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Free CE and Training This Week – February 20-24

2017 February 19
by Christina Manz

Our weekly listing of free training online and free Texas workshops is updated as new events are added – throughout the week! See what’s happening on the CE calendar. Confirm the date and time when you register, or follow links for archive information. Events listed in Central Time.

Tuesday February 21, 2017
Crowdfunding 101
(Firespring)
Join us to learn how to incorporate crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s leading authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from prep through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences. Come ready to ask about the campaigns you have in mind so we can get all of your questions answered!
Time: 12-2:00 p.m.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 6 (Infopeople)
As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services. Topics for this part 6 webinar include: wearable technology, interactive content including live video stats and Snapchat Spectacles, Artificial Intelligence including Amazon Echo and other AI devices.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday February 22, 2017
TexShare Database Training: TeachingBooks.net
(TSLAC workshop – Huntsville Public Library)
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. Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students. Target Audience: Any TexShare library – particularly youth services staff, reference staff in public libraries and academic education libraries
Time: 8:30-12:00 p.m.

Your New TexShare Resources from Gale (TexShare workshop – McAllen Public Library)
In this workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know about integrating TexShare’s new Gale resources, Science In Context and LegalForms, into your library. Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. We’ll examine how to find what you need (like science experiments) and show off user workflow tools like Google/Microsoft integration, citation generator, and more. 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. We’ll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more. This workshop will be led by Gale trainer, Stacey Knibloe, who likes an interactive session so bring your questions and reference needs!
Time: 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Ebrary Admin and Statistics (TexShare)
This webinar will cover the admin features of Ebrary Platform and also provide an overview on how to collect statistical data for usage. The primary audience for this webinar are library admin professionals. Pick any of the sessions below to attend. All sessions will be recorded. When joining webinar currently in session: Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: Guest1. Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library’s Digital Collections (Nebraska Library Commission)
In 1998 Omaha Public Library created its first online digital library to showcase its extensive collection of original photographs and documents from the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha’s own world’s fair. Another digitization project was undertaken in 2004. A decade later it was only too evident that the entire digital library, with its hodgepodge of different interfaces and metadata standards, needed to be dragged into the 21st century. We did it—despite minimal staff, minimal training, and minimal time! Come hear this saga of the good, the bad, and the ugly, and what we learned from it.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Sci/Tech Premium Collection
(TexShare)
Do you know how to navigate and search the ProQuest Platform? This webinar will familiarize you with the search features and provide an overview of the Sci/Tech Premium Collections. Pick any of the dates listed below to attend. All sessions will be recorded. When joining webinar currently in session: Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: Guest1. Click “Join Now”. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Magazine Network)
New research is showing that emotional intelligence is no longer a “nice-to-have.” It’s a need to have in today’s workplace and serves as the building block for professional success. It’s not a building block that’s isolated to a few professions or job roles. It’s just about as universal as a success principle can be. EQ, however, is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. Join us for this webinar as we outline a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to help improve EQ across your organization.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Show Your Profile Some Love (GuideStar)
Create a Nonprofit Profile that donors, funders, and key decision makers will love and adore.In this one-hour event, we’ll walk you through how to claim your profile and become fully transparent. You will leave with the tools to achieve Platinum, the highest seal of transparency.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy (American Library Association and Programming Librarian)
A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. Many adults have the same challenge. Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate between truth and fiction? Join us to learn how you can be a better ambassador for information literacy. Note: Due to high demand, this webinar is now full. The session will be recorded, and the recording will be available after Feb. 22. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KB3F7Z3 to receive a link to the recorded session.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians (Georgia Public Library Service)
Are you new to publishing your research or ideas and unsure where to begin? In this session, we’ll discuss various aspects of academic publishing: getting started, selecting a topic, selecting a research methodology, organizing a literature review, finding an appropriate place to publish, and handling suggestions and rejection from editors.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes (edWeb)
Because students increasingly turn to online news to meet their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help them separate truth from fiction. In this session, USA TODAY Reporter Greg Toppo will join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism. This webinar will benefit librarians.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday February 23, 2016
Your New TexShare Resources from Gale (TexShare workshop – San Jacinto College, Pasadena)
In this workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know about integrating TexShare’s new Gale resources, Science In Context and LegalForms, into your library. Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. We’ll examine how to find what you need (like science experiments) and show off user workflow tools like Google/Microsoft integration, citation generator, and more. 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. We’ll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more. This workshop will be led by Gale trainer, Stacey Knibloe, who likes an interactive session so bring your questions and reference needs!
Time: 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Collections Protection
(Texas Historical Commission)
A good offense is the best defense! The Texas Historical Commission’s own Chief Curator Laura DeNormandie will virtually walk you through basic preventative measures you can use to safeguard your artifacts. This webinar is best suited for museums, historic sites, libraries, and archives, although anyone is invited to attend. The webinar is free but you must register in advance.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Delegating: When, How, and To Whom? (Utah State Library)
In this session, you’ll learn specific tips to help you delegate more effectively – not just more – and you’ll also discover why doing so is important to your success as a supervisor. We’ll uncover some important questions to consider when you finally make that leap to delegating on a consistent basis. We’ll also look at not just whether or not a task should be delegated, but also to whom – and how to make sure the delegation process is successful.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Exploring Literary Reference Center—RAPID RESULTS (TexShare)
This unique center contains thousands of full-text documents providing users with information and literary criticism on authors and their works from antiquity to present.  LRC is also available on the EBSCOhost interface, but in this 30-minute workshop we’ll search it on its own customized interface.  Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover new ways to use these great resources.
Time: 11:30-12:00 p.m.

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Libraries = Education: Your Key to Success (Demco)
Presenter Valerie Gross details the steps to rebranding your library as a key educational institution in your community, helping you gain the respect and funding you deserve. This game-changing vision of “Libraries = Education” has been hailed by Library Journal as “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world.”
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Tips for the Positive Deviant (InSync)
One of our favorite positive deviants, Dr. Jane Bozarth, will lead you on an overview: who are some positive deviants? What kinds of success have they had? How did they do it? Plus: 5 critical behaviors necessary for those who aspire to positive deviancy!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

How to Successfully Roll Out Project Outcome in Your Library (Public Library Association)
This webinar will cover good practices for on-boarding staff, building internal support, and organizing your data collection team. Learn some of the steps libraries have taken early on to launch Project Outcome and spark support for outcome measurement, whether in a single library or an entire system. This webinar will feature Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Friday February 24, 2017
Your New TexShare Resources from Gale (TexShare workshop – Montgomery County Memorial Library System – Central Library, Conroe)
In this workshop, you’ll learn all you need to know about integrating TexShare’s new Gale resources, Science In Context and LegalForms, into your library. Science In Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. We’ll examine how to find what you need (like science experiments) and show off user workflow tools like Google/Microsoft integration, citation generator, and more. 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. We’ll explore how to search and browse the resource to find the forms you need as well as examine additional tools that provide help for understanding legal terminology, concepts and more. This workshop will be led by Gale trainer, Stacey Knibloe, who likes an interactive session so bring your questions and reference needs!
Time: 9:30-12:00 p.m.

Academic Library Programming: A Four Part Series – Literacy Connections Across the Curriculum (TexShare)
Session Two: Learning Objective:  Strengthen district cross curricular literacy initiatives, with existing literature collections, using the resources and tools at TeachingBooks.net. Agenda: Overview:  What is TeachingBooks.net; Literacy Connections:  Author Studies, Literacy connections for math and science….; Developing Custom Reading Lists: Anchor Texts, STEAM Lists…; Sharing Resources; Award Winner Diverse Titles and Lists; Text Complexity Toolkit and Rubric
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

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