Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jan'15: Conducting a Community Needs Assessment (CNA) (FDLP)

Thursday, January 22, 2015 / 2:00 pm Eastern Time

This webinar will show you the state and Federal resources used by the Northwest Indiana Center for Data & Analysis to provide accurate and timely data for our CNA projects. Resources to be previewed will include but are not limited to: American Community Survey, American Factfinder, STATS Indiana, Hoosiers by the Numbers, and StatsAmerica.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Feb-Mar'15: Core Reference Fundamentals (Infopeople)

An Infopeople Online Learning Course (LSSC approved)
January 27th - March 9th, 2015

California $ 75.00 / Out-of-state $ 150.00

Libraries of all types provide information (reference) services to their users. To provide effective reference requires staff who understand and can apply the underlying values and methods as they assist users in finding the best possible resources to meet their information needs.
•    Are you stepping into the role of providing reference assistance for the first time in your library career?
•    Is it time to brush up on your basic skills because you are returning to work in a capacity that includes reference work with library users?
•    Do you want to be able to quickly identify and locate information in all formats?

Feb-Mar'15: Reference Interview 101 (RUSA)

February 9 - March 13, 2015

Reference Interview is a comprehensive course focusing on the methods of evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can be used to help patrons identify what they need. Using images, audio, and video, this in-depth educational approach covers everything from the approachability of the librarian to how to follow up with a patron. Scheduled chat sessions will model interviewing techniques using sample dialogues.

•    $130 for RUSA members
•    $175 for ALA members
•    $210 for non-ALA members
•    $100 for student members and retired members

Feb'15: 4 Learning Metrics You're Not Using Today But Should (TrainingMagNetwork)

Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60-Minute Session)

Instructional events that focus on the right learning metrics successfully double or even triple the level of impact of their learning programs. This session will focus on 3 underutilized metrics: Scrap Learning, Predictive ROI, Net Promoter Score, and Manager Support Rate.

For each of the 4 metrics, we'll delve into:
•    How the metric is defined
•    How to incorporate the metric into your measurement process
•    How to best leverage the metric to achieve real impact

Feb'15: Strong Ideas, Loosely Held: The Balancing Act of Design Intuition (O'Reilly)

Thursday, February 19, 2015
10AM PT, San Francisco | 1pm - New York

One of the most important principles for designers is having "strong ideas, loosely held." This philosophy allows teams with diverse backgrounds to tap into individual design intuition, bringing their unique points of view, but remaining open to change. This is easier said than done. Designers need support on both sides of this equation: ways to communicate good ideas and tools that keep them open to evolution.

Feb'15: Rebels with a Cause: Creating Positive Change at Work (O'Reilly)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
10AM PT, San Francisco | 1pm - New York

Rebels at Work challenges the assumption that leadership comes from a position of power or authority. With practical advice and guidance, authors Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina—rebels in their own right—will help empower you by transforming the way you present your ideas and engage your coworkers and bosses.

Feb'15: People: Difficult or Different (Effectiveness Institute)

Friday, Feb 20, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? For example, isn’t it irritating when the person across the desk or on the phone can’t seem to ever make a decision… or makes a snap decision only to change it a day later?

In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers. You will laugh as you identify your behavior style, as well as those with whom you work.  While you laugh, you will also learn that people are different and that “intent” doesn’t always equal “impact.”  In short, you will realize how to make work… less work!

Length:  45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A

Feb'15: 6 Essentials for Teams That Work (Effectiveness Institute)

Friday, Feb 06, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific

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.

As a result of participating in this session you will:
    Discover the 6 characteristics of high performance teams.
    Determine where to focus to build a stronger team.
    Start development of an action plan to increase team performance.

Jan'15: Your Invitation to Join the Lib-OER Community: Lessons from the Field (ASERL)

Thu, Jan 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

In light of growing interest among librarians to support new modes of publishing and lowering the cost of higher education, ASERL is pleased to host a panel of scholarly communication leaders to discuss their experiences in the field of alternative textbooks, a.k.a. Open Educational Resources (OERs)

Feb'15: To Manage or to Motivate: 9 Need-to-Know Traits of the Best Leaders (AMA)

Feb 25, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Fee: Complimentary

Enabling Your People to Succeed
Leadership, as Dwight Eisenhower once said, is the ability to get people to do what they don’t want to do and like it. That quote addresses two aspects of the power that a leader exercises. One is asking people to do something. The second is motivating people to achieve. At its core leadership is simple: moving others toward a goal. However leadership is difficult: creating an environment that enables people to succeed. This webcast will focus on those traits a leader can utilize to bring his/her people toward purpose that unites in common cause.

Feb'15: Virtual Reference 101 (ACRL)

February 19, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
90 minutes

This interactive webcast will introduce participants to virtual reference and to the fundamentals of conducting productive virtual reference sessions. Web tools have provided extraordinary options to conduct reference service to those patrons that cannot make it to the library for whatever reason. Using tools from Google, Dropbox, JoinMe, and others, the librarian can help patrons anytime from anywhere. You and your patron need little more than a computer or mobile device and an internet connection. Virtual reference can help teach information literacy and research skills but it also can be modified for anything you want to teach a patron. That can range from demonstrating a database to showing how to write citations correctly. The interaction is unprecedented and can go light-years beyond a phone call allowing you to show and tell.

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90

Jan'15: Power Searching Webinar 3-Part Series (Infopeople)

Jan 14, 2015 / 12-1pm Pacific

In this webinar, the first of a three-part series, Rita Gavelis will explore the common features built into search engines such as Google and Bing to help us retrieve accurate search results. She will also discuss advanced tricks such as phrasing, relational terms, limiters, and format to make your searches more effective.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:
    Understand delimiters and wildcards
    Create more effective search phrases and strings using relational terms
    Recognize elements in a URL to aid in their searches

Part 2: Power Searching: alternative search engines, social media, and subject indices. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 12 Noon Pacific.  

Part 3: Part 3: Power Searching: databases and the hidden web. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 12 Noon Pacific.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Jan'15: New Sources of Revenue: Naming Rights, Crowd-Funding, Sponsorships and More (ALA)

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
90 minute workshop
2:30pm Eastern|1:30 Central | 12:30 Mountain|11:30am Pacific

This workshop will provide you with a comprehensive approach for generating sustained revenue streams from underutilized library assets. Through practical step-by-step procedures, Rossman will demonstrate how the process of establishing value, communicating opportunities, and securing steady revenue can be easier and much more efficient than you may think.

Feb'15: Engaging Humanities Students with Government Information (FDLP)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 / 2:00 pm Eastern Time

The Federal Government publishes content in a variety of subjects, including the humanities. This webinar will introduce valuable Federal depository resources in unexpected subject areas and provide advice on how to introduce this content to humanities students.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Jan-Feb'15: Basic Cataloging and Classification (Infopeople)

January 27 to February 23, 2015

This four-week online course will provide an overview of library cataloging and classification and prepare you to do copy cataloging. You will gain knowledge of basic cataloging rules and tools, commonly used controlled vocabularies, the Dewey Decimal Classification system, and MARC21 format. Applying this knowledge, you will be able to decode MARC bibliographic records and perform basic copy cataloging.

Fee: $75 for those in the California library community and Infopeople Partners, $150 for all others.

For a complete course description and to register go to

Dec: Making It Count: California Library Statistics Online (CA State Library)

Thursday, December 18, 2014  /  12 Noon Pacific

In this one-hour webinar, you will learn about:
•    The new online version of California Library Statistics at (link is external)
•    How to find and use data about your library and public libraries statewide
•    Great new online marketing materials using the data in California Library Statistics, customized for your library
•    A peek into the online library data analysis tool at Counting Opinions, available to all public libraries in California

For more information and to participate in the December 18, 2014 webinar, go to .

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dec: California Digital Newspaper Collection (Infopeople)

Wednesday, December 17, at noon PST, join Brian Geiger, Director of the Center for Bibliographic Studies and Research at the University of California, Riverside and manager of the CDNC, for a free one-hour Infopeople webinar.
You will learn about:
•    The CDNC and its high value for researchers and library practitioners
•    The free professional consultation services that the CDNC offers to California libraries and other “memory” institutions
•    How you can collaborate with the CDNC to digitize and make your newspapers available online.
This webinar is of interest to staff in all types of California libraries involved in research and digitization projects. Please pre-register by visiting

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mar'15: Creating Long-Lasting Digital Prints (NEDCC)

March 31, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)
$95 / $75 early-bird registration (March 10, 2015)

Color prints made from digital files are not considered preservation quality and there are no standards for longevity regarding digital images.  However, there are ways of creating long-lasting prints by understanding the materials employed and controlling the conditions where the print will be stored.  This presentation will address the three most important factors that affect the life of a digital print:  the quality of materials used such as the colorant (dye vs. pigment) and paper; the combination of materials used; and afterwards, the storage and display of the prints.

Mar'15: Caring for Microforms (NEDCC)

March 18, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Although not as common as they once were, microfilm and fiche are still found in many collections and repositories.  Microforms present a range of processing and material questions to be addressed.  This webinar will introduce the preservation risks relating to microfilm and microfiche, and present recommendations for storage, handling, and reformatting.

Mar'15: Introduction to Digital Imaging (NEDCC)

March 11, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

Digitizing photographs and manuscripts can support long term access to archival collections, as well as create new challenges for institutions. This webinar provides an introduction to the terminology and concepts in digital photography that impact cultural heritage digitization. Best practices for capture and metadata will be discussed, with a focus on creating high quality digital images with an in-house digital reformatting project.

Mar'15: Caring for Photographs (NEDCC)

March 3, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

From daguerreotype portraits to poster-sized panoramas, photographs are an integral part of many archival collections.  This webinar provides an introduction to the preservation of photographs, focusing on photographic prints and including a discussion of identification, deterioration, and conservation treatment.

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (February 10, 2015)

Feb'15: Writing Your Preservation Assistance Grant (NEDCC)

February 25, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern

This free webinar covers the issues that should be considered when preparing to submit an NEH Preservation Assistance Grant.  Emphasis will be on preparing the grant narrative, making the case for your project, getting requisite information from consultants, and putting together a good budget.

Feb'15: Caring for Scrapbooks (NEDCC)

February 24, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

Scrapbooks are unique artifacts that combine personal and historical records, often representing family moments alongside local and national history.  This webinar will discuss the issues to consider in providing the best level of care for scrapbook collections. The webinar introduces the structure of scrapbooks, types of materials commonly found in them, methods of attachment, and the implications for preservation and conservation. Low-cost, in-house preservation approaches are discussed.

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (February 3, 2015)

Feb'15: Caring for Oversized Paper Artifacts (NEDCC)

February 17, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

Blueprints, movie posters, regional maps - many libraries and archives have a range of oversized works within their collections.  This webinar will cover the preservation of large works on paper and other supports commonly found in archival collections.  Strategies for safely handling, transporting, and storing these works are presented.  Some history of production and materials will also be discussed.

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (January 27, 2015)

Feb'15: Exhibiting Your Collections (NEDCC)

February 10, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (January 20, 2015)

Librarians and curators often look to their collections to create public exhibitions, but putting the spotlight on rare books and artifacts may be putting your collections at risk.  This webinar will discuss environmental requirements, handling policies during exhibition, security concerns, and suggest guidelines that will protect the collection items while making them available to the public.

Jan'15: Creating Access to Your Collections (NEDCC)

January 27, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)

$95 / $75 early-bird registration (January 6, 2015)

Cultural heritage institutions like libraries and museums have a mission to make their collections accessible to the public, but often struggle because of a lack of identification and organization.  Implementing effective arrangement and description of these collections makes access possible, and paves the way for digitization.  This webinar will address ingest and processing methods, descriptive standards for archives and records, patron policies, and safe handling methods for users and exhibits.

Jan'15: Caring for Paper-Based Collections (NEDCC)

January 20, 2015
2:00pm Eastern (2 hrs)
$95 / $75 early-bird registration (December 30, 2014)

An introduction to the preservation of paper-based collections, this webinar focuses on books, documents, photographs, and works of art on paper.  It will include information on paper manufacture, deterioration, and proper storage.  Also discussed are inks and colorants, adhesives, and image layers.

Feb-Mar'15: Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections (NEDCC)

BEGINS: February 12, 2015

The instructor-led Preservation 101: Preservation Basics for Paper and Media Collections course gives participants the foundation needed to be effective collections stewards. This comprehensive introduction prepares participants to complete a preservation needs assessment and provides structured guidance on developing an institutional disaster plan. Revised and updated for the 2014-2015 session, the course uses the free online version of Preservation 101 as its textbook, adding expanded resources and assignments, interactive discussions, and new content covering audiovisual and digital formats and digital preservation. Putting theory into practice, participants will develop recommendations for improvement and a long-range preservation plan.

Preservation 101 is a hybrid course. A series of ten live webinars builds on self-paced study through assigned readings. Feedback will be provided by the instructor. The webinars are interactive, and are supported by NEDCC’s Preservation 101 Education Classroom. Participants will have access to webinar recordings, readings, and additional resources, and can communicate with the instructor and fellow participants.

Cost: Regular $650  /  Student $500

FREE self-guided version:

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dec: Investing In and Organizing Library Collections In The Networked Environment (NFAIS)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
11:00 AM-12:30 PM (EST)

Portal: Libraries and The Academy earlier this year published an article by OCLC researchers Lorcan Dempsey, Constance Malpas and Brian Lavoie, titled Collection Directions: Some Reflections on the Future of Library Collections and Collecting. This groundbreaking article focuses on how 21st century digital networks are impacting information services in academic and research libraries. The article, in particular, reveals how today’s digital networks are forcing libraries to change the ways they shape, design and deliver their collections services on nearly every level.

To learn more about the key themes in this article, join OCLC Research Scientist, Constance Malpas, in a NFAIS Webinar, Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Constance will discuss in detail the evolution of these changes in library collections and how information professionals and providers can keep ahead of the curve in the years ahead.

Jan'15: Reinventing the Library for Online Education (ALA)

A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, January 8, 2015, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Drawing from previous classroom and research information services models, Frederick Stielow will discuss the vital skills and implementation approaches that will help persuade your faculty and administrators to get on board with bringing your library into the online classroom.

Stielow pioneered the development of the Online Library of the American Public University System (APUS), which has served 100,000 students in 120 countries, and resulted in a 3,000 percent increase in library visits.  APUS was among the top ten research databases chosen by users. 

Feb'15: Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy (ALA)

Asynchronous eCourse beginning Monday, February 2, 2015 and continuing for 5 weeks

In this 5-week eCourse, you’ll learn about the most useful apps available on tablet and mobile devices and how they can be applied in your library to create the best learning experiences for your patrons and students.

Mobile apps are empowering for people of all ages and abilities. Contrary to the popular idea that apps are only useful for “consumption,” the best apps are being used effectively as tools to enable learning and knowledge creation. In this eCourse, Nicole Hennig will show you how to incorporate apps as learning tools at your library.

Jan'15: Becoming a Great Academic Liaison (ALA)

A 90-minute workshop, Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

In this workshop, Jo Eshleman, Jo Henry and Richard Moniz, contributors to The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience, will show you how to use the academic liaison role to provide guidance to your community of students and researchers, and help shape the way you approach a subject area. Whether you’re in an institution looking to launch a liaison program or you’re looking to expand or improve an existing program, this workshop will provide you with the information you need to move forward. You will find out how institutions are using the liaison role in new and exciting ways and will get tips on how to improve and expand the role in your own context.

Jan'15: Copyright for Teachers and Librarians (ALA)

Asynchronous eCourse and ebook bundle beginning January 5, 2015 and continuing for 4 weeks

To create media-rich presentations and lessons, librarians and educators often turn to content created by others, wading into the murky waters of copyright. In this eCourse expert educator Butler will guide you through the specific applications of U.S. copyright law common to workshops, lesson plans, tutorials, and other presentations. You will learn how to assert your “fair use” rights, and also how to efficiently seek permission from rightsholders when necessary.  For reference during and after the course, your purchase includes the PDF version of Butler’s Copyright for Teachers and Librarians in the 21st Century.

Jan'15: Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners (ALA)

Synchronous and asynchronous eCourse beginning January 5, 2015 and continuing for 4 weeks

In this eCourse, Trudi Jacobson and Thomas Mackey, authors of the book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners, will cover everything that you need to know about metaliteracy—from theory to practice.

Jacobson and Mackey will show you how to expand the scope of traditional information skills to include the collaborative production and sharing of information in the participatory digital environments which are prevalent today.  They will also offer you several real-world examples of how metaliteracy can be applied to your teaching practices, both in the classroom and online.

Jan'15: Teaching Information Literacy to College Students (ALA)

An asynchronous course and e-book bundle beginning January 5, 2015 and continuing for 3 weeks.

In an age where information overload is the norm, the ability to understand the quality and organization of information is crucial for college students. As the gatekeepers of this information, librarians must have the ability to convey the concepts of fundamental information literacy to students. In this eCourse, Joanna M. Burkhardt draws from her bestselling book Teaching Information Literacy: 50 Standards-Based Exercises for College Students to show you how to create challenging,  engaging lessons and exercises that will give college students the foundation they need to distinguish between the easiest sources to find and the best sources to use. In addition to three weeks of facilitated discussion, readings and course exercises, all participants will receive an electronic copy of Joanna’s book.

Jan-Feb'15: Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy (ALA)

Asynchronous eCourse beginning January 5, 2015 and continuing for 5 weeks

In this course, Dawn Stahura will offer you two tools that can make it easy to liven up your instructional sessions—popular culture and assessment. Learn how to incorporate pop culture into your instruction—through your weekly assignments, you’ll build a fully defined, one-shot instructional session using a popular-culture theme. Along the way, you’ll learn about how you can effectively assess your instruction by engaging with students to discover your strengths and weaknesses.

Jan-Feb'15: Integrating Multimedia Resources into Library Instruction and Research (ALA)

Asynchronous eCourse beginning January 5, 2015 and continuing for 6 weeks

The ability to navigate multimedia content is a crucial skill for today’s librarian. You need skills that go beyond finding a video on YouTube—you need the ability to understand the multimedia landscape in the present and the ability to find the resources that will help your patrons in the future.

In this eCourse, Julie DeCesare will give you the foundation to navigate both free and paid multimedia resources for teaching, learning, and research. You’ll learn what’s out there, and you’ll learn how to apply it to your library.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Dec: Online Video: The Student Perspective (ACRL/Sage)

Thursday, December 11, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 -2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

"Visual literacy is a given for students today" Academic librarian, New York

Video is part of every student’s daily life. Flipped classrooms, MOOC's, distance education, hybrid classrooms, and individual study. But how much do you really know about your students’ use of video?
Join this interactive webinar which investigates how students are using video, when they like it and why they use it, with findings taken from wide-ranging research including interviews, surveys, focus groups and more. The discussion will include information on how the look and feel of the video, the functionality of the platform, and where students search for video impacts what students watch, how long they watch it, and how connected they are to what they are watching.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Jan'15: Library Juice Academy online classes


Introduction to Cataloging
Instructor: Melissa Adler | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Introduction to Project Management
Instructor: Robin Hastings | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

The SPARQL semantic query language and protocol - the Semantic Web in action
Instructor: Robert Chavez | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Student Staff Development
Instructor: Jeremy McGinniss | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175

Embedded Librarianship in Online Courses
Instructor: Mimi O'Malley | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Visual Analytics with D3.js
Instructor: Olga Buchel | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Introduction to Book Indexing
Instructor: Joanne Sprott | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Getting Started with Digital Image Collections
Instructor: Beth Knazook | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost: $175

Instructor: Caleb Tucker-Raymond | Credits: 1.5 CEUs | Cost $175

Backward Design for Information Literacy Instruction: Fostering Critical Habits of Mind through Learning Outcomes, Assessment, and Sequencing
Instructor: Andrea Baer | Credits: 2.25 CEUs | Cost $250

Jan'15: Advanced Name Authority Records: Corporate Bodies, Part 2 (FDLP)

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 2pm (Eastern Time)

Join Marty Bokow, Administrative Librarian for Authority Control, GPO for Part 2 of this series as he continues to demonstrate the creation and modification of name authority records for U.S. Government corporate bodies. Along the way, Marty will highlight principles underlying the Resource Description and Access (RDA) cataloging standard, specifically, the principles which determine the data that is recorded. In addition, Marty will explain the reasoning that guides some of the research conducted as part of corporate name authority work. Part 1 of this series will be presented on January 15, 2015.
GPO’s Bibliographic and Metadata Section has been creating and modifying name authority records for library catalogs since 1977. GPO is the expert on corporate body records for U.S. Government agencies and bureaus and also creates and modifies authority records for non-governmental corporate bodies, persons, places, series, laws, and treaties.

Dec: Library Leadership At All Levels (GALE Geek)

Friday, Dec. 19 (9-10 am Mountain)

Library leadership can come from the bottom, middle, and top. Join JP Porcaro, ALA Presidential candidate for 2016-17 and founder of the ALA Think Tank, in this fun and engaging webinar on bringing a Make It Happen attitude to our patrons, coworkers, and personal circles.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Level Up Your Teaching! Gamify Your Class in Five Easy Steps (EasyBib)

Thursday, Dec. 18 (12:30-1:30 pm Mountain)

In this session, you will be introduced to five easy steps to gamify your classroom. Gamification is an innovative practice that incorporates game mechanics to non-game settings, helping to engage our digital natives. Come join in the discussion, and gain a solid foundation to begin gamifying your class for little or no cost. This is the ultimate walk-through!

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Proposal Budgeting Basics (GrantSpace)

Thursday, Dec. 18 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. 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"? What other financial documents will funders want to see?

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Better Together (?): Leveraging Collaborations to Get Grants (4Good)

Wednesday, Dec. 17 (1-2 pm Mountain)

Grant funders love to support multiple-organization collaborations, which can achieve outcomes that no single organization can match. Sometimes, though, grant applicants are (understandably) less excited about collaboration, due to first-hand experience with unsuccessful or ineffective partnerships. This webinar, led by a veteran grant proposal writer who has coordinated several requests from multiple-organization collaborations, will share tips about how to leverage such relationships to get grants—while avoiding potential pitfalls.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Library Websites on a Budget: Tools, Tips, and Tales (TechSoup)

Wednesday, Dec. 17 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Does your library website need a makeover? It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to improve your online presence. Come to this free webinar to learn about free website creation and content management tools that you can easily use to create attractive and engaging websites. Hear from libraries who have recently revamped their websites, and learn the secrets to their success.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: How to Host a Preservation Week Event (ALCTS)

Wednesday, Dec. 17 (12-1 pm Mountain)

This webinar will help librarians who are thinking about hosting a Preservation Week event plan for choosing a topic and finding a speaker and will offer guidance on resources to answer preservation questions that may come up after the event.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Rebels with a Cause: Creating Positive Change at Work (O'Reilly)

Wednesday, Dec. 17 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Rebels at Work challenges the assumption that leadership comes from a position of power or authority. With practical advice and guidance, authors Lois Kelly and Carmen Medina—rebels in their own right—will help empower you by transforming the way you present your ideas and engage your coworkers and bosses.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Discussing Design: The Art of Critique (O'Reilly)

Tuesday, Dec. 16 (11-12 pm Mountain)

We've all been there. Just as a design nears final approval, a decision-maker enters the picture to suggest "tweaks" that shift the project's course. And the worst part? That person doesn't understand all the reasons for your design decisions! But wait, is that gloomy perspective only held by the design team responsible? Find out the answer by getting a reality check on critiques from Adam Connor. He'll describe how to give, receive, and act upon feedback while confidently guiding your projects through beneficial feedback loops. With the right approach to critique and collaboration, your designs will be stronger than ever. In this webcast you will learn: How to structure projects to include more feedback loops, Listen to stakeholder comments with increased objectivity, Separate problem solving from critical thinking, and Give and receive critiques differently, and for the better.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Developing a Social Media Strategy (GALE Geek)

Friday, Dec. 12 (9-10 am Mountain)

Natalie Burclaff & Catherine Johnson from the University of Baltimore will join us for this week's Gale Geek on developing a social media strategy. Call in to learn how you can rekindle the social media flames in your library awareness and usage campaigns.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Formative Assessment Strategies for Library Instruction (EasyBib)

Thursday, Dec. 11 (11-12 pm Mountain)

Do you struggle to determine if your students are comprehending anything in your classes? Are you looking for ways to reinvigorate your teaching and engage students? This presentation will discuss the importance of assessing students during instruction and share ideas for easy-to-use tech tools that will engage students and provide you with immediate feedback on learning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Scoping and Funding Crowdsourcing Projects (WebJunction)

Thursday, Dec. 11 (10-11 am Mountain)
Crowdsourcing techniques are increasingly utilized by organizations and institutions—including libraries and museums—seeking to gather vast amounts of new knowledge and participation from online contributors. In this fast-paced, hour-long session with funders, you'll learn how to pitch your crowdsourcing project ideas to funding agencies. You’ll also hear a short recap of our groups’ first webinar Crowdsourcing 101 by CCLA Research Fellow, Christina Manzo. Our speakers include program officers from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Learn which funders could be right for your project, what kinds of topics and questions interest these agencies, and how to build on existing crowdsourcing resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:

Dec: Understanding the Budget of the United States (North Carolina Library Association)

Thursday, Dec. 11 (10-11 am Mountain)
Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents...

What is the difference between mandatory and discretionary spending? What is the role of entities such as the Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Budget Office? How much did the federal government spend on a particular program in a given year? Helping library patrons with questions such as these about the federal budget and government spending can be a challenge without a solid understanding of the federal budget and appropriations process. This webinar will describe how the federal budget and appropriations process works and provide information on key resources for researching this complex topic.

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Dec: Best Practices for Implementing Virtual and Blended Learning (InSync)

Tuesday, Dec. 9 (11-12 pm)

So you’ve built a virtual blended program, but will they come? And once they are they are there, how are you going to keep track of them? Most training organizations don’t realize that the management of a virtual training solution can be the most difficult hurdle to jump. Connecting the dots between the different learning technologies means managing a potentially complex rollout, developing the training team, getting the word out, and getting participants eager to participate and complete the course of study. This session will provide best practices for implementing virtual and blended learning, focusing on marketing your programs, managing the implementation, and motivating your participants to enroll and complete the program.

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Dec: Edutech Open Mic Smackdown with Dr. Joyce Valenza (TL Virtual Café)

Monday, Dec. 8 (6-7 pm Mountain)

Join in on this crowd sourced presentation with Dr. Joyce Valenza.  Grab a fresh slide & share your best ideas for our 2014 karaoke-style open mic smackdown sharing session! Yeah, it’s fun! You’re the Star! Add one slide (or two) sharing your best ideas/discoveries for teaching and learning. Be ready to take mic during the webinar and share!

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Dec: Improving Wikipedia Show and Tell (OCLC)

Monday, Dec. 8 (9:30-11 am Mountain)

In this 90-minute webinar organized and led by Karen Smith-Yoshimura, presenters will share their processes for adding links to collections and other content to Wikipedia. Presentations will include both lessons learned and successes. Tune in to learn how you can contribute to the world's largest encyclopedia that anyone can edit. Please join us to learn from your colleagues, get answers to your questions, share your own ideas, and become inspired!

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Dec: Tips and Tricks to Creating a Google Site (American Association of School Librarians)

Thursday, Dec. 4 (5-6 pm Mountain)

As presenter Brenda Stephens created a Google website this summer, she could have saved many hours of valuable time if someone could have guided her through the process. In this webinar, Brenda will take you step by step through the Google Sites maze. At the conclusion of this webinar - if you have a separate computer to work on while viewing the webinar or open a different tab while viewing - you will have a Google Site ready to load with material. There are techniques and tricks Brenda discovered that are not found in the Google “Sites Help” section or video tutorials that she will share with attendees. In addition, she will demonstrate ways to make your site interactive and engaging to students, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders in the learning community.

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Dec: You Can't Change What You Don't Measure (Website Performance) (O'Reilly)

Thursday, Dec. 4 (11-12 pm Mountain)

It's easy to figure out that something is wrong with your website's performance, but pinpointing the specific problem is a lot harder, especially when you’re not measuring the right things. Just as a doctor needs to run tests before diagnosing a patient, you need to be monitoring all of the things that can possibly go wrong before you can determine exactly what went wrong. Mehdi Daoudi, CEO and Co-founder of Catchpoint Systems, will draw upon his years of experience in the monitoring industry to outline what you need to be measuring in order to ensure that you can not only correct problems that arise, but do so before your users are impacted.

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Dec: Massive and Open: A Flipped Webinar About What We Are Learning (EDUCAUSE)

Thursday, Dec. 4 (11-12 pm Mountain)

In 2012, MOOCs burst into public consciousness with course rosters large enough to fill a stadium and grand promises that they would disrupt higher education. Two years later, after some disappointments, setbacks, and not a small amount of schadenfreude, MOOCs seem almost passé. And yet, away from the sound and the fury, researchers and teachers have been busy finding answers to some basic questions: What are MOOCs good for, and what can we learn from them? Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein will talk about what we're learning so far.

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Dec: Jumping into the Digital Humanities (Georgia Library Association)

Wednesday, Dec. 3 (12-1 pm Mountain)

Sarah V. Melton, Digital Projects Coordinator at the Emory Center for Digital Humanities, will introduce digital humanities (DH) newbies to some of the concepts, tools, and conversations in DH. How are researchers using digital tools in their classrooms and scholarship? What are the possibilities for student research in the digital humanities? How can libraries and librarians support this work?

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Dec: Why Your Library's Privacy Policy Matters (ALA)

Thursday, December 4, 2014 11:00 am
Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)

Whether your patrons realize it or not, they are counting on you to ensure that their personal data remains private when they use the library. As more information is collected, shared, and mined, the ability to understand and manage information privacy has become a necessity. In this informative webinar based on her book Information Privacy Fundamentals for Librarians and Information Professionals, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Cherie L. Givens – a Certified Information Privacy Professional and privacy consultant – will introduce key concepts and answer questions. Givens will detail why every library needs a privacy policy, discuss the importance of privacy training and audits, and offer advice and considerations for drafting privacy policies.

Dec: Pinterest and Snapguides for Learning (WA Library)

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Pacific Time

One of the unique products to emerge in an increasingly crowded field of social tools is Pinterest—a fun combination of social bookmarking, images, commenting, and public sharing. It’s a great place for connecting with and sharing resources for your own professional development. So, you might be wondering how Pinterest can be used for learning and development. Join Jane Bozarth for a quick example-filled tour of using Pinterest and another very new product, Snapguide, to support your practice and your professional growth.

Jan'15: Staying Afloat Sea of Change (WebJunction)

15 January 2015
Start time: 2:00 Eastern / 11:00 Pacific

Our libraries and communities are experiencing the constant motion of changes in technology, demographics and services. The sensation of being afloat in an unpredictable environment can be thrilling as we contemplate the many new possibilities but also a bit scary because of the many unknowns. Join seasoned change manager Debra Westwood for a walk through the process of change to help us recognize our physiological and emotional responses to change and determine how our current skills and experience can fit into new ways of working. All of us, as library staff members, can get beyond just surviving change and learn to embrace and thrive in new environments.

Jan'15: So No One Told You You're a Marketeer of Training? (Training Mag Network)

Date: Thursday,January 15, 2015
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60-Minute Session)

Like it or not, marketing training is part of the job! Identify a variety of ways to improve support of learning interventions and attendance at training events. Build alliances and a presence in your organization. Meet organizational needs, rather than put on events that have marginal participation. Fully utilize ALL marketing techniques from networking to navigating the digital world. Make your "marketing job" manageable, effective and fun! Learn practical tips and tricks.

Jan'15: The Five Kinds of Python Functions (O'Reilly)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
1PM PT, San Francisco

In this hands-on webcast led by Steven Lott, author of 'Python for Secret Agents' we'll look at code samples for functions, lambdas, callables, generator functions and functions that wrap object methods, all of which are similar, but have some important differences. Don't miss this informative webcast.

Jan'15: Data-Informed Design (O'Reilly)

Thursday, January 8, 2015
10AM PT, San Francisco

You may be a designer, or a coder, or a user experience expert, but you are probably not a data scientist. Still, you want to get more out of the mountain of data you have about your site or app to create a better user experience. This webcast walks through how to identify the data that means the most to user experience and how to use it to make smart decisions about design.

Jan'15: Introduction to Cataloging (Library Juice Academy)

Dates: January 5-30, 2015
Credits: 1.5 CEUs
Price: $175
Are you a librarian who has suddenly been given the responsibility of cataloging for your library, but you know little to nothing about how to do it? Or do you feel that a quick course on cataloging will simply make you a better librarian? Or perhaps it has been a long time since you did cataloging work and you need a refresher. This four-week course will introduce the tools and techniques of the trade, including descriptive cataloging (RDA), subject cataloging (classification and subject headings), and an introduction to Machine Readable Cataloging (MARC). The course promises to provide practical, hands-on training for non-catalogers, including sample workflows, an introduction to copy cataloging, and guides to make the job of cataloging easier.

Jan'15: Blending Agile and ADDIE to Grow Performance (Insync)

Jan 26, 2015
10-11 Pacific time on Mon

Learning and performance professionals are juggling multiple projects and roles on highly matrixed learning development projects. There’s barely time to get the work done, never mind learn about new approaches that supposedly speed the process. We know there is NO silver bullet, but there are new promising techniques. The truth is in the combo. Learn how to apply the best of Agile, SAM and ADDIE to improve the speed and quality of your learning development projects.

Dec: Transforming the Quality of Development Conversations at Scale (Chief Learning Officer)

12/12/14 2:00 pm to 12/12/14 3:00 pm EST

Companies everywhere are searching for ways to improve employee performance. Many look towards employee ratings and bonuses for the solution, but find this simply isn’t moving the needle as desired. Perhaps the problem is we’ve been tinkering around the edges rather than tackling the issue where it’s hardest: improving the quality of managerial conversations.

Jan'15: Models for Library Support of Alt-Textbooks (ASRL)

Thu, Jan 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PST

In recent months, academic libraries have begun experimenting with different ways to support the development of "alternative textbooks," also known as Open Educational Resources, as a means of improving access to educational content and controlling costs for students. In this webinar, we will hear from four libraries on the leading edge of this movement

Jan'15: 5 Steps for Transforming Business Contacts into High-Performing Relationships (AMA)

Jan 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern

How “Relationship Capital” Creates Competitive Advantage
While most organizations believe that relationships are the key to their success, the majority lack specific strategies and relationship training that leverages the power of building strong business relationships.

This webcast explores ways to improve business outcomes by harnessing professional relationships in a systematic manner. Incorporating research carried out with experts from both Princeton and Villanova Universities, it takes the mystery out of a skill that can seem elusive to many.

Jan'15: Reaching out to International Communities Through Student Engagement, Outreach Services and Embedded Librarianship (ACRL)

January 13, 2015
11 a.m. Pacific | 12:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 p.m. Eastern
90 minutes

How can librarians best support their international communities?  This webcast addresses how librarians can collaborate with academic and non-academic partners to support and connect with international students through various programming and outreach services. The speaker will discuss the importance of outreach services and embedded librarianship in developing student engagement and success. Learn how to identify key groups to collaborate with on campus and create an outreach strategy to support international groups. In addition, the speaker will discuss various collaborative programs and the latest apps and social media tools to promote the library's resources and services and to connect with international students. During the presentation, there will be a series of questions, polls and surveys for participants to think about, to answer or to discuss. Questions involving social media strategy, outreach plans and collaborations may get users to think about these features in their embedded librarianship model. The speaker will also encourage audience members to use "tweet" their questions or ideas while using the hashtag #acrl_elearning to keep another set of ideas and conversations flowing.

Registration fees:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

Dec-Feb'15: From Awareness to Transformation: intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy in 21st century academic libraries

This three-part webcast series, organized by the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy task force, will focus on practical approaches to building and strengthening connections between scholarly communication and information literacy in academic libraries.  These webcasts build on the work introduced in the ACRL white paper, Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment.  The task force hopes to continue conversations on this work at ACRL 2015 in Portland.
These webcasts will provide content of use to a broad audience, from library staff who might have just begun these conversations to those who have already successfully addressing facets of the changing scholarly communication and information literacy landscape.
Each webcast is an hour long, with 35-45 minutes of presentation followed by 15-25 minutes of conversation and questions.  Each webcast is related to the others but is also independent so you can do all three or just choose one or two that best meets your needs.


Webcast 1:  Creating Strategic Collaborations - Starting the Conversations, Making the Connections, Taking Advantage of Opportunities
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Starting the conversations in your institution is the first step in building the connections between scholarly communication and information literacy that are so important as we work on digital literacies with students and faculty today. Learn how others have forged these connections through formal and informal channels, through stories told by librarians at different stages of this work and in different kinds of institutions.  How did these conversations start?  What happened?  What more needs to be done?
Learning outcomes:
  • Be inspired by these model conversations to start or forward your own, no matter what your role in your institution
  • Learn how to build bridges across seemingly disparate Library and institutional units
  • Explore your own situation and find opportunities for a path forward
Speakers:  Barbara DeFelice, Director of the Digital Resources and Scholarly Communication Programs at the Dartmouth College Library; Laura Barrett, Director the Education and Outreach Program at the Dartmouth College Library; Mel DeSart, University of Washington, Seattle


Webcast 2:  Designing Job Descriptions for New Roles: Integrating Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy into Library Liaison Job Descriptions
Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

New roles for librarians, means new job descriptions.  We will share the experiences of three institutions who have developed new job descriptions that incorporate responsibilities for integrating scholarly communication and information literacy.   Librarians from three institutions that vary in size and type will report on how they have developed job descriptions and expectations for librarians in these areas and provide insights on issues for participants to consider before incorporating these changes in your own libraries.  Learn about successful techniques as well as challenges faced when integrating these roles into responsibilities for academic librarians.  Examples of job descriptions along with related materials from different types of libraries will be shared with participants.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Acquire tips on how three institutions of varying types and sizes incorporated scholarly communication  and information literacy responsibilities into library liaison job descriptions
  • Hear both success stories and challenges in keeping liaisons informed, empowered, and motivated to perform in these new roles
  • Learn about connections between scholarly communication, information literacy, and other librarian roles in job descriptions
Speakers:  Terri Fishel, Macalester College; Julie Garrison, Grand Valley State University; Philip Herold, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Webcast 3:  Is Copyright the third rail in information literacy, or a common denominator?
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern

Copyright issues pervade the daily lives of college and university students today.  They are continuously aware of the issues that control how they acquire both educational and entertainment resources.  Yet most librarians teaching information literacy are unwilling or feel inadequate to address these issues head-on.  Can we discuss copyright without giving legal advice?  Will we be liable for what we say?  These issues are the most obvious point at which the conditions for academic knowledge production meet the daily concerns of students.  They present a unique opportunity to introduce the problematic state of scholarly communications.  This webcast will discuss how copyright issues can be introduced into information literacy instruction, including a realistic assessment of the difficulties and risks.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Explore ways to introduce copyright issues in information literacy instruction.
  • Learn to balance a realistic assessment of the risk involved in talking about copyright with the difficulties inherent in not discussing these issues.
  • Consider concrete examples that can make copyright issues for scholarly work more interesting and compelling.
Speaker:  Kevin Smith, Duke University; additional speakers to be announced


Participants can register for individual Webcasts at the rates shown below or for the entire series.  If you register for the full series, either as an individual or group, not only will you save money, but you receive one free Webcast registration for future redemption.  Contact to redeem for your free webcast.

Registration fees per Webcast:
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
Nonmember: $90
Student: $40
Group*: $295

Registration fees per series:
ACRL member: $135
ALA member: $210
Nonmember: $255
Student: $105
Group*: $595
* Webcasts take place in an interactive, online classroom environment with one user/one login. If you select the group rate, one person must register, login, and keyboard during the event. A group registration allows an institution to project the Webcast to participants in the same location.

How to register

  • To register for an individual webcast: Locate the webcast by the date of the event ("Creating Strategic Collaborations" - Dec. 10; "Designing Job Descriptions for New Roles" - Jan. 15; "Is Copyright the Third Rail in Info Lit" - Feb. 18).  Select the "Register" link next to the Webcast title on ALA's Online Registration page.
  • To register or the full series: Locate the webcast series named "From Awareness to Transformation: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy" under the December header.  Select the "Register" link next to the Webcast title on ALA's Online Registration page.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.
You will receive your Webcast access information one business day before the live Webcast. Webcasts will be recorded and made available to registrants as an archive, so if you sign up but cannot attend the live event, you will receive the archived webcast recording.