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Free CE and Training This Week – September 12-16

2016 September 11
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.

Monday September 12, 2016
Small Library Management: Leadership & Management Essentials (TSLAC workshop – Temple, Temple Public Library)
This workshop provides foundational leadership and management skills that will enable you to accomplish your library’s goals. Highly recommended for new directors, managers, anyone interested in becoming a manager, and anyone that would like a refresher. It’s FREE for all Texas library staff. Leadership and Management Essentials is a 3 day in-person workshop offered every two years.
Time: 8:30-3:30 p.m.

The New ABCs of Research (University of North Carolina)
Solving the immense problems of the 21st century will require devoted research teams with passionate leaders who are skilled at nurturing individuals, weaving networks, and cultivating communities. The growing evidence shows that research teams with raised ambitions to find practical solutions and seek foundational theories simultaneously have a greater chance of achieving both (ABC Principle: Applied & Basic Combined). This talk will guide students, faculty, business leaders, and government policy makers on how to produce high-impact research. Teamwork becomes an even more valuable approach since it facilitates the blending of research methods (SED Principle: Blend Science, Engineering and Design Thinking).  It’s time to replace Vannevar Bush’s dated (1945) linear model with new guiding principles to shift the way the governments fund research, universities train students, researchers conduct projects (teams, partnerships), and organizations reward/recognize outcomes.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

How to Create New Revenue Streams for Your Library (ALA)
In this fast-paced, free webinar, the author will be getting right into the key considerations for methods to generate revenue.  He’ll then reinforce these by introducing several fast-track methods discussed in his book and will share valuable tips on how to start implementing these techniques immediately to create hundreds of dollars of new money by year’s end.
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday September 13, 2016
Let’s Explore the Legal Information Reference Center
This new resource 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 in different formats and searching for specific publications. Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use this great area of your online library.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Mining the Collaborative Summer Library Manual for Adult Programming Ideas (Washington State Library)
Need adult programming ideas? Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) manual has added a section which allows adult programming to tie in with the summer reading programs which the youth services staff are presenting. The program will review some adult programming ideas from past summer reading programs.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Making a Maker Fair (Maine State Library)
Community engagement on STEM literacies is easy on a big scale when you know how to stay organized and build momentum. In this presentation, learn how you can work with your patrons and community to generate interest for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (and more!) through a focused program that presents a wide variety of hands on opportunities for people to try something new and learn that making is fun, and science is not scary! Learn how to plan and execute a large scale events the lean, open-source way, not the maker faire way.  Samantha Duckworth is the Science and Technology Team Leader at Portland Public Library (ME).
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Measuring America Series – An Overview on Children Statistics (U.S. Census)
This webinar will teach users how to search and navigate the Census Bureau website and locate data related to children. Participants will also learn about the importance of collecting data on children and what it means to their communities.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Keep Your Romance Collection Fresh and Exciting (Booklist)
Readers’ appetite for romance novels never abates! Join Booklist for an hour-long webinar featuring a rich variety of forthcoming adult romance novels presented by Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Shadow Mountain, Baker Publishing, and Harlequin.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (InSync Training)
“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality: What’s Next (School Library Journal & ISTE)
Is there life after Pokémon Go? Get up to speed on VR and AR, with advice from an expert panel on where this fast-evolving technology is headed, and what applications educators can use now.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Building Business Connections with Your Community (Infopeople)
Do you want to form meaningful relationships with the small business owners, professionals, and job seekers in your public library’s community? Are members of your business community unaware of the value that their public library provides to their daily lives? In this webinar, presenter Barbara Alvarez will discuss how to take your connections with the business community to the next level through embedded networking and sustainable structured library services.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday September 14, 2016
Nebraska 150 Books: Read Nebraska Authors with Your Book Group!
(Nebraska Library Commission)
Celebrate the Nebraska 150 Sesquicentennial by reading a title from the Nebraska 150 Book list with your book group. Several titles from this list are available from the Library Commission for your book group to check out and this session will introduce you to a few of the selections.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH (NNLM)
PubMed for Librarians: MeSH is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MesH to build a search. We will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.
Time: 11-12:30 p.m.

Before You Hire an Architect: Reduce Costs and Risks, Produce Better Results (4Good)
This webinar will address the critical information a board and CEO need to have, and the work they need to do, before hiring an architect. It will cover roles and responsibilities (board, staff, architects, contractors, consultants), strategy, planning, programming, budgeting, architect and contractor selection, and client-favorable contracts.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

LLAMA Thought Leaders Series: R. David Lankes (Library Leadership and Management Association)
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of ALA, will present a free webinar featuring R. David Lankes, Sept. 14. Lankes will talk about his personal perspective on successful leadership.  He is the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library & Information Science, the 2016-17 Follett Chair at Dominican’s Graduate School of Library & Information Science, and recipient of the American Library Association’s 2016 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. His book, The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature. Lankes is a passionate advocate for librarians and their essential role in today’s society.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Pokémon! How Two Libraries Scored Major Points with a Game Craze (Programming Librarian)
For 10 years, the Prince George Public Library (PGPL) in British Columbia, Canada, has hosted downtown walking tours highlighting historic buildings and landmarks. The recent “Pokémon Go” phenomenon has led to an increase in downtown foot traffic, drawing Pokémon players to these historic sites, many of which are Pokéstops. Seeing an opportunity for outreach, PGPL began guided “’Pokémon Go’ Walking Tours,” in which players can learn about the history of Prince George while battling for gyms, collecting Pokémon and hatching their eggs. This presentation will share how PGPL was able to work this unique mobile app into a thriving, educational program. Through simple social media posts, traditional paper marketing and some of the silliest conversations of their careers, the staff of the Pryor (Okla.) Public Library used “Pokémon Go” to reach new library users and increase their “street cred” among current users. Learn how your library can use the game’s augmented reality feature to engage patrons on social media, place lures to draw patrons and Pokémon to the library, and create fun in-house marketing to let your patrons know that your library knows what’s up.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Generate More Major Gifts and Planned Gifts with Less (Nonprofit Hub)
An introduction to engagement fundraising. Wondering how you can do more with less? How you can be more effective with less effort? In this session you’ll learn how to zero-in on the right people at the right time to optimize your outreach and maximize your results. Engagement fundraising leverages innovative technologies and the latest scientific research to help ensure that you spend your precious time with more major gift and planned giving prospects precisely when they are ready to seriously consider making a gift.  It’s efficient, effective and innovative. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about Greg Warner’s unorthodox yet very practical approach that many have called “The future of major and planned gift marketing.”
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) in the Library (Infopeople)
Community engagement requires an organizational culture that embraces two key things: an asset-based model over a needs-based model, and the belief that the community has as much, if not more, to offer than library professionals. Join presenter Tonya Kennon as she discusses the essence of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) as well as real life examples of how it can work in a library.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Why #GoOpen? Using Open Educational Resources in Your School/District (EdWeb)
In this webinar, Andrew Marcinek, former Chief Open Education Advisor for the U. S. Department of Education (DOE), speaks with Tech & Learning Content Director Kevin Hogan about the DOE’s #GoOpen initiative. Participants will learn how to make the shift to using openly licensed educational resources in their school districts.This webinar will benefit district and building-level administrators, technology directors, technology coordinators, librarians and media specialists, board of education members, and other education staff involved in technology planning.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday September 15, 2016
Power Up at Your Library Day
The Governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has declared Thursday, September 15, 2016 as “Power Up at Your Library Day,” and the Texas Library Association is inviting all Texas libraries to participate in this initiative to help promote technology, innovation, and creativity in their communities. This is an opportunity for school, academic, public, and special libraries to showcase their diverse range of programs and offerings, including activities supporting STEAM-based learning, business and entrepreneurship, workforce development, and much more.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (All day)

Global Collaboration Day
(Library 2.0)
Students, teachers, and organizations will join together online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 15, 2016. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation.The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to: demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world; introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today; to focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (All day)

After the Storm: Libraries Helping to Heal Their Communities (TSLAC)
There have been many resources and training opportunities that focus either on libraries and their role alongside emergency responders during and immediately after a disaster or on emergency preparedness for libraries prior to a disaster. This webinar, however, will explore the idea of libraries helping their communities to cope with and heal after a disaster. Spend an hour with us and hear how three Texas libraries (Wimberley Public Library, Houston Public Library and West Public Library) helped their communities to heal and recover in the wake of different disasters.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

10 Ways to Increase Your Reach on Social Media (IdealWare)
Are your social media posts reaching the people who need your information or services? This free webinar will help you see the outreach opportunities available via social media and outline actions you can take right now to improve your organization’s reach.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Moving Your Board from Good to Great (GrantSpace)
We will look at the characteristics of great boards, and how your board can move to the next level with intention and confidence. For Board members, Executive Directors, Deputy Directors, and anyone who wants to learn how to strengthen their board. Appropriate for any size nonprofit.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Filtering: The Man in the Middle (American Libraries Live)
Thanks to the good work of the ALA’s Washington Office and others, there may be far more money available to libraries through the federal E-rate program. To take advantage of that, however, libraries must first adopt an internet safety policy that includes “technology protection measures”—filtering. This panel will address the details of the E-rate expansion, summarize the history of the ALA and filtering, cover some new issues about specific filtering approaches and offer practical suggestions for libraries that may wish to pursue this new funding opportunity.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Makerspace Projects for School, Public and Academic Libraries (Demco)
The Maker Movement is coming to your library! Join Colleen and Aaron Graves as they discuss project ideas to help introduce the concept of making in your library programming. This dynamic duo will discuss how to create a culture and community of makers regardless of your library level. You’ll hear how to plan makerspace workshops and how to ensure patrons can pursue open-ended maker projects and enjoy playing to learn.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Snaps and Stripes: Sharing Public Service Stories with Snapchat (DigitalGov)
In a world where content disappears after 24-hours and 10-second, vertical video dominates, you might be asking yourself: Where does government find its place? In this webinar, we will discuss best practices around the use of Snapchat in the federal space. Hear from NASA, USAGov, AmeriCorps and Department of Interior on how they’re using the platform, crafting their messages and telling their stories. We’ll also discuss how government agencies can engage on this platform while also complying with appropriate regulations.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Collection Emergencies: Managing Time Sensitive Projects Successfully without Losing Your Hat (LJ and Ingram)
We’ve assembled a panel of librarians who have successfully managed these kinds of projects to discuss their experiences and best practices. You’ll hear their stories and learn how Ingram can not only make the process easy, but help you select a collection that will impress your patrons. Ingram’s Collection Development team sees a lot of big projects—ODCs, expansions, grants, and more. We’ve worked with customers with very precise (and sometimes complex) requirements, as well as those who wish to defer much of the work to an experienced vendor. Regardless of the project’s size, we have solutions to help you through the process.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Support Small Business Development at Your Library (WebJunction)
Find out how your library can be an excellent resource for aspiring and experienced business owners. This session will cover the basics of collection development, classes, marketing, partnerships and more. Hear how libraries are not only helping launch small businesses, but as these businesses continue to thrive, they are able to give back to the community.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Graphic Novel Book Clubs: From Idea to Reality (AASL)
Many librarians report that graphic novels are the highest circulating collection in their libraries – even more than DVDs. Yet, many libraries have not been able to capitalize on this attractive new media due to a variety of factors including unfamiliarity, lack of access, and anxiety. Graphic novels provide an eloquent opportunity to welcome youth and adults into the process of critical reading and discussion.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Friday September 16, 2016
LearningExpress Library Plus (TexShare)
Join us for a tour of TexShare’s new LearningExpress Library Plus subscription. This is the most powerful version of the LearningExpress Library, developed exclusively for TexShare. It includes 200 additional resources and two enhanced learning centers; College Center Plus and Career Center Plus. We will review the user interface, cover key features, sample new resource types and other enhancements.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

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