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Free CE and Training This Week – November 7-12

2016 November 6
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 7, 2016
Accessibility Support Model: How a Large University Supports Diverse Learners Taking Online Courses
In this session, we will share the University of Central Florida’s Accessibility Support Model for online courses that was designed to provide a scalable and systematic approach to creating accessible online courses. This model consists of several strategies one of which is educating faculty on how to apply Universal Design for Learning principles to the design of their online courses. We will also share the accommodations work flow that was implemented as part of this process and showcase strategies and resources that we have implemented to empower faculty to create accessible course materials and support diverse learning styles including just in time online resources as well as the Universal Design Online Content Inspection Tool (UDOIT).
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Tuesday November 8, 2016
TexShare Database Training: (TSLAC workshop – Hurst, Tarrant County College Northeast Campus)
Bring books to life! From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand students reading experiences. Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students.
Time: 8:30-12:00 p.m.

Targeting the Librarian’s Role in Research Services (Library Connect)
In this webinar, two librarians and a faculty expert in the area of impact will discuss specific examples and steps librarians can take to have a significant and recognizable contribution within the research lifecycle. As a librarian, by applying your specialized knowledge and skills to critical steps in the research lifecycle you create new value and a work paradigm as a partner in the process.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

New Nonfiction for Youth: Spring 2017 (Booklist)
Join Booklist for this free, one-hour webinar where representatives from Holiday House, DK, Penguin Young Readers, Simon & Schuster, and Quarto Publishing will introduce nonfiction titles for Kindergarten through young adult readers. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth associate editor, Maggie Reagan.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Lending Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices to Patrons (TSLAC)
A Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that allows patrons to access the library’s Internet well beyond the bounds of the library building. The Keller Public Library has learned a great deal about how to successfully circulate Wi-Fi hotspots since June 2016, when they became the first library in Texas to offer them. Rae Cheney, Library Services Manager, will share firsthand experience about how to offer this exciting new technology to your patrons. The presentation will be 30 minutes long, with 30 minutes free for question and answer to follow.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Serving Older Adults in a Changing World (WebJunction)
With longer life expectancy and increasing diversity, older adults are reinventing aging and changing perceptions of their demographic. It’s time to rethink how our libraries serve this important and growing segment of our patron base. This webinar will focus on trends and impacts of the aging population, and will share creative strategies for library staff to meet the evolving needs of older adults in a changing world.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday November 9, 2016
NCompass Live: Do Space: Omaha’s Digital Library
(Nebraska Library Commission)
Do Space is one year old this week! Join Executive Director Rebecca Stavick to learn more about this one-of-a-kind concept in Omaha, Nebraska: it’s a community technology library, a digital workshop, and an innovation playground filled with new opportunities to learn, grow, explore and create.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

From Fear to Trust in the Library Organization (Georgia Library Association)
Every organization deals with situations related to trust and fear. However, some organizations are more open about these issues, while others are in deep denial.This presentation will begin with the context of how our research began: the trust issues encountered by the Kennesaw State University and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidation. The presentation will also describe how trust and fear are closely associated and how they impact the work environment.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will cover intermediate and advanced searching techniques, deep web search engines, and ways to find and use “hidden” resources. During the webinar, sample searches will be for statistics, born-digital, and digitized historical publications.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Tabletop Games and 21st Century Skill Development (Infopeople)
Although commercial games are recreational, they also provide opportunities for informal learning. In fact, to play games players must use at least one 21st Century Skill, and often players use multiple skills. Join webinar presenter Lauren Hays as she highlights how you can use games in your library to foster skills such as creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, vital to every library user needs.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Break the Cycle with Evidence-Based Analytics and Selection (Library Journal)
This webinar will not only discuss how to improve decisions when purchasing new items, but also how to make existing collections work harder. Until recently, many libraries would respond to the high volume of dead items in their collections through weeding alone. Our panel will discuss the use of an evidence-based transfer process to move dead items to new locations where there is a proven demand, therefore offering an item every chance to circulate before it is removed from the collection.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday November 10, 2016
Manager Onboarding: Setting New Leaders Up for Success
(Training Magazine Network)
The worst thing organizations can do is hire or promote the most technically competent person to management and not set them up for success. Leadership and management development programs only achieve one piece of what managers need to accomplish organizational goals. The rest should be done with manager onboarding. Using the principles of career development and employee onboarding, HR can contribute to bottom-line results by helping managers successfully onboard in their new roles. Join us for a practical conversation about onboarding and giving managers the tools for success.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

The Power of Personalization in Learning & Development (American Management Association)
Join us for this captivating panel session exploring the successes, failures and new directions in forms of personalization being applied in adult learning and development.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Millennials Schlemennials: What’s REALLY Changing Today’s Workplace Dynamics? (Training Industry)
Among the hot topics in the talent management and training industries today is the issue of millennials: How do we adjust our approaches to meet their needs? But how much of this topic really has anything to do with millennials? The truth is, traditional approaches were ineffective before the bulk of millennials arrived on the scene. We just weren’t paying attention.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Resources of the US Geological Survey Library (USGS)
Emily Wild, Librarian and Physical Scientist at the Denver USGS Library, will share the wealth of earth science information resources available from the library. The resources include research reports, data sets, imagery, and alerts/warnings for geological hazards including earthquakes, landslides, volcanoes, floods, droughts and wildfires. The USGS is the science agency for the Department of the Interior, providing science and research about natural hazards, groundwater, environment health, and the impact of climate change. Event Password: 1234
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Project Outcome: Communicating Your Results (Public Library Association)
“Communicating Your Results” is the second in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn your Project Outcome results into action. This webinar builds upon a previous session about good practices for communicating about data; it will focus on turning survey results into compelling messages about a library’s impact for internal and external audiences. This session will set up the final webinar about using Project Outcome data to support funding requests and grant proposals. Participants will also hear from other library leaders about their own experience and lessons learned from communicating about their Project Outcome survey results.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

OSHA’s Web Pages: A Wealth of Occupational Safety Information (Federal Depository Library Program)
In the webinar, participants will learn where Federal Government agency regulations come from. We will discuss the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA’s) regulatory role. We will also see how OSHA enhances their regulations with directives and interpretations. OSHA’s A-Z list and search features to locate additional relevant occupational safety information will also be reviewed.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Holiday Stressbusters (InSync)
What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the spirit of the season!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Teen Mental Illness 101 (Infopeople)
At the end of this webinar, participants will:Learn methods to decrease the stigma around teen mental illness through education and real life stories; Be familiar with tools for talking with teens who are struggling; Learn about opportunities to become a teen advocate
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

High School Diplomas @ the Public Library (Library Journal)
Our panelists will share why they chose the program and what it’s meant in terms of community partnerships, exposure, demonstrating outcomes, etc. They will also give insight into the day-to-day program operations, share best practices and tell a tale or two about how this program has benefitted the lives of their COHS students and graduates.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Saturday November 12, 2016
Makerspace Webinar
(Colorado Association of School Libraries)
Want to learn more about Makerspaces and don’t know how to start? Or, are you that “Maker Enthusiast” who is chomping at the bit to learn and share more? No matter your level, the Colorado Association of School Librarians (CASL) invites you to join us for a Maker Space webinar with special guest Colleen Graves. We hope you can attend this highly interactive learning session to learn how to meaningfully integrate maker into your school’s culture and walk away with a few practical ideas for your school maker space!
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

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  1. November 7, 2016

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to sign up for the Beyond Google webinar hosted by the federal depository people. When I click on the link provided it takes me to a mystifying calendar. Help.

  2. Christina Manz permalink
    November 7, 2016

    Thanks for pointing this out, Carroll! We updated the Federal Depository Library Program listing for Beyond Google – Another Look at Finding Government Information to go directly to the registration page.

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