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  1. National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists

    February 24, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    In this class, participants will learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries.

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  2. How to Create an Effective Event Budget

    February 25, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    It is time to breathe a big sigh of relief, because this FREE webinar will help you ace your event budget! In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you step-by-step how to create an effective event budget.

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  3. Marketing Magic Tricks for Training Strategy

    February 25, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    This session introduces fresh ideas sourced from the ?eld of consumer marketing and shows you how to apply them to your training strategy. Using the lens of learner as consumer, we reveal the secrets behind some of the simplest and most engaging marketing strategies to motivate people to engage in training programs.

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  4. Pretty Sweet Tech

    February 26, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    This session is all about where to get started with the most popular technology skills in industry right now. Want to learn websites? Easy: HTML, CSS and Javascript will get you started. Want to learn robotics? Try Python, then work your way into C++. Augmented and Virtual Reality? Start with HTML, CSS and Javacript, or launch right into C#. What about artificial intelligence? Start with Python in Tensorflow. This session will be jam-packed with tools and resources to ease learners into complex technology from an absolute beginner’s standpoint. Some of these tools can be used in library programming, while others are geared towards the self-directed learner who wants to know how to take the next steps on their own. Who is this session geared towards? Makerspace librarians, children’s and teens librarians, and anyone interested in connecting library patrons with resources to learn technology concepts.

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  5. What’s My Role as a Nonprofit Board Member?

    February 26, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    You’re at the table – now what? Learn to participate in board meetings and other engagements with more confidence and knowledge about your role as a board member. We’ll cover board responsibilities and how you can be a strong resource for a nonprofit organization. A recording of this webinar and a pdf of the slides will be shared with those registered after the session in a follow-up email.

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  6. Connecting Out-of-School-Time (OST) Activities and Student Interest in STEM

    February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Which specific types and characteristics of OST activities increase students’ interest in STEM? What are the barriers that prevent students from participating in these programs? The Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) surveyed over 15,000 college students in introductory college English classes nationally - a mixture of students in STEM and non-STEM majors, to identify factors that have strengthened their interest in STEM. Students were asked about their experiences in a variety of precollege STEM activities including afterschool clubs, summer camps, competitions, and job-shadowing as well as opportunities within programs such as interacting with mentors, participating in hands-on activities, and designing and carrying out their own STEM projects. Join us on Feb. 26th to find out which types of programs and which attributes of these programs are the most successful in increasing STEM interest and the most common reasons students do not participate in these programs.

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  7. Traveling with a Disability / Health Condition

    February 26, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    This webinar will provide mainly government information regarding national and international travel, including accessible travel by airplane, bus, and train. The webinar will also cover accessibility information for places such as national parks and museums.

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  8. A Framework for Digital Citizenship Implementation

    February 26, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join this edWebinar to learn more about contributing factors that need to be considered when implementing digital citizenship in your school or district. Common Sense Education’s Digital Citizenship Implementation Guide provides a path for a phased framework to help you plan, implement, and evaluate your digital citizenship program. From how to get buy-in, assessing your motivation and needs, instructional plans, educating families, to how to become a Common Sense Recognized School or District, we will discuss different models for digital citizenship implementation.

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  9. Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader's Advisory

    February 27, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    RESCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 23. We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader's Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

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  10. Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff

    February 27, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Join library director, yoga teacher, and physical literacy researcher, Jenn Carson, as she teaches you how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Participants will learn an easy self-care routine that will help to reduce stress at work and leave you feeling recharged instead of drained. Participants will leave with digital downloads to help them remember what they learned and share with their colleagues.

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  11. Hiring Help For Nonprofit Managers

    February 27, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    It’s important to find the right person for the role in a manner that is fair, consistent and free from bias. But recruiting doesn’t have to be difficult! Using a combination of best practices and lived experience, this webinar will walk you through the key steps to a successful selection of your next hire.

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  12. Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot

    February 27, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Join fundraising master trainer, Chad Barger, CFRE, for a workshop focused on utilizing social media to boost nonprofit fundraising. Chad will provide tips to center your messaging with a focus on telling the right stories, in the right format, on the right channel.

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  13. Survey Translation and the Inclusion of End Users in the Process

    February 27, 2020, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    We will review the intricacies of multilingual survey design, give an overview of the literature on survey translation, and we will discuss how to include the end users of our products in the development through pretesting. This talk will also include tips for monolingual speakers of English who manage the translation and pre testing process.

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  14. Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills

    February 27, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Distinguishing truth from disinformation is only a small part of a larger problem. Students frequently rely on shallow reference materials as core sources for research, treat 2-minute news clips as in-depth journalism, and fail to distinguish between reportage and opinion articles. Lecturing students about these shortcomings rarely helps, but providing meaningful feedback on research checkpoints (e.g., research questions, works cited lists, and thesis statements) can be instructionally effective. Join Michelle Luhtala as she shares replicable lessons and instructional materials to help learners improve their inquiry skills.

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