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Free CE and Training This Week – October 9-14

2017 October 9
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 October 9, 2017
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story
(TSLAC workshop – Lubbock – Mahon Library)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday October 10, 2017
Small Library Management: Telling Your Library Story
(TSLAC workshop – Amarillo – Harrington Library Consortium)
One of the most important roles of the library manager today is the articulation of the value, benefit, worth and impact of their library. This 6.5 hour workshop will integrate classic and still-successful techniques with today and tomorrow’s new visualizations. Participants should leave this workshop confident in telling the story of their library using classic, enhanced, and best practices of current data and storytelling techniques. Focus will be placed on engaging your community with visually-striking presentations and strategically-delivered information and in verbally communicating the library’s value clearly and concisely with ease.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5 Ways Managers Unknowingly Damage Company Culture (Training Magazine Network)
In this webinar, some of the topics to be discussed include: The benefits of improving your company culture and why is it critical with a millennial workforce; The importance of empathy, feedback and an employee-centric approach to management; How can managers quickly coach and develop their team members when there aren’t enough hours in the day; How culture can be measured and how can you manage to it; The impact of culture and retention on your bottom line.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.
Transforming Academic Library Spaces to Support Modern-Day Learners (OCLC)
This webinar examines the organization of library space and its relevance to users.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.
The Data Is Collected – Now What? Library Reports You Can Create (TSLAC)
Take a tour of reports and report-creation tools available for your Texas Public Libraries Annual Report data. Learn to create custom summaries, multi-year comparisons, trends, and graphs using report information published on the Texas State Library website, and report options within Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal. Turn the numbers you have been collecting and tracking into a meaningful presentation. This webinar will be presented by Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

The Gaining Popularity and Use of Digital Magazines in Academic Libraries (Library Journal/School Library Journal)
This webinar will focus on how digital magazines/journals are gaining popularity with students and educators for use inside and outside the library. There will be case studies that demonstrate how academic institutions, including ARL libraries, are using digital magazines/journals, what they considered when looking for a digital magazine/journal service, approaches to implementation, and tactics used to drive usage of their digital replica investment.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Strategic Planning 101 (Utah State Library)
Learn the basics of research, organization, and evaluation and how to keep the strategic planning process simple and effective, even if your library is small, rural and/or under financed.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Wednesday October 11, 2017
Personal Branding for Women Leaders (American Management Association)
Every single day, you are presented with opportunities to shape the way people view you, and the question is: Are you taking advantage of them? In this webcast, Dorie Clark – a consultant, former presidential campaign spokesperson, and author of Reinventing You – will discuss the unique personal branding issues faced by women, and how female executives can cultivate their reputation as leaders.
Time: 11-12:00 p.m.

NFG Masterclass: The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday (Network for Good)
During this webinar, Jamie will share how she motivated online ambassadors, targeted fundraising appeals, and used strategic social marketing to build support for Baltimore’s nonprofits on #GivingTuesday.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

Turning Dreams into Projects and Projects into Successes (GovLoop)
Life happens. Motherhood/fatherhood happens. Tax filing status happens. Illness happens. It turns out that many government employees also have a life outside of government. Join us to learn how to prioritize what matters most and make sure you are fulfilling your career dreams at the same time.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (GrantSpace)
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action; Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Libraries Transforming Communities: Reflective Structured Dialogue Method with Essential Partners (2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)
Join Essential Partners to learn how their Reflective Structured Dialogue method can help academic libraries resolve conflicts, restore trust, gain understanding and move toward collaborative action on campus and beyond.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Challenging Behavior: Directors and Teachers Working with Families and Other Experts (Early Childhood Investigations)
In this powerful webinar by social-emotional learning expert, Barbara Kaiser, you will learn: prepare for difficult discussions; conduct an effective meeting with families; help families recognize when additional help may be needed.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Medicare Basics (Solid Finances)
Many people don’t give Medicare a second thought until they approach 65 and find themselves in the middle of a big decision about their future. It’s important to understand requirements, eligibility and benefits when considering your future health care coverage.  Demystify the world of Medicare with this webinar offered by a Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselor. Those turning 65 in the next six months or over 65 and thinking about retirement are encouraged to attend, although all ages are welcome, especially those who help aging parents with insurance and financial matters.
Time: 1:05-1:55 p.m.

Worth a Thousand Words: Books for the Youngest Readers (School Library Journal)
Join moderator Maria Alegre and a panel of children’s books publishers as they discuss upcoming picture and board books to entice future lifelong readers. Pancakes and yawns, gardens and cats, and the familiar childhood navigation through family, fears and exploration – this webcast offers big titles for the littlest minds to explore.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Library 2.017: MAKERSPACES (Library 2.0)
We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this mini-conference. There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities. Offering further services and methods to meet patron needs.
Time: 2-5:00 p.m.

Coding + STEAM: Getting Students Future Ready (edWeb)
In this can’t-miss edWebinar, you’ll hear from Jon Samuelson, Innovation Strategist at Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR, who is actively combining coding with STEAM learning objectives. Get tips and tricks on integrating coding and STEAM plus lots of ideas that you can try in your classroom, makerspace, or school.
Time: 3-4:00 p.m.

Thursday October 12, 2017
You Can Do I.T. – Teaching Technology in Libraries (TSLAC workshop – Seguin. Seguin Public Library)
You asked for it! Here’s your chance to learn best practices for teaching technology to your library patrons  in a one-on-one setting or in groups.  You’ll leave feeling more confident in your ability to help patrons with technology and connect with colleagues by sharing idea, tips, and technology woes with another.
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

7 Online Fundraising Strategies That Will Raise More This Year-End (Nonprofit Hub)
This webinar will show you how to attract and retain more online donors during the chaotic month of December.
Time: 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Gov Makes CX a Priority (GovLoop)
Join us as we hear from government and industry experts about the importance of improving CX in government and how to make the business case for customer experience investments at your agency.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

DAP Learning Series – Visualizing Analytics Data Part 2 (DigitalGov)
In this online event, we’ll discuss how to use tools that are designed to import data and visualize it without report exports.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Bilingual Storytimes: Reaching Through the Language Barrier (WebJunction)
As our library clientele becomes more diverse, so must our programming. The good news is that you already have the skills and access to the resources you need to research, plan, and deliver targeted programming in languages other than English. In this webinar, we’ll focus on how to adapt your current storytimes for Spanish/English storytimes. You can use this same process to deliver storytimes in any language.
Time: 2-3:00 p.m.

Saturday October 14, 2017
Free Mobile Learning Training Online Event (Simple K12)
Most students love to text message – maybe too much. While many teachers see this as a distraction, why not use this familiar and appealing tool to engage your students? Join Jerry Swiatek as he discusses why text messaging can be a powerful tool for instruction and how you can use it in your classroom. He will also share classroom examples and various resources that can be used with text messaging.
Time: 8-8:30 a.m.

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