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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Feb 09, 16,
& 23

2016
2-3:30pm
CST

Patron Privacy - What Texas Library Staff Should Know

(For Texas Library Staff Only)

Are you confident in your ability to handle requests for patron information from authorities? When is the last time you had a refresher on Texas laws related to library records? Do you have questions regarding privacy and the online environment, employees, volunteers, or serving minors? The Texas State Library & Archives Commission invites Texas library staff to attend this very special Webinar series on privacy, presented by Texas attorney Gretchen McCord.

During this three part series, Gretchen will provide guidance and training focused on privacy in the areas of constitutional law, federal law, Texas state law, and application of the law and ethics. She will discuss how to minimize the risk related to privacy issues in the library, and will address frequently asked questions. Attendees will also have ample opportunity to ask questions of this noted privacy expert, so this is a webinar series that you do not want to miss!

About the presenter: Gretchen McCord is an attorney licensed by the State of Texas, specializing in privacy and copyright.  Gretchen provides legal advising and training in the areas of copyright law, privacy law, licensing, and other legal issues associated with digital information and social media.  With a total of over twenty years of experience as a lawyer and a higher education librarian, her practice (Digital Information Law) focuses on assisting educational institutions and libraries, small and mid-sized businesses, and non-profit organizations as they transition into the digital world. 

Click each "register" button separately to register for each webinar in this three part series.

Register for Part 1 (February 9)

Register for Part 2 (February 16)

Register for Part 3 (February 23)

1.5 TSLAC CE hours per session

Feb 18
2016
2-3:30pm
CST

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2017

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, provides an overview of the FY 2017 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Impact, Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Library Cooperation, and Special Projects grant programs. Those contemplating applying for a grant are strongly encouraged to register as Ms. McCormick will also introduce a new grant management system that all applicants must use to submit their applications.

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0 TSLAC CE hours

Feb 19
2016
10-11am
CST

Tech Trends with Tine: Wearables SBEC logo

Technology is pervasive. It has even become part of our daily apparel. Your shirt can sense the presence of another of its kind. Your watch can track your vital signs. Your shoes can keep track of your pace. Your undergarments can track your heart rate. In this episode of Tech Trends with Tine, Tine Walczyk, independent library technology consultant with Trainers-R-Us, will expand your knowledge of smart accessories.

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

Feb 26
2016
10-11am
CST

Tech Trends with Tine: The Internet of Things SBEC logo

This week's Tech Trends with Tine covers the Internet of Things. With the expansion of the internet and mobile technologies, almost any device can be automated and accessed remotely. Real-time updates from typical household objects keep us connected when we are not home. Spend an hour with Tine Walczyk, independent library technology consultant with Trainers-R-Us, as she explores what is the current expanse of the IoT and what it means for our future.

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

Mar 01
2016
10-11am
CST

State Librarian Mark Smith: Update and Discussion of Strategic DirectionSBEC logo

Mark will discuss the status of several TSLAC initiatives and projects followed by a discussion of the State Library’s planning and budgeting efforts. Mark will also describe possible projects that could emerge as budget requests for the next legislative session and encourage participants to provide input for the agency’s strategic planning process.

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

Mar 08
2016
10-11am
CST

Reader’s Advisory: Tips and Strategies for Happy ReadersSBEC logo

“What should I read next?” Have you ever struggled to answer that question? The Reader’s Advisory team at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Talking Book Program are here to help! Saidah, John and Laura Jean will provide Reader’s Advisory (RA) tips, new ways of approaching genres, and general RA resources. Explore different ways to keep your patrons’ book appetites satisfied with the Texas Talking Book readers advisory librarians.

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

Mar 10
2016
2-3pm
CST

Lunch at the Library: The USDA Summer Food Service ProgramSBEC logo

Throughout the U.S., public libraries serve lunch or snacks to hungry children or bring books and programs to sites where children are fed through the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Learn how your library can participate from a  panel of public librarians who will share about their summer food service programs. (To learn more about how public libraries participate in the USDA Summer Food Service Program, please visit www.tsl.texas.gov/summerreading/summerfood.)

Presenters:
Judith Bergeron, Director, Smithville Public Library
Laurie Covington, Senior Manager of Customer Experience Administration, Houston Public Library
Melissa Dease, Youth Services Administrator, Dallas Public Library
Kathleen Fordyce, Teen Library Assistant Manager, San Antonio Public Library
Kathleen Horan, Director, McAllen Public Library

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

Mar 22
2016
10-11am
CDT

Library Outreach to the Business Community

The success of local small business owners and entrepreneurs is key to a healthy community. This webinar will be a discussion of the different ways to reach out to the local business community, as well as ways to provide services and programming that may be appealing to small business owners. Maximizing resources with other local agencies in successful partnerships will also be a topic of discussion. This webinar will be presented by Kerry Montz, Assistant Branch Manager and Business Outreach Librarian at the Denton Public Library in Denton, Texas.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Mar 29
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Social Security Express – The Latest from the Social Security Administration

Have you kept up with the latest news and developments from the Social Security Administration? Have you heard about Social Security Express? Are you aware of the Desktop Icon project? If you answered no to any of those questions, you owe it to yourself and your library patrons to join us for this informative session presented by Valery Mearcklein, Dallas Regional Public Affairs Specialist with the Social Security Administration. Valery's presentation will provide a detailed look at Social Security Express Desktop Icon project, which allows users to access specific portions of the Social Security Administration’s website to conduct business and obtain forms. She will also discuss the benefits for library patrons of creating their own mySocialSecurity account and answer any questions you may have.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Apr 5
2016
2-3pm
CDT

Accreditation Status and Planning (ASAP) report for the Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

Texas public libraries complete the Public Libraries Annual Report each year. Once your library’s report is submitted, staff at TSLAC complete an analysis of the data for any potential errors or accreditation issues. You are then sent the ASAP (Accreditation Status and Planning) report, which outlines the accreditation issues, possible calculation errors, and any requests for clarification. Learn how to quickly determine whether the library’s report needs amending or if your library may have an accreditation issue. You will also learn how to use the workbook to assist you in planning for the next year’s report. This webinar is presented by Stacey Malek, Program Coordinator, and Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Apr 27
2016
2-3pm
CDT

A Library Card as Big as Texas

The TexShare Card Program gives Texas library patrons the ability to borrow materials from other libraries in the state directly. Join Statewide Resource Sharing Coordinator Danielle Plumer from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as she explains the basics of the Card program, including how to issue cards to patrons, how to honor cards from other libraries, how to report problems, and how to keep usage statistics. This webinar is intended primarily for Texas public and academic libraries that do not currently participate in the Card program or that have recently joined.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Apr 29
2016
10-11am
CST

Tech Trends with Tine: Robots & Drones SBEC logo

[Coming soon!]

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

May 6
2016
10-11am
CST

Tech Trends with Tine: Control Your Future - New User Interfaces SBEC logo

[Coming soon!]

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

May 20
2016
10-11am
CST

Tech Trends with Tine: Join the Movement - Grassroots/DIY/Maker Tech SBEC logo

[Coming soon!]

1 TSLAC CE hour, 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: February 3, 2016