Jul
3
Fri
SALS Closed and No Delivery
Jul 3 all-day

For more information, please see the SALS Holiday Schedule
*There will be no delivery to any SALS library on these days*

Jul
7
Tue
Why Empathetic Leadership is Necessary
Jul 7 @ 1:00 PM – 1:50 PM

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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and calls for racial equality, government leaders are under tremendous pressure to balance the realities of what’s happening in the world with mission objectives.

Many leaders and their employees are feeling incredible amounts of stress, sadness and fear. In this time especially, agencies need to be leading with empathy and understanding.

Join us to learn best practices and insights on how to lead your colleagues, reports and managers with empathy.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The three types of empathy: emotional, cognitive and compassionate.
  • How managers and employees can extend empathy to their coworkers.
  • The biggest barriers facing agencies looking to be more understanding of the realities of employees’ lives.

Provided by GovLoop

Take Your Patrons to Mars
Jul 7 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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NASA is about to launch the Mars 2020 mission – and now is the time to get your patrons excited! The Perseverance rover will launch between July 17-August 11, 2020, and will land on Mars in February 2021. Invite your patrons to participate in its journey. Hear from NASA Mars scientists, learn some activities you can conduct online or in-person, and make plans to hold your own virtual (or in-person) launch or landing parties!

Webinar registration already full? We livestream all of our webinars at https://goo.gl/McmYsh

Too busy to attend? Don’t worry – we record and upload our webinars to www.starnetlibraries.org/resources/webinars/

Provided by STAR_Net

Jul
8
Wed
Succession Planning: Preparing for the Future (and Today)
Jul 8 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Succession Planning is an important part of being prepared for the future. Every organization, to some degree, is dealing with the elements of succession planning including retirements, resignations, hiring challenges, knowledge transfer, and cross-training. Organizations are looking to put the right people, at the right place, at the right time.

This webinar will present many formal and informal best practices for succession planning.

After attending this webinar participants will be able to:
• Define what succession planning is, and what it is not
• Build a formal 9-step Succession Planning plan for an organization/department
• Develop an informal Succession Planning plan for individual leaders

Join us for a webinar that will give you some new tools and insights on a critical topic.

Provided by Cities & Villages Mutual Insurance Company

? Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium: Planning and Preparing for Equity Work
Jul 8 @ 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM

While this symposium is free and open to the public we want to be clear that the intended audience is folks who have been already centering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the professional work that they do and are wanting to learn from folks that arealso equally committed and engaged in the work.

We recognize that folks and organizations will be at different places on their EDI journey but we are expecting that those who attend the symposium will have already begun and will be walking into the conversation with a foundational understanding of what a racial equity framework is and why it matters in the work that they do.

If this sounds like you, please register here.

This three-day symposium will be a chance to leverage professional networks across a multitude of fields to dive deeper into particular issues that contribute to success in promoting racial equity & inclusion in the workplace.Now, more than ever, we feel it is crucially important to engage in critical conversations around what it means to co-create a more equitable workforce and world.

The themes for each day are as follows:
• July 8: Planning and Preparing for Equity Work
• July 9: Sustaining Equity Efforts and Supporting Staff of Color
• July 10: Assessment and Accountability

Provided by the Denver Public Library

Tips for Leading Productive Meetings with Microsoft Teams
Jul 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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Microsoft Teams offers a variety of ways to conduct and lead professional and effective meetings. During this webinar, you’ll learn tips and tricks to see how you can utilize other applications in conjunction with Teams to have a productive meeting. You’ll also gain a solid foundation on how to lead a successful online meeting.

Provided by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

Beanstack: Ask Us Anything
Jul 8 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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This is a general Client Office Hours Q&A session for pre-launch and/or live Beanstack clients. If you are a pre-launch client, please make sure that you first attend your Kick-Off Q&A session before coming to office hours!

This session will be entirely driven by your questions. We will answer questions in the order they are received. Join for a part or all of this webinar!

Provided by Beanstack

Project Management: Advanced Juggling, Part 2
Jul 8 @ 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM

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This webinar will present simple, foundational project management practices that will keep your project team working together, moving projects forward effectively and efficiently. By the end of session, learners will have reviewed and evaluated the application of these tools in multiple contexts.

This is an interactive virtual workshop. Learners should come prepared to interact with fellow learners.

Provided by the Massachusetts Library System

2020 Census: Last Chance for a Complete Count
Jul 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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A complete count in the 2020 Census is essential to make sure that libraries and their communities don’t miss out on billions of dollars in needed funding, as well as political representation. However, nearly 40% of households have not responded yet, and the count is even lower among populations that have been under-counted historically.

Participants in this webinar will learn …
how the Census Bureau, libraries, and community partners have adapted their operations and outreach in response to COVID-19
how libraries can support a complete count before the Census ends in October
 
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Identify populations at higher risk of being under-counted in the 2020 Census
• Understand major Census operations that will take place in the summer and fall
• Recognize multiple methods for libraries to promote a complete count in the 2020 Census; and
• Develop strategies for library outreach adapted to COVID-19 limitations.

NOTE: Due to high demand, we are accepting up to 1,500 registrations for this event, but only the first 1,000 viewers will be able to attend live. The webinar room will open about 15 minutes before the start of the event, and we recommend you arrive early. The archived recording will be available for viewing on PLA’s On-Demand Webinars page.

Provided by the Public Library Association (PLA)

Creating a Culture of Volunteer Engagement
Jul 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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It’s important to create a culture of inclusion and engagement of volunteers within your organization. But, it can be hard to recognize what your current culture says to volunteers, or identify how to make changes to help volunteers feel more welcome.

This webinar will help you identify how your organization’s current culture is shaping or limiting what volunteers do, and provide steps you can take to start to create more understanding, respect, and appreciation for engaging volunteers.

What you’ll learn:
• How to understand the role that culture plays in an organization’s volunteer engagement plan.
• Ways to identify opportunities within your organization to create a more open and inclusive culture for your volunteers.

Provided by VolunteerMatch

Emotional Intelligence, Hardiness and Dealing With the COVID-19 Crisis
Jul 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Is coping with social distancing and work-from-home a challenge for you? Are you struggling to adapt to the new “normal”? We are facing extraordinary changes in our day to day lives, but how we respond to and deal with these changes will determine our ability to succeed.

Dr. Steven Stein will introduce you to some strategies and tactics for dealing with the psychological aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Using what we have learned about emotional intelligence, mindset, and hardiness, along with specific tactics for managing our current situation, you’ll learn why these frameworks are essential when navigating the COVID-19 crisis.

Attendees will learn:

  • The value of emotional intelligence during a crisis and the impact of COVID-19 on these skills.
  • To leverage a growth mindset to strengthen the 3 C’s of hardiness (Commitment, Control, Challenge).
  • To develop actionable strategies for coping and thriving through new challenges.

Provided by HRDQ-U

Introduction to Grant Proposal Writing
Jul 8 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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If you’re new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher, this webinar will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:
• The basic elements of a proposal
• The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
• How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

Our Sample Documents gallery has samples of actual winning proposals recommended by grantmakers.

For more on proposal budgets, see our webinars, Introduction to Project Budgets.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Finding Grants webinar recording

Takeaways:

  • Understand how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.
  • Know how and when to follow up with funders after submitting a proposal.

Bonus Materials

  • 2-page handout
  • Project outline worksheet and sample

When you register for this webinar, you receive:

  • a full recording,
  • associated handout(s), if applicable

A version of this course is also offered in Spanish.

Provided by Grantspace, a service of the Foundation Center

Jul
9
Thu
? Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium: Sustaining Equity Efforts & Supporting Staff of Color
Jul 9 @ 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

While this symposium is free and open to the public we want to be clear that the intended audience is folks who have been already centering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the professional work that they do and are wanting to learn from folks that arealso equally committed and engaged in the work.

We recognize that folks and organizations will be at different places on their EDI journey but we are expecting that those who attend the symposium will have already begun and will be walking into the conversation with a foundational understanding of what a racial equity framework is and why it matters in the work that they do.

If this sounds like you, please register here.

This three-day symposium will be a chance to leverage professional networks across a multitude of fields to dive deeper into particular issues that contribute to success in promoting racial equity & inclusion in the workplace.Now, more than ever, we feel it is crucially important to engage in critical conversations around what it means to co-create a more equitable workforce and world.

The themes for each day are as follows:
• July 8: Planning and Preparing for Equity Work
• July 9: Sustaining Equity Efforts and Supporting Staff of Color
• July 10: Assessment and Accountability

Provided by the Denver Public Library

Getting Started with Information Outreach in your Community: An Introduction
Jul 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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This session will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community.

The goal of this session is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations.

Topics to be covered include

  • locating community demographics
  • the importance of developing relationships
  • the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships
  • recognition and acceptance of cultural differences
  • the importance of cultural competency
  • basic concepts of program planning and evaluation within a culturally diverse environment

Participants will …

  • engage in group discussions to explore models for developing their own programs
  • be able to define cultural competency
  • examine ways to learn about local communities using online resources
  • discover ways of applying principles of cultural competency to their own programming

Provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine

Improving Employee Engagement: Using Creativity, Vocational Fulfillment and Your Team’s Collective Wisdom to Co-Create Community
Jul 9 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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There is a direct relationship between high levels of vocational fulfillment and enhanced quality of service. In this webinar, learn strategies to help you tap into the capacity and creativity of your team members to create space for their unique contribution. You will explore mind-sets, approaches and tools that not only support the people in your organization but also become a source of self-discovery for you. Walking the talk is one of the most powerful ways to lead.

In our webinar together we will:

  • Examine transformative relationship building skills
  • Discover tools for co-creating community
  • Consider alternative strategies to stimulate curiosity and creativity to enhance capacity and contribution
  • Develop a personal plan of action for embodiment and expression of practical approaches
  • Identify areas in your organization for implementation

This webinar will be recorded – if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session.

We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.

Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren’t able to connect to the live session, rest assured you’ll get the full recording by email the following day.

Provided by CharityVillage

Making Remote Work Work for Journey Mapping
Jul 9 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

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Journey maps and other experience-mapping methods are valuable tools to help teams embrace the spirit of 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act by better understanding user and customer needs and addressing their whole experience. As many people are adapting to remote work on distributed teams, we must adjust our methods for research.

This session will explore how to preserve the value and impact of mapping exercises, while adapting facilitation and collaboration methods for a virtual work environment.

Provided by DigitalGov University

How to Create a Remote Workforce Communication Plan for Your Nonprofit
Jul 9 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Remote work is exciting, fun, and different from office work. Getting into communication rhythms and making sure your team is performing well is not always easy.

In this webinar, Adam Walker shares what he learned from running a company for 10 years that never had an office. He’ll talk about how to think about remote work, the levels of communication to consider, and how to create a communications rhythm that will work for your team.

Provided by Techsoup

2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction Awards
Jul 9 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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Celebrate the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence at an exciting virtual gala hosted by Booklist and RUSA. Our keynote speaker is Pulitzer Prize winner and 19th U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, author of five poetry collections, including “Monument: Poems New and Selected”, and the forthcoming “Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir”.

You will also hear acceptance speeches from Carnegie Fiction winner Valeria Luiselli, for “Lost Children Archive” (Alfred A. Knopf), and Carnegie Nonfiction winner Adam Higginbotham, for “Midnight in Chernobyl” (Simon & Schuster).

Accommodations are offered based on user needs; for transcription or other accessibility requests, please contact webinars@booklistonline.com

This webinar will be recorded and available afterwards at our webinars archive.

Provided by Booklist and Novelist

? Book Donations & Books Sales During a Pandemic: Library Friends & Foundations Forum
Jul 9 @ 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

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How is your library’s Friends or Foundation handling book donations and book sales during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Join us to listen to a panel comprised of staff and volunteers from several Colorado Public Library Friends and Foundation organizations as they discuss their strategies for safety, partnership, volunteer engagement, and fundraising alternatives. You will have the chance to participate, to ask questions, as well as share your ideas and experiences using chat.

This session will be recorded and archived, and shared with all registrants.

Provided by the Colorado State Library

Jul
10
Fri
? Advancing Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium: Assessment and Accountability
Jul 10 @ 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM

While this symposium is free and open to the public we want to be clear that the intended audience is folks who have been already centering equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the professional work that they do and are wanting to learn from folks that arealso equally committed and engaged in the work.

We recognize that folks and organizations will be at different places on their EDI journey but we are expecting that those who attend the symposium will have already begun and will be walking into the conversation with a foundational understanding of what a racial equity framework is and why it matters in the work that they do.

If this sounds like you, please register here.

This three-day symposium will be a chance to leverage professional networks across a multitude of fields to dive deeper into particular issues that contribute to success in promoting racial equity & inclusion in the workplace.Now, more than ever, we feel it is crucially important to engage in critical conversations around what it means to co-create a more equitable workforce and world.

The themes for each day are as follows:
• July 8: Planning and Preparing for Equity Work
• July 9: Sustaining Equity Efforts and Supporting Staff of Color
• July 10: Assessment and Accountability

Provided by the Denver Public Library