Free Upcoming Webinars for Librarians

The MaintainIT Project which gathers experience, tips, and techniques from public libraries across the US and Canada is offering several upcoming free webinars which may be of interest to librarians. You can register for these online, or access them later through the Share & Learn section of their site.

23 Things Online Summit
When: March 3, 11:00am – 1:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
“23 Things” is a self-directed staff development learning concept centered on social collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis. During this 2 hour Summit, organizers from several successful programs around the nation will share best practices and lessons learned. Participants will be able to ask questions and seek advice to help in implementing a similar program. WebJunction, MaintainIT, the State Library of Kansas, and the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library are collaborating to create this event.

Roadmap for Creating a Successful Marketing Campaign: TechSoup Talks
When: March 5, 11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
Want to learn from an organization that won an award for their creative marketing campaign? This nonprofit used Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to create all the components of a fun and engaging product marketing campaign that was chosen as runner up in the Adobe-TechSoup 2008 Show Your Impact contest. Kami Griffiths will interview Lea Anne Armstrong from Evergreen to talk about their winning entry and how it was created.

IT Asset Management: A MaintainIT Book Club Discussion
When: March 10, 11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
How old are your computers? Are they still under warranty? How many software licenses do you have and do you need to buy more? It can feel overwhelming to keep track of serial numbers, vendor contact information, networking data, etc. Luckily, there are IT Asset Management solutions that can help and some of them are free! Kendra Morgan, TechAtlas Project Coordinator, will be a special guest for this discussion.

Technology Grants for Libraries 101
When: March 12, 11:00am – 12:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
Discover the confidence and knowledge to successfully receive library grant funding. Find out where to easily locate grant opportunities, learn a step-by-step method for writing grant proposals, and discover real library grant success stories. Stephanie Gerding, an experienced trainer and author on library grants, will provide practical advice ideal for new grant writers.