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.
 

Jan 23
2018
2-3pm
CST

Introduction to the 2017 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 2017. This will include an overview of accreditation. Her colleague, Valicia Greenwood, does a quick demonstration of the online report.

1 TSLAC CE hour

Jan 24
2018
1:30-2:30pm
CST

2019 Funding Opportunities - TSLAC Competitive Grants

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, will provide an overview of the FY 2019 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Impact, Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Library Cooperation, and Special Projects grant programs.

0 TSLAC CE hours

Jan 25
2018
10-11am
CST

Search Engine Optimization: Improving Your Library Website’s Search Engine Rankings SBEC logo

Google processes more than 3 billion searches every day, and is still the greatest single source for website discovery online. How do you make sure you’re putting your library website’s best foot forward when it comes to search results? In this webinar, we’ll walk through a basic introduction to Search Engine Optimization, as well as review the major changes to search results that we’ve seen over the last few years, including rich answers, local packs, and mobile search.

Jonathan Hunt is a Senior SEO Account Lead at PMG in Fort Worth, Texas. At PMG, he has managed the SEO strategy and tactics for a number of Fortune 500 retail and travel brands. Before PMG, he served as Director of Marketing for GameSalad, a drag and drop tool for iOS and Android mobile app development, based in San Francisco & Austin. He has also served as a Web Producer for G4 Television in Los Angeles.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799

Jan 31
2018
1:30-3:00pm
CST

Applying for TSLAC Competitive Grants: What You Need to Know for FY 2019

Erica McCormick, TSLAC's Grants Administrator, provides an overview of the FY 2019 competitive grant opportunities from TSLAC. She will review the funding priorities for the Impact, Texas Reads, TexTreasures, Library Cooperation, and Special Projects grant programs.

0 TSLAC CE hours

Feb 6
2018
10-11am
CST

Creative Commons: Helping Patrons and Students Find and License Online Content SBEC logo

Patrons and students in our libraries often need to find free, copyrighted images and other online content to use in their work, school assignments, and other personal endeavors. At the same time, many may be interested in creating content on their own that they would like to share with the world, but are not sure how to go about creating licenses.

Creative Commons allows content creators to create licenses to share their creations with the world while holding on to their copyright. They also provide searching tools for students, teachers and the public to find content to use for free.

In this session, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant with the Texas State Library, and Liz Philippi, School Program Coordinator for the Texas State library, will explore ways to locate Creative Commons licensed materials and to promote the usage of Creative Commons in your library.

1 TSLAC CE hour, SBEC provider #500799

Apr 17
2018
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

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: January 19, 2018