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Free CE and Training This Week – May 15-19

2017 May 14
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 15-17, 2017
Small Library Management: Leadership & Management Essentials (TSLAC workshop, San Angelo,Tom Green County Library System – Stephens Central Branch)
This workshop provides foundational leadership and management skills that will enable you to accomplish your library’s goals. Highly recommended for new directors, managers, anyone interested in becoming a manager, and anyone that would like a refresher. It’s FREE for all Texas library staff. Leadership and Management Essentials is a 3 day in-person workshop offered every two years.
8:30-3:30 p.m.

Monday May 15, 2017
Volunteers in the Library
(Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join the staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries for this informative discussion about volunteers in the library. No registration is required. Log in at:
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday May 16, 2017
Your New TexShare Resources from Gale (TexShare workshop – Lewisville, Lewisville 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: 10-12:30 p.m.

Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)
Join us for this interactive session to explore valuable community partnership opportunities, promotional possibilities, and methods for providing outreach to families, unlicensed childcare providers, and beyond.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bozarthzone! Where’s Your Power? What’s Your Point? (Insync Training)
Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday May 17, 2017
NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book Box Binge, Makerspace Kits and More
(Nebraska Library Commission)
When space is at a premium but you want to be on the cutting edge… boxes, bags and totes can be used to create a whole new world of unique collections that serve our populations. Are we there yet kits, Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, and much more have connected our programs to our collections and turned on new library patrons to what we offer!
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)
Do you want to reach more people through your virtual reference service? A new marketing approach could help. Get essential best practices for creating smart marketing campaigns that create awareness and engagement. Learn the specific steps one library took to plan, launch and amplify a successful campaign. We know you’re busy, so our best practices webinars are now shorter with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!
Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)
In the 21st century, academic librarians need to think of creative ways to promote library services and resources to their students, particularly first year students and faculty who teach them. From community engagement projects to special exhibits, this presentation will cover 10 activities that you can take back to your first year programs and apply them in your institution.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)
Get a powerful introduction to the highly popular, hands-on seminar, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, based on the international bestseller. In this complimentary online session, discover how the 7 Habits® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities. Your team and organization can also learn and harness these qualities for maximum results.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)
In this webinar, you will learn the many ways that mentoring programs can be structured and the benefits of each. In addition, librarians from UT-Austin will present their methods and approaches for mentoring graduate students new to library instruction as well as librarians with minimal teaching experience. They will also discuss a sustainable approach to a peer-mentoring program that can be adapted to any organization.
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.

Thursday May 18, 2017
Libraries & Literacy (Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas Workforce Commission workshop – Melissa, Melissa Public Library)
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.

Guiding Library Users in Literature Search, Evaluation and Sharing
(Library Connect)
Librarians will discuss how they educate a range of library users on literature search and related information literacy concepts, and on how they established a systematic review service: the process, librarian contributions and what users think of the service. The webinar will also explore the how-tos of responsible scholarly sharing and the benefits of a vibrant scholarly network.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will be rat-a-tat-tatting along by the time this webinar rolls into town like an outlaw gang with the law on its trail. Join freewheeling independent publishers Bloomsbury, Hard Case Crime, Seventh Street Books, and SOHO to view a lineup of America’s most wanted mysteries with a preview of their hottest new and forthcoming titles. Moderated by Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it’s one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)
The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Libraries can use the collected outcome data to evaluate programming, inform internal and external decision-making, support strategic planning, and more. This webinar is designed to introduce consultants to the Project Outcome framework to better inform their public library work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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