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  1. Calendar Overlay Digital Literacy (1)
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Digital Literacy

  1. What type of computer best suites your needs?

    December 9, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Librarian Events

  1. Other Duties As Assigned: Plunger Provided

    December 6, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Every library job description seems to have those four famous words- other duties as assigned- but what exactly are those other duties? Come prepared to laugh, cry, and commiserate with Bailee Hutchinson as she outlines just a handful of the "other duties" she and thousands of other librarians are assigned on a daily basis.

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  2. Catching Up with PubMed

    December 6, 2021, 12:00 PM

    This webinar will provide attendees with an update on recent changes, improvements and developments with PubMed. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions about PubMed, to be answered by National Library of Medicine staff.

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  3. From Theory to Practice: How to Make Open Access Content Work for Public Libraries

    December 7, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Join Library Journal Editor-in-Chief Meredith Schwartz for an open access (OA) panel with Hilary Prisbylla Director of CLEVNET, Kimberly Mashek, Technical Services Librarian at Waterloo Public Library, and Kelvin Watson, Executive Director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, as they cover all things open access for public libraries!

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  4. First Tuesdays Discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    December 7, 2021, 11:00 AM

    The library profession at all levels has expressed deep commitments to improving diversity, equity and inclusion- including commitments from ALA, Washington State Library, and the Washington State Office of Equity. To start their journey, they’re hosting a First Tuesdays session with two very important voices in the conversation. Join ALA President Patty Wong, WA State Equity Office Director Dr. Karen Johnson, and WA State Librarian Sara Jones as we discuss how Washington libraries start, the struggles, and their efforts in DEI.

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  5. Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with the IF/THEN® Collection

    December 7, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Looking for new computer science and engineering activities? The IF/THEN® Collection is a free digital library designed to inspire the next generation of girls to pursue STEM careers and features activities and videos of real women STEM professionals. Join the Million Girl Moonshot and NGCP as we hear from a panel of IF/THEN Ambassadors working in the field of computer science and explore resources in the IF/THEN® Collection to promote computer science and engineering in afterschool programs.

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  6. Setting the Holiday Table: Government Recipes

    December 7, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Exploring Government resources through cookies! There is a saying, “there is no subject on which the U.S. Government has not published.” See how you can use a fun topic to explore the resources from an eclectic variety of sources. From ingredients to false claims, we will find cookies in some unexpected places and cover business, law, history, and culture.

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  7. Setting Your 2022 Career Goals

    December 7, 2021, 1:00 PM

    December is an exceptionally busy time of year, both professionally and personally. You have to complete year-end tasks and reporting, all while managing the holidays. But a busy schedule shouldn’t prevent you from planning for your career growth in 2022. Thinking about your career growth can be put on the back burner – but it shouldn’t be. Join us to learn from a government expert about how to prioritize your 2022 career goals and actually make them stick.

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  8. Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact

    December 7, 2021, 1:00 PM

    You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story. This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story.

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  9. Working Towards Positive Educational Outcomes: Mental Health and Special Education

    December 7, 2021, 6:30 PM

    This workshop will provide parents and others with information to help prepare for a positive IEP team approach to supporting a child’s mental health needs in school and during distance learning.

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  10. Connecting Climate Change, Mosquitoes, and Community Health

    December 8, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Join this fast-paced webinar to learn about the connection between NASA climate change science, citizen science observations, and mosquito-borne disease, including cutting edge research related to machine learning and artificial intelligence. We’ll also present several resources and opportunities relevant to library and health professionals and researchers (scientific data, databases, and scientific publications) and outreach (webinars, reference materials, multimedia, hands-on activities, and more).

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  11. NCompass Live: Best New Children's Books of 2021: Super Librarians Continue on with Youth Services!

    December 8, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Super Sally Snyder and Daring Dana Fontaine will showcase new and exciting children's and middle grade books to the library community. We will give tips and tricks on how to move your story times online and how to accommodate your patrons.

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  12. Executive Directors Chat (ED Chat): Strategies for Recruiting, Training, and Utilizing Volunteers

    December 8, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Volunteers fill a key role in running organizations, handling day-to-day tasks, and raising funds. Without them, some organizations might not exist. During your year-end campaign, include a strategy to build your volunteer database, train, recruit new volunteers, and then learn some of the best ways to utilize volunteers. Executive directors will share their experiences in training and recruiting and give tips on appreciating volunteers .

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  13. Learn How to Learn Online

    December 8, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Gain an understanding of virtual learning ground rules, define the optimal environment for online learning, and have a positive virtual classroom training experience.

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  14. Instagram Basics for Libraries

    December 8, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Learn all about the Instagram app, including how to maximize your posts for engagement, best practices for accessibility, how to find inspiration, and how to get into Stories and Reels. Join librarian and web developer Tiffany Breyne for this practical webinar, perfect for beginner users who want to promote their library on this popular platform, to get into the "how-to's" of Instagram!

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  15. Understand Your Library’s Community Better with Census Data

    December 8, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Leveraging Census data can inform program and service development at your library. Data on education, home Internet use, income and poverty status, languages spoken, housing characteristics, and more can help you understand your patrons and reach more. In this free webinar, panelists will discuss how they use Census data to make decisions that better meet the needs and interests of their communities.

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  16. Classroom Reading to Engage the Heart and Mind

    December 8, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Educator and author Nancy Boyles (Classroom Reading to Engage the Heart and Mind) will speak to Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey (The Old Truck, The Old Boat, Somewhere in the Bayou), Katie Yamasaki (Everything Naomi Loved, Dad Bakes) and Melissa Iwai (Dumplings for Lili) about their recent and forthcoming picture books from Norton Young Readers. The authors will also discuss how their books can be used in the classroom.

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  17. Libraries and Eviction: Continuing the Conversation

    December 8, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Building on the webinar “Understanding Eviction and How Libraries Can Help,” this special session provides an opportunity for you to share questions and experiences about how your library is assisting patrons facing eviction. Whether you’re just beginning this work or have been answering eviction questions, you are absolutely welcome! We will begin with short presentations showcasing partnerships between libraries and community organizations that address eviction and then open the conversation for you to share your ideas or ask questions.

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  18. Telehealth in Libraries: The Future of Healthcare

    December 8, 2021, 2:00 PM

    In this webinar, presenter Nick Martin will define exactly what telehealth is as well as the motivation for telehealth in public libraries. will discuss how the Delaware Libraries built a support team, applied for grants, and implemented their pilot He program.

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  19. 3rd Annual Future Ready Librarians® Fireside Chat

    December 8, 2021, 3:00 PM

    During this fun and fast paced hour, Shannon and guests will talk about the hot topics around libraries and within education from 2021 including books and books banning, technology, diversity, SEL and more.

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  20. AASL Town Hall: Book Challenges

    December 8, 2021, 6:00 PM

    During this AASL Town Hall, AASL President Jennisen Lucas, OIF Assistant Director Kristin Pekoll, and school librarian Matt King will facilitate a discussion on the current rise of book challenges. In less than a month, OIF has spoken out against censorship via 139 news articles and TV outlets and is currently supporting librarians with 150 active book challenges. Join your peers to share and explore how school librarians can keep their school libraries safe havens reflective of the school community.

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  21. Approaching Patrons Who Have Experienced Trauma

    December 9, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Even before the events of 2020 and 2021, most of us had experienced trauma. Today, we are only beginning to understand the impact of recent events on the mental and emotional health of our communities. This session will provide a brief overview of trauma and its subsequent behavioral responses in the library. We will focus on physically approaching patrons in a compassionate, trauma-informed manner with the goals of increasing felt safety in our libraries and mitigating confrontation.

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  22. NoveList Plus Overview

    December 9, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Looking to become a readers’ advisory superstar? Want to pull together expert recommendations more quickly? It’s easy with NoveList Plus! Join us for an overview of features and search strategies and learn how NoveList Plus helps you find the right books for your readers.

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  23. 3 Steps to Closing $10K+ Gifts by December 31

    December 9, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Closing gifts from individuals can feel daunting, and having a clear plan that feels good to you and to the donor can feel elusive. Join us and learn the proven strategy, messaging and action steps you can implement right away to close major gifts faster, ethically.

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  24. Status Update: Upcoming 2020 Census Data Products

    December 9, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Join Census Bureau subject matter experts for an update on plans for upcoming data products.

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  25. The Myth of the Work/Life Balance for Small Library Directors

    December 9, 2021, 2:00 PM

    Being the director of a small library means that you often can, and do, do it all! It can be a challenge to find the balance between your personal and professional life, but organization, planning and creativity can all help make time for what’s important to you. But so can flexing the muscles that allow us to let go of what we can’t control, manage expectations (including our own), and appreciate that ‘less than perfect’ can be the secret to a balanced life. Join us to explore ideas to better delegate, cross train, and collaborate, and how to live with a job done well-enough, in service of yourself and your community.

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  26. American Comics: A History

    December 13, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Author Jeremy Dauber will discuss the sweeping story of cartoons, comic strips, and graphic novels and their century-long hold on the American imagination. Dauber shows not only how comics have changed but how American politics and history have changed them. He describes the origins of beloved comics, champions neglected masterpieces, and argues that we can understand how America sees itself through whose stories comics tell.

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  27. Supporting Students’ Mental Health Needs

    December 13, 2021, 4:00 PM

    In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from NIDA’s Brenda Curtis, Ph.D., MSPH to learn more about the evolving challenges teens are facing and what research tells us can help you to meet your students’ needs. Additionally, you’ll walk away with tangible, standards-aligned, free resources that support students’ mental health through prevention education.

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  28. Convert Supporters with Powerful Landing Pages

    December 14, 2021, 10:00 AM

    With great landing pages, your donors, volunteers and supporters are 10 times more likely to donate, sign up, register or engage with your nonprofit. In this session, we’ll share real-world landing page examples that increase conversions and what we’ve learned from studying hundreds of nonprofits and their landing page designs.

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  29. Nationwide Steve Sheinkin Fallout Author Visit and Codebreaking Workshop

    December 14, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Calling all classrooms and libraries! Join bestselling and award winning author Steve Sheinkin for a conversation about Fallout: Spies, Superbombs, and the Ultimate Cold War Showdown, one of the most critically acclaimed books of the year. This author talk will be packed with fascinating details about this momentous period of history and end with a code-breaking workshop and a contest for classrooms to win their own spy gear.

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  30. New Tools of the Trade

    December 14, 2021, 12:00 PM

    This webinar will be co-presented by Lesley A. Langa, PhD, of NovaKultura Consulting, Kate McEnroe, Associate Conservator of Archaeological Materials at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and Anne Kingery-Schwartz, Principal Objects Conservator, Kingery Conservation LLC. The presenters will provide an overview of two distinct measurement tools they have developed to assist small and medium-sized cultural heritage institutions perform their daily work.

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  31. Come Fly Away with Us: Exploring the Library of Congress Aeronautics Collections

    December 14, 2021, 1:00 PM

    Join the Library of Congress in celebrating all things aviation with a webinar tour of the Library’s world-class history of aviation collections. The presentation will showcase a selection of material from across the Library, in addition to a brief history on how the Library developed these collections with the aid of the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics and the Division of Aeronautics.

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  32. NCompass Live: Libraries Build Pathways to Wellbeing

    December 15, 2021, 10:00 AM

    You have a role in facilitating "the good life" for residents in your community. Researchers from the Rural Libraries & Social Wellbeing project will share findings from their mixed-methods research and how the findings are impacting practice in dozens of communities around the country. The tools created by rural library research partners are designed to help you intentionally design service for improved social wellbeing outcomes in your community. More about the project, research findings, and tools here: https://rurallibraries.org

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  33. Planning for a Successful Capital Campaign in 2022

    December 15, 2021, 10:00 AM

    If there is a capital campaign in your future, this session is for you! A capital campaign is likely the largest amount your organization has ever tried to raise… often even 10 times more than you currently raise. Don’t leave the success of your campaign up to chance.

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  34. The Bill of Rights Protects You (Grades 6–12)

    December 15, 2021, 10:15 AM

    Students will explore the Bill of Rights and how it outlines both limits on government and the rights of the people

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  35. Hidden Gems and How to Find Them on Census.gov

    December 15, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Have you wondered what you might be missing on the Census.gov website? Learn about some of our less-explored tools and resources like Infographics, Tip Sheets, and Narrative Profiles. This session takes a tour of the website and shows how to find these lesser-known tools and resources.

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  36. Make Your Voice Count: Learning About the First Amendment (Grades K–2)

    December 15, 2021, 12:15 PM

    In this interactive civics program, students will explore the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights using primary historical sources.

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  37. Social Media and Volunteer Engagement

    December 15, 2021, 1:00 PM

    What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans.

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  38. The First Amendment: Five Rights in One!

    December 15, 2021, 1:15 PM

    Students will explore the First Amendment freedoms from the Bill of Rights in this interactive and engaging civics program

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  39. Cybersecurity & Your Nonprofit: How to Manage your Passwords

    December 15, 2021, 2:00 PM

    In this webinar, you will learn how to manage your passwords step-by-step. You will also be provided with guidance on the practical implementation of what you have learned during the webinar.

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  40. Creating Future Ready Schools Virtual Workshop

    December 16, 2021, 11:00 AM

    The Creating Future Ready Schools® Workshop will dive into the Future Ready Framework, the five-step planning process, and the tools and resources available to you and your district to create an innovative learning environment for students.

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  41. How to Keep All Those Donors You Worked So Hard to Get

    December 16, 2021, 11:00 AM

    Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a discussion on the importance of donor retention and learn simple, actionable steps that you can take to boost donor retention in your organization. Participants will leave the session with a greater understanding of what they can do to improve donor retention and the start of an improvement plan for their organization.

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  42. Tech for Teens Club : Coding Websites

    December 18, 2021, 10:00 AM

    This workshop will introduce teens with disabilities to the basics of coding for the internet with HTML and CSS. Students will create their own unique website and publish it on the Internet using a free online tool at Glitch.com. Students will be able to experiment with code and see the results online in real-time.

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  43. What is Your Audience Thinking? Listening Methods to Gain Support for Your Mission

    December 20, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Have you pondered "what does our audience think about our organization?" Your mission is the top priority, but if you don't know how your audience perceives it you may struggle with gaining their support for it. In this session, Emily will share why it is so important to listen to your audience and use that information to build momentum for your work.

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  44. NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech

    December 29, 2021, 10:00 AM

    Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

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