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Katie Campbell, Library Consultant
State Library of Ohio
July Free Webinars (Week of July 23rd through the 31st)
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 25 (11 am-12 pm)
NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: An interview with Andrew Blum (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this month’s Tech Talk Michael interviews Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet. A narrative tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself. When your Internet cable leaves your living room where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives—and the broader scheme of human culture—can be found on the Internet. But what is it physically? And where is it really? Our mental map of the network is as blank as the map of the ocean that Columbus carried on his first voyages. The Internet, its material nuts and bolts, is an unexplored territory. Until now. In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet’s physical infrastructure and flips on the lights, revealing an utterly fresh look at the online world we think we know. Tubes combines on-the-ground reporting and lucid explanation into an engaging, mind-bending narrative to help us understand the physical world that underlies our digital lives.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/NXCqyn
July 25 (2-3 pm)
Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services (WebJunction)
The exploding popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices provides a unique opportunity for libraries to help bridge the digital divide. These devices are often discussed in the context of affluent populations and academic libraries, yet the demographics of mobile internet users are much more diverse than this, and the potential for mobile library services is correspondingly broad. Join us for this webinar brought to you in collaboration with ALA TechSource, and presented by Andromeda Yelton, author of the January issue of Library Technology Reports on the topic of Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/NKzlhD
July 25 (3-4 pm)
Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources (National Library of Medicine)
This Spotlight! session will focus on Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Transgendered health information resources and will be presented by Dana Abbey, NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy/Colorado Coordinator. Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online athttp://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.
July 26 (1-2 pm)
Your Board and Fundraising (Grantspace)
This class helps you think through the process of getting your board involved with fundraising. What we will cover: The role of your board, Why board members may be reluctant to fundraise and how to overcome these concerns, Ways the board can participate in fundraising activities, and Tips for strengthening your fundraising board.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Kl2sMx
July 31 (2-3 pm)
Managing Special Collections: Service, Security, Statistics (Library Journal)
Special collections are the jewels of their institutions, yet they also present unique challenges. This program will explore three topics of prime concern to special collections managers and library administrators: enhancing services to researchers, improving collections security, and supporting assessment activities and data-driven management decisions.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/LJv9DP