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Free Webinars for November 2014


A chronological program listing is below the subject guide.

Subject Guide

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING
11/12/2014: What’s a Mission Statement Worth?
11/13/2014: Beyond data management plans, creative data services in libraries
11/13/2014: Five Data Don'ts
11/14/2014: Data Visualization, Smithsonian Institution, and Public Humanities
CAREERS
11/4/2014: Life after getting an MLIS
CHILDREN & TEENS
11/5/2014: 21st Century Approach to Test Preparation – ACT/SAT/Advanced Placement
11/19/2014: Every Kid Ready to Read: Tech Tools for Early Literacy
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
11/6/2014: What We’re Reading: Staff Favorites from Penguin Random House Library Marketing
11/20/2014: Resource Description and Access Overview: Making RDA Work
COMMUNICATION
11/5/2014: Do-It-Yourself PR for Nonprofits
11/7/2014: Library Marketing on a Shoestring
DATABASES & eRESOURCES
11/6/2014: Open Access and Libraries
11/13/2014: Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access
11/19/2014: Open Access: Looking Back at Ten Years of Open Access Publishing
DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
11/4/2014: From Librarian to Proficient Manager: Uncovering the Transitional Journey
11/12/2014: Community College Librarians: Managing Yourself
11/12/2014: Put a Goal on It: WebJunction and Self Directed Learning
FUNDRAISING
11/5/2014: 3 Key ingredients for a Successful Online Campaign
11/11/2014: Get Mobile-Ready for Year-End Fundraising
11/13/2014: Five Data Don'ts
LIBRARY SPACES
11/5/2014: New Approaches to Existing Spaces
11/18/2014: Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type
MANAGEMENT
11/5/2014: Generation Z: Understanding the Next Generation of Worker and Consumer
11/12/2014: Library Thought Leaders Series: Sari Feldman
11/14/2014: Making Difficult Conversations Easy
PROGRAMMING
11/4/2014: Taking it to the Streets: Successful Adult Programming Outside the Library
11/5/2014: STEM Programs for All Ages
11/19/2014: Every Kid Ready to Read: Tech Tools for Early Literacy
11/19/2014: Ready To Transform Life After 50? Let’s Get Started
REFERENCE
11/5/2014: Finding the Public Domain: 19 Institutions Making an Impact
11/5/2014: Transforming Government Data
11/6/2014: Open Access and Libraries
11/19/2014: Open Access: Looking Back at Ten Years of Open Access Publishing
11/19/2014: Measuring America: Your Guide to Income and Poverty Statistics
11/20/2014: Discovering a Gold Mine of U.S. Government Information: Exploring the Hathitrust Catalog and Its Rich Veins
SCHOOL LIBRARIES
11/3/2014: MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More w/Less!
11/4/2014: Keeping Libraries Relevant: Using Technology - Understanding Informational Text - Improving Literacy
11/5/2014: 21st Century Approach to Test Preparation – ACT/SAT/Advanced Placement
11/6/2014: Screencast Innovations for the 21st Century Learner and Educator
11/18/2014: Teacher Librarian News Night
11/19/2014: Teacher Evaluation: Assessing Students to Demonstrate Learning
11/20/2014: The Librarian As Teacher
TECHNOLOGY
11/12/2014: Cool Tools for You and Your Library
11/12/2014: LibraryBox Project: an Update
11/13/2014: Digital Literacy for Everyone: Going from Tech Averse to Tech Savvy
11/17/2014: Creating Even More with Google Drive!
11/19/2014: Building a Website with WordPress
11/20/2014: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Using the Arduino to Develop Coding Literacy in Libraries
TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
11/6/2014: Finding the Return on Investment in Blended Learning
11/6/2014: Behind the Scenes: Running Webinars
11/13/2014: Best Practices for developing content that maximizes engagement & meets your learning goals
11/13/2014: Digital Literacy for Everyone: Going from Tech Averse to Tech Savvy
11/18/2014: Flip The Webinar! How the Flipped Classroom Model can Reinvent the Webinar
11/20/2014: 7 Reasons to Flip the College Classroom – And How to Do It
11/24/2014: Going Global with Virtual Instructor-Led Training: Bucking Tradition (and myth)
VOLUNTEERS
11/12/2014: Relative Impact: Volunteer ROI Part 1 – More volunteer hours is not always a good thing
11/13/2014: Integrating Virtual Opportunities and Remote Volunteers into your Volunteer Program - Part I

Chronological List for November 2014

10/31/2014
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)
Calling All Patrons: Perfecting Community Outreach (Cengage Learning)
Effectively reaching out to your community can be tricky. Join us this Friday as Laura Damon-Moore, Co-Founder of Libraries as Incubators Project, shares her expertise on community outreach. We’ll be discussing different strategies and how Analytics On Demand can help the cause.

Monday, 11/3/2014
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT )
MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More w/Less! (TL Virtual Café)
No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Join Jennifer LaGarde and Mark Samberg for this fun, fast paced session and learn how to channel your inner MacGyver to become a master of making the most of what you have while still advocating for the best possible resources for your kids!

Tuesday, 11/4/2014
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Taking it to the Streets: Successful Adult Programming Outside the Library (Maine State Library)
Are you looking to spice up your adult programming offerings? Do you want to get the community more involved with the library? Becky Spratford has worked to bring core library programming out of their building, attracting new patrons, building strong ties with the business community, and making us all look cooler in the process. In this program Becky will honestly share her successes and failures showing you how easy it is to create partnerships with local businesses to host library programs, market grow and nurture those programs, and turn your success into increased publicity, higher circulation, and even monetary donations, all by simply taking it to the streets!

Tuesday, 11/4/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
Life after getting an MLIS (Washington State Library)
Panel discussion facilitated by Adrienne Doman Calkins from the Sherwood Public Library in Oregon. New(ish) librarians share their post-MLIS reflections: career-advancing strategies that work (or don’t), classes that proved most helpful (or not) post-graduation, advice worth passing on to current MLIS students, and staying informed about emerging trends and technologies.

Tuesday, 11/4/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
From Librarian to Proficient Manager: Uncovering the Transitional Journey (WebJunction)
Many librarians find themselves challenged to make the transition into proficient managers, often without clear guidance. For her dissertation on front-line public library managers, Michele Leininger, a PhD candidate at the University of Pittsburgh, chose to investigate how and where new managers find the help they need. Through a series of diaries and interviews at one library system, Michele’s research tells both the individuals' stories about how they learned and transitioned from librarians into managers, as well as the story of the library organization and its peer support network. Discover what the research has revealed and what it means for others interested in the transitional journey to proficient manager.

Tuesday, 11/4/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Keeping Libraries Relevant: Using Technology - Understanding Informational Text - Improving Literacy (School Library Journal)
Elementary and middle school libraries have always been a central location for learning and resources. With the changing educational standards and the growing use of technology, libraries are growing and changing as well. Join Rourke and our expert panelists as we discuss how technology, informational text, and literacy are the keys to keeping libraries relevant for students and teachers.

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
STEM Programs for All Ages (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join Amanda Roberson, Youth Coordinator - Children and Teen Services at Harford County (MD) Library, to learn about Harford County's innovative STEM programs for early learners and school age learners: LEAP: Science is Fun! Program that was launched in 2007 by Harford County Library, targeted toward third to eighth grade children. Little Leapers, pre- and early-literacy kits that focus on fostering and developing pre- and early literacy skills through STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) topics. Targeted for children ages birth to 5 years. Little Leapers 3.5 is geared to children ages 3 to 5 using iPad minis and apps to engage young minds in STREAM topics, and to familiarize children with digital devices before they enter school.

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
Generation Z: Understanding the Next Generation of Worker and Consumer (American Management Association)
Dan Schawbel has spent the past year learning about Gen Z through a global research study which spanned across the world, from America to China to South Africa. The first of its kind, the study sought to understand the implications of this generation from both a workplace and consumer perspective. Join us as we explore: Ways that they are different than Gen Y's, Gen X's and boomers and how to best connect with them, Their workplace preferences, values and career goals, and How to best sell to Gen Z and what changes you need to make in your organization to best serve them.

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (CT)
Do-It-Yourself PR for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)
PR is an integral part of any successful fundraising campaign. It generates donations, grants, drives awareness, and builds social media followers. And better yet, a do-it-yourself campaign requires little to no investment. Join Sean Horrigan, marketing/PR consultant with PR Guy, for an informative webinar that will teach fundraising professionals how to launch and manage an internal PR campaign with minimal effort, while achieving maximum results. Learn the tools and tactics of the trade and how to keep your name front and center throughout the year.

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
3 Key ingredients for a Successful Online Campaign (4Good)
Online campaigns play a great part in an organisation's community engagement, community building and fundraising. With the year-end campaign-planning deadlines closing in, get inspiration from our Webinar to successfully engage your online community to achieve your nonprofit’s goals. Learn how to better engage your community members and in the process achieve your organisational goals to gain new members, donors or even partners. In this Webinar, we will share how an organisation with a small team managed to successfully engage their online community of well over 60,000 global community leaders through their online campaign.

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
21st Century Approach to Test Preparation – ACT/SAT/Advanced Placement (School Library Journal)
Join this informative webinar to review trends and learn about how online study tools that adapt to a student’s study habits and schedules lead to success for not only the student – but also the school and community! Two featured services will include ePrep (ACT/SAT Prep) and BenchPrep (AP and advance course study.)

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Finding the Public Domain: 19 Institutions Making an Impact (EDUCAUSE)
Working together through the IMLS grant–funded copyright review management system (CRMS), 19 libraries collaborate daily in identifying public domain volumes held in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Led and coordinated by the University of Michigan, trained CRMS reviewers assess and determine the copyright status of digital books. When a work has entered the public domain, CRMS reviewers facilitate access to digital collections and expand the universe of freely available online library resources. Collectively, CRMS reviewers have performed over 312,631 copyright determinations for U.S.-published books and an additional 105,977 determinations for books published in Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. What does the CRMS project mean, and how does it inform standards for a responsible search for the public domain?

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
New Approaches to Existing Spaces (Demco)
Library needs are rapidly changing, creating a need for space refreshes or renovations to keep up. Many libraries find themselves in a position where they need to address new carpeting or furniture, shelving layouts that are not working, inefficient staff desks, challenging sight lines, changing technology or just want to change their user experience — all on a limited budget. This is an opportunity to take a fresh look at how to support your vision for the future and better position your library to meet those needs. Whether a single space or an entire library, you will discover new ideas to help realize your vision.

Wednesday, 11/5/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Transforming Government Data (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar is a summary of the transformation of Government open data at the Federal level in the last few years and the role of Data.gov. The session includes an explanation of the current process by which Federal agencies make their data inventories available for harvesting by the Data.gov catalog and a discussion of the impact of releasing Federal open data.

Tuesday, 11/6/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Finding the Return on Investment in Blended Learning (Training Magazine Network)
How do we know if the blended learning program was worth the investment? Sure, we can tell if people enjoyed the content using Level 1 evaluations, and if people LEARNED the content using Level 2 evaluations, but how do we evaluate at Level 3 (Are they using what they learned on the job?) and ultimately Level 4 (was it worth the investment?). During this session we will discuss: ​ The pros and cons of virtual, on-demand and face-to-face learning, How evaluation levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 relate to ROI, and Applying a five-step process to calculate ROI of a blended learning initiative.

Thursday, 11/6/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Behind the Scenes: Running Webinars (TechSoup)
Ever wonder how we run webinars here at TechSoup? Well, get a behind the scenes look at our webinar process, including lessons learned of what NOT to do, best practices, and tips on which tools work best for which scenarios from the six years we've been running our program. We'll show you how we do it and talk about other methodologies for online conferencing, online trainings, webinars, and meetings. Walk away more prepared to host your own online events - whether to simply meet with remote board and staff members, to run webinars like ours, or to hold day-long online conferences. Join us for a free webinar about webinars!

Thursday, 11/6/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Open Access and Libraries (American Libraries Live)
Scholarly journals are increasingly becoming digital, experimenting with new publishing models such as Open Access (OA) and incorporating multimedia into their formats. In addition, the process of research continues to evolve because of mandates from funding agencies to publicly share research findings and data. For a candid discussion of what OA is (and isn’t), tune in Thursday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) for “Open Access and Libraries,” the next free, streaming video broadcast of American Libraries Live. Our panel of experts will give their unique perspective on what OA means now and how it will shape the future and will answer your questions.

Thursday, 11/6/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
What We’re Reading: Staff Favorites from Penguin Random House Library Marketing (Booklist)
Join Booklist for a free, hour-long webinar with the Penguin Random House Library Marketing staff as they share their top picks for spring 2015. Find out what new books made their TBR piles and get the inside scoop on their predictions for next year’s sleeper hits and blockbuster bestsellers. Booklist Adult Books senior editor Donna Seaman will also offer her selections of not-to-be-missed Penguin Random House titles from the forthcoming season. Live webinar attendees will be entered to win one of 25 ARC-filled Keep Calm and Read On Tote bags.

Thursday, 11/6/2014
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)
Screencast Innovations for the 21st Century Learner and Educator (American Association of School Librarians)
Screencast-O-Matic (SOM) is a free and easy to use screencast application that has many uses for the classroom teacher and librarian. Screencasts are perfect for recording lectures for online courses, or for students to view prior to seated classes, or as a review. Virtual tutorials are easy to create with SOM. Also, students can record book reviews to share via e-mail or social media. These student screencasts can be given QR codes for sharing virtually or printed throughout the school and scanned for viewing. Screencasts can also be uploaded to school or teacher websites. Presenter Brenda Stephens will take participants step by step through the process of downloading and recording screencasts for use in your school.

Friday, 11/7/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Library Marketing on a Shoestring (Cengage Learning)
Most libraries agree that high usage and foot traffic in their library is important; however, not every library has a large budget to market their services and resources. Sally Dewey, Electronic Resources Manager from Arlington Public Library, is an expert on marketing on a shoestring; call in to this week’s Gale Geek to hear her tips, tricks, solutions, and best practices.

Tuesday, 11/11/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Get Mobile-Ready for Year-End Fundraising (Network for Good)
There are now more cell phones than toothbrushes, and as of last year, smartphones surpassed regular phone sales by leagues. How can your nonprofit use mobile for good, especially as it relates to your crucial end of year fundraising efforts? Join BetterWorld Wireless founder Darian Rodriguez Heyman for this free webinar as he walks through building a mobile website, explains text to donate campaigns and lays out social media integration. You'll leave with a full understanding of why mobile presents a huge opportunity for any nonprofit along with a practical checklist of the most important mobile tips and tools for your cause.

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Cool Tools for You and Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)
New internet tools, technologies and websites appear every day that you can integrate into your personal and professional life. Librarians can harness the full potential of these tools to provide innovative library services and programming, stay organized, be creative and improve productivity. Christa Burns, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will introduce you to new and emerging online tools that will motivate you to accomplish great things at your library.

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
What’s a Mission Statement Worth? (4Good)
Does your mission statement differentiate your nonprofit clearly and concisely? Could it describe any of several other organizations? If you're clear about your value to your community, stakeholders and/or cause, why bother to “wordsmith” your mission statement? The answers to these questions can make the difference between sustainable success and failure in several ways. Join us to see what a rigorously crafted mission statement can do for marketing, fundraising, strategy, and sustainability.

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Community College Librarians: Managing Yourself (North Carolina Library Association)
The world of community college librarianship can be dynamic, diverse and challenging, but always interesting. Learn effective techniques for making the most of your time and remaining productive without going crazy! This webinar will cover personal productivity issues, team collaborative techniques and project management principles that apply to community college library environments.

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Library Thought Leaders Series: Sari Feldman (Library Leadership & Management Association)
Sari Feldman is the current ALA President-elect is a past president of the Public Library Association (2009-2010) She has served as Executive Director of Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) since June 2003. Under her leadership, CCPL has become one of the nation’s best and busiest public library systems, earning the Library Journal 5-Star recognition for five consecutive years (2010-2014). Prior to joining CCPL, Sari was Deputy Director of Cleveland Public Library, the nation’s third largest public research library. Sari also serves as president of the board of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Sari has presented on public libraries both nationally and internationally and written widely for professional publications.

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Put a Goal on It: WebJunction and Self Directed Learning (WebJunction)
Get ready to embark on a learning adventure! This session will provide a manageable approach for library staff looking for ways to learn on their own or together with others. We’ll take you on a tour of WebJunction.org and supply you with practical tools and resources to develop and implement a learning plan, which will equip you with the skills needed to navigate through the ever-changing library landscape. You’ll also learn how to access WebJunction’s free, online courses developed by librarians and library staff from around the country. We look forward to sharing all that WebJunction has to offer!

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Relative Impact: Volunteer ROI Part 1 – More volunteer hours is not always a good thing (VolunteerMatch)
There is a disconnect in the volunteer sector between our intentions to truly value our volunteers' time and our actions that actually de-value it. If the focus of the reports you are asked to produce is on the number of volunteer hours at your organization, and particularly if you are considered to be doing your job well if those numbers keep going up, this disconnect might be alive and well in your organization. While it is strongly encouraged and extremely beneficial to attend both Part I and Part II of this series, attending both is not required.

Wednesday, 11/12/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
LibraryBox Project: an Update(Infopeople)
LibraryBox is an inexpensive portable way to take library content out into your communities and directly to your users. A battery-powered file server, LibraryBox can be used to deliver eBooks, PDFs, music, movies, or any other digital file anywhere you wish to reach out to users, even in places where there is no Internet or cellular signal. In November, LibraryBox will release version 2.1, which adds a lot of functionality and features to the project. Come learn what’s new, and what the potential is for this inexpensive tool.

Thursday, 11/13/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Beyond data management plans, creative data services in libraries (Library Connect)
As researchers and scholars increasingly move toward data-driven research, librarians are offering a growing number of services to support a diverse set of research needs. In this webinar, presenters will discuss large-scale projects and one-to-one consulting at the institute, university and consortium levels. They will explore services provided by librarians with technical expertise in areas such as linked data and data visualization, as well as the role of liaison librarians.

Thursday, 11/13/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Success Strategies for Electronic Content Discovery and Access (OCLC)
We invite you to attend a webinar with authors of the white paper from OCLC, Elsevier and University of Delaware. This new white paper, authored by a cross-industry group of professionals from libraries, content providers and OCLC, identifies problems with data quality in the content supply chain and gives practical recommendations for improved usage, discovery and access of e-content in libraries.

Thursday, 11/13/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Best Practices for developing content that maximizes engagement & meets your learning goals (InSync)
A validated instructional design plan is critical to the success of your virtual learning initiative. It ensures you are delivering the right content using the most appropriate available technologies. Design is the first step. The next step is ensuring the learning program is developed according to the design specifications with consideration given to best practices in creating learner engagement for the various learning technologies that are being used. This session will address developing for the virtual and blended environments by providing guidance on how to successfully develop the learning content.

Thursday, 11/13/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Five Data Don'ts (Idealware)
Program data can be very useful - from being able to prove the effectiveness of your programs to providing information to funders. However, there are a few missteps it is important to avoid. In this free class, we will go over five data don'ts that will help you make the most of your information while avoiding common pitfalls.

Thursday, 11/13/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Integrating Virtual Opportunities and Remote Volunteers into your Volunteer Program - Part I (VolunteerMatch)
Beginning to incorporate virtual volunteer opportunities into your volunteer engagement program can be tricky. But, by thinking creatively, embracing technology, and creating screening, training and retention plans built specifically for remote volunteers, you can engage volunteers with the talents you need even if they're on the other side of the state, the country or the world! Join Jennifer Bennett and Deanna Cole as they discuss best practices for creating successful virtual opportunities, and building and managing relationships with remote volunteers. Part II will build on these concepts and discuss in more detail managing remote volunteers. Sample position descriptions and recruitment messages will be provided. While it is strongly encouraged and extremely beneficial to attend both Part I and Part II of this series, attending both is not required.

Thursday, 11/13/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Digital Literacy for Everyone: Going from Tech Averse to Tech Savvy (Colorado State Library)
Looking for ways to get you and your staff up to speed? If you can figure out Dewey, you can figure out Windows! This CSL In Session offers practical tips, tools, and techniques to help bridge the digital divide at your library and create a culture of learning around technology. Bring your ideas and issues as we discuss common barriers to learning technology and explore three solutions to help staff become more tech savvy. Participants will walk away with a process and a plan to increase learning in your organization.

Friday, 11/14/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Data Visualization, Smithsonian Institution, and Public Humanities (Cengage Learning)
We are honored to say that we will be joined this week by Professor Steven Lubar, director of Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, Professor of American Studies, and former Chair of the Division of the History of Technology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Dr. Lubar will be joining us to discuss new innovations and philosophies around data visualization and analysis, what they offer the public humanities, and what, exactly, “digital humanities” means. You won’t want to miss it!

Friday, 11/14/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)
Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to "integrate conflict" - to walk into it and effectively handle it - rather than avoid it.

Monday, 11/17/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Creating Even More with Google Drive! (EasyBib)
Are you ready to take your use of Google Drive beyond Docs, Sheets, and Slides? Did you know there's lots of awesome apps available to you in Google Drive that make it do even more! Come to this session to learn about all of the extra awesome things that Google Drive can do for you and your students!

Tuesday, 11/18/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Flip The Webinar! How the Flipped Classroom Model can Reinvent the Webinar (Training Magazine Network)
While webinars have become commonplace in both learning and marketing, the parade-of-slides-with-disembodied-voice format is getting old. Isn't it time we reinvented the webinar? What can we learn from the success of the "flipped classroom" model that's sweeping the world of education? In this webinar, we'll explore how the webinar itself can be reinvented around the flipped classroom model: that is, delivering the presentation material as a rich interactive video presentation in advance and using the "live" webinar as Q&A and discussion time. And yes, this will be delivered as a "flipped webinar" -- so you can not only hear about it but also experience it and discuss it with your peers.

Tuesday, 11/18/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Common x 3 (Public, Academic, School): Designing next generation gathering and learning spaces for libraries of every type (Library Journal)
Join us on November 18th for our “Commons x 3” webcast, and you’ll get to hear from a panel of expert architects as they explain critical elements of creating a successful commons space in a wide variety of environments while showing you some of the best examples of “uncommon commons” out there today.

Tuesday, 11/18/2014
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)
Teacher Librarian News Night (TL Virtual Café)
TL News Night 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.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Disaster Recovery (Nebraska Library Commission)
with Denise Lawver, director of the Wahoo Public Library.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
Open Access: Looking Back at Ten Years of Open Access Publishing (Library Journal)
Join our panelists as they reflect on a decade of Open Access publishing at Oxford University Press and explore the challenges and opportunities of Open Access for publishers, scholars and librarians.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Building a Website with WordPress (O’Reilly)
WordPress is a world-renowned platform for building blogs and complex websites. More than 20% of the web is built on the platform. In this quick overview we'll talk about what WordPress is and isn't. We'll explain the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. You should get a good sense of why WordPress might be a good fit for your next website project.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
Noon - 1:00 (CT)
Measuring America: Your Guide to Income and Poverty Statistics (United States Census Bureau)
This webinar will help data users in the search and navigation of the Census website, and in locating data on income and poverty. We will touch upon some data examples through visuals, show you the actual data tools to locate and access the data, and how this data could be used. Some familiarity with Census Bureau data would be helpful before viewing this webinar.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Every Kid Ready to Read: Tech Tools for Early Literacy (TechSoup)
Everyday there are new apps and technologies being made available to young children. Libraries are integrating technology into children’s programming, including storytimes and other early literacy services. When used correctly, technology can be used to increase early literacy skills in young children. This free webinar will share best practices, resources, and ideas to help you easily and effectively bring technology to your library’s early literacy programming. We will hear from three guests with expertise in early literacy and childhood education.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Ready To Transform Life After 50? Let’s Get Started (Infopeople)
Are you new to the Transforming Life After 50 initiative? Trying to refresh your engagement of adults? Want to find out TLA50 promising practices? In this one-hour webinar, you will learn: The demographic drivers that compel libraries and public institutions to transform the ways they serve and engage an aging population; How to assess your community’s aging demographics; How to facilitate conversations inside your library and with your community about the diverse needs and assets of an aging society; Programs and strategies that work.

Wednesday, 11/19/2014
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Teacher Evaluation: Assessing Students to Demonstrate Learning (edWeb)
School librarians have been caught in the new wave of teacher evaluation reform. Defining and measuring student learning outcomes presents new challenges and new opportunities. In this session, participants will examine assessment tools, review smart goals, and explore ways to use assessment to inform library program instruction.

Thursday, 11/20/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Resource Description and Access Overview: Making RDA Work (Infopeople)
This webinar will cover the basics of RDA, including changes that will be noticeable to library staff (catalogers and non-catalogers alike) and to library users. Information in this webinar will range from practical tips for dealing with RDA records to thoughts about how RDA fits into future changes to library catalogs.

Thursday, 11/20/2014
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (CT)
7 Reasons to Flip the College Classroom – And How to Do It (Cengage Learning)
Interested in engaging students in new ways, while activating deeper learning and better retention? Join Cengage and guest speakers Craig Roberts and Marc Sperber for a virtual workshop on how and why to flip your college course. In this webinar, Craig, a professor of neuroscience and learning at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, and Marc, an instructional designer at the Duke University School of Nursing, talk about what drew them to the flipped classroom model and their experiences in helping faculty across the curriculum to flip their courses. Marc and Craig introduce the theoretical foundation of their approach—Chickering and Gamson’s Seven Principles of Effective Education – and apply it to their real-world experiences and best practices for “flipping” learned in their own classroom and work with other faculty.

Friday, 11/21/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
The Librarian As Teacher (Cengage Learning)
Overcoming common misconceptions about librarians, Kathleen L. Roy, Library Media Center Director at Cretin-Derham Hall School in St. Paul, will be sharing with us ways in which she operates day-to-day as a teacher. With advocacy for her students at the center of her mission, Kathleen will touch on how she works collaboratively with her teachers, administration, and parents to provide a successful learning environment in her library and beyond.

Tuesday, 11/25/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Discovering a Gold Mine of U.S. Government Information: Exploring the Hathitrust Catalog and Its Rich Veins (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will cover finding historical information such as agency annual reports, Congressional hearings, statistics, and numerous other materials on historically significant and contemporarily relevant Government policymaking issues.

Wednesday, 11/26/2014
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. (CT)
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Using the Arduino to Develop Coding Literacy in Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this talk, John LeMasney will discuss the trials, tribulations, and successes of creating and teaching classes on Arduino as programming at several New Jersey libraries across the state. Arduino is an open source hardware platform for learning about and making electronics prototypes to scratch your own itch. It is a well-supported, low-threshold-of-entry approach of inviting those new to electronics to create their own working circuits at a low monetary cost and little existing knowledge. I'll demonstrate what Arduino is in the larger sense, and why it's fun and easy to get started with Arduino.




Programs added to the list after its initial publication are denoted with an *.

What are the criteria for inclusion in this list?

  1. The program sounds like it's worthwhile.
  2. The program is library-related or would be useful to librarians.
  3. The program is free.
  4. The program is being offered live at a particular time (though it will probably be archived and available after the Webcast as well.)
  5. The program is at least half an hour or longer.

You can earn C.E. credit in the Nebraska Librarian Certification Program by participating in any of these programs.  You'll have to let us know when you view one of these--there's a form for your convenience at:  http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ce/libcertceu.asp

Thanks to our friend Jamie Markus of the Wyoming State Library for compiling so much of the information on this list.

Library Training Calendar


For more information, contact Laura Johnson.