Free Online Education Opportunities for September 2011

Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, Georgia Library Association, GrantSpace, Infopeople, InSync Training, Inc., Library Journal, Lyrasis, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Northwest Central, O’Reilly Webcasts, School Library Journal, Texas State Library & Archives, TL Virtual Cafe, University of Wyoming, and Webjunction 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
Infopeople
Common Knowledge
School Library Journal
Booklist
Tech Soup
Library Journal
eSchool News Webinars
WebJunction
SirsiDynx Institute Webinars

September 7 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Every Child Ready to Read @ your library(Nebraska Library Commission)

Every Child Ready to Read @ your library (ECRR) is a parent education initiative which stresses that early literacy begins with the primary adults in a child’s life. The 2nd Edition of Every Child Ready to Read @ your library, released in 2011 incorporates recommendations that evolved out of an in-depth evaluation of the original initiative and an extensive literature review. Jessica Chamberlain, director of the Northeast Library System, will review the program, highlight the changes that were made in the 2nd Edition, and explain how you can incorporate early literacy education into your library’s existing programs.

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

September 7 (12-1 pm)
Taking Your Leadership to the Next Level
(American Management Association)

Today’s leaders today need resilience and agility to get results in a constantly changing world.  How do you take your leadership to the next level of performance?  In this Webcast, executive coach and author Scott Eblin will share what you need to pick up and let go to succeed at the next level.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://bit.ly/qMM03Q

September 8 (2-3 pm)
The Georgia State Copyright Case: Issues and Implications
(EDUCAUSE)

The Georgia State University copyright infringement case has been closely watched in higher education over the last several years. This lawsuit, brought by several publishers against Georgia State University, involves the use of copyrighted materials in higher education e-reserves, but the impact of the case and its potential results may be far more reaching. The case—which affects faculty, students, scholarly authors, and university services including libraries—brings up issues of fair use in a digital age, scholarly communication and publisher business models, and the broader question of the future of teaching and scholarly communication as a whole.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://net.educause.edu/live1124

September 8 (3-4 pm)
Video Book Trailers As a Way to Reel in Readers
(Infopeople)

Have you ever seen a clever book trailer online, and wondered, how did they DO that? Beth Gallaway of Information Goddess Consulting, will take some of the mystery out of book trailer production and empower library staff to develop programs about and around digital video “shorts” used to market print books.

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

September 12 (8-9 pm)
Back to School Special (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/Back_To_School

September 13 (12-1 pm)
RDA (Resource Description and Access) Basics: Foundations and Background (University of Wyoming)

Susan Wynne and Tami Morse McGill from the University of Wyoming will provide background for understanding RDA (Resource Description and Access), the new set of cataloging rules which will eventually replace AACR2.  Topics include RDA’s development, objectives, principles, and organization, with an emphasis on the data model that underlies its structure.  No prior familiarity with RDA, FRBR, FRAD, or other data models is assumed.  This program will complement Susan Wynne’s program at the WLA Conference in Cheyenne, Thursday 09/29/11 at 1:30 pm.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/367992214

September 13 (1-2 pm)
Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace)

Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

For more information and to register for this program visit:http://bit.ly/o3lErS

September 13 (12-1 pm)
Mystery Fall Announcements
(Library Journal)

As Library Journal mystery reviewer Teresa Jacobsen noted in a recent column, many librarians are facing budgetary issues and will be looking for titles that work for a variety of readers, especially those with crossover appeal. Of course, you’ll find a healthy dose of procedurals and cozies available this fall, but don’t forget your readers who are looking to stretch their interests, willing to dip into a bio-thriller, a contemporary spy novel, or a brand new series.

For more information and to register for this program visit:http://bit.ly/nxAxQ6

September 13 (2-3 pm)
Ready for Romance? New Novels and Hot Trends (Booklist)

Can’t keep up with the deluge of romance titles? Join Booklist romance editor Donna Seaman for a lively overview of forthcoming romance titles from five leaders in the genre as representatives from Harlequin, Sourcebooks, Macmillan, Baker, and Harper showcase established and new writers and the latest trends from demon passion to Amish love stories in a free, hour-long webinar.

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

September 13 (3-4 pm)
Libraries in a Post-Print World
(Infopeople)

What does the library without books look like? We can argue all day about whether or not printed books will eventually become obsolete. Or we can wonder how libraries and librarians will continue to serve their communities if they do. In this thought-provoking webinar, consultants Joan Frye Williams and George Needham will explore the challenges and opportunities presented by a “post-print” world.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://infopeople.org/training/libraries-post-print-world

September 14th (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML
(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Two staff members from the RML or guests will present information on goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology. Every month will be different.

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

September 14 (1-2 pm)
Maximizing the Mobile Opportunity (Library Journal)

Please join Greg Carpenter, CEO of Boopsie and Gary Kirk, President of TechLogic for a discussion on the mobile technology ecosystem, considerations for evaluating and designing web- and app-based solutions and ways librarians can stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving mobile marketplace. Additionally, the speakers will talk about best practices for integrating mobile into a library’s existing infrastructure including RFID security, ILS systems and delivery of ebook collections.

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

September 14 (1-2 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising (GrantSpace)

Learn how to engage your board in fundraising. This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. The class 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/nLJK3X

September 14 (3-4 pm)
Location-Based Social Networks (Infopeople)

Do you want to get your library on the location map, but don’t know where to start? While use of LBSN services in libraries is new, there are clear starting points and opportunities for those who want to find additional ways to interact with users. Dawne Tortorella, owner and founder of BellCow, Inc, wil demonstrate library-tailored location-based services.

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

September 15 (12-1 pm)
Stop Managing Too Much with Too Little, with Pat Wagner (Free Pattern Research)

“Time management” is too often a code phrase for “Burn Yourself out for the sake of the team.” Instead, create an operations plan with precise target audiences and limited goals, but improved products and services. The most difficult step: deciding what you will stop doing, so you can free up time, money , and staff for better quality work. Topics include reviewing the iron triangle (time, cost, quality), creating a working strategic plan, establishing priorities, ethical constraints, and making hard choices.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/534864312

September 15 (3-4:30 pm)
Books for Boys (School Library Journal)

What can librarians and educators do to help turn boys into readers? Publisher reps will be joined by celebrity moderator Jon Scieszka, founder of Guys Read, a nonprofit web-based literacy program with the mission to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://bit.ly/nHEuD6

September 20 (11 am-12 pm)
Green Acres is the Place to Be: Using Market Segmentation to Know What Your Customers Really Want (Texas State Library & Archives)

How many times have you said, “If people only knew what we have in our libraries and online they’d be amazed and flock to us.”? Libraries typically take a broadcast approach to marketing and communications. That one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t really work if we want to reach out to and develop relationships with our customers and potential customers. What does? Market segmentation, which helps organizations like Google and McDonald’s reach their customers. Gina Millsap, executive director of the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will discuss what it is, how it works and how it can help your library be even more successful now and in the future.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/marketsegmentation/index.html

September 20 (12-1 pm)
Low Maintenance, High Value: How Binghamton University Libraries Used Digital Preservation to Increase its Value on Campus
(Library Journal)

Is end-to-end Digital Preservation here today? Does it require an army of staff to manage? Is it a library function or a central IT function? Answer these questions and more while hearing Edward Corrado tell the story of turning the Binghamton University Libraries into the university’s identity and heritage storehouse.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://bit.ly/pQ0sB7

September 20 (2-3 pm)
Innovations from America’s Best Small Libraries 2011
(WebJunction)

Library Journal’s annual Best Small Library in America Award, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was created in 2005 to encourage and showcase the exemplary work of libraries serving populations under 25,000. Join Susan Rice, branch supervisor, Naturita Community Library; Paul Paladino, director, Montrose Regional Library District; Madeline Miele Holt, director, Ames Free Library; Debbie Winlock, director, Page Public Library; and Library Journal’s executive editor, Rebecca Miller for an hour of innovative and practical inspiration from three of America’s best small libraries.

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

September 21 (2-3 pm)
Training the New Generation: Teaching Through Volunteerism
(Georgia Library Association)

Volunteers and interns aren’t just free labor. In order to have a successful volunteer program, there has to be some thought towards helping students and new professionals get the experience they need to enter the information field. This webinar will cover projects and techniques used in the past year Laura Starratt, reference archivist, at the Kenan Research Center to train and retain volunteers. She believes that, in order to have a new generation of talented information professionals, we have to make sure they get the training they need to succeed in the field.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://bit.ly/ovRW4p

September 22 (1-2 pm)
Video on the Web: Making Your Video Content Accessible(Accessible Technology Coalition)

In this webinar, we’ll cover everything from captioning to keyboard-accessible controls. Due to its widespread use YouTube will be a focus of the webinar, but we will also discuss other video players. This webinar is appropriate for mangers, content editors, and developers. The session will be structured so that the first part is useful for all audiences, and the latter part is focused on coding examples for developers (developers are encouraged to attend the entire session).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/video-web-making-your-video-content-accessible

September 22 (2-3 pm)
Acquiring Books for Your Collection through Specialized Selection and Analysis Tools (Booklist)

During this hour-long Booklist presentation, Bowker will demonstrate how it can help you and your library save money and resources while accumulating the perfect collection for your patrons. Senior Product Manager Mark Tullos presents from Bowker, joined by Cathy Goodwin, Collection Management Librarian from Kimbel (South Carolina) Library.

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

September 22 (2-3 pm)
SLJ Young Adult Fall Announcements (School Library Journal)

What a wonderful time to be a teen reader! There are so many choices —from fantasy favorites with angels, demons and vampires (not gone yet…) to contemporary and future forward dystopian coming of age stories. Help your young adult readers find just the right book by attending this one hour webcast highlighting the best of new and forthcoming titles from four of the best publishing houses working in the YA sphere.

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

September 26 (11am-12 pm)
Mixing In Math: Enhancing story times, crafts, displays, and family programs with math (Texas State Library & Archives)

On a tight budget? Looking for resources for the 2011-2012 school year and for Summer reading 2012? Learn how librarians are using MIXING IN MATH, a set of FREE materials in English and Spanish that add math to circle time, story times, displays, and crafts. At this webinar, we will share experiences using MIXING IN MATH activities, introduce you to the over 200 resources, and show you how they sprinkle a little math into what they already do: story times, family events, book displays, and summer reading programs. Come ready to explore shapes, sizes, and patterns in everyday life! Check the MIXING IN MATH website: http://mixinginmath.terc.edu to learn more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/mixinginmath/index.html

September 26 (1-2 pm)
Putting the Public Back in Public Libraries: Community-Led Libraries (WebJunction)

While public libraries are generally viewed as inclusive spaces, there are large segments of community that do not use them. Beginning in 2004, four large urban library systems from across Canada – Vancouver, Toronto, Regina and Halifax Public Libraries – spent four years working in socially excluded communities, to determine how to make public library services relevant to the needs of underserved communities. This webinar, brought to you in collaboration with Library Journal, will discuss the major outcomes of the project and provide examples of how the bringing this approach into library service planning makes libraries even more relevant to local needs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://bit.ly/oB7HfT

September 27 (2-3 pm)
Nuts and Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training, Inc.)
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, Facebook and 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/o7oUIs

September 28 (1-2 pm)
Become and Expert Google Searcher in an Hour
(O’Reilly Webcasts)

Do you use Google every day? Mastering Google’s powerful search refinement operators and lesser known features could, over a year’s time, save you days scouring over irrelevant results. Even more enticing is the promise of elusive nuggets of market research and competitive intelligence out there waiting to be discovered — IF you know how to wield Google.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/1995

September 28 (2-3 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources – Diabetes Resources
(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

A one-hour webinar on Diabetes Resources.  To join the webinar: Register at www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses . On the day of the webinar, go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr and 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.

Additional information at: http://nnlm.gov​/mcr/services/u​pdates/spotligh​tresources.html. Send Questions to Jim Honour at the University of Wyoming (jhonour@uwyo.edu)

September 29 (2-3:30 pm)
Project Compass Workforce Recovery – Session One
(Northwest Central)

Library staff are first-responders to increased demands for job-related assistance. Yet during these tough times, increased demands often outstrip our time to build resources and services. In this first of three Project Compass sessions, we’ll talk about why being unemployed today is different than just a few short years ago. Why is small business important? What are the issues surrounding personal finances? And we’ll discover the multitude of resources available to us through WebJuntion.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Y79LQ8Y

September 29 (2-3 pm)
You Got the Grant! Now What?
(GrantSpace)

This class is designed to help you successfully manage life after the grant. You will learn about the best practices in managing the reports and the communication required to build long term partnerships with foundations, ultimately leading to more opportunities for support.

For more information and to register for this program visit:http://bit.ly/q4Nt85

Mara Siegel

Continuing Education Coordinator

Vermont Department of Libraries

(802) 828-2727

mara.siegel@state.vt.us

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