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August 2014: Free CE and Training Options Online

2014 July 31
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.

Monday August 4, 2014
BUILDing Partnerships for Supportive Communities: Expanding the Reach of Early Learning and Development Systems through Libraries and Museums (IMLS)
BUILD will lead a conversation with state leaders about the scope, roles, and functions of state early learning and development systems and discuss how to strengthen and work with museums and libraries in intentionally supporting the growth and development of young children with high needs and their families and caregivers. BUILD and the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will collaborate over the coming year to create deliberate connections between the efforts of museums and libraries and those of early childhood systems builders to support the growth and development of children from birth to age eight with an emphasis on children from birth to age five.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday August 5, 2014
When Finding Picture Books Really Can Be Child’s Play (First Tuesdays)
Learn about the process whereby the King County Library System developed user friendly subject headings such as Bedtime, Dinosaurs, Things that go and Sparkly for families.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

New Adult Fiction: An Evolving Genre (Booklist)
Everyone’s talking about New Adult books, and everyone seems to have a slightly different interpretation of this genre. Booklist is dedicated to covering the entire New Adult world from a rich and exciting multiplicity of perspectives to help librarians reach those all-important readers between the ages of 18 and 30. We are delighted to continue the New Adult conversation with representatives from Harlequin, Luminis, Medallion, and Riptide Publishing.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 6, 2014
#SVYALit Project: Using Young Adult Literature to Talk with Teens About Sexual Violence and Consent (NCompass Live)
NLA YART presents Karen Jensen from Teen Librarian Toolbox and her guests, YA authors Christa Desir and Trish Doller, to discuss using young adult literature to talk with teens about sexual violence and consent. Project goals: To discuss sexual violence in the lives of teens and in ya literature on an ongoing basis; To raise awareness of the issues and titles that can be used to discuss the topics with teens; To give librarians, educators and parents the tools to evaluate and discuss these topics in the lives of teens; To promote teen reading and literature.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Thursday August 7, 2014
CopyTalk: International Copyright and Library Practices
Please join us for CopyTalk, a free webinar provided by the Copyright Advisory Committee for the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). “International Copyright and Library Practices” is a one-hour presentation covering the basics of international copyright and how it applies to use of foreign works by libraries and in educational settings in the United States. Janice T. Pilch, our presenter, is currently the U.S. representative to the IFLA Committee on Copyright and Other Legal Matters and chairs a permanent committee on copyright issues within the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. No pre-registration – simply log in:
Time:  1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday August 12, 2014
YA Announcements: Fresh for Fall (Booklist)
Sneak a peek at this fall’s hotly anticipated YA releases in a free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Egmont, Macmillan, and Lerner Publishing Group will share upcoming titles that will have teen readers lining up at the door.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

RDA Demystified, Part One: Introduction to FRBR (TLA)
The Resource Description and Access (RDA) standard has replaced AACR2 as the foundation of American library cataloging – but many librarians are unfamiliar with it. This 3-part series by Annie Glerum of Florida State University will explain RDA in clear terms, starting with the Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records (FRBR), the conceptual model at the heart of RDA.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Harlequin Take Me Away: the NLC Booktalks Romance (NCompass Live)
Is a life spent reading a life well-spent? Devra Dragos and Laura Johnson, from the Nebraska Library Commission, think so. They’d like to share some of the great Romances they’ve read lately and to hear about the Romances you and your library users are reading. Join us for our second look at what the folks from the Nebraska Library Commission are reading and suggesting to others. Everyone can benefit from a happy ending!
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Mobile-Friendly Youth Library Services (TechSoup)
How can mobile-devices add value to youth programming? Content creation, homework help, and media literacy are all ways that library can engage with youth by using mobile-devices as a resource for programming. Whether the devices are youth-owned or library-provided, this presents a great opportunity to engage youth in new ways and teach 21st century skills.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Curious Leader: Harnessing the Power of Inquiry (AMA)
In this webcast, Warren Berger, author of the new bestselling book A More Beautiful Question, explains why today’s business executives must be more comfortable asking questions, and encouraging those around them to question more. Berger will also share some of the most important questions that every business leader today should be asking him/herself. And he’ll explain why you might want to consider replacing your company’s “mission statement” with something more engaging and compelling—namely, a “mission question.”
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Thursday August 14, 2014
Top Ten Skills for Teaching Tech to Patrons (WebJunction)
Opportunities to provide training occur every time you help someone with a technology related question, whether it’s one-on-one assistance or in a classroom environment. Making the most of the “teachable moment” involves the right combination of training skills, techniques, and tactics. Technology training is successful when a library patron learns something new and is able to apply it to their life. You don’t need to be a tech expert to learn the practical skills for successful technology training.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday August 15, 2014
People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this interactive and engaging Webinar, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday August 19, 2014
The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: What’s New for Fall 2014 (Booklist)
A free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: The Creative Company, Lerner Publishing Group, and Teacher Created Materials Library. Moderated by Booklist senior editor Daniel Kraus.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 20, 2014
Shared Drive Cleanup (SLRM)
Do you have difficulty locating records in your current shared drive structure? Are you constantly creating new folders for records or forgetting where things are kept? As electronic records proliferate, managing shared drive environments has become vital to efficient operations. In this webinar, instructor Erica Wilson discusses challenges and benefits of organizing shared drives, who needs to be involved when the shared drive is restructured, and strategies and best practices for shared drive management.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

What You Need to Know to Apply for a Youth Grant (NCompass Live)
Are you planning to apply for the Youth Excellence Grant this year? Attend this webinar to make sure your application rises to the top! Sally Snyder and Devra Dragos, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will talk about how to answer the application questions to best present your youth project. Many of the items they will talk about will also be useful when applying for other grants as well.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Recruiting and Training Volunteers for Library Advocacy (WebJunction)
This webinar presents a sustainable volunteer training and management model to apply when libraries have big dreams but lack the staffing required to pursue them. Like many libraries, Michigan’s Herrick District Library found itself with a leaner staff facing more responsibilities in recent years. The idea of sending employees out of the building to staff community awareness events seemed like a challenging concept. This Michigan library not only developed a volunteer force to meet the challenge, but they now have a sustainable volunteer training and management model to apply in future situations where the library has big dreams but lacks the staffing required to pursue them. Come hear from a Geek the Library shining star, and learn how to engage your community’s volunteer force.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Thursday August 21, 2014
Transitioning from Sage on the Stage to Engaging Learning: Tips and Tricks for Presenting to Adults (CSL)
Want to learn how to truly engage with your audience? Whether delivering presentations online or in person, attendee interaction and engagement are central to learning. In this highly interactive session we will uncover the power of experiential, collaborative learning, and brainstorm ways to make your presentations more interactive.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

MedlinePlus: Power Searching for Hidden Treasures (Infopeople)
Health Information questions come in a whole range of complexity, from simple requests for a spelling of a medical term to complex requests from someone facing a serious illness. This scenario-based training webinar will present a spectrum of sample health reference questions, from simple to more complex examples. The path to the answer or the perfect resource will demonstrate different search techniques for each question. The instructor will also show how to take searches beyond MedlinePlus for users who need information at a higher level. By the time you finish watching the webinar, you will have several new tricks up your sleeve!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 27, 2014
Getting Started with United for Libraries for Texas: An Overview (TSLAC)
Join Beth Nawalinski, Director of Marketing and Communications at United for Libraries for an overview of the new online resources and training available to Texas public library Friends, staff, trustees, and advisory boards. Learn how United for Libraries can help you effectively support your library. Note: As this program is primarily informational in nature, there will be no CE credit awarded for this event.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: RFID, Checkout Kiosks, Security Gates, and … a New Way to Check Out (NCompass Live)
In May 2014, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library went through an RFID conversion process. In one week. While closed. But we didn’t stop there. We also installed self-check kiosks, replaced our security gates, retrofitted our automated materials handler, and gutted the circulation lobby at the same time. David explains what his library did to prepare for this, and how they pulled it off. David Lee King is the Digital Services Director at Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, where he plans, implements, and experiments with emerging technology trends.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Thursday August 29, 2014
FREE! 35 Free and Low Cost Tools Every Organization Should Know About (IdealWare)
What software tools are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are actually worth using? How do you judge when tool really is low cost, as opposed to a pit of time and effort? We’ll walk through 35 software packages that are worth knowing about. We will also provide a framework for determining long term costs.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

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