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  1. Encouraging Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom

    July 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb.net In this edWebinar, hear about amazing tools for student creation that enable students to express their unique voices. We’ll discuss how to use time-tested tools like PowerPoint in new and exciting ways. We’ll also show you a student favorite: Sway, an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for creating interactive reports, presentations, personal stories and more. Additionally, we’ll share tips and tricks for student video creation. Plus, hear how you can leverage Flipgrid to encourage students to verbalize their learning and engage in social learning.

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  2. Nutrition Labels for News: A Discussion With NewsGuard About News Literacy and Access to Information

    July 15, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Idaho Commission for Libraries NewsGuard will share how libraries across the U.S. are using its free browser extension as a media literacy resource. NewsGuard’s trained journalists review thousands of news and information websites using nine standard journalistic criteria which assess the credibility and transparency of online news sources. Its ratings and Nutrition Label reviews can be accessed from its browser extension, which, when installed, displays NewsGuard’s ratings next to links on Google, Facebook, and Twitter. The presentation will be followed by a discussion about the balance between spreading information literacy while promoting access to information.

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  3. Staff Development Day

    July 16, 2019, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Indiana State Library As part of the regular routine in public libraries, we plan/attend staff meetings. As a way to step it up a notch, why not plan a quarterly Staff Development Day for all of your library team. When your crew comes together in a relaxed environment, ideas and creativity can flourish! Plan to attend this webinar to get the Who? What? Why? and How?.

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  4. Presentation Pointers: Digital Storytelling

    July 16, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- State Library of Iowa Digital storytelling at its most basic core is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. We'll explore why and how we should use digital storytelling and take a look at some of the tools to create digital stories.

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  5. Cultivating the “Best” Culture – and Training for It

    July 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network In this Training magazine webcast, Michael and Katie Stallard, authors of Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy and Understanding at Work will reveal the three essential elements to develop a culture of connection in your workplace that will help individuals and your organization thrive.

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  6. How to Add More Revenue Streams to Your Event

    July 16, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Charity How-to Wouldn’t you love to find ways to raise more money at your fundraising events? Right now you are probably doing a typical silent auction and raffle, maybe a paddle raise, but you feel like you are missing the boat when it comes to really maximizing your event’s revenue. Well, you’re in luck, because in this FREE WEBINAR event planning expert A.J. Steinberg is going to show you how to find hidden assets and additional revenue streams for your fundraising events.

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  7. Understanding Learners: Leveraging Personas and Design Thinking for Better Learning Design

    July 16, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network In order to design, develop, and deliver effective learning experiences, we need to understand who our learners are – what their learning goals are, what learning preferences they have, where they go to learn, and what challenges they face when learning. We also need a way to articulate these characteristics of our learners across all teams involved in the design process. Join us as we explore the practice of integrating learner personas into the design, development, and delivery of training solutions.

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  8. Coding in the Elementary Classroom

    July 16, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Teachers First Join us to learn how to infuse coding into your elementary classroom and understand its connection to powerful problem solving with computational thinking skills.

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  9. Your Website Data Called. Are You Listening?

    July 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Firespring Numbers and stats and data, oh my! Put your website analytics to work and make a huge impact on your organization’s success.

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  10. Introduction to Finding Grants

    July 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Grantspace Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

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  11. Assistive Technology to Support Employment: Tools That Bring Accessibility to the Workplace

    July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Sponsored by- PACER Center This workshop will explore assistive technology to bring accessibility into the workplace for people with disabilities. A variety of tools will be demonstrated including alternative keyboards, adaptive mice, and devices and apps to support organization and time management.

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  12. Translated Books For Youth: Celebrating the Batchelder Award--Past, Present, and Future

    July 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Service to Children The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is a citation awarded to a United States publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding translated book of the year. This award was conceived in 1966 and honors Mildred L. Batchelder, a former executive director of the Association for Library Service to Children, a believer in the importance of good books for children in translation from all parts of the world. This webinar, led by the 2019 Batchelder Chair and Member of the Batchelder Evolution Task Force, will provide a brief overview of current publishing practices, a review of the criteria changes, a look at Batchelder winners, and a sampling of ways in which a brighter spotlight can be shone on these special titles.

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  13. Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers : A MidContinental Region Webinar

    July 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education.

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  14. Flipping Out for Fliphunts

    July 17, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Teachers First) Amplify student voice and provide a discussion-based way for students to showcase their knowledge in any content area with Fliphunts!

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  15. Small Steps and Giant Leaps: How Apollo 11 Shaped Our Understanding of Earth and Beyond

    July 17, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sponsored by- U.S. National Archives In partnership with the American Geophysical Union (celebrating its 100th anniversary this year), we present a panel discussion on the role of geosciences in the legacy of the Apollo missions and the future of the space program. The panel will include Sean Solomon, director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Sonia Tikoo, assistant professor at Rutgers University, Steven Hauck, professor of planetary geodynamics at Case Western Reserve University, and Heather Meyer, postdoctoral fellow at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.

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  16. Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions

    July 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or update position descriptions for all of your volunteer opportunities. Once those position descriptions are created – use them! Learn how accurate and up-to-date position descriptions can help you recruit and train volunteers, and how they can help with retention and the development of leadership positions within your volunteer engagement program.

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  17. Circulating Board Games

    July 18, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

    Sponsored by- North Dakota State Library Board gaming is on the rise with all age groups. Sometimes people are unsure of where to start and how to find a board game that is right for them. Just as there is a book for every person, I believe that there is a game for them too! Board games are a great way to get people off of technology and connect face to face. This will help people implement that service in their libraries from inception to cataloging to inventorying to helping patrons select games.

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  18. 4 Steps to Creating a Team to Deliver on Your Mission

    July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Wild Apricot If you’re trying to?drive impact or increase membership?by yourself, it can feel almost impossible?— but luckily, you don’t have to do it alone. Many organizations know their staff, members, volunteers, and board members already talk about?them on a regular basis. With the right training and motivation,?your entire team could be?spreading?the word about the benefits of membership, helping you?attract more new and returning members?and increase your impact. To learn how to ask, train and support?your team, please join us?for this free webinar.

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  19. Fall YA Announcements

    July 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist New school year, new reading goals, new YA! Please join us July 23 for a special one-hour, free webinar where we’ll give you an inside line to the teen books that are sure to fly off the shelves this upcoming school year.

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  20. STEM-LINC Webinar on Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library

    July 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- North Carolina Library Association Taylor Johnson will present Visualizing Research Impact: Tools and Tips from EPA-RTP Library. She will discuss how she puts together bibliometric data and visualizations to create portfolios, reports, and infographic-like products for researchers to use for reviews, promotions, and awards.

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  21. DAP Learning Series: Misunderstood Metrics

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- DigitalGov Google Analytics provides a plethora of metrics for DAP reporting. Digital Analytics Program (DAP) users have access to many metrics, but many of these metrics are misunderstood. What are some examples of misunderstood metrics, and how and when should you use them? We’ll talk about these metrics and their potential misinterpretations and pitfalls.

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  22. Gov Insights: State and Local Innovation

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GovLoop Join this webinar to hear an exciting panel discussion on how state and local governments are innovating in the areas of cybersecurity, digital services, customer experience and more.

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  23. Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?

    July 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Grantspace In this session you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered. Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward.

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  24. Power Packed Primary Sources for the Classroom

    July 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Teachers First Help your students learn from history by examining primary source materials. Join us to learn strategies for the use of historical evidence in the classroom.

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  25. Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- State Library of Iowa Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You'll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what's new in kidlit and young adult literature.

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  26. Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare – Key Census Data on Healthcare

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- U.S. Census During this webinar, Census Bureau experts will help you:; Understand practical ways to use our healthcare data through illustrations and use cases; Learn about available resources and data tools, which can assist you in saving time looking for data; Learn how to compare and contrast the different types of available data.

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  27. Providing Access to Digital Documents

    July 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program This webinar will present basic information about digital U.S. Government documents. Different methods for making documents available will be explained, and examples of how libraries provide patron access will be provided.

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  28. Training and Copyright: Do I Always Have to Get Permission? I’ve Heard of Something Called Fair Use…

    July 25, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network Those of us who want to keep our jobs and reputations need to protect our clients from risks, including running afoul of copyright and trademark laws - like "Fair Use" - when creating training materials. Through case studies, we'll explore the process for determining when Fair Use may apply (It’s not a slam dunk) and examine best practices.

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  29. From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information

    July 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This is a one hour webinar that will provide youth-serving staff with skills and knowledge related to health information and health-focused programming. The one hour class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors, review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers, and explore credible health information resources that are designed for teens.

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  30. Developing Financial Literacy in the Next Generation: Resources for Children and Teens

    July 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Reference and User Services Association At this webinar, Scott Wolla and Mary Suiter from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will provide their expert assistance by sharing the wealth of resources available in the Federal Reserve's collection of financial education materials. From book lists to activities for youth of all ages, the Federal Reserve offers a wide range of helpful resources to support and inspire library financial literacy initiatives. The webinar will also include time for participants to ask these experts their questions.

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  31. Social Media 102

    July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Firespring In our Social Media 101 webinar, we covered the Big 3 (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn) and walked through social media tools. Now it’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies and activate your advocates.

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  32. We Need to Talk: Great Book-Group Reads for Fall and Beyond

    July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist Is your book club in a reading slump? Never fear, because we have some upcoming adult titles that are sure to create lively discussion and get group members wanting more. In this one-hour, free webinar we’ll talk with representatives from Ingram, W.W. Norton & Company, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt about your next group reading assignment.

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  33. Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways

    July 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

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  34. How Does Your Library Garden Grow?

    July 31, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Learn how to use nature to nurture the youngest of patrons by identifying letters of the alphabet with nature in an alphabet garden. The presenters will teach the importance of all aspects of nature by transforming the smallest garden into a pollinator garden.

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