Attend These Free Webinars in September

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.

Awesome! Cultivating Teen Book Clubs at Your Library
Tuesday September 4, 11am - Noon
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"Learn how to develop or reinvigorate new and existing teen book clubs at you library. By incorporating additional supporting media, relevant activities, and social networking, you can transform the traditional book club into a dynamic and interactive conversation. Not working with a teen book club? This presentation can be helpful for book clubs of all ages."
Provided by the Washington State Library

How to Stay Relevant with Potential Donors
Tuesday September 4, 2 - 3pm
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"Some prospects donate right away, but many often takes weeks or month to close. How do you keep them warm without spending a ton of effort? Learn the tools and best practices to stay in touch with — and ultimately close — the potential donors that are critical to your non-profit. Takeaways: The 4 step framework to stay relevant with potential donors; 12 new tools to automatically manage your follow ups; How to get updates sent to your inbox on any lead; 3 tools to mine potential donors from LinkedIn and Twitter."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Online Tools for Nonprofits to Educate, Listen and Engage
Wednesday September 5, 9:30 - 11am
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"... discover: Dozens of no-cost or low-cost online tools to manage projects, organize events, accept donations and monitor social media.; The top 10 tools Jay couldn’t live without and help you evaluate which are most compatible with your organization.; How to educate your constituents and monitor trends and conversations.; Ways to engage with your audience in less than 15 minutes a day."
Provided by Firespring

Letting the Patrons Drive
Wednesday September 5, 10 - 11am
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"Acquisitions has changed the collection development process by shifting purchasing decisions from just in case to just in time. Several library vendors offer this service and libraries are taking advantage in a variety of ways. The Creighton University Reinert Alumni Library began working with YBP to purchase ebooks on the ebrary platform via Demand Driven Acquisitions in April 2011. Join Sally Gibson, Head, Technical Service & Serials, to learn about the implementation process of Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA), budgetary planning, the role of selectors, and our overall impression of the service after the first year of use."
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Libraries and Economic Development
Wednesday September 5, Noon - 1pm
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"Learn how libraries are transforming their image and becoming recognized as active agents of economic development."
Provided by the Tennessee Library Association

The Top Ten Reactions to Performance Feedback and How to Respond
Wednesday September 5, Noon - 1pm
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"Why do so many managers avoid giving feedback? Fear of how an employee will respond is the number one reason managers say they delay and sometimes completely abandon performance conversations. Many managers feel there is no way to adequately predict and prepare for an employee’s response to feedback and are, therefore, convinced things will spin out of control. In reality, most performance issues will elicit a fairly predictable range of responses from employees, some of them even positive. We have identified the Top 10 Employee Reactions and suggest effective ways of addressing each. Understanding these reactions and what to do if confronted by them can mean the difference between having the confidence to initiate an important conversation or sweeping it under the rug. Takeaways: How to position feedback to reduce defensive reactions; Examples of how to give feedback without criticism; Managing common reactions to feedback, such as making excuses, deflecting responsibility, silence, anger, etc."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Mission Critical: Fall Event Video Checklist
Wednesday September 5, 2 - 3pm
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"... attendees will learn how to strategize, budget, plan and accomplish the video recording of autumn-only live events, including fundraisers, board meetings, stakeholder gatherings, press conferences, etc. We will discuss the pros and cons of using in-house resources versus professional video services. We will touch on legal issues like liability, copyright and when appearance releases are and are not necessary. To wrap up, we’ll briefly review putting your Videos on YouTube for public distribution. Takeaways: How to set up a mission-related video capture calendar; Key do’s and don’t’s for web video; Ways to solicit VIP’s for on-camera appearances; An introduction to putting your video on YouTube; Linking your YouTube video to your nonprofit website."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

The New Content Marketer — Winning Strategies for Driving Results with Video and Social Media
Thursday September 6, Noon - 1pm
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"At every stage of the customer lifecycle, online video and social media can help integrate paid, owned, and earned media more closely to increase impact and ROI. But first, marketers must overcome considerable complexity. With more device types, online channels, underlying technologies, and cross-platform consumer behavior data to account for, managing cost and time-to-market is a constant challenge. Join us as we discuss the opportunities and challenges presented by the rise of content marketing, social media, and online video ..."
Provided by the American Marketing Association and Brightcove

Windows 7 Troubleshooting for Beginners
Thursday September 6, Noon - 1pm
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"Getting started with repairing and fixing Windows 7 can be very complex with many technical tools you need to be familiar with. This needn't be the case though. In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out" and "Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out" will show you how even non-technical people can troubleshoot and repair Windows 7."
Provided by O'Reilly

Engaging Your Whole Community: Principles and Practice to Influence Policy
Thursday September 6, 1 - 2pm
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"AmericaSpeaks is a U.S. nonprofit that wants to increase citizen engagement and participation in government decision-making by bringing together diverse participant groups to represent broader community interests. Learn how to create community engagement around library-led initiatives such as digital inclusion and gain facilitation skills to help build healthy, prosperous and cohesive communities. The presentation will provide examples of effective tactics for reaching even those who often do not participate because of limited access to and familiarity with new technologies."
Provided by WebJunction

Got Grants? Finding Funding with the Foundation Center
Thursday September 6, 1 - 2pm
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"... best practices for diversifying your organization’s funding mix through foundation grants. The Foundation Center will provide an introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional, their comprehensive database of U.S. grantmakers and their grants, as well as free online tools offered through their site."
Provided by TechSoup

Youth Announcements: Fall Into Reading
Thursday September 6, 1 - 2pm
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"Get a sneak peek at new titles for fall and beyond in this hour-long, free webinar. Representatives from Albert Whitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Perseus/Running Press, and Zondervan will share their favorite upcoming books for youth."
Provided by Booklist

Successful Librarians Share Their Stories of Career Growth and Advancement
Thursday September 6, 2 - 3pm
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"This webinar will assist library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, in understanding the wide range of career opportunities available to them and how to visualize a path to success. A number of successful and unsuccessful stories will be discussed. Attendees will review and analyze successful and unsuccessful case studies to help them chart a path to career advancement, such as moving into a less traditional library role or making a lateral move into a very different career. They will also learn how to identify, select and acquire the most relevant “front runner” or leadership “personas” that contribute to professional success in the current climate. This webinar will be of interest to professional and paraprofessional library staff contemplating the next job opportunity or career change and those seeking to identify their current skills and acquire new ones."
Provided by Infopeople

Social Media for Project Managers
Monday September 10, 1 - 2pm
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"This session provides an overview of several popular social media tools useful for the project manager. The session will cover products including, but not limited to, Google Docs/Drive, Diigo, and Doodle. Session includes information on setup as well as use."
Provided by Jane Bozarth and InSync Training

OverDrive: Next Generation Digital Library
Tuesday September 11, 10 - 11am
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"OverDrive showcases exciting developments for 2012...coming soon to your digital library! Browser-based eReading; Streaming audiobooks; Integration with library discovery tools; OverDrive Media Station; Publisher-supported device lending; Content Reserve - fresh new design!; Self-service help & training."
Provided by OverDrive

Best Small Library in America 2012
Tuesday September 11, 1 - 2pm
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"... featuring the 2012 Best Small Library in America: Independence Public Library. The multi-award-winning library’s staff of eight serves a population of 13,420 through innovative programs and partnerships, leveraging social media and the Geek the Library campaign for sustained marketing and advocacy efforts. Using a participatory management style and collaborating with other Kansas libraries, along with others in their community, IPL has reached out to individuals and partners to deliver programs and services that bring the community into the library. The session will include an overview of the nomination process and details for next year's award."
Provided by Association for Rural & Small Libraries, Library Journal, and WebJunction

Keeping Romance Fresh: Debut Authors and New Trends
Tuesday September 11, 1 - 2pm
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"Booklist romance reviewer and Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year John Charles will pair up with Booklist collection management editor Rebecca Vnuk to discuss romance and reader’s advisory, focusing on how to select new romance writers and keep track of new subgenres. Representatives from Sourcebooks and Baker Publishing Group will join in to share their best new titles."
Provided by Booklist

National Voter Registration Day: Get Involved!
Tuesday September 11, 1 - 2pm
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"On September 25th, 2012 thousands of nonprofits, businesses, and volunteers across the country will band together for National Voter Registration Day--an effort to encourage and assist all Americans to register to vote ahead of the November 6th presidential election. Join us to learn how your nonprofit can participate in this nationwide effort and utilize the opportunity to help register your clients, constituents, and community members."
Provided by Nonprofit Vote

RDA: Are We There Yet?
Wednesday September 12, 10 - 11am
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"It’s been a long time coming, but Resource Description and Access (RDA), the new cataloging code, will be implemented by the Library of Congress next year – are you ready? In this session, Emily Nimsakont, the NLC’s Cataloging Librarian, will provide an update on the latest RDA-related developments and offer tips for RDA implementation."
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Understanding Power Dynamics at Work
Wednesday September 12, Noon - 1pm
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"Are you ever stuck in conflicts that seem unresolvable? Do you sometimes wonder about the cause of a conflict, but can’t put your finger on it? Do you ever avoid particular people because the interactions are unpleasant? In most work environments, power dynamics are an issue we have to manage. Sometimes these dynamics are unseen and unspoken. At their best, power dynamics can be used to build productive relationships, influence others in positive ways, and interact with political savvy. At their worst, power dynamics can result in limited, black and white thinking, bullying and ultimatums in the workplace. Takeaways: Understand power dynamics – how do we define them and how do we decipher them?; Learn how to effectively deal with common power dynamics at work; Recognize your role in positive and negative power dynamics and how to shift that role if needed."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Teaching Visualization: Sticky Search Skills for Library Users
Wednesday September 12, 1 - 2pm
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"Ever teach users to search, only to find they’d forgotten everything the next day? Search tools offer many advanced features, but literate users already possess power searchers’ most important asset: a feel for language. Tapping into that knowledge to visualize ideal sources increases success with article databases and search engines. Learn how to use visualization techniques in your searches, and teach library patrons to increase their success in electronic environments."
Provided by South Central Library System

Nature, Nurture & Auction Profits
Wednesday September 12, 2 - 3pm
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"Maximize your next gala auction event by understanding human nature and nurturing it. Recognize the maximum profits possible! Getting the most from a gala auction event requires understanding of human dynamics. Attendee behavioral attributes can be a friend, or foe. Are your attendees disengaged and chatty by the time your live auction begins? Comfortable, engaged attendees mean greater profits. Unlock the secret to profitability for your upcoming event! Takeaways: Setting the Event Agenda; Improving the Flow of Your Event; Silent Auction Set-up & Strategies; Supercharge Your Live Auction Revenues; Eliminating Long Lines at Check-in and Check-out."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

OverDrive: Next Generation Digital Library
Wednesday September 12, 6 – 7pm
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"OverDrive showcases exciting developments for 2012...coming soon to your digital library! Browser-based eReading; Streaming audiobooks; Integration with library discovery tools; OverDrive Media Station; Publisher-supported device lending; Content Reserve - fresh new design!; Self-service help & training."
Provided by OverDrive

Student Research Center [a BadgerLink database]
Thursday September 13, 9:45 - 10:30am
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"A 45-minute overview, for teachers and librarians, of the Student Research Center interface (designed for Grade 6-12 students). A variety of search techniques using the Student Research Center functionality will be covered including searching by Lexiles, subjects and topics."
Provided by EbscoHost

4 Steps to Grow Your Nonprofit with Facebook
September 13, Noon - 1pm
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"Learn how to grow your nonprofit on Facebook from leading social media marketing experts at Facebook and Constant Contact. This webinar is designed to help nonprofit organizations understand the WHY behind social media marketing and highlights the 4 practical steps to success by sharing real world stories from several nonprofits that have been successful at raising awareness, funds and support through their Facebook marketing efforts. In under an hour, you'll get ideas you can use immediately to build your fan base, engage your audience, and boost your word of mouth on Facebook. You'll come away with:  Specific steps you can take immediately to kick your social media marketing into high gear and achieve your goals, and real world examples of how other nonprofits have used social media marketing to improve awareness and increase donations."
Provided by Constant Contact

Grantseeking Basics
Thursday September 13, Noon - 1pm
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"Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources."
Provided by The Foundation Center

Welcoming Librarians to the Access to Justice Movement
Thursday September 13, Noon - 1:15pm
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"This webinar will provide an overview of legal information needs among low-income and vulnerable Americans, the nonprofit legal aid, court and community groups that serve them, and why public and public law libraries are essential partners in meeting these information needs. This webinar will also discuss the type of assistance non-attorney, public librarians are able to provide to patrons seeking legal help, and the complementary role of public and public law libraries."
Provided by Pro Bono Net

An Introduction to Nonprofit Silent Auctions: How to Raise More Funds with Five Simple Changes
Thursday September 13, 2 - 2:45pm
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"... you’ll get practical “how-to” advice so you can transform your auction items into a pile of money. Enjoy loads of photos from successful (and not very successful) events so you know what to do (and what not to do). Learn: Why a silent auction can’t be silent; How to entice the best bidders (aged 40+) with more disposable income; How to showcase items to ensure they sell for top dollar; A helpful addition to your silent auction bid sheet that uses psychology to pull in bids; How to get men away from the bar and onto the bid sheet; How to make check out a better process for your volunteer."
Provided by CharityHowTo

Teens, Tweens and Social Networking
Thursday September 13, 2 - 3pm
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"We often have assumptions about how teens and tweens use the Internet. Are those assumptions true? Are teens interested or concerned about their online privacy? What kind(s) of social media should your library use? Learn the answers to these questions and many more, as well as discovering if your library can effectively engage (or not) with young people in social media. At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will: Know which social media tools are currently popular with teens and why; Be able to name at least two methods by which teen control their online privacy; Understand how many teens use cell phone and how libraries may be able to integrate them into programming; Be able to list at least one major obstacle to connecting with teens on social networks. This webinar will be of interest to library staff who work with teens and youth, as well as those responsible for library social media work."
Provided by Infopeople

Explore NASA Space Science: Moon and You
Friday September 14, 1 - 2pm
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"... Lunar and Planetary Institute staff members conduct hands-on activities designed specifically for children and youth ages eight to thirteen in the library learning environment; and explore ideas for presenting space science programs to young audiences."
Provided by the Lunar and Planetary Institute

What’s Your Personal Asking Style? Find Out and Raise More Money
Tuesday September 18, Noon - 1pm
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"Do you get anxious asking people for gifts face-to-face?  Not sure if you’re cut out for that? You’d rather send a letter or a proposal or organize a gala than ask someone for a gift in person? Then this session is for you. You’ll learn how to ask people for gifts in a way that is comfortable for you. You’ll learn your asking strengths and how to use them.   You’ll find out that asking for gifts doesn’t have to be so scary. You’ll build your confidence as an asker and understand how you can connect with donors in a natural and easy way. You’ll find out just how powerful asking in person can be and you’ll find the courage and will to get out and ask."
Provided by Network For Good

Cloud 101
Tuesday September 18, 1 - 2pm
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"Cloud computing enables on-demand, convenient access to shared technology infrastructure and services that have traditionally been out of reach for many nonprofits. Join us for this session to understand the fundamentals of using the cloud and to determine if it is right for your nonprofit. In this webinar, participants will: Get up to speed on what the cloud is and why it is a powerful tool for nonprofits; Have common questions addressed such as: is it secure? will it save me money?; See examples of cloud tools in action Understand how to think about the “if” and “when” to use cloud computing in your organization."
Provided by Nonprofit Technology Network

The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit
Tuesday September 18, 1 - 2pm
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"New to volunteer management? Looking for a refresher on the basics? This webinar will walk you through the three primary Rs - recruitment, retention and recognition. We'll discuss the most popular program components such as interviews, orientations, volunteer handbooks, and more. And, we'll talk about the importance of managing risk for your program and your organization. All attendees will also receive a sample packet with examples of program documents and program assessment checklists to help you evaluate your existing program."
Provided by VolunteerMatch

OverDrive: Next Generation Digital Library
Tuesday September 18, 2 – 3pm
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"OverDrive showcases exciting developments for 2012...coming soon to your digital library! Browser-based eReading; Streaming audiobooks; Integration with library discovery tools; OverDrive Media Station; Publisher-supported device lending; Content Reserve - fresh new design!; Self-service help & training."
Provided by OverDrive

How to Captivate and Engage your Constituents with your Website
Tuesday September 18, 3 - 4:30pm
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"... how to captivate and engage your audience. Join Jay to discover: The 5 required elements of an engaging website; The 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with their website; 5 proven methods for promoting your organization online; The #1 factor nonprofits should consider regarding search engine optimization; Real-world examples of nonprofit organizations that have mastered their online presence."
Provided by Firespring

CCBC Shorts: A (Brief) Monthly Look at Books for Children and Teens
Wednesday September 19, 9 - 9:30am
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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

Your Government Online: The White House, the Legislative Branch, and the Judicial Branch
Wednesday September 19, 10 - 11am
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"In this second of a three-part series, Laura Johnson will tour federal government Web sites. Part I of the series, "The Cabinet Departments," is now archived. Part 3 of the series, scheduled for October 24, will cover independent agencies of the federal government."
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Who’s Pushing Your Buttons? Dealing with Negative and Difficult People
September 19, 11:30am - 12:30pm
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"It’s inevitable, at some point in your week you’ll run into one of them. Those people who seem to turn a wonderful day into a dark one. You know these people; they seem to be chronically critical, belligerent, indignant, angry, or just plain rude.  But it doesn’t have to be that way for you.  Learning tactics for dealing with negative or difficult people will help you survive in the workplace.  Join us for this thought provoking session."
Provided by Colorado State Library

Social Media for Nonprofit CEOs
Wednesday September 19, 1 - 2pm
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"Your donors are connecting with you on LinkedIn, your advocates are sharing links about your org on Twitter, your program participants are commenting on your Facebook page, and your staff are posting videos on YouTube--what's an executive director to do? As nonprofits explore new ways of fundraising, advocating, and conducting outreach online, it can be hard to know where to focus and invest your energies. In this high-level webinar, we'll share some strategies you can use to evaluate and manage your organization's approach to social media. We'll also discuss such topics as staff capacity, social media policies, your personal role in social media, and budgeting. In this session, attendees will: Discuss who should manage social media at the organization; Understand policies or tools you need to make it work and how to budget for it; Answer the questions What do I have to do myself? and How many channels should we use?"
Provided by Nonprofit Technology Network

23 Things: The Next Generation
Wednesday September 19, 1 - 2pm
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"The 23 Things concept is familiar to most of us in the library world. Some have tried it out, some have tried a version of it, some still have doubts about whether it works, and some think it's over. Well, I'm here to tell you, it's still going strong! Nebraska's state-wide lifelong learning program, Nebraska Learns 2.0, started as a 16 week program in 2008-2009. The original program was so popular it has continued as an ongoing program, with one new Thing offered each month since April 2009. Starting in February 2012, a BookThing was added to the program. Program organizer Christa Burns will talk about the process the organizers have laid out over the past few years, how they've responded to participant feedback, and how the program became what it is today."
Provided by the Georgia Library Association

Big Giving Results
Wednesday September 19, 2 - 3pm
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"This webinar offers ways to find resonance with stakeholders and sustain compelling communication for effective engagement, and for solicitation of major gifts. Hear how to execute a fundraising plan that brings real returns on investment. Takeaways: How to align senior management, board trustees and advancement staff; Building a culture of giving; Steps to identify, engage and ask for major gifts appropriately and effectively; Ways to find resonance with donor-investors."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Circulating Ideas: Creating a Personal Learning Network for Librarians
Wednesday September 19, 2:15 - 3:15pm
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"The field of librarianship is evolving at a rapidly-increasing pace, making it more important than ever to keep up with new ideas and trends. A Personal Learning Network (PLN) is one of the best ways to stay on top of new developments. Join Steve Thomas as he talks about what a PLN is and explores ways you can create and curate your own PLN to increase your professional knowledge base and connect with your peers."
Provided by the Georgia Library Association

OverDrive: Next Generation Digital Library
Thursday September 20, 10 - 11am
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"OverDrive showcases exciting developments for 2012...coming soon to your digital library! Browser-based eReading; Streaming audiobooks; Integration with library discovery tools; OverDrive Media Station; Publisher-supported device lending; Content Reserve - fresh new design!; Self-service help & training."
Provided by OverDrive

Year-Round Children's Reading Program at the Roanoke Public Library
Thursday September 20, 2 - 3pm
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"Do you think children's reading programs can only be offered during the summer? Roanoke Public Library (Roanoke, Texas) doesn't think so! They revamped their children's reading club program a few years ago, making the transition to a year-round reading program that is intensified during the summer. This program has been met with great success and director Jesse Ephraim can't wait to share all the details. Join us for this very practical and informative Webinar and learn how Roanoke made this program go!"
Provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Nonprofits Get Out The Vote
Thursday September 20, 1 - 2pm
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"Learn what your nonprofit can do in the days and weeks leading up to Election Day to help ensure that your clients, constituents and community members have the information they need to successfully cast a ballot.  Discussion will focus on strategies and tactics for nonpartisan, nonprofit Get Out The Vote efforts."
Provided by Nonprofit Vote

Fine-Tuning Facebook
Tuesday September 25, 10 - 11am
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"Sure, it's incredibly simple to set up a Facebook page for your library. But, then what? How can you really make it useful to visitors? Learn the do's and don'ts of managing a Facebook page and what you can do to attract more fans. Get the lowdown on using Facebook Insights, the analytics feature. See real examples of libraries that showcase the good, the bad and the ugly. Get ready to make your library's Facebook presence a whole lot better!"
Provided by Nicolet Federated Library System and South Central Library System

OverDrive: Next Generation Digital Library
Tuesday September 25, 10 - 11am
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"OverDrive showcases exciting developments for 2012...coming soon to your digital library! Browser-based eReading; Streaming audiobooks; Integration with library discovery tools; OverDrive Media Station; Publisher-supported device lending; Content Reserve - fresh new design!; Self-service help & training."
Provided by OverDrive

Reeling in Reluctant Readers
Tuesday September 25, 1 - 2pm
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"... strategies and resources effective in reaching struggling readers ages 10 and up, as well as present books that combine high-interest topics with accessible writing."
Provided by Booklist

Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
Wednesday September 26, 10 - 11am
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"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."
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Disaster Recovery/Salvage for Paper-Based Records
Wednesday September 26, 11am - Noon
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"In this webinar, instructors ... will discuss: Damage assessment: determining the nature and severity of the damage; Preventing damage from water, mold, and insects; To salvage or not to salvage?; Salvaging records with water, mold, and insect damage; Strategies for paper, photographs, and books."
Provided by the Texas State Library & Archives Commission

Maximize Your End of Year Fundraising
Wednesday September 26, 1 - 2pm
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"Did you know organizations can raise 40% of their individual donations in the month of December by maximizing their end-of-year appeals?  In fact, the best time to make end of year appeals is in the last five days of December. Now is the time to make your plan for end of year fundraising. Find out how to make the most of your outreach with this webinar, presented by representatives from NTEN, Salsa Labs, and Charity Dynamics. Join us for tips on maximizing your online and offline fundraising efforts in the coming months. We’ll share simple, direct, and powerful techniques to drive year end results.  You’ll hear about the value of repetition when engaging with donors. We’ll discuss several ways to utilize email more effectively. And, we’ll make sure you leave the session with actionable items you can put in place right away."
Provided by The Nonprofit Technology Network, Salsa Labs, and Charity Dynamics

OverDrive: Next Generation Digital Library
Wednesday September 26, 2 - 3pm
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"OverDrive showcases exciting developments for 2012...coming soon to your digital library! Browser-based eReading; Streaming audiobooks; Integration with library discovery tools; OverDrive Media Station; Publisher-supported device lending; Content Reserve - fresh new design!; Self-service help & training."
Provided by OverDrive

Connecting Library Patrons with Legal Information: Key Resources
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Thursday September 27, Noon - 1:15pm
"With so much misinformation online, helping patrons find up to date, credible sources of legal self-help information and forms can be challenging. This webinar will provide an overview of online legal information and self-help tools developed by the nonprofit legal aid community, including a national network of statewide legal information portals, many of which have content available in languages other than English. Presenters will also highlight resources available through many courts, law libraries and key federal resources, including online consumer protection resources."
Provided by Pro Bono Net

The Mobile Revolution and Libraries: An Overview
Thursday September 27, 2 - 3pm
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"Libraries are striving to respond in thoughtful, efficient ways to the use of personal portable devices in physical libraries as well as providing access to library content, services, and systems for customers on the go in various locations. At the end of this one-hour webinar (the first of a four-part series) participants will: Better understand the types of mobile devices, operating systems, and networks available; Know the four essential activities conducted on mobile devices; Have explored how the mobile revolution is both the apotheosis of the “library without walls” movement as well as a revitalizing challenge for bricks and mortar libraries; Assess the services libraries can offer on mobile devices; Identify at least three ways libraries can influence publishers of mobile content. This webinar will be of interest to library staff on all levels from all types of libraries, especially public services and information technology library workers, as well as middle and senior management."
Provided by Infopeople

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