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November 2017

Accelerating Census Data in Excel: Basic Visualization and Analysis (U.S. Census Bureau)

November 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

During this course, you will learn how to download census data access using the American FactFinder for formatting in Excel. You will also learn how to create basic data visualizations and how to conduct advanced analyses of census data.

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Our Big Beautiful Brains: What Every Educator Should Know (Simple K12)

November 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

Join Naomi Harm for this brain-based teaching and learning session, as she provides a roadmap of how you can infuse brain-based teaching practices throughout your school's environment. She will share how to optimize physical learning spaces and experiences so that each and every child can discover their student-driven passion and personalized learning potential.

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Geekspotting 2.0: Building a Popular and Diverse Collection for Your Library (Indiana State Library)

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Diversity has been a major issue in pop culture lately.  The demand to include traditionally marginalized voices in comics, movies, TV, and gaming has led to an explosion of material in the past few years.  Join two fellow librarians (who also happen to be geeks) as they explore this issue and help you navigate all the content available with collection development recommendations that can work in your local library.

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Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … Government in the Sunshine State: Where and How to Dig for State Information in Florida (North Carolina Library Association)

November 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free. This session will cover some of the key dates that impact access to Florida government information (e.g., statehood in 1845, codification of Florida Statutes in 1941, state depository program in 1967, privatization of Dept of Commerce activities in 1996), bibliographies and finding tools,…

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Update on the RDA 3R Project (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The RDA Toolkit Restructure and Redesign (3R) Project is a year-long effort to improve the RDA Toolkit in several different ways. Restructuring includes generalizing existing instructions where possible, implementing the four-fold path (unstructured description, structured description, identifiers, and actionable links) wherever applicable, and incorporating new elements from the IFLA Library Reference Model. Redesign includes greater flexibility in the display of instructions, improved user interaction with the Toolkit, and better tracking of revision history. Kathy Glennan, ALA Representative to the RDA…

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An Introduction to the Biodiversity Heritage Library (Federal Depository Library Program)

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is the world's largest open access digital library dedicated to biodiversity literature. Headquartered at Smithsonian Libraries and operating as a worldwide partnership of natural history and botanical libraries, BHL provides free access to 50+ million pages of literature spanning the 15th-21st centuries. This webinar will provide an overview of the Library, offer tips for searching the collection, and highlight tools and services available to support librarians and their patrons.

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Using Data to Understand Your Community & Measure Impact (Public Library Association)

November 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

In this interactive webinar, participants will use a hypothetical case study to analyze data, identify community needs, prioritize outcomes, and measure impact. Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and ask questions.

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Data Maturity: How to Keep Improving Your Approach to Data (IdealWare)

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Join us for a free webinar that will help you see your potential with data. We'll introduce our data maturity model—the five stages for developing a successful approach to data—and help you identify where your nonprofit is currently on the data spectrum and how to move up to the next level. We'll also discuss the importance of a data-driven culture and how you can nurture data champions across your organization.

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Overview of the Statistics in Schools Program (Federal Depository Library Program)

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The purpose of the webinar is to introduce participants to the Statistics in Schools (SIS) program, a product of the U.S. Census Bureau. SIS is a FREE program that offers classroom activities and resources for K-12 teachers and other educational personnel. The webinar will cover key information about the program, its benefits, and will include a tour of the SIS website, where all activities and resources reside for easy access by teachers.

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Social Media Analytics: What to Measure and Why (WebJunction)

November 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Now that you are using social media to engage with your community, how do you know if it’s working? If you don’t know where to start when planning your social media metrics, join us to learn the best methods to measure your library's social media outcomes. During this event, you will learn how to establish measurable goals, identify key performance indicators (KPIs), and evaluate your social media results.

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