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  1. Info2Go!: Poverty

    April 20, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Idaho Commission for Libraries Join Julie Armstrong, Project Coordinator with Idaho Commission for Libraries, as she shares information about how poverty impacts learning and library services. A great informational session focusing on connecting with the needs of underserved and unserved populations.

  2. Financial Education Resources for Library Staff

    April 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is working to provide libraries with financial education resources, program ideas, marketing materials, training, and more. The goal of the effort is to make libraries the go-to source for financial information and education in every community. The CFPB worked closely with nine public libraries to build strategies that could be implemented in any library. Learn more about this innovative national initiative and how you can participate.

  3. Let's Hear It for Middle-Grade

    April 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Tune in for the latest in middle-grade reading from Annick Press, Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. In this free, hour-long program moderated by Booklist Associate Editor Sarah Hunter, representatives from each publisher will share their up-and-coming titles exclusively for the middle-grade set.

  4. The Community Connector: Referring Social Services at the Library

    April 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction & TechSoup Every day, patrons enter libraries around the country with questions about health, housing, employment, counseling and other essential human services. And libraries are there to make these crucial connections for them. Many libraries are now exploring ways to expand their role as connector to community social services through resources such as webpages, mobile apps, and databases. These services might refer somebody to a free meal, legal assistance, support groups, and much more. Join us to hear examples of how referral services and resources have augmented the social services connections that contribute to community vitality.

  5. Reaching Out: Creating Meaningful Library Services for Patrons Experiencing Homelessness

    April 21, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library Libraries across the state are developing services, policies, and procedures to ensure individuals, families and unaccompanied youth who are experiencing homelessness in their communities have access the information and services they need to stay connected. Please join us for this interactive session on library partnerships and services for the patrons experiencing homelessness. Come prepared to engage in a lively discussion, ask your burning questions, and share your experiences!

  6. What’s New in Young Adult Literature: 2015 Update

    April 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople The world of young adult literature is a dynamic one that has become one of the most vibrant areas of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with these changes and the 5,000 + new titles flooding the market annually can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and the best new titles for your collections.

  7. Teacher Librarian News Night

    April 21, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TL Virtual Café This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

  8. Explore Wearable Technologies and Book Connections for Youth

    April 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission In 2015 the hottest accessory for young and old is wearable technology. You may be asking what wearable technology is. Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users, taking the form of an accessory such as jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, or even actual items of clothing like shoes or a jacket. A benefit of wearable technology is that it can conveniently integrate tools, devices, power needs, and connectivity within a user’s everyday life and movements. This NCompass Live focuses on "wearable tech" projects for youth in your library. Ann O'Connor, J.D., Instructional Designer from Nebraska 4-H will be presenting wearable tech youth project ideas for libraries. She’s selected a fiction and a non-fiction book for each of these age-groups, grades K-5, middle school and high school. She’ll suggest wearable tech projects that can be done with each book. Ann will share information on where to purchase the hardware for the wearabl

  9. Explore Wearable Technologies and Book Connections for Youth

    April 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission In 2015 the hottest accessory for young and old is wearable technology. You may be asking what wearable technology is. Wearable technology refers to devices that can be worn by users, taking the form of an accessory such as jewelry, sunglasses, a backpack, or even actual items of clothing like shoes or a jacket. A benefit of wearable technology is that it can conveniently integrate tools, devices, power needs, and connectivity within a user’s everyday life and movements. This NCompass Live focuses on "wearable tech" projects for youth in your library. Ann O'Connor, J.D., Instructional Designer from Nebraska 4-H will be presenting wearable tech youth project ideas for libraries. She’s selected a fiction and a non-fiction book for each of these age-groups, grades K-5, middle school and high school. She’ll suggest wearable tech projects that can be done with each book. Ann will share information on where to purchase the hardware for the wearabl

  10. The Secret to a Successful Direct Mail Campaign

    April 22, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Nonprofit Hub Direct mail can serve as an important opportunity to connect with donors and prospects, and a strategically executed piece can lead to increased revenue over previous campaigns, but does it still play a critical role in today’s technological age? How are nonprofits adapting to changes in the way that their donors and prospects receive and respond to fundraising appeals? Join Giving Tree’s Amy Schiffman, Lizzy Sternberg and Lisa Sheridan to learn about best practices in preparing for and maximizing the return on your direct mail investment.

  11. Leveraging Volunteer Talent for Organizational Change

    April 22, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch Organizations are recognizing that the old ways of doing business don’t work in this changing world. The good news is that today’s volunteers are interested in opportunities to help organizations innovate and pilot new ways of doing business. This webinar will explore how to engage volunteers as leaders of change. Learn where your organization is in its lifecycle and gain an appreciation for the importance of innovation in organizational sustainability. The webinar will also feature strategies for supporting volunteers and holding them accountable for change.

  12. Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More: Social Media

    April 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This month, a NN/LM Coordinator will review some cool social media tools available from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and related government organizations.

  13. New Developments in eContent

    April 22, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- EdWeb In this annual review of new developments in eContent delivery, participants will learn about platforms, services, licensing options, new product “packaging,” spending models, and content availability. Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will also review recent research on student usage of eContent, and participants will discuss anticipated changes in evolving patron needs. This webinar will benefit K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum leaders, and administrators using iOS, Droid, and Chrome.

  14. Turn on a Dime: Changing Your Library on a Limited Budget

    April 22, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians In an age of dwindling budgets and rising expectations, librarians must constantly be on the lookout for inexpensive ways to improve their libraries. This three-part interactive workshop will equip librarians with inventive strategies for enhancing their library’s atmosphere at minimal to no cost. Firstly, the presentation will recount how—with the help of eager student volunteers—I was able to re-design, re-shelve, and reinvigorate Willoughby South High’s library to create an organized and aesthetically pleasing information commons. Secondly, a Google slideshow will showcase economically savvy strategies for enhancing a library’s physical space as well as its online presence while encouraging students to take an active role in their library’s transformation. The presentation promises to be an interactive, fun learning experience, in that, attendees will vote in real time about the direction they wish the discussion to proceed

  15. How to Find Free (and Legal to Use) Images and Media Online

    April 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup In this free, hour-long webinar hear TechSoup's Jim Lynch and Creative Commons' project manager Jane Park tell where to source free images and music for your nonprofit or public library.

  16. Librarian of the Year 2015

    April 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Gale Geek Siobhan Reardon, director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, was recently honored as Librarian of the Year 2015 by Library Journal for awe-inspiring success in the face of difficult budgetary circumstances. After less than a month on the job, Reardon and FLP were faced with a 20% budget cut and reduced branch hours. Out of this, Reardon launched a new, innovative model for library service based on a clustering model. Don't miss this interview with Reardon to hear more about the struggles, the successes, and what this award-winning library is up to next.

  17. Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Social Media, part 1: Needs Analysis

    April 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour. For this spring 2015 series, we're doing something a little different. For the first three webinars, Tine will put her focus on a different aspect of social media use by libraries. In this week's webinar, she'll be presenting part 1: Needs Analysis. Topics discussed include when to use which tools, conducting user surveys, meeting your patrons where they live online, and thinking through your purpose for using social media.

  18. 6 Essentials for Teams That Work

    April 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Effectiveness Institute Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar. As a result of participating in this session you will: Discover the 6 characteristics of high performance teams, Determine where to focus to build a stronger team, and Start development of an action plan to increase team performance.

  19. Applying the Flipped Classroom Model to Business Learning

    April 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Flipped classroom learning — courseware and recorded content serving as the initial element of a learning experience, supplemented with live virtual sessions and social and collaborative tools to enhance and reinforce the learning experience — has the potential to increase learning effectiveness, lower operational costs, and improve retention and application of the learning. Flipped classrooms have created tremendous buzz in the education community but is this model viable in business learning? Join Bob Lee and Jim Recker to explore the implementation and application of the flipped classroom model and discuss its benefits to business learning organizations.

  20. Killer Crime Fiction for Mystery Month

    April 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Murder and mayhem are coming soon—are you ready? Booklist’s sixth annual Mystery Month is coming this May! Join us as we kick things off with our ever-popular mystery webinar, hosted by Booklist Online Editor Keir Graff. Representatives from HarperCollins, Pegasus Books, Penguin Random House, Severn House, and Soho Crime will help you prepare as they share the most exciting titles from their new and forthcoming lists. Visit The Booklist Reader to find out how you and your library can join the fun.

  21. Moving Image Preservation 101

    April 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services This presentation covers the basic composition and history of film and video technology, particularly as it relates to formats found within personal and family collections. Tips and tricks for preserving your personal moving image materials will be addressed so that future generations can continue to enjoy your family movies and videos.

  22. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

    April 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

  23. Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Finding Government Data on the Environment

    April 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- North Carolina Library Association Interest in sustainability has grown exponentially at colleges and universities, such that a 2009 New York Times articles announced, “Sustainability Field Booms on Campus,” noting growth at both liberal arts institutions and at community colleges. This session focuses on finding governmental data relevant to research on sustainability, and will examine tools provided by agencies such as the EPA, Department of Energy, and some selected international sources. In addition, the session will suggest strategies for answering a data question, especially when its unclear where to begin or when other sources have been exhausted. The session is offered by Ann Marshall, a former political science librarian at the University of Rochester.

  24. The Well-Spoken Woman Can Be You

    April 29, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association Effective presentation skills are a critical element of success in the workplace and beyond. The ability to state your ideas effectively and deliver with confidence enhances your standing with audiences large and small. This interactive webcast will focus on best practices from a speech coach who has worked with First Lady Michelle Obama, female political candidates, and CEOs.

  25. Coaching for Performance

    April 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network Coaching is a powerful and underutilized technique for improving human performance. Every manager can coach others to achieve mutual goals. Coaching serves different purposes including building competence, encouraging teamwork, securing trust, setting expectations, and measuring success. Different contexts can benefit from different approaches to coaching. In this interactive workshop, Thiagi and Tracy will use LOLAs (Live Online Learning Activities) to coach you through proven guidelines for improving your coaching performance. Among other things, they will explore some little-known (but extremely effective) approaches to coaching from the fields of positive psychology and creativity.

  26. Digital Preservation for Individuals and Small Groups

    April 30, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services As technology changes, the greatest threat to preserving digital files is obsolescence. Files may get stuck on obsolete media or in some form that may become unusable in time. If you don’t actively care for your digital possessions you may lose access to them. This webinar can help increase your understanding of what it takes to preserve commonly used digital files such photos, recordings, videos and documents. Learn about the nature of the digital-preservation challenge and hear about some simple, practical tips and tools to help you preserve your digital stuff.

  27. Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning

    April 30, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- San Jose State University Inspired by the San Jose State University iSchool's Emerging Future MOOC, this interactive seminar on future technology trends in library and information services will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. Attendees will learn about and discuss ways to prepare for the future, both professionally and organizationally. The Library 2.015 Spring Summit will be divided into three parts, with opening and closing keynote panels and one hour of quick topic presentations. In Part 1, Chasing Storms or Rainbows, a keynote panel will look at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends. Part 2, In the Know, will feature three short sequential presentations: how to plan and fund new technologies; how to stay up to date with new technologies; and a drill down on the key impact areas of new technologies. Part 3, The Here and Now, will be a closing panel discussion on technology and social media