From the desk of Katie Campbell…
Free October Webinars -Week of October 15th
Listed below are FREE programs from a variety of providers which will be provided during October.
October 15 (2-3 pm)
Juggling 101: Managing Multiple Priorities (Insync Training)
“Time management” is an oxymoron. You can’t change it, or lengthen it, or shorten it, or ‘manage’ it. This course will help you identify ways to deal with the things you can manage: yourself, others, and the tasks with which you’re confronted.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/S61TJX
October 16 (4:30-5:30 pm)
Common Core & More: Surprising Reasons to go Graphic (Booklist)
Whether you are new to graphic novels or a long-time fan, this is the session for you! Join our expert panel from The Graphic Classroom blog, Capstone, and Booklist Publications for a lively discussion about how you can build on kids’ fascination with graphic novels to meet learning objectives and enhance critical thinking skills, such as prediction and inference. Attendees are automatically entered to win a complete 24 book set of Capstone’s new DC Comics line! Moderated by Gillian Engberg, Editorial Director of Books for Youth at Booklist Publications.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/OZGAcd
October 16 (2-3 pm)
Incubate leadership @ your library (WebJunction)
Effective leadership in a library community is not performed by any one person. Instead, it is a collective act of many players contributing their toolset of complementary and evolving skills. Leadership “incubates” best in an environment nurtured by collaborative and continuous learning; it often grows accidentally, sometimes unbeknownst to the leader-to-be. Through peer mentoring and other methods, explore ways to create a generative space that nourishes the infectious qualities of leadership. Develop a network of seasoned learners who will incubate leadership, both within your library and in support of the broader community, collaboratively building and leading a rich and fulfilling learning organization.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/QkbEPc
October 16 (2-3 pm)
Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)
What do you need to know about social media as a volunteer program manager? How can you use sites like Facebook, and Twitter to promote your volunteer opportunities and recruit volunteers? This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You’ll also learn about the social media tools available in your VolunteerMatch account that help you promote your volunteer opportunity on other social networking sites.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/622810504
October 16 (3-4 pm)
Fall Books for Kids (School Library Journal)
Learn about fall’s collection of new books for your young readers during this School Library Journal webcast event. From illustrated books to chapter books, topics range from superheroes to farmers, and then some! Discover what it means to be a samurai in Benjamin Martin’s Samurai Awakening, and find out if an American teenager has what takes to save his friends. Read about Bill Finger, the man who gave Bruce Wayne a name and made him a detective in Marc Tyler Nobleman’s picture book (illustrated by Ty Templeton) Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman. See a new take on the classic Old MacDonald nursery rhyme in Old MacDonald Had Her Farm (written by JonArno Lawson, illustrated by Tina Holdcroft) with brightly illustrated pictures and tongue-twisters to help readers learn about vowels while using the same E-I-E-I-O refrain. Register now to see what else Annick Press, Charlesbridge, and Tuttle Publishing will share from their fall book releases.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PKx49L
October 17 (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 public and health sciences librarians. This month, Barb Jones, Missouri/Advocacy Coordinator will give some basic definitions to the concept of knowledge management and will facilitate reports from participants in a knowledge management workshop attended.
To log in, visit https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2. 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. Additional Information: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html
October 17 (2:30-3:30 pm)
Engaging Customer Curiosity (Colorado State Library)
How do you engage library customers? People are naturally curious, and are driven to learn about topics of interest. Libraries can engage library customers and create a space for exploration, discovery, and collaboration. Join this session to learn more about techniques for effectively engaging library users, featuring ideas presented at the R-Squared Conference.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://cslinsession.cvlsites.org/
October 17 (3-4 pm)
100 New Donors in 90 Days: A Step-by-Step Process (Nonprofit Webinars)
We live in the midst of a “new normal.” The current, unprecedented global economic roller-coaster and political uncertainty impact personal philanthropy. This new normal has led to many donors’ anxiety about the future. As a result, people are not making new, first time gifts and are cutting their giving to some of their former charities—if not eliminating them altogether. Then, where are you to find the donors and the money to achieve your goals? Research shows that it requires 4.5 times the effort, staff, and dollars to acquire a new donor as it does to keep one. Yet some nonprofits seem to spend more time and energy pursuing a new giver than making the effort to keep the old friend happy and engaged.
We know that with proper planning you can retain your donors. It has been demonstrated that with effective development and stewardship, you can be certain of an enthusiastic donor base and high retention. If you follow systematic procedures, the annual fund program is virtually failsafe. Securing donors is obviously the first step. But then you must acknowledge promptly and effectively, show appreciation regularly and sincerely, and give priority to winning the donor’s heart and mind to the cause. Following this plan will help to create a culture of giving at your organization.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/121677304
October 17 (3-4:30)
Session 1: Revitalize the Library Customer Service Experience from Outside In and Inside Out (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
From Outside In. Examine the philosophy of service inherent in the V.O.I.C.E. model, Identify areas of strength and areas of improvement in delivering responsive, engaging service, Proactively explore how to exceed customer expectations, Map Customer Points of Possibility to determine opportunities for proactively managing expectations, Determine how to meet and exceed 5 Top Customer Needs on each point of customer contact, Explore challenges of “implementers” of library policy and “regs,” and Creating action individual action plan.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/621386842
October 18 (3-4 pm)
Part I on Common Core – Getting Real (School Library Journal)
How do the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) impact you, your library, and your teachers? Marc Aronson and Sue Bartle will discuss how perspective, multi-modality, and transliteracy will help you build a foundation as you implement CCSS. Take home a few concrete examples to successfully adjust to the instructional shifts in CCSS.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/PKxg8T