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  1. Calendar Overlay *State Library Board Meetings (1)
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*State Library Board Meetings

  1. SLK Board Meeting - December 13

    December 13, 2019, 10:00 AM @ State Library of Kansas

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Librarian Events

  1. Twenty-Four Ways to Teach and Learn

    December 9, 2019, 12:00 PM

    The more we know about the preferences of the people we are trying to influence, the better our success, inside and outside of classrooms.

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  2. Getting the Balance Right: Social Media

    December 10, 2019, 11:00 AM

    Not sure how to balance being professional and being fun on social media? Looking to grow your platforms interactivity and audience? Jordan Hanzon, Marketing & PR Assistant for the J. Willard Marriott Library, has some tips, tricks, and advice on how to go about that.

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  3. Useful, Free & Low-Cost Tools, Software, and Services for Your Nonprofit

    December 10, 2019, 12:00 PM

    What software tools and services are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are worth using? How do you judge when a tool really is low cost, as opposed to one that will end up costing you time and effort? We’ll walk through the latest free and low-cost tools, software, and services that are worth knowing about.

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  4. ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee

    December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM

    To make the appointments process more transparent, the ACRL Membership Committee invites all new members and anyone who would like to get more involved in ACRL to join us for this free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works. Moderator Dawn Behrend, along with panelists, Peter Hepburn, Raymond Pun, Mary Snyder, and ACRL President Karen Munro will explain how to volunteer for division-level committees, section committees, and interest and discussion groups.

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  5. Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention

    December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Join Sharon Bowman and explore "Brain-Based Presenting: Getting the Brain to Pay Attention" – an unforgettable webinar that will transform your training and presentation skills. A popular speaker and an expert on brain-based instruction, Sharon knows the secrets to making any content memorable – even when the topic is dry, technical, or very complex. Not only will you leave with tools you can put to immediate use, you’ll also receive dozens of free, web-based resources you can use to maximize the effectiveness of your next presentation, class, or training event.

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  6. More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Professionals

    December 10, 2019, 2:00 PM

    This course is an introduction to free health information and educational resources for K-12 professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other trusted organizations. Participants will learn about consumer health sites with an emphasis on MedlinePlus covering general health resources, drug information, multi-cultural and multi-language resources, career/professional resources, and youth heath issues.

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  7. Librarian in Training - For Kids!

    December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM

    In this session we will describe our Librarian In Training program. LIT is a 14 week program that invites kids between the ages of 9-12 to discover how libraries work, culminating in a celebration of the children's dedication and service. LIT participants spend two weeks in every department of the library from circulation to maintenance, first meeting staff and discovering how each department operates, then completing a related project or assisting with specific tasks. LIT takes children beyond traditional job shadowing and allows them to contribute in a meaningful way to our library's work.

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  8. Enjoy That Vacation And Find A New Hobby: Government Resources On Travel, Recreation And Safe And Interesting Hobbies

    December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM

    This webinar will help you not be a dull person by providing information on government resources on leisure time, vacation planning and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid the dementia often associated with aging.

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  9. Moving Beyond Multicultural Education: Promoting Equity in Early Childhood Education

    December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Join this webinar to participate in an overview of the current inequities that exist in early childhood programs and learn strategies to balance the scales of justice before young children enter Kindergarten. This session will help you learn about implicit racial bias and its role in inequitable disciplinary practices, learning experiences, and how teachers form relationships with young children.

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  10. Scaling Up Deeper Learning Approaches in Public Schools

    December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Deeper learning approaches help students to develop the critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills alongside academic skills that are necessary for success in college, career, and citizenship. This webinar features experts from the field and researchers who will discuss the challenges and opportunities educators and district leaders face in expanding deeper learning.

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  11. Sonic Literacy: A Manifesto for Libraries in the Age of Podcasts

    December 11, 2019, 1:00 PM

    In this era of podcasting, libraries should be considering podcasts not just as potential outreach projects but as an essential and unavoidable piece of the information world. Our patrons are podcasting consumers and producers; we can support critical listening, quality self-publishing, and effective discovery of produced audio. One librarian podcaster shares recommendations and strategies for libraries to engage podcasting as a part of information literacy, our collections, and our connections to patrons.

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  12. How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees

    December 11, 2019, 2:00 PM

    This free 60-minute webinar will take you through the process of identifying candidates for your chair position, discuss how to recruit committee members, and show you how to effectively manage your team and maximize the resources they bring to your event.

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  13. Staying Healthy Abroad

    December 11, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Are you preparing for holiday travel? Has winter inspired you to get out and see the world? Learn more about keeping healthy while traveling at home and abroad.

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  14. Friends with Benefits

    December 12, 2019, 12:00 PM

    No, not those kind of benefits! Join us as we walk you through programming designed to help your teens develop their social and emotional skill set. These skills are important for future success, plus the programs that develop them have a variety of helpful side effects! We’ll talk about programming for all budgets and sizes of libraries, everything from Dungeons & Dragons to a Yo-Yo club! We’ll also show you how your summer reading program can address this issue, plus discuss how to take on reluctant admins who are hesitant to greenlight ‘just for fun’ programs.

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  15. Measuring Success: How to Evaluate Your Volunteer Program

    December 12, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you're doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

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  16. Why and How Librarians can Help with Census 2020

    December 12, 2019, 1:30 PM

    This webinar will have a North Dakota focus but may be useful to others as well. Libraries represent 'trusted organizations' in the community with the resources and the opportunity to education members of the public on the importance of the decennial census in the local community. Librarians also have the opportunity to explain the ease of the census, just 10 questions per person, and the rules for privacy and confidentiality for personal information the Census Bureau is required to maintain. Often located in census tracts with higher proportions of traditionally under counted populations, most libraries have computers and WiFi accessible to the public. These assets are important in completing the 2020 Census as it will be the first in which responses can be provided online. Librarians, working with local complete count committees, can help ensure their local community is accurately counted and obtains its fair share of financial resources for the next decade.

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  17. Get Your Board to Help You Fundraise—Even if They Don’t Wanna!

    December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM

    Are you a nonprofit trying to fundraise? You have a board—and believe it or not, your board should function as a fundraising machine. If it runs more like a college clunker than a luxury sedan, this webinar’s for you.

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  18. The Future Ready Librarian® Fireside Chat: Let’s talk innovation, literacy, equitable digital access and more!

    December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM

    In the last Future Ready Librarian webinar of the year, Shannon McClintock Miller has invited a few special guests to share favorite books, authors, technology, trends, ideas, advocacy tips, and other top things that have been happening in the library and within education in 2019. When we examine our framework as Future Ready Librarians, we tie this essential work into the wedges of curation, empowering our students as creators, literacy, equitable digital access and more.

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  19. Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms

    December 12, 2019, 2:00 PM

    This webinar, based on the book Your Students, My Students, Our Students: Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms, explores the hard truths of current special education practice and outlines five essential disruptions to the status quo

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  20. Libraries in Laundromats

    December 13, 2019, 10:00 AM

    The Wash and Learn Initiative, or WALI, brings technology and library programming to people where they are- in laundromats! In this presentation, you will learn about the mission of the Wash & Learn Initiative; what makes literacy programs in laundromats unique; and how librarians are engaging laundromat patrons during programming. Participants will walk away with a newfound understanding of learning spaces in ordinary places.

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  21. 6 Essentials for Teams That Work

    December 13, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

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  22. Library Programs and Partnerships in the 2020 Census

    December 16, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Libraries will play vital roles in achieving an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. This webinar will highlight key opportunities for libraries to collaborate with community partners and provide informational programs in the upcoming Census. Strategies for libraries to reach groups at risk of being undercounted in the 2020 Census will be emphasized. Presenters will include representatives from libraries, community organizations, ALA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office.

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

    December 16, 2019, 2:00 PM

    Join us 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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  24. #eBooksForAll Campaign Update

    December 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Join the ALA Public Policy & Advocacy Office and the Public Library Association (PLA) for an update on the #eBooksForAll campaign, planned next steps with Congress and data gathering to build the library case, and specific actions you can take to advance these efforts. Bring your questions and your front-line experience to inform national planning and communications.

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  25. 3 Ways Starting a Podcast Can Help Your Nonprofit Grow

    December 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

    In this talk, we will discuss: How starting a podcast is a surprising way to create deep content; How to use podcasting to connect with dedicated supporters and meet new audiences; and How you can get your podcast started and what resources you will need.

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  26. Community Health Challenges: Training, Language and Programming for Libraries

    December 17, 2019, 2:00 PM

    This webinar will highlight approaches, resources, and programs that can help reduce stigma and fear surrounding the opioid crisis, and promote healthier communities.

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  27. Advocates of All Ages: Recruiting and Retaining Younger Generations as Trustees and Friends

    December 18, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Millennials are more likely than other adults to have visited the library recently. However, many friends and trustees boards do not have even a single millennial member (Pew 2016, ALA 2018). What accounts for this discrepancy between the demographics of our library users and library civic leaders, and how do we rectify it? The presenters will argue for the importance of developing generationally representative boards and explore common barriers to service for those under 40. Participants will leave with practical strategies for identifying and recruiting from the Millennial and Gen-Z generations, and for adapting board cultures to engage and retain them.

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  28. The Ten Behavioral Questions to Ask to Prevent a Bad Hire

    December 18, 2019, 11:30 AM

    In this interactive and thought provoking program, we will discuss ten behavioral questions to add to your interview process to help you determine their reactions to situations, explain their successes and failures, their ability to adapt to change and most importantly their ability to fit and not hurt or destroy your culture.

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  29. Online Privacy 101

    December 18, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Join Tess Wilson (Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM/MAR) for an introduction to online privacy in the digital age. We live in an era of data breaches and constant surveillance. Learn how to keep your data safe, consider the risks versus rewards of common internet browsing behavior, and navigate best practices for public computer labs, mobile phones, and personal browsing.

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  30. Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability

    December 18, 2019, 3:00 PM

    Utility shutoffs can have deadly impacts on individuals who rely on grid energy to power their life-sustaining medical devices. Understanding the health impacts of utility shutoffs and the programs in place to protect medically vulnerable individuals is critical to anyone who lives or works in the path of natural disasters, and anyone who provides health information to medically vulnerable populations inside and outside of disaster zones.

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  31. A Master Guide to Acquiring New Donors

    December 19, 2019, 12:00 PM

    With 2020 on the horizon, many nonprofits are wondering: how can I acquire new donors to start off the year successfully? Building a network of donors that are inspired by your nonprofit's story can be challenging, but Network for Good is here to offer you tips and tricks to maximize new donor acquisition!

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  32. Is There A Grant For That?

    December 19, 2019, 1:00 PM

    Nonprofit organizations are often faced with the challenge of fundraising to achieve their mission and keep the doors open. Many consider looking for foundation and government grants as a source of revenue. But what can grants do for your organization? And how do you even get started?

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  33. Pretty Sweet Tech

    December 24, 2019, 11:00 AM

    New 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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  34. Summer Reading Program 2020: Imagine Your Story

    December 31, 2019, 10:00 AM

    Get ready for next summer by learning about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for Imagine Your Story. Kids will be clamoring for both fiction and nonfiction titles as they explore the worlds of fairy tales, myths, legends, and even their families’ own stories of their history.

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