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  1. LearningExpress Overview

    September 23, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join us for a tour of LearningExpress Library; the interactive, online-learning platform that provides the most comprehensive collection of resources for basic skills mastery, academic success, job preparation, and career advancement. We will review the user interface and key platform features including our interactive practice tests, robust tutorials, educational eBooks and flashcards.

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  2. Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Manufacturing - The Changing Face of Manufacturing in the USA

    September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM

    This webinar will dive into business data on the manufacturing industry and explore the relationship of manufacturing with other sectors of the economy. The session will include a live demonstration of data tools and the opportunity for Q&A.

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  3. Female Aviators in ProQuest Historical Newspapers

    September 23, 2021, 2:00 PM

    In this 30-minute session, we'll use ProQuest Historical Newspapers to research 3 females aviators (or aviatrixes as they were once called) - Amelia Earhart, Bessie Coleman, and Evelyn Sharp. You'll learn some search tips and tricks as well as some content highlights and differences across the newspapers.

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  4. Transforming Teen Services: Educational Equity

    September 27, 2021, 2:00 PM

    As we start thinking about connected learning it’s important to spend some time thinking about educational equity. Some of you may have a good sense of the population you work with and what their needs are as they relate to equity and outcomes. (Part 2 of 2-part series)

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  5. Back-to-School with LearningExpress Library

    September 28, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    School Librarians, join us for a tour of the LearningExpress Library resources that support student achievement. We will review the user interface and focus on the resources most relevant to elementary, middle, and high school students, including practice tests, tutorials, eBooks, and flashcards covering STEM, ELA, and social studies.

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  6. Problematic Award-Winning Texts: Daniel Boone, the Newbery Award, and Children’s Librarianship

    September 28, 2021, 11:00 AM

    In a panel discussion, Dr. Rob Bittner (LGBTQ Youth Literature Specialist), Megan Schliesman (Cooperative Children's Book Center at University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dr. Junko Yokota (Center for Teaching through Children's Books at National Louis University) and moderator Edith Campbell (Indiana State University) discuss the myriad issues at play with the Newbery and its (sometimes not too bright) legacy: the lasting impact of the medal on the dissemination of a text and its continued place in cultural conversation and on a publisher's backlist; the role of the medal as a contemporary signifier in children's literature; and the impact of the medal on the day-to-day issues for those serving children and families in libraries, including collection development and audits.

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  7. Road to bbcon: Is a Podcast Right for Your Business?

    September 28, 2021, 12:00 PM

    There is no question the growth of podcast listeners has grown dramatically this past year, and the future of the medium is bright. Does the production of a podcast make sense for your company or brand? What is the ROI of your resources, and what does that initial investment look like? In this special webinar leading up to bbcon 2021, Scott Williams, host of "Reelfoot Forward: A West Tennessee Podcast," will answer those questions and provide some lessons learned after producing more than 100 episodes intended to create more awareness of the museum and heritage park where he serves as president and CEO.

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  8. Debug’d Coding – It’s Time to Include ALL Students in Coding!

    September 28, 2021, 2:00 PM

    ALL students benefit from coding opportunities, but the design of current applications limits meaningful participation of students with complex needs. Using a UDL approach, lessons, materials, and a software application were designed ensuring ALL students can actively participate in coding experiences. We’ll demonstrate how Debug’d offers important daily living skills for students who have complex learning needs while supporting teachers who are new to coding. Join us to explore our new Debug’d Inclusive coding curriculum and Weavly – a freely available, fully accessible coding interface currently under development.

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  9. Here Rests in Honored Glory: Records Related to Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown, Pt 2

    September 28, 2021, 2:00 PM

    In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the interment ceremonies officiated by President Warren G. Harding at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (November 11, 1921), the National Archives, in partnership with Arlington National Cemetery, presents the second of two programs about records related to the cemetery and tomb. Part two will feature textual records.

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  10. How to Conduct Board Recruitment in 3 Easy Steps

    September 28, 2021, 2:00 PM

    In this 45-minute interactive nonprofit webinar, you will learn how to conduct board recruitment in 3 easy steps.

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  11. NCompass Live: Pretty Sweet Tech

    September 29, 2021, 10:00 AM

    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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  12. Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

    September 29, 2021, 11:00 AM

    This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.

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  13. Library Programming for Parents with Infants: What, Why, and How?

    September 29, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Programming for parents and babies in the library is relatively new. Parents with newborns are in a class by themselves; when librarians understand the issues facing new parents, they can create optimal learning environments that are just as nurturing for parents as for their infants. Learn how to present research-based programs for this audience by identifying popular elements to include, exploring recommended activities, creating welcoming communities, and using developmental tips that are easy-to-understand without being condescending.

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  14. Demystifying the Grants Lifecycle: Grant Seeking Lessons and Pro-tips from the Field

    September 30, 2021, 12:00 PM

    Grants are an integral piece of many nonprofit budgets. Yet finding, acquiring, and maintaining grants can often feel challenging and mysterious, especially when you have more limited grant writing experience. This session will help demystify all five phases of the grants lifecycle: identifying well-aligned prospects, cultivating funder relationships, preparing compelling submissions, maintaining grants through stewarding and reporting, and submitting renewals.

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  15. ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians

    September 30, 2021, 1:00 PM

    ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

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  16. ComicsPlus

    September 30, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join the State Library of Kansas on an overview of the ComicsPlus platform. The training will include a survey of available content, a demonstration of how to use and navigate the app and website, and tips on how to market the resource to your patrons and assist them in using it.

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  17. How to Build a Recurring Gift Program from Scratch

    September 30, 2021, 2:00 PM

    The benefits of monthly recurring gift programs are numerous. Automated monthly giving is great for donors and for the organization. But as staff members, the thought of launching a brand-new program can be very daunting. In this webinar, fundraising expert Jessica Cloud, will show you how to build a practical, step-by-step process for building a recurring gift program from scratch. You will learn how to create a thriving group of loyal and steadfast donors who provide your organization with much-needed, regular, unrestricted revenue.

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  18. How to Write More Effective Email and Web Content

    September 30, 2021, 2:00 PM

    On the web people don’t read, they scan, skim and select. In fact, usability studies show that less is more — people don’t find information that is right in front of them when it’s buried in long paragraphs. When it comes to email, communicating effectively is especially important, and the same guidelines for writing web content apply. With email, you also need to consider subject lines, who else to copy, and what outcome you are hoping for with each email you send. In this webinar, we’ll offer specific guidelines that will help you communicate more effectively in an age where people read most of your content on a screen.

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  19. Virtual Events Q&A Session

    September 30, 2021, 2:30 PM

    This is your chance to learn the most modern best practices and to participate in the conversation about hosting successful virtual events.

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