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September 2012: Free CE and Training Options Online

2012 August 31
by Christina Manz

Here’s our monthly reminder of free training on the web. Confirm date and time when you pre-register, or follow the links for archive information. Webinars listed in Central Daylight Time.

Wednesday September 5, 2012
Taking Floating Collections to the Next Level: Asset Management with collectionHQ (LJ)
It’s a fact—floating collections save time, eliminate waste, and increase material usage. Institutions that have implemented floating collections also have found cost-savings as well as relief for shrinking funding for collections. This webcast will feature three expert panelists who will discuss how the implementation of collectionHQ has allowed their institutions to take floating collections to the next level, and how it has introduced a greater level of asset management than they have ever been able to achieve.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Thursday September 6, 2012
A Survey of the Continuing Education Landscape for Texas Librarians
It should go without saying that in this age of rapidly changing information, librarians must engage in continuous learning in order to remain relevant and beneficial to their patrons. What continuing education opportunities should all Texas librarians know about? Who are some of the major providers of continuing education for librarians in Texas? And what are some of the best ways to keep up with opportunities as they become available? Join Naomi DiTullio and Irena Klaic (Texas State Library), Ted Wanner (Texas Library Association) and Christine Peterson (Amigos Library Services) for this vital survey of the continuing education landscape for librarians in Texas.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Engaging Your Whole Community: Principles and Practice to Influence Policy (WebJunction)
AmericaSpeaks is a U.S. nonprofit that wants to increase citizen engagement and participation in government decision-making by bringing together diverse participant groups to represent broader community interests. Learn how to create community engagement around library-led initiatives such as digital inclusion and gain facilitation skills to help build healthy, prosperous and cohesive communities. The presentation will provide examples of effective tactics for reaching even those who often do not participate because of limited access to and familiarity with new technologies.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Youth Announcements: Fall Into Reading (Booklist)
Get a sneak peek at new titles for fall and beyond in this hour-long, free webinar. Representatives from Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Perseus/Running Press, and Zondervan will share their favorite upcoming books for youth. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Ilene Cooper.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Tour of Two Library Journal New Landmark Libraries (LJ)
They are flexible. They are green. They reinvent the library as the campus core in support of the whole student. One is a not-to-be-missed stunning legal library whose airy and light spaces defy the constraints of a small footprint. The other—a community college that also serves as the neighborhood’s public library—is chock full of fresh design and service ideas. The speakers will explore the beauty and the brains behind these buildings—what makes them amazing today and promising for tomorrow; resilient and deeply meaningful to the campus and community they serve.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement (Infopeople)
Part 3 of a 4 part series, Expanding Your Career Potential. Attendees will review and analyze successful and unsuccessful case studies to help them chart a path to career advancement, such as moving into a less traditional library role or making a lateral move into a very different career. They will also learn how to identify, select and acquire the most relevant “front runner” or leadership “personas” that contribute to professional success in the current climate.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday September 11, 2012
YouTube Captions Workshop (ATC)
We’re going to experiment with an online workshop format in order to assist 5-6 folks who want to correct the captions that are displayed on their YouTube video. We’ll send you instructions on how to load your video onto YouTube, if you have not already. Then during the workshop, you will download the caption file, open it in a text editor, begin to make corrections, save and upload the corrected caption file. We’ll also share some information about best practices in captioning.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Best Small Library in America 2012 (WebJunction)
A webinar with the Independence Public Library, 2012 Best Small Library in America, showcasing innovative programming, marketing, advocacy and management strategies. The multi-award-winning library’s staff of eight serves a population of 13,420 through innovative programs and partnerships, leveraging social media and the Geek the Library campaign for sustained marketing and advocacy efforts. Using a participatory management style and collaborating with other Kansas libraries, along with others in their community, IPL has reached out to individuals and partners to deliver programs and services that bring the community into the library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Keeping Romance Fresh: Debut Authors and New Trends (Booklist)
Booklist romance reviewer and Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year John Charles will pair up with Booklist collection management editor Rebecca Vnuk to discuss romance and reader’s advisory, focusing on how to select new romance writers and keep track of new subgenres. Representatives from Sourcebooks and Baker Publishing Group will join in to share their best new titles. Moderated by Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 12, 2012
Ask Now Texas: Free Chat and Text Reference for Texas Libraries
Ask Now Texas is a program that provides free chat, text and email reference services to libraries in Texas. It was started in 2007 by Liz Barksdale at Western Texas College and has grown to serve multiple academic and public libraries over the years. This Webinar will describe how ANT works using free software such as Zoho Chat, Google Voice, and Screencast-o-matic. ANT also uses volunteer reference staff. This program will describe how to become involved in Ask Now Texas and also how to use free and low-cost tools to develop online reference services of your own.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

RDA: Are We There Yet? (NCompass Live)
It’s been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year – are you ready? In this session, Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Understanding Power Dynamics at Work (Nonprofit Webinars)
Are you ever stuck in conflicts that seem unresolvable? In most work environments, power dynamics are an issue we have to manage. Sometimes these dynamics are unseen and unspoken. At their best, power dynamics can be used to build productive relationships, influence others in positive ways, and interact with political savvy. At their worst, power dynamics can result in limited, black and white thinking, bullying and ultimatums in the workplace.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Outreach for Academic Libraries: Bridging Cultures Bookshelf
(Programming Librarian)
Learn how to plan engaging programs about Islamic culture and submit a successful proposal for the ALA/NEH collection development grant, the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Attendees will hear from seasoned programming librarians about their prior experiences conducting thematic programs that reach beyond the campus community, inspire partnerships with community organizations, and raise the library’s visibility. Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday September 13, 2012
Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement
(Pro Bono)
This webinar will provide an overview of legal information needs among low-income and vulnerable Americans, the nonprofit legal aid, court and community groups that serve them, and why public and public law libraries are essential partners in meeting these information needs. This webinar will also discuss the type of assistance non-attorney, public librarians are able to provide to patrons seeking legal help, and the complementary role of public and public law libraries. Part 1 of a 4 part series.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking (Infopeople)
We often have assumptions about how teens and tweens use the Internet. Are those assumptions true? Are teens interested or concerned about their online privacy? What kind(s) of social media should your library use? Learn the answers to these questions and many more, as well as discovering if your library can effectively engage (or not) with young people in social media.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday September 18, 2012
Common Core State Standards: Getting Ready for K–8 Research (Booklist)
Whether you’re a public or school librarian, you will be impacted by the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For the first time, the majority of states will have identical learning standards in math and English language arts (ELA). The great news for librarians is that research skills and projects are included in CCSS at all grade levels. Learn specific strategies that public and school librarians can employ to become active partners in CCSS implementation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization.  All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 19, 2012

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution (AMA)
 This powerful webcast sheds light on how even category-dominating behemoths can succumb to the twin evils of complexity and complacency. Participants will learn how to constantly reexamine their own businesses to keep innovation, and long-term success, on-track. Instead of adding more complexity through expensive, sweeping culture change initiatives, Bodell shares how teams can actually simplify to achieve more.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

23 Things: The Next Generation (GLA Carterette)
Program organizer Christa Burns will talk about the process the organizers have laid out over the past few years, how they’ve responded to participant feedback, and how the program became what it is today. She will also show other current examples of self-directed online learning programs, such as Boston Public Library’s Learning for Life Online and the UK-based 23 Things for Professional Development.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Circulating Ideas: Creating a Personal Learning Network for Librarians (GLA Carterette)
The field of librarianship is evolving at a rapidly-increasing pace, making it more important than ever to keep up with new ideas and trends. A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is one of the best ways to stay on top of new developments. Join Steve Thomas as he talks about what a PLN is and explores ways you can create and curate your own PLN to increase your professional knowledge base and connect with your peers.
Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m.

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? Dealing with Negative and Difficult People (Colorado State Library)
It’s inevitable, at some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. You know these people; they seem to be chronically critical, belligerent, indignant, angry, or just plain rude.  But it doesn’t have to be that way for you.  Learning tactics for dealing with negative or difficult people will help you survive in the workplace.  Join us for this thought provoking session.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday September 20, 2012

Year-Round Children’s Reading Program at the Roanoke Public Library (TSLAC)
Do you think children’s reading programs can only be offered during the summer? Roanoke Public Library (Roanoke, Texas) doesn’t think so! They revamped their children’s reading club program a few years ago, making the transition to a year-round reading program that is intensified during the summer. This program has been met with great success and director Jesse Ephraim can’t wait to share all the details. Join us for this very practical and informative Webinar and learn how Roanoke made this program go!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 25, 2012
SLJ Teen Book Buzz
It’s going to be a spectacular fall reading season for teens! And you can bet on this — no genre is left unturned. Whether your readers are into romance, speculative fiction, coming of age stories, paranormal, thrillers or contemporary twists, you’re sure to find something on this fun and fast-paced Teen Book Buzz.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

From Content Consumers to Content Creators
Thinking about how to empower your community members to create digital content? This webinar will help you learn about providing community members an opportunity to gain new skills and have a voice in the online world. Special guest Donna Feddern, digital services manager at the Escondido Public Library, will share about the LibraryYOU project that is collecting and sharing local knowledge through videos and podcasts.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Reeling in Reluctant Readers (Booklist)
Teachers and librarians are always looking for new ways to connect with children and teens categorized as “reluctant readers.” In this free, hour-long webinar a reading specialist and literacy coach—along with representatives from Orca Book Publishers and Saddleback Educational Publishing—will discuss strategies and resources effective in reaching struggling readers ages 10 and up, as well as present books that combine high-interest topics with accessible writing.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 26, 2012
Disaster Recovery and Salvage for Paper-based Records
In this webinar, instructors Bret Adams (Government Information Analyst and Master Continuity Practitioner, State and Local Records Management Division) and Sarah Norris (Conservator, Archives and Information Services Division) will discuss damage assessment: determining the nature and severity of the damage; preventing damage from water, mold, and insects; and salvaging records with water, mold, and insect damage.
Time: 11–12:00 p.m.

The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement (AMA)
Many studies show a link between high engagement and organizational success, yet until now our understanding of the science of engagement has mostly focused on outcome studies, not on the underlying mechanisms involved. This session provides fresh insights into our understanding of what engagement is, how to measure it and most important, how to increase it.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Thursday September 27, 2012
Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources (Pro Bono)
With so much misinformation online, helping patrons find up to date, credible sources of legal self-help information and forms can be challenging. This webinar will provide an overview of online legal information and self-help tools developed by the nonprofit legal aid community, including a national network of statewide legal information portals, many of which have content available in languages other than English. Presenters will also highlight resources available through many courts, law libraries and key federal resources, including online consumer protection resources. Part 2 of a 4 part series.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Getting to the Core: New Nonfiction (SLJ)
If you think that Rudyard Kipling’s Elephant’s Child was justly spanked for his “’satiable curtiosity” do NOT tune in to this webcast—because the informational books our panelists will be featuring are far and away more likely to stimulate that “curtiosity” in today’s young pachyderms than to punish it. For striking insights into some unsolved mysteries of the past and present, stunning glimpses of the animal world’s wonders, and a walloping view of the greatest rivalry in dinosaur studies ever, join us to “talk book.” Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Tech for Good: Microsoft Donations for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)
Whether you’re placing your first donation request through TechSoup for Microsoft products or want to know what’s available to you, join us to learn more. In this webinar, representatives from Microsoft and TechSoup will answer questions and show you how to get the most from your donations. We’ll also hear all about Microsoft’s Technology for Good giving program. This webinar is suited for all nonprofits and public libraries in the United States that are interested in requesting a Microsoft donation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Mobile Revolution and Libraries: An Overview
To manage and strive in this revolution what strategies are best for your library and your customers, now and into the foreseeable future? Libraries are striving to respond in thoughtful, efficient ways to the use of personal portable devices in physical libraries as well as providing access to library content, services, and systems for customers on the go in various locations. The mobile revolution demands active discussion, earnest thought, thoughtful play, careful but accelerated planning, and determined action by libraries. 1 of a 4-part series.  
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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2 Responses leave one →
  1. C. hernandez permalink
    September 1, 2012

    I may moving to a differnet positoon with a different email address. How do I change my email addres so I won’t miss any updates on webinars?

  2. Christina Manz permalink
    September 4, 2012

    On the right side of the webpage, just under the rotating graphic, is a “Get Updates” heading. If you choose “E-mail Updates,” you can just enter your new e-mail address there to continue receiving updates.

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