[kids-lib] November Online Learning Opportunities! (FREE!)

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Nov 13 12:32:22 PST 2012

Below is the email from my colleague, Darci Hanning, about upcoming online professional development opportunities. I've copied and pasted those that specifically apply to youth services here. To see the full listing of FREE online training opportunities, see Darci's email at the bottom of this email.

November 20 (1-2 pm) / Part 2 On Common Core - Librarians, the Secret Weapon (School Library Journal)

The New York City Department of Education Office of Library Services is at the forefront of a movement to clarify the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the profession. Olga Nesi, a regional coordinator at the NYC DOE Library Services, will lead a discussion on the challenges and opportunities the CCSS present for librarians, the role of the profession in supporting the goals of the initiative, and the workshops she and her colleagues have been conducting around the state.

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

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

Greetings everyone!

Here is your semimonthly listing of various training opportunities for the last half of November. As a quick reminder: Northwest Central<http://www.nwcentral.org/> has a calendar of online events: here is what's currently posted for the month of November<http://www.nwcentral.org/calendar/2012-11?topic=All&region=All&type=49>.

The State Library has created a new 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>!

Several database-specific webinars are being offered by Gale each month; see their training event calendar<http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=cengagegale&op=cal&month=11&year=2012&channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=4614&elq_cid=30994&PHPSESSID=061569ba865d12b760f1c854a8772c73&jsenabled=1&winH=761> for more info.

For the second  half of November, the following webcasts will be presented for free by The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, 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, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library.

A list of webcasts for November is available on the Wyoming Libraries Planning Calendar<http://will.state.wy.us:5630/wyldco/d01/10/2012?display=M&style=B&positioning=A>. Keep in mind it may be useful to check the calendars mentioned periodically 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.

November 19 (12-1 pm) / Holiday Stress (Insync Training)

What should be a season of love and joy often turns instead to tiring weeks of overspending, overindulging, disappointment and STRESS! Join facilitator Jane Bozarth for a look at common causes of holiday stress and ways to combat them. Leave this fun, interactive session with an action plan for taking back the spirit of the season!

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

November 19 (12-1 pm) / Makerspaces: A New Wave of Library Service (American Library Association)

Learn what makerspaces are and how they work from librarians who are on the cutting edge of this movement by attending our upcoming series of free webinars. Each webinar will feature a panel of staff, administration, and patrons from one of the libraries that have implemented a makerspace. They'll talk about how their makerspace concept began, how it was designed and how it was implemented. You'll learn about the maker movement in general, the role libraries are playing specifically, and get ideas about how you can get involved and start a makerspace in your library!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://goo.gl/oZYUR

November 20 (11:15-12 pm) / Database of the Month: SIRS Discoverer (Wyoming State Library)

Appropriate for elementary and middle school kids, public or school library, this resource offers full-text articles written for and about kids, subject tree searching, and added content such as, World Almanac for Kids, Science Failr Explorer, and much more.  Come check it out!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/563188566

November 21 (8-9 am) / 17 Things to Soak Up - Online (Tech Talk / NCompass)

The Nebraska Library Commission has "23 Things," a web 2.0 experience for librarians, but how do you get teachers involved in something like this? At Westside High School, we developed a shorter program tailored to the needs of teachers. Our "Things" helped them discover new classroom tools and places to look for professional growth. Speaker: Carrie Turner, School Librarian, Westside High School (Omaha, NE).

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=11787

November 27 (12-1pm) / Google Analytics for the Enthusiastic Beginner (Nonprofit Webinars)

Wonder what all the hype is about around web analytics? Join us for this overview of Google Analytics, a FREE web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site. We will start from the very beginning and hit the highlights. This overview is for beginners and executives that want to know the value of the tool but not necessarily how to operate it! Takeaways: you will learn how to define the business objectives for your web site; you will see how easy it is to create a simple report and email it to your colleagues; you will learn how to find the most and least popular pages on your web site; and you will learn how Google Analytics is able to capture data on your visitors which may change the way you surf the web.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/11272012-google-analytics-for-the-enthusiastic-beginner/

November 28 (5:30-6:30 pm) / The Evolving Career of a Public Librarian [Career Colloquium]


Are you thinking about working in the public library setting or wondering if this career path is a good fit for you? Find out what's different about the public library setting today and what this means for the future of public librarians. Learn the hiring trends, how to get your foot in the door, interview practices, and the skills that one needs to be successful in today's public library. This is a good opportunity to ask questions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/colloquia/Fall%202012

November 28 (10-11 am) / How Emotional Intelligence Drives Effective Leadership (American Management Association)

This webcast gives you a comprehensive overview of how emotional intelligence drives effective leadership. It explains, in a concise way, the brain-basis of leading yourself and others. The emphasis is on information that can be applied by any leader at any level. Distinct leadership styles will be discussed, along with their effects on the climate of a business. You will learn how to develop and implement emotional intelligence competencies in yourself and others, and how to manage emotions for optimal performance.

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

November 28 (9-11 am) / Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Reference (Tech Talk / NCompass)
Meet "Pixel," the chatbot at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln Library. Artificial intelligence is enabling Pixel and other types of chatbots to be trained and developed to guide and support students navigating the dense library website and complex databases. See Pixel in action and discuss the future of reference services as libraries incorporate artificial intelligence tools. Speakers: DeeAnn Allison, Director, Professor, Computer Operations and Research Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Lorna M Dawes, Lecturer. Learning Community Librarian, University of Nebraska.

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<http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/mail/mail2staff.asp?Michael%20Sauers>, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=11780

November 28 (10-11 am) / Data Drive Decision Making for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Webinars)

"Someone told us we need to do a survey," the process often begins. A survey is only one piece of a data-driven strategic process, which really begins with articulation of the core issue, and ends with an assessment of how the strategy worked. In this session we will learn the 12 stages of a data-driven process, and show a full illustration of a project. Participants will also learn how to put together a simple one-page project planning brief. Takeaways: learn the 12 stages of a data-driven decision-making process; understand the basics of when to choose different methodologies such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, and more; practice developing a one-page project planning brief.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/11282012-data-driven-decision-making-for-nonprofits/

November 29 (12-1 pm) / Transforming Communities through Apps (TechSoup)

Interested in discovering more about developing apps to transform your community? Join us on Thursday, November 29 at 11 a.m. Pacific time for a webinar designed especially for nonprofits and libraries!  This webinar is the second part of a series on apps, as part of the App It Up project: Transforming Communities. We'll feature guests from nonprofits and libraries who will share their hands-on experience with you.

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

November 29 (1-2:30 pm) / Leader as Coach 3: Set Developmental Goals and Use Model to Conduct a Counseling Session (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Use DEVELOPS model to set developmental goals for employees. Practice using model to hone effectiveness. Learn and apply how to conduct a counseling session using COACH model and practice the skill.

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

November 30 (9-10 am) / Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Photo Fun (Instagram, Animoto, Google Goggles) (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

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

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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