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Free CE and Training This Week – August 22-26

2016 August 21
by Christina Manz

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.

Tuesday August 23, 2016
FOLIO: Reimagining Library Technology – Part 1
FOLIO, a community collaboration to develop an open source library services platform has taken shape. The FOLIO platform will support traditional resource management functionality but is open throughout and extensible at its core. By providing a platform for innovation, libraries and service providers can create applications and functionality that will deliver new and exciting services to libraries. Join this first webcast (in a series of 6) to learn about the FOLIO platform and the reimagining of library technology.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)
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.

Implementing the Regional Discard Policy: Updates and Q&A (Federal Depository Library Program)
This fall, GPO will begin to accept discard requests from regional depository libraries, following the Joint Committee on Printing’s approval of the Regional Discard Policy. During this webinar, participants will learn of the latest regional discard updates, as well as a timeline for discard request kickoff. There will also be a Q&A period.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Stellar Series Nonfiction for Fall (Booklist)
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where attendees will get an overview of what’s new for Fall 2016 from series nonfiction publishing stars: Cavendish Square Publishing, Enslow Publishing, Gareth Stevens Publishing, and Rosen Publishing. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Sarah Hunter.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Historical and Genealogical Resources of the Texas General Land Office
Have you heard of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) but aren’t quite sure what they do and when you might want to refer library patrons to them? Join Archives and Records Information Specialist Kevin Klaus for a brief introduction to the agency’s work and then take a fascinating tour of some of the Texas General Land Office’s historical and genealogical resources.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016 (American Association of School Librarians)
In this webinar, participants will learn about the 2016 list of AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning in the categories of Content Creation, Organization & Management, STEM, Humanities & Arts, and Books. The presenters will provide tips for how the apps may be used in classrooms and libraries. Discover how students and educators may use apps to create, organize information, learn new content and connect with others outside the walls of school.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 24, 2016
What Can Libraries Count? Getting a Grip on Social Media Numbers
Come to this free webinar to learn from Laura Solomon, author of The Librarian’s Nitty Gritty Guide to Social Media. She will help you gain a better understanding of what matters most when it comes to social media analytics in public libraries.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

All Aboard: Engineering Collections Care Training for Small Museums (Connecting to Collections)
How do you make sure your staff gets the training they need to do their jobs? The focus of this webinar is building professional development opportunities for the small museums staff and volunteers. Internal training programs might include developing a policy and procedure manual, physical training programs, topic specific topic lectures, and weekly and monthly meeting structures where training focus is emphasized and presented. External opportunities include developing multi-museum training programs, exchanges of staff with other regional museum of similar size and collection base, as well as attending specific training schools, workshops, webinars and other professional events as tight budget restraints of the museum allow. Training is not only for newly hired staff and volunteers, but also for senior staff who help with mentoring new staff and volunteers and to keep senior staff current with to existing and new policies and procedures for collections care.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

From Monologue to Dialogue: Adding Interaction to Your Presentations (Training Magazine Network)
Opening channels for collaborative communication is critical in today’s ever-changing workplace.  Employers and managers risk drowning out valuable input and alienating employees if they simply push information out and dictate direction.  However, providing and managing invitations to participate can be challenging.  In other words, moving from monologue to dialog is necessary, yet difficult.  You must balance presenting clear information concisely – that is, commanding the room — with facilitating input and innovation – in other words, collaborating creatively.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Communication (UNT PEARL)
Do you strive to be a better communicator? Learn about the importance and problems with communication in the library, and tips to help with effective communication.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Build Your Learning Culture: The Whole Organization Approach (WebJunction)
The most innovative workplaces embrace learning as an essential activity for their employees. Since libraries are dedicated learning places in our communities, it is crucial that we practice learning intentionally and internally. But where do we begin? Learning is not one-size-fits-all for individuals or for organizations. This webinar, for all library staff, from front line to administration, encourages a broad approach to creating organizational learning structures. Learn how libraries of all sizes can map learning strategies to highlight the most impactful opportunities for staff.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (NNLM)
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) hosts a free monthly webinar that features presentations on health information resources from the National Library of Medicine, and other reliable organizations. Presentations will include useful exercises for you to gain hands-on experience using the websites and databases.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

TexShare Update (TSLAC)
Join TexShare Database Coordinator Russlene Waukechon and Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator Danielle Plumer for an overview of new electronic resources available to TexShare member libraries through the TexShare Database Program and plans for the coming year. This is the first in a series of webinars that will assist TexShare members in sharing expertise and infrastructure, improving access, leveraging resources, and spreading the word about TexShare!
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday August 25, 2016
Database of the Month: Explora (Wyoming State Library)
Join us as we explore EBSCO’s 3 new research portals: Public Library, Primary and Secondary School.
Time: 12:15-1:00 p.m.

The Year Ahead with Infopeople: Learning You Want and Need (Infopeople)
Join Infopeople for a look at the coming year in online learning. Find out more about the courses and webinars on the calendar for 2016/2017, and get some great tips on making the most of your online learning experiences. The Infopeople instructional design team will be on hand to talk about upcoming courses, the needs assessment that went into identifying these priority topics, and what goes into making effective online learning happen. Instructors Penny Peck, Cathy Hakala-Ausperk, Julie Winkelstein, and Laura Solomon will talk about their courses and answer your questions. Finally, you’ll get a sneak peek at Infopeople’s upcoming “Building an Effective Learning Culture” training series.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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