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  1. The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

    October 1, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Now in its 5th year, The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center virtual conference will focus the attention of library professionals on libraries’ central role in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. Participants will engage in a dynamic day-long conversation about our shared digital future. We’ll examine how libraries drive change like no other institution, reaching classrooms and communities around the globe, and will provide actionable answers to some of the biggest questions our profession faces, including: • How can libraries adapt and adopt emerging technologies and tools, new ways of learning, and the evolving publishing ecosystem? • How can libraries meet the 21st century needs of children and young adults? • How will libraries continue to be at the center of their communities?

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  2. How to Lead a Book Group with No Discussion Questions Provided

    October 1, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Many times your book club members select a title that doesn’t come with discussion questions or someone selects a book that you anticipate will be challenging or difficult to discuss. How can you prepare and what are some tips and tricks for making the group run smoothly and the discussion meaningful? Join Vicki Wood, Youth Services Supervisor at Lincoln City Libraries and Lisa Kelly – Nebraska Library Commission - as they present lessons learned from leading book groups.

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  3. Money Smart Week @ Your Library

    October 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Library Association Financial literacy is important to all communities, and libraries can be part of the solution. Through Money Smart Week @ your library, April 18-25, 2015, you can join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances. In 2014 over 700 libraries in 48 states participated. Learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week @ your library has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you.

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  4. What Motivates Me: How to Take Control of Your Career

    October 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association Join us as the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In unveil their exciting new work, and offer an extensively-tested method to identify anyone’s unique blend of core motivators and then help them align more of their work with what drives them. Attend and you’ll learn: How to identify your core set of motivators (they are different for each person), How to enhance your value and accomplish more in your career with simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies, How to avoid blind spots and potential conflicts. Whether listeners are managers who are trying to get their people to be more productive and engaged or individuals looking to reignite their passion in their current job, this program will help them align the work they do every day with what truly motivates them.

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  5. The Future of Library Software and What to Do About It

    October 1, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- SirsiDynix Library software has come a long way and continues to change. Where will it go and what do you need to know? Join Marshall Breeding, creator and editor of Library Technology Guides, as he discusses current trends and technologies as well as the skills needed to keep up with them. The webinar, “The Future of Library Software and What to do About It,” will cover these areas: The future outlook of library software, Resources and suggestions for staying up-to-date, The benefits of thinking entrepreneurially, and Viewing change as a necessity for growth. Feel comfortable with where your library is heading! Join us for this webinar to embrace new library technologies and the changes they require.

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  6. SLK-EBSCOhost Searching Tips and New Features

    October 2, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a general overview of what unique items can be found in your online library using EBSCOhost. We will find materials that compliment curriculum standards, refine results using reading level limiters, look for professional development topics and other journal searches as well as printing, emailing, citing and saving results. We will also cover new features during this class—bring your questions!

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  7. Census Information Centers and State Data Centers

    October 2, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program Attendees will learn about the Census Information Centers and the State Data Centers programs, how they came to be, and what they offer in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. The presenters will discuss how to access the networks, the resources they offer down to the local level, and how the Census Information Centers and the State Data Centers programs can be a resource for your patrons.

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  8. Eight Tips For A Successful Email Fundraising Campaign

    October 2, 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. Laura Quinn will be joined by experts in the field and will discuss some of the key components all fundraisers need to know.

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  9. Mastering Difficult Conversations

    October 2, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network Nobody likes to deliver bad news, discuss a sensitive subject or talk about a project or meeting that's gone wrong. The mere thought of these conversations can fill you with anxiety and distract you from your work. Because you can't always avoid these type of topics, you've got to be ready. You've got to take control and talk through them effectively. But how? Join Dr. Mark Goulston, international best-selling author and former FBI hostage negotiation trainer, as he shares practical, hands-on techniques for taking the stress out of toughest employee discussions.

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  10. From Inspiration to Illustration: The Art of Penguin Picture Books

    October 2, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Join Booklist and Penguin Young Readers to hear from five talented illustrators with new summer and fall 2014 titles. Listen as each illustrator discusses their artistic process, inspiration, and latest work: G. Brian Karas on As An Oak Tree Grows, Loren Long on Otis and the Scarecrow, Lori Nichols on Maple & Willow Together, Divya Srinivasan on Little Owl’s Day. Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg will facilitate a discussion between the illustrators and webinar participants. The first 100 registrants will win a free Read Around the Clock library easel with postcard for storytime suggestions!

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  11. Keep Your Faculty in the Loop

    October 3, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Cengage Learning Jennifer Smathers, Head of Technical Services, is passionate about coordinated collection development, marketing, and connecting with user needs. Come learn about how she has practically implemented this passion at SUNY Brockport and how you can steal these best practices for your own library.

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  12. Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Curation with Pinterest and Tumblr

    October 3, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library & Archives Commission In our popular Tech Tools with Tine series, veteran trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single innovative tool. In this webinar, however, she's taking on two extremely popular ones - Pinterest and Tumblr - and showing how libraries can harness them for curation.

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  13. What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online

    October 3, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TLT Group Candid exchange among first-time online teachers, experienced academic support professionals, and experienced faculty. Includes current mid-course insights, worries, accomplishments of first-timer! What do you wish someone had told you before you started? What would you like to tell someone about to start? What didn’t you know before you began that you need to know now? What could help pre-beginners to accept advice that most don’t until it’s too late? Almost too late? Examples of important info, resources that pre-beginners are unlikely to recognize as such?

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  14. Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In! Codes to Teach Like a Cowboy/ Cowgirl

    October 6, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TL Virtual Café Teaching can feel like trying to conquer the Wild West. We need inspiration and advice from trailblazers used to rough terrains. Two Texas educators invite you to join this campfire conversation in which they will share some practical ideas and tips for handling anything from fundraising to teaching with little technology. Giddy up! Get your boots on and join us for this adventurous ride that’ll get you fired up and equipped for the school year.

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  15. Beyond 3D Printers: Strategies for Makerspace Success

    October 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist When someone mentions "makerspace," do you hear, "Buy a 3D printer?" While digital fabrication tools can be a robust part of a library makerspace, they're not the only options. From lanyards to laser cutters and crochet to coding, all kinds of crafts and skills are welcome in makerspaces. In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Cherry Lake, Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will discuss strategies to help create a maker culture in your library that welcomes and supports all patrons and their creations. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.

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  16. Federal Legislative History 101

    October 7, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program The webinar will discuss the ways in which Federal statutes are published and cited, what Federal legislative histories are and how they are used, the normal steps in compiling and researching Federal legislative histories, and the various resources available for Federal legislative history research – both free and commercial. Speaker: Rick McKinney is Assistant Law Librarian / Legislative Librarian at the Federal Reserve Board Law Library in Washington, D.C., where he has served for the past 30 years. He is the founder and principal editor of LLSDC’s Legislative Source Book on the Internet and has authored numerous articles and presentations in the field of Federal statutory, legislative, and regulatory research.

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  17. Breezing Along with the RML

    October 8, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine No registration needed. For more information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/calendar.html or contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

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  18. Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery

    October 8, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal What new, differentiated strategies can school librarians use to support students – and their classroom teaching colleagues – in evaluating, synthesizing, and contextualizing nonfiction digital content? What experiences can be offered that will inspire students to communicate, collaborate, and think both critically and creatively within a framework of inquiry-based learning? Get new answers in this powerful, practical, 60-minute discussion with live Q&A!

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  19. SLK-Britannica Overview

    October 9, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Explore with us the wealth of materials available within Britannica with tips to help you get started and information on new features.

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  20. Yammerin’ for Nonprofits & Libraries

    October 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Could your nonprofit or library benefit from an internal social network to share and collaborate, make announcements, connect staff no matter where they are, and cut down on email?

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  21. Digitization and Libraries

    October 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Libraries Live American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the program via chat.

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  22. Marketing and Social Media: A Primer for Public Libraries

    October 9, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Your patrons’ desire for responsiveness and interaction on social media can be transformed into a dynamic marketing tool for your library. Join Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) co-authors Christie Koontz (Florida State University LIS program) and Lorri Mon (Florida State University iSchool) for a free, hour-long webinar full of examples and steps on how to recognize stakeholders, create goals, plan and execute an effective social media campaign, and evaluate its success. Sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield. Moderated by Booklist Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.

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  23. Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    October 9, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to: Conduct an assets inventory, Develop a case statement, Identify funding partners, and Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar.

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  24. Stats Don’t Lie: Small Libraries Make Big Impacts

    October 10, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Cengage Learning Small libraries are making BIG impacts. Amy Dodson, Director of Pine River Public Library, will be speaking to us about the importance of statistics; specifically, making the pitch for quality over quantity when considering statistics. Come learn about what made Library Journal call her library “The Best Small Library in America” for 2014.

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  25. Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age

    October 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. Digital citizenship requires a whole-community approach among parents, kids, librarians, educators, and the broader community. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more. Digital Citizenship Week is coming October 19-25…how will your library be participating?

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  26. Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age

    October 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. Digital citizenship requires a whole-community approach among parents, kids, librarians, educators, and the broader community. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more. Digital Citizenship Week is coming October 19-25…how will your library be participating?

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  27. Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Lib2Gov Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease. Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza. Tune into this presentation by librarians at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.

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  28. Thank Goodness it’s Monday: Enjoy your Job Enjoy your Life

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync 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.

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  29. The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2014

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Don’t miss this free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: ReferencePoint Press, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus.

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  30. Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development

    October 14, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal During this insightful discussion moderated by Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience), library branding mavens will share the basics of branding and identity development, show examples from their successful efforts, and share practical tips that you can implement right away.

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  31. 10 Secrets that Can Make or Break Your Career

    October 15, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association The World’s Top Executive Coaches Share Their Secrets and Answer Your Toughest Questions! You’re more challenged than ever with conflicting priorities, multiple teams and bosses. At the same time, the landscape has never been riper with opportunities for positive change in your role. Don’t wait another moment – the time is NOW to get both world-class advice and practical tools you can use to keep your career on an upward path. In this dynamic program, a top executive coach will lead a provocative discussion with the world’s most renowned coaches and two global CEO's: Virgin's Sir Richard Branson and GE's Jeffrey Immelt. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to ask ANYTHING and glean their sage advice.

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  32. Top Ten Generational Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace

    October 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Experiencing generational communication challenges and problems? You are not alone! Sherri Petro of VPI Strategies shares her top 10 generational gems gleaned from the over 250 generational workshops she has conducted. You will increase your generational quotient and reduce the misunderstandings that abound with multiple generations in the workplace together. Learn solutions other organizations are implementing by leveraging their knowledge of generational thinking.

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  33. Books for Boys 2014

    October 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Tor Books will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.

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  34. From Resistant to Resourceful: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising

    October 15, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- 4Good Frustrated with board members saying that they’ll help – only to see nothing happen? Tired of fundraising being an afterthought at board meetings? Waiting for the day when others will be as excited about fundraising as you once were? Fundraising success depends on many critical factors, not the least of which is having a collaborative approach to the fundraising process. In this presentation, we’ll explore what you’ll need to know to build a collaborative approach within your organization - regardless of what your official role is.

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  35. Pitching the Library: How to Explain What School Librarians Do

    October 15, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb When administrators are faced with challenging budget cuts, they often cut from library programs - often because they don’t understand how strong library programs serve the learning community. This webinar will equip participants with talking points to promote library programs, reframing our work with new language, and dispelling myths about librarianship.

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  36. Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 1 of 3

    October 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library & Archives Commission In part one of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas, discuss making your library the go-to source for businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. This session will focus on reasons for marketing to businesses and examples of library success stories. (Although open to everyone in the library field, public library directors and managers are especially encouraged to attend this session.)

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  37. SLK-Mango Languages

    October 16, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Discover how easy language learning can be with Mango Languages. Explore the newly designed web portal and learn about new features.

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  38. Responsive Web Design Bootcamp

    October 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- O’Reilly In this hands-on webcast presented by Jonathan Stark, author of 'Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript' and 'Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript', you'll learn why it is no longer safe to assume that visitors to your website are sitting in front of large monitors equipped with a keyboard and mouse. As smartphones overtake the desktop as the primary portal to the Web - and as new device types and interaction models continue to emerge - designers need to adopt future-friendly strategies that support a full range of user contexts with a single codebase.

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  39. Virtually There: 5 Best Practices to Apply When Designing for Virtual & Blended Learning

    October 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- InSync Designing for the face-to-face delivery is hard enough; how do you transfer those skills to the virtual and blended delivery environments? It’s daunting because instructional designers don’t have as much experience as participants in virtual deliveries. Couple that with the fact that when a design falls apart, the participants usually know about it before the facilitator, spending time on a tight design is critical up front. And designing in the WRONG way can be expensive when it comes to programming and technology adoption costs. Don’t panic yet. As long as you spend the time on design up front, and don’t rely on technology to do the work for you, you can set the virtual stage for success. This session will address designing for the virtual and blended environments by providing guidance on how to apply traditional design principles to the new delivery landscape.

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  40. Let's Read! New Books for the Newest Readers

    October 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Get children excited about reading with an impressive array of picture books and early readers from Capstone Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Holiday House. Find books that readers can love for a lifetime in this free, hour-long webinar, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.

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  41. Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader

    October 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal Join us for this free one-hour webcast moderated by Kira Moody, a youth services librarian at the Whitmore Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll get a sneak peak at intriguing new books about life in prison, the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, and the fascinatingly gross side of science, from Charlesbridge and Darby Creek. We’ll also look at electronic and audio options for readers who prefer their stories in digital formats.

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  42. Legal Issues: iPads, Mobile Devices, and the Library

    October 16, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Since mobile devices are so commonplace, it may be time to consider some legal issues regarding their use in libraries. They may affect your library’s photography, audio and video recording policy. The way you select, load content, and lend mobile devices may be influenced by licensing agreements and ADA compliance issues. At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will have: Evaluate mobile devices with respect to legal requirements, Lend library mobile devices and protect the library, Apply your library’s behavior policy to patron use of mobile devices. This webinar will be of interest to public service staff, library adminstration and trustees.

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  43. Secure Library Models

    October 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Cengage Learning Vailey Oehkle, Director of Libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon; was honored today as a special mention for Library of the Year. Come to learn about how Multnomah developed a secure model for their library, and how you can implement these best practices at your own library.

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  44. 6 Essentials for Teams That Work

    October 17, 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.

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  45. Teacher Librarian News Night

    October 20, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TL Virtual Café TL News Night 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.

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  46. Anatomy of a Successful Library Campaign: Real World Tips for Getting the Funding You Need

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- United for Libraries The webinar will feature Libby Post of Communication Services and Doreen Hannon, executive director of the Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library, who will discuss the library’s successful millage campaign, developed thanks to a Neal-Schuman grant. Register now for this free webinar.

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  47. Crowdfunding in the Arts: How to Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace The objective of this webinar is to demystify the world of crowdfunding, specifically for people and organizations in the arts world. Crowdfunding is quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox to tap into your network to raise money, faster, from a larger audience. For artists, it can be a great alternative, or complement, to grants and other types of funding. This webinar is designed to give participants an overview of crowdfunding, help you determine if a crowdfunding approach could be right for you, as well as step-by-step direction for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform has to offer.

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  48. Serving the Underserved: Children with Disabilities at Your Library

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve patrons with special needs. Developing an awareness of and sensitivity to children with disabilities is crucial for providing top-notch library services. This webinar shares inspiring programming and innovative ideas for new services to target this special population. Learn about what online resources are available for staff to serve children with special needs more fully, and explore strategies to reevaluate and make new accommodations in existing youth programs for an inclusive audience

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  49. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

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  50. 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.

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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

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  53. 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.

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  54. 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: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/calendar.html or contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

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  55. 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.

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  56. 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.

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  57. 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.

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  58. 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!

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  59. 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.

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  60. 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.

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  61. 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.

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  62. 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.

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  63. 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.

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  64. 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.

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  65. 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.

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  66. 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.

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  67. 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.

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