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Librarians are lifelong learners.  And we’re always on the look out for exciting professional development opportunities.  Fortunately for us, there are a great many amazing, free webinars being offered each month from a variety of sources, there’s bound to be something for everyone.  Check out these incredible free live webinars that you can participate in:

53 Free October Webinars for Librarians

  1. Friday, October 3
    11:00 – 11:30 am (Eastern)
    Keep Your Faculty in the Loop (Cengage Learning)
    Jennifer Smathers, Head of Technical Services, is passionate about coordinated collection development, marketing, and connecting with user needs. Come learn about how she has practically implemented this passion at SUNY Brockport and how you can steal these best practices for your own library.
  2. Friday, October 3
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    Tech Tools with Tine: 1 Hour of Curation with Pinterest and Tumblr (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
    In our popular Tech Tools with Tine series, veteran trainer Tine Walczyk typically tackles a single innovative tool. In this webinar, however, she’s taking on two extremely popular ones – Pinterest and Tumblr – and showing how libraries can harness them for curation.
  3. Monday, October 6
    8:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern)
    Saddle Up & Rope ‘Em In! Codes to Teach Like a Cowboy/ Cowgirl (TL Virtual Café)
    Teaching can feel like trying to conquer the Wild West. We need inspiration and advice from trailblazers used to rough terrains. Two Texas educators invite you to join this campfire conversation in which they will share some practical ideas and tips for handling anything from fundraising to teaching with little technology. Giddy up! Get your boots on and join us for this adventurous ride that’ll get you fired up and equipped for the school year.
  4. Monday, October 6
    3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    New Research Tools in Gale Virtual Reference Library (Florida Library)
    Researchers often highlight and make notes in the margins of their research; why not bring that experience online? Gale Virtual Reference Library will offer this feature in September 2014; in this one hour webinar we’ll cover how to make the best use of these new tools!
  5. Tuesday, October 7
    10:30 am – 11:30 am (Eastern)
    Silence in the Library: Experiencing Mindfulness at Work (Florida Library)
    Do you feel harried, disjointed, or stressed throughout your workday? You are not alone. Increased pressures from patron expectations, an ever-changing workplace and the demands of technology cause many of us to feel off track. Join Cari for this informative and interactive program learn the many benefits of mindfulness and becoming centered in the workplace.
  6. Tuesday, October 7
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Beyond 3D Printers: Strategies for Makerspace Success (Booklist)
    When someone mentions “makerspace,” do you hear, “Buy a 3D printer?” While digital fabrication tools can be a robust part of a library makerspace, they’re not the only options. From lanyards to laser cutters and crochet to coding, all kinds of crafts and skills are welcome in makerspaces. In this free, hour-long webinar sponsored by Cherry Lake, Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, will discuss strategies to help create a maker culture in your library that welcomes and supports all patrons and their creations. Moderated by Booklist’s Books for Youth editorial director Gillian Engberg.
  7. Tuesday, October 7
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Federal Legislative History 101 (Federal Depository Library Program)
    The webinar will discuss the ways in which Federal statutes are published and cited, what Federal legislative histories are and how they are used, the normal steps in compiling and researching Federal legislative histories, and the various resources available for Federal legislative history research – both free and commercial. Speaker: Rick McKinney is Assistant Law Librarian / Legislative Librarian at the Federal Reserve Board Law Library in Washington, D.C., where he has served for the past 30 years. He is the founder and principal editor of LLSDC’s Legislative Source Book on the Internet and has authored numerous articles and presentations in the field of Federal statutory, legislative, and regulatory research.
  8. Wednesday, October 8
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    The Open Source Library – Arduino & Other Open Source Hardware (Florida Library)
    We are living in a maker revolution; where people are building solutions to their own problems. Open Source options allow for makers to prototype and build their new technology ideas; all using an open source framework and platform; with an entire community backing and supporting open source projects. Arduino is a very common open source microcontroller; think of it as a miniature computer. You can build everything from robots to interactive displays; all through affordable and inexpensive hardware solutions. This session will discuss the history of open source hardware, arduinos, and how they play in libraries; as a way to provide solutions to problems. We will also explore great programming ideas for patrons.
  9. Wednesday, October 8
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Inspire Inquiry with Digital Nonfiction and Imagery (School Library Journal)
    What new, differentiated strategies can school librarians use to support students – and their classroom teaching colleagues – in evaluating, synthesizing, and contextualizing nonfiction digital content? What experiences can be offered that will inspire students to communicate, collaborate, and think both critically and creatively within a framework of inquiry-based learning? Get new answers in this powerful, practical, 60-minute discussion with live Q&A!
  10. Thursday, October 9
    12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    Yammerin’ for Nonprofits & Libraries (TechSoup)
    Could your nonprofit or library benefit from an internal social network to share and collaborate, make announcements, connect staff no matter where they are, and cut down on email?
  11. Thursday, October 9
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    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.
  12. Thursday, October 9
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Nonfiction Matters: Outstanding Informational Books for Children (Florida Library)
    Are you looking for high interest informational texts? Interested in great STEM and STEAM additions to your programs? Join Jill Burket Ragase for an overview of what’s new in nonfiction books for children. In this interactive and informative webinar, we’ll walk our way through some great titles for children aged preschool thru elementary with a few program ideas and pairings along the way.
  13. Thursday, October 9
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Marketing and Social Media: A Primer for Public Libraries (Booklist)
    Your patrons’ desire for responsiveness and interaction on social media can be transformed into a dynamic marketing tool for your library. Join Marketing and Social Media: A Guide for Libraries, Archives, and Museums (Rowman & Littlefield 2014) co-authors Christie Koontz (Florida State University LIS program) and Lorri Mon (Florida State University iSchool) for a free, hour-long webinar full of examples and steps on how to recognize stakeholders, create goals, plan and execute an effective social media campaign, and evaluate its success. Sponsored by Rowman & Littlefield. Moderated by Booklist Collection Management editor Rebecca Vnuk.
  14. Friday, October 10
    11:00 – 11:30 am (Eastern)
    Stats Don’t Lie: Small Libraries Make Big Impacts (Cengage Learning)
    Small libraries are making BIG impacts. Amy Dodson, Director of Pine River Public Library, will be speaking to us about the importance of statistics; specifically, making the pitch for quality over quantity when considering statistics. Come learn about what made Library Journal call her library “The Best Small Library in America” for 2014.
  15. Tuesday, October 14
    10:30 – 11:30 pm (Eastern)
    Project Management: Plain and Simple (Florida Library)
    Not reserved for only engineering, project management is simply the organization and execution of any task, big or small. This webinar will demystify project management and offer concrete tools for the successful completion of your next library endeavor, whether it is a new software adoption or a workflow improvement. In addition, the development and implementation of teams will be discussed for maximum efficiency in your next project.
  16. Tuesday, October 14
    1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)
    Digital Citizenship: New Roles and Responsibilities in the Digital Age (WebJunction)
    Today’s digital world is redefining “citizenship.” All of us—from digital natives to later adopters—need to learn how to be good citizens, to be safe, responsible and respectful participants in this new world. Digital citizenship requires a whole-community approach among parents, kids, librarians, educators, and the broader community. In this webinar, explore the vital connection between Digital Citizenship and Public Libraries. Learn about free digital citizenship resources provided by Common Sense Education covering a range of topics including Internet Safety, Cyberbullying, Digital Footprints, Copyright, and more. Digital Citizenship Week is coming October 19-25…how will your library be participating?
  17. Tuesday, October 14
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information (Lib2Gov)
    Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease. Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza. Tune into this presentation by librarians at the U.S. National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.
  18. Tuesday, October 14
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    The Scoop on Series Nonfiction: More New Titles for Fall 2014 (Booklist)
    Don’t miss this free, hour-long continuation of our popular series of webinars on series nonfiction for youth featuring presentations from three of the top publishers in this booming field: ReferencePoint Press, Amicus Publishing and Black Rabbit Books. Moderated by Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Daniel Kraus.
  19. Tuesday, October 14
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Library UX: Strategic Branding and Identity Development (Library Journal)
    During this insightful discussion moderated by Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience), library branding mavens will share the basics of branding and identity development, show examples from their successful efforts, and share practical tips that you can implement right away.
  20. Wednesday, October 15
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)
    In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.
  21. Wednesday, October 15
    12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    Using Social Media for Professional Development (Florida Library)
    There are many social media sites out there that we can use such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest to connect us with friends and co-workers. But how do we know if we’re getting the most out of these services? During this workshop, we will discuss taking these social media sites to the next level.
  22. Wednesday, October 15
    12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    10 Secrets that Can Make or Break Your Career (American Management Association)
    The World’s Top Executive Coaches Share Their Secrets and Answer Your Toughest Questions! You’re more challenged than ever with conflicting priorities, multiple teams and bosses. At the same time, the landscape has never been riper with opportunities for positive change in your role. Don’t wait another moment – the time is NOW to get both world-class advice and practical tools you can use to keep your career on an upward path. In this dynamic program, a top executive coach will lead a provocative discussion with the world’s most renowned coaches and two global CEO’s: Virgin’s Sir Richard Branson and GE’s Jeffrey Immelt. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to ask ANYTHING and glean their sage advice.
  23. Wednesday, October 15
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Books for Boys 2014 (School Library Journal)
    Join us for our Books for Boys webcast to be sure you have the latest releases ready for your readers. Our featured panelists from Listening Library/Penguin Random House Audio, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and Tor Books will discuss genre trends, hot new releases, and upcoming titles.
  24. Wednesday, October 15
    5:00 – 6:00 pm (Eastern)
    Pitching the Library: How to Explain What School Librarians Do (edWeb)
    When administrators are faced with challenging budget cuts, they often cut from library programs – often because they don’t understand how strong library programs serve the learning community. This webinar will equip participants with talking points to promote library programs, reframing our work with new language, and dispelling myths about librarianship.
  25. Thursday, October 16
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 1 of 3 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
    In part one of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas, discuss making your library the go-to source for businesses, entrepreneurs and startups. This session will focus on reasons for marketing to businesses and examples of library success stories. (Although open to everyone in the library field, public library directors and managers are especially encouraged to attend this session.)
  26. Thursday, October 16
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Let’s Read! New Books for the Newest Readers (Booklist)
    Get children excited about reading with an impressive array of picture books and early readers from Capstone Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Holiday House. Find books that readers can love for a lifetime in this free, hour-long webinar, moderated by Booklist Books for Youth senior editor Ilene Cooper.
  27. Thursday, October 16
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    I’m a Manager – Now What? Things You Didn’t Learn in Library School (Florida Library)
    Many library professionals are placed into management roles with little or no guidance because there isn’t time for training or their position is newly created. Since Librarian skills are different from Managerial skills, these newly minted managers may struggle getting a handle on their new positions. This session covers tips on where to start, how to deal with feelings of being overwhelmed, and how to make the transition from colleague to manager. Filled with stories and anecdotes of personal experience, and drawing on advice from seasoned pros, this program will help managers feel more confident as they take on their new roles in the library. Join Jennifer for this practical and interactive webinar and let your inner manager flourish.
  28. Thursday, October 16
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Engaging the Reluctant Middle Grade Reader (School Library Journal)
    Join us for this free one-hour webcast moderated by Kira Moody, a youth services librarian at the Whitmore Public Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. You’ll get a sneak peak at intriguing new books about life in prison, the mysteries of the Mawangdui tombs, and the fascinatingly gross side of science, from Charlesbridge and Darby Creek. We’ll also look at electronic and audio options for readers who prefer their stories in digital formats.
  29. Thursday, October 16
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Legal Issues: iPads, Mobile Devices, and the Library (Infopeople)
    Since mobile devices are so commonplace, it may be time to consider some legal issues regarding their use in libraries. They may affect your library’s photography, audio and video recording policy. The way you select, load content, and lend mobile devices may be influenced by licensing agreements and ADA compliance issues. At the end of this one-hour webinar, attendees will have: Evaluate mobile devices with respect to legal requirements, Lend library mobile devices and protect the library, Apply your library’s behavior policy to patron use of mobile devices. This webinar will be of interest to public service staff, library adminstration and trustees.
  30. Friday, October 17
    11:00 – 11:30 am (Eastern)
    Secure Library Models (Cengage Learning)
    Vailey Oehkle, Director of Libraries at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon; was honored today as a special mention for Library of the Year. Come to learn about how Multnomah developed a secure model for their library, and how you can implement these best practices at your own library.
  31. Friday, October 17
    2:00 – 3:00 am (Eastern)
    6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)
    Learn what it takes to build your high performance team. The strongest and most effective teams tap into and activate the strengths of every team member and build an environment rich with trust and respect. This allows for open communication and cohesiveness, which enables a team to rise to its full potential and overcome any obstacle to achieve desired results. Learn how you can build a breakthrough team by participating in our one-hour webinar.
  32. Monday, October 20
    8:00 – 9:00 pm (Eastern)
    Teacher Librarian News Night (TL Virtual Café)
    TL News Night is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts.
  33. Tuesday, October 21
    10:30 – 11:30 am (Eastern)
    Tools to Improve Your Workflow and Increase Productivity
 (Florida Library)
    Have you ever found a tool or service that made you go “AHA!”? Are there little gems that make your life so much easier that you wonder how you lived without them? This interactive and informative webinar is filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you improve your workflow. Come discover a plethora of online tools that you probably haven’t heard of but will be glad that (now) you have.
  34. Tuesday, October 21
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Serving the Underserved: Children with Disabilities at Your Library (WebJunction)
    Whether large or small, rural or urban, all library communities serve patrons with special needs. Developing an awareness of and sensitivity to children with disabilities is crucial for providing top-notch library services. This webinar shares inspiring programming and innovative ideas for new services to target this special population. Learn about what online resources are available for staff to serve children with special needs more fully, and explore strategies to reevaluate and make new accommodations in existing youth programs for an inclusive audience.
  35. Wednesday, October 22
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    Teen Theater Groups: Creating Communities of Empowered Teens (Nebraska Library Commission)
    Learn how theater group participation can bring diverse groups of teens together to express themselves creatively, gain leadership and collaborative skills, and engage with the larger community. A wide range of programs will be discussed – including year-round clubs, summer programs, readers’ theater and murder mysteries – for all levels of experience, sizes of libraries, and budgets. Take away tips and resources to kickstart your own production.
  36. Wednesday, October 22
    12:00 – 1:00 pm (Eastern)
    Introduction to Drupal for Libraries (Florida Library)
    Drupal is an open source content management system that is used to create and maintain websites without extensive programming. This webinar will offer a basic Drupal overview and a discussion of how and why libraries use Drupal. Tips to help you start building your library website with Drupal will be shared.
  37. Wednesday, October 22
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Bonding with Your Community: How to Craft Your Library Story (Colorado State Library)
    “It was a pleasure to burn.” So starts Fahrenheit 451, with a frightening glimpse into a dystopian future — where a fireman’s only calling is to torch books. As a library staff member, did these two sentences elicit a visceral response in you? That’s the power of story. Hook, entice, engage. And in many libraries, opportunities are missed daily — to capture moments, experiences and impacts. In this CSL In Session class, attendees will discuss WHY libraries should be telling stories, along with strategies and tools for using stories as a way to bond with their communities.
  38. Wednesday, October 22
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Digital Archiving: A Train the Trainer Webinar (Georgia Library Association)
    The Society of Georgia Archivists, the Atlanta chapter of ARMA International, and the Georgia Library Association present a train-the-trainer session on Personal Digital Archiving. Designed for information professionals from all backgrounds and levels of experience, this session will empower participants to see themselves as archivists of their own digital records and will cover topics ranging from best practices for creating digital records and rights issues in the digital landscape to strategies for storing digital records and emerging developments regarding the digital afterlife. After completing the workshop, attendees will be encouraged to teach the workshop to their users–the public, co-workers, students, etc.–in their own diverse institutional contexts. The end goal of the workshop will thus be to advocate for informational professionals as a source of expertise for assisting individuals (the public, family members, students, corporate employees, etc.) with their personal digital archiving needs.
  39. Wednesday, October 22
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Making Cents of Financial Literacy: Tech Tools and Innovative Programs (TechSoup)
    Financial literacy may be a serious topic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun! Technology, games, and parties can bring playfulness and help people approach a topic that can otherwise be daunting and stressful. You can help your community learn to be more financially literate, connect to valuable information about savings and retirement planning, and take control of their money. Join us for this free webinar and hear from two libraries in South Carolina who have developed fun and innovative financial literacy programs. We will also hear from the New York Public Library about the staff training materials they have developed, available for free to all libraries. Throughout the webianr we will share tech tools, tips, and practical ideas to engage your community on this important topic.
  40. Wednesday, October 22
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)
    No registration needed. For further information, contact Jim Honour at jhonour@uwyo.edu or 307-766-6537.
  41. Thursday, October 23
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 2 of 3 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
    In part two of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 101. This session will include public company research using TexShare and free resources to not only learn about the companies, but how private companies can learn from public company data.
  42. Thursday, October 23
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Raising the Floor on Access to Technology for Patrons with Disabilities (Florida Library)
    Making library technologies accessible is a challenge—solutions are often expensive and complicated. The Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure (GPII; http://gpii.net), an international development project, plans to address those problems. People with disabilities can choose their own interface features such as large print or text-to-speech. The GPII stores those needs and preferences in the cloud, and lets users see those interfaces on any device they encounter. GPII’s first use environment will be in libraries, with a co-development program going on right now, and small-scale pilots in 2015. Attend this webinar and find out more about how GPII works and how your library can get involved.
  43. Thursday, October 23
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Evaluating eLearning: What you Measure is What You Get (InSync)
    In this session we’ll look at the importance of planning evaluation items with solid objectives and clear outcomes in mind. You will explore the ways in which assessments can end up failing to measure what designers and organizations intend. You will leave this session with a set of tips for improving evaluation by building it into the design of a learning program and using evaluation to support organizational goals. In this session, you will learn: The importance of linking objectives with outcomes, How to create better assessments, Tips for building evaluation into program design, How to link evaluation towards business goals and outcomes.
  44. Monday, October 27
    1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)
    Five Hats of Instructional Design (InSync)
    If you are an instructional designer (ID), you already know that your job requires you to wear many “hats” to be effective. Some of these hats, such as “design guru” and “program manager” are familiar to most IDs and well documented in the learning community. But others are less well known and worth exploring because they shed light on the wide range of skills necessary to be effective in the ID role. Please join veteran learning developer James Goldsmith and your colleagues for this highly interactive presentation on five of the lesser known, but no less important hats of instructional design. Two for consideration are “choreographer” and “marriage counselor.” To find out about the other three, you’ll have to join the session!
  45. Tuesday, October 28
    10:30 – 11:30 am (Eastern)
    Tools to Connect with Library Users and the Community (Library Webinars)
    The Web is filled with many tools vying for your attention, but even some of the best lie waiting, under the radar. This program is filled with online (and free!) tools that can help you manage your library’s social media, create tutorials, do reader’s advisory, and more. Join us for this interactive and informative webinar and discover online tools that you’ll be using to connect with your users in the near future!
  46. Tuesday, October 28
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Fall into a Good Mystery (Booklist)
    As the weather turns colder, it’s time to cozy up with a pulse-pounding read. Join representatives from Macmillan, Oceanview Publishing, Penguin Random House, and Soho Crime who will preview the most important mysteries and thrillers from their forthcoming lists. Whether you buy books for your library or just read them for fun, your wish list is guaranteed to grow. Moderated by Booklist Online editor Keir Graff.
  47. Tuesday, October 28
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Library UX: Creating Usable and Useful Websites (Library Journal)
    During this insightful discussion between Aaron Schmidt, Principal, Influx Library User Experience and LJ columnist (The User Experience) and Scott Young, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Montana State University, we will cover usability, web conventions, writing for the web, content strategy, and user research. You’ll take home tips and ideas that you can immediately use to improve your website.
  48. Wednesday, October 29
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    2014 One Book One Nebraska: Once Upon a Town (Nebraska Library Commission)
    In this tenth year of One Book One Nebraska, Nebraska libraries and other literary and cultural organizations continue to plan activities and events to encourage all Nebraskans to read and discuss the same book. Join us to hear more about this statewide reading promotion activity, sponsored by the Nebraska Library Commission and the Nebraska Center for the Book. Join Rod Wagner, Nebraska Library Commission Director; Molly Fisher, Nebraska Library Commissioner; and Mary Jo Ryan, Nebraska Library Commission Communications Coordinator.
  49. Wednesday, October 29
    1:00 – 2:00 pm (Eastern)
    What’s Your Story? How to Lead With a Good Story (Training Magazine Network)
    It is widely understood that stories are a great vehicle to communicate essential lessons and enhance learning – especially when used to influence, motivate, and lead others. For most people however, the understanding stops there and key questions remain unanswered. What stories are most important? How do you standout in a sea of sameness? How do you write, tell and publish a good story? In this practical, hands-on webinar Dave Carroll master storyteller, musician, and celebrated creator of “United Breaks Guitars” will: Discuss his real-life experience with United Breaks Guitars and the impact this customer experience story, viewed by some 15 million people, had on an entire airline, Share the five stories every leader needs to know, and Provide an in-depth insight into one-key story that can benefit every organization looking to increase personal meaning and engagement in the workplace.
  50. Wednesday, October 29
    3:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)
    Common Core: Partnership, Instruction & Advocacy in the Elementary School Library (Demco)
    We have arrived at an unprecedented time in literacy education — a time when librarians are fully prepared to become indispensable instructional leaders in our schools. Tony Buzzeo will explain how the national Common Core State Standards curriculum closely aligns with school librarians’ skill sets and how we can seize the opportunity to play an even more prominent role in literacy education. If we fail to engage, we may lose our last real opportunity to gain recognition and secure our positions.
  51. Thursday, October 30
    11:00 – 12:00 pm (Eastern)
    Business Reference, Resources & Services – Part 3 of 3 (Texas State Library & Archives Commission)
    In part three of this three-part series, Laura Young, Founder of Bizologie, and April Kessler, Business Librarian for the University of Texas present Business Research 102. Learn where to locate private company data and learn about the hippest new startups and how to start one.
  52. Thursday, October 30
    2:00 – 3:00 pm (Eastern)
    Beginning Readers 101: Everything You Need to Know to Set Your Youngest Readers on the Road to Literacy (Florida Library)
    Are you lost in the sea of differing publisher leveling schemes, differing vocabulary standards, and the generally vast range of reading abilities at work in the Beginning Reader area of your collection? You’re not alone! The world of Early Readers is often as frustrating for parents as it is for us professionals. Join Jill Burket Ragase for an overview of Beginning Readers. We’ll cover the leveling and coding systems used by several popular publishers and series, discuss selection and evaluation criteria, and pick up a few tips and tricks to help frustrated parents get their children on the road to independent reading.
  53. Friday, October 31
    11:00 – 11:30 pm (Eastern)
    Calling All Patrons: Perfecting Community Outreach (Cengage Learning)
    Effectively reaching out to your community can be tricky. Join us this Friday as Laura Damon-Moore, Co-Founder of Libraries as Incubators Project, shares her expertise on community outreach. We’ll be discussing different strategies and how Analytics On Demand can help the cause.

 

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