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Free CE and Training This Week – December 5-9

2016 December 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 December 6, 2016
Creating a Mindset for Change (InSync Training)
When it comes to change, most leaders and organizations focus on structures, processes, and systems. Few recognize that without an individual and collective “Mindset for Change and Innovation” their best efforts will fail. This session will show what is really getting in the way; how an intentional and clear focus on what you want rather than on what you are trying to avoid turns insight into actions and actions into breakthrough outcomes.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

A New Approach to Building Family Engagement Pathways: The 5Rs Framework (Public Library Association)
Are you interested in increasing your outreach to families? Are you wondering how you might elevate family voice in the work that you do? Are you thinking about how to develop stronger community partnerships in support of families? If so, then this webinar will benefit you.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Science Soup, Part Two: Rocks, Rivers, and Trees – the USGS and the U.S. Forest Service (Federal Depository Library Program)
Come along for this webinar, and learn about earthquakes and tsunamis in real time, as well as educational resources in English and Spanish ranging from coloring books to data used by academic research scientists.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership: Key Strategies to Ignite Passion and Transform Program Quality (edWeb)
This webinar will provide an overview of well-researched, inspirational, and motivational leadership strategies for supporting high-quality early education and care. Susan MacDonald will share how leaders can find new and empowering ways to adapt to the evolving world of early childhood education.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Culinary Literacy: A Library Recipe for Cooking Up Literacy and Community (WebJunction)
Opening in 2014, the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Culinary Literacy Center offered the country’s first commercial-grade kitchen classroom in a library. It is revolutionizing the way Philadelphians think about food, nutrition, and literacy. The Center reaches to every corner of the community. It teaches math and science to kids through measuring and mixing, builds English language skills and nutrition education for non-native speakers, empowers adults with disabilities to cook with confidence, and much more. Hear how this innovative idea was transformed into reality through strategic community partnerships and institutional support. Learn how your library can start teaching community residents everything from butchering a goat to making a vegan stew, boosting literacy and nutritional health for all.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Pop Literacy (School Library Journal)
The Walking Dead, hip-hop, Snapchat, and the U.S. presidential race. All resources for learning. We’ll explore new literacies in practice to glean how student-led exploration using meaningful topics and engaging tools can make learning pop.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All (edWeb)
Schools throughout the world participate in the Computer Science Education Week’s #HourofCode, which will take place in 2016 from December 5th to 9th. Unfortunately, many schools don’t move beyond that hour. As stakeholders in providing the best educational experiences to prepare students for tomorrow, it is imperative that we move “Beyond the Hour of Code” and truly integrate coding into the daily instruction for all.
Time: 7-8:00 p.m.

Wednesday December 7, 2016
Technology Classes at Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
In the past three years, the Iowa City Public Library has tripled their patron involvement in technology classes taught by library staff, without increasing staff or budget. Technology is an ever changing landscape and classes are a great way to help patrons become savvier technology users. Learn how to grow interest in your library’s technology courses with strategies for assessment, marketing, and curriculum development.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success (Training Magazine Network)
Whether you’re new to webinar production, or you’re looking to tune-up your game plan, this resource-filled webinar will guide you through focused steps that will help give you the confidence to get your webinars off to a great start.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences (American Management Association)
We all harbor unconscious assumptions about people who are different from us that get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from working together harmoniously and effectively. Join bias experts (and biracial couple) Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman for an hour-long webcast where you will learn how to identify your personal points of privilege, make genuine connections with people who aren’t like you, and figure out how to break down social barriers across a spectrum of differences (race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more).
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now (4Good)
Whether you are early in your career or have been a leader for many years, it is important to be intentional about your own professional and leadership development. In this webinar, we will consider the essential foundation for further developing as a professional: becoming more aware of your values, goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. We will then consider professional development strategies with examples of steps you can consider taking.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership (Programming Librarian)
Tune in and learn how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

USGS Library: Geoscience Outreach and Instruction (Federal Depository Library Program)
Come explore the published materials, historical aspects of geoscience research, current access and availability to USGS products, subject classification scheme, and other hidden information gems within the USGS Library.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

An Indie State of Mind (Library Journal)
The indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. libraries lending eBooks, libraries have unparalleled power to bring their best local writers to their patrons’ attention and beyond. This webinar will illuminate how Library Journal’s SELF-e program supports statewide, library-driven writing contests to find the best indie books in your community and make them available to library patrons.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Get Happy and Healthy: How to Avoid Burnout and Have More Impact Through Your Work (Charity How To)
This nonprofit webinar will present a case for nonprofit professionals to engage in self-care and provide steps to shift organizational culture from one of sacrifice and burnout to one where balance, rest and replenishment are part of a strategy for success.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Books Go to War (Library of Congress)
Join Library of Congress reference specialist, Abby Yochelson of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division as she discusses “Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in World War II” based on the “America Reads” exhibition.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad (Library Journal)
Join librarian Ellen Druda for a live webcast presentation as she shares information about a program she launched at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (NY) that allows teens to create and assemble 3D printed prosthetics in bright and beautiful colors. The usable prosthetics get donated to children overseas through a partnership with a global charity.
Time: 5-6:00 p.m.

Thursday December 8, 2016
Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World’s Top CEOs with Cheryl Bachelder
(Harvard Business Review)
Harvard Business Review now invites you to join us for this “How I Did It LIVE” webinar with Cheryl A. Bachelder, Chief Executive Officer, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., who will describe how her team turned the struggling company around, by rebuilding their relationship with their franchises, while creating a national brand-building campaign to reconnect with customers. Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief, Adi Ignatius 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.

Research Data Literacy and the Library (Library Connect)
The era of e-science demands new skill sets and competencies of researchers to ensure their work is accessible, discoverable and reusable. Librarians are naturally positioned to assist in this education as part of their liaison and information literacy services. Learn more about how libraries are expanding the scope of information literacy to include open data and related tools, methods and skills.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors (Charity Village)
This free webinar will show you practical ways to get things done with others, virtually, without sacrificing personal connection and relationship.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Using Project Outcome Data in Grant Applications (Public Library Association)
This is the third in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn their Project Outcome results into action. This webinar builds upon previous sessions about good practices for communicating about data and developing effective messaging; it will focus on how to incorporate Project Outcome survey results into grant applications.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Science Soup, Part Three: Rocket Ships and Stars – Out of this World with NASA (Federal Depository Library Program)
Learn about the functions of NASA and the excellent educational resources the agency provides for your users. As always, the webinar will include some resources in Spanish for those of you who serve a Spanish-speaking community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community
(Colorado State Library)
Your public library is packed with kids during the summer, and that is excellent! Research shows that those children benefit from your library’s many strong enrichment activities, staff expertise, and collections that go so far in preventing summer slide.However, there are children in your community that you don’t see in your library that need this same enrichment the most over the summer.How can you find and support them, and provide them with the same rich resources? Join us for this lively, interactive session and bring your questions, challenges and ideas.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone!Designing for Learner Success (InSync Training)
This session will help designers and others involved in the design process identify common trouble spots, understand them from the learners’ point of view, and take steps to correct them before learners have a chance to fail. L&D professionals wishing to work from a “learner first” point of view will find this session illuminating and applicable.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Golden Partnership: How to Improve Website Findability with Actionable Analytics and Content Analysis (DigitalGov)
In this training, attendees will learn: Why every digital analytics team needs to partner with a digital content analyst; How top-task analyses and content research can improve the quality and volume of traffic; Strategies for identifying the issues and terminologies of a target audience; SEO tips for improving findability KPIs; Other cool stuff
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is It Right for You? (Connecting to Collections)
It seems that every year there are new products to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and other conditions that affect collections. Wireless, networked, cloud, and NFC are terms used on product specification sheets but what do they mean and are the new products really different than just a few years ago? A solid understanding of the terminology which can be translated to new products as they emerge will allow you to determine which monitoring method and product is right for your institution.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction (TSLAC)
Friends groups can be tremendous assets to the libraries they serve by engaging community, raising money, advocating for the library, and lending the library lots of great moral support. But, when Friends groups lose focus on their role (versus that of the director) or when they start being unfriendly it can become a miserable relationship for all involved. Sally Gardner Reed will discuss ways in which to keep working on a positive track together, ways to solve conflicts, and what to do when nothing seems to work.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready (GrantSpace)
Join Gene Takagi and Michele Berger of NEO Law Group for a list of 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for 2017. Gene and Michele will discuss what the board should do before rewarding an executive with a year-end bonus, development of next year’s board calendar, the increasing importance of state registrations, and other items to consider or complete before year-end.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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