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August 2017

Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents … State Agency Databases Project, finding and sharing agency databases by subject (North Carolina Library Association)

August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Join Daniel Cornwall for a short exploration of the State Agency Databases Project of ALA GODORT. Daniel will show the types of resources through the project and the new auto-updating subject compilations the LibGuides platform has enabled. He will conclude with how to contribute new databases to the project and how to share content from the project on your own LibGuides and web pages.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nclaonline.org/

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People – Difficult or Different? (Effectiveness Institute)

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Why are some clients or co-workers so frustrating to work with?  Or more importantly, why would anyone think of YOU as a difficult person? In this highly interactive and engaging presentation, you will discover why “different” does not have to mean “difficult.”  Then you will learn the magic of making slight adjustments in your awareness and behavior that will have a significant impact on your ability to “click” with customers and co-workers.   For more information and to register, visit:…

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alling BS in the Age of Big Data (National Network of Libraries of Medicine)

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Our digital worlds are inundated with misinformation, data manipulations, and outright lies. In this talk, we will look at common pitfalls specifically around information visualization. We will examine different ways that information can be misrepresented with figures and graphs.   For more information and to register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development

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Building Curriculum with Colleagues: Where the Library and Classroom Learning Connect (edWeb.net)

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, will share strategies for using this time to build instructional partnerships that will last throughout the year and beyond. Digital backpacks, integration with Google, Mackin Groups, Learning Management Systems, Library Management Systems, and curation will be addressed. All librarians are invited to attend this live, interactive session.   For more information and to register, visit: https://www.edweb.net/emergingtech

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Bring Your Own Device Policies (Idealware)

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Part 2 of Establishing Tech Policies to Protect Your Nonprofit. If you don’t have written policies—and regular training to ensure that people understand those policies—your organization may be facing bigger risks than you think. This course will walk you through the questions you should consider as you develop policies to protect your nonprofit. For more information and to register, visit: http://www.idealware.org/training-calendar/

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Brain-Based Learning Principles for Maximum Retention in the Virtual Classroom (Training Industry)

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Without some kind of reinforcement, people forget 90% of what they’ve learned in the classroom within one week! In this engaging webinar we’ll explore six brain-based principles that result in maximum learning retention, transfer, and application. Brain researchers know that the challenge of moving information from short-term to long-term memory requires us to encode, store, and retrieve it repeatedly.   For more information and to register, visit: http://www.trainingindustry.com/webinars/

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National Archives History Hub (U.S. National Archives)

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Alex Champion introduces History Hub, a crowdsourcing platform for American history. Learn about this support community managed by the National Archives for researchers, citizen historians, archival professionals, and open government advocates. To view this live event, visit: https://youtu.be/iuMchRtasrs?list=PLC641EF0E3F8AFDF9

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PLAYful Musical Environments That Foster Learning: Listening, making, and moving to music in early education settings (Early Childhood Investigations)

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Music holds an exceptionally fascinating place in our development as human beings. Music is a part of EVERY culture no matter how remote. Children unlock their music potential best with a playful and structured guidance of an early childhood music specialist, but because most early learning programs don’t have music specialists, child learning centers can easily borrow techniques from Master Music Educators. We know the research: The first months of life through the early school age years are a period…

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More Than #MotivationMonday: Motivating Your Team Any Day of the Week (WebJunction)

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Employees motivated to deliver top notch service are key to a library’s success. But many in library organizations don’t know how to effectively instigate employee motivation. As a critical management and leadership skill, it’s important to know what motivation is and isn't, what works and what doesn’t. In this session, we’ll explore factors that influence motivation at work and review strategies for supervisors to keep their teams motivated and productive. No matter the size of your library or your role,…

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EBSCO’s MasterFile Premier (Wyoming State Library)

August 18 @ 11:15 am - 2:00 pm EDT

Check out this database for all your basic research needs. Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines (such as Advertising Age and MacWorld, Parents and Ranger Rick, Yachting and Runner's World), reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps, and flags. For more information and to register, visit: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6048085094719384833

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