Free Library Continuing Education Events for June

Listed below are FREE programs The American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, Common Knowledge, Infopeople, insynctraining, LE@D, Library Journal, Lyrasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Public Library Association, Texas State Library & Archives Commission, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during June.

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

WebJunction Webinar Archives

OPAL Webinar Archives

SirsiDynix Institute Webinar Archives

MaintainIT Archive

Infopeople

Common Knowledge

School Library Journal

Booklist

Tech Soup

Library Journal

eSchool News Webinars

June 14 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (insynctraining)

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications.  Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebookand Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/muWdGP

June 14 (2-3 pm)

Cataloging Efficiencies That Make a Difference (WebJunction)

Over the past eight months, OCLC Member Services staff have been traveling around the U.S. to hear how librarians have faced the challenge to streamline cataloging at a time of reduced budgets and staff. These discussions have provided a great opportunity for all to learn, debate, and exchange practical tips on how to become more efficient–from defining “good enough” cataloging to collaborating on improved workflows, to sharing the latest on RDA and WorldCat quality.

In this webinar, you’ll hear two academic librarians share their experiences of reviewing and revising tech services workflows, and cataloging e-books. We’ll also discuss the key trends and strategies provided by the hundreds of library staff who have contributed to the Good Practices for Great Outcomes series so far, and will end with a discussion of where we go from here.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/iG9x98

June 14 (2-3 pm)

Libraries are Essential: Building an Ongoing Connection (Library Journal)

We all know that in these tough economic times, libraries have a great value proposition for their communities. The challenge comes in making sure the library’s story is told in a meaningful way. One of the best ways to do this is though strong connections to the community and its organizations. Join NoveList and Library Journal to hear just how libraries are building these ongoing connections and how they have benefited from those relationships.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/kFcOjF

June 14 (2-3 pm)

What’s New in Audiobooks (Booklist)

June is National Audiobook Month and the perfect time to experience a lively and informative hour of audiobook talk, moderated by Booklist Media Editor Sue-Ellen Beauregard. Join Michele Cobb from AudioGo, Andrea McLin from Books on Tape/Listening Library, Brad Rose from Dreamscape, Susan Lovleyfrom HighBridge Audio, and Trond Knutsen from L.A. Theatre Works for an enlightening discussion of audiobook trends and titles. Learn about the latest audios and where audios are heading in the future. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with audiobook experts and get a heads up on summer listening titles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/ka65uA

June 15 (3-4 pm)

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Please join Liaisons from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (MidContinental Region) as they present topics of interest in this monthly webinar. For more information and to access archived sessions go to:http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/updates.html

To join the webinar: Register at www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses, Go tohttp://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr. Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone.

June 16 (9-10:30 am)

An Overview of Working with Senior Patrons and Technology (Texas State Library & Archives)

Join Allan M. Kleiman for part two of a four webinar series regarding senior patrons and libraries.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/m2px4P

June 16 (1-2:30 pm)

Craft Essentials (Library Journal)

To serve the evergreen but particularly of-the-moment interests in saving money and the planet, crafts and DIY books are blowing up and ranging wide. From foraging for your own plants for dyeing fiber to building the containers in which you grow vegetables, crafts and DIY books are no longer just about knitting socks or tiling your bathroom (although you’ll find new takes on that, too). And what better way to save money and the planet than to get your guidance from the library?

These collections need constant refreshing as styles and tools constantly evolve, and publishing in this area continues to grow.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/kt7vHP

June 21 (11 am-12 pm)

Providing Services to People with Disabilities: Accessibility and Accessible Information Technology (Texas State Library & Archives)

This series of four webinars is an overview of disability issues designed to give computer center personnel in public libraries and other community venues the information they need to plan for and create accessible computer labs and develop effective outreach to people with disabilities, i.e. people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, have mobility impairments, cognitive, learning and other types of disabling conditions. The webinars will address overall disability awareness, etiquette, web accessibility and assistive technology. The series will cover the history and legal background of accessibility and give examples of common communication barriers and specific techniques for providing services to people with disabilities and many older users. Each webinar will include links to free reference materials and informational resources for further developing accessibility policy and accommodations.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/logP61

June 21 (2-3 pm)

Foreclosure, and Bad Credit and No Job, Oh My! (WebJunction)

In these tough economic times patrons faced with increased financial challenges need help and are too afraid to ask. Discover how you can connect library patrons to trustworthy financial assistance information and learn how three county government departments in Washington County, Minnesota collaborated to get reliable and just-in-time information to county residents. Presentations will explore how partnerships are established, programs are organized, and provide recommendations for other libraries and community partners.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/kIp61a

June 21 (3-4 pm)

The Census: American Community Survey – We Measure Your Community Annually (Infopeople)

Community-level data covering topics from ancestry to veteran status, health insurance to school enrollment are now updated annually. Learn how to retrieve these data in this interactive webinar, which will feature a demonstration of the Internet data access tool, American FactFinder. Participants will “learn by doing” and create ACS data tables and profiles. Learn how to help your users help themselves to this rich dataset by discovering its scope and ease of use.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://infopeople.org/training/American_Community_Survey

June 22 (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.

To register for this event, go to:

http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/training/eventreg.asp?ProgID=10521

June 22 (12-1 pm)

Servant Leadership: Creating Culture and Sustaining Performance(American Management Association)

Servant leadership requires acknowledging people, backing people up and treating people as business partners—in short, “leading with love.”  It is not soft management; it’s smart management. When leaders focus on positive relationships in addition to profits, they end up with an abundance of both. Join business guru Ken Blanchard and Southwest Airlines president emeritus Colleen Barrett as they explore the keys to creating an organizational culture that achieves and sustains high performance. During this program you’ll hear about the leadership secrets that have propelled Southwest Airlines and other great companies to unparalleled success.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/m3igMO

June 22 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Getting Social Using Drupal (Open Source Software) (Common Knowledge)

Thousands of nonprofits are discovering the value of using open source software for their websites and social communities, thereby tapping into the inherent flexibility and affordability of, for example, Drupal, one of the leading open source platforms. This session, designed specifically for nonprofit business staff and management from the communications, marketing, fundraising, and programs teams will make sense out of open source software and why it is so useful for nonprofits.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/kbuaFk

June 22 (3-4 pm)

Preventing Staff Burnout (Infopeople)

Work is stressful and getting more so every day. Library managers and staff need to be aware of the difference between stress and burnout, which is actually unhealthy and dangerous. There are ways to prevent burnout, including making changes in the work environment as well as self care. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of burnout and what to do about it.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://infopeople.org/training/preventing-staff-burnout

June 22 (3-4 pm)

Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Dana Abbey, Colorado Coordinator in the RML (MidContinental Region) will present information on Toxicology Resources. Instruction will include hands-on exercises. For more information and to access archived sessions go to:

http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/updates.html

To join the webinar: Register at www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses, Go tohttp://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr.  Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone.

June 28 (11 am-12 pm)

Providing Services to People with Disabilities: Assistive Technology(AT) and How People Use It (Texas State Library & Archives)

This series of four webinars is an overview of disability issues designed to give computer center personnel in public libraries and other community venues the information they need to plan for and create accessible computer labs and develop effective outreach to people with disabilities, i.e. people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hearing impaired, have mobility impairments, cognitive, learning and other types of disabling conditions. The webinars will address overall disability awareness, etiquette, web accessibility and assistive technology. The series will cover the history and legal background of accessibility and give examples of common communication barriers and specific techniques for providing services to people with disabilities and many older users. Each webinar will include links to free reference materials and informational resources for further developing accessibility policy and accommodations.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/kvpUfa

June 28 (1:30-12:30 pm)

Rockin’ the Virtual Classroom (insynctraining)

Virtual classroom technology (ILinc, Adobe Connect, WebEx, Elluminate,

etc.) provides a wonderful live, real-time bridge between the traditional classroom and the learner. But it isn’t “just like” the traditional classroom, and in the wrong hands can be deadly dull. In this session we’ll learn to read virtual “body language” , look at ways to increase interactivity and engagement, utilize games and activities, and create visuals that support learning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/im0qsX

June 29 (12-1 pm)

Five Secrets for Delivering Engaging Online Presentations (American Management Association)

In a short-attention-span culture, engaging an online audience gives presenters a new challenge. The good news is that delivering a live, online presentation that gets and keeps attention doesn’t have to be a mystery. Join Roger Courville, Webinar expert and author of The Virtual Presenter’s Handbook to jumpstart your success when planning, designing, and delivering online presentations. Gain specific tips and tactics for building robust, relevant interaction to keep your audience focused and engaged. After attending, you’ll be able to develop online presentations that are as effective as if they were delivered face-to-face.

http://bit.ly/kNzQFd

June 29 (2:30-3:30 pm)

Ten Best Practices for End of Year Fundraising (Common Knowledge)

In this session we’ll cover ten best practices for building and running a great end of year giving campaign including: Acquisition:

Using the high profile holiday season to bring in new online donors,

Stewardship: Up-selling existing donors on a holiday or end-of-year gift, Holiday Giving Catalog: Using the fundraising catalog giving program at the holidays to tap into holiday gift giving among your supporters, Social Networks: Leveraging Facebook and Twitter for giving around the holidays, including social solicitation – leveraging the friend networks of your supporters on Facebook, Mobile:

Incorporating mobile websites and mobile giving in your end of year promotion, and Cross-channel Integration: Synchronizing and integrating web, mobile, social, and direct mail for a truly unified and successful end of year giving campaign.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

http://bit.ly/jTv6UF

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