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  1. Teen Theater Groups: Creating Communities of Empowered Teens

    October 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Learn how theater group participation can bring diverse groups of teens together to express themselves creatively, gain leadership and collaborative skills, and engage with the larger community. A wide range of programs will be discussed - including year-round clubs, summer programs, readers' theater and murder mysteries - for all levels of experience, sizes of libraries, and budgets. Take away tips and resources to kickstart your own production.

  2. Bonding with Your Community: How to Craft Your Library Story

    October 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library “It was a pleasure to burn.” So starts Fahrenheit 451, with a frightening glimpse into a dystopian future — where a fireman’s only calling is to torch books. As a library staff member, did these two sentences elicit a visceral response in you? That’s the power of story. Hook, entice, engage. And in many libraries, opportunities are missed daily — to capture moments, experiences and impacts. In this CSL In Session class, attendees will discuss WHY libraries should be telling stories, along with strategies and tools for using stories as a way to bond with their communities.

  3. Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Webinar

    October 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Library Association The Society of Georgia Archivists, the Atlanta chapter of ARMA International, and the Georgia Library Association present a train-the-trainer session on Personal Digital Archiving. Designed for information professionals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, this session will empower participants to see themselves as archivists of their own digital records and will cover topics ranging from best practices for creating digital records and rights issues in the digital landscape to strategies for storing digital records and emerging developments regarding the digital afterlife. After completing the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to teach the workshop to their users--the public, co-workers, students, etc.--in their own diverse institutional contexts. The end goal of the workshop will thus be to advocate for informational professionals as a source of expertise for assisting individuals (the public, family members, students, corpor

  4. Making Cents of Financial Literacy: Tech Tools and Innovative Programs

    October 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Financial literacy may be a serious topic, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun! Technology, games, and parties can bring playfulness and help people approach a topic that can otherwise be daunting and stressful. You can help your community learn to be more financially literate, connect to valuable information about savings and retirement planning, and take control of their money. Join us for this free webinar and hear from two libraries in South Carolina who have developed fun and innovative financial literacy programs. We will also hear from the New York Public Library about the staff training materials they have developed, available for free to all libraries. Throughout the webianr we will share tech tools, tips, and practical ideas to engage your community on this important topic.

  5. Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

    October 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine No registration needed. For more information: or contact Jim Honour at or 307-766-6537.

  6. Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 2 of 3

    October 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library & Archives Commission In part two of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 101. This session will include public company research using TexShare and free resources to not only learn about the companies, but how private companies can learn from public company data.

  7. SLK-Learning Express Library Overview

    October 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn about the many preparation materials available for occupational exams, educational placement tests like the ACT and software tutorials for the most commonly used office products. There will also be information presented regarding the Job and Career Accelerator center.

  8. Evaluating eLearning: What you Measure is What You Get

    October 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync In this session we'll look at the importance of planning evaluation items with solid objectives and clear outcomes in mind. You will explore the ways in which assessments can end up failing to measure what designers and organizations intend. You will leave this session with a set of tips for improving evaluation by building it into the design of a learning program and using evaluation to support organizational goals. In this session, you will learn: The importance of linking objectives with outcomes, How to create better assessments, Tips for building evaluation into program design, How to link evaluation towards business goals and outcomes.

  9. Five Hats of Instructional Design

    October 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync If you are an instructional designer (ID), you already know that your job requires you to wear many “hats” to be effective. Some of these hats, such as “design guru” and “program manager” are familiar to most IDs and well documented in the learning community. But others are less well known and worth exploring because they shed light on the wide range of skills necessary to be effective in the ID role. Please join veteran learning developer James Goldsmith and your colleagues for this highly interactive presentation on five of the lesser known, but no less important hats of instructional design. Two for consideration are “choreographer” and “marriage counselor.” To find out about the other three, you’ll have to join the session!

  10. Fall into a Good Mystery

    October 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist As the weather turns colder, it’s time to cozy up with a pulse-pounding read. Join representatives from Macmillan, Oceanview Publishing, Penguin Random House, and Soho Crime who will preview the most important mysteries and thrillers from their forthcoming lists. Whether you buy books for your library or just read them for fun, your wish list is guaranteed to grow. Moderated by Booklist Online editor Keir Graff.

  11. Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites

    October 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and Scott Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University, we will cover usability, web conventions, writing for the web, content strategy, and user research. You’ll take home tips and ideas that you can immediately use to improve your website.

  12. The Budget Primer: Building and Using Budgets Better

    October 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good If your budget process is too ad hoc, rushed, last minute, or random, don't miss AMS Senior Consultant Paul Konigstein introducing more rigorous budget creation and implementation in this webinar entitled: The Budget Primer: Building and Using Budgets Better. Key take aways: How to create a budget using an analysis of last year's revenue and expenses or program plans for the coming year How to work with fundraising to budget the most accurate revenue numbers. How to involve program staff to achieve buy in without losing control of the process. Make your budget work for you year round. Budget implementation using monthly reporting and how to use these reports to achieve financial control, transparency, and accountability and measure organizational progress. How regular budget monitoring prevents costly financial mistakes and makes more money available for program activities and growth.

  13. What's Your Story? How to Lead With a Good Story

    October 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network It is widely understood that stories are a great vehicle to communicate essential lessons and enhance learning - especially when used to influence, motivate, and lead others. For most people however, the understanding stops there and key questions remain unanswered. What stories are most important? How do you standout in a sea of sameness? How do you write, tell and publish a good story? In this practical, hands-on webinar Dave Carroll master storyteller, musician, and celebrated creator of "United Breaks Guitars" will: Discuss his real-life experience with United Breaks Guitars and the impact this customer experience story, viewed by some 15 million people, had on an entire airline, Share the five stories every leader needs to know, and Provide an in-depth insight into one-key story that can benefit every organization looking to increase personal meaning and engagement in the workplace.

  14. Turn Volunteers into Advocates for your Organization

    October 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by-VolunteerMatch A motivated volunteer can help to advance the mission inside the organization and in the community for which they volunteer. Fostering an environment that provides opportunities for volunteers to become advocates for your organization has an undeniable impact on the mission of a nonprofit organization. In this course, participants will be presented with the tools to turn volunteers into outstanding advocates for the organization.

  15. Common Core: Partnership, Instruction & Advocacy in the Elementary School Library

    October 29, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Demco We have arrived at an unprecedented time in literacy education — a time when librarians are fully prepared to become indispensable instructional leaders in our schools. Tony Buzzeo will explain how the national Common Core State Standards curriculum closely aligns with school librarians’ skill sets and how we can seize the opportunity to play an even more prominent role in literacy education. If we fail to engage, we may lose our last real opportunity to gain recognition and secure our positions.

  16. Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 3 of 3

    October 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library & Archives Commission In part three of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 102. Learn where to locate private company data and learn about the hippest new startups and how to start one.

  17. Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 3 of 3

    October 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library & Archives Commission In part three of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 102. Learn where to locate private company data and learn about the hippest new startups and how to start one.

  18. Calling All Patrons: Perfecting Community Outreach

    October 31, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Cengage Learning Effectively reaching out to your community can be tricky. Join us this Friday as Laura Damon-Moore, Co-Founder of Libraries as Incubators Project, shares her expertise on community outreach. We’ll be discussing different strategies and how Analytics On Demand can help the cause.