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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.