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Continuing Education and Training

The New Jersey State Library continues to invest in the development of New Jersey’s libraries by fostering the professional training of library personnel and providing effective leadership and administration to support and improve library services. Below is a listing of webinars of interest to the New Jersey library community. These webinars are offered by various organizations and statewide programs involved in discounted training from LYRASIS and WebJunction.



Online Training

Digital Preservation Workflow Curriculum – Digital Preservation Network

This workshop curriculum will equip participants with a set of skills and knowledge that will enable them to enact programmatic digital preservation within their organization and is focused on equipping organizations with the capability to implement and manage a digital preservation program. The workshop modules present the requirements of a digital preservation ecosystem from two parallel viewpoints:  governance and program management as well as asset management.

Each of the six modules is estimated to require approximately two hours and it is suggested that the workshop take place over two full days. The modules are:

• Enabling Programmatic Digital Preservation
• Selection
• Preparing for Submission
• Submission & Ingest
• Post-Submission
• Sustainability

You can download the files here within their “best practices” section.


How to Empower Your Patrons with Financial Literacy Programming – SirsiDynix

Salt Lake County Library Services, in partnership with community organizations, developed a financial literacy curriculum to integrate it into existing library and ESL partner programs. The library saw a need within the community for stronger financial understanding and the need to feel more confident with money.

Join Liesl Seborg from Salt Lake County Library Services as she shows how to replicate her success in your library. Come listen to what Salt Lake County is doing and how they help their community learn the pluses and minuses of managing money!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
1:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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More Than an Editing Party: Why and How You Should Organize a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – Georgia Library Association

Wikipedia, the global volunteer-edited reference source, has grown from a scrappy upstart to being regarded (sometimes reluctantly) as a mainstay of our information landscape. But while Wikipedia now has more than five million articles in English, it still contains gaps in coverage that stem from the demographics of its editors. Since 2013, a group of librarians at the University of North Carolina has coordinated and hosted nearly twenty Wikipedia edit-a-thons with the goal of eliminating those gaps. At these events, participants have developed articles on women in art, science, and math; regional African American and Native American history; and local practitioners of traditional arts.

The librarians at UNC are not operating in a vacuum, but are part of a worldwide community of GLAM (gallery, library, archives, and museum) professionals bringing their unique expertise to the Wiki movement. In this session, four of them will discuss their experiences and the broader role of librarians in the Wiki world. The presenters will focus especially on the edit-a-thon program at UNC-Chapel Hill, discussing event outcomes, addressing the benefits and challenges of hosting an edit-a-thon, and sharing tips, advice, and step-by-step resources for librarians considering their own involvement in Wikipedia.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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Going Fully Mobile in Your Library: Eliminate the Desk and Improve Service – Demco

Learn how the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County successfully eliminated the public service desk at five branches and several service departments at the Main Library. Staff members now use tablets to roam and meet the customers where they are, not force the customer to come to them. The model incorporates self-checkout/check-in, self-registration, self-service holds, cordless phones and a cashless environment — no money changes hands. During this webinar, you’ll learn how Cincinnati overcame the numerous challenges to make going fully mobile a reality, how it positively impacted service and how you can do the same.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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SHOCKING REPORT: Fake News Webinar Affects Millions and You Too! – North Dakota State Library

Did President Obama try to run for a third term? Did Pope Francis endorse Donald Trump for president? Will Bill Gates send you money if you share his Facebook post? Did the creator of Breaking Bad confirm the series will return for a sixth season? Is Facebook implementing user fees?

The answer to all of these questions is: No! These are all examples of fake news. Fake news is nothing new; but thanks to things like social media, its presence has increased exponentially in recent years. Fake news has become a very real problem.

Can you identify fake news? Are you able to help others discern between fiction and fact? Join us to sharpen your information literacy skills! This webinar will cover the rise and history of fake news, ways to identify and categorize it, and the methods to prevent it.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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Using Project Outcome Data to Improve & Support Library Programming – Programming Librarian

PLA’s Project Outcome is a free online toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of their programs and services by providing simple, standardized surveys and an easy-to-use process for measuring and analyzing outcomes.

Learn how to use Project Outcome data for programming decisions and improvements, funding requests, measuring against strategic priorities, and advocating for the impact your programs and services have on the community. Participants will hear real library examples and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Thursday, October 19, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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School & Public Library Partnerships: Easy Ideas and Best Practices – Indiana State Library

Hancock County Public Library Children’s Librarian Bambi Pea acts as a liaison between HCPL and the district’s schools.  In this webinar, she’ll share successful ideas for school collaborations and visits, offer advice on how to initiate and maintain relationships with teachers and administrators, and provide insight into making it work from a public library’s perspective.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library – Webjunction

Part 1 in the Libraries and Social Media webinar series, jointly hosted by WebJunction and TechSoup.

Social media has the potential to increase community engagement with new and existing library patrons. Join us to learn how libraries can effectively use social media tools, even with limited staff and time. Learn how to identify the appropriate social media platforms to market library services and events, and how to integrate best social media practices in your library’s marketing plan. We’ll help you build a foundation for your social media strategy and provide practical ideas and tactics for immediate use in your library.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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NCompass Live: Google Forms for Your Library – Nebraska Library Commission

Learn how to use Google Forms for surveys or polls, program registrations, planning a meeting time and more. You can even collaborate on a form with others. The best part? It’s free and easy to use!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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Training from the Northeast Document Conservation Center

Concepts of AV Preservation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Location: Online

Cost: $45

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Online Training Providers

LYRASISChoose from a wide variety of class titles and sessions. Use code NJSL14-15 to register.

LibraryLInkNJ – From hands-on classes to excellent lectures and webinars to training subsidies, LibraryLinkNJ strives to create training opportunities that make your job easier and more productive.

NATIONAL NETWORK/LIBRARIES OF MEDICINE, MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION Offers a wide variety of webinars on health-related issues.

Office of Financial Education, Division of Consumer Education and Engagement – provide librarians with a collection of financial education resources and tools to help them identify and connect with local partners in their communities, and build an online community for local financial education. Monthly training is available.

ReferenceUSA – ReferenceUSA offers free training and webinars to librarians and their patrons.

Wyoming State Library Training Calendar – The Wyoming State Library provides a calendar of free training that is related to libraries, their functions, and their staff.


WebJunction

WebJunction‘s free, online course catalog has over 25 self-paced, online courses on library topics, as well as over 100 curated webinar archives ready and available when you are. Take courses when your time permits, and earn completion certificates as you finish each class. All learners will need to create a new account.

Highlighted Content from WebJunction:

  • How to Provide Tools for Change with a Community Health Fair: the Buffalo & Erie County Library has made a commitment to bringing health and wellness information and services to the community in a non-threatening and enjoyable way. Explore these great ideas for your own library!
  • Dealing with Angry Patrons: the WebJunction team recently refreshed the LibraryU course, Dealing with Angry Patrons. No one enjoys having to deal with an angry patron, but with proper preparation and skill development, you can minimize conflict, defuse patron anger and identify the underlying issues. This course is designed to help you improve your skills using a two-step method for responding to anger, by first dealing with the patron’s feelings, then dealing with their problem. Learn more and enroll in this free course today!

Current and Upcoming WebJunction Webinars:

Take advantage of these upcoming webinars. For a full list of upcoming events, go to the WebJunction Events Calendar.

Subscribe to Crossroads, WebJunction’s free e-newsletter. Each month, Crossroads highlights new articles on WebJunction.org, including upcoming webinars and new course content. Subscribe today.

Can’t attend the live session? Don’t worry. All webinars are archived and included in the WebJunction course catalog so you can watch when your schedule permits and receive a certificate of attendance.


 

Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library

Part 1 in the Libraries and Social Media webinar series, jointly hosted by WebJunction and TechSoup.

Social media has the potential to increase community engagement with new and existing library patrons. Join us to learn how libraries can effectively use social media tools, even with limited staff and time. Learn how to identify the appropriate social media platforms to market library services and events, and how to integrate best social media practices in your library’s marketing plan. We’ll help you build a foundation for your social media strategy and provide practical ideas and tactics for immediate use in your library.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Location: Online

Cost: Free

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