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  1. Researching The Law: Finding Cases and Judicial Documents, Part 1 - An Introduction to Court Structure and Finding Case Law

    February 6, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Part 1 of this webinar will introduce participants to the structure of the American legal system, the federal court structure, and the concepts of stare decisis and judicial precedence. Participants will learn how different states structure their court systems, with a focus on Indiana. We will explore different free sources for researching case law, including state judiciary websites and Google Scholar. Finally, we will discuss Nexis Uni, a commercial legal database, commonly available at academic libraries.

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  2. Basic Storytime Development

    February 6, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Not all storytime presenters have the opportunity get professional instruction in developing and implementing storytimes. This webinar will focus on developing a basic preschool storytime (ages 3-5) from deciding on a theme or no theme, choosing books, choosing extension activities, and developing early literacy messaging for caregivers. Get the basics so you can feel confident in creating storytimes!

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  3. Food for Thought: Creating Resilient Rural Communities

    February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Imagine grocery shopping at a Dollar Store. That’s the reality for the rural poor who live in food deserts with limited transportation. This lack of access to fresh food leads to an increase in obesity, diabetes, and other health concerns. Find out how the Southern Adirondack Library System addressed that issue in their community.

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  4. High-Performance Practices Successful Nonprofits Need

    February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Want to improve results for the people or causes you serve? Two experienced nonprofit leaders, Terri Sorensen and Juan De Angulo, will share how the Performance Imperative and the Performance Practice, which are complimentary resources from the Leap Ambassadors Community, can help you advance your organization’s mission. You’ll leave the webinar with pragmatic suggestions and tips for getting the most benefit from the resources covered in the training.

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  5. OER & the Library: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    As the use of OER increases across institutions, libraries have the potential to play a valuable role and strategically support teaching and learning in a new way. In fact, the skills and expertise that librarians possess make libraries a natural ally in OER initiatives. This moderated panel of experienced librarians and OER specialists will explore the key topics associated with OER and the library, including the good, the bad, and the ugly.

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  6. Show Me the Money: Transforming Gov's Budgeting Process with Grants Management

    February 6, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    One of the most untapped revenue sources available to state and local governments is grant funding. However, managing hundreds of grants and collecting the proper data is not easy, which is why governments need a grant management strategy. Join us online Thursday, Feb. 6 from 2-3 p.m. ET/11 a.m.-noon PT, to learn how state and local governments can follow the Detroit grant funding model to expand their sources of revenue and bolster city resources. For more information and to register, visit:

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  7. What Does the 2020 Census Mean for Libraries

    February 6, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    The U.S. Census Bureau will be undertaking the massive operation of carrying out the Decennial 2020 Census. The Decennial census helps to determine how many House seats are apportioned to each state in Congress, how congressional districts are drawn and how federal funds are distributed to states. In the 2020, Decennial Census the public will be able to participate in the census online, by phone, or on paper. Learn how libraries can prepare to support their communities in being accurately counted in the 2020 Census. This session will provide an overview of 2020 Census, timeline, available resources, and opportunities to assist in outreach in your community.

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