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September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM @ State Library of Kansas
September 23, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sponsored by- Education Week
Text levels are far more than a “number,” “score,” or “label.” Join literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, creators of the F&P Text Level Gradient™, for an important conversation on the power and purpose of TEXT LEVELS. Together we will untangle common misconceptions and right the reality on leveling, classroom libraries, and what Fountas and Pinnell say to districts mandating levels in ways they were not intended.
September 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by- RIPL
Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar will cover strategies and approaches you can use to automate regular reporting and analytical tasks, such as scheduling updates to data used for periodic circulation tasks, and pulling data from emailed reports into a spreadsheet. Use your new knowledge to impress your colleagues with fancy, on-demand reports.
September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- Wild Apricot
In this free webinar, research author Amanda Myers will share the hacks, tips and tricks of making your organization Insta-worthy and show you how to attract more young members by creating posts that get noticed
Sponsored by- NoveList
Does the thought of helping horror readers terrify you? Whether your readers are fans of ghost stories or horror classics, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best horror has to offer your readers -- from found footage to final girls. Join us as they cover: Why horror is so popular and how libraries can ramp up the thrills and chills in their collections; How horror developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know; Subgenres and trends; NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more. We welcome anyone interested to stay for an additional 15-minute training to share search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList.
Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch
This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.
Sponsored by- Colorado State Library
Part 3 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Selecting, cataloging, and shelving books for developing readers presents a number of unique challenges. We’ll talk about ways DPL has evaluated and enhanced their collection to make developing reader titles more accessible. Information on DPL’s recent diversity audit will be shared.
Sponsored by- Follett
In this webinar, your hosts, Klaudia Janek, Dianne McKenzie and Stuart Crouch will guide you through the IB Ideal Libraries document, giving tips and ideas to put into practice in your own library setting. The hosts will examine the main implications of the document, its recommendations, and help listeners translate the contents into action points.
September 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Librarians know that food programs are always a great program to bring in patrons. However not every library is fortunate enough to have a kitchen programming space. We’ll go over some ideas for how libraries without a kitchen can work around this and still provide great food programs for their patrons.
September 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Sponsored by- Firespring
Join Angie Kubicek, Firespring’s chief marketing officer, as she discusses the necessity for authenticity in a hyper-curated age. In addition, Angie will show you what happens as a consequence of brand inauthenticity.
September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Sponsored by- OK2Ask
Digital Storytelling can begin very simply and become more extensive if you choose. Easy steps will bring success when you start your first digital storytelling project. Use digital storytelling as a formative, or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session teachers will: Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; Understand how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and Learn about tools that can be used to implement digital storytelling. Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 5B; 6D; 7A.
September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission
Robots have been relatively popular in library makerspaces and after school programs. But do we really know what a robot is and why we need robots in the world? Can librarians tackle robotics? If we’re going to teach robotics, this information can be helpful.
September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsored by- DigitalGov
The acquisition reporting section contains some of the most valuable data in Google Analytics, but if you don’t track your acquisition traffic properly, you might not be using it to its full potential. Join this webinar to learn more about the Digital Analytics Program, also known as DAP.
September 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations
This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities.
September 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- U.S. Census Bureau
During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you: Understand practical ways to use our hidden gems data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; and learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.
September 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sponsored by- edWeb
This edWebinar will highlight 50 special tools that offer inventive, rich learning experiences the Common Sense editors and reviewers just flat-out love. This isn’t your typical “best apps” list. Instead, this presentation focuses on tools that have been extensively vetted, and that represent truly transformative learning opportunities for classrooms. In addition, to hearing about these tools and why they’re special, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Common Sense review process, and the editorial team’s unique perspective on the past, present, and future of edtech.
September 26, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Sponsored by- Bloomerang
Laura Huth-Rhoades will show you the difference great photos make in nonprofit communications and teach you easy, quick, and no-cost techniques for upping your nonprofit’s photo game.
September 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch
This webinar will help you identify how your organization's current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.
Sponsored by- Public Library Association
In this webinar, a panel of digital literacy experts will share tools, resources, and partnership strategies to help you enhance digital skill development among patrons and library staff.
September 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network
In this session, you'll learn how to design a couple of front covers from scratch. Even better: I'll be designing them for you to eliminate all the guess work! You can watch me design everything using nothing else but a few images, and all of PowerPoint's features in their glory. You can simply follow along, or find a better way to do it on your own terms.
Join the State Library and trainer Angel DeRue for an overview of Issues & Controversies, a database which presents articles in pro/con format that are supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources.