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March 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission
Nebraska Library Association Diversity Committee members will booktalk diverse titles and share resources for finding more reading to diversify your shelves. Attendees will be encouraged to share titles of diverse literature they have read to create a list for everyone to use.
March 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- GrantSpace
Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. 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; How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach; In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. It is advisable, but not necessary, to bring a laptop/tablet for this portion of the class.
March 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine
This session provides an overview of climate change in rural Alaska, the impacts on the environment and observed health effects. Effects of climate change on health in general will also be addressed.
March 20, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by- Ed Web
Purchasing digital educational content is tricky business. The big trade publishers can change licensing agreements in ways that impact schools because K-12 is not their priority market. Textbook publishing, which seemed simple and profitable in the print format is far more complex for eTexts. The term “eBook” calls to mind an alphabet soup of delivery formats (EPUB, MOBI, AZW, IBA, PDF, and more). Purchasing as we have traditionally known it is replaced by a wide array of “leasing” models where a dropped contract can result in collection depletion. Managing a digital collection requires attention to detail. The screen reading vs. print reading debate rages on.
March 21, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Sponsored by- Indiana State Library
Could your library’s signage do with a makeover? This session will look critically at many types of library signs and review positive and negative aspects of library signage. We will also address how to conduct a signage audit and the importance of library branding. Attendees will learn practical approaches and inexpensive and free ways to improve the library’s image and to develop library brand recognition. Also addressed will be issues of customer service and how not to use signage to solve library problems.
March 21, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- North Dakota State Library
In the last couple of years you have been hearing a lot about Digital Horizons and what it has to offer your library. This webinar will go over the treasure trove of information that is housed in the archive, how it can help with genealogical research, and how you can contribute to it.
March 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- Library Journal
Are DRM-free titles used more than DRM-enabled e-books in libraries? How can libraries determine which e-books to acquire as DRM-free? Get answers to these questions and more by joining Library Journal and EBSCO for an in-depth discussion about DRM-free e-book data and trends.
March 22, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Booklist
Libraries have committed to addressing the digital divide as part of our mission, but addressing this issue today requires more than providing PC access or email classes. How can libraries ensure that access to services like coding workshops and 3D printers are available to the whole community? These are 5 ways you work to make sure that your community is getting the tools, resources, and training that they need. Join Booklist and author Lauren Comito who will be discussing her book “Tech for All: Moving beyond the Digital Divide”.
March 25, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sponsored by- Utah State Library
In this 90-minute webinar, we’ll take a close look at how you communicate – and why it matters. We’ll also discuss our listening skills – or lack thereof! We’ll find out whether you are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic, and how to identify those communication styles in others. We’ll talk about just what that means in your everyday interactions. Want to know how to best get your message across to a specific person? This session will help you figure that out! And if you’ve ever been guilty of “not listening” (who, me??), we’ll also look closely at how you can become a more effective listener – and improve your life! We’ll come up with a list of at least 20 tips you can use to make sure you are really listening to those around you.
March 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sponsored by- GrantSpace
This live, online training will enable you to cultivate resilience-based practices in your own lives and in your organizations, to create a culture of sustainable activism. In the session, you will be guided through an assessment of your individual, team, and organizational resilience. You will learn how to develop effective methods of self and collective care, understand how stress and trauma impact individuals and teams, and learn strategies to cultivate stronger team communication to address conflicts and resolve tensions.
March 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Colorado State Library
Big issues like homelessness, addiction, mental illness, and poverty are at the height of our current conversations, and can sometimes feel overwhelming. You might even start to feel burnt out or afraid to face your customers. This session is going to address ways that you can build your own personal capacity to deal with challenging situations at work, give you the tools to understand how trauma and mental illness might be impacting your patrons, and actionable ways you can avoid compassion fatigue.
Sponsored by- TechSoup
We live in the 21st century, and volunteerism is shifting and changing to meet the times. More and more volunteers are looking for ways to use technology to support the missions they hold dear. With the rise of digital volunteers, nonprofits need to have systems and practices that encourage, validate, and support this new trend. We will review ideas and strategies that other nonprofits have used to capitalize on the digital volunteer. We will have plenty of time for live Q&A, so prepare your largest concerns for discussion.
Sponsored by- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development [ACSD]
As educators, we all end up talking with students in ways that don't actually align with our best intentions and positive goals for them. In this webinar with Mike Anderson, author of What We Say and How We Say It Matter: Teacher Talk That Improves Student Learning and Behavior, you'll learn about several common language habits and patterns that many educators find themselves in and have a chance to explore better alternatives. You'll also learn about a process for changing language habits so that your language better aligns with your best intentions and positive goals for students.
March 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- WebJunction
It's a big task to define the library’s future over the next three or five years, and strategic planning is becoming less and less effective in a rapidly changing world. The Salt Lake City Public Library (SLCPL) has created a new approach that is flexible, staff-driven, and human-centered. SCLPL's Strategic Roadmap is not a 100-page plan in a binder-on-a-shelf; it’s an experiential learning tool that invites all staff to participate in the co-creation of meaningful outcomes and experiences for the community. The Roadmap focuses less on planning and more on building capacity of staff to adopt a human-centered service design mindset and skillset. SLCPL staff are adopting a new perspective, continually experimenting with and adapting spaces, collections, services, programs, and their own roles, to responsively address community needs and aspirations in an ever-changing landscape.
March 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Education Week
Join this webinar with the Executive Director of Research at ThinkCERCA Chris Balow, who will explain how district leaders can use a literacy initiative to cultivate student engagement. By emphasizing reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills across the curriculum, educators can provide students abundant opportunities to collaborate with peers, develop deeper connections to learning, and see the real-world applications of their classroom instruction.
March 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Reddit, also known as “the front page of the internet,” is an incredibly popular web forum–with thousands of sub-forums (“subreddits”) for any topic you can think of–and many of your local community members of all ages are on there reading news, browsing, and engaging with content. While anyone can post anonymously on Reddit, another community-oriented website, NextDoor, allows verified neighbors in defined geographic regions to discuss real-time happenings specific to their neighborhoods. Libraries have a unique opportunity to connect with their users on these platforms, and two library tech enthusiasts will explain why you should, and how to get started!
March 28, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by- Bloomerang
Margit Brazda Poirier will show you how your nonprofit can stand out from the competition so they are eager to fund you!