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Free CE and Training This Week – December 18-22

2017 December 17
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 December 19, 2017
PART I – Your Community by the Numbers: Intro to American Fact Finder & Thematic Maps (U.S. Census)
This workshop is designed for novice data users who would like to become familiar with accessing key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators from the American Community Survey using the American FactFinder tool. Participants will learn how to access statistics for areas down to the city/town level.
Time: 12-1:30 p.m.

Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (VolunteerMatch)
This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.
Time: 1-2:00 p.m.

Going Deeper with Social Media (WebJunction & TechSoup)
Learn how to take the next steps toward amplifying your library’s social media program. During this third webinar in our social media series, we’ll discuss best practices in growing your library’s social media program and managing user engagement. You’ll learn tips on assessing your library’s audience based on their preferred platforms and ideas for converting your in-person library community into an online community.
Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Thursday December 21, 2017
PART II – Your Neighborhood by the Numbers: Tracts, Block Groups and Mapping (U.S. Census)
This workshop is designed for data users who are already familiar with ACS datasets and the American FactFinder tool. You will learn how to access key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators for non-traditional geographies such as tracts, block groups, and blocks. Users will be able to utilize these geographies to define neighborhoods and service areas and create community profiles and basic maps.
Time: 12-1:00 p.m.

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