Visit the GPLS CE Calendar for the program descriptions and to register.
Tuesday, Sept. 8 (12–1 PM)
Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior (Washington State Library)
Libraries reflect the communities we serve and like those communities we sometimes navigate disruptive and unsafe patron behaviors. Join the Community Conduct Coordinator for the King County Library System and a public library manager as they share how policies, procedures, and guidelines can support a safe and welcoming environment for patrons and staff. Participants will learn techniques for engaging staff in solutions; review facilities considerations; explore community and police partnership opportunities; take away ideas for training and resources; and practice de-escalation techniques.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.sos.wa.gov/library/libraries/firsttuesdays/default.aspx
Wednesday, Sept. 9 (11 AM–12 PM)
Your Digital Footprint: Managing Your Online Identity (Nebraska Library Commission)
Your digital footprint is the trail left by all the things you do online, including Facebook accounts, your browsing history, your online subscriptions, any photo galleries and videos you’ve uploaded — essentially, anything on the Internet with your name on it. Digital natives like today’s students rarely think twice about putting their names on things online, so their footprints can be pretty wide. Digital immigrants like adults and seniors learning to use the Internet don’t understand what their footprints reveal about them. Join Denise Harders, Co-Director, Central Plains Library System, to learn how you can help both groups manage their Digital Footprints.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventshow.asp?ProgID=14393
Wednesday, Sept. 9 (1–2 PM)
How to Get the Most from Your Library Budget (SirsiDynix)
No matter the size of your library, you can allocate your funds wisely to support your mission. In this webinar, Dr. Lisa Hussey of the Simmons School of Library and Information Science will share practical advice for managing your budget. By attending the webinar, you’ll learn how to: Prioritize expenses from your library’s funding, Make smart purchases and help your money go further, and Survive a budget cut, with examples from other libraries.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://go.sirsidynix.com/2015-09-09-How-to-Get-the-Most-from-Your-Library-Budget-Wbr.html
Wednesday, Sept. 9 (3–4 PM)
Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle: Getting the Most from Your Library’s Relationship with Genealogists (Georgia Library Association)
A love-hate relationship often exists between libraries and genealogy. Many libraries acknowledge that genealogists account for a sizeable portion of their visitors, but the enthusiasm and expectations of genealogists often place burdens on reference/research and acquisitions staff. How can you better understand genealogists and their needs and draw upon that understanding to benefit your library? This Webinar takes you on a journey toward mutual appreciation and support.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://gla.georgialibraries.org/mediawiki/index.php/Carterette_Series_Webinars
Thursday, Sept. 10 (11 AM–12 PM)
Culturally Responsive Approaches to Children’s Book Selections (Georgia Public Library Service)
Ever wonder if you’re choosing the “right” book for each reader? Do your choices reflect your young readers’ cultures, languages, interests, families, and communities? This session will grapple with the choices available to librarians and their young patrons and what voices may be needed. Additionally, a checklist and resources will be provided that support librarians in self-assessing literature selections.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e1ca113c8f6419bd147ac2ea13a55efc7
Thursday, Sept. 10 (2–3 PM)
Digitization and Libraries (American Libraries Live)
American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast allows viewers to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time and interact with hosts via a live chat. Each episode focuses on a specific issue affecting libraries and librarians, and features a panel of vendors and library industry experts engaged in a real-time discussion which is broadcast through a live video format. Viewers can ask questions during the program via chat.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://americanlibrarieslive.org/
Thursday, Sept. 10 (2–3 PM)
Early Literacy: Social & Emotional Development (Georgia Public Library Service)
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of child development theories related to the social and emotional development of young children. Additional information on why children may act inappropriately and strategies for supporting social and emotional development will also be discussed. This webinar is presented by Dr. Laura Johns. Dr. Johns is a managing partner of Propulsion Squared, a private consulting company focused on early care and education system (ECE) reform.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=edcd455d6bd1b1502333bf07fd0a85ec0
Thursday, Sept. 10 (2–3 PM)
Project Outcome Survey Results: Maximizing Their Meaning (Public Library Association)
The first in a series of three webinars designed to help you turn your Project Outcome results into action. This webinar will focus on developing an understanding of how to parse your survey results and develop strategies for potential uses. Deeply engaging with your data is a key first step; later webinars will address how to use what you’ve learned for program improvement, advocacy, and strategic planning.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/onlinelearning/webinars/projectoutcomemaximizing
Thursday, Sept. 10 (3–4 PM)
Growing Through Conflict: Healthy Workplace Communication (WebJunction)
We are all so busy! Who has time to deal with conflicts? When conflict occurs, and we are confronted with a colleague, library patron, supervisor, or board member who is frustrated and upset, it can be tempting to identify a quick fix. However, when we do take the time to practice clear communication to uncover what people really need, we can get to better outcomes. Healthy communication involves: Actions that show you are really listening, Communication with people who are angry or upset in a way that their needs can be addressed and resolved, and Knowing your own emotions and needs, and effective ways to express them.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/growing-through-conflict.html
Tuesday, Sept. 15 (10–11 AM)
Read Aloud Tips & Strategies (Georgia Public Library Service)
Participants will explore the most popular reading strategy used by educators of infants through kindergarten: read alouds. We will explore how various styles and levels can be implemented to better engage “young readers”, increase excitement with books, and, ultimately, increase literacy and language development. Preparation strategies, effective techniques, and useful resources will be provided. Additionally, models will be shared and discussed.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=efedcc3d42e2461eaf778dc85ae163dc1
Tuesday, Sept. 15 (1–2 PM)
Storytime Underground: A Peer-Created Community (WebJunction)
Library practitioners who provide storytimes have a gold mine of ideas to share and questions to ask of each other. Storytime Underground is your online community to connect with peers and enhance your practice. Learn about Storytime University, where you earn digital badges for participating in professional development activities and learning new skills; learn about Guerrilla Storytime and how to host one in your area (spoiler alert: we give you all the tools you need!). Storytime Underground is open and free to anyone interested in storytimes and early literacy, regardless of the level of education or position held. It is created by and for storytime providers everywhere, so join us!
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/storytime-underground-a-peer-created-community.html
Wednesday, Sept. 16 (12–1 PM)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Where are those containers going? An Introduction to U.S. and Global Trade Data (North Carolina Library Association)
Trade data is its own little world of business and economics statistics. It has plenty of jargon (Schedule B, reporter country, partner countries, re-exports, re-imports, Bill of Lading, etc.) and a vegetable soup of acronyms (HC, HS, HTS, SITC, USITC, FAS, TEU, etc.) U.S. trade data’s commodity codes can be as short as 2-digits or at long as 10. There are many trade data sources provided by the United States and Canadian governments, the United Nations, and commercial vendors. And you can get some data U.S. states and urban areas. In this introduction to trade data, UNCG’s Steve Cramer will discuss the core concepts (and some of the pesky acronyms) and demonstrate them using free sources provided by the U.S. and U.N. (and perhaps one from Canada with unique features and U.S. coverage, time permitting). The most important fee-based sources will be mentioned in comparison to the free ones.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://tinyurl.com/occ9n9o
Wednesday, Sept. 16 (2–3 PM)
Managing Mobile: Library Device Checkout Made Easy (TechSoup for Libraries)
Are you starting to check out devices like e-readers, tablets, and laptops? Making devices available for public use may seem challenging and overwhelming. However, the right combination of technology, organization, and policies can help your library create a popular checkout program that your patrons will love. Come to this free webinar to learn what one library is doing to expand checkout to cover a wide range of devices. Stephen Tafoya (Garfield County Library District, CO) will share his experience with device checkout, including Kindles, iPads, and Google Chromebooks. He will share best practices, tips, and advice to help you get started (or to improve your existing device checkout program).
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/7fo5a55gn1pb&eomhttps://cc.readytalk.com/r/7fo5a55gn1pb&eom
Thursday, Sept. 17 (2–3 PM)
GIS 101 – What is it and how does it affect me? (Indiana State Library)
This webinar will explain the basic nature of Geographic Information Systems, how we use them, and the technical details surrounding their application in the larger world. GIS is often misunderstood as a new science, when society has been using geographic waypoints for navigation since the beginnings of humanity. Speakers: David Nail, Physical Scientist and National Map Liaison, United States Geological Survey, and Katie Springer, Data Center Librarian, Indiana State Library.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://webinar.isl.in.gov/gis9172015/event/registration.html
Tuesday, Sept. 22 (2–3 PM)
Using Census Records for Genealogy (United States Census Bureau)
Generations of genealogists have used manuscript census records as a key component of their efforts to trace their ancestors. The first six censuses focused on the household as the major unit of data collection. Only the household head’s name appears in the census. Other household members appeared only as numbers in the appropriate age, sex, and race boxes. This changed in 1850, when individual household members began to be listed by name. Slaves were an exception to this and continued to be listed by the name of their owners until slavery was abolished in 1865. This webinar consists of a discussion of the types of questions that have been asked in the census and the American Community Survey over the past 200 plus years. I will also mention other types of records that can be used to supplement the information available in census records.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/
Thursday, Sept. 24 (2–3 PM)
Early Literacy Advocacy (Georgia Public Library Service)
This one-hour webinar will focus on strategies and key messages to support your ability to advocate for the work you do to support literacy in your community.
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e025f5bcf087e2041022b1aeb4a2df9f2
Tuesday, Sept. 29 (10–11 AM)
Reading Nooks that Encourage Writing Too! (Georgia Public Library Service)
Children become stronger readers by being more aware of and inspired by amazing, interesting stories. Typically, adults share their love for stories through reading picture books to their young readers. Did you know that reading skills enhance writing skills, and writing skills enhance reading skills? It’s true. So, why not provide opportunities for young learners to experiment with both? We will explore reading and writing tools that are advantageous to young children’s literacy and language development as well as fun, interesting, and exciting for our budding authors!
For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=e550f62e58d88ab06828a55a025a86d5e