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Free CE and Training This Week – Feb. 25-Mar. 1

2013 February 24
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 26, 2013
Balancing Collection Supply and Demand in Public Libraries: How Using Evidence Can Help Serve Patrons Better (LJ)
This webcast will include the personal accounts from 3 expert panelists of using evidence from collectionHQ to balance supply with demand at their institution and how they have been able to enhance the performance of their collection as a result. From a strategic to operational level, attendees will learn how collectionHQ can help their library to make informed purchasing decisions and monitor circulation with the aim of transferring seldom-used materials to those locations of increased demand
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 27, 2013
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
(NCompass Live)
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.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m. 

To Sell Is Human (AMA)
This webcast offers you a fresh look at the art and science of selling. Daniel H. Pink reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it’s no longer “Always Be Closing”), explains why extraverts don’t make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an “off-ramp” for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book—one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
Time: 11-12:00 a.m.
The Future of Online Learning: A Changing Landscape (WebJunction)
Join us as we explore what education innovators are doing to increase engagement through learner-centered discovery, flipped classrooms, and enhanced online learning. Let’s learn from each other in this interactive webinar. Help us map a future for elearning so WebJunction can better support your lifelong learning journey.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Thursday February 28,2013
Hosting a Bluebonnet Voting Program in Your Public Library (TLA)
The Texas Bluebonnet Award is not for school libraries only. Attend this webinar and learn how to participate as a voting site at your public library. Webinar participants will learn about organizing and preparing for the vote, attracting potential audiences to participate, programming, and voting procedures.
Time: 2:30-3:30pm

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