Free Library Continuing Education Events for September

Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting during September.

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:

OPAL Webinar Archives
Maintain IT Archive
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
SirsiDynix Institute Webinars

September 10 (2-3 pm)
Social Media for Project Managers
(Insync Training)

This session provides an overview of several popular social media tools useful for the project manager. The session will cover products including, but not limited to, Google Docs/Drive, Diigo, and Doodle. Session includes information on setup as well as use.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PSoG9F

September 10 (8-9 pm)
Back to School Special 12: Rocking the New Year!
(TL Virtual Cafe)

A casual discussion to generate ideas on how to build school allies, support new teachers & become indispensable to admin & staff at the beginning of every school year. Featuring how Google tools (forms, docs, & presentation, and more!) can supercharge the library program & classroom throughout the school year. For Teacher Librarians, classroom teachers, tech teachers, admins, & well…everyone!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/home

September 11 (12-1 pm)
YouTube Captions Workshop
(Accessible Technology Coalition)

We’re going to experiment with an online workshop format in order to assist 5-6 folks who want to correct the captions that are displayed on their YouTube video. We’ll send you instructions on how to load your video onto YouTube, if you have not already. Then during the workshop, you will download the caption file, open it in a text editor, begin to make corrections, save and upload the corrected caption file. We’ll also share some information about best practices in captioning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/youtube-captions-workshop

September 11 (2-3 pm)
Best Small Library in America 2012
(WebJunction)

Library Journal’s annual Best Small Library in America Award, cosponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. In collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, we are pleased to host this webinar featuring the 2012 Best Small Library in America: Independence Public Library. The multi-award-winning library’s staff of eight serves a population of 13,420 through innovative programs and partnerships, leveraging social media and the Geek the Library campaign for sustained marketing and advocacy efforts. Using a participatory management style and collaborating with other Kansas libraries, along with others in their community, IPL has reached out to individuals and partners to deliver programs and services that bring the community into the library. The session will include an overview of the nomination process and details for next year’s award.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/TF3jXx

September 11 (2-3 pm)
Keeping Romance Fresh: Debut Authors and New Trends
(Booklist)

Booklist romance reviewer and Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year John Charles will pair up with Booklist collection management editor Rebecca Vnuk to discuss romance and reader’s advisory, focusing on how to select new romance writers and keep track of new subgenres. Representatives from Sourcebooks and Baker Publishing Group will join in to share their best new titles. Moderated by Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Q804cr

September 12 (11 am-12 pm)
RDA: Are We There Yet?
(Nebraska Library Commission)

It’s been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year – are you ready? In this session, Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11600

September 12 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning
(Grantspace)

A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/R2MRy0

September 12 (1-2 pm)
Job Service Webinar: Application Essentials
(Montana State Library)

Join Robbin Gard from Montana Job Service as he explains the essentials for a great applicaton.  Robbin will explain how library staff can assist patrons in reviewing an application, identifying common mistakes, and providing feedback.

September 13 (2-3 pm)
Where Do I Go From Here? Evolving your Volunteer Program for More Involvement
(VolunteerMatch)

How long do volunteers usually stay with your program? Do you struggle with keeping them interested, involved and engaged? This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/367026465

September 13 (3-4 pm)
Teens, Tweens and Social Networking
(Infopeople)

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Know which social media tools are currently popular with teens and why, Be able to name at least two methods by which teen control their online privacy, Understand how many teens use cell phone and how libraries may be able to integrate them into programming, and Be able to list at least one major obstacle to connecting with teens on social networks.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/teens-tweens-social-networking

September 18 (2-3 pm)
Common Core State Standards: Getting Ready for K–8 Research
(Booklist)

Whether you’re a public or school librarian, you will be impacted by the rollout of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). For the first time, the majority of states will have identical learning standards in math and English language arts (ELA). The great news for librarians is that research skills and projects are included in CCSS at all grade levels. Cherry Lake’s authors have been engaged deeply in what great research looks like in the digital age. In this program, presented by Kristin Fontichiaro and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing, learn specific strategies that public and school librarians can employ to become active partners in CCSS implementation, and the Cherry Lake resources that can help you get there. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth editorial director at Booklist Publications, will moderate this free, hour-long webinar.

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

September 18 (2-3 pm)
The New Volunteer Manager’s Toolkit
(VolunteerMatch)

New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs – recruitment, retention and recognition. We’ll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we’ll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/499830760

September 18 (2-3 pm)
Science Fiction Announcements
(Library Journal)

Get ready to take some notes in your captain’s log during the lineup of fall’s Science Fiction books. Learn about Priestess of the Eggstone: The Fall of the Altairan Empire (Jaleta Clegg) and the race to get the Eggstone back to prevent an outbreak of war. Rob Zeigler’s debut novel Seed takes place in a starving, broken United States where orphans try to reshape the future. Bloodfire Quest: The Dark Legacy of Shannara by Terry Brooks takes place in a dark mirror-world where the barriers are eroding. The second book in the Shannara series focuses on the quest for the missing Elfstones and things aren’t going as planned. Join panelists from JournalStone Publishing, NightShade Books, and Random House as they discuss their exciting forthcoming titles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/NH3uyA

September 19 (11 am-12 pm)
Your Government Online: The White House, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch
(Nebraska Library Commission)

In this second of a three-part series, Laura Johnson will tour federal government Web sites. Part I of the series, “The Cabinet Departments,” is now archived at: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=11598. Part 3 of the series, scheduled for October 24, will cover independent agencies of the federal government.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11600

September 19 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML
(National Library of Medicine)

NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to librarians, be they public or health sciences.

To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2 . 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.

September 19 (1-2 pm)
Job Service Webinar: Resume Basics
(Montana State Library)

Join Zanya Betley form the Montana Job Service as she explains the purpose of a resume and how to review a resume for your patrons.  You will learn the three types of resume styles and how each is best used.  Zanya will also demonstrate how to research a company and effectively use that information to target a resume for a specific job.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/760824969

September 19 (2-3 pm)
23 Things: The Next Generation
(Georgia Library Association)

The 23 Things concept is familiar to most of us in the library world. Some have tried it out, some have tried a version of it, some still have doubts about whether it works, and some think it’s over. Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s still going strong! Nebraska’s state-wide lifelong learning program, Nebraska Learns 2.0 (http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/nelearns/ ), started as a 16 week program in 2008-2009. The original program was so popular it has continued as an ongoing program, with one new Thing offered each month since April 2009. Starting in February 2012, a BookThing was added to the program. Program organizer Christa Burns will talk about the process the organizers have laid out over the past few years, how they’ve responded to participant feedback, and how the program became what it is today. She will also show other current examples of self-directed online learning programs, such as Boston Public Library’s Learning for Life Online and the UK-based 23 Things for Professional Development.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/OGkf1a

September 19 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? Dealing with Negative and Difficult People
(Colorado State Library)

It’s inevitable, at some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. You know these people; they seem to be chronically critical, belligerent, indignant, angry, or just plain rude.  But it doesn’t have to be that way for you.  Learning tactics for dealing with negative or difficult people will help you survive in the workplace.  Join us for this thought provoking session.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

September 19 (3-4 pm)
Big Giving Results
(Nonprofit Webinars)

How to align a fundraising team to secure “stretch gifts.” Ask appropriately to grow philanthropy. Gain insights to help your team discover, qualify, engage and ask donor-investors who are pre-disposed to give. This webinar offers ways to find resonance with stakeholders and sustain compelling communication for effective engagement, and for solicitation of major gifts. Hear how to execute a fundraising plan that brings real returns on investment.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/09192012-big-giving-results/

September 19 (3:15-4:15 pm)
Circulating Ideas: Creating a Personal Learning Network for Librarians
(Georgia Library Association)

The field of librarianship is evolving at a rapidly-increasing pace, making it more important than ever to keep up with new ideas and trends. A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is one of the best ways to stay on top of new developments. Join Steve Thomas as he talks about what a PLN is and explores ways you can create and curate your own PLN to increase your professional knowledge base and connect with your peers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PGNG4W

September 20 (11:30 am-12:30 pm)
Copyright Law and Fair Use for Librarians
(Wyoming State Library)

Join Karen Kitchens, Intellectual Property Librarian at the Wyoming State Library, for a basic overview of copyright law and fair use as it applies to librarians.  Learn to be more confident when providing copyright advice to patrons, students and teachers!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/112856454

September 20 (3-4 pm)
Year-Round Children’s Reading Program at the Roanoke Public Library
(Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Do you think children’s reading programs can only be offered during the summer? Roanoke Public Library (Roanoke, Texas) doesn’t think so! They revamped their children’s reading club program a few years ago, making the transition to a year-round reading program that is intensified during the summer. This program has been met with great success and director Jesse Ephraim can’t wait to share all the details. Join us for this very practical and informative Webinar and learn how Roanoke made this program go!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/921424322

September 25 (2-3 pm)
Brain Bandwidth: Reducing Cognitive Load
(Insync Training)

Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient’s ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their “brain bandwidth”).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/T0s8kA

September 25 (2-3 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising
(Grantspace)

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/ODarl2

September 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=11594

September 26 (12-1 pm)
The Neuroscience of Employee Engagement
(American Management Association)

Drawing from the latest findings in neuroscience, this session provides fresh insights into our understanding of what engagement is, how to measure it and most importantly, how to increase it.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/The-Neuroscience-of-Engagement.aspx

September 26 (1-2 pm)
From print to digital: the online evolution of the scholarly edition and its impact on the academic community
(Library Journal)

2012 sees the launch of a major new publishing initiative from Oxford University Press – Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) –an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of major works from the humanities, being made available online for the first time. The launch content, consisting of the complete text of more than 170 scholarly editions of material written between 1485 and 1660, constitutes the cornerstone of research in the fields of English Literature, as well as Philosophy, History, and Religion. The launch of OSEO and the movement of Scholarly Editions into the digital realm will generate new ideas, research journeys and expectations for scholars, students, and librarians and this webinar provides the perspectives of two key voices involved in the project on the impact this will have on librarians and the academic community.

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

September 26 (1-2 pm)
Job Service Webinar: Interview Skills
(Montana State Library)

Join Bill Gilbert from Montana Job Service as he describes how library staff members can best assist patrons in improving their interview skills.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/633514880

September 26 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight!on National Library of Medicine Resources
(National Library of Medicine)

These sessions focus on NLM and other related resources. They are presented monthly by NN/LM MCR Coordinators.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.

To join, go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. Login: as a guest with your first and last name.  Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.

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