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Free CE and Training This Week – September 30 – October 4

2013 September 29
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 September 30, 2013

Your Board and Fundraising (GrantSpace)
Learn how to engage your board in fundraising. This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. We will cover the role of your board, why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and tips for strengthening your fundraising board.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 1, 2013
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New for Fall 2013 (Booklist)
A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Capstone, The Creative Company, Jump!, Lerner, Rosen Publishing, and Scholastic Library Publishing. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Leveraging Social Media for Nonprofit Fundraising Events (Nonprofit Webinars)
Social Media for Nonprofits and Eventbrite is presenting a FREE workshop offering clear strategies, tactics, and resources for using social media to ensure the success of nonprofit fundraising events. If your nonprofit is planning an upcoming gala or fundraiser, this webinar is not to be missed! Join industry experts for straight talk and helpful tools for posting and promoting your upcoming event; learn how to use Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to maximize the success of your fundraisers; and find out how free scheduling, analysis, and optimization tools can help you save tons of time and work smarter, not harder.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 2, 2013

If You Give a Library a Nickel… Fundraising Tips (CSL)
Looking for additional funds to support library programs and services? Want to share the great ways you bring in gifts and support to your library? Join us for CSL In Session – an interactive online discussion forum. Our October topic will cover fundraising from the basics to a bonanza of alternative fundraising ideas. Take away strategies for improving both your library support and awareness in your community.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Thursday October 3, 2013
What Not to Weed: Best Practices in Weeding Library Collections (Booklist)
Weeding library collections can be a tricky task. What stays? What goes? Following the successful weeding webinar Weeding: The Basics and Beyond Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk will discuss various pitfalls to avoid, and how to manage public perception. She’ll be joined by Lindsey Dorfman, Director of Youth Services, Lisle (IL) Library District, who will show some before-and-after shots of a recent weeding project, and Nancy Kerr, Valencia Branch Manager, City of Santa Clarita (CA) Public Library, who will talk about weeding in adult collections.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Leveraging Visual Literacy for Communication (GLA Carterette Series)
Critically engaging with and communicating through visual materials are becoming core competencies for participation in today’s highly visual culture. This presentation will share successful techniques for using images in libraries. Visual learning objects will show how images can frame instruction sessions by capturing learners’ attention and preparing them to delve into conceptual content. Pedagogical considerations of using images in the classroom will also be discussed, with special attention to active learning. Attendees will take away concrete ways to integrate visual literacy into existing content.
Time: 1-2:15 p.m.

Baking Discovery into the Pie: Driving Exploration within eResources (LJ)
Discovery service not doing what you hoped it would? Your library just bought a brand new video collection, but you can’t you find anything in it?  As models like PDA and EBA become prevalent in all media formats, ensuring patrons can find what they are looking for is more essential than ever. But many types of content simply don’t rise to the top of discovery service searches, and other searches return too many unrelated results to be truly useful. Here’s an idea: how about baking discovery into the actual resource? Let two product editors and a librarian walk you through their philosophy of search–that discovery shouldn’t mean losing discipline-specific searching, that videos and scores should be just as easy to find as books and periodicals, and cross-search should be a given – and then see examples of the impact this has on ease of use, findability, and ultimately, patron satisfaction.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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