[Libs-Or] September's Free Online Learning Opportunities -- Let's All Go Back To School!

Darci Hanning darci.hanning at state.or.us
Thu Aug 29 14:53:27 PDT 2013



Happy September everyone!



Here is your semimonthly listing of various free training opportunities for the first half of September. 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 September<http://nwcentral.org/calendar/2013-09?topic=All&region=All&type=49>.



Please see the end of this email for a list of free, online trainings by Gale/Cengage Learning for the entire month of September! And more more opportunities listed at the State Library's Continuing Education Resources<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/resources/conted.aspx> page.



 FoFor the first  half of September, 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.



September 4 (10 -11:30a) / Introduction to the American Community Survey (U.S. Census)

Discover the detailed social, economic and housing statistics that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced from the ACS, resources available on our Web site (census.gov/acs), and how to access our statistical products via American FactFinder.



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



September 5 (11a-12p) / Impact Survey: Understand Your Community's Technology Needs (WebJunction)

The Impact Survey is a full-service online survey tool designed for public library staff to understand community use of library technology services and how to improve those services. Learn how library staff can implement the Impact Survey and use the survey results to inform smart internal planning,  use local facts and figures to support advocacy and better serve your community.



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



September 9 (8-9a) / Going Digital (LYRASIS)

Join us for a one hour free webinar that briefly introduces the critical components of digital content creation and collection development.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.lyrasis.org/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?Eid=520CFDDF-FCB7-E211-8D82-002219586F0D



September 9 (10-11a) / Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace)

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://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Grantseeking-Basics-2013-09-09-Webinar



September 9 (10-11a) / Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Adults Programming Beyond Lectures (Libraries Thriving)

Many public libraries promote themselves as centers of lifelong learning, but fail to engage adults 20-55. Both notoriously underserved "emerging adults" in their 20s and 30s and middle-aged adults who find that there are more learning opportunities for their children than for themselves need creative, social hands-on programs to attract them back to the library. Learn how to remind your adult patrons--and yourself!--that lifelong learning really is fun and fulfilling during this online session.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.librariesthriving.org/home/seminars



September 10 (10-11a) / Before Happiness (Training Magazine Network)

In this enlightening session leaders and managers will learn how to adapt their organization and modify their leadership practices to create an environment where more people achieve happiness quicker - and the organization capitalizes on increased employee engagement and the power of positive results.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/shawnachor_sept10



September 10 (11a-12p) / A Passion for Romance (Booklist)

Find out about newly available classics and the most alluring of soon-to-come titles in this free, hour-long webinar that highlights the rich and pleasurable happily-ever-after variety this ever-popular genre generates.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1



September 10 (11a-12p) / Building a Digital Dodge City (WebJunction)

This webinar provides a look at Dodge City's community-wide digital inclusion initiative to understand the process of engaging multiple sectors throughout the process. Join us for a conversation with the Dodge City leadership team discussing why they have prioritized a community-wide initiative, the challenges of working with multiple sectors (with diverging goals!), what they expect from the project and what they recommend to others considering a similar path.



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



September 11 (9-10a) / How to Manage Millennials and Keep Them Engaged (American Management Association)

In this webcast you'll hear about the differences between Millennial, Gen X and Boomer employees; ways to effectively reach and work with them; and  practical methods from case studies of companies that are managing them successfully.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.amanet.org/training/webcasts/How-to-Manage-Millennials-and-Keep-Them-Engaged.aspx



September 11 (10-11a) / Introduction to Finding Funders (GrantSpace)

This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/Introduction-to-Finding-Funders-2013-09-11-Webinar



September 11 (10-11a) / Capitalizing on Organizational Change: How to manage the benefits, dynamics and transitions (Nonprofit Webinars)

Change can be frustrating, but it also provides organizations with an opportunity for growing people, structures, and systems. When organizations guide their people through the process of change with understanding, clear communication and a willingness to handle the unexpected, the results can be extremely positive.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/9112013-capitalizing-on-organizational-change-how-to-manage-the-benefits-dynamics-and-transitions/



September 11 (12-1p) Common Core State Standards and Public Libraries (Infopeople)

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

·         Have a basic understanding of the California Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and why they were adopted (Note: California may be called out here, but ultimately, the CCSS are the same for any state that adopts them, and Oregon adopted them in 2010)

·         Know the role public libraries have in assisting schools with the CCSS

·         Know the 6 shifts in English Language Arts and Literacy trends for students

·         Be introduced to the specialized vocabulary and jargon used in CCSS

·         Have three ideas or techniques on collaborating with their school district on CCSS



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nwcentral.org/common-core-state-standards-and-public-libraries





September 11 (12-1p) / Improving Donor Retention: How Creative Thank You's and Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude Can Boost Fundraising (Nonprofit Webinars)

While donors want to change the world with their gifts, most want something else too. The important social acknowledgement and identity reinforcement that comes from a heartfelt, thoughtful thank you cannot be underestimated. This webinar will show how to effectively use donor thank you's to build long-lasting relationships.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nonprofitwebinars.com/webinar/81113-improving-donor-retention-how-creative-thank-yous-and-cultivating-an-attitude-of-gratitude-can-boost-fundraising/



September 11 (12-1p) / Common Core State Standards and Public Libraries (Infopeople)

With the implementation of the Common Core State Standards now occurring in 45 states, the time is perfect for public libraries to be seen in their communities as an integral piece of the CCSS. Participants will learn what the CCSS are, how they will affect students, as well as simple and effective ways to incorporate them into existing library programs and services.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://infopeople.org/training/common-core-state-standards-and-public-libraries



September 12 (10-11a) / Digging into Databases with Marshall Breeding and an Expert Panel (American Libraries Live)

Marshall Breeding will lead our expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments and cover a variety of topics, including: how libraries are addressing databases and electronic resources in the wake of budget cuts; how discovery services impact databases; the current state of database-related products and vendors; how librarians are affected when vendors consolidate or go out of business; and the differences and similarities in the public and academic library worlds regarding databases



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/blog/next-we-talk-databases-marshall-breeding-and-expert-panel



September 12 (10-11a) / Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone (Training Magazine Network)

The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do anything is getting them to hear you out. Join Dr. Mark Goulston, a clinical psychiatrist who honed his skills as an FBI hostage negotiation trainer, as he explores how to increase your ability to get through to anyone. Learn persuasive techniques, how to get through to others in difficult situations, how to get people to buy into your ideas and more.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/welcome/citrix_sept12



September 12 (11a-12p) / Up Next: We Talk Databases with Marshall Breeding and an Expert Panel (American Libraries Live)

Marshall Breeding will lead our expert panel in a discussion of how databases are changing and shaping the present and future of libraries. This interactive discussion will incorporate live audience questions and comments.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/blog/next-we-talk-databases-marshall-breeding-and-expert-panel



September 12 (12-1p) / Google Analytics for Nonprofits (GiftWorks)

Join us for this overview of Google Analytics, a FREE web analytics tool that shows you how visitors are using your site. We will start with how it is possible to capture data on visitors and then hit the highlights of using Google Analytics to improve your website. This overview is for anyone that wants to know the value of using web analytics!



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.giftworksconnect.com/events/free-webinar/?category_name=8096


September 8 (6:00-7:00p) / Monthly Twitter Chat (ALSC)
Join ALA's Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) members and anyone interested in participating in a monthly Twitter chat. Timely professional topics will be discussed for one hour on the second Thursday of every month at 9pm EST. You can follow the chat by using the hashtag #alscchat. The event will be moderated by the ALSC Children & Technology Committee. This event is free and open to anyone using Twitter. You can find ALSC tweeting at @alscblog<http://www.twitter.com/alscblog>.



September 13 (11a-12p) / Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity. In this webinar you'll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos. You will learn to identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively; discover how behavior style impacts the change process; and apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.effectivenessinstitute.com/index.php?option=com_dtregister&Itemid=54



September 13 (11a-12p)  / There's an APP for that! 4.0 (The TLT Group)

In this session will be showing some of the best apps for education across multiple types of devices. It doesn't matter if you use an iPad, Android device, or even Google Chrome, more often than not, there is in fact an "app for that". Get some new ideas for your classroom and share some of your ideas of how apps can be used in education.



For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tltgroup.roundtablelive.org/events?eventId=706212&EventViewMode=EventDetails






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.

·         September 5, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13267&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 18, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13268&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 27, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13269&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

[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.

·         September 10, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13273&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 25, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13274&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

[GVRL]Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) and Sub-Collection Manager
Learn more this award winning Reference tool  named Best Overall Database for 2012 by Library Journal. Also, attract more attention to Gale Virtual Reference Library titles tied to curriculum and engage your users with exactly the subject they need for targeted research. The Subcollection Manager lets you easily build a customized library of eBooks to link on your library or course website.

GVRL

·         September 4, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13259&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 12, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13260&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 17, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13261&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 23, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13262&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

GVRL Sub-Collection Manager

·         September 20, 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13263&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

·         September 30, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13264&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

[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]


Gale Admin Tool

·         September 4, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13257&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>

Gale Usage Portal

·         September 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (PT)<http://s2138.t.en25.com/e/er?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=6526&elq_cid=2655252&s=2138&lid=13258&elq=f22a8066b590479f84b563e7e1c7782d>


Cheers,
Darci
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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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