Attend These Free Webinars in April

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

Tuesday April 3, 1 - 2pm
You’ve Got Male: Great New Books for Boys
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"Capturing the attention of the often elusive male reader continues to be a goal of many youth publishers. What are some of the top titles and trends that that you should be aware of? Join us for a fascinating hour-long program moderated by Books for Youth senior editor Daniel Kraus and featuring a panel of representatives from Listening Library, Annick, and Lormier."
Provided by Booklist

Wednesday April 4, 9 - 10am
Great New Books for Younger Children (Birth - Grade 5), 2012
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"Find out about some of the outstanding books published for younger children in 2011. This webinar will feature librarians from the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) talking about books for children from birth through Grade 5 that are included in CCBC Choices 2012, the CCBC's most recent best-of-the-year list."
Provided by CCBC and South Central Library System

Wednesday April 4, Noon - 1pm
Introduction to Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Office 2010® (Level 100)
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"Get the most out of the Microsoft Office 2010 System. As someone beginning to use Microsoft Office 2010, you will learn about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work. This session is good for beginner, intermediate, or advanced users – everyone will learn something! This presentation will demonstrate useful tips and tricks for Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint."
Provided by New Horizons

Wednesday April 4, Noon - 1pm
What Are QR Codes Anyway and Should My Nonprofit Consider Using Them As Part of Our Marketing and Outreach Strategy?
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"... QR Codes. Smartphone users can scan these two dimensional barcodes to bring up your nonprofit web page, watch a video, like your Facebook page or even make a donation to your nonprofit. Think about the possibilities for your nonprofit! You'll learn: What is a QR Code? How do I scan a QR Code and make my own. Why QR Codes are Important to your Nonprofit. What are 5 ways that nonprofits, both small and large, are using QR code successfully. Why QR Codes are the start of a mobile revolution that you need to join now!"
Provided by CharityHowTo

Wednesday April 4, 1 - 2pm
Skills for the Everyday Leader
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"Learning effective supervisory skills can benefit many levels of work in the library, especially if you wear multiple hats in your organization serving as both staff peer and manager. Find out the top 10 actions to take and the top 10 mistakes to avoid as an everyday leader. By the end of this webinar, you'll have some simple and effective tools to help you work more powerfully with your colleagues or become the supervisor you always wanted to work for."
Provided by WebJunction

Wednesday April 4, 4 - 5pm
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Resources on BadgerLink
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"... resources aligned to the Common Core and Wisconsin Academic Model Standards and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) resources available on Encyclopædia Britannica. We will explore articles, videos, interactive learning materials and more!"
Provided by Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)

Tuesday April 10, 1 - 2pm
Picture These: What's New with Graphic Novels
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"As readership of graphic novels continues to skyrocket, it’s clear that the format has firmly taken root for a wide range of readers. How can you stay on top of the hottest new graphic novels for children and teens? Join us for a free, hour-long program moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ian Chipman and featuring a panel of representatives from six leading graphic-novel publishers: ABDO, First Second Books, Kids Can Press, Papercutz, TOON Books, and Top Shelf."
Provided by Booklist

Tuesday April 10, 1 - 2pm
Virtual Connections: Learn How to Build And Maintain Virtual, Internet-Based Connections With Your Patrons
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"Connecting with patrons in the online world is vital for libraries. Learn how to build and maintain virtual, internet-based connections with your patrons by utilizing the tools they are increasingly using themselves, including Google Plus, QR Codes, and Pinterest. We will focus on how to get started with these platforms and how to immediately put them to use for your library. You will also be provided with ideas to expand your use of these great connection-oriented tools. Learn how libraries are growing virtual community connections and engaging with their patrons."
Provided by WebJunction

Wednesday April 11, 9 - 10am
Great New Books for Older Children & Teens (Grades 6-12), 2012
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"Find out about some of the outstanding books published for younger children in 2011. This webinar will feature librarians from the Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) talking about books for children from birth through Grade 5 that are included in CCBC Choices 2012, the CCBC's most recent best-of-the-year list."
Provided by CCBC and South Central Library System

Wednesday, April 11, Noon - 1pm
Intermediate Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Office 2010® (Level 200)
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"Get even more out of the Microsoft Office 2010 System. As someone who has worked with the Microsoft Office system for some time, you will discover efficient ways to configure, customize and utilize Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook to get the most out of Microsoft Office. The presentation will demonstrate useful tips and tricks for Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel. In addition, you will see useful ways to interact between these Microsoft applications."
Provided by New Horizons

Wednesday April 11, Noon - 1pm
Moving Difficult Conversations Toward Positive Outcomes: Coping with Challenges in the Library Workplace
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"... conflict resolution in the workplace. This online learning event will offer insight and preparation for approaching these difficult conversations with an open and positive mindset, provide the tools to defuse the situation and equip attendees with the skills and behaviors for moving these types of conversations toward a positive outcome."
Provided by ALA JobLIST Placement Center and Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF)

Tuesday April 17, 1- 2pm
Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities with Jane Bozarth
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"'Time management' is an oxymoron. You can't change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or 'manage' it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you're confronted."
Provided by InSync Training

Tuesday April 17, 2 - 3pm
Healing Reads: Bibliotherapy for the 21st Century
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"The popularity of bibliotherapy has seen a resurgence in the last few years with an emphasis on using both fiction and non-fiction reading in highly creative ways. Its aim now is to increase individual well-being rather than simply focus on self-help and psychological disorders. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Know the definition and stages of bibliotherapy; Learn the benefits and limitations of bibliotherapy; Know four ways bibliotherapy has been used in libraries; Learn ways to implement bibliotherapy services in a library setting."
Provided by InfoPeople

Wednesday April 18, 11am - 12:30pm
2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks: Am I Normal?
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"What's the new normal" for email, online fundraising and advocacy, social media and mobile performance? And how can YOU leverage industry-wide data to boost your online program? Session takeaways: Learn from the experiences, both good and bad, of peers working on technology project in the non-profit space. Find out how to set up technology projects for success by linking them directly to business goals. Discover the communication tools and techniques that really work for cross-functional teams."
Provided by Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN)

Wednesday April 18, 1 - 2pm
QuickBooks Made Easy for Nonprofits and Libraries
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"Need an easy way to handle your organization’s accounting transactions? Join our free webinar ... to learn more about how you can streamline your day-to-day business with the new 2012 updates to Intuit's QuickBooks. During this webinar, we will be hearing from QuickBooks Made Easy instructor Gregg Bossen about how this tool can aid your nonprofit or library, giving you an in-depth look at the new updates to the QuickBooks software. This webinar is appropriate for technology decision makers in nonprofits and libraries."
Provided by TechSoup

Wednesday April 18, 2 - 3pm
Social Media Fundraising: Past, Present, and Future
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"Social media fundraising is still a curiosity - big opportunities for some, frustration and challenges for others. We'll discuss the history of social media fundraising since 2005, and draw lessons from successful campaigns. We will identify specific reasons to start fundraising on social media, and good reasons not to. Finally, you'll be prepared with a set of easy best practices you can do to prepare for the road ahead. Takeaways: When your organization should start; What successful campaigns look like; Tie the lessons of direct mail, and online, to social media; How to prepare for the future."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday April 19, 11am - Noon
What's New in Children's Reference
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"Explore how children's reference has changed over the years, and how publishers are creating new publications and innovative delivery methods to help librarians meet new challenges. Representatives from World Book will present during this free, hour-long webinar moderated by Rebecca Vnuk, Booklist Reference and Collection Management editor."
Provided by Booklist

Thursday, April 19, 1 - 2 pm
Creating Great Charts, Graphs, and Maps on a Budget
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"... you will Have a good understanding of a number of common chart and map formats, and some core best practices for creating data graphics; Understand some of the core principles of creating useful and powerful data graphics; See some of the best software packages that can help create data graphics for print and the web, and how they compare."
Provided by IdealWare

Tuesday April 24, 1 - 2 pm
The Murderous Month of May: Hot Mysteries for Spring
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"Booklist Online editor Keir Graff will preview Mystery Month, from Booklist’s May 1 Mystery Showcase to a wealth of Booklist Online exclusive content. Publishers Felony & Mayhem, HarperCollins, Macmillan, Random House, and Severn House will share the best titles for libraries from their forthcoming lists."
Provided by Booklist

Thursday April 19, 1 - 2pm
Web 2.0 2.0
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"Remember the FIRST time you sat through a Web 2.0 presentation? You already use Facebook, read Blogs and know about Twitter, now you want to learn how to utilize the latest web tools in day-to-day library work. This session will serve as a jumping off point for using the best of what the Internet has to offer so you can do your job better. Develop eye-catching library posters, conduct more effective staff training, publish a program website in an afternoon, collaborate with librarians around the world and much, much more. Luddites need not apply."
Provided by the South Central Library System

Tuesday April 24, 2 - 3pm
Increasing Productivity With Google Apps & Gmail Tools
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"Google Apps is popular communication and collaboration platform for nonprofits. Gmail is the most-used part of Google Apps. This webinar introduces a number of third-party tools and techniques that make Gmail and Google Apps even better. Takeaways: What are Gmail and Google Apps add-ons and how do they work? What simple / affordable (or free!) tools are available to enhance Gmail and Google Apps for nonprofits? How do I use these tools to enhance relationships with volunteers, donors, board members, and peers?"
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Tuesday April 24, 2 - 3pm
Leveraging Technology to Support Early Literacy in the Library
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"This webinar will review the benefits of technology for young children, the types of technology available, and how to incorporate the technology into your library. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will understand: the debate over technology use for young children; how technology can be used to enhance early literacy; the types of early literacy technology available; how early literacy technology connects with Every Child Ready to Read 2; the libraries role in offering early literacy technology."
Provided by InfoPeople

Tuesday, April 24, 2 - 3 pm
The Low-Down on Libraries “Down Under”
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"Curious about what kinds of library services are offered halfway around the globe?  Are they offering eBooks? Facing budget cuts?  Performing storytimes? Ryan Siriwardene, Library Officer at RMIT University in Melbourne, will present a live webinar on academic and public library differences and similarities in the land 'Down Under.'  (Yes, he will be presenting at 5 am, HIS time)."
Provided by Nicolet Federated Library System

Wednesday April 25, 9 - 10am
Social Networking for Genealogists
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"... a look at some of the online tools genealogist can use for research, organization and constructive time wasting including: blogs, readers, iGoogle, wikis and Facebook."
Provided by the South Carolina State Library

Wednesday April 25, 2 - 3pm
Generating Corporate Support
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Corporate sector revenue often represents an important or desired income stream for many nonprofits. At the same time, corporations are besieged by requests for funding - and in this environment are much more judicious as to which organizations they support. Learn the six critical factors that you can implement to increase corporate sponsorship and partnership revenue. Takeaways: How to differentiate your nonprofit in the crowd of organizations seeking corporate sponsorship; New strategies in your outreach to key corporations leading to improved results; When companies are willing to increase their funding – and why; How to adjust your pitch to secure higher levels of support; Reduce the time and effort wasted chasing dead-end leads."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday April 26, 2 - 3pm
Teen Literature Update 2012
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"At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will be familiar with current: Trends informing the dynamic field of young adult literature; YA Fiction – both novels of realism and genre fiction – that are “first selections” for YA collections; Non-fiction for both recreational and classroom use; Graphic novels and comics; Useful resources for collection development."
Provided by Infopeople

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