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Librarian Events

  1. Improving Internet Access In US Libraries: the 'Toward Gigabit Libraries' Project

    March 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Sponsored by- Nebraska Library Commission While much worthy attention has been paid to improving "last mile" connectivity for rural and tribal libraries, it's the last 100 meters (the network inside the building) that is often overlooked and in need of improvement. The IMLS-funded Toward Gigabit Libraries project aims to address that problem through a self-service toolkit suitable for even the most novice of library workers. In straightforward, easy-to-understand language, the toolkit is designed to take lay people through technical concepts and tasks to create a Broadband Improvement Plan for each library. The plan is designed to help the library where it's needed most - including improvements to hardware, software and configuration, suggestions for training and education, resources to advocate for better connectivity, and more.

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  2. New Nonfiction for Spring

    March 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- School Library Journal Who doesn't love new and engaging nonfiction? From a delightful tale of a budding ballerina to STEM projects for Minecraft lovers -- and everything in between -- these fun and informational series and titles are sure to inspire your curious students and young patrons. Join publishing insiders for an array of nonficiton to deck out your shelves this spring!

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  3. Public Libraries: An Information Webinar for New Librarians

    March 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Sponsored by- American Library Association Join us at the New Members Round Table for a short (less than an hour) webinar about careers in public librarianship. Your hosts, Sara Dallas and Karen Pundsack will cover: Types of jobs in in different public library settings – rural, urban, suburban – large and smaller staffs; Avoiding some interview, cover letter mistakes; Preparation for the interview, among other areas. There will be time for questions at the end. Please join us to learn about exciting careers in public librarianship!

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  4. What Does Customer Service Have to Do with Early Childhood Programs? A Paradigm Shift

    March 6, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Early Childhood Investigations This dynamic webinar may change your thinking about how you and your staff interact with parents and handle prospective families. Leatha Ritchie, Child Care business expert will cover the importance of customer service skills in early childhood programs, and provide examples about how to best use “customer service thinking” to impact retention and parent satisfaction.

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  5. Surveys, Questionnaires, Focus Groups: a short Course

    March 6, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

    Sponsored by- Montana State Library This is the first in a 4 part course - please sign up for the complete course and plan to attend each week at the scheduled time. Seating in this course is limited. If you prefer to view the recordings, contact jflick@mt.gov for a link.

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  6. Using Makerspaces to Build Teacher/Librarian Collaboration

    March 6, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Sponsored by- AASL This session will demonstrate to participants how use of 3D printing can help teachers augment their lessons, develop higher order thinking and research, and give students exposure to 21st century technology. School librarian Harry Ostlund and social studies specialist Ryan Fontanella will share how their campus/district worked to create “archival boxes” - boxes of premade lessons incorporating various elements of the library’s digital and print resources available for checkout by teachers for use in the classroom.

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SLK Webinars

  1. SLK - Your School & Kansas Talking Books: Serving Print Disabled Students

    March 6, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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