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Free CE and Training This Week – January 9-13

2017 January 8
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 January 9, 2017
What Is Tech-Savvy Leadership? A Panel Discussion
In an age where classrooms are filled with devices and learning is moving from static texts to ever-changing digital resources, administrators must be nimble and knowledgeable of all these changes. A tech-savvy leader is required to achieve success in 1:1, BYOD, and other technology initiatives. Join this panel of digital savvy experts to learn how to transition to tech-savvy leadership. Steven W. Anderson, Amber Teamann, and Tony Sinasis will explore challenges, strategies, and ideas for leaders looking to change.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Tuesday January 10, 2017
Career Development: Today’s Meta-Priority
(Training Magazine Network)
Getting career development right should be job #1 for leaders because of its ability to fuel all other priorities, enable the flexibility and agility required to respond to the wild world of work, and support what matters most to the organization. This session offers seven strategies to help leaders at all levels prioritize career development and realize the benefits and results that it offers.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

How to Do a TEDx Presentation (Washington State Library)
Sno-Isle Libraries presented two TEDx events to rave reviews. Join Communications Director Ken Harvey who organized these successful events will share what is necessary to stage this event.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

2017 ALA Carnegie Shortlist Finalists (Booklist)
Booklist Adult Books editor and Carnegie committee chair Donna Seaman presents the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. Authors include, for fiction, Michael Chabon (Moonglow), Zadie Smith (Swing Time), and Colson Whitehead (The Underground Railroad); and, for nonfiction, Patricia Bell-Scott (The Firebrand and the First Lady), Matthew Desmond (Evicted), and Patrick Phillip (Blood at the Root).
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Better Than Bullet Points (InSync)
In this session we’ll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Preschool Storytime Basics (TSLAC)
This webinar will cover the basics of planning, preparing, and presenting engaging storytimes for preschoolers in the library. We will cover surefire books and literature selection as well as songs and fingerplays to captivate a young audience. Learn a few tips to address some storytime challenges like organizing materials, reading aloud to a group, and managing difficult situations.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 11, 2017
The Psychology of Success: Why Are Some People More Likely to Succeed than Others?
(American Management Association)
In a competitive marketplace and entrepreneurial world, even modest improvement can mean the difference between success and failure.New research has revealed some common traits of the super successful.This webcast provides you with insight into these little understood characteristics and offers an in-depth look at practical changes you can make to be more successful at work, home, and at play.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

How to Implement Things When People Hate Change (SirsiDynix)
Drawing from his experience as a technology consultant and former Head of Library Information Technology, Griffey understands the social complexities surrounding change. In this webinar, Griffey will explore: Relationship between innovation and disruption; Structures and how they enable or inhibit change; Strategies for enhancing “change culture” in your library; Tactics for bypassing day-to-day issues;
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Nonprofit Boards & Effective Governance (4Good)
The nonprofit governing board has been described as an ineffective group of effective people. Why do nonprofits so broadly fail to use their boards wisely? And how might they do better? This webinar will touch upon a comprehensive range of issues in a way that will be relevant to almost every nonprofit board. We will look at four interrelated areas: membership (including recruitment, development, self-assessment), process (including structure, meetings), capacity, and fiduciary concerns.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Science Soup, Part 1 On Major Government Science Databases (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar shows you how to find science-based information on topics as diverse as Alzheimer’s, the Zika virus, or even ideas for a science fair. Help faculty and students find better information and become great researchers. Learn about the world of science revealed through major Government databases. Participants will learn to navigate, PubMed, and to find resources in English and Spanish.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Using Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) for Research and Learning (Infopeople)
This webinar will introduce participants to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) (link is external), a free, non-profit national digital library that provides access to digital primary and secondary sources from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Presenter Franky Abbot will cover how DPLA works, how institutions can contribute content, and how users can employ its resources for a variety of research purposes.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Service Excellence in Challenging Times (WebJunction)
During times of community turmoil, it is an extra challenge to convey patience, good humor, an accurate knowledge of your collections and services, and a willingness to serve. Learn how to ramp up your skills to maintain a safe, welcoming environment where everyone can visit, work, and play without feeling uncomfortable. Keep calm, confident and capable of guiding your community through difficult times.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday January 12, 2017
Libraries & Literacy
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas Workforce Commission workshop – San Antonio, San Antonio Public Library)
This one-day in-person workshop provides training in the following: 1) Use of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s free digital literacy toolkit. You will go home with a free copy of the toolkit. 2) Access and use of the TRAIN PD CENTER @ TCALL, the statewide Professional Development and Resource Center for Texas Adult Education and Literacy (AEL). This resource is free to librarians and adult literacy providers. 3) Overview of Learning Express Library, an online resource available through most academic and public libraries. 4) Best practices in partnership development and an opportunity to meet potential partners. It’s FREE for all Texas library staff and adult literacy providers.
Time: 8:30-4:45 p.m.

What Is Bioinformatics Librarianship?
(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
A growing number of librarians are filling a special niche in the information world: Serving those who work with genetic and molecular biology information.  In this one-hour Webinar, meet eight of your colleagues as they explain their specialized and uniquely valuable roles at their institution.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

The Power to Delight: Providing Extraordinary Service (Colorado State Library)
People everywhere (including our patrons) have seemingly unending choices when it comes to deciding where to take their business. Consequently, customer experience can make or break the relationships we have with our communities.In this session we will share concrete tips from non-library service champions, and brainstorm ways to provide extraordinary service in our own organizations.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Outcome Measurement Made Easy with PLA’s Project Outcome (Public Library Association)
For the first time, public libraries have access to an aggregated set of outcome measurement data and analysis tools they can use to affect change within their communities and beyond. Since launching in June 2015, Project Outcome has helped libraries make programmatic improvements, streamline strategic planning and decision making, increase advocacy, and gain funding. This webinar provides an overview of the toolkit and examples of how libraries have been able to benefit from using Project Outcome.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Public Library Programming: Session One – Create and Share Customized Lists of Resources (TexShare)
Build custom reading lists and utilize booklists for the titles read in your classroom – and learn how to share these materials directly with your students and colleagues. Then analyze your reading lists using text complexity tools to support your differentiation work. Learning Objective:  Attendees will know how to implement custom reading lists with colleagues, students and families. Agenda: Overview of Resources: Movies, Interviews, Book Trailers, Pronunciations, Lesson Plans and more. Developing Custom Reading Lists. Sharing lists to connect resources with colleagues, students and families. Modifying and Analyzing Lists with the differentiation report.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

2018 Funding Opportunities — TSLAC Competitive Grants (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, will provide an overview of the FY 2018 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Impact, Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Library Cooperation, and Special Projects grant programs.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Philanthropy Blueprint 2017 (GrantSpace)
Blueprint is the annual industry forecast written by Lucy Bernholz about the ways we use private resources for public benefit. Blueprint provides an annual overview of the current landscape, points to major trends, and directs your attention to horizons where you can expect some important breakthroughs in the coming year.
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Friday January 13, 2017
Going Digital
Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

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