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February 2017

Get to Know Gale LegalForms!

February 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Gale LegalForms is available via GALILEO! Providing professional written national and Georgia specific "attorney forms," valuable resource like legal definitions, and Q&A so that users can take charge of their legal affairs.

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Metadata Makeover: Transforming Omaha Public Library’s Digital Collections

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

In 1998 Omaha Public Library created its first online digital library to showcase its extensive collection of original photographs and documents from the 1898 Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha’s own world’s fair. Another digitization project was undertaken in 2004. A decade later it was only too evident that the entire digital library, with its hodgepodge of different interfaces and metadata standards, needed to be dragged into the 21st century. We did it—despite minimal staff, minimal training, and minimal time! Come…

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Getting Started in Scholarship: A Scholarly Publishing Primer for Librarians

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Are you new to publishing your research or ideas and unsure where to begin? In this session, we'll discuss various aspects of academic publishing: getting started, selecting a topic, selecting a research methodology, organizing a literature review, finding an appropriate place to publish, and handling suggestions and rejection from editors.

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Media Literacy: A Crash Course in 60 Minutes

February 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Let’s face it. Fake media is a hot topic in, ahem, the media. But it is also a hot topic in education. In November 2016, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) published Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning, a study that revealed concerning results. Because students increasingly turn to online news to meet their research needs, it is more important than ever for educators to help them separate truth from fiction. In this session, USA Today Reporter Greg…

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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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