware of how they affect your relationships with customers and co-workers.

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

June 20 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along With the RML (National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators will present on “action items” that each brought back from the Medical Library Association annual meeting in Seattle, in May, and how we may incorporate that knowledge in our work for the National Library of Medicine.

To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr . 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. Funded under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00006-C with the University of Utah and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.

June 20 11 am-12 pm)

NCompass Live: All About ALTAFF: A Conversation with Sally Gardner Reed (Nebraska Library Commission)

Sally Gardner Reed is the Executive Director of the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF). Sally will share her ideas about ALTAFF’s mission and vision and how Nebraska and its libraries can benefit and fully use the resources available through this dynamic ALA division. Learn how Nebraska’s unique statewide membership, including the online Trustee Academy which is available free to all Nebraska public libraries, can benefit Nebraska – its libraries and people.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/L2JM1S

June 20 (3-4 pm)
After The Gift: How To Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base
(Nonprofit Webinars)

Everything you do after someone makes their first donation will determine if they will give that all-important second gift. 50-80% never do. And this is costing you money. Why? Because it’s much more expensive to find a new donor than it is for you to keep a current donor. This webinar will explain the reasons donors often stop giving to your organization and what you can do to change that.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/LRVX4w

June 26 (2-3 pm)
Turning Stress into Power
(InSync Training)

Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/M77z0X

June 26 (3-4 pm)
Building a Solid Fundraising-Centric Mobile Website and App
(Nonprofit Webinars)

2012 is the year of MOBILE fundraising! Today, 1.2 billion people in the world have an internet based smart phone or tablet accessing your website or downloading your app. Don’t have one yet? Or have one and want to learn how to increase fundraising efforts? This webinar is perfect for you! We will discuss everything you need to get started with launching and supporting your fundraising-centric mobile website and/or application.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/MKCuj2

June 27 (11 am-12 pm)
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: http://bit.ly/LS05iP

June 27 (3-4 pm)
An Introduction to the LSSC Program
(Library Support Staff Certification Program)

LSSC will offer an hour-long webinar on the program and how it works.  The presentation will explain the value of this certification to Library Support Staff, employers, and library users. You will also have the opportunity to have all of your questions answered by program staff members. This webinar is open to all interested candidates.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/909531752

June 27 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Library of Medicine)

This Spotlight! session will focus on Men’s Health and will be presented by Jim Honour, NN/LM MCR Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided. Additional information at http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html. Funded under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00006-C with the University of Utah and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.

June 28 (1-2 pm)
Before You Seek a Grant
(Grantspace)

This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking. We focus specifically on foundation fundraising. The course will address such questions as: What groundwork do I have to have in place before approaching foundations for funding? What are the steps to obtaining incorporation and nonprofit status and where can I get some help to do so? What are the characteristics of successful nonprofits?  This session will provide you with a step-by-step checklist approach to help you determine your own readiness for foundation fundraising.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/JldF9C

May 1, 2012

Free Online Education Opportunities for May 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado Library Consortium, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, InSync Training, Library Journal, Montana State Library, NoveList, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, OCLC, O’Reilly, SirsiDynix, TechSoup, TLT Group, Utah State Library, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during May.

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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TL Virtual Café

May 1 (1-2 pm)
Rick Riordan and The Serpent’s Shadow (School Library Journal)

He’s b-a-a-ack! Despite their best efforts, Carter and Sade Kane can’t seem to keep Apophis, the chaos snake, down. Now Apophis is threatening to plunge the world into eternal darkness, and the Kanes are faced with the impossible task of having to destroy him once and for all. Unfortunately, the magicians of the House of Life are on the brink of civil war, the gods are divided, and the young initiates of Brooklyn House stand almost alone against the forces of chaos. Join Rick Riordan at the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium in San Jose, California for a unique tour of actual Egyptian artifacts and a chance to ask Rick questions live!

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

May 1 (2-3 pm)
Putting Nonfiction to Work: Helping Youth Nonfiction Circulate in Your Library (Booklist)

Is nonfiction at work in your library? Join three children’s nonfiction publishers—The Creative Company, Amicus Publishing, and Black Rabbit Books—who will offer “best practices” advice from librarians nationwide, while also introducing upcoming fall books. Share your own success stories during the presentation for a chance to win one of three gift baskets of books. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor Ann Kelley.

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

May 2 (12-1 pm)
Maximize What You Learn at Work to Accelerate Your Career (American Management Association)

What Did You Learn at Work Today? While your employer may offer you one or more weeks of training per year, you have many learning opportunities every day in the course of your work. In this webcast, you’ll learn how to make the most of these learning opportunities and discover ways to use them to improve your job performance and accelerate your career growth.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Maximize-What-You-Learn-at-Work.aspx

May 2 (12-1 pm)
Hiring a Quality Director: How & Why (Utah State Library)

Why hire a qualified director; knowing what to do. Having  ood, strong, effective, appreciative leadership can bring any organization to success, especially as it relates to: Motivating staff for productivity, Engaging supporters, Serving the community, and Keeping library operations legal and solvent. It’s just so important to hire the right director…the right way. Here are some practical steps that help you know how.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://hiring1-rss.eventbrite.com/

May 2 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Make it Stick: Embracing Transliteracy in Library Programming and Training (Colorado State Library)

Transliteracy – the ability to communicate and interact across multiple platforms and technologies – is becoming increasingly vital to creating cultures of learning within our libraries and our service communities. This session will introduce you to the principles of transliteracy and will provide practical ideas for integrating transliteracy skills into staff training, public training, and public programming. We’ll discuss ways in which your library can equip staff with the skills necessary to keep pace in a transliterate world. During the session, you’ll generate ideas for library programs and classes that your library can deliver to your communities to ensure transliteracy flourishes.

No registration is required:
http://connect.enetcolorado.org/cslinsession

May 2 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots (American Library Association)

In a difficult economy, the citizen voice is more important than ever. Learn how two community organizations, the Sustainable Library Citizens Coalition of Indianapolis-Marion County (Ind.) Public Library and Urban Librarians Unite of New York City, have used their voices to impact library funding. Laura Johnson, deputy director, public services, of the Indianapolis Public Library and Tara Seeley, senior grants officer, Central Indiana Community Foundation, will share their story of engaging the Indianapolis community to successfully advocate on behalf of libraries and librarians. Lauren Comito, director of communications and operations, Urban Librarians Unite, will describe this group’s radical tactics for promoting and supporting libraries in the New York area. Marci Merola, director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, will moderate the webinar and demonstrate practical applications of resources from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy.

Registration is mandatory. Visit https://ala.ilinc.com/register/thvbchx to sign up today.

May 3 (2-3 pm)
Curriculum Connection: Bridging Reference and Students (Booklist)

Upper elementary through high school students depend on their school and public libraries for quality resources and support. How can you assist them? Join us for a free, hour-long webinar where representatives from Britannica and World Book will showcase their study guides, interactive lessons, and material suited to state standards. Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.

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

May 3 (2-3 pm)
Jump Start Your Grant Seeking (TechSoup)

Jeremy Smith, GrantStation’s communications and technology director, will provide a short tour of the GrantStationwebsite. He will also talk about how a GrantStation membership can provide you with full access to the website, including a searchable database of thousands of private, corporate, and international grantmakers, as well as a list of current federal grant programs. The tour will also include a sneak peek of Grants2020, a newly developed tool to help you build an effective grants strategy for years to come.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=fr7o362sa0hj

May 4 (2-3 pm)
Strategies for Overcoming Student Resistance
 (The TLT Group)

There are several interdependent elements that affect students’ readiness to learn and that shape their desire to engage in the classroom. However, being aware of these forces is only the first step in ramping up student motivation to learn. Using the Integrated Resistance Model, this session will explore ways that faculty can assess the various elements in order to determine where their students are and will describe some strategies that faculty can implement to help students to overcome their resistance and become active participants in their own learning. The session will also focus on methods to encourage student willing participation in collaborative group work.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events?eventId=464528&EventViewMode=EventRegistration

May 8 (2-3 pm)
Lerner Fall 2012 Librarian Preview
 (School Library Journal)

Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in Fall 2012. Get the inside scoop on upcoming nonfiction, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as free discussion guides, downloads, and websites that make lesson planning easy.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/JKwh3Z

May 9 (12-1 pm)
Hiring a Quality Director: Expectations & Hiring  (Utah State Library)

Formulating your expectations of a new director & hiring with them in mind. What do you like about the library’s current operation? What about the outgoing director’s performance? What improvements would you like to see? Learn how to turn those answers into a list of characteristics and criteria on which the advertisement, the selection of interviewees, and the interview questions will based.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://hiring2-rss.eventbrite.com/

May 9 (1-2 pm)
Celebrate Law at the Library 2012: Part 2 – Legal Resources (Montana State Library)

May first is National Law Day. In anticipation of preparing for Law Day this year, BTOP is sponsoring a “Law in the Library” webinar series. This information is designed to give library staff members a clear understanding of the resources and on-line forms provided by various state agencies, as well as tools to plan and host a Law in the Library event.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/216853497

May 9 (1-2 pm)
Grantseeking Basics (Grantspace)

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 grantseekingprocess; and available tools and resources.

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

May 9 (3-4 pm)
Rediscover the Nineteenth Century: The creation and organization of Nineteenth Century Collections Online(Library Journal)

In 2003, Gale Cengage Learning changed the landscape of primary source digitization for research with the release of Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Taking on digitizing the 19th Century presented new issues and concerns, with publishing in Great Britain alone exceeding more than 10-fold that of the previous century. With the guidance of an elite, globally focused advisory board, Gale Cengage Learning is proud to announce the release of Nineteenth Century Collections Online. Please join us for an overview of the scope and focus of the program, and a tour of this exciting line of archives.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/J8ARJs

May 10 (3-4 pm)
Christian Fiction Spring Book Buzz (Library Journal)

There’s more to Christian fiction than “gentle reads”, which explains its expanding appeal to a more sophisticated and demographically diverse readership. Join us on May 10 for our Spring 2012 Christian Fiction webcast. We’ll be talking about the latest and upcoming titles, the ones you’ll need to know about.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/JOOtx8

May 14 (2-3 pm)

Nuts & Bolts of Social Media
 (InSync Training)

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/JKEi9i

May 15 (12-1 pm)
Mobilize your library with SirsiDynix BookMyne! (SirsiDynix)

This session will give libraries a preview of the BookMyne 3.0 mobile app. With BookMyne 3.0, all the great features of the BookMyne iPhone application are now extended to Android mobile users. Libraries can also take this a step further with BookMyne+, a unique customized app specific to your library. Project Gutenberg e-book integration, a refreshed user interface and native tablet support mark the BookMyne 3.0 release.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www2.sirsidynix.com/051512-sirsidynix-bookmyne-webinar

May 15 (1-3 pm)
Made in a Library: A free online innovation symposium (OCLC)

What happens when you take a place that has traditionally been about learning and transform it into a place of doing and making? Find out, when we look at how librarians, teachers, students, faculty and communities are turning their focus to creation—whether providing digital tools for game makers, programmers, musicians and authors, or makerspaces for 3-D printing and other “real-life” projects. Join moderator Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Sue Considine and Lauren Britton, who started the Fayetteville (New York) Free Library’s FFL FabLab makerspace; and Joseph Sanchez, currently at the University of Colorado Denver, who incorporated a variety of “doing” spaces into the Red Rocks Community College Library—saving it from closure in the process.

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

May 15 (1-2 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics (Grantspace)

For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, and what funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments.

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

May 15 (2-3 pm)
eBooks: New Models, New Tools & New Approaches–A Discussion of Emerging Options (Library Journal)

This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – “Smart PDA.” It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations. The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/Ij8UQK

May 16 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Addressing Your Roots – Searching the 1940 Census (Nebraska Library Commission)

Do you know where your Uncle Fred lived in Omaha? If not, the Library Commission has some resources to help, as knowing his address may be key to finding him in the 1940 Census. Allana Novotny, Beth Goble and Devra Dragos will share tips and resources for searching this census before the name-indexing is completed.

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

May 16 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along With the RML (NLM)

Dana Abbey, NN/LM MCR Colorado/Health Information Literacy Coordinator will present on MedlinePlus Connect which is the system to pull health information from MedlinePlus into a patient’s electronic health record. The second presenter is Monica Rogers, NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinator. To log in, visithttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr. 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.

May 16 (12 – 1 pm)
Hiring a Quality Director: Hiring & Interview Process (Utah State Library)

The job hiring and interview process. Learn the most effective, fair and replicable way to compare applicants and make interview decisions, which involves the use of a matrix/graph that allows both for required characteristics and skills (as identified in Section 2, above) and for “surprises” that could add value to the organization. Learn the “nuts and bolts” of how the interviews should be set up, what presentations or other documentation might be required, how to include staff and community in the process, checking references and negotiating an offer.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://hiring3-rss.eventbrite.com/

May 16 (2-3 pm)
Libraries and the Era of the Learner: A Vision for the Future (WebJunction)

Join us for a discussion exploring lifelong learning as an economic driver in the 21st century and the expanding role of libraries in this “era of the learner.” Building on discussions about 21st century skills and workforce development, we’ll hear from futurist Garry Golden on the changing workforce and the role that public libraries can play. We’re excited to take a glimpse into the future and to hear how libraries can identify changes, explore implications and pave the way for learners in the 21st century. This session will build on discussions from a face-to-face convening to be held in April, but will benefit and be of interest to all working in libraries.

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

May 16 (2-3 pm)
QR Connections: QR Codes in Libraries (Georgia Library Association)

QR codes are popping up everywhere! This session will highlight how libraries are using QR codes, the benefits and drawbacks of using them, and best practices for getting the most out of QR codes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/Iw3cuN

May 18 (2-3 pm)
Copyright Series (The TLT Group)

Interview with Kenneth Crews, Copyright Advisory Office, Columbia University

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

May 22 (2-3 pm)
Overview of eBooks and eReaders: the basics (Colorado Library Consortium)

Join trainers at the Colorado Library Consortium to learn more about eBooks and eReaders.

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

May 23 (12– 1 pm)
Hiring a Quality Director: Discipline (Utah State Library)

Disciplinary actions, when it’s not going to work. Clear, open communication, that begins during the interview and continues through probation, should set the stage for true analysis of the job fit that results. No surprises, no personal value judgments, but, rather, professional guidelines, support, goal-setting and measurements should govern the process of performance review and subsequent disciplinary steps (if needed). This is critical to know, yet often ignored.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://hiring4-rss.eventbrite.com/

May 23 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight!on National Library of Medicine Resources (NLM)

This Spotlight! session will focus on Women’s Health and will be presented by Barbara Jones, NN/LM MCRAdvocacy/Missouri Coordinator. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.

May 24 (11-12 pm)
To Pin or Not to Pin: An Exploration of Pinterest for Librarians (Texas State Library & Archives)

Have you heard people talking about “pinning” the night away, but are clueless as to what they’re actually talking about? Join Dawn Krause, Manager of Continuing Education at the Texas State Library and Angela Palmer of Bee Cave Public Library — both avid Pinterest users — in an overview of this fun tool. Find out what all the fuss is about and explore the ways that libraries are beginning to use this tool. Pinterest.com is a social site that allows users to “pin” images from around the internet or upload them from their own personal collections to create visual bulletin boards. Find out how the tool works and how your users may be using it, then decide if it’s right for your library. Of course, we’ll cover some of the controversy around copyright as well.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/722358914

May 29 (1-2 pm)
Performance Implications of Mobile Design (O’Reilly)

Building a good mobile website, spanning different devices, platforms and contexts, is a difficult task. And also making that website FAST is even harder. Performance is often overlooked as designers and developers focus on layout and functionality, often resulting with slow and heavy mobile sites. In this webcast presentation we’ll review the top design philosophies for building a mobile website, briefly explain each & dig into the primary performance implications it carries, we’ll show real world examples, explain what they did wrong, and talk about how you can avoid these problems on your own site.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/J8GqYe

May 30 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: 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:
http://bit.ly/K1w6pL

May 30 (12 – 12 pm)
Hiring a Quality Director: Continued Success (Utah State Library)

Keeping with the established performance needs identified earlier, an evaluation tool should be created and used several times during the new director’s probationary period. Critical also is the collection of input from peers, community stakeholders and subordinates, as it’s often impossible for Board members to truly see how one person’s leadership is affecting the whole. Also, at the point of offer, clear expectations, goals and consequences must be articulated so all avenues for potential success are open.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3067273297/rss

May 30 (2-3 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, generate discussion, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/Ir2X72

May 31 (2-3 pm)
Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library (WebJunction)

You love your job. You love your library. You love helping your patrons and giving them the extra attention that lets them know you care. But there are days when you’ve given just about all you have to give. At the end of the day you feel drained, or irritated, or both! You may have achieved “compassion fatigue.” The term, which is used frequently in medical settings, describes a caregiver’s reaction to chronic stress that results in feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, self-doubt, lack of focus and fatigue. This webinar will help you recognize the symptoms and the situations that may trigger compassion fatigue and understand how it affects you and your working environment. Explore ways to take care of yourself so you can continue to show compassion and give your patrons the care they need.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
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