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Free CE and Training This Week – September 5-9

2016 September 4
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 September 6, 2016
You Can Do I.T.! Basic Hardware & Software Skills for Public Libraries (TSLAC workshop – Diboll, TLL Temple Memorial Library and Archives)
Nationally-recognized trainer and consultant Carson Block returns to Texas to conduct a 1–day, in-person, hands-on workshop on a brand new topic:  basic hardware and software skills for public libraries. Earn 6.5 TSLAC CE credit hours! It’s FREE for all Texas library staff. Audience: All are welcome, though the target audience for these workshops is staff working at small public libraries who have limited technical computer knowledge, experience, or training. These target libraries generally serve populations of less than 25,000 people.
Time: 8:30-5:00 p.m

Learn for Success: Navigating New ProQuest TexShare Collection (TSLAC workshop – El Paso, El Paso Community College – Rio Grande Campus)
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.

10 Tips to Boost Software User Adoption (IdealWare)
Learn how to help your organization and its staff members become software champions. During this hour-long webinar we’ll share tips and best practices that nonprofits across the country have used to turn their staff members into proficient and enthusiastic users of their software systems.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Harnessing the Power of Infographics as Teaching Tools (InSync Training)
Infographics are striking visual representations of information intended to illustrate information efficiently and effectively. Additionally, they can be FUN to explore!In this session, you will explore the use of infographics as learning tools, examine standard infographic types and investigate what comprises a powerful infographic for learning.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

ALA’s Excellence in Library Programming Award Presents: Creating a Civic Engagement Series about Race (Programming Librarian)
In 2015 a coalition of Illinois libraries, schools and community organizations hosted more than 70 events as part of Voices of Race, a program series grounded in building knowledge of and appreciation for the diversity represented in Niles Township. More than 8,000 people participated in the activities of Voices of Race; many more attended a related traveling exhibition, Race: Are We So Different? In this webinar, program leaders from the Skokie (Ill.) Public Library and Lincolnwood (Ill.) Public Library will discuss how the series came to be and what they learned about libraries supporting public dialogue around race and racism. They will also discuss how they worked with organizations and partners in the community to provide well-rounded enriching experiences for participants.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 7, 2016
How I Did It Live: Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World’s Top CEOs with Ed Bastian
(Harvard Business Review)
Harvard Business Review’s Amy Bernstein will lead a discussion about the strategic challenges the company faced and overcame, and the frameworks and ideas that can help other leaders facing crucial decisions.
Time: 8-9:00 a.m.

You Can Do I.T.! Basic Hardware & Software Skills for Public Libraries (TSLAC workshop Seven Points, The Library at Cedar Creek Lake)
Nationally-recognized trainer and consultant Carson Block returns to Texas to conduct a 1–day, in-person, hands-on workshop on a brand new topic:  basic hardware and software skills for public libraries. Earn 6.5 TSLAC CE credit hours! It’s FREE for all Texas library staff. Audience: All are welcome, though the target audience for these workshops is staff working at small public libraries who have limited technical computer knowledge, experience, or training. These target libraries generally serve populations of less than 25,000 people.
Time: 8:30-5:00 p.m

PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
PubMed for Librarians: Introduction is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.
Time: 11-12:30 p.m.

Pave the Way For a Successful #GivingTuesday (Nonprofit Hub)
#GivingTuesday is the biggest giving day of the year and just three months away on November 29. We’re kicking off the countdown with a webinar to teach you how to maximize the next few months to lay the foundation for a successful day of giving. Join Dana Ostomel, founder of Deposit a Gift and Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, to learn the 10 most important components to creating an empathetic, engaged and responsive community that is ready to help you knock it out of the park. We promise: You’ll walk away confident about getting started planning your #GivingTuesday campaign.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Groundwork for All Librarians, Library Types, and Stakeholders (TLA)
This new FREE webinar series provides training on easy ways to promote your library to decision-makers at the local and state level. Some programs in the series will be specific by library type, but this opening session is designed to help all kind of libraries to prepare to communicate with stakeholders with confidence. Participants will begin to learn practical, simple ways to support their institutions to users, voters, and political leaders.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Project Budgets (GrantSpace)
If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Hot New Titles for Your Middle School Readers (School Library Journal)
Seeking something to hook your middle grade readers? Look no further than SLJ’s free, one-hour webcast on the latest and greatest titles coming out this fall. Join moderator Marybeth Kozikowski, of the Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, NY, for a sneak peek at intriguing new books from Boyds Mills Press, Penguin Young Readers, and Shadow Mountain Publishing.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday September 8, 2016
You Can Do I.T.! Basic Hardware & Software Skills for Public Libraries (TSLAC workshop – Weatherford, Weatherford Public Library)
Nationally-recognized trainer and consultant Carson Block returns to Texas to conduct a 1–day, in-person, hands-on workshop on a brand new topic:  basic hardware and software skills for public libraries. Earn 6.5 TSLAC CE credit hours! It’s FREE for all Texas library staff. Audience: All are welcome, though the target audience for these workshops is staff working at small public libraries who have limited technical computer knowledge, experience, or training. These target libraries generally serve populations of less than 25,000 people.
Time: 8:30-5:00 p.m

New Resources and Features from EBSCO Databases (TSLAC workshop – Midland, Centennial Library)
This workshop will provide a hands-on, interactive overview of two new resources from Ebsco: 1) LearningExpress Plus will be demonstrated. 2) Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of general and state-specific legal forms. Basic and advanced features of the LIRC will be demonstrated along with finding forms and specific publications. We will also take a look at new ways to search and limit within Explora, Small Business Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center and EBSCOhost. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use these great resources.
Time:  9:30-1:00 p.m.

Help Your Community Prepare for Disaster: The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Ready or Not Toolkit
(TSLAC)
Libraries have often helped their communities in the wake of disaster. However, libraries can also play a key role in helping their communities prepare for disaster. David Rivera from the Texas Department of State Health Services provides a comprehensive look at preparing for a disaster or an emergency through Ready or Not?, a free disaster preparedness toolkit that includes a wealth of resources and educational materials.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Introduction to EasyBib EDU (EasyBib)
Interested in EDU but want a peek first? Have EDU but wondering what’s there? Look no further than our webinar tour of EasyBib EDU! We’ll take you through our famous citation features, as well as our well-loved digital notebook, and show you a few things you may not have known.
Time: 10:30-11:00 p.m.

Fostering Innovation and Creativity (Infopeople)
Fostering innovation requires two key things: an organizational culture that supports innovation and tools/processes that support innovation. Join Brenda Hough and Stephanie Gerding in this fast-paced and interactive webinar to explore how to be more creative and innovative yourself… and how to help others get in on the fun, too.
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Collaborations between Libraries and Disaster Organizations Part 2 (National Library of Medicine)
Tania Bardyn and her team from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library will present about their current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project. The Library, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Washington State Emergency Management Division, developed a mobile application (app) for Android devices called Response & Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington) to improve access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster information resources in Washington State. This is a follow-on project to the RRAIN app created in 2014 for iPhone and iPad devices. Also, Sarah Carnes, a virtual intern with the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center, will present about her project “Design and Delivery of an Outreach Strategy to Increase Awareness of Disaster Information Resources.”
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Measurement Matters: Using Edge, Project Outcome, and the Impact Survey to Assess and Improve Community Outcomes (Public Library Association)
This free webinar will educate libraries on these three outcome measurement tools and showcase how libraries are using the data for strategic planning, programming, and communication with local leaders to better serve their communities. Participants will hear from staff at PLA, ULC, the University of Washington iSchool and public libraries using all three products.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Graphic Novels: Look Deeper Than POW and WHAM (AASL)
In addition to being flat out cool, graphic novels and comics have become expansive in their content and style. Additionally, graphic novels closely resemble the infographic and iconographic style of today’s media. All these factors create an art form that is appealing to the masses and offers tremendous opportunity for literacy development and cultural association. Come learn how you can drive greater traffic to your libraries through this appealing and accessible art form.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Friday September 9, 2016
New Resources and Features from EBSCO Databases (TSLAC workshop – McAllen, McAllen Public Library)
This workshop will provide a hands-on, interactive overview of two new resources from Ebsco: 1) LearningExpress Plus will be demonstrated. 2) Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of general and state-specific legal forms. Basic and advanced features of the LIRC will be demonstrated along with finding forms and specific publications. We will also take a look at new ways to search and limit within Explora, Small Business Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center and EBSCOhost. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use these great resources.
Time:  8:30-12:00 p.m.

Going Digital (Lyrasis)
Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

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