FREE monthly webinar sponsored by the MidContinental
Region.Coordinators offer tips and tricks on National Library of Medicine (NLM)
and related resources. This month,
Rachel Vukas, Kansas/Technology Coordinator, discusses some statistical
resources available from the National Library of Medicine and related
Discover the detailed social, economic, and housing statistics
that the American Community Survey (ACS) provides for every community every
year. You will learn about basics of the yearly estimates and datasets produced
from the ACS, resources available on our website (census.gov/acs), and how to
access our statistical products via American FactFinder.
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
Browse magazines, search topics, explore collections. Smithsonian Collections
Online include Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine, plus, two
collections: World's Fairs and Expositions: Visions of Tomorrow and Trade Literature
and the Merchandizing of Industry. Join Chris Van Burgh for a look at the
Tired of attending the same old presentations? Want to learn how
to truly engage with your audience? Whether delivering presentations online or
in person, attendee interaction and engagement are central to learning. In this
highly interactive session we will uncover the power of experiential,
collaborative learning, and brainstorm ways to make your presentations more
This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such
topics as what is included under the "personnel" section and how to
calculate it?; what level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel
expenses?; how do you determine reasonable costs?; what types of expenses are
considered "overhead"?; and what other financial documents will
funders want to see? Prior attendance at Proposal Writing Basics is strongly
Tired of solving one accessibility problem, only to see another
just like it pop up a week later? Exhausted from running around fighting
accessibility fires, all on your own with a tiny spray bottle? It's time to put
accessibility on a mature organizational basis. Learn how to build a
sustainable accessibility program within your agency, company, or educational
For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: how
the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process; what to include in a
standard proposal to a foundation; tips for making each section of your
proposal stronger; what funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments;
tips for communicating with funders during the grant process; and additional
resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
This session provides an introduction to the Foundation Center's comprehensive online database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your nonprofit organization's funding needs. We will spend time exploring Power Search, which allows you to search across nine Foundation Center databases – grantmakers, grants, companies, 990s, news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit literature, and IssueLab reports. The webinar assumes no previous experience with Foundation Directory Online Professional.
Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will
cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of
grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.
Learn the characteristics of effective nonprofits and assess
whether yours is ready for foundation fundraising. This class is designed for
new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking.
We focus specifically on foundation fundraising.
Do you provide training and presentations at your library,
either formally or informally? You might benefit from learning about
instructional design - the specific and strategic methods used to plan,
execute, and evaluate training and learning activities. In this session, Jo
Flick will introduce library staff who train to some of the most common models
for instructional design and demonstrate some take-away strategies that you can
use to improve your training activities.
Want to learn how to program, but lack the background to understand programming concepts? This class is for you. Preparing to Program won't teach you how to program, but it will teach you think like a programmer and introduce you to basic computing concepts. You will learn some of the traditional conceptual tools that programmers use to plan projects, how to get things done on a command line, basic data and control concepts, and you will write simple programs at the end of the course. This course will provide the foundation for the more rigorous instruction in programming in subsequent courses. This course is followed by Beginning Programming in Python, Part I.