[kids-lib] Free online training opportunities

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Jul 3 08:05:58 PDT 2012

Hello! The following is a compiled list of online training opportunities offered by a variety of vendors that may be of particular interest to youth services staff. I believe most of them are free!

Questions about specific webinars, including how to register for them? Contact the sponsor of that particular webinar.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

Happy Summer!

July 2012 Washington State Library Training News

Discover free and inexpensive trainings available online and around the state;

compiled by Jennifer Fenton, CE/Training Coordinator, Washington State Library


FREE Training Opportunities in July 2012
Registration information at http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingCalendar.aspx
*Please note that all times are listed in PDT on this list, some webinar registrations will reflect other time zones.

**Please note that times and topics are subject to change and Washington State Library(WSL) is not responsible for non-WSL events. Please verify time and topic when registering. Also, new webinars are added to the training calendar throughout the month as time allows, so please check back. This is only a partial list of free CE Events available online.

Grant Writing for Libraries Serving Children: WebJunction Webinar
July 11, 10:00-11:00am PT
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.

E-Readers/E-Books Need e-Reader/e-Book training materials? E-Readers have been a very popular topic for libraries; find archived webinars and resources on the new WSL portal page: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/ebooks/

Fine-Tuning Facebook for Libraries: Infopeople
July 12, 12:00-1:00pm PT
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? come 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. This webinar will be of interest to library PR and marketing staff, and staff responsible for maintaining Facebook for their library. Webinars are free of charge and registration is only done on the day of the event on the WebEx server. No passwords are required.

Emerging Technologies: Tips and Strategies for Success in Libraries: Georgia Library Association
July 18, 11:00am-12:00pm PT
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.

Bridging the Digital Divide with Mobile Services: WebJunction Webinar
July 25, 11:00am-12:00pm PT
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.

Identifying and Acquiring New Skills: The Key to Career Growth and Advancement : Infopeople
July 10, 12:00-1:00pm PT
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.

Hack Your Career: Dream Job FTW!: InfoPeople
July 18, 12:00-1:00pm PT
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.

Archived presentations:

Don’t have time to catch these courses live? Many are available later as an archived presentation. To view archives, visit the following sites:


Common Knowledge<http://www.commonknow.com/html/index.php>

School Library Journal<http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/webcasts>


Tech Soup<http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events>

Library Journal<http://www.libraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/LJ/Tools/Webcast/index.csp>

SirsiDynix Institute<http://www.sirsidynixinstitute.com/archive.php>


NCompass Live<http://nlc.nebraska.gov/NCompassLive/NCArchivelist.asp>

Texas State Library<http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/archived.html>

American Management Association<http://www.amanet.org/individualsolutions/parameters-solution1.aspx?SelectedSolutionType=Web+Events&SelectedSubSolutionType=Webcasts>

Carterette Series Webinars Archive<http://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars_Archive>: Georgia Library Association

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