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 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 hour, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Jan 19
2017
2-3:30pm
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 hour, 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 hour, 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

Feb 07
2017
2-3pm
CST

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants Q&A Session

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, provides a live question and answer session regarding the FY 2018 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. Attendees should ensure that they have either attended live or viewed the archived recording of the January 12 "2018 Funding Opportunities -- TSLAC Competitive Grants" and January 19 “Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2018” webinars prior to logging in for this question and answer session. The archived recordings for both programs will be housed online . [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

Feb 08
2017
2-3pn
CST

Bleep, Blorp, Books: Robots in the Library SBEC logo

Join us as we discuss the benefits of providing robotics programs to youth patrons and how to get started. Katelyn Patterson of CTLS will discuss why robotics is a wonderful way to offer STEM programming and how to get started. Cecily Ponce de Leon of the Plano Public Library System will give an overview of how PPLS has been implementing robotics programs for several years.

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

Feb 14
2017
10-11am
CST

No Internet, No Problem – Leveraging Offline Technology to Prepare Inmates for Success Outside the Walls SBEC logo

Computer and information literacy are essential life skills that are difficult to teach in situations without access to computers, much less without the Internet and until recently this was exactly the experience of the incarcerated students at Lee College Huntsville Center. Using grant funds, Jeannie Colson, Lee College Huntsville Center Librarian, was able to acquire Corrections Off-line Educational Platform (COEP) developed by WiderNet and provide an internet-like experience for her students to conduct independent research. In this webinar, Jeannie will discuss how she implemented the technology, the challenges she encountered (and overcame) along the way, what she envisions for the future and, most importantly, how she has integrated the technology into her teaching to provide deep research and technology skills to her students.

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

Apr 4
2017
10-11am
CDT

TSLAC Update: The Legislative Session and Preparing for Sunset Review SBEC logo

State Librarian Mark Smith will provide an update on the status of the TSLAC budget request and other library issues in the 85th Legislature. Assistant State Librarian Gloria Meraz will describe the TSLAC sunset review process and how librarians and other stakeholders can be involved.

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

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)

Page last modified: January 17, 2017