Attend These Free Webinars in February

ImagePlan to attend these free webinars; all you need is your computer & speakers or headphones (no microphone needed.) Participation in a "live" webinar may be counted as a Category B continuing education activity towards renewing librarian certification.

Wednesday February 1, 10 - 11am
SOPA and PIPA: What Libraries Need to Know
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"Have you heard of SOPA? How about PIPA? SOPA is the Stop Online Piracy Act and PIPA is the Protect IP Act. Both were bills attempting to fight copyright infringement and online piracy, and both have been postponed. But that doesn’t mean they’re gone for good. Brandon Butler, from the Library Copyright Alliance and Director of Public Policy Initiatives, Association of Research Libraries, will tell us what SOPA and PIPA are, how they came about, what's next now that they’ve both been shelved, and how all of this affects libraries."
Provided by NCompass

Wednesday February 1, 11am - Noon
Fast Track to Employee Development: Understanding What Makes Them Tick
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"In this program, you’ll discover: How understanding the personality type and temperament of an individual can provide an invaluable window into that person’s preferred communication and working styles; How diagnosing your employee’s level of development on a specific task and flexing your leadership style accordingly can exponentially improve motivation and results; Why bridging effective leadership actions with the temperament needs positively impacts individual and team performance; What personality type strengths and blind spots exist."
Provided by AMA — American Management Association

Wednesday February 1, Noon - 1pm
Fire Up Your Board for Fundraising: Turn Their Passion into Action
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"Wish you could create a fired-up, engaged board excited about possibilities for your organization and eager to play a part in making it happen? Learn how to change your board’s mindset about fundraising, overcome their fear, and put everyone to work where you need them. Gail will show you how to make the fundraising process less intimidating, and how to empower your board to be in action making friends. You’ll learn new ways to engage your board and get the most out of your board members."
Provided by GuideStar

Wednesday February 1, Noon - 1pm
How to Make Your Grant Proposal Stand Out from the Pack
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"What can you do to find favor with grant funders and how do you even make them notice you – much less fund you? The following questions will be answered during this free webinar: What are the ten things grant funders always look for? What words should be avoided in proposals? What should be included in a stand-out cover letter? How can a proposal be formatted for maximum chance of funding? What steps can be taken to ensure grant continuation?"
Provided by CharityHowTo

Wednesday February 1, 4:30 - 6pm
Ebook Panel
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"Join SLIS's Kristin Eschenfelder as she moderates a panel with Bob Bocher of the WI Dept. of Public Instruction, and Stef Morrill of WiLS.  The three experts will talk about the Wisconsin E-Book Summit and responses to the shift in library resources, both public and academic, as well as licensing, consortiums, et. al."
Provided by UW-Madison SLIS

Thursday February 2, Noon - 12:45pm
BadgerLearn: Explore Wisconsin’s Collaborative Learning Space and Training Portal
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Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Thursday February 2, 2 - 3pm
Auto Repair Reference Center
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"This session is intended for librarians, teachers, faculty and others desiring an overview of Auto Repair Reference Center. We will discuss the new interface and how easy it is to access drawings, step-by-step photographs, technical service bulletins and wiring diagrams for specific vehicles. We will also explore AutoIQ, a complete interactive guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954."
Provided by EBSCOhost

Thursday February 2, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Tame your Social Media Workload with Tools: Work Smarter not Harder
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"With all of tools that there are to communicate with your followers it's hard to stay on top of posting and responding across a host of platforms (think Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn). We'll look at some tools to make your life easier."
Provided by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Thursday February 2, 1 - 2pm
Building Bridges #4: Your Library’s Future
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"In this one-hour online OCLC session, the fourth in the series, Martin Gomez, City Librarian at Los Angeles Public Library, will answer your questions and give practical advice about the continued success of public libraries in our changing environment."
Provided by WebJunction

Thursday February 2, 2 - 3pm
Children’s Literature Update 2012
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"Frustrated that you cannot think of a recommendation when a child asks for a 'good book to read?' Tired of recommending the same books because you can’t think of anything new to recommend to a child visiting the library? Discover the new books that you can recommend to children who use your library! Hear about books published in 2011, and upcoming Spring 2012 titles, that will be popular with children ages 0-12. These include picture books, easy readers, transitional fiction, genre fiction for middle grades, graphic novels, poetry, nonfiction, and more! Hear about books that will appeal to the “reluctant reader,” boys who may have drifted away from reading, and books that will have popularity with a wide audience of children."
Provided by InfoPeople

Wednesday February 3, 10 - 11am
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Dropbox
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"... Dropbox — a free and powerful tool that allows you to store and transfer large electronic files."
Provided by Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Friday, February 3, Noon - 2pm
Data Privacy Day 2012: Should Librarians Care About Privacy Anymore?
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"The featured speaker is Barbara Jones, director of the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. Jones argues that libraries must continue to care about privacy and serve as a model for the world on how libraries protect their users’ privacy despite new technologies that may threaten library users’ privacy. Jones will discuss how librarians can continue to play a leadership role in the privacy realm and review some of the groundbreaking privacy work the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom has done with libraries and librarians, including the work done under its grant from the Open Society Foundations."
Provided by University of North Carolina’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS)

Tuesday February 7, 2011, Noon - 1pm
The 4 Keys to Pitch-Perfect Messaging: How to Stop Striking Flat Notes with Your Target Audiences and Join the 16% of Nonprofits Whose Messages Resonate and Spur Action
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"Messages are the way to build relationships. Without strong messages, it’s impossible to connect. And there’s simply no way you’ll build the mutually-satisfying relationships with passionate supporters you need to meet your organization’s overall goals. You will learn: the three things you have to know before you even start message creation; the four cornerstones of a nonprofit message platform that connects, with real-life examples; and the specific value of each message element, and how to use it for greatest impact."
Provided by Getting Attention blog

Tuesday, February 7, 1 - 2pm
What's New in YA: 2012
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"Get a preview of what 2012 holds in store for teen readers during this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Egmont USA, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks, and Disney Book Group will share their leading titles for spring and beyond."
Provided by BookList

Wednesday February 8, 2 - 3pm
Ebooks on EBSCOhost
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"This session is intended for librarians and library staff who will be using the new eBooks on EBSCOhost functionality. Topics will include: searching and browsing options, viewing and downloading eBooks, and managing personal preferences via the My EBSCOhost folder."
Provided by EBSCOhost

Wednesday, February 8, 2 - 3pm
Youth Media Activities in Your Community: Teaching Digital Natives
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"Engaging today’s youth through technology is critical to reach a generation that has had access to advanced technology throughout their entire educational and personal lives. Reaching this 'tech generation' may seem overwhelming as the proliferation of technology advances and the ever-changing trends make it difficult to determine what efforts will be effective. This webinar will focus on what you can do to educate and engage youth using technology."
Provided by InfoPeople

Thursday February 9, 11am - Noon
Social Media: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know
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"Social media is becoming an important tool for nonprofits to communicate with their supporters, increase awareness of their mission and raise funds. At the same time, there are many legal issues for a nonprofit to consider when using social media. Do the rules regarding copyrights and trade marks apply? Is a nonprofit responsible for material posted on its Facebook page? Are there any privacy concerns? What if an employee posts inappropriate information on the Internet during working hours? What policies should a nonprofit put in place? This webinar - designed for board members, executive directors and other nonprofit staff and volunteers responsible for marketing, communications and fundraising - will help answer these questions and give your nonprofit advice about how to navigate the new world of social media."
Provided by The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program in partnership with the Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Thursday February 9, Noon-12:45pm
Consumer Reports: Connect to Expert, Independently Conducted Studies that Empower Consumers
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Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Thursday February 9, 1 - 2pm
Cloud Computing 101
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"'Cloud computing' seems to be all the rage, but what actually is it? This overview presentation will explain what cloud computing offers libraries, how libraries are using these services, and what you should consider when thinking about using a cloud service in your library. A distinction between services for end-users and services for organizations will be made, explained, and illustrated, as well as the terms used to describe cloud services. Learn how quick and easy it now is to deploy applications “in the cloud” using tools such as Google Docs, Google App Engine, and Amazon’s Web Services, among others. Resources for further exploration will be included."
Provided by WebJunction

Wednesday February 10, 10 - 11am
Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Shelfari and Goodreads
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"... Shelfari and Goodreads — two social cataloging websites for books that librarians everywhere should know about."
Provided by Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Tuesday February 14, Noon - 1pm
Revitalizing your Social Media Presence with Action
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"Wondering how to get all your social media followers to take action? Causes, the world's biggest and best platform for collective action, just launched a whole new suite of free, easy tools for engaging supporters through action campaigns like pledges, video campaigns, petitions, and quizzes. More than 150 million people use Causes to launch and support action campaigns tackling a range of issues from the environment to animal rights. This webinar will show nonprofits how to take advantage of these new tools to revitalize your social media campaigns."
Provided by Network For Good

Tuesday, February 14, Noon - 1pm
Romance Readers Advisory
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"Is there a better day of the year to hear about Romance? Probably not. Join our resident expert on All Things Romance, Maureen Welch. She'll take us through some great online tools for finding romance titles and booktalk some favorites."
Provided by Indianhead Federated Library System

Tuesday February 14, 1 - 2pm
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement
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"What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites."
Provided by VolunteerMatch

Tuesday, February 14, 2 - 3pm
Top Tech Trends in Materials Handling
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"Does your heart sink every time you walk into the back room and see rows of full book carts waiting to get checked in or shelved? Ever wish there was a small, affordable sorter that would work for your library? Are you under the mistaken assumption that you need RFID to use automated materials handling systems? Are the lines at the circ desk getting longer and longer as more people rely on the library for their books, magazines and DVDs? Ever considered putting in vending machine in your community but weren’t sure how they work or what they cost? From self-check in and self-check out machines to vending machines and sorters, there’s a solution out there for libraries of every size and for every budget."
Provided by InfoPeople

Wednesday February 15, 10 - 11am
Turning Your Library Around
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"When we started at the South Sioux City Public Library two years ago the library was having difficult times. Circulation and attendance numbers were down. The public’s opinion of the library was not positive. In two years’ time period we have seen an increase of circulation from 21,000 items to over 40,000 items. We have seen attendance numbers for youth climb from 2000 to 6000 and adult attendance has gone from 800 participants to over 3000 participants. This presentation will tell what we did to turn the program around."
Provided by NCompass

February 15, Noon - 12:45pm
Social and Mobile Media for Nonprofit Executive Staff
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"The content of this webinar is specifically tailored for executive staff in the nonprofit sector, particularly those that are skeptical of the value of social and mobile media. This webinar will: Demonstrate the value of social and mobile media to increase online fundraising.;    Illuminate how social and mobile media success requires professional experience or training in online communications and fundraising.; Highlight the need to modify job descriptions of development and communications staff.; Discuss the urgent need to prepare for the Mobile Web.; Demonstrate how there is no one-size-fits-all-communications and online fundraising strategy anymore, and the longer your nonprofit resists change, the more you’ll regret it in years to come."
Provided by Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Wednesday February 15, 2 - 3pm
The Social Media Audit
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"A social media audit of systems, implementation, strategy, and culture offers a comprehensive evaluation of the state of your organization’s social media strategy, processes, and systems. Audits are not a judgment, but rather a statement of where you are along a continuum of practice, and offer practical insights into your social media execution and effectiveness. In this webinar, we’ll discuss the right time to consider a social media audit, the goals of the audit, inquiry tools and resources, what a 360-degree audit entails, and what to do with the results. We’ll also explore case studies of two nonprofit social media audits, what the organizations learned from participating in this process, and how the audit information translated into ramping up their strategic social media engagement.
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday February 16, 10 - 11am
Libraries as Content Collaborators & The Life of a Production Librarian
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"Join Library Journal Mover and Shaker Eli Neiburger, Associate Director of IT & Production at the Ann Arbor District Library, as he expands upon his compelling argument that one way for libraries to remain relevant in this current technological era is to become producers of and/or collaborators on their own content. Eli will talk about AADL's approach to digital projects, and how Production Librarians at AADL work with community partners to bring new content to the web. He'll also cover the infrastructure and skills necessary for libraries to move in this direction, and how to get started without a budget."
Provided by Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Thursday February 16, 11:30am - 12:30pm
Google's "Freshness" Update: Is Your Website Stale or Just out of the Oven?
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"Google's recent 'Freshness' algorithm update affects 35% of search queries and has made new winners and losers in the battle for page rank supremacy. Learn how this update affects your site and how to take advantage of this change to the algorithm."
Provided by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Thursday February 16, Noon-12:45pm
Found In Wisconsin: Uncover Wisconsin's Digital Collections
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Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

February 16, 1 - 2pm
How to Make the Most of Google Grants and Free Ad Dollars
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"Did you know that Google gives out free advertising dollars to non-profit organizations? Did you also know that qualifying organizations could receive $10K or as much as $40K each month from Google to use for advertising and promoting their good cause? If you were not aware of these opportunities or Google Grants, then we want to share our experience and best practices for this generous program. We want to give non-profit organizations the tips of how to apply to Google Grants and how to qualify for the top level, $40K worth of free advertising spend every month."
Provided by The Nonprofit Technology Network

Thursday, February 16, 1 - 2pm
Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies
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"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."
Provided by VolunteerMatch

Thursday February 16, 1 - 2pm
Building a LibraryAware Community: Making the Connection
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Does your library need to build stronger community connections, but the thought of where to start leaves you feeling overwhelmed? This webinar will inspire you to kick-start the process.  We have gathered together four amazing librarians who will share the philosophies that helped them integrate outreach into their library’s DNA. They will talk about their programs that built strong community relationships, helped library staff members make incredible connections with high powered executives and helped a community get on board with using eBooks. Best of all, they will talk about how any of these programs can easily be scaled to your library.  And then we will move into “kitchen table” talks where our speakers will genuinely talk about the challenges they faced and overcame, as well as ideas they wished they had pursued (or still dream of pursuing)."
Provided by Library Journal

Tuesday February 21, 10 - 11am
The Accidental Library Marketer
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"If you find yourself doing PR, promotion, or marketing as part of your job, but you never formally learned how, then you’re an “accidental marketer” -- and you're not alone! Hear the basic tenets you never had a chance to learn as well as advanced tactics. Get the real reasons why many patrons don’t attend programs and why the media doesn’t always cover your events. Learn what “true marketing” is and why it can make your hard work pay off more often. This webinar will be led by the author of the book, The Accidental Library Marketer, author/trainer/consultant, Kathy Dempsey."
Provided by Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Tuesday February 21, 1 - 2pm
Books for Youth Alert: New Titles for 2012
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"Join us for a free, hour-long webinar featuring publishing representatives who will fill you in on their leading titles for spring and beyond. Sponsored by Holiday House, Penguin Young Readers Group, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Perseus/Running Press."
Provided by BookList

Tuesday February 21, Noon - 1pm
Writing for the Web: Today’s Best Practices
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"Your website is a key part of your organization’s outreach/marketing effort and needs to speak to your readers THEIR way. This webinar will offer you plenty of tips and techniques to make sure your content is web reader-friendly, while it stresses your community impact. Join this webinar to learn how to: Stay "need to know"; Keep it short, simple and scannable; Use links strategically; Write for search engine optimization."
Provided by Network for Good

Wednesday February 22, 9 - 9:30am
CCBC Shorts: A (Brief) Monthly Look at Books for Children and Teens
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"Join us for brief, timely tours through some of the newest and best in children’s and young adult literature. Librarians from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) will be your guides for these monthly 30-minute sessions designed to give librarians a heads-up about selected brand new titles of note. We’ll also revisit some of the gems already in your library collections. Each month will feature a different topic or theme."
Provided by South Central Library System

Wednesday February 22, 10 - 11am
Learning to Live Without a Statistical Abstract
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"In March 2011, the division of the U.S. Census Bureau responsible for data compilations such as the Statistical Abstract of the United States revealed that it would discontinue several popular publications. The decision was largely driven by budgetary concerns, but it also reflected further evolution toward new vectors for distributing data electronically. James Shaw, Director of Collections, Criss Library - UNO, will provide an update of the situation and offer practical advice concerning alternative resources. He will also explore the policy implications of trading away convenience and ease-of-use for enhanced data tools more suitable for advanced researchers than the general public."
Provided by NCompass

Wednesday February 22, Noon - 1pm
Facebook for Local Business
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"We will discuss how Facebook can help your local business. We will cover: Claiming your Facebook Places page; Facebook Deals; How to partner with other local businesses on Facebook; Merging your Facebook Place and your Facebook Page."
Provided by Vernon Area Public Library

Wednesday February 22, 2 - 3pm
Library P.I.: Process Improvement Library-Style
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"Process improvement provides an objective and collaborative approach to problem-solving, organizational development, and thinking and acting strategically. At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will: Have a basic understanding of process improvement and organizing around the work; Have some basic tools to initiate a process improvement project; and Be familiar with the steps in facilitating a process improvement project. Sometimes a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing. In this case, it’s essential. Be the person in your library that knows how to improve outcomes and services through process improvement."
Provided by Infopeople

Wednesday February 22, 2 - 3pm
Listening & Engaging: DIY Tools for Social Media Management
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"As social media tools like Twitter and Facebook become core components of nonprofit communication strategies, there is a corresponding need to assess how well programmatic messaging and organizational identity are propagating in those channels: “We Tweet; is anybody listening?” In addition, nonprofits have an increasing need to know on what blogs, websites and other online venues they and their issues are being mentioned and discussed, both favorably and less favorably. This webinar will show you how to create a listening dashboard for your or your organization’s use. I will also provide an introduction for social media goal-setting and a template for tracking your social media engagement. Takeaways: Learn how to create a listening dashboard; Learn how to create a tracking dashboard; Establish some social media goals."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday February 23, 9 - 10am
Ebooks on EBSCOhost
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"This session is intended for librarians and library staff who will be using the new eBooks on EBSCOhost functionality. Topics will include: searching and browsing options, viewing and downloading eBooks, and managing personal preferences via the My EBSCOhost folder."
Provided by EBSCOhost

Thursday February 23, Noon - 1pm
Board Books in Libraries: Helping Librarians and Caregivers Develop Emergent Readers
To register email Anna Palmer ahpalmer@wisc.edu
"This discussion will present information on emergent literacy and the use of board books in early literacy programs. Information from current research on literacy and brain development as well as information from Every Child Ready to Read (Association for Library Service to Children, 2011) will also be provided. After participating in this webinar, viewers will gain an understanding of developing programs for children from birth to age 4."
Provided by UW-Madison SLIS

Thursday February 23, 1 - 2pm
New Data Rules: Census 2010 and American Community Survey
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"We’ve already seen how Census 2010 is reconfiguring political districts based on population gains and losses. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Join us to learn about the sweeping new data methods behind Census 2010 and the American Community Survey (ACS), how they're different than Census 2000, and what they mean for librarians delivering services, library boards and elected officials making library funding decisions, and library users including business patrons."
Provided by Library Journal

Thursday February 23, 1 - 2pm
Twitter for Job Seekers: Tips for Helping Your Library's Job-seeking Patrons
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"Twitter is one of the best online tools for networking and job seeking. Whether browsing job postings or connecting with people in your field, Twitter offers something for everyone. This session will cover tips and techniques for helping patrons network and find jobs on Twitter, and provide your library with ways to use Twitter in support of job seekers. Learn how you can use "tweets" to extend and augment your library services, showcase the resources and programs you provide job seekers and demonstrate the powerful connections you create in your library community."
Provided by WebJunction

Friday February 24, Noon - 1pm
Directors’ Summit: Discover a 21st Century Roadmap for Community Outcomes
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"Join us as we explore some of the key themes from the Library Journal 2011 Directors’ Summit, held in partnership with Columbus Metropolitan Library. Garry Golden, Lead Futurist, Future Think, and rated “outstanding” by 87 percent of attendees, will expand on some of the motifs he presented, including how to better anticipate social change, think about and plan for a future shaped by transformational change, and gather prescriptive data that will lead to service innovation. Patrick Losinski, executive director, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH, will lead a conversation with Garry and the audience."
Provided by Library Journal

Monday February 27, 3 - 4pm
The Legislative Process and You: How it Works and How to Make a Difference
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"Anyone who remembers Schoolhouse Rock’s “How a Bill Becomes a Law” knows that the process is long, arduous and frustrating. That’s the bad news. The good news is that library advocates have opportunities to make a difference at every step of the way. In this webinar Stephanie Vance will give you the insider secrets on using the legislative process to your advantage. She’ll show you how to be engaged at every point — from introduction and referral to conference committee — as well as the key things you should know about any legislative arena before diving in. Participants will come away from the session with a checklist and work plan to implement these ideas right away – and make a positive difference for libraries!"
Provided by the American Library Association

Tuesday February 28, 10 - 11am
Writing Good Press Releases and Working with the Media
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"Learn the art of writing press releases and communicating with the media with author/consultant, Kathy Dempsey, the woman who literally wrote the book on this topic! Kathy’s book, The Accidental Library Marketer, is widely consulted by librarians that suddenly find themselves chief marketer for their organization. She’ll provide both good and bad examples of press releases and show how facts can easily be compiled to form a good press release. Kathy will also review common mistakes librarians make when working with the media. Lots more advice on managing those sticky calls from the media, so don’t miss this one!"
Provided by Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Tuesday February 28, 11am - Noon
Lending eReaders: What Libraries Need to Know
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"Join panelists for a discussion on best practices in loaning eReaders to library customers. What are the big considerations when developing a lending program for eReaders? Hear lessons learned and success stories on lending eReaders. Hosted by Shirley Biladeau, Idaho Commission for Libraries and Jennifer Fenton, Washington State Library. Presenters are Chris Gustafson,Whitman Middle School, Seattle, Washington and Sherrilynn Bair from Snake River Community Library in Idaho."
Provided by Idaho Commission for Libraries and Washington State Library

Tuesday February 28, 2 - 3pm
The Future of Libraries
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"After two decades of continuous library technology increases and a budget crisis that has affected nearly every library in the world, we are left with the question: what will the library of the future look like? We have seen huge cuts in expensive brick and mortar spaces and collections, in-person services and programming, and other face-to-face library services. At the same time, we are finally realizing the high return on investment for library web, mobile, hardware, and software services. The budget crisis may force us to face our inefficiencies and drastically re-engineer our services and the way we provide those services to our customers. The legacy system is burning down all around us. What will emerge from the ashes? Presented by: Sarah Houghton, Assistant Director, San Rafael Public Library, San Rafael, CA."
Provided by Nicolet Federated Library System and Outagamie-Waupaca Library System

Tuesday February 28, 2 - 3pm
Strategic Downsizing
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"Downsizing is never fun, but it can be done in a way that leaves the library less damaged, and in a better position to recover as times improve. Join library consultants George Needham and Joan Frye Williams as they offer practical advice about how to downsize strategically, making the best of bad circumstances in a positive, active way. Join them as they discuss how to stop trying to do more with less and start doing differently by: Shifting the focus from cutbacks to outcomes; Leveraging existing assets; Realigning operations with community priorities; Engaging the staff and Board in planning and implementation; Retiring services that are no longer sustainable; and Communicating effectively and supporting staff throughout the transition."
Provided by Infopeople

February 29, 1 - 2pm
The Black, White, and Gray Areas of Licensing: A Review and Update for Librarians and Publishers
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"Building on a preconference offered at ALA Annual 2010 entitled “Taming the Licensing Tiger,” the presenters will carry on the conversation around library licensing issues and answer questions submitted in advance by attendees. Using an interactive approach employing chat, audience polling and presubmitted questions, the presenters will cover hot topics and current challenges facing libraries in licensing digital content."
Provided by Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

February 29, 2 - 3pm
Fundraising and the Next Generation
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"For the first time in history, there are four generations involved in philanthropy: Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y (Millenials). Although each generation is philanthropic, they have individual preferences for how they are engaged by nonprofits. This session will demonstrate how important it is to create lifetime givers by reaching out to the younger generations (under age 40) now as well as define the key characteristics of the four current generations and their habits for charitable giving. Ultimately, today’s annual donors are tomorrow’s major donors; we need to cultivate them today. Takeaways: Find out how and where to find and cultivate young philanthropists; identify myths and realities of multigenerational philanthropy; Learn what your organization needs to be aware of to manage a multi-generational development office."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Learn the art of writing press releases and communicating with the media with author/consultant, Kathy Dempsey, the woman who literally wrote the book on this topic! Kathy’s book, The Accidental Library Marketer, is widely consulted by librarians that suddenly find themselves chief marketer for their organization. She’ll provide both good and bad examples of press releases and show how facts can easily be compiled to form a good press release. Kathy will also review common mistakes librarians make when working with the media. Lots more advice on managing those sticky calls from the media, so don’t miss this one!
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