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Katie Campbell, Library Consultant
Listed below are FREE programs The Accessible Technology Coalition , American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Grantspace, Insync Training, NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O’Reilly, VolunteerMatch, Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the West Virginia Library Commission, will be webcasting during August.
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:
August 14 (1-2 pm)
YouTube Access (Accessible Technology Coalition)
Learn how to increase access to YouTube for those with hearing and vision impairments, from the perspective of the user and the content provider.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/training/youtube-access
August 14 (2-3 pm)
Grantseeking Basics (Grantspace)
Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? Are you new to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ce8xbkw
August 14 (2-3 pm)
YA Announcements: Fall Preview (Booklist)
Get a sneak peak at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/cqaxse7
August 14 (3-4 pm)
Developing Your Plan for Successful Career Growth and Advancement (Infopeople)
The first webinar in this series focused broadly on skills that are needed in the contemporary library environment, and where to find training in those skills. This webinar will focus on your individual skills and skill gaps. Determining the specific combination of skills you need to acquire in order to advance your career or take it in a different direction can be a daunting challenge.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/developing-your-plan
August 15 (11 am-12 pm)
Renew Yourself, Your Library and Your Career (Nebraska Library Commission)
As society and technology evolve in ways that can sometimes be startling, we may find ourselves occasionally wondering “What can *I* really do to make a real difference at work?”. In this session we’ll come together to learn and think about the role of the modern library and how you, regardless of the position you fill at your day job, can make substantial impacts you might not have felt empowered to before. Come for ideas, motivation and inspiration about your work and the work of libraries. Leave ready to affect more change and create more opportunity for yourself and your local community than you may have ever imagined possible.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=11525
August 15 (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. For more information contact Jim Honour firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-766-6537.
August 15 (12-1 pm)
Crafting Business Stories That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire (American Management Association)
Companies like Disney, 3M, Motorola, and the World Bank have adopted storytelling as a key method of influence and leadership. Instead of corporate memos, email, and PowerPoint presentations, storytelling is now being used to inspire and motivate organizations, to create a vision for the future, to define culture and values, to set goals and build commitment to them, and to lead change. What You Will Learn: WHY storytelling works, and WHEN to use it, A simple, three-part story structure that’s proven to work, and Tips for turning a good story into a great story by using metaphors, emotion, and surprises, while keeping the style concrete, direct, and engaging.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/Crafting-Business-Stories-that-Captivate-Convince-and-Inspire.aspx
August 15 (12-1 pm)
Skip Tracing: Finding Personal and Business Information (Washington State Library)
There are many websites that provide information on individuals and businesses but not all are created equal. This class will help public librarians know where to look for different types of information and how to evaluate a site to determine its accuracy and trustworthiness. Participants will learn how to use free web-based resources to find: • Telephone, Address and Other Verification Information • Professional Licensing • Real Property • Criminal and Court • Web Presence (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/cr2v4rq
August 15 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Teen Read Week (Colorado State Library)
Teen Read Week (TRW) is an annual event to celebrate reading for fun and to encourage teens to take advantage of reading in all its forms–books, magazines, e-books, audiobooks and more. Join this interactive conversation to share your plans and ideas with colleagues on creating a fun and meaningful TRW for your community, including: outreach and partnering opportunities, involving teens themselves in planning your TRW, and using TRW to spur in-house improvements and awareness of teen services.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
August 15 (3-4 pm)
Organizational Storytelling for Librarians (Infopeople)
This webinar will cover the basics of organizational storytelling and will give examples of its uses in communicating vision, managing change, and creating community. Special guest Waynn Pearson, former City Librarian of the Cerritos (CA) Library, will talk about telling stories through architecture as he describes the narratives embedded in the Cerritos Library building dedicated in 2002.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/organizational-storytelling
August 16 (2-3 pm)
The Influential Trainer (Insync Training)
Trainers have enormous potential to influence their whole organizations. In this session, we’ll explore ways to enhance transfer of training, get support and resources for training initiatives, and develop solution-focused strategies while avoiding self-defeating behaviors. Target audience: trainers and those who supervise trainers.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/d6r9ks
August 17 (10-11 am)
Comics, Graphic novels and Manga, Oh MY! (West Virginia Library Commission)
WVLC’s Heather Campbell-Shock explains how comics, graphic novels, and manga are no longer for geeks thanks to popular television shows and movies. Learn the basics of these three types of materials, how to predict what will be popular among your users, and have programming that appeals to all ages.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://wvlc.libcal.com/event.php?id=107107