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Free CE and Training This Week – April 8-12

2013 April 7
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 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.

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.

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.

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
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) 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.

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