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Free Webinars for October 2014


A chronological program listing is below the subject guide.

Subject Guide

ADVOCACY
Oct. 10: Stats Don’t Lie: Small Libraries Make Big Impacts
Oct. 15: Pitching the Library: How to Explain What School Librarians Do
Oct. 22: Bonding with Your Community: How to Craft Your Library Story
Oct. 29: What's Your Story? How to Lead With a Good Story
Oct. 29: Turn Volunteers into Advocates for your Organization
CAREERS
Oct. 1: What Motivates Me: How to Take Control of Your Career
Oct. 2: Mastering Difficult Conversations
Oct. 14: Thank Goodness it’s Monday: Enjoy your Job Enjoy your Life
Oct. 15: 10 Secrets that Can Make or Break Your Career
CHILDREN & TEENS
Oct. 2: From Inspiration to Illustration: The Art of Penguin Picture Books
Oct. 14: The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2014
Oct. 15: Books for Boys 2014
Oct. 16: Let's Read! New Books for the Newest Readers
Oct. 16: Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader
Oct. 21: Serving the Underserved: Children with Disabilities at Your Library
Oct. 22: Teen Theater Groups: Creating Communities of Empowered Teens
COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Oct. 2: From Inspiration to Illustration: The Art of Penguin Picture Books
Oct. 3: Keep Your Faculty in the Loop
Oct. 14: The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2014
Oct. 15: Books for Boys 2014
Oct. 16: Let's Read! New Books for the Newest Readers (Booklist)
Oct. 28: Fall into a Good Mystery (Booklist)
COMMUNICATION
Oct. 3: Keep Your Faculty in the Loop
Oct. 9: Yammerin’ for Nonprofits & Libraries
Oct. 15: Top Ten Generational Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace
 
DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE
Oct. 1: The Digital Shift: Libraries at the Center
FUNDRAISING
Oct. 2: Eight Tips For A Successful Email Fundraising Campaign
Oct. 9: Introduction to Fundraising Planning
Oct. 15: From Resistant to Resourceful: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising
Oct. 21: Anatomy of a Successful Library Campaign: Real World Tips for Getting the Funding You Need
Oct. 21: Crowdfunding in the Arts: How to Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix
LEGAL
Oct. 16: Legal Issues: iPads, Mobile Devices, and the Library
LIBRARY SPACES
Oct. 17: Secure Library Models
MANAGEMENT
Oct. 2: Mastering Difficult Conversations
Oct. 15: Top Ten Generational Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace
Oct. 17: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work
Oct. 29: The Budget Primer: Building and Using Budgets Better
Oct. 29: What's Your Story? How to Lead With a Good Story
MARKETING
Oct. 9: Marketing and Social Media: A Primer for Public Libraries
Oct. 14: Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development
OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS
Oct. 31: Calling All Patrons: Perfecting Community Outreach
 
PROGRAMMING
Oct. 1: How to Lead a Book Group with No Discussion Questions Provided
Oct. 1: Money Smart Week @ Your Library
Oct. 22: Teen Theater Groups: Creating Communities of Empowered Teens
Oct. 22: Making Cents of Financial Literacy: Tech Tools and Innovative Programs/dd>
READERS’ ADVISORY
Oct. 28: Fall into a Good Mystery
REFERENCE
Oct. 2: Census Information Centers and State Data Centers
Oct. 7: Federal Legislative History 101
Oct. 8: Breezing Along with the RML
Oct. 14: Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information
Oct. 16: Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 1 of 3
Oct. 22: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More
Oct. 23: Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 2 of 3
Oct. 30: Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 3 of 3
SCHOOL LIBRARIES
Oct. 3: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online
Oct. 6: Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In! Codes to Teach Like a Cowboy/ Cowgirl
Oct. 8: Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery
Oct. 15: Pitching the Library: How to Explain What School Librarians Do
Oct. 20: Teacher Librarian News Night
Oct. 29: Common Core: Partnership, Instruction & Advocacy in the Elementary School Library
TECHNOLOGY
Oct. 1: The Digital Shift: Libraries at the Center
Oct. 1: The Future of Library Software and What to Do About It
Oct. 3: Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Curation with Pinterest and Tumblr
Oct. 7: Beyond 3D Printers: Strategies for Makerspace Success
Oct. 9: Yammerin’ for Nonprofits & Libraries
Oct. 9: Digitization and Libraries
Oct. 14: Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age
Oct. 16: Responsive Web Design Bootcamp
Oct. 22: Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Webinar
Oct. 28: Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites
TRAINING & INSTRUCTION
Oct. 3: What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online
Oct. 16: Virtually There: 5 Best Practices to Apply When Designing for Virtual & Blended Learning
Oct. 23: Evaluating eLearning: What you Measure is What You Get
Oct. 27: Five Hats of Instructional Design
VOLUNTEERS
Oct. 21: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
Oct. 29: Turn Volunteers into Advocates for your Organization

Chronological List for October 2014

10/1/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
How to Lead a Book Group with No Discussion Questions Provided (Nebraska Library Commission)
Many times your book club members select a title that doesn’t come with discussion questions or someone selects a book that you anticipate will be challenging or difficult to discuss. How can you prepare and what are some tips and tricks for making the group run smoothly and the discussion meaningful? Join Vicki Wood, Youth Services Supervisor at Lincoln City Libraries and Lisa Kelly – Nebraska Library Commission - as they present lessons learned from leading book groups.

10/1/2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
The Digital Shift: Libraries at the Center (Library Journal and School Library Journal)
Libraries @ the Center will feature thought-provoking keynotes from Daniel  J. Levitin PhD, Daniel J. Levitin Ph.D. Author of the New York Times Bestselling book The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload, and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp: Analytics for Humans, and one of the earliest and most influential technologists in social media. Our roster of expert speakers and panelists will present innovative ideas and tools for and from libraries of all types – school, academic, and public—including sessions on:

  • Classroom/Library Partnerships that Support Students’ Academic and Civic Learning
  • Bridging the K-12-to-College Information Literacy Gap
  • Adapting Academic Library Instruction to the Digital Environment
  • Hack Your Notebook: Leveraging Libraries for STEM-Literacy Connections
  • Digital Literacy, Corporate Data-Mining, and Government Surveillance
  • Digital Strategies for Job Search Training
  • Implementing New Digital Strategies in Response to a Community Emergency
  • Successfully Partnering with Small Organizations To Digitize Local Content
  • Libraries, Film/Media, Children, and Families: Making Connections
  • Bringing A New “Voice” To Our Library and School With 3D Printing
  • Libraries, Archives and Museums at the Intersection of History and Technology

10/1/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
 Money Smart Week @ Your Library (American Library Association)
Financial literacy is important to all communities, and libraries can be part of the solution.  Through Money Smart Week @ your library, April 18-25, 2015, you can join hundreds of other libraries across the country helping individuals to better manage their personal finances. In 2014 over 700 libraries in 48 states participated. Learn from veterans and first-timers how Money Smart Week @ your library has been a great success for their libraries, and how it can be in yours. Get valuable programming and promotion ideas, tips on possible partners, and resources that make it easy for you.

10/1/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
 What Motivates Me: How to Take Control of Your Career (American Management Association)
Join us as the New York Times bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and All In unveil their exciting new work, and offer an extensively-tested method to identify anyone’s unique blend of core motivators and then help them align more of their work with what drives them. Attend and you’ll learn: How to identify your core set of motivators (they are different for each person), How to enhance your value and accomplish more in your career with simple but powerful job-sculpting strategies, How to avoid blind spots and potential conflicts. Whether listeners are managers who are trying to get their people to be more productive and engaged or individuals looking to reignite their passion in their current job, this program will help them align the work they do every day with what truly motivates them.

10/1/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
The Future of Library Software and What to Do About It (SirsiDynix)
Library software has come a long way and continues to change. Where will it go and what do you need to know? Join Marshall Breeding, creator and editor of Library Technology Guides, as he discusses current trends and technologies as well as the skills needed to keep up with them. The webinar, “The Future of Library Software and What to do About It,” will cover these areas: The future outlook of library software, Resources and suggestions for staying up-to-date, The benefits of thinking entrepreneurially, and Viewing change as a necessity for growth. Feel comfortable with where your library is heading! Join us for this webinar to embrace new library technologies and the changes they require.

10/2/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
 Census Information Centers and State Data Centers (Federal Depository Library Program)
Attendees will learn about the Census Information Centers and the State Data Centers programs, how they came to be, and what they offer in partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau. The presenters will discuss how to access the networks, the resources they offer down to the local level, and how the Census Information Centers and the State Data Centers programs can be a resource for your patrons.

10/2/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Eight Tips For A Successful Email Fundraising Campaign (Idealware)
Fundraising via email can seem overwhelming. What should you include in your emails? To whom should you send your emails? What should your emails look like? How do you know if your work was worth the effort? In this overview seminar, we will go over eight tips to lead to email fundraising success. Laura Quinn will be joined by experts in the field and will discuss some of the key components all fundraisers need to know.

10/2/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
 Mastering Difficult Conversations (Training Magazine Network)
Nobody likes to deliver bad news, discuss a sensitive subject or talk about a project or meeting that's gone wrong. The mere thought of these conversations can fill you with anxiety and distract you from your work. Because you can't always avoid these type of topics, you've got to be ready. You've got to take control and talk through them effectively. But how? Join Dr. Mark Goulston, international best-selling author and former FBI hostage negotiation trainer, as he shares practical, hands-on techniques for taking the stress out of toughest employee discussions.

10/2/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 From Inspiration to Illustration: The Art of Penguin Picture Books (Booklist)
Join Booklist and Penguin Young Readers to hear from five talented illustrators with new summer and fall 2014 titles. Listen as each illustrator discusses their artistic process, inspiration, and latest work: G. Brian Karas on As An Oak Tree Grows, Loren Long on Otis and the Scarecrow, Lori Nichols on Maple & Willow Together, Divya Srinivasan on Little Owl’s Day. Booklist Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg will facilitate a discussion between the illustrators and webinar participants. The first 100 registrants will win a free Read Around the Clock library easel with postcard for storytime suggestions!

10/3/2014
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)
 Keep Your Faculty in the Loop (Cengage Learning)
Jennifer Smathers, Head of Technical Services, is passionate about coordinated collection development, marketing, and connecting with user needs. Come learn about how she has practically implemented this passion at SUNY Brockport and how you can steal these best practices for your own library.

10/3/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Curation with Pinterest and Tumblr (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
In our popular Tech Tools with Tine series, veteran trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single innovative tool. In this webinar, however, she's taking on two extremely popular ones - Pinterest and Tumblr - and showing how libraries can harness them for curation.

10/6/2014
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)
Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In! Codes to Teach Like a Cowboy/ Cowgirl (TL Virtual Café)
Teaching can feel like trying to conquer the Wild West. We need inspiration and advice from trailblazers used to rough terrains. Two Texas educators invite you to join this campfire conversation in which they will share some practical ideas and tips for handling anything from fundraising to teaching with little technology. Giddy up! Get your boots on and join us for this adventurous ride that’ll get you fired up and equipped for the school year.

10/7/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Beyond 3D Printers: Strategies for Makerspace Success (Booklist)
When someone mentions "makerspace," do you hear, "Buy a 3D printer?" While digital fabrication tools can be a robust part of a library makerspace, they're not the only options. From lanyards to laser cutters and crochet to coding, all kinds of crafts and skills are welcome in makerspaces. In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Cherry Lake, Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will discuss strategies to help create a maker culture in your library that welcomes and supports all patrons and their creations. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.

10/7/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Federal Legislative History 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)
The webinar will discuss the ways in which Federal statutes are published and cited, what Federal legislative histories are and how they are used, the normal steps in compiling and researching Federal legislative histories, and the various resources available for Federal legislative history research – both free and commercial. Speaker: Rick McKinney is Assistant Law Librarian / Legislative Librarian at the Federal Reserve Board Law Library in Washington, D.C., where he has served for the past 30 years. He is the founder and principal editor of LLSDC’s Legislative Source Book on the Internet and has authored numerous articles and presentations in the field of Federal statutory, legislative, and regulatory research.

10/8/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
 Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery (School Library Journal)
What new, differentiated strategies can school librarians use to support students – and their classroom teaching colleagues – in evaluating, synthesizing, and contextualizing nonfiction digital content? What experiences can be offered that will inspire students to communicate, collaborate, and think both critically and creatively within a framework of inquiry-based learning? Get new answers in this powerful, practical, 60-minute discussion with live Q&A!

10/9/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
Yammerin’ for Nonprofits & Libraries (TechSoup)
Could your nonprofit or library benefit from an internal social network to share and collaborate, make announcements, connect staff no matter where they are, and cut down on email?

10/9/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Digitization and Libraries (American Libraries Live)
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.

10/9/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Marketing and Social Media: A Primer for Public Libraries (Booklist)
Your patrons’ desire for responsiveness and interaction on social media can be transformed into a dynamic marketing tool for your library. Join Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) co-authors Christie Koontz (Florida State University LIS program) and Lorri Mon (Florida State University iSchool) for a free, hour-long webinar full of examples and steps on how to recognize stakeholders, create goals, plan and execute an effective social media campaign, and evaluate its success. Sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield. Moderated by Booklist Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.

10/9/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
 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. You'll learn how to: Conduct an assets inventory, Develop a case statement, Identify funding partners, and Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar.

10/10/2014
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)
 Stats Don’t Lie: Small Libraries Make Big Impacts (Cengage Learning)
Small libraries are making BIG impacts. Amy Dodson, Director of Pine River Public Library, will be speaking to us about the importance of statistics; specifically, making the pitch for quality over quantity when considering statistics. Come learn about what made Library Journal call her library “The Best Small Library in America” for 2014.

10/14/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age (WebJunction)
Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. Digital citizenship requires a whole-community approach among parents, kids, librarians, educators, and the broader community. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more. Digital Citizenship Week is coming October 19-25…how will your library be participating?

10/14/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information (Lib2Gov)
Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease. Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza. Tune into this presentation by librarians at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.

10/14/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2014 (Booklist)
Don’t miss this free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: ReferencePoint Press, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus.

10/14/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Thank Goodness it’s Monday: Enjoy your Job Enjoy your Life (InSync)
So often we focus on the negatives and tasks we don’t enjoy. This workshop helps participants identify the things about work they enjoy and find satisfying, look at ways of creating more of those items, and develop skill in recognizing and appreciating small accomplishments and savoring small successes.

10/14/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
 Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development (Library Journal)
During this insightful discussion moderated by Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience), library branding mavens will share the basics of branding and identity development, show examples from their successful efforts, and share practical tips that you can implement right away.

10/15/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
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.

10/15/2014
11:00 - Noon (CT)
 10 Secrets that Can Make or Break Your Career (American Management Association)
The World’s Top Executive Coaches Share Their Secrets and Answer Your Toughest Questions! You’re more challenged than ever with conflicting priorities, multiple teams and bosses. At the same time, the landscape has never been riper with opportunities for positive change in your role. Don’t wait another moment – the time is NOW to get both world-class advice and practical tools you can use to keep your career on an upward path. In this dynamic program, a top executive coach will lead a provocative discussion with the world’s most renowned coaches and two global CEO's: Virgin's Sir Richard Branson and GE's Jeffrey Immelt. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to ask ANYTHING and glean their sage advice.

10/15/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Top Ten Generational Gems for the Multiple Generations Workplace (4Good)
Experiencing generational communication challenges and problems? You are not alone! Sherri Petro of VPI Strategies shares her top 10 generational gems gleaned from the over 250 generational workshops she has conducted. You will increase your generational quotient and reduce the misunderstandings that abound with multiple generations in the workplace together. Learn solutions other organizations are implementing by leveraging their knowledge of generational thinking.

10/15/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
 Books for Boys 2014 (School Library Journal)
Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Tor Books will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.

10/15/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
From Resistant to Resourceful: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Your Board in Fundraising (4Good)
Frustrated with board members saying that they’ll help – only to see nothing happen? Tired of fundraising being an afterthought at board meetings? Waiting for the day when others will be as excited about fundraising as you once were? Fundraising success depends on many critical factors, not the least of which is having a collaborative approach to the fundraising process. In this presentation, we’ll explore what you’ll need to know to build a collaborative approach within your organization - regardless of what your official role is.

10/15/2014
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Pitching the Library: How to Explain What School Librarians Do (edWeb)
When administrators are faced with challenging budget cuts, they often cut from library programs - often because they don’t understand how strong library programs serve the learning community. This webinar will equip participants with talking points to promote library programs, reframing our work with new language, and dispelling myths about librarianship.

10/16/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 1 of 3 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
In part one of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas, discuss making your library the go-to source for businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. This session will focus on reasons for marketing to businesses and examples of library success stories. (Although open to everyone in the library field, public library directors and managers are especially encouraged to attend this session.) 

10/16/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Let's Read! New Books for the Newest Readers (Booklist)
Get children excited about reading with an impressive array of picture books and early readers from Capstone Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Holiday House. Find books that readers can love for a lifetime in this free, hour-long webinar, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.

10/16/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
 Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader (School Library Journal)
Join us for this free one-hour webcast moderated by Kira Moody, a youth services librarian at the Whitmore Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll get a sneak peak at intriguing new books about life in prison, the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, and the fascinatingly gross side of science, from Charlesbridge and Darby Creek. We’ll also look at electronic and audio options for readers who prefer their stories in digital formats.

10/16/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Legal Issues: iPads, Mobile Devices, and the Library (Infopeople)
Since mobile devices are so commonplace, it may be time to consider some legal issues regarding their use in libraries. They may affect your library’s photography, audio and video recording policy. The way you select, load content, and lend mobile devices may be influenced by licensing agreements and ADA compliance issues. At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will have: Evaluate mobile devices with respect to legal requirements, Lend library mobile devices and protect the library, Apply your library’s behavior policy to patron use of mobile devices. This webinar will be of interest to public service staff, library adminstration and trustees.

10/17/2014
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)
 Secure Library Models (Cengage Learning)
Vailey Oehkle, Director of Libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon; was honored today as a special mention for Library of the Year. Come to learn about how Multnomah developed a secure model for their library, and how you can implement these best practices at your own library.

10/17/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
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.

10/20/2014
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.

10/21/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Anatomy of a Successful Library Campaign: Real World Tips for Getting the Funding You Need (United for Libraries)
The webinar will feature Libby Post of Communication Services and Doreen Hannon, executive director of the Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library, who will discuss the library’s successful millage campaign, developed thanks to a Neal-Schuman grant.

10/21/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Crowdfunding in the Arts: How to Add This Essential Tool To Your Fundraising Mix (GrantSpace)
The objective of this webinar is to demystify the world of crowdfunding, specifically for people and organizations in the arts world. Crowdfunding is quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox to tap into your network to raise money, faster, from a larger audience. For artists, it can be a great alternative, or complement, to grants and other types of funding. This webinar is designed to give participants an overview of crowdfunding, help you determine if a crowdfunding approach could be right for you, as well as step-by-step direction for how you can take advantage of what a crowdfunding platform has to offer.

10/21/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Serving the Underserved: Children with Disabilities at Your Library (WebJunction)
Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve patrons with special needs. Developing an awareness of and sensitivity to children with disabilities is crucial for providing top-notch library services. This webinar shares inspiring programming and innovative ideas for new services to target this special population. Learn about what online resources are available for staff to serve children with special needs more fully, and explore strategies to reevaluate and make new accommodations in existing youth programs for an inclusive audience.

10/21/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
Interviewing each prospective volunteer can seem overwhelming, but it's one of the best ways to ensure that the volunteers you recruit are the volunteers you need. This webinar introduces a variety of question types used in volunteer interviews and offers strategies for honing your interview skills. Materials will be provided to help you implement this process in your organization, as well as a training syllabus so you can learn how to recruit and train a volunteer staff to assist with prospective volunteer interviews.

10/22/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Teen Theater Groups: Creating Communities of Empowered Teens (Nebraska Library Commission)
Learn how theater group participation can bring diverse groups of teens together to express themselves creatively, gain leadership and collaborative skills, and engage with the larger community. A wide range of programs will be discussed - including year-round clubs, summer programs, readers' theater and murder mysteries - for all levels of experience, sizes of libraries, and budgets. Take away tips and resources to kickstart your own production.

10/22/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Bonding with Your Community: How to Craft Your Library Story (Colorado State Library)
“It was a pleasure to burn.” So starts Fahrenheit 451, with a frightening glimpse into a dystopian future — where a fireman’s only calling is to torch books. As a library staff member, did these two sentences elicit a visceral response in you? That’s the power of story. Hook, entice, engage. And in many libraries, opportunities are missed daily — to capture moments, experiences and impacts. In this CSL In Session class, attendees will discuss WHY libraries should be telling stories, along with strategies and tools for using stories as a way to bond with their communities.

10/22/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Webinar (Georgia Library Association)
The Society of Georgia Archivists, the Atlanta chapter of ARMA International, and the Georgia Library Association present a train-the-trainer session on Personal Digital Archiving. Designed for information professionals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, this session will empower participants to see themselves as archivists of their own digital records and will cover topics ranging from best practices for creating digital records and rights issues in the digital landscape to strategies for storing digital records and emerging developments regarding the digital afterlife. After completing the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to teach the workshop to their users--the public, co-workers, students, etc.--in their own diverse institutional contexts. The end goal of the workshop will thus be to advocate for informational professionals as a source of expertise for assisting individuals (the public, family members, students, corporate employees, etc.) with their personal digital archiving needs.

10/22/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Making Cents of Financial Literacy: Tech Tools and Innovative Programs (TechSoup)
Financial literacy may be a serious topic, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun! Technology, games, and parties can bring playfulness and help people approach a topic that can otherwise be daunting and stressful. You can help your community learn to be more financially literate, connect to valuable information about savings and retirement planning, and take control of their money. Join us for this free webinar and hear from two libraries in South Carolina who have developed fun and innovative financial literacy programs. We will also hear from the New York Public Library about the staff training materials they have developed, available for free to all libraries. Throughout the webianr we will share tech tools, tips, and practical ideas to engage your community on this important topic.

10/22/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
No registration needed. For further information, contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

10/23/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 2 of 3 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
In part two of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 101. This session will include public company research using TexShare and free resources to not only learn about the companies, but how private companies can learn from public company data. 

10/23/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Evaluating eLearning: What you Measure is What You Get (InSync)
In this session we'll look at the importance of planning evaluation items with solid objectives and clear outcomes in mind. You will explore the ways in which assessments can end up failing to measure what designers and organizations intend. You will leave this session with a set of tips for improving evaluation by building it into the design of a learning program and using evaluation to support organizational goals. In this session, you will learn: The importance of linking objectives with outcomes, How to create better assessments, Tips for building evaluation into program design, How to link evaluation towards business goals and outcomes.

10/27/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
 Five Hats of Instructional Design (InSync)
If you are an instructional designer (ID), you already know that your job requires you to wear many “hats” to be effective. Some of these hats, such as “design guru” and “program manager” are familiar to most IDs and well documented in the learning community. But others are less well known and worth exploring because they shed light on the wide range of skills necessary to be effective in the ID role. Please join veteran learning developer James Goldsmith and your colleagues for this highly interactive presentation on five of the lesser known, but no less important hats of instructional design. Two for consideration are “choreographer” and “marriage counselor.” To find out about the other three, you’ll have to join the session!

10/28/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
 Fall into a Good Mystery (Booklist)
As the weather turns colder, it’s time to cozy up with a pulse-pounding read. Join representatives from Macmillan, Oceanview Publishing, Penguin Random House, and Soho Crime who will preview the most important mysteries and thrillers from their forthcoming lists. Whether you buy books for your library or just read them for fun, your wish list is guaranteed to grow. Moderated by Booklist Online editor Keir Graff.

10/28/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
 Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites (Library Journal)
During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and Scott Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University, we will cover usability, web conventions, writing for the web, content strategy, and user research. You’ll take home tips and ideas that you can immediately use to improve your website.

10/29/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
2014 One Book One Nebraska: Once Upon a Town (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this tenth year of One Book One Nebraska, Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations continue to plan activities and events to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book. Join us to hear more about this statewide reading promotion activity, sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book. Join Rod Wagner, Nebraska Library Commission Director; Molly Fisher, Nebraska Library Commissioner; and Mary Jo Ryan, Nebraska Library Commission Communications Coordinator to:

  • Learn about how to create a successful local reading promotion using Nebraska’s year-long, statewide celebration featuring Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, by Bob Greene.
  • Brainstorm strategies to read and discuss Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen, a nonfiction story that bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene discovered while searching for "…the best America there ever was." He finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today—North Platte, Nebraska, a town where Greene discovers the echoes of a love story between a country and its sons.
  • Find tools to help engage your community in local activities to encourage them to come together through literature to explore this classic work in community-wide reading programs.
  • Learn about the Celebration of Nebraska Books, set for Nov. 8, which will celebrate this book, along with the winners of the 2014 Nebraska Book Awards.

10/29/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
The Budget Primer: Building and Using Budgets Better (4Good)
If your budget process is too ad hoc, rushed, last minute, or random, don't miss AMS Senior Consultant Paul Konigstein introducing more rigorous budget creation and implementation in this webinar entitled: The Budget Primer: Building and Using Budgets Better. Key take aways: How to create a budget using an analysis of last year's revenue and expenses or program plans for the coming year How to work with fundraising to budget the most accurate revenue numbers. How to involve program staff to achieve buy in without losing control of the process. Make your budget work for you year round. Budget implementation using monthly reporting and how to use these reports to achieve financial control, transparency, and accountability and measure organizational progress. How regular budget monitoring prevents costly financial mistakes and makes more money available for program activities and growth.

10/29/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
 What's Your Story? How to Lead With a Good Story (Training Magazine Network)
It is widely understood that stories are a great vehicle to communicate essential lessons and enhance learning - especially when used to influence, motivate, and lead others. For most people however, the understanding stops there and key questions remain unanswered. What stories are most important? How do you standout in a sea of sameness? How do you write, tell and publish a good story? In this practical, hands-on webinar Dave Carroll master storyteller, musician, and celebrated creator of "United Breaks Guitars" will: Discuss his real-life experience with United Breaks Guitars and the impact this customer experience story, viewed by some 15 million people, had on an entire airline, Share the five stories every leader needs to know, and Provide an in-depth insight into one-key story that can benefit every organization looking to increase personal meaning and engagement in the workplace.

10/29/2014
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Turn Volunteers into Advocates for your Organization (VolunteerMatch)
A motivated volunteer can help to advance the mission inside the organization and in the community for which they volunteer. Fostering an environment that provides opportunities for volunteers to become advocates for your organization has an undeniable impact on the mission of a nonprofit organization. In this course, participants will be presented with the tools to turn volunteers into outstanding advocates for the organization.

10/29/2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Common Core: Partnership, Instruction & Advocacy in the Elementary School Library (Demco)
We have arrived at an unprecedented time in literacy education — a time when librarians are fully prepared to become indispensable instructional leaders in our schools. Tony Buzzeo will explain how the national Common Core State Standards curriculum closely aligns with school librarians’ skill sets and how we can seize the opportunity to play an even more prominent role in literacy education. If we fail to engage, we may lose our last real opportunity to gain recognition and secure our positions.

*10/30/2014
Noon - 1:00 p.m. (CT)
Horror Readers' Advisory for Halloween (ALA)
Halloween is right around the corner, and the demand for horror books is peaking! In this free webinar, horror expert Becky Spratford will teach you the basics of providing great readers'- advisory services for students and patrons of all ages. You'll learn how to provide age- and community-appropriate resources for your readers as well as how to avoid potential problem areas.

10/30/2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (CT)
Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 3 of 3 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
In part three of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 102. Learn where to locate private company data and learn about the hippest new startups and how to start one. 

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.




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.