[Libs-Or] Northwest Central Upcoming Events

Gina Bacon gina.bacon at pcc.edu
Fri Jul 5 13:23:55 PDT 2013


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Northwest Central invites you to check out some of the upcoming continuing
education webinars and events happening this July!*

*FREE!* 07/08/13 The 3 P's in Strategic Planning for the Virtual Classroom:
People, Process, and

Many organizations desire to improve their training departments by ‘going
virtual’ or they have been in the virtual classroom for a while but are not
sure what they can do to take their programs to the next level. This
seminar will discuss the 3 P’s in strategic planning for the virtual
classroom: People, Process and Programs.

*FREE!* 07/09/13 Libraries, Children and Families: New Research and Policy
Recommendations on Role of Libraries in Early

The importance of early childhood education was underscored by President
Obama in his most recent State of the Union address: "Study after study
shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does
down the road." Join us to hear Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute
of Museum and Library Services, present on a recent policy report,
developed with the Campaign for Grade-level Reading, that highlights the
role of libraries in early learning. The report also offers a plan of
action for policy makers to build on current research and include libraries
in early learning strategies. Attendees will learn about best practices for
enhancing reading programs and how to participate in your community’s
efforts to address literacy concerns. In addition, Lee Rainie, director of
the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, will describe
the Project’s newly released report about the special role that libraries
play in the life of families with children. Attendees will learn what
matters to parents about their library experiences with their children, and
how library programs and outreach can address those needs.
*FREE!* 07/10/13 Five Clicks (or Fewer) to Census Data: Navigating the
latest release of the American FactFinder – Part

Linda Clark, data dissemination specialist for the U. S. Census Bureau,
will guide you through the latest version of the American FactFinder
database.At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to:

   - Quickly find the most current population for any city or county in the
   - Obtain basic counts of people in specific categories
   - Drill down to find rich topical data for your community at low levels
   of geography
   - Locate tables that cross-tabulate broad subject areas with local race,
   ethnic, and tribal groups
   - Answer most user inquiries in five clicks or fewer!

*FREE!* 07/11/13 Developing Mobile

>From developing the initial idea, to the process of developing and
launching an app, TechSoup's very own Anna Jaeger and Keith Thode, COO of
Aidmatrix, will share their experience of creating the
SafeNight<http://www.caravanstudios.org/#3>app for domestic violence
service organizations. When an individual is in
urgent need of shelter, a qualified staff member at a domestic violence
service organization can initiate a request for hotel room funding.
Supporters who have downloaded SafeNight will receive a notification that
an individual is in need and have an opportunity to immediately cover the
cost of the hotel room. Crowdfunding safe housing for communities in
need.Anna and Keith will share how the app idea came about, what the
process looked like for engaging the community, creating the design,
partnering with for-profit companies and nonprofit developers, and soft
launching in the Marketplace earlier this month. You'll come away with some
key steps in the process, some best practices and pitfalls to avoid, and a
look at the inside of creating an app for social good. If your nonprofit,
charity, or library is interested in creating your own app, join us to
learn more about TechSoup's Caravan Studios process for creating SafeNight
and other apps. You can check out the concept paper to give you ideas for
where to begin with an app for your organization.

07/16/13 Basic Cataloging and Classification (July 16 - August 12,

This four-week online course will provide an overview of library cataloging
and classification and prepare you to do copy cataloging. You will gain
knowledge of basic cataloging rules and tools, commonly used controlled
vocabularies, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and MARC21 format.
Applying this knowledge, you will be able to decode MARC bibliographic
records and perform basic copy cataloging.

*Check out these events and more at nwcentral.org*
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