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February 2017

Delegating: When, How, and To Whom?

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

You know you should. You wish you could. But delegation has never been your strong suit. Take heart! This is definitely an area you can improve in – it just takes knowing yourself, knowing your employees, and knowing how to put that knowledge to work for you! In this session, you’ll learn specific tips to help you delegate more effectively – not just more – and you’ll also discover why doing so is important to your success as a supervisor.…

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Libraries = Education: Your Key to Success

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

Looking for a webinar that will make you think? During this presentation, you’ll discover a strategy that is ushering in a new era of how we view libraries. Presenter Valerie Gross details the steps to rebranding your library as a key educational institution in your community, helping you gain the respect and funding you deserve. This game-changing vision of “Libraries = Education” has been hailed by Library Journal as “a 21st-century model worthy of study and consideration by every library…

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Collaboration in the 21st Century School Library

February 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Opportunities to collaborate abound for school librarians. Yet obstacles to forging partnerships are just as plentiful. Join Paige Bredenkamp of Wyoming State Library for a look at collaboration opportunities and obstacles in the 21st century school library. Monday, February 27, 2:30-3:30 pm.

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If You Make It, Protect It! Understanding the Importance of Intellectual Property Rights for Your Community

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Explore the various types of intellectual property (IP) such as copyright, patents, trademarks, and the rights associated with them. Learn how IP affects your community in ways we don’t traditionally think about. Discover resources to help patrons identify what they need to know about protecting their creations.

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Set Up Your Makerspace for Success

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EST

Does your library have a 3D printer, or are you looking to add one? Incorporating new technology such as 3D printers in libraries can bring unique risks and challenges, but designing makerspaces to focus on access and education can help reduce risk to your library while increasing benefits to your community. Join us as we discuss the balance between intellectual property and intellectual freedom, and how to set up your makerspace minimize legal risks. We will brainstorm best practices for…

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March 2017

“I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian’s Introduction to KanbanFlow”

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

           “I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow” Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Most librarians and library staff are constantly multi-tasking. Despite the type of library, our tasks are endless and can range from cataloging to working the reference desk to IT support and everything in between. It can be very difficult to organize our to-do lists, not to mention get things done. This session will introduce the concept of Kanban (Japanese for "sign" or "billboard"), an important tool for…

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April 2017

Middle-Grade Reading, Spring 2017 (Booklist)

April 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

There’s nothing like middle-grade reading to light up a student's imagination and pave the way for a life of reading. In this free, one-hour webinar you’ll hear about upcoming middle-grade titles, perfect for grades 3—8, from Macmillan Children’s Publishing, Bloomsbury, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Disney Book Group, and Albert Whitman & Company. Moderated by Books for Youth associate editor, Maggie Reagan. For more information and to register, visit: https://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

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Introduction to Legal Issues in Collections Management

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

This Legal Issues Webinar Series is concerned with the legal and ethical aspects of managing collections. This, the first webinar of the series, will provide an introduction to the series and an overview of US and international laws and regulations that affect the acquisition, import, export, ownership, possession, and exhibition of objects and specimens, including wildlife laws and regulations that may affect artifacts or art objects. The second webinar (April 19) in the series will be concerned with ethical issues…

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It’s In the Bag! Kits of All Types and for All Ages! (Idaho Commission for Libraries)

April 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Join in this webinar to find out more about kits in the libraries. No registration required. To log in, visit: http://icfl.adobeconnect.com/ce

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Engaging Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteers (VolunteerMatch)

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Integrating skilled volunteers into your existing volunteer program is both exciting and scary. If you're thinking about adding skilled volunteers to your program, or if you've just started, this seminar can help you make the experience successful for both the volunteer and the organization. Navigating the introduction of the idea into your organization, developing the art of delegating work to volunteers, and setting achievable outcomes will be covered. For more information and to register, visit: http://learn.volunteermatch.org/training-topics

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