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  1. Calendar Overlay *State Library Board Meetings (1)
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*State Library Board Meetings

  1. State Library Board Meeting

    December 9, 2016, 10:00 AM @ State Library of Kansas

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Digital Literacy

  1. Gamify Your Life

    December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM

    Keep your brain young the fun way! Presented by Nathan Carr from the Newton Public Library.

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Librarian Events

  1. Technology Classes at Your Library

    December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission In the past three years, the Iowa City Public Library has tripled their patron involvement in technology classes taught by library staff, without increasing staff or budget. Technology is an ever changing landscape and classes are a great way to help patrons become savvier technology users. Learn how to grow interest in your library’s technology courses with strategies for assessment, marketing, and curriculum development.

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  2. Overcoming Bias: How Leaders Can Build Authentic Relationships Across Differences

    December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association We all harbor unconscious assumptions about people who are different from us that get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from working together harmoniously and effectively. Join bias experts (and biracial couple) Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman for an hour-long webcast where you will learn how to identify your personal points of privilege, make genuine connections with people who aren’t like you, and figure out how to break down social barriers across a spectrum of differences (race, religion, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and more).

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  3. Webinar Bootcamp: Proven Steps to Success

    December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network Whether you’re new to webinar production, or you’re looking to tune-up your game plan, this resource-filled webinar will guide you through focused steps that will help give you the confidence to get your webinars off to a great start.

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  4. Professional Pathways: Intentional Career and Leadership Development, Starting from Wherever You Are Now

    December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Whether you are early in your career or have been a leader for many years, it is important to be intentional about your own professional and leadership development. In this webinar, we will consider the essential foundation for further developing as a professional: becoming more aware of your values, goals, strengths, and areas for improvement. We will then consider professional development strategies with examples of steps you can consider taking.

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  5. An Indie State of Mind

    December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal The indie book movement has become a vibrant part of America’s reading culture, and that’s in no small part due to advances in digital self-publishing. With more than 90% of U.S. libraries lending eBooks, libraries have unparalleled power to bring their best local writers to their patrons’ attention and beyond. This webinar will illuminate how Library Journal’s SELF-e program supports statewide, library-driven writing contests to find the best indie books in your community and make them available to library patrons.

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  6. Civil Rights and a Civil Society: A Library-Law Enforcement Partnership

    December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Programming Librarian Tune in and learn how Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library has partnered with local law enforcement agencies to develop an innovative public program series that uses history as a gateway to productive, critical conversations on race, policing and human rights.

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  7. USGS Library: Geoscience Outreach and Instruction

    December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program Come explore the published materials, historical aspects of geoscience research, current access and availability to USGS products, subject classification scheme, and other hidden information gems within the USGS Library.

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  8. Get Happy and Healthy: How to Avoid Burnout and Have More Impact Through Your Work

    December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Charity How To This nonprofit webinar will present a case for nonprofit professionals to engage in self-care and provide steps to shift organizational culture from one of sacrifice and burnout to one where balance, rest and replenishment are part of a strategy for success.

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  9. Books Go to War

    December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library of Congress Join Library of Congress reference specialist, Abby Yochelson of the Humanities and Social Sciences Division as she discusses “Books Go to War: Armed Services Editions in World War II” based on the "America Reads" exhibition.

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  10. Creating a Makerspace with Meaning: How a 3D Printing Project Can Change Lives at Home and Abroad

    December 7, 2016, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal Join librarian Ellen Druda for a live webcast presentation as she shares information about a program she launched at Half Hollow Hills Community Library (NY) that allows teens to create and assemble 3D printed prosthetics in bright and beautiful colors. The usable prosthetics get donated to children overseas through a partnership with a global charity.

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  11. Powerful Stories of Strategic Business Leadership from the World’s Top CEOs with Cheryl Bachelder

    December 8, 2016, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review now invites you to join us for this “How I Did It LIVE” webinar with Cheryl A. Bachelder, Chief Executive Officer, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., who will describe how her team turned the struggling company around, by rebuilding their relationship with their franchises, while creating a national brand-building campaign to reconnect with customers. Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief, Adi Ignatius will lead a discussion about the strategic challenges the company faced and overcame, and the frameworks and ideas that can help other leaders facing crucial decisions.

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  12. Research Data Literacy and the Library

    December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Library Connect The era of e-science demands new skill sets and competencies of researchers to ensure their work is accessible, discoverable and reusable. Librarians are naturally positioned to assist in this education as part of their liaison and information literacy services. Learn more about how libraries are expanding the scope of information literacy to include open data and related tools, methods and skills.

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  13. SLK - Digital Book Refresher

    December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM

    An overview of the ebooks, audiobooks, and kids digital book platforms available. Focus on device compatibility (due to holiday gifts) and how to guide your patrons towards the right instructions.

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  14. Virtual Collaboration for Volunteer Managers and Boards of Directors

    December 8, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Charity Village This free webinar will show you practical ways to get things done with others, virtually, without sacrificing personal connection and relationship.

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  15. Bozarthzone!Designing for Learner Success

    December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Training This session will help designers and others involved in the design process identify common trouble spots, understand them from the learners’ point of view, and take steps to correct them before learners have a chance to fail. L&D professionals wishing to work from a “learner first” point of view will find this session illuminating and applicable.

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  16. Science Soup, Part Three: Rocket Ships and Stars - Out of this World with NASA

    December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program Learn about the functions of NASA and the excellent educational resources the agency provides for your users. As always, the webinar will include some resources in Spanish for those of you who serve a Spanish-speaking community.

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  17. Summertime Outreach: Bringing Summer Learning into the Community

    December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library Your public library is packed with kids during the summer, and that is excellent! Research shows that those children benefit from your library’s many strong enrichment activities, staff expertise, and collections that go so far in preventing summer slide.However, there are children in your community that you don’t see in your library that need this same enrichment the most over the summer.How can you find and support them, and provide them with the same rich resources? Join us for this lively, interactive session and bring your questions, challenges and ideas.

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  18. The Golden Partnership: How to Improve Website Findability with Actionable Analytics and Content Analysis

    December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- DigitalGov In this training, attendees will learn: Why every digital analytics team needs to partner with a digital content analyst; How top-task analyses and content research can improve the quality and volume of traffic; Strategies for identifying the issues and terminologies of a target audience; SEO tips for improving findability KPIs; Other cool stuff

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  19. Using Project Outcome Data in Grant Applications

    December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Public Library Association This is the third in a series of three webinars designed to help library leaders and staff turn their Project Outcome results into action. This webinar builds upon previous sessions about good practices for communicating about data and developing effective messaging; it will focus on how to incorporate Project Outcome survey results into grant applications.

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  20. Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is it right for you?

    December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Connecting to Collections It seems that every year there are new products to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and other conditions that affect collections. Wireless, networked, cloud, and NFC are terms used on product specification sheets but what do they mean and are the new products really different than just a few years ago? A solid understanding of the terminology which can be translated to new products as they emerge will allow you to determine which monitoring method and product is right for your institution.

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  21. Winding Down/Gearing Up: 10 Legal Tips to Get 2017 Ready

    December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace Join Gene Takagi and Michele Berger of NEO Law Group for a list of 10 tips and ideas to get yourself ready for 2017. Gene and Michele will discuss what the board should do before rewarding an executive with a year-end bonus, development of next year's board calendar, the increasing importance of state registrations, and other items to consider or complete before year-end.

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  22. With Friends Like These: Pointing Your Friend’s Group in the Right Direction

    December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission Friends groups can be tremendous assets to the libraries they serve by engaging community, raising money, advocating for the library, and lending the library lots of great moral support. But, when Friends groups lose focus on their role (versus that of the director) or when they start being unfriendly it can become a miserable relationship for all involved. Sally Gardner Reed will discuss ways in which to keep working on a positive track together, ways to solve conflicts, and what to do when nothing seems to work.

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  23. The Power of Blogging & Thought Leadership for Nonprofits

    December 13, 2016, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Sponsored by- Firespring for Non-profits In this educational session, you’ll learn how to raise awareness and increase engagement by using blogging tools.

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  24. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

    December 13, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

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  25. 12 Tech Tools for Your Classroom

    December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Simple K12 Todd Beard will share 12 tech tools that he uses to build a community of educators, parents, and students from every grade level. He will explain the function of each tool and share classroom tips for using tools such as Microsoft Snip, Minecraft, Excel Survey, FluidMath, Nearpod, and many more!

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  26. Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

    December 13, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. See how you can revolutionize your presentations and other training material using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences, with some helpful how-to guides, and a collection of awesome PowerPoint tricks, plus a free PowerPoint toolkit to kick start your efforts for everyone that attends.

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  27. Introduction to Project Budgets

    December 14, 2016, All Day

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, this class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. We will discuss: The basic components of a project budget including income and expenses; How to estimate the realistic cost of a project; What other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal.

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  28. Motivate or Medicate: Getting staff to do what you want!

    December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Motivating others is like forecasting the weather. You have no idea what may help you prepare or whether you'll soon be struck by lightning. For that reason, we should never try to “motivate”, but instead to have a deeper understanding of individual needs and putting the right factors in place. Learn what those factors are, how individuals are different, and how we may want to influence people in our lives (or at work) to improve productivity.

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  29. Using Emotional Intelligence for Successful Communication

    December 14, 2016, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Industry Whether we like it or not, our communication skills are on display in every interaction we have, both personally and professionally. Sometimes, we’re “on,” and we feel like our message is heard the way we intended. Other times, we’re “off,” and we look back wishing we could hit the do-over button. Have you ever considered your emotional intelligence (EI) as a deciding factor of whether you are a successful or unsuccessful communicator? EI skills such as self-regard, emotional expression, optimism and reality testing – to name a few – are keys to creating powerful interactions with others. Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by MHS Assessments.

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  30. Dorobekinsider Live: Counting Down the Top Gov Innovations in 2016

    December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GovLoop Innovation is alive in government and in our online training on Wednesday, December 14th, Christopher Dorobek and a panel of experts will share what made the biggest impact this year. By attending this free online training you will learn:The biggest technology disruptors of 2016 – cloud, Internet of Things, human-centered design, and more; How government is reacting to the retirement tsunami and changing their recruiting and hiring processes; What’s in store for 2017.

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  31. Libraries Supporting Social Good: Tools and Tips for Outreach to Nonprofits

    December 14, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup This free webinar will offer practical guidance on the best tools, training resources, and marketing tactics your library can use engage the social sector in your community. You will also hear examples of how librarians have implemented these tools and tactics in their libraries.

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  32. Bozarthzone! Where's Your Power? What's Your Point?

    December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Training Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

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  33. Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

    December 15, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers - leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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  34. Limitless Libraries, Unlimited Potential

    December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal As libraries continue their mission to become community cornerstones, there is a new spirit of cooperation between public and school libraries. Nowhere is this more evident than in Nashville, where Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public Schools have partnered to create the Limitless Libraries cooperative to improve school libraries, resource sharing, and student access to learning materials. The Library Corporation’s CARL•X was selected as the shared ILS at the heart of this project. You’re invited to join TLC and Library Journal for a special webinar to discuss the Limitless Libraries concept and how it could work for your community.

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  35. Measure Your Impact: Getting Started with Outcome-Based Evaluation

    December 15, 2016, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Do you want to learn how to measure the effects your library’s programs, resources, and services have on your users? Would you like to discover various ways to measure outcomes in your library? Join Linda Hofschire, Director of the Colorado State Library’s Library Research Service, in this webinar, where you'll learn practical tips for getting started with outcome-based evaluation.

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  36. How Much Does It Cost to Do Good? Conversations on Nonprofit Overhead, Part 2

    December 19, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GuideStar More than ever before, the people on the front lines of social change are in agreement: we need to evolve the conversation about nonprofit overhead.The good news is that the evolution has already begun. Forward looking people from across the nonprofit sector have realized the importance of moving beyond overhead ratios. But how do we get to a critical mass? How can we better educate donors that there is a cost to social change?

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  37. Leadership and Mentorship for Rural Librarians

    December 19, 2016, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Rural and Small Libraries Join Idaho Commission for Libraries and Association of Rural and Small Libraries for a conversation about issues faced by libraries in rural areas.

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  38. Use It, Don't Lose It! Technology Donations Before Calendar-Year End

    December 20, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Tech Soup If you have money left in your nonprofit or library tech budget this calendar year, learn how to make the most of it through TechSoup's hardware and software donation programs.

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  39. Under the Microscope: Science at the Library

    December 21, 2016, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Valley Public Library was awarded one of the Nebraska Library Commission Youth Grants for Excellence for two microscope kits that would be made available for circulation and would be used in programming for youth and families. The presentation will include background information on our science station that led to the idea for the kits. Descriptions of projects and programs that have been successful will be presented along with potential for future programming and outreach.

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