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Free CE and Training This Week – September 7-11

2015 September 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 September listing, and check the calendar to see what’s happening today.

Tuesday September 8, 2015

Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior (First Tuesdays)
Libraries reflect the communities we serve and like those communities we sometimes navigate disruptive and unsafe patron behaviors. Join the Community Conduct Coordinator for the King County Library System and a public library manager as they share how policies, procedures, and guidelines can support a safe and welcoming environment for patrons and staff. Participants will learn techniques for engaging staff in solutions; review facilities considerations; explore community and police partnership opportunities; take away ideas for training and resources; and practice de-escalation techniques.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 9, 2015
Your Digital Footprint: Managing Your Online Identity (NCompass Live)
Your digital footprint is the trail left by all the things you do online, including Facebook accounts, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it. Digital natives like today’s students rarely think twice about putting their names on things online, so their footprints can be pretty wide. Digital immigrants like adults and seniors learning to use the Internet don’t understand what their footprints reveal about them.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: Getting the Most from Your Library’s Relationship with Genealogists (Georgia Carterette)
A love-hate relationship often exists between libraries and genealogy. Many libraries acknowledge that genealogists account for a sizeable portion of their visitors, but the enthusiasm and expectations of genealogists often place burdens on reference/research and acquisitions staff. How can you better understand genealogists and their needs and draw upon that understanding to benefit your library? This Webinar takes you on a journey toward mutual appreciation and support.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Getting Started with Evernote (Infopeople)
Maybe you’ve heard of Evernote, and wondered why all of the hype. Perhaps you’ve even used it a bit, and still don’t “get” all of the fuss. Don’t worry – you’re not alone! On its surface, Evernote is a very underwhelming tool. However, as Evernote fans will tell you, online note taking is just the very beginning of what it can do. In this webinar, we will dig deep, and reveal many of the features that really make Evernote sing, and we’ll discover why there are so many hardcore devotees of this popular service. This webinar will be of interest to staff at all levels in any type of library interested in making their workflow easier and more productive.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

STEAM Programs for Youth (TSLAC)
STEAM programs–those that incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math–are interesting, engaging, and educational, and they appeal to a wide range of youth library customers. This webinar will explore all aspects of offering STEAM programs for preschoolers and school-age children in the library: how STEAM fits the library mission, what age-appropriate STEAM programs look like, how to identify and approach potential community partners, and strategies for gathering go-to program planning resources. Attendees will leave the webinar equipped to offer hands-on STEAM learning opportunities for youth, regardless of library size or budget. This Webinar will be presented by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday September 10, 2015
Digitization and Libraries
(AL Live)
Digitization is a rapidly growing area of librarianship. Whether you’re a community repository or you need to digitize old materials to save space, the ability to start a digitization project is becoming an essential skill for the modern librarian. Join us for a new episode of American Libraries Live, Digitization and Libraries. Our expert panel will discuss digitization in both broad and specific terms, looking at current trends and long-term implications for the library community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introducing QuickBooks Online! (TechSoup)
In this free 90-minute webinar with QuickBooks Made Easy founder Gregg Bossen, get the ins and outs on Intuit’s QuickBooks Online Plus compared to installed QuickBooks Premier. We’ll take you through what QuickBooks Online is (and isn’t); how it differs from the desktop version; basics of transitioning from desktop to online; help you determine whether it’s a good solution for your organization; and basics of getting around in the program – same rules apply as the desktop edition!
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Teen Book Buzz Fall 2015 (SLJ)
Get ahead of the curve and discover the latest and greatest hot reads during SLJ’s Fall 2015 Teen Book Buzz webcast! From epic fantasies (such as Eleanor Herman’s reimagining of Alexander the Great as a teen) and suspenseful thrillers (Joelle Charbonneau’s Need) to love stories built around teen issues (Estelle Laure’s poignant debut) and timely discussions on gender identity (Robin Talley’s sophomore novel), our webcast sponsors will be featuring new and forthcoming releases that are sure to appeal to your tween and teen readers.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Growing Through Conflict: Healthy Workplace Communication (WebJunction)
This webinar will explore ways to use healthy communication skills to address conflict and proactively contribute to a happier workplace. When conflict occurs, and we are confronted with a colleague, library patron, supervisor, or board member who is frustrated and upset, it can be tempting to identify a quick fix. However, when we do take the time to practice clear communication to uncover what people really need, we can get to better outcomes. Practicing healthy communication skills will boost your self-confidence and contribute to a happier workplace.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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