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Free CE and Training This Week – September 25-29

2017 September 24
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 September 25, 2017
Everybody Has a Story: Creating Cultural and Historic Preservation Programs with Impact (Programming Librarian)
Join us for a presentation on cultural and historical resources to help students of all ages learn about the efforts of cultural and historic preservation. The webinar will focus on a yearlong program in which aspects of culture such as language, dance, music, arts and crafts, and food traditions were taught to third-grade students. These students also studied the history of their town through guest speakers, primary sources and a guided tour.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.
Tuesday September 26, 2017
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.
Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Website; Foreign Trade Data for Librarians, No. 7 (Federal Depository Library Program)
Participants will learn about the Census Bureau’s “FT900 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services” monthly report, trade by state for commodity and country, trade by partner country, trade by countries and products, the “Foreign Trade Regulations” that supplement and update those in the CFR, and more.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.
The Name of the Game: Playing Tabletop Games to Build 21st Century Skills (OCLC)
As hubs of lifelong learning, public libraries are always seeking new strategies to cultivate 21st century skills in their community members. The deeper we move into this century, the more critical it becomes for people to hone skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking, global awareness and creativity. Your patrons can strengthen these skill sets while also having fun in a social setting — through playing tabletop games at the library. Learn about the wide array of games available and the specific skill sets each one promotes. Hear how public librarians are using games and get new ideas for programming and game-related projects that you can do at your library. Your younger patrons will be ahead of the 21st century game in no time.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 27, 2017
FranklinCovey’s 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity™ (American Management Association)
Attend this webcast to learn about FranklinCovey’s seminar The  5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. The seminar combines current neuroscience research with proven productivity principles to help you better manage your decisions, attention, and energy.
Time: 11-12:00 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.Creative Crowdfundraising (Blackbaud)
As DIY fundraising and crowdfundraising continue to grow in popularity, we’re discovering what makes for successful campaigns and why. In this Digital Life Hacks webinar, DIY fundraising expert Tammy Radencic will discuss why crowdfundraising works, how to use DIY campaigns to acquire new donors, and how to make the most of your supporters’ efforts.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

A Framework for Maker Education (Demco)
Adding rich, hands-on maker projects into your school can seem like a daunting task if you are not accustomed to this style of teaching — but it doesn’t have to be. In this webinar, award-winning educator Mark Schreiber will walk you through a step-by-step process to add making into your library and classroom. He will unpack Demco’s maker framework and give you easy pointers on how to integrate maker projects throughout your curriculum and school.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Supporting Young Children and Families Impacted by Immigration Policies (Early Childhood Investigations)
Harsh immigration policies undermine the safety, health, and overall development of young children in immigrant families, the vast majority of whom are U.S. citizens. New and proposed immigration policies—including increased immigration enforcement actions–have threatened the well-being of millions of children, threatening to separate them from their parents and to cut them off from critical health and nutrition assistance. This power webinar, presented by Wendy Cervantes, Dr. Michael McNeil and Hannah Matthews will discuss how the recent executive orders and other immigration policy proposals impact young children in immigrant families and what early childhood providers can do to help support their students and families who may be at risk.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Working across Generations (American Alliance of Museums)
Join this lively conversation as we explore the various generations in the workforce today (traditionalists, baby boomers, genX, millennials, and gen2020), what characterizes them, what myths and truths are associated with each, and how we might address issues and concerns as we all learn to get along—and succeed—at work.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Thursday September 28, 2017
Responding to Hurricane Harvey
Was your institution affected by Hurricane Harvey? Are you curious about resources available to the museum community after a major disaster? Join Rebecca Elder of the National Heritage Responders and Lori Foley of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force for a discussion of emergency response. We’ll allow plenty of time to discuss your questions on emergency response, salvage, and recovery, so come prepared!
Time: 10-11:00 a.m.

Is It Really Dead? How to Rescue Programs for Hard-to-Reach Communities (Colorado State Library)
In this session we will share a simple method for how to get down to the root of the problem of why a program isn’t successful, develop a plan to address the roots of the problem, and evaluate if it should be cut or rescued. We will include case studies from the presenter, and we also invite you to share your thoughts, questions and real life examples from your libraries.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
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.

Buy-In Not Opt-Out: Creating a Culture for Staff Driven Metrics (Colorado State Library and RIPL)
Is staff in your Library reluctant to participate in the measurement of institutional performance? Do they seem confused by the logic model and struggle to apply it to their work? Would you like Senior Staff to make data driven decisions? Learn a method for engaging staff at all organizational levels in program evaluation; Improve staff analytical skills and help the entire organization, including your Board of Trustees, focus on institutional strategy; Be introduced to a performance measuring system that works. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

School & Public Library Partnerships: The Scoop from a School Librarian (Indiana State Library)
Join us a Robyn Young, Avon High School Librarian and ILF Past-President 2017, shares the scoop on what school librarians do as well as the challenges they face.  She’ll offer suggestions for public librarians approaching school media specialists with partnership ideas, discuss the types of partnerships schools are most receptive to, and share information about successful public library partnerships in which she has participated.
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m.

From Management to Engagement: Skilled Volunteers in Public Libraries (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
Thanks to a 3-year Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Texas State Library and Archives Commission has partnered with the state libraries of Idaho, Arizona and California to provide training and resources to assist public libraries in recruitment, management and retention of skilled volunteers. As part of the project, TSLAC invites library staff to join Carla Lehn, Get Involved Collaborative Consultant and Trainer, for this informative webinar as she discusses the need to move from traditional volunteer “management” to volunteer “engagement”. By the end of this webinar, participants will also know how to plan for and find skilled volunteers to expand library capacity as well as know where to find more resources on this subject.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Common Core Open Educational Resources and Websites & Google Classroom (School Library Journal)
OER has become a central model for the development and dissemination of free online content. The digital libraries of OER has increased significantly, providing schools and teachers with standards-based materials for developing CCSS curriculum. A variety of Common Core OER websites will be demonstrated to attendees and how they can be applied in Google Classroom. They will learn how to search, filter, and assign exercises and formative assessments to students in Google Classroom.
Time: 6-7:00 p.m.

Friday September 29, 2017
From the Bottom Up: We Overlooked the Misdemeanor (And so Can You!) (Indiana State Library)
Learn how the Nappanee Public Library is meeting a need in their community by providing a quality, non-judgemental Community service Volunteer Program.  With firm guidelines and expectations in place, a mutually beneficial relationship begins.  With data and support, NPL can prove its value to your library and community.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

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