Thursday, April 30, 2015

May'15: Game-based Learning in Library Instruction (ACRL Instruction Section)

Tuesday, May 19 at 11 a.m. Pacific | 12 p.m. Mountain | 1 p.m. Central | 2 p.m. Eastern.

The ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee, has published their latest Tips and Trends article, "Game-Based Learning," written by Annie Pho and Amanda Dinscore. Tips and Trends introduce and discuss new, emerging, or even familiar technologies that can be used in library instruction. Learn more about game-based learning trends and how you can use them to engage students in the library, the classroom, and online. “Game-Based Learning” is freely available at

Join Annie and Amanda for an interactive online discussion of game-based learning in library instruction. Share your own experiences with game-based learning and learn from the experiences of others in the field. The discussion will last an hour.
The discussion is limited to 40 participants, so sign up now!

May'15: Excel at Everything! (Or at Least Make Better Spreadsheets) (TechSoup)

Thursday, May 21 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Don’t know a filter from a formula? This free 60-minute webinar will walk you through a few of our favorite basic Microsoft Excel formulas and shortcuts, as well as introduce the near-magical power of pivot tables. Sample data and step-by-step instructions for practice will also be included.

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

May'15: Say What You Really Mean (Library Journal)

Thursday, May 14 (1-2 pm Mountain)

It is time for all women to realize they have the right to say what they truly mean. All of us are responsible for helping women everywhere to find their voices and to listen when they speak. Direct communication transcends boundaries and overcomes obstacles. It builds relationships and clarifies positions. As more women embrace freedom of expression, they will begin to enjoy a quality of life heretofore not achieved.

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

May'15: Integrated Library Systems (American Libraries Live)

Thursday, May 14 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Get the inside scoop on pressing library topics from leaders in the field—free--with American Libraries Live. It’s a streaming video program that you can view in your library, at home, or while sipping coffee at your favorite wi-fi enabled coffee shop. This is not just a webinar with voice-overs drilling through PowerPoint slides. You’ll watch presenters live onscreen, and you can ask questions in real time via chat.

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May'15: How to Think Like a Search Engine: Optimizing Your Nonprofit's Content, Marketing, and Communications for SEO (TechSoup)

Thursday, May 14 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Do you wonder why your nonprofit's or library's rankings on search engines are always low? Wish you had a better understanding of how to improve search results that bring your organization to the top of the page? Join TechSoup's Online Marketing and Analytics Manager James Metzger for a crash-course on how to think like a search engine so you can get your organization's message heard and found across the web!

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

May'15: The Recipe for Leadership Success (DEMCO)

Wednesday, May 13 (12-1 pm Mountain)

In this Demco-sponsored webcast Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, from Libraries Thrive Consulting, joins Demco’s Director of Library Engagement, Janet Nelson, to discuss time-proven professional development ideas for leadership success. Whether you have just been promoted to a leadership position or would like to be in one in the future, there are always tips and tricks that can help you to further develop your skills. We have all met great leaders, worked for great leaders or sometimes known their evil twins. For anyone — and everyone — who wants to be a great leader, a very simple recipe of awareness, key qualities and ongoing development can be your pathway to success.

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May'15: 1 Hour of Social Media, part 3: Engaging Patrons (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Friday, May 8 (9-10 am Mountain)
Tech Tools with Tine

In our Tech Tools with Tine series, trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single online tool for one hour. For this spring 2015 series, we're doing something a little different. For the first three webinars, Tine will put her focus on a different aspect of social media use by libraries. In this week's webinar, she'll be presenting part 3: Engaging Patrons. Topics discussed include examples of what libraries are doing with social media, developing support parameters, and recommendations on how to get patrons involved and engaged.

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May'15: Why Motivating People Doesn't Work... And What Does (Training Mag Network)

Thursday, May 7 (2-3 pm Mountain)

In nearly every organization, leaders are being held accountable to do something they cannot do-motivate others. Leaders can't motivate people, because people are already motivated. The question is not if a person is motivated but why. This realization always leads to an epiphany for training and human resource practitioners. HR's dependence on carrots and sticks to motivate people had become common practice because we didn't understand the true nature of human motivation. Now we do, thanks to thought leaders like Dan Pink and his blockbuster book DRIVE. But letting go of carrots and sticks has been a challenge. HR leaders know Dan Pink, they know what they've been doing doesn't work, and they know managers aren't successful at motivating people. But they haven't understood what their alternatives are. In this webinar, Susan Fowler will help HR leaders understand the viable alternatives to the carrots and sticks on three levels: Individual, Leaders and Organization.

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May'15: Copywriting for the Web: Today's Best Practices (TechSoup)

Thursday, May 7 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Of course, your organization absolutely must have a nice-looking website. But it also must contain content that your users really want to engage with AND can easily find! Your website is a key part of your organization's outreach/marketing effort and needs to speak to your readers their way. This free webinar will offer you plenty of tips and techniques to make sure your content is web reader-friendly, while it stresses your community impact.

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May'1510 Tips for Measuring Programs Through Data (Idealware)

Thursday, May 7 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Nonprofits need a solid strategy for data collection and analysis to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their programs. Funders often request this data to determine program effectiveness, and measuring programs is clearly an essential element of taking your mission further. However, with all the confusing terminology, varying approaches to collection, and difficulty of clear presentation, many nonprofits are without a foundation to start from.

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

May'15: Engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy (Georgia Library Association)

Wednesday, May 6 (12-1 pm Mountain)

The co-chairs of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force will identify the ideas underpinning the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, which creates new opportunities for collaboration on campuses around student engagement with the information ecosystem. The Framework draws on metaliteracy, theories about threshold concepts, and the “backward design” model of Wiggins and McTighe. It promotes knowledge practices and habits of mind as learning goals, and emphasizes the evolving role of the student as creator as well as consumer of knowledge. The presenters will identify principles for instructional design supporting the Framework, as well as assessment methods that address developmental aspects of learning the information literacy concepts and practices comprising the Framework.

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May'15: Now Hear This: Lessons in music advisory (WA State Lib)

Tuesday, May 5 (10-11 am Mountain)

Do you find yourself at a loss for suggestions when a patron asks for some C&W music recommendations? Can't tell Be-Bop from Big Band or Rap from Hip Hop? Whether you're trying to improve you music advisory skills or simply want to expand your own listening experience, we have a class for you. We'll discuss the major genres in popular music, sharing a few titles and artists from each and you will leave with a “tool kit” sure to inform and delight.

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Jun/Jul'15: Practical Project Management in Libraries (Infopeople)

June 23rd - July 20th
$ 75.00 CA

Do you want to learn techniques that can help you complete projects on time and within budget? Would you like to learn how to gain the support and cooperation needed in order to successfully lead project teams? Do you want to know how to navigate through the typical phases of the project lifecycle?

May,Jun,Sept'15: Return to Relevance: Including and Unleashing Everyone in Shaping the Future (WA State Lib)

5/4/2015    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
6/1/2015    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
9/14/2015    8:30 AM to 10:00 AM

In this roll up your sleeves virtual workshop series, we will gain clarity on the relevance and purpose of our work together in libraries. We will introduce and immediately apply Liberating Structures—methods designed to include and unleash everybody in shaping next steps. Themes to be explored may include:

    attracting more patrons,
    generating and broadcasting an exciting library narrative,
    support of early learning, and
    bridging the digital divide.

We will make fast progress on problems facing libraries and librarians while learning a new approach to handle any challenge that arises. The 3 part series will be practical and seriously playful for all levels of library staff and management. Teams or small groups are encouraged, however, individual participation also works. Webinars facilitated by Nancy White, Full Circle Associates and Keith Candless, Liberating Structures.

Jun'15: Play Your Cards Right (Training Mag Network)

Thu, Jun 25, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

This webinar is about a series of engaging and effective card games that deliver activities-
based, results-oriented training. The games use a deck of 52 cards, each with a piece of practical advice related to a specific interpersonal skill such as building trust or leading a team. Each card is self-contained, evidence-based, and useful.

Jun'15: Manage Work. Inspire People. Three Ways to Transform Your Managers into Leaders (Training Mag Network)

 Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

The classic role of a manager is to direct processes, projects, and people. Yet, behind the endless meetings and growing to-do lists hides the part of their role that – when done right – will accelerate success for your organization. The art of engaging and inspiring people is the game-changer that separates managers from leaders.

May'15: Can You Make Your Feedback Quick and Short, Please? Improving Performance with Micro-Coaching and Feedback (Training Mag Network)

Tue, May 26, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

Have you heard these urgent requests before?
“Can you make it quick, please?”
“Can you tell me how I can improve immediately?”
“Will you let me know instantly if I am doing a good job or if I am failing?”
The mode and tone of today’s workers and team members sound urgent, almost always needing immediate attention. What happens when we miss the opportunity to provide coaching and feedback because of  long awaited and scheduled performance evaluation or weekly meetings? The urgency of the need may have passed, that the value of the coaching and feedback may be diminished.  How do you avoid this from happening?

May'13: Escape From the Maelstrom: Managing Priorities in a Chaotic Workplace (Trainng Mag Network)

Wed, May 13, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

In today’s workplace, leaders and their teams have far too many shifting or competing priorities to manage effectively.  Challenges of all kinds can keep them from achieving desired results: inability to identify top priorities, constant distractions, pressure to multi-task, rambling meetings, email overload, 24/7 mobile technology, the inability to say “no,” and many others.

May'15: The Battle of the PowerPoint Authoring Tools (Training Mag Network)

 Tue, May 12, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

There is a whole classification of eLearning development tools that install themselves as new ribbons in PowerPoint. They include some very popular tools:
•    Adobe Presenter
•    Articulate Studio
•    iSpring Studio Suite
•    Microsoft Mix
•    Trivantis Snap!
•    Zenler Studio

May'15: Flourish with Feedback (Training Mag Network)

 Mon, May 11, 2015 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern

Feedback is a powerful intervention for improving human performance. Everyone gives and receives feedback every day in the workplace. Given appropriately, feedback can enhance a person’s motivation, competency, and self-image. Given inappropriately, feedback can leave a person feeling resentful, patronized, confused, stupid, and ashamed.

Jun'15 The Python Special Method Names (O'Reilly)

Thursday, June 4, 2015
10AM – 11PM PT, San Francisco

In this hands-on webcast led by Steven Lott, author of 'Python for Secret Agents' and 'Mastering Object-oriented Python' you will learn:
•    Writing Generic Code
•    Seamless Integration

May'15: Anomaly Detection and Self-Learning Monitoring Systems (O'Reilly)

Thursday, May 14, 2015
10AM – 11AM PT, San Francisco
We've come a long way from using normal distribution and standard deviation to detect unexpected application behavior. As the systems we run become bigger and more complex, we also have to rely on automated systems that can analyze monitoring data and identify problems automatically.

May'15: IT Security for Libraries (Nebraska State Lib)

5/27/2015    10am - 11am  (Central Time)
Most any library can be a target, so join Blake Carver, the Owner of, and get some ideas on how to make your library and your home more secure. Carver covers privacy, as it is closely related to security, and should be taken seriously. He shares many ways to stay safe online, how to secure your browser, PC, and other devices you and your patrons use every day. He also tackles some common security myths, talks about secure passwords and network security, as well as hardware and PC security. Carver discusses security issues that you’ll find in your library as well as tricks sysadmins can do with servers to make things safer for you, and that you’ll never see as an end user.

May'15: A Conversation with ALA President Courtney Young (Nebraska State Lib)

5/13/2015    10am - 11am  (Central Time)

Join ALA President Courtney Young for a conversation about ALA’s strategic planning process and the strategic directions. With the current plan running through 2015, ALA is currently in the process of articulating the Association’s strategic direction for the next three to five years. Building on the Council-adopted Key Action Areas, three strategic initiatives have been identified as priority areas of focus for the Association after a series of conversations with members during 2013 and 2014.

May'15: Let's Make This Look Good: Graphic Design for Maximum Engagement (Nebraska State Lib)

5/6/2015    10am - 11am  (Central Time)

The future is a visual place. The media is dominated by image-based sharing. Carefully designed ads and brands are constantly bombarding us. Such a visually stimulated world raises important questions about visual literacy but it also asks questions about how libraries are communicating without words. What do our materials and use of images say about us? How are we engaging our communities with intentional graphic design?

Jun'15: Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction: Fostering Critical Habits of Mind through Learning Outcomes, Assessment, and Sequencing (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1 to July 10, 2015
Price: $250

As librarians look increasingly to integrated models of information literacy (IL) instruction that reach far beyond the one-shot and the mechanics of searching, it is becoming ever more essential that we design instruction that foregrounds learning as an incremental and ongoing process. Backward design - which involves identifying learning goals first, then determining acceptable evidence of learning, and finally addressing those outcomes through sequenced activities - offers powerful ways to develop IL instruction that fosters critical thinking and habits of mind like inquisitiveness and reflection.

Jun'15: Ontologies and Linked Data (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

An expansion of the Introduction to the Semantic Web course. In this course we will build on the foundation of the Intro course and focus in more detail on SKOS, OWL, MADs/METS/MODS, and the Open Linked Data movement. We will also discuss strategies for creating taxonomies and ontologies and hands-on ontology creation with Open Source tools, such as Protégé

Jun'15: Applied Programming in Python (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

Now that you've taken Beginning Programming in Python, Parts I and II, you can write a modular program complete with reusable objects and you can manage user interaction. What now? Applied Programming in Python answers that question. Learn how to efficiently handle errors, construct more complex data structures, interact with SQL databases, and parse XML. You will also receive an overview of the Django Web Programming Framework. The practical knowledge gained in this course will provide students with experience and skills to tackle real world problems. Students will gain a foundation upon which to build complex applications in the world of linked systems and shared data.

Jun'15: Getting Started with Digital Image Collections (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

This course is primarily aimed at librarians who are new to managing special image collections and who wish to learn more about beginning a digitization program. Through readings, individual exercises, and class discussions, students will develop an understanding of the following key components of digitization project planning: evaluation and preparation of resources, building sustainable workflows and storage environments, and usability assessment. In the first part of the course, students will become familiar with current research into the behaviours and attitudes of image-seekers, and they will develop a broad understanding of how different metadata standards for libraries, archives and museums record and present information to the end user. In the following weeks, we will discuss basic steps for creating and preserving digital images, such as choosing an appropriate scanning resolution, file naming, and devising scale-appropriate storage methods. Students will evaluate various strategy and planning documents in order to develop goals for their projects, and will be given examples of workflows that can be customized for their own use. The focus will be on providing access to collections that are being digitized from analogue materials, but will also have applications to born-digital collections.

Jun'15: Weeding the Academic Library With Confidence (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

All libraries need some regular weeding, but many of us don't know where to start. An important but often overlooked part of collection development, deaccessioning materials is a vital way to keep your library's collection useful for your institution. This four week course will provide, through readings and exercises, guidance on how to focus a library's collection and identify where to prune and what to keep. We will explore how to keep faculty (moderately) happy during the weeding process, and what to do with the downsized materials once the decision to deaccession has been made. Students will develop principles on maintaining a manageable library collection during the course which will guide their institution well into the future, while also learning about the mechanics involved in a weeding project.

Jun'15: Access Services: Keeping the Common (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

This course will take students on a tour of Access Services in the contemporary academic library with a focus on the development of best practices and how to integrate disparate functional units into a cohesive department focused on patron service and accurate processing. We will examine each unit (circulation, stacks management, reserves, and interlibrary loan) individually to identify what kind of work it does, the skills needed to perform that work, and the impact of the academic calendar on the unit’s workload. We will also explore opportunities for cross-training, staff development, and how to identify opportunities for service expansion and improvement. Students will be encouraged to bring their own experiences and stories to class so that we can have lively discussions about what works and what doesn’t. We will also examine common ethical dilemmas that arise in Access Services departments and the underlying challenges related to cross-class communication in the library.

Jun'15: Student Staff Development (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

No library can successfully serve its users without qualified and dedicated staff members. Student staff members fill roles that are essential to the success of any library. Therefore, it is necessary that these students be of high quality and well-trained. This course is based upon the premise that a student's work in the library should be seen as part of his or her overall development as a learner and a complete individual. With that philosophy in mind, this course will teach you specific tools and methods to evaulate and improve your current process of hiring, training and developing your student staff. Specifically, the focus will be on methods and processes to help you hire the best students possible, clearly communicate your expectations to your student staff, measure their progress and ability while finding ways to motivate and engage them. Readings will be provided during the course.

Jun'15: Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

Thirty two percent of the approximately 21 million college students were taking at least one online course in 2011 (Allen & Seaman, 2013). Most accrediting agencies stipulate that library services available to on-campus students must be made available to online students. This four week course will discuss ways librarians may embed their skills in the virtual campus through its learning management system through the use of portal tabs, blocks, eReserves, knowledge bases, and student/faculty orientations. Discussion will turn to transferring bibliographic instruction into the online class through the use of team teaching, guest lecturing, and conducting synchronous workshops. The session concludes with an examination of the librarian as both a subject matter liaison and copyright point person during the design and development of online courses. This course is relevant to instruction librarians, outreach librarians, and embedded librarians who seek ways to infuse library resources and services to their growing virtual campuses.

Jun'15: Getting to Know Your Users through Interviews and Focus Groups (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

How do we know what our library users are thinking? Listen to their stories! The purpose of interviewing is to discover the in-depth experiences and perceptions of others—just what we need to know about our ever-changing clients. This course provides participants with the basics in good interviewing techniques and tips, including interview structure, length, and interviewer demeanor. Participants will learn how to ask the right questions and follow up smoothly to gather more detail. Participants will learn how to interpret and report respondents’ stories reliably and accurately, and to recognize and correct interviewer bias. The course will provide readings, exercises, discussion, and online resources.

Jun'15: Beyond Usability Testing: Other Research Methods (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

This four-week course will cover a selection of user research methods, including user interviews, focus groups, surveys, observational studies, and A/B testing, that can be used to answer questions other than those typically answered through usability testing. In this course, you will learn the strengths and limitations of each type of study, the kinds of questions each can answer, as well as how to design these types of studies. You will consider good practices when interviewing, potential problems when creating surveys, and how to set up observational studies and A/B tests. We will also consider how best to follow up on what you learn through your studies.

Jun'15: Introduction to Cataloging (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: June 1-26, 2015
Price: $175

Are you a librarian who has suddenly been given the responsibility of cataloging for your library, but you know little to nothing about how to do it? Or do you feel that a quick course on cataloging will simply make you a better librarian? Or perhaps it has been a long time since you did cataloging work and you need a refresher. This four-week course will introduce the tools and techniques of the trade, including descriptive cataloging (RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and an introduction to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). The course promises to provide practical, hands-on training for non-catalogers, including sample workflows, an introduction to copy cataloging, and guides to make the job of cataloging easier.

May'15: Research Data Management (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: May 4-29, 2015
Price: $175

"Digital information lasts forever or five years, whichever comes first" - Jeff Rothenberg, RAND

Petabytes of scientific data are produced on a regular basis, but could be lost in as much time if they are not properly captured and curated for future use, nor marked up in a way that allows for discovery and reuse by researchers. What can we do to help? Librarians, archivists, and information professionals bring many necessary skills to the realm of scientific data. For instance, developing necessary metadata, standards, and systems of classification, or establishing an archival plan for data selection, migrating data forward, and creating finding aids that capture the placement of data in its milieu for the user, or finally developing appropriate databases and technologies to support data creation, preservation, discovery, and reuse to capture data earlier in the data lifecycle rather than asking for deposition after the publication is away. As institutions are largely being held responsible for the long-term preservation and hosting of scientific research data, data librarianship within the context of academic and special libraries is both viable and necessary for those who have an interest.

Jun'15: Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Mangement (Insync)

Jun 11, 2015
Meets 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern

As training practitioners we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and knowledge management we need to stop saying, “Tell me what you do” and start asking, “Please show me how you did that?"

May'15: Where's Your Power? What's Your Point? (Insync)

May 28, 2015
2:00 PM-3:00 PM Eastern

Tired of seeing PowerPoint shows that have neither power nor a point? This session provides strategies for developing memorable slides with punch, not just pretty slides peppered with bullets. Join us as we look at ways to hook our learners, highlight critical information, and create learning points that will stick.

May'15: Seeing the Big Picture (Infopeople)

May 20th, 2015
Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

They say that there are two types of people – the “big picture people” and the “details people.” But what if your role requires you to be both? Whatever your natural comfort zone, big picture thinking can also be a learned skill, if you wish to develop it.

Jun'15: Crafting a Competetive LOI (GrantSpace)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  ET

The ability to write a first-class letter of inquiry is a skill that all proposal writers need in order to remain competitive in today’s funding environment. More and more, funders are asking for a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) as the first step in the proposal process. The LOI is like a mini-proposal — except you only have one-to-three pages (depending on the funder’s guidelines) to get your message across. The foundation will use your LOI to decide whether your project or program is a good funding fit for them, and only then will they invite you to submit a full proposal. Join us to learn how to overcome the challenges of writing LOIs that are both compelling and concise.

May'15: Introduction to Proposal Writing (GrantSpace)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  ET

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don’t want to miss one of our most popular classes! This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  It will include:
The basic elements of a proposal
The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

Jun'15: Three Steps to Thriving in Chaos (Effectiveness Institute)

Friday, Jun 05, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

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.

Jun'15: Striving for Excellence, Not Perfection (AMA)

Date of Event: Jun 24, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

Having It All, But Not at the Same Time
Women who have a “Be the Perfect Driver” outlook are bound to be disappointed.  In our busy lives, if we see ourselves as having and doing it all at the same time to be perfection, failure is all that we will get. Superman is a fictional character and so is Superwoman.
If we strive for excellence in certain domains at different times, such as happiness, achievement, and significance, we can leave a legacy of a life well lived.  

May'15: 7 Ways Managers Can Coach Employees to Boost Productivity (AMA)

Date of Event: May 27, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

All managers get things done through people, the question is how. Traditional managers expect compliance. Coaching-managers expect engagement, creativity, responsibility, and ownership.
Coaching is not an isolated practice―it's a management discipline that can boost both employee development and performance. But many managers are of the opinion that they simply do not have the time to coach each and every one of their employees on a regular basis.

Jun'15: The Search for Meaningful Metrics: Scholarly Impact & The Role of Academic Libraries (ACRL)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
90 minutes

What are meaningful research metrics and how are they supported by today’s academic libraries? In this webcast, we review the topic of scholarly impact measurement, including current trends related to bibliometrics, altmetrics and research impact in general. Emphasis will be placed on major tools available to scholars and librarians, as well as special discussions, controversies and developments within the growing field of altmetrics. Participants will be given an opportunity to discuss and reflect on their own institutional needs and efforts, particularly around the role librarians can and do play in support of successful impact measurement.Questions and interaction are both expected and encouraged.

ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

Jun'15: Planning for the Evolving Role of Metadata Services (ALCTS)

June 2–4, 2015. Three 90 minute sessions over three days:
Three 90 minute sessions over three days.  Sessions begin at 2 p.m. Eastern | 1 p.m. Central  | 12 noon Mountain | 11 a.m. Pacific

Session 1: Metadata Services for Research Data Management (June 2)
Librarians continue to engage in active partnerships with researchers who seek assistance in describing and organizing their data to meet federal mandates and to promote the discoverability and preservation of their work. This session will examine different ways that librarians collaborate with researchers to manage metadata workflows for research data.

Session 2: Assessing Metadata Staffing and Workflows (June 3)
Many metadata programs have moved beyond the beginning stages of developing workflows for digital library content.  Planning for future development requires analyzing current costs and workflows.  This program will discuss ways in which metadata creators and coordinators gather, assess, and report metrics in order to evaluate staffing and workflows.

Session 3: Techniques and Technologies for Developing Local Controlled Vocabularies (June 4)
Best practices for managing local controlled vocabularies have grown rapidly in recent years with the development of standards such as the Encoded Archival Context-Corporate Bodies, Person and Families (EAC-CPF). These guidelines have influenced not only the development of special collections practices, but also metadata standards for localized controlled vocabularies. How should institutions handle these changes to stay up to date with new and emerging standards? This program will look at two cases studies from the University of Miami Libraries and the George Washington University Libraries that demonstrate technology and techniques for managing local controlled vocabularies and implementing EAC-CPF.

ALCTS Member (individual)    43    109
Nonmember (individual)    59    149
International (individual)    43    109
Student Member (individual), Retired Member (individual)    20    50
Groups. Applies to group of people that will watch the webinar together from one access point.        
Member group    99    249
Nonmember group    129    319

May'15: Library Strategy with a Focus: What NOT to Do (LLAMA)

Wed., May 6, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00 PM (Central)

Strategic planning.  From groans to eye-rolls, the words alone are enough to elicit a range of responses from most librarians—not many of them positive.  All too often our experience is cumbersome and results in plans that are too long, too complex, and have little impact on our work.  Instead of roadmaps for success, they are hoops to jump through.  At the Arlington Heights Memorial Library, we knew we needed to think beyond one-, three-, and five-year cycles, goals, and objectives to prioritize what truly matters—impacting our community.  We needed a way to help administrators allocate resources along with a mechanism that takes tactical decisions out of their hands and puts them where they belong—with the front-line staff who are best equipped to make them.  Learn about how we have created a focused organization where strategy truly guides all that we do, and about how you can bring that process to your library.

Fees: LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May'15: Key Trends in Social Science Research (Choice/ACRL)

Tuesday, May 12 / 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. PT

ProQuest conducts regular surveys and interviews with our customers to learn more about their needs and how they find information online.
Our research into the needs of social science faculty has explored topics including which sources are relied upon for research and the perceived strengths and weaknesses of different starting places for research.
Join us for our special webinar, where we will be sharing the findings of our most recent research into these areas. We will also explain how these findings contribute to the development of our social sciences resources.

Jun'15: Designing Mobile and Responsive Experiences (UW-Madison)

June 1- 28

In May 2013, The Pew Internet and American Life project reported that 63% of adult cell owners now use their phones to go online. Increasingly, mobile browsing activity is no longer limited to simple "on the go" tasks and interactions. During this course, we will examine what it means to build and design for multiple screens and platforms and how these practices can inform standard web development and design practices. Our emphasis will be on the creation of a working mobile web app, responsive web design principles, and a series of readings to ground our understanding of what it means to design and develop for the mobile setting.

May'15: Ben's Guide to the US Government (FDLP)

Thursday, May 14, 2015. / 2:00 pm (Eastern)

The U.S. Government Printing Office’s children’s site, Ben’s Guide, has been redesigned, revamped, and relaunched and is now available to the public as “Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government.” Named for one of our Nation’s most influential Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government provides educational content for the public on the workings of the U.S. Government and U.S. history, with a focus on civics. Join GPO as we explore the enhanced site content, the modernized look and feel, a new educational game, and other site features.

May'15: Looking at Geographic Equivalencies using MABLE (FDLP)

Thursday, May 28, 2015 / 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

MABLE/Geocorr is an easy-to-use utility application that lets you look at a wide array of geographic entities (counties, cities, zip codes, school districts, state legislative districts, urban areas, etc.) and see how they intersect with one another. The presentation will walk through a series of sample uses of the application. There will also be a brief discussion of the history of the application, which is about to begin its 20th year.

Jun'15: All Work is Team Work (Infopeople)

4-week online course, June 2, 2015 to June 29, 2015
$75 CA

Does it seem like people talk about working together but nobody really knows how? Do you spend too much time talking about what happened and not enough time deciding on the actions to take? Do you feel that team members spend more time protecting their turf than working together? In this course experienced instructor Cheryl Gould will explore the characteristics of highly effective teams

May'15: Unlocking Search and Discovery (Library Journal/Ebsco)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Discovery services sit at the forefront of libraries’ current efforts to expose and enhance access to their information resources. Join this webcast to learn about recent advances in implementing discovery services and the results that these libraries have seen regarding their collections. In addition, a leading technology consultant will present on the future of Discovery services and libraries.

May'15: Cataloging Government Serial Publications using RDA (FDLP)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 / 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

The focus of this webinar will be on cataloging U.S. Government serial publications using RDA. LSCM staff will discuss GPO practices in determining if a publication is a serial through processing and cataloging of serial publications following CONSER and RDA standards. Practical tips and examples will be provided.

Jun'15: Assessing Student Learning with Instructional Technologies (ALA)

4-week eCourse beginning Monday, June 1

Are you prepared to deliver student learning data to your administrators? When you design your learning plans with assessment in mind, you will be ready to do just that! Mallon will guide you through the steps of designing an authentic lesson and assessment plan.

May'15: Leadership Lessons Learned (LLAMA)

May 13, at 12:00 – 1:00 pm, Central Time.

Featuring Barbara Stripling. Stripling will draw particularly on her experience as Director of Library Services for the New York City schools and as past-president of the American Library Association.  She will include examples from both situations.

Recently reflecting on her long career, Stripling wrote: “Throughout my library career, I have looked into the faces of young people and been nourished by their sense of wonder and enthusiasm for learning. As a librarian, I have served these young people by providing library programs and services that are their right: an environment conducive to learning; equitable access to resources that reflect their diverse needs and interests; effective instruction that builds independent learning skills; and opportunities for sharing with others.”

May'15: Discovery Services and the User Experience (Library Journal/ExLibris)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT

Libraries have invested a great deal of time and effort into choosing and implementing discovery systems, often to mixed responses from students and faculty. Join this webcast to learn how libraries have marketed these services to their users and assessed users’ experience with discovery tools.

May'15: Time Management for New Managers (LLAMA)

May 20, at 1:30-3:00 PM (Central time)

Participants in this webinar will learn:
•    How to apply basic time management techniques to their own schedules
•    About basic project management resources
•    New ways to effectively delegate tasks
•    How to recognize when to say no and learn tips on how to do so.

LLAMA member $49; Non-LLAMA member $59; LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $199; Non-LLAMA group rate (5 or more people at one site) $239

Thursday, April 9, 2015

May-Jun: Financial Management and Budgeting for Librarians (ALA)

4-week eCourse—beginning Monday, May 11, 2015

Managing a budget and handling basic financial literacy can be daunting, but the ability to do so is crucial for librarians. In this course, Gaffney, librarian and financial analyst, will get you up and running to feel confident in handling the financials at your library!

After taking this eCourse you will:
•    Understand what types of revenue opportunities are available to your library
•    Understand the definition of a budget and how budgets are developed and modified
•    Understand how both internal and external factors lead libraries to change their budgets
•    Have knowledge of tools and resources that you can use after the course to continue expanding your knowledge

Online anytime: Raspberry Pi in Your library: Low Cost, Flexible, Secure Server Technology (NKU-CE)

Online anytime through 8/31/2015

Raspberry Pi, the single board computer, can be your library’s solution for low-cost, robust technology. Pi’s can be configured as PCs that can function as public workstations and OPAC terminals or can be operate as a server platforms for web site hosting and email systems within your library. All this functionality for under $75!* Enroll in this seminar to investigate specific applications for Raspberry Pi’s in a range of library operations and be guided, step-by-step through video demonstrations, to configure your own Pi. If monitor and keyboard purchases are included, the cost remains low at approximately $150 - $200.

CEU's:1, Contact hours: 10

Online Anytime: Raise Your Klout: Developing and Implementing Your Library's Social Media Plan (NKU-CE)

available online anytime through 8/31/2015

This session will cover how to develop a social media strategy, how to write policies and procedures that are in line with the mission of your library, the best tools to use for your social media goals, and best practices and tips.

•Learn how to cultivate interaction with your followers

•Develop a spectacular social media strategy

•Discover new tips and tools to help streamline your social media activity

CEU's:1, Contact hours: 10

Oct-Nov'15: Library Technology (NKU-CE)

10/12/2015 to 12/4/2015

This course will provide an introduction and overview of some of the various technologies utilized in electronically delivering services to library users. Library support staff enrolled in this course will be introduced to the responsibilities of library technology personnel, computer hardware and software competencies and the application of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries.

For more information contact: OR call 1-859-572-6651.


CEUs: 3, Contact hours: 30

For this course, you will need the book: Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, 4th ed. (2013) by John J. Burke. ISBN 978-1-5570-915-0.This book is widely available. Please try your library's interlibrary loan service or online book sellers for your copy. For more information contact: OR call 1-859-572-5561

Apr-Jun'15: Library Technology (NKU-CE)

4/27/2015 to 6/19/2015

This course will provide an introduction and overview of some of the various technologies utilized in electronically delivering services to library users. Library support staff enrolled in this course will be introduced to the responsibilities of library technology personnel, computer hardware and software competencies and the application of Web 2.0 technologies in libraries.

For more information contact: OR call 1-859-572-6651.
CEUs: 3, Contact hours: 30

For this course, you will need the book: Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, 4th ed. (2013) by John J. Burke. ISBN 978-1-5570-915-0.This book is widely available. Please try your library's interlibrary loan service or online book sellers for your copy. For more information contact: OR call 1-859-572-5561

Online Anytime: Become a Tech Tool Star (NKU-CE)

Available through 8/31/2015

Implementing Cost-Effective Technology in Your Library Self-Paced Workshop : Online Anytime

This course presents web tools and mobile applications that could be used in a library setting for promotion, instruction, readers advisory, reference, or even to help streamline your work life. You will learn about each tool, how it works, see examples (when available) and be given the resources to try it out yourself. Most of the tools presented are free, and those with a cost are relatively low in price. If you recently acquired an iPad or other tablet device you should leave this course armed with a mobile device filled with new applications.

The course is broken down into ten modules with web tools and applications presented within each category. The ten modules presented in the 2014 course are:
Reference Tools / Book Clubs and Readers Advisory / Screencasting / Videos / Presentation Tools / Infographics / Collaboration and Productivity / Professional Networking / Keeping Track of Tech Trends / A Few for Fun

CEU's:1, Contact hours: 10

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

May'15: Cybersecurity: A Shared Responsibility with Infinite Opportunities (FDLP)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
1:00 pm (Eastern)

The world is more interconnected than ever before; with more connectivity comes more responsibility. The Federal Government is committed to raising cybersecurity awareness across the Nation; this involves working across all levels of government, with the private sector, and internationally to defend against and respond to cyber incidents, while protecting individual privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. As a librarian, you are a trusted resource for many Americans and have a unique opportunity to help spread awareness for cybersecurity and make the Internet a more secure experience for everyone. During this presentation, you will learn about the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s free cybersecurity resources including the Stop.Think.Connect.TM campaign. Learn more at or

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

May'15: Engaging with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy (Georgia Library Assoc)

Carterette Series Webinar
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)


Trudi Jacobson and Craig Gibson, co-chairs of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force, will identify the ideas underpinning the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, which creates new opportunities for collaboration on campuses around student engagement with the information ecosystem.  The Framework draws on metaliteracy, theories about threshold concepts, and the “backward design” model of Wiggins and McTighe. It promotes knowledge practices and habits of mind as learning goals, and emphasizes the evolving role of the student as creator as well as consumer of knowledge. The presenters will identify principles for instructional design supporting the Framework, as well as assessment methods that address developmental aspects of learning the information literacy concepts and practices comprising the Framework.

Friday, April 3, 2015

May'15: Instructional Design Essentials (ALA)

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, May 4

Create a foundation in instructional design! Experts Nicole Pagowsky and Erica DeFrain will help you hone your teaching skills and prepare you for your instructional needs. You will complete an instructional design plan and receive feedback along the way from instructors and fellow participants.

Apr'15: The Grant Writing Course as a Real-World Experience to Build Communities (ASIS&T)

Apr 09, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT

Patty Wong will introduce the audience to the SJSU LIBR 282 Grant Writing and Alternative Funding Resources course, which she has taught for the School of Information during the past seven years. As a practitioner with hundreds of successful grants, Wong views grant writing as a real time, expandable skill that can build communities while diversifying funding to make the world a better place. During the course, Wong guides students through a grant writing process using a client of their choice.

The process includes preparing an environmental scan, listing funders, exploring grant writing tools, analysis of funder information, grant deconstruction, and writing an actual proposal to benefit a project and the client’s community. The interactive sessions using Collaborate heighten student learning and experience. Many students work in pairs to maximize joint learning. Students build a client profile, establish goals and objectives, utilize an evaluation tool for the project, create a communication and promotion plan, and develop a final proposal integrating funder criteria for future client submission.

Apr'15: Fierce Conversations: How to address toxic employees (Human Capital Inst)

April 8th, 2015 — 1:00 PM PST

Managing difficult people is simply a fact of life that is all too often ignored. The effect of toxic employees on organizations is immense including poor morale among talent, added stress, lost productivity, and a negatively affected bottom line. Fierce survey results show that 78 percent of respondents claim their organizations are extremely to somewhat tolerant of colleagues with negative attitudes. Employees and management are frequently at odds on how to best handle and confront toxic employees. Thus, toxic employees are a leadership problem. Join Halley Bock, President & CEO, Fierce, Inc. to gain a new perspective on managing toxic employees and navigating difficult conversations.

You will learn:

    Explore the usual suspects and toxic employees who fly under the radar
    Learn how to hold oneself and others able to have the conversations
    Get practical tools for giving and receiving feedback and what you should do when confrontation is needed.

May-Jun'15: Cataloging Music Resources in RDA: Resource Description and Access (ALA)

4-week eCourse
Beginning Monday, May 11, 2015

Are you struggling with cataloging music in your library? In this new eCourse, Archer-Capuzzo will explore the unique challenges of cataloging music resources and focuses on how RDA Toolkit* meets these challenges.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Apr'15: The Golden Nuggets of Communications (BizLibrary)

Wednesday, April 8th - 1:00PM Central/2:00PM Eastern

In a world of miscommunication, this special webinar from Nancy Friedman*, the Telephone Doctor, will bring you ideas, tips, skills, and techniques to help you every day in your professional & home life.

Communication skills seem so easy — like common sense, but as we all know, common sense is not so common.

Come join the fun as Nancy shares communication skills for you and your entire staff. It's for everyone! Enjoy the antics of Nancy and be prepared to laugh & learn with us.

Apr'15: Digital Age Management and Leadership: Five Critical Steps to Integrating Digital Age Techniques into the Workplace (Texas Lib Assoc)

April 7, 1-2pm Central Time

Managing and leading in library and information settings today requires:
•         Different techniques to address change in general;
•         Techniques for identifying change specific to organizations and workers;
•         Timing considerations for faster moving work and umbrella organization settings;
•         Using contemporary visuals for illustrating issues;
•         Finding unique data for articulating value;
•         And, persuasive content to match techniques to target populations.
This free one-hour webinar offers specific ideas and techniques for managers and leaders as well as a handout with extensive web links of content and examples.

Apr'15: Troubleshooting Tablets (ALA)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
2:30 PM Eastern | 1:30 PM Central | 12:30 PM Mountain | 11:30 AM Pacific

Do you find yourself wondering how to set up your new tablet? Or why that pesky app keeps freezing up? In this workshop, Gavelis will cover best practices for setting up tablets and explore settings for fixing finicky apps, while also sharing basic solutions for the common issues affecting those devices.

Apr'15: Information Has Value: An Exploration (CLA)

Wednesday, April 22nd at 2:00 PM  PST

“Information Has Value” is a frame in the proposed ACRL Information Literacy Framework, and seemingly the most controversial. How is value defined?

How do our professional values reinforce or conflict with current intellectual property laws, information literacy standards and practices, and collection development models? A presentation will be followed by an online discussion will allow participants a chance to explore and discuss the provocative elements of this concept.

    $45 non-members
    $35 CLA members
    $25 student members

Apr'15: SuDocs Classification System: An Overview (FDLP)

Friday, April 24, 2015 / 1:00 p.m. (Eastern)

This webinar is designed to provide a basic understanding of the Superintendent of Documents Classification scheme. The webinar instructors create, develop, and utilize this scheme on a daily basis. An opportunity to ask questions will be provided at the conclusion of the session.