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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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:
http://bit.ly/IRwoMb

March 29, 2012

Free Online Education Opportunities for April 2012

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources — vtdeptlib @ 4:07 pm

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Common Knowledge, Education Week, Grantspace, Harvard Business Review, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, O’Reilly, San Jose State University – SLIS, SirsiDynix , TechSoup, TL Virtual Café, and WebJunction, will be webcasting during April.

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

April 2 (8-9 pm)
Dynamic Duo: English Teacher & Teacher Librarian (TL Virtual Café)
Creating a Culture of Reading wherever they Go! Meenoo Rami, Nick Provenzano and Shannon M. Miller offer an important discussion around how classroom teachers and librarians should be working together to create a rich literacy environment in our schools.

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

April 3 (1-2 pm)
The Mobile Omnivore: A Taste Test of Mobile Website Development (O’Reilly)

The mobile web is a complex place. There are lots of ways to build a mobile website—how do you choose the right tool for the job? In this webcast presentation, we touch on a series of technologies and techniques including: Responsive Web Design (RWD), Mobile-first RWD, Server-side device detection, HTML5 and CSS3 on mobile, Device idiosyncrasies, Some of our favorite tools and tips for mobile development. If you already have web development chops but want to go mobile, this is the talk for you! Familiarity with HTML and CSS is a must; comfort with some JavaScript is helpful.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/H0ViYY

April 3 (2-3 pm)
Instructional Design for the Real World (InSync Training)

Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.

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

April 3 (2-3 pm)
You’ve Got Male: Great New Books For Boys (Booklist)

Capturing the attention of the often elusive male reader continues to be a goal of many youth publishers. What are some of the top titles and trends that that you should be aware of? Join us for a fascinating hour-long program moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus and featuring a panel of representatives from Listening Library, Annick, and Lormier.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/HiY9zH

April 3 (3-4 pm)
An Introduction to the LSSC Program (American Library Association/Library Support Staff Certification Program)

SSC 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. *Note the Wyoming State Library will offer 10 LSSC registration assistance grants ($175) beginning April 16*

For more information and to register for the program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/769173337

April 4 (1-2 pm)
Accessibility and Usability: Working Together at MIT (EDUCAUSE)

The usability and accessibility teams in MIT’s Department of Information Services and Technology have always worked closely together, but were formally merged during a department-wide reorganization in 2009. The goal in blending the teams was to provide a comprehensive service to clients without diluting individual practices. Over two years, we have strengthened our ability to advocate persuasively for both usability and accessibility with clients. We’ve also seen fewer projects slip through the cracks and observed standards applied more consistently. The merge has provided a greater understanding of why the two practices belong together, how this can happen, and the importance of commitment from administrative leadership.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://net.educause.edu/RegisterNow/1031016

April 4 (2-3 pm)
Skills for the Everyday Leader(WebJunction)

Many of us regard a move into management as “going to the dark side,” but leadership is not only reserved for those with manager in their title. Learning effective supervisory skills can benefit many levels of work in the library, especially if you wear multiple hats in your organization serving as both staff peer and manager. Find out the top 10 actions to take and the top 10 mistakes to avoid as an everyday leader. By the end of this webinar, you’ll have some simple and effective tools to help you work more powerfully with your colleagues or become the supervisor you always wanted to work for.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/GYbJU6

April 4 (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Make it Stick: Embracing Transliteracy in Library Programming and Training (Colorado State Library)

Tweeting, Pinning, Posting, Skyping- what’s next?! Communicating in the ever-evolving technosphere requires a keen focus on adaptability and flexibility. In an increasingly media rich digital world, there’s a lot more to effective communication than the ability to read and write. Successful and meaningful communication now relies on our ability to fluidly transition through a wide range of media and communication tools and environments. Transliteracy is the ability to communicate and interact across multiple platforms and technologies. 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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/upcoming/make-it-stick-embracing-transliteracy/

April 9 (3-4 pm)
Everything I Need and Want is in the Teen Section: YA Spatial Practices in New U.S. Public Libraries (San Jose State University – SLIS)

While conventional LIS youth services concentrates on collections, this presentation, part of a 3-year IMLS National Leadership grant, engages a critical youth studies approach examining “spatial equity” for young adults in libraries: what current U.S. practices tell us. Recently collected quantitative data from both professionals and youth library users further inform on-going qualitative research with video ethnography and experimental 3D mockups of real spaces.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2012/colloquia12sp.htm

April 10 (12-1 pm)
The New Science of Building Great Teams: Analytics for Success (Harvard Business Review)

Managers have long believed that building high-performance teams is an art and not a science. But new research reveals a scientific approach to building great teams. MIT’s Human Performance Dynamics Laboratory has identified the specific factors that characterize high-performing teams. These factors are observable, quantifiable, and measurable. On April 10, 2012, join Sandy Pentland, the Director of MIT’s Human Performance Dynamics Laboratory, as he describes why high-performing teams are different. He will explain why patterns of communication are the key to great teams and will identify the specific elements of communication that most affect team performance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/H54xIQ

April 10 (1-2 pm)
25 Twitter projects to engage your community and benefit your business (O’Reilly)

Jesse McDougall, author of #tweetsmart, discusses the approach of engaging in Twitter community-building projects in a way that is strategic, fun, and measurable. Jesse will share some of his favorite Twitter projects to demonstrate how to build community in 140 characters or less and will show how your business can benefit.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/Hj1q1Z

April 10 (2-3 pm)
Picture These: What’s New With Graphic Novels (Booklist)

As readership of graphic novels continues to skyrocket, it’s clear that the format has firmly taken root for a wide range of readers. How can you stay on top of the hottest new graphic novels for children and teens? Join us for an exciting, hour-long program moderated Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ian Chipman and featuring a panel of representatives from six leading graphic-novel publishers: ABDO, First Second Books, Kids Can Press, Papercutz, TOON Books, and Top Shelf.

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

April 10 (3-4 pm)
Spring Adult Book Buzz (Library Journal)

Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Ford’s Canada, his first novel in six years. Chelsea Cain’s Kill You Twice, next in the New York Times best-selling Archie Sheridan series. And award-winning broadcast journalist Lynn Sherr’s Swim: Why We Love the Water. These are some of the spring/summer season’s hottest titles, and they’ll be featured with other big titles on LJ’s April 10 webcast, Spring Adult Book Buzz. Arm yourself with suggestions for vacation reading by joining us as sponsors Harper Collins, Macmillan Library Marketing, Perseus, and Random House share their top picks.

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

April 10 (2-3 pm)
Virtual Connections (WebJunction)

Get connected with your library patrons! Connecting with patrons in the online world is vital for libraries. Learn how to build and maintain virtual, internet-based connections with your patrons by utilizing the tools they are increasingly using themselves, including Google Plus, QR Codes, and Pinterest. We will focus on how to get started with these platforms and how to immediately put them to use for your library. You will also be provided with ideas to expand your use of these great connection-oriented tools. Learn how libraries are growing virtual community connections and engaging with their patrons.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/H1sSSz

April 11 (11-12 am)
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://www.sirsidynix.com/webinars

April 11 (3-4 pm)
Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits (Grantspace)

Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. 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?

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

April 11 (8:30-9:30 pm)
Information Professional to Intelligence Analyst: Translating your LIS Skills (San Jose State University – SLIS)

Librarians are breaking into a wide range of fields outside the traditional roles because our skills are extremely valuable across the board to many organizations and agencies. The Intelligence community is one of these. This presentation will highlight the transferable skills needed to make the transition from librarian to intelligence analyst, as well as provide tips on preparing a resume, and yourself, for a career supporting law enforcement and military agencies using your LIS background.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2012/colloquia12sp.htm

April 13 (3-4 pm)
Nonprofit Sustainability: Building Blocks to Organizational Success (Grantspace)

Learn how to enhance your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health. Sustainability is a popular but often misunderstood buzzword in our sector. Nonprofit sustainability means more than just generating enough money to keep our organization afloat. In this class we will begin with the definition of nonprofit sustainability, and then we will cover each of the four key elements that contribute to long-term sustainability for an organization. Learn what you can do to increase your organization’s competitiveness and strengthen its financial health in the current economic climate.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/H4aYI7

April 17 (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://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs.htm

April 17 (3-4 pm)
Healing Reads: Bibliotherapy for the 21st Century (Infopeople)

The popularity of bibliotherapy has seen resurgence in the last few years with an emphasis on using both fiction and non-fiction reading in highly creative ways. Its aim now is to increase individual well-being rather than simply focus on self-help and psychological disorders. These changes offer a renewed role for bibliotherapy in your library! This one-hour webinar will review the benefits of bibliotherapy for all ages, provide examples of programming and services available, and share with you how to incorporate the use of bibliotherapy into your library. This webinar will be of interest to Adult, Teen and Children’s Librarians and Academic Librarians.

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

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

Betsy Kelly, NN/LM MCR Assessment & Evaluation Coordinator will present on A&E software development challenge and the Kansas/Technology Coordinator will present at this session.

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.

April 18 (12-1 pm)
How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief (American Management Association)

Are Your Employees “All In?” Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton teamed up with Towers Watson to analyze an unprecedented 300,000-person study revealing that high-performance organizations possess a distinctive kind of culture. In these environments, employees believe in their leaders and the company’s mission, values, and goals. Join us as Gostick and Elton explore a simple 7-step roadmap for creating a high-achieving culture: defining a burning platform, creating rigorous customer focus, making sure team members root for one another, and establishing clear accountability.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/H02iVm

April 18 (2-3 pm)
QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! (TechSoup)

Need an easy way to handle your organization’s accounting transactions? Join our free webinar, QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries! on Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. Pacific time to learn more about how you can streamline your day-to-day business with the new 2012 updates to Intuit’s QuickBooks. During this webinar, we will be hearing from QuickBooks Made Easy instructor Gregg Bossen about how this tool can aid your nonprofit or library, giving you an in-depth look at the new updates to the QuickBooks software.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/470851657

April 19 (1-2 pm)
Responsive Web Design Bootcamp (O’Reilly)

It is no longer safe to assume that visitors to your website are sitting in front of a large monitor 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. This webcast is for web designers and developers who are interested in creating mobile web sites and web apps. A working familiarity with standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript would be very helpful but is not required.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/Hku64z

April 19 (12-1 pm)
What’s New in Children’s Reference (Booklist)

Explore how children’s reference has changed over the years, and how publishers are creating new publications and innovative delivery methods to help librarians meet new challenges. Representatives from World Book will present during this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/HlP6Nb

April 20 (1-2 pm)
Latest Trends in Library Architecture and Interior Design(San Jose State University – SLIS)

Steve and Desta Krong of Krong Design Inc. will discuss some of the latest trends in library architecture and interior design such as: how libraries have transformed through the years, the importance of design, identity, and branding, how to prepare for the future of library design, budget and scope considerations, architect‘s and interior designer‘s working relationships, new library rooms & areas, finish materials, furniture, lighting trends, case study reviews, and sustainability in library design and operations.

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

April 23 (2-3 pm)
My 3 Top Favorite Things
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Our iPad expert and AT Specialist, Jennifer McDonald-Peltier, will tell us about three apps that she uses all the time, with a variety of students. They are all very flexible and allow quick and easy personalization for the many individuals she sees.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://atcoalition.org/training/my-3-top-favorite-ithings

April 24 (2-3 pm)
The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring (Booklist)

Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview Mystery Month, from Booklist’s May 1 Mystery Showcase to a wealth of Booklist Online exclusive content. Publishers HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/HksEz6

April 24 (3-4 pm)
Cook Book Spring Buzz (Library Journal)

As the nation’s diet—and its consequences—has become an increasingly common topic of conversation, commonsensical truths—from the social benefits of a shared family meal to the health boost that home cooked, unprocessed foods provide—have gained new advocates. What a better way to tap into these benefits than by cracking open some of these forthcoming spring cooking titles and preparing a delicious meal to share with friends or family.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/GZDiQ8

April 24 (3-4 pm)
Leveraging Technology to Support Early Literacy in the Library (Infopeople)

Thinking of enhancing early literacy environments in your library? Wanting to learn more about technology for young children? Can’t decide what type of early literacy technology to add to your library? This webinar will review the benefits of technology for young children, the types of technology available, and how to incorporate the technology into your library. Find out how libraries can play a role in enhancing early literacy technology experiences and the importance of promoting technology for all ages.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/support-early-literacy

April 25 (7-8 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/042512-sirsidynix-bookmyne-webinar

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

This Spotlight! session will focus on PubMed Health and will be presented by Dana Abbey, NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy/Colorado Coordinator. 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.

April 27 (3-4 pm)
Teen Literature Update 2012 (Infopeople)

The world of young adult literature is an inherently dynamic one and one that, in the last decade, has become among the most active in publishing. Each new publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all of these changes and the new titles flooding the market can be a full-time job. This webinar will help students identify new trends and the best new titles and resources for collection development.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/teen-literature-update-2012

April 30 (1-2 pm)
Access to Public Records: tensions between the right-to-know and the protection of privacy and the role of Records Management in addressing these issues (San Jose State University – SLIS)

Government accountability, fostered by ready availability of public records, is a cornerstone of a healthy democracy. Yet the government also holds increasingly large amounts of sensitive personal and business data that is legitimately entitled to confidential treatment. Needless retention of information that is truly no longer needed creates risks ranging from improper breach of confidentiality, to burdens of “searching the haystack,” to unmanageable opacity by simple result of sheer quantity. The accelerating increase in the volume and range of public information calls for forward-looking management of information as a highly important asset.

Trevor Lewis is a Records Analyst and the Local Records Program Coordinator at Vermont State Archives and Records Administration within the Vermont Secretary of State.

To attend this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/Ho8B86

February 29, 2012

Free Online Education Opportunities for March 2012

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Common Knowledge, Education Week, Grantspace, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, Library Support Staff Certification Program , Lyrasis, Montana State Library, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, NISO, O’Reilly, San Jose State University – SLIS, School Library Journal, Texas State Library & Archives, The TLT Group, TL Virtual Café, University of Wyoming, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library 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
SirsiDynx Institute Webinars
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TL Virtual Café

March 1 (1-2 pm)
SLJ Nonfiction Spring Book Buzz II
(School Library Journal)

Looking to do some end of the school year reference buying? Come and hear about new nonfiction from ReferencePoint, ABDO, and Scholastic. The webcast will include series books, standalone titles, books for reports, and books for general-interest reading.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/yTX1f4

March 1 (2-3 pm)
Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
(Education Week)

School leaders are accustomed to working hard to make curricula challenging and engaging and to make sure it meets state standards. And many educators are now becoming more skilled at using technology in their classrooms, whether it’s laptops, digital whiteboards, or smartphones. But experts say that to get the best results for students, it’s important to be deliberate and thoughtful in the way technology is incorporated into curricula. Just layering technology on top of an already existing curriculum is often not the best way to enhance the learning process and maximize the effectiveness of the technology tools available. School and district technology leaders and curriculum experts must work together to find the best way to integrate technology into teaching and learning in order to develop the most innovative and successful methods for delivering curricula to students.

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

March 1 (3-4 pm)
Engaging Volunteers During Difficult Economic Times
(Infopeople)

With service levels at all time highs and funding elusive to meet the demand for service, many libraries are engaging volunteers more proactively or even for the first time. Involving volunteers in delivering library services can be rewarding, challenging, yet also time intensive. And, while volunteers may offer their services for free, there are still costs that need to be considered when planning a volunteer program. If you have been given the assignment of coordinating volunteers at your library, this webinar will give you insights into how to work effectively with volunteers and facilitate their interaction with paid staff.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/engaging-volunteers-during-difficult-economic-times

March 1 (3-4 pm)
The Techs Impacting Libraries & Publishing in 2012
(San Jose State University – SLIS)

This session covers the major technology trends that are emerging in 2012 to shape how we consume content and seek information. Technology changes impact content opportunities and service agendas. Here is what you need to know to succeed in today’s information environment.

For more information, visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2012/colloquia12sp.htm
Webinar URL, at time of webinar, go to: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2011274&password=M.64D7CE7D5B8626AA1C1D4F7DAE098A

March 2 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Prezi
(Texas State Library & Archives)

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/614240178

March 2 (1-2 pm)
Google Docs – create and share documents on-line
(Montana State Library)

With libraries providing more computing access to patrons, it is important to know how to use and be able to share the free tools that are available on the Internet.  Google offers Google Docs, which is their on-line form of documents, spreadsheets, presentations, forms, drawings, and tables.   Google Docs allows you to store many different types of files and only those not created in Google Docs count against your storage space. Any time you have access to the Internet you have access to Google Docs. The user has the option to keep the documents private to his account or to share them.  Each document and each folder can be shared with specific people or it can be made public for anyone to view.  This makes it easy for people to collaborate on a project as well as share information.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: hhttps://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/929205384

March 5 (8-9 pm)
Wanna Play? Gaming @ Your Library
(TL Virtual Café)

What’s WoW? Heard of Halo? Maybe Minecraft? This presentation will defeat misconceptions and open up new levels of possibilities.

For  more information, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/
Webinar URL, at time of webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/hfdn3r

March 6 (12-1 pm)
First Tuesdays: Readers’ Advisory on Facebook
(Washington State Library)

Alison Kastner and her colleagues at Multnomah County Library wanted to experiment with using Facebook to answer Readers’ Advisory questions for their customers.   Alison will report on what resulted when she and a team of her colleagues decided to use Facebook to answer Readers’ Advisory questions.

To attend the webinar, visit:  http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/connect.aspx

March 6 (1-2 pm)
It Takes a Community to Bridge the Digital Divide
(WebJunction)

Join us to hear about the key role that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is playing in the broadband adoption challenge and the actions already underway for building digital communities. And also hear insights on the collaborative roles and efforts of city/county governments and public and private organizations. Learn how to get started with inclusion efforts from organizations who have taken the steps to implement practical programs which meet local needs and share your ideas about collaborative efforts which lead digital inclusion.

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

March 6 (2-3 pm)
Directors’ Summit: Discover a 21st Century Roadmap for Community Outcomes
(Library Journal)

Join us as we explore some of the key themes from the Library Journal 2011 Directors’ Summit, held in partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library. Garry Golden speaks and Patrick Losinski, executive director of Columbus Metropolitan Library (Ohio), will lead a discussion between Garry and the audience. Library Journal’s Editor-in-Chief Francine Fialkoff will give the welcoming introductions

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/877933974

March 6 (3-4 pm)
Introduction to LSSC (Library Support Staff Certification Program)

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 the program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/242909705

March 7 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: American FactFinder: the Census Bureau’s online data retrieval tool
(Nebraska Library Commission)

This session will show you how to navigate the Census Bureau online data portal called American FactFinder. The system has recently been totally redesigned and has several new features. We’ll give you tips and shortcuts for obtaining the data you need. American FactFinder is the key place to retrieve information from the 2010 and 2000 Censuses, annual socio-economic data from the American Community Survey, and a variety of other commonly used Census data sources. Presenter: David Drozd, Research Coordinator, Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR), Nebraska State Data Center.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11171

March 7 (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: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Grantseeking-Basics-2012-03-07-Webinar

March 7 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Using Interviews to Assess the Information Needs of Your Community
(Colorado State Library)

In this session, we’ll talk about some of the basics of doing community needs assessments and conducting interviews. In addition, we’ll be joined by Amy Long of Douglas County Libraries and Lee Ann Benkert of the National Security Space Institute. They’ll discuss their experiences using interviews as a research method to determine how to best meet the needs of their respective communities (public and special libraries). If you’ve interviewed your patrons or used other methods to assess the needs of your community, we hope you will join us to share your experiences and tips. If you haven’t, this will be a great opportunity to learn about these techniques and to brainstorm about how you can apply them in your library.

For more information, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
Webinar URL, at time of webinar, go to: http://connect.enetcolorado.org/cslinsession/

March 7 (1-2 pm)
Conflict Resolution Success Stories
(Non Profit Webinars)

Are you looking for a roadmap for resolving workplace conflict? Are you interested in knowing how other managers handle challenging conflicts? Would you benefit from hearing conflict resolution success stories? In this webinar, we will review 2-3 conflict resolution case studies (any identifying information will be disguised), including the nature of the conflict, the steps taken to resolve it, and the final outcome of the resolution. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://npweb371.eventbrite.com/

March 7 (3-4 pm)
Creating a Practical Marketing Roadmap
(Non Profit Webinars)

In this workshop, we’ll discuss the unique marketing needs faced by nonprofits and small organizations. With the vast “Universe of Marketing Possibilities”, many organizations don’t know where to start, what to implement, and how to prioritize marketing initiatives. We’ll discuss how to work within a framework and methodology that is simple, effective, and cumulative.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://npweb372.eventbrite.com/

March 8 (1-2 pm)
SLJ Spring Picture Book Announcements
(School Library Journal)

Learn about OwlKids Books’ exciting answer book How? The most awesome question and answer book about nature, animals, people, places—and you! By Catherine Ripley and illustrated by Scot Ritchie. One of NorthSouth’s highlighted books comes from the author and illustrator duo Carol Roth and Sean Julian with a story about a sleepy kitty who can’t find her mommy in Where’s My Mommy? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group presents the beautifully illustrated More, the story of a hoarding magpie and a few well-intentioned mice. Candlewick Press celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is still going strong with publishing enjoyable books like I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/zOET9n

March 8 (3-4 pm)
It’s All About the Money: Corporate Fundraising for Children’s Programming in Public
Libraries (Infopeople)

Wanted: Children’s Librarians Who Do Library Programs! Are you: Idea rich and cash poor? Don’t know where to turn? Looking for examples of successful programs and activities? Corporate sponsorships are a perfect solution to gain funding for children’s programs in public libraries. In this webinar we’ll show you how to target the right companies, approach them with confidence, and get them to donate with ease.  At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to identify possible corporate sponsorships. Know how to approach local companies with confidence. Understand how to follow up with corporate sponsors. Have examples of successful children’s programs funded by corporate sponsors.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/it%E2%80%99s-all-about-money

March 9 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of YouTube
(Texas State Library & Archives)

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/484614018

March 9 (2-3 pm)
There’s an App for That
(The TLT Group)

Applications, or “apps,” can provide an amazing amount of flexibility and interaction for students. The ability for instructors to provide an additional way for students to engage with their content is revolutionizing education. In this session, Stephen Kaufman and Timothy Lombardo, Ashland University will demonstrate apps that we have found helpful for students and faculty members alike. In addition, we will demonstrate apps across multiple platforms.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/yhH52F

March 13 (1-2 pm)
You Got the Grant! Now What?
(Grantspace)

This class is designed to help you successfully manage life after the grant. You will learn about the best practices in managing the reports and the communication required to build long term partnerships with foundations, ultimately leading to more opportunities for support.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/You-Got-the-Grant-2012-03-13-Webinar

March 13 (2-3 pm)
Social Media for Trainers
(InSync Training)

Explore the use of free technologies like blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help build communication, increase participation, and enhance transfer of training to the job. We’ll both define and demystify each tool. You will get ideas for applying low-cost collaboration strategies to your own training programs—both classroom and online!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/z1Txzo

March 14 (12-1 pm)
The Progress Principle: Sparking Employee Engagement and Performance
(American Management Association)

Leaders face a formidable challenge in keeping employees engaged in their work—deeply involved and fully committed. Traditional motivators, like incentive systems, can get people to show up and do the work. But it takes something more to spark the passion that leads to the highest levels of creative productivity. This webcast unravels the secrets of inner work life—the usually hidden emotions, perceptions, and motivations that arise as people react to events in their work day. You’ll discover how what you say and do every day can drive positive inner work life throughout your organization and fuel great performance for the long term. In addition, you find out ways to avoid the traps that can undermine inner work life and performance. Join us as we delve into the real-life diaries of people doing innovative work, to explore how small steps can lead to superior long-term performance. While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/The-Progress-Principle.aspx

March 14 (3-4 pm)
How to Produce a Video, Put it on YouTube and Measure Results
(Non Profit Webinars)

YouTube is one of the most popular destinations on the world wide web, but nonprofits are underutilizing this free platform for video messaging. In this one-hour webinar, we’ll discuss strategies for producing effective web videos for internal and external communications, advancement, development, public information and recruitment. We’ll also touch upon YouTube’s outstanding audience measurement and engagement tools. Finally, we’ll discuss placing your new videos on Facebook, blogs and your organization’s website.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://npweb3142.eventbrite.com/

March 16, 2011 (2-3 pm)
Navigating the Technology Tsunami
(The TLT Group)

Many experts believe that technology is influencing the ways we seek information, engage with others, and learn. If so, how does this affect our teaching and learning practices?  What changes might make sense? Our thesis is that our technologies reflect and align with the ways we engage with others and learn.  Thus, understanding learning sciences research can help us use technology to enhance our practice.  Jane Harris and Pamela Howe, University of North Carolina at Greensboro will share examples from the research and a variety of available multimedia learning environments. Attendees will engage in discussions about potential strategies and challenges.

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

March 20 (4-5 pm)
The Information Diet: How to Control What You Consume
(O’Reilly)

We’ll talk about obesity — where it comes from, and what’s been done to prevent it. Believe it or not, publishing and publishers have a lot to learn from the fields of food and Agriculture. Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet, will explain the parallels between them in this live webcast presentation.

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

March 20 (2-3 pm)
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s new for 2012
(Booklist)

An hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth, featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: ABDO, Lerner, DK, Enslow, and Scholastic. Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus moderates.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Aqmg75

March 20 (3-4 pm)
Digital Preservation: Audio and Video Formats
(Infopeople)

In the last of our four-part series on Digital Preservation, this webinar present and explain basic formats and standards used in digital audio and video collections for libraries, archives, and museums and the development of audio and video formats and introduce participants to the significant technical features that pertain to digital libraries. This webinar will be of interest to: Librarians archivists who are involved in developing digital projects, no special technical background required.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/audio-and-video-formats

March 20 (3-4 pm)
LinkedIn a Powerful Tool for Nonprofits
(Non Profit Webinars)

For nonprofits, LinkedIn can be a development and outreach goldmine. LinkedIn is a no or low-cost database that can be used to research donors, find board members with the skills and passion you need, get that all-important introduction to someone you want to know. It is a tool that boards, executives, and staff must understand because e-based outreach will be the norm. For this webinar, we will have a panel of three LinkedIn experts who will show you the LinkedIn ropes and answer your real-life questions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://npweb320.eventbrite.com/

March 21 (12-1 pm)
eBooks/eReaders: The Techy Stuff You Need to Know
(Washington State Library)

Discover the technical side of eBooks and eReaders. Learn about DRM, Adobe ID and troubleshooting eBooks. Presenters are Darlene Pearsall, King County Library System; Liz Boston, Timberland Regional Library System and Michelle Angell, Pierce County Library System.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://bit.ly/yxl08a

March 21 (12-1 pm)
Mind Matters! Getting Results Through Psychology
(American Management Association)

If you’ve been doing the same thing and not getting anywhere, listen to this webcast for new techniques that tap into the human psyche. Because understanding the root reasons of human behavior allows you to make different choices about how you manage and what kind of results you get. Thought, behavior, personality — all three affect everything from having a preference for a particular employee to how often you voice your opinions in a group. In this webcast, Dr. Ted Boyce will give you a quick overview of three major schools of psychology—behavioral, cognitive and social — and give you insights into each one. So you can heighten your self-awareness and increase your effectiveness as a manager. While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Mind-Matters!.aspx

March 21 (1-2:30 pm)
Polite Debate Society
(LYRASIS)

Join LYRASIS Regional Directors and invited guests as they discuss and debate the hot topics that are engaging the library profession today. This quarterly webinar series will endeavor to explore the opposing viewpoints present in some of the more contentious issues facing our library communities.

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

March 21 (3-4 pm)
Being Customer Focused: New and Emerging Trends in Customer Service
(Infopeople)

Retail establishments such as bookstores, coffee shops, information services, computing services, and purveyors of e-readers are all encroaching on the library’s core user base by replicating services traditionally associated with libraries. They really know what they’re doing, and we can, too! Consumer research has shown repeatedly that understanding user needs and cultivating good customer relationships is key to the success of the modern organization. Creating a customer-focused library enables staff to know their users and meet their needs. A customer-focused library means more users, engaged staff, and a satisfying relationship with your community.

This one-hour webinar will present exciting success stories of customer-focused libraries, and will give participants strategies to shift their own libraries to a customer focus. This webinar will be of interest to staff in all types of libraries, especially front-desk staff.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/being-customer-focused

March 21 (8:30-9:30 pm)
Expand Your Horizons: New Roles for Information Professionals
(San Jose State University – SLIS)

Learn how your LIS skill sets are opening up paths to careers in a number of exciting, new ways. Our skills at finding, managing and analyzing information are increasingly valued as organizations worldwide struggle to gain insight and make decisions in the face of explosive information growth. In this session, I will present one professional’s journey and experiences, as I transitioned from working in traditional library roles to doing strategic analysis for a well-known industrial R&D lab, HP Labs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2012/colloquia12sp.htm
Webinar URL, at time of webinar, go to: http://bit.ly/wy5kFk

March 22 (2-3 pm)
Using Math in Storytime with Cindy Christin
(Montana State Library)

Cindy Christin of Bozeman Public Library will share some of the new early math research and discuss how you can incorporate lots of different math concepts into your storytime programs. . . easily!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: hhttps://student.gototraining.com/r/4208113914279325184

March 23 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of LibraryThing
(Texas State Library & Archives)

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/965729370

March 23 (12-1 pm)
Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM
(University of Wyoming)

This is the third segment of a three part webinar series. Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM.)Jim provides instruction on basic searching and features of PubMed, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) along with the MyNCBI feature. He will provide a tour of Clinical Trials and suggest search strategies and filters that both consumers and health professionals can use for finding drug trials by topic and/or by area. Finally he’ll discuss Loansome Doc, which is the NLM’s automated system that allows health professionals and the public to order biomedical literature. Some interactive exercises are included.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/jimwyo

March 26 (3-4 pm)
Empowering Diverse Voices
(San Jose State University – SLIS)

ALA President Molly Raphael and Miguel Figueroa, Director of ALA’s Office for Diversity, will discuss President Raphael’s Diversity Leadership Initiative. They will cover the various elements and activities of the Initiative and the role of diversity leadership within libraries and LIS programs like SLIS. Participants will learn what’s been done thus far, what we can expect over the next few months and strategies to extend the Initiative beyond Molly’s term as ALA President.

For more information, visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/slis/colloquia/2012/colloquia12sp.htm
Webinar URL, at time of webinar, go to: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlp?sid=2011274&password=M.64D7CE7D5B8626AA1C1D4F7DAE098A

March 27 (2-3 pm)
Adult Programs on a $0 Budget
(WebJunction)

In just a few short years, the Laurens County Library, in rural South Carolina, has created an impressive and well attended series of adult programs on a shoestring budget. Join us for a webinar, hosted in collaboration with WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn how the library selects topics, recruits presenters, raises funds, and promotes through effective public relations practices. Find out what Laurens has done that works, what doesn’t work, and learn how your adult programming can make your library a valued community hub, building awareness and increasing usage of all your services.

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

March 27 (2-3 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising
(Grantspace)

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. 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/ABlOdb

March 27 (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. A few truths: • Social learning isn’t new. • Social learning isn’t necessarily ‘managed’, ‘launched’, ‘controlled’, or ‘measured’. • People in the workplace are learning all the time – without us. • Those people likely don’t think of what they’re doing as “learning”. 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: http://bit.ly/z8wSv9

March 28 (2-3 pm)
Improving the User Experience Through Usability Testing
(Georgia Library Association)

Stephen Francoeur, a user experience librarian at Baruch College (New York, NY) will give an introduction to usability testing and how it can be used to create a more user-friendly library website. Check out Stephen’s website at http://www.stephenfrancoeur.com

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

March 28 (3:15-4:15 pm)
Content Creation for Teens
(Georgia Library Association)

With more tools widely available for patrons to use to create their own content, libraries have a chance to transform from institutions that are only about borrowing to institutions about experiences. Instead of just merely collecting “stuff” and lending it out to patrons, more and more libraries are encouraging their patrons to “make something” at the library. Whether it be the hackerspace at the Fayetteville Free Library, the YOUMedia lab at the Chicago Public Library, libraries are offering more programs to encourage their patrons to be prosumers instead of just simply consumers. In this webinar, Justin Hoenke (Teen Librarian, Portland (Maine) Public Library) will discuss the current trend of content creation at libraries.

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

March 28 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Social Giving for Facebook: Birthday Wish
(Common Knowledge)

The new Social Giving for Facebook Birthday Wish module helps nonprofits recruit new supporters and peer-to-peer fundraisers on Facebook as part of a year-round giving program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=s3qwovnyez1

March 28 (3-4 pm)
Outreach to Hispanic/Latino Populations – Tu Biblioteca!
(Infopeople)

Engaging the ever-growing Spanish-speaking/Latino population in your library’s programs and services presents interesting and rewarding opportunities. This webinar will explore various efforts to identify new opportunities, funding resources and community partners to expand your library’s potential to serve this community. By the end of this webinar attendees will have the basic knowledge to incorporate into your Spanish Language Outreach (SLO) efforts.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/outreach-hispaniclatino-populations

March 28 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight!on National Library of Medicine Resources
(NLM)

This Spotlight! session will focus on Minority Health Resources and will be presented by Monica Rogers, NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy 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://1.usa.gov/w5Rgnp (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. Questions to Jim Honour,jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537

March 29 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to Corporate Giving
(Grantspace)

Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving. Join us for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and funding research tools to help you identify corporate prospects. We’ll answer such questions as: What are the motivations behind corporate giving? What is the difference between a direct corporate giving program and a company-sponsored foundation and how does it affect my approach to research? What are the different pathways to partnership with a company? We will include a case study illustrating a corporate-nonprofit partnership. Prior attendance at Grantseeking Basics is strongly recommended.

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

March 30 (1-2 pm)
Location, Social and Mobile
(O’Reilly)

Think back 10 to 15 years ago, there was probably a kid in your neighborhood that you could pay a couple bucks to wash your car or mow your lawn. We’ve lost that sense of community over the years because the age of the internet has siloed us. With the social networking in full force, that is changing. Social, location, and mobile technologies are creating a meaningful foundation to connect a neighborhood both on and offline. Technology has finally caught up to human behavior, and we are able to use the internet to get off the internet and build a strong community together. In this webcast presentation Leah Busque will highlight how these technology trends are paving the way for new marketplace businesses and why they are so important to the success of these models.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/xw7DIX

January 3, 2012

Free Online Education Opportunities for January 2012

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources, VT Resources — vtdeptlib @ 3:20 pm

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, ASCLA, Booklist, Carterette Series Webinars, EDUCAUSE, GrantSpace, Idaho Commission for Libraries, Infopeople, Library Journal, Nebraska Library Commission, Non Profit Webinars, O’Reilly, TL Virtual Café, Texas State Library & Archives , University of Wyoming, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library 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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Carterette Series Webinars
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
SirsiDynx Institute Webinars
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TL Virtual Café

January 4 (1-2 pm)
Launch of Data Privacy Month for Higher Education (EDUCAUSE)

As institutions of higher education seek to improve information security and protect personally identifiable information, there is a growing need to raise awareness of privacy issues among our students, faculty, and staff. Privacy topics range from institutional adoption of Fair Information Practices to individual behaviors that impact privacy in settings such as use of mobile devices, social media, or online commerce. This webinar will introduce the new privacy awareness campaign, highlight federal government efforts, and describe higher education programs and initiatives.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://net.educause.edu/LIVE1201

January 9 (8-9 pm)
Wii Learning: Engaging Students through Gaming Technology
 (TL Virtual Café)

The Nintendo Wii is a powerful tool for engaging your students and supporting math instruction. No need to be a gamer to score big points here. Learn the In’s and Out’s and experience lessons aligned with CCSC standards in Mathematics.

For  more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/#Wii Learning: Engaging Students through Gaming Technology

January 10 (11 am-12:30 pm)
Getting Up to Speed: Understanding and Sustaining Your Broadband, Part One
(Texas State Library & Archives)

This introductory webinar will define broadband and outline the current connectivity options available to libraries (T-1, DSL, cable, fiber, etc.). Attendees will also learn about the National Broadband Plan and how it affects libraries in a few specific areas. Part 1 of 2.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/376832026

January 10 (2-3 pm)
Organizational Storytelling for Librarians: Using Stories for Leadership, Community, and Advocacy Library (WebJunction)

Librarians can use personal stories within the organization for leadership (tell them who you are and why you are here), team building (sharing your vision effectively, rediscovering and honoring the mission of the organization), and moving through change (honoring the past as you move toward the future; listening to others, communicating your goals through story). In this webinar, co-sponsored by ALA TechSource and WebJunction, hear how libraries tell their story to strengthen organizations, build community and to amplify the value they bring to their communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/ufm90E

January 10 (2-3 pm)
Young Love: YA Romances for Guys and Girls
(Booklist)

From steamy vampire stories to realistic tales of first love gone wrong, we offer something for every reader in this free hour-long overview of the genre. You’ll hear about past, present, and future trends from well-known YA librarians Jennifer Hubert Swan and Angelina Benedetti, along with new teen romance titles from Egmont USA. Don’t miss this program, moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/ujVXS2

January 10 (3-4 pm)
Digital Preservation Fundamentals: Text and Image Formats (Infopeople)

In the second part of this four-part series on Digital Preservation, this webinar will present and explain the basic formats and standards used in digital text and digital image collections for libraries, archives, and museums, the development of text and image formats and the significant technical features that pertain to digital libraries. This webinar will be of interest to library staff and archivists who are involved in developing digital projects, no special technical background required.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/digital-preservation-fundamentals-formats

January 10 (3-4 pm)
Privacy and Security Risks in Higher Education (EDUCAUSE)

Privacy is a major and often underappreciated risk area for institutions of higher education. Many data security breaches, for example, are not the result of high-tech hacking, but of low-tech blunders made by faculty and staff – lost USB drives or laptops, data improperly placed on unauthorized servers, etc. Beyond data security, schools face liability for breaches of confidentiality, failure to share personal information when necessary, failure to address cyberbullying and harassment, and improper surveillance. Professor Solove will provide advice for how institutions of higher education can reduce the risk of having a privacy fiasco by discussing a series of case studies involving topics such as confidentiality and people in distress; outsourcing; data security; and online social media.

No registration is necessary for this webinar. For information on how to attend this program, visit: http://www.educause.edu/policy/resources/webinars

January 11 (11 am-12 pm)
Linked Data and Libraries: What? Why? How?
 (Nebraska Library Commission)

In October of 2011, the Library of Congress released a statement outlining its efforts to move away from the MARC 21 format and toward another carrier for library data. According to the statement, “Linked Data principles and mechanisms” will be the focus of this project. You may be wondering, what is Linked Data? What could it mean for our library catalogs? How do we create Linked Data? In this session, Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, will answer those questions and more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/s5XpIM

January 11 (3-4 pm)
Getting Things Done in Groups (Non Profit Webinars)

What is the most effective way to create a motivating shared vision, and put legs to it? This webinar is for people who want to build productive and unified teams, without having to pull rank, nag, gang up against, or bribe anyone. This webinar will offer an overview of concepts along with several specific tools you can immediately use to promote dialogue and engagement among groups of stakeholders, such as staff, clients and volunteers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://npweb01112.eventbrite.com/

January 12 (12-1 pm)
Demystifying E-readers (Washington State Library and the Idaho Commission for Libraries)

Join a panel to discover how E-readers are being handled in libraries in Idaho and Washington. Panelists will give an overview of E-readers in libraries and then libraries will share their success stories in implementing E-reader circulation and staff training. Log-in instructions will be sent to all participants before the webinar.

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

January 12 (1-2 pm)
Diagnosing and Repairing Difficult Problems in Windows 7  (O’Reilly)

It can be difficult enough finding out what’s gone wrong with windows 7 or a program, but some problems can be a nightmare to diagnose. In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out talks you through how to diagnose really stubborn and hidden problems in Windows 7, and explains how you can go about fixing them.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/2120

January 12 (3-4 pm)
Intellectual Freedom: Basic training for new staff and a refresher for the rest of us (Infopeople)

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will identify and interpret key ALA documents, policies, and decisions related to intellectual freedom, and develop skills for recognizing and strategies for responding to challenges. This webinar will be of interest to library staff at all levels in any type of library. It will be particularly beneficial for those who are relatively new to the library field and who have not had any formal training in the core values of the profession.

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

January 13 (12-1 pm)
Nuggets of Knowledge from the NLM
(University of Wyoming)

This is the first segment of a three part webinar series, on National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources presented by Jim Honour, Wyoming Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NLM.) This month he probes NLM resources for children and educators, with emphasis on environmental health. Included are interactive exercises and polls.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/320706278

January 17 (2-3 pm)
New Year, New Reference
(Booklist)

Join us for this free, hour–long webinar that will feature the latest in reference products—including print, database, and apps—from, Encyclopedia Britannica, Facts On File, and World Book. BooklistReference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk moderates.

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

January 17 (11 am-12:30 pm)
Getting Up to Speed: Understanding and Sustaining Your Broadband, Part Two
(Texas State Library & Archives)

Building on information presented in the first session, this webinar will provide information on lower cost broadband connectivity options available to libraries. It will also explore the value of enhanced connectivity to library patrons and to the community at large, providing attendees with a broader understanding of the issue to enhance advocacy efforts as demand, costs, and expectations rapidly increase. Part 2 of 2.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/182828058

January 17 (3-4 pm)
The Hopeful Workplace (Infopeople)

There’s a fair amount of doom and gloom out in library land, but futurist Joan Frye Williams and strategist George Needham are having none of it! These passionate library advocates believe that dealing with desperate economic times need not make us desperate. Tune in to learn how we can all support each other, build trust and confidence, and develop services that recapture that feeling of success for ourselves and our communities.

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

January 17 (3-4 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/u2W8nz

January 18 (11 am-12 pm)
Discovery tools? You Can Compete with Google
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Discovery tools that can be customized for your library can be a powerful alternative to Web search engines like Google. Dee Ann Allison, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, will show you how libraries can customize these tools to provide an Information Portal that brings together the best resources for our communities.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/sWykJj

January 18 (1-2 pm)
The Information Diet: A History of the Diet (O’Reilly)

We’ll talk about obesity — where it comes from, and what’s been done to prevent it. Believe it or not, publishing and publishers have a lot to learn from the fields of food and Agriculture. Clay Johnson, author of The Information Diet, will explain the parallels between them in this live webcast presentation.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/2130

January 18 (12-1 pm)
The Feedback Dilemma: Why Is Something So Important So Hard to Do? (American Management Association)

As a manager, you know what good feedback should look like—in theory. But in practice, managers and leaders often find themselves fretting about the conversation for days or even weeks or skipping the whole thing altogether thinking it will all just go away. During this webcast we’ll look at the neuroscience of feedback—how our brains work and what that tells us about the art of management—and you’ll leave with a simple, practical tool that will help you turn the theory of feedback into regular practice.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/The-Feedback-Dilemma.aspx

January 18 (2-3 pm)
Project Management Foundations: What’s the Big Fuss? (ASCLA)

This three-part series is for anyone who works in a library at any level. Although it is meant as an introduction, experienced project managers might appreciate the refresher and discover new ways to present information to their teams. We encourage you to attend all three, but we welcome you attend whichever programs you can. The building blocks of project management include basic concepts such as the importance of setting priorities and deadlines, making sure the chain of command is known to all, and why it is necessary to check in with your team mates more than once a year. Topics include aligning project management with your strategic plan, anticipating problems, writing and sharing your plans, and knowing when it is time to stop. Part 1 of 3
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/840295592

January 18 (2-3 pm)
WordPress for Library Websites (and more!) (Carterette Series Webinars)

Does your organization need a new web site? One that is more dynamic, easy to update and can easily incorporate social media and other ways to communicate with your library’s patrons/customers? WordPress (free, opensource) may be the answer. WordPress is a powerful web Content Management System (CMS) that has grown far beyond its origins as a blogging tool.

WordPress can be used to power your library website and help you build a dynamic web presence for your library, school, personal web site, business or other project. Its ease of use and flexibility make it a perfect choice for libraries that are struggling to keep their websites up to date and/or looking for a more up-to-date look for their website. Its extensibility via plugins and other customizations make it a great choice for more complex sites as well.

This webinar will cover:

  • Examples of sites built with WordPress
  • Why WordPress is a great choice for schools & libraries
  • Hosting options and requirements
  • WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
  • Making it look great: Themes
  • Building blocks of WordPress: Posts & Pages
  • and more!

You’ll leave the webinar with an understanding of how to get started building your own WordPress site and be able to evaluate whether WordPress is the right solution for your library’s needs.

The presenter, Polly-Alida Farrington, is a consultant and the owner of PA Farrington Associates, with more than 15 years’ experience providing technology-related training, web project development, and consulting services to libraries, library systems, and schools. A former academic librarian, she has 17 years’ experience in reference, government documents, interlibrary loan, and technology. She and Kyle Jones are the co-authors of Library Technology Reports, April 2011 (47:3), Using WordPress as a Library Content Management System and the forthcoming title: Learning from Libraries that Use WordPress: Content-Management System Case Studies and Best Practices (2012, ALA Editions). Her website is pafa.net.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/v1h5aI

January 18 (3:15-4:15)
Ebooks, Discovery, and the Library (Carterette Webinar Series)

Publishers, authors, booksellers, and librarians have traditionally thought of discovery as something that happens in a physical place. A patron browses the shelf, a librarian offers some reader’s advisory, a new author is picked up from an artfully created display. Online discovery lags behind, despite Amazon’s best efforts. People still pick books up based on word of mouth. Libraries, with entire sections of staff devoted to helping people pick out books, are word of mouth engines, but struggle to prove our worth to the rest of the book ecosystem. Ebooks make that even more difficult when the library as place is taken out of the equation. This session will explore some possibilities for libraries as channels of discovery in an ebook-dominated market.

Kate Sheehan is the Open Source Implementation Coordinator for Bibliomation, a consortium of public and school libraries in CT. She has been the Coordinator of Knowledge and Learning Services at Darien Library and the Coordinator of Library Automation at Danbury Public Library, which was the first library to implement LibraryThing for Libraries. Prior to joining Danbury Public Library, she was a technology and reference librarian at both Hamden Public Library and the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT. A graduate of Smith College, Kate’s post-college experiences in the corporate workplace inspired her decision to get an MSLIS from Simmons. She finished library school in December of 2003 and has been happily ensconced in the public library sphere since then. When she’s not coordinating, she blogs at loosecannonlibrarian.net and at ALA TechSource.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/tcUXP6

January 19 (3-4 pm)
Caregiver Resources (Infopeople)

A recent study on caregiving reported a startling statistic: during any given year, more than 65 million people, (nearly 30% of the U.S. population), provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing that care. This webinar will give library staff practical knowledge about the information needs and the role of the caregiver. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will understand the spectrum of caregiving topics, from daily tasks to the issues and challenges facing people who are in caregiver situations and be aware of caregiver resources for specific conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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

January 24 (10-11 am)
Conducting a Capital Campaign: One Library’s Experience (Texas State Library & Archives)

Alpine Public Library undertook a capital campaign in 2006, and opened a new library building in December 2011. Join Paige Delaney, Director of the Alpine Public Library, and Kathy Bork, President of the Alpine Public Library Board, as they discuss their successful capital campaign, which they accomplished without any loans. Topics covered will include the initial community needs survey, identifying an architect and location, goal setting, raising the money, unexpected issues, lessons learned and getting settled in the new building.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/196582466

January 24 (3-4 pm)
You Got the Grant! Now What? (Grantspace)

This class is designed to help you successfully manage life after the grant. You will learn about the best practices in managing the reports and the communication required to build long term partnerships with foundations, ultimately leading to more opportunities for support. Topics covered include understanding the grant relationship, managing the grant process, tips for engaging the funder during the life of the grant, reporting on the grant, and preparing for the next one

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

January 25 (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/uaBgDS

January 25 (1-2 pm)
A Balancing Act: Student Privacy and Student Data in the Electronic Age
(EDUCAUSE)

Speaker: Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Education
Moderator: Rodney Petersen, Senior Government Relations Officer & Managing Director of Washington Office, EDUCAUSE

No registration is necessary for this webinar. For information on how to attend this program, visit: http://www.educause.edu/policy/resources/webinars

January 26 (3-4 pm)
It’s Who You Know: Finding, Making, and Keeping Connections for Successful Partnerships (Infopeople)

More information on this webinar will be available in a few weeks.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/s8J0ez

January 26 (3-4 pm)
Mind Body Spirit Spring Announcement 2012
(Library Journal)

In a time of retrenchment and budgetary constraint across the publishing and library fields, reader interest in many aspects of religion and spirituality, both in the public forum and the private sphere, remains lively. This webcast presents a remarkable opportunity to get a glimpse into some the next season’s most important and intriguing titles in spiritual reading for a general readership.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/rWZ5tq

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

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. 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, tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/uWD9zc

January 27 (3-4 pm)
Getting the Most from Your Summer Reading Program: CLA’s summer reading outcomes initiative
(Infopeople)

Would you like to:

  • Increase the impact of your summer reading program?
  • Reach out successfully to underserved groups during the summer?
  • Demonstrate the value of your summer reading program to funders and other stakeholders?
  • Build capacity and improve management decision-making in your library?

California Library Association’s summer reading outcomes and outreach initiative helps libraries develop stronger and more effective summer reading programs. Please join us for an introduction to the initiative and a step-by-step guide to participating in it.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will know:

  • the value of outcomes-based programming;
  • the importance of reaching out with the summer reading program;
  • how to participate in CLA’s summer reading outcomes and outreach initiative; and
  • where to find resources and tools to participate effectively in the initiative.

This webinar will be of interest to public library staff who present summer reading programs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/getting-most-summer-reading

January 30 (1-2 pm)
Protecting Personal Data: What Every Student Needs to Know About Online Reputation Management (EDUCAUSE)

Speaker: Matt Ivester, founder of JuicyCampus and author of lol…OMG!
Moderator: Merri Beth Lavagnino, Chief Privacy Officer and Compliance Coordinator, Indiana University

No registration is necessary for this webinar. For information on how to attend this program, visit: http://www.educause.edu/policy/resources/webinars

January 31 (2-3 pm)
Connecting with Struggling Readers
(Booklist)

In this digital age, teachers and librarians need to be on the lookout for new ways to connect with readers—especially those who struggle. In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Educational Publishing, a lively panel will discuss strategies and resources—both books and classroom materials—to help engage struggling readers. You’ll also hear tips and tricks from the field, suggestions for display techniques to improve library circulation, and much more.

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

January 31 (11 am-12 am)
Outcome-Based Evaluation: How Their Money Makes a Difference
(Texas State Library & Archives)

This Webinar will enable participants to articulate results (and predicted results) in a meaningful way to funders who want to know the difference their money makes in the lives of those served. Program managers are increasingly being asked to demonstrate that difference in an evidence-based manner, complete with statistical and anecdotal information.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/946577778

January 31 (1-2 pm)
How to take your mobile design from functional and correct to joyful and inspiring (O’Reilly)

Interactive systems can be easily made foolproof and practical, but joy and delight all too often elude the final product. This author of two books on design process and interactive patterns has discovered that strict adherence to these same processes or patterns can result directly in functional, but ultimately boring interactive products. In this discussion, you will learn how to avoid the safe answer, while still embracing proven patterns, best practices and user feedback. You will also discuss how to recognize this problem, the principles to avoid these pitfalls, and how to implement tactics to encourage innovative design for your users, and that works within your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/e/2102

January 31 (2-3 pm)
Developing and Maintaining E-Reader Policies and Procedures for Libraries
(WebJunction)

As debates rage on about e-books, publishers and privacy, how are libraries approaching policies for managing e-readers? Join us for this webinar focused on the nuts and bolts of serving patrons with gadgets, including policies and procedures for libraries lending e-readers and for patrons using their own readers to access library e-book collections.

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

December 13, 2011

Free Online Education Opportunities for December 2011

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources, Programs & Resources — vtdeptlib @ 11:33 am

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, Common Knowledge, GrantSpace, Idealware, Infopeople, InSync Training, Library Journal, Nebraska Library Commission, NISO, OCLC, O’Reilly, TechSoup, TL Virtual Café, The TLT Group, 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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
SirsiDynx Institute Webinars
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
Texas State Library and Archives Commission

December 13 (12-1 pm)
The iPad and Communication Transitions for Young Adults
  (Accessible Technology Coalition)

As children who use communication devices become young adults, their environments, needs, and interests are likely to change quickly and dramatically. The vocabulary and equipment that they have previously used will need to change accordingly. Because of the flexibility and “normalcy” of the iPad, it may be uniquely well suited to address these changes at a relatively low cost. This webinar will provide information on apps for the iPad that are well suited for the changing needs of the child as they transition from high school to higher education or a work environment.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/ipad-and-communication-transitions-young-adults

December 13 (2-3 pm)
Hooked on Books: New Titles for the Newest Readers
(Booklist)

Board books, picture books, beginning readers—all ideal for reading together and reading aloud. See the latest offerings from Holiday House, Gareth Stevens, and Simon & Schuster at this webinar designed to entice new book lovers. Booklist’s Children’s Books editor Ilene Cooper moderates.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/v5xXcT

December 13 (3-4 pm)
What Will Happen When I’m Gone: Ensuring Knowledge Transfer to Your Successor
(Infopeople)

Whether you are a senior leader in your organization or you have a job with some unique responsibilities at any level, you may be thinking about what it will take to replace your knowledge, skills, and wisdom. And if you’re not thinking about it, you should be! This webinar will be of interest to anyone who is thinking about retirement, or who may actively be seeking other employment and to those who manage and train staff.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/what-will-happen

December 13 (2-3pm)
Public Libraries as Financial Literacy Providers
(Center for Financial Security)

Join CFS Affiliate, Kristin Eschenfelder as she presents her research which examined the activities public libraries use to increase the financial literacy of their service populations.  This will include an overview of an analysis of the finance-related hyperlinks contained on a sample of Wisconsin public library websites, findings of interviews with librarians about their perceptions of the challenges of offering financial-literacy based information and services while also summarizing the results of on-site and remote examinations of the physical collections at each library site where interviews were conducted. Discussants Billy Hensley of NEFE and Ken Hall of Fond Du Lac, WI Public Library will offer their in-the-field expertise.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://conta.cc/uiQsPR

December 14 (2-3 pm)
A Small But Powerful Webinar for Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library
 (WebJunction)

Join us for an introduction to the revised edition of the popular Small But Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library, a new toolkit from the American Library Association’s Committee on Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds, Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. This webinar will introduce you to the tips and strategies presented in the toolkit, share the experiences of a rural librarian who has built support for her library, and introduce you to some of the additional advocacy tools and resources from the American Library Association.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/ty7V3O

December 14 (11 am-12 pm)
Brave New World (Wide Web): Job hunting in the 21st Century
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Learn about the importance of effectively using LinkedIn and Twitter to connect and make job contacts, set up alerts, volunteer for projects, and other activities that just a few years ago were not part of this process. Job hunting has changed, and if you haven’t changed with it, you and your library customers are likely to miss opportunities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10866

December 14 (12-1 pm)
Crucial Steps for Ensuring Project Success
(American Management Association)

In this webcast, you’ll learn the two crucial steps that ensure successful projects. Without a solid foundation, projects are doomed from the start. Most problems can be traced to the earliest points of project inception—long before that delivery team is involved.  You Will Learn how to provide more accurate information when a project starts and creating a team of people that can work with your customer to set expectations and align stakeholders.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/uB8XpX

December 14 (1-2:30 pm)
Assessment Metrics
(NISO)

With ever-shrinking library budgets it is more essential than ever to ensure that the library collection is targeted, relevant and well-used. Return on Investment (ROI) has become the mantra of library management and libraries need to show accountability for collection decisions. This webinar will focus on speakers who have successfully implemented assessment metrics (such as COUNTER 3, Eigenfactor and impact factors) as one determining factor of collection development decisions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.niso.org/news/events/2011/nisowebinars/assessment/

December 15 (1-2 pm)
Choosing the Right Communications Mix
(Idealware)

It doesn’t make sense to communicate through only one channel.  These days, it often makes sense to not only consider email, direct mail, and websites as potential channels, but also social networking sites, blogs, online communities, and more.  Which channels make sense to communicate what kind of messages, or to encourage action?  What’s actually working in what situations?  We’ll provide a decision making structure to help you define what makes sense for you.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/tKx3ET

December 15 (1-2 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
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

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

December 15 (3-4 pm)
Let’s Get Crazy! Library Programs On and Over the Edge
(Infopeople)

Do you want to surprise your community with exceptional programs? Are you curious to learn what new and unexpected programs other libraries are doing? It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and book the same old performers and speakers. Why not break out of your comfort zone and develop programs that are striking, original, and important! Start asking bigger questions in order to make a bigger impact in your community. But first – get thee to this webinar with other library staff who are reaching for the crazy switch! Before the 60 minutes are up, attendees will: know what a “crazy” program looks like and when a program is not “crazy” enough, acquire new tools and a new perspective for developing more impactful and experimental programs, learn about libraries that have successfully delivered innovative programs, and be able to apply the ideas in this presentation to programs at their libraries to better serve their communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/lets-get-crazy

December 15 (3-4 pm)
Proposal Budgeting Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as: What is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it? What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? How do you determine reasonable costs? What types of expenses are considered “overhead”? What other financial documents will funders want to see? Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly recommended.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/szi4e3

December 20 (2-3:30)
Data Visualization for Advocacy

You have data, now what will you do with it? This webinar will look at ways you can use graphic design and visualization to bring your data to life and to use it to further your advocacy goals. We will look at examples of advocacy campaigns using data visualization and discuss an overview of design principles, the design process, and visual tools for strategic planning. We will share sample graphics commissioned by the Gates Foundation and discuss resources for inspiration, tools, and further exploration. This session is designed to build on a workshop offered at the November State Library Capacity Meeting in Seattle, but is open to anyone in public libraries who is interested in learning more about how to visually use data to help tell a compelling story.

John Emerson is a graphic designer, writer, and programmer based in New York City. He has designed web sites, printed materials, graphics and maps for leading media companies as well as local and international non-profit organizations. His writing about graphic design has been published in Communication Arts and PRINT, featured in Metropolis Magazine, HOW, and The Wall Street Journal, and translated into Italian by the Italian Association of Graphic Designers. Since 2002, he has published Social Design Notes, a weblog of writings and clippings on design and activism at backspace.com/notes.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/vH8AMY

December 21 (11 am-12 pm)
Best Youth Books of 2011
(Nebraska Library Commission)

Sally Snyder; Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the NLC, will give brief book talks of new titles you may, or may not, have heard about and that could be good additions to your library’s collection. Titles starting with teens and going back through preschool age will be highlighted.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10959

December 28 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: A conversation with Sarah Houghton 
(Nebraska Library Commission)

In this month’s Tech Talk we’ll be speaking with Sarah Houghton, the Librarian in Black and Assistant Director for the San Rafael Public Library, about a wide range of topics involving libraries and technology.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10990

September 30, 2011

Free Online Education Opportunities for October 2011

Listed below are FREE programs Accessible Technology Coalition , ALA, American Management Association, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, GrantSpace, Idealware, Infopeople, Library Journal, Lyrasis,  Library Commission, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives, University of Wyoming, 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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
SirsiDynx Institute Webinars
EDUCAUSE Live! archives

 

October 4 (12-1 pm)
Out with the Old, In with the New: Transforming Libraries Through Weeding (Library Journal)

Libraries are constantly looking for way to energize their space and collections to add appeal for patrons. A new building or a fresh coat of paint is a good start, but what about all the stuff on the shelves? What is taking up space there that is no longer needed, or relevant? Maybe your library transformation should begin with a thorough review of the items that are collecting dust, on both your physical and virtual shelves.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/o61AZ8

October 4 (1-2 pm)
Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility: Stop, Think, and Connect (EDUCAUSE)

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In this webinar, representatives from the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Higher Education Information Security Council will discuss international and national cybersecurity strategies, the importance of cybersecurity awareness for both citizens and organizations, and the role that higher education plays in addressing cybersecurity challenges in an increasingly interdependent networked society.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://net.educause.edu/live1127

October 4 (2-3 pm)
Food for Thought: New Cookbooks for the Library (Booklist)

Food remains hot! The population of foodies grows by leaps and bounds. As a reflection, public libraries have turned up the heat in their food collections, and publishers are eagerly appeasing the public’s insatiable appetite for more cookbooks. Moderated by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper, a panel of publishers—Tuttle, Sterling, Chelsea Green, and Wiley—will discuss what’s hot in their new line of books about food.

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

October  5 (3-4 pm)
Beyond the Norm: Building a Culture of Creativity & Innovation in Libraries
(Infopeople)

In order to succeed in the 21st century, library workers and leaders will need to embrace new ways of doing business and reaching our users. This webinar will examine models for innovation used within the private sector and explore their relevance to libraries. Everyone has a role in charting the future for libraries and each of us has a responsibility for helping build a culture of creativity and innovation within our libraries. Please note: Be sure to download the webinar workbook before the presentation begins!

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

October 5 (3-4 pm)
Nonfiction Can Be Fun. Fun Can Be Informative.
(School Library Journal, Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers)

Who says nonfiction has to be boring? We beg to differ, and to prove it we are bringing together the authors of three of the most entertaining and accessible, yet educational, nonfiction books that you’ll find on the shelves today.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/qM5O6O

October 7 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Google Search
(Texas State Library & Archives)

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 about social media. 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. In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Google Search. Although just about everyone uses Google for searching, there have been many updates to its features and functionality — join us for the latest and greatest on Google Search.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/174925978

October 7 (2-3 pm)
Celebrating National Reading Group Month: Great Group Reads, 2011 (Booklist)

October is National Reading Group Month, sponsored by the Women’s National Book Association. Celebrate the month and its Great Group Reads program at this Booklist webinar. Join popular readers’-advisory expert Kaite Mediatore Stover to hear about her long experience running and blogging about library book groups and get programming ideas, tips, and recommendations for your own National Reading Group Month/Great Group Reads celebrations.

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

October 11 (12-1 pm)
RDA & AACR2: What’s the Difference
(University of Wyoming)

RDA is the new cataloging standard developed to replace AACR2.  Susan Wynne from the University of Wyoming will examine the major differences, view RDA records, discuss the status of implementation plans in U.S. libraries, and consider RDA’s possible effects on catalogers, public services, and users.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/636833878

October 11 (2-3 pm)
Common Core Opportunities for Librarians: Strategies for Leading the Way
(Booklist)

How does The Common Core State Standards Initiative open up exciting new opportunities for youth librarians? Learn more from a panel of experts, including Kristin Fontichiaro of University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Julie Green of Birmingham Public Schools (Birmingham, MI), and Carolyn J. Starkey of Madison County Schools (New Market, AL), in this free, hour-long presentation moderated by Gillian Newberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/oq0oqK

October 12 (3-4 pm)
Grantseeking Basics
(Grantspace)

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://bit.ly/rmNf9h

October 12 (3-4 pm)
Using Smartphones as a Marketing & Programming Tool: The Future Is Mobile
(Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on the use of smartphones and its application to the library’s marketing and programming needs. Patric Stillman will present an overview of smartphone basics, identify how to make your programming smart through media and technology, demonstrate how one library blended marketing and programming through their teen center, and receive online resources that can assist you with next steps.  By the end of this webinar you’ll have the basic knowledge needed to move forward in utilizing smartphones in your marketing efforts and programming that will engage your community.

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

October 13 (2-3 pm)
Proposal Writing Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. 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 tips for communicating with funders during the grant process.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/n1pNZZ

October 14 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Google Places
(Texas State Library & Archives)

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 about social media. 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. In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Google Places — customizable place pages that all libraries should know about!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/647096426

October 18 (1-2 pm)
Proposal Budgeting Basics
(Grantspace)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:  What is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it? What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? How do you determine reasonable costs?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/raQ0KJ\

October 18 (2-3 pm)
How to Effectively Engage and Retain Your Volunteers
(Techsoup)

This free webinar is sponsored by GiftWorks. Volunteers are the backbone and the hidden gems of your nonprofit. In this webinar, learn how leveraging engaged volunteers can open a treasure trove of skills, experience, and influence for your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events/how-to-effectively-engage-and-retain-your-volunteers

October 18 (2-3 pm)
What’s New in Reference: Fall 2001
(Booklist)

Reference publishing has changed dramatically over the last few years, with an ever-growing number of users choosing to plug in or log on to find answers to their reference questions. Join Booklist for a free, hour-long presentation illuminating new products relevant to the needs of today’s patrons and students. Representatives from Encyclopedia Britannica, Scholastic Library Publishing, and World Book will discuss and showcase their new print and digital reference sources.

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

October 19 (2-3 pm)
Innovative Use of Skill-based Volunteers in Public Libraries
(WebJunction)

Members of the net-generation will volunteer if they can use their expertise and professional skills to make a difference. The Baby Boomers will volunteer if they believe the experience will be intellectually challenging. By engaging these “new volunteers,” libraries are helping to build vibrant sustainable community support for their library. This webinar identifies the critical issues and plan of action necessary to engage skilled-based library community volunteers.  Moderated by Eileen Dumas and Preston Driggers, co-authors of Managing Library Volunteers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/p2qsFO

October 20 (1-2 pm)
Creating Great Graphics for the Web
(Idealware)

How do you take your current photos – or find inexpensive photos or illustrations online – and convert them into great graphics for your website? We’ll talk through methods to acquire good material, principles of transforming them into great web-ready images, and the inexpensive software packages that can help you whip them into shape.

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

October 20 (3-4 pm)
Reaching More Readers—The Book and Beyond
(School Library Journal/ Orca Book Publishers)

Reaching struggling readers has always been a challenge and that is truer now than ever before. With a dazzling array of distractions, it can be difficult to engage a reader with text and help them find those connections that are so important to be successful in school and in life. This webinar will discuss available books that are useful with struggling readers but also some of the new technologies and approaches that can be useful in connecting with these students, including audio books, digital and eBooks, classroom projects and more. Join a panel including a bestselling author, a library media specialist, a publisher and a state library director of development for a far-reaching discussion on reaching more readers, in more ways.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/o1XPaS

October 20 (3-4 pm)
Technology and Health 2.0
(Infopeople)

This webinar will focus on the use of mobile devices and social networking for finding and sharing health information, the implication of using these devices for library staff, the benefits and issues around health-related social networking sites, examples of well-designed, safe sites and quality health apps and mobile sites, evaluation tips, and resources to point.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/technology-and-health-20

October 25 (2-3 pm)
Teaming Up With Teens @ Your Library
(WebJunction)

What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? How can you encourage them to be peer reader advisors and library advocates in the community? In this webinar, you will explore ways teens can take part in your library, such as advisory groups, volunteering, short-term projects that use teen’s special skills, and partnering with adults. You’ll also get tips on planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating teen participation. Presented in collaboration YALSA by Kelly M Johnson, Ketchikan Public Library (AK) and Diane Tuccillo, teen services librarian, Poudre River Public Library District (CO).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/r8F9Pm

October 25 (2-3 pm)
What’s New in Audiobooks: Fall 2011 (Booklist)

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with audiobook experts and get a heads up on new titles and trends in audiobooks in a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join AudioGo, Galaxy Press, and Tantor Audio for an enlightening discussion on sure-to-be popular fall and winter releases.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/o8nTlk

October 26 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Growing Our Future, Community Engagement
(Nebraska Library Commission)

UNO believes part of our future lies in looking farther than our own campus for new partners. By being accessible to not only the academic community, but also to the wider Omaha community, we are building a bridge to our future. UNO has a history as the Omaha metropolitan university and being very active in the community. To that end, Criss Library has formed a community engagement link with Girls Inc. of Omaha and the UNO Teachers Education Department library science classes to create functional libraries for both the north and south campuses of Girls Inc. This session will detail the first steps already taken in this three year agreement and will offer ideas to other libraries how they, too, can build a future with their wider community.

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

October 26 (12-1 pm)
Relationship Networking: Converting Your Conversations into Connections
(American Management Association)

Have you ever had a conversation you wanted to follow up on but didn’t?  Do you find yourself wishing you had a reason to get in touch with a colleague, customer, or old acquaintance?  This webinar will cover:  how technology can help you recognize reasons to connect , leveraging social media in simple ways to increase familiarity, discovering specific ways to increase your value to your network.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Relationship-Networking.aspx

October 26 (3-4 pm)
E-Z Accessibility: Making Documents Accessible
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

Did you know that the files you post to your website, download from the internet, or send by email might be inaccessible? PDF is particularly notorious for having problems, but even simple Microsoft Word files can present barriers. When considering accessibility of your services and website it is important to address the accessibility of all documentation.  Fortunately, there are often easy ways to fix this. This webinar will cover several common file formats and specific strategies for making them usable, particularly by blind people

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://atcoalition.org/training/e-z-accessibility-making-documents-accessible

October 27 (3-4 pm)
Confronting the Future: Strategic Visions for the 21st Century Library
(ALA)

Public libraries now confront formidable challenges.  The digital transformation of all media affects our resources, services, staff and programs, while changes in users and their needs, the growth of competitive Internet services, and financial stringencies add complexity.  A range of possible responses will be presented as contrasting visions: physical vs. virtual library; individual vs. community focus; portal vs. archive service; collection vs. creative approach.  Join us to hear about this new report from ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/937284098

October 27 (2-3 pm)
Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Highlights from Project Compass (WebJunction)

It’s been a whirlwind year as Project Compass worked with library staff across the country to help them amplify their services to provide patrons with the skills they need to move from surviving to thriving, especially in a turbulent economy. Join the Project Compass team and special guests as we review the highlights from the staff training workshops and from the actions libraries have taken as a result of the project. We’ll look at successful strategies and discuss what lies ahead for libraries at the hub of vibrant 21st century communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/pMyS9P

October 28 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: Foursquare
(Texas State Library & Archives)

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 about social media. 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. In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Foursquare — a location-based social networking site that is hot, hip, and growing in popularity.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/408822018

August 1, 2011

Free Online Education Opportunities for August 2011

Filed under: Continuing Education, Online Resources, Programs & Resources — vtdeptlib @ 11:43 am

Listed below are FREE programs The American Management Association, Booklist, GrantSpace, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Accessible Technology Coalition, School Library Journal, TechSoup, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, and WebJunction 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 3 (11 am-12 pm)
What’s Happening with Genre Headings? (Nebraska Library Commission)

Genre headings can be very useful in library catalogs in order to let patrons search for particular types of items. In May of this year, the Library of Congress changed how its genre headings are handled, separating them from subject headings and establishing a separate thesaurus, the Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms for Library and Archival Materials (LCGFT). In this session, Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, will give an overview of how genre headings are used and discuss the effects of this decision by the Library of Congress.

To register for this event, go to:
http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10635

August 3 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to Web Accessibility: Section 508 Compliance (Accessible
Technology Coalition)

Increasingly, organizations are being held accountable for the accessibility of their websites. The baseline standard for
accessibility in the U.S. is the federal government’s “Section 508”. If you’ve heard the term and wondered what it referred to, or have
wanted to make your organization 508 compliant but don’t know how to begin to implement the standards, join us for this  introductory-level webinar. This session is appropriate for managers, content creators, and web developers alike.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://atcoalition.org/training/introduction-web-accessibility-section-508-compliance

August 4 (1-2 pm)
Microsoft Donation Program: How Does It Work? (TechSoup)

Interested in TechSoup’s Microsoft Donation Program? Whether you are new or experienced with Microsoft donations, join us for a quick webinar to learn about the recently updated Microsoft donation program, restrictions, and additional benefits that will help you to get the most out of your donation request. This webinar will help you to understand how the updates will affect your organization. This webinar is suited for all public libraries and nonprofits in the United States that are interested in requesting a Microsoft donation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=ybjn8mtld7sh

August 4 (2-3 pm)
Ten Tips for Writing Well with Dixie Darr (LE@D)

This free webinar provides a quick tour of some of the more common mistakes even experienced library professionals make (regardless of one’s level of education). Although it is about writing basics, this webinar focuses on workplace applications: what can improve how your words impact the readers at work, whether they be your employers, co-workers, employees, or customers. Topics include punctuation, jargon, keeping words “in agreement,” too many words, using the wrong words, and failure to edit, as well as using social media abbreviations (texting shorthand) in workplace documents.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/625732584

August 9 (2-3 pm)
Math, Science & More (Booklist)

Still count on your toes? Don’t know a bat from a butterfly? There’s a book for that! Math and science books take center stage in this free
Booklist webinar. Join Ilene Cooper, Children’s Books editor, for an hour-long presentation about new and backlist books on a rarely
discussed topic. Representatives from Holiday House, Rosen Online Publishing, Sylvan Dell Publishing, and Norwood House Press will
introduce featured books from their lists.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/pAcXw5

August 9 (2-3 pm)
Turning Stress into Power (insynctraining)

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/pvXH1l

August 9 (3-4 pm)
Cuddle Up & Read: Storytimes for Pregnant and Parenting Teens (Infopeople)

Pregnant and parenting teens are a unique user group for libraries because it is difficult for them to come to our facilities and utilize
our services, including attending storytimes. Outreach to this population is vital because teen pregnancy has negative impacts for
teens, their children, and the public sector. Webinar attendees will learn: about the Cuddle up & Read programs in San Diego, how to
establish successful community partnerships in order to create a literacy based program for teen parents and their children, and how to
improve their existing literacy based programs for pregnant and parenting teens.

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

August 10 (11 am-12 pm)
Google+ (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this episode Michael Sauers, the Commission’s Technology Innovation Librarian, takes you on a tour of Google+, Google’s latest attempt at creating a social network. With more than 10 million beta testers and designed with privacy in mind from the beginning, is Google+ a Facebook killer? Is it something you should be paying attention to? Should your library be there? Michael will give his answers to these questions and more.

To register for this event, go to:
http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10653

August 10-11 (11:30 am-2:45 pm)
Trends in Library Training and Learning: Developing Staff Skills for
the 21st Century
(WebJunction and Learning Roundtable)

This two day online conference consists of eight free programs:
Born to Forget: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Information Overload
Happiness Through Personal Learning
Lights! Camera! Action! Using Video for Patron and Staff Instruction
Getting Admin Buy-In for Training
Instructional Literacy and the Library Educator: Reflective Habits for
Effective Practice
Tech Training Skills for 21st Century Library Staff
Beyond 23 Things: Enhanced Self-Paced Training
Cultivating the Library as a Site of Participatory Culture and Learning

Program blurbs and registration instructions can be found here:
http://www.webjunction.org/trends-training-learning/-/articles/content/118110080

August 11 (12-1 pm)
SLJ Fall Nonfiction Announcements (School Library Journal)

Prepare to be surprised, delighted and informed by our four participating publishers as they present the best of their new and
forthcoming fall nonfiction titles! You’ll be ready to support the needs of your classroom teachers and young researchers alike when the
new school year kicks in with a fresh array of books covering topics from weather to sports to celebrities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/nE3OTV

August 16 (2-3 pm)
Before you Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits (GrantSpace)

Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. 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/pMQutP

August 16 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Two staff members from the RML or guests will present information on goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology. Every month will be different.

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

August 17 (1-2 pm)
The Focused Leader (insynctraining)

Clear and concise goals, partnered with a well thought out implementation plan can help individuals achieve the goals they have
established for themselves. This seminar will show you how to develop and implement strategic goals that can greatly increase your success!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/r7LJGP

August 17 (2-3 pm)
Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace)

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://bit.ly/poXrPv

August 17 (3-4 pm)
DIY Digital Assets: Creation, Implementation, Access (Infopeople)

Details will be announced soon!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/diy-digital-assets-creation-implementation-access

August 18 (3-4 pm)
Using Technology for Time Management (Infopeople)

Learn to work smarter, not harder to increase your time management skills to prioritize task and daily activities, and eliminate
unnecessary activities. By the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: have a comparison of at least three types of time
management systems, be familiar with 4 smart phone time management programs, and be familiar with the basics of the time management process to maximize work productivity.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/using-technology-time-management

August 22 (11 am-12 pm)
Mixing In Math: Enhancing story times, crafts, displays, and family programs with math (Texas State Library & Archives)

On a tight budget? Looking for resources for the 2011-2012 school year and for Summer reading 2012? Learn how librarians are using MIXING IN MATH, a set of FREE materials in English and Spanish that add math to circle time, story times, displays, and crafts. At this webinar, we will share experiences using MIXING IN MATH activities, introduce you to the over 200 resources, and show you how they sprinkle a little math into what they already do: story times, family events, book displays, and summer reading programs. Come ready to explore shapes, sizes, and patterns in everyday life! Check the MIXING IN MATH website: http://mixinginmath.terc.edu to learn more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/mixinginmath/index.html#registration

August 23 (2-3 pm)
Twitter 101 (insynctraining)

Twitter is far more than people talking about what their cats have for breakfast! But to find the value you have to jump in. This hands-on
session leads you through a demystification of Twitter talk including tweets, retweets, and hashtags, then moves into strategies for setting your own Twitter goals, finding good people to follow, and contributing to conversations. Note: this session is open to anyone,
but is tailored to those in the workplace Learning & Development community. The session will not be useful for those wishing to use
Twitter only to market products or services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://bit.ly/onkZD2

August 23 (2-3 pm)
YA Announcements: Fall 2011 (Booklist)

What can teen readers look forward to this fall? Get a sneak peek at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar from
Booklist Publications. Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s Books for Youth Editorial Director, will be joined by publishing representatives who
will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond.

Sponsored by Bloomsbury Children’s Books and Walker Books for Young Readers, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Disney Book Group, and Saddleback Educational Publishing.

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

August 24 (11 am-12 pm)
Birds Do It, Bees Do It: Sexual Health Resources (Nebraska Library Commission)

This Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources, will be presented by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell. This presentation offers
reliable resources on sexual health, tips on handling the reference interview, and includes sections on resources for teens, GLBT
community members, adults, and older adults.

To register for this event, go to:
http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10606

August 24 (12-1 pm)
Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence (American Management Association)

Have life’s curveballs thrown you off balance? Best-selling author, leadership coach and former Yahoo! executive Tim Sanders knows how you feel. Rediscovering lessons learned as a child, Sanders got out of a tailspin and catapulted himself to financial security and an
officer-level role at an S&P 500 company at the center of the Internet revolution. Today, his promise to himself is, “I will never forget
those lessons. The price is too high.” Join Tim as he explores the classic principles of confident living that some of the most
successful and joyful people you know live by.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Total-Confidence.aspx

August 24 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Network
of Libraries of Medicine)

Anatomy Resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses . On the day of the webinar, go to
http://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr 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.

August 25 (3-4 pm)
Worse Than Death? Practical Tips on Public Speaking for Library Personnel (Infopeople)

Details will be announced soon!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/worse-death-practical-tips-public-speaking-library-personnel

August 31 (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.

To register for this event, go to:
http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=10620

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