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 3
2017
10-11am
CST

Fostering Community Conversations Through Academic and Public Library Partnerships – Two Texas Case Studies

How can libraries foster and improve civil discourse within their communities? Libraries may wish to take a cue from two successful academic/public library partnerships offered right now in Texas -- the Philosophy Dialogue Series (Texas State University and San Marcos Public Library) and the Controversy & Conversation Film Series (The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Public Library). Join us to hear more about these two engaging series and get ideas that you might use in your own library to foster community conversation.

Panelists:
• Melissa Biggs, Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholar
• Jo Ann Carson, Senior Lecturer and Dialogue Coordinator, Texas State University
• Andrew Murphy, Administrative Assistant, Austin Public Library
• Pauline Turner Strong, Director, Humanities Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
• Deb Tomaselli, Program and Outreach Librarian, San Marcos Public Library

Controversy & Conversation Film Series (The University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Public Library)
The Controversy & Conversation film series is a partnership between the Humanities Institute of the University of Texas at Austin and the Austin Public Library. On the first Thursday of each month, an award-winning documentary film on a controversial social topic of the day is screened at the Terrazas Branch of the Austin Public Library and is followed by a lively community discussion of the issue.

Philosophy Dialogue Series (Texas State University and San Marcos Public Library)
For twenty two years the Philosophy Department at Texas State University has provided a unique model for “freeing thought” through its Philosophy Dialogue Series. As an open forum for the lively exchange and critical evaluation of diverse ideas, the series enriches the cultural and academic life of the university and community.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Mar 21
2017
2-3pm
CDT

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

“Museums, libraries and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative.” – The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Inclusive Library series of five webinars was developed to meet the agency’s goal of ensuring that all Texans receive responsive library services, including Texans from traditionally marginalized populations.

In this webinar, the first in the Inclusive Library series, Dallas Public Library staff Antoinette Carey Spriggs (Homeless Engagement Coordinator) and Heather Lowe (Adult Services Administrator) will provide guidance on how to better understand the needs of this population and how to provide more inclusive services. They will also provide an overview of the Dallas Public Library’s Homeless Engagement and Leadership Program (HELP) Desk and share lessons learned.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Mar 29
2017
2-3pm
CDT

The Inclusive Library – Providing Excellent Customer Service to Library Patrons with Disabilities

“Museums, libraries and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative.” – The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Inclusive Library series of five webinars was developed to meet the agency’s goal of ensuring that all Texans receive responsive library services, including Texans from traditionally marginalized populations.

In this webinar, the second in our Inclusive Library series, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission proudly welcomes the Texas Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities for this essential webinar on providing excellent customer service to library patrons with disabilities.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Apr 4
2017
10-11am
CDT

TSLAC Update: The Legislative Session and Preparing for Sunset Review SBEC logo

State Librarian Mark Smith will provide an update on the status of the TSLAC budget request and other library issues in the 85th Legislature. Assistant State Librarian Gloria Meraz will describe the TSLAC sunset review process and how librarians and other stakeholders can be involved.

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

Apr 11
2017
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 will be presented by Valicia Greenwood, Library Statistics Specialist for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Apr 13
2017
10-11am
CDT

The Inclusive Library – Providing Service to Your Refugee and Immigrant Communities

“Museums, libraries and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative.” – The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Inclusive Library series of five webinars was developed to meet the agency’s goal of ensuring that all Texans receive responsive library services, including Texans from traditionally marginalized populations.

This webinar, the third in the series, will provide practical information and resources for librarians on providing better service to immigrants and refugees in your community. Attendees are asked to submit questions you might have about how your library can serve better immigrants and refugees by Thursday, April 6, 2017 to ld@tsl.texas.gov (please use the subject line: “immigrants”). Diana Miranda-Murillo from the Austin Public Library will answer your questions on April 13th from 10 to 11 am. Diana has been involved with developing programs or services for immigrants at the Austin Public Library for the last 12 years.

1 TSLAC CE hour

May 4
2017
2-3:30pm
CDT

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities

“Museums, libraries and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative.” – The Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Inclusive Library series of five webinars was developed to meet the agency’s goal of ensuring that all Texans receive responsive library services, including Texans from traditionally marginalized populations.

The fourth webinar in our Inclusive Library series, please join Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, for best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.

1 TSLAC CE hour

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)

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