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E-rate Beginner Webinars Next Week

2017 March 27
by Henry Stokes

Accredited public libraries are eligible to receive E-rate discounts on their Internet access and other broadband costs!  The first deadline to apply for the 2017 Funding Year (for services starting in July) is approaching: Thursday, April 13.

There’s still time to submit the first form in the process – the Form 470 – by April 13!

Are you brand new to E-rate, or in need a refresher?  Next week there will be two free webinars provided by the Schools and Libraries Program (the company that administers E-rate) that introduce the program and explain the application process.

Here’s the info:

Note: If you can’t attend the live events, you can register anyway to automatically receive an email with the archived recording links when they become available.

Besides the live webinars, you also have a live person : TSLAC’s own Henry Stokes, State E-rate Coordinator for Texas libraries, at 512-463-6624, hstokes@tsl.texas.gov, ready to take your call or email. He can talk you through every aspect of  E-rate and assist you step-by-step.

 

Free CE and Training This Week – March 27-31

2017 March 26
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Tuesday March 28, 2017
Ebrary Sci/Tech and Elibro Collection (TexShare)
This webinar will cover the Ebrary Sci/Tech and Elibro ebook collections. Come discover how to search, create direct links, and save books to your Ebrary bookshelf. All sessions will be recorded. When joining webinar currently in session: Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: Guest1. Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Sci/Tech Premium Collection
(TexShare)
Do you know how to navigate and search the ProQuest Platform? This webinar will familiarize you with the search features and provide an overview of the Sci/Tech Premium Collections. Pick any of the dates listed below to attend. All sessions will be recorded. When joining webinar currently in session: Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: Guest1. Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Library Reads (Booklist)
LibraryReads is a librarian-driven venture where public library staff can help build word-of-mouth for new books. Hear representatives from HarperCollins, IPG, Norton, Penguin Random House and Touchstone Press, share forthcoming titles perfect for public libraries–and for your LibraryReads nominations! Moderated by Booklist Editor for Collection Management and Library Outreach, Rebecca Vnuk.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! TGIM: Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life (InSync Training)
So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 29, 2017
From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue
(4Good)
If you’re tired of waiting around for grants to be rubber-stamped or nervous that new competitors are moving in on your donors, you may be wondering how you’ll ever achieve financial sustainability. What if you could convert that costly program into a constant stream of revenue? What if there’s an asset, hidden like a treasure in the proverbial attic of your organization, ready to be dusted off? What if new audiences are out there waiting to invest in your mission in a whole new way?
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Exploring the Costs and Benefits of Cataloging Free Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
One philosophy of the library catalog is to only include items for which you have paid. On the other hand, there is much free web content that has great value for researchers, including Government information. However, it would not be feasible, or useful, to take on the entire Internet. This webinar examines whether it is worth the time and financial investment to catalog freely-available online resources and will seek to answer the question of measuring the value of placing these resources in the catalog.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
As part of our Inclusive Library series, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission proudly welcomes the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities for this essential webinar on providing excellent customer service to library patrons with disabilities.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Expertise, Competencies and Careers (Library 2.0)
Sponsored with ALA’s “Libraries Transform: The Expert in the Library” Campaign http://www.ala.org/transforminglibraries/libraries-transform-campaign and http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/  this web conference will allow participants to interact with experts in the field to identify expectations and develop competency sets and best practices from the field, LIS education. Presentation and discussion will include requirements and expectations from educators and from both the employee and  employer’s perspective.  Save the date and join us for an interactive experience that will help us frame the future of the library and information profession.
Time: 2-5:00 p.m.

Thursday March 30, 2017
Libraries & Literacy (Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas Workforce Commission workshop – Amarillo, Amarillo Public Library)
This one-day in-person workshop provides training in the following: 1) Use of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s free digital literacy toolkit. You will go home with a free copy of the toolkit. 2) Access and use of the TRAIN PD CENTER @ TCALL, the statewide Professional Development and Resource Center for Texas Adult Education and Literacy (AEL). This resource is free to librarians and adult literacy providers. 3) Overview of Learning Express Library, an online resource available through most academic and public libraries. 4) Best practices in partnership development and an opportunity to meet potential partners. It’s FREE for all Texas library staff and adult literacy providers.
Time: 8:30-4:45 p.m.

Friday March 31, 2017
Evaluation Results for TSLAC’s 5 Year LSTA Plan
(TSLAC)
Evaluation Results for TSLAC’s 5 Year LSTA Plan TSLAC contracted with Himmel & Wilson to conduct the evaluation of the agency’s 5 year LSTA plan and they are eager to share their findings with Texas libraries! The LSTA Grants to States Program is a federal program that provides funding to each state on a population-driven formula. Federal funding for the program in Texas is approximately $10 million per year. Decisions regarding how available funds are spent are made at the state level; however, expenditures must be consistent with the purposes and priorities that are established nationally. Many popular programs such as the TexShare databases, the competitive grant programs, statewide interlibrary loan, and Continuing Education and Consulting are either partially or fully funded with LSTA dollars. We hope you can attend, hear how Texas libraries viewed and ranked the programs funded, and how well the state met its goals.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Reminder: Please Provide Feedback by March 29th

2017 March 23
by Katherine Adelberg

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is preparing to write the agency’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) five-year plan for 2018-2022. The plan will govern how TSLAC spends it federal funds during that time period.

Please complete our online survey by March 29th to provide feedback on key state needs for library services and state goals!

Here is a direct link to the survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3423684/LSTA-5-Year-Plan-Survey.

The LSTA Grants to States Program is a federal program that provides funding to each state on a population-driven formula. Many popular programs are either partially or fully funded with LSTA dollars, such as:

  • the TexShare databases,
  • competitive grant programs,
  • statewide interlibrary loan, and
  • Continuing Education and Consulting.

If you would like more information about the current 5 year plan and evaluation, visit our LSTA webpage, or consider joining us for the webinar Evaluation Results for TSLAC’s 5 Year LSTA Plan on Friday, March 31st.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Foundation Center Launches Visualizing Funding for Libraries

2017 March 21
by Katherine Adelberg

Winner of the 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, Foundation Center launches Visualizing Funding for Libraries, the most comprehensive free database of library funding that has ever existed, containing grants given to U.S. libraries by U.S. foundations.

There are two primary parts to the site:

  • a powerful data tool, and
  • training resources on how to use the data tool.

The data tool will allow users to search and see funding sources at the national, state and local levels and answer key questions about regional funding trends. Data visualizations such as maps, network connections and partnership pathways will highlight key networks of funders and recipients as well as individual grants.

The data tool includes grants data from local, state, and national sources for public, academic, school, special collection, and government libraries. Additional demographic information can be viewed corresponding with library service areas.

Visualizing Funding for Libraries can help librarians:

  • Identify and apply for funding opportunities
  • Explore new funding opportunities
  • Learn what successful grant projects have been funded in the past
  • Encourage collaboration between library professionals and philanthropists

The tool will also allow funders to better understand the gaps in support for communities and their libraries.

Visualizing Funding for Libraries will offer free training through three engaging formats: webinars, in-person events, and an eLearning course. Watch the archived Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries webinar on the WebJunction website, and visit Visualizing Funding for Libraries training page for more information on in-person events and eLearning courses.

Dispatches from Texas Libraries – Groesbeck Maffet Public Library

2017 March 20
by Cindy Fisher

In our effort to highlight the libraries that we visit while on our travels, this post is a part of our ongoing blog series titled Dispatches from Texas Libraries where we will raise up a library and the work they are doing for their community.

It was serendipity that brought me to the Groesbeck Maffet Public Library. Just 48 hours before I was to travel to Arlington to support the STEAM in Preschool Storytime Workshop by the dynamic Kim Lehman, Groesbeck Maffet Public Library Director Rhonda Bass had contacted us about a print management issue they were having.  Since I would be in the area, I offered to stop by to check-in and say hello and I’m so very glad that I did!

The Groesbeck Maffet Public Library is a beautiful space, renovated in 2008, and includes an in-house Friends-of the Library-run Not Just Books store, a warm and welcoming genealogy room with a re-purposed stained-glass window, teen area, cozy and interactive children’s room complete with built-in puppet theater and meeting space that they have used to distance genealogy training for their community.

By the time I arrived, they had resolved one issue but were working on fixing a jammed change machine connected to their print management system; this system enables patrons to pay for printing on their own and while it was jammed, printing transactions were complicated. Jamie, library assistant and You Can Do I.T. graduate, set to work installing a replacement part that Envisionware, the vendor for their print management system, had sent them.  I asked to document the process as this is so often the work that librarians do that goes unrecognized!

All in all, it took about 40 minutes to detach, empty, and reload and reconnect the system. It took a bit of fiddling and trial and error, but with patience, a dose of laughter (emptying all the coins made it sound like a casino in the library) and the right tools, we were able to get it fixed. When it was finally up and running, there were cheers from a patron sitting nearby!

 

It was such a pleasure to visit the Groesbeck Maffet Public Library and to learn first-hand the care and passion that Teresa puts into the collection and programming of the Genealogy Room, and the community-driven and proactive events, technology, and collections that Janie and Rhonda provide.

four women standing side by size smilng into the camera

Do you want to us to visit and highlight the work your library is doing? Email me (Cindy Fisher) at cfisher@tsl.texas.gov, Kyla Hunt at khunt@tsl.texas.gov or Katherine Adelberg at kadelberg@tsl.texas.gov.

Free CE and Training This Week – March 20-24

2017 March 19
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Monday March 20, 2017
Ebrary Admin and Statistics (TexShare)
This webinar will cover the admin features of Ebrary Platform and also provide an overview on how to collect statistical data for usage. The primary audience for this webinar are library admin professionals. Pick any of the sessions below to attend. All sessions will be recorded. When joining webinar currently in session: Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: Guest1. Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

HeritageQuest (TexShare)
Come discover how to best use Heritage Quest collection from Ancestry. During this session we will conduct an overview of the collections, tips on best searching and browsing as well as provide you with research tools and the libguides that cover best practices. Whether you need help to: Assist in documenting family histories and the settlement of an area; Discover your relatives via family histories, immigration records, war records and diaries; Find and compile records of notable and interesting people who helped shape community; Make family connections; learn who owned land; Know your community’s history; What military activity took place in your community; Who were the veterans and where are they buried; Where did immigrants come from; this session is for you. When joining webinar currently in session: Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: Guest1. Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Introduction to SuDocs Classification
(Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar provides an introduction to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme and how SuDocs numbers are assigned and organized. Participants will learn how to interpret SuDocs numbers that can help identify documents when working with them.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
In this webinar, the first in the Inclusive Library series, Dallas Public Library staff Antoinette Carey Spriggs (Homeless Engagement Coordinator) and Heather Lowe (Adult Services Administrator) will provide guidance on how to better understand the needs of this population and how to provide more inclusive services. They will also provide an overview of the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Engagement and Leadership Program (HELP) Desk and share lessons learned.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits (GrantSpace)
Impact investing is a concept being employed more and more in the social sector space, but what does it actually entail? Furthermore, how can your organization think about and benefit from impact investments? Tune in to this livestream broadcast for a panel featuring professionals who work in the field of impact investing and represent a diverse array of organizations. Panelists will discuss characteristics and models of impact investments, legal issues relating to impact investing, and developments in the impact space.
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 22, 2017
Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace
(Nebraska Library Commission)
This presentation provides an opportunity for librarians working in small and rural library contexts to learn about the innovative applications of TV White Space (TVWS) technology in their communities. Join us to find out how small and rural libraries can implement this emerging technology and use it to collaborate with other community anchor institutions to advance access, inclusion, and crisis planning.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)
Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Industry)
Emotional intelligence (EQ) serves as the building block for professional success. However, it is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. In reality, EQ can be learned, developed and improved, and as employees reach higher levels of mastery, you will see higher levels of performance across a broad spectrum of business and professional skills. Learn how to create a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to improve EQ across your organization.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It All Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
In a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)
This webinar will focus on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, will outline distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. The program will also focus on digital collection development and how using library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process. This webinar will benefit librarians, and is a follow-up to edWeb.net Emerging Tech’s session, Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday March 23, 2017
Death Records from the Numerical Identification System for Genealogical Research
(National Archives)
John LeGloahec will highlight the recent release of the Death Files from the Numerical Identification System (NUMIDENT) and discuss their use in genealogical research. He will also draw parallels to other records in our Access to Archival Databases (AAD) as well as other NUMIDENT files, which will be available soon.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Library Services: Making the Atypical, Typical (Colorado State Library)
Join us as we share one library’s journey into “atypical services”…and how atypical is now often the norm. Come ready to share your thoughts and questions as we share unique ideas, brainstorm potential partnerships, and discuss how to define and measure success.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
Join esteemed children’s librarian and author Penny Peck in her yearly review of what’s new in children’s literature. Discover new books published in late 2016 and Spring 2017 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Also, find out about books that fit the 2017 summer reading theme of building and popular makers’ spaces.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday March 24, 2017
Academic Library Programming: A Four Part Series – Differentiating with the Text Complexity Toolkit  (TexShare)
Session Four: In this session, you will learn to use the text complexity toolkit to help you select the right books to meet diverse student needs. You will use the site’s tools to implement comprehensive text complexity analyses in support of your instructional plans. Learning Objective: Attendees will leave this session with the ability to use TeachingBooks Differentiation Reporting tools in selecting titles to use in the curriculum. Agenda: Differentiate Instruction with individual titles’ text complexity; Analyzing reading lists using Text Complexity Differentiation Report; Using list analysis to inform text selection and differentiation; Complete a text complexity rubric; Identify and share resources to engage students in individual titles
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Literacy Texas Seeking Conference Proposals

2017 March 16
by Jennifer Peters

Is your library providing adult education and literacy training? Literacy Texas, the statewide coalition for literacy providers, is seeking proposals for sessions at its Annual Conference this summer. The conference is largely attended by community-based organizations that provide training in adult basic education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, high school equivalency (formerly known as GED), digital literacy, and more. This intimate conference offers a wide range of capacity building training ranging from program management to classroom best practices.

If you’d like to share the story of the work you’re doing, particularly if you’re in partnership with other literacy providers, consider submitting a session proposal.

The Literacy Texas Annual Conference will be held July 31-August 2, 2017, at the Embassy Suites, San Marcos, TX. If approved, all presenters must register for the conference.

Deadline to submit proposals is March 24.

 

We Need Your Feedback!

2017 March 15
by Katherine Adelberg

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) is preparing to write the agency’s Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) five-year plan for 2018-2022. The plan will govern how TSLAC spends it federal funds during that time period.

Please complete our online survey to provide feedback on key state needs for library services and state goals!

 

Here is a direct link to the survey: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3423684/LSTA-5-Year-Plan-Survey. The survey will remain open through Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The LSTA Grants to States Program is a federal program that provides funding to each state on a population-driven formula. Many popular programs are either partially or fully funded with LSTA dollars, such as:

  • the TexShare databases,
  • competitive grant programs,
  • statewide interlibrary loan, and
  • Continuing Education and Consulting.

If you would like more information about the current 5 year plan and evaluation, visit our LSTA webpage that includes a link to the survey.

Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Dispatches from Texas Libraries – Victoria Public Library

2017 March 14
by Kyla Hunt

In our effort to highlight the libraries that we visit while on our travels, this post is a part of our ongoing blog series titled Dispatches from Texas Libraries where we will raise up a library and the work they are doing for their community.

SLM Class Photo VictoriaLast week, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Victoria Public Library in Victoria to facilitate the Leadership & Management Essentials workshop led by Dr. Julie Todaro. This session is a part of the Small Library Management Training Program; registration is still open for several of the remaining sessions in the Leadership & Management Essentials series.

Art in the Victoria Public LibraryI want to extend my thanks to the library director, Dayna Williams-Capone, for allowing the class to share the library’s Computer Workstations at the Victoria Public Librarymeeting room space for the duration of the workshop. The library is clearly a vibrant hub of the community, evidenced by the patrons using the space. As I walked through the library, I was constantly reminded of the local culture, particularly represented by the colorful art and décor on the walls from the Victoria area.

Children's Tunnel at the Victoria Public LibraryThe Victoria Public Library provides a space that responds to its patrons’ varying needs. The entrance to the children’s area is fitted with tunnels for children to crawl through, a quiet area is designated for the reading of newspapers and magazines, and computer workstations provide privacy to those who use them.

Do you want to us to visit and highlight the work your library is doing? Email me (Kyla Hunt) at khunt@tsl.texas.gov or Katherine Adelberg at kadelberg@tsl.texas.gov.

Free CE and Training This Week – March 13-17

2017 March 12
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Tuesday March 14, 2017
Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning-How Do We Become the “Google” of Learning?
(InSync Training)
The term ‘blended learning’ isn’t descriptive enough anymore. Especially when we consider that learning takes place perpetually – even when the training department isn’t looking! To become more of a partner with our business, we need to make sure learning opportunities and content are where and when our learners need them. If they are not, our learners will turn to search engines to find the information they need and hope for the best.
Time: 8-9:00 a.m.

6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Your Library (Booklist)
Get the scoop on the latest youth and adult graphic novels and comics in this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from DC, Macmillan, and IPG share upcoming titles from their catalogs, perfect for refreshing this high-circulating section. Moderated by Graphic Novels Editor, Sarah Hunter.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days (OnGood)
The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days. The urgency of a campaign occurring on a certain day inspires individuals to donate, but only if your nonprofit prepares in advance and creates an online campaign that taps into the impulsivity of cause awareness and giving day donors.
Time: 5-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 15, 2017
Unexpected Class Visits: Ready, Set, You’ve Got This
(OCLC)
An unexpected surge of reference questions can strain physical and virtual reference services. Take control by being prepared. Join the QuestionPoint community to discuss best practices for tackling surprise class visits. You can look forward to simple advice based on approaches that work from both a public and academic perspective. We know you’re busy, so we have condensed our best practices series into shorter sessions with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!
Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Women in Career Transition: Success Stories and Strategies (American Management Association)
Transitions, even those you’ve initiated and are excited about, can be stressful and stimulate mixed emotions. Major transitions are particularly difficult because the key elements that have made up much of your identity can suddenly be wiped away and shake your self-esteem. In this insightful program, we’ll explore common challenges and offer coping skills for women as they move through different stages of their work and personal lives.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library (SirsiDynix)
We know you work hard to use your resources wisely. Is there more you can do to make your library the tech center of your community? Join technology librarians Nick Taylor and Tracy Treece to learn how you can upgrade your library. Authors of the recently published Raising the Tech Bar in Your Library, Nick and Tracy will share their expertise to help you super-charge your team.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

New Spring Nonfiction for the Library and Classroom (School Library Journal)
There’s something here for all of your patrons, whether they’re interested in animal life or transportation, STEM materials or mythical creatures, outdoor sports or history, or even learning how to write poetry. Aimed at a wide range of readers and tackling a variety of fascinating subjects, these series are sure to entice report writers and casual browsers alike.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday March 16, 2017
Outreach and Programming for New Adults
(Missouri State Library)
Sarah Colombo, of Livingston Parish Library, will provide public librarians with a better understanding of the needs, concerns, challenges, potential interests, and mindsets of new adults (those transitioning from either a fully or partially supported lifestyle into being fully self-sufficient adults, typically within the age ranges of 18-30), and how to provide resources, services, and programming that address the needs of new adults.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Money Smart, Measure Smarter: Boost Your Financial Literacy Programs & Measure Their Impact (Public Library Association)
This free webinar will highlight how the SEC can help you plan for your financial literacy programs, including the free digital and print resources and tools available to librarians and patrons, so you can feel confident teaching your patrons about financial topics such as sound principles of saving and investing, how to spot and avoid investment fraud, and more! You’ll also learn how to invite the SEC to come present at your library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Protecting Patron Privacy in Public Libraries (TechSoup)
Come to this free webinar to learn about patron privacy issues in public libraries. This webinar will explore two key areas of patron privacy: public access technology and the collection of patron data. Our guests will share practical tips and advice on how to better protect patron privacy. We will also share recommended resources for continued learning on this topic.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Oversize, Overwhelmed? Caring for Maps and Architectural Drawings in Your Collection (Connecting to Collections)
What can you do with large maps, posters, architectural drawings, and other items that often are rolled up and pushed to the back of storage or placed on high shelves in hopes they might disappear or go away? How can you make these materials available to your patrons without worry? This webinar will address organizational, storage, handling and reformatting challenges for the safe access and preservation of these often fragile, oversized materials.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.