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.
 

Sep 20
2018
1:30-3pm
CDT

Ditching Dewey – How to Adopt Bookstore Style Organization SBEC logo

The Keller Public Library stopped using the Dewey Decimal System in favor of bookstore style organization in January 2017. Library Services Manager Rae Cheney will tell you why they got rid of Dewey, give step-by-step instructions for making the change at your library, and share the results after making the switch (spoiler alert: it’s been great!). She will also cover ways to blend bookstore style organization with Dewey if you aren’t quite ready to call it quits. This information is applicable to all library types and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers to help you figure out how to make subject classification work for your institution.

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1.5 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC provider #500799 

Sep 25
2018
2-3pm
CDT

Managing Your Digital Archive SBEC logo

This webinar empowers the audience to care for their personal digital archives, specifically photos, by giving them best practices, tools, and resources that assist with selection, organization, and preservation of digital files.

”How-to” skills included in the webinar will be: general tips for naming and organizing digital/digitized photos, how to transfer files from different sources (e.g. photos created on phones, emailed photos, etc.) and how to preserve those files. Using social media to store and curate digital media, in addition to data control will also be discussed.

Presented by Jenna Cooper and Nikole Koehlert of the Austin History Center in Austin, Texas

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Oct 2
2018
2-3pm
CDT

Welcome to TexShare! Part 1 of 2

Texas libraries - if your library is a new TexShare member or TexShare is new to you, this webinar will help you understand the nature of the consortium and how your library as a member can take advantage of TexShare programs and services. Part one will cover the most popular TexShare program, the TexShare Databases, and explore how you can provide access to these high-quality electronic resources to your patrons. 

Presented by Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 4
2018
2-3pm
CDT

Taking the STEM to Them: Circulating STEM Kits in a Library of Things SBEC logo

Many libraries are expanding their services in nontraditional directions, from Libraries of Things and Makerspaces to greater engagement with local school districts. Nacogdoches Public Library has undertaken several new measures to address the need for STEM education in the library and in area schools. This year they began circulating STEM Kits for educators and STEM backpacks for individual families. Each kit includes equipment, materials, instructions, and TEKS-aligned projects that can be implemented with little to no advance training. Learn ways that your library, schools, homeschoolers, and parents can benefit from this program.

Presented by Crystal Hicks, Assistant Director of the Nacogdoches Public Library in Nacogdoches, Texas

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Oct 9
2018
10-11am
CDT

Creating an Interlibrary Loan Policy for Your Public Library

Texas State Library and Archives Commission staff will present resources and tips for developing an interlibrary loan policy for your public library. Such a policy will serve to inform your staff, patrons, and other libraries of service expectations and help avoid any potential confusion in borrowing and lending.

Presented by Sara Hayes, Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator, Texas State Library & Archives Commission

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 11
2018
10-11am
CDT

Welcome to TexShare! Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of our Welcome to TexShare webinar will focus on the TexShare Card, Courier, and TexSelect programs. We'll also discuss working groups and the TexShare Advisory Board as well as reporting requirements.

Presented by Danielle Cunniff Plumer, Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator for the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 23
2018
10-11am
CDT

Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford A Consultant

Your library has a mission to effectively serve the community, This cannot be achieved without a strategic plan that outlines your goals, priorities, resources, strengths and weaknesses. How can this be accomplished without the funding to hire an outside facilitator or consultant? This presentation will give you guidance on how research and write a strategic plan in-house. You will learn the major components of a strategic plan, how to conduct community research that will be incorporated into the planning process, and how to organize and delegate tasks.

Presented by Michele Stricker, Deputy State Librarian of Lifelong Learning at the New Jersey State Library

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Oct 30
2018
2-3pm
CDT

Why a Digital Media Lab Belongs in Your Library SBEC logo

Using digital media for self-expression, communication and creativity is a 21st century literacy. Much like makerspaces, Digital Media Labs provide patrons with hands-on opportunities to build skills that can be transferred to school and the workplace, but can also bring out aspiring or seasoned hobbyists. In this webinar, two different librarians, Casey Dees of Tom Green County Library (San Angelo, TX) and Kelly Brouillard of Lewisville Public Library (Lewisville, TX), will discuss their library’s digital media lab.

Participants of this webinar will be able to describe what kinds of software and hardware may be found in a digital media lab, what kinds of services, partnerships, and programs are best suited to a digital media lab environment; and how different libraries approach managing and funding a digital media lab.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Dec 11
2018
2-3pm
CST

Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access SBEC logo

Too often the best library programs never reach the kids most in need. We may be from Iowa, but we know that “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. So we found a way to go to them. Discover how the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library moved beyond its walls to reach children with barriers to traditional library access through strategic partnerships and volunteer support. Adapt this award-winning program to fit your community.

At the end of this webinar, participants will:

  • Identify organizations to build partnerships with that meet specific criteria: mission alignment, target audience, poverty mapping, food deserts, school proficiency scores, and free and reduced lunch program participation rates.
  • Build a framework for adapting onsite library resources to take outside of the library: collection management, volunteers, activities, crafts, requested materials, and tracking systems.
  • Develop volunteer duties to assist library staff in efficiently and economically implementing outreach.

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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: September 19, 2018