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April 2013: Free CE and Training Options Online

2013 March 27
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 Time.

Tuesday April 2, 2013
Explore Gale Virtual Reference Library with the Twayne’s, Scribner and Beyond
(TexShare)
The state provides Twayne’s and Scribner in the GVRL format. Many of you have your own collections built in GVRL or maybe you are curious about ebook format, we will explore the award winning platform in-depth. Attending this webinar will earn you 1 hour of Continuing Education Credit.
Time: 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Intro to Digital Preservation Series #1: Preservation Planning and Overview of PREMIS for Beginners (ASERL)
This webinar is designed to help participants begin formulating a digital preservation plan for their digital collections. Even if you already have files accumulating, planning and implementing basic digital preservation strategies doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Topics to be covered include what to consider during planning, first steps for implementation, as well as a basic introduction to PREMIS, the Data Dictionary for Preservation Metadata.  The goal will be to help you start thinking about preservation as part of your everyday digital workflow.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Take This Job And Shelve It! (Washington State Library)
First Tuesdays series: This lively session provides a view of your library from the page/shelver perspective. You will learn how that perspective can be strategically utilized for departmental organization, space planning, and training for staff, volunteer or patrons. By learning how to empower your pages/shelvers during the planning process, you empower your library in return!
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

No Name Calling: Addressing Bullying through Books (Booklist)
This free, hour-long webinar focuses on how children’s and young adult literature can help prevent bullying and features a presentation by Emily Bazelon, author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy (Random House, 2013).
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Caring for Digital Materials Series: Overview of Digital Preservation (Connecting to Collections)
Why is it important to preserve digital materials? What items should we be preserving and why? This session will provide a general introduction to the series and offer strategies to help you identify and select items from your collections for digitization and digital preservation. Instructor: Lauren Goodley
Time: 1-2:30p.m.

Wednesday April 3, 2013
Changing Libraries – New Ways of Working
(TSLAC)
Rachel Van Riel (Director, Opening the Book) introduces the thinking behind new library practice in the UK and the evidence on user behavior which underlies the new approach. In particular, she will look at how the introduction of self-service changes the role and daily tasks of library staff and how to help staff adjust to feeling comfortable working away from the help desk in a library space. Rachel will look at how these changes can lead to better experiences for patrons and more job satisfaction for staff.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Dig Into Reading: Summer Reading Program 2013 (NCompass Live)
Sally Snyder, Coordinator of Children and Young Adult Library Services at the Nebraska Library Commission, will give brief book talks of new titles pertaining to the 2013 Summer Reading Program themes: Dig Into Reading (children’s theme) and Beneath the Surface (teen theme).
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

How Women Succeed in Competitive Business Environments (AMA)
Women leaders tend to be caught between impossible choices – trying to conform to traditional masculine leadership behaviors and those of femininity.  This situation makes it challenging for women to bring their best self to work which is required if you are going to succeed in today’s highly competitive environments. During this webcast, Kathryn Mayer will take you through a quick assessment to help you understand how you approach competition and your responses will be compared to the results of the 40 successful women she interviewed to write her book, Collaborative Competition™: A Woman’s Guide to Succeeding by Competing.   
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

So Many Devices, So Little Time (WebJunction)
Our library patrons want help in learning how to use their mobile devices—such as an e-reader, smartphone, or new tablet–and it can feel like an insurmountable task to help them all. Join us for some practical guidance on how libraries can help patrons with a variety of gadgets. We’ll share tips for how to set up realistic formal training sessions and how to best offer one-on-one assistance. You will also gain examples of practical training outlines, how-to guides, and video tutorials.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

The Fundraising Houseparty: How to Party with a Purpose and Raise Money for Your Cause (Nonprofit Webinars)
A full description of the Fundraising Houseparty – one of the most powerful, flexible, and effective way to raise money from individuals and highlight your cause.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Hottest Social Software: Facebook (Utah State Library)
Facebook is the 300 LB Gorilla of social media — but what is it, exactly, and how can it be used in libraries?  Is Facebook worth your time — or a waste of time?  And what is this whole “Google Plus” thing?  We’ll explore those questions and more.
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday April 4, 2013
Creating a Culture of Storytelling (TechSoup)
Stories are the currency of community. They shape our experience. They drive us to think, act, and change. Here at TechSoup, we know that successful storytelling does not happen in a blink of an eye, out of thin air, or by pressing a magic button. In fact, we know that storytelling done right is a multi-tiered process that requires working with staff, donors, and beneficiaries, oftentimes with additional effort to organize, produce, and publish assets to the web. In short, successful storytelling is as much about making it an organizational priority and incorporating it into everything you do, as it is about the technology you use.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Caring for Digital Materials Series: Convert it to Preserve It, Digitization and File Conversion (Connecting to Collections)
Caring for digital objects often requires converting them from analog into digital or from a less common digital format to one that will be more likely to stand the test of time. In this session, we’ll review recommended formats for photographs, documents, audio, and video and discuss strategies for digitization and conversion including tips on working with vendors. Instructor: Jacob Nadal
Time: 1-2:30p.m.

What’s New in Youth Nonfiction (Booklist Nonfiction)
Join representatives from Candlewick Press, Annick Press, and Boyds Mills Press to learn about the latest in nonfiction, plus ways to incorporate these titles in the library and classroom. Moderated by Booklist senior editor, Ilene Cooper.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Perspectives on Academic Patrons: A Closer Look at Takeaways from Library Journal’s Academic Patron Profiles (LJl)
In 2012, Library Journal surveyed more than 3,000 students and faculty members to determine their perceptions and usage behaviors about their academic libraries. In late 2012, LJ released Patron Profiles, Academic Library Edition, a comprehensive 52 page report that analyzes the data and covers a wide range of topics. This special Library Journal webcast will take a deep dive into the data with respected academic voices and LJ editorial expertise. Attendees will leave with insights and actionable takeaways to help guide effective long term planning and prepare you with the tools needed to engage students and faculty to create stronger libraries. You do not have to have a copy of the report to have an educational experience but LJ will be offering a discount to all webcast viewers as well as the full executive summary as a free download on the webcast console to webcast viewers.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday April 5, 2013
Tech Tools With Tine: 1 Hour of Tech Basics (TSLAC)
In our popular Tech Tools with Tine series, veteran trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single innovative tool.  In this Webinar, however, she will be going back to basics!  She’ll demo a number of basic technology actions, such as how to attach files to an email, how to copy/paste, how to move files,  etc.  
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

FridayLive! Worst Case Online Education (TLT Group)
We’ll share some examples of really ineffective online education and suggest some improvements.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 9, 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: 10-11:00 a.m.

Intro to Digital Preservation #2: Forbearing the Digital Dark Age: Capturing Metadata for Digital Objects (ASERL)
Metadata is the key to both discovery and long-term accessibility of digital content. This webinar will address metadata for digital photos, documents, audio-video, tabular data, and GIS data. Topics include categories of metadata, metadata standards for different asset types, metadata capture strategies, and metadata software tools. Links to additional resources for digital preservationists will also be provided.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Geek the Library (OCLC)
Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Caring for Digital Materials Series: Describe It So You Can Find It; Metadata, Finding Aids, and Digital Asset Management (Connecting to Collections)
This session will develop some common sense methods for describing the digital materials you have so that they can be more easily accessed in the future. We’ll discuss some of the information that can be helpful as you manage digital objects for the long term and review resources you can use for more in-depth exploration of this topic. Instructor: Danielle Cunniff Plumer
Time: 1-2:30p.m.

The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: Spring 2013 (Booklist)
A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from six of the top publishers in this booming field: ABDO Publishing, DK Publishers, Enslow Publishers, Gareth Stevens, Lerner Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Part 5 On Common Core – The Common Core and the Public Librarian (SLJ)
School librarians across the country have been actively engaged in implementing the Common Core State Standards. More recently public librarians have joined the conversation, asking their colleagues what they need to know about the initiative and how it will affect collection development, homework help, and reference service. Join us for a chat with Olga M. Nesi, a regional coordinator with the New York City Department of Education, Division of Library Services, and Nina Lindsay, Children’s Services Coordinator at the Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA as they explore the ways in which today’s professionals in public libraries are being called on to serve students in their libraries in light of the Common Core.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 10, 2013
Leading at the Speed of Trust
(AMA)
Is a lack of trust eroding your organization’s profitability? Many businesses fail to recognize that trust-related problems like redundancy, bureaucracy, fraud and turnover eat away at an organization’s bottom line in the form of slowed productivity, diverted resources and missed opportunities. Doing business at the “Speed of Trust” dramatically lowers costs, speeds up results and increases profits and influence. Then you can begin to realize “Trust Dividends”—and get the benefits of a key issue most businesses ignore.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Engaging Stakeholders, the First Step to Creating a Digitally Inclusive Community (WebJunction)
WebJunction.org is proud to be hosting an engaging discussion of Rhode Island’s digital inclusion stakeholder engagement process. We’ll discuss why Broadband Rhode Island (BBRI) decided it was important to create a process of engaging stakeholders in order to discuss technology access and use. Key collaborators will explain their involvement, how various sectors were engaged, the impact of NTIA funded projects upon the stakeholder engagement process, and how policy recommendations were created and prioritized. Target audience: Local or state leaders (libraries, community-based organizations, government, business) interested in building digitally inclusive 21st century communities.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Getting Results (Nonprofit Webinars)
Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons. These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Caring for Digital Materials Series: Practice Safe Archiving; Backups, Copies, and What Can Go Wrong (Connecting to Collections)
Digital disasters happen every day. Computer hard drives fail, viruses corrupt or erase digital files, and mother nature sometimes reminds us that water and electricity don’t mix. This session will focus on policies that can help you recover from these disasters, such as making copies of your digital files and storing them in multiple locations. Instructor: Jefferson Bailey
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

The Tween Scene at Your Library (CSL)
Tweens are not quite children, but not quite teens. What’s the best way to offer services to this group to keep them engaged at your library and in reading? Join us for this interactive session to discuss best practices for effective tween programming, policies, reading advisory, and more. Hear examples from Colorado public libraries and share your experiences in serving this important audience.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

What’s New in Children’s Literature: 2013 Update (Infopeople)
Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in Fall 2012, and upcoming Spring 2013 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more! Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Some Fine Romance: Spring Titles 2013 (LJ)
L is for new spring picks for your library. O is for the only books you’ll want to see. V, they’re very, very extraordinary.  E, there are even more romances for your patrons to adore.  Romance is in the air this spring, and we know your patrons will love these upcoming releases. Join Library Journal managing editor, Romance editor, and RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award winner Bette-Lee Fox in uncovering the sweet, sassy, sultry, salty, and sexy spring romance selections from Siren Audio Studios, Sourcebooks, and Baker Publishing Group. Sign up today for your chance to join us for some fine romance.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday April 12, 2013
FridayLive! sMOOChers Continue Debrief (TLT Group)
Amy Woodgate, University of Edinburgh MOOC project director, joins “sMOOChers” who participated in THE INTENTIONALLY EXPERIMENTAL #EDCMOOC “eLearning and Digital Cultures.”  Edinburgh was offering this “course” both as a MOOC and as a more traditional course simultaneously, so Amy can also compare and contrast the two approaches and how they might fit together.  We will also explore ways in which faculty  can integrate MOOCs (entirely or by selecting modules)  hosted by other colleges and universities in their own undergraduate courses. For the last 15 minutes, participants will be invited to discuss emerging plans for the TLT Group to offer a MOOC-ish experience based on John Sener’s recent book “Seven Futures of American Education:  Improving Teaching and Learning in a Screen Captured World.”
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Monday, April 15, 2013
Caring for Digital Materials: Partner to Preserve; Digital Preservation Networks and Collaboration (Connecting to Collections)Sometimes you just can’t do it alone. In this session, we’ll review some of the existing networks and collaborative projects that are available to help you preserve your digital materials. We’ll also discuss ways you can partner with other institutions in your area to improve your chances for preservation success without spending a lot of money. Instructors: Liz Bishoff and Tom Clareson
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday April 16, 2013
Intro to Digital Preservation #3: Management of Incoming Born-Digital Special Collections
(ASERL)
This webinar will cover the basics of getting started with managing born-digital archives. Through basic techniques and practical suggestions, you will learn how to assess your collection, develop a management plan, put basic policies in place, and set up an accessioning workflow. Simple tools to help you do the job will be reviewed along with guides and other resources to help answer your questions.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Health Resources using EBSCOhost for TexShare (TexShare)
A thorough overview of the content available through the medical resources Health Source and MEDLINE. We will cover what is included in each database and how to search Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). During this session, the key features covered include accessing Evidence-Based Reports as well as searching a variety of health topics.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Weeding: The Basics and Beyond (Booklist)
Few librarians are ever ambivalent about weeding—some weed with abandon, while others would rather do just about any other library task. In this hour-long, free webinar Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist editor for Reference and Collection Management, will present the basics of weeding a collection as outlined in her popular Corner Shelf feature, “Weeding Tips.” She’ll be joined by Miriam Tuliao of New York Public Library and Mary Cohen of Palos Verdes Library District who will offer practical advice and discuss the benefits of using collectionHQ.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization.  All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

What’s New in Teen Literature – Update 2013 (Infopeople)
The world of young adult literature is a dramatically dynamic one that, in the last decade, has become among the most vibrantly active in all of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all of these changes and the new titles flooding the market (5,000+ per year) can be a full-time job. This webinar will help its students identify new trends and the best new titles and resources for collection development.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Multi-lingual Options Within EBSCOhost for TexShare (TexShare)
Creating a multi-lingual online environment within EBSCOhost is the focus of this session. We will create searches to find non-English language materials within a few different databases. We will also discuss how to offer Interface language changes and turn on the language translation tool. The support site will also be searched for non-English language help documents.
Time: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 17, 2013
Easing Information Anxiety: Teaching Information Literacy Strategies and Skills for College Readiness (NCompass Online)
In this session, we will discuss information literacy concepts that school librarians should cover with secondary students in preparation for college. These include “Revving up Students for Research” and explaining the “Method to the Madness”. These directly relate to the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (ACRL). Participants will leave this webinar with strategies and activities that can be implemented for use in their libraries the next day. Speakers: Bridget Kratt and Wendy Grojean-Loewenstein, UNO Library Science Education Program.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Technical Services Librarians Matter at Your Library: Finding a Career in Technical Services (ALCTS)
Step behind the scenes to learn about the exciting variety of rewarding careers available in technical services librarianship. Our panel of experienced technical services librarians from a variety of positions and institutions will be the tour guides to the world of technical services. Often on the edge of developing technology and the implementation of it on a local level, technically able technical services librarians are necessary in the growth and development of the future of libraries. Panelists will speak about their daily work, what led them to decide on a career as a technical services librarian, and recommendations for those interested in pursuing a similar career path.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Helping People Find Good Health Information Online (TechSoup for Libraries)
According to a recent Pew report, 59% of US adults say they have looked online for health information in the past year. How can libraries help guide people to quality online medical information? The presenter for this session is Dana Abbey, who is a Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. She will overview MedlinePlus, a free online resource produced by the National Library of Medicine. It provides information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. She will also share tips and techniques to help libraries provide health information assistance to patrons.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation: Creating Compelling Discussion through Art (Programming Librarian)
The Engage! Teens, Art & Civic Participation webinar series will introduce a program model that targets young adults, using visual art as a springboard to civic engagement. This second session will delve in to how to present and look at art. Sarah Alvarez, Director of Teacher Programs at the Art Institute of Chicago, will discuss how to ask looking questions and frame issues and activities. Brandy Morrill, an Engage! pilot librarian at the Chinatown Branch of the Chicago Public Library, will share how this adaptable approach worked in her library.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m. 

18 Advanced Facebook Strategies for World Domination (GrantSpace)
We bet you already have a few hundred Facebook fans and are way beyond just knowing when to post updates, how to target updates, how to create awesome cover images, etc. Join us as we welcome presenter John Haydon, who will take us beyond the basics!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Engaging Millennials as Donors, Volunteers and Constituents (Nonprofit Webinars)
Whether you love ‘em or you’re getting tired of hearing about ‘em…the Millennial Generation (those 80 Million+ born between 1979-1995) are transforming the way we communicate, the way we govern, the way we socialize – and, they are shifting our political and social systems to a new level. Join us to learn how to build your organization’s Millennial engagement strategy, based on findings from “Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement.”
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday April 18, 2013
The Present and Future of e-Books 
(American Libraries Live)
Please join us for our next live episode, The Present and Future of e-Books with a panel led by Sue Polanka. 
Time: 1-2:00 p.m. 

Small Claims Court Legal Resources: A Guide for Public Libraries (Infopeople)
Description forthcoming on site.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Monday April 22, 2013
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Finalists Announcement
(Booklist)
Listen in to the live announcement of the 2013 finalists for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence. Join Nancy Pearl, selection committee chair, and Maureen Sullivan, ALA President, as they divulge this year’s three best adult books in both fiction and nonfiction. Don’t miss this exciting 15 minutes of book award history!
Time: 11-11:15 a.m.

Earth Day Book Talk: “A Sand County Almanac” (Utah State Library)
Come to the Earth Day discussion of “A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold. “There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.” So begins A Sand County Almanac from the writer that many describe as the father of the modern environmental movement. Aldo Leopold’s land ethic was simply, “When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” How has reading Leopold changed your life, personally or professionally?  Please join us on Earth Day by sharing your own personal story with this book.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

What Is a Preservation Site Survey?
(Amigos)
What is a preservation site survey and why would you want one for your institution? This webinar will answer those questions as well as describe what you should expect and how a site survey can be the first step in finding funding for your preservation projects.
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday April 23, 2013
The Preservation of Family Photographs (ALCTS)
This presentation offers basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photographs from nineteenth-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. The webinar addresses the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photographic print and negative materials, including albums and scrapbooks, and the causes and mechanisms of their deterioration. Strategies for preservation, such as proper handling, storage and display techniques, will be shared.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Environmental Monitoring With Hobo Dataloggers (Amigos)
What is a preservation site survey and why would you want one for your institution? This webinar will answer those questions as well as describe what you should expect and how a site survey can be the first step in finding funding for your preservation projects.
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

eBooks: Exploring the Rapidly Evolving Options (LJ)
As the eBook industry continues to evolve, there are more and more acquisition and collection development options available to libraries, which is a great thing—once you can make sense of them all.  Subscribe or purchase?  Outright or demand-driven purchase?  What about short-term loan and loan-to-own?  There are so many variables to explore, and these are just a small handful of the business model considerations available to libraries today.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Web Tools to Make You Look Cool!
(NCompass Live)
In this episode of Tech Talk, we will be live broadcasting the Opening Keynote of the Northeast Kansas Library System Technology & Innovation Day 2013.
Time: 9-10:15 a.m.

Doing Still More with Less (Leadership Livecast)
Learn from experienced managers, senior coaches, and leadership experts on how to avoid the deal-breaking moment when your top talent declares, “no more doing more with less.”
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Personal Digital Archiving (ALCTS)
Increase your understanding of common digital files—digital photos, recordings, video, documents, and others—and learn what it takes to preserve them. Technology changes rapidly. If you don’t actively care for your digital possessions you may lose access to them as some technologies become obsolete. Learn about the nature of the problem and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Engage Young Learners with National Geographic Kids! (SLJ)
Engage students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, and child-focused content that will bring them the world in a way they’ve never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Digital Preservation @ Your Library: You Can Do This! (Amigos)
Your library collects digital materials. Perhaps your library creates digital materials. Are they safe now? Will they be accessible in the future? This one-hour webinar will outline simple ways for libraries of all sizes to take small steps to improve the survivability of their digital assets. Topics to be covered include threats to digital objects, types of digital preservation, and small steps to ensure access.
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

People are talking about you…but do you know what they’re saying? (Infopeople)
Your library may have spent a lot of money or time on online marketing or social media outreach, only to have its reputation severely damaged by one angry blogger. How can you track this kind of activity and mitigate negative commentary? Learn what tools are available to help monitor your library’s precious online reputation and some strategies to protect your library’s brand.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Making Shared Leadership Work: 5 Steps to Mastering Collaboration (Nonprofit Webinars)
When you have no time for inefficiencies, internal competition, or the drama that easily crops up in groups – don’t leave it to chance. Join Deborah Pruitt, Ph.D. author of Group Alchemy: The Six Essential Elements for Successful Collaboration and learn how to apply the practical structures of collaboration to create a more energizing and productive work environment.
What would be the results in your business or organization if everyone felt more energy, fulfillment and connection to your true purpose?
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Crafting a Better Internet Use Policy
(Montana State Library)
This webinar will discuss Internet Use Policies: what questions to ask when creating or updating this policy and what should be included especially if the library is receiving federal funds.  We’ll also talk about enforcing Internet Use policies focusing on some of the challenges that brings to library staff.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Archival 101: Dealing with Suppliers of Archival Products (ALCTS)
Archival 101 is designed to demystify the archival product market for the layperson and nonpreservation specialist. The presentation will provide an overview of the conservation and preservation issues facing libraries, cultural organizations, and individuals; describe the terminology in use; discuss products and offer buying tips on the different ways these can be used. A list of links to other resources will also be provided.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Identifying 19th Century Photographs (Amigos)
This course will introduce students to common 19th century photograph types and give keys to identifying them. Learning Objectives: Identify tintypes, daguerreotypes, albumen prints, cyanotypes, and collodion prints. Explain how these types of photographs were made
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Be the Change: Make the Administrator Connection (SLJ)
Hear from school administrators about how to work with them to make the library central to the school’s strategic direction–help shape the school’s future to better serve our kids, make a mark that matters, and get noticed for it. Takeaway: 10 Ways to Connect to Your Administrators
Time: 5-6:00 p.m.

Friday April 26, 2013
Experience First: A Model for Active Teaching and Learning Strategies
(TLT Group)
FridayLive! Leverage the power of experiential learning and technology to engage students and improve retention. This session will explore how using an experiential learning instructional design model called “EAT” shifts perceptions and empowers your students.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Personal Digital Archiving (Amigos)
This one-hour webinar will discuss the four steps the Library of Congress has recommended for personal digital archiving and outline practical solutions for preserving your personal files. Learning Objectives: Identify general threats to digital files. Understand the four steps to preserving personal digital files.
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday April 30, 2013
Intro to Digital Preservation #4: Using FITS to Identify File Formats and Extract Metadata
(ASERL)
After an introduction to file formats and technical metadata, a demo of the File Information Tool Set (FITS) will be given. You will learn what it does, how it differs from other format tools, how to use it, how to customize it and how Harvard is using FITS in different ways. No experience with FITS is necessary but if you would like to try it out in advance you can download it from http://code.google.com/p/fits/
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Planning for Disasters: Panel Discussion
(SLRM)
This discussion will focus on our panelists’ own experiences with natural and other disasters, and on the importance of disaster preparedness and recovery plans. We will ask our panelists to talk the process of developing a Disaster Preparedness Plan, and how these plans have served them in incidents that they’ve lived through (or how not having a plan proved to be a problem). Our panelists bring a wide range of disaster and emergency response experience, from Hurricane Ike to mold outbreaks to more minor incidents. They will offer recommendations based on their own experience, as well as lessons learned.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m

Accessibility Specialists: Understanding “Invisible” Disabilities & What this Means for Online Education (ATC)
This panel includes four accessibility specialists from Empire State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Drexel University and WebAIM. During the first 60 minutes, each panel member will provide a self-introduction and discuss their work with “invisible” disabilities. The panel will then share effective practices and available resources to support students and faculty with invisible disabilities in online education. The last 20 minutes will be open to questions from attendees.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Extending Access to e-Books for Public Libraries: New Strategies (WebJunction)
Access to e-books is one of the most important issues facing public libraries today. With a planning grant (The Big Shift) funded by IMLS, OCLC has gathered recent research and data around public library e-book purchasing to aid the discussion and inform public library leaders who are assessing tactics for extending e-book access. We will talk about how these strategies are progressing, how this work fits with other initiatives to extend e-book access, and we’ll touch on how you can get involved with these efforts.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Thrilling Mysteries: Can’t-Miss Crime Fiction for Spring (Booklist)
May is Mystery Month at Booklist, a time when we indulge our taste for crime. Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview online-exclusive feature content, while publishers AudioGO, HarperCollins, Poisoned Pen Press, Seventh Street Books, Random House, St. Martin’s, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists. Our mystery webinar gets bigger and better every year!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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  1. April 1, 2013

    The registration deadline for all the Connecting to Collections sessions has passed.

  2. Christina Manz permalink
    April 1, 2013

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. If you have not yet registered as a member of the Connecting to Collections Online Community, you may be interested to see the scope of access to archived events and resources related to these topics which are available to members.

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