Archived Webinar Annex

Archived Webinars, FY 2010-2011
(September 2009 - August 2011)

For our recent archived Webinars, please visit our main Archived Webinars page.

Webinars that qualify for SBEC credit are marked with the SBEC logo -- SBEC logo. Our SBEC provider number is #500799.

August 2009

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Spanish Language Collection Development
Diana Miranda-Murillo of Austin Public Library talks about her experiences serving up a mix of Spanish language materials to her community.

November 2009

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Google's Hidden Libraries
Tony Bandy, from LibraryKnowledge.com, discusses new content available with Google Books, including magazines, out-of-print titles, and new full-text search options.

December 2009

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Demonstrating Impact: An Introduction to Outcomes Based Evaluation
Our own Grants guru, Jennifer Peters, provides an introduction to Outcomes Based Evaluation (OBE). Provides an overview of project planning using the logic model, emphasizing the development of outcomes, and how OBE can demonstrate the value of libraries to the broader community.

January 2010

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More of Google's Hidden Libraries: Additional Resources for You!
Tony Bandy, from LibraryKnowledge.com, builds on his last webinar, "Google's Hidden Libraries". Coverage includes technology, specific formats, and how to integrate these resources into your own web site.

January 2010

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Leading Edge Librarianship: Things You Need To Know To Stay Ahead of The Curve
Shelly Drumm helps you explore some of the tools that are affecting the way our patrons find, use, share, and play with information, and some tools we can use to be a more prominent part of their information world.

February 2010

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School's Out @ Your Public Library: Program Ideas for After School
Providing innovative programming for the school-age crowd during the school year can be a challenge, especially when libraries are competing with children's busy after-school schedules. Presented by Anne Neidinger, Children's Librarian at the Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library.

April 2010

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Digitizing Summer Reading With Wikis and Glogs
Tracy Wade, Technology Integration Specialist at Katy ISD, took us into the wonderful world of creating engaging Web 2.0 environments that inspire kids to contribute their opinions and share with their fellow students about their summer reading using PBworks (wikis) and an education-only version of Glogster.

April 2010

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Creating a Successful Teen Advisory Board
Creating a successful teen advisory board can invest your teen audience in the library and in their community.  There's no better way to get them interested than to put them in charge of their own library destiny by creating a teen advisory board. Valerie Jensen, Assistant County Librarian of the Chambers County Library System in Anahuac, Texas discusses her library's efforts to get the teens in the door and keep them interested.

May 2010

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Getting Your Resume Noticed
Carolyn Davidson Brewer, formerly of North Texas Library Patners, covers some essential elements of today's resumes. Learn tips to get resumes updated for print and online submissions, key components of the resume and learn if cover letters are still necessary. Learn the difference between a chronological and functional resume and when to use each type.

June 2010

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Improving Health Literacy in Your Community
Did you know that literacy is the strongest predictor of a person's health status, more than income, employment status, education level, and racial or ethnic group? In this webinar, Karen Vargas,
Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, will explain what health literacy is, why it matters to you and how it affects your community.

June/July 2010

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Getting Started with a Social Media Plan
(# 1 - Using Social Media in the Library Series)
Wondering what all those people do on Twitter and Facebook? Not sure how you would use them in your library? Join Meg Canada, Senior Librarian, Social Media and Public Training Coordinator at Hennepin County Library (MN) to learn about Twitter and Facebook and how they can fit into your library's outreach, marketing, and programming efforts. Meg will introduce the tools, the plans, and the questions you should answer before launching social media at your library.

Managing Your Library's Online Reputation
(# 2 - Using Social Media in the Library Series)
Wondering what people are saying about your library on Twitter or other social media platforms? Learn about tools you can use to track and engage your customers (and non-customers). Meg will introduce tools, tips, and tricks for monitoring the Twitter-verse and other sites to capture what people are saying - the good, bad, and ugly and how you can respond.

Successful Social Media Programs At Your Library
(# 3 - Using Social Media in the Library Series)
So you have launched your library into the Twitter-verse! Now what? How do you attract followers? How can you use it to publicize events? Provide new services? Join Meg as she takes you on a tour of successful social media experiences. Meg's tour will cover libraries and other organizations that have been effective at using Twitter to highlight events, achievements, and services.

July 2010

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Look for a Job Using Online Sources
Are you finding yourself being a job counselor for many of your library users? Join Carolyn Davidson, formerly of North Texas Library Partners, for a tour of the Texas Workskills Development for Libraries to get relevant, practical links for job seekers. Learn which sites have the best results and are easy for people to use independently.

August 2010

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Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign
Capital campaigns are not rocket science, but conducting a successful campaign involves many activities and a lot of hard work. Done well, a successful campaign can go way beyond building a new library building - it can position your library for great fundraising in the future. Library Strategies consultant, Sue Hall, will lay out all the activities in a capital campaign.

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Fantasy Football, Flash Mobs, and Fanfiction: Pop Culture Programming in Your Library
Integrate pop culture into your library's events! By using elements of the mainstream media in your programs, you can draw in new interests and invigorate your library. Adapt ideas from the book Pop Goes the Library.

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Best Practices in Library Fundraising
Peter Pearson, Libraries Strategies consultant and President of the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, presents strategies for implementing a comprehensive fundraising program to support libraries.

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Advocating for Your Library
With public support for libraries shrinking, it is more critical than ever to have a political advocacy program in place. Library Strategies consultant and President of Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library, Peter Pearson, presents a plan for creating and sustaining a successful advocacy program for your library.

September 2010

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Programs that Will Get Your Teens Involved
Anime Conventions and Creating Recorded Books are tried and true programs that teens love.  Valerie Jensen of the Chambers County Library System will share logistics and best practices that will ensure the success of your programs - including how to involve teens in planning and hosting. Valerie Jensen, Assistant County Librarian at the Chambers County Library System in Anahuac, Texas where she is responsible for teen services, programming, and collections.

 

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Gear Up to Game
Kelly Czarnecki and Christine Bretz, teen services librarians with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, share their experiences with teen gaming in public libraries. They discuss how gaming relates to literacy and how libraries can begin offering high and low tech gaming programs on large and small budgets.

 

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Graphic Novels: A Gateway for Reluctant Readers
During this one hour webinar, Kyla Hunt, Library Services Consultant for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission, will talk about how reading graphic novels can help build literacy.  She will discuss how and why various types of comics appeal to different reader-groups, from wordless picture books for younger kids to manga for teens.  The webinar will end with discussion of program ideas designed to encourage readers to get excited about the world of comics, and eventually, the world of reading.

October 2010

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Life in the Library: Events to Build Community
Join Claire Gunnels for an engaging and interactive hour packed with ideas, stories, caveats, tips and tricks on how to develop your own branded event on a budget. Discover the basic principles that can be transferred to ANY type of programming. Involve your community in your organization. In just one short hour you will be ready to do it yourself!

 

Silver Surfers in Cyberspace: Technology Training for Seniors
Tips and tricks for teaching senior citizens how to use computers and technology to improve their lives. RoseAleta Laurell has worked with seniors for over 6 years, teaching them everything from email to wikis to Facebook. She will share some of her ideas, inspirations and thoughts on working with senior citizens.

November 2010

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Big eRef on a Small Budget
The past few years have seen a profusion of tools that give libraries with caviar dreams and ramen budgets the opportunity to deliver top notch reference and instructional services without dropping a dime. In this session, our speaker, Shelly Drumm, the Digital Services Coordinator for the Colorado State Library, provides demos of IM & Embedded Chat, and has a discussion on SMS/Text Messaging.

 

Senior Spaces: Creating Your Library as a Place for Older Adults
Libraries (big and small) from New Jersey to California have begun to develop “spaces” to be focal points of service to “seniors” of all ages. For over 30 years, Allan M. Kleiman has shared his expertise as a practicing librarian, author, consultant, library school instructor and frequent workshop leader in the areas of library services to older adults, collection development, diversity and technology.

 

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Creating Community Through Dynamic Teen Book Discussion Groups
How do teens learn the fine art of conversation?  A teen book group can be the perfect forum for creating meaningful dialogue, developing listen and communication skills, discussing existential issues common to all, and building community. Presenter Ellen Snoeyenbos,YA librarian at the Duxbury Free Library, has held a weekly book discussion group for teens for the past six years.

 

 

Baby Boomers: Serving the Next Generation of "Seniors"
The baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 have reached that magic age of 64! Allan M. Kleiman discusses how this generation will re-define what growing older means, and how libraries can begin to attract these “seniors” now and plan for the future to provide lifelong learning, civic engagement, and a nurturing library environment.

December 2010

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Twitter
Second in our series focusing an hour on an individual online tool, technology trainer Christine Walczyk tackles Twitter. Learn the ins and outs of this popular social networking service.

 

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The Road to CIVILITY: Implementing a Choose Civility Initiative
Choose Civility is an ongoing community-wide initiative designed to enhance respect, empathy, consideration, and tolerance, led by Howard County Library (MD). Webinar presenters are Valerie J. Gross, President & CEO of Howard County Library (HCL); Christie P. Lassen, HCL’s Director of Public Relations, and Ellen Flynn Giles, Chair of the Howard County Board of Education, and Vice-Chair of Friends of HCL.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Jing
For the first webinar in our series focusing one hour on individual online tools, technology trainer Christine Walczyk demonstrates how to use the screencasting software Jing.

 

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Wham! Bang! Pow! The Maverick Graphic Novels Reading List
Confused about graphic novels and manga? Need to know what to order for your collection? This webinar will show you what to look for, resources for ordering, and reader's advisory for all age groups, kids through adults, using the Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List.

 

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The Tejano Experience: Serving the 3rd Generation Hispanic
The 3rd generation Hispanic is bilingual, bicultural and has lived in our community for decades, yet remains sparsely represented in our user base. Yolanda Cuesta talks with us about how we can use the unique characteristics, traditions, and needs of this community to engage them and build the library habit.

January 2011

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Netvibes
For the fourth in our series focusing an hour on an individual online tool, technology trainer Christine Walczyk navigates Netvibes.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Facebook
Third in our series focusing an hour on an individual online tool, technology trainer Christine Walczyk puts her focus on Facebook. Learn how you can make a Facebook page for your library.

February 2011

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Forms and Drawings
The last in our Google month series, learn elements of Forms & Drawings with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Spreadsheet
The third in our Google month series, learn elements of Spreadsheet with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Presentations
The second in our Google month series, learn elements of Google Presentations with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Documents
Starting off Google month, we cover elements of Google's word processor, Google Documents, with technology trainer Christine Walczyk..

March 2011

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PR: Telling Your Library's Story with a Smile
Hear Lisa Charbonnet explain how to toss the doubts and discover the underlying processes that will help you tell your community all about your favorite library.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of LinkedIn
Tech trainer, Christine Walczyk, helps you set up a profile on LinkedIn, view privacy settings, add contacts, etc. to join the Facebook of the work world.

 

Your Library and the Texas Workforce System
John Fuller highlights the services and resources available through local workforce solution offices and explores how libraries and local workforce solution offices can work together to meet the needs of job seekers more effectively.

 

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Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Sites
We're not done yet with Google! Technology trainer Christine Walczyk discusses Google Sites.

April 2011

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Search Engine Optimization Basics for Libraries
Donna Feddern, Senior Librarian of Technology Services at the Escondido Public Library in California and author of the blog SEO for Libraries, provides essential information on the basics of search engine optimization for libraries -- what it is, why libraries should know about it, how it works, and practical information on optimizing your results.

 

 

WorkInTexas and Other Career Tools for Your Library
Scott Eychner, Program Supervisor for the Texas Workforce Commission, will explain how you can assist library patrons looking for a new job, applying for unemployment insurance benefits or looking for local labor market information using WorkInTexas and related career tools.

May 2011

 

Loan Star Grants - Financial Reporting
Wendy Clark, Loan Star Libraries Manager, and Pauline Brewer, Grants Accountant, of the Texas State Library & Archives Commission discuss financial reporting and how to close-out your Loan Star Libraries grant.

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July 2011

Outreach to Seniors
The last in our Seniors series with noted expert Allan Kleiman, this Webinar focuses on providing library services to seniors who are unable to come to your library and is filled with meaningful programming ideas.

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Connecting with your Community via Facebook - They already Like you!
Staff from The Seattle Public Library share the secrets to their 10,000+ fans on Facebook. They discuss their process, idea generation for posts and administration of their Facebook Fan page.

 

Social Networking with Seniors
More and more seniors are joining or becoming interested in social networks. What is the library’s role in this trend, and how can libraries use social networks when interacting with their senior population?

 

An Overview of Working with Senior Patrons and Technology
Whether it is basic computer skills or gaming and the internet, the library is often the place to be for seniors to interact with and to learn technology. What are some best practices when working with the senior population and technology in your library?

 

Gaming for Seniors
We’ve heard a lot about gaming for children and teens in the library – what about gaming for seniors? Allan Kleiman speaks about the benefits that gaming could provide to seniors in your library.

August 2011

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Mixing In Math
The August 22 offering of Mixing In Math was recorded, but will not be available for viewing until later this fall. We will take the best recording of the three sessions the Mixing In Math staff are conducting for us and turn it into an online short course. More information to be posted here once the course is available.

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