Aug
4
Tue
Reopening Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview
Aug 4 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials has become increasingly urgent.?Through the REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Project, OCLC, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Battelle are conducting research on how long the COVID-19 virus survives on materials that are prevalent in libraries, archives, and museums.

Join us to learn …

  • more about the testing process
  • how to present results to your stakeholders
  • project resources to inform your local decisions
  • what you can expect from the project in the months to come

Send your questions about the REALM project, and we will do our best to respond to questions submitted.

The session will be recorded and available here afterwards.

Provided by WebJunction

Large Print and Literacy in the Library: Prep Your Literacy Toolkit
Aug 4 @ 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

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What’s the most powerful literacy tool on your shelf? Libraries across the country are discovering that large print can effectively support striving readers, ESL/ELL students, and children with special learning needs.

Large print isn’t just a bigger font size. Compared to standard print format, large print books are proven to help with decoding, fluency, tracking, and comprehension.

Hear from librarian, Tasha Squires, who has found success after embracing large print and partnering with teachers to bring large print books into the classroom. She has seen wider usage, noticeable reading improvements, and happier readers!

And because we believe that every library can successfully build and promote their own large print collection, we’re giving all attendees a 5-step action plan and helpful marketing materials.

Provided by the Utah State Library Division

Aug
5
Wed
? HR Issues in the Time of COVID-19
Aug 5 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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As we begin the process of reopening, renewing and reinvigorating – including our HR function – what are the key points to consider as we move forward?  “Business as usual” is likely not the answer.  Instead, we must assess challenges and create solutions.  

During this interactive webinar, we will discuss “best practices” being adopted by employers and compliance with rapidly changing laws and regulations surrounding re-opening in the midst of a pandemic.  

We will address:
• Safer workplace and public interactions;
• Employee testing and quarantine;
• Remote work protocols;
• Unemployment compensation issues; and
• Compliance with mask ordinances.

In order to direct this webinar towards your interests and concerns, please list your questions when you register. Questions received by Friday July 31 will be addressed in the webinar. We also will address your questions as they arise during the presentation.

Provided by the Southeastern Wisconsin (SEWI) public library systems: Arrowhead Library System, Bridges Library System, Kenosha County Library System, Lakeshores Library System, Milwaukee County Federated Library System, and Monarch Library System.

Microsoft Excel: Preparing Data & Creating PivotTables
Aug 5 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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A PivotTable is a dynamic Excel data object that enables users to perform data analysis by reorganizing and summarizing data. Often you have data in multiple worksheets.

In this webinar, you’ll see how to prepare data and create a PivotTable from multiple local data sources.

This session will be recorded and available afterwards at https://www.newhorizons.com/resources/webinars/webinar-archives

Provided by New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

? COVID-19: How to Cope with Ongoing Isolation
Aug 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Wondering how COVID-19 is affecting your mental health?
Looking for strategies to reduce feelings of stress and loneliness during COVID-19?
 
Join Brigham Young University psychology and neuroscience professor Julianne Holt-Lunstad as she shares her insight into how social distancing practices are affecting our minds, why relationships are important, and helpful habits we can implement to cope.

Come ready to learn about:

  • Isolation vs. Loneliness
  • Benefits of positive relationships
  • Signs of loneliness within ourselves
  • Strategies for maintaining positive mental health

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

Provided by SirsiDynix

Data Visualization Tools
Aug 5 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Data can be hard to decipher when it’s listed in a table or as a string of numbers. In this webinar, we’ll show you the kinds of tools available to help you not only make your data attractive and interesting, but that will help you analyze your data for trends and surprises.

All registered participants will receive access to the recordings, slide decks, and handouts. 

Provided by Tech Impact

Beanstack: Ask Us Anything
Aug 5 @ 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

Introduction to Finding Grants
Aug 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including:
• Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
• What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
• How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Provided by Grantspace

Telling the Story of Volunteer Impact
Aug 5 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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You want to share the impact volunteers have in your organization and in the community, but often the information you track doesn’t help you tell that story.

This webinar will help you move past number of volunteers and number of hours and start telling the real story. You’ll learn about information gathering and the key components to good storytelling, how to evaluate your current measurements and how to build support for a more thorough measurement and evaluation program, and how to engage other staff – paid and volunteer – in this work. You’ll also receive a worksheet to help you begin to tell the story of volunteer impact in your organization.

What you’ll learn:
• What type of information is compelling to prospective volunteers, existing volunteers, organizational leaders, and supporters, donors and clients.
• How to use this information to create a powerful story about the impact of volunteers in your organization.
• How to create a plan for gathering and compiling information about your volunteer engagement program and using that to tell a compelling story about volunteer impact.

Provided by VolunteerMatch

Aug
6
Thu
? Digital Access in Rural and Small Libraries: Opportunity Out of Adversity
Aug 6 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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If we are intentional, we can use circumstances to grow our organizations and to address the digital access disparities in small and rural communities. Opportunity often hides behind adversity.

As libraries look to a future of post-pandemic challenges, from looming budget cuts to increasingly urgent community needs, David Lankes, in The “New Normal” Agenda for Librarianship, encourages us to consider framing the positive opportunities, rather than loss, in the changes that lie ahead. If we are intentional, we can use these circumstances to grow our organizations and to address the digital access disparities in small and rural communities.

This presentation will explore how one rural library has improved internet access in partnership with an internet service provider, hosted telehealth appointments in collaboration with healthcare providers and transportation agencies, worked with schools to ensure opportunities for youth through esports, and improved digital literacy skills for patrons and local businesses.

This webinar will be recorded and available afterwards at https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/opportunity-out-of-adversity.html

Provided by WebJunction and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)

Aug
7
Fri
3 Steps to Thriving in Chaos
Aug 7 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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The turbulence of current events increases stress, drains energy and reduces productivity.

In this webinar you’ll learn three essential steps for not only surviving but thriving in the chaos:
• Identify the three phases of change and how to manage them effectively.
• Discover how behavior style impacts the change process.
• Apply three tools to increase your ability to thrive.

Provided by the Effectiveness Institute

Aug
11
Tue
Telling Your Organization’s Stories Through Blogs, Videos, And Photos
Aug 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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How do you convey the great work your organization is doing with blogs, photos and videos? These tools are powerful ways to share the difference you’re making in the world. We’ll cover the principles of good storytelling, look at examples and research about what’s working for nonprofits, and then discuss the tools that can help you put them online.

All registered participants will receive access to the recordings, slide decks, and handouts. 

Provided by Tech Impact

Using Videos, Blogs, and Photos to Tell Your Organization’s Story
Aug 11 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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How do you convey the great work your organization is doing with blogs, photos and videos? These tools are powerful ways to share the difference you’re making in the world. We’ll cover the principles of good storytelling, look at examples and research about what’s working for nonprofits, and then discuss the tools that can help you put them online.

All registered participants will receive access to the recording, slide deck, and handouts.

Provided by Tech Impact

Developing a Strategic Plan for Volunteer Engagement
Aug 11 @ 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Are you engaging volunteers with an eye to the future?
Do you know what your volunteer program should look like in 3 or 5 years?

Join us as we talk about the fundamentals for creating a strategic plan for volunteer engagement for your organizations. This webinar will include components that should be included as well as ideas for working with organization leaders to include strategic goals for volunteer engagement in your organization’s overall strategic plan.

What you’ll learn:
• Why a strategic plan for volunteer engagement is important.
• How to incorporate key components into a strategic plan.
• How you can use a strategic plan to communicate with organization stakeholders.
• How creating a strategic plan can elevate the work that volunteers do in your organization.

Provided by VolunteerMatch

The Public Library’s Role in Elections: Voter Education in a Post-Truth Era
Aug 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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As the 2020 election quickly approaches it promises to be the most watched election in our lifetime and is only complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This presentation will equip library staff to gather user-friendly information from reliable and nonpartisan sources in order to offer an invaluable, evolving online voting guide tailor-made for their communities.

By exploring resources—everything from a glossary of common terms used during elections to information on changing voting laws and options due to the pandemic—this webinar will illustrate how libraries can gather the most useful information in order to address their community’s needs. With a focus on citizenship and voting, attendees will learn to serve their diverse populations in a welcoming and nonpartisan way.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Identify the information needs of their communities regarding elections and voter mobilization efforts
  • Identify key stakeholders and audiences to communicate the importance of their voter education efforts
  • Curate and design helpful resources in order to engage their communities in the voting process
  • Be knowledgeable of other voter groups and initiatives relevant to public library voter education efforts

The webinar will be recorded and available at https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived afterwards.

Provided by Infopeople

Aug
12
Wed
Social Media Timesavers
Aug 12 @ 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

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Do you know that 43% of small businesses dedicate six or more hours per week to social media?  While it’s important to engage for social visibility and key connections online, we all want to do more in less time.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • Tips for saving up to ten hours a week managing your social media
  • Simple ways to find usable, relevant content for your posts
  • How to integrate your social media into sales promotions and events
  • Best practices, business builders and more

Provided by Laura B. Poindexter, a Constant Contact affiliate

Getting Started with OverDrive’s Libby App
Aug 12 @ 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

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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

? Beanstack Hour of Power for Wisconsin Public Libraries
Aug 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Join Becky from Beanstack and Tessa from DPI for sixty minutes of Beanstack news you can use.

We’ll start with a bit of number crunching: summer stats, feedback from participating libraries, and kudos galore

Next we will hear from a Panel of Positivity: a handful of Wisconsin library staff will share Beanstack tips, tricks, and lessons learned. Experienced veterans AND total newbies will discuss novel ways to customize Beanstack challenges for your local community.

Lastly, we will wrap up with the Fall Horizon. Find out about upcoming opportunities such as 1,000 Books programs, adult reading challenges, and extra support sessions.

This session will be recorded and shared with registered attendees.

Provided by DPI and Beanstack

Burnout: Practical Strategies to Reignite Your Work and Life
Aug 12 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Anyone can get burned out, and most of us do at some point in our life. Left unchecked, burnout can have serious consequences for your career, relationships and health. To break free from burnout for good, you’ll need more than just abstract theories or well-meaning advice — you need a strategy.

Join Personal Success Coach Bob Proudfit in an interactive and informative workshop where you’ll walk away with a personalized strategy and a toolbox full of practical tools to start using immediately to escape burnout. Join us to learn how to take back control of your time, your energy and your life!

Provided by DreamBank

Beanstack: Ask Us Anything
Aug 12 @ 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