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Free CE and Training This Week – Feb. 11-15

2013 February 10
by Christina Manz

Here’s a weekly 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 Time. See the full monthly listing, and check the calendar to see what’s happening today.

Tuesday February 12, 2013
Reporting Errors Workbook for Public Libraries Annual Report
(TSLAC)
Texas public Libraries complete the Public Libraries Annual Report each year. Once your library’s report is submitted, staff at TSLAC complete an analysis of the data for any potential errors or accreditation issues. You are then sent a reporting errors workbook, which outlines the accreditation issues, possible errors, and any requests for clarifications. Attend this Webinar and learn how to quickly determine whether the library’s report needs amending or if your library may have an accreditation issue. You will also learn how to use the workbook to assist in planning for the next year’s report.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Basic PC Troubleshooting (TechSoup for Libraries)
Does your library or organization provide computers for the public? Would you like to know more about basic troubleshooting on a Windows PC so you can minimize downtime? This introductory level webinar will introduce you to tips and techniques that will help you understand how to fix common problems. The presenter for the session is Joe Olayvar, who is a Technology Consultant for the Washington State Library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Seed Saving for Libraries
(NCompass Live)
Join Seed Savers Exchange and South Sioux City Public Library on learning how to incorporate a Seed Saving program into your library. Seed Savers Exchange will talk about basic seed saving skills and Herman’s Garden (a seed donation program). The South Sioux City Library will talk about their program and also materials you can add to your collection.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Managing for People Who Hate Managing (AMA)
Drawing on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, Devora Zack explains that personality-wise and management-wise, we’re either thinkers or feelers. Basically, thinkers lead with their heads and feelers lead with their hearts. Almost nobody’s 100% thinker or feeler, yet most of us lean one way or the other. Working with—rather than fighting against—your strengths is key to understanding not only how you make decisions and manage but also how people react to your decisions and respond to you.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

How Libraries Can Meet the Evolving Needs of Patrons in the Digital Age (WebJunction)
The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “fact tank” that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Pew Internet & American Life Project is conducting research that explores how people get and share information in the digital age and what that means for the role of libraries in their communities. The research looks at different demographic patterns of technology and library use.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

What Your Tech Wants You to Know (InfoPeople)
No, your library’s tech staff doesn’t hate you. Or try to confuse you on purpose. They even speak the same language as you do! Yet, often, conflict arises between tech and other library staff. Everyone gets frustrated, and issues don’t get solved as quickly as everyone would like. Discover what you can do to make communication easier and make problem resolutions happen faster. Hear stories and some words of wisdom from actual IT staff who on the front lines of library technology. Learn how to approach troubleshooting like your tech does, and even some basic things you can do on your own.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday February 14, 2013
Are Books Your Brand? How Libraries Can Stay Relevant to Readers (LJ)
The core mission of libraries – providing books for readers – is as relevant today as it was years ago. In fact, it’s what people overwhelmingly identify as THE reason for libraries. Formats might change, and library patrons might only visit the library virtually, but the library is still the place where readers go to find books. Libraries should embrace this role in their communities – and become “Centers for Readers.” But how? Join us for a free webinar with several librarians who are keeping readers at the forefront of the library mission
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket (American Libraries Live)
AL Live is a way for everyone involved in the library world to dialogue and communicate!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Job Interview: Projecting Competence and Confidence (SLA)
Your resume and cover letter won you the interview – now it’s time for the “grilling”!  Ulla offers tips for convincing the potential employer you are the perfect candidate – and for diagnosing whether the employer’s culture is a good fit for you.  Specific attention is paid to preparing your stories to back up the information presented in the application and to responding in a professional manner to “difficult” questions.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday February 15, 2013
LIVE From Lilly Greensboro (TLT Group)
FridayLive! Description to come on website.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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