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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Date/Time
(Central Time)

Description/Registration

Aug 11
2015
2-3pm
CDT

Creating and Operating a Public Library Makerspace – A Conversation with North Richland Hills Public Library StaffSBEC logo

North Richland Hills Public Library’s The Maker Spot, which opened in early August, provides access to 3-D Printing, Audio-Visual Production and Editing, Electronics and Robotics, Collaborative Science, Soft Crafts, and a Training Center. In this webinar, makers from The Maker Spot volunteer steering committee and Library staff will discuss the process of creating, funding, and operating a makerspace. The Maker Spot, which serves the 150,085 cardholders of the North Richland Hills Public Library and its partners in the 14-member North Texas Consortium, was funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services through a grant to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2015).

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

Aug 18
2015
2-3pm
CDT

The Talking Book Program and Texas Libraries: Partners in Service to Persons with DisabilitiesSBEC logo

Discover how the Texas State Library’s award-winning Talking Book Program can enhance your library services for users of large print, audio, and Braille books and magazines -- for free! Talking Book Program Public Awareness Coordinator, Heather Bailey, introduces the program's services, including a first-class accessible digital download service that your patrons can access from any computer. Heather explains how to enroll your patrons, and explores outreach strategies and informational programming that can help your library recruit new patrons that qualify for this service.

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

Aug 20
2015
10-11am
CDT

Texas FY2015 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program Documentation Overview

Texas State Library staff provide information about submitting expenditure documentation for the FY2015 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program. Please contact Sara Hayes at shayes@tsl.texas.gov for more information.

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0 TSLAC CE hours

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 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)

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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