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.
 

May 15
2018
10-11am
CDT

2018 SXSW Interactive for Libraries: Reports from the Field SBEC logo

Every March in Austin, the South by Southwest Interactive Festival showcases multiple days of compelling panel sessions led by the brightest minds in innovation, and emerging technologies. Join TSLAC library technology consultants Cindy Fisher and Henry Stokes as they report on all the cool things they learned as attendees as well as the major themes that emerged and their relevance for libraries.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

May 22
2018
2-3:30pm
CDT

Developing Digital Citizens - Resources and Strategies SBEC logo

Librarians play a vital role in equipping people to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem that at times seems overrun with things like fake news and misinformation. It can be challenging for young people, in particular, to develop skills they need to deal with misinformation and engage as digital citizens who can consume, create, and share information online.

This webinar will introduce librarians to strategies, techniques, and resources they can use to help people develop increasingly vital information and news literacy skills. These skills can ensure that people can not only recognize and combat misinformation but can also develop as informed and empowered digital citizens.

Participants will:

  • Identify factors that contribute to misinformation
  • Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
  • Develop an understanding of digital citizenship
  • Explore resources, techniques, and strategies to help people develop information literacy, news, literacy, and digital citizenship skills

Presented by Sarah Morris, Learning and Assessment Librarian at The University of Texas at Austin and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

1.5 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC provider #500799 

Jun 02
2018
10-11am
CDT

Explore the New AASL National School Library Standards & Program Guidelines SBEC logo

Join Becky Calzada, Coordinator of Library Services for Leander ISD and Nancy Jo Lambert, Reedy High School Librarian for Frisco ISD, to learn about the newly launched AASL National Library Standards. Engage with the new structure, unpack the shared foundations, and relate your learning to current practice and new opportunities. Connect with other librarians to develop innovative school library implementation.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Aug 02
2018
2-3pm
CDT

Let’s Celebrate! Taking the New Texas School Library Program Standards for an Exciting Ride! SBEC logo

After many months of work and countless hours of debate the new Texas School Library Program Standards are ready to be unpacked and taken for a “ride”! Why new standards? What do I do with them? Does this really matter to me? All these questions and more will be answered as we take the new standards for a drive through how they will impact all Texas school libraries; big, small, rural, city, or suburbs.

Presented by Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library and Archives Commission

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Aug 07 and 14,
2018
2-3pm
CDT

How to Craft Compelling Messages: Elevator Speeches, Soundbites, and More

[This two-part webinar is limited to Texas library staff.]

When you have just a moment to make an important point, you must use it wisely. The trick to delivering an effective message is not simply thinking on your feet—it’s preparing ahead of time. Whether you need a media soundbite, a handy elevator speech, a go-to value statement, or lofty language for a stakeholder presentation, this strategy works.

During this duo of hands-on webinars, you’ll learn how to write and speak efficiently and effectively, so you’ll be ready for situations like these:

  • Someone asks, "Why do libraries still matter when everything is online?"
  • You need to convince a stakeholder or politician to increase funding.
  • People ask what you do besides read books and refill photocopy paper.
  • You need to talk with nonusers without becoming defensive.
  • A member of the media is going to interview you.

To ensure that each attendee develops this skill, the lesson will be split over two webinars. In the first, writer/editor/marketing maven Kathy Dempsey will teach tactics for effective communications, explaining strategies and including practice time. At the end, she’ll ask all participants to use offline time to write their own value statements and email them to her. Dempsey will evaluate each statement, then create the second webinar, in which she’ll show attendees’ statements along with her expert edits. This process will reinforce the lessons and demonstrate the process of perfecting the language.

Once you learn the strategy for assembling the right words, you'll always be ready to deliver a compelling comeback, great quote, or effective message.

Please register for each part via the register buttons below:

Register for Part 1, Aug 7, 2018 from 2-3pm CDT

Register for Part 2, Aug 14, 2018 from 2-3pm CDT

2 TSLAC CE hours

Aug 23,
2018
10-11am
CDT

How to Write Effective Survey Questions to Get Useful Data

[This webinar is limited to Texas library staff.]

Is your library planning for upcoming services, programs, or events? They'll be more successful if you know what sorts of things the people in your service area truly want and need. Great marketers and planners don’t guess what people want, and they don’t presume to already know. They ask!

Still, doing a “simple survey” isn’t all that simple. If you don’t know exactly how to write and ask the questions, you may find out later that you didn’t get any actionable data. Marketer and wordsmith Kathy Dempsey can prepare you to avoid survey pitfalls. Sign up for this webinar so you’ll understand the basics.

This webinar will also touch on how to distribute surveys to get good response rates.

Register

1 TSLAC CE hour

Sep 18
2018
2-3pm
CDT

Negotiate with Confidence SBEC logo

Does the idea of negotiating contracts sound intimidating? Are you uncomfortable with the thought that you have the knowledge and power to negotiate for what you want? You negotiate daily in situations you may not even realize are negotiations, at stores, restaurants and with your family and friends. Learn how use the skills you have and use them in your business. Learn to negotiate with confidence.

Presented by Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator and Russlene Waukechon, TexShare E-resources Coordinator.

Register

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC 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)

Page last modified: May 3, 2018