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Digital Literacy

  1. Video Calls: Skype vs Google Hangouts

    July 9, 6:30 PM

    Video calls from mobile devices or your computer are becoming commonplace. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of two of the most popular. Presented by Nathan Carr from the Newton Public Library.

Librarian Events

  1. Service Animals in Libraries: Developing Best Practices Protocol for Multiple Service Points

    July 7, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Washington State Library Responding to patron concerns about an animal in the library can be a difficult scenario for library professionals. But what if the animal in question is a service animal? How do library professionals best respond to patron concerns while respecting the rights of an individual with a disability and their service animal? This webinar will provide an overview of how Western Washington University Libraries developed a Best Practices document for its personnel in order to consistently address concerns about service animals – including tailored recommendations for specific service points. Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will have new knowledge, and some resources, to begin this conversation within their own library.

  2. Managing the Device Deluge - Training and Supporting Staff

    July 8, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Librarians have always taught the public how to use the tools that serve their information needs, but now there's an ever-changing variety of personal devices that patrons use to access our services. How do front-line staff with self-taught or very basic knowledge of technology stay savvy about the latest and hottest gadgets? How do we train non-technical staff to effectively troubleshoot and train our patrons on using their own gadgets? By discussing her recent Library Journal article, Jennifer Koerber will offer suggestions and resources to train and support your library staff.

  3. Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

    July 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association How Being New, Naïve, and Even Clueless Can Be an Asset. In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. Rookies are unencumbered, with no baggage to weigh them down, no resources to burden them, and no track record to limit their thinking or aspirations. For today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers — alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like pioneers. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as “perpetual rookies.” Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies.

  4. Coaching Skills for Managers

    July 8, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Coaching is a transformational tool in any manager’s toolkit. Partnering with employees in a coaching relationship helps them take greater ownership for their performance, increase their creative problem skills, and offers the opportunity for greater self-awareness and insight. At its best, coaching is a partnership designed to help employees move from where they are now to where they want to be. In other words, coaches help people bridge the gap between their current state and desired future state. Coaches don’t consult, advise, tell or manage. They hold a specific stance: helping people solve their own problems and find their own answers.

  5. 5 Myths About Measuring Training’s Impact and Why They’ll Get You Into Trouble

    July 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network There are a number ideologies and beliefs on how to best measure the impact of training. As a result, it can be difficult to distinguish myths from best practices. During this webinar, our prominent measurement experts will provide “practitioner-focused” solutions for the most common misconceptions about measuring business impact.

  6. Make It Rain: Using the Google AdWords Grant to Drive Impact

    July 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Did you know Google has an AdWords program specifically designed to help nonprofits? Are you using it? Better yet - are you maximizing it for impact? This presentation -- using case studies from nonprofits -- will walk you through applying for the grant, maximizing it, and optimizing it for impact. We'll also take a look at some advanced strategies for improving existing AdWords accounts.

  7. No Job Seeker Left Behind: Library Services to Meet Their Needs

    July 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Every day, libraries around the country are filled with people seeking help with jobs and careers. How do library staff find time and resources to assist them all? Learn a variety of practical ways to deliver career development services in your library from two certified ALA Career Development Facilitators. They have strategies and resources to help you cover the spectrum from a quick "on the fly" toolbox of forms and templates to ideas for one-time classes, workshop series, and even one-on-one personalized career sessions for patrons. You really can support those job-seekers!

  8. Around the Web: Kelley Blue Book

    July 9, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Utah State Library Around the Web is a training program that emphasizes web resources that are under-utilized but may be of great help to your patrons. This week’s session features Kelley Blue Book, Which cars can you afford? How do trade-in values compare to private-sale values? Which car is right for you? Is it the right time to buy or sell? Kelley Blue Book’s tools can help. Join us for a webinar that shows you the ins and outs of this fabulous website so that you have more methods to assist your patrons when they come into the library.

  9. Making Difficult Conversations Easy

    July 10, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Effectiveness Institute Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall underperformance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” - to walk into it and effectively handle it - rather than avoid it.

  10. Harnessing the Power of Risk-Taking: The Good, the Bad & the Calculated

    July 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- EdWeb This webinar will focus on calculated risk-taking—a careful decision-making process that weighs all alternatives and emphasizes mitigating the risk along the way whenever possible. Laurene Johnson, PhD, will provide clear definitions of the different types of risk-taking and their potential impacts on students’ learning and the classroom environment. Laurene, an educator with over 20 years of experience, will translate the research in this area into helpful, practical information for K-12 educators. She will share specific strategies that educators can use in the classroom immediately to help students learn to be calculated risk takers. Opportunities will be provided during the presentation for participants to interact with the information and apply it to their own teaching situation.

  11. Nonprofit 911: Storytelling with the Emotional Brain

    July 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Network for Good A powerful story rooted in emotion is the key to effective marketing and fundraising. Join Network for Good’s Vice President of Communications, Caryn Stein, for an exclusive webinar about harnessing the power of the emotional brain to create appeals that compel donors to give.

  12. The Happiness Advantage at Work Part 2: Changing Social Scripts to Positive

    July 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network In this second of a three part webinar series on The Happiness Advantage at Work, Devin Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer at International Thought Leader Network (partner with Harvard happiness researcher and internationally best-selling author Shawn Achor) talks to T-Mobile’s Jennifer Falkenberg, Director of Customer Service Learning & Development, on the challenges and critical steps involved in building a happiness advantage inside T-Mobile. In the fast-moving mobile marketplace, T-Mobile is a positive outlier. Jennifer suggested that happiness might be exactly what her organization needed as an enabler to deliver on T-Mobile’s Un-carrier promise to employees and customers. Jennifer saw that starting inside out and infusing happiness into their DNA was “how” T-Mobile could deliver on the Company’s mission to revolutionize the wireless industry.

  13. Book Group Crystal Ball: Summer and Fall 2015

    July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Join Kaite Mediatore Stover, Director of Readers' Services at the Kansas City Public Library, and representatives from Harper Collins, Random House, Shadow Mountain, and Sourcebooks for this free, hour-long presentation of great books for discussion. Stover will talk about her top five books that book groups shouldn’t miss, along with creative ways to pump up the conversation. Then our publishers will present their best new and upcoming titles. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Reference and Collection Management.

  14. Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, oh my! Sharing museum collections through social media

    July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Connecting to Collections Social media has infiltrated our lives, and it’s no longer restricted to personal use. Many cultural institutions are using social media outlets very effectively to connect and communicate messages to a wide variety of audiences. There are so many choices and platforms and ways of engaging with the public, which can make even just the term “social media” seem overwhelming or daunting. Whether you’re completely inexperienced or you’re looking to refine or streamline and make the most of your efforts, this webinar will provide an opportunity to learn more about what is out there, how different platforms are being used, and will provide tips for effectively using social media to share your collections, which ultimately assists in furthering access and preservation.

  15. Nuts and Bolts of Social Media

    July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for: 1) Creating Community & Community Management 2) Fostering Communities of Practice 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.

  16. Single Days of Service: Make it Work!

    July 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch More and more volunteers are looking to get involved and make a difference in a single day of service. The political and social climate is further emphasizing this trend. How do you create meaningful work that can be completed in a single day by a large group of diverse volunteers? This webinar will walk you through the first steps for incorporating single days of service into your program, and help you begin to think more creatively about volunteer engagement.

  17. Leaving Library Services Behind: An e-Forum on (Preparing for) Retirement

    July 15, 9:00 AM - July 16, 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Collections & Technical Services What images do you conjure up when you think of “retirement?” An AARP card? Medicare? Caribbean beaches? Continuing education? Travel? Sleeping until noon? Reading the latest best-sellers? All of the above and then some! This e-forum will give participants—and lurkers on the list—opportunities to ask questions and share experiences to ease the transition from a career in library services to the condition of retirement. There is a lot of talk about the “graying” of the profession but less about the kinds of things those who are graying should consider. We hope that sharing our experiences in navigating our way out of the work world and into the world of retirement will stimulate a lively discussion

  18. Introduction to Proposal Writing

    July 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; and How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

  19. The ABCs of Building Better Boards

    July 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good It's as easy as ABC to create a well-functioning board of directors! Well, maybe not exactly easy, but this fast-paced webinar will share practical ways to Aquire, Build, and Celebrate to recruit, manage and reward the best board members. Starting with recruitment, we'll look at important tools that will help you attract committed and informed board members. Then, learn best practices in managing and retaining great board members, including the importance of new board orientation, clarifying board roles and responsibilities, and tips for holding effective meetings. Finally, we'll discuss the importance of recognizing and rewarding to keep the best board members on board. The webinar is presented by Jean Block, a nonprofit pro with more than 45 years experience in the sector as both board and staff leader for local, regional and national nonprofits. Jean's trainings and webinars are packed with practical, tried-and-true how-tos that you can put to use immediately.

  20. Introduction to Facilitating Groups: Best Practices in Group Facilitation

    July 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network In this session with Certified Master Facilitator, veteran trainer, and CEO Michael Wilkinson, you will learn practical facilitation techniques to elevate your group handling skills to help you achieve amazing team results. Whether you facilitate training sessions, project meetings, strategy planning, or executive retreats, this webinar will give you an introduction to a proven comprehensive approach for leading any type of group. Learn cutting-edge tools designed to make your sessions even more engaging.

  21. STEMing up your Library's Digital Collection

    July 15, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- EdWeb Science, Technology, Engineering and Math...Oh My! Working at an elementary STEM campus is already out of this world - add an iPad for every student to that equation and you've got one STEMtastic outcome. In this webinar, Library Media Specialist Tina Berumen will share with school librarians how she created a major eBook frenzy on her campus and implemented a completely digital library orientation. Find out how she is able to manage all of her school’s digital content under a single login system to keep her scholars accessing information safely, 24/7 from their own device. Whether you're a STEM librarian, or a librarian looking to infuse STEM into your library programming, you're sure to gain some great tips to start the upcoming school year off with a bang! Tina will field questions from attendees during this live, interactive event.

  22. Financial Literacy Resource Sampler

    July 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Sponsored by- Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis Join Economic Education Specialist Eva Johnston and Librarian Kathy Cosgrove from the Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis as they provide a "sampler" session on free personal finance and basic economic materials for ages - from early childhood to adulthood.

  23. Introduction to FDsys

    July 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program During this introductory course, attendees will learn how to navigate FDsys to locate Federal Government information, basic and advanced searching, browsing, retrieving by citation, help tools, and working with FDsys search results.

  24. Crafting a Successful Adult Education Program for Small, Rural and/or Part-time Libraries

    July 16, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction No matter how small a community you serve, your library can provide vital, successful adult education opportunities for patrons who lack a GED, or other high school equivalency. When the Shreve Memorial Library (LA) decided that its small, rural part-time branches should be equipped to serve patrons with the same level of instruction and resources offered in the full-time branches, the first ever Rural Adult Education Program was born. Join us to hear how the library's Adult Education Coordinator devised workable, affordable and manageable strategies to launch the program in small libraries; learn about solutions and alternatives that can be adapted to any budget, workforce, workspace and public need.

  25. Maker MacGyver: School and Library Makerspaces on a Shoestring Budget

    July 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library Makerspaces and maker programs in libraries don’t have to cost or fortune or require you to be a tech wizard, super hacker, or evil genius in order to be successful. All you really need is an open mind! Bring your creativity, your grand ideas, your problems, and your questions to an interactive session where we will dream up maker program ideas literally from rubber bands, paperclips, duct tape and more! In addition to programming, we will discuss free and low cost software and hardware, ideas for potential partners, and provide language you can use to justify your would-be makerspace.

  26. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

    July 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You'll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You'll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

  27. Successful Mentoring

    July 20, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Idaho Commission for Libraries Jamie Bair, Supervisor and Outreach Coordinator for Marshall Public Library, Pocatello, Idaho, will share insights into successful mentoring activities. Learn how to be a successful mentor. Learn about your responsibilities as a mentee.

  28. Micro-Video IS Training – Learn How to Make the Most of It

    July 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network In this session, you’ll learn about some of the latest emerging neuroscience and behavioral science about how humans really learn. What the empirical data tells us is there are amazing connections between the reality of learning and video, especially micro-video. Some of what we think we know about human learning is simply mistaken. We’ll go over actual case studies and the findings proving how results change when learning practices are tied to the realities of human learning. In this session, we will go through some best practices tips and suggestions showing how you can leverage these amazing data-driven findings to improve the rates of employee learning in your organization, and by extension, drive ever higher levels of performance and business results.

  29. Nonprofit 911: Get Ready for #GivingTuesday

    July 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Network for Good How do you turn #GivingTuesday into a full-fledged fundraising event and donor acquisition machine? Caryn Stein, VP of Communications and Content for Network for Good, will help you develop a game plan for launching a #GivingTuesday campaign that works for nonprofits of all sizes.

  30. Discovering Great Historical Fiction

    July 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Booklist and ALA Editions have teamed up for a series of free, hour-long readers’ advisory webinars, featuring content experts in various genres. In this program, ALA Editions author (The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Historical Fiction) and veteran Booklist reviewer Jen Baker will discuss how to work with readers to help them find the right books. Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper will share key titles every library should have in their historical fiction collection, and Five Star will share their best new and forthcoming historical fiction titles. Moderated by Booklist's Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.

  31. Effective Strategic Planning Part 2: Plan Development & Implementation

    July 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Strategic planning has a dicey reputation for any number of reasons: it often is tedious and time-consuming; the issues it identifies are either obvious or not critical to the mission (or both); the actions it specifies are vague and unmeasurable; it is ignored once the plan is written (or the written plan is never quite finished); it simply adds tasks to an already over-stretched staff; it has no results visible to stakeholders; and it does not advance your mission. These problems are not inherent to strategic planning; they are signs that it has been done badly. This webinar will look at how a nonprofit can infuse its mission into the daily activity of staff and board through a straightforward, rigorous, and even morale-building process. It will offer both a structure and tools for planning.

  32. How to Promote Your Organization & Boost Member Engagement with Facebook

    July 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Wild Apricot Facebook groups, Facebook pages...what’s the difference? And how can you use them strategically to grow and engage your membership? John Haydon - the author of Facebook Marketing for Dummies and Founder of Inbound Zombie - will reveal his best kept tips and tricks for building a thriving online community. In this expert webinar, you will learn: The difference between Facebook Groups and Pages; How to use Facebook Groups to boost member engagement; How to promote your organization and increase reach via Facebook Pages; and Best practices for moderating and hosting Facebook Groups.

  33. Libraries That Lend “Things”

    July 22, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Join Infopeople to learn more about libraries that lend “things” in addition to traditional library resources.

  34. Better than Bullet Points

    July 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Effective e-learning involves much more than just putting PowerPoint shows on the Web. In this session we'll explore solid ideas for transforming bullet-based content into compelling, engaging, interactive online learning programs. See the possibilities for putting simple PowerPoint based e-learning to a level on par with programs created with long-learning-curve higher-end products, custom art, and approaches dependent on programming expertise. Audience: Trainers and instructional designers.

  35. How to Enroll in Project Outcome

    July 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Public Library Association Learn how to participate in Project Outcome, PLA’s latest field driven initiative, designed to help libraries measure outcomes using patron-facing surveys. Attend this webinar to learn what tools and resources are available to libraries interested in participating in Project Outcome. See web demos and sample worksheets that will help you test, measure and understand the true impact you have on your communities.

  36. Navigating Payment Processing for Nonprofits

    July 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Payment gateways, merchant accounts, credit card terminals, oh my! Overwhelmed by the credit card payment options out there and unsure of how to select the right one for your organization's needs? You've come to the right webinar!

  37. The Art and Science of Working Remotely

    July 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync) Join us for a discussion of how to make working remotely successful. Our panelists worked together remotely, and will take some time to share their experiences along with lessons learned and tips for success. Whether you are working from home (full time or part of the time), working with colleagues in different office locations (across the country or across the world!), leading virtual classes, managing teams who are dispersed…or just thinking about it and wondering if it would work for you – you’ll find the discussion interesting and it may even challenge your thinking about how you do your work!

  38. Data inclusiveness benefits for all

    July 28, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- O’Reilly This webcast will demonstrate how data enables people to overcome their disabilities and live to their fullest. The discussion will also point out critical underlying flaws of data interpretation (due to human bias), and will offer action items for us to make the data world more inclusive, efficient, and connected. Being inclusive with Data: We will dive in head-first by showing some of the current issues with data visualizations and tools. I will demonstrate how a person with various disabilities would use the tool, and highlight the biggest blockers. I will then prove that these issues are not something that are isolated to people with disabilities, and motivate everyone to take action to resolve these issues. Proper insight creation: Humans lie, a lot. When there's personal bias put into a data visualization, very little can be trusted. This portion of the webcast will show how we need to restructure our thinking on proper insight generation so that we can

  39. Crowdfunding for Libraries: Technology Tips for Futuristic Fundraising

    July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Could you use more funding for your library projects? Are you looking for money to launch a new program? Turn community-driven support into dollars with crowdfunding! A well-run crowdfunding campaign can yield big results, even for small libraries. Join us for this free webinar to learn technology tools, tips, and tried-and-true practices for running a successful crowdfunding campaign for your library. Learn the basics, and hear from libraries with experience in this type of fundraising.

  40. Open Educational Resources: Librarians as Advocates, Advisors, and Creators

    July 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Library Association College textbooks have gotten so expensive that many students are opting not to buy the textbook at all, but are taking their chances at lower grades or resorting to work-arounds like sharing textbooks, photocopying from classmates, or finding illegal copies. An increasing number of educators are seeking alternatives to traditional texts, including open educational resources (OERs) and library resources. This webinar will introduce you to what OERs are (and aren’t) and how librarians can support this movement as advocates, advisors, and participants in creating OERs. While primarily directed at academic librarians and administrators, the information provided also applies to media specialists and public librarians who work with home schoolers interested in free and low-cost educational resources.