Free Online Education Opportunities for June

Thanks to Mara Siegel at VTlib, here are some great, free online education opportunities for the month of June

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

June 18: EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community

CHILDREN & TEENS

June 11: What’s New in Young Adult Literature 2014

June 18: EatPlayGrow early childhood health curriculum

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

June 10: Celebrating Civil Rights in Books for Youth

June 11: What’s New in Young Adult Literature 2014

June 18: Rainbow Family Connections: Embracing LGBTQ Families at Your Library

June 24: How Practicing Professionals can get Hands-on Experience in Digital Curation

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

June 11: The Museum Universe Data File

June 12: An Orientation to Congress.gov

June 12: Going Beyond Google

June 18: Using Images in Research

June 25: Spotlight! on NLM Resources

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

June 13: Why Checking Your Privilege is Good For *You*

June 17: Failing in the Right Direction

June 18: Dealing with Difficult People: Learn a New Skillset for Today’s Multigenerational, Multicultural Workplace

June 18: Be Fearless: Public Speaking for Librarians

June 25: Is the Loss of Institutional Knowledge Hurting You?

FUNDRAISING

June 18: Build Your Matching Gift Mojo

June 19: Mobile Impact 301: How to Raise More Money via Mobile

June 25: Journalism Techniques to Spice Up Your Grant Proposals

LIBRARY SPACES

June 12: Creative Spaces and Family Engagement in Libraries

MANAGEMENT

June 5: Best Small Libraries in America: Vital, Innovative and Thriving

June 6: 6 Essentials for Teams that Work

June 18: Flippin’Library! A year in the life of a flipped library

June 25: Is the Loss of Institutional Knowledge Hurting You?

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

June 9: Community Engagement and the Declaration

June 17: Engaged, Embedded, and Enriched Creative Community Connections

PROGRAMMING

June 18: EatPlayGrow early childhood health curriculum

June 18: Rainbow Family Connections: Embracing LGBTQ Families at Your Library

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

June 18: Flippin’Library! A year in the life of a flipped library

TECHNOLOGY

June 5: Mobile Impact 201: Digital Content Strategies for Mobile

June 10: Website Performance Testing: Meaningful Best Practices

June 11: Broadband + Libraries = Community Growth

June 12: What Makes Mobile Websites Tick? How Do We Make Them Faster?

June 25: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

June 10: Upskilling: The 21st Century Trainer

June 18: Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management

June 23: Evaluating Virtual Training: A Scorecard for Success

June 23: Making Video More Social

VOLUNTEERS

June 5: Engaging the Volunteer of the Future

June 24: Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement

PROGRAM ABSTRACTS & LOGIN INFORMATION:

June 5 (2-3 pm)

Best Small Libraries in America: Vital, Innovative and Thriving (WebJunction)

In collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and Library Journal, we are pleased to host this webinar featuring the two most recent award winners, 2013 Best Small Library in America: Southern Area Public Library and 2014 Best Small Library in America: Pine River Library. Join us to learn how these two libraries have developed creative programming, extensive partnerships, and innovative and responsive services so they can identify, meet, and even anticipate the ever-evolving needs of their communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1pBEi0M

June 5 (2-3 pm)

Engaging the Volunteer of the Future (VolunteerMatch)

At VolunteerMatch we have a unique view into what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. The age of one-size fits all volunteer engagement is coming to an end. This webinar will start with a review of some of the things that we know about what volunteers are looking for in an opportunity. It will then help you use this information to start designing volunteer opportunities and determining who is the “right” volunteer for your program. You’ll also learn how “word of mouth” plays such a large role in attracting volunteers to your organization and how social media makes this even more important.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/509940016

June 5 (2-3 pm)

Mobile Impact 201: Digital Content Strategies for Mobile (TechSoup)

Now that your nonprofit has decided to establish a mobile presence, what can you say to engage donors, volunteers, and other constituents? Join us for this free webinar and learn how to harness the huge potential of mobile- how to turn it into a tool for change, instead of just another medium.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=ldbn92nyybr

June 6 (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. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/466599440

June 9 (2-3 pm)

Community Engagement and the Declaration (American Library Association)

The Declaration for the Right to Libraries initiative has flourished as a successful public awareness, advocacy and community engagement tool since its launch last year.  This final, free webinar in ALA President Barbara Stripling’s Libraries Change Lives series will feature case studies of how this initiative is being used to create positive change in libraries.

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

June 10 (1-2 pm)

Website Performance Testing: Meaningful Best Practices (O’Reilly)

In this webcast, we’ll review best practices for conducting performance trials while showing real-world metrics for meaningful performance testing. In addition, we’ll demonstrate techniques for accelerating dynamic content. We’ll show how to compare unoptimized and optimized pages by using timing, waterfall, and command-line tools.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1oFDd8r

June 10 (2-3 pm)

Celebrating Civil Rights in Books for Youth (Booklist)

2014 marks 50 years since both Freedom Summer and the signing of the Civil Rights Act, which outlaws discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Tune in to this free, hour-long webinar that honors this watershed anniversary by highlighting stand-out titles for kids and teens. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth Editorial Director, will moderate presentations by representatives from Boyds Mills Press, Holiday House, Listening Library/Random House, and Scholastic.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/RH02wd

June 10 (2-3 pm)

Upskilling: The 21st Century Trainer (InSync Training)

New tools for and ideas about learning are bringing in a new age for training and development practitioners. We now have real means of extending our reach, learners who can identify and satisfy their own learning needs, and opportunities to support workplace learning and performance like we’ve never had before. This session provides an overview of some 21st century skills we’ll need to develop to stay current and viable in a rapidly changing, but more learning-focused, time.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3136393033/Registration.aspx

June 11 (11 am-12 pm)

Broadband + Libraries = Community Growth (Nebraska Library Commission)

Broadband is a foundation for economic opportunity, job creation, global competitiveness, attraction and retention of residents plus a better way of life for individuals, small businesses. As a result, small businesses, workers, and communities must have the broadband infrastructure, training tools to participate and compete in a changing economy. Libraries are and can play in key role in helping communities move forward. The presentation will highlight relevant points from recent household and business surveys focused on broadband as well as resources available through the Nebraska Broadband Initiative. The Nebraska Broadband Initiative is funded through a grant to the Nebraska Public Service Commission. The Nebraska Information Technology Commission Community Council (NITC), University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL), Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) and the AIM Institute are cooperatively leading the effort to address the broadband planning needs of Nebraska’s communities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=13231

June 11 (3-4 pm)

What’s New in Young Adult Literature 2014 (Infopeople)

Do you know the latest trends in Young Adult literature are? Looking for emerging authors? Need a list of the latest “hot” YA books? Want recommendations for the best adult books for YAs? The world of young adult literature is a dramatically dynamic one that, in the last decade, has become among the most vibrantly active in all of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with all these changes and the over 5,000 new titles flooding the market each year can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and know the best new titles for your collection development.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=407

June 11 (4-5pm)The Museum Universe Data File (Institute of Museum and Library Services)

IMLS will present a webinar about the Museum Universe Data File for interested stakeholders including museum staff, membership organizations, researchers, policymakers, and members of the media and public. IMLS Statistician Justin Grimes will discuss how the file was created and answer questions about it.

To participate, go to this Blackboard Collaborative Meeting Room at the time of the webinar, enter your information, and join the conversation

June 12 (1-2 pm)

What Makes Mobile Websites Tick? How Do We Make Them Faster? (O’Reilly)

The HTTP Archive allows us to research trends in mobile website development. In this webcast, we’ll look to discover the fastest designs for mobile performance in use on the web today and answer: How are websites changing over time? How do these changes affect performance? What sites are keeping with the latest designs AND keeping ahead of the performance curve?

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

June 12 (2-3 pm)

An Orientation to Congress.gov (Lib2Gov)

Presented by members of the development team of Congress.gov, this webinar presents information on the new Congressional legislative portal. Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. It replaces the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov site with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications. These data sets will be added throughout 2014. THOMAS.gov will be permanently retired by the end of 2014.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1mY6jxS

June 12 (2-3 pm)

Going Beyond Google (American Libraries Live)

It’s a question librarians are asked constantly: Why do people need us when they have Google and other public search tools? In “Going Beyond Google” on Thursday, June 12, 2:00 p.m. (Eastern), we’ll talk about our value as experts, what it means and how we can effectively convey it to the public.  American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the program via chat.

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

June 12 (3-4 pm)

Creative Spaces and Family Engagement in Libraries (Infopeople)

Struggling to infuse creativity into a cramped, quiet or quirky space? Tired of following powerful literature with cookie cutter crafts? Confounded by events attended by children 2 to 18 years old? Think you have to be an artist to engage children in the arts? Library staff and parents often feel inadequate as artists and pass along their hang ups by safety proofing crafts or spending loads of money for professional artists to lead the workshop. In this webinar, we will rethink what it means to engage children and their families in creativity as we explore play based and process art. You will leave with very concrete ideas about designing a space and an approach that nurtures the artist in each child. As the sole access point to the arts for many families, libraries are a key force in ensuring every child can engage with the world as a creator.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=414

June 13 (1-2 pm)

Why Checking Your Privilege is Good For *You* (O’Reilly)

We’ve seen lengthy discussions about the position of women in technology for the past several months, to the point where Wired is covering debates about civility on the LKML. While it’s been useful to raise awareness of issues within the open source and technical communities, I haven’t seen anyone discussing why evaluating and checking one’s privilege is actually good for the individual. In this talk, I will discuss why it’s worth your while to understand your own innate privilege – or, as I like to think of it, ‘stuff’ you get that other people don’t – and how doing so will make you more successful in your career and as a human being.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1gF0FlP

June 17 (2-3 pm)

Engaged, Embedded, and Enriched Creative Community Connections (Colorado State Library)

As libraries seek to redefine themselves in a new information age, libraries must develop strategies for engaging with the community. Traditional programs and services are no longer sufficient; libraries must be creative in building community relationships to help frame positive community growth. Learn how three diverse library systems met the challenge of engaging with their communities to create dynamic connections and develop meaningful partnerships that added value to the library AND the community.

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

June 17 (3-4 pm)

Failing in the Right Direction (Infopeople)

We hear a lot about the need for innovation and risk taking in the workplace but not so much about the flip side of that coin: failure. Failure happens. Some even say that there is no creativity without failure. In fact, many success stories – Thomas Edison, Vera Wang, Jay-Z, Dr. Seuss – are prefaced by accounts of repeated failures. Even so, the library environment has not been especially tolerant of imperfect outcomes. If we want to continue to change and grow, we’ll need to rethink how we deal with failure. Though we can’t totally avoid failing, we can learn to fail more constructively.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=413

June 18 (11 am-12 pm)

EDGE: Connecting Technology and Community (Nebraska Library Commission)

After two years in development, the Edge Initiative launched earlier this year and library leaders are already sharing how Edge has helped them connect with their local government officials, build community partnerships and align their strategic goals with community priorities. Join us to learn how using Edge will help you make strategic decisions about technology services and connect more closely with your community. Edge, a professional management and leadership tool, gives libraries a look into their local data, from operations to partnerships and programming. It guides library leaders in assessing how their community is using technology and how to align future growth and services with community goals. It also provides useful resources to package and showcase the data to community leaders.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=13222

June 18 (12-1 pm)

Build Your Matching Gift Mojo (GrantSpace)

Matching gifts are unrestricted grants that a company will give to match its employees’ charitable contributions. Grants are often dollar-for-dollar, but some companies will give double or even triple the original donation. Typically, individuals must submit forms to their employer to trigger the grant. Many companies offer matching gift programs, but the median percentage of employee participation is under 10 percent, according to Giving in Numbers, 2013 edition. Are you getting matching gifts for your individual donors’ contributions? If not, your organization may be leaving money on the table. Learn what efforts you should focus on to maximize the matching gifts that your organization can get.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1k8LIrX

June 18 (12-1:30 pm)

EatPlayGrow early childhood health curriculum (Children’s Museum of Manhattan)

Three federal Let’s Move! partners will host free training webinars featuring the EatPlayGrow™ early childhood health curriculum of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM). Presented by CMOM educators, the interactive webinars will cover obesity prevention lesson plans and activities; early childhood methodologies; wellness leadership and capacity building; partner and community resource development; and other topics of interest to staff of child care centers, museums, community centers, faith-based organizations, public libraries, and other community locations where parents and their children come to learn, be active, and have fun.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/614180479

June 18 (1-2 pm)

Dealing with Difficult People: Learn a New Skillset for Today’s Multigenerational, Multicultural Workplace (4Good)

It seems to happen in a lot of workplaces. Someone is difficult. It can be a client, peer or (gulp) your boss. Or it could be that incommunicative guy in the mailroom, the gossipy fundraiser, the surly receptionist or the aggressive fill-in-the-blank that puts a crimp in your day. Might be that new Gen Y that asks too many questions, texts too much and talks too little. ENTITLEMENT! Could be the very direct Gen X who leaves the desk at 5 PM with work still to be done. UNCOMMITTED! How about that Baby Boomer who called the two hour meeting so she could introduce a new process and all you’re concerned about is getting to the bottom line? TALK, NO ACTION! Dealing with difficult people does not need to be that difficult and can be the beginning of an admired and desired skillset in today’s multigenerational, multicultural workplace. Learn how in this webinar presented by Sherri Petro of VPI Strategies.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/791170568

June 18 (2-3 pm)

Be Fearless: Public Speaking for Librarians (WebJunction)

Do you quake at the thought of public speaking? Are you also faced with the need to communicate to audiences, small or large, the importance of your work in libraries? You really can overcome your anxieties and master the art of public speaking. Join us for this webinar to learn some basic skills for preparing and delivering speeches, plus tips to manage your nervousness and make your presentations more memorable. Armed with practical techniques, you’ll be ready to deliver clear, persuasive, and engaging presentations on behalf of your library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1gEU4aY

June 18 (2-3 pm)

Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)

As training practitioners we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?”

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3136393034/Registration.aspx

June 18 (3-4 pm)

Rainbow Family Connections: Embracing LGBTQ Families at Your Library (Infopeople)

This webinar will help library staff establish a basis for understanding the informational and cultural needs of children and adults in Rainbow Families while exploring the best resources for collection development and program planning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=406

June 18 (3-4 pm)

Using Images in Research (EasyBib)

Neil will cover all aspects of instruction related to use and citation of images, from searching for creative commons licensed images to selecting appropriate images for print, online and other types of use.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://easybib.enterthemeeting.com/m/BTY3TZBE

June 18 (5-6 pm)

Flippin’Library! A year in the life of a flipped library (edWeb)

While New Canaan High School library has been packaging instruction for online consumption for years, we shifted our approach this year to increase personalized instruction. In this session, the presenter will debrief about the original goals, the experience, the successes, what changes are needed, and what to build on for next year. Guest presenter Brenda Boyer, from Kutztown High School library, will also share her flipped library instruction model. Attendees will be invited to share their own experiences as well.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=EC55D781834A

June 19 (2-3 pm)

Mobile Impact 301: How to Raise More Money via Mobile (TechSoup)

In 2013, mobile donations on PayPal increased by over 200%. Nonprofits can expect that growth to continue to skyrocket in 2014 and beyond. How do you ensure your cause is ready for mobile fundraising? Join the digital giving experts from Network for Good and PayPal to understand which elements are critical for mobile fundraising success and how to put them into practice for your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=5rzdpyxz8a1s

June 23 (1-2pm)

Evaluating Virtual Training: A Scorecard for Success (InSync Training)

Virtual training needs to work. It should match the organization’s strategy, vision, and goals. But, how do you know the experience will be right? How do you know if it will deliver a great learning experience? What does effective and engaging virtual training look like and how would you be able to tell the difference between a great experience and a bad one? Virtual training will be effective when it reaches the intended, dispersed learners; occurs at the right time(s); and requires minimal effort once a roster is provided (the logistics, technology, communications, and evaluations all occur in a timely manner). And most important, it needs to work! Knowledge is shared, skills improve, behavior changes. In this session, you will learn exactly what it takes to create and deliver an effective virtual training experience. This session covers the five critical success factors that need to be in place for effective and engaging live online training to occur. A scorecard is provided to help track what success looks like as you embark upon finding the right virtual training experience for your organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3137313130/Registration.aspx

June 23 (2-3 pm)

Making Video More Social (InSync Training)

Since the first filmstrip projector made its way into the first classroom, standup trainers have been incorporating video into formal instruction. Used well, it can offered points for discussion, nudged thinking about what and why and comparison to that. It often made for good conversation and could reach the affective domain when other approaches did not. But when we moved to eLearning we left a lot of that behind: the video clips were uploaded, but the rest of that experience – the talking and processing – didn’t make the transition. With so many new avenues for delivering video online it’s a shame that we’re not doing a better job of capturing the things a good instructor in a good face-to-face setting can bring. This session looks at ways of correcting that by extending the video experience to make it more social.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/3138393733/Registration.aspx

June 24 (9 am-12:30 pm)

How Practicing Professionals can get Hands-on Experience in Digital Curation (Lyrasis)

As the final event in LYRASIS’ NEH-funded Preservation Town Hall series, LYRASIS will be hosting a town hall meeting showcasing three different models for gaining hands-on experience in digital curation. Three speakers, George Coulbourne (The Library of Congress), Andrea Goethals (Harvard University) and Kari Smith (Massachusetts Institute for Technology), will present on different education/training opportunities, followed by an open panel discussion with attendees to discuss existing models, as well as existing needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/1kr7iIv

June 24 (2-3 pm)

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future? Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years? Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/256305552

June 25 (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=13203

June 25 (1-2 pm)

Is the Loss of Institutional Knowledge Hurting You? (Training Magazine Network)

Over the next decade, organizations will experience the largest wave of retirements in history.  To further impact turnover rates, Gen X and Gen Y workers on the average are leaving after only 5 and 2 years of services respectively.  Without a solid and ongoing information succession plan to capture, transform, align and track your employees’ tacit knowledge, your company’s ability to maintain and/or increase its performance will be affected.  Register below to hear more about this challenge and to learn about strategies you could implement at your company to protect your institutional knowledge.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/peoplefluent_jun25

June 25 (3-4 pm)

Journalism Techniques to Spice Up Your Grant Proposals (4Good)

It’s no coincidence that many great grant proposal writers once worked as journalists. Like proposal writers, journalists have a knack for telling clear, compelling stories using quotes and objective evidence. This webinar, led by a grant proposal writer who began as a reporter, explains how to interview individuals such as organization clients to create more impactful proposals.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/391184177

June 25 (3-4 pm)

Spotlight! on NLM 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, Dana Abbey. Colorado/Health Information Literacy Coordinator, will discuss the features of ClinicalTrials.gov. Clinical trials is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Currently, it lists 167,456 studies with locations in all 50 states and in 187 countries One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required. https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

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