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  1. Providing Great Library Service With Skill and Empathy

    January 22, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Utah State Library This 90-minute webinar session with Steve provides realistic and practical tools to help all library employees with patron-contact jobs to better deal with entitled, difficult or even angry people, over the counter or over the phone. Steve uses his background in HR, security, and law enforcement to teach this program in a fast, entertaining, and even humorous way. Steve is the author of the ALA 2015 book Library Security and Service! Service! Service!, which is all about how to deliver excellent service to a variety of customers, in many contact settings.

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  2. Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

    January 22, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Firespring This session includes practical tips and tools for extending your cause and mission via social media. We cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization and give you handy tips for the “big 3:” Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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  3. Reclaim Your Success: Lessons from Disrupters - Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold

    January 23, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Management Association Dr. Patti Fletcher, speaker, advocate, leadership futurist, and author of Disrupters: Success Strategies from Women Who Break the Mold, shares how a disrupter's mindset enables women to not just break the glass ceiling, but shatter it against all odds. You will take away an action plan with specific lessons learned that can be put into practice right away.

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  4. Size Doesn't Matter: Transforming Big Ideas into Small Library Environments

    January 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Programming Librarian If you’ve ever heard about a fantastic library idea from a super-big library and thought, “There’s no way I can make that idea work in my understaffed, underfunded small library,” think again! This presentation celebrates all things small and shares big ideas that work in small libraries.

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  5. Emerging Tech Trends in the Library – Part 9

    January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.

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  6. Leadership in Youth Services, Part 3: Moving Beyond Youth Services

    January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Services to Children Thinking of the next step in your career? Learn how to translate the things you do everyday in your role as a Youth Services Librarian into desirable supervisory skills on your resume. Get advice from professionals in the field who have made the leap to management and hear what you should be doing right now to make yourself more marketable.

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  7. The Future Is Now: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Public Libraries

    January 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Libraries have long been at the forefront of providing community access to new technologies. Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) are now finding a place in library programming and services, engaging with communities in truly innovative ways. Two Maryland libraries are building their programming with straightforward approaches to community discovery and local partnerships. Join us to hear creative ideas for how to get started using VR/AR/MR at your library, as well as practical tips about applications, equipment and potential uses to meet your community’s needs.

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  8. Leading Transformational Learning Through Making

    January 23, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb The library makerspace is emerging as a powerful vehicle for increasing library visibility and value to the student community. In this session, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, and Donna Burns, Technology Integrator, of New Canaan High School in Connecticut, will feature how reorganization and materials selection helped one learning community fully embrace “making” across disciplines and grade levels.

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  9. National Mentoring Month: Strategies for Mentoring Girls in STEM

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

    Sponsored by- National Girls Collaborative Project The National Girls Collaborative Project is celebrating National Mentoring Month by highlighting the importance of role models and mentors in empowering girls and young women to actively pursue STEM education and careers. Join us as we cover tangible takeaways for educators seeking to utilize mentors in their programming, in addition to concrete strategies mentors can use to engage girls.. We will also take time to hear from participants and discuss methods for promoting the mentoring work that inspires girls to pursue STEM.

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  10. I Inherited a Mess! What Do I Do Now?

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

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library & Archives Commission You've landed your dream job. Every position has its challenges, but from day one, week one, or month one, you figure out that the library has problems: collection, human resources, public relations, technology, finance, policies, circulation, programming, or that the 100-year-old building is held together with duct tape. And maybe all of the above. This session is part case study, part plan, and part cheerleading session. Gwin Grimes, director of the Jeff Davis County Library in Fort Davis, Texas will share her decision-making matrix and outline of how to prioritize and plan for a library makeover, large or small.

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  11. Building and Maintaining a Graphic Novel and Comics Collection

    January 29, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Utah State Library Graphic Novels can be one of the most popular and highest circulating formats in your library collection, but often, staff are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with the format. In this webinar, graphic novel enthusiasts and longtime collection developer, Amanda Jacobs Foust, will share the secrets of purchasing, organizing and preserving graphic novels and comics in the library for all ages.

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  12. 3 Steps to Effective Storytelling to Grow Your Memberships

    January 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Wild Apricot Are you finding it a challenge to grow your membership? For many organizations, the culprit is not telling the right stories to motivate your target audience. If you want to learn how some of the most successful membership organizations use strategic storytelling to attract and engage members, please join our free webinar on January 29 with storytelling expert Vanessa Chase Lockshin.

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  13. Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations

    January 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb In this edWebinar, Sean Coffron, Ph.D. will present strategies and tools for introducing the topic of digital footprints to students and for preparing them to be thoughtful keepers of their online presences.

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  14. Moving Diversity Forward: Using Embedded Diversity Practices to Enhance Learning Opportunities for Youth

    January 30, 2019, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians This session will introduce participants to best practices for implementing multicultural literature into curriculums. The goal of the session is to engage participants in a meaningful, reflective discussion about the importance of diversity and inclusion as a strategic imperative for creating a sense of equality for all students.

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  15. How to Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools to Drive Donations

    January 31, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- CharityHowTo In this free 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn how to successfully register your nonprofit to use Facebook’s powerful new Fundraising Tools, and a brief step-by-step guide to using these free tools to raise money using Facebook!

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  16. Understanding Soft Risk in Volunteer Engagement

    January 31, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch We all worry about the hard risks that can have an impact on our volunteers and the work they do, but too often we don’t think about the soft risk. Soft risks are the attitudes, beliefs and actions that expose our organizations to risks. Those risks may include the actions of staff – both paid and volunteer, interactions on social media, lack of training for leaders and volunteers - leading to risky behavior, and how failing to screen for characteristics or “fit” can open volunteers and the organization up to risk. This webinar is designed to help attendees identify soft risks in their organization and give them the tools to make changes to processes and culture to minimize and address these risks.

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  17. Assistive Technology for Reading and Writing: An Overview of Innovative Tools for School, Work, and Home

    January 31, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    Sponsored by- PACER Center This workshop will introduce you to new tools that support reading and writing. Demonstrations will include devices from the STC lending library, mobile apps, Chrome extensions, and Microsoft learning tools.

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