Free Training: June 2016

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://www.wyominglibraries.org/calendar.html.

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

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

Titles of June Programs

ADVOCACY

  • June 9: Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)
  • June 21: Capturing & communicating the value of IM services in a corporate culture (BrightTalk)

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

  • June 9: Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)
  • June 16: Strategic Planning Part One: Plan Development (Missouri State Library)
  • June 23: Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation (Missouri State Library)

CAREERS

  • June 15: Is It Time to Rethink Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)

CHILDREN & TEENS

  • June 8: The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Child Educators See the Best in Themselves, Their Students and Their World (Early Childhood Investigations)
  • June 14: Tips for Story Time Success (Booklist)
  • June 16: Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age (TechSoup)
  • June 16: Fostering Early Literacy In the Library (American Libraries Live)

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

  • June 7: Reading the Rainbow: New Trends in LGBTQ Literature (Booklist)
  • June 8: Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections (OCLC Research)
  • June 8: Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World (School Library Journal)
  • June 9: Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good? (Library Journal)
  • June 14: Books We Love! (Junior Library Guild)
  • June 16: Weeding Isn’t Sexy, But It Should Be (Colorado State Library)
  • June 16: ALA Orlando: Conference Sneak Peek (Booklist)

COMMUNICATION

  • June 2: Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)
  • June 2: Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners (TechSoup)
  • June 9: Microsoft OneNote for Beginners (TechSoup)
  • June 11: Connect and Collaborate with Google Hangouts (SimpleK-12)
  • June 21: Capturing & communicating the value of IM services in a corporate culture (BrightTalk)

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • June 7: GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2016 (Wyoming State Library)
  • June 8: Why Use Google Books? (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • June 8: Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections (OCLC Research)

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

  • June 15: Library 2.016: Library as Classroom (San José State University School of Information)
  • June 15: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 4 (Infopeople)
  • June 15: Is It Time to Rethink Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)
  • June 16: How to Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not the Boss (SieraLearn)
  • June 22: Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)
  • June 22: Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)
  • June 24: People - Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

FUNDRAISING

  • June 4: The Librarian as Candidate: Activating Activists for Funding, and Election Day Outcomes (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • June 15: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
  • June 22: After the Gift: How to build a satisfied, loyal donor base (4Good)

LEGAL

  • June 9: A Shared Responsibility: Year-Round Cybersecurity Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 15: The Changing Landscape of Library Privacy (TechSoup)

LIBRARY SPACES

  • June 15: Library 2.016: Library as Classroom (San José State University School of Information)
  • June 22: A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)

MANAGEMENT

  • June 1: How to Lead Your Library, Part Two: Organizational Politics (SirsiDynix)
  • June 1: Seeing Systems to Better Address Complex Organizational Problems (4Good)
  • June 8: JetBlue Chairman: The 10 Laws of Trust (American Management Association)
  • June 16: Weeding Isn’t Sexy, But It Should Be (Colorado State Library)
  • June 16: Strategic Planning Part One: Plan Development (Missouri State Library)
  • June 22: Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)
  • June 22: Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)
  • June 23: Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation (Missouri State Library)
  • June 24: People - Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

  • June 9: Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project (WebJunction)
  • June 16: Webinar: Increasing Veterans’ Access with eBenefits (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 16: Fostering Early Literacy In the Library (American Libraries Live)
  • June 16: Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age (TechSoup)
  • June 15: PNR Rendezvous (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

PROGRAMMING

  • June 7: GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2016 (Wyoming State Library)
  • June 8: Ready for Robotics? Technology & Engineering in Early Childhood Education (SimpleK-12)
  • June 14: Tips for Story Time Success (Booklist)
  • June 14: STEAM Programming for Diverse Populations (Infopeople)
  • June 15: Passport to Vermont Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)

READERS’ ADVISORY

  • June 7: Reading the Rainbow: New Trends in LGBTQ Literature (Booklist)
  • June 8: Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World (School Library Journal)
  • June 14: Books We Love! (Junior Library Guild)
  • June 16: ALA Orlando: Conference Sneak Peek (Booklist)

REFERENCE

  • June 2: Cite It with Style! How to Cite Government Information Resources like a Pro (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 2: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • June 8: Why Use Google Books? (Nebraska Library Commission)
  • June 15: PNR Rendezvous (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • June 14: PNR Partners - hear about NN/LM PNR funded projects (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • June 15: Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • June 16: Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
  • June 22: Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More(National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

  • June 6: MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More w/Less! (TL Virtual Cafe)
  • June 8: Ready for Robotics? Technology & Engineering in Early Childhood Education (SimpleK-12)
  • June 11: Connect and Collaborate with Google Hangouts (SimpleK-12)
  • June 15: ESSA and K-12 Policy: State and District Perspectives (EdWeek)
  • June 15: The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom (edWeb)
  • June 22: A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)
  • June 23: Selecting for the School Library Collection (Wyoming State Library)

TECHNOLOGY

  • June 2: Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners (TechSoup)
  • June 9: Microsoft OneNote for Beginners (TechSoup)
  • June 9: A Shared Responsibility: Year-Round Cybersecurity Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
  • June 15: Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 4 (Infopeople)
  • June 15: The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom (edWeb)

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

  • June 7: Show your Work: The New Knowledge Management (InSync Training)
  • June 8: Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 9: Engaging Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars, and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)
  • June 14: Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change (InSync Training)

VOLUNTEERS

  • June 7: Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
  • June 15: Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program (4Good)

Program Abstracts

June 1

The Librarian as Candidate: Activating Activists for Funding, and Election Day Outcomes (Nebraska Library Commission)
Join John Chrastka, Executive Director of EveryLibrary, to explore a range of innovative options to energize, focus, and improve your library advocacy efforts while learning how to put proven techniques that political campaigns use to reach voters to work. Come and learn how librarians who see themselves in a new, more politically savvy way recognize that they are "the candidate". You’ll learn about tips and tools to market yourself to all your constituents - and not just users - that will help reframe your work in the eyes of the public and funders in a new way.

How to Lead Your Library, Part Two: Organizational Politics (SirsiDynix)
Navigating the demands of organizational politics can be tricky if not downright disastrous. James Matarazzo and Toby Pearlstein want to help your library have a voice and lead the way in your organization. Pulling from their years of experience in leadership and management positions, James and Toby outline some general rules of politics as well as leave you with a few concrete objectives.

Seeing Systems to Better Address Complex Organizational Problems (4Good)
Often we are so busy coping with day-to-day issues that we don’t step back and see the big picture. Unfortunately this may mean we’re constantly reacting to symptoms rather than identifying and addressing causes. The problems we face in today’s organizations are complex, so we need to be able to see the trees and the forest---individual instances and recurring patterns. Learning to view and impact organizational systems is essential for accomplishing leadership goals such as strategic planning, improving staff morale, working more efficiently, addressing ongoing conflict, and fostering diversity and inclusion. During this thought-provoking webinar we will introduce systems thinking in a clear and understandable manner and then consider three actual case studies to see practical ways the ideas can be applied.

June 2

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and/or seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared.

Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (IdealWare)
People love infographics—but should your nonprofit love them enough to create them? Join us as we discuss the role infographics play in a healthy communications mix.

Cite It with Style! How to Cite Government Information Resources like a Pro (Federal Depository Library Program)
This webinar will provide an overview of the principles of scholarly citation and focus on the specific problems and peculiarities involved in citing Government documents. We will examine each of the parts of a complete Government information resource citation and discuss the best ways to present that information in accordance with the most frequently used style manuals. Viewers will learn tips and tricks to simplify the citation process and render it a little less daunting.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Beginners (TechSoup)
If you're new to using PowerPoint, or use it but feel like a beginner, join us for this free, hour-long webinar to walk through basic setup and best practices for making your presentations shine!

June 6

MacGyver Librarianship: The Art of Doing More w/Less! (TL Virtual Cafe)
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! *Mullet optional (but highly recommended).

June 7

GoWYLD.net resources for Summer Reading 2016 (Wyoming State Library)
In this webinar, we will explore some or our GoWYLD.net resources using the 2016 Summer Reading themes:  On your mark, get set...read!, the teen program, Get in the game:  Read!, and the adult program, Exercise your mind. Read!

Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)
What do your volunteers need to know to be successful? This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.

Reading the Rainbow: New Trends in LGBTQ Literature (Booklist)
Join us in Pride Month for a special Booklist webinar focusing on LGBTQ literature for adults and teens.Booklist columnist and reviewer Michael Cart will discuss current trends in LGBTQ lit, and representatives from Bold Strokes Books, Listening Library, and Riptide Publishing will share new and forthcoming titles from their lists. Moderated by Booklist adult books editor Donna Seaman.

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. 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?"

June 8

Why Use Google Books? (Nebraska Library Commission)
Do your students need primary resources for a history project? Are the genealogists in your community trying to verify where an ancestor worked or lived between censuses? Is a local author writing a book set in 1908 searching for authentic details to include about work and leisure pursuits? Join us for a discussion on using the free resources in Google Books for these types of research projects and more.

Works in Progress Webinar: Linked Open Data for Digitized Special Collections (OCLC Research)
This Webinar will be of interest to catalogers, metadata librarians and curators of digitized special collections seeking models for making their digital collections more visible to Linked Open Data services and better connected to related resources on the Semantic Web.

JetBlue Chairman: The 10 Laws of Trust (American Management Association)
Trust is the glue that holds an organization together. It turns deflection into transparency, suspicion into empowerment, and conflict into creativity. With it, a tiny company like John Deere grew into a worldwide leader. Without it, a giant corporation like Enron toppled. In this webcast, JetBlue chairman Joel Peterson explores how a culture of trust gives companies an edge.

Pulling Learners to Your Content: How to Make it Work (Training Magazine Network)
Throughout the discussion will be building a culture of trust: learners need to trust that the content is available to them when they need it, and also need to believe that social collaborative interactions will result in reliable content in a timely way. Once these ideas all come together, will be well on our way to moving from traditional training culture to a more modern learning culture.

Ready for Robotics? Technology & Engineering in Early Childhood Education (SimpleK-12)
We're Going To Show You...Exciting ways to engage your early elementary students; The benefits of technology and engineering curricula in early education; Developmentally appropriate robotics and programming tools; And more!

The Power of Optimism: Helping Early Child Educators See the Best in Themselves, Their Students and Their World (Early Childhood Investigations)
Optimism is powerful. When children grow to see the good in themselves, the good in others and the good in their world – their social, emotional, and cognitive superpowers emerge. By presenting research and first hand lessons from the field, Steve will share how Optimistic leaders and care providers bring out the best in people and organizations – especially in challenging, change-filled times.

Celebrating Diversity: A Discussion on Children’s Literature That Reflects Today’s World (School Library Journal)
Join School Library Journal’s Shelley Diaz and industry professionals from Listening Library, Lorimer Publishing, and Second Story Press in a discussion about children’s and teen books that address different socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, abilities, ethnicities, and cultures across formats and genres. And tune in as we celebrate works that can be both mirrors and windows for all young people.

June 9

Engaging Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars, and Virtual Training (Training Magazine Network)
Interaction is the key to engagement, and using a platform’s features is the key to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you do with those features that will make the difference in your next online event. Join us for this one-hour webcast to learn what you can do to build interaction and engagement to get results.

Project Outcome User Panel: Survey Lessons Learned (Public Library Association)
Would you like to hear from other libraries using Project Outcome? This webinar will feature a panel of Project Outcome users who will share their experiences, including success and challenges, in surveying adult programming using the Project Outcome Education/Lifelong Learning and Digital Learning surveys. Topics covered will include how each library has administered surveys, analyzed data, and used data for advocacy and to take action. Each library will also share a unique challenge, along with their solution and lessons learned. While the focus will be on surveying adult programming, the lessons learned and challenges faced will be applicable to all program types. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences.

Microsoft OneNote for Beginners (TechSoup)
If you're new to using Microsoft OneNote, or use it but feel like a beginner, join us for this free, hour-long webinar to walk through basic setup and best practices for making your presentations shine!

A Shared Responsibility: Year-Round Cybersecurity Resources (Federal Depository Library Program)
With technology advancing by the minute, all Americans have a shared responsibility to become educated on what impact our digital lives have on each other, at work and in the community. The Internet maintains a wealth of opportunity and benefit for its users, but we must also exercise caution in how we use the Internet so as to avoid creating vulnerabilities in our systems as well as keeping ourselves and our information safe from cyber criminals. This webinar will demonstrate resources available related to cyber training, education, and awareness programs. This webinar’s goal is to educate attendees on the available resources from DHS to promote online safety and cyber career opportunities. Participants will learn about how to get involved in National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2016 this October, as well as training and education opportunities available throughout the year.

Public and Health Sciences Library Collaboration for Community Impact: Lessons from the MS Buddy Project (WebJunction)
When public library and health library expertise combine, amazing things can happen. The MS Buddy service was created by three public library staff members and one health sciences librarian in Utah to connect patients with multiple sclerosis to accurate information and to each other through the use of the mobile technology. Join this webinar to learn about this innovative collaboration, its impact, and ways you can build buy-in for health programming at your library. MS Buddy co-creators will share strategies for identifying sustainable solutions for priority health topics, and provide guidance for working together effectively across library disciplines and locations. Participants will be introduced to the program toolkit, which they can use in planning and partnering to implement similar projects in their communities.

Evaluating Youth Lit — What Makes a Good Book Good? (Library Journal)
Join us on June 9th as we cover the various elements that come together to create a book that kids will love, whether it’s the writing, the illustrations, or another bit of magic. Our panelists will bring different perspectives from the worlds of publishing and libraries for a discussion that will offer a great deal of combined experience in evaluating children’s books and will help you increase your skills and confidence in choosing the best youth titles for your library.

June 11

Connect and Collaborate with Google Hangouts (SimpleK-12)
We've brought together our expert Google teacher trainers to share their ideas and experiences with you.  Learn real-world, practical tips and advice for effectively using Google Hangouts in your classroom to enhance student learning.

June 14

Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change (InSync Training)
Frequently, learning design is about showing people how to do the right things, but actually getting them to change behavior can be another challenge. This means that, as design professionals, we need to know all we can about designing for real behavior change, including using techniques from the fields of motivation, neuroscience, behavioral economics, behavioral psychology, persuasive technology, user experience, and even game design.

Tips for Story Time Success (Booklist)
Looking to spice up your story time repertoire? Katie Fitzgerald, formerly of the DC Public Library, will share tips and tricks for performing engaging story times from her new book, Story Time Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016). Learn to recognize the indicators of a great story time, and how you can best set yourself up to achieve success. This refresher course on engaging young ones through story time is sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield and moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Editor for Collection Management & Library Outreach.

STEAM Programming for Diverse Populations (Infopeople)
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to define STEAM and describe its place in youth & teen services for diverse communities; Understand how preparation, access, and motivation are issues of STEAM equity; Know how to identify a new audience that can be served by an existing program; Have new ideas about how to create library programs that connect children to STEAM learning opportunities; Be familiar with how to design engaging and empowering STEAM opportunities for teens.

PNR Partners - hear about NN/LM PNR funded projects (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Presenters: Meg Brunner, librarian from the University of Washington's Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute and Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University Library presenting about their NN/LM PNR funded projects.

Books We Love! (Junior Library Guild)
Looking for books that will keep students from sliding in their reading levels this summer? Deborah Ford and Leslie Bermel have chosen some of their favorite new books being shipped this summer to share with you in our next Webcast.  These are the books young readers will rave about - the "can't put down" type that are destined for greatness.  Take 30 minutes to learn which books will keep children reading all summer long and well into next school year. 

June 15

Passport to Vermont Libraries (Nebraska Library Commission)
Librarian and technologist Jessamyn West discusses the Vermont Library Association's statewide Passport to Vermont Libraries program now in its second year. The program is a statewide "visit all the libraries you can, because it's fun!" project. With minimal cash outlay and use of many free tools we've been able to manage and run a program that helps many small libraries and their patrons be a part of something larger and share in the wonderful library system in the state of Vermont.

Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
The MidContinental RML Coordinators will share updates on new activities planned for 2016-2021. More information to come. This is a free monthly update on health sciences topics of interest for public librarians or anyone else!

Is It Time to Rethink Your Career? (Harvard Business Review)
If you’re in (or entering) a period of transition, you’re ready to consider whether you’ve outgrown your role or organization. But how will you know what you are looking for? New experiences not only change how you think—your perspective on what is important—but also who you become. 

Achieving Buy-In for Your Volunteer Program (4Good)
In an ideal world, your nonprofit's staff would know how to supervise volunteers and create new and purposeful opportunities for them. Getting your co-workers to that point takes buy-in. Achieving buy-in is one of the qualities that separates managers from leaders. It means standing by your vision and communicating it in a way that influences others. In this webinar, we will look at six key principles of buy-in and apply them to a typical volunteer management scenario.

The Changing Landscape of Library Privacy (TechSoup)
Join us for this free webinar where we will here from library privacy experts. Deborah Caldwell-Stone (ALA Office of Intellectual Freedom) will share the legal and ethical foundations for patron privacy, as well as resources that can be used to help libraries preserve privacy when adopting new technology. Michael Robinson (Intellectual Freedom Committee, Alaska Library Association) will share specific examples of how new technologies and platforms can pose a threat to patron privacy, and what can be done to minimize those threats in the library setting.

ESSA and K-12 Policy: State and District Perspectives (EdWeek)
The Every Student Succeeds Act—the new federal K-12 law—puts states and districts in the driver’s seat when it comes to accountability, interventions for low-performing schools, and more. It also gives them new flexibility on federal money and testing. How do state and local leaders plan to use this new leeway, what have they done so far, and where do things stand on ESSA regulations? Two veteran education advocates who had a front-row seat on ESSA’s development tell us what’s on the minds of state and district leaders as implementation of the new law begins.

The Technology Balancing Act: Using Technology to Bring Intentionality and Purpose into the Early Childhood Classroom (edWeb)
This webinar will address four hurdles that make appropriate use of technology in the early childhood classroom difficult for many to embrace. The topics to be discussed: Screen time; Best Practices; Digital Literacy; and KISS. Our final topic will leave you with multiple approaches that can allow technology to be implemented in your classroom with little or no money required.

Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)
You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries - Part 4 (Infopeople)
At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be familiar with 3 or more emerging technology trends in 4 different categories; Be aware of how some emerging technologies may affect libraries; Learn some specific areas of emerging technology that libraries should likely focus their efforts on.

Library 2.016: Library as Classroom (San José State University School of Information)
Libraries of all kinds serve as formal and informal creative classrooms, supporting learners by employing emerging strategies in learning and engagement. These include: play, collaborative exploration of ideas and technologies, and other innovations. There are notable examples of academic, public, and K-12 library spaces that have become creative classrooms. These feature community learning spaces to help learners achieve, game-focused initiatives that make the library a laboratory for exploration, creation zones with requisite digital and 3-D hardware for building things, and potentially endless opportunities to connect virtually with people worldwide.

PNR Rendezvous (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Liz Morris, Master of Library and Information Science Candidate 2016, will be presenting and the title of her presentation is Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services: University of Washington iSchool Capstone Project.

June 16

Strategic Planning Part One: Plan Development (Missouri State Library)
In this webinar (Part 1 of 2), Wholonomy Consulting will provide attendees with basic information on strategic planning, including the value of strategic planning, the steps needed to develop a good plan, locating and using data appropriately, and how to identify and engage appropriate individuals in the process. This session is ideal for those who are new to the process of strategic planning.

Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
Catch the Highlights! is an opportunity for Professional Development Award winners to share what they learned from their educational activities.

Media Mentors: Helping Children Build Literacy Skills for the Digital Age (TechSoup)
With young children gaining access to a dizzying array of games, videos, and other digital media, will they ever learn to read? The answer is yes—if they are surrounded by adults who know how to help and if they are introduced to media designed to promote literacy, instead of undermining it. In short, these children and their families could greatly benefit from a media mentor. What exactly is a media mentor? Join Michael Levine and Lisa Guernsey, authors of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens, and Chip Donohue, editor of Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors, to discuss this new term in the lexicon of 21st-century early childhood education. Media mentors can help children grow into strong, passionate readers who are skilled at using media and technology of all kinds—print, digital, and everything in between. Many libraries, for example, are already starting to support families in making smart media choices and instilling smart media practices with kids. What skills do media mentors need? How can they be supported? And how can more children gain access to them? Michael, Lisa, and Chip will kick off a discussion that explores the importance of these new roles.

How to Improve Your Workplace When You Are Not the Boss (SieraLearn)
It’s not enough to criticize and complain if you want to make your workplace better, particularly when you don’t have power or authority. Also, being right about the technical details of the problem and possible solutions is usually not enough either. You can improve your situation by building better workplace relationships, learning to navigate the political maze of your workplace, and ensuring your own behavior is beyond reproach.

Fostering Early Literacy In the Library (American Libraries Live)
Learn what you can do to promote early literacy in your library.

ALA Orlando: Conference Sneak Peek (Booklist)
Will we see you at ALA Annual Conference in Orlando in June? Whether you’re deciding which booths to visit first, or if you’re staying home this year, you won’t want to miss this free, hour-long webinar where four publishers share the titles they’ll be promoting in Orlando. Little Bee, Little Brown, Skyhorse, and Workman will preview what they have planned this year. Moderated by Booklist books for youth associate editor Maggie Reagan.

Weeding Isn’t Sexy, But It Should Be (Colorado State Library)
As libraries evolve into community spaces that encourage creativity and participatory experiences, it becomes more and more imperative that the collections we have are an integral part of sparking curiosity. Join us for this interactive webinar to gain confidence in building a strong and popular collection that encourages visibility and promotes serendipitous discovery at your library. Note: To get the most out of this session, please bring 3-5 books to your desk in order to practice evaluating during this webinar.

Webinar: Increasing Veterans’ Access with eBenefits (Federal Depository Library Program)
Would you like to do more to help veterans? Learn the basics of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ eBenefits web portal, which allows veterans, service members, and eligible dependents to directly access VA benefits and services. Understanding eBenefits will allow you to assist eligible users in accessing the portal so they can effectively manage their VA benefits and military information. This webinar will present an overview of the eBenefits registration, basic navigation, reference contacts, and key resources.

June 21

Capturing & communicating the value of IM services in a corporate culture (BrightTalk)
Ulla de Stricker shares tips and recommendations to inform the work information managers need to do in telling their value stories. Moving beyond usage statistics, Ulla will demonstrate how impact measurement is key to making the business case why it’s worth paying for Information Management services. Come away from the webinar with insights you can put to use immediately to prove the value of information managers.

June 22

Managing Opposites: How Introverts and Extroverts Can Achieve Extraordinary Results Together (American Management Association)
In this interactive webcast, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the nature of your employees, partners, and teams and learn strategies to turn frustration into an incredible collaboration that yields long lasting results.

After the Gift: How to build a satisfied, loyal donor base (4Good)
This webinar will explore the reasons why donors often stop giving to your organization and how you can change that. You will learn what donors expect when they donate and how you can meet those expectations. Be prepared to receive lots of concrete strategies for increasing the number of donors who continue giving to your organization year after year. This webinar will explore the reasons why donors often stop giving to your organization and how you can change that. You will learn what donors expect when they donate and how you can meet those expectations. Be prepared to receive lots of concrete strategies for increasing the number of donors who continue giving to your organization year after year.

Above and Beyond: Developing a Culture of Organizational Citizenship (WebJunction)
A healthy and effective workplace often stems from strong leadership. For supervisors, it’s important to develop a team of individuals who work well together, do what needs to be done, and help each other succeed. Join us for a dynamic session to learn what it means to develop a healthy organizational culture, with an introduction to the concept of organizational citizenship behavior and its relevance to public libraries. You’ll learn techniques to build and support a team that is willing and able to go above and beyond, and to help your library succeed.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
This month: Health Services Research - NLM Resources for Health Quality, Costs and Access. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a suite of resources to assist you in research related to health quality, costs, and access. These resources are maintained by NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). Join us for an overview of three key websites, and learn how they can help fulfill your research needs.

A Year in the Life of a New Makerspace (edWeb)
Whether you’ve had a makerspace for years, don’t have one yet, or are just getting started, this webinar has something for you! The presenter will chronicle her experience jump-starting maker culture in her learning community. Funding, curricular connections, equipment, and celebrations, and challenges will be addressed. This webinar, presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT), will benefit K-12 school librarians, classroom teachers, and curriculum leaders.

June 23

Strategic Planning Part Two: From Written Plan to Implementation (Missouri State Library)
In this webinar (Part 2 of 2), Wholonomy Consulting will provide attendees with basic information on how to write, implement, monitor and communicate progress on the library’s strategic plan. Wholonomy Consulting has extensive experience with strategic planning for libraries, communities, and nonprofits and has provided assistance in designing strategic planning processes, facilitating strategic planning processes, writing strategic plans, and helping libraries and nonprofits implement these plans.

Selecting for the School Library Collection (Wyoming State Library)
You know that you have to purchase materials to keep your library collection updated and relevant for your school community. With tightening budgets and overwhelming schedules, how do you find the time and money for quality materials that still meet curriculum needs, even as we move towards more robust and active spaces? In this webinar we will look at resources for increasing the collection without breaking the budget or losing relevance.

June 24

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.

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