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Free CE and Training This Week – January 29 – February 3

2017 January 29
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 31, 2017
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: 10-10:45 a.m.

Research Information Management at Duke University: A Researcher-Centered Approach (OCLC)
In this webinar presentation, Duke University Libraries will share how they have led campus initiatives to aggregate and manage campus research information to support open access, help researchers build their reputations, archive Duke scholarship, and enable expertise discovery.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

7 Deadly Sins of Time Management (Velocity Firm)
Time management is not a sexy or exciting topic, but it is a fundamental skill that enables us to get things done personally and professionally. Walk away from this presentation equipped with new tools for battling those dreaded time vampires that steal precious minutes and hours out of your day.
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

The Magic of Music in Storytimes (TSLAC)
Using music in library programs is not about having the perfect voice or playing an instrument. It is about the magic that sounds and poetry bring to our shared experience. Whether you sing openly or in the privacy of your own shower, join us for fun and ideas. You will be inspired to warble a tune before the webinar is over.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 1, 2017
STEAM in Preschool Storytime (TSLAC workshop – San Antonio Public Library – Central 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.

EGAD! Bed Bugs in the Library?
(Nebraska Library Commission)
Yes, bed bugs can be found in a library. Libraries are not favorable environments for bed bugs to thrive, but they can hide in jackets, backpacks, and books. Jody Green from the Lancaster County Extension Office will discuss their life cycle and how to identify symptoms of infestations. Lincoln City Library staff, Julie Beno and Katie Murtha, will discuss how to recognize signs of bed bugs in the library and what steps to take if they are found.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Nonprofit 911: How to Create Your 2017 Fundraising Plan (Network for Good)
Get ready to kick start your 2017 fundraising! Join fundraising experts Heather Yandow and Liz Ragland and discover how to create a comprehensive fundraising plan for your organization in seven easy steps. Together, we’ll help you put these steps in place immediately for maximum impact this year!
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

The Role of Staff and Volunteer Leadership in the Development Process (4Good)
Successful fundraising requires a unique combination of professional and volunteer leadership. Your organization may have the people who can fundraise for your annual fund (or a capital campaign). This webinar is designed to help your staff and volunteers know what they can or should do to help raise vital funds for your agency’s sustainability.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How Top Nonprofit Leaders Avoid Burnout (Wild Apricot)
Most people who join nonprofits find it hard to look after themselves. Take a step to help yourself and join our special webinar with Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, coauthors of The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit, described by Arianna Huffington as an “essential guide for nonprofits.”
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Science Soup, Part Four: How Hot and Stormy Can It Get? NOAA: Oceans, Storms, and Climate Change (Federal Depository Library Program)
It’s no secret that NOAA provides information on our weather, tracks hurricanes, and tells us how hot it is. But, did you know that you can find a variety of interesting information from NOAA? Learn about fish and interesting facts such as how much seafood Americans ate last year.Experience Science on a Sphere, an educational tool that will teach you about atmospheric storms and climate change.View helpful charts for taking your boat out on the deep blue sea.This webinar takes a look at NOAA, concentrating on educational resources, lesser known information, and Spanish language resources.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Makerspaces in ECE: A Planning Guide for Administrators (Early Childhood Investigations)
Join this webinar to learn the basics of starting a makerspace in an early learning center and designing developmentally appropriate projects that engage children in hands-on making and learning.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

ESSA’s Impact: Views from Districts and Schools (Education Week)
As part of a nationwide survey conducted in late 2016, the Education Week Research Center asked teachers and district leaders to share their views on the ESSA transition. This webinar highlights findings from the survey, which examined ESSA’s impact on accountability, funding, and other key dimensions of education policy. Survey respondents identified the types of support their districts need to put ESSA’s requirements into practice and offered advice to state policymakers regarding implementation plans. The results shed light on the opportunities and challenges ahead as educators move toward full implementation in the 2017-18 school year.
Time: 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Thursday February 2, 2017
Capital Campaigns: Best Practices, Common Mistakes (Bloomerang)
Few efforts will change the trajectory of a nonprofit like a capital campaign. Yet, even seemingly small decisions can tip the balance between success and failure. This session will review three best practices to better ensure success and three common mistakes that can sink your campaign.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Creativity and Library Leadership: Moving the Next Gen Library Forward (Booklist)
Join Booklist and Rowman and Littlefield for this free, one-hour webinar which will explore the importance of creativity in the modern library and the influence leadership plays in its cultivation.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

This Is How Our Most Successful Clients Fill Their Events (Wild Apricot)
Have you found that it’s getting harder or taking longer to fill up your events? Are you sick of waiting for checks in the mail? Exhausted from processing registration forms? In this free webinar, you’ll learn: 3 recent trends preventing people from registering for your events; One simple way to avoid event-related cash flow problems; A proven 3-step process to fill events fast and cut your workload in half.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Technology Purchasing from State of Texas Contracts – An Overview (TSLAC)
Did you know that qualified libraries can purchase products or services through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)? DIR contracts and services cover a wide variety of information technology products and services including cooperative contracts, data center services, information security and telecom. When you purchase through DIR, you have the bulk buying power of the State of Texas on your side, which means that eligible customers can buy IT products and services at aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement. Dana Collins, Director of Enterprise Contracts Management for the Department of Information Resources, will provide an overview of this purchasing process, outline which library types qualify, and answer audience questions.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday February 3, 2017
Pronunciator’s ProLive is an ongoing series of live conversation classes for small groups (maximum 5 people per session) led by native speakers in a variety of languages. Join us for a tour of ProLive. We will review the user interface, discuss ways to access, and cover the key features.
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.

7 Deadly Sins of Time Management (Velocity Firm)
Time management is not a sexy or exciting topic, but it is a fundamental skill that enables us to get things done personally and professionally. Walk away from this presentation equipped with new tools for battling those dreaded time vampires that steal precious minutes and hours out of your day.
Time: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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