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.
 

Nov 20
2018
2-3pm
CST

Work With What You Got: Practical Tips for Redesigning Your Library Website SBEC logo

Even if you don't have full control over your library's website, you can take small steps to improving your user's experience while searching for information on your website. You'll learn how to write for the web and create a website that solves your user's problems.

This webinar is part of a month-long series that web design expert Laura Solomon is presenting for TSLAC on website usability and social media. Each webinar will cover different content and can be viewed individually.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Nov 27
2018
2-3pm
CST

It's Not Just About the Likes: Getting Strategic with Your Library's Social MediaSBEC logo

You know how to use social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but how do you get followers to go beyond liking posts to sharing or even showing up for the programs or resources you're promoting? Being strategic with your posts is an important first step. In this webinar you'll learn strategies for social media engagement for libraries of all sizes, but with a focus on libraries without dedicated communications staff.

This webinar is part of a month-long series that web design expert Laura Solomon is presenting for TSLAC on website usability and social media. Each webinar will cover different content and can be viewed individually.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Dec 11
2018
2-3pm
CST

Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access SBEC logo

Too often the best library programs never reach the kids most in need. We may be from Iowa, but we know that “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. So we found a way to go to them. Discover how the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library moved beyond its walls to reach children with barriers to traditional library access through strategic partnerships and volunteer support. Adapt this award-winning program to fit your community.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify organizations to build partnerships with that meet specific criteria: mission alignment, target audience, poverty mapping, food deserts, school proficiency scores, and free and reduced lunch program participation rates.
  • Build a framework for adapting onsite library resources to take outside of the library: collection management, volunteers, activities, crafts, requested materials, and tracking systems.
  • Develop volunteer duties to assist library staff in efficiently and economically implementing outreach.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Jan 15
2019
10-11am
CST

Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians

Meet librarians working for the Windham School District (WSD), which operates in partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Learn about their unique role within the prison and characteristics of the patrons they serve. Leave with ideas for partnerships between public libraries and prison libraries, and public library services that can support WSD patrons upon their release.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

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

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: November 16, 2018