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Free CE and Training This Week – August 4-8

2014 August 3
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 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.

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