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Free CE and Training This Week – October 6-10

2014 October 6
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 October 6, 2014
HeritageQuest Online (TexShare)
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. HeritageQuest Online delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—all of which can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Texas Digital Sanborn Maps (TexShare)
Digital Sanborn Maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape, windows and doors, street and sidewalk widths, boundaries, and property numbers. Plans often include details on construction materials and building use; and also depict pipelines, railroads, wells, water mains, dumps, and other features likely to affect the property’s vulnerability to earthquake, fire, and flood. The Sanborn maps provide an unparalleled picture of historic life in American towns and cities.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 7, 2014
Beyond 3D Printers: Strategies for Makerspace Success (Booklist)
When someone mentions “makerspace,” do you hear, “Buy a 3D printer?” While digital fabrication tools can be a robust part of a library makerspace, they’re not the only options. From lanyards to laser cutters and crochet to coding, all kinds of crafts and skills are welcome in makerspaces. In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Cherry Lake, Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will discuss strategies to help create a maker culture in your library that welcomes and supports all patrons and their creations.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Coaching the Leader Within (AASL)
More librarians than realize it have leadership traits within. This webinar is designed to coach and develop those skills to better meet and accomplish the demands of today’s school librarian. Developing individuals into leaders requires coaching. Coaches know the big picture, develop trust and respect, make reasonable demands, hold others accountable, delegate work and develop individuals. In this webinar you will identify coaching techniques to sharpen leadership skills in yourself and to assist you in guiding a team. You will compare coaching dispositions to leadership qualities. Learn how to clarify roles that will hold colleagues and students responsible for the work they perform. Discover reflective practices that will coach you toward improved attitudes that support the skills needed to perform the many tasks you do.
Time: 7-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 8, 2014
Lead with Humility: Lessons from Pope Francis (AMA)
When Fortune announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, the top spot was awarded—not to a captain of industry—but to the new pontiff. How did a man who spent his life laboring in slums far from the Vatican manage to do this and so quickly? The answer lies in his humility—and the simple principles that spring from it. Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March of 2012, he has shown the world a new way to lead. Not with bluster or bravado, but with humility and humanity. He has, without a doubt, been the most humble leader on the world stage of the modern era. There isn’t even a close second.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Technology “Must Haves” for Early Childhood Administrators (Early Childhood Webinars)
Do you want to streamline the process you use to manage your program? Join Giovanni Arroyo in this webinar to learn about the latest technology tools and systems that can reduce costs and decrease your workload. Giovanni will share over a decade’s worth of experience by providing you a tour of tools that will help you operate your to help your center more smoothly. Learn effective ways to increase your productivity and maximize the power of your computer.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery (SLJ)
Technology is making it easy for students to find all kinds of information and images online. What new, differentiated strategies can school librarians use to support students – and their classroom teaching colleagues – in evaluating, synthesizing, and contextualizing nonfiction digital content? What experiences can be offered that will inspire students to communicate, collaborate, and think both critically and creatively within a framework of inquiry-based learning?
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday October 9, 2014
BARD Mobile Basics: An Overview of the NLS BARD Mobile App for iOS Devices (TSLAC)
Texas State Library Talking Book Program staff will help familiarize participants with the layout and settings of the BARD Mobile app and will demonstrate how to find, download, and listen to a NLS audio book.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Engage Volunteers With Yammer (TechSoup)
Have you used Yammer, the internal social network, to help connect, collaborate, and share with your staff? Get familiar with how to use Yammer, a social network from Microsoft, to help connect, collaborate, and share with volunteers, staff and stakeholders.  Join us for a free webinar to learn how to leverage this unique internal tool to help keep your volunteers, staff and stakeholders – whether local or remote – connected and in-the-loop!
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Digitization and Libraries (AL Live)
Details TBA on website:
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Marketing and Social Media: A Primer for Public Libraries (Booklist)
Your patrons’ desire for responsiveness and interaction on social media can be transformed into a dynamic marketing tool for your library. Join the co-authors of Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (available for loan from the Texas state library; e-mail to request it!), Christie Koontz and Lorri Mon, for an hour-long webinar full of examples and steps on how to recognize stakeholders, create goals, plan and execute an effective social media campaign, and evaluate its success.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Charleston 2014 – Coming Attractions (LJ)
Join our webinar panelists including representatives from the Charleston Conference, Ex Libris, Library Journal and more! We’ll be offering a sneak peek at some of the topics we expect to see trending at the 2014 Charleston Conference, including: Data curation; Library as publisher; Altmetrics; Assessment; Emerging alternative acquisition models; The role of the library in student success; Sustaining strategic collection development in an era of rising prices for monographs as well as journals, and more.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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