Face-to-face Workshops

(Central Time)


Fall 2016 and
Spring 2017

Small Library Management - Leadership & Management Essentials

Leadership and Management Essentials is a 3 day in-person workshop offered every two years.

  • Day 1 introduces the fundamentals of leadership, including communication skills and leading through change.
  • Day 2 focuses on personnel management, human resources, and policy development.
  • Day 3 covers financial management including budgeting, financial planning, and audit requirements.

Visit this page for more information and to register.

19 TSLAC CE hours

Spring and Fall 2016

You Can Do I.T.! Basic Hardware & Software Skills for Public Libraries

Nationally-recognized trainer and consultant Carson Block returns to Texas to conduct a 1–day, in-person, hands-on workshop on a brand new topic:  basic hardware and software skills for public libraries.  Earn 6.5 TSLAC CE credit hours! It's FREE for all Texas library staff.  Visit this page for more information and to register.

6.5 TSLAC CE hours

 Fall 2016

Discover Ebrary: e-Libro and SciTech ProQuest TexShare Collection

This 3 hour face to face course will cover in depth ProQuest ebook collections that are now part of the TexShare program: Ebook Science and Technology collection, and E-Libro. Come learn strategies on how to best navigate these collections, and better prepare to serve your patrons. Whether you’re a public or academic librarian who wants to support STEM education goals, this session is for you. Come ready to learn and network with your colleagues in the area.  Visit this page for more information and to register.

3 TSLAC CE hours

Summer 2016 and Fall 2016

New Resources and Features from EBSCO Databases

This workshop will provide a hands-on, interactive overview of two new resources from Ebsco:

1) LearningExpress Plus will be demonstrated.

2) Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of general and state-specific legal forms. Basic and advanced features of the LIRC will be demonstrated along with finding forms and specific publications. We will also take a look at new ways to search and limit within Explora, Small Business Reference Center, Small Engine Repair Reference Center and EBSCOhost.

Bring your questions and suggested search topics and we will discover many ways to use these great resources.

Visit this page for more information and to register.

3 TSLAC CE hours

Summer 2016 and Fall 2016

TeachingBooks.net Database Training

Bring books to life!
From videos filmed in authors’ studios, lesson plans, book trailers, and vocabulary lists get ready to access resources that will expand students reading experiences.

Learning Objective:  Attendees will discover online materials to engage and deepen connections to books read with their students.


  • Meet-the Author Resources: Movies, Book Readings, ANPs
  • Book Resource Pages: layout, features: lesson plans, book trailers, vocab.com, interviews, links
  • Author Specific Resources
  • Create custom reading lists to enhance programs and displays
  • Sharing Tools support Reader’s Advisory

Visit this page for more information and to register.

3 TSLAC CE hours

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

STEAM in Preschool Storytime

Popular workshop presenter, Kim Lehman will engage participants in fun, hands-on STEAM activities, literature, fingerplays, and songs to enhance Preschool Storytime and prepare young children for success in school. 

Visit this page for more information and to register. (This link will become active in mid-December when dates and locations for seven Spring workshops will be announced.)

6.5 TSLAC CE hours;  SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

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Many of our workshops are made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. (2015)

Page last modified: December 9, 2016