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Free CE and Training This Week – March 4-8

2013 March 3
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 March 5, 2013
Getting the Most Out of Your Gale Literature Resources (TexShare)
This one hour session focuses 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: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Promoting Literacy with 21st Century Tools (Booklist)
In today’s interactive environment, students are developing their literacy skills across multiple learning platforms, from databases to e-books and i-books. School librarian Marsha Lambert will address the new ways that students use these materials and what they expect from their library interaction, while representatives from Rosen and Scholastic showcase their digital literacy tools.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Leading the Way: Christian Fiction Spring Buzz (LJ)
Do you have a growing demand for Christian Fiction novels on your shelves? Christian Fiction is more than daily devotionals, filled with plenty of crossover appeal: Romance, Mystery, Fantasy, Legal Thriller. While the core values of biblical teaching are still present, this genre has plenty to offer anyone who loves books. Want to learn how to promote Christian Fiction in your library, or use it for Reader Advisory? Check out this webcast to learn about Spring’s forthcoming titles for one of the fastest growing genres!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 6, 2013
Financial Management for Texas Librarians: Budgeting for Revenues and Expenditures (TSLAC)
Part 1 of 3-part series. This session will focus on the roles of the library staff and board in budgeting and how to budget for personal services, operations, materials and capital.  In addition, sources of revenues will be discussed including key considerations in setting user fees and charges. Finally, budget justification will be addressed including how to support your request.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

Digital Preservation, Part 3: Management and Providing Access (NCompass Live)
Part 3 of the 3 part series presents Manage and Provide Modules: Managing your digital contact is an active and ongoing process. Learn how planning and policies are keys to digital preservation. With your digital content safely stored and preserved, how you do you provide access to your patrons? This final module will address the issues of delivering your content in user-friendly, long-term ways.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Five Keys to Winning RFPs (AMA)
If winning business for your company requires answering RFPs, you need to understand the difference between answering the document and winning the deal. In this high-energy webcast, you will be introduced to five of the keys that companies who win RFPs use to nab a disproportionate amount of the RFP business in their marketplace.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Thursday March 7, 2013
Content Without Borders: Translating Content for a Global Audience (TechSoup)
Although the Internet has often been called the “great leveller” in connecting people around the world, language barriers still present obvious challenges. Content translation brings diverse groups of linguistically and culturally different people together, enabling them to communicate and share knowledge more efficiently. Join us to discuss translation tools, trends, projects, and services that will help get you thinking about how to transform your content for a global audience.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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