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  1. How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

    February 19, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Nonprofit Tech for Good Packed with practical, how-to advice and examples for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will show you how to leverage your social media accounts to raise money and strengthen relationships with donors so they give again.

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  2. Cybersecurity in Low-Risk Organizations: Understanding Your Risk and Making Practical Improvements

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

    Sponsored by- TechSoup Mission-driven organizations often need support in identifying and fending off basic online threats. For organizations with decentralized operations or a wide volunteer base, proper connectivity is crucial. However, many organizations want to establish an online presence quickly, and they ignore basic security steps, such as using a formal identity system or multifactor authentication.

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  3. Everything's Coming up YA

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

    Sponsored by- Booklist The first hint of the spring season has arrived, and we’re here to help you keep your YA collections fresh.

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  4. Teaching Historical Fiction with Primary Sources

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

    Sponsored by- Follett Teaching with historical fiction is the perfect way to bring those events to life for students. Primary sources can often seem dated or unconnected to the modern life of our students, but through the lens of a narrative, we see the context that allows us to make those connections between the past and the present.

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  5. NCompass Live: Crafting Relevant Community Partnerships Using Archives

    February 20, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission Historically, archives have told the stories of the dominant society. Increasingly, archives are exploring and filling some of the silences left by the exclusion of many voices. Oral history is a way of actively collecting stories which may not exist in written form. Both the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s LGBTQ+ Voices: The Queer Omaha Archives Oral History Project and the University of Nebraska at Kearney Archives and Special Collections’ Coming to the Plains: Latin@ Stories in Central Nebraska project engage members of diverse communities in telling their own stories. Find out more about these projects during this webinar.

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  6. Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics

    February 20, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

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  7. Mindful Leadership: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Academic Library Information Literacy Program

    February 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association of College & Research Libraries Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are not just politically correct buzzwords; they are complex ideas that should be addressed by leaders of instruction programs. Mindful leadership involves the thoughtful reflection about and integration of practices that support DEI in our work as instructional librarians. This webinar offers a panel discussion and question-and-answer session examining DEI through the lens of management and leadership featuring four well-known specialists.

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  8. Tear Down This Wall: Find & Remove Barriers to Library Use

    February 20, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library Join us for this interactive session to discuss how to find out who isn’t coming to your library and why, and talk through strategies for breaking down road blocks that some members of your community have to enable them to become more active library patrons.

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  9. Breezing Along with the RML

    February 20, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Have you been pondering your 2019 professional development? Are you wondering how other librarians in the region decide when selecting development opportunities? This month we are featuring three MCR network members who will share their experiences from recent conferences and trainings.

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  10. Deep Dive into COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5

    February 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:15 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Connect In this instructional webinar, you’ll learn more about the COUNTER Code of Practice Release 5 (COP5), which goes into effect in January 2019. Lorraine Estelle, COUNTER Project Director, will highlight key points in the development of the new release, touching on metric types and new reports. Then Elena Zapryanova-Hadjinikolova, COUNTER Executive Committee and Director Analytics, Elsevier, will take you step-by-step through the new reports and familiarize you with their use cases.

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  11. Get Started Using Website Analytics to Improve Your Online Fundraising

    February 21, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Smart Cause Digital Join them for an information-packed webinar specifically created for nonprofit communicators and fundraisers!

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  12. Creative and Innovative Recognition Strategies for Today's Volunteers

    February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch Are you doing the right things to recognize the work volunteers do for your organization? Are your recognition strategies and events stuck in the past? In this webinar we'll discuss what motivates today's volunteers and discuss strategies for matching recognition to motivation. We'll also share examples and ideas to incorporate creative and meaningful recognition into your volunteer engagement strategy.

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  13. How to Create a School Makerspace

    February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Demco This webinar will cover the basics of starting, outfitting, and maintaining a makerspace at your school. Based in part on his best-selling book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, Nicholas Provenzano will share all of his favorite tips, tricks, and tools to help you as you venture into the world of making.

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  14. Stay Mentally Alert and Sane: Government Resources For Good Mental Health

    February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program This webinar will offer information on where to find resources on mental health including the National Institute of Mental Health, PubMed, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Information on how to help patrons who may have mental health issues will also be presented. Resources in other languages about mental health will be included.

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  15. Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone

    February 21, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these "superpatients" need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians?

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  16. The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare

    February 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine In this hour-long webinar we’ll explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

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  17. Using Social Media as a Tool to Advocate Diversity and Inclusion

    February 21, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Social media is a great way to start dialogue and conversations about a variety of topics and to meet customers where they are. This webinar will demonstrate how to use humor, pop culture, children’s materials, and more, to advocate for diverse communities, and to speak up when necessary.

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

    February 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 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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  19. Funding Information Network (FIN) Information Session

    February 26, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace Join Brian Schultz, manager of the Funding Information Network at Foundation Center, to learn how the Funding Information Network program can help your nonprofit resource center, community foundation, or library support your local nonprofit and small business economy.

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  20. Re-Energize your Volunteer Program by Designing Mission-Driven Opportunities

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

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch Too often organizations look at volunteer engagement as something that's nice to have, and never realize the true potential of volunteers. But, our organizations become more successful, responsive, and effective when we look at volunteers as a key component to our organization's success. In this session we'll discuss creating a connection between the work volunteers do and the mission of your organization. You'll learn how to design volunteer opportunities with real impact, and how to tell the story of that impact both within your organization and to your community. Attendees will leave with sample mission-driven position descriptions and a worksheet to help craft their organization's story of volunteer engagement.

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  21. Help Teens Build Financial Wellbeing at Your Library

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

    Sponsored by- WebJunction Join us to learn how to help your teen patrons become empowered to navigate their financial futures. As children grow, their potential to manage money and understand financial concepts grows as well. The knowledge, skills, and behaviors kids learn when they are young lay the groundwork for their financial well-being as adults, and libraries can play a role in building these important financial literacy skills.

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  22. Building Community Around Essential Literacy Experiences

    February 26, 2019, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Education Week/Fountas & Pinnell Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as together they explore the essential literacy experiences that are critical for nurturing lifelong readers and writers.

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  23. NextGen Professional Development Virtual Summit: Advance your Gov Career

    February 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    Sponsored by- GovLoop How will you move to the next phase in your career? In order to help you achieve your professional development goals, you’re invited to participate in this webinar to hear from government and career experts about how to become a better, more well-rounded and productive employee.

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  24. When Copyright and Cultural Collections Converge

    February 27, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Connecting to Collections This webinar provides a practical introduction to U.S. copyright law, the public domain, and fair use, as well as touching upon parallel intellectual property rights to consider, such as privacy and publicity rights. Additionally, attendees will be presented with methodologies to navigate the myriad licensing options and ever-changing uses affecting collections, including determining rights status, identifying rights holders, and applying rights statements, Open Access, and Creative Commons licenses to collection objects.

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  25. What's New in Children's Literature - 2019

    February 27, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Infopeople Join us for our annual review of what’s new in children’s literature, both new authors and old favorites, that you can recommend to a child – especially when you are busy! This webinar can help you discover new books that you can offer to children who use your library, including books that reflect the diversity of the children we serve.

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  26. Social-Emotional Learning in the Library

    February 27, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School, CT, will explore the many ways in which school librarians can support their learning communities through co-teaching, making, reading, and more.

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  27. How School and District Leaders Can Create the Conditions for Innovation and Change

    February 28, 2019, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Sponsored by- Future Ready Schools/Alliance for Excellent Education Leadership and school culture lay the foundation of successful schools. For digital learning to thrive, school and district leaders need to create conditions that empower teachers to take risks and try new things. Veteran Principal and Future Ready Advisor, Jimmy Casas, will discuss how school leaders can create cultures of innovation in their schools.

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  28. Health Statistics on the Web

    February 28, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

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  29. Grants and Proposal Writing

    February 28, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Designed for beginners, this class presents a general overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant process, as well as tips for writing a successful proposal. The one-hour webinar will address: documenting community need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing an evaluation plan.

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  30. Standards at Your Fingertips: AASL Standards Mobile App for School Library Educators

    February 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Association of School Librarians This session, dedicated to the AASL Standards Mobile App, defines some of the most appropriate uses for school library educators. We will clarify and explain the content of the app and its use as a companion tool to the print publication of the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries.

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