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  1. DSIMS or: How I Manage My Selection Profile

    January 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    This webinar gives an overview of DSIMS (Depository Selection Information Management System), the tool used by depository libraries to manage what publications they receive through the Federal Depository Library Program. Learn how to log in, view your individual selection profile, and the various options for adding or removing item numbers from the profile. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

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  2. How to Find Your Professional Voice

    January 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join GovLoop and NextGen to learn how to strengthen your public speaking skills and find your professional voice. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

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  3. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

    January 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

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  4. Setting the Stage for Early Literacy

    January 21, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Just for early childhood educators, this edWebinar is chock full of fun, just-right activities that build oral language and early reading and writing skills. Amy and Allison break down the hows and whys of early literacy into bite-size pieces to help busy teachers support our youngest learners’ individual development without pushing them too hard. Participants will leave with ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment; literacy activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning; strategies for building an effective home-school connection; and much more. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

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  5. Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity

    January 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Within each school or district, it is important that students have equitable access to devices, high-speed internet, quality instruction, and meaningful learning opportunities. However, given their geography and context, rural schools and systems face unique challenges when addressing digital equity both inside and outside of school. As these presenters will explain, each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities. For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

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  6. Getting Started with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

    January 22, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Learn about the basics of how Siouxland Libraries launched a 1000 Books before Kindergarten program on a minimal budget and the grants and funding sources they found to expand the original program. Find out about benefits of the program, how to implement aspects of the program in your own library, and how to encourage parents/caregivers to serve as their child's first teacher. Elizabeth Hoffman is the Director for the South Dakota MLS program through Emporia State University in Kansas. Prior to her work at ESU, Elizabeth worked in Youth Services at Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls, SD. She developed and implemented the Siouxland Libraries version of 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program and sought the initial funding through grant resources. Elizabeth received her BSed in History and Social Science from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD and her MLIS from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. The webinar will be archived for future views.

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  7. That's Not Funny! Or is it?

    January 22, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don't think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn't right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke - we can still joke. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

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  8. Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

    January 22, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? 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. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

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  9. Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants

    January 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join this webinar specifically designed for state and regional leaders who are seeking ways to inform libraries about the facts of fines as well as the benefits and strategies for elimination. Even if you don’t feel you have any say in locally controlled libraries, your voice is important. The stakes are high as we now understand that library fines are an equity issue for the most vulnerable populations in your state. To attend, use this link: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

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  10. Pretty Sweet Tech

    January 22, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    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. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

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  11. Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity

    January 22, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

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  12. Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning

    January 22, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

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  13. Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader's Advisory

    January 23, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader's Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

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  14. Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe

    January 23, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction. For more information and to view on YouTube, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

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  15. 3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020

    January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

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  16. Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match?

    January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

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  17. Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless

    January 23, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together. For more information and to join the webinar, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

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  18. Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe

    January 27, 2020, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), based at the National of Institutes (NIH), is the largest biomedical library in the world. It offers a variety of databases and resources for consumers and health professionals alike, including the Disaster Information Management Research Center. This presentation will review these resources and give updates on apps such as the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). It will also feature government databases like PubMed and Disaster Lit for finding publications. Furthermore, opportunities for programming and a partnerships with non-traditional entities such as libraries will be discussed. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

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  19. Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising

    January 28, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles?Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

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  20. Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality?

    January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    The fight for marriage equality demonstrated the power of collaboration, collective impact, and LGBTQ+ philanthropy. This session will explore how LGBTQ+ giving has changed, or not, since marriage equality and how communities of all sizes are being impacted by LGBTQ+ philanthropy. We will share perspectives from LGBTQ+ community centers and LGBTQ+ donors. For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

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  21. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

    January 28, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    It's important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organziation'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. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

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  22. Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach

    January 29, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Teen patrons in every community live lives that are more and more hectic with little spare time and sometimes shrinking awareness of libraries and what they have to offer. It is sometimes the case that to engage them the best thing to do is to go where they are. In the community of Hagerstown, IN, a significant part of that has been accomplished by going into the high school and with the development of a program called the Quick Play Game Club. The program began over three years ago, originally as an International Gaming Day event that was highly successful, working in partnership with the school. This webinar will cover how the game club began, the process of working with the school staff and finding a place in that very set daily schedule and how it has evolved into a twice monthly outreach program, the games used and the tips and rules that have made it fun for everyone. For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

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  23. Community Engagement: Straight Talk

    January 29, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Participants will leave with a clear definition of Community Engagement, along with the framework for how to build a Community Engagement plan. One size doesn’t fit all. Your library is uniquely special and to honor this fact, this interactive hour will include brainstorming about what’s right for your library and community. This discussion will be supported by concrete examples and case studies from libraries who have implemented successful community engagement plans. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

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  24. NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf

    January 29, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Bookshelf provides free access to the full text of books and documents in the biomedical and life sciences as well as health care, medical humanities and social sciences at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Through integration with other NCBI databases, such as PubMed, Gene, Genetic Testing Registry, and PubChem, Bookshelf also provides reference information for biological, chemical and other biomedical data and facilitates its discovery. This webinar will provide an overview of Bookshelf, including why it is a trusted resource of reference and health information, how it is related but different from PubMed Central and PubMed, and how to best find and navigate the content it archives. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

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  25. Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace)

    January 30, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2020 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

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  26. Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection

    January 30, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    This hands-on training will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning, and manipulating “messy” data. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

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  27. Responding Online to the 2020 Census: What Libraries Need to Know

    January 30, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    This webinar will orient library staff to the 2020 Census questionnaire, the online response system, other options for responding, common questions, and tips for libraries. Presenters will include representatives from libraries, ALA, and the U.S. Census Bureau. Libraries will play vital roles in achieving an accurate and complete count in the 2020 Census. In 2020, for the first time, U.S. households will have the option to respond to the Census online, by phone, or by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will mail households invitations to respond to the Census starting on March 12. Some members of the public might come to libraries to access the online Census questionnaire. The webinar will be offered at no cost to attendees and is presented by ALA’s Public Policy & Advocacy office. Registration is required, both to attend the webinar live at the scheduled time and to receive a link to the recording.

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  28. Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5

    January 30, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join the authors as they share practical literacy techniques for navigating strong all year long by laying a solid foundation with literacy components, finding creative ways to fend off the mid-year blahs, empowering ideas for ending the school year on a high note, and proven strategies for motivating students in literacy all summer long! For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

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  29. Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail

    January 30, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    In this webinar Louie Diaz will share his own story of substance use disorder and incarceration as well as the work he is doing in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts to address the addiction crisis. He will discuss what it was like to be followed by a film crew for 5 years as this documentary was being made. He will also share why this film is important as we begin to treat substance use disorder as a public health issue instead of a law enforcement issue. The NLM Resources related to substance use disorder that are highlighted during the webinar are MedlinePlus, Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal, and the Graphic Medicine Book Club. Also, an extensive substance use disorder resource list that includes materials from NLM and partner organizations will also be made available with the recording link and webinar slides. For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

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