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May 2017

Measures that Matter: A View into the Current Public Library Data Landscape (WebJunction and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies)

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

The initiative will first take stock of the current landscape and then re-envision how data could be collected, stored, used and disseminated more productively in the future. In this webinar, the first in a 3-part series, we’ll discuss the view that emerged from looking at a number of major library surveys and data collection tools, and consider opportunities to pursue a national action plan to move the field toward ever-more meaningful measures.   For more information and to register, visit:…

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Emerging Tech Trends in Libraries – Part 7 (Infopeople)

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

With so much new technology coming at us so fast, it can be difficult to keep up. As part of the Emerging Tech Trends series, presenter Laura Solomon continues the exploration into emerging technology trends, and how these trends might (or might not) re-shape library services.   For more information and to register, visit: https://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar

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NCompass Live: Ad Filters -The Case For and Against Installation on Public Computers (Nebraska Library Commission)

May 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Ad filters - people are now using ad filters for reasons other than just blocking advertising, such as a way to keep their devices safe from malware attacks. Should you consider using ad filters on your public computers as part of your computer security protocols? Scott Childers, Southeast Library System Director, will discuss the implications of using this technology in your library.   For more information and to register, visit: http://nlc.nebraska.gov/scripts/calendar/eventlist.asp?Mode=ALL  

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Effective Strategic Planning Part 3: Implementation, Measurement, Reporting (4Good)

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

No matter how rewarding a planning process is in cultivating your stakeholders, focusing your board and staff, and developing your organization, and no matter how promising the goals and objectives of your plan, strategic planning cannot be successful unless it drives action. A bit of wisdom from the business world is that we manage what we measure. This webinar rounds out our strategic planning series with a look at selecting what to measure and how to use, track and report…

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Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer (edWeb)

May 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

As we release our K-12ers for the summer, are we adequately psyching Generation App up for…wait for it…READING? Oh sure, there’s a list. You know the list, right? The summer reading list? Is this really the most effective way to promote independent reading for Generation Next? Is it the most effective way to improve reading skills? Research indicates that attention spans are waning for learners of all ages. In this session, facilitators will highlight strategies to engage school-aged learners with…

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Bozarthzone! Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management (Insync Training)

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

As training practitioners, we spend a great deal of time talking about how people learn and how to help people learn and how to use that learning to help organizations improve. But “learning” often looks like doing, and talking with others about what we’re doing. This is frequently how we learn and how we help others learn. In this session, we’ll look at what to narrate as well as how and when. The bottom line? To improve workplace learning and…

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Libraries as Innovation Hubs: Community Driven Design (TechSoup)

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Public libraries are hubs for innovation and community engagement. Library workers must listen closely to community needs to design programs and services responsive to continuous changes in technology and fluctuations in funding. This free webinar will showcase two examples of collaborative design events used in public libraries to generate ideas, build community, and solve problems.   For more information and to register, visit: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/caoduyc8qgx8&eom

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June 2017

HomePLACE Webinar

June 15 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Georgia HomePLACE invites you to join us for the first in an ongoing series of webinars geared toward managing public library archives and special collections. Registration is free. Building Collections, Making Connections:  Donor Relations and Archival Acquisitions in Public Libraries (Register) June 15, 2017 2:00pm Some public librarians struggle with whether or not to accept donations of historical collections from their patrons. Accepting too much could stretch library resources. Declining a collection could risk alienating members of the community, who…

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Getting Beyond the Board: Engaging Your Community as Donors and Champions

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Maybe it’s time to stop trying to change your board or hope that all board members will jump in to help with fundraising. Let’s talk about how to move past the board and deeply engage individuals in the broader community who can, in turn, engage others and perhaps become your next board members!   For more information and to register, visit: https://bloomerang.co/resources/webinars/

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Overview of PINES Acquisitions

June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

The Acquisitions module of PINES is now available to be rolled out to more and more libraries in Georgia. Please join us in a tour of the Acquisitions module, possible workflows possible with Acquisitions, and how using the module can benefit your library system. Questions are welcome! Thursday, June 22nd @ 2:30pm https://georgialibraries.webex.com/georgialibraries/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed6eae3ebca597283aaf8d098e62b0eca For any questions, please contact: Tiffany Little PINES Services Specialist, Acquisitions Georgia Public Library Service 1800 Century Place, Suite 150 Atlanta, Georgia 30345 (404) 235-7161 tlittle@georgialibraries.org

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