? Technology Training for Non-Techies (Tech Days)
Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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Helping patrons navigate their technology needs can be daunting when you’re not super confident in your own “techie” skills! Now that we’ve moved to a new world where virtual work and remote services have become central, many library workers provide some level of tech support and training to their patrons while learning new skills themselves. How can we make sure we’re ready to support patron needs when we’re not so confident ourselves?

During this session, we will explore some ways we can answer this at both an organizational and individual level, and share some tips for making sure that even the least tech-savvy among us can find our comfort zone.

This session is part of the Tech Days Webinar Series.

Provided by all 16 library systems in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Identifying, Understanding & Welcoming Patrons with Autism in the Library Setting
Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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The goal of this webinar is to promote successful experiences between library staff and their patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

  • Library staff will see first-hand through video simulation what it feels like to have autism.
  • They will learn the definition, symptoms and traits of ASD.
  • In addition, participants will learn what to expect and how to respond effectively, as well as how to set mutually beneficial boundaries and rules that support visitors with autism.
  • Evidence-based strategies will be presented that improve the visitor experience before, during and after a visit to the library.

With a deeper understanding of the disorder, staff will learn how to empathize and establish relationships with adult visitors on the spectrum, so they feel welcome and want to return to the library.

Provided by the Missouri State Library

Six High Performance Habits to Take Back 2020
Sep 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Join best-selling author Brendon Burchard for an inspiring look into recharging your organization for 2020 and beyond. Drawing on the key concepts from his bestselling book, High Performance Habits, Brendon will show you how to dramatically improve your organization’s focus, energy, and performance in a way that helps you finish the year incredibly strong.

Participants will explore how to get people back on level ground and confident to finish the year deliberately using the Six High Performance Habits. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to apply proven leadership principles during this uncertain and turbulent time.

Provided by The Ken Blanchard Companies

Building Your Immunity to Other People’s Negativity
Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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Other people’s negativity – whether it’s from customers, coworkers or family members – can drain your energy and bring you down. And while some people may be stuck in their ways, you do have the power to change the situation by how you respond.

Join Tina Hallis for this dynamic program where she will teach you her proprietary five-step “Immunity to Negativity Formula™” with simple tools to help you stay calm and choose to respond as your best self.

This is a key skill you can build to optimize your relationships at work and at home while enjoying less stress and frustration.

Provided by DreamBank

How the Economy is Impacted by COVID-19
Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Statista is a global business data platform that puts figures into context which invites our experts to take the stage. Take this opportunity to gain insight into the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

Ann-Kristin Hamke, Chief Data Officer of Statista, will take you through:

  • The three major recession models looking at possible scenarios for the development of the pandemic effects
  • Key insights from our Market Outlooks
  • How different industries are affected by COVID-19
  • Q&A session

Provided by the Special Library Association

Leading with Gratitude, Part 2
Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Wondering how you can boost morale and better motivate your staff? Looking for ways to improve your effectiveness as a leader?

Join Eric Keith as he explores how to use gratitude as a method of engaging the hearts and minds of your employees and inspiring excellent work. Based on the book Leading with Gratitude by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, this webinar will offer effective communication skills that you can begin implementing today.

Get ready to hear about:

  • Key principles to leading with gratitude
  • Top 40 employee compliments
  • Developing leadership credibility

Can’t attend the live webinar? Register for the recording instead.

Provided by SirsiDynix

Transform Your In-Person Fundraising Event Into a Virtual Giving Day
Sep 23 @ 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

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A global pandemic doesn’t make your mission any less important to your community.

Instead of canceling your major fundraising events altogether, why not host a virtual Giving Day that could cost you 10 times less, take you 80% less time to plan, and can help you raise thousands more?

Provided by the Nonprofit Learning Lab

? Mind the Gap: How to Navigate Your Way Across the Digital Divide (And Why That Isn’t as Easy as it Sounds) (Tech Days)
Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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The headline version is simple – the “born digital” generation can handle any technology changes that come their way and the older generations cannot – but is that true, especially in light of the pandemic and an increased reliance on technology to work and live? How do librarians keep themselves up-to-date on new tech developments and ensure that patrons who need help with tech are able to find it?

In this session, we’ll explore the concept of the digital divide, examine just where this divide exists, and how we as librarians can help bridge the gap to keep all our patrons, digitally competent or otherwise, happy.

After this session, participants will be able to…
• discuss the concept of a digital divide in terms of age, race, gender and class
• create physical and remote library space that is welcoming to people of all levels of technological competence
• locate tools and resources to assist patrons who may want help using new technology

This session is part of the Tech Days Webinar Series.

Provided by all 16 library systems in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Census Academy Webinar Series: Hispanics in the U.S.
Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Upon completion of this webinar participants will know who the Census Bureau defines as Hispanic and which subgroups are included in the Hispanic count. They will also learn what data is available and at what geographical levels. Finally, they will have seen a live demonstration on the Census Bureau’s access tool

Provided by the United States Census Bureau

Getting Started with OverDrive’s Libby App
Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

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Join OverDrive's training team for this live session to learn how easy it is to get your patrons started with Libby, the one-tap reading app.

This session will demonstrate:

  • How to browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks on a mobile device.
  • Tips for customizing the experience.
  • Where to find Libby marketing and help resources.

This session will benefit public library staff who support OverDrive digital library patrons.

Provided by OverDrive

Introduction to Fundraising Project Budgets
Sep 23 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for?

If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence.

Provided by Candid

WordPress 101
Sep 23 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

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Whether you’re just dipping a toe into the world of content management systems or you’re looking to switch to a new platform, learning the basics of WordPress, the CMS that powers 28% of the internet, can give you the competitive advantage you’re looking for.

Matt Nelson will share the latest tools used by WordPress professionals to create beautiful, engaging and effective websites.

Provided by DreamBank

? Productivity and Technology (Tech Days)
Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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It may be hard to remember sometimes, but technology is here to make your life easier. There are great tools out there to help you be more productive and efficient, both on the job and at home.

Join us as we do a rapid-fire review of a series of great low-cost and free tools that prove that technology is still your friend.

This session is part of the Tech Days Webinar Series.

Provided by all 16 library systems in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

LearningExpress Library Demo
Sep 24 @ 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

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Join us as we explore LearningExpress Library, part of BadgerLink.

LearningExpress helps libraries improve the lives of patrons every day with online access to the most comprehensive selection of academic and career-related resources available, including targeted learning centers to provide patrons of all ages with easy, one-stop access to relevant interactive tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks.

Provided by EbscoHost

Ages & Stages: Youth Development
Sep 24 @ 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

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    In order to work effectively with youth, library staff need a basic understanding of how youth develop, their needs, and their assets.

    This webinar summarizes the key child and youth development research, and focuses on how to create programs that are appropriate for the youth with whom you work.

    Learning outcomes — participants will be able to:

    • Understand the cultural concept of childhood in the United States.
    • Identify the various ages and stages of youth development.
    • Design developmentally appropriate activities and learning environments.

    Provided by the Maryland State Library

    ? Change is a Constant: Technology, Service, and Constant Change (Tech Days)
    Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

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    The one sure thing about technology is that it changes constantly, often leading library workers experiencing anxiety, frustration, and “tech burnout” as we struggle to stay abreast of the latest updates impacting our colleagues and patrons. Now, the uncertainty and changes brought by the Coronavirus pandemic have caused these issues to multiply.

    This session tackles the difficulties library workers often face as we deal with the pressures of system updates, device upgrades, learning new technologies, and dealing with information overload. We will discuss strategies for keeping up, staying confident, and guiding others through the ups and downs of constant change and new technology challenges.

    This session is part of the Tech Days Webinar Series.

    Provided by all 16 library systems in Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Public Library Development Team, with funding support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

    Behavioral Data: Using Science to Better Understand Current and Future Employees
    Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

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    The prevalence of remote work precipitates major changes in government hiring, retention and reskilling. COVID-19 has radically altered the nature of work, the workforce and the workplace. Agencies now more than ever need a data-driven, technology-enabled approach to matching people with government priorities.

    Join us to hear government and industry experts discuss how to leverage behavioral science to find, allocate and engage your people regardless of their physical location.

    Specifically, you’ll learn:

    • How behavioral data can be utilized to make the most successful hires for agencies.
    • How agencies can redistribute pockets of talent to respond to COVID-19.
    • The biggest barriers facing agencies looking to make more data-based hiring decisions.

    Provided by GovLoop

    How to Make New Nonprofit Videos from Old Content Using Adobe Rush
    Sep 24 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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    Join Sirr Less and Jessica Nunez for a quick, instructional webinar showing nonprofit attendees how to bring new life to their organization’s content using the Adobe Rush app.

    Through very simple video editing, learn how to repurpose existing video footage, photos, and audio from your phone and computer to create new media to deliver impactful video communication to your supporters and donors.

    Provided by TechSoup

    Strengthen Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice Through Self-Paced Learning
    Sep 24 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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    In order to support staff learning about issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), Multnomah County Library has developed a “Racially Just” toolkit, containing activities staff can use to learn and practice on their own, with colleagues, or in their staff groups.

    The toolkit workbooks include information and activities related to bias, microaggressions, allyship and cross-cultural communication, as well as a workbook focused on learning about Native American and Alaska Native people and communities.

    Learn how Multnomah Library developed the workbooks and what indicators signaled that their organization was ready to support staff with self-paced learning about EDI.

    This webinar will be recorded, and available soon afterwards at this page.

    Provided by WebJunction

    Library Journal’s Day of Dialog
    Sep 25 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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    You’ll hear from top authors in genre fiction, literary fiction, and nonfiction and learn about more titles and trends from editors on our popular editors’ picks panel. And you still get to dialog by visiting virtual booths, talking with authors, and networking with colleagues.

    We are anticipating an unprecedented number of library and education professionals to attend this event, so you may find the environment or live sessions become full during the day.

    But fear not! All sessions and author chats will be available for viewing on-demand within an hour of their initial broadcast, and the entire event will be available on-demand until December 25, 2020.

    If you plan to use screen reading technology or a video relay service during the event, please send us an email at least 72 hours in advance for additional accessibility information. 

    Closed captioning will be included in archived sessions within 24 hrs. of their live broadcast.

    Provided by Library Journal