Attend These Free Webinars in May

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 May 1, 9 - 10am
Programs and Publicity for Teens
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"Shannon Barniskis from the Lomira [WI] Community Library will wow us with terrific program ideas for teens, and share some tips for spreading the word about your services and programs for teens, too."
Provided by Indianhead Federated Library System

Tuesday May 1, Noon - 1pm
27 Ways To Increase Engagement On Your Facebook Page
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"One challenge that many nonprofits face is keeping fans interested and engaged after they like their Page. This webinar will give you 27 specific ways that you can engage Facebook users. Some of the things you will learn include: Three shocking facts about every Facebook Page; What types of content get more exposure in news feeds; How to use closed and open questions to spark conversations."
Provided by Network for Good

Tuesday May 1, 1 - 2pm
Putting Nonfiction to Work: Helping Youth Nonfiction Circulate in Your Library
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"Is nonfiction at work in your library? Join three children's nonfiction publishers—The Creative Company, Amicus Publishing, and Black Rabbit Books—who will offer 'best practices' advice from librarians nationwide, while also introducing upcoming fall books. Share your own success stories during the presentation for a chance to win one of three gift baskets of books."
Provided by Booklist

Wednesday May 2, 9 - 9:30am or 3 - 3:30pm (2 sessions)
Summer Programming with BadgerLink
Click to join: 9am session http://ow.ly/aBASe or 3pm session http://ow.ly/a4R11
"Find video, audio, and other resources in BadgerLink that can help your 'Dream Big, READ!' and 'Own the Night' programs be a success."
Provided by Wisconsin DPI

Wednesday May 2, 10 - 11am
Digital Resources of the National Library of Medicine
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"This session focusing on National Library of Medicine Digital Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee, Education & Nebraska Liaison, National Network/Libraries of Medicine. It will include such resources as Turning the Pages, and History of Medicine Resources, tutorials and much more!"
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Wednesday May 2, 10 - 11am
Top Tasks Management: An Overview
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"Get the data you need to prioritize your customers' top tasks and manage a large, complex website. Find out about: Top Task Identification: how we can help you identify your customers’ top tasks, as well as their tiny tasks. It's important to keep tiny tasks out of the way of top tasks, but you need evidence to do this effectively. Top Task Measurement: Once you have identified your customers’ top tasks we help you implement a continuous improvement model of management that is focused on maximizing task completion rates and minimizing task completion times. Customer Centric Index: Pinpoint what your customers most want to see improved about your website. Is it the search, the menus and links or perhaps the accuracy of the information?"
Provided by Customer Carewords

Wednesday May 2, 11am - Noon
Hiring a Quality Library Director Session 1: Why Hire a Qualified Director; Knowing What to Do
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"Having good, strong, effective, appreciative leadership can bring any organization to success, especially as it relates to: Motivating staff for productivity; Engaging supporters; Serving the community; Keeping library operations legal and solvent. It's just so important to hire the right director...the right way. Here are some practical steps that help you know how."
Provided by the Utah State Library

Wednesday May 2, Noon - 1pm
Building Real Teams: A Leadership Perspective
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"Implementing truly effective teams is more difficult than often considered. In this webinar, we will take a realistic and practical look at how an organization’s leaders can foster successful teams. The challenges of team-building are central to leadership in general, including: clarifying vision and purpose, taking a whole-systems view, facilitating constructive interaction, motivating performance, assessing progress, and skillful problem-solving. I will share real-life case studies; tips and tools; and resources for further learning. Takeaways: What makes a real team different than a 'group' or a 'pseudo-team'; How leadership creates an environment in which teams can flourish; Team practices that foster success; The power of diverse teams; Practical tips and tools."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Wednesday May 2, 1 - 2pm
The New Librarianship
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'This talk examines a bright future for libraries that can build strong connections with communities. This includes co-owning the library space, returning to a sharing model of libraries, and focusing on the aspirations of the community. Several examples of libraries acting as platforms for community advancement will be discussed."
Provided by the Tennessee Library Association

Wednesday May 2, 1:30 - 2:30pm
Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots
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"In a difficult economy, the citizen voice is more important than ever. Learn how two community organizations, the Sustainable Library Citizens Coalition of Indianapolis-Marion County (Ind.) Public Library and Urban Librarians Unite of New York City, have used their voices to impact library funding. Laura Johnson, deputy director, public services, of the Indianapolis Public Library and Tara Seeley, senior grants officer, Central Indiana Community Foundation, will share their story of engaging the Indianapolis community to successfully advocate on behalf of libraries and librarians. Lauren Comito, director of communications and operations, Urban Librarians Unite, will describe this group’s radical tactics for promoting and supporting libraries in the New York area. Marci Merola, director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, will moderate the webinar and demonstrate practical applications of resources from the ALA Office for Library Advocacy."
Provided by ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy

Wednesday May 2, 2 - 3pm
YouTube, Facebook and Apps to Support Your Nonprofit Mission
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"In this 'plain English' one-hour webinar, we’ll use real-world examples to discuss how to develop strategies for utilizing the power of these social phenomena for internal and external communications, advancement, development, public information and recruitment. Takeaways: Top 5 tips for producing your online video; YouTube’s special programs for nonprofits; Facebook’s special programs for nonprofits; Audience Measurement Tools for YouTube and Facebook; Overview: apps for Nonprofits; Build a checklist for developing an app for your nonprofit; Resources for additional information."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday May 3, 1 - 2pm
The New Volunteer Manager's Toolkit
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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 VounteerMatch

Monday May 7, 1 - 2:30pm
Nonprofits & Cloud Computing: Working in the Stratosphere: Cloud-Based Tools, Services, and Opportunities
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"So you’ve heard about all those new tools that live online, but how do they work, and can they actually make your nonprofit more efficient? Join us for this series to explore Cloud-Based Tools for three of your nonprofit’s core function areas:     Fundraising: Donor Management, Payment Processing, Social Fundraising; Communications: Collaboration, Social Media, Marketing, Website/Content Management; Programs & Operations: Document Management, Online Storage/Backup, Client Management. Top experts in the sector will help us dive into what tools to consider, what they can do, and examples of how they are used. Learn about the new opportunities these tools present and how other nonprofits are using them."
Provided by NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Tuesday May 8, 10 - 10:45am
NoveList: Overview
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"... highlights the features in NoveList designed to make searching more intuitive and reading recommendations easier to obtain."
Provided by EBSCO

Tuesday May 8, 2 - 3pm
How to Blog your way to Increased Constituent Engagement and Fundraising
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"The #1 reason people don't give is because they aren't asked. The #1 reason people aren't ready to be asked is because they don't know enough about you, aren't engaged enough with you, and just don't keep you top of mind. A blog can help you change all that. Learn why yesterday's website is today's blog, and steps to take to turn your blog into a powerful constituent engagement tool. Takeaways: 4 reasons why you should blog; How to get started blogging; How to find time to continue blogging; How to leverage your blog to enrich other social media strategies. Attendees will also receive a 'Top 10 Checklist for Nonprofit Blogs'."
Provided by the Nonprofit Webinars

Wednesday May 9, 11am - Noon
Hiring a Quality Library Director Session 2: Formulating Your Expectations of a New Director & Hiring With Them in Mind
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"What do you like about the library’s current operation? What about the outgoing director’s performance? What improvements would you like to see? Learn how to turn those answers into a list of characteristics and criteria on which the advertisement, the selection of interviewees, and the interview questions will based. "
Provided by the Utah State Library

Wednesday May 9, Noon - 1pm
Grantseeking Basics
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"Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? Are you new to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available? 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

Wednesday May 9, Noon - 1pm
Managing Disruptive Employee Behaviors
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"Most managers can easily identify an employee performance issue, but what is difficult is effectively communicating this information. From the employee’s perspective when their manager does initiate a discussion it can come across as finger-pointing and disciplinary. Naturally this approach causes most people to react defensively, leading to a confrontational exchange and a strained relationship. It can seem easier to avoid these conversations altogether, particularly when the issue relates to difficult to quantify and discuss behavior based issues. This session will teach an intuitive process for crafting hearable sayable performance feedback talking points to drive the change you are seeking while avoiding the difficulties that usually accompany these exchanges. Gain practical skills to confidently take on those seemingly awkward yet critical exchanges in a far less stressful way. Takeaways: Find the right words to address disruptive behaviors involving interpersonal skills, temperament, tone and approach, etc.; Use a diagnostic tool to accurately and quickly assess the overall performance effectiveness levels of your entire team; Present feedback in a manner that minimizes awkwardness and defensiveness."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Wednesday May 9, 2 - 3pm
How to Get Out of the Muck and Back Into Your Mission
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"Do you feel bogged down by the day-today routine? Do you feel that you could – and should be doing more to benefit for your community? Are you ready to reconnect with the things that first got you excited about the work that you’re doing – and raise the money you need for your cause? Takeaways: Learn a process for you – and your board – to start moving forward again; Identify your compelling cause; Find creative ways to reach out and involve more people in your mission."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday May 10, Noon - 1pm
The Science of Giving: 7 Secrets to Connecting with Donors
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Provided by Network for Good

Thursday May 10, 1 - 2pm
Engaging Communities through Controversy
Register here "Diane McNutt and Jane Light, Silicon Valley Reads, will describe this library’s 'one book-one community' program in Santa Clara (Calif.) County. Its 2012 program, "Muslim and American -Two Perspectives," featured two books written by American Muslims, ('The Muslim Next Door' by Sumbul Ali-Karamali and 'The Butterfly Mosque' by G. Willow Wilson). More than 100 programs were presented, including author readings, panel discussions, films, an open house evening at a local mosque and an art exhibit. Presented by the San Jose Public Library Foundation, the Santa Clara County Office of Education and the Santa Clara County Library, the goal is to stimulate learning and discussion throughout the community on a topic or theme of importance to the Silicon Valley. une Pinnell-Stephens, retired collection services manager, Fairbanks (Alaska) North Star Borough Public Library, will share success stories on how to get your community to 'stop shouting and start talking' about intellectual freedom issues."
Provided by the ALA Library Advocacy Committee and the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom

Thursday May 10, 1 - 2pm
Playing by the Rules: Creating an Effective Volunteer Handbook
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"When was the last time you reviewed your Volunteer Handbook or Policies and Procedures Manual? It’s probably been too long. Learn how to create a living document that can help both paid and volunteer staff be better informed and know what is expected of them. A good Volunteer Handbook can also help you better identify and deal with challenging volunteers. Whether you’re just starting to create a Handbook or if you’re looking for best practices on information to include, this webinar will evaluate the Handbook you have and help you create a stronger framework for your volunteer engagement program."
Provided by VounteerMatch

Thursday May 10, 1 - 2pm
Taking a Stand: Ballot Measure Advocacy for Nonprofits
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"Many states put laws and constitutional amendments on the ballot, asking voters to make critical public policy decisions at the polls. Often, the outcome directly affects nonprofit organizations and our communities, so we have a vested interest in the results. Although nonprofits cannot endorse or oppose a candidate, they can take a stand on ballot measures, as it is considered lobbying rather than electioneering. Learn how your nonprofit can benefit from engaging the public around ballot measures, as well as how to advance your advocacy efforts through ballot measure activity."
Provided by Nonprofit Vote 2012

Thursday May 10, 2 - 3pm
Christian Fiction Spring Book Buzz
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"There’s more to Christian fiction than 'gentle reads', which explains its expanding appeal to a more sophisticated and demographically diverse readership. We'll be talking about the latest and upcoming titles, the ones you'll need to know about. We will be joined by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, Zondervan, Baker Publishing Group, and Abingdon Press, who will tell us about some of their exciting titles coming up."
Provided by Library Journal

Monday May 14, 1 - 2:30pm
Nonprofits & Cloud Computing: Communication Tools, Services, and Opportunities in the Cloud
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"What tools in the cloud can be employed for Collaboration, Social Media, Marketing, Website/Content Management and more? In this webinar, you’ll learn about cloud computing tools for Communicators."
Provided by NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Monday May 14, 1 - 2pm
Nuts & Bolts of Social Media
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"This session will cover basics of creating and sustaining community via social media tools. Rather than theory, participants will walk away with an understanding of how to implement and utilize these applications. Briefly, we will look at several popular social media tools, such as blogs, wikis, Facebook and Twitter, then basics of using these tools for 1) Creating Community & Community Management; 2) Fostering Communities of Practice; 3) Knowledge Transfer and Management. "
Provided by InSync Training

Tuesday May 15, 11am - Noon
Auto Repair Reference Center
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"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 EBSCO

Tuesday May 15, Noon - 2pm
Made in a Library
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"What happens when you take a place that has traditionally been about learning and transform it into a place of doing and making? Find out, when we look at how librarians, teachers, students, faculty and communities are turning their focus to creation—whether providing digital tools for game makers, programmers, musicians and authors, or makerspaces for 3-D printing and other “real-life” projects. Join moderator Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga; Sue Considine and Lauren Britton, who started the Fayetteville (New York) Free Library’s FFL FabLab makerspace; and Joseph Sanchez, currently at the University of Colorado Denver, who incorporated a variety of “doing” spaces into the Red Rocks Community College Library—saving it from closure in the process."
Provided by Library Journal and OCLC

Tuesday May 15, 1 - 2pm
eBooks: New Models, New Tools & New Approaches – A Discussion of Emerging Options
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"This session will look at the eBook landscape from a wide perspective, including the many options for approaching eBook acquisition, lease and loan. This will include discussion of Patron Driven Acquisition (PDA) as well as next generation approaches to patron driven acquisition – 'Smart PDA.'   It will cover collection development approaches, platform and device changes & possibilities, as well as user experiences & expectations.  The session will discuss the many options that can be made available to libraries to optimize their approaches to eBook discovery, usage and overall value of their collections. EBSCO will also discuss its recently released eBook ordering and management platform for eBooks on EBSCOhost including its current capabilities and a glimpse of the road ahead."
Provided by EBSCO and Library Journal

Tuesday May 15, 1 - 2pm
Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions
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"What do you do when it's time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on you, other volunteers, and staff will be presented. And, the role that risk management plays in these decisions will also be included."
Provided by VounteerMatch

Tuesday May 15, 3 - 4pm
Library Leadership 2.0: The Intersection of Diversity and Leadership
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"Part of ALA President Molly Raphael’s 'Empowering Diverse Voices' diversity leadership initiative, this free webinar will explore how diversity affects leadership in a new library work environment. With the integration of technology, team-based and project-based groupings, changing demographics, and a distributed model of work, a wider variety of expertise is needed throughout the library.  The role of leader changes as the same person moves from a leadership capacity in one group, project or area, to a follower in one or more other areas.  This new model of distributed or shared leadership demands a deeper understanding of organizational context, culture and climate and a fresh look at the intersection between leadership and diversity."
Provided by the Office for Diversity, American Library Association

Wednesday May 16, 10 - 11am
Addressing Your Roots - Searching the 1940 Census
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"Do you know where your Uncle Fred lived in Omaha? If not, the Library Commission has some resources to help, as knowing his address may be key to finding him in the 1940 Census. Allana Novotny, Beth Goble and Devra Dragos will share tips and resources for searching this census before the name-indexing is completed."
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Wednesday May 16, 10 - 11am
Web & Social Media Strategies for Volunteer Engagement
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"Cultivating an active and loyal volunteer base is a critical component of building your donor base and organizational capacity for programs and fundraising. Join us to explore strategies for engaging and mobilizing volunteers using the social web. We’ll cover examples and best practices for recruiting, retaining and recognizing volunteers using free and accessible web tools. Key takeaways: An overview of different types of volunteers and volunteer needs; Building a volunteer community online and in the real world; Volunteer management principals applied to the social web; Using social web tools like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest for volunteer engagement; Demo of VolunteerSpot."
Provided by Growing Your Donors

Wednesday May 16, 11am - Noon
Hiring a Quality Library Director Session 3: Job Hiring and Interview Process
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"Learn the most effective, fair and replicable way to compare applicants and make interview decisions, which involves the use of a matrix/graph that allows both for required characteristics and skills and for “surprises” that could add value to the organization. Learn the “nuts and bolts” of how the interviews should be set up, what presentations or other documentation might be required, how to include staff and community in the process, checking references and negotiating an offer."
Provided by the Utah State Library

Wednesday May 16, Noon - 1pm
Getting the Most out of Microsoft Excel 2010
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"Explore how Excel 2010 takes advantage of a new, results-oriented user interface that provides easy access to powerful productivity tools, offers a larger workspace, and delivers faster performance. This presentation will demonstrate useful tips and tricks about new features and timesavers to help in your day-to-day work with Microsoft Excel."
Provided by New Horizons

Wednesday May 16, Noon - 1pm
Supersize My Online Savvy: Surefire Steps to Fundraising and Social Success
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"If you have few resources but big goals, you need to think smart when it comes to online fundraising and social media. Learn 10 ways to make your efforts more effective – all while saving time and headaches."
Provided by GuideStar

Wednesday May 16, 1 - 2pm
Libraries and the Era of the Learner: A Vision for the Future
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"Join us for a discussion exploring lifelong learning as an economic driver in the 21st century and the expanding role of libraries in this "era of the learner." Building on discussions about 21st century skills and workforce development, we’ll hear from futurist Garry Golden on the changing workforce and the role that public libraries can play. We’re excited to take a glimpse into the future and to hear how libraries can identify changes, explore implications and pave the way for learners in the 21st century. This session will build on discussions from a face-to-face convening to be held in April, but will benefit and be of interest to all working in libraries."
Provided by WebJunction

Wednesday May 16, 1 - 2 pm
QR Connections: QR Codes in Libraries
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"QR codes are popping up everywhere! This session will highlight how libraries are using QR codes, the benefits and drawbacks of using them, and best practices for getting the most out of QR codes."
Provided by the Georgia Library Association

Wednesday May 16, 2 - 3pm
Building An Effective Marketing Communications Team
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"The channels nonprofit organizations can use to engage their various audiences continue to proliferate...which is both a blessing and a curse. Drawing from her own experience building marketing communications functions, sometimes from scratch, Michele will deliver practical, actionable advice on how to build a team that can achieve your goals, while working within your organization's resource realities. Takeaways: Understand the difference between a traditional communications function and an integrated marketing communications function...and know which your organization needs; Understand how to evaluate the skill set you need to meet your marketing communications goals; Discuss how to hire, redirect, etc. in order to get the best possible team; Learn how to build a culture of marketing across your entire organization."
Provided by Nonprofit Webinars

Thursday May 17, 1 - 2pm
Creating a LibraryAware Community: Making Print Materials Work for You
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"How can we empower our staff’s creativity while maintaining consistent branding guidelines?: Gina Rozier, Marketing and Development Manager, Durham County Library, will answer this age old question by sharing her proven method for enlisting staff buy-in for branding, layout and style guidelines. Any size library can replicate these easy steps. How to combine copy and images that compel: Michelle Jeffers, Public Relations Officer, and Barbara McMahan, Graphic Designer, San Francisco Public Library will address one of the most difficult things to do when it comes to creating print materials - writing great copy and matching it with great, attention-grabbing images. Michelle and Barbara will share some tips on how to create materials that get results. Learn what kind of headlines makes the greatest impact. How too much copy can hinder your message. And see some fantastic examples of print material that will inspire you. Guerilla Marketing Library Style: In this fast paced portion of the program, Pam Jaskot and Nancy Dowd will show you 25 amazing places to hang your posters that are guaranteed to get you noticed."
Provided by NoveList/EBSCO Publishing and Library Journal

Thursday May 17, 1 - 2pm
Grant Writing 101: Developing Winning Proposals
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"Learn tips for finding the right funding opportunities, tricks of professional grant writers, and the secrets to successful grant writing that will garner your organization the funds to help you attain your goals and improve your communities."
Provided by Nicolet Federated Library System

Thursday May 17, 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 VounteerMatch

Monday May 21, 1- 2:30pm
Nonprofits & Cloud Computing: Tools, Services, and Opportunities in the Cloud for Operations and Programs
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"In this webinar, you will learn about some of the most popular cloud-based tools that support programs and operations, including Document Management, Online Storage/Backup, Constituent Management and more. We’ll show you how these tools can be used and discuss their strengths and weaknesses. Tools covered include: Box.net, Cloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Docs, Office 365, and iBackup."
Provided by NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

Tuesday May 22, Noon - 1pm
Reference: Marketing What You Bought
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"At Library Journal’s midwinter reference roundtable, academic and public librarians expressed frustration that they don’t know how to best market the often-expensive materials they’ve bought from reference publishers and aggregators. SAGE Reference’s Rolf Janke quoted librarians as saying, “Help us market your content…We’re not in business. We don’t have marketing degrees.” At the same time, EBSCO’s Brian Duncan explained that something as simple as radio advertising has caused spikes in usage for libraries. Our participants will explain how to best market content to patrons so that material will fly off the real or virtual shelves. Attendees will get workable plans and concrete examples of marketing strategies that have worked in various settings and with various sized patron populations. We’ll also hear from two librarians about what’s worked from them and what they need from vendors going forward."
Provided by ProQuest, SAGE Reference, Gale Cengage Learning, Alexander Street Press, EBSCO Publishing and Library Journal

Tuesday May 22, 3 - 4pm
Convening Forums @ Your Library—Nuts and Bolts
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"This session in our civic engagement series will cover the logistics and choices involved in planning to hold a forum—choosing the issue topic; setting the date; preparing the room and equipment; publicity; assigning moderators and recorders; participant registration; following up after the forum; and preparing issue-related resources for forum participants."
Provided by Programming Librarian

Wednesday May 23, 9 - 9:30am
CCBC Shorts: A (Brief) Monthly Look at Books for Children & 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 May 23, 11am - Noon
Hiring a Quality Library Director Session 4: Disciplinary Actions, When it’s Not Going to Work
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"Clear, open communication, that begins during the interview and continues through probation, should set the stage for true analysis of the job fit that results. No surprises, no personal value judgments, but, rather, professional guidelines, support, goal-setting and measurements should govern the process of performance review and subsequent disciplinary steps (if needed). This is critical to know, yet often ignored."
Provided by the Utah State Library

Wednesday May 23, 11am - Noon
Leading from Any Chair in the Organization
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"Leadership is not reserved for the people at the top of an organization. For a team or organization to truly move forward in an aligned and synergistic way, everyone has to be involved and feel that they can contribute in a meaningful way—no matter their role. In this webinar, Blanchard Senior Consulting Partner Bob Glaser will share three ways you can create a culture where everyone feels a sense of ownership and empowerment and ability to make a difference."
Provided by WebEx

Wednesday May 23, Noon - 1pm
Getting the Most out of Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
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"Discover the synergy of working with Microsoft PowerPoint to present and deliver information to your audience. 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!"
Provided by New Horizons

Wednesday May 23, 1 - 2pm
Editorial Calendar Essentials: Organize and Plan Your Online Communications
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"An editorial calendar is an essential tool for any communicator. Join us for this webinar and learn how to use an editorial calendar to organize, plan and track your online (and offline) content!"
Provided by MyCharityConnects

Wednesday May 23, 2 - 3pm
Boomer Volunteers Building Capacity: The Foundations for Success
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"Imagine a world in which you have all the resources your organization needs to serve more clients and deliver more programs. The skills and talents of Baby Boomer volunteers can help make this vision a reality. Join Jill Friedman Fixler, author of the Boomer Volunteer Engagement series, and co-author/editor Beth Steinhorn for this introduction to the tools and strategies that can help you engage Boomer volunteers as leaders to help your organization use high-impact volunteers to build organizational capacity. This webinar will feature case studies, needs assessment, timelines, and recruitment tools."
Provided by VounteerMatch

Thursday May 24, 10 - 11am
To Pin or Not to Pin: An Exploration of Pinterest for Librarians
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"Have you heard people talking about 'pinning' the night away, but are clueless as to what they’re actually talking about? Join Dawn Krause, Manager of Continuing Education at the Texas State Library and Angela Palmer of Bee Cave Public Library -- both avid Pinterest users -- in an overview of this fun tool. Find out what all the fuss is about and explore the ways that libraries are beginning to use this tool. Pinterest.com is a social site that allows users to “pin” images from around the internet or upload them from their own personal collections to create visual bulletin boards. Find out how the tool works and how your users may be using it, then decide if it’s right for your library. Of course, we’ll cover some of the controversy around copyright as well."
Provided by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Thursday May 24, 1 - 2pm
Engage Candidates and Build Clout: How to Host a Candidate Forum
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"Hosting a nonpartisan candidate forum gives your nonprofit the opportunity to educate candidates on the issues that matter to your organization and the communities you support. By hosting or co-sponsoring a candidate forum, your organization can build relationships with future elected officials, making it easier to hold them accountable and giving you greater access to them once in office. Join us to learn more about techniques for organizing an effective candidate forum, how to stay nonpartisan throughout the process, and for tools to help you every step of the way."
Provided by Nonprofit Vote 2012

Thursday May 24, 1 - 2pm
Library as Incubator Project
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The Library as Incubator Project discusses how writers, visual artists and performing artists use libraries to research, create and promote their artistic work. Presenters Laura Damon-Moore, Erinn Batykefer, and Christina Endres have created a web resource that highlights artists and projects that have been “incubated,” in part, by library collections, spaces and/or staff. The web site also serves as a resource for librarians who want to better serve artists through programming, collections and partnerships. Participants will: Re-imagine the relationship between public libraries and local artists; Explore models of library/artist collaborations; Explore resources that facilitate launching arts-incubator programs."
Provided by Outagamie Waupaca Library System

Wednesday May 30, 10 - 11am
Tech Talk with Michael Sauers
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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

Wednesday May 30, 11am - Noon
Hiring a Quality Library Director Session 5: Continued Success
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"Keeping with the established performance needs identified earlier, an evaluation tool should be created and used several times during the new director’s probationary period. Critical also is the collection of input from peers, community stakeholders and subordinates, as it’s often impossible for Board members to truly see how one person’s leadership is affecting the whole. Also, at the point of offer, clear expectations, goals and consequences must be articulated so all avenues for potential success are open."
Provided by the Utah State Library

Wednesday May 30, 1 - 2pm
Where’s the Power? What’s Your Point?
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"Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, generate discussion, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick."
Provided by InSync Training

Thursday May 31, Noon - 1 pm
Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Webinar for Nonprofits
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"Based upon the newly released book Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits, this webinar begins with defining Web 1.0, Web 2.0, and Web 3.0 communications and fundraising, and then quickly moves on to a discussion about the importance of integrating the tools from each era in order to maximize your nonprofit’s Return on Investment (ROI) from utilizing social media and mobile technology. Written as a step-by-step strategic plan, Social Media for Social Good is packed with hundreds of social media and mobile technology best practices and how to’s – 11 of which are featured in detail in this webinar (one from each chapter). Finally, the webinar closes with a brief conversation about what’s next in nonprofit communications and fundraising and the importance of early adoption."
Provided by Diosa Communications

Thursday May 31, 1 - 2:30pm
Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library
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"You love your job. You love your library. You love helping your patrons and giving them the extra attention that lets them know you care. But there are days when you’ve given just about all you have to give. At the end of the day you feel drained, or irritated, or both! You may have achieved "compassion fatigue." The term, which is used frequently in medical settings, describes a caregiver’s reaction to chronic stress that results in feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, self-doubt, lack of focus and fatigue. This webinar will help you recognize the symptoms and the situations that may trigger compassion fatigue and understand how it affects you and your working environment. Explore ways to take care of yourself so you can continue to show compassion and give your patrons the care they need."
Provided by WebJunction

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