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Katie Campbell, Library Consultant
State Library of Ohio
July Free Webinars (Week of July 16th)
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 18 (11-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Library in a Dash (Nebraska Library Commission)
Joyce Neujahr; Director of Patron Services & Emily Kesten; Patron Services Assistant, from the University of Nebraska – Omaha Criss Library, will show how by means of an information dashboard, you can cultivate library data to visually connect departments within your library and the wider community.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11399
July 18 (12-1 pm)
Breezing Along with the RML (National Library of Medicine)
NN/LM MCR Coordinators present updates on Regional Medical Library activities relevant to librarians, be they public or health sciences.
To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr . Enter as a guest. Sign in with your first and last names. Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have the Adobe Acrobat Connect system call you on your telephone.
July 18 (1-2 pm)
Organizational Drama: A Leadership Perspective on Conflict (Nonprofit Webinars)
Some nonprofit organizations experience frequent conflict. The characters and plot-lines may change, but the persistence of some kind of drama is constant. In this webinar, we will take a realistic and practical look at how an organization’s leaders can promote a culture of constructive conflict resolution. We will consider the key leadership challenges of: recognizing patterns; assessing causes of organizational conflict; interrupting negative cycles; coping with fear in the workplace; and fostering a climate of respect and dialogue. I will share real-life case studies; tips and tools; and resources for further learning.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/755966168
July 18 (2-3 pm)
Emerging Technologies: Tips and Strategies for Success in Libraries (Georgia Library Association)
Emerging technologies have become an ever-present part of our academic lives. From communicating with library supporters to providing resources for distance learners, educators must think about the tools we use and how we use them. What do we use? How? Why? These are some of the questions that constantly present themselves as we wade through the pool of emerging technologies. For libraries that do not have staff dedicated to digital initiatives, deciding on which tools to use and how to effectively use them can be challenging. This session aims to provide practical insight into understanding emerging technologies and tips for identifying and implementing relevant tools and services.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/MKP6nG
July 18 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Public Library Trends in Colorado (Colorado State Library)
Join the conversation! Learn about trends that are emerging in Colorado libraries and share what’s happening in your own libraries. What innovative strategies are you taking to create the future of libraries?
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://connect.enetcolorado.org/cslinsession/
July 18 (3-4 pm)
Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW! (Infopeople)
There is no denying that the job market is tough these days, but there are steps you can take to ensure that your next interviewer sees you as the best candidate for the job. And for those of you who are employed, there are steps you can take to ensure that the work that you do today could help land your dream job someday. In this one-hour webinar you will: Learn to approach the job search and interview process from the perspective of the person doing the hiring, Gain insight into how to think strategically about your current job, as well as about how to prepare to get the next one, Discover tips for navigating the often baffling world of the civil service application and interview, and Learn the things that hiring managers wish every job candidate knew.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/hack-your-career
July 18 (3:15-4:15 pm)
Designing Vibrant Libraries: Using our Strengths to Create the Libraries of the Future (Georgia Library Association)
Join Michael Porter as we take a thought-provoking stroll through library history, technology evolution and our shared humanity. We’ll examine what makes libraries work at the most basic levels, and how our jobs, right now, have the potential to create a foundation for a stunningly vibrant future for libraries and the communities they serve. Come ponder concepts like need, desire, human nature, society and technology and leave more inspired about your work and your life as an information professional.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/KxLlqm