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Katie Campbell, Library Consultant
State Library of Ohio
July Free Webinars (Week of July 9th)
Listed below are FREE programs American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Library Journal, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, TechSoup, and WebJunction will be webcasting during July.
In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:
EDUCAUSE Live! archives
eSchool News Webinars
OPAL Webinar Archives
School Library Journal
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
TL Virtual Café
July 10 (2-3 pm)
Nancy Pearl Presents Book Lust Rediscoveries (Booklist)
Join esteemed Seattle librarian Nancy Pearl in conversation with two authors from her new book series, Book Lust Rediscoveries, a publishing program devoted to reintroducing some of the best (and now out of print) novels originally published between 1960-2000. Each new edition is personally selected by Nancy Pearl and includes an introduction by her, discussion questions for book groups, and a list of recommended further reading. She will be joined by Rhian Ellis, author of After Life, and Frederick G. Dillen, author of Fool, to discuss the series, as well as their own favorite moments of discovering a wonderful book
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/MvAeyK
July 10 (3-4 pm)
Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement (Infopeople)
This webinar offers practical advice for library staff seeking to expand their existing skill sets and develop new areas of expertise to broaden their career potential, maximize their earnings in their current position or gain that competitive edge for landing their next job. The presenters will identify and discuss more than 30 of the hottest skills in greatest demand in the library world.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/identifying-and-acquiring-new-skills
July 10 (3-4 pm)
Introduction to Fundraising Planning (Grantspace)
A successful nonprofit organization has diversified funding streams. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You’ll learn how to: Conduct an assets inventory, Develop a case statement, Identify funding partners, and Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Introduction-to-Fundraising-Planning-2012-07-10-Webinar
July 11 (1-2 pm)
Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children (WebJunction)
Grant funding is one way to find resources to support innovative programming and services for children. In this webinar, the presenters share advice about finding, writing, and submitting grant opportunities. Information will also be shared about specific grants that focus on diversity, literacy and libraries and are relevant for school and public libraries. Participants will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions and share related experiences. This webinar is presented in collaboration with the Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University and made possible through the LUCY (Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth) grant from IMLS.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/LAbzDG
July 11 (12-1 pm)
Finding Diamonds in the Rough: Proven Methods for Hiring High-Potentials (American Management Association)
Employers are more dogmatic than ever about wanting to hire nothing but “A” players.
So the hunt is constantly on for candidates with great pedigrees and unbroken records of success in prior jobs. Yet as many as 40% of these all-stars end up failing in their new assignments. What’s missing? It’s time to take a fresh look at “soft skills” such as resilience, ingenuity, growth potential, creativity and the ability to accomplish a lot with skimpy resources. During this webcast, you’ll discover how world-class organizations have mastered ways to size up candidates along these dimensions.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Finding-Diamonds-in-the-Rough.aspx
July 11 (1-2 pm)
Structuring Effective Meetings in Contentious Settings (Nonprofit Webinars)
We all have to lead contentious meetings from time to time. Either the topic or participants pose a challenge to a thoughtful exchange of ideas. There seems to be little hope of arriving at decisions that all will support. The usual prescriptions for such meetings emphasize changing behavior or using some set of meeting rules. Both are difficult. There is another approach, one that relies on choosing structures that will influence the conduct of the meeting. The structural choices a leader makes, even if unseen/unrecognized by participants, can greatly improve the civility and productivity of these meetings. In this webinar I will help you see some of these structures (the naked meeting) and introduce choices you can make in planning, conducting or achieving results given a (potentially) contentious meeting.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/717536617
July 12 (1-2 pm)
Introduction to Finding Funders (Grantspace)
This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center’s comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization’s funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and PubHub reports. The webinar assumes no previous experience withFoundation Directory Online Professional.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/McZiee
July 12 (2-3 pm)
Book Battle II: This Time It’s Personal (Booklist)
If you missed those legendary book brawlers, Cutie and Tiger (a.k.a. Chris Vaccari from Sterling Publishing and Talia Sherer from Macmillan), mixing it up at recent ALA conferences, now’s your chance to get a ringside seat—right in front of your own computer! The book battle is going virtual. Some critics charge that Cutie and Tiger have been a bit too nice to one another in their earlier exchanges. No matter. This time they assure us the gloves are coming off. When they climb out of the ring at the end of the hour, they will have left nothing behind—except, of course, for dozens of terrific new-book recommendations. Don’t miss this hour-long, free Booklist webinar moderator by Adult Books editor Brad Hooper.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/MXo148
July 12 (2-3 pm)
Making the Most of TechSoup.org (TechSoup)
Interested in finding more about what TechSoup has to offer? Check out our webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 11 a.m. Pacific time, Making the Most of TechSoup.org.
During this webinar we will be hearing from TechSoup staff members Lara Franklin and Shala Harris on the different aspects of the TechSoup website, our software donation programs, resources, and more.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=fp7sie67pksm
July 12 (3-4 pm)
Fine-tuning Facebook for Libraries (Infopeople)
Sure, it’s incredibly simple for your library to set up a Facebook presence. But, then what? How can you really make it useful for visitors? Learn the do’s and don’ts of managing your library’s Facebook account and what you can do to attract more fans. Get the lowdown on using Facebook Insights, the built-in metrics application. See real examples of libraries that showcase the good, the bad, and the ugly. Get ready to make your library’s presence on Facebook a whole lot better!
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/fine-tuning-facebook-libraries