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October 2017

What’s the Big Deal About Big Data (InSync Training)

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This session probes the buzz about Big Data and predictive analytics in the HR space, and provides guidance to help you be more effective in hiring, developing, and retaining high performers. Not all personality inventories are created equal! Learn how to recognize which ones you can trust and which can actually compare candidates and predict their likely success in your organization’s critical job roles.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.insynctraining.com/complimentary-programs/

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Pulse-Pounding Mysteries for Fall (Booklist)

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Leaves are turning yellow, orange, and . . . blood red. Heat up your autumn with the most exciting new and forthcoming crime fiction from sponsors Books on Tape/Listening Library, Dundurn, Macmillan, HMH, and Soho.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars  

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School & Public Library Partnerships: Easy Ideas and Best Practices (Indiana State Library)

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Hancock County Public Library Children’s Librarian Bambi Pea acts as a liaison between HCPL and the district’s schools.  In this webinar, she’ll share successful ideas for school collaborations and visits, offer advice on how to initiate and maintain relationships with teachers and administrators, and provide insight into making it work from a public library’s perspective.   For more information and to register, visit: https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/find-training/online-training-series/

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Getting Started with Social Media for Your Library (WebJunction & TechSoup)

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Social media has the potential to increase community engagement with new and existing library patrons. Join us to learn how libraries can effectively use social media tools, even with limited staff and time. Learn how to identify the appropriate social media platforms to market library services and events, and how to integrate best social media practices in your library's marketing plan. We’ll help you build a foundation for your social media strategy and provide practical ideas and tactics for immediate…

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AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2017 (American Association of School Librarians)

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Three members of the 2017 AASL Best Apps committee are giving an overview tour of the apps recognized as the 2017 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.ala.org/aasl/ecollab/upcoming

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NCompass Live: Google Forms for Your Library (Nebraska Library Commission)

October 25 @ 11:00 pm EDT

Learn how to use Google Forms for surveys or polls, program registrations, planning a meeting time and more. You can even collaborate on a form with others. The best part? It's free and easy to use!   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nlc.state.ne.us/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL  

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Visualize Your Library’s Story Part II: Infographic Tools (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

In this two part webinar series, Kyla Hunt, Library Management Consultant for the Texas State Library, will be provide an overview of presentation and infographic tools to assist you in telling your library story. Part II will focus on creating infographics illustrating your library’s value to the community, featuring examples from the library community. Tools covered will include Piktochart, Canva, and Tableau.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/workshops/webinars/index.html

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Creating a Comprehensive and Engaging Volunteer Training Program (VolunteerMatch)

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

This webinar will start with the basics and help you understand how to determine what information you should be sharing with your volunteers, and how that can be used to create a curriculum. We’ll then discuss how to present this information in a variety of ways using different delivery methods that appeal to adult learners. Assessing what your volunteers have learned, and creating ongoing training and professional development training for your volunteers will also be covered.   For more information…

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Winter is Coming: Stocking Your Series Nonfiction Shelves (Booklist)

October 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Report season is upon us, and lucky for you Amicus, The Creative Company, Lerner, Mason Crest, and Teacher Created Materials are here to help you survive it. In this free, hour-long webinar, they will present their new Fall 2017 releases, which may include tips on weathering a zombie apocalypse or makerspace mania.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars  

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November 2017

Reading the Future (Maine State Library)

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

What does the future of your organization look like? How will libraries, businesses, non-profits, and community organizations be impacted by technology? How will they communicate and what tools will be available to help them adapt in order to best suit their customers’ needs?  These were some of the questions posed at the second Library Futures Conference (the first was held back in 2007) Members of the Maine State Library, in partnership with the New Jersey State Library, were invited to…

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