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Free CE and Training This Week – April 22-26

2013 April 21
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.

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.

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