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Free CE and Training This Week – August 29 – September 2

2016 August 28
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 30, 2016
Back to School: New Titles for the School Library (Booklist)
Get your shelves ready for the new school year with brand new nonfiction books perfect for preschool through young adult. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Amicus, Black Rabbit, and Creative Company will share their exciting new offerings for Fall 2016.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents
Presenter Carrie Andrew (Library Director, Lone Cone Library District, Norwood, CO) will discuss the role that the Lone Cone Library has played in encouraging community engagement and development. Using some components of the Harwood Institute, she will describe the steps taken to help move the community of Norwood, Colorado (LSA size 2000) identify its needs and plan for the future.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 (AASL)
In this webinar, explore a selection of the 2016  AASL Best Websites for Teaching & Learning with Heather Moorefield-Lang, current chair of the Best Websites committee. The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning committee selects and honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. From this year’s recipients, Heather has hand-picked a selection of great sites specifically for librarians and classroom teachers. She will demonstrate how these websites can be used and share examples from the field.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday August 31, 2016
Hibernation – Not Just for Bears: Putting Your House Museum “To Bed” for the Season
(Connecting to Collections)
What do you need to know to ready your buildings for seasonal closures? In a discussion of how, when, why, and what to do to prepare your historic house museum for the winter season, we will explore the variety of building and collections tasks that go into seasonal closings. Starting on the exterior, we will look at typical tasks required for the landscape and the building envelope including whether to bring your ornamental pots and statuary in for the off-season, shutting down exterior water sources, and preparations for winter storms. On the interior we will explore seasonal maintenance, whether or not to shut down your mechanical systems, off season environmental system set points, inspections, tips on preventing mold growth and pest infestations, and other collections tasks.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Nurturing Bilingual Infants and Toddlers (Early Childhood Investigations)
Being bilingual is good for the brain and the earlier children start to learn two languages, the easier and more successful that bilingual development can be. We know that language begins to develop before babies begin to talk, so this session will focus on building two or more languages from the very beginning. Karen Nemeth will share developmentally appropriate ideas for supporting home languages and introducing new languages in play and caring routines.We’ll talk about serious, evidence-based strategies for bilingual babies – and we’ll have fun too!
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Thursday September 1, 2016
The Engaged Enterprise (Weaving Influence)
The Engaged Enterprise: A Field Guide for the Servant Leader lays out five core principles that leaders at all levels can use to build a culture where people consistently make the extra effort to achieve the best possible results. Top business consultants Joe Patrnchack and Ken Jennings outline a set of core principles to help leaders at every level create a servant-led organizational culture that encourages high levels of employee engagement and customer satisfaction. The webinar draws especially on Joe’s experience as Chief Human Resources Officer at the Cleveland Clinic, where he led a successful cultural change initiative that drove engagement to world class levels, with a corresponding increase in patient satisfaction.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Giving Downturn 2016 and What You Can Do About It: Next Level Fundraising
(Nonprofit Hub)
How to take your nonprofit to the next level? What does that look like? Using research from the Atlas of Giving, we will look at the current state of fundraising, what is causing a giving downturn, and what we can do about it. We will cover different nonprofits and how they are cutting costs, setting themselves apart, and innovating.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Charging Up Your Library Story: Library Marketing Skills for Power Up at Your Library Day (Sept 15, 2016) and BEYOND!
Join members of the Texas Library Associating Marketing Committee as they jumpstart your creative communication skills in preparation for Power Up at Your Library Day, being held on September 15, 2016 at a library near you! The state-wide celebration seeks to highlight the many ways in which libraries have evolved to meet the demands of a fluid, ambitious and technologically-savvy population. This interactive training introduces the Power Up Tool Kit, packed with programming ideas, pre-made communications templates and other insightful ideas that can be used to Power Up your library and invigorate your community. For more information visit
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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