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.

 

Date/Time
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Description/Registration

Sept 01
2015
2-3pm
CDT

The Community Partner Program: How Your Library Can Become a Resource for Low-income Texans

Join us for this webinar presented by Texas Hunger Initiative to learn how your library can maximize its resources, bring even more community members into your library and increase its impact through the Community Partner Program. The Community Partner Program is an initiative of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) that engages community-based organizations in helping people apply for and manage their public benefits online using www.YourTexasBenefits.com. Learn how Texas Hunger Initiative can support your library in becoming a needed access point for low-income community members.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Sept 09
2015
2-3pm
CDT

STEAM Programs for YouthSBEC logo

STEAM programs--those that incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math--are interesting, engaging, and educational, and they appeal to a wide range of youth library customers. This webinar will explore all aspects of offering STEAM programs for preschoolers and school-age children in the library: how STEAM fits the library mission, what age-appropriate STEAM programs look like, how to identify and approach potential community partners, and strategies for gathering go-to program planning resources. Attendees will leave the webinar equipped to offer hands-on STEAM learning opportunities for youth, regardless of library size or budget. This Webinar will be presented by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library.

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

Sept 22
2015
10-11am
CDT

BARD: Braille and Audio Reading Download from the Talking Book ProgramSBEC logo

Calling all Texas librarians! Would you like to upgrade your services to patrons with disabilities? BARD can help you offer more free downloadable materials to individuals who cannot read standard print. Find out how the Talking Book Program works and who is eligible. We will show you the BARD website and the three-step download process. We will also go over the application process, interface features, and materials available. We have useful information for school, public, and academic libraries.

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

Sept 30
2015
2-3pm
CDT

STEAM & Día: Offering Informal Learning with a Mind Toward Diversity SBEC logo

Libraries are optimal institutions to provide informal learning: we can structure programs around our own goals instead of formal curricula, and our offerings are freely available to anyone in the community. Yet it is vital that we recognize that the children who attend our programs--especially STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) program--are likely not all on a level playing field. Young students of color routinely score lower in math and science than their white peers due to lack of access and preparation in STEAM areas. The library can help bridge this STEAM gap with programs developed with the intent of having a positive impact on every child who participates. Attendees will leave the webinar with tools and resources to allow your STEAM programming to reach the full spectrum of your community. This Webinar will be presented by Amy Koester, Youth & Family Program Coordinator, Skokie Public Library in Skokie, Illinois.

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

Oct 15
2015
2-3pm
CDT

Edge Exposed! Secret Resources and Tools You’ve Probably Never Heard About

Are you aware that there’s an entire toolkit of top-notch, free training and resources for public libraries on the Edge website? Whether your accredited public library is taking the assessment for the first time, or for the second, you can access a wealth of information that you and your entire staff can use to address your public access technology needs and impact your community. Join Jennifer Peters, Community Engagement Administrator, as she explores the “secret nooks and crannies” of Edge. Whether you’ve completed the assessment or not, this webinar will encourage you to take a second look at Edge.

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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)

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