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Free CE and Training This Week – March 11-15

2013 March 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 March 12, 2013
Panel Discussion: New Graphic Novels for Libraries and Classrooms (Booklist)
The popularity of graphic novels among readers of all ages continues to soar. Tune in for a preview of hot spring titles and industry insights from both graphic novel publishers and creators in this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg and featuring a panel of representatives from Kids Can Press, ABDO Publishing, DC Entertainment, and Viz Media.
Time:1-2:00 p.m.

Ebooks and Libraries: Legal Issues for Library Administration and Staff (Infopeople)
Does your library have Kindles, Nooks and iPads for loan or in-house use? Do you have accessible e-readers available to customers who are print disabled? Do you know the legal requirements to make your services accessible? Ebooks present both opportunity and challenge as the dominant delivery is via electronic license, governed by contract law rather than by copyright law. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will understand the difference between eBook content licenses and ownership. This webinar will be of interest to library administrators and staff involved in policy decisions and purchasing of eBooks readers.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

What’s the Buzz? Nonfiction Books for Common Core (SLJ)
What are the best nonfiction Common Core books to stock with your shelves with? DK Publishing, Teacher Created Materials, Lerner Publishing and ReferencePoint Press are here to help fill your library’s nonfiction section by presenting their upcoming titles that fit perfectly into the new standards. This is a must-see resource for Common Core, featuring forthcoming books, nonfiction trends,  and answers to your questions!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday March 13, 2013
EBSCOhost eBooks and New Features of the EBSCOhost Collection Manager (ECM) Ordering Software
 This session will cover the basics of using the ECM ordering tool (which will be upgraded in December 2012) and your eBook collection. In ECM we will create a book list, search for books to purchase, and demo other key features of the software. In EBSCOhost we will cover searching, checking out, downloading and other options concerning your eBook collection.
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Tipping Sacred Cows: Kicking Bad Work Habits That Masquerade as Virtues (AMA)
You work hard to do the right thing: work well with others, treat them fairly, and never settle for mediocre work. But too often, virtues like collaboration, fairness and excellence are revered beyond question. But when these virtues become “sacred cows” — ideas revered beyond reason — they lead to wasteful, career-limiting behaviors. Instead of zealous pursuit of seemingly virtuous traits, leaders must appreciate the unintended consequences of their good intentions. You will improve your ability to see when your own values and virtues, and the values and virtues of the people you lead, backfire.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Searching Business Source Complete using the *New* Business Searching Interface (TexShare)
EBSCO’s Business Searching Interface provides business researchers with the highly-refined tools they need to conduct sophisticated searches within business content. This 1-hour session is intended for librarians and others who would like to learn more about searching Business Source Complete using the Business Searching Interface. The session will cover searching for journal articles, identifying company information, viewing company landing pages, searching for specific publications and documents like SWOT analysis, using business-specific limiters, and setting up alerts.
Time: 10:45-11:45 a.m.

Worth a Thousand Words: Library Snapshot Day (WebJunction)
By capturing photos of all that happens in a single day at your library, you can tell a powerful story about the importance of your library to the community. Libraries of all types and sizes have used Library Snapshot Day build community awareness and to demonstrate the impact and reach of library services. Panelists from Ohio Snapshot Day will share their templates and tips for successful planning and implementation, and will explore other ways images can be used to tell your library’s story.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Thursday March 14, 2013
Library Safety and Security
(American Libraries)
American Libraries Live.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Make the Most of your Microsoft Software Donation
Do you want to know more about the broad range of software Microsoft donates to nonprofits and libraries through TechSoup? During the hour, we will be speaking with Alexandria Lewis and Carlos Bergfeld about the benefits and details of the Microsoft Software Donation Program. Whether you’ve already received a Microsoft donation or are contemplating your first, this webinar will help you make the most of your Microsoft Software Donation. 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.

Part I On Common Core – Pathways to Engaged Readers: Helping Students Reach Common Core Levels (SLJ)
Join Mary Ehrenworth, the Deputy Director at the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College, Columbia University, and co-author of Pathways to the Common Core, as she explores creating a school culture of reading, the challenges and methods for getting just-right books into kids’ hands, increasing nonfiction engagement, and building structures for clubs and parent involvement through the central core of a school’s reading life— the library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Mobile Website Design for Libraries (InfoPeople)
This webinar will help you learn how to easily and effectively make your library’s website accessible and useful to mobile users. Chad Mairn will describe and demonstrate various tools, tips, and techniques for creating mobile websites, making them interactive and engaging, and integrating them with other resources, services, and systems available through your library. This webinar will be of interest to library administrators, librarians, and library and IT staff members in all types of libraries who are interested in the design and creation of mobile websites.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday March 15, 2013

Youth Announcements: Spring 2013 (Booklist)
Join us for this free, hour-long webinar spotlighting new youth spring titles! Representatives from Owlkids, Groundwood Books, Sleeping Bear Press, Zondervan, and Holiday House will showcase their picture books and middle-grade novels for sharing aloud or for independent reading, as well as exciting new titles for young adults.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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