Free Training: May 2017

Training opportunities for this month were compiled and shared by the Wyoming State Library. Do you have a free program that you would like to share? Add it to the Wyoming State Library calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.

For upcoming WebJunction webinars check the WebJunction Webinar Calendar and visit the WebJunction Course Catalog for additional learning opportunities.

*Full descriptions and links to more information available below category listings.

Titles of May Programs

ADVOCACY

  • May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)
  • May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • May 11: Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)
  • May 18: Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)
  • May 23: Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
  • May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

CAREERS

  • May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • May 23: Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)
  • May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • May 1: Working with Disaster Recovery Companies: What You Need to Know (Connecting to Collections)
  • May 2: The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects- an e-discussion (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
  • May 10: What's New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
  • May 17: NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

  • May 17: Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)
  • May 25: Cultural Humility (ALA - ODLOS)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • May 16: Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • May 25: Cultural Humility (ALA - ODLOS)

FUNDRAISING

  • May 3: 3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)
  • May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)
  • May 9: Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)
  • May 9: Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)
  • May 10: Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)
  • May 10: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
  • May 11: Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)
  • May 17: Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
  • May 25: Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • May 11: Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)

MANAGEMENT

  • May 3: Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)
  • May 4: Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)
  • May 5: People - Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
  • May 9: Dealing With Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)
  • May 10: Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)
  • May 17: FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)
  • May 24: Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)
  • May 25: Cultural Humility (ALA - ODLOS)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • May 4: The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
  • May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
  • May 11: Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)
  • May 16: Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)
  • May 25: Cultural Humility (ALA - ODLOS)
  • May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

PROGRAMMING

  • May 1: Libraries Transforming Communities: Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change Process (Programming Librarian)
  • May 2: Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Program (Washington State Library)
  • May 3: NCompass Live: UNL Extension - The Learning Child - Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • May 9: Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
  • May 17: Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • May 10: What's New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
  • May 18: Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • May 2: Basics of Personal Digital File Management (Booklist)
  • May 3: Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students' Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)
  • May 4: Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • May 10: USGS Library - Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • May 16: Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

  • May 2: What Is the Impact of Video? (Library Journal)
  • May 3: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)
  • May 10: All For Tech & Tech For All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)
  • May 23: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)
  • May 24: Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)
  • May 24: NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • May 31: Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • May 16: Bozarthzone! Where's Your Power? What's Your Point? (Insync Training)
  • May 17: Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)
  • May 18: Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)
  • May 25: Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (Insync Training)
  • May 23: Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

  • May 9: The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit (VolunteerMatch)
  • May 9: How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)
  • May 15: Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
  • May 18: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)
  • May 23: Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Program Abstracts

May 1

Working with Disaster Recovery Companies: What You Need to Know (Connecting to Collections)
Join National Heritage Responder Tara Kennedy to learn some basic principles for salvaging different types of collection materials and which critical questions to ask when entering into (or renewing) contracts with recovery companies. Questions? Bring your questions for Tara to answer live!

Libraries Transforming Communities: Everyday Democracy’s Dialogue to Change Process (Programming Librarian)
This session will emphasize how to initiate a large-scale program to bring together groups of people from different backgrounds and viewpoints to talk about an issue. Participants will learn how to utilize Everyday Democracy's Dialogue to Change process, which leads to a wide range of action and change efforts.

May 2

Basics of Personal Digital File Management (Booklist)
This webinar will discuss some of the most important topics surrounding the management of all of your digital "stuff" including photos, files, and email. Librarians will learn some best practices for file naming and organization--all of which can be shared with their users. How to batch-change file names and keywords and the best backup options will also be included. Moderated by Rebbeca Vnuk, Editor, Collection Management and Library Outreach.

What Is the Impact of Video? (Library Journal)
Join us on this webinar as we present Alexander Street's recently released admin portal, discuss the possibility of integrated assessment in video, and seek librarians' further input as we continuously refine and improve our impact measures, and the overall utility of our admin portal.

The Weeding Planner: Managing Massive Weeding Projects- an e-discussion (Association for Library Collections & Technical Services)
This discussion will serve as an introduction to applying project management practices to weeding projects. Discussion topics include: identifying impact of weeding projects on multiple library units, such as facilities management, collection management, liaisons, stacks management, catalog management, etc.; building relationships among impacted library units; adjusting weeding priorities based on changes in project timeline; evaluating collections and anticipating changes in how the collection is managed; anticipating and responding to reactions of colleagues and library users; and maintaining flexibility and resiliency in a rapidly changing environment.

Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings Program (Washington State Library)
Wish you had an easy way to host community engagement cultural experiences for your library patrons? Today’s speaker, Kami Morasco, program manager at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., has a great opportunity to share. Join us as she explains how you can invite your patrons to experience the excitement of Lincoln Center right in their neighborhood library through the Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings program.

May 3

NCompass Live: UNL Extension - The Learning Child - Co-Parenting for Successful Kids (Nebraska Library Commission)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Extension’s Learning Child team is a group of early childhood Extension educators who provide services, training, and online professional development to young children and their families. Linda Reddish, Extension Educator, will present a brief overview on Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, a research-based program developed from the best evidence on how to support couples in parenting children through and after divorce or parental separation. The aim of this presentation is to discuss possible opportunities together and provide resources to libraries which families can utilize during the transition process (highlighting books on divorce accessible for families to check out) and share insights from participants who often use the library to access the online course.

Networking for Women Who Hate Networking (American Management Association)
This innovative, dynamic program teaches you how to identify and leverage your strengths. Topics to be covered will include networking for introverts and extroverts, breaking through stereotypes, managing business events, and learning sparkling new rules that actually work.

3 Writing Strategies That Will Help You Raise More Money (4Good)
How confident do you feel about your writing? It's an important skill every non-profit professional should have at their disposal for fundraising. Writing that raises money is more for a science than an art, and this webinar will break down three important strategies that you can use in your writing to get better fundraising results.

Seeing the Big Picture: Using Images to Understand Students' Approaches to the Research Process (Georgia Library Association)
Images can provide a valuable method of understanding user behavior. This presentation describes a project at the University of Nevada, Reno, where librarians asked students from different majors and levels to draw their processes of executing research assignments. Librarians used this visual data in combination with written responses and oral interviews to arrive at a more thorough understanding of the student research process. The results and implications of this assessment will be discussed. In addition, this presentation will cover ways that different types of images can be used in assessment projects, tips for coding and interpreting images, and other concerns that often arise with the use of visual materials.

All for Tech & Tech for All Pt. 2 (Utah State Library)
Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.

May 4

Measuring America Series: Accessing Industry, Occupation and Class of Worker Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau)
This webinar will help users in the search and navigation of the Census website, and in locating data on workers and the industries in which they work. We include visual examples of the types of data offered, and show you actual tools to locate and access the data.

Building a Stellar Grantseeking Team (TechSoup)
This online training focuses on a step-by-step process to craft the perfect committee, develop a process to energize your team, and discover ways to create a sustainable program. Ms. Adams's unique approach will help you develop a team that will generate stellar results.

The Inclusive Library – Best Practices for Serving Your LGBTQ Communities (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
The fourth webinar in our Inclusive Library series, please join Kathleen Hobson-Bond, Pride Alliance Director at the University of North Texas, for best practices on serving your LGBTQ communities. Learn how to better understand the needs of your LGBTQ patrons and learn how to provide more inclusive services.

May 5

People - Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)
Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.

May 9

Dealing with Difficult Behavior (Utah State Library)
This webinar will instruct on the ‘whys’ of difficult behavior. You will learn real-life tips and tools to de-escalate conflict, develop empathy for those exhibiting difficult behavior, and to take care of yourself in stressful situations.

Crowdfunding 101 (Firespring)
Crowdfunding has quickly become a new tool in the fundraising toolbox. It allows nonprofits to leverage their networks to raise more money, faster, from a larger audience and is changing the face of nonprofit fundraising as donors welcome a more engaged approached to giving. Learn how your organization can use crowdfunding to raise the bar on your fundraising initiatives.

Promoting the 2017 Eclipse Across America: State Library Agencies Can Help Promote the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
On Monday August 21, for the first time in almost 100 years a solar eclipse will sweep across the landscape of the US from Oregon to South Carolina. On that day, effects of the eclipse, from total coverage of the sun to partial coverage, touch every state and our communities are going to be interested in what is happening up in the sky. State Library Agencies (SLAs) can play a central role in engaging their public libraries around this significant astronomical occurrence helping to prepare and enliven interest in this impactful event. Whether a library chooses to be involved on the day of the event and/or offers eclipse-programming leading up to the event, librarians as respected leaders in the community can offer guidance and resources.

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

How Top Non-profits Get Volunteers to Sustain Their Service (Wild Apricot)
Many well-intentioned volunteer appreciation tactics actually end up demotivating people. This is one of the reasons why many organizations struggle with volunteer engagement. In this free webinar, Barry will show you: The 6 keys to increasing volunteer engagement; The 2 big mistakes most volunteer leaders make that cause volunteers to disengage; How to build lasting relationships with your volunteers.

Get to Know GrantStation (TechSoup)
Join Jeremy Smith, GrantStation's Communications Director, and Sara Kennedy, Director of Online Education, for a tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including their extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects.

May 10

Nonprofit Productivity Hacks to Conquer the Summer Slowdown (Nonprofit Hub)
As our organizations slide into the summer months and things slow down, we often consider using this time for projects we didn’t have time for the rest of the year. But too often, this leads to a hectic fall where we’re not only focused on the busy months ahead but clamoring to catch up on all those things we didn’t quite finish. This webinar will help you discover creative tools and playful planning techniques that will help you feel productive and refreshed this summer, as well as get you ready for the busy months ahead.

Do you need a planning/feasibility study before you run a capital campaign? (4Good)
Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one? These and other questions will be answered in this webinar by capital campaign expert, Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE. Linda has run campaigns ranging in size from $200,000 to more than $30 million. She's done campaigns where there was no study done and the campaigns were successful, and she'll tell you why!

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on: Making your case for support; Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base; Creating a plan of action. Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies!

USGS Library - Using USGS Image, Map, and Data Products for Information Inquiries (Federal Depository Library Program)
Learn how to find and use print, geopdfs (TerraGo), ArcGIS (ESRI), and Google Earth files that are available from USGS on the topics of topography, water resources, oil and gas, uranium, earthquake, volcano, and mineral resources in the United States, as well as the USGS worldwide assessments.

What's New in Young Adult Literature – 2017 (Infopeople)
The world of young adult literature is a dynamic one that has become one of the most vibrant areas of publishing. Each publishing season brings a plethora of new titles, new forms, and new formats, many of which require new methods of evaluation. Keeping up with these changes and the 5,000+ new titles flooding the market annually can be a full-time job. This webinar will help you identify new trends and the best new titles for your collections.

All for Tech & Tech for All Pt. 3 (Utah State Library)
Join three current and former NTEN Digital Inclusion Fellows from the Salt Lake City Public Library and Salt Lake County Library Services who are dedicated to teaching and learning about what Digital Inclusion is, why it matters, and what it means for libraries. Participants will leave these sessions with concrete tools and ideas they can use immediately with patrons, and will be enabled to continue the conversation with library boards and administrators.

May 11

Nonprofit 911: Building a Fundraising Board (Network for Good)
Is your nonprofit struggling to get donations from your board of directors? Join us for this highly practical, tactical workshop and learn concrete tips and tools to help your organization motivate your board and get more dollars in the door.

Designing Interactive Library Spaces on Limited Budgets (Demco)
The success of libraries in the future will be determined by their ability to create stories and engage their communities in new and exciting ways. One way to accomplish this is by putting technology, people and spaces together so patrons can become creators and innovators. Join Brian Pichman from the Evolve Project as he covers tips for success when designing interactive library spaces and experiences on a limited budget.

Project Outcome Update: Website & Survey Management Improvements (Public Library Association)
The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. On May 1st, Project Outcome will release upgraded tools and features to its website aimed to better serve user needs and provide more flexibility and customization. This webinar will highlight key new features and walk users through the new website, including how to use the new survey management and data entry tool and building custom reports. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Beyond the Welcome Sign: Tailoring Immigrant Services for Success (WebJunction)
There is much more to supporting immigrants and refugees than hanging out a "welcome" sign at your library. Successful programs and services are specifically tailored to meet the needs of the range of populations who may come through your doors. Hear from Movers & Shakers who work with communities to empower vulnerable and often underserved populations with a sense of belonging and self-reliance. Learn innovative approaches to identifying and celebrating immigrant leaders; how to foster networking between native-born and newcomer populations and between immigrant groups of varying national origins; how to highlight immigrant-positive narratives; and more. You'll be sure to find practical ideas among the multi-pronged strategies that these librarians have used to ensure that new immigrants really do feel welcomed by the library and the community.

May 15

Volunteers in the Library (Idaho Commission for Libraries)
Join the staff at the Idaho Commission for Libraries for this informative discussion about volunteers in the library. No registration is required.

May 16

Database of the month:  GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2017 (Wyoming State Library)
The theme this year is Building a better world. We will explore resources using the theme, but translating it in different ways. Architecture, Community, Leadership, Culture.

Growing Readers Together: Early Literacy Services Beyond Your Library (Colorado State Library)
Join us for this interactive session to explore valuable community partnership opportunities, promotional possibilities, and methods for providing outreach to families, unlicensed childcare providers, and beyond.

Bozarthzone! Where's Your Power? What's Your Point? (Insync Training)
Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

May 17

NCompass Live: Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, Book box binge, Makerspace Kits and more (Nebraska Library Commission)
When space is at a premium but you want to be on the cutting edge... boxes, bags and totes can be used to create a whole new world of unique collections that serve our populations. Are we there yet kits, Binge Boxes, Boovie Bags, and much more have connected our programs to our collections and turned on new library patrons to what we offer!

Expanding Your Reference Reach Through Marketing (OCLC)
Do you want to reach more people through your virtual reference service? A new marketing approach could help. Get essential best practices for creating smart marketing campaigns that create awareness and engagement. Learn the specific steps one library took to plan, launch and amplify a successful campaign. We know you’re busy, so our best practices webinars are now shorter with more concentrated advice. It’s a 30-minute burst of knowledge you don’t want to miss!

Beyond Information Literacy: 10 Ways to Engage First Year Students! (Credo)
In the 21st century, academic librarians need to think of creative ways to promote library services and resources to their students, particularly first year students and faculty who teach them. From community engagement projects to special exhibits, this presentation will cover 10 activities that you can take back to your first year programs and apply them in your institution.

FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits® Seminar—Free Online Session (American Management Association)
Get a powerful introduction to the highly popular, hands-on seminar, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, based on the international bestseller. In this complimentary online session, discover how the 7 Habits® can help you to lead yourself more effectively, engage and collaborate with others more successfully, and continually renew these capabilities. Your team and organization can also learn and harness these qualities for maximum results.

Developing an Effective Mentoring Program (ACRL)
In this webinar, you will learn the many ways that mentoring programs can be structured and the benefits of each. In addition, librarians from UT-Austin will present their methods and approaches for mentoring graduate students new to library instruction as well as librarians with minimal teaching experience. They will also discuss a sustainable approach to a peer-mentoring program that can be adapted to any organization.

Introduction to Finding Grants (Grantspace)
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

May 18

Guiding library users in literature search, evaluation and sharing (Library Connect)
Librarians will discuss how they educate a range of library users on literature search and related information literacy concepts, and on how they established a systematic review service: the process, librarian contributions and what users think of the service. The webinar will also explore the how-tos of responsible scholarly sharing and the benefits of a vibrant scholarly network.

Independents Day for Crime Fiction (Booklist)
Booklist’s eighth annual Mystery Month will be rat-a-tat-tatting along by the time this webinar rolls into town like an outlaw gang with the law on its trail. Join freewheeling independent publishers Bloomsbury, Hard Case Crime, Seventh Street Books, and SOHO to view a lineup of America’s most wanted mysteries with a preview of their hottest new and forthcoming titles. Moderated by Keir Graff, Executive Editor of Booklist Publications.

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.

Project Outcome for Library Consultants (Public Library Association)
The Public Library Association’s Project Outcome is a free service designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, patron surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes. Libraries can use the collected outcome data to evaluate programming, inform internal and external decision-making, support strategic planning, and more. This webinar is designed to introduce consultants to the Project Outcome framework to better inform their public library work. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

May 23

Government Media for Children (Federal Depository Library)
Participants will learn where to look for Government media appropriate for children, including podcasts, oral histories, and STEM materials that can be incorporated into websites and the classroom.

Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
Volunteer engagement is changing. What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use social media to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities. You'll also learn about the social media tools available as part of your VolunteerMatch account that can help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.

Gamification: Strategies for Merging Learning Theory, Games, and Instructional Design (Insync Training)
This workshop will provide hands-on experience with gamification, the application of game mechanics and design processes in traditionally non-game contexts. Skillfully done, this can foster more engaging, informative, and/or cooperative educational, recreational, political, and business environments.

Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)
The initiative will first take stock of the current landscape and then re-envision how data could be collected, stored, used and disseminated more productively in the future. In this webinar, the first in a 3-part series, we’ll discuss the view that emerged from looking at a number of major library surveys and data collection tools, and consider opportunities to pursue a national action plan to move the field toward ever-more meaningful measures.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)
With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.

May 24

NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)
Ad filters - people are now using ad filters for reasons other than just blocking advertising, such as a way to keep their devices safe from malware attacks. Should you consider using ad filters on your public computers as part of your computer security protocols? Scott Childers, Southeast Library System Director, will discuss the implications of using this technology in your library.

Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)
No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report the data.

Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)
As we release our K-12ers for the summer, are we adequately psyching Generation App up for…wait for it…READING? Oh sure, there’s a list. You know the list, right? The summer reading list? Is this really the most effective way to promote independent reading for Generation Next? Is it the most effective way to improve reading skills? Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this session, facilitators will highlight strategies to engage school-aged learners with summer reading. This webinar will benefit librarians.

May 25

Advanced Crowdfunding Strategies (Firespring)
“I created a crowdfunding campaign, but why isn’t anyone giving to it?” This may be the most frequently asked question among crowdfunders today. The reality is, crowdfunding is more than just launching a page and waiting for the internet to shower you with money. You have to have a plan. This workshop is a can’t-miss for anyone trying to crack this code.

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

Cultural Humility (ALA - ODLOS)
Traditionally, libraries have used cultural competence workshops and trainings as a way to help employees better serve populations outside their comfort zones. However, cultural humility may offer a better model. This approach may cause us to overlook the individuals involved in an interaction and the context in which it occurs -- treating ‘culture’ as something innate and undifferentiated. It is also of limited use in library contexts where typically far more identities are represented than can be ‘mastered’ and any individual’s background cannot be assumed. In this webinar, we will look at the concept of cultural humility and the promise it holds for libraries. Cultural humility is a practice of self-reflection on how one’s own background and expectations impact a situation, of openness to others’ determining the relevance of their own identities to any given situation, and of committing to redress the effects of power imbalances.

May 31

Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)
Public libraries are hubs for innovation and community engagement. Library workers must listen closely to community needs to design programs and services responsive to continuous changes in technology and fluctuations in funding. This free webinar will showcase two examples of collaborative design events used in public libraries to generate ideas, build community, and solve problems.

Outside the Lines: An Initiative to Help Achieve Your Organizational Goals (PLA and Anythink)
Is there a specific audience your organization is trying to reach? A partnership you’re hoping to form? A strategic goal you’re looking to fulfill? In this interactive webinar, learn how libraries have used Outside the Lines: Libraries Reintroduced to achieve their organizational goals. Learn more about this global initiative while also gathering tips on how to set and communicate goals for your organization—internally and externally, build strong partnerships, and provide relevant and surprising experiences for your community that shift perceptions of libraries.

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