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Librarian Events

  1. Bringing Play to Adult Services Programming: It’s Not Just for Kids

    October 15, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Journal This program will outline the need for play in adult lives, types of play, and the benefits of prioritizing play for every age. It will examine and celebrate ways that Library programming is bringing play to the forefront in our patrons’ lives, and explore ways that libraries might expand this initiative.

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  2. Helping Patrons Navigate “Dr. Google”

    October 15, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Learn about strategies to make digital resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them access reliable health information online.

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  3. Facts Are Facts...Aren’t They?

    October 15, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Teachers First Can your students tell facts from fiction? Learn strategies to help your students determine if information is reliable in this session.

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  4. Surviving and Thriving as an Accidental Librarian

    October 16, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission You finally got your dream job at the library, but now what? People always say, "I never learned that in Library School", but what about those of us who never went to school? More than 3 out of every 4 library staff nationwide don’t hold a library degree, so if you’re one of them, this session is for you! Come take pride in your accidental librarianship, and walk away with greater understanding of library principles, practices, and tools of the trade.

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  5. Being a Better Ally to All

    October 16, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

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  6. Engaging Your Board for Better Fundraising

    October 16, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Network for Good Would you like to deepen your board's involvement in fundraising? This webinar will explore a 3-step process for building board engagement in fundraising. You'll have the opportunity to reflect on what is and isn't working in engaging your board with fundraising, Then, you'll choose from a variety of possible next steps that will take your board fundraising to a higher level.

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  7. A Recipe for Reading: Culinary Literacy at Your Library

    October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Programming Librarian Few things bring people together like a good meal. Join us to hear how two libraries established culinary literacy programming for their communities and get tips for setting up a similar program in your community.

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  8. Activate Student Success With Database Access

    October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Education Week/Gale Register for this webinar to hear Project Tomorrow and panelists discuss key findings and examples for implementing databases into the classroom. You’ll learn how educational databases have been used to develop future-ready skills, enhance projects, and improve the quality of student learning. Plus, you’ll receive access to download our research paper and best practice guide. Wyoming educators have free access to Gale databases.

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  9. Fierce Fighting Girls

    October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal Algonquin Young Readers has a FIERCE fall 2019 line-up of middle grade and young adult titles. Join authors Tracey Baptiste, Sarah Jean Horwtiz, Karen Rivers, Maria Padian, and Cynthia Copeland as they discuss each of their brand-new titles and protagonists. Each title represents characteristics beyond just being tough and will encourage young readers to celebrate their own fierceness, whether they have Fierce Courage like Corinne or a Fierce Voice like Cindy.

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  10. Rethinking Philanthropy: Indigenous-led Grantmaking

    October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace In this webinar, we are bringing together indigenous leaders from the philanthropic sector that will share how they have redefined grantmaking practices to better serve Indigenous communities.

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  11. Study Design: Developing a Citizen Science Project that Delivers Results

    October 16, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- DigitalGov This 60-minute session will explore the fundamental building blocks for building a strong citizen science program.

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  12. PNR Rendezvous: Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help

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

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Libraries are prominent places in communities making libraries and librarians excellent resources for advancing health information literacy. For example, librarians can address the unmet information needs that leave many unable to make appropriate health insurance choices. For those with lower levels of health insurance literacy, the ability to procure appropriate levels of health insurance coverage may be limited, which can have dire effects on individuals’ health statuses. Addressing this critical information need, Emily Vardell, Ph.D., will present a talk entitled “Health Insurance Literacy and How Librarians Can Help.”

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  13. Diversity in Context: Stretching the Idea of Building Diverse Collections

    October 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sponsored by- edWeb How can we build collections that celebrate not only diverse characters but also a diverse range of experiences for those characters to inhabit? And, how can we encourage readers to empathize with characters who may seem unfamiliar? In this edWebinar, join Michelle Luhtala for a lively discussion in honor of Teen Read Week 2019.

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  14. Diversity and Inclusion – Planting Seeds of Change in the Digital Space

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

    Sponsored by- InSync Training In this webinar we will discuss how to overcome challenges within Diversity & Inclusion training, share some real examples of effective online programs and explore strategies for how to position D&I training within your organization.

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  15. 5 Reasons Why Winter Is the Next Summer

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

    Sponsored by- Library Journal This webcast will share 5 best practices for employing a winter reading challenge to increase circulation and grow a culture of reading. This webcast will be designed for schools looking to grow their culture of reading and toward public libraries looking to engage patrons year-round.

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  16. Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft: How Libraries Can Help

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

    Sponsored by- WebJunction This webinar will explore the free resources available in multiple languages and formats provided by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that can be used by your patrons to protect their identity and to recognize and avoid scams. You’ll also hear how Johnson County Library is partnering with local agencies to provide programs and resources to empower consumers in their community.

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  17. Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos

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

    Sponsored by- Effectiveness Institute The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

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  18. Check It Out! New Books for Ages 0-18

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

    Sponsored by- State Library of Iowa Join us on the last Thursday of each month for a review of brand new titles published for ages 0-18. You'll hear short booktalks of new titles (and new entries in ongoing series) from major and Indie publishers and get ideas on how to keep up with the endless tide of what's new in kidlit and young adult literature.

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  19. Girls Who Code at your Library

    October 21, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Idaho Commission for Libraries Interested in starting a coding club at your library but don’t know where to start? The Girls Who Code platform is the perfect fit public and school libraries that want to host coding programs without a lot of training. Learn more about the curriculum and how it could have a positive impact on your community during this Info2Go session.

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  20. How to Turn Event Guests Into Donors

    October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- CharityHowTo Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy-to-follow strategy that helped organizations engage event guests and turn them into donors? In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg will show you how to make guests feel the love at your event and turn that into long-term supporters.

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  21. Integrating Online Communications into Your Fundraising Campaign

    October 22, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Sponsored by- IdealWare Are you effectively incorporating email campaigns into your fundraising mix? What about social media, or peer-to-peer campaigns? We’ll walk through how to successfully use online communication tools to enhance your fundraising efforts in inexpensive and time-effective ways.

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  22. Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

    October 22, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine This one hour webinar will focus on health program ideas, guides, and resources for libraries and community/faith based organizations.

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  23. National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

    October 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- U.S. National Archives Participate in our biggest genealogy event of the year! The National Archives will host a free, live, virtual Genealogy Fair via webcast on YouTube, offering advice on family history research for all skill levels on Federal records.

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  24. Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions

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

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. The role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included.

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  25. Introduction to Website Accessibility

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

    Sponsored by- Infopeople In this one-hour webinar, you'll gain an understanding of which guidelines are used to measure website accessibility in the United States, and how to begin to evaluate your own library's site for potential issues. We'll also discuss some common pitfalls and things to avoid.

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  26. Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience

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

    Sponsored by- Training Magazine Network Attend this webinar and get the latest techniques to grab and hold your audience’s attention. Get real-world examples and new ideas that make your job easier.

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  27. Computer Science in Early Learning with LEGO® Education

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

    Sponsored by- edWeb Join this edWebinar for a learning experience with LEGO® Education to explore how to expose young students to computer science topics through incorporating creativity, inquiry, and collaboration in early childhood instruction to build important foundations for student learning.

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  28. The Future in Your Face: Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality in Libraries

    October 24, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Texas State Library and Archives Commission Join TSLAC’s library technology consultant Henry Stokes of ‘Henry’s High-tech Highlights’ as he takes you through the latest tech trends in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) with a focus on libraries. He’ll start with placing this emerging tech in context with other technologies throughout time, plot out for you the current AR/VR landscape, and describe various use cases he’s collected. He’ll also outline the important roles libraries can play in the coming Wizarding World, including free to low cost ways to get started.

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  29. Motivating Your Staff: A Webinar for Managers

    October 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Utah State Library In this session, the presenter will give examples of the application of motivational theories in staff training, meetings, onboarding, and in the day-to-day interactions managers have with their employees. Attendees will walk away with new ideas for how to motivate their staff and with the start of a motivational plan.

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  30. Pathways to Nature-Based Play: There Is One for You!

    October 24, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations This webinar will explore ways to jump right into nature-based play, wherever you might want to begin by enhancing early childhood teacher’s ability to introduce children to nature-based play both indoors and out.

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  31. Playing Well with Others – At Work

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

    Sponsored by- Colorado State Library We all know that children learn through play, but what about adults? Research shows that when humans, at any age, play, they learn and grow into healthy, happy, well-functioning individuals. Find out more about the research on play, identify your play style as well as others, and imagine ways to add more play into your work. Perhaps counter-intuitively, your habits of embedding playful work techniques into your day can lead to greater creativity, productivity, and resilience in you and your library. And knowing others’ play styles will help build better teams, collaborative work, and enjoyable work culture.

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  32. Library-Created Games: A Showcase

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

    Sponsored by- Indiana State Library This presentation explores games developed by libraries to support information literacy and internal training. One benefit of creating games is being able to tailor experiences to the culture and needs of libraries and their communities. Some games covered in this session include the University of Tennessee Libraries' interactive Breakout Game for first-year studies courses, Acquisitions Adventure (which is used for internal training of acquisitions staff), and the Pendergrass Clue board game (which supports one of our branch libraries). This session showcases games created by other libraries as well.

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  33. The Books are Afoot

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

    Sponsored by- Booklist October has been the instigator for many things— howling winds accompanied by mysterious figures; hounds running amok in Baskerville; and now, Booklist’s mystery webinar! Join us 10/29 when we hear from Books on Tape/Listening Library, HarperCollins Publishers, Severn House, and Oceanview Publishers about the latest mysteries creeping on the shelves this fall!

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  34. Pretty Sweet Tech

    October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission New special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

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  35. Introduction to Finding Grants

    October 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- GrantSpace Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

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  36. We Stories: Diversity in Children’s Literature at the Library

    October 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Georgia Library Association Research of family habits indicates that the vast majority of white families rarely, if ever, talk about race at home. At the same time, many library patrons from minority groups observe and report that there are few books for children that are culturally relevant and reflective of their lives. St. Louis County Library initiated a partnership with a local organization that aimed at addressing both of these deficits. Learn how the collaboration between a non-profit and the public library evolved and the results of this collaboration.

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  37. Public Libraries Partner to Respond to the Opioid Crisis

    October 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- WebJunction As communities across the country experience the impact of the opioid epidemic, public library staff are finding themselves on the front line of this public health crisis. How should libraries engage? Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Epidemic with Their Community is an IMLS-funded project led by OCLC and PLA to expand libraries’ capacity to support their communities. The project studied a diverse set of communities where the library is an active partner in addressing the epidemic and facilitated discussions with library leaders and a range of government, public health, and community organizations. Presenters will share insights gained from the case studies and emerging practices, opportunities, and challenges, and share resources to help library staff guide their libraries’ response to the opioid crisis. This is the first in a series of webinars on this topic, highlighting the project findings.

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SLK Webinars

  1. SLK: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

    October 15, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Join the State Library and trainer Angel DeRue for an overview of Ferguson's Career Guidance Center, a career exploration and planning resource that includes 3,000 articles, a graduate and undergraduate school finder database, as well as databases for internships and apprenticeships, financial aid, education to career planning timelines, a career assessment, career profiles, a sample resume and cover letter database, and an industry associations and resources directory.

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  2. SLK: SAGE Stats and US Political Stats

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

    Join the State Library and trainer Robin Sabbath for an overview of SAGE Stats and US Political Stats, two powerful statistical databases available for statewide use. SAGE Stats makes research easy by providing, in one place, annual measures dating back more than two decades, including more than 400,000 government and non-government datasets, covering popular topics of research interest for U.S. states, counties, cites, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes. U.S. Political Stats is a powerful data download and visualization tool covering all three branches of the United States government, including information on election returns, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, as well as presidential performance and economic indicators.

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  3. SLK: SAGE Knowledge

    October 22, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Join the State Library and trainer Rhonda Contreras for an overview of SAGE Knowledge, which provides access to an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content on topics including business, criminology, education, sociology, and more.

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