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  1. "Is This Normal?" Nonprofit Website Benchmarks in 2019

    May 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Smart Cause Digital What’s normal for a nonprofit website, and how does your organization website’s compare to others like it? Join Google Analytics expert Yesenia Sotelo as she answers questions such as: What’s an average bounce rate for a nonprofit website? How much traffic should we be getting from Google? Is our social media audience more or less engaged than normal? Bring your questions to this interactive training session!

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  2. What key faculty findings reveal for libraries

    May 23, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Library Connect Would you like to explore opportunities to evolve or shape new library services based on quantitative data? Join us for a presentation of the Ithaka S+R Faculty Survey. The presenters will share insights into faculty research, teaching and publishing practices, and ideas for how librarians could incorporate this knowledge into the design of programs and services.

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  3. How to Create Experiences WITH Young Children Rather Than Planning Activities FOR Them

    May 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations In the field of early childhood education, the focus has often been on planning an activity FOR children that is focused on coming up with a product. This session, presented by author, consultant, and DAP expert, Jacky Howell, will help you and your staff members experience a shift in thinking about classroom experiences. This webinar will be helpful for all who want to spark joy in young children and help them grow and learn. Join us to experience a paradigm shift in this transformative and exciting webinar!

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  4. Voter Perceptions of Libraries: Results and Methodologies of the 2018 From Awareness to Funding Study

    May 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Research Institute for Public Libraries What motivates people to vote in favor of library funding? OCLC posed this question a decade ago, which led to the 2008 report, From Awareness to Funding, which provided ground-breaking insights into voter support for libraries. Ten years later, OCLC and ALA partnered to conduct a follow-up study to understand what may have changed in voter attitudes and behaviors over the past decade. In this webinar, the OCLC research team will discuss the key results, suggest areas for action, and then will describe the methods used to create the survey, collect and analyze the survey data.

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  5. Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program

    May 23, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- VolunteerMatch Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to deploy volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

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  6. YA Summer Reads

    May 23, 2019, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- North Dakota State Library Once again we’re gearing up for summer here in North Dakota, the perfect time to read some sensational YA titles. This May we’ll take a look at some early-year releases, the current hot titles, and the most anticipated YA books coming out later this year. We’ll cover everything from a girl investigating her father’s disappearance by entering a contest run by a virtual reality company to a boy who gets a second chance to reconnect with his ex-best friend when she dies and then shows up not-quite-dead at his family’s funeral home, plus much more!

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  7. Stories That Raise Money - 3 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Using

    May 23, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Donor Search One of the biggest challenges with fundraisers face with storytelling is wondering if what you are sending donors will actually resonate with them. A lot of time and resources go into developing a story, so it's tough when all you get in return in crickets. During this webinar with Vanessa Chase Lockshin, you'll learn insights on storytelling that your non-profit can put into action right away. You'll come away with clear, actionable ideas for your organization to tell stories that resonate with and inspire donors to give.

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  8. Fostering Accountability: Media Literacy in the Classroom

    May 28, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Teachers First As digital media increasingly replaces traditional media, students must have the skills to think critically about these new types of texts. Media literacy – the ability to skillfully read and write in a wide range of message forms – allows students to identify themes and issues emerging from popular culture. Media literacy standards have been incorporated across content areas and grade levels in all 50 states. Join us to learn more about this information age survival skill.

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  9. NCompass Live: Let's Get Real About Virtual Reality

    May 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission When Chadron State College began collaborating on virtual reality, they had hardware and software in a space that was small and out of the way, and little idea of what to do with it.We will discuss some of the primary challenges we faced, how we identified areas of our mission to which VR could contribute, and how we connected with our most helpful allies in other staff and faculty. We hope to provide some insight on how smaller libraries can integrate VR, or any newer technology.

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  10. Measuring the Success of Health Programs and Services

    May 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Public Library Association In this webinar, participants will learn how Project Outcome’s new health survey will help public libraries measure the success of health programs and services. Participants will also discover helpful resources and training tools to enhance their health services.

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  11. Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM's Data Discovery and Pillbox

    May 29, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- National Network of Libraries of Medicine As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

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  12. New Media and Preschool Services - Practical Applications

    May 29, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Association for Library Service to Children Three public libraries will share their format, tools, and resources for facilitating digital storytimes, with sample plans and tech suggestions. After this webinar, you will be prepared to plan, promote, and present your own digital storytime for preschool audiences.

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  13. Enjoy That Vacation and Find a New Hobby: Government Resources on Travel, Recreation, and Safe and Interesting Hobbies

    May 30, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- Federal Depository Library Program This webinar will provide information on Government resources on leisure time, vacation planning, and hobbies. Topics covered will include hobbies which can help the disabled and avoid dementia. Hobbies can also be a source of extra income. Vacation time is important to maintain balance in our lives, and this webinar will offer resources from agencies such as OSHA and explore the science of leisure time with information from sources like PubMed. And to add a touch of fun, we’ll pay a virtual visit to some of our national parks which offer great vacation and leisure time activities.

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

    May 30, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 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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