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January 2018

Making Readers: How the Maker Movement Can Impact Literacy (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

January 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

We have all heard how making and makerspaces can encourage STEM learning. But what can they do for literacy? This webinar will address ways that literacy and making can go hand in hand to enhance your program offered at the library. By focusing on transliteracy skills and including maker activities with literacy activities, librarians can better influence the traditional literacy skills they have always targeted.Presenter: Megan Egbert, Meridian Library District   To register, visit: http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/info2go

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Social Media and Volunteer Engagement (VolunteerMatch)

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar will offer an introduction to including social media in your volunteer recruitment and retention plans. You'll see examples of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as blogs that other nonprofits have successfully used to draw attention to their organizations and volunteer opportunities.   For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics  

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Mirror, Mirror, Who Do You See in Your Books? Reaching Diverse Readers (Booklist)

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Join AASL and Scholastic Books for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll hear about forthcoming diverse titles. You'll also hear from authors Icy Smith, Ellen Oh, Irene Latham, and Carole Boston Weatherford about how they put themselves into their work to engage all readers. Go beyond Diversity 101 - learn how to take action and become a partner in the conversation about meeting the needs of all readers.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars  

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Federal Government Databases and Websites: A Surprising Source of State and Local Data (Federal Depository Library Program)

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar will present an exciting variety of state and local resources which can be found by searching Federal Government websites. Resources range from health and nutrition to science and education, as well as legislative and judicial information. Websites which can provide a surprising wealth of state and local resources include usa.gov, the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), science.gov, ERIC, and PubMed. Participants will learn strategies for searching for state and local resources using Federal Government databases and websites.…

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5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits (Firespring)

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Advancing technology, social enterprise and shifting demographics are changing how nonprofits communicate, engage, operate and serve. While these shifts are creating unprecedented opportunities for nonprofits, they also present new challenges as we learn to navigate this new and ever-evolving landscape. Join Jay Wilkinson as he reviews five major trends that are shaping a new reality for nonprofits.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

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7 Steps for Getting Started in Major Gifts (Nonprofit Hub)

January 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EST

There is huge potential for impact when you connect your organization to individuals with the capacity to make a significant gift. If you wish you could be raising big gifts for your organization but you don’t know where to start, then this webinar is for you! In this webinar, Kathie Kramer Ryan will outline 7 steps you can take to start (or improve!) a successful major gifts program. You’ll learn what 5 elements to have in place before starting a…

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30- Minute Tips and Timesavers (Blackbaud)

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

Join our webinar series, 30-Minute Tips and Timesavers, with Chris Geady, Blackbaud solutions expert. Each month he’ll cover a different topic to help you use your software more effectively and reduce the time you’re spending on outdated processes.  Each webinar in the series is 30 minutes or less and is free to join! If you can’t make it to one of the webinars, on-demand versions will be available for you to watch when it’s most convenient for you.   For…

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FDLP LibGuides for Libraries (Federal Depository Library Program)

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

This webinar will introduce users to the new FDLP LibGuides tool. Attendees will learn how to find and use GPO created guides, request topics for future LibGuides, and how to create and submit to the FDLP Community guides.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.fdlp.gov/about-the-fdlp/fdlp-events-calendar

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Where Do I Go From Here? Engage Volunteers in New Ways (VolunteerMatch)

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

This webinar will help you think about new strategies and help you evolve your program to include new roles and responsibilities for volunteers, pathways for more involvement and leadership positions in your program, how recognition plays a role in retention, and the importance of including continuing education and professional development to keep your volunteers engaged. Tools to help you evaluate your program implement new ideas will be provided.   For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

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Google This! The Research Process Revisited (edWeb)

January 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Do students confuse a single Google search with research? How do students research? Is there a “right” way? What are their research strengths? What are our instructional challenges? How can we best teach the inquiry process? Is there a “best” way? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala and guest Tasha Bergergson-Michelson will answer these essential questions.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

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