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.
 

Aug 23
2017
1:30-2:30pm
CDT

TSLAC Grant Communications [For TSLAC Grantees]

Want to let the world know your great news? Erica McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, and Stephen Siwinski, TSLAC Communications Officer, will provide an overview of the communications and publicity requirements of TSLAC competitive grants. Topics covered will include press releases, signage, print collateral, and social media.

0 TSLAC CE hours

Aug 24
2017
2-3pm
CDT

Reach Out and Read: Partner in Family LiteracySBEC logo

Reach Out and Read Texas gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into well-child doctor visits and encouraging families to read aloud together. The Reach Out and Read model has been studied extensively. The research shows that:

• Parents served by Reach Out and Read are up to four times more likely to read aloud to their children.
• Reach Out and Read reaches the child through effectively teaching the parent to start lifelong learning in the home.
• During the preschool years, children served by Reach Out and Read score three to six months ahead of their non-Reach Out and Read peers on vocabulary tests. These early foundational language skills help start children on a path of success when they enter school.

How does the Reach Out and Read model work? How can my library partner with Reach Out and Read Texas? Attend this webinar to learn more and have these questions answered. Presented by Jocelyn McConnell, Reach Out and Read Texas Program Manager.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider number #500799

Aug 29
2017
2-3pm
CDT

Referrals for Patrons with Disabilities, Mental Illness and Substance Abuse SBEC logo

Are you familiar with the Texas Council of Community Centers? There are 39 public Community Centers throughout Texas that offer services and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, early childhood intervention, serious mental illness, and substance use disorders. Maria Rios, Director of Communication, Education and Training, Texas Council of Community Centers, and Catherine Carlton, Communications Director from MHMR Tarrant (one of the Community Centers), will provide an overview of the services and resources provided at local Community Centers and how your library can find and connect with a Community Center.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider number #500799

Aug 30
2017
1:30-3pm
CDT

TSLAC Grants Management - Financial Management and Reporting [For TSLAC Grantees]

Erica McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, and Arturo Villarreal, TSLAC Grants Accountant, will provide an introduction to managing TSLAC grant finances for FY18 grantees. Grantees will learn about managing grant finances and financial reporting for their 2018 grant programs. The presentation will include a tutorial on using GMS for reporting.

0 TSLAC CE hours

Sep 13
2017
2-3pm
CDT

Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots in Urban and Rural Communities SBEC logo

This webinar will discuss various aspects of mobile hotspot lending programs at libraries in metro and rural areas, including some of the practical issues as well as what access may mean to targeted communities. The team behind this webinar has researched New York’s large mobile hotspot program and is in the middle of research on 24 rural libraries also loaning these devices.

Presented by Sharon Strover, Philip G. Warner Professor of Communication and Director, Technology & Information Policy Institute, UT Austin.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider number #500799

Oct 3
2017
10-11am
CDT

Reader’s Advisory: Nonfiction, Stranger than Fiction SBEC logo

Have you ever been flummoxed when confronted with a patron who requests non-fiction? The Reader’s Advisory experts at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Talking Book Program are here to help! John Berkeland and Laura Jean Norris will provide Reader’s Advisory tips for assisting nonfiction loving patrons by offering ways of breaking down non-fiction into sub-genres, posing helpful questions to ask patrons, suggesting fiction read-a-likes, and providing additional resources.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider number #500799

Oct 10
2017
2-3pm
CDT

The Data Is Collected - Now What? Library Reports You Can Create

Take a tour of reports and report-creation tools available for your Texas Public Libraries Annual Report data. Learn to create custom summaries, multi-year comparisons, trends, and graphs using report information published on the Texas State Library website, and report options within Texas LibPAS, the data collection portal. Turn the numbers you have been collecting and tracking into a meaningful presentation. This webinar will be presented by Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 19
2017
2-3pm
CDT

Where There’s a wILL, There’s a Way: Optimizing ILL Services in Texas Public Libraries

Join Texas State Library staff for a webinar focused on statewide resource sharing using Navigator, the consortial ILL system implemented by all accredited Texas public libraries. We will cover current usage, keeping holdings up-to-date in WorldCat, training opportunities, shipping cost solutions, and promoting the service to your patrons and communities!

1 TSLAC CE hour

Nov 15
2017
1:30-3pm
CST

2018 TSLAC Grant Performance Reporting in GMS and General Q&A [For TSLAC Grantees]

Erica McCormick, TSLAC Grant Administrator, will walk 2018 TSLAC grantees through the process of preparing and submitting performance reports in the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS), as well as review performance measures. There will also be ample time for additional general grant questions.

0 TSLAC CE hours

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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