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Free CE and Training This Week – May 1-5

2017 April 30
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 May 1, 2017
Working with Disaster Recovery Companies: What You Need to Know
(Connecting to Collections)
Join National Heritage Responder Tara Kennedy to learn some basic principles for salvaging different types of collection materials and which critical questions to ask when entering into (or renewing) contracts with recovery companies. Questions? Bring your questions for Tara to answer live!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change Process (Programming Librarian)
This session will emphasize how to initiate a large-scale program to bring together groups of people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to talk about an issue. Participants will learn how to utilize Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change process, which leads to a wide range of action and change efforts.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday May 2, 2017
Basics of Personal Digital File Management
This webinar will discuss some of the most important topics surrounding the management of all of your digital “stuff” including photos, files, and email. Librarians will learn some best practices for file naming and organization–all of which can be shared with their users. How to batch-change file names and keywords and the best backup options will also be included. Moderated by Rebbeca Vnuk, Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

What Is the Impact of Video? (Library Journal)
Join us on this webinar as we present Alexander Street’s recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek librarians’ further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects – An e-Discussion (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
This discussion will serve as an introduction to applying project management practices to weeding projects. Discussion topics include: identifying impact of weeding projects on multiple library units, such as facilities management, collection management, liaisons, stacks management, catalog management, etc.; building relationships among impacted library units; adjusting weeding priorities based on changes in project timeline; evaluating collections and anticipating changes in how the collection is managed; anticipating and responding to reactions of colleagues and library users; and maintaining flexibility and resiliency in a rapidly changing environment.
Time: 8-4:00 p.m.

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Program (Washington State Library)
Wish you had an easy way to host community engagement cultural experiences for your library patrons? Today’s speaker, Kami Morasco, program manager at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., has a great opportunity to share. Join us as she explains how you can invite your patrons to experience the excitement of Lincoln Center right in their neighborhood library through the Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings program.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 3, 2017
NCompass Live: UNL Extension – The Learning Child – Co-Parenting for Successful Kids
(Nebraska Library Commission)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln – Extension’s Learning Child team is a group of early childhood Extension educators who provide services, training, and online professional development to young children and their families. Linda Reddish, Extension Educator, will present a brief overview on Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, a research-based program developed from the best evidence on how to support couples in parenting children through and after divorce or parental separation. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible opportunities together and provide resources to libraries which families can utilize during the transition process (highlighting books on divorce accessible for families to check out) and share insights from participants who often use the library to access the online course.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)
This innovative, dynamic program teaches you how to identify and leverage your strengths. Topics to be covered will include networking for introverts and extroverts, breaking through stereotypes, managing business events, and learning sparkling new rules that actually work.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)
How confident do you feel about your writing? It’s an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing to get better fundraising results.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students’ Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)
Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The results and implications of this assessment will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will cover ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)
Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday May 4, 2017
Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics
(U.S. Census Bureau)
This webinar will help users in the search and navigation of the Census website, and in locating data on workers and the industries in which they work. We include visual examples of the types of data offered, and show you actual tools to locate and access the data.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)
This online training focuses on a step-by-step process to craft the perfect committee, develop a process to energize your team, and discover ways to create a sustainable program. Ms. Adams’s unique approach will help you develop a team that will generate stellar results.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities
“Museums, libraries and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative.” – The Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Inclusive Library series of five webinars was developed to meet the agency’s goal of ensuring that all Texans receive responsive library services, including Texans from traditionally marginalized populations. The fourth webinar in our Inclusive Library series, please join Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, for best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.

Friday May 5, 2017
Libraries & Literacy (Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas Workforce Commission workshop – San Angelo, Tom Green County Library System)
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.

Pronunciator’s Course Designer (TexShare)
The Course Designer is a powerful tool for teachers to create full-featured language courses, small or large, for their students. Join us as we review the user interface of the Course Designer, and cover key features.
Time: 10-10:30 a.m.

People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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