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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Mar 19
2019
2-3pm
CDT

Read Across Texas - Know Your Neighbor: Cultivating Communities of Compassion

The Texas Center for the Book (TCFB) recently launched their second statewide community read. Read Across Texas - Know Your Neighbor: Cultivating Communities of Compassion kicks off this spring, with libraries throughout the state signing up to host reading and discussion programs. Find out more at this webinar when TCFB’s Coordinator, Rebekah Manley will discuss the resources and book grants. Our special guest, Rev. Jennifer Elisa Veninga, Ph.D. will give insight on leading conversations about compassion. Dr. Veninga is a Professor of Religious and Theological Studies from the School of Arts and Humanities at St. Edward’s University in Austin.

Please note, there are limited book grants available. If you are interested in doing this program, be sure to submit an application for your books as soon as possible.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Mar 27
2019
2-3pm
CDT

Using Reddit and NextDoor to Engage with Your Library’s Local Community SBEC logo

While many libraries have wholeheartedly embraced social media platforms to promote their programs and communicate with patrons, most of those platforms consist of the traditional giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Reddit, also known as “the front page of the internet,” is an incredibly popular web forum–with thousands of sub-forums (“subreddits”) for any topic you can think of–and many of your local community members of all ages are on there reading news, browsing, and engaging with content. While anyone can post anonymously on Reddit, another community-oriented website, NextDoor, allows verified neighbors in defined geographic regions to discuss real-time happenings specific to their neighborhoods. Libraries have a unique opportunity to connect with their users on these platforms, and two library tech enthusiasts will explain why you should, and how to get started!

Presented by Lauren Dodd, Reference and Instruction Librarian at Harris County Public Library - Lone Star College CyFair Branch (Cypress, TX) and Jason Massey, Libary Technical Assistant at Waller County Library (Hempstead, TX).

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Mar 28
2019
2-3pm
CDT

Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Texas School Standards Supplemental Resources, OH MY! SBEC logo

How can the new supplemental resources help you connect to the campus curriculum and solidify the library as a “learning space” not just a “book station”? Join us to explore the wonderful crosswalks our fellow librarians have created to help us connect our standards to the AASL standards, the ELAR TEKS, the ACRL competencies, the NETS/ISTE Standards, and lots more! We will explore the new crosswalks and discuss how they can make our commitment to supporting the curriculum work and solidify what we do. Presented by Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator, Texas State Library & Archives Commission

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Apr 25
2019
2-3:30pm
CDT

Get in the Game: Esports and Libraries SBEC logo

Have you heard of esports but want to learn more? Ever wonder if esports could be featured in libraries? Interested in reaching and engaging more patrons through gaming and esports? Are you intrigued by a program offering which attracts a broad cross section of patrons of different ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic standing? Let’s take an in-depth look at esports and its community and discuss ways to build more games-related programming in libraries. Join our webinar with Tristan Wheeler (Outreach and Programming Services, Cleveland Public Library in Ohio) for an introduction to the Cleveland Public Library GAMING & ESPORTS event series. Discover how the world of libraries meets all things gaming and learn why a program like this is important to his library and could be for yours!

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1.5 TSLAC CE hours, SBEC provider #500799 

May 2
2019
2-3pm
CDT

FY2019 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program Overview for Texas Libraries

Texas State Library staff provide information about participation in the FY2019 ILL Lending Reimbursement Program: Opting in, completing and submitting required forms, and the Grant Management System (GMS). Please contact Sara Hayes at shayes@tsl.texas.gov for more information.

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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: March 18, 2019