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

  1. SLK Board Meeting - September 20

    September 20, 2019, 10:00 AM @ State Library of Kansas

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Librarian Events

  1. Bringing Humor and Storytelling to STEM Projects

    September 16, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb In this edWebinar, you’ll learn creative strategies to help you connect robotics to relatable real-world scenarios so that your students carry the learning with them beyond the project and classroom.

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  2. A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals

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

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine In this webinar for librarians and other information professionals you will preview the new, modern PubMed with updated features including advanced search tools, saving citations to a Clipboard, options for sharing results, the new "Cite" button, and more. The new PubMed, currently available at PubMed Labs for testing, will be the default PubMed system in early 2020. This webinar will be repeated for several sessions so that we can answer your questions. Please sign up for only ONE session.

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  3. SLK: World Almanac

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

    Join the State Library and trainer Angel DeRue for an overview of World Almanac, a classic reference tool that offers three levels: World Almanac, World Almanac Kids, and World Almanac Kids Elementary.

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  4. 8 Ways to Get Gen Z and Millennials to Give

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Are you stumped when it comes to inspiring a new generation of givers? Join Moshe Hecht, CIO of the fundraising organization Charidy, who will share the insights and campaign experience that have led to hundreds of viral crowdfunding campaigns. During this 60-minute webinar, we will focus on 8 action-oriented ways to successfully inspire a new generation of givers to your nonprofit. We look forward to seeing you there!

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  5. Community Engagement as a Mindset

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Community needs shift fast. To stay relevant and have the most impact on people’s lives, public libraries have to pivot just as fast. Join us for an energizing conversation with three passionate public library leaders who are redefining community engagement as a mindset—with customers at the center, inspiring every aspect of the library.

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  6. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch 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.

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  7. What’s Cooking: Fall 2019

    September 17, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Booklist What’s cooking at Booklist this fall? Plenty! From the Keto Diet to Black Forest Cake, cookbooks are more popular than ever and are an essential reference addition to any library. In this free, one hour webinar we’ll chew the fat with representatives from Workman Publishing, Penguin Random House, Books on Tape, and Sterling Publishing to learn about the latest food trends and dig into some new recipes!

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  8. Early Childhood Expertise Beyond Libraryland: Reading Life Between the Lines: Using Children's Literature for Tough Conversations About Diversity

    September 17, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association of Library Service to Children We all know that diversity and inclusion are vital topics for our libraries and our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to approach this topic with young children and their families. In this workshop, Dr. Michelle H. Martin will provide attendees with strategies for using children’s literature to engage readers of all ages with questions of identity and difference. Dr. Martin will help participants increase their cultural competence for work with young people.

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  9. Coretta Scott King Book Awards: 50 Years Strong

    September 18, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission In 2019, the American Library Association (ALA) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award. Join us to learn about the award’s illustrious history and practical and effective ways to use Coretta Scott King Award-winning books at your library.

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  10. Are you podcasting?

    September 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This moderated webinar is an example of how two students found a unique outlet to cope with the high-intensity onslaught of medical education. The webinar’s goal is to inspire health sciences librarians to embrace podcast platforms as another means of teaching aspects of library orientation and instruction.

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  11. How to Develop Leaders (that people actually want to work for)

    September 18, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network People need their leaders to spark collaboration, inspire innovation and serve as a role model for authenticity and transparency. Top-performing leaders value diversity, practice empathy and create cultures where individuals feel valued, safe and know their contributions matter. Helping leaders develop these qualities requires a tool that helps fundamentally shift their mindset from self-focused goals and objectives to relationships, building trust and managing change with flexibility and optimism.

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  12. It's Never Too Early: Media Literacy in Children’s Programming

    September 18, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Programming Librarian Join us for this free one-hour webinar to learn ways you can incorporate media literacy skills development into your library's children's programming.

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  13. 3D IL: Providing Information Literacy Learning Opportunities for Distance Learners Across Time, Space and Mode

    September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Library Association As distance learning populations at many academic institutions continue to grow, instruction librarians struggle to provide equitable learning opportunities to them. Over the years, Empire State College has developed and honed a suite of information literacy services, resources, collaborations, and assessment tools that target students at various places and times in their academic career, using a variety of modes of delivery. This discussion will highlight these services and programs, including a self-assessment during orientation; live, hands-on, online workshops; self-paced micro-courses, and the everyday work of collaborating with faculty and instructional designers to embed support materials into courses.

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  14. Discover Economic History with FRASER

    September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program FRASER is a digital library of documents and data related to banking, finance, and economic history. In this webinar, we will explore FRASER’s scope, partnerships, collections, historical data, and more!

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  15. The Director’s Digital Dilemma: Using Documentation Technology in Early Childhood Programs

    September 18, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations Finally! There’s research on online documentation technology systems and their impact on classroom practice and family engagement and communication. Presenter Mary Elizabeth Picher, MA, MEd, PhD, will reveal the exciting results of her study on the use of digital documentation technology in Ontario's Kindergarten Program. Dr. Picher will reveal surprising answers to the biggest questions administrators have about online systems that support teachers’ use of pedagogical documentation.

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  16. Designing for Human Behavior: a Free LLAMA Webinar

    September 18, 2019, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Leadership & Management Association This free webinar will provide a basic understanding of the natural human behaviors and instincts that drive our everyday lives, such as the desire to be in a secure environment and the need to have vision of your surroundings. You will learn how you can design your library space to promote comfort and security within the details – everything from the pitch of the seat and the ability to maintain your personal bubble, to the sightlines promoting comfort for our human instincts that trigger our internal fight or flight. Furniture that works well in library spaces has proven time and time again to put our instinctual fears at ease and allow us to spend those hours tucked away in the comfy chair reading a novel or at a computer completing a task. Now, it’s time to understand why this happens and how to better design our libraries with these things in mind.

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  17. Integrating Social-Emotional Learning into Your Instructional Programs

    September 18, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb In this edWebinar, Jennifer McCarty Plucker, Director of Professional Learning at Mackin Educational Resources, along with Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will highlight instructional strategies that enrich students’ lives by empowering them to connect with their feelings and empathize with others while learning core content through inquiry.

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  18. Hiring 101: Best Practices for Finding the Library Workers You Need

    September 19, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission Topics in this webinar will include creating or updating a job description, identifying the credentials needed for a specific position, and determining interview questions and strategies. We will end at the onboarding process, setting the stage for successful library employment.

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  19. Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents... Industry Research Using the Economic Census

    September 19, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- North Carolina Library Association Starting in September 2019, the most current Economic Census will start being released. With this Census, there are regular changes in geographic definitions and industry classifications, but the big news is the introduction of the North American Product Classification Systems (NAPCS) and new distribution method. The 2017 Economic Census will be one of the first Census titles released only on the new data.census.gov website, since no new programs have been added to American FactFinder since July 1, 2019. Our time together will be spent going over the basics of what the Economic Census has to offer as well these upcoming changes.

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  20. Conference Prep, Part II: Poster Presentations and Design

    September 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

    Sponsored by- North Carolina Library Association Congratulations on getting a poster accepted for a conference! Designing a poster that pops can often be the difference between folks stopping to talk to you or not. Join Amanda Glenn-Bradley, User Engagement Librarian & CrAFT Studio Coordinator at UNC Asheville for a breakdown of the basics of poster designing and discover how to make the best poster ever!

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  21. Help! I Am a New Depository Coordinator

    September 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program This webinar is geared towards new Federal Depository Library Program Depository Coordinators. The presentation will cover the first steps every new coordinator should take.

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  22. LGBTQ History—Supporting Diversity in Research and Teaching, and Why It Matters

    September 19, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association of College and Research Libraries During this session, Professor Nancy C. Unger will discuss her experiences teaching and researching LGBTQ history. She will provide historical context for today’s issues and explore current research trends, online databases, and the wider cultural significance of LGBTQ and diversity studies.

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  23. North Dakota Women’s Suffrage Centennial and your library

    September 19, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- North Dakota State Library In September, 2019, South Dakota Historical Society Press will release Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains, a collection of essays about how women won suffrage rights in several Northern Great Plains states including North Dakota.

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  24. How Lessons from Brain Science Can Support District- and School-Level Transformation

    September 19, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education Dr. Mary Sieu, the superintendent of ABC Unified, will describe how research-based changes in the district’s policies and practices have impacted schools and student learning. She will also share ideas for how the science of adolescent learning can be used to support systems-level change in every school and district, no matter its size, location, or composition.

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  25. The Power and Purpose of Text Levels

    September 23, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Education Week Text levels are far more than a “number,” “score,” or “label.” Join literacy leaders Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, creators of the F&P Text Level Gradient™, for an important conversation on the power and purpose of TEXT LEVELS. Together we will untangle common misconceptions and right the reality on leveling, classroom libraries, and what Fountas and Pinnell say to districts mandating levels in ways they were not intended.

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  26. Power Up Reports with Google

    September 24, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- RIPL Google Sheets includes a variety of lesser-known tools that can help you power up your library’s reports, including conditional formatting and basic scripting. This webinar will cover strategies and approaches you can use to automate regular reporting and analytical tasks, such as scheduling updates to data used for periodic circulation tasks, and pulling data from emailed reports into a spreadsheet. Use your new knowledge to impress your colleagues with fancy, on-demand reports.

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  27. 5 Ways to Build Buzz with Young Members on Instagram

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Wild Apricot In this free webinar, research author Amanda Myers will share the hacks, tips and tricks of making your organization Insta-worthy and show you how to attract more young members by creating posts that get noticed

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  28. Crash Course in Horror

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- NoveList Does the thought of helping horror readers terrify you? Whether your readers are fans of ghost stories or horror classics, let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best horror has to offer your readers -- from found footage to final girls. Join us as they cover: Why horror is so popular and how libraries can ramp up the thrills and chills in their collections; How horror developed, including classics, newcomers, and awards to know; Subgenres and trends; NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more. We welcome anyone interested to stay for an additional 15-minute training to share search strategy tips and learn where to access genre-related information in NoveList.

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  29. Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch 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.

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  30. Supporting Developing Readers at the Library: Collection Development for K-3rd Graders

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library Part 3 of a 4 part series about services designed for kids K – 3. Learn how the Children’s Librarians at Denver Public Library are expanding their services to developing readers and the grown ups in their lives using the five Grade Level Reading Skills. Selecting, cataloging, and shelving books for developing readers presents a number of unique challenges. We’ll talk about ways DPL has evaluated and enhanced their collection to make developing reader titles more accessible. Information on DPL’s recent diversity audit will be shared.

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  31. Turning Your School Library Into an 'Ideal' School Library: A Practical Guide for IB Librarians

    September 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Follett In this webinar, your hosts, Klaudia Janek, Dianne McKenzie and Stuart Crouch will guide you through the IB Ideal Libraries document, giving tips and ideas to put into practice in your own library setting. The hosts will examine the main implications of the document, its recommendations, and help listeners translate the contents into action points.

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  32. Cooking Classes without a Kitchen

    September 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Librarians know that food programs are always a great program to bring in patrons. However not every library is fortunate enough to have a kitchen programming space. We’ll go over some ideas for how libraries without a kitchen can work around this and still provide great food programs for their patrons.

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  33. SLK: Issues & Controversies

    September 24, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join the State Library and trainer Angel DeRue for an overview of Issues & Controversies, a database which presents articles in pro/con format that are supported by statistics, timelines, and primary sources.

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  34. Authenticity in a Hyper-Curated Age

    September 24, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Firespring Join Angie Kubicek, Firespring’s chief marketing officer, as she discusses the necessity for authenticity in a hyper-curated age. In addition, Angie will show you what happens as a consequence of brand inauthenticity.

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  35. Digital Storytelling 101

    September 24, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sponsored by- OK2Ask Digital Storytelling can begin very simply and become more extensive if you choose. Easy steps will bring success when you start your first digital storytelling project. Use digital storytelling as a formative, or summative assessment that includes 21st Century Skill practice. As a result of this session teachers will: Develop an understanding of the digital storytelling process; Understand how digital storytelling can be used in the classroom; and Learn about tools that can be used to implement digital storytelling. Applicable ISTE Standards for Educators (2017)*: 1A; 1B; 5B; 6D; 7A.

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  36. Pretty Sweet Tech - Can Librarians Teach Robotics?

    September 25, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Robots have been relatively popular in library makerspaces and after school programs. But do we really know what a robot is and why we need robots in the world? Can librarians tackle robotics? If we’re going to teach robotics, this information can be helpful.

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  37. DAP Learning Series: A Deep Dive Into Acquisition Reports

    September 25, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- DigitalGov The acquisition reporting section contains some of the most valuable data in Google Analytics, but if you don’t track your acquisition traffic properly, you might not be using it to its full potential. Join this webinar to learn more about the Digital Analytics Program, also known as DAP.

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  38. Coaching in Early Childhood

    September 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations This webinar will provide the background and rationale for using a coaching interaction style in early childhood programs to build the capacity of parents, teachers, and other care providers to promote child learning within the context of everyday routines and activities.

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  39. Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Hidden Gems – Discovering Unique Hidden Gems Data

    September 25, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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

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  40. 50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom

    September 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb This edWebinar will highlight 50 special tools that offer inventive, rich learning experiences the Common Sense editors and reviewers just flat-out love. This isn’t your typical “best apps” list. Instead, this presentation focuses on tools that have been extensively vetted, and that represent truly transformative learning opportunities for classrooms. In addition, to hearing about these tools and why they’re special, attendees will get a behind-the-scenes peek at the Common Sense review process, and the editorial team’s unique perspective on the past, present, and future of edtech.

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  41. Photography for Nonprofits: When Pictures Speak A Thousand DOLLARS

    September 26, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Bloomerang Laura Huth-Rhoades will show you the difference great photos make in nonprofit communications and teach you easy, quick, and no-cost techniques for upping your nonprofit’s photo game.

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  42. Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement

    September 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch This webinar will help you identify how your organization'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.

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  43. Tools for Building Digital Skills with Your Patrons and Staff

    September 26, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Public Library Association In this webinar, a panel of digital literacy experts will share tools, resources, and partnership strategies to help you enhance digital skill development among patrons and library staff.

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  44. How to Create Game-Changing Front Covers For Your Presentations

    September 26, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network In this session, you'll learn how to design a couple of front covers from scratch. Even better: I'll be designing them for you to eliminate all the guess work! You can watch me design everything using nothing else but a few images, and all of PowerPoint's features in their glory. You can simply follow along, or find a better way to do it on your own terms.

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