Free CE and Training This Week – August 1-5

Here’s a weekly reminder of free training on the web, and also workshops in Texas (marked red). Check the calendar to see what’s happening today. Confirm date and time when you register, or follow the links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Monday August 1, 2016 Database Training
(TSLAC workshopLevelland, South Plains College Library)
Bring books to life! From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand students reading experiences. Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students. Agenda: Meet-the Author Resources: Movies, Book Readings, ANPs; Book Resource Pages: layout, features: lesson plans, book trailers,, interviews, links; Author Specific Resources; Create custom reading lists to enhance programs and displays; Sharing Tools support Reader’s Advisory
Time:  8:30-12:00 p.m.

Tuesday August 2, 2016
Disaster Response and Recovery: Public Libraries as Key Community Partners
(Washington State Library)
This session will address how libraries can develop plans for responding to disasters and emergencies. Perhaps even more important can be the crucial roles libraries can play in helping their communities prepare for and respond to a disaster or emergency through such means as building community resilience, sharing information, facilitating networking, providing shelter, and contributing to staffing of an emergency operations center.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Data on a Deadline: Quick Data Tools & Interactive Maps (U.S Census)
Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Census Explorer, Easy Stats, American FactFinder, and more.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Where Do I Go from Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Genealogy (U.S. Census)
In this webinar participants will learn how to access data relating to history and genealogy. We will discuss what information is available, how it is collected, and the process for obtaining the information.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Preparing a Winning NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure Grant Proposal (NetApp)
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in collecting, analyzing, and presenting research data. As exciting and powerful as these new tools are, they also often require updated and more robust infrastructure across, and often beyond, the university campus. Join Grants Office Grants Development Consultants and special guests from NetApp for a look at the options provided by the Campus Cyberinfrastructure program and a review of storage and analytics technologies that will empower your faculty to take their research to the next level. If you’re looking to upgrade your university’s infrastructure to expand opportunities for faculty research, you won’t want to miss this fast-paced and informative webinar!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 3, 2016
Learn for Success: Navigating New ProQuest TexShare Collection
(TSLAC workshopLubbock, Texas Tech University)
This 3 hour face-to-face course will cover in depth several ProQuest Collections that are now part of the TexShare program: Science and Technology collection, E-books and E-Libro. Come learn strategies on how to best navigate these databases, and better prepare to serve your patrons. Whether you’re a public or academic librarian who wants to support STEM education goals, this session is for you. The training session will include several hands on activities to get you familiar with the resource types and the ProQuest platforms. Come ready to learn and network with your colleagues in the area.
Time:  8:30-12:00 p.m.

Intellectual Property (UNT PEARL)
Do you understand the critical role libraries play in balancing copyright law? Learn about why librarians should care about intellectual property law and policy, and how it impacts your library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Corporate Giving
Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways. This class provides a basic overview of: The different types of corporate giving; What motivates corporations to give; How to find potential corporate partners.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Volunteer Management: Creating & Keeping a Network of Supporters (4Good)
Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and retention. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to volunteer management, you will leave with tools that will help you leverage your army of supporters, including:shifting to strategic engagement rather than reactive recruitment; Understanding the volunteer life cycle and what impacts it; Maximizing your retention with stewardship and recognition.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Thursday August 4, 2016
Part 4: Connecting with YES Voters + Part 5: Get out the Vote (Immediately following Part 4) (ALA)
Part 4 details the nuts and bolts of a library field operation including: Targeting through using enhanced voter files; Phone Banking/Direct Mail/Social Media/Email/and Voter Tracking. While part 5 brings the previous four together with the ultimate goal of reaching out to Yes voters and getting them to the polls.
Time: 11-1:30 p.m.

Sponsor Series: Change Management: Lessons and Learnings from Working with State Libraries and Consortia (COSLA)
Libraries operate in a consistently dynamic environment, with user needs and expectations evolving at a rapid pace. Improving service – or even simply keeping up – requires an openness to change, bringing in new resources from new vendors. And in a state library or consortium, cascading change throughout vast service areas can be daunting. In this webinar, ProQuest’s team of certified change managers will discuss the impact of change, the key elements for a smooth transition and how to sustain positive momentum and success. You’ll hear about how other consortia and state libraries have migrated successfully from one vendor to another, enabling them to expand service to their libraries and citizens.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Start Off the 2016 E-rate Year Right (edWeb)
The second FY2016 E-rate filing window, for consortia and library applicants, is now closed and a new E-rate Funding Year has begun.Join John Harrington, Chief Executive Officer at Funds for Learning, as he takes a look at best practices and what to expect heading into the E-rate program year. Start off the year right by being proactive and equipping yourself with these fundamentals to help ensure program compliance and that deadlines are met for the upcoming year.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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