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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Dec 8
2016
2-3pm
CST

With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction

Friends groups can be tremendous assets to the libraries they serve by engaging community, raising money, advocating for the library, and lending the library lots of great moral support. But, when Friends groups lose focus on their role (versus that of the director) or when they start being unfriendly it can become a miserable relationship for all involved. Sally Gardner Reed will discuss ways in which to keep working on a positive track together, ways to solve conflicts, and what to do when nothing seems to work.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Jan 05
2017
1-2pm
CST

Introduction to 2017 CSLP Teen Programming Manual SBEC logo

Are you planning creative, fun, and educational programs for your 2017 teen summer library program? This webinar, presented by Michelle Beebower and Nichole Chagnon of the Austin Public Library, will introduce programs and activities in the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program Teen manual and will inspire unforgettable summer library programs for teens in your community.

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

Jan 10
2017
2-3pm
CST

Preschool Storytime Basics SBEC logo

Storytimes in public libraries offer a valuable service to children, parents, and child care providers in the community on many different levels. This webinar, presented by Kim Lehman, will cover the basics of planning, preparing, and presenting engaging storytimes for preschoolers in the library. We will cover surefire books and literature selections as well as songs and fingerplays to captivate a young audience. Learn a few tips to address some storytime challenges like organizing materials, reading aloud to a group, and managing difficult situations.

Participants will be able to:
• Plan, prepare and present effective storytime programs in the library
• Present age appropriate books, songs and fingerplay in library programs
• Organize materials for programs effectively

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

Jan 12
2017
2-3pm
CST

2018 Funding Opportunities -- TSLAC Competitive Grants

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, will provide an overview of the FY 2018 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Impact, Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Library Cooperation, and Special Projects grant programs. [This Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants via email within a few business days of the event.]

0 TSLAC CE hours

Jan 17
2017
2-3pm
CST

Science and Math in Storytimes SBEC logo

Children have an innate curiosity about the physical world around them. Storytimes offer a unique opportunity to help young children understand and organize information needed to make connections and solve problems. This webinar, presented by Kim Lehman, will explore inexpensive, easy to implement science and math experiences using literature, fingerplays, activities, and props. These ideas can be used in storytimes, as passive programming in the library, or as resources for parents and caregivers to extend the storytime experience for further STEM explorations.

Participants will be able to:
• Explore ways to use science and math experiences in library programs for preschool children
• Integrate books, music, and fingerplays centered on math and science
• Introduce parents and caregivers to age appropriate math and science activities for further science explorations

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

Jan 19
2017
2-3pm
CST

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2018

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, provides an overview of the FY 2018 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Impact, Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Library Cooperation, and Special Projects grant programs. Those contemplating applying for a grant are strongly encouraged to register as Ms. McCormick will also introduce a new grant management system that all applicants must use to submit their applications. [This Webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants via email within a few business days of the event.]

0 TSLAC CE hours

Jan 24
2017
2-3pm
CST

Storytime Crafts SBEC logo

The process of creating offers children an opportunity to develop fine motor skills, cooperation, and a genuine sense of accomplishment. Working independently increases confidence and creative joy. This webinar, presented by Kim Lehman, will look at developmentally appropriate craft ideas to use in toddler and preschool storytimes as well as tips and suggestions for implementing and organizing craft activities in the library.

Participants will be able to:
• Implement age appropriate craft activities as a part of library storytimes
• Identify developmentally appropriate expectations for young children
• Organize and manage craft activities in the library

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

Jan 25
2017
2-3pm
CST

Introduction to the 2016 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 2016. This will include an overview of accreditation. Her colleague, Valicia Greenwood, does a quick demonstration of the online report.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Jan 31
2017
2-3pm
CST

The Magic of Music in Storytimes SBEC logo

Music, a universal language, adds so much to storytimes. In this webinar, presented by Kim Lehman, learn ways to use music with young children in storytimes through songs, movement, literature, puppets, and props. Music in library storytimes is not about having the perfect voice or playing an instrument. It is about the magic that sounds and poetry bring to our shared experience. Whether you sing openly or in the privacy of your own shower, join us for fun and ideas. You will be inspired to warble a tune before the webinar is over.

Participants will be able to:
• Use opening and closing songs in storytimes
• Incorporate songs and music in storytimes using puppets, props, movement, and books
• Reference and use music resources including books, recordings, and websites

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

Feb 02
2017
2-3pm
CST

Technology Purchasing from State of Texas Contracts – An Overview

Did you know that qualified libraries can purchase products or services through the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR)? DIR contracts and services cover a wide variety of information technology products and services including cooperative contracts, data center services, information security and telecom. When you purchase through DIR, you have the bulk buying power of the State of Texas on your side, which means that eligible customers can buy IT products and services at aggressive discounts without the need for a lengthy procurement. Dana Collins, Director of Enterprise Contracts Management for the Department of Information Resources, will provide an overview of this purchasing process, outline which library types qualify, and answer audience questions.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Apr 11
2017
2-3pm
CDT

Accreditation Status and Planning (ASAP) Report for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

Texas public libraries complete the Public Libraries Annual Report each year. Once your library’s report is submitted, staff at TSLAC complete an analysis of the data for any potential errors or accreditation issues. You are then sent the ASAP (Accreditation Status and Planning) report, which outlines the accreditation issues, possible calculation errors, and any requests for clarification. Learn how to quickly determine whether the library’s report needs amending or if your library may have an accreditation issue. You will also learn how to use the workbook to assist you in planning for the next year’s report. This webinar is presented by Stacey Malek, Program Coordinator, and Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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)

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