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  1. Crowdfunding 101

    February 21, 2017, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Firespring Join us to learn how to incorporate crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives. Dana Ostomel, Firespring's leading authority on crowdfunding, will walk you through the lifecycle of a campaign, from prep through appreciation, emphasizing how to engage new audiences. Come ready to ask about the campaigns you have in mind so we can get all of your questions answered!

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  2. Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 6

    February 21, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services. Topics for this part 6 webinar include: wearable technology, interactive content including live video stats and Snapchat Spectacles, Artificial Intelligence including Amazon Echo and other AI devices.

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  3. Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library's Digital Collections

    February 22, 2017, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission In 1998 Omaha Public Library created its first online digital library to showcase its extensive collection of original photographs and documents from the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha’s own world’s fair. Another digitization project was undertaken in 2004. A decade later it was only too evident that the entire digital library, with its hodgepodge of different interfaces and metadata standards, needed to be dragged into the 21st century. We did it—despite minimal staff, minimal training, and minimal time! Come hear this saga of the good, the bad, and the ugly, and what we learned from it.

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  4. Developing Your Leaders’ Emotional Intelligence to Improve Organizational Performance

    February 22, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network New research is showing that emotional intelligence is no longer a “nice-to-have.” It’s a need to have in today’s workplace and serves as the building block for professional success. It’s not a building block that’s isolated to a few professions or job roles. It’s just about as universal as a success principle can be. EQ, however, is widely misunderstood as something people either have or don’t have. Join us for this webinar as we outline a development plan for your leaders, managers and key employees to help improve EQ across your organization.

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  5. Show Your Profile Some Love

    February 22, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GuideStar Create a Nonprofit Profile that donors, funders, and key decision makers will love and adore.In this one-hour event, we’ll walk you through how to claim your profile and become fully transparent. You will leave with the tools to achieve Platinum, the highest seal of transparency.

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  6. Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians

    February 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Public Library Service Are you new to publishing your research or ideas and unsure where to begin? In this session, we’ll discuss various aspects of academic publishing: getting started, selecting a topic, selecting a research methodology, organizing a literature review, finding an appropriate place to publish, and handling suggestions and rejection from editors.

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  7. Post-Truth: Fake News and a New Era of Information Literacy

    February 22, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Library Association and Programming Librarian A recent Stanford Graduate School of Education study found that most students, middle school through college, struggled to distinguish between credible and unreliable news articles. Many adults have the same challenge. Can you spot fake news? Do you know how to help others differentiate between truth and fiction? Join us to learn how you can be a better ambassador for information literacy. Note: Due to high demand, this webinar is now full. The session will be recorded, and the recording will be available after Feb. 22. Visit to receive a link to the recorded session.

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  8. Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes

    February 22, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb Because students increasingly turn to online news to meet their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help them separate truth from fiction. In this session, USA TODAY Reporter Greg Toppo will join Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT to discuss shifting trends in the news business and what teachers can do to help their learners sift through the information pool to find trustworthy journalism. This webinar will benefit librarians.

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  9. SLK - EBSCO Databases Training

    February 23, 2017, 10:00 AM

    Join the State Library and trainer Lisa for a webinar on our EBSCO databases. Most of our databases are EBSCO products, including the Explora databases, History Reference Center, MEDLINE, Novelist Plus and many more.

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  10. Delegating: When, How, and To Whom?

    February 23, 2017, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Utah State Library In this session, you’ll learn specific tips to help you delegate more effectively – not just more – and you’ll also discover why doing so is important to your success as a supervisor. We’ll uncover some important questions to consider when you finally make that leap to delegating on a consistent basis. We’ll also look at not just whether or not a task should be delegated, but also to whom – and how to make sure the delegation process is successful.

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  11. Bozarthzone! Tips for the Positive Deviant

    February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync One of our favorite positive deviants, Dr. Jane Bozarth, will lead you on an overview: who are some positive deviants? What kinds of success have they had? How did they do it? Plus: 5 critical behaviors necessary for those who aspire to positive deviancy!

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  12. How to Successfully Roll Out Project Outcome in Your Library

    February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Public Library Association This webinar will cover good practices for on-boarding staff, building internal support, and organizing your data collection team. Learn some of the steps libraries have taken early on to launch Project Outcome and spark support for outcome measurement, whether in a single library or an entire system. This webinar will feature Project Outcome users who will share their success stories and lessons learned. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

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  13. Libraries = Education: Your Key to Success

    February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Demco Presenter Valerie Gross details the steps to rebranding your library as a key educational institution in your community, helping you gain the respect and funding you deserve. This game-changing vision of “Libraries = Education” has been hailed by Library Journal as “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library in America, if not the world.”

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  14. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

    February 23, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

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  15. If You Make It, Protect It! Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Your Community

    February 28, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program Explore the various types of intellectual property (IP) such as copyright, patents, trademarks, and the rights associated with them. Learn how IP affects your community in ways we don’t traditionally think about. Discover resources to help patrons identify what they need to know about protecting their creations.

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  16. Visualizing (and Finding!) Funding for Libraries

    February 28, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction This webinar will introduce participants to a dynamic and freely available data-visualization tool, Visualizing Funding for Libraries that enables library professionals and supporters to search for institutional funding for libraries at national, state, and local levels. Participants will learn pro tips on navigating the tool and as well as next steps on how to pursue new funding opportunities. Data visualizations such as maps, network constellations, and partnership pathways showcase key networks of funders and recipients, as well as individual grants that highlight the library services and programs that are winning grants. Visualizing Funding for Libraries is a Knight Foundation News Challenge winning project.

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  17. Set Up Your Makerspace for Success

    February 28, 2017, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado Virtual Library Incorporating new technology such as 3D printers in libraries can bring unique risks and challenges, but designing makerspaces to focus on access and education can help reduce risk to your library while increasing benefits to your community. Join us as we discuss the balance between intellectual property and intellectual freedom, and how to set up your makerspace minimize legal risks.

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