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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Aug 16
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Library and Archival Resources at the Texas State Library & Archives CommissionSBEC logo

This presentation will provide an overview of library and archival resources available to the public through the Texas State Library & Archives Commission. Presented by Ashley Stevens, Education Outreach Coordinator for the Archives and Information Services Division of the Texas State Library.

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

Aug 23
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Historical and Genealogical Resources of the Texas General Land Office SBEC logo

Have you heard of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) but aren’t quite sure what they do and when you might want to refer library patrons to them? Join Archives and Records Information Specialist Kevin Klaus for a brief introduction to the agency’s work and then take a fascinating tour of some of the Texas General Land Office's historical and genealogical resources.

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

Aug 24
2016
2-3pm
CDT

TexShare Update

Join TexShare Database Coordinator Russlene Waukechon and Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator Danielle Plumer for an overview of new electronic resources available to TexShare member libraries through the TexShare Database Program and plans for the coming year. This is the first in a series of webinars that will assist TexShare members in sharing expertise and infrastructure, improving access, leveraging resources, and spreading the word about TexShare!

0 TSLAC CE hours

Aug 30
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Small Libraries, Big Impact: Libraries as Community Change Agents

Presenter Carrie Andrew (Library Director, Lone Cone Library District, Norwood, CO) will discuss the role that the Lone Cone Library has played in encouraging community engagement and development. Using some components of the Harwood Institute, she will describe the steps taken to help move the community of Norwood, Colorado (LSA size 2000) identify its needs and plan for the future.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Sep 08
2016
10-11am
CDT

Help Your Community Prepare for Disaster: The Texas Department of State Health Services’ Ready or Not toolkit SBEC logo

Libraries have often helped their communities in the wake of disaster. However, libraries can also play a key role in helping their communities prepare for disaster. David Rivera from the Texas Department of State Health Services provides a comprehensive look at preparing for a disaster or an emergency through Ready or Not?, a free disaster preparedness toolkit that includes a wealth of resources and educational materials.

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

Sep 15
2016
10-11am
CDT

After the Storm: Libraries Helping to Heal Their Communities SBEC logo

There have been many resources and training opportunities that focus either on libraries and their role alongside emergency responders during and immediately after a disaster or on emergency preparedness for libraries prior to a disaster. This webinar, however, will explore the idea of libraries helping their communities to cope with and heal after a disaster. Spend an hour with us and hear how three Texas libraries (Wimberley Public Library, Houston Public Library and West Public Library) helped their communities to heal and recover in the wake of different disasters.

Attendees will leave this webinar with:
• Ideas for ways to continue supporting their communities after the initial disaster response
• Ideas for engaging their community, whether or not a disaster occurs
• Inspiration of the power of libraries

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

Sep 28
2016
2-3pm
CDT

TexShare Update: Strategic Plans, Budget, and More SBEC logo

Join us for a TexShare Update session for timely updates about the TexShare program. This month we will have an opportunity to hear from Mark Smith, Director and State Librarian, about the results of TexShare and resource sharing strategic planning sessions held over the past year and how they have impacted the state library’s budget request for the 2018-2019 biennium.

0.5 TSLAC CE hours, 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)

Page last modified: July 28, 2016