[Libs-Or] Even More Great Online Learning Opportunities!

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Fri Aug 16 15:43:46 PDT 2013

Greetings everyone!

Here's what's coming up for the rest of August, don't miss out, sign up for something (or two somethings) today!

As a quick reminder: Northwest Central<http://www.nwcentral.org/> has a calendar of online events and here's what's currently posted for the month of August<http://www.nwcentral.org/calendar/2013-08>.

The State Library continues to update the Continuing Education Resources<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx> web page: new this month are links to online, self-paced courses covering general library skills, general and library technology topics, reference, technical services and collection development!

NEWS! The State Library has renewed the statewide membership with LYRASIS through June 30, 2014! This means two things for libraries in Oregon: 1) there are vendor discounts<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/lyrasisor.aspx> that you can take advantage of and 2) library staff can participate in Lyrasis trainings<https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/Events.aspx> at the member rate! In order to do so, each library staff person who wants to sign up for any training MUST register at the Lyrasis website<https://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/MyLyrasisUserAccountRequest.aspx>  --  make sure to include your library name ("institution name") and "Oregon" as the state so that you will be eligible for this level of FREE membership. Please complete this member registration well in advance of the desired training date since there will be some turnaround time in approving your member registration.

Last but not least, please see the end of this email for a list of free, online trainings by Gale/Cengage Learning for the rest of August!

 FoFor the second  half of August, the following webcasts will be presented for free by The Accessible Technology Coalition, American Libraries Live, American Management Association, Booklist, Colorado State Library, Educause, Georgia Library Association, Grantspace, Infopeople, Insync Training, Library Journal, NASA, National Library of Medicine, Nebraska Library Commission, Nonprofit Webinars, O'Reilly, San Jose State University's SLIS Program, TechSoup for Libraries, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TL Virtual Cafe, VolunteerMatch,  Washington State Library, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library (and more!)

Keep in mind it may be useful to periodically check the calendars mentioned for updated/new offerings in addition to the items below.

ð  Please make sure to check the link for each item to confirm the time and convert to local (Pacific) time as needed: Pacific time is one hour behind Mountain time, two hours behind Central time, and three hours behind Eastern time.

August 20 (11a-12p) / Walking the Walk: Engage Volunteers in your Volunteer Engagement Program (VolunteerMatch)
Stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk! Learn how to effectively delegate volunteer engagement and management work to volunteers so you have the opportunity to "think bigger." We'll discuss evaluating your program for volunteer engagement, determining how best to use volunteers, creating a communication plan, screening and training volunteers to be an important part of your volunteer recruiting, retention and recognition plans.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

August 20 (12-1p) / Email Marketing 101 - Beyond the Monthly Newsletter (NonProfit Webinars)
Most nonprofits are using email to reach out, inform and solicit their supporters in some manner. However, many nonprofits are not fully utilizing the medium to maximize their results. If you feel your email marketing could use a little help or want to take it to the next level, this webinar is exactly what you need. In this jam-packed webinar we will highlight a number of successful tactics and strategies you can start using immediately to increase your efforts.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinars/

August 20 (12-1p) / Inclusive Library Programs for People with Intellectual Disabilities (InfoPeople)
Libraries have always strived to create structurally accessible facilities in order to accommodate all users regardless of physical disabilities. However, has your library considered creating inclusive programs designed to break attitudinal barriers, in order to promote library access? This webinar will guide library staff toward creating, promoting and implementing a library environment that supports users with intellectual disabilities - from identifying community partners and outreach and creating inclusive programming - to staff sensitivity training. This webinar is designed to equip staff with the tools to create a library experience that is inclusive to all users, including those with disabilities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

August 21 (8-9a) / Libraries Lending eReaders (Nebraska Library Commission)
Lots of libraries lend eBooks, but did you know that some are also lending eReaders? As eBooks become more popular, patrons want to know more about the various devices they can use to access them. Join our panel of librarians as they share their experiences circulating eReaders at their libraries. Speakers: Karen Stuart, Columbus Public Library; Megan Boggs, Seward Memorial Library; Sara Lee, Central City Public Library; Susan Knisely, Nebraska Library Commission.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

August 21 (9-10a) / Introduction to Library Technology Training: Tech Training for Library Staff (Washington State Library)
In this 4-part webinar series, Stephanie Gerding will provide library staff and trainers with practical tips and best practices for planning and promoting computer classes at the library, engaging students and evaluating success.  She will address the most common concerns from new trainers, including fear of failure, lack of confidence, uncertainty about how to deal with difficult situations and worry about logistics, space concerns, and planning. By attending this series you'll learn all the many ways that your library can meet the needs for technology job and best us the resources you have on hand. Join us, boost your confidence, get organized, and become a more effective technology trainer!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/training/trainingView.aspx?event=1979&audience=state

August 21 (10-12) / How to Navigate American FactFinder (United States Census Bureau)
Gain experience in using the American FactFinder data access tool. Learn how to use the search and navigation features to access some of the Census Bureau's programs, datasets and topics.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

August 21 (11a-12p) / Going First: More from the Edge Pilot Libraries (TechSoup)
The Edge Initiative is a voluntary assessment program that provides libraries with benchmarks, best practices, tools and resources that support continuous improvement and reinvestment in public technology services. Edge helps libraries connect their services to community priorities.   Edge will be available to public libraries nationwide in January 2014. A group of pilot libraries has been testing the benchmarks in their libraries and communities.  Join us on August 21st at 11 AM Pacific/Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern time, as we talk with participants from two of the pilot libraries: Marcia Johnson from the Miami Public Library in Oklahoma and Dionne Mack from the El Paso Public Library in Texas. What did they do? What did they learn? What are they planning to do next?

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

August 21 (12-1 pm) / Website Accessibility 101 (Accessible Technology Coalition)
The Web Accessibility 101 webinar will cover: Foundational knowledge of building accessibility into your website and where to begin; What a screenreader is, what it does, and how it works; The three approaches an organization can take to achieve accessibility, and the single most sustainable option for large organizations; and And what Deque's product solutions can do to help your organization meet website accessibility guidelines.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://atcoalition.org/trainings

August 22 (10:15-11a) / Database of the Month: Britannica School (Wyoming State Library)
Check out the new Britannica School. New look, new features; content to support CCSS and STEM. Over 140,000 articles of informational text provide a variety of text complexity covering all subject areas. Rich multi-media content including  thousands of video and audio files, maps, illustrations and photos are available to view, download and use.  Join Chris Van Burgh for a quick tour of this great GoWYLD resource.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/552401078

August 22 (10a-12:30p) / The Economic Census and Other Economic Programs (United States Census Bureau)
Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about U.S. business and industry in this overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. You will learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of business owners, the number of businesses in a given industry, sales, receipts, payroll, and much more using our online data dissemination tool(s). Plus we give you tips in how to use the data.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/

August 22 (12-1p) / Collections: Making Smart Choices within a Limited Materials Budget (InfoPeople)
In today's high demand/low budget environment, meeting community needs through collection development is more challenging than ever. In this webinar, participants will learn how the collection development "nuts and bolts" they learned in library school (or maybe didn't) can be applied in the real world. We'll discuss everything from how to make a simple and usable collection development plan to new trends and resources that should be influencing your decisions.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

August 26 (7-8a) / Learning on Demand (Insync Training)
This session will introduce participants to the technologies that are shaping the future of the World Wide Web and how those technologies disrupt existing web based training design. Using the five key principles of the web, participants will explore how to design for a web that is evolving based on these principles in a way that is significantly different from existing design methods. This session will be based on the principles of Reuben Tozman's new book, Learning on Demand: How the Evolution of Technology is Shaping the Future of Learning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://us.insynctraining.com/insync-byte-series

August 27 (10-11a) / PowerPoint as a Graphics Editor: Simplified Visual Design for Elearning (Training Magazine)
How much time do you spend hunting for images or that just right graphic? What if a few strokes of a pen or the arrangement of a few simple shapes could convey the same message more effectively? Having an understanding of the basic principles of visual communication you'll be able to replace words with pictures. We'll discuss the visual cortex and how we use it every day to communicate. We'll look at examples of perceived affordances, and how making subtle changes to your elearning graphics can be a powerful companion to the instruction. We'll also look at techniques for creating on-demand graphics following basic visual communication principles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/Webinar%20Calendar

August 27 (11a-12p) / Conversation Sparks: Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library (Southern Maryland Regional Library Association)
Conversation Sparks is a way to facilitate a large-scale conversation with librarians around the country. In this virtual environment, participants will meet with the purpose of exchanging ideas, exploring best practices, and learning from others in the profession. It is a way to break paradigms and learn from the examples of others in an environment of respect and understanding. Our August session features Cen Campbell from Little eLit discussing Tech-Savvy Kids at the Library. Sharing examples needed of innovative tech-with-kids projects or programs at the library. Please contact Jennifer Hopwood at jhopwood at somd.lib.md.us<mailto:jhopwood at somd.lib.md.us> by August 9th, 2013 if you would like to be listed as a sharing participant.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/ps72zgw

August 28 (8-9a) / Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)
In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC's Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

August 28 (5:30-6:30p) / Applying for a Library Job - Don't Do This! (San Jose State University)
Hiring managers from the San José Public Library will talk about their most recent recruitment for a Librarian 1. Of the more than 200 applications submitted, 50% didn't meet the minimum qualifications, and 75% didn't answer the supplemental questions appropriately. Don't let this be you. Come to this session and find out what you should do when applying for jobs. Our guest speakers will tell you what they are looking for in applicants and provide guidance on how to answer supplemental questions. Be one of the successful candidates - make it to the interview stage!

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://slisweb.sjsu.edu/about-slis/colloquia/Fall%202013

August 29 (10-13:30a) / 35 Free and Low Cost Tools Every Organization Should Know About (idealware)
What software tools are available to nonprofits at low or no cost that are actually worth using? How do you judge when tool really is low cost, as opposed to a pit of time and effort? We'll walk through 35 software packages that are worth knowing about. We will also provide a framework for determining long term costs.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=80396

August 29 (11a-12p) / Marketing Libraries: What the not-for-profits can learn from the lots-of-profits (WebJunction)
You built it and promoted it, but they didn't come? Libraries can learn from marketing strategies that for-profit organizations use. Get beyond the one-off approach to promotion. Explore how to build "ambient awareness," establishing your library as an authoritative source and a definitive provider of services for the community. Learn how to use social media not only for communication, but as a tool to monitor and document the impact of the library. Get your whole team on board to tell the library's convincing story of its impact on your community.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

The following free webinars are available to learn more about the Gale products available through the State Library's Statewide Database Licensing Program<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/technology/sdlp/index.aspx>. If you can't attend the live webinar, archived recordings of previous training sessions<http://www.cengagesites.com/Literature/790/gale-cengage-library-training/on-demand-training/> are also available.

[http://www.gale.cengage.com/images/database_icons/opposingViewpoints_in_context.gif]Opposing Viewpoints in Context
More than just pro/con source, this dynamic online library includes topic overviews, statistics, legislative data and more. Learning this interface will also help you navigate other "In Context" databases offered by Gale, including Student Resources in Context, U.S. History in Context.

·         August 27, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6398&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12911&elq=74d80bb14fb947168ffac9659514edbd>

[http://www.gale.cengage.com/images/database_icons/kids_infobits_lg.gif]Kids InfoBits
Complete with an engaging, developmentally appropriate graphic interface and reference content, Kids InfoBits simplifies research and helps students visualize the research process. Learn how to use Kids InfoBits to start your young students researching and make the learning fun.

·         August 27, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6398&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12906&elq=74d80bb14fb947168ffac9659514edbd>

[http://www.gale.cengage.com/images/database_icons/student_resources_in_context.gif]Student Resources in Context
This ever-growing collection of premium cross-curricular content promotes learner engagement while fostering critical-thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and creativity skills. Uncover how this resource removes the risk of unverified sources on the open web while delivering an authoritative, multimedia selection of essential content.

·         August 29, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6398&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12914&elq=74d80bb14fb947168ffac9659514edbd>

[GVRL]Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Learn more this award winning Reference tool  named Best Overall Database for 2012 by Library Journal.

·         August 23, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6398&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12904&elq=74d80bb14fb947168ffac9659514edbd>

[Gale Admin Tool]
[Gale Usage Website]Gale Usage and Administrative Tools
Learn how to exploit these tools to give your library users the best research experience.

Gale Admin Tool

·         August 28, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6398&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=12899&elq=74d80bb14fb947168ffac9659514edbd>

It may be possible to arrange in person training for your library staff, particularly for if you can host a session for other library staff in your geographic area. Please contact Arlene Weible<mailto:arlene.weible at state.or.us> (or 503-378-5020) if you would like to discuss options!

Cheers and have a great weekend!
Darci Hanning * Technology Development Consultant * Library Development Services
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR  97301
503-378-2527 darci.hanning at state.or.us<mailto:darci.hanning at state.or.us>

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