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.
 

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 

Jan 15
2019
10-11am
CST

Literacy Behind Bars: Inside the World of Texas Prison Librarians

Meet librarians working for the Windham School District (WSD), which operates in partnership with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Learn about their unique role within the prison and characteristics of the patrons they serve. Leave with ideas for partnerships between public libraries and prison libraries, and public library services that can support WSD patrons upon their release.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Jan 24
2019
2-3pm
CST

I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now?

You've landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Jan 29
2019
2-3pm
CST

Introduction to the 2018 Texas Public Libraries Annual Report

Texas State Library Program Coordinator Stacey Malek provides participants with an overview of the Texas Public Library Annual Report for Local Fiscal Year 2018. This will include an overview of accreditation. Her colleague, Valicia Greenwood, does a quick demonstration of the online report.

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1 TSLAC CE hour

Feb 6
2019
10-11am
CST

R(e)building a Library Program with Community Feedback as Your Guide SBEC logo

Do you have a program in your library that could use refreshing? Are you meeting resistance at changing a program that has existed for a long time in its current form? Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will guide you through the process of examining your library programs with an eye geared towards change. Time will be spent on how to identify a program that needs revamping, garnering responses from your community, and communicating the change to your patrons.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Feb 12
2019
10-11am
CST

Using Comics and Graphic Novels with Children and Teens SBEC logo

Are you interested in expanding your comic or graphic novel collection, but don’t know where to start? Are you wondering what kind of programming you could use to engage young readers? Do you want resources to justify the use of comics and graphic novels with children and teens?

In this one hour webinar, Library Management Consultant Kyla Hunt will talk with Teen Services Librarian Kate Mowery about all things graphic novels, comics and manga. Time will be spent on programming ideas, collection development tips, and exploring online resources focusing on comics and graphic novels.

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1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799 

Feb 28
2019
2-3pm
CST

They’re baaaaaack! TSLAC, libraries and the 86th Legislature SBEC logo

Mark Smith and Gloria Meraz will report on the status of TSLAC in the 86th Legislative Session, including the agency’s funding request and sunset reauthorization. Mark and Gloria will also review any other library-related legislation being considered this session.

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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: November 30, 2018