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.



In Person Training

Free Leap into Science Training Offered, Monday, January 13, 2020 at the Monroe Township Free Public Library (Gloucester County)

The state leadership team consisting of staff from the NJ State Library, NJ Makers Day and the Newark Museum are offering a free training on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 10:30 am-2:30 pm at the Free Public Library of Monroe Township in Williamstown, NJ for Cohort Year 2 of this initiative. The training focuses on the concept of wind for staff in public/school libraries/afterschool organizations who work with children ages 3 – 10 and their caregivers. If you are interested in participating in this training, please contact Sharon Rawlins, srawlins@njstatelib.org. Leap into Science is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum and the National Girls Collaborative Project funded by the National Science Foundation that integrates open- ended science activities with children’s books.


Narcan Training Events

The New Jersey State Library is coordinating informational programs in an effort to facilitate discussion around the topic of opioid overdose and naloxone administration in libraries.  The goal is to encourage the sharing and gathering of ideas and input for possible future programming.  The decision to receive a naloxone kit is solely at the discretion of the individual library.  Register to attend at: www.njstatelib.org/opioid-training

When: January 7 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Louise Child Branch of Sussex County Library System (21 Stanhope Sparta Rd, Stanhope, NJ 07874)

Training Provided by: Morris County Prevention is Key with funding provided by NJDHS-DMHAS

Registration will be capped at 25

Registration will be capped at 25; Morris County Prevention is Key with funding provided by NJDHS-DMHAS


CENSUS TRAINING FOR NEW JERSEY LIBRARY STAFF

January 14, 2020: Warren County (main) Library, 10-12

January 15, 2020: Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill, 10-12

January 16, 2020: Monroe Township (Middlesex) Public Library, 10-12

January 21, 2020: Camden County, Voorhees, 10-12

January 23, 2020: Morris County (main) Library, 2-4

January 28, 2020: Burlington County (main) Library, 10-12

January 29, 2020: Monmouth County (main) Library, 10-12

January 30, 2020: Ocean County, Tom’s River, 10-12

February 4, 2020: Atlantic County, May’s Landing, 10-12

February 5, 2020: Scotch Plains Public Library, 10-12

February 6, 2020: Wayne Public Library, 10-12

February 11, 2020: Sussex County (main) library, 10-12

February 13, 2020: Cape May County(main) library, 1-3 pm

To register, please email Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, kmoellerpeiffer@njstatelib.org with the date and location you will be attending.


Future Events

 

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills Grant: Libraries Lead with Digital Skills is an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google, to ensure that public libraries across the nation receive ongoing access to free tools and resources to help everyone across America grow their skills, careers, and businesses.  The application period opens in early December, but libraries are strongly encouraged to review the application and start preparing. Accepted libraries receive $1,000 with minimal application and reporting requirements, with the opportunity to receive an additional $3,000 bonus if your program is selected for a Spotlight Award.  For the application and requirements, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google

10th Anniversary of Snapshot Day

When: February 2020

 

Fresh Start @ Your Library- A grant that offers reentry services to returning citizens.

When: January 2020

Where: Long Branch, Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Cumberland County, and Atlantic City Libraries

Attendees can sign up for one or more sessions throughout the day.  To register, visit: https://events.withgoogle.com/join-google-in-new-jersey/#content

 

Leap into Science Wind Training Workshop
January 13, 2020 – 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Monroe Township Free Public Library (Gloucester County) – 713 Marsha Ave., Williamstown, NJ 08094
Workshop limited to 10 participants, preferably two or more people from the same library

Interested? Contact Sharon Rawlins at srawlins@njstatelib.org

 

New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response Workshops in Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Institutions

The New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response is hosting the event NJCAR Workshops in Disaster Preparedness for Cultural Institutions.

This will be a half day workshop presented by LYRASIS staff on how to write a disaster plan for small libraries and cultural institutions, and a short tabletop exercise.

We will be hosting this event at two places:

March 18, 2020- Middlesex Cultural and Heritage Offices: 75 Bayard St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

March 19, 2020- Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum: 120 W Main St, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

About NJCAR:

 

The New Jersey Cultural Alliance for Response (NJCAR) empowers New Jersey’s cultural communities to preserve their valuable assets and sustain operations before, during, and after disasters strike. This new Alliance is comprised of a network of organizations, associations, agencies, and individuals dedicated to safeguarding the State’s cultural heritage. NJCAR is affiliated with the national group — Heritage Preservation’s Alliance for Response.

 

What is New Jersey’s cultural community?

Libraries

Museums and galleries

Performing arts venues

Archives and manuscript repositories

Historic districts, sites, and parks

Artists

Historical societies

Arboretums and botanical gardens

Archaeological sites

Affiliated persons, agencies and organizations

If you have any questions or comments please contact Nayomi Torres-Velez at ntorresvelez@njstatelib.org

Please use the link below to purchase tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/njcar-workshops-in-disaster-preparedness-for-cultural-institutions-tickets-83853743805

 

Activate Sustainable Thinking for Future of Libraries

Libraries must take an active, visible role in building sustainable and resilient communities. Our future depends on it in many ways. We will explore the importance of infusing the core value of sustainability into everything we do, and demonstrate how libraries that lead into the future using “sustainable thinking” fulfill our mission as libraries in new and innovative ways. “Sustainable Thinking” is a concept that aligns the core values of libraries with the “Triple Bottom Line” definition of sustainability: economic feasibility, environmental stewardship and social equity to inspire investment and build support for your library in the future.

Goals/Outcomes:
1. At the end of this workshop participants will:

  1. Understand the urgency behind the need to think differently about our future
  2. Be mobilized to think sustainably about the future of their library and their community
  3. Have new tools and inspiration for helping their communities thrive
  4. Advance with confidence into the unknown

Dates & Locations:

  1. Burlington County Library, Westhampton: May 11, 2020
  2. Cumberland County Library, Bridgeton: May 12, 2020
  3. Ridgewood Public Library: April 14, 2020 (limited to 35 people)

Time: 9:00 A.M. registration, 9:30-1:00 workshop

Cost: $15 per person- includes continental breakfast

For further information contact Nayomi Torres-Velez, Library Associate, Email

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/activate-sustainable-thinking-for-future-of…

 

FEMA—Until Help Arrives and Bleeding Control Course for Public Library Staff

Taught by University Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Office of Emergency Management.

Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast and emergency responders are not always nearby. Librarians on the front lines may be able to save a lift by taking simple actions immediately. Library staff are already receiving training to administer Narcan due to the Opioid crisis, and on how to respond in Active Shooter situations. This course, specifically designed for libraries, is an expanded training for any life-threatening emergency that may happen in a library. The course will teach the five (5) steps that may save a life before help arrives: Call 9-1-1, Stay Safe, Stop the Bleeding, Position the Injured.

  1. Monmouth County Library, Manalapan: April 1, 2020
  2. Somerset County Library, Bridgewater: April 8, 2020
  3. Parsippany Troy Hills Public Library: April 15, 2020
  4. Bergen County Cooperative Library System, Fair Lawn (Maurice M. Pine Free Public Library, Level B Meeting Room): April 16, 2020
  5. Willingboro Public Library: April 28, 2020
  6. Gloucester County Library, Mullica Hill: April 29, 2020

Time: 9:00 A.M. registration, 9:30-1:00 P.M. event

Cost: $15 per person- includes continental breakfast

For further information contact Nayomi Torres-Velez, Library Associate, Email

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fema-until-help-arrives-and-bleeding-contro…

 

Who are the People in your neighborhood? Community Asset Mapping

Presented by NJ Volunteer Organizations Active After a Disaster (NJVOAD) for NJCAR

Temporary Description: Many community organizations focus on the needs or deficits of the community. Every community has needs and deficits that nonprofit organizations should attend to.

Nevertheless, it is also possible to focus on assets and strengths — emphasizing what the community does have, not what it does not. Those assets and strengths can be used to meet those same community needs; they can improve community life.

To draw upon a community’s assets, we first have to find out what they are. So in this workshop, we will focus on identifying community assets and resources. We will also show how they can be harnessed to meet community needs and to strengthen the community as a whole.

Workshops Dates & Locations:

  1. Morris Museum, Morristown: March 3, 2020
  2. Monmouth County Library, Manalapan: March 4, 2020

Time: 9:00 A.M. registration, 9:30-1:00 P.M. event

$15 per person- includes continental breakfast

For further information contact Nayomi Torres-Velez, Library Associate, Email

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/who-are-the-people-in-your-neighborhood-com…

Online Training

Upcoming Webinars

The New Jersey State Library is coordinating a series of webinars for library staff who assist jobseekers. Visit www.njstatelib.org/workforce-webinars for more information and links to attend.

Taking Jobseeker Assistance to the Next Level: Ways to Add Value

Each jobseeker and job search is different especially in this ever-fluctuating marketplace. How can your library effectively serve its jobseekers? This webinar will address job search strategies, resume development, one-on-one career coaching strategies, successful events and networking.

When: December 12th, 2019 from 2:00pm-3:00pm

Presenters: Julie Knapp, Sussex County Library, and Kelsey Ockert, Princeton Public Library

Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do – California State Library

This 59-minute webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in the United States, and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Topics include how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal; what to do when faced with an overdose patient; the safe and effective use of Narcan (a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose); and getting help from social services agencies, substance abuse professionals, and the police.

View the recorded webinar here.


Strategic Planning When You Can’t Afford a Consultant

So you have to develop a strategic plan for your library, but you cannot afford to hire a consultant? Let Michele Stricker, Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning at the NJ State Library, provide you with the basic practices and resources for creating a practical framework for your strategic plan. Walk away with useful tips and techniques that you can apply to your own library.

View the recorded webinar here.


Building Effective and Innovative Partnerships – Connecting to Collections Care

How C2C Statewide grants are providing opportunities to strengthen existing relationships and reach out to new groups

  • Host: Gina L. B. Minks, Imaging & Preservation Service Manager, Amigos Library Services, Dallas, TX and Arkansas C2C Statewide Planning Grant
  • Michele Stricker, Assistant Director, Library Development Bureau, New Jersey State Library, New Jersey C2C Statewide Planning Grant
  • Margaret Mary Layne, Executive Director, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV and West Virginia C2C Statewide Planning Grant
  • Randy Silverman, Preservation Librarian, University of Utah Marriott Library, Salt Lake City, UT and Utah C2C Statewide Planning Grant

Viewed the recorded webinar here.

Training Providers

Training Providers

LYRASISChoose from a wide variety of class titles and sessions. Use code NJSL17-18 to register. LYRASIS also offers savings on supplies, free participation in select LYRASIS events and webinars, and free listings on LYRASIS Job Bank. Please see this flyer for more details.

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.
Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Certification Program – The Certified Public Library Administrator program is a voluntary post-MLS certification program for public librarians with three years or more of supervisory experience.

Library Support Staff Resource Center –  Welcome to the Library Support Staff Resource Center! This website was created under the direction of the Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR) and is designed to provide resources of interest for library support staff, paraprofessionals, and those interested in library work.

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.

The following upcoming webinars are open for registration. If you can’t attend a live session, all WebJunction webinars are recorded and available for free in the Course Catalog.

Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 ◆ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ◆ 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/hooray-for-dissent.html

Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Author Cass Sunstein writes, “Behavior that is sensible, prudent, and courteous is likely to lead individuals and societies to blunder.” Librarianship, on the whole, is prone to such behavior, choosing conformity over conflict, and inertia over action. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.

After viewing this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the practical value of dissent to their organizations, communities, and profession
  • Assess the dissent-friendliness of their organizations
  • Practice reflective techniques to test the communal value of the dissent

Presented byMargo Gustina, Special Projects Librarian, Rural Library Service and Social Wellbeing; and Eli Guinnee, State Librarian, New Mexico State Library, co-founders of Hooray4.org

Librarian as Verb: Activate Your Rural Community
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 ◆ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ◆ 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/librarian-as-verb.html

Making connections and being an active part of the community you serve is especially important in small and rural libraries. It makes your library more visible and also enhances the quality of life in the community. Learn how a rural library director transformed library services over one summer, by getting out and growing awareness in the community. With the help of two enthusiastic staff, one simple idea grew into so much more. We will explore different ways to engage your community, spark young readers, and build relationships with families. Hear tips, tools, and personal stories about how the library implemented outreach services and created ways to positively impact the entire community! Learn how to make “librarian” not only your job title, but what you actively do.

This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL).

Presented by: Lori Juhlin, Director of the Hawarden Public Library (IA), and Chair, ARSL Marketing & Communication Committee

Civil Legal Justice: The Crucial Role of Libraries
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 ◆ 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific ◆ 60 minutes
Registration: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/civil-legal-justice-the-crucial-role-of-libraries.html

The lofty U.S. ideal of “justice for all” fails the equity test because many people, especially our nation’s poorest individuals, fall into the “justice gap”—the divide between the civil legal needs of low-income people and the resources to meet those needs. Many of your community members who instinctively turn to the library for help with crises in their lives might be on the verge of falling into this gap. Though legal issues can be intimidating for library staff, public libraries are well positioned to help reduce the justice gap. Join us to learn about the status of civil legal justice in our system and about the vital role you can play in connecting people with information and supporting them as they navigate the complexities of the legal system. Law librarian Catherine McGuire, who has conducted extensive trainings with public libraries, will share insights into interacting with patrons who approach the library with civil legal needs. With a basic understanding of the civil legal justice landscape, we hope you will be motivated to plunge deeper into helping close the justice gap by taking the live, multi-week online course to be offered in April.

Presented by: Catherine McGuire, Head of Reference and Outreach, Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Maryland; Luis Interiano, Adult Services Librarian, West Baton Rouge Library, Port Allen, Louisiana; and Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Programs Manager, OCLC

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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.

Highlighted Content on WebJunction

  • Where Compassion Meets Action: The California State Library Mental Health Initiative webinar series is now available through the WebJunction Course Catalog. Produced by Infopeople, the series covers topics including creating a nurturing spot for teens, meeting needs of those who Alzheimer’s and dementia, and veteran’s mental health.
  • Public Libraries and the 2020 Census: As trusted, central community institutions, public libraries are well positioned to inform their communities about the importance of the 2020 Census, answer questions, provide access to resources, and reach hard-to-count persons to ensure a fair and equitable census count.

More Resources

Below you will find stories profiling examples of the kind of work public libraries are already doing to close the justice gap and meet the civil legal needs of their community.

Minnesota State Law Library partners with Saint Paul Public Library to Promote Access to Justice

Law libraries can provide people with information, forms, and legal aid references to help them with their legal questions. Too often, however, people either don’t know that law libraries exist or may be intimidated to visit them, as law libraries are usually housed in government buildings behind security. By contrast, public libraries are central institutions frequented by community members, but public library staff may not have the specialized knowledge to confidently answer patrons’ pressing legal questions.

The Minnesota State Law Library (MSLL) has partnered with Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) to create the Legal Reference at the Public Library program. This initiative combines the strengths of each—the specialized expertise of the law library with the accessibility of the public library—to connect more people facing legal issues with the help and support they need at their local public library.

Cyber Legal Clinics Create Access to Employment at Wicomico Public Libraries
Free legal representation can be hard to access in rural communities and filing legal documents without representation can be costly and confusing. To improve access to civil legal justice for low-income community members, Wicomico Public Libraries partnered with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service to create the cyber legal clinic, “Legal Clinic @ YOUR Library.” Participants attend clinics in person at Wicomico Public Libraries (WPL) Downtown Branch and connect with Baltimore lawyers remotely using Google Hangouts to receive full civil legal representation free of charge.

Civil Legal Aid Program at the Cleveland public Library Meets Local Needs
The Cleveland Public Library and The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland had been working in partnership for years, offering several legal aid workshops on general topics that were open to public. But Aaron Mason, the library’s Assistant Director, Outreach and Programming Services, saw an opportunity and a need to develop a more in-depth program.

The library expanded the partnership with Cleveland Legal Aid, and together they developed a budget, plan, and agreement to increase the library’s offering of free legal advice to patrons in-need.

Today, there are 12-13 clinic per year offered in branches throughout the city, allowing the program to reach people from diverse racial and financial backgrounds, and it serves as one of the library’s top-performing services.

Lawyers in Libraries: Meeting Local Needs at the Jacksonville Public Library

The Jacksonville Public Library partnered with two local legal aid organizations to provide Lawyers in Libraries workshops. Topics for workshops have included landlord or renter issues, custody and child support concerns, and other family issues.

Continuing Education Nationwide

View and subscribe to the Wyoming State Library Training Calendar at http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar.  (All events are listed in MT time).

 

Do you have a free program that you would like to share?  Add it to the calendar here: http://library.wyo.gov/services/training/calendar

 

AT YOUR LEISURE – Pre-recorded webinars to view at your convenience

 

One Book Wyoming 2019: Ernest Hemingway and Performance of Self (Wyoming State Library) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hG89LvTReo  : Hear presenter Charles Fournier discuss Hemingway’s sense of Performance in his writing. This is a video discussion for One Book Wyoming 2019.

 

Dyslexia (WY Lit) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhTtn3Oik0o : Join the non-profit WY Lit as they provide general information about dyslexia.

 

Fundamentals of Library Advocacy (EveryLibrary) https://www.everylibraryinstitute.org/webinars_on_demand : The goal of this webinar is to introduce the tools needed to develop in order to identify, cultivate, and empower your local activists to take action for libraries. We’ll show you what you need to do in your community in order to start to use those tools to build the real political power that you need in order to engage and influence community leaders.

 

Planning a Palooza: Creating Collaborative Training Opportunities for Library Staff (Infopeople) https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived  : In this webinar, the planners and organizers of the library staff training palooza share how this model can be implemented to create a collaborative training experience for library staff. They describe the foundations of planning a palooza including location and scalability, format and intended outcomes, and how to go about inviting presenters to be part of the training event. Presenters will cover step-by-step how to go about implementing a palooza, gathering supplies and preparing the space.

 

Choosing a Funding Opportunity for FY2020 (Institute of Museum and Library Services) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMGrkeBrYSc : This is a general presentation designed to help you decide which museum funding opportunity is most likely to be the best fit for your project idea and your institution. We recommend that you view this presentation before participating in or viewing a program-specific webinar.

 

ADVOCACY

Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

 

 

ASSESSMENT & PLANNING

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

 

CAREERS 

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

 

 

CHILDREN & TEENS

Jan 8: Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT

Jan 14: Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 15: A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

COMMUNICATION

Jan 7: The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

Jan 21: How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

 

DIGITAL RESOURCES

Jan 30: Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DATABASES & E-RESOURCES

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

DEVELOPMENT & MANAGING CHANGE

Jan 14: The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

Jan 22: Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

FUNDRAISING

Jan 2: Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)

Jan 2: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)

Jan 7: Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

Jan 8: Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

Jan 9: How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

Jan 23: 3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

Jan 28: Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

Jan 29: Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)

Jan 30: Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

 

 MANAGEMENT

Jan 8: The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

Jan 10: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Jan 14: Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

Jan 14: Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

Jan 22: Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

 

OUTREACH & PARTNERSHIPS

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

Jan 15: Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

Jan 23: Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

Jan 29: Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 30: Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

PROGRAMMING

Jan 7: Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

Jan 29: Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

READERS’ ADVISORY

Jan 15: Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 23: Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

REFERENCE

Jan 7: First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

Jan 14: NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 14: Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 16: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 16: Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

Jan 21: DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

Jan 22: That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 23: Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

Jan 27: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

Jan 29: NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

SCHOOL LIBRARIES

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Jan 22: Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

TECHNOLOGY

Jan 15: Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

Jan 21: Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

Jan 22: Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

Jan 23: Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

TRAINING & INSTRUCTION

Jan 9: Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

Jan 16: Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

Jan 16: Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

Jan 16: Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

Jan 21: eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

Jan 21: Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

Jan 30: Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

VOLUNTEERS

Jan 15: Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 21: Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 22: Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

Jan 28: Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

 

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Thursday, Jan 2 (11-12 pm)

Let Your Seat Get Cold (Network for Good)

 

Heidi Webb, CFRE has spent the past 22 years as a front-line fundraiser. She says, “the number one reason that fundraisers are not raising as much as they could is that they are spending too much time at their desk and behind their computer. They need to let their seats get cold.” Heidi Webb has secured dozens of 6-figure gifts and, according to her, these gifts have never been through email or social media posts. Learn the tricks of the trade and how you can manage your relationships with tools like Network for Good so that you, too, can increase fundraising outcomes in 2020!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.networkforgood.com/webinars/

 

 

Thursday, Jan 2 (12:30-1:00 pm)

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Website (Firespring)

 

A new year brings new opportunity for you and your organization. In this quick 30-minute webinar we’ll cover some tips that you can use to improve your website so that it’s ready for all 2020 will bring.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (10-11 am)

First Tuesdays: Introduction to the 2020 Census (Washington State Library)

 

The 2020 Census is fast approaching. An accurate count will ensure the fair distribution of political representation and of federal and state resources. These resources enable Washington to deliver services to children, veterans, senior citizens and families. Learn how you can help ensure that Everyone Counts in 2020. Presented by Licett Figueroa Garbe, U.S. Census Bureau.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingcalendar.aspx?audience=state

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) Office Hours (Public Library Association)

 

The Inclusive Internship Initiative (III) offers paid, summer-long internships to high school students at their local public library. Through III, students from diverse backgrounds are introduced to careers in librarianship, library mentors practice leadership skills, and host libraries grow new audiences through outreach and programming. Any public library in the U.S. is welcome to apply. Applications for the Summer 2020 cohort will be accepted from January 6–February 3, 2020. Is your library interested in applying to be a part of the 2020 cohort? During the webinar, you’ll hear from past III mentors who will share their insights and experiences from participating in this program. PLA staff will go over the application process, deadlines, and program requirements. PLA staff and past mentors will be available to answer any questions your library has about applying to or participating in the program.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (12-1 pm)

The Positions Model for Improving Personal Influence and Workplace Interactions (Pattern Research)

 

The concept of positions in communication is embedded in the grammar of most languages. First position, second position, and third position translate into first person (I, me, mine, we, ours), second person (you and yours), and third person (he, she, it, they, theirs). These three positions represent how we see the world and our relationships with other people. And, as with most models of human behavior, there is an upside and a down side. Ideally, we can move among the three positions, which translate into personal responsibility and initiative, empathy and compassion, and objectivity and rationality. However, sometimes we get stuck in one position, which keeps us from being as productive and influential as we want to be. Learn what each position stands for and how to incorporate them in how you think and act in your workplace.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://patternresearch.com/calendar/

 

Tuesday, Jan 7 (2-3:15 pm)

Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget (Bloomerang)

 

This webinar will review where to begin (even if your budget isn’t huge), which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. There will also be time for Q & A.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)

 

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (12-1:30 pm)

Children’s Lively Minds: Deb Curtis & Nadia Jaboneta Share Insights About Schema Theory (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

In this interview-style session, Master early childhood professionals, authors and play experts, Deb Curtis and Nadia Jaboneta will share stories of children’s play and identify the repeated actions and patterns (schemas), and think together about how this play is a reflection of children’s learning and development. Join us to enhance your own joy and appreciation of children’s lively minds.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Jan 8 (2-3 pm)

The Community Centered Library (Colorado State Library)

 

One of the key changes in 21st Century public librarianship has been a shift in focus from library-centric to community-centric. This is sometimes called “turning out.” But pragmatically, what does this shift mean to library operations? Join Jamie LaRue, former public library director, author, and consultant, to explore the Community Centered Library as it applies to human resources decisions, building projects, strategic planning, and the larger issue of advocacy. No registration needed!

 

To connect to the webinar, visit: https://create.coloradovirtuallibrary.org/calendar/2020-01/

 

Thursday, Jan 9 (10-11 am)

Context Matters—Quit Writing Questions and Design eLearning Experiences Instead (Training Magazine Network)

 

This webinar presents a model for building meaningful experiences to engage the learner in place of the standard “tell than test” approach to storyboarding and scripting of eLearning. Among the important factors that establish purpose in an eLearning interaction, CONTEXT is the most fundamental and yet is often the most overlooked. We will explore several strategies to structure contextual learning and illustrate the power of these techniques with real-life examples that rely on strong context to enable richly-rewarding interactive experiences.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

 

Thursday, Jan 9 (12:30-1:30 pm)

How to Thank Donors So They Keep On Giving (Firespring)

 

What is the secret to raising more money? If you want proven tactics that keep donors coming back again and again, this webinar is for you.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Friday, Jan 10 (12-1 pm)

Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

 

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://effectivenessinstitute.com/upcoming-events/

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (11-12 pm)

NER 2020-2021 Funding Webinar (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Join the NNLM NER staff to hear about the funding opportunities and logistics of applying for an award during 2020-2021. There will be a brief presentation and then an opportunity for your questions to be answered. Call for proposals have been posted – https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding Award Applications are due: March 20th, 2020.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (11-12 pm)

Reverse Strategic Planning: Evaluating A Team’s Workplace Productivity (Pattern Research/Loveland Public Library)

 

A reverse strategic planning meeting is about creating a group snapshot of what members of a team, department, committee, or staff (25 people or less) are doing. Everyone creates a prioritized list, which is posted and commented upon in writing. Then, each person makes a brief presentation, responding to comments and questions. Helps people understand how everyone’s work fits together. This snapshot can reveal where a group, committee, department or small workplace is regarding current project goals, job descriptions, contracts, strategic plans, and much more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://patternresearch.com/calendar/

 

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Presenting the 2020 Morris Award Finalists (Booklist)

 

Join Booklist for this exciting Q and A with four of the five authors nominated for YALSA’s 2020 William C. Morris Debut Award, an honor presented annually to first-time authors writing for teens. This webinar features conversations with Ben Philippe (The Field Guide to the North American Teenager), David Yoon (Frankly in Love), Katy Rose Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), and Nafiza Azad (The Candle and the Flame).

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

Doing Business with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

Learn about the programs and services of the USDA Farm Service Agency. The FSA serves farmers, ranchers, and agricultural partners, and is dedicated to achieving an economically and environmentally sound future for American Agriculture.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (12-1 pm)

The Universal Way to Unlock Bold Change (InSyncTraining)

 

Nearly everyone wants to make some kind of change in their life whether its losing weight, overcoming anxiety and depression, increasing their confidence, improving their relationships, or just managing their time better.  Yet nearly everyone struggles to make the important changes in their lives. Discover ways to successfully make important changes in your life in this webinar.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/virtually-there-series/

 

Tuesday, Jan 14 (1-2 pm)

Responding to All: Managing Relationships with Key Constituencies (WebJunction)

 

Do you know an amazing library director who stumbled into trouble unexpectedly? Are you one? Every library director seeks to be responsible and successful, but sometimes things go wrong. Understanding concepts for responsible leadership and strategies for fostering key relationships will boost your effectiveness and impact as a director, whether you are new to the position or have been around the block a few times. You will identify key relationships that need to be managed well⁠—your governing authority, your staff, your community, your profession, and last but not least, yourself. Embracing these relationships and working out a checklist of behaviors and communications for each audience will lead to more balance in your work. You’ll leave this webinar inspired by big ideas and motivated by practical steps that will refine your practice as a successful library leader. Presented by Jamie LaRue and Sharon Morris.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (9-10 am)

Best New Children’s Books of 2019: Discovering New Books for the Young and the Young at Heart (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Attendees will learn the best (we think) children’s books in the categories of: Picture Books (Story time faves), Non fiction, and Middle Grade fiction, that were published within the last year.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (11-12 pm)

Fireside Chat: Exploring the 2020 Tech Landscape (GovLoop)

 

Join GovLoop for an intimate online discussion with government and industry leaders about the 2020 tech landscape and how agencies can think outside the box to realize their goals.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Promoting Your Library 365 (Novelist)

 

Kick off the new year with a plan to hit the ground running to promote your library and all that it offers. From advocacy to newsletters, social media to collection building, you’ll leave this webinar with actionable steps to keep your library and its value to the community top of mind all year long.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://bit.ly/2rGAlV3

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (12-1 pm)

Build Staff Buy-In for Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

Is your organization open to engaging volunteers in new ways? Often one of the biggest challenges to a new model of volunteer engagement is the resistance of paid staff. Often attitudes and fears of our co-workers prevent us from expanding the work that volunteers do. But, if you’ve never worked with volunteers before, it can be scary. In this webinar we’ll discuss strategies for working with paid staff to engage volunteers. We’ll cover what you can do to alleviate some of those fears, strategies for working within a Union environment, and how you can train and support your coworkers as they become responsible for managing volunteers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Wednesday, Jan 15 (1-2 pm)

A Conversation with the 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalists (School Library Journal)

 

Join School Library Journal for a lively conversation featuring four 2020 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists. Learn a bit about the inspiration behind these fantastic titles; hear from the authors about their research and storytelling processes; and take away some insights into how publishers select engaging and relevant nonfiction titles for teens. Don’t miss out on this exclusive event ahead of the award announcement at ALA Midwinter!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.slj.com/?subpage=Events

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (11-12 pm)

How to Lead Event Committees to Success (CharityHowTo)

 

An engaged, enthusiastic event committee is key to the success of any nonprofit event. However, it is up to YOU to ensure they work as a team to help your organization maximize the event’s profits and impact. In this free 45-minute live webinar, event planning expert A.J. Steinberg of Queen Bee Fundraising will show you how to be an effective committee leader and how to create a happy, productive volunteer event team.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (11-12 pm)

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (12-1 pm)

Trade Trends, Policy Actions and Resources for Metals and Critical Minerals (U.S. Census)

 

This webinar with the Census Bureau and International Trade Administration will provide valuable information on the Metals and Critical Minerals Industry, including related industry groups within energy storage/battery, technology and manufacturing bases with supply-chains impacted by critical minerals. Census will discuss its resources, Schedule B Search Engine and the Global Market Finder.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.census.gov/data/academy.html

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (12-1:30 pm)

Executive Function and Language Development: Unpacking the Science and Exploring New Findings (Early Childhood Investigations)

 

It is no secret among seasoned early childhood teachers that children who thrive are those who are able to articulate their needs, have the ability to regulate their emotions, and can focus their attention on a task. Now, findings from new research studies are not only backing up that intuition, but they are providing teachers and child care staff with the new approaches and techniques to employ in their classrooms. This webinar will review those highlights.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (1:30-2:30 pm)

Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime (Alliance for Excellent Education/Future Ready Schools)

 

Join Thomas C. Murray (Director of Innovation, Future Ready SchoolsⓇ)and All4Ed President Deb Delisle in this webinar on how educators have the power to leave a legacy by: making students’ learning experiences personal and authentic; ensuring that the culture around you is personal and authentic; developing and nurturing personal and authentic relationships; and being personal and authentic. The work is hard, but our kids are worth it!

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://all4ed.org/webinars-events/

 

Thursday, Jan 16 (3-4 pm)

Hacking the Research Paper with Human-Centered Design (School Library Connection)

 

What does it mean to bring human-centered design to student learning in the classroom and library? It starts with moving from assignments that ask students to “prove you understand” toward those that encourage them to “use this knowledge to make a difference.” Learn the steps to transform your research assignments into human-centered projects in both the library and the classroom with road-tested, easy-to-replicate exercises and web-based resources that will nurture your students’ empathy and strengthen their talents for collaboration, creativity, and inquiry.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://schoollibraryconnection.com/

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (11:15-12 pm)

eLibrary (Wyoming State Library)

 

General reference database for middle school, high school, college and for educators. Includes curated research topic pages to get students started on their research.

 

To register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4035146505184071949

Webinar ID 210-540-131

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

DSIMS or : How I Manage My Selection Profile (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This webinar gives an overview of DSIMS (Depository Selection Information Management System), the tool used by depository libraries to manage what publications they receive through the Federal Depository Library Program. Learn how to log in, view your individual selection profile, and the various options for adding or removing item numbers from the profile.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

How to Find Your Professional Voice (GovLoop)

 

Join GovLoop and NextGen to learn how to strengthen your public speaking skills and find your professional voice.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (12-1 pm)

Successful Volunteer Interview Strategies (VolunteerMatch)

 

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.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (1-2 pm)

Setting the Stage for Early Literacy (edWeb.net)

 

Just for early childhood educators, this edWebinar is chock full of fun, just-right activities that build oral language and early reading and writing skills. Amy and Allison break down the hows and whys of early literacy into bite-size pieces to help busy teachers support our youngest learners’ individual development without pushing them too hard. Participants will leave with ideas for creating a literacy-rich environment; literacy activities for whole-class, small-group, and independent learning; strategies for building an effective home-school connection; and much more.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Tuesday, Jan 21 (3-4 pm)

Technology in Rural Schools: Addressing the Challenges of Digital Equity (edWeb.net)

 

Within each school or district, it is important that students have equitable access to devices, high-speed internet, quality instruction, and meaningful learning opportunities. However, given their geography and context, rural schools and systems face unique challenges when addressing digital equity both inside and outside of school. As these presenters will explain, each rural context presents different challenges and opportunities.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinars/

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (9-10 am)

Pretty Sweet Tech (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Special monthly episodes of NCompass Live! Join the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Amanda Sweet, as she guides us through the world of library-related Pretty Sweet Tech.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (10-11 am)

That’s Not Funny! Or is it? (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (12-1 pm)

Eliminating Fines: How to Make the Change Throughout Your State For State Library Agency Leaders & Library Policy Consultants (Colorado State Library)

 

Join this webinar specifically designed for state and regional leaders who are seeking ways to inform libraries about the facts of fines as well as the benefits and strategies for elimination. Even if you don’t feel you have any say in locally controlled libraries, your voice is important. The stakes are high as we now understand that library fines are an equity issue for the most vulnerable populations in your state.

 

To attend, use this link: https://enetlearning.adobeconnect.com/librarydevelopment/

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (12-1 pm)

Successfully Implementing Volunteer Program Changes (VolunteerMatch)

 

What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (1-2 pm)

Hooray for Dissent! Moving Beyond a Culture of Conformity (WebJunction)

 

Dissent and conflict are critical components of progress and are catalysts that move individuals, institutions, and communities toward systemic change. Authentic dissent in librarianship can be a catalyst to facilitate positive change against systemic oppression in libraries, and in society at large.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

 

Wednesday, Jan 22 (3-4 pm)

Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning (edWeb.net)

 

Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. Join this edWebinar to learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle will share links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (9-10 am)

Don’t Fence Me In: Rethinking Western Reader’s Advisory (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

 

We’ve all been there. The patron who has read EVERY. SINGLE. LOUIS. L’AMOUR title in your collection. The Elmer Kelton fan who has to resort to ILL. Laura Jean, one of the Reader’s Advisory Librarians at the Talking Book Program, has some possible solutions for you. She’s going to suggest different ways of approaching westerns that will have your patrons looking at this beloved genre in a whole new way.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (10-11 am)

Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers, and Spies Banded Together in World War II Europe (U.S. National Archives)

 

While armies have seized enemy records and rare texts as booty throughout history, it was only during World War II that an unlikely band of librarians, archivists, and scholars traveled abroad to collect books and documents to aid the military cause. They collected enemy texts, followed advancing armies to capture records, and seized Nazi works from bookstores and schools. When the war ended, they found and helped restitute looted collections hidden in cellars and caves. In Information Hunters, cultural historian Kathy Peiss reveals how book and document collecting became part of the new apparatus of intelligence and national security, military planning, and postwar reconstruction.

 

For more information and to view on YouTube, visit: https://www.archives.gov/calendar

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Serving the Underserved: tips for serving the homeless (Colorado State Library)

 

In this session, learn practical tips to serve people experiencing homelessness, avoid burnout, encourage community conversations,and link patrons to available resources. Learn from one Library Director’s mistakes and successes, and discuss your libraries’ unique challenges together.

 

For more information and to join the webinar, visit: https://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1 pm)

Security and NextGen Tools-Are They a Match? (GovLoop)

 

Websites, portals and databases are built and maintained by developers at agencies across the country. As these government employees upgrade to nextgen tools to support citizen needs, they also need to incorporate security measures into every aspect of their work. Join us to hear a case study about how agencies can work effectively while also staying secure.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.govloop.com/training/

 

Thursday, Jan 23 (12-1:30 pm)

3 Fundraising Trends to Capitalize on in 2020 (Grantspace)

 

To help nonprofits up-level their annual fundraising strategies, the team at Classy is joining us to share 2020 fundraising trends nonprofits can capitalize on in the new year. You’ll learn how to incorporate these trends into your fundraising strategy and examples from nonprofits who are already ahead of the curve.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Monday, Jan 27 (9:30-10:30 am)

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), based at the National of Institutes (NIH), is the largest biomedical library in the world. It offers a variety of databases and resources for consumers and health professionals alike, including the Disaster Information Management Research Center. This presentation will review these resources and give updates on apps such as the Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER). It will also feature government databases like PubMed and Disaster Lit for finding publications. Furthermore, opportunities for programming and a partnerships with non-traditional entities such as libraries will be discussed.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Tuesday, Jan 28 (11-12 pm)

Asking Styles: A Revolutionary Concept in Fundraising (CharityHowTo)

 

You have your own Asking Style, and if you learn to ask in your Style, you will be more comfortable, confident and successful as an asker. Are you a Rainmaker? Go-Getter? Kindred Spirit? Mission Controller? A mix of two Styles?Join Brian Saber, President of Asking Matters, to learn about the revolutionary concept of Asking Styles created by his company.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-live-webinars/free

 

Tuesday, Jan 28 (12-1 pm)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

 

It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome. This webinar will help you identify how your organziation’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (8-9 am)

Quick Play Gaming for Teen Outreach (Indiana State Library)

 

Teen patrons in every community live lives that are more and more hectic with little spare time and sometimes shrinking awareness of libraries and what they have to offer. It is sometimes the case that to engage them the best thing to do is to go where they are. In the community of Hagerstown, IN, a significant part of that has been accomplished by going into the high school and with the development of a program called the Quick Play Game Club. The program began over three years ago, originally as an International Gaming Day event that was highly successful, working in partnership with the school. This webinar will cover how the game club began, the process of working with the school staff and finding a place in that very set daily schedule and how it has evolved into a twice monthly outreach program, the games used and the tips and rules that have made it fun for everyone.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar?ln=ALL

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (9-10 am)

Community Engagement: Straight Talk (Nebraska Library Commission)

 

Participants will leave with a clear definition of Community Engagement, along with the framework for how to build a Community Engagement plan. One size doesn’t fit all. Your library is uniquely special and to honor this fact, this interactive hour will include brainstorming about what’s right for your library and community. This discussion will be supported by concrete examples and case studies from libraries who have implemented successful community engagement plans.

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

 

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (12-1:30 pm)

Are LGBTQ+ Donors Still Saying “I Do” After Marriage Equality? (Grantspace)

 

The fight for marriage equality demonstrated the power of collaboration, collective impact, and LGBTQ+ philanthropy. This session will explore how LGBTQ+ giving has changed, or not, since marriage equality and how communities of all sizes are being impacted by LGBTQ+ philanthropy.  We will share perspectives from LGBTQ+ community centers and LGBTQ+ donors.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://grantspace.org/training/search/format/live/location/online/

 

Wednesday, Jan 29 (1-2 pm)

NNLM Resource Picks: Bookshelf (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

Bookshelf provides free access to the full text of books and documents in the biomedical and life sciences as well as health care, medical humanities and social sciences at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Through integration with other NCBI databases, such as PubMed, Gene, Genetic Testing Registry, and PubChem, Bookshelf also provides reference information for biological, chemical and other biomedical data and facilitates its discovery. This webinar will provide an overview of Bookshelf, including why it is a trusted resource of reference and health information, how it is related but different from PubMed Central and PubMed, and how to best find and navigate the content it archives.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (9-10 am)

Marketing Trends Nonprofits Need to Know (and Embrace) (Firespring)

 

Marketing trends come and go, but the top marketing trends are the ones worth adopting. Digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing—each plays a role in a nonprofit’s strategy. Join us to discuss the 2020 marketing trends that’ll shape your nonprofit’s future and grow your impact.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.com/resources/webinars/

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (12-1 pm)

Introduction to OpenRefine: Using Open Software to Weed and Manage your Government Documents Collection (Federal Depository Library Program)

 

This hands-on training will provide an introduction to OpenRefine, a powerful open source tool for exploring, cleaning, and manipulating “messy” data.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

Literacy Strong All Year Long: Powerful Lessons for Grades K–5  (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development)

 

Join the authors as they share practical literacy techniques for navigating strong all year long by laying a solid foundation with literacy components, finding creative ways to fend off the mid-year blahs, empowering ideas for ending the school year on a high note, and proven strategies for motivating students in literacy all summer long!

 

For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/webinars.aspx

 

Thursday, Jan 30 (1-2 pm)

Struggles and Strategies for Survival Beyond the Walls of Jail (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

 

In this webinar Louie Diaz will share his own story of substance use disorder and incarceration as well as the work he is doing in the cities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts to address the addiction crisis. He will discuss what it was like to be followed by a film crew for 5 years as this documentary was being made. He will also share why this film is important as we begin to treat substance use disorder as a public health issue instead of a law enforcement issue. The NLM Resources related to substance use disorder that are highlighted during the webinar are MedlinePlus, Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal, and the Graphic Medicine Book Club. Also, an extensive substance use disorder resource list that includes materials from NLM and partner organizations will also be made available with the recording link and webinar slides.

 

For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/training/classes-by-availability-scheduled

Applications

2020 Best Practices in Early Literacy Awards – Deadline to apply is March 6, 2020

The New Jersey State Library is accepting applications for the annual Best Practices in Early Literacy Award. The award honors up to four outstanding public libraries that currently provide exemplary literacy programs for children from birth to six years, their families and caregivers. The award provides a $1,000 honorarium, a certificate, and promotion of the winning library as a model program for other libraries. The winning libraries will be honored during the State Librarian’s Breakfast at the 2020 NJLA Conference at Harrah’s in Atlantic City. The deadline to apply is March 6, 2020.

To apply, please complete and submit the application form after consulting the award guidelines.

To see a list of previous winners, go to the following webpage and click on Award Brochures, then under New Jersey State Library Awards (for 2017 – 2019 winners) or under Best Practices in Early Literacy (for 2014-2016 winners).

Those who applied last year but did not win can re-apply with the same program as long as it was held within the past two years. Libraries who have won twice previously are not eligible to apply. Please contact Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, srawlins@njstatelib.org, 609-278-2640 ext. 116 if you have any questions.

 

Apply for the 2020 Miss Rumphius Award!

As liaison to the NJ Center for the Book, Sharon Rawlins is promoting to public and school library staff that the Center is seeking nominations for its 2020 Miss Rumphius Award. Based on the title character of Barbara Cooney’s book, Miss Rumphius, winner of the National Book Award in 1983, this Award honors public librarians, school media specialists, and educators who are stellar in spreading ideas about literacy. The deadline for submitting nominations is Monday, February 17, 2020. The nominee must be employed in New Jersey as a professional librarian, library staff member, certified educator, or teacher assistant, and must have developed creative activities to enhance learning and literacy.  The activity should be collaborative, innovative, and able to be replicated by other librarians and educators. The nominee must be willing to help produce her or his program for other classrooms and/or libraries. A monetary amount of $200.00 and a NJCFB Miss Rumphius Award certificate will be presented to the recipient in 2020. The nomination shall include the full name of the nominee and the place of employment; shall describe the activity or program in complete detail; shall describe the setting in which it takes place; shall indicate the collaborative aspects; shall indicate the innovative aspects of the program or activity and indicate how it can be replicated; shall include the full name and title of the nominator with address, email, phone number and fax number; shall include a letter of support from an administrator, from a former or current student, from a client or patron, or from a member of the staff.

Please submit your nomination (self-nominations are accepted) for the Miss Rumphius Award to Carol Phillips (carolphillipslibrarian@gmail.com).

If you have any questions, contact Carol Phillips, (carolphillipslibrarian@gmail.com) or visit the NJCFB website: njcenterforthebook.org.

 

Libraries Lead with Digital Skills

As part of Libraries Lead with Digital Skills, an initiative of ALA and PLA, sponsored by Google, NJ libraries are invited to apply for funding to host digital skills workshops for job seekers and small business owners in your communities.

Applications are now open through Jan. 15, 2020.

Accepted libraries will receive:

  • Funding – $1,000 with minimal application and reporting requirements, with the opportunity to receive an additional $3,000 bonus if your program is selected for a Spotlight Award.
  • Marketing support – ALA and Google can help get the word out about your program with social media guidance, marketing assets and more.
  • Technical guidance – Have questions about curriculum resources or programs? Ask Google! Need some best practices in library programming? PLA is here to help!
  • A community of practice – Troubleshoot challenges and share ideas with other libraries that receive funding alongside Google, ALA and PLA.
  • Advocacy tools – Use our impact evaluation tools and advocacy resources to create and sustain the digital skills plan for your community.
  • We strongly encourage all libraries to apply, as it will be a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on how you are supporting your community’s economic growth through digital skills training. Please feel free to pass this opportunity along to other libraries within your network.

Learn more about program requirements and the application process: http://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/google