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April 2018

Preserving Family Recipes (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online

From Uncle’s barbecue sauce to Grandma’s cobbler, family recipes fill us with nostalgia and draw us closer to family—if they have been saved and if they actually work right, that is. So what can you do if a beloved recipe is sketchy, horribly outdated, impossible to read, or unwritten? How can you make sure those old handwritten recipes as well as heirloom photos and kitchen artifacts last for future generations? And did you ever stop to look at your recipes…

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Ready to Read! Board Books, Picture Books, & Middle Grade Novels (Booklist)

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online

Explore new titles for grades PreS – 8: from board books to picture books, to middle-grade novels. Join representatives from Albert Whitman, Holiday House, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Sourcebooks for this free, one-hour webinar where you’ll leave with new titles to inspire young readers.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

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The Accidental People Challenges from Agile Development (InSync Training)

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online

If you say you are NOT doing Agile, people will sigh and feel bad for you. Leveraging Agile to build courses, systems or pretty much anything is cool but it brings underestimated challenges for people. With the completely different mindset Agile requires, individuals struggle with new roles, new responsibilities and an entirely different way of working with each other.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

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User-centered Assessment: Leveraging What You Know and Filling in the Gaps (WebJunction)

April 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Online

Whether you’re trying to decide how to allocate your library’s resources or make the best use of your space, formal assessment tools can guide your decision-making. This session will cover why formal assessments are more effective than anecdotal data, and will help you learn how to plan effective evaluations. You will learn how to use what you already know about your patrons, how to determine what information you still need, and how to formulate questions to get you there.  …

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In Depth with the New AASL Standards, Part IV (Wyoming State Library)

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Online

Join Jennisen Lucas, Wyoming School Librarian and AASL Standards Implementation Chair as she takes us on an in-depth tour of the new AASL standards. This month's installation will be the Shared Foundation "Curate" on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 3:30 pm. Come for the information, stay to ask questions!   For more information and to register, visit: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4812248324012449537  

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Making Global Connections at Your School Library (American Association of School Librarians)

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Online

Ready to make global connections at your library? Not sure how to get started? In our future-ready libraries, it has never been easier to allow students to escape our traditional four walls and experience a new level of learning. Join Michelle Cooper as she shares how to implement a library program that incorporates global collaboration with educators and students around the world.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

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NCompass Live: Introducing the Nebraska Authors Database! (Nebraska Library Commission)

April 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Online

NebraskaAuthors.org launches on April 22, 2018! This broadly inclusive database holds the biographical information and bibliographies of more than 4,300 Nebraska authors, past and present. The website is the creation of a collaborative effort between Lincoln City Libraries, the UNL Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and the Nebraska Literary Heritage Association. Learn the features of this database to enhance your knowledge of Nebraska Writers and to understand how this valuable resource can support the reference services at your…

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The State of Donor Retention and What You Can Do About It (Firespring)

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Online

This session explores the root causes of poor donor retention rates, as well as the reasons why donors stay loyal. You’ll come away with several ideas for improvement based on leading research in the field.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.firespring.org/education/webinars.html

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Live Webinar with Fountas & Pinnell: Getting Practical About a Multi-Text Approach to Literacy Instruction (Education Week)

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Online

Join literacy leaders Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell as they will explore practical tips for how to build variety in the classroom text base, and how to lift learning with different texts for different purposes.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/webinars/webinars.html

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Future Search (Series 3 for Public Libraries Serving Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Communities: 2 of 3) (Programming Librarian)

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

The Future Search process enables large, diverse groups to validate a common mission, take responsibility for action, and develop commitment to implementation through concrete action plans. Libraries will gain an understanding of how Future Search can be used in their internal and community engagement efforts.   For more information and to register, visit: http://programminglibrarian.org/learn

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