Attend These Free Webinars in June

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.

Wednesday June 6, 10 - 11am
IT Security for Libraries
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"Carver covers privacy, as it is closely related to security, and should be taken seriously. He shares many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. He also tackles some common security myths, talks about secure passwords ..."
Provided by the Nebraska Library Commission

Wednesday June 6, Noon - 1pm
Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media
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"... this webinar begins with laying a foundation for understanding the role of social media in the context of Web 1.0 [The Broadcast Web], Web 2.0 [The Social Web], and Web 3.0 [The Mobile Web) and then moves on to explore 10 of the most common mistakes made by nonprofit social media practitioners. This webinar cuts through hype and demonstrates clearly where the ROI is from social media – and where it is not."
Provided by Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Wednesday June 6, Noon - 1pm
Our Mobile Planet: Understanding U.S. Smartphone Consumers
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"Did you know that two-thirds of smartphone users access the Internet at least once a day on their phones? And that 86% use their phones while consuming other media? Come learn about the latest findings from the 'Understanding the U.S. Smartphone Consumer' report based on Google’s newest wave of Our Mobile Planet global research. Discover how smartphones are transforming core consumer behavior and the way we connect with others, stay informed, keep ourselves entertained, shop and navigate the world around us. Join us as we discuss implications for advertisers and strategies businesses can use to win the moments that matter with mobile."
Provided by Google

Wednesday June 6, 2 -3pm
eReader Classes for the Masses
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"The Pioneer Library System's Virtual Library has been conducting classes on downloadable audiobooks and ebooks since January 2010. Initially we were lucky to get one staff person's child to show up for class—and now our 'Getting to Know Your eReader' courses are standing room only. So how do we do it? This webinar will look briefly at: how we started conducting these classes—staff, materials, and equipment involved—as well as the best practices for promoting, designing and carrying out eReader classes for the masses in your community."
Provided by Adobe Connect

Thursday June 7, Noon - 12:45pm
BadgerLink Newspapers
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"Explore the newspaper resources in BadgerLink and learn about how you can use them to conduct genealogy research!"
Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Thursday June 7, 1 - 2pm
Best Kept Secret: Marketing the Small & Rural Library
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"Is your small or rural library the community's best kept secret? Libraries are not known for "tooting their own horns" so valuable services and resources go unnoticed. Join us for a webinar, hosted by WebJunction in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries, to learn about marketing and branding and what it means to the 21st century small and rural library. Michelle and Melinda will talk about ways to build mutually beneficial business partnerships that result in free media advertising as well as sponsorship for events and services. These marketing techniques are guaranteed to lead to long term development opportunities as well as sustainability."
Provided by the Association for Rural and Small Libraries and WebJunction

Tuesday June 12, 11:00 - 11:15am
All About Excel Pivot Tables and Slicers
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"Going over this much asked for subject and tools at Office.com to help."
Provided by Microsoft

Tuesday June 12, 1 -2pm
What’s New in Audiobooks
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"Celebrate National Audiobook Month this June with Booklist! Representatives from AudioGO, Books on Tape/Random House, Dreamscape, Recorded Books, and Tantor Audio will discuss the latest audios and upcoming trends ..."
Provided by Booklist

Tuesday June 12, 2 - 3pm
How to Use Pinterest to Advance Your Organization
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"Following a brief overview of the fundamentals of Pinterest, David and Heidi will discuss a variety of ways that Pinterest can be used to augment your organization’s communications, awareness, market position, recruiting, community building, and fundraising. Discussing a variety of examples, David and Heidi will cover some of the many benefits that come from integrating Pinterest into your marketing and communications mix, including search engine optimization and search engine marketing. There will also be time allotted for answering your questions."
Provided by NonprofitWebinars

Tuesday, June 12, 2 - 3pm
Tell Me Something I Don’t Know - Meaningful Community Engagement
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"... it’s important to involve the people we serve in library planning and evaluation, but traditional approaches to community engagement are often far too expensive and time consuming for the limited results they produce." "This one-hour webinar will offer a lively look at practical, affordable, enjoyable techniques for garnering civilian input without surrendering professional judgment. George Needham and Joan Frye Williams will discuss how to: Talk about the future without pretending to be psychic;    Reach the right stakeholders, and ask them the right questions; Elicit ideas that expand everyone’s thinking about your community and your library; Translate those ideas into real directions and initiatives"
Provided by Infopeople

Wednesday June 13, 11am - Noon
Word of Mouth Marketing 101
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"How do you create a word of mouth marketing campaign? In this webcast, you’ll learn how to energize your fans and generate positive word of mouth about your brand. We’re going to get specific here: Where to start, what to do, and how to make it successful. Guess what? It’s common-sense stuff that you can use the next day without a big budget."
Provided by the American Management Association

Wednesday, June 13, 2 - 3pm
Operation Health: Resources for Veterans and Their Families
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"When veterans and their loved ones come to the library for information, do you feel prepared? Are you searching for the best resources about specific issues unique to veterans? Do you know how to help spouses and families of deployed military personnel cope with their situation? This webinar will provide an overview of the most pressing issues faced by returning veterans and their loved ones and what libraries can do to help."
Provided by Infopeople

Wednesday June 13, 3 - 4pm
Funding Cuts Got You Down? 10 Insider Tactics for Impacting the Funding Debate (for the Better!)
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"Are you dealing with funding cuts in your community?  At your school?  Are you frustrated with council members, legislators, administrators and others who do not understand the value you bring to the community?  In this online session you'll learn 10 insider tactics for effective influence that will increase your library's perceived value, as well as demonstrate why you are one of the best investments around."
Provided by The American Library Association

Thursday June 14, Noon - 12:45pm
HeritageQuest Online HQO
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"Learn tips and tricks on how to best use HQO! This session will cover new content to HQO, the notebook function, the NEW Learning Center and more!"
Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Thursday June 14, 1 - 2pm
Authority, Connectivity, and Discovery: The Evolving Role of Reference in the Wiki Age
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"Why are traditionally-published reference resources still necessary?  What are publishers doing to make them accessible, usable, and discoverable in the library and on the free Web?  How are these changes impacting reference’s presence in the library?  How are user habits affecting how reference is published, developed, and utilized? "
Provided by Library Journal

Thursday June 14, 1 - 2pm
Creating Better Spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel
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"Want to create spreadsheets that help fulfill the mission of your nonprofit or library? During this webinar, we will hear about some key features of Microsoft Excel that will allow you to enhance your spreadsheets and data."
Provided by TechSoup

Tuesday June 19, 11:00 - 11:15am
Creating a Form in Word
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"Locking fields, customizing, and using a template to create forms."
Provided by Microsoft

Tuesday June 19, Noon - 1pm
That's Not What I Said!: Foundations of Interpersonal Communication
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"This webinar will explore the different learning and communication styles, fears, insecurities and defense mechanisms that define interpersonal communication. Our personalities affect how we view and relate to the world. Each of us have different learning and communication styles, fears, insecurities and defense mechanisms. This presentation will provide you with the tools to recognize your own and others' differences and become more aware of how they affect your relationships with customers and co-workers."
Provided by WebJunction

Wednesday June 20, 1 - 2pm
Leveraging Social Media for Nonprofit Events
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"... clear strategies, tactics, and resources for using social media to ensure the success of nonprofit events.  Join us for this free webinar and learn: How to use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other tools to maximize results for fundraising events; Practical recommendations to implement before, during, and after your event; How to use scheduling, analysis, and optimization tools to help you work more efficiently and drive performance."
Provided by TechSoup, Social Media for Nonprofits, and Eventbrite

Wednesday June 20, 2 - 3pm
After The Gift: How To Build A Satisfied, Loyal Donor Base
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"Everything you do after someone makes their first donation will determine if they will give that all-important second gift. 50-80% never do. And this is costing you money. Why? Because it’s much more expensive to find a new donor than it is for you to keep a current donor. This webinar will explain the reasons donors often stop giving to your organization and what you can do to change that."
Provided by NonprofitWebinars

Thursday June 21, Noon - 12:45pm
Wisconsin Heritage Online (WHO)
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"Discover digital resources in Wisconsin with WHO and find high school and college yearbooks, directories, plat maps, county histories and local histories!"
Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Thursday June 21, 1 - 2pm
Enhancing Your Fundraising with Microsoft
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"... how various tools and resources from Microsoft can best assist you in your fundraising efforts. We will also be hearing from Paula Lucas at the American Overseas Domestic Violence Center (AODVCC), who will discuss how her organization has used various Microsoft products, such as Visual Studio, Publisher, Excel and PowerPoint in their fundraising efforts.
Provided by TechSoup

Tuesday June 26, 1 - 2pm
Turning Stress into Power
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"Managing stress effectively has less to do with managing external events – things you can’t control – and more to do with better managing yourself. This session focuses on strategies for taking charge of your own responses to stress and turning them to more productive reactions and behaviors."
Provided by Jane Bozarth

Tuesday June 26, 2 - 3pm
How to Report Back to Donors: From Newsletters to Annual Reports
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"We know from donor research and practical experience that donors want to hear what you did with their first gift before they are likely to give you a second one. That means you need to figure out ways to share your results and success stories with donors throughout the year, so you can ask for that additional support. Webinar take-aways: What donors say they want to get back from the charities they support; Easy ways to integrate results and success stories into your existing donor communications; Sample wording that gives donors credit for your results, so they feel like part of the team."
Provided by CharityHowTo

Wednesday June 27, 1 - 2pm
Elements of a Great YouTube Video
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"YouTube has an incredibly diverse and engaged global community who not only post videos, but interact with each other through text comments, video responses, and messages. YouTube provides content and community, providing nonprofits with both a media outlet and a social networking site. Join us for this webinar as we go through the elements of a GREAT YouTube video."
Provided by MyCharityConnects

Wednesday June 27, 2 - 3pm
How to Use Your Home Video Camera to Film Nonprofit Testimonials
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"... learn to harness the untapped capabilities of today's smartphones and home video cameras. We will concentrate on one of the simplest, yet most effective forms of video communication - testimonials. By the end of this workshop, you'll know how to set up a video shoot; the three most important types of shots for web video; ways to relax an interviewee to get their best on-camera testimony; and an introduction to putting your video on YouTube and linking to it from your nonprofit website."
Provided by NonprofitWebinars

Thursday June 28, 9:30 - 11am
The Basics of Online Social Networking for Nonprofits
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"In this educational webinar, you will learn how to increase your constituency base and donations to your organization by using social media tools. You will learn: The importance of a powerful and engaging website; How to use Facebook and Facebook Causes to create awareness for your organization; How nonprofits are using Twitter for the greater good; The 3 biggest mistakes nonprofits make with email marketing tools; Why nonprofits should be LinkedIn and power tips to connect effectively; Steps to creating a blog for your nonprofit, including how to maintain a blog long-term; The 10 commandments of social media."
Provided by Firespring

Thursday June 28, Noon - 12:45pm
Genealogy Research
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"Join Mary Rieder, the President of Wisconsin State Genealogical Society, for a BadgerLink genealogy demonstration!"
Provided by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Thursday June 28, 1 - 1:30pm
What Nonprofit Staff Can Do: Voter Engagement at Work and Off the Clock
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"Outside of work, nonprofit employees are free to volunteer for political campaigns or engage in other partisan political activities. However, it is important to make clear distinctions between personal and professional efforts, as all voter engagement activities on behalf of your nonprofit must be completely nonpartisan. Join us for a range of nonprofit staff do’s and don’ts as well as how to make transparent divisions between your nonpartisan work on the clock and your partisan activities off the clock."
Provided by Nonprofit VOTE

Friday June 29, 1 - 2pm
ALA Annual Tech Wrap-up
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"... an expert panel will provide an overview of the ALA Annual Conference from a technology perspective. Register today for this free event." "... David Lee King, Marshall Breeding and Sue Polanka will fill you in on what they saw, what you might have missed and what it all means for the future of libraries. The panel will analyze and discuss what they learned and what trends stood out at the conference."
Provided by the American Library Association

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