[OYAN] Free Online Library Continuing Education Opportunities for October

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Thu Sep 29 08:53:16 PDT 2011


Hi!  Below are FREE, online professional development opportunities that may be of particular interest to children's and teen librarians.  These programs are sponsored by Accessible Technology Coalition , American Library Association, American Management Association, Booklist, EDUCAUSE, Grantspace, Idealware, Infopeople, Library Journal, LYRASIS , Nebraska Library Commission, Northwest Central, School Library Journal, Techsoup, Texas State Library & Archives , University of Wyoming, WebJunction, and the Wyoming State Library will be webcasting the following FREE programs during October.  These programs and others are listed on the Wyoming Libraries Planning Calendar:  http://will.state.wy.us/ldo/planningcalendar.html

YOUTH SERVICES
Nonfiction Can Be Fun. Fun Can Be Informative. (School Library Journal, Bloomsbury/Walker Books for Young Readers)
October 5
Who says nonfiction has to be boring? We beg to differ, and to prove it we are bringing together the authors of three of the most entertaining and accessible, yet educational, nonfiction books that you'll find on the shelves today.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/SLJ/Technology/<http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/SLJ/Technology/WebCasts/index.csp>WebCasts/index.csp<http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/csp/cms/sites/SLJ/Technology/WebCasts/index.csp>
Common Core Opportunities for Librarians: Strategies for Leading the Way (Booklist)
 October 11
How does The Common Core State Standards Initiative open up exciting new opportunities for youth librarians? Learn more from a panel of experts, including Kristin Fontichiaro of University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), Julie Green of Birmingham Public Schools (Birmingham, MI), and Carolyn J. Starkey of Madison County Schools (New Market, AL), in this free, hour-long presentation moderated by Gillian Newberg, Booklist's Books for Youth editorial director and sponsored by Cherry Lake Publishing.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.booklistonline.com/GeneralInfo.aspx?id=63

Mixing In Math: Enhancing story times, crafts, displays, and family programs with math (Texas State Library & Archives)

October 21

On a tight budget? Looking for resources for the 2011-2012 school year and for Summer reading 2012? Learn how librarians are using MIXING IN MATH, a set of FREE materials in English and Spanish that add math to circle time, story times, displays, and crafts. At this webinar, we will share experiences using MIXING IN MATH activities, introduce you to the over 200 resources, and show you how they sprinkle a little math into what they already do: story times, family events, book displays, and summer reading programs. Come ready to explore shapes, sizes, and patterns in everyday life! Check the MIXING IN MATH website: http://mixinginmath.terc.edu<http://mixinginmath.terc.edu/> to learn more.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/

Teaming Up With Teens @ Your Library (WebJunction)

October 25

What is the absolute best avenue to getting teens involved and engaged at your school or public library? How can you encourage them to be peer reader advisors and library advocates in the community? In this webinar, you will explore ways teens can take part in your library, such as advisory groups, volunteering, short-term projects that use teen's special skills, and partnering with adults. You'll also get tips on planning, organizing, conducting, and evaluating teen participation. Presented in collaboration YALSA by Kelly M Johnson, Ketchikan Public Library (AK) and Diane Tuccillo, teen services librarian, Poudre River Public Library District (CO).

 For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars
 GRANT WRITING
Grantseeking Basics (Grantspace)
October 12
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/(month)/10/(year)/2011
  Proposal Writing Basics (Grantspace)
October 13
Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This class will cover: how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, and tips for communicating with funders during the grant process.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/(month)/10/(year)/2011
Proposal Budgeting Basics (Grantspace)
 October 18
Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:  What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it? What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? How do you determine reasonable costs?
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://grantspace.org/Classroom/Training-Calendar/Live-Webinars/(month)/10/(year)/2011

TECHNOLOGY
Tech Tools with Tine: Google Search (Texas State Library & Archives)
October 7

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts about social media. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Using Smartphones as a Marketing & Programming Tool: The Future Is Mobile (Infopeople)
October 12
This webinar will focus on the use of smartphones and its application to the library's marketing and programming needs. Patric Stillman will present an overview of smartphone basics, identify how to make your programming smart through media and technology, demonstrate how one library blended marketing and programming through their teen center, and receive online resources that can assist you with next steps.  By the end of this webinar you'll have the basic knowledge needed to move forward in utilizing smartphones in your marketing efforts and programming that will engage your community.
For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar
Tech Tools with Tine: Google Places (Texas State Library & Archives)
October 14

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts about social media. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
Tech Tools with Tine: Foursquare (Texas State Library & Archives)
October 28

Please join us for a special series with technology trainer, Christine Walczyk, all about popular online tools. The series is meant to be short on talk about library context and higher concepts about social media. It's really all about the tools themselves! Our aim is to demonstrate how to use one tool in each webinar in under 60 minutes with time for Q&A built in.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html
VOLUNTEERS
How to Effectively Engage and Retain Your Volunteers (Techsoup)
 October 18
This free webinar is sponsored by GiftWorks. Volunteers are the backbone and the hidden gems of your nonprofit. In this webinar, learn how leveraging engaged volunteers can open a treasure trove of skills, experience, and influence for your organization.
            For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/?q=events
Innovative Use of Skill-based Volunteers in Public Libraries (WebJunction)
 October 19
Members of the net-generation will volunteer if they can use their expertise and professional skills to make a difference. The Baby Boomers will volunteer if they believe the experience will be intellectually challenging. By engaging these "new volunteers," libraries are helping to build vibrant sustainable community support for their library. This webinar identifies the critical issues and plan of action necessary to engage skilled-based library community volunteers.  Moderated by Eileen Dumas and Preston Driggers, co-authors of Managing Library Volunteers.
 For more information and to register for this program, visit:
http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars


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


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