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Free CE and Training This Week – July 22-26

2013 July 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.

Tuesday July 23, 2013
HeritageQuest Online – Revolutionary War Records Module (TexShare)
Join an online session with one of our trainers to get a refresher session on maximizing searching on HeritageQuest Online This course covers search tips for the selected genealogy module in HeritageQuest Online. We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support options such as help pages, libguides and tutorials. The session is scheduled for 30 minutes.
Time: 11:30-12 p.m.

A Fundraiser’s Guide to the App Store (Nonprofit Webinars)
Mobile technology is transforming the way we interact with the world and one another. With over 1 million apps in Apple’s “App Store,” there are a plethora of free and low-cost tools that advancement offices can benefit from in their fundraising efforts. In this interactive webinar get a taste of these tools and see how mobile is re-imaging the way we fundraise for important causes.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Localize, Mobilize, and Spotlight Your Library Services and Outreach (WebJunction)
Libraries play a critical role in their communities that goes beyond their collections, focusing on events, outreach and library as place. In an increasingly digital and mobile world, libraries need new ways to reach out and engage. Now with the new OCLC Library Spotlight program (www.worldcat.org/spotlight), you can set up a dynamic mobile view of your library and dramatically extend its visibility into many popular web services—in just 10 minutes. Learn about this free service, available to all, that will make it easier for your library to be found on the web and through highly trafficked services like Yelp. Hear how one library focused its messaging and engagement through coordinated efforts at a local level to maximize their web presence and reach.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday July 24, 2013
Protection and Storage of Permanent Paper Records (TSLAC/SLRM)
On April 7, 2013, TSLAC adopted standards for storage of local government paper records. These standards establish mandatory minimum conditions for permanent records and historic court records. They also offer optional enhanced conditions for all local government records. This webinar is intended for local government staff responsible for managing and caring for permanent paper records.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (AMA)
The workplace is an unprecedented minefield of constant demands from other people, technology, and a nonstop workday. We are forced to make critical decisions under pressure, creating a personal energy crisis that prevents us from thinking clearly and achieving extraordinary results. To succeed in this new work world, we need to learn how to make good decisions, focus our attention, integrate our technology and sustain high energy day in and day out.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

HeritageQuest Online – Serial Set Module (TexShare)
Join an online session with one of our trainers to get a refresher session on maximizing searching on HeritageQuest Online This course covers search tips for the selected genealogy module in HeritageQuest Online. We will also try to answer any questions and show you how to access support options such as help pages, libguides and tutorials. The session is scheduled for 30 minutes.
Time: 12-12:30 p.m.

Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration
(Nonprofit Webinars)
Typically when people think about social capital, it is associations, networks and relationships that result in a gain. I believe that organizations tend to build partners with those who are similar (bonding social capital) instead of bridging, another form of social capital with those who are different. In this workshop, participants will learn more about social capital and how to leverage networks that can increase program partners and potential funders.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age (Infopeople)
Details forthcoming on site.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday July 25, 2013
HeritageQuest Online – What’s New? (TexShare)
Join an online session with ProQuest to get a session on what’s new on HeritageQuest Online. This course covers the most recent changes in HeritageQuest Online. A ProQuest trainer will answer questions and show you how to access support options such as help pages, libguides and tutorials.The session is scheduled for 30 minutes.
Time: 12-12:30 p.m.

Friday July 26, 2013

Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1 (WebJunction)
For many Americans, libraries are the “go to” places for consumer health information. Open enrollment for the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins on October 1 and libraries will likely see local demand for information. IMLS is working together with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare and with WebJunction and ZeroDivide to provide library staff with the online resources and community contacts they will need to respond to questions about the Marketplace. Please join us to learn more about how your library can increase awareness and involvement around these needs.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

TEAL Library Highlights: Mobile Technology Training for Your Community (TSLAC)
As libraries become experts in digital literacy, they are expanding library service offerings and reaching beyond their physical walls. This webinar will feature a panel of Texas library staff from Arlington, Lancaster Veterans Memorial and Salado Public Libraries, all participants in the Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for all Texans project (TEAL).  Marc Marchand from Arlington Public Library will discuss the creation of a new, library-run computer lab within an existing Parks and Recreation facility, and he will explain how the TechLink Mobile Technology lab is expanding the reach of the library. Robin Hall from Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library will share her experience offering computer classes at the local Senior Center, and Jeanie Lively from Salado Public Library will provide an overview of the innovative Tech-To-Go Program, which provides laptop computers to patrons for check-out (just like books!).
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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