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Free CE and Training This Week – October 26-30

2015 October 25
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.

Monday October 26, 2015
New Librarians Global Connection: Best Practices, Models and Recommendations (IFLA)
We are proud to present the last session of the 2015 webinar series “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations.” For the fourth consecutive year, IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group are partnering with the American Library Association to present a series of free webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, library associations and library schools, library-decision makers, and all library workers. This is a great opportunity for membership participation via new worldwide online programming.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday October 27, 2015
Crime Fiction: Cult Classics & Hot New Titles (Booklist)
In this unique spin on our ever-popular fall mystery webinar, David Wright, Reader Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, will kick off the program by sharing some of his favorite crime-fiction cult classics, all recently reprinted or still in print. Then stay tuned as representatives from Amazon Publishing, Oceanview Press, Severn House, and Soho Crime preview the hottest mysteries from their forthcoming lists. Register now! Moderated by Keir Graff, editor of Booklist Online.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 28, 2015
Be a Connected Leader: Working Up, Down and Across the Organization to Advance Your Initiatives (AMA)
It’s sometimes said that there is no constant but change. With all this change on the outside, however, change from the inside seems harder than ever. People cling to habits and routines, and even when the wolf is at the door, it seems that people resist change, even when everyone knows it’s necessary. It’s hard enough to instigate change from the top, but what if you’re not the CEO? What if you’re somewhere in the middle? It turns out there’s a lot you can do. Dave Gray will show you how to navigate the complex underlying social dynamics in organizations, so you can find the doorways that will lead to truly meaningful change.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Providing Library Services for Military and Veteran Communities in Texas — Part 1 of 4: The National Landscape and Military/Veteran Cultural Competency (TSLAC)
We begin this special four part Webinar series with a survey of military and veteran communities at the national level — who are these communities and what services do they seek? What are the major veterans service organizations and essential resources of which all librarians should be aware? We also spend a portion of this webinar on military and veteran cultural competency. This webinar will be presented by Kristen Mulvihill, veteran, consultant and author of the upcoming book Serving Those Who Served: Librarians’ Guide to Working With Military and Veteran Communities (on order for the LSC, e-mail requests to lsc@tsl.texas.gov).
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday October 29, 2015
E-rate: What’s New for 2016? (WJ)
There are big changes on the E-rate horizon! E-rate is an important program to many libraries. Whether you have participated in E-rate in the past, or are looking to apply for first time, you will want to know about the changes. This federal program provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and connections. Join us to learn about the new E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC), and new ways to file forms, track application status and communicate with the FCC. This workshop will cover the basics of the E-rate program and demonstrate how to access and use your EPC account to submit your Funding Year 2016 E-rate application. Get the information you need to be successful in your application.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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