Upcoming Webinars

Join your colleagues for an online presentation and conversation in one of these upcoming live online events. All you need to participate is a computer, an internet connection and either the ability to hear sound through your computer or a telephone. Unless otherwise noted, these Webinars are free of charge and open to anyone in the library field, however some Webinars may be specific to Texas. See our FAQ for more general information about our Webinars or click the Webinar title (below) for specific information related to that Webinar. A quick registration button is provided for each Webinar for your convenience. Don't miss our archive of previously recorded events and please email us with any questions.

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SBEC logo= These Webinars qualify for SBEC credit for school librarians, SBEC provider number #500799.
 

Sep 28
2016
2-3pm
CDT

TexShare Update: Strategic Plans, Budget, and More SBEC logo

Join us for a TexShare Update session for timely updates about the TexShare program. This month we will have an opportunity to hear from Mark Smith, Director and State Librarian, about the results of TexShare and resource sharing strategic planning sessions held over the past year and how they have impacted the state library’s budget request for the 2018-2019 biennium.

0.5 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Oct 4
2016
10-11am
CDT

Texas High School Librarians Create College Ready Students SBEC logo

Ever wonder what your college students learned before entering your library? Or perhaps you’re a elementary, junior high or high school librarian looking for some information literacy inspiration. End the guessing game and come hear from Texas high school librarians and their diverse initiatives to bridge the gap between research and writing in order to smooth the high school-to-college transition. Come prepared to ask questions and learn about essential resources. Presenters include   Lisa Hernandez (Librarian, PSJA College, Career, & Technology Academy, Pharr), Ellen Thibodeaux (Librarian, Eastside Memorial High, Austin ISD, Austin) and Donna Kearley (Library Coordinator, Denton ISD, Denton).

1 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Oct 11
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Assessing Library Programs and Collections in Academic Libraries  

Using assessment data to make more informed decisions and communicate value is an essential part of what we do to improve our libraries. However, it can be a daunting process to plan, collect, and draw conclusions from assessment data of library programs and collections usage.

Join Krystal Wyatt-Baxter, Head of Assessment at the University of Texas Libraries, and Jacqueline Bronicki, Assessment and Statistics Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, as they provide their respective insight and tips on programmatic assessment and collections analysis. By the end of this one hour webinar, attendees will have a better idea of what they can do to begin planning for continuous assessment in their library.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 18
2016
10-11am
CDT

Transitioning from High School to College or Employment for People with Disabilities SBEC logo

Are you familiar with transition resources for students with disabilities? Librarians will learn about agencies and organizations that assist young people, their families, and school personnel in important decisions concerning higher education or employment opportunities. Relevant web sites, online guides and articles, and access to print materials will be included. In addition, librarians will learn about topics that relate to and can affect transition, such as independent living, self-determination, mentoring / shadowing, and personal assistance services. Presented by Dina Abramson, Disability Information and Referral Center Coordinator for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

1 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Oct 25
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Get Started with the Edge!

Edge is a groundbreaking self-assessment and planning tool for public libraries. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission gives all accredited public libraries in Texas use of this tool for free. Over 200 libraries in Texas, large and small, have completed the Edge Assessment and now have solid data to begin making improvements to their technology. Many are using their Edge results to make decisions about their services and connect with their communities and stakeholders. One example is the Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library (pop. 2,000) who worked closely with their neighboring school to establish their own network and upgrade devices at both locations using Edge benchmarks. (Read their full story here.)

This webinar will provide an overview of the Edge Toolkit for libraries and library directors who are new to Edge. Please join us!

0 TSLAC CE hours

Nov 3
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Libraries and the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) SBEC logo

If a public library wants to use federal money to purchase services to enable Internet access at the library (such as with the E-rate discount program) or to buy computers that will access the Internet (such as with LSTA funds), it must comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Join Henry Stokes, the State E-rate Coordinator for libraries in Texas and a TSLAC technology consultant, to learn more about the requirements for CIPA. Find out what you need in place at your library to be compliant.

1 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Nov 8
2016
2-3pm
CST

Lending Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices to Patrons SBEC logo

A Wi-Fi hotspot is a device that allows patrons to access the library's Internet well beyond the bounds of the library building. The Keller Public Library has learned a great deal about how to successfully circulate Wi-Fi hotspots since June 2016, when they became the first library in Texas to offer them. Rae Cheney, Library Services Manager, will share firsthand experience about how to offer this exciting new technology to your patrons. The presentation will be 30 minutes long, with 30 minutes free for question and answer to follow.

1 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Technical Requirements and other FAQs

We (TSLAC) use the GoToWebinar web conferencing software for our Webinars. For more information on technical requirements and answers to other frequently asked questions, please visit our Webinar FAQs Page. Please note that some Webinars listed here may be offered by other providers (ALA TechSource, for example) and thus may require alternate technical specifications for access.

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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)

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