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September 27, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Booklist
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar where expert audiobook narrators will discuss the preparation, recording, and listening experience of science fiction and fantasy titles. Discover how their processes change as the subject matter fluctuates from creepy to out of this world. Moderated by Booklist's Audio Editor Joyce Saricks.
Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program
Participants will learn how to find and use data about American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) health in these CDC tools: Community Health Status Indicators, Data.CDC.gov, Sortable Risk Factors and Health Indicators, State and Territorial Data, and the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke.
September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- GuideStar
Getting nonprofit executive compensation right can be difficult.Fortunately, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit tax attorneys has agreed to answer your questions—in plain language—and help demystify this difficult area.
Sponsored by- TechSoup
Does your library offer programs related to coding? Coding is quickly gaining traction as an essential digital skill in the 21st century, and many public libraries are offering coding classes for youth and adults as a way of promoting STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The challenge is that coding is often a new skill for librarians and library staff who are responsible for offering programs. The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert in computer science to offer effective educational programs that teach coding skills. There are many free resources that can be used as a guide to starting a coding club at your library, no experience required. Come to this free webinar to hear about two examples of public libraries that have offered coding clubs using free curriculum provided by library partners.
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.
September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by- Missouri State Library
Michelle Simon, of Pima County Public Library, will provide public librarians with a better understanding of their role in helping to develop the local community workforce. The session will include a focus on the needs of job seekers and business owners, barriers to success, tips for building support and services, resources and partnerships that can be beneficial, and examples of effective workforce development programs for any sized library.
September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by- Utah State Library
What comes to mind when you think of the word “coach?” It’s likely that you’ll think of words like encourage, teach, help, develop, grow, train, instruct, mentor, and advise. Whew! That’s a big job! And the reason it’s such a big job is that effective coaching is critical to “winning” – or as we say in the workplace – “success.” Employee success doesn’t just happen though, does it? It takes someone coming alongside to coach and mentor employees to give them the best chance for succeeding ~ and that doesn’t come after there’s a huge discipline problem (that’s when “corrective counseling” happens!). Feedback through coaching is a roadmap of sorts. A good coach sees when someone is veering off-course and gives feedback to help the employee get back on track. In this fast-paced one-hour session, we’ll discuss helping your employees set meaningful goals and all that entails.
September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch
Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that's nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization's success. In this session we'll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You'll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization's story of volunteer engagement.
September 29, 2016, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sponsored by- AASL
Bring a one-two punch to teaching STEM: text and images teaming up in comics! Join educators and comics creators as they present their specific strategies for teaching STEM topics.