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Free CE and Training This Week – October 13-17

2014 October 12
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 October 14, 2014

Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age (WebJunction)
Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2014 (Booklist)
Don’t miss this 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: ReferencePoint Press, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development (LJ)
Your library’s brand is more than a logo, and a strategic approach to branding and identity development will enable you to consistently express your library’s values and unique personality to your community. It will make your library memorable and recognizable, show that you care about details, and ultimately increase the amount of trust members have in your library. Discussion moderated by Aaron Schmidt.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 15, 2014
10 Secrets that Can Make or Break Your Career (AMA)
The World’s Top Executive Coaches Share Their Secrets and Answer Your Toughest Questions! You’re more challenged than ever with conflicting priorities, multiple teams and bosses. At the same time, the landscape has never been riper with opportunities for positive change in your role. Don’t wait another moment – the time is NOW to get both world-class advice and practical tools you can use to keep your career on an upward path.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Books for Boys 2014 (SLJ)
Learn about this fall’s collection of new books for boys during this School Library Journal webcast event. Covering everything from Greek gods to spooks and spectors, from picture books to young adult novels, this session will inspire anyone who’s looking to get new reads in the hands of boys grades K-12.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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: 11-12:00 p.m.

Exploring Literary Reference Center (TexShare)
The unique Literary Reference Center database contains thousands of full-text documents providing users with information and literary criticism on authors and their works from antiquity to present. LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday October 16, 2014
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: 9-10:00 a.m.

Business Reference, Resources & Services — What Every Texas Librarian Should Know – 1 of 3 (TSLAC)
In part one of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas, discuss making your library the go-to source for businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. This session will focus on reasons for marketing to businesses and examples of library success stories.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Let’s Read! New Books for the Newest Readers (Booklist)
Get children excited about reading with an impressive array of picture books and early readers from Capstone Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Holiday House. Find books that readers can love for a lifetime in this free, hour-long webinar, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

iPads, Mobile Devices, and the Library: Legal Issues (Infopeople)
Your library is offering iPads for patrons to use and large numbers of users are bringing in their own mobile devices into the library. Since mobile devices are so commonplace, it may be time to consider some legal issues regarding their use in libraries. They may affect your library’s photography, audio and video recording policy. The way you select, load content, and lend mobile devices may be influenced by licensing agreements and ADA compliance issues. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to evaluate mobile devices with respect to legal requirements; lend library mobile devices and protect the library; and apply your library’s behavior policy to patron use of mobile devices.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader (SLJ)
Getting a struggling and/or reluctant reader excited about books is a challenge for many librarians. Very often, a voracious reader is hidden within these kids—they just need to find the right books which will help spark their interest. Join us for this free one-hour webcast moderated by Kira Moody, a youth services librarian at the Whitmore Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  You’ll get a sneak peek at intriguing new books including high-interest fiction and  nonfiction titles covering topics from prison life to Mawangdui tombs and toilet reinvention to supernatural tales. We’ll also look at electronic and audio options for readers who prefer their stories in digital formats.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday October 17, 2014
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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