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

  1. December 14th, 2018 State Library Board Meeting

    December 14, 2018, 10:00 AM

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Digital Literacy

  1. Operating System Showdown

    December 13, 2018, 6:30 PM

    What is best for you? Windows, Apple, Android, Linux

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Librarian Events

  1. Bozarthzone! Instructional Design for the Real World

    December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Insync Training Join in for a fast, fun tour of quick tools and tricks that will support rapid instructional design, cut to the heart of needs analysis, and improve communication with subject matter experts and managers and others requesting training solutions.

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  2. Jolly Holiday Webinar Party

    December 11, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network Join Lou Russell and her friends for a different kind of webinar. We’ll be having a party, playing games, building treats, celebrating all holidays of December and spreading peace and love (yes, Lou was a teen in the 70s). If you’d like to push the envelope on your webinars or if you just like holidays, you’ll love this sleigh ride of new ways to use webinar technology.

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  3. From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources

    December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

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  4. Leadership in Youth Services, Part 2: Leadership in Action

    December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Services to Children This is one of a three-part Leadership in Youth Services webinar series brought to you by the ALSC Managing Children’s Services Committee.This webinar will provide real life examples of what leadership actually looks like in the everyday life of working in children's librarianship. Leadership can take many different forms including taking a risk on a program to fulfill a need in the community, embracing big picture thinking that can be broken down into manageable parts, or knowing how to work together as a team to achieve goals.

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  5. Payroll for Nonprofits & Libraries: 2018 Law Changes that Affect You

    December 11, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Techsoup In 2018, state, federal, and city governments together placed hundreds of new labor laws into effect. The laws affect workers in every industry, including the nonprofit sector and libraries. They affect fringe benefits, health insurance, paid time off, overtime, and more. In this webinar, hosted by Gregg Bossen of QuickBooks Made Easy, we'll help you understand these recent payroll changes and how they affect your nonprofit or library.

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  6. Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies

    December 11, 2018, 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.

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  7. Take Summer Reading to the Streets: Partnering to Reach Children with Barriers to Library Access

    December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission Too often the best library programs never reach the kids most in need. We may be from Iowa, but we know that “if you build it, they will come” isn’t always true. So we found a way to go to them. Discover how the Cedar Rapids (IA) Public Library moved beyond its walls to reach children with barriers to traditional library access through strategic partnerships and volunteer support. Adapt this award-winning program to fit your community.

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  8. Using USCIS Resources to Support Immigrants and Refugees in the Library

    December 11, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Is your library looking for ways to support immigrants and refugees in your community? Would you like to help people learn about United States citizenship? Are you interested in free, high-quality, and easy-to-use educational resources? The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Office of Citizenship has developed a wealth of products and resources your library can use to help people gain information on how to become a U.S. citizen, prepare for the U.S. naturalization test and interview, as well as navigate life in the United States.

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  9. To Fine or Not to Fine

    December 11, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Montana State Library A current trend among libraries is to move away from charging overdue fines and other fees to library users. We're offering the opportunity to learn more about the pros and cons of going fine free and ask questions of and share concerns with your colleagues on this important issue.

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  10. NCompass Live: Summer Reading Program 2019: A Universe of Stories!

    December 12, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Next summer will bring plenty of opportunities to talk about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) ideas, especially with science and outer space as the new topic for the Summer Reading Program. Learn about quality books to consider for your library’s collection and start planning for "A Universe of Stories," in celebration of the historic 1969 landing on the moon.

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  11. Students Leverage Technology Tools and Makerspaces to Personalize Instruction

    December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb Come and learn how SETDA’s 2018 Student Voices Award Winner, St. Albans City School in Vermont, embraces technology tools to personalize instruction. Fourth to sixth grade students will discuss their STEAM classes and their use of the makerspace to explore their personal passions and artistic abilities. In addition, students will share how the school’s collaborative stewardship projects support the community.

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  12. Writing a Powerful Case for Support

    December 12, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Nonprofit Hub "Why should I give you my hard-earned money?" Answer this question well, and you'll never be short of funds. Answer it poorly, and fundraising becomes an uphill battle. In this revealing session, one of North America's most experienced case writers shares his secrets for properly selling your projects, programs, endowments, initiatives, buildings, renovations, and bright ideas.

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  13. Bringing History To Life: Documenting Artifacts

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- U.S. National Archives) In a four-part presentation, researcher John Emond illustrates the importance of documenting artifacts so their history is preserved – not lost. The presentation shows how well-documented objects/artifacts help us to find and understand the broader historical context of when these objects were in use.

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  14. Circle of In?uence: Implementing Shared Decision Making and Participative Management

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations This session presents a framework for analyzing different types of decisions in program management and how directors can move to a more participatory process in achieving organizational goals.

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  15. Creating an Inclusive Work Environment Through the Use of Mainstream Technologies

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- AbleNet In this presentation, we'll explore the ways in which the power of everyday technology can be harnessed to support employees with diverse strengths and needs. Everyday technology, or "mainstream" technology, is readily available, affordable, and can provide practical solutions to the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities and their employers. Participants in this presentation will leave with resources and strategies that can be easily implemented in the workplace. In addition, we will spend some time discussing specialized technologies that can be utilized to support individuals with more complex needs.

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  16. Creating Data-Driven Professional Development Pathways for Public Library Staff

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Public Library Association The 2018 class of ALA Emerging Leaders was charged with identifying data competency training resources for the Public Library Association. It has become increasingly important for library professionals to be able to gather, analyze and communicate data in order to navigate a data-rich world and make data-driven decisions related to funding, policies and other resources needed to support the communities you serve. Learn how the website created by the Emerging Leaders serves as a professional development guide that can help move library staff toward becoming more data competent.

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  17. Grow Your Bank Account: Use Government Resources To Plan Your Current And Future Finances

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program This webinar will explore Federal Government resources to help the average consumer handle the family budget better. Emphasis will be on resources available from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Other resources, such as those from the U.S. Census Bureau on the economic situation of the country, will be covered as well.

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  18. How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

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  19. How to Foster Collaboration in Government

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GovLoop Join NextGen Nation online on as our government experts share best practices for fostering effective collaboration in government.

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  20. How to Handle Angry Customers

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Niche Academy By the end of the webinar, you’ll have some practical tools and a solid understanding of some better ways to handle angry customer situations. Andrew will also be providing attendees with a link to a free tutorial he's created that will make it easy to share this information with colleagues and friends. If you're not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register and we'll send you a link to the recording after the fact.

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  21. Packing and Crating Basics

    December 12, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Connecting to Collections This Packing and Crating Basics Webinar will provide an overview of the basic methods, materials, and vocabulary used when packing and crating art and other objects for transport. The most commonly used packing and crating solutions for art objects, artifacts, and other special objects will be discussed, and examples will be given, with a focus on establishing a common vocabulary as well as utilizing industry-accepted materials and methods.

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  22. 5 Secrets of Email Marketing Geniuses

    December 12, 2018, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Firespring There is more power and leverage in one email subscriber than 100 Facebook likes or 50 Twitter followers if email marketing is done right. Problem is, 9 out of 10 nonprofits don’t do it right. In this educational session, Jay will share the secrets of email marketing geniuses.

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  23. The Voice of Leadership - Free Seminar Preview

    December 12, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association This preview of the AMA seminar The Voice of Leadership explains how this course helps you develop the skills to inspire others. In addition, this session gives you tactics you can start using immediately to become a more effective communicator.

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  24. SLK-Digital Books and Devices

    December 13, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    With the holidays fast approaching, we anticipate many library patrons receiving new devices and coming to us for assistance in using them with our digital books. The State Library has multiple eBook services and a service for digital audiobooks available for statewide use. This webinar will focus primarily on which devices are compatible with each of our services as well as how to use our website to find detailed instructions on device setup and use.

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  25. Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement

    December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. In this webinar we'll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We'll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

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  26. Continuous Learning

    December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- YALSA YALSA monthly competency webinar. facilitated by knowledgeable youth development experts and library staff and focus on a different competency in YALSA’s brand new Teen Services Competencies for Library Staff. Webinar recordings are available for those who can’t participate in the live session.

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  27. Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News

    December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

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  28. SEA Insights: Health Literacy In Action

    December 13, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This webinar will feature NNLM SEA Health Information Outreach Project awardee Jessica Daly. She will present on her funded project, including: Discuss the lack of Health Literacy within my hospital system and community; Share the plan created; Share the outreach efforts associated with the grant within the community (speaking events, ect.); and more!

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  29. We Know Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are Important… Now What?

    December 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople It seems like everyone is talking about equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), but what does it really mean to put these values into practice at your library? In this webinar, the presenters will a provide a “starter kit” for EDI training in libraries. They will cover topics such as staff and management buy-in, low-cost training, and how to meaningfully engage staff in an effort to create a workplace culture that is affirming, representative, and inclusive.

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  30. The Hidden Biases of Good People

    December 14, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library Most of us believe that we are ethical and unbiased but research has confirmed that, in reality, most of us fall short in the way we perceive ourselves. During the session, an overview of unconscious bias and examples of its impact are provided. You will be encouraged to examine your own biases and assumptions so that you can make more informed decisions.

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  31. YA Reads for the New Year

    December 17, 2018, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Idaho Commission for Libraries What’s coming down the pike for your young adult readers in 2019? Learn what titles are on their way and what titles remain in top reading lists. Learn from our presenter and be prepared to share your own ideas!

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  32. Advanced Visualization Process to Create Dynamic & Effective Presentations

    December 18, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network This session looks at three ways to improve your slides visually and get away from Death by PowerPoint and click-through eLearning, so that your content can become more visual, using the right diagram to illustrate and bring your points to life. That means your audience start paying attention, and understand what you want to tell them, even when it’s pretty complicated. Which means that your training is more effective.

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  33. How to Promote Your Online Fundraising Campaign

    December 18, 2018, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

    Sponsored by- Charity How To In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn tactics to use your website, email list, and social media channels to promote your online fundraising campaign and achieve your goals!

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  34. Library Programming for Adults, From Start to Finish

    December 18, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction This webinar will teach you to plan events and programs from start to finish, including identifying potential partners, getting community input, and successful marketing. Learn how to deliver quality, budget-friendly programs that will bring in the crowds without reinventing the wheel. From choosing dates and times to selecting events that get results, you’ll hear practical tips on everything it takes to launch adult programs your community will love.

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  35. 30 Ways to Make Your Small Library Extraordinary

    December 19, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Indiana State Library We don’t have large budgets. We don’t have large staffs. We might have to spend parts of our day shoveling the sidewalks or cleaning up a mess in the restroom. In spite of this, small and rural libraries have the power to be great. We can do simple, practical things that can instantly make a difference. From internal customer service tips to tech tools you can’t live without, linking these 30 things will help make your small library extraordinary.

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  36. NCompass Live: A Textbook Program is NOT for Us! Re-Imagining Failure Into New Possibilities

    December 19, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Sometimes, despite all our efforts, projects fail. We’re here to tell you that’s okay. In 2017, the University of Nebraska at Omaha's Criss Library created a Textbook Reserves Pilot Project. In this program, we share the top reasons why we think our textbook pilot project failed, how the lessons learned during our pilot helped as UNO Libraries created an Open Educational Resource initiative, and why failure should always be embraced throughout your organization.

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  37. 3 Keys to a Successful Capital Campaign in Today’s Hyper-Busy World

    December 19, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Nonprofit Hub Over the past decade, fueled by new technologies, communications and business practices across all sectors have changed radically. The changes are shifting the way people conduct capital campaigns too. In this webinar, capital campaign masters Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt will explore new opportunities for creating more efficient and more successful capital campaigns.

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  38. Events in a Digital Age: How to Maximize Offline Events in an Online World

    December 21, 2018, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Sponsored by- Firespring Want your next fundraising event to be a hit? Give it digital legs. With the vast number of online tools available, you can streamline everything from event registration to email marketing to social media, ensuring you capture your audience right where they are: online. Join us to learn how to plan your next event with digital in mind from day one.

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