Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Jun-Jul'15: Learn HTML5 (W3Cx)

6 week course begins June 1 via edX.

https://www.edx.org/course/learn-html5-w3c-w3cx-html5-1x#.VRsLT3u8308

HTML5 is the standard language of the Web, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, also known as W3C. HTML5 is and will continue to be THE essential technology for organizations delivering applications across multiple platforms. As such, HTML5 is now supported on mobile phones, connected objects, game consoles, automobile dashboards, and devices that haven’t even been considered yet. Write once and deploy anywhere! In this course, you will learn all the new features that were introduced with HTML5 to help create great Web sites and applications, in a simplified but powerful way.

HTML5 provides native support for video and audio without plug-ins, provides support for offline applications and for games with smooth interactive animations, and much more. HTML5 represents the set of features that entrepreneurs and organizations will rely on for years to come.

Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge of HTML
Some familiarity with CSS 
Basic knowledge of JavaScript and DOM APIs helpful, but not required

Apr'15: Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning (San Jose State University)

Thursday, April 30 (1-4 pm Mountain)

Inspired by the San Jose State University iSchool's Emerging Future MOOC, this interactive seminar on future technology trends in library and information services will present key issues faced by information professionals and educators. Attendees will learn about and discuss ways to prepare for the future, both professionally and organizationally.

The Library 2.015 Spring Summit will be divided into three parts, with opening and closing keynote panels and one hour of quick topic presentations. In Part 1, Chasing Storms or Rainbows, a keynote panel will look at the effects of emerging technologies on current and future learning trends. Part 2, In the Know, will feature three short sequential presentations: how to plan and fund new technologies; how to stay up to date with new technologies; and a drill down on the key impact areas of new technologies. Part 3, The Here and Now, will be a closing panel discussion on technology and social media trends.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.library20.com/spring2015

Apr'15: Coaching for Performance (Training Magazine Network)

Thursday, April 30 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Coaching is a powerful and underutilized technique for improving human performance. Every manager can coach others to achieve mutual goals.  Coaching serves different purposes including building competence, encouraging teamwork, securing trust, setting expectations, and measuring success. Different contexts can benefit from different approaches to coaching. In this interactive workshop, Thiagi and Tracy will use LOLAs (Live Online Learning Activities) to coach you through proven guidelines for improving your coaching performance. Among other things, they will explore some little-known (but extremely effective) approaches to coaching from the fields of positive psychology and creativity.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.trainingmagnetwork.com/calendar

Apr'15: Finding Government Data on the Environment (North Carolina Library Association)

Wednesday, April 29 (10-11 am Mountain)

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ...

Interest in sustainability has grown exponentially at colleges and universities, such that a 2009 New York Times articles announced, “Sustainability Field Booms on Campus,” noting growth at both liberal arts institutions and at community colleges. This session focuses on finding governmental data relevant to research on sustainability, and will examine tools provided by agencies such as the EPA, Department of Energy, and some selected international sources. In addition, the session will suggest strategies for answering a data question, especially when its unclear where to begin or when other sources have been exhausted. The session is offered by Ann Marshall, a former political science librarian at the University of Rochester.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

Apr'15: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

Wednesday, April 29 (9-10 am Mountain)

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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Apr'15: Tech Tools with Tine: of Social Media, part 1: Needs Analysis (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Friday, April 24 (9-10 am Mountain)

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 1: Needs Analysis. Topics discussed include when to use which tools, conducting user surveys, meeting your patrons where they live online, and thinking through your purpose for using social media.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Apr'15: How to Find Free (and Legal to Use) Images and Media Online (TechSoup)

Thursday, April 23 (12-1 pm Mountain)
   
In this free, hour-long webinar hear TechSoup's Jim Lynch and Creative Commons' project manager Jane Park tell where to source free images and music for your nonprofit or public library.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Apr'15: Are Tablets Just Toys? How to Get Work Done (and Be Green!) with Mobile Devices (TechSoup)

Thursday, April 16 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Join TechSoup's Jim Lynch and mobile solutions VP at CDI Glenn Collins to learn how tablets and mobile devices can be leveraged to help you work smarter - and greener - this Earth Day month and year-round.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Apr'15: What We've Learned: Tips & Tricks for Webinars That Deliver The Goods (Nebraska Library Commission)

Wednesday, April 15 (9-10 am Mountain)

Staff of the Nebraska Library Commission have either attended, produced, or delivered more than 500 webinars in the past decade and they'd like to encourage others to try out this communications platform. In this episode, NLC staff Christa Burns, Laura Johnson, and Michael Sauers will share many of the lessons they've learned over the years about how to produce, host, and deliver successful webinars.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL

Apr'15: Brave New World of Tech – An Exploration of Space, Drones, AI & Other Cool Stuff (Library Journal)

Wednesday, April 15 (9-10 am Mountain)

During this presentation Dr. Chris Marker will discuss hot topics in science, engineering and technology. Dr. Marker will also demonstrate how the Inspec database drives research and innovation through its depth and breadth of content and ease of access. He will show how, through careful selection and categorization of relevant information, Inspec allows researchers to drill down and retrieve specific information quickly and efficiently; plus showcase why the Inspec database has been the research tool of choice of the world’s leading universities, companies and government agencies.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/category/webcasts/

Apr'15: The Reference Interview: Best Practices/Dealing with Difficult Situations (Utah State Library)

Tuesday, April 14 (10:30-11:30 am Mountain

Come join us for a discussion of the American Library Association’s Reference Interview Guidelines and an examination of the most common types of difficult patron interactions and reference desk situations. Presenters will include: Michael Noe and April Love from the University of Utah Marriot Library, and Meghan Hunt and Holly Whistler from Salt Lake Country Library Services.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/usltraining/

Apr'15: Introduction to Finding Grants (GrantSpace)

Monday, April 13 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.  You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://grantspace.org/classroom/training-calendar/online

Apr'15: UX for the People: Empowering Patrons and Front-line Staff through a User-centered Culture (Gale Geek)

Friday, April 10 (9-10 am Mountain)

Featured at ACRL, and now available via webinar for librarians across the country, you won't want to miss this session from Courtney Greene McDonald, Head of Discovery & Research Services at Indiana University Libraries, and Heidi Steiner Burkhardt, Head of Digital Services at Norwich University! Other people live in the world and come to the library, but until recently, librarians have often lived in the library and only occasionally escaped to the world. Patron expectations today are shaped by myriad external factors, and libraries are responding through developing a user experience (UX) culture. Come and be inspired to intentionally integrate sustainable UX practices into your day-to-day, and discover tangible actions to implement in your library’s virtual and physical environments.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://solutions.cengage.com/GaleGeek/upcoming-webinars/

Apr'15: The Present and Future of E-Books (American Libraries Live)

Thursday, April 9 (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.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://americanlibrarieslive.org/

Apr'15: The Brand Idea: The Secret to Managing Your Values-Based Brand (TechSoup)

Thursday, April 9 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Authors of The Brand Idea will discuss the strategic role a brand can play in achieving mission impact, supporting collaboration, and strengthening organizational cohesion.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events

Apr'15: Makerspaces: Curating, Creating, Collaboration (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Wednesday, April 8 (1-2 pm Mountain)

A Makerspace is a place for curation, design, collaboration, creation, and evaluation. In education, Makerspaces need to have clear goals, ties to the curriculum, student led events, and a place for students to take initiative. This webinar will be presented by elementary librarians Nancy Jo Lambert of Frisco ISD, Chair-Elect of the Texas Library Association’s Children’s Round Table, and Shawna Ford of Weatherford ISD, both popular presenters at TCEA and TLA. In this webinar, Nancy Jo and Shawna will walk participants through the process of initiating a Makerspace with both no-tech and high-tech resources. They will also discuss the ways in which each of them have created times and places for students to participate in Makerspace activities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

Apr'15: 12 Ways to More Effective Marketing (WebJunction)

Wednesday, April 8 (12-1 pm Mountain)
   
Marketing in libraries is often an afterthought rather than a priority embedded in planning. But times are changing! Community members now have more choices for books, information, entertainment and assistance. Don’t let your library become invisible due to perceived lack of time, money or marketing savvy. Jamie will help you think differently to achieve the basics of effective marketing without a ton of money or staff. From promotional videos to eye-catching emails, you'll learn about marketing techniques and tools available to even the smallest of libraries. Discover simple ways to gain attention and increase attendance.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction.html

Apr'15: To Propose or Not to Propose: That is the Grant Writing Question (4Good)

Wednesday, April 8 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Obtaining grant funding from foundations, corporations, and public agencies is a competitive process. Before beginning a lengthy proposal, applicants must carefully assess their alignment with grantor guidelines, interests, and funding priorities. Otherwise, the endeavor will force an organization to contort itself to meet grant requirements, squandering time and resources while distracting from its true mission. This webinar, led by a grant proposal writer who has successfully obtained millions for nonprofits based on careful evaluation of grantors, will share tips about best practices for reviewing grant guidelines, eligibility requirements, and funding priorities.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: https://4good.org/4good/upcoming-nonprofit-webinars

Apr'15: Expect the Unexpected and Prepare for It: Crisis Planning for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Hub)

Wednesday, April 8 (10:30-11:30 am Mountain)

Crisis preparedness is usually the last priority for busy, understaffed, overworked nonprofit organizations. Tell that to Penn State or Susan G. Komen, two organizations caught in a media firestorm and whose unpreparedness almost crippled them. Even corporations like BP mismanaged communications during a crisis, largely because they were unprepared for a PR situation of that magnitude. Simple crisis planning helps mitigate the risk of being caught unprepared when your organization’s reputation is at risk. This webinar will walk participants through, step-by-step, the process of crisis preparedness. How do you know you’re in a crisis? What are the strategies to find your way out of a crisis? How do we structure the response? And most valuable to nonprofits: How do I protect my organization’s reputation while still promoting our cause? Through the lessons of real-life examples and tailored scenarios organizations are most vulnerable to, participants will leave this webinar with a better understanding of how to handle a crisis, what it takes to effectively prepare for one, and the precise elements that should go into any PR crisis plan.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://www.nonprofithub.org/webinars/

Apr'15: Six Reasons Why Infographics Matter (Idealware)

Tuesday, April 7 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Why infographics? If you’ve never created one, they can seem daunting and expensive. However, when you find the right data and have the right story to tell, your Infographic can reach a wide audience and make a big difference in your community and beyond.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://idealware.org/online-training

Apr'15: How to Perfect Your Voice on Social Media for Maximum Engagement (Special Library Association)

Thursday, April 2 (10-11 am Mountain

The voice is what people hear on social media – but are they really listening? Are they engaged? Davis Erin Anderson and Cheryl Yanek will address how to fine-tune the personality of social media efforts to take it beyond just the voice. Learn how to adjust the voice to communicate with specific audience groups, across and within platforms. Colleagues who may have their own social media contributions don't always "get it". At this webinar, you will learn how to gain buy-in, build trust, and work collaboratively to ensure reader preferences and manager preferences are aligned; achieve a consistent voice, no matter who is posting; and find and write engaging content when social media is only one part of the many parts of your job.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:  http://calendar.sla.org/index.php?eID=424

Monday, March 30, 2015

May'15: Planning and Delivering Engaging Training (Infopeople)

An Infopeople short format* online course, May 5, 2015 – May 18, 2015

https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=481

Do you plan training or workshops? Would you like to lead sessions in which the participants are fully active and engaged? Do you want to ensure that participants are able to retain and apply what they learn after a training session? If so, this course is for you!

During this course, you will learn to:
•    Incorporate learning activities to help with knowledge building and retention
•    Organize your content
•    Use a workshop plan template
•    Remove as many obstacles to learning as possible
•    Deal with difficult training situations
•    Do meaningful evaluation based on learning objectives