April 2016: Free CE and Training Options Online

Here’s our monthly 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.

Tuesday April 5, 2016
Accreditation Status and Planning (ASAP) Report for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report (TSLAC)
Texas public libraries complete the Public Libraries Annual Report each year. Once your library’s report is submitted, staff at TSLAC complete an analysis of the data for any potential errors or accreditation issues. You are then sent the ASAP (Accreditation Status and Planning) report, which outlines the accreditation issues, possible calculation errors, and any requests for clarification. Learn how to quickly determine whether the library’s report needs amending or if your library may have an accreditation issue. You will also learn how to use the workbook to assist you in planning for the next year’s report. This webinar is presented by Stacey Malek, Program Coordinator, and Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 6, 2016
Job Hunting Tips for Library Science Students and New Grads (TLA)
Discover how to tell your story in terms that fit a potential new position. From networking to cover letter to resume to interview, learn specific steps to maximize your chances for success.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Culture of Connection: Boost Employee Engagement, Productivity and Innovation (AMA)
Research demonstrates that there is a set of learnable leadership behaviors that can ignite the workforce so individuals do more than survive – they thrive. This webcast makes the case that connection is a necessity to any organization that aspires to achieve sustainable superior performance. Join us to hear about three types of cultures in the workplace and how each affects the productivity, health and happiness of employees and the organizations they work in. Michael Lee Stallard will share the wisdom contained in his book, Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

What Nonprofit Executive Directors Need to Know About Corporate Sponsorship — Before Getting Started (4Good)
In this session, sponsorship specialist Gail Bower helps you assess whether developing a sponsorship program makes sense for your organization now or in the future. What sort of infrastructure needs to be in place to create the conditions for success? What policies will protect organizational culture? What impact will developing sponsorship have on operations? Why does developing a sponsorship program help you think bigger and innovate?
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Proposal Writing (Grantspace)
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes!This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Engaging Students and Staff with Digital Content (SLJ)
Learn how eBooks and other digital content formats are helping school librarians deliver enhanced educational and recreational reading opportunities to students and educators. We’ll share best practices and real-life examples from K-12 librarians who’ve lead successful digital shifts and more deeply engaged their school communities in reading.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

TV on a Dime: Creating a Library TV Studio (AASL)
The school library should already be a center for information, for technology and for creation in a school. Those aspects uniquely position the library program to create an ad hoc television studio. Because many schools and districts don’t have the money to invest in a state-of-the art studio, this webinar will focus on how to create a functional studio on a tight budget. We will focus on software, hardware and other preparation work required for creation of a studio, focusing specifically on a Windows environment using free vMix software, but also presenting some information on using a Mac-based environment. It will also show how the studio can be used to help students create projects. We will talk about creating a daily live or taped news show, student-created video presentations, and student documentaries.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Thursday April 7, 2016
Texas SFY2016 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program Overview (TSLAC)
Texas State Library staff provide information about participation in the ILL Lending Reimbursement Program: Opting in, completing and submitting documentation, and the new Grant Management System (GMS).  Please contact Sara Hayes at shayes@tsl.texas.gov for more information.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Caring for Artifacts Found in Archives Collections (Connecting to Collections)
Do you find objects or artifacts that seem out of place in your archives? Maybe children’s games or a potholder, a bit of lace, a fancy hat, a painting, globes, or fossils and botanical specimens … things that just happened to be in the archives and are now associated with specific collections. What should you do with those objects that are in your archives by chance and are part of your collections? This webinar will examine the best methods to safely care for the artifacts found in paper collections using appropriate housings and handling procedures.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Storymakers 1: Pre-Planning Your Digital Story from Concept to Storyboard (TechSoup)
If your nonprofit or library is thinking about jumping into video creation, this is the place to start! Join TechSoup for the first webinar in our four-part Storymakers 2016 series to hear former Storymakers awardee Liz Norton from Stone Soup Films, and digital media specialist Nife Adeyemi of Scottsdale Public Library share their expertise.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday April 8, 2016
Cybersecurity and You: Issues in Higher Education and Beyond (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Livestream conference sessions! Cybersecurity is an ongoing and complex issue affecting institutions at the local, state and national level. Millions of attempts to breach security occur daily to gain access to clinical, legal, financial and other systems. However, where are the fine lines being drawn between insuring data security and enabling access? And what about individual rights? This conference will bring together public and private sector organizations working to prevent or stop cybersecurity threats to discuss the legal, regulatory, and policy framework of cybersecurity. The conversation will cover academic, government and private entities, as well as the preventative measures that individuals should take to guard their own online presence.
Time: 11-5:00 p.m.

Monday April 11, 2016
Diets, Textiles, and Electricity: Records that Impacted the Domestic Lives of Americans
(National Archives)
Pamela Anderson highlights records available through the National Archives at Kansas City, including those that impacted or improved the domestic lives of American citizens. Presentation materials will be available at www.archives.gov/calendar/know-your-records. To watch, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2Kyy8N0Yxg
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 12, 2016
2016 SXSW for Libraries: Reports from the Field (TSLAC)
Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Education and Interactive festivals showcase multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in education, innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC staffers Len Bryan and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees, the major themes that emerged and its relevance for libraries.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Great Middle-Grade Reads (Booklist)
The middle grades are reading’s sweet spot. Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar featuring representatives from Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group as they introduce great new titles guaranteed to get children hooked on books. Moderated by Booklist’s contributing editor Ilene Cooper.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program (VolunteerMatch)
Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Behind the Scenes: SLJ In Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (SLJ)
Join Kiera Parrott, the reviews director for School Library Journal andLibrary Journal, for a rich conversation with three storied children’s book editors, Kendra Levin of Penguin Young Readers, Alix Reid of Carolrhoda Books, and Mark Siegel of First Second. They’ll discuss finding great new talent, cultivating relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Each editor will also offer a special sneak peek at several upcoming titles.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

The Low-Hanging Fruit: Developing Original Digital Collections for Small and Medium Sized Libraries (UW-Madison, SLIS Alumni Series)
While the demand for digital content continues to rise among library and archives users, the resources available to small- and medium-sized organizations for digital projects have not kept pace. National funding initiatives tend to favor projects of a scale largely out of reach for these organizations and shrinking local budgets make it difficult to adequately develop the unique (and often hidden) assets within their walls. The need and desirability for digital projects – for access, preservation, and exploitation – is well-established but the cost-benefit analysis of taking them on is overly influenced by an aversion to thinking small. This webinar explores how a “Low-Hanging Fruit” approach can help manage expectations and create a sustainable strategy to develop your institution’s digital assets. Join the live webinar; visit the SLIS Alumni Series recorded webinars.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 13, 2016
Innovation on a Shoestring: Free & Cheap Tools (NCompass Live)
Libraries everywhere are dealing with tight budgets and shrinking staff. Small and medium libraries are particularly hard hit by these issues. So, how are they maintaining a respectable level of technology and library service innovation with little or no money and staff? They are starting new programs, bringing in new resources, and developing new partnerships by harnessing the full potential of new internet tools, technologies, and websites. This session will highlight some very creative responses from small and rural libraries in middle America. Attendees will pick up some great ideas they can take back and use at their own library, no matter what the size, to provide innovative library services and programming.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

The Five Question Leader: The Secret to Having More Impact (AMA)
Managers and leaders find themselves stuck in three vicious circles. They’re frustrated by teams who have become overly dependent on them. They’re overwhelmed by the amount of work they have to do. And they’re disconnected from their own great work – the work that has impact, the work that has meaning. Sound familiar? Breaking out of these vicious circles is simpler than you might think. Mastering five essential questions can help managers and leaders increase the focus, courage and resilience they need to have more impact in the work they do.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development (4Good)
Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons. These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning. If you missed Part 1 see the archived version at: https://4good.org/p/105289
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Emerging Issues in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Public Libraries (GLA Carterette)
This session will begin with a discussion of copyright law, especially where it directly mentions the services that public libraries provide. This discussion will also include a review of fair use and its relation to copyright. Next, the session will investigate how public libraries can approach copyright and other intellectual property issues through best practices as they offer new technologies and services such as makerspaces, digitization, and assistive devices.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Libraries & Museums Serving Free Summer Meals (Libraries & Museums Serving Summer Meals)
USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free, nutritious meals to kids & teens 18 years old and younger in low-income communities during summer break.  The program depends on community organizations like libraries and museums to serve the meals in a safe, convenient, and fun environment. The challenge for the program is having enough of these sites that serve summer meals.  In some communities there are only a few or no places that serve summer meals.  Libraries and museums are perfect sites because they are well-known, safe, and can add fun learning activities.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Content Marketing and Strategy (Infopeople)
Has your library been promoting itself online (blogs, social media, etc.)? If so, chances are it has seen very mixed results. Now is the time to make your library’s online efforts more effective, however, the majority of libraries don’t have an online content marketing plan…and it shows. In this webinar Laura Solomon will share the steps for defining a content strategy for your library. Get valuable tips that can help you create and better distribute content to attract and engage your library’s audience. Start getting a better handle on where your library’s efforts should go and how to make that effort count!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

What College Students Have Taught Us: Insights into the User Journey (LJ and ProQuest)
What are students’ needs, successes, and frustrations as they use library research tools? How do their research habits and behaviors change at different stages of the student experience? The User Experience Design Team at ProQuest are students of the student, learner and researcher. The team regularly reaches out to users, gathering analytics and feedback on what users expect from library resources that are so vital to careers or future studies. In this presentation, ProQuest’s Serena Rosenhan and Chris Farnum share insights about undergraduate researchers gained in the context of building and enhancing the tools that support learning.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Personalized Learning with Gooru (AASL)
Educators are using Gooru, an AASL Best Website for Teaching & Learning, in their classrooms to personalize learning and help students reach their full potential. It is our mission to honor the human right to education by making high-quality educational resources free and accessible. We want teachers and students everywhere to have access to content that supports deep and meaningful learning experiences. Join us for a tour of Gooru’s community-contributed content and powerful features, and discover how Gooru can support student learning in your school.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Thursday April 14, 2016
High School Degrees at the Library (AL Live)
Details TBA: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Practical Ideas for Effective Online Teaching and Learning (SCRLC)
This Webinar is a discussion of the practical uses of learning perspectives and formal instructional design strategies for effective online teaching and learning. Participants will be able to access the Design for Learning (D4L) Program MOOC after the Webinar.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)
Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to “think bigger.” We’ll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Website Accessibility: Building an Online Space for Everyone (idealware)
Your website is the online hub of your organization—but is it useful and usable by everyone who needs it? Is the text readable by someone with poor vision? Can the visually impaired use screen readers to gain access to your content—even images? Are users with other disabilities equally able to view and interact with your content? If you’re not sure, this one-hour session can help you make your website a place everyone can gain access to your valuable content.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2016 (Infopeople)
Discover the new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Hear about books published in late 2015 and Spring 2016 that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include board books, picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more! Take away a list of helpful websites to use when doing readers’ advisory, and sites that will help you keep up-to-date on the latest children’s books.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Considerations for Selecting Primary Sources (Library of Congress)
Discuss criteria for selecting and using primary sources in instruction, including thinking about audience, historical context, and point of view. The webinar will highlight strategies for representing multiple perspectives and addressing difficult topics.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Monday April 18, 2016
This Month in School Libraries (TL Virtual Cafe)
TL News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries”and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts from state library associations. Official hashtag for asking questions during a TL News Night Broadcast is: #tlchat
Time: 7-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday April 19, 2016
12 Things: New Directions for Collections
(Montana State Library)
At last year’s Fall Workshops many librarians learned about and shared experiences of the changing collection development landscape, including contemporary trends such as patron-driven acquisition, floating collections, digital collections and local content, altered library spaces, changes in technical services, the Library of Things, the community as the collection, and much more. Please join us for the short version – 12 trends that you’ll want to keep in mind as you plan your collection future.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Find the Information You Need! (Booklist)
You’re a trained expert at finding information, especially in library catalogs, commercial databases, and on the web. But there’s always more to be found—and much of it is authoritative and freely available. Cheryl Knott, author of Find the Information You Need!: Resources and Techniques for Making Decisions, Solving Problems, and Answering Questions (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) will show effective search and browse strategies for exploring open-access repositories, federal government sites, and other underused resources. This refresher course on finding the texts, statistics, and images that you and your adult patrons seek is sponsored by Roman & Littlefield and moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management & Library Outreach.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Four Starting Points for Finding Government Information (FDLP)
This webinar promotes the use of free Government resources by focusing on four starting points for finding Government information. These resources are available to librarians, library users, and anyone with Internet access. This webinar will use the same topic to compare the types of information that can be found in the appropriate Federal agency web pages, Congressional Research Service reports, General Accountability Office reports, and Congressional committee hearings.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Storymakers 2: Producing a Successful Video Story from Sound to Screen (TechSoup)
If your nonprofit or library is thinking about jumping into video creation, this is the place to start! Join TechSoup for the second webinar in our four-part Storymakers 2016 series to hear Aaron Bramley from Lights.Camera.Help. and Mark Horvath of Invisible People share their tips on the steps for a successful video shoot. Now that you’ve gotten your pre-production steps completed, this webinar will tackle the nuts-and-bolts for day-of video production!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting the SMARTest Use Out of Your High $ E-journal Subscriptions (EBSCO and LJ)
Your library is investing a huge portion of the serials budget on e-journals and e-journal packages. Now what? Is your journal investment being utilized? Are you working the smartest way possible to facilitate use of your high dollar e-journal subscriptions? Are you providing users with what they really want? Get to the bottom of these questions with strategies to improve discoverability and usability of your e-journal subscriptions. Learn how your peers are driving usage to enhance the value of their e-journal investment, and see an evidence-based case study that their tactics are working.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Incubate Creativity at Your Library (WebJunction)
The Library as Incubator Project (LAIP) promotes the library as a place to connect and create. LAIP has networked with hundreds of libraries who are working with their communities to incubate and inspire creative projects. They have talked with scores of artists, writers, makers, performers, and other creatives about how they use their libraries and how their libraries can serve them even better. In this webinar, LAIP shares program and project ideas, resources and case studies to turn your library into a creativity incubator. Take the workable, scalable programming and resource framework from LAIP and become a hub for supporting creatives of all types and skill levels in your community.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 20, 2016
Collaborative Community Outreach for Local History and Genealogy
(NCompass Live)
Learn about the Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society’s unique relationship with Union College Library’s Heritage Room. These two special collections have different missions, but have discovered mutual benefits in working together to reach members of the community.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Your Own Terms: Taking Charge of Any Negotiation
When women negotiate, to what degree should they disclose what they hope to receive from the negotiation, and how should they go about revealing their desires?  The answer to a great extent depends on the type of person they are negotiating with and how they wish the other to perceive them. In order for women to position themselves properly in any negotiation, they must learn to identify and adapt to their counterpart’s negotiation style.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Tools for More Effective Board Meetings (4Good)
You need to involve board members, staff, donors, and stakeholders of all types need in developing of new plans and taking action. But how can you lead effective, efficient meetings to build decisions and support when there can be many different views and priorities? This session will provide essential tools for building dialogue and alignment across diverse groups as you lead meetings that involve others in reaching your goals.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Able Young Readers, Healthy Growing Bodies: Connecting Early Literacy to Health (Early Childhood Investigations)
The recent interest in the link between literacy and health status has identified reading ability as the strongest predictor, more so than factors such as income, race, or educational level. Join us as we explore the findings and demonstrate the impact of literacy on the overall health of children, adolescents and adults. Since reading ability can be improved, this webinar will place an emphasis on powerful early literacy instruction in the classroom. Participants will learn to promote healthy children and support lifelong learning with guidance, support and critical strategies during the early years. This webinar will also explore the role of parents and caregivers in future reading success, providing tips to involve, engage and empower families as they enhance learning and development.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Academic Library Book Purchasing Trends (LJ and ProQuest)
This webcast will take a deep dive into the data findings and show how librarians are providing the breadth and depth of content to serve their researchers while working within budgetary limitations. We’ll review how libraries are coping with challenges, including flat or shrinking budgets, competition for funds from other resources, managing the transition from print to ebooks, and the changing landscape of ebook models.  We’ll discuss emerging trends in collection development and monographs as well as identify opportunities for academic librarians as we move into the future.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Creating Digital Portfolios Using Google Sites (AASL)
We are asking students to become 21st century learners through inquiry and creation. They also need to develop the skills necessary to become productive members of our society. One way to do this is by teaching students to develop their own portfolio of skills and work samples presented digitally. This webinar will focus on student-created digital portfolios that can encompass work from a variety of classes and activities. The portfolios offer the chance for the students to share the products they have created through their learning, but also to reflect on the skills and abilities they developed in the process of creating those end products. Students create a website using Google Sites and use it to present examples of their work, including reflective writing on each example. The sites can then follow the students in all stages of their education and work as a functional portfolio for future job seeking.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact (VolunteerMatch)
You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Monday April 25, 2016
The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts (U. S. National Archives)
In 2012, thousands of Al Qaeda militants from northwest Africa seized control of most of Mali, including Timbuktu, threatening to destroy tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts. In his book, journalist Joshua Hammer tells the incredible story of how librarian Abdel Kader Haidara and his associates rescued some 370,000 historical manuscripts. A book signing follows the program.
Time: 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday April 26, 2016

From Cassette to Cloud: Reformatting Audiotape (ALCTS)
Oral histories can provide a wealth of information about individual and community life. What does it take to digitize audio recordings and what are the challenges to making them available? Attendees will: learn methods to evaluate audio formats, and the challenges associated with audiotape; be introduced to the equipment and software available to move obsolete audio into digital formats; the settings to use in digitizing audio in order to best meet needs and resources; file formats for digital audio; storage devices and options for different budgets; services and resources for audio digitization.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Mysteries to Die For (Booklist)
With Booklist’s seventh annual Mystery Month just around the corner in May, it’s time to investigate the best in forthcoming crime fiction, from cozy mysteries to hard-boiled thrillers. Join Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications (and a big, big fan of the genre), along with representatives from Harlequin, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, and Severn House, for a look at some books that are simply to die for.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Design with Balance: Seamlessly Blending Architecture, Design, and Furniture in Your Library (LJ, AGATI Furniture, and 720 Design)
Modern libraries have evolved from private, members-only institutions to contemporary community centers where patrons from all walks of life gather together. Patrons engage with library materials not only on a leisurely reading level, but also to write their resume on a computer, borrow Wi-Fi hotspots, learn a new language, participate in a group handicrafts night, or build proficiency in a computer program they are required to learn for work. The question stands: How do we create spaces within our libraries to accommodate this variety of uses without having two or three library buildings or ten floors at the ready?
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday April 27, 2016
Lessons Learned Establishing a Technology Makerspace
(NCompass Live)
The Innovation Lab is a technology-focused “Makerspace” for students that encourages creativity and inquiry, facilitates cross-disciplinary collaboration, and promotes true innovation. The ability to work hands-on with emerging technologies and rapidly prototype solutions gives students greater understanding of real-world problems. The lab is open to all CSUSB students regardless of discipline, skill set, or background. In addition, the lab is a safe space where students can learn to persevere in the face of failure – a skill central to lifelong learning and success in the 21st century.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Building Practical Learning and Development Frameworks for Real World Performance: Strategies for Success (AMA)
Are you and your Learning & Development team more reactive or proactive? One size does not—should not—fit all. Rather, a learning framework can serve multiple employee development needs. Or, you may need several variations of a framework to meet varying needs in different areas of your organization.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Negotiation Skills for Women in Non-Profit (4Good)
Speaking in a savvy and confident way can get you a lot — stronger contracts with community partners, firmer agreements during fundraising events, and even a higher salary or a performance bonus for your hard work. So why do women suddenly talk themselves out of it? We become paralyzed by not wanting to sound boastful or arrogant, and want to be that ideal team player. Join us to learn the key mindsets and the critical techniques in standing up for yourself, whether in a casual exchange or a formal negotiation talk.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Nuts & Bolts (and Bricks!): Library Elections Primer for Operating and Building Projects (Colorado Virtual Library)
Renovating your library? Building a new branch? Or just need operating revenue to keep pace with current service? In this session, we will share the basic tools, as well as the legal and industry framework needed to successfully plan and administer your library election.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Emerging Technology Trends and the Library: The Future is Now (Demco)
Robots, drones and virtual reality … it sounds like we are living in the future, but this new technology is available here and now! Learn about the newest trends in library technology for 2016 and discover simple and budget-friendly ways to bring them to your library today. Come learn about the emerging trends that will flourish in schools, homes and libraries in 2016. Discover e-health technology like fitness trackers or a mobile ECG that can fit in your pocket. Explore simple, quick and inexpensive ways to introduce coding and STEAM education into classrooms and children’s programming. Learn about how you can take your community on a realistic field trip, right from their library! Find out how these new trends can make life easier, foster interactive learning and bring excitement and fun to your library staff and community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Instagram for Public Libraries: Good Practices for Social Media (TechSoup)
Come to this free webinar to learn from two libraries who have been successfully using Instagram to engage with their communities, and to share positive library messages with the larger community of Instagram users across the world. From promoting library materials to showcasing library services, these libraries will share good practices that they have learned along the way.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Library Card as Big as Texas (TSLAC)
The TexShare Card Program gives Texas library patrons the ability to borrow materials from other libraries in the state directly. Join Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator Danielle Plumer from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as she explains the basics of the Card program, including how to issue cards to patrons, how to honor cards from other libraries, how to report problems, and how to keep usage statistics. This webinar is intended primarily for Texas public and academic libraries that do not currently participate in the Card program or that have recently joined.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom: 7 Projects to Get Students Storyboarding (AASL)
Bring the power of digital storytelling to your classroom with Storyboard That! This presentation will cover 7 different project ideas to utilize storyboards and graphic organizers for ELA, History, and Foreign Language classes. Presenters Jane Lotfon and Shannon Miller will focus on proven techniques that get students excited to create and present their work!
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Thursday April 28, 2016
Preserving Your Digital Life
Our stories as individuals and as members of a community are preserved in each of our homes, in our family histories, and in life stories—not just in libraries, archives, and museums. Today, many of us record and keep these stories in digital formats, often on our smartphones. The ability to easily create audio and video recordings leads to deep and rich documentation of events that may be personally important but may also have regional or national significance. Preserving these narratives for our families and for future generations means considering how we create the files and how we store them. What steps can we take now to ensure the best possibility of retaining these important files into the future?
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Amping Up Your STEM Program
There is a national push to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and STEAM (STEM plus art and aesthetics) in schools, libraries, and cultural centers. Yet few librarians have STEM backgrounds! In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Cherry Lake, Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will help you look at ways to make STEM a more organic presence in your space, programs, and storytime. Moderated by Booklist books for youth associate editor Julia Smith.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Count Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation (CSL In Session)
Your library offers a lot of great programs, resources, and services, but how can you determine what effects these have on your users? In this session, you’ll learn practical tips for getting started with outcome-based evaluation. You will gain a deeper understanding of what outcomes are, how to measure them (including an overview of several free and/or low-cost outcome survey tools), and how outcome-based evaluation results can be used for strategic decision-making and demonstrating the impact of your library. Come prepared with your questions and ideas to share!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

ER&L 2016: Top Trends and Highlights (LJ)
In its 11th year, the ER&L conference continues to deliver a range of top notch sessions featuring standout presentations on a range of topics important to libraries. Presenters are looking at the value of discovery for users, evaluation of current search and discovery tools on the market, and assessing the impact discovery tools have on campus users. Assessment of our organizations and users remains a key topic explored at ER&L. Other popular sessions cover assessment of ebook programs and user research and user experience of ebooks. These sessions include topics like data visualization, data wrangling, and data privacy and security. ER&L also features a variety of sessions on organizational and individual strategies including stories of reorganizations, useful collaborations, best practices in staff training, and how to maintain sanity in an ever-changing environment.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Make, Do, Share: Build a STEM Learning Community (WebJunction)
Youth in grades K-12 spend an astounding 81% of their time in informal learning environments outside of school. Libraries are a locus of informal learning. As the number of STEM related careers continues to multiply, libraries can play a key role in fostering the interest and excitement for STEM learning that may be missing in schools. Through the generous support of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Kitsap Regional Library System (KRL) has developed a ready-to-use system that empowers libraries of all sizes to become community STEM leaders. If you feel like an “accidental STEM librarian” and are wondering how to get started, staff at this semi-rural library system will share fresh ideas and hands-on, practical advice for planning and implementing impactful programs. Learn how to take the lead with informal learning for youth and families in your community.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday April 29, 2016
Tech Trends with Tine: Robots & Drones (TSLAC)
Robots and drones, oh my! What are they and what do they have to do with libraries? Yes, believe it or not, robots and drones have come to libraries. Learn this week how they are being integrated into library programs and services. Join us and be prepared to brainstorm what you could do with them in your library.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Beyond Words: Visual Choices that Deepen Learning (TLT Group)
Will a hot pink background on my slides keep students awake? If I bold, italicize and underline, will viewers actually read the content? User-friendly digital technologies allow us to easily incorporate images, graphs, and color into our communication. However, academics, even those with up-to-date technology and pedagogy skills, often lack the requisite design and visual literacy skills to make effective visual choices. In this workshop, we define effective visual communication and explore its relationship to learning. Facilitators will share basic design “grammar” for improved visual presentation of materials and discuss sustainable visual communication strategies to support teaching and learning.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

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