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Free CE and Training This Week – January 16-20

2017 January 15
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 January 17, 2017
Mastering Storytelling for the Business Conversation (InSync)
The world has changed with the bombardment of digital and mobile inputs. Selling and leading today is about uncovering needs people don’t know they have. It is about painting a picture that helps people see what they didn’t know was possible, versus simply providing a product or solution.
Time: 9-10:00 a.m.

Maintaining Sanity as a Department of One! (Training Magazine Network)
Ever feel like a rubber band that’s ready to pop? Then YOU must be a department of one! The good news is that you CAN do it. Learn strategies and tips to help move you from feeling “over done” to “can be done!”
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Creating a Culture of Data Visualization (Harvard Business Review)
Leaders like visuals, but many organizations remain fixated on having data scientists do them all. Instead of creating a broad capability, people are intimidated and visualization is being used on a limited basis by only a select few.This doesn’t have to be the case.Visualization can easily be learned and used broadly and effectively.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Morris Award Finalists, 2017: Exclusive Q&A (Booklist)
Join Booklist for this exciting Q&A with four of the 2017 Morris Award finalists: M-E Girard (Girl Mans Up), Sonia Patel (Rani Patel In Full Effect), Jeff Zentner (The Serpent King), and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (The Smell of Other People’s Houses). This is a free, hour-long webinar moderated by Books for Youth Editor, Dan Kraus.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting to Know Gale’s LegalForms (TexShare)
Want to know more about your new TexShare resource, Gale’s LegalForms? Then this session is for you! Gale LegalForms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. It offers the most robust collection of accessible legal information available. These forms are “attorney forms” — officially approved forms actually used at a typical law firm. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word or Adobe format and can be edited and used with minor modifications to suit users’ needs by simply “filling in the blanks” with relevant and accurate information. Completed sample forms are also included. We’ll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine the additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more!
Time: 2-2:30 p.m.

Science and Math in Storytimes (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
In this webinar we will explore inexpensive, easy to implement science and math experiences using literature, fingerplays, activities and props. These ideas can be used in storytimes, as passive programming in the library or as resources for parents and caregivers to extend the storytime experience for further STEM explorations.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday January 18, 2017
#1lib1ref: a Citation as a Gateway into Librarianship on Wikipedia (Nebraska Library Commission)
During #1lib1ref (One Librarian, One Reference) librarians each add one reference to Wikipedia. These citations to reliable sources will benefit Wikipedia readers worldwide. Alex Stinson, GLAM-Wiki (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums) Strategist at the Wikimedia Foundation, and Wiki-librarians Phoebe Ayers (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Merrilee Proffitt (OCLC Research), and Jessamyn West (Vermont librarian and technologist) will discuss what it means as libraries to be involved in Wikipedia and show how you can contribute to #1lib1ref.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Introduction to Research Data Management for Librarians (North Carolina Library Association)
Webinar will present an overview of Research Data Management including: data management planning, how data fits into the research lifecycle and scholarly communication, and key resources/strategies for liaison librarians working with faculty and other researchers.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change (American Management Association)
This webcast reveals a new way to think about how you can use questions to be more productive, creative and effective at most everything you do.This webcast will change the way you think about the questions you ask, and offer practical ideas for better listening. It will help you realize there’s a world of discovery and success – if you know how to ask for it.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Lawyers and Librarians: Breaking Barriers to Employment (Programming Librarian)
In 2014, DC Public Library (DCPL) partnered with Neighborhood Legal Services Program to address the barriers to employment that low-income residents face by bringing volunteer attorneys to walk-in legal clinics located at public libraries. The Breaking Barriers to Employment clinic model combines library support to job seekers, such as resume assistance and computer help from a librarian, with legal information and one-on-one consultation with a lawyer.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Get Inspired to Lead and Lead to Inspire: Techniques That Advance Early Education (Early Childhood Investigations)
This energizing webinar by Susan MacDonald explores how leaders can find new and empowering ways to adapt to the evolving world of early childhood education. Research into the immense, life-long value of high-quality early childhood education has created a wave of reforms designed to increase the quality of education in early childhood programs. This unique session integrates well-researched inspirational and motivational leadership techniques with the current standards for high-quality early care and education.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Public Library Programming: Session Two – Building Literacy Around Diverse Texts & Authors (TexShare)
Discover resources to support the integration of award-winning diverse texts and authors into your classroom/library curriculum. Learning Objective:  Attendees will leave this session armed with specific resources and strategies with the potential to enrich their literacy work with global perspectives. Agenda: Book/Author Resource Pages: integration strategies; Booklists – award-winning diverse texts.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

PostMARC’d: Delivering A New Approach to Cataloging (TLC & Library Journal)
RegisterJoin TLC and Library Journal at 3pm Jan. 18 for a webcast on LS2 Cataloging, which introduces a linked data approach to the cataloging experience that moves libraries beyond a traditional MARC editor. The innovative use of glossaries to maintain data consistency, a new series service supplying titles linked to genres and audience level, and improvements to batch editing of bibliographic, item, and authority records deliver an improved user experience for library staff and a better discovery experience for library users. Make sure your library is ready for the advantages of LS2 Cataloging by registering for this free one-hour webcast.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

YouTube U: Leveraging the World’s Largest Video Platform for L&D (Training Magazine Network)
Get an overview of everything YouTube by the guy who developed the first YouTube Certified Online training at Google. We’ll discuss strategies for common training needs, actually configure a YouTube channel, learn how to capture & edit & augment content entirely within the YouTube platform, and avoid some of the most common L&D mistakes on YouTube.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Personalizing Instruction Through the Library (edWeb)
Students today tend to customize their personal digital environments to suit their own interests, abilities, and desires. It is therefore increasingly difficult to engage them in “one size fits all” learning environments. This is just one of many reasons school districts and policymakers strive to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students – personalized learning. Join Michelle Luhtala as she explores how school librarians can enhance their learning communities’ capacity for personalized learning experiences through collaboration, instructional partnership, direct instruction, professional development, and leadership.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday January 19, 2017
Job and Career Accelerator (TexShare)
Join us to learn how Job & Career Accelerator can help your patrons effectively navigate through the modern day job search, from exploring occupations and up-to-the-minute job postings, to creating the tools necessary to get hired using our award-winning resume and cover letter builders. We will review the updated user interface and cover key platform enhancements.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This is a synchronous, online session that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Finding and Cultivating Local Tech Expertise and Support for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)
In this free webinar with TechSoup, hear from providers of technology support for nonprofits and public libraries, volunteer organizers of NetSquared and Tech4Good communities, and learn about resources to cultivate and tap into tech expertise in your area!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2018 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
Erica McCormick, TSLAC’s Grants Administrator, provides 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. Those contemplating applying for a grant are strongly encouraged to register as Ms. McCormick will also introduce a new grant management system that all applicants must use to submit their applications.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Burnout or Bounce Back? Building Resilience (Infopeople)
Join change management expert Debra Westwood in this interactive webinar where she will identify the factors that contribute to burnout as well as techniques for avoiding or alleviating those conditions. Attendees will learn skills that can be applied at work and at home, and be able to formulate a plan to put those new tools into action.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Getting to Know Gale Literary Sources
Gale Literary Sources is replacing Artemis Literary Sources on December 19th and we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity for learning about this new tool!  Gale Literary Sources offers a mobile responsive design, an improved user experience and the ability to cross-search all of Gale’s literature databases. During this webinar, we’ll make sure you’re well prepared to use this new resource to its fullest capacity by exploring search paths, working with results and documents, and sharing best practices!
Time: 3-3:45 p.m.

Friday January 20, 2017
Library Marketing (American Library Association)
Marketing can be a daunting process for many librarians. New technologies offer diverse avenues for promoting library services, and commercial marketing methods have become expected for libraries, too. Where do you start? What’s the best way to allocate your staff and financial resources? How do you keep up with a constantly changing social media landscape?
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

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