[Libs-Or] CE Opportunities for the rest of October

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Wed Oct 16 14:30:57 PDT 2013

Greetings everyone!

Here is your semimonthly listing of various free online training opportunities for the second half of October. 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 October<http://www.nwcentral.org/calendar/2013-10?topic=All&region=All&type=49>.

NOTE: Oregon library staff can take advantage of the member rate for online Lyrasis trainings<https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx?type=leftnav&val=liveonline>! In order to do so, each library staff person who wants to sign up for any training MUST register at the Lyrasis website<https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/MyLyrasisUserAccountRequest.aspx>  --make sure to include your library name ("institution name") and "Oregon" as the state so that you will be eligible for this level of FREE membership. Please complete this member registration well in advance of the desired training date since there will be some turnaround time in approving your member registration.

Missed a webinar? Looking for the convenience of viewing online training or participating in self-paced learning on your schedule? Be sure to check out the State Library's web page on Continuing Education Resources<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx> where we list archive sites, self-paced learning modules, and additional online courses (for a fee).

 FoFor the second  half of October, 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.

October 21 (9-10 am) / Holy Bagumba! An exclusive webcast with beloved children's book authors Kate DiCamillo and Jon Scieszka (School Library Journal)

Join Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo and National Ambassador for Young People's Literature emeritus Jon Scieszka as they discuss Kate's latest book FLORA & ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES and the importance of humor in children's literature. Kate DiCamillo is the author of many beloved books for young readers, including The Tale of Despereaux and Because of Winn-Dixie. In her new genre-bending novel Flora & Ulysses, Kate delivers a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 21 (11-12 pm) / Nuts & Bolts of Social Media (InSync Training)

This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/bozarth-programs/

October 21 (5-6 pm) / Teacher Librarian News Night (Teacher Librarian Virtual Cafe)

This 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. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tlvirtualcafe.wikispaces.com/#Webinars%20/%20Events

October 23 (8-9  am) / Accessing Census Bureau Stats - American Fact Finder 2 (Wyoming State Library)

Join Karen Kitchens for this session on American FactFinder, the Census Bureau's online tool for accessing a wide variety of population, economic, geographic, and housing information about the United States. American FactFinder provides quick access to data from the Decennial Census, American Community Survey, Puerto Rico Community Survey, Population Estimates Program, Economic Census, and Annual Economic Surveys. In this session, you will learn how to conduct basic searches using: Topics and Keywords, Geographies, Population Group, and Industry Code. You will also learn how to create and view a thematic map and modify a table.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/163384246

October 23 (8-9 am) / Little Library with a Big Heart: Southern Area Public Library, WV: Best Small Library in America 2013 (Nebraska Library Commission)

With the enthusiasm and leadership of director Mary Beth Stenger, Southern Area Public Library, in Lost Creek, WV, has been transformed from a good, traditional public library into a modern, bustling center of community activity, information, and learning. This transformation convinced the judges to name it the Best Small Library in America 2013, cosponsored by Library Journal and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mary will share how the library has developed creative programming and innovative services to serve their community of 498, with the help of just one other library staff member, a team of volunteers and a small Board of Trustees.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

October 23 (9-10 am) / Stay safe and browse dangerously (Washington State Library)

Ahniwa Ferrari, Web Content Manager for WebJunction, shares his strategies for staying safe in a dangerous online world. He will cover tips and tricks to secure your browser, privatize your social networks, and get rid of viruses, malware, and that annoying Ask toolbar that installed itself in your web browser. Content covered will be useful for library staff and knowledge gained can be shared with library patrons of all types.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingDesc.aspx?session=3460

October 23 (10-11 am) / Mission and Leadership: Work Motivation That Strikes a Chord (Nonprofit Webinars)

In this extremely practical presentation, that Dr. Eyal Ronen has never shared in the past, he will describe the practical steps to creating a clear mission, vision, and values for the organization. He will also describe the 4 things every leader must do in order to be effective in accomplishing his or her, and the organization's mission.

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

October 23 (11-12 pm) / Libraries Go "Outside the Box" with Redbox (WebJunction)

Outside the Box is an innovative program that is focused on enriching communities by bringing people together for free, fun, public entertainment experiences. In this pilot program, five public libraries teamed up with Redbox, America's Destination for Entertainment. Led by the local communities, with support from OCLC, and guidance by consultants from the Project for Public Spaces, the initiative explores "placemaking," an approach that breathes life and community connection into public spaces. This webinar will showcase placemaking activities at the pilot libraries, as well as share best practices and perspectives on community engagement from program partners.

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

October 23 (11-12 pm) / Possibilities of Mobile (Series): Mobile Games, Gamefulness, and Place-based Learning (Educator Innovator)

>From Connected Learning TV<http://connectedlearning.tv/> and MobileEd.org<http://mobileed.org/>, this month of discussions explores how mobile opens up both formal and informal learning opportunities-classrooms, libraries, museums, parks, cities, towns-through games, STEM inquiry, and citizen science and civics initiatives. The series will balance visionary thinking and pragmatic experience to understand how mobile devices might reacquaint us with inquiry and learning in a connected world. This show will focus on the question "How can you leverage mobile gaming, location-based mobile features, and gamification to produce powerful learning opportunities?"

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://blog.nwp.org/educatorinnovator/webinars/

October 23 (12-1 pm) / Teen Volunteer Programs: There's More than Simply Shelving! (Infopeople)

Are you noticing an influx of teens asking for volunteer hours at your library and you can't seem to find tasks for them? Have your experiences with teen volunteers been less than positive? Are you the only person in charge of teen volunteers at your library? Managing teen volunteers can often be a challenge that takes time and dedication. Learn how to effectively engage teen volunteers to benefit your library as well as create positive leadership experiences for them and for you. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will be able to: Find at least three ways to engage their teen volunteers, Identify the types of volunteers (short term/long term) and properly assign tasks, and Find ways to problem-solve common issues with teen volunteers.

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

October 24 (11a -12 pm) / National Geographic Presents...Fun with Nonfiction and the Common Core

(School Library Journal)

Everybody's talking Common Core. And there's lots of buzz about the increased focus on nonfiction. But wait, don't let your eyes glaze over! At National Geographic, we think nonfiction is fun. So get ready for an entertaining discussion about how kids can have fun learning as we cover such informative topics as...What is reading anyway? What makes nonfiction authentic? How can nonfiction engage kids, inspire critical thinking, and spark their curiosity about the world? This webinar collects multiple perspectives to provide teachers, librarians, and parents with a tool-kit to understanding and promoting the goals of the Common Core State Standards. At their heart, the Common Core State Standards are about building knowledge, gaining insights, exploring possibilities, and broadening students' perspectives. National Geographic has played a part in raising curious kids for 125 years. We're here to help. Please join us for this livestream presentation!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 24 (11:30am-1 pm) / Early STEM Learning in Library Programs for Young Children (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)

The second Webinar in our Early Literacy In Your Library series, this session will introduce literature-based math and science activities for librarians to include in storytime programs for preschool children. Children have a natural curiosity and librarians need only give them a chance to ask questions, explore, look for answers, and talk about their experience. The engaging activities are aligned with educational standards and will assist libraries in implementing the 10 Key Ways that libraries can improve early learning outcomes, in particular, "Supporting development of executive function and 'deeper learning' skills through literacy and STEM-based experiences."

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

October 28 (10-11 am) / Win Friends and Influence People (InSync Training)

Global organizations are constantly looking for new methods and technologies to engage employees and help managers motivate and influence people across hierarchies, cultures, and geographies. Live Online Training can be your most valuable tool for engaging and motivating a global workforce. Join Kassy LaBorie from Dale Carnegie Training as she discusses what their new division, Dale Carnegie Digital, is doing to influence their global audience using Live Online Training. This case study will help you to discover the most important strategies and considerations that are necessary to make a virtual training solution successful.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/insync-byte-series

October 28 (11-12 pm) / Conversation Sparks: STEM in Libraries (Southern Maryland Regional Library Association)

Conversation Sparks is a way to facilitate a large-scale conversation with librarians around the country. In this virtual environment, participants will meet with the purpose of exchanging ideas, exploring best practices, and learning from others in the profession. It is a way to break paradigms and learn from the examples of others in an environment of respect and understanding.  Our October session focuses on STEM Programs in Libraries with examples from libraries across the country. If you have an example of a STEM library project or program, share it with us during our Open Sharing portion of the session.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://host2.evanced.info/maryland/evanced/eventcalendar.asp

October 29 (11-12 pm) / Listening to Your Community (West Virginia Library Commission)

Strategic planning doesn't have to be a dreaded task!  This hour-long program, based on the current national public library planning model (The New Planning for Results), will walk you through the community assessment portion of the planning process.  Tips on how to gather data, as well as how to utilize the American Library Association's The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities initiative, will be discussed. *Presented at the 2013 West Virginia Library Association (WVLC) Fall Conference. Presenter: Susan Hoskins

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://wvlc.libcal.com/event.php?id=455350

October 30 (8-9 am) / Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC's Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

October 30 (9-10 am) / Accountability from Top to Bottom (American Management Association)

This webcast explores a re-framed approach to accountability - inviting everyone to understand that to be effective as an individual contributor or leader, you must be personally accountable. Join us to discover a new approach that will change the way you work, communicate with others and think about the choices you make. You'll come away with a fresh understanding of what it means to be personally responsible, empowered and accountable.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/news/events-calendar.aspx

October 30 (12p - 1pm) / Ready for Reading: New Early Literacy Resources (School Library Journal)

Join Rachel Payne, Coordinator, Early Childhood Services at Brooklyn Public Library for a free webcast with Upstart and Free Spirit Publishing, and discover new resources for early literacy programs and materials for collections serving young children.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.slj.com/category/webcasts/

October 31 (11-12 pm) / Staff Technology Skills: Creating a Learning Environment (TechSoup)

How can you foster an environment in which staff have the technology expertise necessary to help patrons achieve their goals? Join us on October 31st at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with Mick Jacobsen and Toby Greenwalt about technology skills and the culture of learning at Skokie Public Library (IL).  What have they done? What did they learn? What are they planning to do next?

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

Upcoming online training opportunities with Gale/CENGAGE

[http://www.gale.cengage.com/images/database_icons/opposingViewpoints_in_context.gif]Opposing Viewpoints in Context
More than just pro/con source, this dynamic online library includes topic overviews, statistics, legislative data and more. Learning this interface will also help you navigate other "In Context" databases offered by Gale, including Student Resources in Context, U.S. History in Context.

·         October 21, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6666&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13584&elq=5a9566a243b9401ab57d9c506088dfc8>

[http://www.gale.cengage.com/images/database_icons/powersearch_lg.gif]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.

·         October 28, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6666&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13576&elq=5a9566a243b9401ab57d9c506088dfc8>

[Business Insights: Essentials]Business Insights: Essentials
This ever-growing collection of resource combines authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to expand academic theories into real-world applications.

·         October 30, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6666&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13573&elq=5a9566a243b9401ab57d9c506088dfc8>

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

·         October 23, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6666&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13580&elq=5a9566a243b9401ab57d9c506088dfc8>

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Gale Usage and Administrative Tools
Learn how to exploit these tools to give your library users the best research experience.

Gale Admin Tool

·         October 10, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6666&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13574&elq=5a9566a243b9401ab57d9c506088dfc8>

Gale Usage Website

·         October 23, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6666&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13577&elq=5a9566a243b9401ab57d9c506088dfc8>

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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