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Free CE and Training This Week – July 24-28

2017 July 23
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 July 25, 2017
Government Information on The Great American Eclipse
(Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will survey the Government information available about the eclipse, including websites, maps, graphic materials, and publications.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Digital Revolution in Government Customer Experience (GovLoop)
Every day, citizens’ expectations of their government’s digital services are growing, and it’s up to agencies to meet the demand. In order for this digital revolution to succeed, agencies need the right people, processes and technology in place to make customer experience innovations a reality. Join us as we explore the future of government customer experience.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Out of This World! New SF, Fantasy, & Horror Books (Booklist)
Take a tour of the hottest forthcoming SF, Fantasy, & Horror titles in this galaxy! In this free, one-hour webinar, representatives from Talos and Night Shade Books (imprints of Skyhorse Publishing) and Tor Teen present their upcoming fall and winter 2017 titles, perfect for ages 14 – Adult. Guest speaker Dan Kraus will discuss trends in horror. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Global Learning and Virtual Teams (InSync)
Most of us work in some form of a virtual team these days. Does the old adage of “forming, storming, norming, and performing” still apply in the virtual team, or are new norms emerging? What are the benefits and pitfalls of being a virtual team member and a virtual team leader? What skills does a leader need to be successful? We will discuss how to build and maintain high performing virtual teams.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Wednesday July 26, 2017
How Electronic Arts Created a Brand Voice to Overhaul Their Customer Experience
(American Management Association)
In this session, you’ll hear how Electronic Arts (EA) created an authentic brand voice, how they are turning the tables on those difficult customer conversations, and how they are re-energizing their team and reshaping their culture in the process. You’ll leave this session knowing how to supercharge your employee experience, boost engagement, and give your people the permission, tools, and support to be themselves while representing your brand.
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

8 Design Tips to Transform Ho-hum PowerPoints into Wow! (Training Magazine Network)
In this fast-paced, interactive webinar, you’ll explore how to put the point back into PowerPoint. From high-tech to low-tech ideas, experience different ways to make this tool work for you. Give your slide deck the makeover it deserves so you can present with polish like a pro!
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

Big Trends in Small and Rural Libraries (SirsiDynix/Association for Rural & Small Libraries)
Operating a library in small and rural community comes with its own set of challenges. Join representatives from the Association for Rural & Small Libraries to learn the latest in trends and big ideas. Ask librarians familiar with the unique challenges of small and rural locations. What’s your biggest challenge?
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Flipping with Finesse: What Really Works (North Carolina Library Association)
Join an online session with two community college teaching faculty and their campus librarian where they discuss the nuts and bolts of flipping and what really works in the classroom. This session will give instruction librarians a chance to talk with teaching faculty who utilize various flipping tools and active learning techniques to successfully engage students.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Starting Immigration Services at Your Library (Public Library Association)
Are you interested in learning how to incorporate immigration services into the library? PLA and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services have invited the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) to share valuable information about their free online tools—immi and Citizenshipworks—which can be used to expand the capacity of your citizenship corner and provide people with self-guided immigration legal assistance. IAN will also discuss the ways libraries are currently using immi and Citizenshipworks in its branches. In addition, two public librarians engaged in working with the immigrant population in their communities will give examples of citizenship workshops and other programs at their libraries aimed towards immigrant patrons.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Measures that Matter Part Three: Moving Toward More Meaningful Measures (COSLA/IMLS)
Circulation, visits, program attendance, patron satisfaction…these are some of the many measures commonly collected by public librarians. But how well do we understand what measures tell the most meaningful stories of today’s libraries? During the first two webinars in this series, we discussed the current state of the public library data landscape – what data collection efforts exist at the national level and how they impact what we know about libraries and their patrons. In this third webinar, we will look toward the future, considering what data public librarians should collect to demonstrate their impact. To do this, we will hear from speakers both within and outside of the library field who will provide multiple perspectives on meaningful measures.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Thursday July 27, 2017
It’s a New World—How to Cultivate Your Community Online (Firespring)
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations is changing the culture of giving and engagement, and our futures depend on it. Often we get so caught up in ‘the ask’ that we forget what motivates people to support us in the first place: relationships. In this webinar, join Dana Ostomel, Firespring’s vice president of nonprofit industry development, to discover the secret sauce of cultivating a community primed and ready to support you.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Friday July 28, 2017
Care of Books and Scrapbooks (Connecting to Collections Care)
How many smaller institutions have scrapbooks and old books that have been entrusted to their care and that are just shoved in the back of a dark closet because they are problem objects? Books and scrapbooks are similar objects in many ways, but each requires different types of care. In this webinar we will explore these differences and techniques to extend the lives of these deceptively simple objects. We will look at the types of albums and books, handling these objects, housings, shelving, and more. Armed with a sound foundation, you will be able to create a preservation plan for two very common categories of materials.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

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