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Free Online CE Events for August

2009 August 3

All events were converted to Central Time below. 

August 4 (1:30-2:30pm)
TLT Group’s Second Annual Faculty Development Symposium

Join us for our second Annual Faculty Development Symposium as we focus on how to support faculty improvements and innovations in teaching and learning (with technology) in higher education.  Participants will exchange ideas and information about how to enable, encourage, and sustain faculty members as teachers. This is a FREE four-part series, so when you register online, please ignore the fee!   For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.tltgroup.org/calendar.htm

August 6 (1pm-2pm)
Intro to Blogging for Nonprofits and Libraries (TechSoup)

Is your organization looking to expand your reach and communicate more directly with your supporters and community? Are you considering starting a blog to help you do this? From considerations like which tool to use, how much staff time to commit, best practices, whether volunteers and interns should help, and how to launch your blog into the blogosphere, we’ll discuss all the basics of how to get started.  For more information and to register for this program, visit:  https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/schedule/display.do?udc=vvml51l1uczb

 August 11 (2:30-3:30pm)
TLT Group’s Second Annual Faculty Development Symposium (TLT)

Join us for our second Annual Faculty Development Symposium as we focus on how to support faculty improvements and innovations in teaching and learning (with technology) in higher education.  Participants will exchange ideas and information about how to enable, encourage, and sustain faculty members as teachers. This is a FREE four-part series, so when you register online, please ignore the fee!  For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.tltgroup.org/calendar.htm

August 11th (10am-noon)
Starting a Non-Profit (
Sponsored by TANO)
Nonprofit organizations are different than businesses and government; not better or worse, but different. These differences should not be glossed over as you explore whether the creation of a nonprofit is the best way to achieve the goals or purposes you seek to achieve.  This session will be a 90 minute review and questions and answers on what you need to know and do to start a nonprofit corporation in the State of Texas and obtain a 501 (c) 3 designation from the Internal Revenue Service.  To register, visit: http://www.tano.org/en/cev/609

August 7th (2-3pm)
Spanish Language Collection Development Webinar
sponsored by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.  Speaker Diana Miranda-Murillo, Reference Librarian and ESL Selector for the Austin Public Libraries will be talking about resources she’s found useful in serving the spanish-speaking community.  She has a wiki that lists some resources, if you should miss the webinar.  To register for the event, visit: http://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/SLMadvanced/index.html

 August 13 & 14th (11 am-4 pm)
OPALescence: A Free Online Conference for Everyone  (OPAL)

Has your travel budget dried up? Still want that conference experience of fresh ideas, lively conversations, and networking with colleagues? Participate in OPALescence, a free online conference for everyone. We’re planning a series of interesting and informative presentations and discussions spread over a two-day period.  Most programs will be located in the OPAL Auditorium: http://www.conference321.com/masteradmin/room.asp?id=rs1641902f62b4 

Please check the Schedule for more up to date information.
August 13th:
10-11 am  The Future of User Experience in Libraries (Nate Bolt)
11-12 pm  Librarians in Virtual Environments: From Classrooms to Communities (Alison Miller)
1-2 pm  Collaboration 2.0 (Robin Hastings)
2-3 pm  Using OPAL Effectively and Efficiently (Tom Peters)

August 14th:
10-11 am  Listening to the Future of Reading: Readers’ Advisory and Audio Books (Kaite Stover)
11-12 pm  How American libraries are using Web 2.0 tools for marketing (Curtis Rogers)
1-2 pm  Beyond the Basics: Training for Technological Fluency (Brenda Hough)
2-3 pm  TBD

 For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.opal-online.org/progschrono.htm 

 August 18 (1-2 pm)
Returning the Researcher to the Library: Defining Web-Scale Discovery  (Library Journal Webinar)

Join us for an insightful panel discussion that explores the emerging framework of web-scale discovery and what distinguishes the unified search index from existing library technologies. Expert panelists Marshall Breeding and Eric Lease Morgan will define the unified search index, as well as web-scale discovery – both their mechanics and their impact on library users. This intriguing discussion will examine the library’s new ally in taking back its role as the starting point for research and exposing the expanse of its content riches.  For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/48747/Webcasts.html

August 18 (2:30-3:30)
TLT Group’s Second Annual Faculty Development Symposium

Join us for our second Annual Faculty Development Symposium as we focus on how to support faculty improvements and innovations in teaching and learning (with technology) in higher education.  Participants will exchange ideas and information about how to enable, encourage, and sustain faculty members as teachers. This is a FREE four-part series, so when you register online, please ignore the fee!  For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.tltgroup.org/calendar.htm

August 25 (12-1pm)
Models for Learning in a New World: eLearning Technology

In this session, Dr. Karrer will discuss the big picture trends that are impacting workplace learning. He will present how learning solutions are evolving in organizations to meet changing needs. Holly and Monika will discuss a model for learning that integrates various learning strategies that combine formal, performance support and informal learning.  For more info and to register: http://elearningtech.blogspot.com/2009/07/free-webinar-models-for-learning-in-new.html#ixzz0N9AoHUU5

August 26 (1-2 pm)
Library Technology Policies  (WebJunction Webinar)

Creating, maintaining and updating computer policies for your library can be a real challenge, with technologies and patron needs in a constant state of flux. Join presenters Rob Zschernitz, North Suburban Library System (IL) and Lecia Eubanks, Cherokee Regional Library (GA) for this free webinar, as they share examples of library policies from around the country and surface some of the trends, hot issues, and strategies for you to consider as you develop and update your library’s technology policies.  For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://evanced.info/webjunction/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

August 26 (1-2 pm)
Mystery Book Buzz  (Library Journal Webinar)

Join Library Journal for a 60-minute Mystery Book Buzz webcast sponsored by four leading publishers who will introduce the best of their Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 titles, as well as important midlist and back-in-print titles. For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.libraryjournal.com/webcasts/48747/Webcasts.html

August 26 (2-3 pm)
PHPartners  (National Library of Medicine)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region is presenting a new series of online classes. Once a month in 2009, liaisons will present information and exercises on various databases from the National Library of Medicine in an hour-long web conference. All classes are free and no registration is required. You will simply need 1) a computer with Internet access and 2) a phone (the system will call you – free of charge).  To join the webinar, go to: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcrupdate/ on the day of the program.

 August 28 (2-3 pm)
Introduction to Drupal for Libraries (Infopeople)

Looking for a better way to manage your web site content? Want more advanced functionality and/or social networking features? Drupal is an award-winning, open source content management system being used by major corporations worldwide and is now being widely adopted by the library community. Learn more about the pros and cons of Drupal and how libraries are using it to make their web presences more effective and efficient. Discover library-specific add-ons (modules) that can make your new Drupal site even more extensible.  For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/webcasts/list

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  1. Dale Ricklefs permalink
    August 3, 2009

    Do these count toward the library director’s CEU requirements?

  2. August 5, 2009

    Hi Dale,

    Here’s the rule:
    The library director must have a minimum of ten hours of continuing education credits annually. Continuing education activities must be instructional and may include workshops, appropriate sessions at library association conferences, and distance education courses. Library system meetings, board meetings, public hearings, other business meetings, author luncheons, and other non-instructional sessions are not considered continuing education activities. The director must maintain appropriate documentation of participation, duration, and relevance to the operation of a library.

    So, if the organization you are taking the training from issues you a certificate or some proof that you attended and the training meets the requirements stated above, then absolutely, you can count them. I say “some proof” because I know we haven’t issued actual CE certificates for webinars, but we do state that your registration receipt should be retained as proof of attendance.

    Let me know if you have other questions.

    Thx,
    Dawn

    Dawn Vogler
    Manager, Continuing Education & Consulting Services
    Texas State Library & Archives Commission
    PO Box 12927
    Austin, TX 78711-2927
    (512) 936-4449 phone

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