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Free CE and Training This Week – March 20-24

2017 March 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.

Monday March 20, 2017
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.

HeritageQuest (TexShare)
Come discover how to best use Heritage Quest collection from Ancestry. During this session we will conduct an overview of the collections, tips on best searching and browsing as well as provide you with research tools and the libguides that cover best practices. Whether you need help to: Assist in documenting family histories and the settlement of an area; Discover your relatives via family histories, immigration records, war records and diaries; Find and compile records of notable and interesting people who helped shape community; Make family connections; learn who owned land; Know your community’s history; What military activity took place in your community; Who were the veterans and where are they buried; Where did immigrants come from; this session is for you. 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: 2-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday March 21, 2017
Introduction to SuDocs Classification
(Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar provides an introduction to the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Classification Scheme and how SuDocs numbers are assigned and organized. Participants will learn how to interpret SuDocs numbers that can help identify documents when working with them.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
In this webinar, the first in the Inclusive Library series, Dallas Public Library staff Antoinette Carey Spriggs (Homeless Engagement Coordinator) and Heather Lowe (Adult Services Administrator) will provide guidance on how to better understand the needs of this population and how to provide more inclusive services. They will also provide an overview of the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Engagement and Leadership Program (HELP) Desk and share lessons learned.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

The Many Ways Impact Investing Affects Nonprofits (GrantSpace)
Impact investing is a concept being employed more and more in the social sector space, but what does it actually entail? Furthermore, how can your organization think about and benefit from impact investments? Tune in to this livestream broadcast for a panel featuring professionals who work in the field of impact investing and represent a diverse array of organizations. Panelists will discuss characteristics and models of impact investments, legal issues relating to impact investing, and developments in the impact space.
Time: 5-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday March 22, 2017
Small and Rural Libraries Leading with TV Whitespace
(Nebraska Library Commission)
This presentation provides an opportunity for librarians working in small and rural library contexts to learn about the innovative applications of TV White Space (TVWS) technology in their communities. Join us to find out how small and rural libraries can implement this emerging technology and use it to collaborate with other community anchor institutions to advance access, inclusion, and crisis planning.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Strategic Planning Part 1: Cultivation & Organizational Development (4Good)
Strategic planning should be a means not only to produce a strategy, but also to engage and cultivate stakeholders, develop leadership, and generate new energy, commitment and consensus around mission. Its primary product is not a written plan, but strategic thinking within the organization, which is achieved through a process of planning followed by a process of implementation. A well-conceived and managed planning process can be the most effective form of organizational development.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance (Training Industry)
Emotional intelligence (EQ) serves as the building block for professional success. However, it is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. In reality, EQ can be learned, developed and improved, and as employees reach higher levels of mastery, you will see higher levels of performance across a broad spectrum of business and professional skills. Learn how to create a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to improve EQ across your organization.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Create a Culture of Acceptance and Kindness in a Challenging World: It All Starts in Your Early Childhood Program (Early Childhood Investigations)
In a time where there seems to be many negative messages in the media and beyond, we in early childhood programs experience the effects on young children.  This webinar will share a variety of ideas and strategies to use in your programs that embrace a culture of acceptance and kindness.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Teaching Digital Literacy (edWeb)
This webinar will focus on instructional strategies that help students increase their digital literacy. Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, will outline distinctions between media literacy and digital literacy, and highlight how each can be addressed in the classroom and through the library program. The program will also focus on digital collection development and how using library resources can promote critical thinking, improve reading skills, and help learners better understand the research process. This webinar will benefit librarians, and is a follow-up to Emerging Tech’s session, Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes.
Time: 4-5:00 p.m.

Thursday March 23, 2017
Death Records from the Numerical Identification System for Genealogical Research
(National Archives)
John LeGloahec will highlight the recent release of the Death Files from the Numerical Identification System (NUMIDENT) and discuss their use in genealogical research. He will also draw parallels to other records in our Access to Archival Databases (AAD) as well as other NUMIDENT files, which will be available soon.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Library Services: Making the Atypical, Typical (Colorado State Library)
Join us as we share one library’s journey into “atypical services”…and how atypical is now often the norm. Come ready to share your thoughts and questions as we share unique ideas, brainstorm potential partnerships, and discuss how to define and measure success.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

What’s New in Children’s Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
Join esteemed children’s librarian and author Penny Peck in her yearly review of what’s new in children’s literature. Discover new books published in late 2016 and Spring 2017 that will be popular with children ages 0-12, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve! Also, find out about books that fit the 2017 summer reading theme of building and popular makers’ spaces.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Friday March 24, 2017
Academic Library Programming: A Four Part Series – Differentiating with the Text Complexity Toolkit  (TexShare)
Session Four: In this session, you will learn to use the text complexity toolkit to help you select the right books to meet diverse student needs. You will use the site’s tools to implement comprehensive text complexity analyses in support of your instructional plans. Learning Objective: Attendees will leave this session with the ability to use TeachingBooks Differentiation Reporting tools in selecting titles to use in the curriculum. Agenda: Differentiate Instruction with individual titles’ text complexity; Analyzing reading lists using Text Complexity Differentiation Report; Using list analysis to inform text selection and differentiation; Complete a text complexity rubric; Identify and share resources to engage students in individual titles
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

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