Free Library Continuing Education Events for February

February is packed with free continuing education opportunities, check them out:
ADVOCACY
Feb. 11: The Iron is HOT: Libraries as Innovative & Creative Community

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
Feb. 4: Library Surveys for Success
Feb. 20: Measuring Success: How to Strategically Assess Your Program
BOARDS
Feb. 11: Succession Planning: a Board and Staff Responsibility

CAREERS
Feb. 5: Where in the world…? Nebraska’s Polley Music Library and the World of Music Librarianship
Feb. 12: Ignite Your Career by Creating a Powerful Body of Work in 2014

CHILDREN & TEENS
Feb. 4: Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults
Feb. 5: Reading for Information in Preschool – Best Practices in Selecting Informational Text
Feb. 5: Teen Tech Week:  Maker Activities
Feb. 6: Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 1: The People
Feb. 10: Once Upon a Time, Storytelling WAS Learning
Feb. 11: Hot New Titles for Middle- and High-School Readers
Feb. 11: Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 2: The Place
Feb. 18: YA Announcements: Need-to-Know Titles for Teens
Feb. 20: Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 3: The Package
Feb. 26: Early Literacy Beyond Circle Time – Integrating Language & Literacy into Play
Feb. 28: Big Talk from Small Libraries: Character Quest: Book Club for Struggling and Reluctant Readers
Feb. 28: Big Talk from Small Libraries: How to start a great Teen Advisory Board

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Feb. 4: Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults
Feb. 5: Reading for Information in Preschool – Best Practices in Selecting Informational Text
Feb. 10-11: Authority Control in the Library Catalog – eForum
Feb. 11: RDA: What is it & what does it have to do with you?
Feb. 11: Hot New Titles for Middle- and High-School Readers
Feb. 12: Street Lit and Libraries
Feb. 18: YA Announcements: Need-to-Know Titles for Teens
Feb. 19: Breezing Along with the RML: How Are Libraries Approaching Interlibrary Loan With Reduced Print Collections?
Feb. 19: RDA: Revising, Developing, and Assessing
Feb. 28: Big Talk from Small Libraries: Moving Local History Online with Open Source Software.

COMMUNICATION
Feb. 5: Ebook Merchandising
DATABASES & eRESOURCES
Feb. 26: Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Feb. 7: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work
Feb. 11: Tips for the Positive Deviant
Feb. 18: Juggling 101: Managing multiple priorities
Feb. 19: Lead From Where You Are
Feb. 28: Big Talk from Small Libraries: Motivating Library Employees in Tough Times

FUNDRAISING
Feb. 11: Getting Your Donors to Fall in Love With You
Feb. 19: Proposal Budgeting Basics
Feb. 25: Your Board and Fundraising
Feb. 26: Numbers and Narrative: How to Construct the Crucial Evaluation Piece of Grant Proposals and Reports

LEGAL
Feb. 13: Copyright, Libraries, and the Higher Ed Classroom

LIBRARY SPACES
Feb. 5: Evaluating Library Spaces through Simulation
Feb. 25: Build-A-Lab: Makerspaces in Lomira QuadGraphics, WI

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Feb. 19: Library Outreach to Adults Share Session

PROGRAMMING
Feb. 6: Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 1: The People
Feb. 11: Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 2: The Place
Feb. 12: How to Host a Preservation Week Event
Feb. 20: Beyond the Rhymes: Rethinking the Who, Where, and How of Storytimes Part 3: The Package
Feb. 28: Big Talk from Small Libraries: Character Quest: Book Club for Struggling and Reluctant Readers

READERS’ ADVISORY
Feb. 4: Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up?

SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Feb. 3: GeniusCon
Feb. 4: Visibility and the Common Core: Advocating for Your Library
Feb. 17: Teacher Librarian News Night

TECHNOLOGY
Feb. 5: Teen Tech Week:  Maker Activities
Feb. 7: Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Making Training Fun
Feb. 13: The Library Website
Feb. 19: Network Security Monitoring
Feb. 19: VuFind: Community & Code
Feb. 20: Low Vision and Computer Access
Feb. 25: Responsive Web Design: another option for mobile websites
Feb. 25: Build-A-Lab: Makerspaces in Lomira QuadGraphics, WI
Feb. 26: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Feb. 26: Makerspace: Is it Right for Your Library?

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Feb. 5: How to Present a Webinar
Feb. 6 & 13: Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training
Feb. 19: How to Design and Deliver an Accessible Webinar

VOLUNTEERS
Feb. 4: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement



February 3 (8-9 pm)
GeniusCon (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)

If you could change one thing about your school, what would you do? A student-centered, inquiry-based, Genius Hour-inspired learning WIN for your students that you won’t want to miss.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/#Webinars%20/%20Events 

February 4 (2-3 pm)

Young adults form a constantly changing population in today’s libraries, and what was hot can turn ice-cold fast. Whether your current collection needs refreshing or you’re working to create a new separate collection for teens, Simmons College associate professor Amy Pattee will have some useful tips for you. Join us for this free, hour-long webinar based on Pattee’s book Developing Library Collections for Today’s Young Adults for Scarecrow Press’s new library science line. Moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Reference and Collection Management Editor at Booklist.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1eDksec

February 4 (2-3 pm)

In this webinar, learn the fundamentals of creating, disseminating and analyzing a library survey in order to better understand the needs of your community, and to build awareness of the services your library provides.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1iUcQLp

February 4 (2-3 pm)

Be among the first to hear what we learned about readers’ advisory service in public libraries during a recent survey. Is RA here to stay, or is its value declining? Does every library in the country (other than yours) have a fully staffed readers’ advisory department? What digital strategies are libraries using to suggest books to readers? What book-oriented programs do libraries offer?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1a7ofEw

February 4 (2-3 pm)

Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/169323129

February 4 (5-6 pm)

Despite their controversial roll out, the Common Core standards continue to have an impact on our schools. During this time of transition, school librarians are integral to supporting teachers, students and administrators as they struggle with the changes brought on by the implementation of the Common Core. Presenters, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna, Library Journal 2013 Movers and Shakers, will briefly cover the new standards with a main focus on the opportunities they provide for school librarians to advocate for their library programs. The presenters will also acknowledge the controversy that surrounds the Common Core standards, examining all sides of the educational debate.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://easybib.enterthemeeting.com/m/AGE8J9BJ 
February 5 (12-1 pm)

Carolyn Dow, Polley Music Library Manager, Lincoln City Libraries, will discuss the statewide resource that is the Polley Music Library, along with her involvement in the International Association of Music Libraries, of which she is currently Public Libraries Branch chair.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=12876

February 5 (2-3 pm)
How to Present a Webinar (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Webinars have become a standard continuing education tool. ALCTS is committed to creating new webinars on emerging issues for all technical services topics, and we would like to train possible presenters on how to develop and present a webinar. Join Keri Cascio, an experienced trainer and former chair of the ALCTS Continuing Education Committee, for a how-to presentation on webinars.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/505265208

February 5 (2-3:30 pm)

Informational text is non-fiction written and intended to inform readers (and pre-readers) without reliance on characters.  How can preschool programs select informational text for children don’t even know how to read?  Even if you are already using informational text in your program, you may not fully realize its connection to meeting State PreK  and Head Start Standards and how important it is for preparing children to enter the world of Common Core State Standards when they enter Kindergarten. This webinar will focus on key selection criteria you need to know to make decisions for implementation.  You will leave the session with a title list of excellent examples of non-fiction titles, as well as an evaluation checklist that will help you select titles for your classroom.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/235795273 

February 5 (2-3 pm)
Teen Tech Week:  Maker Activities (Young Adult Library Services Association)

Join YALSA for information on Maker Activities for Teen Tech Week. Teen Tech Week is when libraries make the time to showcase all of the great nonprint resources and services that are available to teens and their families.  This year celebrate with the “DIY @ your library” theme during YALSA’s Teen Tech Week March 9-15, 2014.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KKDDWC6 

February 5 (3-4 pm)
Ebook Merchandising (Infopeople)

Ebooks are increasingly in demand, and libraries may experience a gap between their users needs and their ebook services. A combination of marketing, tech support, and readers’ advisory can fill this gap.  Though ebooks can present a new set of challenges for libraries, many ebook services can be merchandised using tools that library staff are already familiar with, making it easier for libraries to provide the human element so crucial to recommending books. This webinar will help you develop a more comprehensive plan for ebook merchandising in your library and online, allowing you to better serve your current ebook readers, as well as reach out to a new group of users.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=366
February 5 (9-10 pm)

Dr. Jeremy Kemp at San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science will speak on Evaluating Library Spaces through Simulation, a report on work-in-progress gathering video walkthroughs of exemplary young adult library spaces from across the US and Canada and recreating them in Second Life for further study as part of a larger three-year grant project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/colloquia/Spring%202014 

February 6 and 13 (2-3 pm)

Virtual training opens doors, but for your learners to be successful, you must first overcome the anonymity of the online classroom with truly engaging presentation techniques. Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lp.gototraining.com/020614-021314-NA-G2T-WBR-L?ID=70150000000Zblz
February 6 (3-4 pm)

Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes. At the end of the first in this series of one-hour webinars, participants will: Learn at least 3 conversation prompts to facilitate planning discussions between children’s librarians and their supervisors and Learn at least 2 strategies to help supervisors without a background in children’s services
Identify techniques to support mentoring and professional development.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=371
February 7 (11 am–12 pm)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Making Training Fun (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Christine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour.   For this spring 2014 series, we’re doing something a little different. Each week, Tine will be discussing a different technology topic of relevance to libraries.  In this week’s webinar, she’ll share ways to make technology training more fun.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/922723426

February 7 (2-3 pm)
6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/135367000
February 10 (10-11 am)

We all like a good story, right? Well, your brain likes a good story too. Research has shown that our brains wilt faster than a hot lettuce leaf when presented with a bunch of slides containing bullet points. On the other hand, when we are listening to a story our brains light up like a pinball machine. Our brains are not just sitting there decoding language, but instead are fully engaged and experiencing the events of the story. This is what makes storytelling such a great learning tool. Come find out how you can use storytelling in all of your classes whether they’re virtual, face-to-face or computer-based!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3131303437/Registration.aspx
February 11-12 (10:00 am-6:00pm)
Authority Control in the Library Catalog – eForum (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Join the eForum for this two day email discussion.  Authority control has been an integral part of library catalogs since the inception of the modern library. As library catalogs are being revolutionized in their construction and use, the question is often asked if it is still important. How does authority control benefit users of the catalog? What data is important to include? How do authorized terms and authority records improve searching in the catalog? How has RDA impacted authority control? How are libraries managing all the changes (including terms, the structure of authority records, and cataloging format)? Bring your thoughts and experiences and join us for a lively discussion on these questions and more as we explore the present and future of authority control.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/alcts/confevents 

February 11 (11am -13 pm)

Teressa Keenan of the University of Montana is sharing this training which she prepped for her colleagues at colleges across Montana with the rest of the library world.  Designed for reference librarians to understand how RDA may impact how records appear and how they are discovered. Check back for a complete description closer to the date of this event. Register early, though, as this class will fill up fast and live attendees are limited.  This training will be recorded for viewing later.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1finhD7
February 11 (1-2 pm)

Landing that first donation is hard – but getting the second gift can be even harder. In this webinar, Farra Trompeter, vice president of Big Duck, will explore 11 ways you can tell if your donors love you. Through examples from nonprofits of all sizes, Farra will offer tips on new techniques you can try to woo current donors, lapsed donors, and even unsuspecting would-be donors (aka “prospects”) into everlasting love.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1a8fbzb

February 11 (2-3 pm)

Help your young readers weather the cold with these high-interest new fiction and nonfiction titles aimed at tweens and teens. In this free, hour-long webinar, representatives from Egmont, Reference Point Press, Sourcebooks, and Zondervan will spotlight terrific spring releases for students’ research or personal reading. Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Booklist’s editorial director, Books for Youth.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/LhYG85

February 11 (12-1 pm)

This webinar helps to define the successful library as one that serves as a vibrant and active community center. Learn how to take a leadership role as a creative catalyst – exploring new ways to build partnerships, strengthen community and contribute to local development.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1nw27au

February 11 (2-3 pm)

What’s a positive deviant? Researcher Jerry Sternin discovered that, “In every group there are a minority of people who find better and more successful solutions to the challenges at hand. Even though they have access to exactly the same resources as the rest of the group, their uncommon practices or behaviors allow them to flourish”. One of our favorite positive deviants, Dr. Jane Bozarth, will lead you on an overview: who are some positive deviants? What kinds of success have they had? How did they do it? Plus: 5 critical behaviors necessary for those who aspire to positive deviancy! Note: this session is intended for high performing, high potential staff and those who supervise them. It is not aimed at “fixing” problem performers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3136383932/Registration.aspx
 
February 11 (3-4 pm)

Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes. At the end of the second in this series of one-hour webinars, participants will: Know 2 ways to evaluate physical layout of children’s areas, Know how to increase storytime capacities to meet expanding high demands, and Learn at least 3 action steps to assess and enhance storytime and related services at your library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=372
February 12 (11 am-12 pm)

Succession planning is NOT anointing the heir apparent, and taking action only when the director retires. It starts long before that. This talk focuses on a new way to think about board planning, administrative goals, and who to hire at all levels of the organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=12911 
February 12 (12-1 pm)

In order to stand out from your peers and invite ongoing opportunities, you have to create and share a compelling body of work. Join business coach and bestselling author Pamela Slim as she walks you through the process of developing a plan of action to move forward in the coming year.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1ihFnI8

February 12 (2-3 pm)
How to Host a Preservation Week Event (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

Hosting an event in a discipline you are not too familiar with can be daunting. What topic do you choose, who can you find to speak, what if someone asks a question after the event and you don’t know the answer? The Preservation Week web site is here to help! Join Donia Conn for tips on how to host an event, find a speaker, and use the Preservation Week web site to its fullest.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/627890216

February 12 (3-4 pm)

For the last 15 years, public and high school libraries have been exploring the under-reviewed and small press produced genre of street lit. It is most often passed hand to hand or through publishing parties held by the authors, and often appeals to readers with interests outside the majority culture. With increasing amounts of professional discussions now available on the strengths and challenges street lit collections can offer your library’s users, it’s time to look at the appeal that holds for readers. Street lit is not without its controversies. Learning why and how some libraries have decided to include it in their collections will help your library decide whether it’s feasible and appropriate for your community. Knowing how your community may react to its inclusion in your library will increase your value as the community’s readers’ advisor and/or fiction collection developer.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1awhyH9

February 13 (1-2 pm)

Get updated on the latest lawsuits, campaigns, and other copyright happenings in the higher-education classroom. We’ll touch on electronic-reserves legal action, streaming video legal action, the ARL Code of Best Practices in Fair Use, MOOCs, Google Books and Hathi Trust lawsuits, open access, open textbooks, and open educational resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1nw27au

February 13 (12-1 pm)
The Library Website (American Libraries Live)

Every library needs a website, but what makes a good site? How can you figure out how to most effectively allocate your resources and build a site that fits the needs of your patrons, your staff and your community? In “The Library Website” our panel of experts will look at the dos, should-dos, and dont’s of library websites. Please tune in Thursday, February 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern for this free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go. 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/ 
February 17 (8-9 pm)
Teacher Librarian News Night (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/#Webinars%20/%20Events 

February 18 (2-3 pm)

“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3136383933/Registration.aspx

February 18 (2-3 pm)

Don’t miss out on the latest and greatest books from Bloomsbury, Disney Book Group, Lerner, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and Tor Teen! Representatives will share new fantasy, adventure, romance and other teen-grabbing titles in this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Booklist Book’s For Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1fEfsbf
 
February 19 (12-1 pm)
Lead From Where You Are (Colorado State Library)

Building upon leadership research, Sharon Morris will introduce a handy tool for identifying your unique leadership strengths. During this interactive session you will have the opportunity to reflect on leadership activities, share your thoughts, learn from others, and feel more empowered to use your natural abilities to lead – regardless of your position in a library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/ 
February 19 (1-2 pm)

Is your network safe from intruders? Do you know how to find out? Do you know what to do when you learn the truth? In this Webcast Richard Bejtlich, CSO of Mandiant, will describe Network Security Monitoring, a methodology he learned and developed in the Air Force to detect and respond to intruders. His latest book, The Practice of Network Security Monitoring, contains Richard’s latest thinking on the subject, as well as an introduction to the premier open source NSM distribution, Security Onion. Richard will show how NSM can help you implement a security strategy that wins against a variety of intruders, based on fast, comprehensive, and accurate incident detection, response, and containment.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1n3gRKT
February 19 (2-3 pm)
How to Design and Deliver an Accessible Webinar (Accessible Technology Coalition)

Access to individuals with disabilities, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing and people who are blind or have low vision must be provided. This applies whether you are participating in a webinar or presenting one. The Great Lakes ADA Center has worked together in providing a monthly webinar series and has developed some technical assistance to assist others in ensuring accessibility. This session will examine the use of interactive features, captioning, audio connections, and other features as it relates to those who are planning to provide webinars as well as those who are developing webinar platforms.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/how-design-and-deliver-accessible-webinar

February 19 (2-3 pm)
RDA: Revising, Developing, and Assessing (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)

This session will give an overview of the development, revision, and assessment processes for RDA, with a look at changes coming in 2014 and at possible proposals for consideration at the end of the year.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/150295728
February 19 (1-2:30 pm)

An introduction to the VuFind open source discovery layer, discussing both the capabilities of the software and the nature of the community that develops and supports it. A brief presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with the project’s lead developer. 

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1aNvC4D
February 19 (3-4 pm)

This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as: What is included under the “personnel” section and how to calculate it? What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? How do you determine reasonable costs? What types of expenses are considered “overhead”? What other financial documents will funders want to see?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1fF7f6O
February 20 (1-2 pm)
Low Vision and Computer Access (Accessible Technology Coalition)

AbleNet presents a webinar that will help users adapt their computers for low vision. This will include tweaks to the Windows system (mouse, cursor and screen display among others), software programs which can assist and hardware solutions. Starting with the free and moving to the higher technology solutions, the computer can accommodate the needs of a low vision user. Frank Sapp, MBA, MS is the presenter.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/low-vision-and-computer-access
February 20 (2-3 pm)

Your volunteer engagement program can be measured by more than just the hours a volunteer gives your organization. What other kinds of information should you keep track of, and how do you know if you’re doing a good job with your volunteer engagement program? This webinar will help you think through both the quantitative and qualitative information you can use to evaluate your program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/784495185 
February 20 (3-4 pm)

Storytime is the most vital early learning program in your community. This series of three webinars (People, Place, Package) will introduce techniques to achieve bigger outcomes for more of your community through storytime. The ideas presented will move beyond the nuts and bolts of storytime delivery to look at big picture concepts that influence strategic decision-making about storytimes. At the end of the third in this series of one-hour webinars, participants will: Be able to identify factors beyond storytime content and delivery that play a role in storytime planning, Be aware of the benefits of mixed age learning, and Learn at least 3 action steps to assess customer service in relation to storytime.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=373

February 25 (11 am-12:30 pm)
Responsive Web Design: another option for mobile websites (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

How do we deal with optimizing our websites for mobile? Create a standards-compliant website that we hope will be usable on mobile devices? Create a separate, simple site that we know will work for all mobile devices? Create a separate mobile site for each major device? Lots of questions, but few answers until lately. Responsive web design allows you to create a single site, but optimize it for different levels or sizes of devices. This is done based on the use of CSS Media Queries. One more option in creating mobile websites. See if it might be of use in your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/942982554

February 25 (3-4 pm)

This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover: The role of your board, Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and Tips for strengthening your fundraising board.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1ihCEhN
February 25 (3:30-4:30 pm)

Learn about this exciting new Makerspaces lab in Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library, Wisconsin, where there is equipment to make digital art or physical objects. Residents can also convert formats: from VHS to DVD for example, or convert slides and photos to digital images. People can create print, audio, video, web design and other digital files that can help them with their business, school, hobbies, or help them to just have fun.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1bdFeAm

February 26 (11 am-12 pm)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=12896 
February 26 (2-3:30 pm)

In this webinar, Melissa Depper, an experienced children’s librarian and Chair of the Selection Committee for the new CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy, will introduce the five winning picture books of the 2014 Bell Awards. The Bell Awards books are selected because they provide excellent support of early literacy development in young children.   Then Laurie Anne Armstrong, a veteran early childhood educator who designed, developed, and runs the Reading Readiness Outreach program at the Arapahoe Library District, will describe how she has used each title to create and integrate related classroom activities that she brings to high-need area preschools.   

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/917863945
February 26 (2-3 pm)
Makerspace: Is it Right for Your Library? (Georgia Library Association)

Public and academic libraries across the country are forming Makerspaces inside their libraries to provide patrons with the tools needed to innovate and create. In an online panel facilitated by Charlie Bennett (Georgia Institute of Technology), learn how these spaces are being developed in Georgia libraries and discover the types of resources and services they provide. You may even find that you already offer a makerspace environment! Panelists include representatives from three Georgia libraries that already operate a Makerspace: Michael Holt (Valdosta State University), Marlan Brinkley (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Sandy Springs Branch), and Andaiye Reeves (Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Central Branch).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1R_Q93c_7CRnRsZMiGiSkmGLEp1nbtV9lkXSWurBRYDs/viewform
February 26 (3-4 pm)

There are many ways of doing both qualitative and quantitative evaluations. But regardless of how you actually go about the process, you will need to start by writing about your evaluation system and tools in your grant proposal, and using them in your grant report(s). How can you do that?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/306191384 

February 26 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

FREE monthly webinar sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region. (NN/LM MCR) Coordinators offer tips and tricks on National Library of Medicine (NLM) and related resources. This month: Monica Rogers, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, NN/LM will present “PEMAT : Patient Education – Health Literacy” . One MLA CE credit will be available for this class. No registration required. https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr
February 28 (10:45 am-7 pm) 

This free one-day online conference is aimed at librarians from small libraries; the smaller the better. Each of our  speakers is from a small library or directly works with small libraries.  Presentations include: Character Quest: Book Club for Struggling and Reluctant Readers, How to start a great Teen Advisory Board, Motivating Library Employees in Tough Times, and Moving Local History Online with Open Source Software.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=12887

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