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Free CE and Training This Week – September 28 – October 2

2015 September 28
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 October listing, and check the calendar to see what’s happening today.

Tuesday September 29, 2015
Boundless Libraries: A Look at the 2015 New Landmark Libraries (LJ)
Use them as prototypes for your next building project or treat them as think tanks for great design ideas that will support your library’s advancement. A team of 6 expert judges take an in-depth look at four of the 2015 Landmark libraries which have revitalized neighborhoods, become new civic beacons, and catalyzed the creative economy through their innovative design. The Landmarks represent forward-thinking libraries that provide a gateway to learning, a public space open to all, and a place for discovery. The speakers will explore the beauty and the brains behind these buildings—what makes them amazing today and promising for tomorrow; resilient and deeply meaningful to the community they serve.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 30, 2015
2015 One Book One Nebraska: Death Zones & Darling Spies (NCompass Live)
In this eleventh year of One Book One Nebraska, Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations continue to plan activities and events to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book. Join us to hear more about this statewide reading promotion activity, sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission, Humanities Nebraska, and the Nebraska Center for the Book.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Making Tenure: A Model for Collaborative Publishing (TLA)
Discover a new publishing model that supports academic librarians in tenure-track positions. Listen as newly-tenured and new tenure-track faculty librarians demonstrate their model and provide the tools to take this model back to your own local library environment. From the research brainstorming step through journal selection and the submission process, you will learn to tackle publishing obstacles such as the Institutional Review Board application, fair work distribution, group organization, and clear communication.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

STEAM & Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward Diversity (TSLAC)
Libraries are optimal institutions to provide informal learning: we can structure programs around our own goals instead of formal curricula, and our offerings are freely available to anyone in the community. Yet it is vital that we recognize that the children who attend our programs–especially STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) program–are likely not all on a level playing field. Young students of color routinely score lower in math and science than their white peers due to lack of access and preparation in STEAM areas. The library can help bridge this STEAM gap with programs developed with the intent of having a positive impact on every child who participates. Attendees will leave the webinar with tools and resources to allow your STEAM programming to reach the full spectrum of your community. This Webinar will be presented by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library in Skokie, Illinois.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Mind the Gap: Find and Fix the Mismatches Between Faculty and Academic Librarians (LJ)
Meredith Schwartz, Executive Editor of Library Journal, and Jennifer Albers-Smith, Marketing Director, Academic and Special Libraries of Gale Cengage Learning, will co-present key findings from their recent joint study, Bridging the Librarian-Faculty Gap in the Academic Library. Schwartz and Albers-Smith will convene a panel that includes an academic librarian who works on innovative faculty support projects and a faculty member. Together they will discuss ways to act on the survey’s takeaways and improve connection, communication, and collaboration between faculty and librarians.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Libraries & Technology: The Librarian’s Online Management System (AASL)
In this webinar, participants will learn how online circulation (LMS) features could be a productive, efficient toolbox for school libraries. Participants will also discover how to take full advantage of Google Apps and its collaborative features & integration for everyday library use. Because librarians need to stay on top of new trends, educational technology, and best practices, a general discussion on developing a Personal Learning Network (PLN) will help participants improve their professional development skills.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Thursday October 1, 2015
Listen Up! New Audiobooks for Fall and Beyond (Booklist)
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where representatives from Blackstone Audio, Dreamscape Audiobooks, and LA Theatre Works will discuss new and upcoming audiobooks for your library and patrons. Moderated by Booklist Audio editor Joyce Saricks.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Keep Your Connected Nonprofit or Library Secure (TechSoup)
With October 1 kicking off the start of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we want to make sure you’ve got the right tools and know-how to keep your nonprofit or library running smoothly and safely online. Join Symantec’s Kelley Bray, who also spent years training government agency staff from TSA to Homeland Security on smart practices for personal safety, office security, and keeping your data and activities protected in our Internet-enabled world.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday October 2, 2015
How to Apply to the TALL Texans Leadership Institute (TLA)
The TALL Texans program is one of the oldest library leadership programs in the nation. Attendees study topics from strategic planning and advocacy to coaching and conflict negotiation under instructors who also teach at Harvard, Princeton, and Simmons. But the key to this transformational seminar (to be held June 12-15 at the Montserrat Retreat Center in Lake Dallas) is a successful application. Learn the critical tips for gaining admission in this FREE program.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

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