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  1. Breezing Along with the RML

    September 17, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by: National Network of Libraries of Medicine Copyright topics by Marie Reidelbach and Heather Brown, librarians at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Library No registration needed. For more information: or contact Jim Honour at or 307-766-6537.

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  2. Strategic Decision Making: Shifting your culture from reactive to proactive

    September 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by: 4Good One of the most powerful tools organizations possess is their ability to make effective decisions. When organizations implement well thought out decisions, they are often able to solve critical problems and align their decisions with strategic goals. This level of pro-activity propels organizations toward the fulfillment of their mission, goals, and strategic objectives.

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  3. Teaching the Next Generation to Participate in Open Source Communities

    September 17, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by: Lyrasis During this hour long session, Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, the Director of Emerging Technologies & Services at Oregon State University Libraries & Press, will walk you through how she set up a library Open Source training program up at her institution, the learning goals and outcomes associated with this kind of experiential learning, and some of the skills and philosophies you're providing your students to help them thrive in a collaborative, open, and consensus driven environment – like those found in Open Source communities.

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  4. Storymakers: Tell Your Library's Story

    September 17, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by: TechSoup What is your library's story? How do you tell it? Where should you share it? Your library is full of stories to tell, and those stories can be leveraged for advocacy and community engagement.

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  5. RU Ready 2 Trust 'em? Why Access is Essential to Developing Citizenship among Millennials

    September 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by: edWeb Citizenship, including digital citizenship, is not learned through osmosis. Millennials have formidable capacity for 21st century learning - communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. They excel in these areas when empowered to learn in an educational environment founded on respect and trust. Given the guidance to thrive, and permission to fail, students learn important lessons they will carry with them not just to college and career, but throughout life. In this session, participants will learn how trust can promote curiosity and transform learning.

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  6. SLK-Britannica E-STAX Training

    September 18, 10:00 AM

    Britannica E-STAX is the new non-fiction ebooks platform for kids, available for both public and school use. Darcy Carlson from the Britannica Professional Development team will present.

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  7. Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program

    September 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by: VolunteerMatch Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you're doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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  8. Taming Tech Tools for Libraries

    September 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by: WebJunction With so many new tech tools popping up everywhere, we are all working on a wild frontier of possibilities. But how do you know which tools are worth “taming” to help you provide better library services? In this webinar, tech-tamer Kieran Hixon will unpack a toolbox of 25+ free tech tools that can help your library better engage with patrons and build digital literacy skills.

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  9. You Can Do I.T. On Your Own

    September 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by: Infopeople In this webinar, you’ll get tips, tricks, and advice for libraries with minimal information technology staff and a shoe-string budget, and see demonstrations of some great products and services that will make managing your library's computers easier, more efficient, and more secure.

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  10. Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Google Drive

    September 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by: Texas State Library & Archives Commission Technology trainer Christine Walczyk demonstrates how to use Google's free file storage service.

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  11. Managing Conflicts of Interest

    September 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by: DC Bar Pro Bono Program Every nonprofit that files a Form 990 must disclose whether it has a conflict of interest policy and whether it asks its officers, directors and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts of interest. Moreover, the IRS asks whether the organization regularly and consistently monitors and enforces compliance with the conflict of interest policy and to describe how this is done. This webinar will discuss the IRS requirements for conflict of interest policies, and how an organization should comply with the policy.

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  12. Five Skills To Help You Discover, Use, and Share Great Digital Tools for Learning

    September 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by: EasyBib As technology is integrated into classrooms, teachers need to know how to discover and use quality tools for learning, while meeting Common Core standards. Learn about five important skills for teachers, including how to: investigate high quality apps, websites, and games for students; evaluate the learning potential of these tools; curate tools into useful collections; innovate by re-imagining lesson plans as App Flows, a way for teachers to integrate technology with pedagogical insight; and connect by sharing best practices with others.

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  13. Everything You Want to Know About PubMed

    September 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by: Federal Depository Library Program PubMed comprises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. In this interactive session, Katherine Majewski will present webinar content on the PubMed service based on advance questions and requests by registrants. (Note: date to submit questions is past.)

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  14. Speaking with Sizzle, Substance and Style

    September 23, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by: InSync Having to speak in public strikes fear in the hearts of many. This program will cover strategies for overcoming stage fright, staying calm and composed, creating an interesting, useful presentation, understanding how and when to use visuals and activities, and even things to consider when choosing your wardrobe the day of a presentation.

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  15. Consistent Communication: Coordinating Marketing Efforts Across Platforms

    September 23, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by: Infopeople In the old days, a well-written press release and a few posters did an effective job of reaching your community. We now live in a time where people expect to receive information through their preferred communication channels. With so many options and limited staff and time, what can a library do? If your library is struggling to answer these questions, then you will want to join this webinar.

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  16. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

    September 24, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

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  17. Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Data & Statistics for Researching Education

    September 24, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by: North Carolina Library Association This webinar will provide an overview of statistics and data available from the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and other sources including: key statistical publications, online analysis options, and survey datasets. Learn how to find local-level data, such as for a specific school, school district, or city, as well as national-level research on the condition of public school facilities, dropout rates, assessment, students with disabilities, income distribution of college graduates, and more.

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  18. Health Happens in Libraries: Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment

    September 24, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by: WebJunction Public libraries played an active role in the initial enrollment in the federal health insurance marketplace that led to over eight million people receiving health care coverage. With the next open enrollment period coming up (November 15, 2014 – February 15, 2015), there are more opportunities for libraries to collaborate with local partners to provide health information outreach and education in their communities.

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  19. Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

    September 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by: National Network of Libraries of Medicine) This month one of the NN/LM MidContinental Region coordinators will offer topic specific queries in public health. No registration needed. For more information: or contact Jim Honour at or 307-766-6537.

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  20. Proposal Writing Basics

    September 24, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by: GrantSpace Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process; what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation; tips for making each section of your proposal stronger; what funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments; tips for communicating with funders during the grant process; and additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.

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  21. It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sharing Evidence of your School Librarian Awesomeness!

    September 24, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Sponsored by: Colorado State Library How do you provide concrete, measurable evidence for abstract concepts like leadership and instructional best practice? How can you provide this kind of evidence without adding to an already jam-packed workload? Why is it so important that school librarians do this? Attendees at this session will learn practical answers to these questions and more. You will walk away knowing how and why to prove your awesomeness!

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  22. Proposal Budgeting Basics

    September 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by: GrantSpace Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as: what is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it?; what level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses?; how do you determine reasonable costs?; what types of expenses are considered "overhead"?; and what other financial documents will funders want to see? Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics (see Sept. 24) is strongly recommended.

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  23. Technology User's Advisory: Guiding consumers through the digital marketplace

    September 25, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by: Infopeople Are your customers asking, “Which device/tablet/eReader should I buy?” Do you understand all those specifications each product provides? Determining what your organization needs is difficult enough, but giving advice to total strangers can be intimidating. The trick to giving confident gadget recommendations is to know how to get and interpret technical information. In this webinar, learners will explore the world of gadgets, learn how they work, recognize the differences between various devices, and what questions to ask in order to determine which gadget will best meet customers' needs.

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  24. Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of MailChimp

    September 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by: Texas State Library & Archives Commission Technology trainer Christine Walczyk demonstrates the popular email marketing service, MailChimp.

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  25. How to Approach a Foundation

    September 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by: GrantSpace Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders. From initial contact to getting funded, following field-tested best practices will increase your chances of getting the grant. This class will teach you how to: initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings, including site visits; and effectively communicate with funders during the grant process. Prior attendance at Grantseeking Basics (Sept. 4) is strongly recommended.

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  26. USCIS webinar- Electronic Immigration System, for Public Librarians

    September 29, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) As USCIS transitions to a fully electronic application process, more people may visit libraries to access USCIS services online. On September 29, USCIS presenters will discuss USCIS ELIS, the Electronic Immigration System and the agency’s efforts to move their paper-based process to an electronic environment. This webinar will help librarians understand the functionality of USCIS ELIS, the technology needs of customers accessing USCIS ELIS, and resources available to assist customers with using USCIS ELIS.

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  27. National Geographic Kids/Kids Info Bits

    September 29, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Sponsored by: Cengage Learning Explore National Geographic Kids, a Gale database aimed at K-8. This easy to use resource includes issues of the National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009 to the present, 200 National Geographic Kids books, and over 500 images. As time permits, we will also learn how to navigate the Kids InfoBits interface, aimed at K-5, which was updated in the spring. These resources help support the new Common Core Standards and more.

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  28. 3 Keys to Getting Employee Engagement Right

    September 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by: Training Magazine Network It's estimated that unengaged workers cost the US $350 billion/year and that US businesses lose $11 billion annually as a result of employee turnover. Clearly engagement is a key priority for all organizations - so why is it so low? And more importantly, what can be done-quickly-to get it right? Join us as Mahan Tavakoli, Regional Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Dale Carnegie, shares best practices and action steps you can take immediately to start improving employee engagement.

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