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Free CE and Training This Week – November 14-18

2016 November 13
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 November 14, 2016
Inviting Young Children to Explore Process Art
(edWeb)
Join award-winning author and educator, MaryAnn F. Kohl, for a lively and entertaining discussion about process art and young children. MaryAnn will share true stories of how art influenced the lives of some amazing adults and children, and together we will learn helpful strategies for inspiring children to be creative and adventurous with art, both individually and in groups.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting to Know Gale’s Science In Context (TexShare)
Want to know more about your new TexShare resource, Gale’s Science In Context? Then this session is for you! Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. In this session, we’ll examine how to find what you need (like science experiments) and show off user workflow tools like Google/Microsoft integration, citation generator, and more!
Time: 2-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday November 15, 2016
Discover Ebrary: e-Libro and SciTech ProQuest TexShare Collection
(TSLAC workshop – Austin, University of Texas at Austin Perry-Castañeda Library)
This 3 hour face to face course will cover in depth ProQuest ebook collections that are now part of the TexShare program: Ebook Science and Technology collection, and E-Libro. Come learn strategies on how to best navigate these collections, 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. Come ready to learn and network with your colleagues in the area.
Time: 8:30-12:00 p.m.

STEAM in Preschool Storytime
(TSLAC workshop – Irving, South Irving Library)
Join us for this inspiring workshop by popular workshop presenter, Kim Lehman, former Youth Services Specialist for Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide and Youth Specialist at Austin Public Library.  Following an introduction to research on STEAM learning in the preschool years and to Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Math and Science Skills Domains, Kim will engage participants in fun, hands-on STEAM activities, literature, fingerplays, and songs to enhance Preschool Storytime and prepare young children for success in school.
Time: 8:30-4:30 p.m.

7 Steps to Deliver Better Customer Experiences (Harvard Business Review)
Using seven key steps, brand-building expert Denise Lee Yohn helps companies design and deliver dramatically improved experiences by using a customer experience architecture. This framework enables companies to deliver optimal experiences to different customer segments. To learn about a proven, practical tool for transforming your organization’s customer experience, join Denise Lee Yohn and HBR on November 15.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Engaging Reluctant and Struggling Readers in Your Library (BookList)
Young people have so much more that draws their attention in other ways besides reading. However, reading is proven to be so important for young people’s minds and there are ways we can break down these barriers to reach these readers so they grow to become life long readers. Join Booklist and Thorndike Press to discuss these issues. Help discover ways to reach and encourage all young readers with suggestions from Amy Seto Forrester (Denver Public Library).
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Working Within the Academic Community to Deliver Your Library’s Message (TLA)
Doable Action Series on Advocacy Made Simple: This free online training will discuss time-efficient methods for communicating the libraries’ value and services on your campus.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Passing the Baton: Succession Planning in a Small Library (TSLAC)
What will happen in your library when you retire? Join us for a conversation with the Director and Assistant Director at the TLL Temple Memorial Library, and learn how Brenda and Justin are planning for the future in their library.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Active Shooter Procedures for Libraries (Infopeople)
Join North Dakota State Librarian Mary Soucie as she discusses what should be included in an active shooter procedure, including an emergency & disaster plan, communication plan and evacuation plan. Additionally she will cover how to respond (run, hide, fight), and what you need to be aware of to prepare for this situation.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday November 16, 2016
STEAM in Preschool Storytime (TSLAC workshop – Mount Pleasant Public Library, Mount Pleasant)
Join us for this inspiring workshop by popular workshop presenter, Kim Lehman, former Youth Services Specialist for Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide and Youth Specialist at Austin Public Library.  Following an introduction to research on STEAM learning in the preschool years and to Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines Math and Science Skills Domains, Kim will engage participants in fun, hands-on STEAM activities, literature, fingerplays, and songs to enhance Preschool Storytime and prepare young children for success in school.
Time: 8:30-4:30 p.m.

NCompass Live: Computer Networking for Librarians (Nebraska Library Commission)
Your computer network silently keeps your library running every day, but how much do you really know about it? Join Chris as he talks about how the network functions and the basic components that make it tick. We’ll review routers, switches, firewalls, and how everything works together, plus some tips on what to do if there’s a problem. Presented in a fun, accessible format, this session is introductory-level, and perfect for beginners.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
MCR Takes on reddit: The MCR coordinators love to share authoritative, free health information resources, and we decided to extend that love to the reddit discussion community. !). MCR decided to jump in and tackle questions posted to a few of the health-related communities. If you attend this session (and we hope you do), you will find out how we did, what communities got the most love from us, what resources were most helpful, and what we learned in the process.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

The Secrets and Science of Great Performance Management (American Management Association)
Join us as these two industry leaders debate and discuss how, and if, companies should change their approach to managing performance. You’ll learn the facts about the current trends, including what companies are really doing and whether there might be a fit for your firm.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Boost Donations with an Attitude of Gratitude (Nonprofit Hub)
Want to discover how to show gratitude in a way that knocks your donors’ socks off and gets them to keep giving to your nonprofit? Begin by making your donors feel really, really good. Then help them remember that feeling by learning how to create a lasting warm glow. Join us to discover how to make donors feel truly valued and motivated to keep giving.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Creating a Development Plan (4Good)
In this webinar, we will discuss the reasons a development plan can help assure success in your fundraising efforts; how to involve your organization’s leadership, both staff and volunteers, in the process; how to assure that the plan will be implemented; and how to evaluate success. Participants will be receive a template for creating their development plan and a learn how to ensure it gets implemented.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Measuring America Series: Accessing International Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will help users in their search and navigation of the Census Bureau website and in locating international data. We will include visual examples, show you actual tools to locate and access the data, and share how these data can be used.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Fix It at the Library with DIY Repair Programs (TechSoup)
Making is all the rage. But what if you want to fix something that’s broken? Repair programs are an opportunity to teach patrons new skills while fixing technology, electronics, clothing, and other household items. These programs can be a great way to engage new community partners and volunteers and have proven successful in many libraries in the United States and Canada. Repair programs also help reduce waste by fixing items that would otherwise be thrown away.  Come to this free webinar to learn how repair programs are being offered in public libraries. These examples will focus on Repair Cafés, which are part of an international network of community driven free programs.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Puff, Puff, Lend: Cannabis Culture and the Library (Colorado State Library)
Got weed? Of course not. But many of your customers do…and they have questions.Libraries across Colorado (and the US) find themselves at a distinct crossroads when it comes to legalized marijuana.This interactive webinar will help answer questions about the role your library can play in this new wild, wild west.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Promoting Literacy Developmentally Appropriately: The Administrator’s Role (Early Childhood Investigations)
Ensuring your early childhood program offers powerful literacy experiences requires more than books, crayons, and alphabet posters! It requires an understanding of literacy development and knowledge of specific practices that have been shown to foster literacy development in young children.Join Professor and acclaimed Author, Nell K. Duke in a riveting webinar to explore strategies to help you support teachers’ classroom practices as they provide meaningful and developmentally appropriate literacy instruction and build the foundation for lifelong literacy learning.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness: Building Collections and Connections to Improve Health, Safety, and Well-Being (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is hosting free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members called PNR Rendezvous.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Building a Digital Collection (edWeb)
Digital collection development is integral to the “future ready” pledge. As the number of districts committing to personalizing instruction through digital learning grows, so does the demand for digital content. Join Michelle Luhtala and Andy Marcinek as they discuss what’s new in digital collection development, including the #GoOpen initiative, and how to make all resources discoverable, accessible, and usable for all learners.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Read Aloud for Middle Graders (American Association of School Librarians)
Recently, Tracey Hecht partnered with the New York Public Library to launch a read aloud program in fourth and fifth grade classes in NYC public schools. Using a novel she wrote with a cinematic vernacular that engages group dynamic, Tracey and the students explored characters’ voices, narration and plot to contribute to the success of the book for listeners. Tracey and the students also looked at other writers who engage great read-aloud through their writing styles and narrative voice.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Thursday November 17, 2016
Discover Ebrary: e-Libro and SciTech ProQuest TexShare Collection
(TSLAC workshop – Hurst, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus)
This 3 hour face to face course will cover in depth ProQuest ebook collections that are now part of the TexShare program: Ebook Science and Technology collection, and E-Libro. Come learn strategies on how to best navigate these collections, 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. Come ready to learn and network with your colleagues in the area.
Time: 8:30-12:00 p.m.

What Happened in Kansas City: Free Speech, Library Programs and the Law (Programming Librarian)
On May 9, 2016, a patron at the Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library was arrested by off-duty police, at the direction of a library partner, for questioning the worldview of a speaker. When the library’s Director of Programming & Marketing Steven Woolfolk tried to intervene, he, too, was arrested. As of November 2016, the city continued to seek the prosecution of both Woolfolk and the patron. Libraries are places for discovery that extends beyond the shelves — to classes, public programs and civil discourse. What responsibility do we, as library professionals, have to ensure that the content of our programs adheres to the same standards as our collections? To what extent are we obligated to protect the free speech of our patrons as well as our authors? Join Woolfolk and Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, for a discussion of free speech and its intersection with library programming and the law.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Your Customer-Centric Approach to Digital Transformation (GovLoop)
Join us for our online training as we discuss how government agencies can achieve this truly customer-centric digital transformation. Specifically, you’ll learn:What a customer-centric digital approach means and why it matters;The four components of a great customer experience;Steps for development that will help you get to where you need to be;Examples of agencies that have adopted this customer-centric approach and seen real benefits.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

4 Simple Ways to Beef Up Your Library Marketing (Demco)
Every day, library marketers are engaged in a competitive battle to convince people to come to programs, check out items and cement the image of the library as a vital community center. But with decreasing budgets and increasing pressure on our time, the job is getting harder and library marketing feels less effective.Here are four easy, mostly free ways to support your library’s strategic goals, reach current cardholders and new audiences, increase circulation and improve brand awareness.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

pyro-TECH: School Libraries, IGNITE! (Wyoming State Library)
Ever feel like the plethora of technology tools out there is overwhelming? Not enough time to sift through it all to find the useful apps and programs? Join Paige Bredenkamp as we explore tech tools that are useful in school libraries. Fill your arsenal with new tech tools and discover reliable go-to resources to find tools on your own.
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Friday November 18, 2016
Pronunciator Overview (TexShare)
Join us for a tour of TexShare’s new Pronunciator subscription. This powerful language-learning resource includes 80 languages, English taught in 51 languages, a citizenship preparation course, a healthcare course, plus drills/quizzes, films, music, audio lessons, and much more. We will review the user interface and cover key features.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

A Plan for More Meaningful Work and Professional Fulfillment (American Libraries Live)
Join this webinar to find ways to make your work life more fulfilling.
Time: 11:00-12:00 p.m.

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