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October 2012: Free CE and Training Options Online

2012 September 30
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.

Monday October 1, 2012
Celebrate with Shannon Hale Live! (SLJ)
It’s finally here—Princess Academy: Palace of Stone, sequel to the beloved Newbery-Honoree book, Princess Academy. Reunite with Miri and her friends as they share in the joys of friendship, the delight of young romance, and the fate of a fairy tale kingdom. Join Shannon Hale for a unique opportunity to celebrate with her during a live webcast from Brooklyn Friends School and a chance to ask her questions live!
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 2, 2012
What’s New in Series Nonfiction: Fall 2012 (Booklist)
There’s so much going on in the world of series nonfiction we’re following our August “Scoop on Series Nonfiction” webinar with presentations from four more of the top publishers in this booming field: Crabtree Publishing Company, The Creative Company, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 3, 2012
Leading Disruptive Innovation and Change
(AMA)
Disruptive innovation and change are no longer the exceptions, they’re the norm.  If we’re not proactively forging novel paths that change the game, someone else will—and then we’ll be forced to adapt to their new rules.
Many leaders are not formally prepared with the fortitude required to lead through the deep uncertainty that characterizes periods of disruptive change.  Join us to discover how leaders often ignore the very thing that could lead them to game changers—the power of surprise.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

What’s New for Storytimes
(InfoPeople)
Is conducting storytime the favorite part of your job – but also the task in which you feel “burned out?” If so, this webinar will give you ideas to refresh your storytimes with new books to engage your audience. Whether you are relatively new or a longtime storytime presenter, everyone will take away storytime plans, booklists, and resources to revitalize this essential library program.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday October 4, 2012
Getting Boys to Read: Seeing Your Library Through a Guy’s Eyes (SLJ)
In this fun and informative webinar, you’ll discover how some everyday observations – like that time you maybe helped a guy find the mayo that was right in the front of the fridge – are really vital clues for thinking about getting boys to read in your library. Attendees will learn some tips to promote and support genres that boys like, including comic books, graphic novels, sports, and nonfiction, as well as some ideas for creating reading role models and communities for boys grades K-12. If you want ways to get books in the hands of your guys – and take a different look at how we think about getting boys to read – this session will inspire you.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday October 5, 2012
Tech Tools With Tine: 1 Hour of Eventbrite (TSLAC)
Want a concise demo of how one tool works from a veteran software trainer with a little library context thrown in?  Well, that’s our Tech Tools with Tine series! In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Eventbrite — a popular online event registration tool that can be used free of charge for free events.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

FridayLive! Wading into Technology (TLT Group)
This week join us as Jennifer McCrickerd, a philosopher from Drake University, reports on her first experience teaching online last summer.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 9, 2012
Graphic Novels (Library Journal)
Join us for our fall graphic novel webcast! You’ll get a sneak peak at some of the great graphic novels hitting the shelves over the next few months and hear tips on how to share the exciting world of graphic novels with your patrons. Hear more about Superman trying to get back in touch with the “normal” people, romantic hijinks staged by a devious novelist just so she can write about them, the real story of Steve Jobs’ failings as well as his successes, and what the best stories are from the epic 20-year history of Sonic the Hedgehog, the longest running comics series based on a videogame.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Ring the Dinner Bell: New Cookbooks to Enjoy (Booklist)
Let’s talk about what’s for dinner. Or for breakfast and lunch, too. The amazing aspect of food—in addition to its importance and omnipresence in our lives—is that preparation techniques and presentation ideas are endless in variety. New recipes emerge every day, a situation that ensures cooks need not go stale and meals can be exciting time after time. Representatives from Perseus Books Group, Sterling Publishing, and Tuttle Publishing will treat webinar attendees to what’s new in their lively lineup of cookbooks.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Personal Gadgets and the Library (InfoPeople)
Personal electronics such as tablet computers, ebook readers, MP3 players, and more are now a common part of our information interactions in the library world. Customers are checking gadgets out from us, asking us for content that can be loaded on them, and at times just wishing that we could help them use them more effectively.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 10, 2012
TexasLawHelp.org 2.0 – New Design and New Features to Assist Library Patrons
(TSLAC)
The popular legal website TexasLawHelp.org is a free resource for Texans who need assistance with civil legal issues. Visited by more than 320,000 in 2011, the website provides legal resources such as civil legal forms, information on where to file court documents, and Live Chat, a popular service that connects website visitors to a lawyer, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. The new TexasLawHelp.org will go live in early September 2012, and Colton Lawrence, website coordinator from Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC), which manages the site, will provide an overview of the new website format. Paula Pierce, manager attorney at TLSC, will address the fine line between providing legal information versus legal advice. Elliott Fontenette, staff attorney, will provide an overview of the Live Chat feature and how your patrons can find the resources they need.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models and Recommendations
 (IFLA)
Dr. R. David Lankes, Professor and Dean’s Scholar for the New Librarianship at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies and Director of the Information Institute of Syracuse. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Telling Your Story: Five Secrets for Successful Career Growth and Advancement (InfoPeople)
In today’s complex, fast changing world, having the right skills is not enough for those seeking career growth and advancement. Librarians and information professionals also need to communicate well and effectively tell their story. This webinar helps librarians and information professionals develop the necessary “talking points” to help them communicate their most important message and formulate an encapsulated version of their talking points to be able to take advantage of every window of opportunity, regardless of how brief it might be. Librarians and information professionals often miss some of the best career opportunities because they are stuck on the “L” word. 
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 11, 2012
Warm Up to Reading: Getting Kids Hooked on Books (Booklist) 
The weather may be getting cooler, but books are always hot. Join representatives from ABDO Publishing, DK Publishing, James Lorimer & Co., and Listening Library to learn about books and media designed to spark reluctant readers’ interest in reading—be it turning pages or pushing play.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Cloud Computing: Benefits and Barriers for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup for Libraries)
TechSoup Global recently released the findings from our 2012 Global NGO Cloud Survey, which collected more than 10,500 responses from nonprofits, libraries, and NGOs from 88 countries around the world. The survey’s surprising results will enable you to make more informed decisions about cloud computing adoption. It will also help capacity-building organizations, funders, corporate donors, and partners develop programs that maximize the potential of these technologies.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Monday October 15, 2012
Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync)
“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.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service (ALA Techsource)
Learn About Makerspaces from the Innovators at Westport (CT) Public Library (Part 1 of 4). Makerspaces are taking hold in the library world and they are spreading quickly, popping up in libraries of all types and sizes. Makerspaces give people a place to pursue their own interests in building things, using tools (physical or virtual) and connecting with one another. Libraries have expanded on traditional library services to provide DIY/craft/make services, setting up spaces within their buildings and within their communities that allow people to do anything from building model airplanes to 3-D printing to self-publishing novels.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 16, 2012
Incubate Leadership @ Your Library (WebJunction)
Effective leadership in a library community is not performed by any one person. Instead, it is a collective act of many players contributing their toolset of complementary and evolving skills. Leadership “incubates” best in an environment nurtured by collaborative and continuous learning; it often grows accidentally, sometimes unbeknownst to the leader-to-be. Through peer mentoring and other methods, explore ways to create a generative space that nourishes the infectious qualities of leadership.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Fall Books for Kids (SLJ)
Learn about fall’s collection of new books for your young readers during this SLJ webcast.  From illustrated books to chapter books, topics range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Discover what it means to be a samurai in Benjamin Martin’s Samurai Awakening, and find out if an American teenager has what takes to save his friends.  Read about Bill Finger, the man who gave Bruce Wayne a name and made him a detective in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s picture book (illustrated by Ty Templeton) Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Common Core & More: Surprising Reasons to Go Graphic (Booklist)
Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel from The Graphic Classroom blog, Capstone, and Booklist Publications for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference.
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday October 17, 2012
Engaging Customer Curiosity (CSL)
How do you engage library customers? People are naturally curious, and are driven to learn about topics of interest. Libraries can engage library customers and create a space for exploration, discovery, and collaboration. Join this session to learn more about techniques for effectively engaging library users, featuring ideas presented at the R-Squared Conference.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (TSLAC)
From Outside In – Webinar 1 of a 3 part series. Explore how to meet and exceed customer expectations through unique V.O.I.C.E. Customer Service Model that explores: the value we create and share, the opportunity to make a difference, the things we can do to make an impact, the ways we form connections and engage. Explore delivering exceptional service by meeting five customer needs and enhancing the image of your service “V.O.I.C.E.” from outside in and inside out.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Thursday October 18, 2012
Part I On Common Core – Getting Real: Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle (SLJ)
How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) impact you, your library, and your teachers?  Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle will discuss how perspective, multi-modality, and transliteracy will help you build a foundation as you implement CCSS. Take home a few concrete examples to successfully adjust to the instructional shifts in CCSS.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Driving Advocacy with Data (ALA)
Attendees will learn how to interpret the latest data and emerging trends; access new advocacy and marketing tools including state profiles, issue briefs, and PR templates; and use the data to make the case for your library with elected officials and community stakeholders. The combination of national and state statistics, your library’s statistics, and real-life examples provide the basis for truly powerful stories.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday October 19, 2012

FridayLive! Social Collaboration (TLT Group)
Social collaboration. What does it mean? Presented by Penny Kuckkahn, Nicolet Area Technical College.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Youth-led Tech @ the Library (TechSoup for Libraries)
Would you like to engage teens in planning and implementing your library’s teen technology services? Not sure how to get started? CreateIT and IT Nation are two digital media and technology programs for teens in Pima County (AZ), where teens are deeply involved in planning, assessing, and making sure the program works for them. Library staff have solicited feedback from teens in many ways, from working with a system-wide Teen Advisory Board to holding youth focus groups.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Make It Money Smart Week @ Your Library April 21-27, 2013 (ALA)
Join us to learn how your library can be part of  ‘Money Smart Week @ your library,’ a national initiative in its third year between the ALA and the Federal Reserve Bank (Chicago) to provide financial literacy programming to help members of your community better manage their personal finances. Libraries of all types can and do participate, providing programming for all ages and all stages of life on topics such as: basic budgeting; managing student debt; retirement planning; home purchasing; saving money through couponing; and how to prevent identity theft.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 23, 2012
What’s New in Audiobooks: Fall 2012
(Booklist)
Discover the latest audiobook trends, statistics, narrators, and titles in this hour-long, free webinar featuring representatives from AudioGO, Galaxy Press, L.A. Theatre Works, and Oasis Audio. If you want to be on top of the latest audiobook news and titles, you won’t want to miss this webinar.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Making Your Organization Accessible to People With Disabilities
(Nonprofit Webinars)
Technology and WebOne out of five people live with some type of a disability. If the environment or information is not sufficiently designed, people with disabilities are not able to participate in the life of an organization. In this presentation we are going to look at the needs of people with disabilities (sight, hearing, extremities), how can we make a difference in their lives, and how this effort benefits everyone.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 24, 2012

Your Government Online: Independent Federal Government Agencies (NCompass)
In our third episode, we’ll tour some of the many Web sites of independent federal government agencies. In our first session (on August 22) we covered the President’s cabinet. The second session (September 19) covered the Executive Office of the President, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (TSLAC)
Enhance Internal Customer Experience - Webinar 2 of a 3 part series. Explore how to meet and exceed customer expectations through unique V.O.I.C.E. Customer Service Model that explores: the value we create and share, the opportunity to make a difference, the things we can do to make an impact, the ways we form connections and engage. Explore delivering exceptional service by meeting five customer needs and enhancing the image of your service “V.O.I.C.E.” from outside in and inside out.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Thursday October 25, 2012
Freedom Rings in Philadelphia: Community Technology Adoption (WebJunction)
The Freedom Rings Partnership is a digital inclusion initiative funded by Federal stimulus monies. We are bringing Internet access, computer assistance and digital opportunities to Philadelphians with the least access to broadband. Learn how to develop sustainable partnerships and adapt this model to meet your community technology adoption needs.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Let Them Eat Facts! Leading Students to the Nonfiction Revolution (Booklist)
Common Core Standards place increased emphasis on informational texts. When the guidelines go into effect, students in fourth-grade will be expected to read the same amount of fiction as informational texts, and 8th graders will be expected to read 55 percent informational texts. In this webinar, World Book offers essential information on coupling nonfiction text with contextual information to engage and inform K – 12 students.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Transforming Communities through Apps (TechSoup)  
Uncertain whether apps can benefit your organization? Not sure what apps are out there? Interested in apps, but feel there isn’t an app that meets your organization’s needs? Find the app that’s just right for you. Learn how nonprofits and libraries are using apps, how to choose an approach to apps that makes sense for your organization, and how you can use apps to engage constituents, tell stories, and transform your community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday October 26, 2012
Tech Tools With Tine: 1 Hour of Slideshare (TSLAC)
Want a concise demo of how one tool works from a veteran software trainer with a little library context thrown in?  Well, that’s our Tech Tools with Tine series!   In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Eventbrite — a popular online event registration tool that can be used free of charge for free events.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

FridayLive! First MOOC Follow Up (TLT Group)
This week join us as the cohort involved in exploring the USE of MOOCs (ie sMOOChers) makes its first report.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Monday October 29, 2012
Getting the Most out of your Gale Literature Resource Center (TexShare)
LuAnn Harrison Implementation and Training Specialist-Gale Cengage Learning will conduct a one hour session on Literature Resource Center with Twayne’s Authors Online and Scribner Writers Online. The session will focus on the content provided in these Gale Resources and look at real world application for their use in the Library. Attending this webinar will earn you 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit.
Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Tuesday October 30, 2012
Tech-Savvy Staff: Better Service for Library Users
(TechSoup for Libraries)
Would you like to help staff gain the tech skills they need in order to effectively assist patrons?  Penny Talbert, Executive Director of the Ephrata Public Library (PA), realized that the library staff needed to have strong technology skills and created a program to help them achieve competency, “…As resources and technologies change, we have to be on the cutting edge – to help patrons with basic computer questions as well as those that are working on more complex projects.”
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Criminally Good: Cool Mysteries for Fall (Booklist) 
Our mystery webinar is back and bigger than ever. Join Keir Graff, editor of Booklist Online, as representatives from Books on Tape, Five Star, Oceanview Publishing, Random House, Seventh Street, and Severn House preview the most in-demand titles from their forthcoming lists. To accommodate this bumper crop of bumping-off, the program will last a full 90 minutes.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (TSLAC)
Phone Etiquette and Call Management – Webinar 3 of a 3 part series. Explore how to meet and exceed customer expectations through unique V.O.I.C.E. Customer Service Model that explores: the value we create and share, the opportunity to make a difference, the things we can do to make an impact, the ways we form connections and engage. Explore delivering exceptional service by meeting five customer needs and enhancing the image of your service “V.O.I.C.E.” from outside in and inside out.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday October 31, 2012
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Reflections on Internet Librarian 2012 (NCompass)
On this episode of Tech Talk, Michael will be joined by attendees from Internet Librarian 2012, held in Monterey CA, to share their experiences at the conference.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Improving the Performance of Government Employees (AMA)
Getting the most out of employees in government offices is one of the legendary challenges. With an emphasis, it seems, on protocols and processes rather than on results, government offices have often been regarded as bastions of mediocrity, havens for substandard performers, and places where rule number one is cover your…self. In addition, you’ll discover strategies you can use to help recruit, train, retain, motivate, and reward excellent employees, along with holding them accountable for their department’s successes and failures.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Top Seven Fundraising Tips (Nonprofit Webinars)
You dream of a strong, vibrant community and have a sense of how to make it real. But how can you rally the funds you need to connect your vision to action? Join the former Craigslist Foundation E.D. and Editor of the best-selling Nonprofit Management 101: A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals, as he shares practical, tactical solutions from his book that can and will help you get dollars in the door. Darian will provide concrete tips and tools for individual giving, foundation grants, corporate sponsorship, earned income, and online and peer-to-peer campaigns, plus point you in the right direction for more information.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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