Free Training: October 2014

These training opportunities for the month of October were compiled and shared by Jamie Markus, Library Development Manager for the Wyoming State Library. For more CE opportunites check the WebJunction Events Calendar.

Event Archives are available from the Wyoming State Library: 2004 - March 2013 | April 2013 –
Wyoming has released a guide to help search for past and future webinars on their site (PDF).

Titles of October Programs

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)
  • Oct. 29: Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

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

DATABASES & eRESOURCES

  • Oct. 21: Database of the Month: LearningExpress Library 3.0

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
  • Oct. 29: Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

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
  • Oct. 29: Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

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

Program Abstracts

October 1

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 2

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.

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.

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.

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!

October 3

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.

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.

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before I Started Teaching Online (TLT Group)
Candid exchange among first-time online teachers, experienced academic support professionals, and experienced faculty.  Includes current mid-course insights, worries, accomplishments of first-timer!  What do you wish someone had told you before you started?  What would you like to tell someone about to start?  What didn’t you know before you began that you need to know now? What could help pre-beginners to accept advice that most don’t until it’s too late?  Almost too late?  Examples of important info, resources that pre-beginners are unlikely to recognize as such?

October 6

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.

October 7

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.

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.

October 8

Breezing Along with the RML (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
No registration needed. For more information: access link above or contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

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!

October 9

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?

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.

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.

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.

October 10

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.

October 14

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 15

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 16

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.)

Responsive Web Design Bootcamp (O’Reilly)
In this hands-on webcast presented by Jonathan Stark, author of 'Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript' and 'Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript', you'll learn why it is no longer safe to assume that visitors to your website are sitting in front of large monitors equipped with a keyboard and mouse. As smartphones overtake the desktop as the primary portal to the Web - and as new device types and interaction models continue to emerge - designers need to adopt future-friendly strategies that support a full range of user contexts with a single codebase.

Virtually There: 5 Best Practices to Apply When Designing for Virtual & Blended Learning (InSync)
Designing for the face-to-face delivery is hard enough; how do you transfer those skills to the virtual and blended delivery environments? It’s daunting because instructional designers don’t have as much experience as participants in virtual deliveries. Couple that with the fact that when a design falls apart, the participants usually know about it before the facilitator, spending time on a tight design is critical up front. And designing in the WRONG way can be expensive when it comes to programming and technology adoption costs. Don’t panic yet. As long as you spend the time on design up front, and don’t rely on technology to do the work for you, you can set the virtual stage for success. This session will address designing for the virtual and blended environments by providing guidance on how to apply traditional design principles to the new delivery landscape.

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.

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.

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.

October 17

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.

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.

October 20

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.

October 21

Database of the Month: LearningExpress Library 3.0 (Wyoming State Library)
Made up of centers, this resource can help with everything from 4th grade math to High School logic and reasoning skills, from learning about a career to taking an entrance exam, from preparing for the GED to Becoming a U.S. Citizen.  And, much, much more!  You'll find practice tests, skill building exercises, interactive tutorials, and ebooks.  Centers include: School Center, High School Equivalency Center, College Prep Center, Adult Learning Center, Career Center, and Recursos en espanol.

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. Register now for this free webinar.

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.

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.

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.

October 22

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.

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.

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.

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.

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
No registration needed. For more information: go to link or contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.

October 23

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.

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.

October 27


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!

October 28

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.

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.

October 29

Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies
Crowdsourcing techniques are increasingly being utilized by organizations and institutions—including libraries and museums—seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors. In this fast-paced hour-long introduction, you'll get a handle on "Crowdsourcing Fundamentals" from leading voice in the field Mia Ridge, along with first-person accounts from two exemplar crowdsourcing projects (NYPL, Zooniverse). Learn the basics about implementing crowdsourcing techniques, securing funding, engaging users, and assessing the quality of crowdsourced data, as well as the advantages and challenges of utilizing crowdsourcing.

This webinar is part of the newly formed Crowdsourcing Consortium for Libraries and Archives (CCLA). Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the goal of CCLA is to forge national/international partnerships to advance the use of crowdsourcing technologies, tools, user experiences, and platforms to help libraries, museums, archives, and more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 30

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.

October 31

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.

Upcoming Events

29 October 2014

Crowdsourcing 101: Fundamentals and Case Studies

This webinar will explore crowdsourcing techniques used increasingly by organizations and institutions seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors.

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