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 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 01
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Charging Up Your Library Story: Library Marketing Skills for Power Up at Your Library Day ( Sept. 15, 2016 ) and BEYOND! SBEC logo

Join members of the Texas Library Associating Marketing Committee as they jumpstart your creative communication skills in preparation for Power Up at Your Library Day, being held on September 15, 2016 at a library near you! The state-wide celebration seeks to highlight the many ways in which libraries have evolved to meet the demands of a fluid, ambitious and technologically-savvy population. This interactive training introduces the Power Up Tool Kit, packed with programming ideas, pre-made communications templates and other insightful ideas that can be used to Power Up your library and invigorate your community. For more information visit www.poweredlibraries.org

0.5 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC-eligible (provider #500799)

Sep 07
2016
2-3:30pm
CDT

TSLAC Grants Management - Financial Management and Reporting [for TSLAC grantees only]

Erica McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, and Arturo Villarreal, TSLAC Grants Accountant, will provide an introduction to managing TSLAC grant finances for FY17 grantees. Grantees will learn about managing grant finances and financial reporting for their 2017 grant programs. The presentation will include a tutorial on using the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS) for reporting.

0 TSLAC CE hours

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 21
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Family Place Libraries Parent/Child Workshops SBEC logo

Family Place Libraries™ Parent/Child Workshops are play-based, child-driven programs for children ages one to three and their parents/caregivers. The 1-hour Workshops are presented collaboratively with community partners once a week for 5 weeks. In this webinar, three librarians from Texas Family Place Libraries™ will share how they plan, promote, and host their workshops, which feature play centers in which children and caregivers explore art, music, reading, building, sorting, and transportations toys, imaginative and dramatic play and puppetry, and more. The presenters will share about scheduling, registration, weekly agendas, community partnerships, publicity, facilitation techniques, developing their interactive play stations, as well as challenges, observations, and evaluation. Staff at libraries that are planning to become Family Place Libraries will benefit from the presentaiton and all librarians will be inspired to provide similar programs.

The webinar will be presented by Laura Chapa from the Nueces County Keach Family Library, Mia Harris from the Grand Prairie Memorial Library, and Joyce Ullah from the Denison Public Library.

For more information: Please visit the Texas State Library’s Family Place Libraries Project web page for more information about the program and to apply for a grant to participate in the Training Institute in FY 2017.

The Texas State Library Family Place Libraries™ Project is funded in part from a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (2015, 2016, 2017).

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

Sep 22
2016
2-3:30pm
CDT

TSLAC Grants Management - Performance Measures and Reporting [for TSLAC grantees only]

Erica McCormick, TSLAC Grants Administrator, will provide an introduction to TSLAC grants management for FY17 grantees. Grantees will learn the role of performance measures and reporting in implementing their 2017 grant programs and how to report them. The presentation will include a tutorial on using the TSLAC Grant Management System (GMS) for reporting.

0 TSLAC CE hours

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)

Oct 11
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Assessing Library Programs and Collections in Academic Libraries  

Using assessment data to make more informed decisions and communicate value is an essential part of what we do to improve our libraries. However, it can be a daunting process to plan, collect, and draw conclusions from assessment data of library programs and collections usage.

Join Krystal Wyatt-Baxter, Head of Assessment at the University of Texas Libraries, and Jacqueline Bronicki, Assessment and Statistics Coordinator at University of Houston Libraries, as they provide their respective insight and tips on programmatic assessment and collections analysis. By the end of this one hour webinar, attendees will have a better idea of what they can do to begin planning for continuous assessment in their library.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 18
2016
10-11am
CDT

Transitioning from High School to College or Employment for People with Disabilities SBEC logo

Are you familiar with transition resources for students with disabilities? Librarians will learn about agencies and organizations that assist young people, their families, and school personnel in important decisions concerning higher education or employment opportunities. Relevant web sites, online guides and articles, and access to print materials will be included. In addition, librarians will learn about topics that relate to and can affect transition, such as independent living, self-determination, mentoring / shadowing, and personal assistance services. Presented by Dina Abramson, Disability Information and Referral Center Coordinator for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission.

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

Oct 25
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Get Started with the Edge!

Edge is a groundbreaking self-assessment and planning tool for public libraries. The Texas State Library and Archives Commission gives all accredited public libraries in Texas use of this tool for free. Over 200 libraries in Texas, large and small, have completed the Edge Assessment and now have solid data to begin making improvements to their technology. Many are using their Edge results to make decisions about their services and connect with their communities and stakeholders. One example is the Claud H. Gilmer Memorial Library (pop. 2,000) who worked closely with their neighboring school to establish their own network and upgrade devices at both locations using Edge benchmarks. (Read their full story here.)

This webinar will provide an overview of the Edge Toolkit for libraries and library directors who are new to Edge. Please join us!

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)

Page last modified: August 29, 2016