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ONLINE: JULY 2013 | Free Continuing Education Courses

In Education on July 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm
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Sign up for as many of these FREE webinars as you can this month!!!

Finally, July has arrived and we are officially in summer mode! I just wanted to stop by and give you a few things that might want to do this summer for FREE and learn at the same time (no conference mode — just webinars). Each one of these FREE workshops, webinars, or discussions are designed to help you become better at what you do. If you’re a graduate student I encourage you to take some of these webinars as well. Shout-out to Art Library Students & New ARLIS Professionals they did the hard part by researching and compiling all of this information. Share this post with a colleague or friend. Knowledge is power!

July 9 (1-2 pm)

How to Build Websites Like Hollywood Builds Movies (O’Reilly)

In this webcast, we’ll look at the lifecycle of various Web development projects through the lens of Hollywood storytelling. Learn how to deliver successful projects that are on time, on budget, and meet customer expectations through a comparison of how the narrative structure of various films compares to different process models for site development. Not only will you come away with a better understanding of how to approach your next Web development project, but you’ll also gain a greater appreciation for the life lessons taught by some of your favorite Hollywood films.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/128vH8U

July 9 (2-3 pm)

Grantseeking Basics (GrantSpace)

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? Are you new to fundraising? Do you want to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/111YEZ5

July 10 (12-1 pm)

Kiss Your BUT Good-Bye to Achieve Professional and Personal Success (American Management Association)

Joe and Bob Azelby are seasoned business executives who believe that a career stalls because an individual lacks a certain skill or has a behavior that makes them a less qualified candidate. We all have weaknesses, which the Azelby brothers refer to as “BUTs.”  For example: Bill is a hard worker BUT he can’t influence people and Larry is a great producer BUT he is a lousy manager.  Most people do not have any idea how their BUTs are inhibiting their career advancement because their colleagues and even their managers are unwilling to provide much needed candid feedback. This webcast will help you identify your BUTs and provide the tools necessary to shrink them. In addition, they’ll explore the importance of strong managers and demonstrate how a manager’s BUT can have a negative impact on his or her team.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/Yr606r

July 10 (4-5 pm)

3D Printing for Everyone: What you need to build your own 3D printer (O’Reilly)

In this webcast, I will introduce you to my open source 3D Printer that I built from a kit. I’ll share my experiences of both joy and tears, from assembly and tuning, to modeling and printing. We’ll cover the kinds of open source models, compare their commercial counterparts, talk about heat, plastic types and potential. If you are curious about 3D printing, but don’t know much about it, I hope to cover all of the basics. If you have been doing your research, but have some pointed questions that will get you off the fence, I hope to answer those too. By the end of the session, my hope is you will all want to build 3D printers of your own, and have all of the information you need to get started.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/152kyL7

July 12 (2-3 pm)

Making Difficult Conversations Easy (Effectiveness Institute)

Do you shy away from conflict? In organizations across the world conflict is avoided. Expectations go unmet, values are violated, and overall under-performance exists because people do not know how to effectively resolve issues without resorting to the use of power. This one-hour session introduces you to concepts that enable you to begin to “integrate conflict” – to walk into it and effectively handle it – rather than avoid it.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/702428768

July 17 (1-2 pm)

Leading Organizational Change (NonProfit Webinars)

In a rapidly changing world, every leader needs to understand how to effectively guide organizational change. Change may be necessary for many reasons, such as meeting new customer demands; implementing a strategic plan; upgrading technology systems; or coping with challenges. Leaders often wonder how to promote buy-in and engagement during what is sometimes a difficult process. This webinar for staff and board members will focus on: principles of change; understanding how people react to change; common mistakes and how to avoid them; working with resistance; and maintaining open communication. You will learn practical tips and be introduced to resources for further learning.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/788949432

July 17 (2-3 pm)

Library Social Media Use (WebJunction)

Over half of the world’s 2 billion internet users interact with social media tools to create, share, and exchange information and ideas while online. Libraries are using these tools to market programs and services, and to connect and engage with their communities beyond the library walls. Join us as we explore Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest as examples of tools that are being used successfully by libraries. The webinar will cover how to create, administer, moderate, and leverage your library’s online presence. Some basic security settings for each social media tool will be discussed as well.

For more information and to register for this program, visit: http://bit.ly/13dtqhZ

July 18 (11 am-12 pm)

DIY Options for Mobile Websites (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

Are you interested in do-it-yourself options for developing a mobile website for your library?  The Texas State Library is planning on offering training on this topic, but we need your input.  Christine Peterson of Amigos Library Services is conducting a 1 hour webinar, showcasing the following common DIY mobile options: Google Sites mobile templates, Kurago Kurogo Mobile Platform, jQuery Mobile, and Responsive Web Design using CSS media queries.  In conjunction with the webinar, you will have an opportunity to vote via survey for the solution you would like to receive training on.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/310538570

July 24 (1-2 pm)

Building Social Capital to Enhance Collaboration (NonProfit Webinars)

Typically when people think about social capital, it is associations, networks and relationships that result in a gain. I believe that organizations tend to build partners with those who are similar (bonding social capital) instead of bridging, another form of social capital with those who are different. In this workshop, participants will learn more about social capital and how to leverage networks that can increase program partners and potential funders.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/436959193

July 31 (10-11 am)

Tech Talk with Michael Sauers (Nebraska Library Commission)

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventreg.asp?ProgID=12387

July 31 (1-2 pm)

Accountable Fundraising: You Can Integrate Achievement, Long-term Success and Stewardship (NonProfit Webinars)

Suggested practices in this webinar will significantly improve your bottom line as you gain better results for your cause, increases loyalty from staff and board, and deepen the level of appreciation from those who support your mission.

For more information and to register for this program, visit:https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/363727288

In the event that you aren’t available during those times, or you would like to check out past webinars, here are the links to archived events:

OPAL Webinar Archives

Infopeople

Common Knowledge

School Library Journal

Booklist

Tech Soup

Library Journal

eSchool News Webinars

WebJunction

SirsiDynix Institute Webinars

TL Virtual Cafe

Washington State Library First Tuesdays

NonProfit Webinars

Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Colorado State Library: CSL in Session

Lunch Lessons with CLiC (Colorado Library Consortium)

ALA Tech Source Makerspace Webinars

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