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  1. Finding Reliable Information Online: Adventures of an Information Sleuth

    October 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Librarian Leslie Stebbins will discuss strategies for finding reliable information online and helping patrons discover everything from accurate health information to reliable restaurant reviews to vetted scholarly research. What is “the psychology of search?” When is the “wisdom of the crowd” unreliable? How can we help people move beyond the first five Google results to uncover trustworthy information online? Stebbins answers these questions and more as she shares her quest for reliable information online.

  2. Language Nutrition and Early Literacy

    October 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Public Library Service The best predictor of a baby’s future academic achievements is not parental income, level of parent education, or ethnicity, but rather the number of words spoken to the baby and the amount of time spent in active engagement from birth to 3 years of age. Just as food nourishes a growing child’s body, language interactions nourish a child’s brain. Research indicates that both quantity and quality of language are essential for vocabulary development, which is predictive of third grade reading proficiency; children who can’t read to learn by the end of third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Presenter Dr. Jennifer Stapel-Wax will introduce the topic of language nutrition and share with the library community tips on encouraging early literacy development in communities.

  3. Writing Accurate and useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

    October 13, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

  4. Engaging Reluctant Middle Grade Readers

    October 13, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal Getting a struggling and/or reluctant reader excited about books is a challenge for many librarians. Very often, a voracious reader is hidden within these kids—they just need to find the right books to help spark their interests. This highly informative webcast will feature a panel of authors and market experts providing a sneak peek at intriguing new books from Capstone, Cherry Lake Publishing, Penguin Young Readers Group, and Shadow Mountain Publishing. We’ll cover both high-interest fiction and nonfiction titles and series ranging from steampunk and fantasy to odd jobs, trivia, and guided explorations of the hidden personalities and interests of your young readers.

  5. Bringing Creativity into Your Library with buncee

    October 13, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians Learn the creative possibilities of buncee for your library! See how buncee is being used by students and teachers in all kinds of classrooms, libraries, and homes. Follow along with the great creation ideas and show you how to use the Buncee for EDU iPad app and the simple drag and drop canvas.

  6. The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities

    October 14, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal and School Library Journal The Digital Shift: Libraries Connecting Communities virtual conference, presented by Library Journal and School Library Journal will focus the attention of library professionals on the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital transition’s impact on libraries and their communities. Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll explore how libraries connect communities like no other institution and demonstrate how libraries leverage digital tools to facilitate and strengthen connections among classrooms and communities around the globe.

  7. Introduction to Finding Grants

    October 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Grantspace Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations; what do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding; and how do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

  8. New Management Realities for Special Libraries

    October 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- SirsiDynix In a recent study, only 1/3 of corporate managers could ascribe value to their company’s library. How should special librarians respond? Special library experts Jim Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein will give their advice in this free webinar. Attendees will learn: why problems in the economy matter to special libraries, why you should measure what you contribute to your employer’s success, and what your users actually want from your library—and how to deliver it

  9. Silent Auction Secrets: 5 Simple Changes to Generate Bigger Bids

    October 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good When you’ve gone to the effort of soliciting donors, creating displays, and arranging volunteers for checkout, you may be demoralized at night's end to sell your fabulous items at a hefty discount. Here’s the good news: even if you don’t change your items OR your audience, you can still raise more money. You just need to use the same marketing and psychological tactics the big stores use to get consumers to buy! In this webinar, we'll adapt 5 of their marketing strategies to our silent auctions so we get big returns. In this fun and incredibly practical webinar, see examples of good (and bad) silent auctions in action so you'll get better bids.

  10. Library Construction DOs and DON'Ts

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Public Library Service Join Nathan Rall, Director of Planning and Construction at the Georgia Public Library Service, in a conversation with Channing Mason and Ryce Elliott of Benning Construction Company for a webinar focusing on what you should (and shouldn't do) during the library construction process. From basing decisions on your long-range plan and life cycle cost analyses to training your maintenance staff on new equipment, this webinar will guide you through the many complicated steps of constructing a new library and share with you a few tips on how to avoid costly mistakes.

  11. Pinterest for Libraries: Building Community Through Social Media

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup You’ve probably heard of Pinterest, but how might libraries use it? While Pinterest can be a useful tool for crafters, culinary amateurs, and fashionistas, it can also be a valuable resources for libraries and library users. Join us to learn how your library can benefit from establishing an online sharing community with Pinterest.

  12. Responding to Visitors who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, Blind or with Low Vision

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- American Alliance of Museums In this three-part webcast series, advocates and experts explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff and facility or program users in museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. In this second webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and other facility or program users who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, blind or with low vision.

  13. Engage Science Learners with the iBiome-Wetland App

    October 14, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians iBiome-Wetland was named one the 2015 AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. President of Springbay Studio, Jane Ji, and school librarian, Cathy Potter, will describe the app’s unique features and share how the inquiry-based app will engage learners. Participants will learn how the app uses a simulation to teach students about three different wetland habitats.

  14. 31 Ways to Boost Your Year-End Appeal with Social Media

    October 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Nonprofit Hub For the past two years, most online giving happens between GivingTuesday (12/2) and December 31st. It’s the time of the year when everyone is thankful, appreciative and generous. Year-end is also when other nonprofits and brands compete with you for your community’s attention! Like previous years, they will pull out all the stops! This webinar will help you develop a solid plan to engage your community, reach new people, and convert more donors during the chaotic month of December.

  15. Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook

    October 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch When was the last time you reviewed your volunteer handbook or policies and procedures manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good volunteer handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program.

  16. Straight Outta Britannica: The Real Story behind Research

    October 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Looking for new ways to engage students in meaningful research using a variety of types of content, including media and primary source documents? Join Booklist and Britannica for this hour-long webinar showcasing ways to engage ALL students—including high-school, elementary, and ESL—in research, by considering ways to differentiate not only the content, but also the research process and the finished product. This interactive webinar will feature educators and representatives from Britannica Digital Learning who will share great, practical examples that can be easily modified. Attendees will take away a toolkit of ideas and resources to put to use the next day.

  17. Techboomers: Digital Literacy Tools for Libraries

    October 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Public Library Service is a free educational website that teaches older adults and others with limited computer skills how to use the most popular websites on the Internet. A few popular courses include Facebook, Netflix, and Internet Safety. In addition to students learning on their own at Techboomers, we encourage libraries and other organizations that run technology training classes to use our free video and article tutorials however they like to supplement and extend their digital literacy programs. This webinar will be presented by Steve Black, founder of

  18. Thank Goodness it’s Monday (TGIM!): Enjoy Your Job, Enjoy Your Life

    October 15, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Training So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.

  19. Intellectual Freedom

    October 19, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Idaho Commission for Libraries Monthly webinars on current hot topics. The focus will be on providing a platform for you to share your knowledge as well as get your questions answered. Join guest experts to explore new library trends and services.

  20. Library 2.015 Conference

    October 20, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Sponsored by- San Jose State University This is the fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries. Everyone is invited to participate in this open forum designed to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing among information professionals worldwide. Multiple sessions throughout the day on everything from makerspaces to cataloging.

  21. Going Digital

    October 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- LYRASIS A webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.

  22. So You Need a Library... Now What?

    October 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Public Library Service Join Nathan Rall, Director of Planning and Construction at the Georgia Public Library Service, in a conversation with David Moore and Joe Alcock, both of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, for a webinar on how to begin the process of building a library. From finding funding to seeking community input to selecting an architect, there are many different aspects to consider; this session will guide you through the initial steps of starting the library design process and provide an overview of how to get started.

  23. The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2015

    October 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist This free, hour-long is a continuation of Booklist’s series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from five of the top publishers in this booming field: Amicus, The Creative Company, Enslow Publishing, Rosen Publishing, and Teacher Created Materials Library.

  24. Engaging Adults Through Programming

    October 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Demco Understanding your community is at the heart and soul of your library’s services. This webinar features the journey of King County Library System and San Francisco Public Library, and how they made rich, meaningful connections within their communities to understand needs and develop powerful partnerships to deliver adult programs that make a positive community impact.

  25. Research in a Digital World: Electronic Resources for K-12

    October 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal SLJ’s latest webcast will spotlight new and up-and-coming e-resources. Librarians and teachers from across the country who work with Capstone’s PebbleGo databases and Capstone Interactive eBooks and Rosen Digital & Scholastic Library Publishing will discuss how they incorporate these resources in order to drive student achievement. The webcast will spotlight new and up-and-coming e-resources that librarians and educators can use to strengthen information literacy, reinforce and develop research skills, foster critical thinking, emphasize the importance of citing research, and present content to students with different learning styles.

  26. Introducing Two New Library Guides

    October 21, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Take a look at the new Library Board Handbook—streamlined, updated, user-friendly, and chock full of great information. But that’s not all! A new library director has to handle a lot of new things. The Public Library Directors Guidebook is a compilation of information that should help to answer questions about who’s who and what’s what. The presenters will demonstrate this work-in-progress, and ask what information and features would be most useful to program attendees.

  27. Breezing Along with the RML

    October 21, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine) Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, librarian with NLM's (National Library of Medicine) Disaster Information Management Research Center will discuss "Disaster Apps."

  28. Introduction to Proposal Writing

    October 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Grantspace Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? 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.

  29. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten: Early Literacy DIY

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Demco Looking for ways to extend early literacy learning from your storytimes into the homes of the families in your community? The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten initiative is a great way to help families prepare their preschoolers for later reading success. In this webinar, we’ll learn about the origins and the benefits of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and how to start a program at your library. You’ll also find readily available resources to make preparation a snap and ideas for funding sources to make the program a reality in your community.

  30. Engaging Hispanic Families: Overcoming Challenges to Enrich Lives

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations Offering responsive programs to all children and their families can be challenging but very rewarding. If your program is especially culturally and economically diverse, understanding and respecting the various cultural differences is critical to meeting the need of the families. This webinar will zoom in on the specific needs of Hispanic children programs serving low income families, and the strategies your program needs to employ to engage their families.

  31. It Takes Two: Technical Services and Public Services Collaborations

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Library Association Communication between Technical Services and Public Services staffs is important for creating more effective and efficient workflows and, ultimately, a better experience for library patrons. It may seem impossible to know how to begin cross-training and cross-departmental collaboration when time and money are tight. This webinar will discuss the unique traits that Technical Services and Public Services librarians bring to collaborative projects. It will also share some practical tips for beginning and maintaining collaborative relationships between Technical Services and Public Services. While primarily directed toward academic librarians and administrators, the information in this webinar also applies to librarians in any situation where Technical Services and Public Services are separate functional areas of the library.

  32. Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders

    October 21, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Misinformation about health abounds in today’s info-glutted environment. What is the role of public libraries in addressing issues of accurate health information? Public libraries are uniquely positioned to contribute to healthy communities by providing informed access to reliable health information. This panel presentation provides an overview of the field of public health, highlighting innovative health promotion initiatives at public libraries, and covering training and funding resources for health-related library outreach and programming. Join the conversation about building your community’s health literacy.

  33. Creating a Library “Holdings” Group: A Joined Service Model

    October 21, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is hosting free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members called PNR Rendezvous.

  34. Using Digital Public Library of America for Inquiry-Based Teaching and Learning

    October 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians In this session, presenters Franky Abbott and Trish Vlastnik will introduce participants to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), a national digital library project that is free to all and provides access to millions of primary and secondary source materials from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. The presentation will include an overview of the site’s useful features for teachers and students doing research, such as maps, timeline, and online exhibitions. Presenters will also demonstrate sample keyword searches to illustrate how participants can find materials on the site most quickly and easily and incorporate them into lesson plans in ways that support inquiry. Finally, the presenters will share specific education initiatives, such as primary source sets for students, currently in development at DPLA.

  35. How to Assist Researchers in Sharing Their Research Data

    October 22, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Library Connect Join research data librarians and leaders in developing library infrastructure and services, as well as Mendeley's research data expert, for insight into how to help researchers share their research data -- from instruction and tools to motivating them with metrics for research data impact.

  36. How to Give Them Everything When They Ask For It In An Hour…and NOT Freak Out!

    October 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Special Libraries Association We all get them. Last minute, off the cuff research requests. Always with little information to go on and always in a rush. Join us for the reprise of the standing room only SLA 2015 Quick Take and hear the CI Division's Lynn Strand list her top tricks for not freaking out and getting your client an awesome quick "Everything" overview! Learning Objectives: 1) Tips and tricks for tackling rush research requests, and 2) Tips for packaging your rush research into a high level, concise, "everything" overview.

  37. ReferenceUSA Training

    October 22, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Nancy Spidle will be hosting a ReferenceUSA training that will acquaint library staff with this popular database. Users can select a location and radius to search through a database of millions of businesses and 200,000 human resource contact names. Many entries also include links to job postings. Students can utilize ReferenceUSA to find articles for research on businesses and find data summaries to profile neighborhoods, cities and states, as well as researching demographics by business types, sizes and median income. Special guest speaker, Nancy Spidle, will teach you how to leverage ReferenceUSA’s database to find qualified contacts fast! To view the webinar:, Dial in number: 866-692-3158, passcode: 74840250

  38. Eight Tips for a Successful Email Fundraising Campaign

    October 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- idealware Fundraising via email can seem overwhelming. What should you include in your emails? To whom should you send your emails? What should your emails look like? How do you know if your work was worth the effort? In this overview seminar, we will go over eight tips to lead to email fundraising success and discuss some of the key components all fundraisers need to know.

  39. Crime Fiction: Cult Classics & Hot New Titles

    October 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist In this unique spin on our ever-popular fall mystery webinar, David Wright, Reader Services Librarian at Seattle Public Library, will kick off the program by sharing some of his favorite crime-fiction cult classics, all recently reprinted or still in print. Then stay tuned as representatives from Amazon Publishing, Oceanview Press, Severn House, and Soho Crime preview the hottest mysteries from their forthcoming lists. Register now! Moderated by Keir Graff, editor of Booklist Online.

  40. Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

    October 27, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch 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.

  41. Introduction to Project Budgets

    October 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Grantspace Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence. This class will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. It will discuss: the basic components of a project budget including income and expenses, how to estimate the realistic cost of a project, and what other financial documents you may also need to submit with your proposal. Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics/Introduction to Proposal Writing is strongly recommended.

  42. Wholesale, Retail, and International Trade Indicators in a Global Marketplace

    October 28, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- U.S. Census Do you want to increase your understanding of the relationship between Wholesale, Retail, and International Trade? Are you interested in the association between trade indicators and other federal data? In this webinar, we will delve into these intriguing questions and explore connections between the different trade-related Economic Indicators against an ever changing global marketplace.

  43. Responding to Visitors with Cognitive, Developmental and Emotional Disabilities

    October 28, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- American Alliance of Museums In this three-part webcast series, advocates and experts explore issues of accessibility and inclusion from the perspective of visitors, staff and facility or program users in museums, libraries, archives and other cultural institutions. In this third webcast, accessibility experts and advocates explore the issues, challenges and successes of addressing the needs and expectations of visitors and families of visitors with cognitive, developmental and emotional disabilities.

  44. Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

    October 28, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Community Health Maps - Presented by John Bramble, Utah/Technology Coordinator. A monthly webinar conducted by coordinators in the NN/LM Midcontinental Region.

  45. E-rate: What’s New for 2016?

    October 29, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction There are big changes on the E-rate horizon! E-rate is an important program to many libraries. Whether you have participated in E-rate in the past, or are looking to apply for first time, you will want to know about the changes. This federal program provides discounts to assist schools and public libraries in the United States to obtain affordable Internet access and connections. Join us to learn about the new E-Rate Productivity Center (EPC), and new ways to file forms, track application status and communicate with the FCC. This workshop will cover the basics of the E-rate program and demonstrate how to access and use your EPC account to submit your Funding Year 2016 E-rate application. Get the information you need to be successful in your application.

  46. People - Difficult or Different

    October 30, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Effectiveness Institute Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with? Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.” Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work. While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that “intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.” In short, you will realize how to make work… less work!