[Libs-Or] Free Online Learning Opportunies for the first half of May!

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Tue Apr 30 15:11:36 PDT 2013

Greetings everyone!

Here is your semimonthly listing of various free training opportunities for the first half of May. As a quick reminder: Northwest Central<http://www.nwcentral.org/> has a calendar of online events and here’s what’s currently posted for the month of May<http://www.nwcentral.org/calendar/2013-05?topic=All&region=All&type=49>.

Please see the end of this email for a list of free, online trainings
by Gale/Cengage Learning for the entire month of April!

The State Library has web page where you can peruse sites offering archived versions of previous webinars – check it out<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx>! Now updated with sources for paid online courses and new sources for free archived webinars!

 FoFor the first  half of May, the following webcasts will be presented for free by The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Libraries Live, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Educause, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, San Jose State University’s SLIS Program, TechSoup for Libraries, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library (and more!)

Keep in mind it may be useful to periodically check the calendars mentioned for updated/new offerings in addition to the items below.

ð  Please make sure to check the link for each item to confirm the time and convert to local (Pacific) time as needed: Pacific time is one hour behind Mountain time, two hours behind Central time, and three hours behind Eastern time.

May 1 (8:00-9:00am) / What does a successful internship look like? (NCompass Live)
>From advertising for the position to saying goodbye, thoughtful planning of an internship will go a long way to making the experience meaningful for you and your intern. Kathryn Brockmeier, from the Nebraska Library Commission, will also discuss ways your library and your community can benefit from an internship at your library. Time for brainstorming and sharing will follow the presentation.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=12067

May 1 (10:00-11:00am) / Recruiting Professional Volunteers (NonProfit Webinars)
Finding qualified professionals to contribute as volunteers can be a challenge. This webinar provides leaders of non-profit organizations and social purpose businesses with tips and logistical steps to successfully engage professional volunteers, access new relationships, and build board membership. Takeaways: How to find and recruit professional volunteers; how to keep your professional volunteers engaged; and building your board.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/512013-recruiting-professional-volunteers/

May 1 (11:00am-12:30pm) / E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs (Washington State Library)
As governments continue to move services online, public libraries are a bridge between the government agencies and the communities they serve. To assist libraries in providing job-related e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association will host the no-cost webinar “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs” from 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST on May 1, 2013. As part of the webinar, participants will hear from numerous e-government grant recipients on innovative workforce development programs that have successfully connected people with jobs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1829

May 1 (12:00-1:00pm) / When the Traditional Communications Office is No Longer Enough (NonProfit Webinars)
The channels nonprofit organizations can use to engage their various audiences continue to proliferate…which is both a blessing and a curse. This session will deliver practical, actionable advice on how to build a team and a program that can achieve your goals, while working within your organization’s resource realities. Takeaways: Understand the difference between a traditional communications function and an integrated marketing communications function…and know which your organization needs; understand how to evaluate the skill set you need to meet your marketing communications goals; discuss how to hire, redirect, etc. in order to get the best possible team; and learn how to build a culture of marketing across your entire organization.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/512013-when-the-traditional-communications-office-is-no-longer-enough/

May 2 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (Volunteer Match)
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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/webinars/successful-volunteer-interview-strategies

May 2 (12:00-1:00pm) / Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz (Library Journal)
Break out those farmer’s market carts, uncover that barbecue grill, and unfold your best checkered picnic blanket. Warm weather is an invitation to cook!  Fantastic meals for sunny spring celebrations and family dinners start with fresh ingredients and fresh ideas.  Join us for our Sizzling Spring Cookbook Buzz, and inspire your patrons to cook up something special!  With fresh offerings from Running Press Book Publishers, Random House Inc., and Tuttle Publishing, spring will be nothing short of delicious.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/04/webcasts/sizzling-spring-cookbook-buzz/

May 3 (8:00-9:00am) / Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of MS Office Tricks (Texas State Library)
Want a concise demo of how one tool works from a veteran software trainer with a little library context thrown in?  Well, that's our Tech Tools with Tine series!   In this Webinar, Tine will focus on Microsoft Office, revealing some lesser known tricks of the world famous word processor.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/344883714

May 6 (12:00-1:00pm) / B-Ready: Building College and Career Readiness with Digital Resources (School Library Journal)
School librarians play a key role in ensuring that students have the tools and knowledge to succeed. Now, in light of the Common Core’s increased emphasis on college, career, and world readiness, is your school library equipped with the right next-generation digital resources for mastering 21st century skills? What criteria should librarians use to evaluate the digital resources available to students? And how can you best coach students to look at the resources they encounter online with the same discerning eye?
Using examples from Britannica Digital Learning’s exciting portfolio of digital solutions, this webinar will illustrate valuable criteria that school librarians can apply when evaluating online resources to support digital literacy development. Participants also will learn a new approach, using a third-party rubric, for guiding students through the objective assessment of resources they find when reading or researching online.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/2013/04/webcasts/b-ready-building-college-and-career-readiness-with-digital-resources/

May 7 (10:00-11:00am) / LibraryYOU: Library as Content Creator (WebJunction)
A webinar exploring LibraryYOU, a project encouraging community members to share their knowledge and learn how to communicate through digital media formats. Learn how the Escondido Public Library partnered with local experts to create digital content for the library’s collection. Funded by an LSTA grant, the LibraryYOU project consists of a digital media studio, a website, and public training classes encouraging community members to share their knowledge and learn how to communicate through digital media formats. LibraryYOU helps strengthen connections with local businesses, establishing the library as a technology leader in the community. This webinar covers how Escondido set up LibraryYOU and how other libraries, large and small, can set up similar community content creation projects. Presented by: Donna Feddern, Digital Services Manager, Escondido Public Library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/LibraryYOU_Library_as_Content_Creator.html

May 7 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Geek the Library Informational Webinar (OCLC)
Get a complete Geek the Library overview and your questions answered in a live format. Our informational webinars are a simple way to learn about the details before committing to participate in the program.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://get.geekthelibrary.org/webinars/

May 7 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Worlds of Imagination: What’s New in SF/Fantasy (Booklist)
Science fiction and fantasy remain greatly popular among genre fiction readers and are gaining new fans fast! In this hour-long, free webinar, hear what series promise to hit it big and what authors have upcoming volumes. Expand your universe without leaving your seat as representatives from Baen, Galaxy Press, Tor, and Tu Books cover titles for all ages. Moderated by Booklist Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

May 7 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Bozarthzone! Truth About Social Learning (InSync Training)
"Social learning" and "informal learning" are among the training industry's hottest phrases these days. But there's so much confusion over what they mean, and what they mean to those of us in the business. A few truths:  social learning isn't new;  social learning isn't necessarily ‘managed', ‘launched', ‘controlled', or ‘measured';  people in the workplace are learning all the time - without us; and those people likely don't think of what they're doing as "learning".  In this session we'll spend some time looking at real examples of social and informal learning as it happens in workplaces all the time, every day. Along the way we'll generate some ideas for locating, supporting and facilitating social learning opportunities toward the greater goal of enhancing organizational performance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://reg131.imperisoft.com/InSyncTraining/ProgramDetail/39363434/Registration.aspx

May 7 (12:00-1:00pm) / Inbound Marketing: The Latest Techniques to Attract More Donors, Volunteers, and Others (NonProfit Webinars)
Nonprofits’ efforts to find supporters are rapidly being supplanted by the need for supporters to easily find you. Learn about specific, low-cost marketing and fundraising techniques that will drive more traffic to you online, and increase your “conversion rate” so more of them become donors, event attendees, and other supporters. We’ll examine how to implement inbound marketing by combining techniques like search engine optimization, pay-per-click, blogs, articles, websites, landing pages, calls to action, links, social media, and more to promote and leverage your content, boost online traffic, generate leads, and convert those leads into supporters. We’ll also discuss how to easily measure results to validate that your fundraising programs are working. Takeaways: Build/maintain an interactive website designed to convert visitors to leads; drive online traffic to your website and social media; maximize the likelihood prospects can find you; keep traffic on your site with lots of functionality (i.e., “stickiness”); convert leads into donations and other forms of support (i.e., “conversion”); and track results.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/572013-inbound-marketing-the-latest-techniques-to-attract-more-donors-volunteers-and-others/

May 8 (9:00-10:00am) / 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (American Management Association)
The workplace is an unprecedented minefield of constant demands from other people, technology, and a nonstop workday. We are forced to make critical decisions under pressure, creating a personal energy crisis that prevents us from thinking clearly and achieving extraordinary results. To succeed in this new work world, we need to learn how to make good decisions, focus our attention, integrate our technology and sustain high energy day in and day out.

Attend this webcast and learn about FranklinCovey’s program called “5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity.” The program, supported by science and years of experience, will give you an overview, key concepts and elements of a process that has helped countless individuals yield a measurable increase in their productivity. It will also give you hope, a renewed sense of engagement, show you how implementing these tools and concepts can make or break your ability to achieve the most important outcomes in your work and personal life. What you will learn: The difference between acting on the important as opposed to reacting to the urgent; why you should go for  extraordinary and not settle for ordinary; focusing on the big rocks, not the gravel; why it’s important to rule your technology, not let it rule you; and fueling your fire so that you don’t burn out.

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required. For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/5-Choices-to-Extraordinary-Productivity.aspx

May 8 (10:00-11:00am) / 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity (American Management Association)
More and more Neuroscience and Brain research is once again showing the importance of recognition and appreciation for personal, interpersonal and team development. This session will look at three general areas and many different, specific ways to express appreciation for others. Takeaways: the impact of appreciation upon personal, interpersonal and team development; the languages of appreciation of Nelson Mandela as a model; Active Perception; Linguistic Affirmation; and Servant Leadership.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/582013-the-three-languages-of-appreciation/

May 8 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Behind the Scenes with Gale Publishing Stories (Library Journal)
Every book has a story. Peak behind the scenes…learn the secrets, curiosities, and fun facts about two essential reference series from Gale. Register today to reserve your spot in this informative session brought to you by Gale, Cengage Learning. What will be covered:
>From business essentials to your love for literature, our publishing stories are diverse and rich. You have the unique opportunity to learn the story behind the Gale Business Insights Handbook series and the Gale Literature of Society series, along with details about the editorial boards, trivia, and rare insight into the rigorous publishing process– straight from Gale’s experienced publishing team. Learn more about: Gale’s Business Insights Handbook Series — a new collection of smaller, practical paperback volumes focused on the activities in which business people engage. Gale’s Literature of Society series examines literary works that deal with social movements, impactful events, and topics that define the societies we live in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2013/04/webcasts/behind-the-scenes-with-gale-publishing-stories/

May 8 (12:00-1:00pm) / Behind the Scenes with Gale Publishing Stories (Nonprofit Webinars)
Specifically designed for President’s, CEO’s, Executive Directors and others without a fundraising background. This webinar will discuss the components of development planning, questions to ask, answers to expect, and potential red flags. Proper roles for executive leadership, ways to champion an increasingly effective office as well as techniques to bolster lesser results. Your organization deserves the best fundraising department and personnel possible. Be it a one person shop or much larger, how that department is managed will determine their effectiveness and in turn the number of dollars raised. Takeaways: 5 ‘i’s of cultivation; 4 components of a comprehensive development program and their purposes; helpful ratio’s for judging effectiveness; keys to hiring & retaining effective staff; hints to engaging board members in the fundraising process; and effectively structuring your time with your fundraiser

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/582013-managing-fundraisers-for-the-non-fundraising-executive/

May 8 (10:30-11:30am) / How Senior Friendly is Your Website? (Accessible Technology Coalition)
The percentage of older people using the Internet continues to rise. As does the number of younger people who rely on the Internet for information and resources as they provide support to an older family member or friend. Learn what it means to deliver web content and navigation choices that are specifically geared for older web visitors and their families and caregivers. Speaker: Stephanie Dailey, Senior Public Affairs Specialist, Office of Communications, and Public Liaison, National Institute on Aging, developer of NIHSeniorHealth.gov<http://www.nihseniorhealth.gov/>

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingReg.aspx?session=3276

May 9 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Hooking Reluctant Readers with Middle Grade Series (Booklist Webinar)
Engaging a reluctant reader can be difficult for librarians, teachers, and parents. But getting the right books in their hands makes all the difference in their reading growth. In this hour-long, free webinar, authors Nick Bruel (Bad Kitty), Tommy Greenwald (Charlie Joe Jackson), Obert Skye (The Creature From My Closet), and Janet Tashjian (My Life As) will discuss their pitch-perfect books for middle grade reluctant readers in a conversation led by Booklist editors, Ilene Cooper and Gillian Engberg. JOIN US LIVE and you could be one of five randomly selected attendees that receives a FREE CLASSROOM SET of each author’s featured series and a Seriously Awesome Series poster! (Retail value: $135)

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars (scroll down as needed)

May 9 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Library Learning Goes Online (American Libraries Live)
Online learning is changing the way schools work. From elementary to graduate school to continuing education, online tools are creating new horizons in distance learning and new tools to supplement in-person learning. But what does this mean for libraries? How can we enhance traditional library instruction with online tools? How do we create standards in the face of technology that is constantly changing?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/

May 9 (12:00-1:00pm) Fall 2013 Librarian Preview (School Library Journal)
Be among the first to see and hear firsthand what Lerner has coming for readers this fall! Visit with Lerner Publishing Group’s editors as they unveil the new fantastic new books they’ll be publishing in Fall 2013. Get the inside scoop and sneak peek  at Lerner’s new series, nonfiction titles, middle grade and YA fiction, graphic novels, and picture books for grades K-12 coming this January. Plus, learn about new digital offerings, as well as supports for Common Core State Standards, and free teaching guides, reader’s discussion guides, classroom activities, and websites that make lesson planning easy.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/2013/04/webcasts/fall-2013-librarian-preview/

May 10 (8:00-9:00am) Tech Tools With Tine: 1 Hour of New Prezi  (Texas State Library)
Want a concise demo of how one tool works from a veteran software trainer with a little library context thrown in?  Well, that's our Tech Tools with Tine series!   In this Webinar, Tine returns to Prezi, the cloud-based presentation tool, which recently upgraded its interface.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/378296570

May 13 (12:30-1:30pm) Are You Prepared to Meet the Literacy Needs of African American Male Youth? (Texas State Library)
The need for quality literacy education is strong, particularly for certain underserved populations. One group in critical need of improved literacy instruction is African American males. According to the National Association for Educational Progress 2011 Report Card, only 14 percent of African American 4th and 8th graders performed at or above the proficient level on national reading tests in 2011 and males scored 9 points lower on average than females. This webinar will explore the role of the education community, including librarians, in:
1) closing the literacy achievement gap, 2) nurturing the resolve of African American male youth, helping them reconcile their different identities, and reimagine their place in the world,  and 3) enabling African American male youth to take action in their own lives and in their communities. The session will use Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).

Presenters: Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Amanda Hitson Sandra Hughes-Hassell, Ph.D., is a professor and coordinator of the School Library Media Program in the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her current research she focuses on social justice issues in youth library services and the role of school library media specialists in education reform. She teaches courses in services to diverse youth populations, materials for young adults and the development of school library media programs.

Amanda Hitson is a graduate student and research assistant at the School of Information and Library Science of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She will graduate with a Master of Library Science degree in May of 2013 and hopes to begin working as a school librarian the following school year.  Her research has primarily focused on the literacy of African American male youth and multimodal forms of storytelling.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://sils.unc.edu/events/2013/webinar-literacy-african-american-male-youth

May 14 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Dazzling Debuts: Hot New Names in Fiction (Booklist Webinar)
In this free, hour-long webinar, Random House will introduce four not-to-be-missed names in fiction, sure to be popular at your library this summer. You'll hear directly from the authors about their novels, the writing process, and the inspiration behind their works. Booklist Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk will moderate the panel and interview the authors, and attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of Lottie Moggach (KISS ME FIRST), Jessica Brockmole (LETTERS FROM SKYE), Koren Zailckas (MOTHER, MOTHER), Robert Rotstein (CORRUPT PRACTICES).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

May 14 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Books for Kids: Spring Reading for Growing Minds (School Library Journal Webcast)
Are you ready for an adventure? With beautiful illustrations, imaginative journeys, and timeless lessons, a great children’s book captures the hearts and minds of all generations. Whether you’re looking for the perfect book to fit in with the Common Core State Standards or you’re just looking to spice up story time, this free webcast is for you. Join Groundwood Books, Teacher Created Materials, and Random House Inc. as they present the best new upcoming books for kids from Shell Education, Archie Comics, National Geographic for Kids, Blue Apple Books, and Quirk Books.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/2013/04/webcasts/books-for-kids-spring-reading-for-growing-minds/

May 14 (12:00-1:00pm) Handling Challenging Situations: What Do I Do Now? Part I of II (Infopeople)
Is your library staff overwhelmed by users behaving badly? Does your code of conduct sufficiently address users’ inappropriate behaviors? Are staff resentful of having to act as de facto social workers? To a great extent, libraries’ users behave within the framework of acceptable social norms. But a subset of users in all libraries – large, small, urban, rural, suburban, special and academic – behave outside these norms, placing stress on the staff and other users. Whether the behaviors are exhibited by those who are homeless, mentally ill or just plain rude, providing your staff with limit-setting and self-care skills can turn challenging situations into empowering ones. San Francisco Public Library has turned to other City agencies to assist staff in gaining skills and strategies for responding to these situations. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Be able to identify at least 3 reasons why it is important to set limits with users; be able to share with co-workers at least 3 effective strategies on how to set limits with users; be able to articulate the importance of the concept of self-care and be familiar with self-care strategies following a difficult interaction with a user. This webinar will be of interest to library front-line staff, primarily in public libraries but useful no matter the setting.

For more information to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/what_do_i_know_part_1

May 15 (11:00am-12:00pm) / Planning: A Small Library's Strategies for Tech Success (TechSoup for Libraries)
We all know that planning is important, but the nature of technology can make planning for it especially daunting. How do you decide what technology services to include in your plans? How do you know what your community wants and needs? How do you plan for an unknown future? And once you have created a plan, how do you move beyond the document to the implementation?

Join us on May 15th at 11 AM Pacific/2 PM Eastern, as we talk about technology planning in libraries with special guest Alexis Caudell, director of the Mitchell Community Public Library<http://www.mitchell.lib.in.us/> in Mitchell, Indiana – a  busy small-town library, serving a population of 12,009 across three rural townships.

Successful technology implementation requires time, attention, planning, money, and training. Alexis focuses on thinking ahead, pursuing grants, and making people a priority – including both staff members who need training and community members whose needs are the driving force.  We look forward to learning from Alexis as she shares her experiences and ideas in this session. This webinar is part of a series of webinars exploring the Edge Initiative<http://www.libraryedge.org/> Benchmarks, specifically Benchmark 7<http://www.libraryedge.org/organizational-management--benchmarks-7--8--9--10--and-11-pages-50.php#Benchmark_7>, which says: Libraries integrate public access technology into planning and policies.
Please contact webinars at techsoupglobal.org<mailto:webinars at techsoupglobal.org> with accessibility requests 4 days before the event.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events/planning-a-small-library039s-strategies-for-tech-success

May 13 (11:30am-12:30pm) Making I.T. Happen! A Toolkit for Building Collaborative Relationships with your IT Department (Colorado State Library)
IT folks carry the stigma of being particularly non-collaborative, but the stereotype of the loner programmer barricaded in a cubicle is not necessarily accurate. The growing number of collaborative projects between library public services and IT departments make it necessary to examine relationships and create excellent communications for resulting success. This program will discuss proven management and collaborative techniques for building relationships, through self-assessment and teambuilding techniques, and will offer a glimpse into how strong relationships between IT and public services libraries can lead to award-winning and innovative projects.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

May 15 (12:00-1:00pm) Planning an Adult Program on a Budget: Creative Library Program Solutions (Infopeople)
Want to start programming but don’t know where to start? Need help on providing quality programs on a limited budget? This webinar will introduce the beginning program coordinator to the basic tools necessary to plan, implement and evaluate successful library programs for adult programming on a budget. From book discussions and author visits to craft programs and film screenings, this webinar is designed to help public librarians create programming that underscore the role of the public library as an important cultural, recreational and educational institution in the community. This webinar will provide participants with ideas and samples of programs they can bring to their own library, including a step-by step process and details including getting started, program types and associated costs, resources for low cost programs, and marketing and evaluating programs.

May 15 (12:00-1:00pm) Facebook for Executive Staff (Nonprofit Webinars)
If you’re like most nonprofits you probably already have a presence on Facebook. You have a page with an attractive cover image and maybe even a custom tab. You also consistently post content, and have maybe even tried Facebook ads. But you’re are still confused about the role Facebook plays within your overall marketing communications strategy. You’re not sure how Facebook fits within your events, your volunteer outreach, and your fundraising. This webinar is designed to give you a framework for answering these questions: How are other nonprofits using Facebook? How does word-of-mouth marketing work on Facebook? Can you actually raise money with Facebook? What are the fundamental competencies for success on Facebook? How does Facebook fit in with my current marketing communications plan? Who should be managing our Facebook page? Interns? Staff? Volunteers? How can we develop a framework for content?

For more information to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/5152013-facebook-for-executive-staff/

May 16 (10:00-11:00am) Debugging Mobile Apps (O’Reilly)
In this interactive webcast presented by Jonathan Stark author of Building Android Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, 2nd Edition<http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920022886.do>, and Building iPhone Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript<http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596805791.do> we will discuss mobile app development still being in its infancy and because of this, the tools available for troubleshooting are quite limited. Debugging apps - especially cross- and multi-platform - can be extremely difficult. Fortunately there are a few cutting edge technologies and techniques that can ease the pain while we wait for more mainstream solutions. What will be covered in this webcast? Webkit developer tools; remote JavaScript console with JS Console; remote DOM inspection with WEINRE; web debugging proxy with Charles; and remote hardware access with DeviceAnywhere. Who is this webcast for? This webcast is for front-end designers and developers who are interested in creating web or hybrid mobile apps. A working familiarity with standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript is recommended.

For more information to register for this program, visit: http://oreillynet.com/pub/e/2638

May 17 (8:00-9:00am) Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Wikis (Texas State Library)
Want a concise demo of how one tool works from a veteran software trainer with a little library context thrown in?  Well, that's our Tech Tools with Tine series!   In this Webinar, Tine will focus on wikis, the collaboratively-created websites developed by communities of users.

For more information to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/701917410

May 17 (11:00am-12:00pm) Library Social Media Use (OCLC WebJunction)
Over half of the world’s 2 billion internet users interact with social media tools to create, share, and exchange information and ideas while online. Libraries are using these tools to market programs and services, and to connect and engage with their communities beyond the library walls. Join us as we explore Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as examples of tools that are being used successful by libraries. The webinar will cover how to create, administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online presence. Some basic security settings for each social media tool will be discussed as well.

For more information to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Library_Social_Media_Use.html

Gale Training Opportunities:

Meeting Common Core Standards Using Library Research and Collaboration
Discover how to use existing and new materials to develop and enhance strategies for meeting and exceeding Common Core Standards. Two special guests – a library media specialist and an English teacher – will describe how their collaboration led to new and revamped school projects to reach the evolving needs of students. Join this webinar to see how your own successful collaboration helps meet high goals.

May 10, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12039&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
More than just pro/con source, this dynamic online library includes topic overviews, statistics, legislative data and more.

May 8, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12040&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>
May 23, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12041&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>

Student Resources in Context
This ever-growing collection of premium cross-curricular content promotes learner engagement while fostering critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and creativity skills. Uncover how this resource removes the risk of unverified sources on the open web while delivering an authoritative, multimedia selection of essential content.

May 13, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12042&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>
May 29, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12043&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>

Gale Power Search
Many Gale databases use this search interface, so this webinar would be a  great introduction to those new to using the Gale products. Also, learn how to use the cross-database search capacity of Power Search to increase the reach of your searching.

May 2, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12037&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>
May 20, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12038&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Learn more this award winning Reference tool  named Best Overall Database for 2012 by Library Journal.

May 1, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12022&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>
May 16, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=5756&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12023&elq=1ee52197f0fd4a25834125e32700fdc6>

It may be possible to arrange in person training for your library staff, particularly for if you can host a session for other library staff in your geographic area. Please contact Arlene Weible (arlene.weible at state.or.us<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us> or 503-378-5020) if you would like to discuss options!

Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>

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