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.
 

Jan 23
2019
1:30-3pm
CST

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2020

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, will discuss agency expectations and requirements for the 2020 competitive grant proposals and strategies on how to meet those expectations. The discussion will include a review of the funding priorities, as well as the types of information to be submitted in the proposals.

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0 TSLAC CE hours

Jan 24
2019
2-3pm
CST

I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now?

You've landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Jan 29
2019
2-3pm
CST

Introduction to the 2018 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

Texas State Library Program Coordinator Stacey Malek provides participants with an overview of the Texas Public Library Annual Report for Local Fiscal Year 2018. This will include an overview of accreditation. Her colleague, Valicia Greenwood, does a quick demonstration of the online report.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Feb 6
2019
10-11am
CST

R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide SBEC logo

Do you have a program in your library that could use refreshing? Are you meeting resistance at changing a program that has existed for a long time in its current form? Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will guide you through the process of examining your library programs with an eye geared towards change. Time will be spent on how to identify a program that needs revamping, garnering responses from your community, and communicating the change to your patrons.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Feb 12
2019
10-11am
CST

Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens SBEC logo

Are you interested in expanding your comic or graphic novel collection, but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering what kind of programming you could use to engage young readers? Do you want resources to justify the use of comics and graphic novels with children and teens?

In this one hour webinar, Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will talk with Teen Services Librarian Kate Mowery about all things graphic novels, comics and manga. Time will be spent on programming ideas, collection development tips, and exploring online resources focusing on comics and graphic novels.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Feb 28
2019
2-3pm
CST

They’re baaaaaack! TSLAC, libraries and the 86th Legislature SBEC logo

Mark Smith and Gloria Meraz will report on the status of TSLAC in the 86th Legislative Session, including the agency’s funding request and sunset reauthorization. Mark and Gloria will also review any other library-related legislation being considered this session.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Mar 5
2019
2-3pm
CST

Adulting 101: Life Skills Classes for Tweens, Teens and Adults SBEC logo

Transitioning to adulthood is a challenging undertaking. Libraries are increasing helping tweens, teens and adults learn the skills of being an adult by offering adulting classes to their patrons. These classes target varying ages, and cover skills such as financial management, stress management, and interviewing.

Join us as we hear from Jane Dance of the Round Rock Public Library and Aleya Stone of the Tyler Public Library. Jane will discuss her Adulting 101 for Teens series, and Alelya will explore her recent Adulting 101 venture meant to establish a partnership with youth and adult services. Along the way we will discuss the life skills that new adults need, ways to network in order to find speakers, and best practices in presenting the content.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Mar 14
2019
2-3pm
CDT

2018 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report Success

Still struggling to understand the definitions in the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report? Scratching your head over accreditation requirements? In this webinar, LSTA/Accreditation Program Coordinator Stacey Malek and Library Statistics Specialist Valicia Greenwood will work through the issues that generate the most confusion and questions: financial reporting, maintenance of effort (MOE), downloadables, program and wi-fi statistics, and any other questions you have about this important report.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Mar 28
2019
2-3pm
CDT

Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Texas School Standards Supplemental Resources, OH MY! SBEC logo

How can the new supplemental resources help you connect to the campus curriculum and solidify the library as a “learning space” not just a “book station”? Join us to explore the wonderful crosswalks our fellow librarians have created to help us connect our standards to the AASL standards, the ELAR TEKS, the ACRL competencies, the NETS/ISTE Standards, and lots more! We will explore the new crosswalks and discuss how they can make our commitment to supporting the curriculum work and solidify what we do. Presented by Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library & Archives Commission

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

May 2
2019
2-3pm
CDT

FY2019 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program Overview for Texas Libraries

Texas State Library staff provide information about participation in the FY2019 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program: Opting in, completing and submitting required forms, and the Grant Management System (GMS). Please contact Sara Hayes at shayes@tsl.texas.gov for more information.

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0 TSLAC CE hours 

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)

Page last modified: January 18, 2019